Hidden Weapon

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Hidden Weapon is a Sorcery in Dark Souls 2 (DKS2)Hidden Weapon, an ancient sorcery with origins lost to memory. Renders the weapon in the other hand invisible. Its effectiveness, like any tool, depends on the ingenuity of the caster. Sorceries demand the use of a Staff or Special Weapons, requiring a certain Intelligence level for casting.


"A sorcery that dates farther back than recollection. Makes weapon in other hand invisible.

Effective use of this, like any tool, perhaps, is reliant upon the ingenuity of its caster."

Dark Souls 2 Hidden Weapon Acquired From


Hidden Weapon Notes and Tips in Dark Souls 2

  • Makes the weapon invisible; the effect ends if the weapon is switched.
    Best used out of sight of opponents.
    Count as a weapon buff (like Crystal Weapon) and as such cannot stack with other weapon buffs.
    Lasts 90 seconds. (affected by Lingering Dragoncrest Ring as well)
    Extremely useful if paired with Blue Flame, it creates an illusion of one casting a spell with bare hands.
  • Other Notes and tips go here.


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    • Anonymous

      Just got all 30. took about 2 and a half hours to clear all mobs in belfry sol and the lava room and farm for 30 mad warriors.

      • Anonymous

        August 1st 2023: Unveil method definitely works. Only if you clear out the Iron keep enemies in the lever room (I did the 2 knights in the next room just in case). Took about half an hour to get all 30.

        • Anonymous

          Mad Warrior farming breakdown.

          Bonfire resets: 146
          Mad Warrior Kills: 30

          Total farming time: 1 hour and 23 minutes

          • Anonymous

            Fast way to know if the Mad warrior spawned. (Also buy Delicate String to inc chance of invasion)

            1. Set game to Windowed Mode
            2. Open Task Manager
            3. Focus on the Average Memory of DS2
            4. If the memory jumps to 7+mb,
            the Mad Warrior has spawned
            5. ???
            6. Profit

            • Anonymous

              Now, this isn't consistent, but while I was farming the Mad Warrior using the Unveil method, I noticed that occasionally the camera would be forced to move slightly to the right, and anytime this happened the Mad Warrior spawned 100% of the time.

              Again, it didn't happen every time I detected him with Unveil, but I wonder if there would be a way to force the camera to move every time he spawned resulting in a faster farming method.

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                • Anonymous

                  This game ****ing blows, forcing you to do PVP on a broken combat system for 100% completion.
                  To Obtain the most useless spell ever by chance of getting invaded and having 30 victories is enough to tell you how dark souls 2 is the worst in the series. **** You B Team

                  • Anonymous

                    Without a doubt the most fun covenant item to farm for in any of the Souls games. I played DS3 first as I was late getting into the Souls series, and that game really did dumb down a lot of things and ruin others.

                    • Anonymous

                      Guaranteed to work, tested on my own Hidden Weapon sorcery achievement grind in Nov 2020. Uses the Unveil method with Mad Warrior.
                      You'll spend a few hours laying the groundwork (clearing the area of respawns) but it will pay off in the end when you're actually fighting the Mad Warrior. I got him spawned about 12 times in 30 minutes doing this.
                      There are comments down here saying the Unveil method doesn't work--that isn't correct. I suspect those people did not clear the area fully; I got ZERO false positives doing it this way. But it does require clearing the entire lava pit area first, which will take up the bulk of your time.

                      0. It may be a good idea to have the Bell Keeper's Seal ring on this whole time so you can get summoned to protect the bell--if you get a kill there it will count toward the total.
                      1. Buy Unveil from Straid in Lost Bastile for 2200 souls.
                      2. Get a Cleric's Sacred Chime.
                      3. If you're not already a faith build, get to 13 faith so you can use the chime and Unveil, or get to 10 faith and spice Unveil down to 10.
                      4. At the Iron Keep "Ironhearth Hall" bonfire, kill the 3 Alonne knights and Ironclad Soldier on the bridge, then hit the bonfire. Repeat until they no longer spawn.
                      5. Now do the same process for the lava pit area. There are 3 Ironclad Soldiers, 3 Alonne archers, and 2 or 3 Alonne knights if I recall correctly. Kill everything in this room until it doesn't respawn.
                      6. Now go to the Belfry Sol Approach bonfire. Run the gauntlet until the 5 Bell Keeper gnomes stop respawning--you may encounter the Mad Warrior during these runs.
                      7. Now that everything is dead and not respawning, hit the Belfry Sol Approach bonfire, and with the ladder to your right (about 1 o'clock) cast Unveil. If it goes straight up, hit the bonfire and repeat the process.
                      8. When Unveil goes to the right through the grate/cage instead of straight up, you've found a Mad Warrior. Go and kill him. Homeward Bone/Feather back, hit the bonfire, and repeat the process.

                      Anecdotally, if you also have the Delicate String equipped he seems to spawn more often, but I can't prove it.
                      If you need visual cues, check out this YT vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vmYkL8K62M

                      • I farmed this with Mad Warrior at ~7M soul memory, Lv 220. I used the Unveil method, which some people in the comments incorrectly said doesn't work. It does, but you have to first clear out all the enemies until they don't respawn.

                        Equip the Bell Keeper's Seal ring.
                        Get Cleric's Sacred Chime and Unveil (Straid).
                        Get 13 Faith (alternatively, get 10 Faith and spice Unveil down from Magerold).
                        Clear out all enemies between the Ironhearth Hall bonfire and the Belfry Sol approach bonfire. This includes the 3 Alonne knights and 1 Ironclad Soldier on the bridge, as well as the 3 Ironclad, 3 Alonne archers, and 3 Alonne knights in the lava pit. After each, hit the bonfire and repeat the process until they stop respawning.
                        Then from the Belfry Sol Approach bonfire, run the gauntlet and kill the 5 bellkeepers until they stop respawning. You may encounter the Mad Warrior on these runs.
                        Once there are no more enemies to kill, hit the Belfry Sol Approach bonfire, and put the ladder just to your right (about 1 o'clock as you're looking up). Cast Unveil. If there is no Mad Warrior the Unveil will just go straight up (as it does when there are no enemies present), so hit the bonfire and try again. If the Mad Warrior spawned, Unveil will veer right through the grate/cage behind the ladder. Go and kill him, then Homeward Bone/feather back, hit the bonfire, and repeat.

                        With this process, I spent a couple hours clearing the room of respawning enemies, then got Hidden Weapon in 30 minutes. Godspeed.

                        • Anonymous

                          if anyone wants help me to farm this, im lvl 200 soul memory 6.6mill
                          im playing on pc
                          Steam link: https://steamcommunity.com/id/colorcolorido

                          • Anonymous

                            Anyone wanna take it in turns farming this with me? As I can’t find anyone online. Gamer tag: dale211191
                            Current level 207
                            Soul memory 7.1mil

                            • Anonymous

                              Screw this lame spell, and the pain in a$$ farming for it. I'll take farming darkmoon blade over this any day.

                              • Anonymous

                                If u know moveset u can imagine the weapon behind this buff, useful at low level pvp, high level (~250)is not very useful

                                • Anonymous

                                  Killing the Mad Warrior that occasionally spawns in Belfry Sol will increase your Bell Keeper ranking by 1 each time.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This is literally the only thing stopping me from getting 100% completion on this game. The fact I need to farm PvP on a game with a dwindling fanbase, in an optional area. Why?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So this is the only "trophy required" magic that actually requires covenant farming as opposed to just pushing through to NG++?

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