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Shortsword

icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
99 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
icon-magicbonus.png
-
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30
icon-firebonus.png
-
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25
icon-lightningbonus.png
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
icon-darkbonus.png
-
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30
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110 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 2.0
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65
Requirements & Bonus
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8 10 0 0
D C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - (17/20)

Shortsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Small straight sword excelling in thrusting attacks.

The shortsword is a light and easily wielded straight sword, due to its minimal attribute requirements.

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.



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Shortsword Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
Heavy Infusion
Sharp Infusion
Refined Infusion
Raw Infusion
Crystal Infusion
Simple Infusion
Fire Infusion
Chaos Infusion
Lightning Infusion
Blessed Infusion
Deep Infusion
Dark Infusion
Blood Infusion
Poison Infusion
Hollow Infusion

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular +10 198 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +10 183 - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +10 183 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +10 178 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Raw +10 247 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 94 128 - - - D C S - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 99 113 - - - C C A - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 163 - 163 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 30.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 99 - 128 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 94 - - 128 - D C - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 128 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 163 - - - 163 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 36.0
Dark +10 99 - - - 128 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Blood +10 153 - - - - C C - - - - 52 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 153 - - - - C C - - 52 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
188 - - - - C C - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 99 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +1 108 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +2 118 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +3 128 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +4 138 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +5 148 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +6 158 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +7 168 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +8 178 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +9 188 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +10 198 - - - - C C - - - - - 45,9 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Heavy 97 - - - - C - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +1 105 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +2 114 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +3 122 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +4 131 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +5 140 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +6 148 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +7 157 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +8 165 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +9 174 - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +10 183 - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Sharp 94 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +1 102 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +2 111 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +3 120 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +4 129 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +5 138 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +6 147 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +7 156 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +8 165 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +9 174 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +10 183 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Refined 89 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +1 98 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +2 106 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +3 115 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +4 124 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +5 133 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +6 142 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +7 151 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +8 160 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +9 169 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +10 178 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Raw 128 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 140 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 152 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 164 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 176 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 188 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 199 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 211 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 223 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 235 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10 247 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Crystal 74 74 - - - E D B - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 76 79 - - - D D B - - - - 42.7 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 78 85 - - - D D B - - - - 42.7 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 80 90 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 82 96 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 84 101 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 86 106 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 88 112 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 90 118 - - - D D S - - - - 42.7 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 92 123 - - - D D S - - - - 42.7 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 94 128 - - - D C S - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Simple 74 74 - - - D D D - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 76 78 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 79 82 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 81 86 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 84 90 - - - D C B - - - - 42.7 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 86 94 - - - D C B - - - - 42.7 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 89 98 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 91 101 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 94 105 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 96 109 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 99 113 - - - C C A - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Fire 89 - 89 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 96 - 96 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 27.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 103 - 103 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.0 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 111 - 111 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 118 - 118 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 126 - 126 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 133 - 133 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.0 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 141 - 141 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 148 - 148 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 155 - 155 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 163 - 163 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 30.0 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Chaos 79 - 79 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 81 - 84 - - E D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 83 - 89 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 85 - 94 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.7 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 87 - 99 - - D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 89 - 103 - - D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 91 - 108 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 93 - 113 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.8 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 95 - 118 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 97 - 123 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 99 - 128 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Lightning 74 - - 74 - E D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +1 76 - - 79 - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.5 28.5
Lightning +2 78 - - 85 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.5 28.5
Lightning +3 80 - - 90 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.7 28.5
Lightning +4 82 - - 96 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.0 28.5
Lightning +5 84 - - 101 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.2 28.5
Lightning +6 86 - - 106 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +7 88 - - 112 - D D - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +8 90 - - 117 - D D - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.0 28.5
Lightning +9 92 - - 123 - D D - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.2 28.5
Lightning +10 94 - - 128 - D C - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blessed 79 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 84 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 89 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 94 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 99 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 103 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 108 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 113 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 118 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 123 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 128 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Deep 89 - - - 89 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +1 96 - - - 96 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.3
Deep +2 103 - - - 103 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.6
Deep +3 111 - - - 111 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.9
Deep +4 118 - - - 118 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.2
Deep +5 126 - - - 126 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.5
Deep +6 133 - - - 133 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.8
Deep +7 141 - - - 141 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.1
Deep +8 148 - - - 148 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.4
Deep +9 155 - - - 155 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.7
Deep +10 163 - - - 163 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 36.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Dark 79 - - - 79 E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +1 81 - - - 84 E E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.3
Dark +2 83 - - - 89 E D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.6
Dark +3 85 - - - 94 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.9
Dark +4 87 - - - 99 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.2
Dark +5 89 - - - 103 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.5
Dark +6 91 - - - 108 D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.8
Dark +7 93 - - - 113 D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.1
Dark +8 95 - - - 118 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.4
Dark +9 97 - - - 123 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.7
Dark +10 99 - - - 128 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blood 89 - - - - D D - - - - 33 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 95 - - - - D D - - - - 34 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 101 - - - - D C - - - - 34 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 108 - - - - D C - - - - 35 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 114 - - - - D C - - - - 35 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 121 - - - - C C - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 127 - - - - C C - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 134 - - - - C C - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 140 - - - - C C - - - - 37 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 147 - - - - C C - - - - 38 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 153 - - - - C C - - - - 39 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Poison 89 - - - - D D - - 40 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +1 95 - - - - D D - - 41 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +2 101 - - - - D C - - 42 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +3 108 - - - - D C - - 45 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +4 114 - - - - D C - - 46 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +5 121 - - - - C C - - 48 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +6 127 - - - - C C - - 48 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +7 134 - - - - C C - - 49 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +8 140 - - - - C C - - 50 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +9 147 - - - - C C - - 51 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 153 - - - - C C - - 52 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Luck Bonus Discovery Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Hollow 94 - - - - D D - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 103 - - - - D D - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 112 - - - - D C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +3 122 - - - - D C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 131 - - - - D C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 141 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 150 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 159 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 169 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 178 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 188 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 


