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Storm Ruler

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143 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50
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35
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30
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
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35
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 8.0
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10
Requirements & Bonus
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D D - -
0 0 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Storm King icon_fp_cost.png - (20/20)

Storm Ruler is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3



Greatsword with a broken blade, also known as the Giantslayer for the residual strength of storm that brings giants to their knees.

Yhorm the Giant once held two of these, but gave one to the humans that doubted him, and left the other to a dear friend before facing his fate as a Lord of Cinder.

Skill: Storm King
Assume stance to imbue sword with storm. Most effective when facing giants.



Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • At 40/40 it has 485 AR.
  • Contrary to its description, neither its skill or regular attacks do extra damage to regular giants. This is most likely due to the fact that Yhorm resembles the giants from Dark Souls 2, which are different from the aforementioned giants that come from Dark Souls 1.
  • Cannot be sold or discarded, extra copies can be stored in the bonfire stash. 
  • The Storm Ruler is a callback to the weapon of the same name in Demon's Souls.
  • Appears the design is inspired by the "Kusanagi" sword, one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan.

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Storm Ruler Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Regular 143 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +1 179 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +2 204 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +3 229 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +4 254 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +5 280 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 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

 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)



 



    • Anonymous

      Storm Ruler [DKS3 Wiki]06 Sep 2017 20:25  

      Am I missing something? Obviously this sword is amazing against Yhorm and its WA is really cool, but my experience otherwise was that it was pretty ineffective compared to other swords in normal combat.

      Related to the visually cool swords comment, I had the same thought with the Onyx blade from AoA. That thing looks amazing and with a dark build it's quite viable for general use.

      • Anonymous

        06 Sep 2017 17:50  

        One of the coolest weapon in the game. One thing I didn't like in DS3 is the fact that the awesome visual weapons are generally speaking crappy while the simplest weapons are the best like: Broadsword, Straight Sword, Astora Greatsword, Hand axe.

        • Anonymous

          05 Jul 2017 12:56  

          I've been thinking. So this sword is used to kill giants, which proves Yhorm is a giant. But he is also a lord of cinder, meaning he is a human/descendant of the pygmies who found the dark soul, because according to the Ringed City DLC, the humanity's existence was tied to the 1st flame, dooming them to link the fire forever. Then there's Gwyn, who is a god of the old age and clearly not human, but also the first lord of cinder. So a god can link the 1st flame too, which also explains why the Soul of Cinder's 2nd phase emulates Gwyn's spirit. So does that mean any being, regardless of race, can link the 1st flame, so long as they have a huge amount of souls? And does that mean of all the races, only humanity is forced to link the flame because of the curse and their connection to the abyss/dark soul? Also, is it possible that the DS2 giants are simply hollowed versions of Yhorm's race? And does the fact that Yhorm is both a giant and a lord of cinder mean that giants are just BIG people, like how there are huge humans in One Piece? Lastly calling Gwyn and his children godly, is that explicitly addressed to their race, or are they called gods because they have a kickass souls? Because aside from some obvious differences, they look pretty much human...

          • Anonymous

            30 Apr 2017 06:14  

            Okay, so I just picked up the stormruler after union bro died. So far favorite weapon, but super low durability. Any suggestions for similar weapons?

            • Anonymous

              29 Apr 2017 11:46  

              Anyone found a method to dispose of the extra copies? I learned too late its not able to be discarded/sold and got 4 copies.
              The OCD in me is really wanting these weapons out from my inventory and storage.
              I dont mind if I will get banned by the method cause I really dont mind playing offline.
              Thanks in advance.

              • Anonymous

                23 Apr 2017 09:02  

                Looks like the table for the damage on this thing is a little outdated. At +5, it's now 280 base damage, 485 with 40/40 Str/Dex. Still not fantastic, but not horrible either.

                It has the same moveset as the Executioner's Greatsword. Outside the boss fight, its Weapon Art is essentially Stance with the same follow ups and can charge for a semi-ranged attack that does about around 2.5x damage at 2.5x it's regular range. Interestingly, the charge stays until you use the Weapon Art and persists even after using a bonfire. It's actually pretty fun to do a Storm Ruler-only run, whacking people with a tornado sword, so even if it's not top tier, it's definitely a viable and interesting weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Apr 2017 21:24  

                  I used this in pvp just now, it's a slightly weaker greatsword, and the wa can catch a few people, remember to charge it before you gesture/start fighting.
                  Overall it's not as good as the others, but it's fun to feel like you have a weapon of your own because no-one else uses it.
                  Oh and hitting with the blade and the wind of the wa can deal quite alot of damage, just watch out for the insane stamina drain and openness to backstabs.
                  A bonus is that no-one can say you're tryharding.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Apr 2017 21:20  

                    The entire thing doesn't work for me anymore. I can charge the weapon, but not unleash it. I havent played DS3 in ages, but it used to be hold L2 to charge, press L2 again to unleash. Did it change?

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Apr 2017 10:52  

                      So they put a weapon in game that's super powerful against on boss (and even though the description states Giant-s- ...*****ing plural... it only works on the one, including in the DLC), and is completely useless otherwise. It's just a mediocre greatsword with a super long windup to use its unique weapon art that gives it extra range (almost as much as the fume UGS wow!) and.... wait...


                      is this just the *****ing pendant v2 electric boogaloo? a useless a1ddition to the game to waste players time so the devs can laugh at us?

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Apr 2017 06:24  

                        "Contrary to its description, neither its skill or regular attacks do extra damage to regular giants. This is most likely due to the fact that Yhorm resembles the giants from Dark Souls 2, which are different from the aforementioned giants that come from Dark Souls 1."

                        You know Yhorm has a face right?

                        • Anonymous

                          18 Mar 2017 18:31  

                          So does storm ruler's weapon art actually damage anything else other than yhorm? I've tried it during PvP, PvE, and it'd be total crappola if FromSoft just made this one weapon hurt one specific boss.

                          • Anonymous

                            02 Mar 2017 08:50  

                            Man I wish Patron the Coward read this article before subjecting use to his infuriating incompetence during THAT LP

                            • Anonymous

                              22 Feb 2017 02:40  

                              imo yhorms a way better fight when killing him with your standard gear than just cheesing him with storm ruler. fromsoft even made it so that you can get visceral attacks on his head if you do enough damage to it through ways other than the storm ruler! yhorms way more satisfying without the storm ruler imo. i highly recommend trying it out yourself.

                              • Anonymous

                                29 Jan 2017 16:49  

                                Weapon art dmg scales with each following ng+ but only to yhorm the biotch. It will always 5-shot him unless you coop. Was doing 12k in ng+7 with each hit, Jesus TF Christ!

                                • Anonymous

                                  secret tracking26 Sep 2016 20:47  

                                  the fully charged weapon has a secret tracking that does that if your enemy dodge to the side and i out of your visual tracking then if you're locked on you will see the wind blade hit another place but the dust that blows to the side is aiming at your enemy and you'll still hit them

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Yhorm gave the second Storm ruler to Seigward19 Sep 2016 22:17  

                                    It all makes sense now. <br/><br/>His " Sworn Duty " was to ... Kill Yhorm when he became a Lord . <br/><br/>ouch.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Why ?03 Sep 2016 14:50  

                                      Why the ***** can't I sell it ? It make no sense! I'm a pure mage, I don't even use the stormruler during that fight!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Reinforcement30 Aug 2016 23:07  

                                        Does reinforcing this weapon cause its charge attack to do any more damage to Yhorm with each hit, or is that a static value?

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