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Dexterity is a Stat in Dark Souls



Dexterity controls the player's Attack Power for weapons that scale with Dexterity and increases casting speed for most spells.

  • Some weapons require a minimum dexterity level to be wielded properly.
  • If you do not meet the minimum dexterity required, you will stagger after every hit on an opponent.
  • The speed of spell casting increases with dexterity, max speed at 45 dex.
    • Casting speed is only affected by Dexterity in the range of 35-45. Anything below 35 and there will be no change in casting speed.
    • Dexterity only affects casting speed of attack spells. Buffs and utility spells such as weapon buffs and Tranquil walk of Peace are not affected.
      • Pyromancy: Increases attack pyromancy between 20-27%
      • Sorcery and Miracles are increased by roughly 8-10%*
  • Dexterity is especially useful for Daggers, Katanas, Thrusting/Piercing Swords, Curved Swords, Spears, Whips and Bows

*Even though the Miracle Wrath of the Gods is an attack spell the casting speed for this spell is not increased.
*More information about Weapon Scaling click here.


List of weapons and their Scaling

Also see weapon scaling.


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