Dexterity is a stat in Dark Souls 3. it is an attribute for wielding advanced weapons. Also reduces spellcasting time and damage from falling.

"Dexterity Dark Souls 3 Attribute required to wield advanced weapons.

Also improves attack strength, reduces spellcasting time and reduces damage taken when falling. "



  • Dexterity's attack damage per point has a gradual soft cap at 40, a sharper cap above 59, and a hard cap at 99.
  • Also reduces spellcasting time and damage from falling.
  • The casting speed cap is at 50 dexterity.
  • Per point of dexterity increase of 0.4 all defenses, 0.2 all resistances (deprived)

Data and Player Notes

  • Example


Dexterity Required Weapon
0 Dark Hand, Storm Ruler, Butcher Knife, Club, Crucifix of the Mad King, Demon's Greataxe, Dragon Tooth, Dragonslayer's Greataxe, Earth Seeker, Follower Torch, Gargoyle Flame Hammer, Great Club, Great Mace, Great Wooden Hammer, Large Club, Ledo's Great Hammer, Morne's Great Hammer, Old King's Great Hammer, Quakestone Hammer, Reinforced Hammer, Scholar's Candlestick, Smough's Great Hammer, Torch, Vordt's Great Hammer
7 Mace
8 Caestus, Greataxe,Thrall Axe, Battle Axe, Demon's Fist, Eleonora,Brigand Axe, Hand Axe, Broken Short Sword, Handmaid's Dagger, Rotten Ghru Dagger, Light Crossbow, Heavy Crossbow, Knight's Crossbow, Arbalest
9 Pickaxe, Dagger, Morning Star, 
10 Shortsword, Broadsword, Longsword, Astora Striaght Sword, Bastard Sword, Firelink Greatsword, Profaned Greatsword, Haysel Pick, Lorian's Greatsword, Yhorm's Great Machete, Fume Ultra Greatsword, Greatsword, Golden Ritual Spear, Milkwood Battle Axe, Anri's Straight Sword, Harpe, Great Machete, Warpick, Spear
11 Zweihander, Four-Pronged Plow,  Moonlight Greatsword, Barbed Sword, Glaive, Murky Hand Scythe
12 Estoc, Partizan, Halberd, Bandit's Knife, Winged Knight Twinaxes , Cleric's Candlestick, Onyx Blade, Sunlight Straight Sword, Valorheart, Soldering Iron, Rotten Ghru Spear, Rapier, Saint Bident, Crescent Axe, Mail Breaker, Composite Bow, Short Bow, Millwood Greatbow, Spiked Sheild, Follower Javelin, Rose of Ariandel
13 Claymore, Executioner's Greatsword, Wolnir's Holy Sword, Lucerne, Man Serpent Hatchet, Rotten Ghru Curved Sword, Blacksmith Hammer, Scimitar, Falchion, Spiked Mace, Gael's Greatsword
14 Aquamarine Dagger, Longbow, Flamberge, Pike, Claw Red Hilted Halberd, Chaos Blade, Irithyll Straight Sword, Shotel, Whip, Tailbone Short Sword, Parrying Dagger, Avelyn, Twin Prince's Greatsword, Great Scythe, Dragonslayer's Axe, Yorshka's Spear, Follower Sabre, Lothric War Banner
15 Dark Sword, Winged Spear, Tailbone Spear, Greatsword of Judgement,, Gundyr's Halberd, Dragonrider Bow, Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords, Ringed Knight Straight Sword
16 Demon's Scar Drakeblood Greatsword, Sellsword Twinblades, Uchigatana, Lothric Knight Greatsword, Greatlance, Exile Greatsword, Winged Knight Halberd, Crescent Moon Sword, Irithyll Rapier, Drang Hammers, Corvian Greatknife, Sniper Crossbow, Darkmoon Longbow, Friede's Great Scythe, Crow Quills, Splitleaf Greatsword
17 Morion Blade, Witch's Locks, Ringed Knight Spear

Great Corvian Scythe, Warden Twinblades, Carthus Curved Sword, Wolf Knight's Greatsword, Crystal Sage's Rapier, Immolation Tinder, Astora Greatsword, Gottard Twinswords, Black Blade, Harald Curved Greatsword, Hollowslayer Greatsword, Black Knight Greataxe, Manikin Claws, Black Knight Sword, Black Knight Glaive, Murakumo, Pontiff Knight Curved Sword, Lothric's Holy Sword, Brigand Twindaggers, Lothric Knight Sword, Black Bow of Pharis, Gargoyle Flame Spear, Black Knight Greatsword

19 Painting Guardian's Curved Sword, Carthus Shotel, Notched Whip, Pontiff Knight Great Scythe, Arstor's Spear, Crow Talons,
20 Dancer's Enchanted Swords, Washing Pole, Ricard's Rapier, Dragonslater Spear, Farron Greatsword, Drang Twinspears, Lothric Knight Long Spear, Storm Curved Sword, Spotted Whip, Dragonslayer Greatbow, Repeating Crossbow, White Birch Bow
22 Dragonslayer Swordspear, Carthus Curved Greatsword
24 Bloodlust, Onislayer Greatbow
25 Onikiri and Obadachi, Old Wolf Curved Sword
28 Darkdrift
40 Frayed Blade

*Weapons not listed have 0 Dex Requirement. 

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    • Anonymous

      29 May 2017 07:18  

      Spell cast speed is correct at 50 dex.

      How I tested: note* tested up to 48 dex but skipped 49 dex

      45 dex spam GHSA, you will hear the spell cast sound on every cast

      50 dex: spam GHSA, the spell cast sound is absent every 2nd cast

      GHSA= great heavy soul arrow

      • Anonymous

        25 May 2017 05:56  

        It just occurred to me that the icon for dexterity is a left hand which is ironic because the word dexterity comes from the latin word dexter which translates to right.

        • Anonymous

          03 Mar 2017 02:24  

          I'm new to DS figuring it out as I go,but this may sound ignorant but is the only way to increase roll speed and reaction time based on endurance and weight or does Dex play a part with that as well?

          • Anonymous

            10 Jan 2017 01:35  

            For the guys nagging that it is weird that strength weapons reach requitements of 50 str while dex reach 28 you can 2H the 50 str well below 28 str while you cannot 2H a weapon to gain dex so that's completely normal

            • Anonymous

              08 Dec 2016 15:08  

              So if I have 20 dexterity and I wear a sage ring that virtually gives +30 for spell casting, there is no point in getting the sage ring +1 or +2?

              • Anonymous

                Does "reduced spell casting" also apply to pyromancy?29 Apr 2016 04:14  

                Does this speed my pyromancy casting time as well?<br/>

                • Anonymous

                  Deprived23 Apr 2016 07:07  

                  Some of the conditions have "Deprived" mentioned in brackets. What does it mean? For example:<br/>"Per point of dexterity increase of 0.4 all defenses, 0.2 all resistances (deprived)"<br/>Does that mean this only happens if I start with Deprived and won't get this advantage if I start with any other class?

                  • Anonymous

                    Item usage and Dexterity20 Apr 2016 12:09  

                    In DS2, there was a stat called Adaptability, which did a variety of things including reducing the amount of time that it took to use items.<br/><br/>Obviously this stat isn't in DS3, but does anyone know if Dexterity (or any other stat) affects the amount of time it takes to use items?

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