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Perseverance

 

Assume an unfaltering stance of prayer to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

(Mace/Red Hilted Halberd/Morning Star/Blacksmith Hammer)

Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

(Dragon Tooth/Smough's Great Hammer/Great Mace/Vordt's Great Hammer)

Cross arms in front of the body to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

(Caestus)

Raise sword in the name of the First Lord to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduces while activated.

(Black Knight Sword)

Varies

Perseverance is a Skill in Dark Souls 3.

 

 

Weapons That Have The Perseverance Skill

 

 

Notes & Information

  • Poise and defense are raised as long as skill is in effect.
  • Seems to reduce damage by about 50%.
  • Lasts for nearly 6 seconds for Great Hammers, and 4 seconds for the others.
  • Best used to guarantee that you come out on top poise-wise in an exchange of blows. Popping it and then laying into an enemy without regard for defence is an extremely effective tactic.
  • Was previously a Miracle in Dark Souls 2.

 

 

 

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    • 08 Apr 2017 14:35  

      This is just another reason why greathammers are literally the best weapon class in the game, at least in PVE (but in PVP too, if you can parry). They hit like a TRUCK, stagger/poise/guard-break even freaking Cathedral Knights and generally make the game jokingly easy. Try this WA with Vordt's hammer on the Abyss Watchers, it makes the fight winnable by a complete newbie. Great skill, borderline OP, even this short-lasted.

      • Not 3 seconds with yhorm's?31 Jul 2016 15:10  

        I tried this buff with different shields, and it seems if you equip yhorm's greatshield the buff stays on ( you can 2h the sword and still get the buff ). I tried with some other greatshields and the buff didn't stay on as i did with yhorm's

        • Perseverance22 Jul 2016 17:22  

          Didn't see it stated here and I'm too dumb to figure out how to edit the page. Many people have probably figured this out by now but for the people who haven't: Perseverance works by increasing damage absorption by 45 for all damage types and grants hyper armor. Does NOT increase poise whatsoever, despite what the description states.

          • How this effects poise28 Jun 2016 03:28  

            So I'm not sure if this is already on here, but I've done some testing and it turns out that perseverance essentially 'activates' your hyper-armour meaning your poise takes effect. I originally noticed it because I had 25 poise and was still being staggered by UGS (which deal 28 poise dmg) when I activated the perseverance skill. I then changed a few things around to having 30 poise and I was unstagger-able by anything. So for anyone wandering why you don't actually see your poise increase but you do see your absorption increase, it's because perseverance doesn't increase poise but 'activates' it for a short period. (This is just from what I've tested and observed but I'm 99% sure this is what is happening.

            • Description is confusing09 May 2016 15:31  

              I'm somewhat confused by the description here (also the in-game description). Does reduced damage mean damage you take, or the is damage it deals reduced while active?

              • Cool skill28 Apr 2016 11:29  

                One thing not a lot of people know is that if your opponent hits you during the animation, or if you time it with their swing, their weapon will bounce off of you similar to the way it would with Iron Flesh active. Seems to only deflect if they are 1-handing, but will allow you to armor and take reduced damage from the hit regardless. Very useful.

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