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The White Hair Talisman is a talisman in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Talisman made from a lock of white hair.
This lock of hair belonged to a deformed member of the chaos witches, mothers of the art of pyromancy. Fashioned into a talisman, it enables the wielder to cast both miracles and pyromancies.
Skill: Combustion
Creates a powerful flame in the wielder's hand. One of the most basic pyromancies, and for this reason, the flame created is fierce. Works while equipped in either hand.

AvailabilityEdit

Found on a corpse at the back of a lava pit, behind an illusory wall in the Smouldering Lake.

CharacteristicsEdit

The White Hair Talisman serves as a catalyst for both Miracles and Pyromancies.

Because it scales with both Faith and Intelligence, it utilizes to different values of Spell Buff depending on the spell cast. It cannot use any Spell Buff gained from Intelligence when casting standard Miracles like Lightning Arrow, but only when casting Pyromancies and Dark Miracles such as Great Chaos Fire Orb or Dorhys' Gnawing, and it does not gain any Dark bonuses while casting Dark spells. Being a talisman, it is capable of benefiting from values of Faith up to 60, however as a dual-scaling catalyst it can also efficiently utilize Intelligence up to values of 45.

However, despite all these characteristics, its Spell Buff is rather poor at all values of Intelligence and Faith, making a "master of none" rather than a "jack of all trades." As a Miracle catalyst it is outstripped by even weak tools like the Saint-tree Bellvine, and furthermore it suffers from the distinction of being the only talisman that does not possess Unfaltering Prayer, making it incapable of poise casting. As a Pyromancy catalyst, it is easily outclassed by both Pyromancy Flames and the Demon's Scar at much lower investments of Intelligence and Faith.

How to obtainEdit

In order to survive the trip inside the lava, there are many strategies that can be followed and even combined before venturing inside. The main idea is to slow down the loss of HP enough time, allowing the player to heal up and advance a bit further, repeating the process as many times as necessary until they have successfully gotten the item and returned to solid ground. Each time the player's health reaches half of the HP bar, they should heal.

Here is a small list with just a few strategies to survive:

TriviaEdit

  • This item is reference to Quelaag's Sister from Dark Souls, the only member of the Daughters of Chaos who had white hair.
  • On the in-game model of the talisman, the hairs are secured in place by an Old Witch's Ring, which was required to understand her speech.

UpgradesEdit

Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.

Talismans
Canvas TalismanSaint's TalismanSunless TalismanSunlight TalismanTalismanWhite Hair Talisman
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