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Manus Catalyst is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.
A sorcery catalyst born from the soul of Manus, Father of the Abyss. A rough, old wooden catalyst large enough to be used as a strike weapon. Similar to the Tin Crystallization Catalyst, it boosts the strength of sorceries, but limits the number of castings. "
How to Get / Where to Find the Manus Catalyst
- Ascend: From any catalyst, along with Soul of Manus, at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
- Give to Frampt to receive 1000 souls.
- Unlike other catalysts, the physical attack is a heavy attack very similar to that of a Greataxe.
- Although similar to the Tin Crystallization Catalyst, it has a much lower Int requirement.
- While you wield this catalyst in either hand, your maximum number of castings available for all spells will be halved, which includes Pyromancy and Miracles.
- Due to its rather high Strength scaling, Dark Sorceries cast with this catalyst will get a large physical damage boost based on your Strength stat in addition to the magic damage from its Intelligence scaling.
- The Strength scaling is enough to make this catalyst more powerful than the Tin Crystallization Catalyst, but only when casting Dark Sorceries. It is weaker than the Tin Crystallization Catalyst when casting any other sorceries.
- Two-handing the Manus Catalyst will not increase its strength scaling, only its melee attack damage.
- "Manu" is a Hindu concept which refers to the archetypical man, and progenitor of humanity (like the Biblical Adam).
- "Manus" is the also Latin word for "hand".
- "Manes" in Roman religion, refers to the souls of the departed, particularly those who were morally ambiguous.
- In DS2, The Abyss brought forth Nashandra, Elana, Nadalia and Alsanna. They are the grandchildren of Manus.
Manus Catalyst Upgrade Table
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