Accursed Altar

Curses

Curses are a game mechanic that apply a series of effects to make the game more challenging, in exchange for boosting the amount of Souls dropped by enemies.
These effects can be enabled or disabled by interacting with the Altar found next to El Hueso in Firelink Shrine.

Curse of Attraction

  • Adds additional enemies (some of them with different attacks like Skeleton Wheel) and Minor Bosses, and increases target priority.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies by 5%.

Curse of Enfeeblement

  • Reduces max HP, FP and Stamina by 50%.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies by 15%.

Curse of Frailty

  • Enemies gain immunity to stagger.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies by 10%.

Curse of Fortitude:

  • Increases enemy absorptions and defenses.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies.
  • Amounts depend on curse strength.

Curse of Gluttony

Curse of Impermanence

  • Reduces weapon durability by 1 randomly in a 10 to 30 second interval.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies by 10%.

Curse of Obscurity

  • The player is shrowded in darkness.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies by 15%.

Curse of Pride

  • Increases damage dealt by enemies.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies.
  • Amounts depend on curse strength.

Curse of Simplicity

  • Removes passive FP regeneration.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies by 10%.

Curse of Valor

  • Enables an additional chance for Primordial Essence to drop from Bosses and empowers them, increasing the following:
    • Damage by 50%.
    • HP by 30%.
    • Stamina by 30%.
    • Stamina recovery by 30%.
    • Poise by 100.
    • Resistances by 50%.

Curse of Vitality

  • Enemies recover HP every second.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies.
  • Amounts depend on curse strength.

Curse of Wrath

  • Enemies recover more Stamina every second.
  • Increases Souls gained from defeated enemies.
  • Amounts depend on curse strength.

Strength Levels for Curses of Fortitude, Pride, Vitality and Wrath

Curse Strength Curse of Fortitude Curse of Pride Curse of Vitality Curse of Wrath
I +5% absorption, +10% defense and +5% Soul gain +10% damage and +5% Soul gain 10 + 0.1% HP every second and +2.5% Soul gain +10 Stamina every second and 1% Soul gain
II +10% absorption, +20% defense and +10% Soul gain +20% damage and +10% Soul gain 20 + 0.1% HP every second and +5% Soul gain +20 Stamina every second and 2% Soul gain
III +15% absorption, +30% defense and +15% Soul gain +30% damage and +15% Soul gain 30 + 0.1% HP every second and +7.5% Soul gain +30 Stamina every second and 3% Soul gain
IV +20% absorption, +40% defense and +20% Soul gain +40% damage and +20% Soul gain 40 + 0.1% HP every second and +10% Soul gain +40 Stamina every second and 4% Soul gain
V +25% absorption, +50% defense and +25% Soul gain +50% damage and +25% Soul gain 50 + 0.1% HP every second and +12.5% Soul gain +50 Stamina every second and 5% Soul gain
VI +30% absorption, +60% defense and +30% Soul gain +60% damage and +30% Soul gain 60 + 0.1% HP every second and +15% Soul gain +60 Stamina every second and 6% Soul gain
VII +35% absorption, +70% defense and +35% Soul gain +70% damage and +35% Soul gain 70 + 0.1% HP every second and +17.5% Soul gain +70 Stamina every second and 7% Soul gain
VIII +40% absorption, +80% defense and +40% Soul gain +80% damage and +40% Soul gain 80 + 0.1% HP every second and +20% Soul gain +80 Stamina every second and 8% Soul gain
IX +45% absorption, +90% defense and +45% Soul gain +90% damage and +45% Soul gain 90 + 0.1% HP every second and +22.5% Soul gain +90 Stamina every second and 9% Soul gain
X +50% absorption, +100% defense and +50% Soul gain +100% damage and +50% Soul gain 100 + 0.1% HP every second and +25% Soul gain +100 Stamina every second and 10% Soul gain

Primordial Essence Drop from Bosses with Curse of Valor

Boss Soul Bonus Reward
Vordt of the Boreal Valley 1 Primordial Essence (50% drop rate)
Corrupted Gundyr 1 Primordial Essence (50% drop rate)
Curse-rotted Greatwood 1 Primordial Essence (50% drop rate)
Crystal Sage 1 Primordial Essence (75% drop rate)
Deacons of the Deep 1 Primordial Essence (75% drop rate)
Abyss Watchers 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
High Lord Wolnir 1 Primordial Essence (75% drop rate)
Old Demon King 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Pontiff Sulyvahn 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Aldrich, Devourer of Gods 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Yhorm the Giant 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Dancer of the Boreal Valley 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Oceiros, the Consumed King 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Dragonslayer Armour 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Ancient Wyvern 1 Primordial Essence (50% drop rate)
The Nameless King 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Champion Gundyr 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
The Twin Princes 2 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Soul of Cinder 3 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Sister Friede 3 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
The Lordran Remnants 3 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
The Demon Prince 2 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Darkeater Midir 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Slave Knight Gael 2 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)
Halflight, Spear of the Church 1 Primordial Essence (100% drop rate)

Notes

  • All curses stack between themselves.
  • Curse of Attraction additional enemies are not compatible with multiplayer.

Information here is accurate for version 1.88.

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