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 the correct Spell 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.

Hex Ascension is performed by Sinner Argith.

For more information about spells check here.

Hex Showcase

Common Hex Sorceries

Spell Int. Fth. Slots FP Effect Type Effect Description Acquisition
Numbness
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25 25 2 50 Buff/Self

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

Whisper of Despair
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15 15 1 30 Debuff/Ranged

Cast projectile towards foe, inflicting 50 Curse build up.

Dark Hex Sorceries

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.

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 on impact.

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.

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.

Dark Bead
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25 25 2 30 Offensive

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sold by Karla for 5,000 Souls.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Common Hex Pyromancies

Spell Int. Fth. Slots FP Effect Type Effect Description Acquisition
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.

Dark Hex Pyromancies

Spell Int. Fth. Slots FP Effect Type Effect Description Acquisition
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.

Black Fire Scatter
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15 15 1 30 Offensive/Ranged/AOE

Hurl an exploding black fireball, dealing 40 Dark damage and 10 Toxic build up.

Leveling Intelligence increases the amount of fireballs shot, capping at 31 Intelligence and shooting 15 fireballs in total.

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Common Hex Miracles

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.

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.

Dead Again
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10 10 1 20 Offensive/AOE/Utility

Bless corpses, transforming them into traps.

Deep Protection
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15 15 1 30 Buff/Self

Boosts all damage dealt by 5% and all absorptions by 5%. Increases Poison, Toxic, Bleed, Frost and Curse resistance by +50. Increases Stamina Recovery by 10. Lasts 60 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.

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.

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.

Dark Hex Miracles

Spell Int. Fth. Slots FP Effect Type Effect Description Acquisition
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.

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

  • Sold by Karla for 1,000 Souls.
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.

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