Curse

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Effect

Lower's the player's health equal to the amount of one death (5%), as well as turning them hollow if they are not already. Curse does nothing once one's maximum health has been reduced to half.

Curse bypasses the Ring of Life Protection, but not the Ring of Binding.

Enemy Causes of Curse

Cause of Curse Location
Curse Jar Shaded Woods
Shrine of Amana
Huntsman's Copse
Lion Clan Warrior Shaded Woods
Undead Peasant Brightstone Cove Tseldora
The Pursuer
(when their sword glows blue)
Forest of Fallen Giants
Iron Keep
Drangleic Castle
Ashen Idol Brume Tower
Nashandra Throne of Want
Painting of the Queen Drangleic Castle

Resisting and Avoiding Curse

  • The hollowing effect of Curse can be reversed by using a Human Effigy
  • Increase the Attunement and Adaptability stats, which raise Curse Resist
  • Cast Perseverance (increases resistance by 300 points for 120 seconds)
  • Cast Iron Flesh (increases resistance by 200 points for 25 seconds).
  • Equip the Cursebite Ring (increases resistance by 400 points)
  • Equip the Ring of Resistance (increases resistance by 120/200 points)
  • Equip Yorgh's Spear (increases resistance by 70 points)
  • Equip various Curse-resistant armors
  • Equip Hollow Skin to boost Curse resistance by 1000, which effectively makes the player immune to Curse.
  • Equip Black Witch Veil to boost Curse resistance by 1000, which effectively makes the player immune to Curse.
  • Block with shields that have high Curse resist

Notes

  • Players cannot cause curse.
  • Phantoms will not suffer the effects of curse.
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