Icon In-Game Description
Intelligence Icon Attribute required to cast sorceries and pyromancies. Increases spell potency.
(Pyromancy is affected by both faith and intelligence.)
Magic defense is also calculated from this attribute.


  • Allows the usage of equipment, Sorceries, and Dark Spells 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.
  • Increases Magic Defense.
Intelligence Magic Defense
1 0
25 50
50 100
75 150
99 200

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
15 Witch's Locks
16 Aquamarine Dagger, Blueblood Sword, Onyx Blade
20 Sage's Stiletto, Scholar's Candlestick, 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, Witch's Staff, Scholar's Bow
25 Moonlight Sword, Velka's Rapier, Heysel Pick
30 Abyssal Blade
40 Moonlight Greatsword, Crystal Sage's Rapier, Moonlight Butterfly Horn, Friede's Great Scythe


Intelligence Equipment with Intelligence Requirement
10 Crystalline Shield
11 Dragonhead Shield
20 Rune Shield

Spell tools

Intelligence Equipment with Intelligence Requirement
10 Heretic's Staff, White Hair Talisman
15 Storyteller's Staff, Pyromancer's Parting Flame
20 Darkmoon Ritual Staff, Preacher's Right Arm, Witchtree Branch, Sunless Talisman, Archdeacon's Great Staff, Murky Longstaff
25 Man-grub's Staff, Fool's Flame
30 Court Sorcerer's Staff, Mendicant's Staff, Chaos Flame, Sorcerous Flame, Abyssal Flame
35 Izalith Staff, Crystal Chime
40 Sage's Crystal Staff, Insanity Catalyst, Tin Banishment Catalyst
50 Logan's Staff, Manus Catalyst


Intelligence Spells with Intelligence Requirement
10 Cast Light, Farron Flashsword, Great 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, Great 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 Focus, 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
36 Great Soul Dregs
38 Cascading Deep
40 Dreg Torrent, Numbness
50 Climax

Item Modifiers

Item Primary Attribute Modification
Blackweed Balm +10 Intelligence
Karla's Pointed Hat +3 Intelligence and Faith
Old Sorcerer Hat +5 Intelligence
Scholar Ring +5 Intelligence


  • Magic Defense is determined jointly by the character Level and Intelligence, so a higher level character with a given Intelligence will have greater Magic Defense than a lower Level character with the same Intelligence.
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