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DSIIIADarkness

Dark is a type of elemental damage in Dark Souls III.

General informationEdit

Dark is one of four damage types in Dark Souls III, inflicted by certain enemies, items, weapons, and spells. This element is generally ineffective against:

Dark damage is a common weakness amongs:

DefenseEdit

To lower Dark damage received, it is necessary to raise the Dark defense stat.

StatsEdit

While leveling up any stat early on will grant Dark defense to some extent, Faith will increase it most efficiently.

ItemsEdit

  • The Black Bug Pellet provides a temporary increase in Dark defense when consumed.

EquipmentEdit

RingsEdit

ShieldsEdit

  • The Crest Shield offers the highest Dark damage reduction of the standard shields at 86 Dark defense.
  • Havel's Greatshield and the Cathedral Knight Greatshield tie in having the highest Dark damage reduction of the greatshields, and any shield, at 87 Dark defense. Cathedral Knight Greatshield infused with Dark Gem and upgraded to +9 has around 99 Dark defense

ArmorEdit

UtilizationEdit

Items Edit

  • Weapons that are not elementally infused can deal Dark damage with the augmentation of a Human Pine Resin.

ArmorEdit

  • With the addition of the Ringed City DLC, there is the Blindfold Mask, which increases Dark damage but decreases Dark defense.

InfusionEdit

WeaponsEdit

PyromanciesEdit

SorceriesEdit

MiraclesEdit

RingsEdit

  • The Dark Clutch Ring increases one's Dark attack by 15% at the cost of -10 physical defense.

AmmunitionEdit

EnemiesEdit

The following is a list of enemies and bosses that can deal Dark damage.

Lesser enemiesEdit

Invaders and NPCsEdit

BossesEdit

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