Dark Hand

200 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 30
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 200
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 1.0
Requirements & Bonus
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10 10
Auxiliary occult_dark_souls.jpg 110
Weapon Type Fist Weapon
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable No
Special No

Dark Hand is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


The Darkwraiths, incited by Kaathe, use the power of the dark soul to absorb humanity, an art shared by this weapon, which also acts as a special shield. The ancients, particularly, could sap the humanity of even a replete saint in the blink of an eye."

How to Get / Where to Find the Dark Hand

Upgrade cost

  • This weapon cannot be Upgraded.
  • Leveling your Darkwraith rank will not make the Dark Hand more powerful, but cause it to steal more Humanity.


In the right hand it is a powerful fist weapon with the ability to steal humanity, from players you have invaded or NPCs, while in the left hand it also becomes a shield.

  • Give to Frampt to receive 1 soul.
  • Can be used in left hand and Produces a good but low stability shield.
  • Pressing R2 while the Dark Hand is in your Right hand will initiate a grab attack, used to steal humanityfrom another player (PVP) or from some NPCs.
    • A normal Dark Hand will steal 1 humanity from players and NPCs with each grab, even if you are not a darkwraith member.
    • Ranking up as a Darkwraith will increase the amount of humanity drained with each grab.
      Darkwraith +1 = 3 humanity / +2 = 5 humanity / +3 = 10 humanity.
  • This move can also be used multiple times to steal all humanity from PvP players and NPCs.
  • Using R2 on an NPC should not cause them to become hostile, so you can use it freely, with the exclusion of the blacksmiths, who will become hostile upon attack.
  • Both you and your target must be at the same floor height or the R2 grab attack will only do damage instead of grabbing him.
  • The R2 grab attack will have the same animation if they have no humanity left.
  • Obtaining the Dark Hand through killing Dark Wraiths can easily be done through the use of high item drop rate on your character. (410 drop rate, for example).
  • It appears to be possible to steal humanity with Dark Hand is equipped in your left hand by switching equips in the right, and then using L2. More specifically, switching from Dragonslayer Great Bow to Darkmoon Tin Catalyst in the right hand. (Unconfirmed).


  • The Dark Hand resembles Manus' left hand, and the animation imitates an attack performed by King Allant.
  • Some believe them to be revolutionaries, defenders of the human race, but they may rather represent evil Humanity.
  • Darkwraiths may be akin to Nazgûl from The Lord of Rings, or the Human Darkness from Berserk (read here)

See Humanity Farming for a list of NPCs, and how much humanity each one holds.

Dark Hand Upgrade Table

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Dark Hand physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg critical_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg bleed_dark_souls.jpg poison_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 200 0 0 0 100 - - - - 0 0 - 130 80 80 80 80 30


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