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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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)






    • 25 Apr 2017 00:09  

      This and the Lothric Knight Sword are great side weapons for casters when Crystal infused. They both have 110 crit, too. The SS can be swung 10 times with 161 stamina, while the LKS can be swung 8 times.
      13STR/40DEX/60INT, 1h:
      Short: 485 (529 w/ Clutch)
      Lothric: 503 (549 w/ Clutch)

      40/40/40, 1h:
      Short: 498 (539 w/ Clutch)
      Lothric: 519 (561 w/ Clutch)

      • 01 Apr 2017 08:09  

        I use this weapon as a back-up with my Dex/Luck build since the very beginning and I have to say, it is a totaly underappreciated niche weapon.

        Upgrade it to +10 and infuse it with bleed, the shortsword with gain massive 70(!!!) bleed buil-up per hit once your luck reaches 40, making most enemies bleed in 2-3 hits (tested it on several hollows in Lotric, the silver knights in Anor Londo and those weird turtle priests in The ringed City). Even bosses that are susceptible to bleeding can be drained of their red juices pretty damn fast with it. Take into account that you can swing it up to 9 times in a row with around 140 stamina and the humble shortsword turns into a freaking murder-shiv. Used in crowd control, lesser enemies fall in droves and even thougher enemies like the new ringed knights become a lot more bearable to handle.

        The only real downside is the relative low base damage of 153 after the bleed infusion but you can easily compensate with a "mosquito bite/death by thousand cuts" strategy.

        Well, that is just my opinion.

        • Incredibly good for magic builds06 Oct 2016 16:50  

          This little guy gets an S scaling with Intelligence if Crystal infused, S with Faith if Lightning infused, and A with Faith if blessed. This... this is just pure love.

          • Favorite Sorcerer Weapon25 Jun 2016 21:57  

            This weapon is incredibly viable for a sorcerer build. S scaling for INT, very low weight, almost no stamina cost, R2 deals thrust damage, and an amazing moveset. This is my favorite INT build weapon by far. My second is the moonlight greatsword, but it's heavy. Sorcerers usually aren't specced to carry heavy weapons, making the shortsword a better option IMO.

            • Best Sorc weapon in game?29 Apr 2016 11:41  

              The simple short sword gets S scaling in magic dmg when enchanted crystal at +7 and with a 60 intel will do more magic damage then a +5 Crystal Sage's Rapier when the shortsword is enchanted to +10. The Shortsword also be used with only +1 str for a sorc and swung 6 times with the sorc starting stam. used from start to end on my Sorc run

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