Hexes

Hexes are one of the four available Spell types in Dark Souls III, the other ones being Sorceries, Miracles and Pyromancies.
Casting hexes requires a Hex Tool, as well as sufficient Intelligence and Faith.

Most hexes can be learned from the hex trainer Karla, with some basic ones being sold by Astrologer Lillian at a higher price.

For more information about spells check here.

Hex Showcase

Common Hexes

Spell Int. Fth. Slots FP Effect Type Effect Description Acquisition
Atonement
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15 15 1 25 Buff/Self

Increases target priority to the player by 10, boosts Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark absorptions by 50% and reduces Physical absorption by 50%. Lasts 30 seconds.

Ascended Effect: increases duration to 60 seconds.

Black Flame Arc
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25 25 2 50 Self/Buff

Reinforce right weapon with flame, adding 75 Dark damage for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: 1ncreases Stamina Damage by 100%.

Dark Blade
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25 25 2 50 Buff/Self

Adds 60 Dark damage to main weapon and boosts Dark absorption by 10% for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: boosts Dark absorption by 25%.

Dead Again
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10 10 1 20 Offensive/AOE/Utility

Bless corpses, transforming them into traps.

Ascended Effect: none.

Deep Protection
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15 15 1 30 Buff/Self

Increases damage and absorption by 5%. Increases Poison, Toxic, Bleed, Frost and Curse resistance by +50. Increases Stamina Recovery by 10. Lasts 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: Increases damage and absorption by 10%. Increases aux. resistances by 100.

Numbness
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25 25 2 50 Buff/Self

Increases absorption by 35% for 60 seconds, but reduces camera FOV to 20.

Ascended Effect: increases duration to 90 seconds.

Pulsating Blade
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25 25 2 50 Self/Buff/Utility

Imbue right-hand weapon with blood, adding 30 Bleed to it for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: increases Bleed inflict to 60.

Pungent Blade
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20 20 2 50 Self/Buff/Utility

Imbue right-hand weapon with poison, adding 40 Poison to it for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: increases Poison inflict to 80.

Repel
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20 20 1 20 Buff/Self

Increases all absorptions to 100% for 2 seconds.

Ascended Effect: increases duration to 3 seconds.

Vow of Silence
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20 20 1 30 Buff/Debuff/AOE/Utility

Prevent spells in vicinity, including one's own. Lasts for 15 seconds.

Ascended Effect: now only silences target enemy.

Whisper of Despair
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15 15 1 30 Debuff/Ranged

Cast projectile towards foe, inflicting 50 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 100.

Dark Hexes

Spell Int. Fth. Slots FP Effect Type Effect Description Acquisition
Abyssal Edge
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20 20 2 25 Offensive

Strike with blade formed of humanity's darkness, dealing 250 Dark damage and 30 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Poise Damage to 100.

Affinity
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20 20 2 40 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Summons five black, hovering orbs that will pursue the closest enemy, and explode on contact, dealing 75 Dark damage and 10 Curse each.

Ascended Effect: hits reduce Dark absorption by 10% for 10 seconds.

Black Fire Orb
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15 15 1 30 Offensive/Ranged

Hurl a black fireball, dealing 180 Dark damage (100 for reduced AoE) and 30 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: increases projectile homing to 50 degrees.

Black Fire Scatter
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10 10 1 15 Offensive/Ranged/AOE

Hurl an exploding black fireball, dealing 80 Dark damage and 10 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: emits an additional projectile.

Black Fire Vestiges
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30 30 2 40 Offensive/Ranged/AOE

Hurl black fire flame that scorches vicitnity, dealing 250 Dark damage (150 for reduced AoE) and 40 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: increases projectile homing to 40 degrees.

Black Fireball
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5 5 1 20 Offensive/Ranged

Fire black fireball, dealing 100 Dark damage (50 for reduced AoE) and 20 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: now cast in a quick fashion.

  • Sold by Karla for 3,000 Souls.
Black Flame
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15 15 1 30 Offensive

Create giant, black flame in hand, dealing 200 Dark damage (100 for reduced AoE) and 20 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Increases Poise Damage to 60.

Black Serpent
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20 20 2 25 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Release undulating black flame that runs along the ground, dealing 200 Dark damage and 30 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: extends the length of the serpent.

