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Dark Bead is a Sorcery in Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss.

In-Game Description

Abyss sorcery discovered by an Oolacile sorcerer on the brink of madness. Fire successive Dark Orbs.
In contrast to standard soul sorceries, Abyss sorceries are weighty and inflict physical damage. Perhaps a human soul is closer to matter in it's humanity.


Found on a corpse behind a Bloathead Sorcerer in the Chasm of the Abyss.

General information[]

Dark Bead fires seven projectiles in a roughly 60 degree angle in front of the player, before traveling a good distance. It has a slightly slower than average cast time. As with other Abyss sorceries, Dark Bead deals high stamina reduction if it hits a blocking opponent; the spell is potent when multiple beads are able to hit, making it more deadly against individual opponents at close range.

Each bead deals magic damage for 1.1x your magic adjust and 100 base physical damage, which is affected by your catalyst's Strength (Dark Souls) and Dexterity (Dark Souls) scaling.



Dark Souls Dark Bead 20 DEX vs 45 DEX

A video demonstrating the difference in cast speed between 20 and 45 Dexterity.