Hexes
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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.

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 and boosts absorptions by 20%. Lasts 30 seconds.

Ascended Effect: Extends duration to 60 seconds.

Black Flame Arc
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25 25 2 50 Self/Buff

Reinforce right weapon with flame, adding 80 Dark damage for 60 seconds.

Ascended Effect: Increases Stamina Damage by 100%.

Dark Blade
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25 25 2 50 Buff/Self

Adds 80 Dark damage to main weapon for 60 seconds. Scales with INT and FTH.

Ascended Effect: Restores 0.25% HP every second (scales with Spell Buff).

Dead Again
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10 10 1 20 Offensive/AOE/Utility

Bless corpses, transforming them into traps.

Ascended Effect: Costs 10 FP to cast.

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 120 seconds, but reduces camera FOV to 20.

Ascended Effect: Costs 30 FP to cast.

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 effect 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 effect to 80.

Repel
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20 20 1 20 Buff/Self

Increases all absorptions to 100% for 2 seconds.

Ascended Effect: Extends 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: Costs 20 FP to cast.

Whisper of Despair
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15 15 1 30 Debuff/Ranged

Cast projectile towards foe, inflicting 50 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 100 Curse build up.

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 500 Dark damage and 30 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: Increases Poise Damage to 100 and smashes down enemies.

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 150 Dark damage and 10 Curse each.

Ascended Effect: Hits reduce Dark absorption by 20% for 10 seconds.

Black Fire Orb
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15 15 1 20 Offensive/Ranged

Hurl a black fireball, dealing 350 Dark damage (150 for reduced AoE) and 30 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Gains improved tracking.

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

Hurl an exploding black fireball, dealing 100 Dark damage and 10 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Gains improved tracking.

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

Hurl black fire flame that scorches vicitnity, dealing 500 Dark damage (200 for reduced AoE) and 40 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Gains much better tracking.

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: Gains improved tracking.

Black Flame
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15 15 1 30 Offensive

Create giant, black flame in hand, dealing 550 Dark damage (200 for reduced AoE) and 20 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Increases Poise Damage and uses push stagger animation.

Black Serpent
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20 20 2 25 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Release undulating black flame that runs along the ground, dealing 500 Dark damage and 30 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Expands the line length.

Cascading Deep
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20 20 1 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Cast cascade of darkened soul sediment from sky, dealing 80 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up per impact.

Ascended Effect: Emits more projectiles.

Climax
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30 30 2 30 Offensive/Ranged

Fire powerful soul dreg, dealing 450 Dark damage, 20 Curse and launching up enemies to the air.

Ascended Effect: Speeds up the projectile massively, increases Poise Damage.

Dark Bead
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25 25 2 30 Offensive

Fire 7 darkened soul sediment forward, dealing 120 Dark damage each.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 10 Curse build up per bullet.

Dark Dance
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Unleashes four large masses of Dark, dealing 180 Dark damage per bullet and 10 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Increases Poise Damage.

Dark Edge
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5 5 1 5 Offensive

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

Ascended Effect: Costs less Stamina to cast.

Deep Barb
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5 5 1 5 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Hurl darkened soul sediment, dealing 120 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 20 Curse build up.

Deep Soul
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10 10 1 10 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fire darkened soul sediment, dealing 250 Dark damage and 20 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 30 Curse build up.

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 50 Dark damage and 10 Bleed build up per bullet.

Ascended Effect: Emits more projectiles.

Dorhys' Gnawing
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20 20 2 20 Offensive/Ranged

Summon great insect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 400 Dark damage and 30 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 40 Bleed build up.

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

Summon darkened soul sediment-spitting orb, dealing 50 Dark damage and 10 Curse build up per bullet.

Ascended Effect: Emits more projectiles.

Gnaw
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10 10 1 15 Offensive/Ranged

Summon insect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 250 Dark damage and 20 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 30 Bleed build up.

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

Causes gravelord swords to erupt from the ground, dealing 500 Dark damage, while inflicting 60 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Expands area of effect.

Great Deep Soul
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15 15 1 20 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Fire powerful darkened soul sediment, dealing 400 Dark damage and 30 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 40 Curse build up.

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

Fires great dark soul dregs, dealing 600 Dark damage upon impact and 40 Curse build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 50 Curse build up.

Lifehunt Scythe
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25 25 2 25 Offensive/Utility

Steal HP of foes using an illusory scythe, dealing 500 Dark damage and absorbing 10% HP upon hitting an enemy.

Ascended Effect: Costs 20 FP to cast.

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 500 Dark damage and 40 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Emits 5 lines.

Nibble
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5 5 1 5 Offensive/Ranged

Summon instect swarm to feast on foes, dealing 120 Dark damage and 10 Bleed build up.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 20 Bleed build up.

Recollection
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25 25 2 30 Offensive/Ranged/Homing

Summons black fire-spitting orb, dealing 50 Dark damage per bullet and 10 Toxic build up.

Ascended Effect: Emits more orbs.

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: Inflicts 16 Curse build up.

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: Extends duration to 60 seconds.

Writhing Deep
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15 15 1 25 Offensive/Ranged/Utility

Hurl homing soul sediment clump that writhes and explodes. Deals 300 Dark damage on impact (900 for the explosion) and 30 Curse.

Ascended Effect: Inflicts 50 Curse build up.

Yearning Dregs
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20 20 1 5 Offensive/AoE

Summon multiple dark soul sediment spots is vicinity, dealing 400 Dark damage and 60 Curse build up upon impact.

Ascended Effect: Expand emitter radius.

Information here is accurate for version 1.87.

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