Irithyll Rapier

116 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
110 icon-wp_stability.png 20
icon_weight.png 3.0
Aux Frost 55    
Requirements & Bonus
D D - -
10 16 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Thrusting Swords damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Shield Splitter icon_fp_cost.png 14 (-/-)

Irithyll Rapier is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Thrusting sword bestowed upon the Outrider Knights of the Boreal Valley. This weapon is shrouded in frost, and causes frostbite.

Every Outrider Knight one day devolves into a beast, constantly hounded by Pontiff Sulyvahn's black eyes.

Skill: Shield Splitter
Aim carefully, and attack in a large forward lunge to pierce through enemy shields and inflict damage directly.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite
  • Causes Frostbite.
    • 55 Frost buildup per hit
    • Does not scale with Luck or Upgrade Level
  • Irithyll Rapier +5
    • Quality Weapon
    • 10/16 = 245 AR = Base stats
    • 38/16 = 316 AR = Str softcap
    • 10/40 = 321 AR = Dex softcap
    • 38/39 = 390 AR = Overall Softcap
    • 40/40 = 395 AR 
  • Softcaps and Scaling
    • After Softcaps it gets less than 2 AR per level
    • Gains more from Dexterity than Strength


Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped by Outrider Knight in Lothric Castle. This knight can be found in a room underneath the twin dragons, down some stairs before you cross in front of the large gate where the dragons breathe fire. Almost directly beneath the white dragon. 
  • Video Location

Moveset and Videos:

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Irithyll Rapier Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 116 - - - - D D - - - 55 - 40 25 20 20 25
+1 129 - - - - D C - - - 55 - 40 25 20 20 25
+2 138 - - - - D C - - - 55 - 40 25 20 20 25
+3 161 - - - - D C - - - 55 - 40 25 20 20 25
+4 181 - - - - C C - - - 55 - 40 25 20 20 25
+5 202 - - - - C C - - - 55 - 40 25 20 20 25


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

      20 Jan 2018 15:06  

      I love this thing, it really completes my Outrider Knight cosplay. I like to dress up and go in search of honourable duels. En garde!

      • Anonymous

        02 Jun 2017 06:53  

        Definitely not bad as a riposte weapon for a frostbite build.
        On my build specifically, I have 50 str and 40 dex so that I can use all the frostbite weapons effectively, and by using Vordt's Greathammer to break shields and a Llewellyn shield to parry, I can rack up damage up to around 1000-1100 damage with a hornet ring, frostbite riposte. Not only that, it's a decent secondary weapon to compliment Vordt's Greathammer.

        • Anonymous

          02 May 2017 18:17  

          This weapon got me through Dragonslayer Armour, Twin Princes, Soul of Cinder, and Gael. I wouldn't have even had a chance without it.

          • Anonymous

            25 Oct 2016 10:37  

            Not sure if it's due to the recent DLC patch but it seems like the weapon skill, shield splitter, does full damage even if you don't have any FP right now. Maybe it was like this before hand and I didn't notice, but it's that way right now.

            • Anonymous

              Frost Build20 Aug 2016 04:32  

              Been working on a frost build. Has not been in a single PvP. I am going to get some of my friends to give this weapon to me so I can finish my frost build to see it shine beautifully. Quick question regarding this build-Should I put more in strength then Dex to I can use Vordts hammer or put more in Dex than strength so I can use quick weapons effectively, and use Vordts hammer when needed?

              • Anonymous

                god tier offhand13 Jul 2016 06:28  

                on my 40 dex 25 str 30 faith character I have a quality lothric knight sword in my right hand and this in my off hand. The mix ups are great and if they try to parry one i can switch it up with the other. Its really fun and good at applying pressure and racks up damage fast!

                • Anonymous

                  The only use for this weapon09 Jul 2016 11:54  

                  I couldn't find a use for this other than the Dragonslayer armor boss battle. The frost burst procs pretty fast (3-4 pokes) and will decimate the boss quickly. Other than that, well the frost effect is useless and never ever procs in PvP.It has the rapier moveset and the estoc weapon art. For quality builds it's decent but for pure dex builds it's not worth dumping 15 twinkling into it and a slab.

                  • Anonymous

                    Frost01 May 2016 12:18  

                    There is some ways to buff frost power?Indeed interesting but no ended type of effect. I want to believe that first DLC really opens the door to the Frost build characters.

                    • Anonymous

                      Looking to dual wield29 Apr 2016 02:36  

                      I'm looking for a rapier to compliment my crystal rapier I'm a Intel/Dex build I have a rapier but I want ricards or irithyll which one will be better as a parry sword

                      • Anonymous

                        Parry23 Apr 2016 22:06  

                        Hello everyone, I would like to ask that if you use this weapon as an offhand weapon, can you still parry while wielding two weapons at the same time?

                        • Anonymous

                          My lategame weapon21 Apr 2016 05:55  

                          I only upgraded this weapon, because I had no idea what to upgrade with my twinkling titanites and this weapon literally carried me through the last couple of bosses in my first playthrough. I also threw my first slab in this beauty.

                          • Anonymous

                            Best Ice-weapon20 Apr 2016 02:20  

                            Simply the best one imho. Quicker than the other 4 and has the same damage while at it. Additionally it doesnt need to used mana for the Frost effect like the Scythe or the Curved Sword. The longsword is okay, but easier to block/dodge and the mace is too slow for pvp

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