Dead Again

Spell Type



22 Intelligence
20 Faith

Attunement SlotsSlots Used

2 Slot

Spell Uses



Medium Range AoE

Dead Again 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 casts a dark flame upon corpses, causing them to combust violently.

Hexes such as these, that tamper with life itself, are particularly abhorred.

Catalyst: staff"

Acquired From

  • Rare drop from the two huge worms found in the Black Gulch, bought from Stone Trader Chloanne for 4000 souls



  • The spell only affects corpses of slain enemies. Upon casting, a dark wave is sent out from the caster. Any undead/hollow corpses caught in the area will have an orb of purple light glow above them, then explode for a large amount of damage.
  • Between the start of casting the spell and corpses exploding can take three seconds, requiring good timing from the caster to avoid interruption or death.
    Once the dark wave is sent out the caster can move as normal, and a second later the corpses will explode. Multiple corpses can explode dealing additional damage.
    Can be very effective to create traps using dead bodies.
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    • Anonymous

      16 Feb 2019 03:21  

      This is the best hex to have with the skeleton kings. Turns the skeletons into landmines and if there’s enough you can one shot anything in the AOE.

      • Anonymous

        30 Apr 2017 09:03  

        Usable on the following creatures:
        Amana Shrine Maiden
        Armored Skeleton
        Captive Undead
        Desert Sorceress
        Grave Warden
        Hollow Infantry
        Hollow Soldier
        Lion Clan Warrior
        Lindelt Cleric
        Mongrel Rat
        Parasitized Undead
        Royal Swordsman
        Sanctum Soldier
        Stray Dog
        Suspicious Shadow
        Undead Boar
        Undead Laborer
        Undead Peasant
        Undead Supplicant

        I hope this helps!

        • .29 Aug 2016 11:00  

          Kinda feel like this spell needs to harm the caster too. I mean, the videos of people using it to create traps are hilarious, but a host can stand right in the middle of a pile of corpses in a small room and can live through it while oneshoting an invader. Plus, ten uses? Really? Eh, I'm not into pvp so it won't effect me

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