Ledo's Great Hammer

170 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 85
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55
100 icon-wp_stability.png 50
icon_weight.png 28.0
Requirements & Bonus
B - - -
60 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Great Hammer damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Call to Stone icon_fp_cost.png 25(-/25)

Ledo's Great Hammer is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It was added with The Ringed City DLC.

Great Hammer wielded by the Silver Knight Ledo. Ledo's hammer is by far the heaviest weapon amongst those wielded by the knights of Anor Londo.

Ledo, an eccentric who traveled aross the outskirts, became a close friend to the giants and even Havel, the Rock.

Skill: Call to Stone  
Spin to lure stones to the steel hammer, and use strong attack to transition into an earth slam that shatters the stones in a shockwave.

Notes and Tips:

  • Upgraded with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Outweighs Smough's and Morne's Great Hammer by 4 units. This does not only make it the heaviest Great Hammer, but also the heaviest weapon in the game. It's also stronger than Smough's Great Hammer when 2-handed at 66 Strength (668 AR vs 681 AR )
  • While having the highest Strength requirement in the game, it is beaten by the Smelter Hammer from Dark Souls 2 Iron King DLC, requiring 70 Strength.
  • This Great Hammer, along with Smough's Great Hammer and Morne's Great Hammer, have a higher poise health value than the other Great Hammers, with 32.9 poise health instead of the usual 30.8. This means you can have much less poise and still be able to tank through the other Ultras.

Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped by Silver Knight Ledo when he invades you in The Ringed City (Location) Near the very long staircase where the large enemies (Harald) are patrolling, there is a very long ladder that leads up to one of the friendly locust npc's (white preacher). The Ladder is located to the right of the long staircase (at the very bottom of it) in the swamp near 3 cleric turtle enemies. Once you went up the entire ladder there is a way that leads left to a ringed knight but there is also a way to the right, where you can drop off onto a stoney path. You need to follow the path to a room where silver Knight Ledo invades you.
  • After killing Halflight, Spear of the Church (or a player boss for the same boss fight) Silver Knight Ledo will no longer invade. You can however still get his weapon by reviving Judicator Argo at the Purging Monument for a varying amount of souls. Once you've revived Judicator Argo, go to the location where Silver Knight Ledo invades you an kill him to get his weapon (if Silver Knight Ledo doesn't invade use a dried finger bought from the Shrine Handmaid, it should work).

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Ledo's Great Hammer Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 170 - - - - B - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +1 189 - - - - B - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +2 202 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +3 236 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +4 266 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +5 296 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55


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

      22 Feb 2018 17:13  

      I found this to be pretty interesting.

      If you have at less than 60 strength, you cannot one hand it. But if you have at least 40 strength and two hand it, you can effectively use this weapon.

      40STR while two handing, activating the weapon art does the full thing (rocks activate, and does more damage). However, when doing the weapon art while one handing (through the use of a weapon art shield), the full thing does not activate (rocks do not activate, and does much lower damage).

      • Anonymous

        08 Feb 2018 15:38  

        Don't get caught by the long windup attack that combos to the WA. You will die and it will be your own stupid fault. They will try to lure you into getting hit by it, that's how you play with the weapon. Bait swings and take a hit or two then roll away from it. They'll play unaggressively and wait for you to make an error. Throw bombs and poison at them to keep the pressure on them and try to get them to step up their agenda. Long reach weapons help. I like my zweihander's poke for this as it gives you more range to avoid retaliatory rock smashes. I did kill a guy once with the backstab via the same weapon, which was pretty funny. Those are also good, especially as the long animation allows you a chance to get into place, if you've got the balls to risk it.

        • Anonymous

          08 Feb 2018 03:52  

          Oh, look: more people complaining. I've been invaded by guys using this. It's just a great hammer: you can dodge, you can poke if you have the reach and you can cast. Sure, it might kill you faster sometimes - but you already knew that, so it's all on you.

          Git gud scrubs.

          • Anonymous

            13 Nov 2017 17:03  

            Buffed with sacred oath an buffed with weapon art i made with 2h R2 1100 dmg in pvp realy nice almost one shoting players

            • Anonymous

              11 Nov 2017 01:21  

              I might like it if i could see my enemies when i have it equiped and it's hit boxes were actually good and bot bull***** phantom range

              • Anonymous

                10 Sep 2017 07:03  

                The weapon art stun is long af u can't roll out so your basically dead if u get hit by the weapon art good job developers.

                • Anonymous

                  16 Aug 2017 21:49  

                  Play the space jam theme in the background when doing PvP with this. This actually increases the fun you get more than Sacred Oath does your damage.

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Aug 2017 21:51  

                    Greathammers in these games are, by far, some of the cheapest weapons to use. Unless your opponent is wearing havels set and a wolf ring, they're getting staggered with every attack

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Jul 2017 10:31  

                      Something notable about this thing is that it has pretty good block ratings, comparable to a bad mid shield or a good small shield. In a pinch, you can block with it, like the FUGS.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Jun 2017 20:21  

                        you can use the weapon art in the spears of church bossfight and you get a good trade because the boss gets staggered (human boss)
                        they dont expect to get staggered and that way they can be stopped dead in their tracks

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Jun 2017 23:00  

                          I have tried this hammeri n PvE and its amazing for the slower bosses. In PvP i had a weird experience against it. In a 2 vs 2 whenever i got hit by the guy with Leod's with R1 i could not roll out of the second R1. Also i could not roll out of the weapon art although the page nodes state that it should be possible to roll out form the second hit from the WA.
                          Now i tried Ledo's myself and my R1's never connected into second R1 and my people always rolled out of my second WA hit. Was the one guy where everything connected and where i couldnt roll out cheating?

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