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

      you fool! you thought you had won... but I had stuffed the corpses of every enemy in the level in to one room!

      • Anonymous

        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

          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!

          • 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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