Intelligence is an Attribute that governs the ability to wield certain Equipment, Spells, damage and Defense.

In-Game Description

Icon Description
Intelligence Icon Attribute required to cast sorceries and pyromancies. Increases spell potency.
(Pyromancy is affected by both faith and intelligence.)
Magic defense is also calculated from this attribute.


Equipment & Spell Requirements

Spell Tools

Intelligence Equipment with Intelligence Requirement
10 Sorcerer's Staff
12 Archdeacon's Great Staff, Caitha's Chime, Immolation Tinder, Murky Longstaff, Storyteller's Staff
13 Pyromancer's Parting Flame
14 Court Sorcerer's Staff, Izalith Staff, Preacher's Right Arm
16 Heretic's Staff, White Hair Talisman
18 Crystal Chime, Golden Ritual Spear, Man-grub Staff, Mendicant's Staff, Witchtree Branch
19 Heysel Pick
24 Sage's Crystal Staff


Intelligence Equipment with Intelligence Requirement
9 Dancer's Enchanted Swords, Demon's Fist, Gargoyle Flame Hammer, Gargoyle Flame Spear
10 Crucifix of the Mad King, Darkmoon Longbow, Firelink Greatsword, Old King's Great Hammer, Pontiff Knight Curved Sword, Follower Torch
11 Murky Hand Scythe
12 Demon's Great Axe, Friede's Great Scythe, Greatsword of Judgment, Immolation Tinder, Witch's Locks
15 Onyx Blade
17 Demon's Scar
18 Aquamarine Dagger, Golden Ritual Spear
19 Heysel Pick
26 Moonlight Greatsword


Intelligence Equipment with Intelligence Requirement
11 Dragonhead Shield


Intelligence Spells with Intelligence Requirement
8 Farron Dart
10 Magic Shield, Magic Weapon, Soul Arrow, Spook
12 Chameleon, Deep Soul, Hidden Weapon
13 Heavy Soul Arrow
15 Cast Light, Frozen Weapon, Great Magic Weapon, Great Soul Arrow, Hidden Body, Repair
18 Aural Decoy, Crystal Hail, Great Heavy Soul Arrow, Great Magic Shield, Snap Freeze
20 Great Deep Soul, Homing Soulmass
22 Soul Greatsword
23 Farron Flashsword, Great Farron Dart
25 Old Moonlight
27 Twisted Wall of Light
28 Farron Hail
30 Crystal Magic Weapon, Dark Edge, Great Soul Dregs, Homing Crystal Soulmass, Pestilent Mist
32 Affinity, Soul Spear
45 Soul Stream
48 Crystal Soul Spear
50 White Dragon Breath


Intelligence Spells with Intelligence Requirement
6 Fire Surge, Fireball, Flash Sweat, Profuse Sweat
8 Boulder Heave, Fire Orb, Iron Flesh, Sacred Flame
10 Carthus Flame Arc, Great Combustion, Power Within
12 Carthus Beacon
13 Fire Whip
15 Black Flame, Black Serpent, Flame Fan, Rapport
16 Floating Chaos
18 Bursting Fireball, Firestorm, Seething Chaos
20 Black Fire Orb, Chaos Bed Vestiges
25 Profaned Flame


Intelligence Spells with Intelligence Requirement
15 Dead Again

Magic Defense

Between 0 and 30, grants .66 Magic Defense each. Between 30 and 40, 2 each. Between 40 and 60, 1.5. Reduces after.


Source Increase
Scholar Ring +5

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