Spell Type



30 Intelligence
47 Faith

Attunement SlotsSlots Used

4 Slot

Spell Uses



Short to Long Range

Climax is a Hex in Dark Souls 2. To cast a Hex, you must use a staff/chime or Special Weapons that can cast Hex.



"A hex that distorts the power of life.
Emits a mass of dark, but at the cost of all souls.

Strength varies depending on the number of souls. Not a hex to be used lightly."

Catalyst: "sacred chime"

Acquired From

  • Obtained from Pilgrims of the Dark covenant Rank 3




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    • Anonymous

      Why would you need a soul as powerful as the giant lord's to use this? just ascetic the dragon rider at heide's and use his soul so you can cast climax for very little SM gain. just dont forget to put on agape ring so you go up as little as possible.

      • Anonymous

        You know, the only real defense against this spell outside of dodging it is to be of the Dark yourself. Had a one-on-one with another Hexer in Belfry Sol and we got hit by each other's Climax. Survived it with about 4% of HP because of the raw dark defense you get from leveling up INT and FTH along with decent max HP (1900 - 2000).

        • Anonymous

          ok so storytime real fast, i was farming memory of orro and i forgot to unequip climax bc i thought i would never be stupid enough to use it but i was lazy enough to not unequip it so i farm that **** for like 2 or 3 hours getting like 500k souls per run and thats a lot so i do this **** straight for like 2 or 3 hours and im here chillin at the bonfire not resting at it tho with like 40m souls and at that point i was like lvl 250 smth like that and i had to go eat and after that i stayed a bit on tiktok bc i was exausted and i didnt have the ring that collects your souls bc i didnt know how to extract souls from it so im chillin there and i get invaded so i think its some npc but no i was a player that was around my soullvl and i panic bc i knew that at that lvl you have strong hexes why i know that, bc thats what i was going for, a huge ****ing tank that has 70 strengh and can use powerful hexes for my ng+3 so back to it i get invaded and im randomly scrollin trough my hexes and I THINK THAT I CHOSE great resonant soul to use but i actually picked climax and ofc i killed him but guess ****ING WHAT... i had 0 souls...this **** happened a week ago and im still mad at myself for not going to majula and chillin there

          • Anonymous

            Resonant Soul, Greater Resonant Soul, and Climax. Also known as "Oops", "This never happens, I swear", and "HRRRNN!!"

            • Anonymous

              Do soul consuming hexes remove from soul memory, or is it like buying something and they stay in soul memory?

              • Anonymous

                Don't be a fool like me. I used 200k souls because of the description of the hex ingame. I thought that if I used a massive amount of souls I wpuld have killed vendrick in one hit... I was wrong.

                • Anonymous

                  For some reason, I can't seem to use this spell on Lost Sinner, Najka, Freja, Mytha, Nashandra or Elana. Is this a bug? Covetous Demon seems very susceptible to it, though.

                  • Anonymous

                    Sadly, this is the most useless hex in the game. They could at least fix it but having it’s max soul draw at 5000 souls per cast rather then ALL the souls.

                    • Anonymous

                      Why the ***** did "blubbber32" vandalize this page?!? Im just a random so i cant fix their bull*****revision. And they have a video?!? What the actual ***** dude.

                      • Anonymous

                        I think that if this spell reaches max damage at 5000 souls, then its cost should max out at 5000 for big game hunting.

                        • Anonymous

                          Does muffdiver mc*****stick give you another copy of these spells on NG+? I just did all the things and beat the darklurker on NG+ and all I got was another dragon chime.

                          • Anonymous

                            Old Notes from previous revisions of this page before vandalism:

                            Consumes ALL held souls upon casting of the spell. Maximum damage at 5000 souls cost. An upgrade to Great Resonant Soul, its damage is increased by roughly 180%. This spell deals the highest damage in game.
                            Strategy: Use Bonfire Ascetic to farm Soul of a Brave Warrior or Giant Lord Soul at different locations in game, effectively getting a supply of 5000 souls for casting the spell at any time.
                            Deals more poise damage than Great Resonant Soul, ignores Dark Transgressor's Leather Shield even when it's fully upgraded, can be identified by its distinctive sound upon flying by.

                            • Anonymous

                              say i had 100,000 souls and i used this would i do more if i had 1,000,000 souls or does the damage scaling stop at a certain point?

                              • Anonymous

                                I repaired the damage as best as I could so somebody in charge should look this over ("notes"!) and lock this page asap.

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