Dark Orb

Spell Type



12 Intelligence
10 Faith

Attunement SlotsSlots Used

1 Slot

Spell Uses



Short to Long Range

Dark Orb 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 modified from an old sorcery by Gilleah, the father of Hexing.
Fires a heavy orb of darkness.

To use hexes, equip a sacred chime or staff, and attune a hex at a bonfire.
Required equipment depends on hex.

Catalyst: Staff"

Acquired From



  • Basic dark spell. High number of casts. Excellent for PvE. Less effective than Resonant Soul.
    Recommend to cast it with Dark Witchtree Branch and Clear Bluestone Ring +2 for an outrageously fast casting speed, handy as PvP standard projectile.
  • Also cast with Dark Clutch Ring and Abyss Seal to maximize damage output to easily deal 800-900 damage in PVP and about 500-700 damage in PVE (Tested with 60 fth, 60 int, 50 atn, and dark Sunset Staff +5 SotFS)
    Does good poise damage but and can do massive stamina damage.
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    • Anonymous

      30 Oct 2017 02:55  

      Worst hex ever, get hit once devours 85% of your stamina, 20 cast per copy, you get two, and the lag makes it terrible.
      PVE nubs luv this

      • Anonymous

        05 Apr 2017 22:45  

        Butter and bread of a Hexer Build, can deal good amount of damage with 22 Int 20 Fth and Sunset Staff at early game.

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