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Halberds are a type of Weapon in Dark Souls 3. These Weapons usually do moderate damage and have long reach. Halberds are generally either a fusion between a spear and another weapon, thus combining straight thrusting attacks and wide swinging strikes, or are simply a cutting or chopping weapon on a long shaft, which is swung across and overhead at a distance. These weapons often have trouble performing in close range or tight quarters.

Just like Reapers, they have a "sweet spot" mechanic that awards players extra damage. Even though the sour spots retrun as well, the damage difference between the sweet spot hit and the sour spot hit isn't as harsh.

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Acquired From

Halberd

125

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

16

D

12

D

0

-

0

-

75

8.0

15( -/13)

Charge

Sold by the Shrine Handmaid at Firelink Shrine for 1500 souls.

Dropped by Hollow Soldiers with Halberds in High Wall of Lothric

Lucerne

126

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

15

D

 13

D

 0

-

-

 75

7.5

8 (-/14)

Spin Sweep

Looted from a corpse to the right of the entrance to Emma at her church in High Wall of Lothric.

Winged Knight Halberd

135

50

0

30

0

25

0

25

0

30

100

25

0

0

0

26

D

 16

E

 0

-

 0

-

145

14

10(-/18)

Chain Spin

Dropped by Winged Knights wielding this weapon (rare drop)

Red Hilted Halberd

130

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

0

0

0

14

D

 14

D

 0

-

 0

-

 80

8.0

11 (-/-)

Perseverance

In the sewers of Undead Settlement, next to where you find the statue of Velka.

Black Knight Glaive

150

40.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

25

0

0

0

28

D

 18

D

 0

-

0

-

 115

9.0

8 (-/14)

Spin Sweep

Found in the boss arena for Champion Gundyr.

 

Gundyr's Halberd

145

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

25

0

0

0

 30

C

15

E

 0

-

 0

-

500

13.0

15 (-/15)

Champion's Charge

 Craft via Soul Transposition from Soul of Champion Gundyr

 

 

Immolation Tinder

118

40

0

25

75

20

0

20

0

25

100

25

0

0

0

18

D

 18

D

 12

B

 12

-

85

10.0

20(-/-)

Punitive Flame

 Drops from Fire Witches in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.

Crescent Axe

119

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20.0

-

14

D

12

D

0

-

0

-

75

6.0

20 (-/-)

War Cry

Purchased from Shrine Handmaid after giving her Paladin's Ashes.

Glaive

141

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

25.0

-

17

D

11

E

0

-

0

-

95

11.0

8(-/14)

Spin Sweep

Buy for 3500 souls from Greirat

 

Splitleaf Greatsword

132

40

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

20

0

0

0

26

C

 16

E

0

-

0

-

 90

13.5

17/20

Wind Wheel

Can be bought from the Stone-humped Hag at The Dreg Heap

 

Crucifix of the Mad King

124

45

0

30

0

25

0

25

0

25

74

25

0

0

0

19

D

 0

-

10

E

14

D

 80

12.0

-(-/17)

Mad King's Folly

Drops from Shira when you face her in the final area of The Ringed City

 




    • Anonymous

      16 Jul 2017 11:38  

      I don't know if it applies to all of them, but at least Red Hilted Halberd, Lucerne, and Glaive; the sour spot does strike damage.
      I noticed something was weird against the slugs in the swamp, sweet spot was doing heaps heaps more than sour spot; then I noticed that sour hits crumbled skeletons in the catacombs.

      That means that the normal halberds only do thrust damage with the tip, otherwise standard or strike damage. Possibly means sour hits break guards more easily.

      • 07 Mar 2017 04:28  

        I suppose the war cry skill is supposed to compensate for the relatively low AR, so has anyone had success with this? I might try it on my str/fth build.

        • Anonymous

          18 Nov 2016 19:22  

          patch notes: Increased player’s resistance to physical attacks, and increased damage done to opponent’s guard when equipping Halberds.

          Halberds add to your defensive value? or they just increased the block values?

          • Anonymous

            Misnamed01 Oct 2016 04:56  

            Perhaps this class should've been called "Polearms". But this is a complaint I've been making since DS1. The glaive, formerly known as the scythe, is neither. It's a bardiche, as is Gundyr's halberd.<br/>The Black Knight Halberd, or Glaive now, is a glaive-guisarme, but at least they're in the right ballpark. <br/>I have no idea what to call the Winged Knight Halberd. Probably some kind of mutant fat glaive, kinda like the Winged Knights themselves.<br/>And then there's the Immolation Tinder, which is... nothing on this earth.<br/>Also, the lucerne looks more like a bec de corbin to me.<br/><br/>In short, 2/9 of the weapons in the halberd class are actually halberds.<br/>Good job, From.

            • Anonymous

              Moar halberds pls21 Jul 2016 16:08  

              It is kinda disappointing not to see the blue knight halberd return from dark souls 2, that was the one weapon that allowed me to go through the game with ease, kinda

              • This class sure seems to have some range shenanigans going...18 May 2016 00:51  

                ...at least that's what I seem to hear all the time. Don't get me wrong it's an issue across the board really, but I seem to hear complaints about phantom range from Halberd types more than any other.<br/><br/>But then, the polearm/halberd type weapons have always had sort of wonky range issues against other players in the previous games. I'm long done trying to figure out how From Soft's netcode works so maybe it's safe to just assume the weapons' reach is longer than it seems when you go up against one. lol

                • Anonymous

                  quite easily the best weapon category in the whole game.10 May 2016 21:52  

                  range, damage, and speed all combined into a glorious amalgamation of pvp and pve extravaganza <br/><br/>that don mean it aint easy to use mate

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