Twisted Wall of Light is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Sorcery you must use a Staff or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries.

Twisted Wall of Light

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 10
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 27 Intelligence
Type Reflection



Lost sorcery from Oolacile, land of ancient golden sorceries. Distorts light in order to deflect magic.

A closely-guarded light manipulation spell that contorts the very fabric of fundamental laws, negating magic by denying its claim to physicality.


Acquired From




  • This spell casts a near-invisible 'wall' of light particles for a duration of roughly 3 seconds. During this time, any spell-based projectile cast at the player will be deflected around them.
  • It can be used to completely avoid the damage of the dangerous "Arrow Barrage" spell cast by Aldrich, Devourer of Gods. Once you see Aldrich cast this spell in his second phase, simply jog out of his melee range and let your stamina max out. About one second before the barrage hits you, start casting Twisted Wall of Light. Keep recasting it until the barrage stops following you and goes off on its own. The only danger to you during that time are his soul spears, which can occasionally clip you even though they are redirected, dodge them if necessary. (I tested this with Heretic's Staff, at 12 Dex and was able to pull it off very reliably.)
  • The spell was previously a Hex in Dark Souls 2, under the name Twisted Barricade. Twisted Wall of Light and Twisted Barricade are essentially the same except Twisted Wall of Light is gold instead of black and lasts 2 seconds longer than Twisted Barricade.
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    • Anonymous

      03 Mar 2020 21:44  

      Almost nobody knows what this spell looks/sounds like. and it freaks them out. I tilted a lot of arena-goers with spamming this and the Light Spell Only to whack them afterwards with a classic R1 spam

      • Anonymous

        18 Jan 2019 03:11  

        Uh, from the time the Cast animation completes to the Gold Sphere disappears is 2 Mississippi's. Didn't detect any diff with LDC +0

        • Anonymous

          10 Apr 2018 02:14  

          When ringed city came out, midir once actually killed me with his laser show through 3 twisted walls of light even though they partially worked. Other times it worked better

          • Anonymous

            09 Jan 2018 17:24  

            It should be noted in the Notes that this Magic is based on the Silver Pendant of Oolacile, given to Artorias in his quest against the Abyss.
            The pendant was imbued with the magical spell necessary to deflect magic of a particular dark nature ( DS1 ).


            • Anonymous

              06 Oct 2017 13:23  

              Most underrated spell in the game. This spell was MADE to fight ganks. Whenever there's more than one caster, one will often roll catch you, in these stuations this is better than rolling! I keep this slotted during invasions and pyro/magic/lightning spear ganks fall apart.

              • Anonymous

                31 Jul 2017 22:28  

                Use affinity twisted wall of light then soul dreg in a combo with high casting speed medium range during PvP. They project so fast and wildly it's hard to miss

                • Anonymous

                  05 Feb 2017 05:18  

                  Hey guys, use your heads. Dodging IS the tired and true tactic, but I myself am a sorcery-user(Tho 3 spells. I use this spell, and Crystal Magic Weapon, and Great Farron Dart) and all I got to say is this spell helps since I have a medium load, because of that sometimes I face a foe who is good at aiming or has some more exotic spells that reek havoc when mastered... So I employ this spell for moments where evasive action would set them up for something else.

                  I have also managed to on occasions block a nasty soul spear or twelve in a round of co-op to protect my host on the way to the boss-battle.

                  Most anything has some usage or another, creativity is an important part to using resources.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Jan 2017 22:50  

                    This spell is actually very good, especially against Aldrich. The only problem it has, is that "magical" types of ennemies, are so rare and far appart from eatch others. It's not worth losing an attunement slot for it. I often use it against Aldrich but that's pretty much the only time I use it.

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Dec 2016 15:16  

                      Oddly (and amusingly) enough, this spell deflects YOUR OWN spells as well, if you cast them back to back. Tested by throwing chaos fire orbs and black fire orbs immediately after casting twisted wall (like, queuing up the actions with a catalyst in each hand) and the fireball appears several feet to the right of my character. Interestingly, the trajectory itself is perfectly normal, it's just the starting position that's different. The damage appears to work as normal, but very often will this effect cause your spell to miss, or hit an obstacle. Or can this spell interaction perhaps be used for some god-tier throwing spells from behind cover strategies? This spell has never really seemed worth the trouble to me, but I think there's some fun things to be done here.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Nov 2016 14:21  

                        "Two Sunlight Medals can be obtained if following Sirris' questline while having the Warrior of Sunlight pledge equipped. "

                        I cant confirm this atm ver. 1.08/1.22

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Oct 2016 22:41  

                          It is effectively a "light" version of twisted barricade from Dark Souls 2, but with lower requirements.
                          It even has the same icon, albeit with a different color.

                          • Anonymous

                            Soul Stream?21 Sep 2016 20:35  

                            Has anyone tested this against soul stream? I assume the stream would just blast through and hit you, but the thought of it deflecting of in a random direction amuses me.

                            • Anonymous

                              Sorcery Trolling 10129 Aug 2016 00:46  

                              While it isn't super useful in PVE, there is nothing funnier than watching a caster waste their fp trying to hit you while you have this

                              • Anonymous

                                You COULD use this...28 Jun 2016 14:22  

                                ...Or you could just use the tried and true magic counter: rolling and/or stepping two feet to the side

                                • Twisted Wall of Light Strategy vs Aldrich20 Jun 2016 15:18  

                                  This spell comes in pretty handy vs Aldrich, took me a couple of attempts to practice the timing, but one you got it down it nullifies his arrow rain spell.

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