Anri's Straight Sword

117 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
D E - E
10 10 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - ( 17/ 20)

Anri's Straight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Sword precious to Anri, another Unkindled. The dullest type of blade found in the ruined land of Astora.

Only, it was once the sword of an earnest noble figure, and its attacks are boosted by that elusive, essential property unique to humans: luck.

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused, but can be Buffed
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Naturally possesses the Blessed infusion HP regen and Faith scaling for physical damage 
    • Does 10% bonus damage vs. reanimated. This weapon, like Blessed Gem weapons and the Blessed Weapon spell, will prevent skeletons from respawning.
    • Regen from Blessed effect is 2 HP / tick. The tick is 2 seconds long at +5.
  • Naturally possesses approximately A scaling in Luck.
    • This weapon has just under 400 AR at the minimum requirements and 40 Luck.
  • Because of its very high natural Luck scaling and how it works with the Bleed attribute, applying Carthus Rouge on this weapon with a high Luck stat will make just about anything and anyone bleed extremely quickly. Here are some examples, all testings done on the Dancer while spamming R1 as fast as possible:
    • With 11 Luck, the Dancer bleeds in 8 hits. With 40 Luck, she bleeds in 5 hits. With 70 Luck, which is the hardcap for the Luck based Bleed bonus (yes, 70 and not 60 like for the other stats), the Dancer bleeds in 4 hits.
  • Because Luck rarely ever contributes towards a weapon's base damage, players who are making Luck builds in NG may want to consider killing Anri as soon as possible to get this weapon, even though it will negatively affect the quest lines of other NPCs.  This choice could also be helpful for the skeletons in  the Catacombs of Carthus, which appear not long after meeting Anri. Getting this weapon will save Luck builds from having to waste resources on faith upgrades just to deal decent damage against skeletons.
  • At 74 STR, 74 DEX, 74 LCK Anri's Straight Sword +5 has 495 AR when onehanded.
  • If you are looking to get this early, for an easy method have 12 faith and equip Force. When you first meet the pair on the Road of Sacrifices, kill the mobs on the bridge and then agro Anri and Horace. Kite them to the bridge.They can be coaxed into following you although they may try to return to the bonfire. Tank one or two of their hits on the bridge and then use force to throw them from the heights. Reload the game and their items will be at the bonfire.

Location/Where to Find

  • Drops from Anri of Astora if killed or if you complete his/her quest line. If you complete Anri's questline, the sword will be given to you by Ludleth of Courland at Firelink Shrine. Note that killing Anri will disrupt Yuria's quest line and cause her to leave.
  • If you married Anri in the Darkmoon tomb, it will be in the same location as the cutscene. Video Example.

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Anri's Straight Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 117 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+1 130 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+2 139 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+3 163 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+4 183 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+5 204 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • Anonymous

      17 Jan 2018 00:42  

      So this weapon has both blessed and hollow infusions naturally wow! And a dmg that doesnt stink like regular blessed infusions wow!

      • Anonymous

        20 Dec 2017 04:41  

        Another good strategy for getting this early is to focus on Horace. Once he is dead, Anri will collapse to her/his knees and won't attack. I had traded blows with Horace to both our demise and Anri was still at the bonfire when I respawned. I had rested at the bonfire before challenging them first, so take that into consideration.

        • Anonymous

          16 Dec 2017 11:06  

          "...killing Anri will disrupt Yurias questline..." Ok...I (!!!!) know what this bs means but others will get the idea they can complete Anris AND Yurias questline in one playthrough out of the context how this was written. No you cant. Anri has to die by the ritual or Yurias quest will fail. It's one or the other. Both is impossible.

          • Anonymous

            30 Aug 2017 16:41  

            Man still think Astora straight sword buffed with thunder weapon 50 faith 70 straight Dex this is my quality build (refined or not

            • Anonymous

              06 Aug 2017 01:18  

              "At 74 STR, 74 DEX, 74 LCK Anri's Straight Sword +5 has 495 AR when onehanded"
              Kind of hard to do this if you're keeping your level under 125. I think the wiki assumes people level nonstop. So many of its entries give stats that are unobtainable to everyone who stays low level for pvp or pve co-op with random people.

              • Anonymous

                11 Jul 2017 09:31  

                Edit maybe?

                *if you unlock the marriage option but don't do it, after killing the Lord of Cinder you will find the sword where Anri would be laying during the ceremony.

                • Anonymous

                  30 May 2017 19:00  

                  If you're looking to bleed dancer for an easy solo, best to use a blood barbed sword. I find that @ 40 luck/99H, the blood barbed sword does dependable bleed and kills dancer in the same/similar amount of time in NG++++ (Where I'm at now) as it did in NG (Usually down in 30-45 seconds).

                  In my quest to level 802, I started Health, Stamina and Luck @ 40. Followed by Faith. I currently run a Poison Ghru Dagger, Blood Barbed Sword, and a Hollow Spiked Mace.

                  I don't use the Bandit's Knife or other quick-attacking bleed daggers because of the range and you can't backstab dancer.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 May 2017 12:27  

                    This is a fun gimmick weapon with bonus points for fashion souls, but even at SL 802 with everything 99, even buffed, you're better off using a Longsword.

                    • 16 May 2017 04:05  

                      I feel like this would be really good in a Faith+Luck build when paired with Dark Blade, seeing as it's one of a select few unique weapons that can be buffed and at least gets a little extra juice out of the faith investment needed for the spell. Plus, you can add on Deep Protection as well to become a bit tankier and get even more value out of the health regen. Plus, despite being dark miracles, neither scales off of the special dark catalysts so you can toss in a Saint-tree Bellvine or some other chime or talisman of your choice.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Apr 2017 02:40  

                        Something that is missing from this page is the Hollow/Luck Scaling, at 40 Luck 35 DEX and 30 STR this weapon was doing over 515 with 99 Hollowing.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Feb 2017 15:01  

                          Does casting blessed weapon on this increase
                          A. The healing per second
                          B. The damage bonus against skelingtons and such

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Feb 2017 03:31  

                            Looking for an OP straight sword build? Look no further. Keep str & dex at base stats for sword (or whatever it is for your character) pump luck to 40, Faith to at least 50, get lightning blade or DMB, kill people. I personally got bored with it because straight swords, while effective, kinda get boring sometimes. I can tell you that it's the best build for damage on a straightsword if you're keeping your level at 120 or lower. good LUCK ;)

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Jan 2017 17:01  

                              Which one inflicts bleed more quickly when Carthus Rogue is applied between Anri's straight sword +5 and Hollow Barbed Sword +10?

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