Power Within

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Spell Type Pyromancy
Type Self Buff. Cannot be used if any other self buffs are active, or vice versa.
Slots Used 1
Uses 1

Power Within is a Pyromancy in Dark Souls. To cast a pyromancy, you must use a Flame or Special Weapons that can cast Pyromancies

 

Pyromancy of Carmina, who harnessed the power of flame to actualize the inner-self. Short strength/endurance boost, but lose HP.
Excessive power eats away the life-force of its caster, and like all dangerous spells, Power Within was kept secret for eons.

Usage

  • Personal Buff. Cannot be used if any other personal buffs are active, or vice versa.
  • Duration: 100 seconds.
  • Increases Attack power and Stamina regeneration, but gradually drains HP.
    • Increases all damage dealt by the user by 40%
    • Increases stamina regeneration by 73%
    • The Lingering Dragoncrest Ring  extends the duration of the effect to 150 seconds, lowering the rate of HP drain to suit the extended duration.
    • There is no easy way to cancel the spell once applied, it will even continue its duration while resting at a Bonfire. Only death, warping with the Lordvessel; or using a Homeward Bone, the Homeward Miracle, or the Darksign will end it.
    • It is possible to "safely" use the Red Tearstone Ring in conjunction with Power Within by reducing the character's max HP to near 200, which can be achieved by being both cursed and wearing the Dusk Crown Ring with a low vitality stat, then equipping the Sanctus when both Power Within and the Red Tearstone are active. Sanctus's meager regeneration will then be adequate to offset the HP drain, keeping the player alive while maintaining the Red Tearstone effect.

 

Acquired From

 

Notes

  • The total duration of the spell consists of 101 ticks of HP loss unless the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring is equipped, which lowers this amount to 99 ticks.
  • Power Within is a Self Buff and interferes with other such buffs (i.e. Great Magic Barrier, Green Blossom, Transient Curse, etc.). As long as it's active it's not possible to cast other Self Buffs and vice versa.

 

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    • Anonymous

      22 May 2021 05:40  

      This, combined with the effect of Elizabeth's Mushroom, would be super overpowered ultra berzerk mode if it was possible.

      • Anonymous

        17 May 2021 07:43  

        Had some blue turtle pop this. I could have probably backstabbed him but instead I r2d him twice with my silver tracer. Ah, the sweet joy of watching someone panic in the face of a slow and inevitable death. If you cast this just hope you don't get toxic.

        • Anonymous

          28 Apr 2021 13:16  

          At 35 Vitality and Ring of FaP I have 1459 hp. Power Within ticks 14hp per second. Leaving me at 73/1459 hp at the end of the duration.

          However, with the Lingering dragoncrest ring, the hp drain was the same at 14hp but I ended up with 59/1459 hp at the end of the duration. While the dragoncrest ring will boost it's duration and tick slightly slower, it can also tick one time extra.

          • Anonymous

            12 Apr 2021 03:31  

            fantastic spell in PvE, I use it to demolish bosses by casting it before crossing the fog or shortly after, depending on the situation it might not be worth it. keep in mind it drains 1% hp during 100 seconds so having at least 1 estus is a must. against certain foes the health drain might not be worth it, especially things like dark or silver knighs or giant guards against whom the fights might take a while.

            • Anonymous

              08 Mar 2021 22:08  

              Is it compatible with the Dragon Stone roar buff? The article seems to imply no, but has anyone tested it?

              • 15 Jan 2021 19:53  

                Definitely the best pve spell in the game (ok maybe second to dark beads) because it can fit on any build and buff any damage. It is more dangerous in pvp though, because players will take advantage of the health drain

                • Anonymous

                  07 Jan 2021 02:20  

                  "I've got the powers within
                  Running through me
                  My favorite color is "oh my god, *****"
                  I'm wearing black gloves through your mall, I'm rich
                  You wanna check my pockets but
                  I've got the powers within"

                  • 18 Sep 2020 01:22  

                    I have done testing on PW's affect on weapon buffs and I found that at least on DSR on the Nintendo Switch (I have it on console, but I do testing on Switch) Power Within does affect weapon buffs including, the magic weapons, the blade buffs, and the resins. This is because Power Within doesn't affect AR at all, it increases the damage you do with your attack by 40%. I used a +0 Broken Washing Pole and Sunlight Blade, then both with and without Power Within, and while the base damage was around 10 without buffs the difference between w/ and w/out Power Within was around 100 damage, leaving the only explanation to be that Power Within affects weapon buffs.

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Sep 2020 15:18  

                      If someone wants to know how much HP is reduced per second, it's 1%. I am impressed this page does not mention this.

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Jul 2020 05:47  

                        You cannot safely use it with Red Tearstone Ring, or this could just be a remaster thing. Red Tearstone Ring is percentage based.

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Jun 2020 15:39  

                          If you have an account that’s higher than NG++ then you need this spell. I’m on NG++++ and this spell helps kill the bosses a lot quicker

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Jun 2020 14:26  

                            hey it say 73% stamina regeneration my question is did the spell stack with another stamina regeneration boost item like Mask of Child, Chloranthy ring, and Grass Crest Shield?

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