Aural Decoy
aural decoy cast


In-Game Description

Sorcery used by playful sorcerers.
Lure enemies away by creating a
sound originating in the distance.

This spell is not the first choice for
serious sorcerers, but it has a surprising
amount of applications, some of them
extremely effective.


Sold by Griggs of Vinheim in Firelink Shrine (only to characters with an Intelligence of 10 or higher)

General Information

Fires a projectile which creates a sound wherever it collides with a surface. This attracts the attention of enemies in a way similar to Alluring Skull.
Spell Type Uses Intelligence Duration Slot Cost NPC Trainer Training Cost
Ranged, Magic 20 10 n/a 1 Attunement Slot Griggs of Vinheim 1,000 Souls


  • Though Aural Decory works on more enemy types than the Alluring Skull, it often fails to work on larger groups of enemies that are normally distract-able with it (only catching the attention of a select few). The Alluring Skull works more consistently on large groups, and is therefore recommended for the enemies that it works on.

The following lists enemies that can be distracted by Aural Decoy and those that are immune. A '+' denotes enemies that can also be distracted with Alluring Skull. All Enemies listed have been tested for both. Enemies not listed have not been tested for either.

Affected by Aural Decoy:

  • All human-sized NPCs+ (excluding invading phantoms, blacksmiths and Marvellous Chester)
  • Undead Prince Ricard+
  • Crystal Set Soldier+
  • Hollow+
  • Hollow Warrior+
  • Hollow Soldier+
  • Hollow Thief+
  • Hollow Crystal Soldier+
  • Engorged Hollow+
  • Balder Knight+
  • Heavy Knight+ (Berenike Knight)
  • Black Knight
  • Fang Boar+ (Armored Tusk)
  • Small Undead Rat
  • Large Undead Rat
  • Giant Undead Rat
  • Snow Rat
  • Attack Dog
  • Flaming Attack Dog
  • Abyss Attack Dog
  • Ghost
  • Darkwraith+
  • Mass of Souls
  • Crow Demon
  • Phalanx+
  • Skeleton
  • Bonewheel Skeleton
  • Giant Skeleton
  • Giant Skeleton Archer
  • Skeletal Beast
  • Bone Tower
  • Necromancer
  • Wisp
  • Serpent Soldiers
  • Serpent Mages
  • Giant
  • Mimic
  • Picasa
  • Painting Guardian
  • Silver Knight
  • Sentinel
  • Royal Sentinel
  • Batwing Demon
  • Lesser Bell Gargoyles (in Anor Londo)
  • Slime
  • Butcher+
  • Infested Ghoul+
  • Infested Barbarian+
  • Blowdart Sniper+
  • Parasitic Wall Hugger
  • Cragspider
  • Giant Mosquito
  • Giant Leech
  • Egg Carrier
  • Vile Maggot
  • Demonic Foliage
  • Giant Stone Knight (the Darkroot Garden enemy)
  • Tree Lizard
  • Frog-Ray
  • Crystal Golem
  • Golden Crystal Golem
  • Great Feline
  • Drake
  • Mushroom Child
  • Mushroom Parent
  • Basilisk
  • Giant Clam
  • Lesser Capra Demon
  • Burrowing Rockworm
  • Bounding Demon
  • Chaos Eater
  • Humanity Phantom+

Fully Immune:

  • Lesser Taurus Demon
  • Titante Demon (Prowling Demon)
  • Demonic Statue
  • Chaos Bug
  • Wooden Scarecrow
  • Stone Guardian (the Royal Woods enemy)
  • Bloathead
  • Bloathead Sorcerer
  • Chained Prisoner
  • Lesser Sanctuary Guardian
  • Channeler
  • Pinwheel Servant
  • Undead Dragon
  • Hawkeye Gough
  • Crystal Lizard
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