For the Dark Souls variant, see Great Magic Barrier.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Great Magic Barrier (Dark Souls III).

Great Magic Barrier is a miracle in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Superior miracle to Magic Barrier. Increases resistance to magic, lightning, fire and dark.
The knights of Mirrah are expected to fight honorably, with reliance only upon swordsmanship. They only resort to magic the only time they truly need it: to face the magic of an enemy.


  • Sold by Chancellor Wellager for 9,300 souls.
  • Found in a chest in Aldia's Keep. The chest is located on the top level of the entrance hall, in a corner to the right of the dragon skeleton.


When cast, Great Magic Barrier covers the caster in a white aura, giving them a boost of 250 to all elemental resistances.

The duration of the miracle depends on the caster's faith, maxing at 90 seconds with 50 faith.

Although Great Magic Barrier provides more raw defence than Magic Barrier, it does not affect allies. This means the lesser version may provide more total damage reduction when playing with friendly phantoms.

Attunement MilestonesEdit

Like most other spells, the amount of casts per slot increases upon reaching certain Attunement milestones:

Attunement Level Amount of Casts
10 1
43 2
94 3
Blinding BoltBountiful SunlightCaressing PrayerDenialEmit ForceForceGreat HealGreat Heal Excerpt
Great Lightning SpearGreat Magic BarrierGuidanceHealHeavenly ThunderHomewardLightning Spear
Magic BarrierMed HealPerseveranceReplenishmentResplendent LifeSacred OathSoothing Sunlight
Soul AppeaseSplintering Lightning SpearSunlight BladeSunlight Spear • UnveilWrath of the Gods