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


  • Allows the usage of equipment, Sorceries, and Dark Sorceries 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, Phosophrescent Pole
12 Rune Sword, Scythe of Nahr Alma
15 Fume Sword, Sacred Chime Hammer, Witch's Locks
16 Aquamarine Dagger, Blueblood Sword, Onyx Blade, Pilgrim's Spontoon
20 Sage's Stiletto, Scholar's Candlestick, Blue Flame, Cleric's Candlestick, Crystal Straight Sword, Greatsword of Judgment, Crescent Moon Sword, Demon's Scar, Golden Ritual Spear, Yorshka's Spear, Crucifix of the Mad King, Immolation Tinder, Scythe of Want, Dark Hand, Witch's Staff, Scholar's Bow
25 Moonlight Sword, Velka's Rapier, Heysel Pick, Twinspears of the Forlorn
30 Abyssal Blade
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, Rune Shield

Spell tools

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


Intelligence Spells with Intelligence Requirement
10 Cast Light, Farron Flashsword, Scattered Farron Dart, Hidden Weapon, Shockwave
15 Farron Hail, Soul Arrow, Twisted Wall of Light
18 Aural Decoy, Spook
20 Blinding Light, Chameleon, Crystal Hail, Frozen Weapon, Scattered Soul Arrow, Hidden Body, Homing Soulmass, Magic Shield, Magic Weapon, Repair, Soul Wave
25 Pestilent Mist, Soul Greatsword
30 Blizzard, Great Magic Shield, Great Magic Weapon, Orbs of Judgment, Soul Spear
40 Crystal Magic Weapon, Crystal Soul Spear, Homing Crystal Soulmass, Old Moonlight, Soul Stream, Unleash Magic, White Dragon Breath
50 Crystal Storm, Soul Geyser

Dark Spells

Intelligence Dark Spells with Intelligence Requirement
8 Gnaw
10 Dark Blade, Dark Edge, Dead Again, Deep Protection, Devouring Swarm, Dorhys' Gnawing, Lifehunt Scythe, Vow of Silence
12 Deep Soul
16 Great Deep Soul, Surging Deep
20 Whisper of Despair
24 Writhing Deep
25 Yearning Dregs
28 Abyssal Edge, Affinity
30 Dark Bead
32 Repel
38 Cascading Deep
40 Climax, Dreg Torrent, Great Soul Dregs, Numbness

Item Modifiers

Item Primary Attribute Modification
Blackweed Balm +10 Intelligence for 5 minutes
Grotto Set +9 Intelligence
Leonhard's Set +10 Intelligence
Ordained Set +9 Intelligence
Pontiff Knight Set +10 Intelligence
Sorcerer Set +10 Intelligence
Crown of Illusions +3 Intelligence
Raven Mask +3 Intelligence
Scholar Ring +5/10/15/20 Intelligence
Wolnir's Crown +1 to Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and Faith
Crab Helmet +10 to all Primary Attributes

Information here is accurate for version 1.71.

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