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.  Increasing Attunement will increase the number of uses.  Multiple instances of this spell can be equipped at the same time, assuming you have the available attunement slots.
  • 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 and can do massive stamina damage.


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    • Anonymous

      07 Apr 2020 18:59  

      Absolutely breaks PvE. Fast, powerful, and cheap. But its slow velocity makes it bad for PvP as anything other than a spam attack. Miracle hexes are much better against players

      • 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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