Transient Curses are miscellaneous items in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Limb of the victim of a curse. Temporary curse allows engagement with ghosts.
The only way to fight back against ghosts, who are cursed beings, is to become cursed oneself. The safest method, however dreadful, is to cut off an arm of the dead.


  • Eight Transient Curses are found in the New Londo Ruins equally divided among four corpses. Two can be found on a corpse within a vase right before the wooden bridge leading to the first Ghost encounter. Two more can be found on a corpse within a vase behind a wall near the Fire Keeper Soul. Another two can be found behind a short wall beside the staircase, on the edge of the platform. The last two are located deeper in the upper levels of the area.
  • Sold by Ingward for 1,000 souls each.
  • Sold by Undead Female Merchant in Lower Undead Burg for 4,000 souls each.
  • Common drop from Ghosts in New Londo Ruins. The drop always yields two Transient Curses.

General informationEdit

These items allow the player to attack and block Ghosts and Banshees for five minutes. While there are other methods allowing players to hit ghosts, using Transient Curses grant players total freedom in choice of equipment, without the HP loss of normal curses. This makes Transient Curses the preferable method of engaging ghosts.

The effect counts as a personal buff, therefore it cannot be used with other personal buffs such as Power Within or Green Blossoms.


  • Players may instantly lose the effect of the Transient Curse if they return to the main menu and reload their save.
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