Dark Silver Tracer +5

112 critical_dark_souls.jpg 160
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 26
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 120
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 1.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength_dark_souls.jpg icon_dexterity.png intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg
6 25
Auxiliary poison_dark_souls.jpg 360
Weapon Type Dagger
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special Poison

Dark Silver Tracer is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


A dark silver dagger used by the Lord's Blade Ciaran, of Gwyn's Four Knights.
The victim is first distracted by dazzling streaks of the Gold Tracer, then stung by the vicious poison of this dagger."

How to Get / Where to Find the Dark Silver Tracer

  • Acquired from Lord's Blade Ciaran alongside the Gold Tracer, in exchange for the Soul of Artorias, or by killing her (you can't acquire the daggers twice). Ciaran can be found in the same place you encounter Knight Artorias, after you defeat him, and will ask for his Soul. Refusing will not make her hostile. Killing her causes her to drop both the tracers and her armor as loot if you have not traded the soul. (Causing her to appear may require you to reload or warp somewhere else after defeating Artorias)  It is important to note that if the player speaks to Ciaran and refuses to give her the soul, she will disappear from your game forever when next you reload the area.

Hints and Tips:


  • Give to Frampt to receive 50 souls.
  • A very serviceable early and mid-game weapon for backstabs and ripostes, especially for Dexterity-oriented builds, offering the highest boost to critical damage of any weapon.  This is further increased when paired with the Hornet Ring.  
  • Unique R2 attack that causes toxic buildup. Good for pairing with the Gold Tracer in the offhand, so that the user benefits both from the Gold Tracer's unique moveset in the left hand and the Silver Tracer's toxic inducing heavy attack.
  • Often used in conjunction with the Gravelord Sword for builds oriented around inflicting Toxic, either switching between the two for alternating attack speeds or, less commonly, by wielding the Gravelord Sword in the offhand (the weapon is less effective when used in this manner as it loses its distinctive thrust attack in exchange for rapidly switching between the two weapons attacks.)


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Dark Silver Tracer Upgrade Table

Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 10% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 145% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 10,000 souls and 10 twinkling_titanite_dark_souls Twinkling Titanite.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Dark Silver Tracer physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_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 75 - - - E S - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +1 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 82 - - - E S - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +2 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 90 - - - E S - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +3 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 97 - - - E S - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +4 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 105 - - - E S - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +5 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx4) 112 - - - E S - - - - 45 10 30 30 26

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    • Anonymous

      20 May 2021 09:40  

      srsly "early to mid game weapon"??? uhmmm you cant get there til at least the end game (i consider DLC/lord souls areas endgame and anorlondo midgame) but still i got it on a str character and i loved its moveset paired with the gold tracer so i might do a dex build with that

      • Anonymous

        20 May 2021 03:02  

        I keep trying to justify replacing this in my pvp load out. Unfortunately every time I think about it I pop power within and oneshot backstab someone.

        • Anonymous

          24 Jan 2021 19:34  

          this dlc really inspired a lot of stuff in bloodborne. fast paced combat, the cleric beast design, marvelous chester, and the tracers look a lot like the blade of mercy imo

          • Anonymous

            22 Nov 2020 13:52  

            I love it’s stingray tail like design which really makes it’s critical damage all the more believable

            • Anonymous

              27 Aug 2020 08:21  

              >early and mid game weapon

              ah so dlc content, which is unlocked after visiting duke's archive, is considered early game now?

              • Anonymous

                08 May 2020 13:23  

                how can this weapon not show auxilary toxic effect in remastered? seems like I hit people so many times they cannot get toxic effect. I tired stabbing it doesnt work either. any clues?

                • Anonymous

                  11 Apr 2019 14:02  

                  The Dark Silver Tracer actually has a Parry if you wield it in your offhand instead. The only Question is if you want a parry over the Gold Tracer additional movement ( its restricted to a unique Strong R2 otherwise in your mainhand ) probably mostly a Question in terms of Playstyle

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jan 2019 08:58  

                    This thing is absolutely insane it easily deals 1200 damage in one riposte on gwyn with the hornet ring not only that the gold tracer easily let's you stun lock gwyn

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Aug 2018 11:59  

                      Soooooo I have this now. I am using this with gold tracer and OMG. I backstabbed someone and it did 2x the damage of my maxed gravelord sword...the toxic builds up FAST too...not to mention the toxic strong attack transitions into a normal attack well... If you use the tracers in the right hands the gold does both halves of its strong attack string using the attack buttons

                      • Anonymous

                        09 May 2018 03:43  

                        This is almost the page for the Dagger, just copy-pasted over with some small tidbits of editing. I'm fairly certain such a weapon hasn't appeared in Demon Souls at all :P

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