Talisman of Beasts
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Talisman of Beasts is a Weapon in Demon Souls.
"An old wooden amulet resembling the Old One.
It can utilize both miracles and spells.
The symbol of God was nothing more than the Image of the Old One."
The Talisman of Beasts is a multifunction item which serves as a Catalyst and Talisman at the same time. It is convenient to cast Miracle and Magic spells without having to switch between a Catalyst and Talisman and does of course leave a weapon slot available should you need use both types of Spell.
It is the second strongest in Magic Power and in most cases it will do more damage with Spells than anything but the Insanity Catalyst. Miracles which don't rely on a stat like Second Chance or Evacuate are especially useful when the minimum Faith stat for the weapon is maintained.
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Allows casting of both Spells and Miracles, though Miracle power is less because of the Talisman of Beasts' low Miracle assist.
The HP drain of Cursed Weapon is diminished from 1% health drain per second to 1 HP drain per second when used without meeting the Magic stat requirement of the Talisman of Beasts. This is called a "Cracked" Talisman of Beasts and works well for melee players that utilize Cursed Weapon and non-scaling Spells/Miracles like Second Chance and Warding. You can however, use a regular Catalyst or Talisman for which you do meet the requirements and not suffer a penalty to your other Spells.
Since the Talisman of Beasts has a C/C rating in Magic and Faith, Spell power scales with both stats. Spells will deal more damage when using a ToB with Magic 30 and Faith 30, as opposed to Magic 40 and Faith 20 or Magic 20 Faith 40 for instance.
As a general rule, if your Faith and Magic stats are equal then the Talisman of Beasts will deal roughly the same damage as the Insanity Catalyst with all spells except Light Weapon. At Magic 43 and Faith 43, the Talisman of Beasts begins to out damage the Insanity Catalyst, though from Magic 35 and Faith 35 and higher the two weapons have very little difference in damage output. 'Pushing' both Magic and Faith Stats in this way creates the "Pushed" Talisman of Beasts that is sometimes referred to.
Therefore, if you are pumping both Magic and Faith with Talisman of Beasts instead of just Magic with Insanity Catalyst, the damage per stat point is less. However at max stats Talisman of Beasts is still stronger than Insanity Catalyst.
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This talisman cannot be upgraded.