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Curse is a status effect (with a build-up bar similar to poison and bleed effects) that instantly kills the player when filled. As they die, their corpse slowly becomes petrified.
Effects of being Cursed:
A skull will replace the
counter on the HUD.
Unlike other status effects, players remain Cursed even after reviving.
While being Cursed, their health points will also be cut in half.
Curse won't stack, so being cursed again will kill the player, but the health will stay at half. (patch 1.05)
The player can still collect
, but Reviving and Kindling at
Cursed players can be summoned as a Phantom, but can't summon or be invaded since they cannot revive.
Getting Cursed while playing as a phantom in another world will
curse the phantom, but it will kill them.
How to cure Curse:
The most common way to remove the curse status is by using a
can be purchased from
Oswald of Carim
in the Gargoyle Belltower for 3,000 souls or from The
Undead Merchant (female)
in the aqueduct between
for 6,000 souls.
, who resides in
New Londo Ruins
, will cure the players Curse for a fee of 1 humanity, but getting to him can be a pain.
Some enemies, such as the clam shells in
, can also drop
gives you 2 purging stones for 1 Cracked Red Eye Orb. You can obtain 4 Cracked Red Eye Orbs from Firelink Shrine. Instead of riding the elevator up to Undead Parish, simply fall down the shaft and it'll be located in one of the chests.
If you are cursed and have not yet rung the bell in the Undead Parish,
represents your easiest method of reversing the curse.
How to prevent being Cursed:
The player's Curse Resistance will increase with the amount of
will increase the players Curse Resistance.
Wearing armor with high curse resistance such as the
spell will remove the curse buildup, but some curse resistance is still needed to use it effectively.
Rare ring of Sacrifice
will prevent you from becoming cursed after death.
shield and the
Greatshield of Artorias
both have 100% curse reduction, but some attacks have AoE/mist properties which can not be blocked.
Benefits of being Cursed:
The player is able to hit
New Londo Ruins
, while being Cursed. Note that this can also be done with the
Creatures who can Curse:
in the lower level of the
The Great Hollow
Seath the Scaleless
The Duke's Archives
If the game is played online, you can see other players' bodies that have been cursed in the same location.
Curse was a stacking effect prior to Patch 1.05. The first Curse reduced your health to 1/2, the second to 1/4, and finally the third to 1/8.
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