Not to be confused with Sorcery or the Magic upgrade path.
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Dark Sun Gwyndolin casting a spell that deals Magic Damage

Dmg magMagic is a damage type that can be inflicted in Dark Souls.

General InformationEdit

Magic Damage is one of three elemental damage types and is typically effective against heavily armored targets, where physical attacks would be rendered ineffective. All offensive sorceries and many offensive miracles deal Magic Damage; the weapon ascension paths, Magic, Enchanted, Divine, and Occult all add Magic Damage to weapons.

Enemies that are resistant to Magic are generally those who deal it themselves.


Def sorc magTo lower Magic Damage received, it is necessary to raise the Magic Defense stat.


At lower levels, increasing all stats while leveling up will raise Magic Defense to some degree, however, Faith will raise it more than any other. Increasing one's liquid Humanity level will also raise it by a small amount.








Certain items can increase the player's magic damage. These include:



  • Power Within - 40% boost to all types of damage for 100 seconds, at the cost of draining health.


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Crystal Magic Weapon


Magic Damage can be dealt directly by casting sorcery and miracle spells


Abyss SorceriesEdit

Weapon AugmentationEdit

Magic Damage can be applied temporarily through weapon augmentation to Standard, Raw and Crystal weapons, in addition to some exceptions, via the following miracles and sorceries.



Weapon AscensionEdit

Magic Damage dealing weapons can be obtained through certain paths of weapon ascension at the blacksmiths, Andre of Astora and Rickert of Vinheim, and deal both Magic and physical damage. An already ascended Occult Club and Enchanted Falchion can be found in Anor Londo and The Duke's Archives respectively.


Certain unique weapons are innately imbued with Magic Damage. The Moonlight Greatsword, Moonlight Butterfly Horn, Crystal Ring Shield and Moonlight Arrow are the only weapons and ammunition that deal 100% Magic Damage.


The following is a list of enemies, characters and bosses that can inflict Magic Damage.

While many enemies that can deal Magic Damage are easily identifiable, certain enemies that inflict Magic will do so deceptively. That is, their names or casting animations will suggest or appear as different elemental damage types, while in reality, they will deal no such type. Examples of these are the Serpent Mage enemy, Black Dragon Kalameet and the Demon Firesage.




See alsoEdit

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