Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone is a Tool in Dark Souls 3.

Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone

Stone imbued with the power of the everlasting dragons, offered to a towering dragon. This stone shows signs of a nascent light.

Gain the torso of a dragon and roar alongside an archdragon mirage. The transformation is irreversible until death.

Yet true imitation will require a dragon head, as well.


Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone Usage

  • Gain dragon torso until death Must remove all armor to use; Head, Chest, Arm, and Leg armor.
  • Reactivating the stone boosts attack damage for 5 seconds
    • PVE = + 10% AR
    • PVP = additional modifier = 1.125*damage
  • Summons dragon arms in front of player character that crush enemies
  • Attribute bonus of D for Intelligence and C for Faith
  • Once the player is in dragon form, they gain elemental absorptions (except for lightning). The exact gains are: Magic and Dark absorption by 16.48, Fire absorption by 32.66, but reduces lightning absorption by 15.44. It also increases all Resistances by 60.


Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone Location

  • Located at the very end of Archdragon Peak by using the "Path of the Dragon" on the altar.





  • Dragon Torso ability adds Damage buff, which lasts for around 6 seconds
  • Damage buff stacks with oath of sunlight
  • Consumes 102 stamina on use 



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    • Anonymous

      30 Jul 2021 08:35  

      Bad news: I didn’t quite understand how the whole “Dragon Arms” thing worked at first.
      Good news: I had a great time beating up Hollows in the Cemetery of Ash with my bare hands.

      • Anonymous

        03 Jul 2021 10:05  

        Reading this after being surprised by getting this accidentally. I reached the end of the peak and saw these "statues" doing Path of the Dragon so I was like "heh maybe I should try seeing if posing Path of the Dragon does something again" and indeed it did. Now I discovered there is a Twinkling Dragon Head Stone.

        • Anonymous

          24 Jun 2021 01:18  

          Only way to make dragonform useable is to use the bowglitch so you can wear armor underneath. At that point you're doing it just for fashion and slightly different absorptions (better dark and fire but major lightning weakness)

          • Anonymous

            21 May 2021 20:25  

            The idiots at from missed such a good opportunity to make this balanced and cool. Its the torso stone not the arm stone. What if it summoned the entire torso and attacked with arms giving you 65% immunity to damage while casting. They absolutely destroyed any hope of being a dragon bro.

            • Anonymous

              16 Apr 2021 11:23  

              whenever I saw a dragon form user ds1/ds2 I was like “Oh cool a dragon bro” but in ds3 I’m like “What are you doing who would ever use this ****” and then I one shot them and laugh for at least 2 minutes

              • Anonymous

                16 Apr 2021 02:01  

                whenever I saw a dragon form user ds1/ds2 I was like “Oh cool a dragon bro” but in ds3 I’m like “What are you doing who would ever use this ****” and then I one shot them and laugh for at least 2 minutes

                • Anonymous

                  15 Jan 2021 19:41  

                  Interesting, no one ever reported a bug where animation won't appear randomly.
                  If you keep using it few times in a row animation will glitch and you won't see arms.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Oct 2020 13:54  

                    Just so you know, you cannot drop any of the dragon stones. They are considered tools so you cannot drop them to friends or other online players.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Aug 2020 15:01  

                      Was expecting a hard fight against Hawkwood, but he never hit me and I killed him with few blows of dragonslayer greataxe in few seconds !?

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Apr 2020 12:53  

                        drop the firebomb with line, then change to twinkling dragon torso stone while mashing use item, then start rolling with l2 hold. Now u can use this beautiful item without stamina cost everyroll

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Feb 2020 22:05  

                          *****damage***** range, long ass windup, absurd stamina cost for what little it provides. Why even bother?

                          • 04 Oct 2019 21:01  

                            Id like to see what the full dragon model for the twinkling dragon would be and it would be awesome if when we used it, it would turn us into a miniature version of a twinkling dragon.

                            • Anonymous

                              22 Nov 2018 13:58  


                              • Anonymous

                                21 May 2018 15:32  

                                The rings do help somewhat, but they do not negate the 'naked' penalty so their help is less than you would expect. With the dragon the best defense is a well timed dodge and a sturdy shield. The Dragonoid is meant to be a Porsche not a sherman.

                                I have found a solid workable build by focusing on Pyromancy, seeing as the int and fth states boost the slam as well as fire spells. i use a millwood shield and the demon scar. It's all i need unless the enemy I'm fighting has really high fire defense. And sometimes I'll equip a staff or a talisman depending on my spell setup but that's situational adjustments.

                                it makes the build incredibly light and has very low physical stat requirements. So dex and str can be minimal to let you dump into hp, stamina, 18 or so attunement, and an even split in faith and intelligence. I'm up to soul level 111 and can do some solid damage with my pyro and also the torso stone slam.

                                • Anonymous

                                  14 May 2018 19:08  

                                  Just a qick question, but couldnt the poise and phys protections problem be off set with the Wolf ring _3 and the Ring of steel protection +3

                                  • Anonymous

                                    18 Jan 2018 16:04  

                                    One of my favorite tactics is to nail an enemy with a riposte or backstab, then time the twinkling torso slam to hit them just as their hitbox reactivates. it's a nice little wakeup call for some more quick damage.

                                    All in all, the torso and twinkling torso are the stones to use. Since DS1 the head stones have been all but useless. Range is too short, hits are too slow and weak. I always felt the original intent was that the fire breath was for breaking guards by pummeling turtles into recoiling, with a bit of chip damage as a bonus. For that the original high stamina cost (and high stamina inflict against shields) with range and rapid hits was perfect. It was well balanced because users were always best served in laying short bursts to maintain their own stamina.

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