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The Cleric's Candlestick is a soul-transposed straight sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Candle stick used as both sword and catalyst. Used for worship by the Deacons of the Deep.
The deacons, under the guidance of Archdeacon McDonnell, became both clergymen and sorcerers.
Skill: Guiding Light
A candle provides a temporary source of light which reveals additional guidance.


Obtained by transposing the Soul of the Deacons of the Deep with Ludleth of Courland.


A hybrid weapon, the Cleric's Candlestick combines the attacks of a straight sword with the spell-casting of a staff.

Because of its poor scaling in Strength and Dexterity, this weapon is not built to inflict Physical damage. Rather, it benefits the most from leveling Intelligence, both to increase the Magic damage inflicted by the blade and to increase the Spell Buff so that any cast Sorceries will inflict more damage. Like most Sorcery catalysts, it will not gain any Spell Buff or increased melee Magic damage until Intelligence has been leveled to at least 18. However, unlike most weapons that inflict Magic damage scaling with Intelligence, the Cleric's Candlestick continues to benefit from Intelligence past 40, and can get meaningful returns on damage up to 60 Intelligence.

The weapon's greatest weakness is that it requires a non-negligible amount of Faith investment in order to meet its wielding requirement; not meeting this requirement will drastically reduce its Spell Buff and render any spells cast by the weapon impotent.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
Strong Attack
Cast equipped Sorcery.
Weak Attack
Alternating vertical swings, starting in the downward direction.
Strong Attack
Cast equipped Sorcery.
Jump Attack Leap that plunges the blade downward.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Quick horizontal slash from left to right.
Running Attack
Quick downward slash.
Rolling Attack Roll into forward thrust.
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.
Strong Attack
Cast equipped Sorcery.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Cleric's Candlestick 70 77 D D C
Cleric's Candlestick +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 370 souls) 74 81 D D B
Cleric's Candlestick +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 444 souls) 79 86 D D B
Cleric's Candlestick +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 518 souls) 83 91 D D B
Cleric's Candlestick +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 592 souls) 88 96 D D A
Cleric's Candlestick +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 666 souls) 92 101 D D A
Cleric's Candlestick +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 740 souls) 97 106 D D A
Cleric's Candlestick +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 814 souls) 101 111 D D A
Cleric's Candlestick +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 888 souls) 106 116 D D A
Cleric's Candlestick +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 961 souls) 110 121 D D A
Cleric's Candlestick +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1110 souls) 115 126 D D A

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.


  • Despite being reinforced by regular Titanite, it cannot be buffed or infused.
  • It is the only soul-transposed weapon to not be upgraded with Titanite Scale.
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