Cascading Deep
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20 20 1 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Cast cascade of darkened soul sediment from sky, dealing 25 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up per impact.

Ascended Effect: increases emitted projectile rate to 20 per second.

Climax
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30 30 2 50 Offensive/Ranged

Fire powerful soul dreg, dealing 250 Dark damage, 20 Curse and launching up enemies to the air.

Ascended Effect: increases projectile speed to 80 m/s.

Dark Bead
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25 25 2 30 Offensive

Fire 7 darkened soul sediment forward, dealing 80 Dark damage each.

Ascended Effect: adds 10 Curse inflict to projectiles.

Dark Dance
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Unleashes four large masses of Dark, dealing 60 Dark damage per bullet and 10 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: increases projectile speed to 9 m/s.

Dark Edge
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5 5 1 10 Offensive

Strike with blade formed of humanity's darkness, dealing 100 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: reduces Stamina cost.

  • Sold by Karla for 4,000 Souls.
Deep Barb
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5 5 1 10 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Hurl darkened soul sediment, dealing 75 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 20.

  • Sold by Karla for 5,000 Souls.
Deep Soul
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10 10 1 20 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fire darkened soul sediment, dealing 120 Dark damage and 20 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 30.

  • Sold by Karla for 5,000 Souls.
Devouring Swarm
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25 25 2 50 Offensive/Ranged/Homing/AOE

Summon insect massive swarm, shooting forth instect swarms to feast on foes, dealing 25 Dark damage and 10 Bleed build up per bullet.

Ascended Effect: increases emitted projectile rate to 10 per second.

Dorhys' Gnawing
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20 20 2 30 Offensive/Ranged

Summon great insect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 150 Dark damage and 30 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Bleed inflict to 40.

Dreg Torrent
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing/AOE

Summon darkened soul sediment-spitting orb, dealing 25 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up per bullet.

Ascended Effect: increases emitted projectile rate to 10 per second.

Gnaw
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10 10 1 20 Offensive/Ranged

Summon insect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 100 Dark damage and 20 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Bleed inflict to 30.

  • Sold by Karla for 10,000 Souls.
Gravelord Sword Dance
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25 25 2 5 Offensive/AOE/Debuff

Causes gravelord swords to erupt from the ground, dealing 200 Dark damage, while inflicting 60 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: increases emitter radius to 30 metres.

Great Deep Soul
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15 15 1 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fire powerful darkened soul sediment, dealing 200 Dark damage and 30 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 40.

Great Soul Dregs
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25 25 2 40 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fires great dark soul dregs, dealing 300 Dark damage upon impact and 40 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 50.

Lifehunt Scythe
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25 25 2 25 Offensive/Utility

Steal HP of foes using an illusory scythe, dealing 150 Dark damage and absorbing 10% HP upon hitting an enemy.

Ascended Effect: increases HP absorb to 20%.

Mournful Flames
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25 25 2 50 Offensive/Ranged/AOE

Hurl balls of black fire dealing 100 Dark damage, upon impact black flames seek foes, dealing 200 Dark damage and 40 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: emits additional lines.

Nibble
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5 5 1 10 Offensive/Ranged

Summon instect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 50 Dark damage and 10 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Bleed inflict to 20.

  • Sold by Karla for 1,000 Souls.
Recollection
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Summons black fire-spitting orb, dealing 25 Dark damage per bullet and 10 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: increases emitted projectile rate to 5 per second.

Surging Deep
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15 15 1 5 Offensive/Homing/Ranged

Emit a constat stream of darkened soul sediment, dealing 50 Dark damage and 8 Curse build up per bullet.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 16.

Vow of Agony
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20 20 1 30 Offensive/AOE

Summon circle of agony that harms nearby foe, dealing 50 Dark damage per tick.

Ascended Effect: increases duration to 20 seconds.

Writhing Deep
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15 15 1 25 Offensive/Ranged/Utility

Hurl homing soul sediment clump that writhes and explodes. Deals 150 Dark damage on impact (300 for the explosion) and 30 Curse.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 50.

Yearning Dregs
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20 20 1 5 Offensive/AoE

Summon multiple dark soul sediment spots is vicinity, dealing 200 Dark damage and 60 Curse build up upon impact.

Ascended Effect: increases emitter radius to 30 metres.

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