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.
- Purchased from Felkin the Outcast and Straid of Olaphis for 600 souls. Can also be bought from Darkdiver Grandahl.
- 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.