Scholar's Candlestick

Lore

A candlestick covered in ivory scales once used by the Scholars of the Great Archives.

This served as their guiding light, as well as a tool of self-restraing. Even today, wielders of this weapon benefit from the resulting sorcery-strengthening properties.

Skill: Guiding Light
A candle provides a temporary source of light which reveals additional guidance.

Effect

  • Increases the strength of Sorceries by 12.5%.

Availability

Moveset

Notes

  • Even without the required faith to wield it you will still get the effect on Sorceries while you equip it.
  • Effect stacks with rings and other equipment buffs
  • Prior to patch regulation 1.09, the damage increase to Sorceries was 25% rather than 12.5% (tested with GSA and GHSA on Keep Ruins ghrus).

Upgrades

Standard upgrade path.

Level Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Cost Souls
+0 63/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- - -
+1 69/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 2 Titanite Shard 320
+2 75/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 4 Titanite Shard 384
+3 81/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 6 Titanite Shard 448
+4 88/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 2 Large Titanite Shard 512
+5 94/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 4 Large Titanite Shard 576
+6 100/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 6 Large Titanite Shard 640
+7 107/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 2 Titanite Chunk 704
+8 113/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 4 Titanite Chunk 768
+9 119/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 6 Titanite Chunk 832
+10 126/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/C/-/- 1 Titanite Slab 960

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Strike
  • Slash
  • Thrust

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B / C:

Critical

Damage multiplier when performing a backstab or riposte. Value of 100 means no extra damage.

Spell Buff:

Damage multiplier applied to the base value of a spell. This value scales depending on the primary stat of the weapon, i.e. a catalyst with Intelligence scaling will have it's Spell Buff rise as the player's Intelligence rises.

By default the value reflected in the infobox and the upgrades uses 60 Intelligence and/or Faith.

Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

  • A is the Strength required
  • B is the Dexterity required
  • C is the Intelligence required
  • D is the Faith required

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill). See Scaling for more information.

The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.

Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking. The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Stability:

Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.

Durability:

The durability of the weapon.

Weight:

The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.

Comments

Scholar's Candlestick
Scholar's Candlestick Image
General Aux Effects
Physical Damage Type Slash/Thrust Bleed Damage 0
Sell Price / Soul Value 500 Poison Damage 0
Can this equipment be buffed? No Frost Damage 0
Combat
Skill Guiding Light Stability 15
Skill FP Cost 5( -/ -) Durability 40
Spell Buff N/A Weight 1.5
Range N/A Critical Damage 120%
Damage Damage Reduction
Physical Damage 63 Physical Reduction 35%
Magic Damage 0 Magic Reduction 20%
Fire Damage 0 Fire Reduction 15%
Lightning Damage 0 Lightning Reduction 15%
Dark Damage 0 Dark Reduction 20%
Requirements Bonuses
Strength Requirement 7 Strength Bonus E
Dexterity Requirement 0 Dexterity Bonus C
Intelligence Requirement 0 Intelligence Bonus -
Faith Requirement 16 Faith Bonus -
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