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 the Hollow infusion luck scaling physical damage.
    • This weapon has just under 400 AR at the minimum requirements and 40 Luck.
    • While this weapon does scale with Luck, it does not grant bonus luck for being hollowed
  • Because of its very high natural Luck scaling and how it works with the Bleed attribute, applying a 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 Ludelth 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)

    • 19 Dec 2016 20:09

      Anyone else think the "earnestly noble figure" the description mentions is possibly Oscar of Astora? (As in the first npc in Dark Souls 1 who gives you the Estus Flask)

      • 10 Dec 2016 04:19

        "Because of its very high natural Luck scaling and how it works with the Bleed attribute, applying a Carthus Rouge on this weapon with a high Luck stat will make just about anything and anyone bleed extremely quickly. "
        ----Anri's straight sword
        "Luck has the effect of increasing bleed aux value on weapons, thus increasing the rate of bleed buildup. Luck has no additional hidden effect on bleed, the increase of bleed aux value is the only effect of luck on bleed."
        which should I believe?
        I tested Anri's straight sword+rouge on NG+9 Iudex Gundyr, and he bleeds in 4 hits at 40, 60 and 99 luck, but at 10 luck he bleeds in approximately 7 hits (hard to test since Iudex is moving...)

        • 04 Nov 2016 01:03

          Can someone please update the page with something that I found? I found that even if Ludleth is dead and you didn't marry Anri, someone already did when you get to the Darkmoon Tomb and their straight sword is on their body. For reference, I didn't take any Dark Sigils, so I didn't start Yuria's quest line or even have her in my run. I just thought it should be known that you can still get her sword without Ludleth and without marrying her.

          • The nerf barely touched it24 Sep 2016 22:59

            Tbh the nerf only reduced the scaling a bit but didn't really affect those who ran with a luck/faith build with DMB, SO, and DP its AR is still insanely high I'm sitting at 826 could pump it up to 1211 with RTS ring and Morion Blade but that's too risky for me

            • Post Nerf Stats03 Sep 2016 00:45

              From what I've seen, the nerf to this sword simply reduced the strength and dexterity stats to a hard E scaling. The luck scaling still seems to give an average of 5 AR per luck point.

              • So apparently...12 Jul 2016 06:38

                The nerf has made my +10 hollow washing pole stronger...the weapon I build my guy around...what did you do From!? How many children whining did it take for you to nerf the majesty that is this beast!?

                • Got it too early?06 Jul 2016 12:51

                  I got the sword from what seemed to be her body in the darkmoon tomb before I even got to Anor Londo.<br/>I'll check tonight to see if her summon sign appears or not.

                  • Don't burn Ludleth alive.28 Jun 2016 02:07

                    Anri's summon sign wasnt appearing for me (multiple re-loads of the area) so i went ahead and placed the Lord of Cinder ashes; burning Ludleth to ashes. Went to check up on the presence of her summon sign, and it was there. Can't get the sword from Ludleth's lifeless pile. The sword is also not in Darkmoon crypt. I may go check Church of the Deep, lore theories that she and Horace were children "fated" to be eaten by Aldritch. Didnt tell her of Horace's hollowing so she wouldnt know to return to Horace's location.. i just want the ***** sword lol. treasure hunt. probably will check Smouldering Lake anyways. if i dont post here again, it is no where to be found.

                    • sun ring16 Jun 2016 04:40

                      does anyone know if the swords passive effect of giving you a small amount of health overtime stacks with the sun ring found in the room above aldrich bonfire???

                      • Damage07 Jun 2016 00:47

                        I've done some testing and I can conclude that this weapon has split damage (despite not luck being a damage type). With 50 luck and less than 20 points on dex or strength, my ar is at 450-ish. But when I hit someone it only deals around 270. Anyone have a reason for such a lack of ar other than it being split damage?

                        • Where is it?30 May 2016 19:12

                          I did the quest. I killed Aldrich with her. I went to Ludleth and he is not giving it too me. What gives? Does it matter that I started Yurias quest too or that I didn't go to Ludleth right away? I fought a few more bosses first.

                          • One more possible location:19 May 2016 09:31

                            Hope I didn't do something to trigger this that can't be repeated, but there was one place I found it that wasn't on the list. From the Pontiff Sullyvahn bonfire to the Anor Londo Bonfire, there was the small circular room that led to the elevator to the left and a statue of possibly Gwyn to the right. I hit the statue, revealing an invisible stairway with a dead (lootable) pilgrim at the bottom. At the end of the stairway, there was a foggy passage, with a corpse containing brass armor to the left. At the very end of the hall, there was what appeared to be an altar, with a body impaled through the face with a sword. Closer inspection shows that it may have been Anri's body, as the mask type is the same, and if you loot it, you receive Anri's straight sword. <br/><br/>If it doesn't show up for you, keep in mind that I pursued his/her questline, killed Horace but did not tell him/her about his location, received the Ring of the Evil Eye, and did not kill the pilgrim in the Yorshka bonfire room. I also have not reached Aldritch yet, so I don't know if their Summon Sign still appears...

                            • Extremely powerful with buffs18 May 2016 21:42

                              With Sacred Oath and Lightning Blade using a +9 Cleric's Sacred Chime, Lighting Clutch Ring and a +10 Anri Straight Sword at 32 Faith and 40 Luck, this sword gets an attack rating of 637. Keep in mind this is at level 80, at level 120 with Darkmoon Blade you could theoretically boost it even higher using the Dusk Crown.

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