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Stance

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.

(Claymore/Drakeblood Greatsword/Flamberge/Hollowslayer Greatsword/Broadsword/Long Sword/Morion Blade/Shortsword/Anri's Straight Sword/Astora Straight Sword/Lothric Knight Sword/Irithyll Straight Sword/Barbed Straight Sword)

From stance, use normal attack to back step and execute a surprise attack, or strong attack for consecutive thrusting.

(Rapier/Crystal Sage's Rapier)

While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge. Only, neither move will appear very impressive with a broken sword.

(Broken Straight Sword)

17/ 20 (Straight Swords/Greatswords)
15/15 (Rapiers)

Stance is a Skill in Dark Souls 3.

 

 

Weapons That Have Stance

 

Greatswords

 

Straight Swords

 

Rapiers

 

 

Notes & Information

  • The stance for Straight Swords and Greatswords have a guard breaking upword slash for the R1, and an upward stab for the R2.
  • The stance for Piercing Swords have a backstep dodge into a lunging thrust for the R1, and the R2 are several fast thrusts.
  • Stance R2s can be quickly followed up by stance R1s.
  • It is possible to unleash a Straight Sword stance combo by alternating between light attack and strong attack while holding the stance button, such as R1 R2 R1 or R2 R1 R2 while holding L2.
  • The Straight Sword stance R2 has a substantial amount of poise.
  • During Straight Sword and Greatsword stance R2s, incoming damage is reduced by half.

 

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      23 Aug 2017 18:42  

      Has to be one of the best skills in dark souls 3 with a 100% protect weapon art shield and a straight sword.

      • 05 Jun 2017 07:14  

        There's a little trick for the stance weapon skill, if you hold L2 while using the weapon skill, you can go for R1 R2 R1 or R2 R1 R2 combo, and that can eat away half of your human opponent's health if at least 2 hits connected.

        • Anonymous

          01 Jun 2017 01:26  

          i was able to enter stance while having shield+greatsword, now i have to equip it in both hands to enter stance. sad

          • Anonymous

            03 Dec 2016 22:21  

            It's pretty useless most of the time in pvp since alot of people don't bother with shields, and the rest of the time it's easy to stay out of range.

            • Anonymous

              lacking FP10 May 2016 01:38  

              I've noticed that if I don't have any Fp the guard break doesn't work. It'll do the same animation, but it won't break guard (unless it just happens to wear the stamina down that final bit for a natural guard break)

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