For the Dark Souls II miracle, see Perseverance.

Perseverance is a skill in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Raise sword in the name of the First Lord to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.


Makes the user immune to staggering for a very short period of time. While the duration is short, it also takes effect instantly. Reduces damage taken during the duration of the skill.



Can be used during the Deacons of the Deep boss fight to prevent being stunlocked, can be useful when fighting groups of enemies.

Online gameplayEdit

Very useful in pvp when trading hits as it allows you to keep attacking. Can be used to tank powerful hits and counterattack, such as the Ringed Knight Greatsword's L1/LB attacks as they are hard to punish otherwise and may kill you in one hit due to their massive damage.

When fighting fast weapons such as straight swords and daggers it can be used to trade hits and prevent stunlock's.