Dark Weapon

Spell Type



16 Intelligence
14 Faith

Attunement SlotsSlots Used

1 Slot

Spell Uses



Weapon Buff

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



"Felkin the Outcast applied his art to transform Magic Weapon into a hex.
Adds dark damage to the types of damage the weapon already inflicts.

Those who choose the path of dark are admonished by all manner of sorcerer.
But that does not stop the curious from being drawn to this strangely alluring craft.

Catalyst: staff"

Acquired From



  • Buffs weapon by adding 50 dark damage then multiplying the total dark by 1.3X. Lasts roughly 90 seconds (~50 seconds at 16INT). Does around same damage as Resonant Weapon for 1 Attunement slot cost, longer duration and no soul cost.
  • While this is arguably the best weapon buff for dark-infused weapons, it should be noted that resonant weapon does slightly more damage (.05, a negligable amount but more none the less) and should not be overlooked for a hexer that focuses on chime based spells.
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    • Anonymous

      10 May 2021 13:07  

      The best weapon buff among them all. If you have decent int - use this, no matter what element your weapon has.

      • Anonymous

        05 Jul 2020 21:00  

        I'm starting to lose my mind..
        My dark infused Sacred Chime does 906 damage with Dark Weapon to the Firekeeper, but when I use Resonant Weapon, which supposed to be a little bit stronger, only 901? Both my Int and Faith is on 40, tried using the Sanctum Shield to cast both, and staff/chime for each, same result.

        • Anonymous

          10 May 2020 10:14  

          Can this be used to buff a staff or chime? It doesn’t seem to let me buff mine but I have seen people on YouTube do this

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