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 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, Phosphorescent 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
25 Moonlight Sword, Velka's Rapier, Heysel Pick, Twinspears of the Forlorn, Scholar's Bow
30 Abyssal Blade
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, Rune Shield

Spell tools

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


Intelligence Spells with Intelligence Requirement
8 Gnaw
10 Cast Light, Dark Blade, Dark Edge, Dead Again, Deep Protection, Devouring Swarm, Dorhys' Gnawing, Farron Flashsword, Lifehunt Scythe, Scattered Farron Dart, Hidden Weapon, Shockwave, Vow of Silence
12 Deep Soul
15 Farron Hail, Soul Arrow, Twisted Wall of Light
16 Great Deep Soul, Surging Deep
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, Whisper of Despair
24 Writhing Deep
25 Pestilent Mist, Soul Greatsword, Yearning Dregs
28 Abyssal Edge, Affinity
30 Blizzard, Dark Bead, Great Magic Shield, Great Magic Weapon, Orbs of Judgment, Soul Spear
32 Repel
38 Cascading Deep
40 Climax, Crystal Magic Weapon, Crystal Soul Spear, Dreg Torrent, Great Soul Dregs, Homing Crystal Soulmass, Numbness, Old Moonlight, Soul Stream, Unleash Magic, White Dragon Breath
50 Crystal Storm, Soul Geyser

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
Helm of the Wise +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 1.78.

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