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For other uses, see Intelligence (disambiguation).

Intelligence is a stat in Dark Souls.


Intelligence is a modifier for most catalysts, increasing the effectiveness of most sorceries. All sorceries have a base Intelligence requirement.

Intelligence is also a weapon damage modifier, increasing damage for Intelligence-scaling weapons. This includes certain unique weapons such as the Moonlight Greatsword and Velka's Rapier, as well as weapons upgraded down the Magic and Enchanted paths.

Weapon scaling[]

The following are weapons that scale with Intelligence, and their level of scaling, when not upgraded. Weapon scaling may change when upgraded.


  • The sorcery with the highest Intelligence requirement, White Dragon Breath, requires 50 Intelligence.
  • The Pyromancy Flame scales with Intelligence. However, the scaling does not increase adjustment for pyromancies, nor does it increase the damage the Pyromancy Flame deals with its Strong Attack.