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Pestilent Mercury is a sorcery in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Highly dangerous sorcery employed by Dragon School spooks. Only taught to trusted members.
Releases mercury that eats away at HP. Beware, as the caster is not immune to its effect.
A body caught in the silent mercury cloud lies still, while the face twists in a tortured scream. The names of these learned sorcerers became feared for this gruesome spectacle.

AvailabilityEdit

Sold by Orbeck of Vinheim for 1,000 souls once he has been given the Sage's Scroll.

EffectEdit

Creates a cloud of mercury that deals Magic damage to anything within it, including the caster.

StrategyEdit

The cloud released by Pestilent Mercury deals a flat amount of damage that is not affected by armor.[citation needed] This makes it effective against enemies that have high magic resistance, or who are outright resistant to damage overall. In PvP, this also makes it an effective area denial tool, as the damage is quite substantial, dissuading foes from entering it.

However, the cloud will also damage its caster, so one should not throw out clouds without good reason.

Warmth and Pestilent Mercury will work against each other, as the former heals anything in range while the latter damages it. This can be used to counteract some of the healing/damage of the other spell, although it should be noted that Warmth has a considerably longer duration, but shorter casting range.

NotesEdit

Sorcery
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