Dark Dance

Spell Type



22 Intelligence
60 Faith

Attunement SlotsSlots Used

2 Slot

Spell Uses



Medium range

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



Hex that unleashes a large mass of Dark. This momentous mass of Dark dances to signal the joy of its own release, or perhaps merely to taunt foes as it veers towards them.
Hexes are an expression of human depravity, of which this dance is a perfect example.
Catalyst: Sacred Chime

Acquired From

  • Found just after the second bonfire of Frozen Eleum Loyce in the Crown of the Ivory King DLC. After defeating all the enemies in the first area, before climbing the first set of stairs, turn right and follow the snowy cliff face to a body with the hex on it.



  • Consumes up to 5000 souls per cast.
    Emits a shockwave and unleash between 1, 3 or 5 Dark masses depending on the amount of souls consumed, which simultaneously get fired at the target shortly after.
  • Similar to Wrath of the Gods and Homing Soul Mass combined. Best to pair with Dark Chime Of Want +5 and Clear Bluestone Ring +2, Along with Dark Clutch Ring and The Abyss seal for maximum damage.
  • Prior to 1.10 Calibration, multiple duplicates could be acquired with Bonfire Ascetic at the second bonfire, this is no longer the case.
  • ?


Affinity  ♦  Climax  ♦  Dark Fog  ♦  Dark Greatsword  ♦  Dark Hail  ♦  Dark Orb  ♦  Dark Weapon  ♦  Darkstorm  ♦  Dead Again  ♦  Great Resonant Soul  ♦  Hexes  ♦  Lifedrain Patch  ♦  Profound Still  ♦  Promised Walk of Peace  ♦  Recollection  ♦  Repel  ♦  Resonant Flesh  ♦  Resonant Soul  ♦  Resonant Weapon  ♦  Scraps of Life  ♦  Twisted Barricade  ♦  Whisper of Despair


Tired of anon posting? Register!
    • Anonymous

      Causes damage in melee range around caster, then immediately fires affinity-style projectiles. Potentially deals more damage than great resonance, but extremely situational.

      • Anonymous

        I'm finding this does about as much damage as my dark orb. I might be doing something wrong though. I don't have any dark boosting rings on, so...

      Load more
      ⇈ ⇈