Help
Help

Great Hammers are one of the largest weapon types in the game. They have a slower movesets but feature high damage and are an intimidating choice for players. They also have the highest poise damage of any weapon class in the game, with 45 poise damage on a regular two handed light attack. Great Hammers also cannot be parried two-handed, with the exception of the rolling and running attack.

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
icon-wp_physicalAttack.pngicon-wp_physicaldef.png icon-magicbonus.pngicon-wp_magicdef.png icon-firebonus.png icon-wp_firedef.png icon-lightningbonus.png icon-wp_lightningdef.png icon-darkbonus.png icon-wp_darkdef.png CriticalStability Frosticon-wp_poisonbld.pngicon-wp_bleed.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Intelligence Bonus Faith Bonus

icon-durabilitiy.png
icon_weight.png

Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

 Large Club

148

50.0

0

35.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

100

40.0

0

0

0

22

C

0

-

0

-

0

-

125

10.0

20 (-/-)

Warcry

Looted from a corpse near the place you and Siegward of Catarina defeated the Fire Demon in Undead Settlement.

Gargoyle Flame Hammer

122

55

0

40

100

35

0

35

 0

40

100

53.0

0

0

0

 22

D

 0

-

 9

E

9

E

 150

11.0

(12 /15) 

Kindled Flurry

Dropped by Rock Gargoyles using this weapon in Profaned Capital or Grand Archives.

Great Club

152

55.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

100

40.0

0

0

0

28

C

 0

-

 0

-

 0

-

 280

12.0

20( -/ -/)

Warcry

Drops from Watchdog of Farron NPC outside Farron Keep.

Vordt's Great Hammer

176

55.0

0

45.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

45.0

100

45.0

50

0

0

30

C

0

-

0

-

0

-

 170

17.0

12 (-/-)

Perseverance

Transposed from Soul of Boreal Valley Vordt.

Great Mace

173

55.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

100

45.0

0

0

0

 32

D

0

-

0

-

 0

-

 150

18.0

12 (-/-)

Perseverance

Dropped from Cathedral Knights wielding this weapon.

 

Morne's Great Hammer

200

70.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

100

45.0

0

0

0

50

D

0

-

0

-

30

D

250

24

50

Morne's Rage

 Dropped by Eygon of Carim if killed.

 

Great Wooden Hammer

103

50.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

35.0

0

0

0

18

C

0

-

0

-

0

-

135

6.0

13

Spin Bash

Dropped by Villagers at the Undead Settlement wielding this item 

 

Smough's Great Hammer

205

70.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

 45

C

0

-

 0

-

 0

-

 205

24.0

12( -/ -)

Perseverance

 Found in a chest in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley in the building with the paintings and Silver Knights, on the second floor.

 

Old King's Great Hammer

180

60.0

0

45.0

69

40.0

0

40.0

 0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

 30

D

 0

-

 10

D

 10

D

 185

18.5

12 (-/15)

Molten Perseverance

 Created with the Soul of the Old Demon King

 

Pickaxe

140

50.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

40

0

0

0

 18

C

 9

-

 0

-

 0

-

 105

8.0

 11( -/ -)

Galvanize

 Located on a corpse in Irithyll Dungeon (near the giant).

 

Dragon Tooth

188

60.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

 C

40

 -

0

-

0

-

0

340

21.0

12 (-/-)

Perseverance

 Dropped by Havel in Archdragon Peak.

 

Spiked Mace

149

55.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

33

 C

21

 -

13

 -

0

 -

0

 140

16.0

 13 ( -/ 10)

Spin Bash

Dropped by Evangelists at Undead Settlement
 

 

Quakestone Hammer

189

55.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

0

 C

40

 -

0

 -

0

 -

0

 150

15.0

 12 ( -/ 10)

Quake

Ashes of Ariandel DLC: Snowy Mountain, at the top of a pass, guarded by a red eyed Millwood Knight.
 

 

Ledo's Great Hammer

170

85

0

55

0

60

0

55

0

55

100

50

0

0

0

B

60

 -

0

-

0

-

0

310

28

25(-/25)

Call to Stone

Dropped by Silver Knight Ledo when he invades you in The Ringed City (Location)

 




    • 07 Aug 2017 23:34  

      So I was checking out the quakestone hammer and I noticed in the wiki pages notes a claim that its the third strongest greathammer and a comment contradicting that claim. That lead me to check ARs of every greathammer there is which in return lead me to list them out, because it would have been too much to memorize them all, to compare them. I decided I should share this so I included some things that might affect what weapon to pick. As for the stats I got the values with, 66 str is obvious and I'm not going to explain it, dex is 13 for spiked mace's requirement and fth 30 for Morne's. The dex didn't affect many, if any, other weapon's ARs but because of the 30 fth Gargoyle flame hammer and old king's greathammer have higher AR than with pure str investment, so keep that in mind. With those settled heres the list.

