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A creepy straight sword that almost seems to yearn for life. It drips with a shriveling venom that could even corrupt a mighty dragon.

Festering Desire is a 4-Star sword obtainable from the The Chalk Prince and the Dragon event.

Ascensions and Stats

Level Base
2nd Stat
(Energy Recharge)
0✦ 1/20 42 10.0%
20/20 109 17.7%
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Item Mora.png 5,000 Mora
1✦ 20/40 135 17.7%
40/40 205 25.8%
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Item Mora.png 15,000 Mora
2✦ 40/50 231 25.8%
50/50 266 29.8%
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Item Mora.png 20,000 Mora
3✦ 50/60 292 29.8%
60/60 327 33.8%
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Item Mora.png 30,000 Mora
4✦ 60/70 353 33.8%
70/70 388 37.9%
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Item Mora.png 35,000 Mora
5✦ 70/80 414 37.9%
80/80 449 41.9%
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Item Mora.png 45,000 Mora
6✦ 80/90 475 41.9%
90/90 510 45.9%

Total Cost (0 → 6)

Item Mora.png 150,000 Mora


Refining Festering Desire requires Festering Dragon Marrow instead of an identical weapon. 4 marrows can be obtained through The Chalk Prince and the Dragon's event shop.


This was a story from long ago...

Unborn life, unfulfilled wishes,
Tragic dreams at the edge of the universal darkness that could never come true,
Indwell my body, and descend unto this world.

Then, my lovely children,
Like rainwater flowing into creeks, and plants growing towards the sun,
Go unto a lovely place, and display your own beauty there with pride.

This is a memory, a memory that a child named Durin had of his mother...

"Thank you, Mother, thank you."
"You gave me wings to soar and a mighty form."
"Mother, I wish to go to a land of lovely songs,"
"I will tell them about you, Mother, and about everyone else."
"I shall tell them that the place where I was born is beautiful."




  • This weapon's lore ties into the lore of Dragonspine Spear since both weapons are made from remains of the same dragon, Durin.
  • This sword was the main focus of the Event The Chalk Prince and the Dragon:
    • According the Albedo's dialogue in Festering Desire, this sword was created by a smith that disappeared shortly after, and his creation got lost in time, eventually ending up in the Treasure Hoarders' possessions. When stolen goods were reclaimed from a group of Treasure Hoarders by the Knights of Favonius, this sword was rediscovered.
      As no one came to claim it, he investigated the sword and discovered its true origins: this sword's blade has been coated with a powder made of Durin's remains, notably his eyes, claws, and scales. This has caused to infuse the weapon with Durin's power but also its corruption, cursing the sword and making it unusable by "ordinary mortals", as the corruption might seep through the handle and infect the body of the wielder; Albedo goes as far as considering the sword as "a living being" and theorizing that this curse might be the reason behind its creator's mysterious fate.
      The Traveler is unaffected by the curse as they have the ability to purify corrupted items, as demonstrated when they purified Dvalin's tears, hence why Albedo entrusts the sword to them for experimentation.
      • The sword eventually is cleaned of its corruption by the end of Raiders Amidst Snow Mist thanks to the Traveler purifying it over time, although some of its sheer power is lost when it is transferred by accident into the Resurgent Cryo Regisvine during Uninvited Guests. Albedo extracts the rest into a bottle during Afterword, gifting the now safe sword to the Traveler as a memento of their research.
    • During this event, the sword could grant various unlockable boosts when used in Dragonspine and also received a ×1.5 Refinement EXP boost.

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishFestering Desire
Fǔzhí zhī Jiàn
Sword of Humus
Fǔzhí zhī Jiàn
Fushoku no ken
Sword of Humus
Korean부식의 검
Busik-ui geom
Sword of Corrosion
SpanishDeseo PonzoñosoPoisonous Wish
FrenchCroc suppurantFestering Fang
RussianОсквернённое желание
Oskvernyonnoye zhelaniye
Desecrated Desire
ThaiFestering Desire
VietnameseRăng Nanh Rỉ SétRusted Fang
GermanSchwert der VerderbnisSword of Corruption
IndonesianFestering Desire
PortugueseEspada PútridaPutrid Sword

Change History

Released in Version 1.2