Witch's Locks

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77 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
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-
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15.0
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80
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20.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 10.0
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-
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15.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon_weight.png 3.0
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50
Requirements & Bonus
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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 (%)
Name
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icon-firebonus.png
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
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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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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

      1H your whip most of the time. 1H R2 has absurd reach. It will either make your target roll out, where you are safe and can try to R2 them again, or in, at which point you have a prediction to make. If they roll attack, you can easily parry with an offhand caestus / shield. Otherwise, you can quickly 2H and WA. If you hit one WA you can probably hit another.

      • Anonymous

        Given this weapon’s placement and lore it is likely that Lorian took this as a prize during his war with the demons

        • Anonymous

          For those experiencing trouble with quickstep users, the WA of this thing is a good answer. I usually keep it as my third weapon, and it also helps to finish people off and catch them off guard from distance. Cool weapon.

          • Anonymous

            The weapon art on this thing is absolutely lethal in PVP. Really good secondary/side weapon choice for pyro builds.

            • Anonymous

              the witch's locks are probably the best weapon in the game, it has the best weapon art and it stun locks so you cant do anything and when you reach soul level 330 or 340 it does at least 500 to 600 damage up close and it does like 200 when you hit them with the end of the whip

              • Anonymous

                I'm just a pve scrub but something I've noticed is how slow this weapon attacks are. Due to the wind up animation the attack intervals are similar to that of an ultra greatsword. I was just testing it un-upgraded against the lesser lothric knights outside of dancer boss room. I cannot even manage to combo two attacks together without getting hit. It has good scaling for pyro (which I am) but oh boy it's dreadfully slow and no hyper-armour to back that up with.

                • Anonymous

                  Anyone got any good recommendations for an offhand weapon to use in combination with the witch's locks on a pyro/dex build? planning on getting 40 dex and 40 int/faith but i just don't know which weapon to use in my left hand in combination with pyromancer's parting flame

                  • Anonymous

                    This weapon makes undead matches a joke. The reach, roll catching L2s, and it’s fire damage make pvp way to easy and almost boring. If you want easy wins in duels and fight clubs this is the way to go.

                    • Anonymous

                      um, question, why is quelaag's hair just in the grand archives? instead of a more fitting place like the demon ruins? (actually now that i think about it i'm kinda glad this isn't there, f*ck the demon ruins)

                      • Can the weapon art stun lock you? I'm asking, because I got stun locked with it. Seems a little bit odd in my opinion. Because it's "just" a whip. A powerful one, yeah.. But seriously? Stun locked to death from it's WA?

                        • Anonymous

                          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

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

                            • Anonymous

                              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

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

                                • Anonymous

                                  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

                                    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.

                                    • 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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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

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

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Do you guys know wether or not a whip does dotted hits? Can you accidently hit someone else with a whip or do you only hit the target if it strikes? This would be very interesting to know....

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    In PvP, if my opponent is a blocker, the special goes through it and does the damage. If I am near death, this weapon nearly always saves me. If I am dealing with a healer, the special spam will punish that fool, if you can't get close to your opponent then use this whip, if your build involves fire damage at all then you will do well with this weapon.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I had so much fun using this weapon, one handed R2 has a HUGE hitbox and catches people easily in Rolls. Since this game wants you to go Pyromancer (From PVE perspective) this weapon does a lot of damage against bosses as-well If you wanna wip it, wip with this baby.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        On my 2nd character I tried rushing to this item after killing the old demon king, I killed the person that had to be killed and 2 bosses that blocked my way to the Grand Archives, BUT you can only go in there if you killed all 3 previous lords.I did not know that, on my first playthrough I literally looked at the keys and thought 'what's the point of the key right in front of the locked door?'So yeah, that's the point.So no, you can't get these early in the game without trading, which is a shame.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Everybody hold the Demons Fist in your right hand the Witches Locks in your left, and then two hand the Witches Locks and try to walk

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            My SL120 Pyro is approaching 170 hours, this weapon has cause at least 10 people to Black Crystal out on me in duels lol. No hatemail though. :( Witches Locks 4 Life.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              This weapon especially its L2 and full charged R2 does crazy damage. It starts of strong as hell and its scaling completely whrecks every other native int or faith scaling weapons. I mean the other whips hit like kittens so its a suprise for this to be so ***** strong. It also has crazy range. It just suffers from the whip weaknesses(no riposte,no backstab,poor trading)

                                                              • This whip is fantastic on my pyromancer! Everyone is with their fancy greatswords and I am whipping their butt with this (pun intented). The weapon skill on this is simply incredible!

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  forget about dark sword, with Flame Whip activated this weapon deal an additional 100 fire damage and it even has long range.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Perfect for a pyro build, but have something for close range too. Capable of taking out large groups of enemies in a single L2

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Seems like the only decent Whip if you have the build for it. The moveset on all the whips is sadly nowhere near as good as DKS2.

                                                                      • Its very viable as a main weapon on a Pyromancer build (might as well since it can't be buffed). With its low stat requirements, but very high solid Int and Faith scaling it hits very hard with a 30/30, 40/40, or 30/50 etc etc Int/Fth build.I think the moveset is okay, although not nearly as reliable and amazing as the Whip Cane in Bloodborne (god I miss it so much already.), it does have good range and a surprisingly accurate rolling attack. The weapon art is quite fun and actually very damaging on this weapon in particular with a Pyro build, often netting you your biggest burst. Its a defensive weapon where you gotta utilize its range so you can't get careless but it has options.If you just have to make a Belmont build this is definitely the weapon to do it with, and the high Fth and Int gives you the benefit of a plethora of spells to use as well.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This weapon is surprisingly viable. If you like the moveset that is, just beware that the second light attack is pretty slow, many enemies that you can stunlock wiht other weapons will get a hit in before you can hit them (the ***** Lothric Knights for example).

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The only daughter of the Izaleth whitch is quelag, so it is a little creepy that she has not only influenced some part of all three games, but now your stalker wierdo butt is carrying her hair around... Sicko.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              anyone tried seeing how much damage this thing is capable of with base str/dex and 40 int/faith? curious on how good it would be for a pure fire mage build. Judging from the scaling it shouldn't be that bad.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Does fire damage and scales with int/faith. They seem to be pulling out all the stops for weapon ideas this time around.

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