Irithyll Straight Sword

124 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 4.0
Aux 55    
Requirements & Bonus
12 14 - -
D D - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - ( 17 / 20 )

Irithyll Straight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

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

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

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

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 Straightsword +5
    • Quality weapon
    • 12/14 = 253 AR = Base stats
    • 12/38 = 302 AR = Dex softcap
    • 39/14 = 335 AR = Str softcap
    • 39/38 = 384 AR = Overall softcap
    • 40/40 = 388 AR
  • Softcaps and Scaling
    • After Softcaps it gets less than 2 AR per level
    • Gains more from Strength than Dexterity


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Irithyll Straight Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 124 - - - - D D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +1 138 - - - - D D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +2 147 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +3 172 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +4 194 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +5 216 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35


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

      17 Jan 2018 07:17  

      Easily my favorite straight sword because it's simply easy to use and provides many benefits. Just in case of it failing you though, I'd keep a normal damage Longsword with you as well in case you run into any frost-immune enemies.

      • Anonymous

        10 Jan 2018 01:48  

        Does this weapon's stance R2 have any invincibility? I keep using it against various enemies, and their attacks always seem to bypass me. Or is it just the lunging low-profiles my hitbox? I can't find much information on this stance's attacks, which is surprising since it seems so helpful, but all I see about straight swords is R1 talk.

        • Anonymous

          15 Aug 2017 15:35  

          Thank to the game, Dragonchaser's Ash let us have access to unlimited source of upgrade materials to +4 and +9.

          • Anonymous

            26 Jul 2017 17:41  

            I never liked this weapon. It is just an ordinary straight sword that's sexy and causes frost. Would've been cool if the weapon art was you going berserk in a similar fashion the Outrider Knights do.

            • Anonymous

              23 Jul 2017 11:00  

              great weapon even in late game. once upgraded to +5 its effective against almost any boss. solid damage against any enemy, and frost is great against enemies or bosses that are weak to it like dragonslayer armor or even soul of cinder. would recommend.

              • Anonymous

                20 Jul 2017 08:22  

                I've noticed that it often does much much more damage than 11% im seeing almost 50% frost damage with vordts hammer and 30% on the straight sword.

                • Anonymous

                  06 Jul 2017 23:39  

                  If you run up to the Outsider Knight and turn tail and lure him to the elevator and run across the button it'll leave a hole. He continues to charge you and will fall in. Boom done deal. Also I did that***** on accident cause I waltzed up like wassup I'm fresh from the thrift shop saw him was like nope he was chasing me but I was locked on just walking backwards and meant to just get on the lift but over shot it it went up I didnt and he was just like "This *****ing noon I can't even" and he killed himself and I got the sword

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Jun 2017 18:07  

                    Been playing with this sword since I got it lmao. I upgraded it to +5 and just finished killing Master Gundyr (killed all bosses before with that sword). You guys think this sword would help me till the end of the game out? Or should I upgrade another weapon

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Jun 2017 23:12  

                      Seems pretty good if only for its ease of upgrading. You get it early, put all your twinkling titanite into it, and get it to +8 equivalent before the point where titanite chunks are readily available.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 May 2017 15:49  

                        This weapon is exceptional, especially when duel wielded. Perfectly balanced for both PvE and PvP (of course, since it's a straight-sword). Its running attack is great for catching people off guard, and the rolling attack has a pretty good range. Overall a good weapon, however it doesn't have good heavy attacks, and the weapons art for it isn't too special.

                        (New Players):
                        Having trouble acquiring this weapon? Simply run past the Knight and open the door behind him. There is a bonfire on the other side, and you can use the doorway to employ guerrilla tactics until it has died :)

                        • 03 May 2017 15:42  

                          I nearly killed Slave Knight Gael solo yesterday with Vordt's great hammer and no shield but was a little too slow. I think I would get him with a faster weapon than Vordts, and it's either this or the rapier, I suppose....

                          Is this a good idea to use on him in NG?

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Apr 2017 14:18  

                            If you use this offhand with pontiff scythe and armor set not only will you notice how impressive the combo is but the scythe weapon art will give you a classy cheap finish the the frost cloud rolls so it catches even milkring rollers

                            • Anonymous

                              19 Apr 2017 14:45  

                              I love this sword, it is a good back-up weapon. I also noticed if one uses this sword with pontiff's right eye ring that frost status is easier to inflict on pve enemies, can anyone verify if this is true bc I actually hear an ice breaking sound when a get three consecutive hits on non-boss enemies ( I use turtle beach headset and play dark souls trilogy xbox one).

                              • Anonymous

                                13 Apr 2017 18:19  

                                "decent" weapon in early game?need 3 hits to kill common monster (weapon damage + frost proc) yea its decent

                                • Anonymous

                                  26 Mar 2017 22:50  

                                  After the 1.11 update the frost effect increased to 55, anyone know how the game calculate the forst effect?

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