Aural Decoy

Spell Type Sorcery
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Slots Used 1
Spell Uses 20

Aural Decoy is a Sorcery in Dark Souls. To cast a sorcery, you must use a Catalyst or Special Weapons that can cast Sorceries


Sorcery used by playful sorcerers. Lure enemies away by creating a sound originating in the distance.
This spell is not the first choice for serious sorcerers, but it has a surprising amount of applications, some of them extremely effective.



  • Support, Ranged
  • Lures enemies away by creating a sound originating in the distance.


Acquired From



  • The effect is similar to the Alluring Skull, but it affects a larger variety of enemy types.
  • A laughing sound can be heard from the location of the impact, which will divert the targets attention and attacks toward it.
  • When used against Shield and Spear Soldiers, they will often turn their backs against the caster, leaving them open to a backstab.
  • Aural Decoy is helpful in the Tomb of the Giants when trying to obtain the Large Divine Ember from the room full of giant skeletons if using a bow/magic to take them out from safety.
  • Aural Decoy is also very useful against the giant sentinels in Anor Londo, often disrupting their attack patterns and also causing them to turn around, which exposes them to easy attacks from behind.


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    • Anonymous

      11 Oct 2019 23:20  

      Worked for in the Bed of Chaos boss along with Lingering Dragoncrest Ring, boss did not tried to sweep me off. I literally walked towards it. Felt like a boss.

      • Anonymous

        05 Jun 2019 13:04  

        This is a sorcerers best friend, especially when facing the Capra Demon and his doggies. When you walk through the fog, instantly cast this and everyone will run for it, giving you time to run up for the high ground for a defensive. It also works on those lethal wheel skeletons.

        • Anonymous

          11 Aug 2018 23:36  

          This is honestly amazing anywhere with a fatal fall, just cast over the cliff and watch enemies kill themselves

          • Anonymous

            13 Jun 2018 02:05  

            Works in PVP too, distracts the host so well the connection can't even keep up, stranger things have happened right? No, maybe not...

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