Witch's Locks

77 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 10.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
9 17 12 12
- D C C
weapon_type-icon.jpg Whip damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Flame Whip icon_fp_cost.png 18 ( -/ -)

Witch's Locks is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A whip fashioned from the black hair of a daughter of the Witch of Izalith, creator of the Flame of Chaos.

The long, shining locks woven together to create this whip are imbued with the essence of fire, which can be channeled through the use of its skill. 

Skill: Flame Whip
Temporarily coat the whip in fire, the self-same fire as that which consumed the Witch herself, it is said.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed. 
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Like all the other whips, it cannot be parried but also cannot riposte, backstab, or plunge attack.
  • Like all whips it cannot be deflected off shields, walls, or buffed players. This allows for it to attack through walls.
  • Its innate fire damage and Weapon Art make it a good weapon for Pyromancers.



Location/Where to Find

  • Found inside a chest in a secret room behind a bookcase in Grand Archives. There is a lever you must pull in the same room (it is the very dark room after the first spot where you can dip your head in wax).
  • Temp Video Location (13m40s)

Moveset and Videos:

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Witch's Locks Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 77 - 80 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+1 85 - 89 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+2 91 - 95 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+3 107 - 112 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+4 120 - 126 - - - D C C - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0
+5 134 - 140 - - - D B B - - - 30.0 15.0 20.0 10.0 15.0


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



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    • Anonymous

      08 Jul 2019 06:45  

      I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth

      • Anonymous

        07 May 2019 06:55  

        anyone willing to give me one? I accidentally sold it and now my pyro is sad, my steam is Carpeted Kitchen

        • Anonymous

          23 Jan 2019 17:21  

          Would anyone be willing to drop this / demon scar for my alt? Have most other weps on my main that I can trade for! (Playing on PC)

          • Anonymous

            06 Dec 2018 07:18  

            This thing is absurd with sacred oath or any other damage buff and black serpent. It won me some salt mail.

            • Anonymous

              14 Sep 2018 16:38  

              My second favorite weapon. Second just because I've had a good NG+1-8 play through with my all time favorite weapon the Black Knight Greataxe.

              • Anonymous

                10 Jul 2018 08:16  

                I’d strongly reccomend this for any pyromancer. Sure it takes a bit of investment in Dexterity, but B/B scaling in int/faith, good reach, and the fact that whips don’t ricochet make this a solid weapon. Even more so for PVP, itonically because nobody uses whips in pvp. Weakness, however, is UGS. Greathammers, normal GS, and Greathammers can be worked around with careful spacing, but UGS have enough range and poise to pose a serious threat.

                • 02 May 2018 04:41  

                  whips are trash, there are only like 5 or 6 in the game and the only one thats useful is the rose of andriel, what can the whips be used for???????

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Oct 2017 22:12  

                    This weapons has been a wonderful asset to my mage build. The WA is so nice in so many ways! It clips right through most shields, it does nice damage, it can attack through 6 feet of solid stone, has maybe the best range of any non-projectile, AND it's attacks have a rhythm that most players aren't use to, making it difficult to dodge. All around a great weapon!

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Aug 2017 17:07  

                      NOW WATCH ME WHIP OH OHH NOW WATCH ME NANA OH WATCH ME OH AWTCH ME! ALSO guys what is the best whip in ds3?

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Aug 2017 22:35  

                        Fun fact, all whips (excluding father's flail) can clip through walls, allowing you to smack almost all enemies through the safety of a wall. (Be warned, as most of you all are aware, almost all enemy attacks can clip through walls.) So whips are kinda like equaling the playing field?

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Apr 2017 08:55  

                          One of the only whips that could of been a Duel wield. Like Sister F's Duel scythe could of split a part or used the hair of the fair lady for the second whip. Also weapon art could of been a hold where it sets you on fire like the original discription/ ds2 immoation and gives you the chance to attack with two whips as you burn yourself and others who try to get close.

                          • Anonymous

                            13 Apr 2017 03:37  

                            is this a berserk reference? in berserk there is a witch that uses her hair as a catalyst to channel fire

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