Die Schädellaterne ist eine Waffe in Dark Souls. Sie ist die einzige Waffe des Waffentypes Laterne.

Grabmal der Riesen - Leichnam
Nekromant - Drop
Dmg phy 30 Dmgrd phy 26
Dmg mag - Dmgrd mag 8
Dmg fire 75 Dmgrd fire 20
Dmg lght - Dmgrd lght 20
Dmg crit 100 Dmgrd stbil 16
Attribut Bonus Nötige Attribute
Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
- - - - - - - -
Gewicht 0.5
Robustheit 60
Waffentyp Laterne
Angriffstyp Schlag



By blocking with the Schädellaterne in the left hand, the player's light radius and ability to see in the dark is greatly increased. However, the Schädellaterne has terrible damage reduction, so players must judge for themselves when visibility or protection is more important.

It will only deal fire damage when used in the right hand as a weapon. This, along with the fact that the Schädellaterne cannot be upgraded, makes it clear that the Lantern is only good for lighting up dark areas.

Die Schädellaterne has one last effect unique to this light source within the Grabmal der Riesen: when holding it out as if to block, a series of blue light orbs lining the walls become visible, which, when followed, lead the player to the tomb of Grablord Nito. This does not occur when using Cast Light or the Sunlight Maggot.


Of the three light sources available to the player (die Schädellaterne, the Sunlight Maggot, and the Cast Light sorcery), the Schädellaterne can easily be considered the worst option due to the effect being active only when the player raises it, and especially because it forces the player to sacrifice his/her shield. However, it has no requirements (all classes start with more than five Strength) to use and is arguably easier to obtain than the Sunlight Maggot, so players may well find it a necessity until they either memorize the layout of the Tomb of the Giants or acquire other means to produce light.


Die Schädellaterne kann nicht verbessert werden.