- Eight Transient Curses are found in the New Londo Ruins equally divided among four corpses. Two can be found on a corpse within a vase right before the wooden bridge leading to the first Ghost encounter. Two more can be found on a corpse within a vase behind a wall near the Fire Keeper Soul. Another two can be found behind a short wall beside the staircase, on the edge of the platform. The last two are located deeper in the upper levels of the area.
- Four are sold by the Undead Female Merchant for 4,000 souls each.
- Sold by Ingward for 1,000 souls each.
- Common drop from Ghosts in the New Londo Ruins. The drop always yields two Transient Curses.
These items allow the player to attack and block Ghosts and Banshees for five minutes. While there are other methods allowing players to hit ghosts, using Transient Curses grant players total freedom in choice of equipment, without the HP loss of normal curses. This makes Transient Curses the preferable method of engaging ghosts.
- Players may instantly lose the effect of the Transient Curse if they return to the main menu and reload their save.