Transient Curse

Limb of the victim of a curse. Temporary curse allows engagement with ghosts.
The only way to fight back against ghosts, who are cursed beings, is to become cursed oneself.
The safest method, however dreadful, is to cut off an arm of the dead.

Transient Curse is a Consumable in Dark Souls.

Transient Curse Usage

  • Lets you interact with ghosts for a limited time, since you must be cursed to hit them.
  • Ghosts are encountered in New Londo Ruins.
  • The effect lasts for 5 minutes.

Transient Curse Location


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    • Anonymous

      10 Apr 2020 08:54  

      is there anything else that can hit the ghosts other than using transient curse or the cursed greatsword of artorias?

      • Anonymous

        04 Apr 2020 19:58  

        Can sb help me ? ... I don't have any transient curse's left... Because the merchanter is not selling it any more and i used all the free ones ... So far i killed siff and unlikely i created greatesword of artoris (not the cursed one) ... The only merchanter that sells curse's is in new londo but i can't get ther withought dieing ... Can i reforge this greatesword and get Boss soul back ?

        • Anonymous

          24 Feb 2020 23:05  

          Transient Curse will also interfere with Great Magic Barrier. So either run like hėll or wait for it to Expire before dropping into the abyss.

          • Anonymous

            23 Dec 2018 00:02  

            I think it should be noted that this counts as a personal buff and will stop you from casting the Pyromancy: Power Within. So when you're standing ready to drop into The Abyss wondering why you can't cast Power Within, you'll have to wait out the Transient Curse.

            • Anonymous

              01 Jun 2018 15:57  

              Can players drop these? Asking because I killed Ingward by accident and I’ve gotten every curse in the level and would rather not farm.

              • Anonymous

                25 Sep 2016 17:01  

                is there a way to check how much time you have left for your temp curse? i know i can check by pulling up the equip item but i don't want to get caught in the middle of a fight

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