Icon In-Game Description
Intelligence Icon Attribute required to cast sorceries, pyromancies and Hexes. Increases spell potency.
(Pyromancy is affected by both faith and intelligence.)


  • Allows the usage of equipment, Sorceries and Hexes with Intelligence requirements.
  • Increases Magic attack bonus, which modifies damage on equipment with Magic scaling.
  • Increases Fire attack bonus, which modifies damage on equipment with Fire damage.
  • Increases Dark attack bonus, which modifies damage on equipment with Dark damage.

Equipment & Spell Requirements


Intelligence Equipment with Intelligence Requirement
10 Handmaid's Dagger, Murky Hand Scythe, Dancer's Enchanted Swords, Nil Blade, Makoto, Gargoyle Flame Hammer, Old King's Great Hammer, Gargoyle Flame Spear
12 Scythe of Nahr Alma
15 Fume Sword, Sacred Chime Hammer, Witch's Locks
16 Aquamarine Dagger, Blueblood Sword, Onyx Blade
20 Sage's Stiletto, Scholar's Candlestick, Cleric's Candlestick, Crystal Straight Sword, Runelock, Greatsword of Judgment, Abyssal Blade Crescent Moon Sword, Channeler's Trident, Pilgrim's Spontoon, Yorshka's Spear, Crucifix of the Mad King, Scythe of Want, Dark Hand, Archdeacon's Longstaff, Phosphorescent Pole, Witch's Staff, Church Cannon
25 Blue Flame, Moonlight Sword, Velka's Rapier, Heysel Pick, Twinspears of the Forlorn, Scholar's Bow
30 Golden Ritual Spear, Rosamarinus
32 Darkmoon Longbow
40 Moonlight Greatsword, Crystal Sage's Rapier, Moonlight Butterfly Horn, Friede's Great Scythe


Intelligence Shields with Intelligence Requirement
10 Crystalline Shield
11 Dragonhead Shield
20 Crystal Ring Shield

Spell tools

Intelligence Spell Tools with Intelligence Requirement
10 Sorcerer's Staff, Corrupted Talisman, Fallen Priest's Chime, Heretic's Staff
15 Black Flame, Storyteller's Staff, Preacher's Right Arm
20 Witchtree Branch, Sorcerous Flame, Murky Longstaff, Talisman of Beasts, Fool's Catalyst
25 Mendicant's Staff, Tin Banishment Catalyst
30 Archdeacon's Great Staff, Consumed King's Staff, Izalith Staff, Sunless Talisman, Velka's Talisman
40 Court Sorcerer's Staff, Manus Catalyst, Insanity Catalyst, Man-grub's Staff, Caitha's Chime
50 Crystal Chime, Sage's Crystal Staff


Intelligence Spells with Intelligence Requirement
5 Black Fireball, Dark Edge, Deep Barb, Nibble
10 Black Fire Scatter, Cast Light, Dead Again, Deep Soul, Farron Dart, Farron Flashsword, Gnaw
15 Atonement, Black Fire Orb, Black Flame, Deep Protection, Great Deep Soul, Surging Deep, Whisper of Despair, Writhing Deep
20 Abyssal Edge, Affinity, Aural Decoy, Black Serpent, Blinding Light, Cascading Deep, Chameleon, Dorhys' Gnawing, Farron Hail, Hidden Weapon, Magic Weapon, Pungent Blade, Repel Scattering Soul Orb, Shockwave, Soul Arrow, Spook, Vow of Agony, Vow of Silence, Yearning Dregs
25 Black Flame Arc, Dark Bead, Dark Blade, Dark Dance, Devouring Swarm, Dreg Torrent, Gravelord Sword Dance, Great Soul Dregs, Lifehunt Scythe, Mournful Flames, Numbness, Pulsating Blade, Recollection
30 Black Fire Vestiges, Blizzard, Climax, Frozen Weapon, Homing Soulmass, Magic Shield, Scattering Crystal Orb, Soul Greatsword, Soul Wave, Twisted Wall of Light
40 Crystal Hail, Crystal Storm, Great Magic Weapon, Hidden Body, Orbs of Judgment, Pestilent Mist, Repair, Soul Spear
50 Homing Crystal Soulmass, Soul Geyser, White Dragon Breath
60 Crystal Magic Weapon, Crystal Soul Spear, Great Magic Shield, Old Moonlight, Soul Stream, Unleash Magic

Item Modifiers

Item Primary Attribute Modification
Blackweed Balm +10 Intelligence for 5 minutes
Moon Hat +5 Intelligence
Old Sorcerer Hat +5 Intelligence
Ordained Hood +5 Intelligence
Raven Mask +5 Intelligence
White Preacher Head +5 Intelligence
Scholar Ring +5/10/15/20 Intelligence
Soul of a Fallen Champion +99 to Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, Faith and Luck
Relic of Insanity +10 to all Primary Attributes
Relic of Power +5 to all Primary Attributes

Information here is accurate for version 1.84.

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