      Details:
      str: 66
      dex: 13
      fth: 30
      2 handed, max upgraded
      infusable weapons are heavy infused
      *=buffable
      additional notes in brackets
      values from mugenmonkey

      AR:
      Large club*: 574
      Gargoyle flame hammer: 652 (244+170 phys, 200+37 fire; pure str AR: 627)
      great club*: 641
      Vordt's: 593 (110 frost)
      Great mace*: 650
      Morne's: 636
      great wooden hammer*: 513
      Smough's: 668
      old king's: 689 (328+192 phys, 126+42 fire; pure str AR: 661)
      pickaxe*: 564 (attack type: thrust)
      dragon tooth*: 643 (+10% magic and fire absorption)
      spiked mace*: 606 (43 bleed)
      quakestone: 619
      Ledo's: 681

      Highest pure AR
      #1 old king's (689)
      #2 ledo's (681)
      #3 smough's (668)

      Highest damage (propably, not actually tested)
      #1 ledo's
      #2 smough's
      #3 great mace

      Hope this helps at least someone who wants to try greathammers or something. I might do this to other
      weapon types if I get motivated enough (which might or might not be affected by the ammount of
      likes and/or kind of replies this gets).

      • Anonymous

        09 Mar 2017 08:26  

        Miyazaki: Guys what do we do about Ultra great weapons?
        Dev: Don't improve their speed or stamina consumption from the previous games at all, make them all exactly the same, just give some of them a super cool big explody aoe weapon art that will only hit people with 1 braincell and does disappointing damage.
        Miyazaki:Beautiful.

        Miyazaki: Hey guys time for the DLC, we've already added some really cool light weapons like Friede's Great scythe, Valorheart and the Crow Quills, what should we do about Ultra Great Weapons?
        Dev: Make them the same as all the other Ultras, just give both of them a super cool big explody aoe weapon art that will only hit people with 1 braincell and does disappointing damage.
        Miyazaki: Majestic.

        • Anonymous

          the giant club04 Aug 2016 05:16  

          it can destroy most foes with one hit and boss can be destroyed super fast i beat wolnir and the old demon king with out any problems with this club

          • Anonymous

            Less stamina17 Jul 2016 15:43  

            Anyone notice that ultra Greatswords use more stamina than the great hammers. I can do only one light attack and one heavy attack with the Astora Greatsword. But with a great club I can one light attack and two heavy attacks. This is was tested with a deprived character with 10 endurance and 30 str/dex.

            • Anonymous

              Great Hammer Combo24 May 2016 17:11  

              You can combo great hammer 1-handed light attacks into a jumping strong. Deals way more damage than two r1s. Was using the Dragon Tooth while testing it out but it might work for other great hammers.

              • Anonymous

                Should you use Great Hammers? NO! - V1.0720 May 2016 20:23  

                Don't bother investing in these. A heavy broadsword with the stats to use these weapons will always out-DPS them, cost less stamina, and weigh much less.

                • Anonymous

                  is it possible to set this up to show various versions of weapon development?03 May 2016 14:52  

                  For example, could this list be set up like the individual weapons are with options to choose upgrade path and to view weapons at 40/40 or 99/99.<br/>Also, could special effects (like stamina regen) of weapons and armor be added to these pages?

                  • Anonymous

                    How to parry with a Greathammer in DS323 Apr 2016 10:49  

                    In DS3 you cannot parry with your bare left hand if you wield a greathammer in your right. You'll activate the special ability instead. Only option is to equip a fist weapon like the Cestus or the zero weight alternative, the Dark Hand from Yuria, if you have trouble to avoid the fat role mark at 70%.

                    • Anonymous

                      2 hit stagger22 Apr 2016 10:35  

                      So in pvp getting hit once means getting hitting twice, You can't roll away. and since if has such a strong stamina drain on shields if you block the second most likely you are getting guard broken. So what are you supposed to do? Just eat the second hit? That most times means if you have less than 70% getting hit by light attack means death.

                    Load more

                    Chat