Weapon Buffs in Dark Souls

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Weapon Buffs enhance weapons using consumables or spells by infusing them with elemental damage or other useful effects for a limited duration. Only certain weapons are Enchantable and only one Weapon Buff can be active at a time.

Weapon Buffs, also sometimes referred to as Weapon Enchantments or Weapon Augmentations, are a type of effect in Dark Souls.

Effects of Weapon Buffs

  • Weapon Buffs are placed by the player on their weapon to add elemental damage or other attributes for a limited duration.
  • A Weapon Buff usually applies a unique visual effect to the weapon which can indicate what buff was applied.
  • The strength of Weapon Buffs obtained by casting a spell scale with the Magic Adjustment stat of the Catalyst or Talisman used.
  • Weapon Buffs are applied to the weapon equipped in the main (right) hand and not the off (left) hand (with the exception of Magic Shield and Strong Magic Shield).
  • To apply Weapon Buffs via a spell, the catalyst or talisman must be in the left hand for the buff to be applied to the weapon in the right hand. For buffing shields or weapons with Magic Shield or Strong Magic Shield, the catalyst must be equipped in the right hand with the shield or weapon in the left hand.
  • Weapon Buffs differ from Ring or Equipment Effects in that they are mutually exclusive:
    • There can only be one Weapon Buff active at any given time.
    • During the duration of a Weapon Buff no other Weapon Buffs can be cast.
  • Weapon Buffs end either on their own after they expire or can be removed by the player by unequipping the buffed weapon, changing to the secondary weapon in the same slot or reloading the area. Reloading the area can be accomplished by:

Enchantable Weapons

List of Weapon Buffs

Weapon Buffs can be placed by using certain Consumables and casting Miracles or Sorceries.

Icon/Name Duration Description Acquired From Type
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Charcoal Pine Resin
60 seconds Applies 80 Fire Damage to the right hand weapon. Purchased from the Undead Merchant (Female) for 500 souls. Consumable
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Rotten Pine Resin
60 seconds Applies 180 poison element to the right hand weapon that harms a poisoned enemy 3 HP/sec for 180 seconds. Purchased from the Undead Merchant (Female) for 1,000 souls. Consumable
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Gold Pine Resin
60 seconds Applies 150 Lightning Damage to the right hand weapon. Possible drop from the Mushroom People and Large Mushroom People in the Darkroot Garden.
Purchased from Domhnall of Zena for 1,000 souls (3 in stock).
Purchased from Elizabeth for 1,000 souls (5 in stock).
Consumable
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Sunlight Blade
60 seconds Coats right hand weapon in lightning. Adds 1.8x your talisman's Magic Adjustment value as Lightning Damage. Has 1 cast. Defeat Dark Sun Gwyndolin by entering the fog at the Blade of the Darkmoon altar. This will irreversibly cause the Anor Londo firekeeper to become hostile and will break your oath with Blade of the Darkmoon. You will be unable to join the covenant until the next playthrough. Miracle
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Darkmoon Blade
60 seconds

Boosts right hand weapon with rays of Darkmoon. Adds 1.8x your talisman's Magic Adjustment value as Magic Damage at Covenant Rank 0. Scaling increases by 0.1x for each rank to a maximum of 2.1x at Covenant Rank 3. Has 1 cast.
• Must be member of Darkmoon covenant to use.

Covenant: Darkmoon
Offer 10 Souvenirs of Reprisal to Gwyndolin to get to Rank 1 in order to obtain it
Miracle
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Magic Weapon
60 seconds Enhances the right hand weapon. Adds 0.8x your catalyst's Magic Adjustment value as Magic Damage. Has 5 casts. Griggs of Vinheim 3,000 souls
Big Hat Logan 3,000 souls
Sorcery
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Great Magic Weapon
60 seconds Enhances the right hand weapon. Adds 1.1x your catalyst's Magic Adjustment value as Magic Damage. Has 3 casts. Cut Chandelier on the catwalk and pick up in front of Painted World Entrance in Anor Londo Sorcery
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Crystal Magic Weapon
60 seconds Enhances the right hand weapon. Adds 1.4x your catalyst's Magic Adjustment value as Magic Damage. Has 3 casts. Big Hat Logan 20,000 souls Sorcery
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Hidden Weapon
60 seconds Turns your right hand weapon invisible. Has 3 casts.  Dusk of Oolacile 2,000 souls Sorcery
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Magic Shield
*
15 seconds Reinforces the equipped shield or weapon able to block in the left hand with magic.
Halves stamina used on hit deflection (only on shields) and improves the weapon's or shield's magic resistance by 30% (up to a maximum of 90%). Has 5 casts.
Griggs of Vinheim 3,000 souls
Big Hat Logan 3,000 souls
Sorcery
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Strong Magic Shield
*
15 seconds Reinforces the equipped shield or weapon able to block in the left hand with a stronger magic effect. Reduces the stamina used to deflect a hit considerably (only on shields) and improves all the resistances of the shield or weapon enchanted to 100%. Has 3 casts. Chest in The Duke's Archives Sorcery

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