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Lifedrain Patch is a hex in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Consume a number of souls and affix dark to a certain point. Inflicts damage upon those who touch it.
This distorted dark, brewed by hexers, drains the life-force of those who touch it.
Catalyst: Sacred Chime


Trade the Darklurker Soul and 5,000 souls with Straid of Olaphis.

General information[]

Creates a swirling mass of darkness a short distance away from the player that lasts for 8 seconds. Anything within the area of effect will constantly take damage until they exit the patch, including the player. The amount of damage dealt is dependent of the number of souls the player has, with the maximum cost being 3,000 souls. The spell's ability to have multiple patches out at one time is offset by its somewhat long cast time, reducing its effectiveness in battle.

Attunement milestones[]

Like all other spells, the amount of casts per slot increases upon reaching certain Attunement milestones:

Attunement Level Amount of Casts
10 3
32 4
49 5
94 6
AffinityClimaxDark DanceDark FogDark GreatswordDark HailDark OrbDark WeaponDarkstormDead Again
Great Resonant SoulLifedrain PatchNumbnessProfound StillPromised Walk of PeaceRecollectionRepel
Resonant FleshResonant SoulResonant WeaponScraps of LifeTwisted BarricadeWhisper of Despair