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 sorcery trainers Grave Warden Lillian and Karla.

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 restores 0.25% HP per second for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: increases HP restoration to 0.5% HP every second.

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 350 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 120 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 20 Offensive/Ranged

Hurl a black fireball, dealing 250 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 200 Dark damage and 10 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: emits an additional projectile.

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

Hurl black fire flame that scorches vicitnity, dealing 300 Dark damage (200 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 10 Offensive/Ranged

Fire black fireball, dealing 150 Dark damage (50 for reduced AoE) and 20 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: now cast in a quick fashion.

Black Flame
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15 15 1 30 Offensive

Create giant, black flame in hand, dealing 400 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 400 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 100 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 30 Offensive/Ranged

Fire powerful soul dreg, dealing 350 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 120 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 150 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 5 Offensive

Strike with blade formed of humanity's darkness, dealing 120 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: reduces Stamina cost.

Deep Barb
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5 5 1 5 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Hurl darkened soul sediment, dealing 100 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 20.

Deep Soul
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10 10 1 10 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fire darkened soul sediment, dealing 150 Dark damage and 20 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 30.

Devouring Swarm
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing/AOE

Summon insect massive swarm, shooting forth instect swarms to feast on foes, dealing 80 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 20 Offensive/Ranged

Summon great insect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 260 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 80 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 15 Offensive/Ranged

Summon insect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 180 Dark damage and 20 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Bleed inflict to 30.

Gravelord Sword Dance
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25 25 2 5 Offensive/AOE/Debuff

Causes gravelord swords to erupt from the ground, dealing 300 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 20 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fire powerful darkened soul sediment, dealing 250 Dark damage and 30 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Curse inflict to 40.

Great Soul Dregs
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fires great dark soul dregs, dealing 400 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 300 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 200 Dark damage, upon impact black flames seek foes, dealing 400 Dark damage and 40 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: emits additional lines.

Nibble
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5 5 1 5 Offensive/Ranged

Summon instect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 100 Dark damage and 10 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: increases Bleed inflict to 20.

Recollection
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Summons black fire-spitting orb, dealing 80 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 100 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 100 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 200 Dark damage on impact (250 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 300 Dark damage and 60 Curse build up upon impact.

Ascended Effect: increases emitter radius to 30 metres.

Information here is accurate for version 1.91.

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