Wisps are enemies in Dark Souls.


Wisps are mainly found in The Catacombs. However, some Wisps may be present in New Londo Ruins as they can be created by the non-respawning Mass of Souls enemy.


Floating heads that explode when in close proximity to their target (similar to Wrath of the Gods).


  • Wisps cannot be targeted or damaged in any way. They appear to be more akin to a projectile rather than an enemy type due to their nature.
  • All Wisps will respawn every time the area is loaded, regardless if the player rested at a bonfire.
  • Wisps will become much less likely to explode if the player is wearing the Ring of Fog.
  • Wisps are one of the few enemies capable of damaging other enemies.

Enemy informationEdit


Respawn Yes
Backstab No
Damage Types Physical
Abilities Explodes when close to the player.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Explosion 420 Physical None No AoE Fast


Location Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
The Catacombs 45 45 45 45 35 45 35 S S S
New Londo Ruins 57 57 57 57 44 56 44 S S S

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.