Dragonslayer Spear

113 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50.0
70 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 9.5
Requirements & Bonus
D C - D
20 20 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spear damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Lightning Charge icon_fp_cost.png 17 (-/12)

Dragonslayer Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Cross spear associated with Ornstein the Dragonslayer. A weapon of the gods imbued with the strength of lightning.

Two-handed thrust utilizes the support of the cross and requires great might, but can pierce deep into the flesh of dragons, and send mere men flying.

Skill: Lightning Charge
Charge with spear at waist to enwreathe with lightning, then release bolts with final thrust. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.. 
  • To send people flying : miss the first 2H strong attack , but land the second. 
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.


Location/Where to Find

  • From the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonefire in the Archdragon Peak area, go up the stairs and it is on the grid right in front of you.


Moveset and Videos:

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Dragonslayer Spear Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 97 - - 70 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+1 108 - - 78 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+2 116 - - 83 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+3 136 - - 97 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+4 153 - - 109 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+5 170 - - 122 - D B - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0


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

      18 Jan 2018 14:16  

      Does the sweet spot mechanic apply to the weapon art as well?

      I find that I get all the hits with the weapon art, only to deal a measly ~350. Other times, I deal ~850.

      Is this because of the sweet spot, or just really disproportionate thrust and lightning defense?

      • Anonymous

        04 Jan 2018 18:03  

        seems I need to make two chars to compare what weapon suits me better but from the damage/seconds and WA this gem here outshines the NK spear by a lot if I look at the numbers. (pvp viability doesn't interest me)

        • Anonymous

          31 Dec 2017 17:12  

          it's meant to be grabbed through the gate for the snake people crawling there around. It's only in the arena because Ornstein was killed by it's former master there.

          • Anonymous

            15 Aug 2017 06:32  

            I wish FROM would consider what a player has to do to get a weapon before nerfing it to the damn ground... This weapon is worthless compared to the Swordspear.

            • Anonymous

              11 Aug 2017 06:40  

              I never used it before it was "nerfed" but with a standard qual-faith build, it still hits quite heavily. maybe because nobody wears armor with lightning resistance, but one full charge on the WA usually erases 60-100% of someones hp, and the r1's I see between 300-700 damage per hit, depending on their armor. if it was "nerfed into the ground" I would have loved to see its damage before then lol

              • 04 Aug 2017 04:47  

                I don't understand why this thing was nerfed. Its damage wasn't too intimidating relative to its weight, min requirements, and reach. It lacks any sort of hyper armor, so damage trading is very risky. Not slow, but not particularly fast attack speed. The lightning damage scales so poorly that its more of a novelty than a feature. Its split damage means it can't even use the full effect of the Leo ring.
                Really the only way someone could of made it even mildly OP was if someone made themselves into a squishy dex/faith build with the lightning clutch ring.

                • Anonymous

                  16 May 2017 23:38  

                  "It is no longer obtainable before killing the Nameless King as of patch 1.11" - This is not true. You can still pick up the spear while walking up to the gate without even starting the Nameless King fight. I'm playing on the PS4 version with patch 1.14, and I just looted it.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 May 2017 21:02  

                    does anyone know why they nerfed this to the ground? i never noticed it being particularly popular or even OP pre nerf....

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Apr 2017 21:53  

                      Something needs to be corrected in the description-you cant send people flying with your second 2H strong attack...

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Apr 2017 11:16  

                        No. A 40/40 str/dex build with a bit of fth is NOT how you get the optimum out of this spear. Can't believe people here suggesting that and are even getting vote ups. To make it clear once and for all: this spear is meant for dex/fth hybrid builds. Without a heavy investment in faith for the extra lightning damage it is just a good looking piece of junk while str beyond the minimum requirements does almost nothing for us.

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