Tailbone Spear

118 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 20
icon_weight.png 4.5
Requirements & Bonus
E D - -
13 15 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spears damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Unleash Dragon icon_fp_cost.png 25 ( -/ -)

Tailbone Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Twisted spear favored by the wretched, failed prisoners of Irithyll Dungeon.

Crafted from a feeble tailbone, and seen as a sign of the dragons. Their screams are oft heard inside the dungeon, as they naively mutilate their unworthy flesh.

Skill: Unleash Dragon
Thrust the spear to unleash the strength of dragons, similar to an ancient dragon weapon, only with its power tragically faded.

Notes and Tips:

Location/Where to Find

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Tailbone Spear Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 118 - - - - E D - - - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+1 138 - - - - D D - - - - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+2 157 - - - - D D - - - - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+3 177 - - - - D D - - - - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+4 196 - - - - D C - - - - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+5 216 - - - - D C - - - - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0


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)

    • 17 Apr 2017 22:11  

      I have 3 of these on my first character ever (Pyromancer), and I've never used them. I wasn't farming for them and didn't have any weapon discovery boosts. But I haven't seen it drop on any of my other 7 or 8 characters.

      • 17 Apr 2017 14:35  

        I'm running around with 420+ discovery and I still can't get this to drop. I got the short sword from the other ones but this one hasn't dropped at all

        • 27 Mar 2017 17:14  

          Found one on first play through (without farming, it just dropped first kill). Thought it sucks. Didn't use it. Later found out how long ppl farm this thing to get it. Started using it. Not meta but good for lolz

          • 20 Nov 2016 10:46  

            In my attempts only the ones with the weapon drop it so the two spear Wretches drop the spear weapon and vice versa vor the other weapon
            I have not seen a single titanite scale so either that drop is EXTREMEly rare or they dont actually drop that
            You also need to be careful not to push them into the wall as that can make the drops unreachable sometimes

            • 01 Nov 2016 01:06  

              The only Wretch that seems to drop this (farmed out every wretch until 5 spear drops) seems to be the one in the back left corner of Irithyll Dungeon. All the others have only ever given me shortswords.

              • Not that rare?16 Aug 2016 14:12  

                Hey I was wondering whether it is really that hard to find because (maybe I got really really lucky) I found both (the Spear and the Short Sword they drop) in maybe 10-20 minutes in my first run. I equipped the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, the Crystal Sage's Rapier, the Symbol of Avarice and used a Rusted Coin (I had 13 points in the Luckstat so I had a total of 363 Item Discovery). I started from the Irithyll Dungeon Bonfire and ran (with the hidden body spell and the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring) down the corridor to the unlocked gate, dropped down and went left where the 2 Wretches are. It took me much more time to finally find the Heavy Crossbow than the Spear and the Short Sword.

                • Tailbone Spear Version06 Aug 2016 12:58  

                  I think the one with the spear is actually the one that thrusts its weapon at you when you chased the crystal lizard by the cages, before heading out a opened gate door and then seeing the profaned capital in the distance, before taking a right and continuing downward past the mob hiding behind the pillar, one with a machete, and then another with a crossbow. Though its pretty out of place to just farm that single one. The one next to it, crying in the cage until you open it gave me the dagger version first try (idk if thats a 100% drop tho), and it also says via this wiki about the dagger wretches possibly dropping the spear as well, albeit very rarely. Oh well, time to try to farm

                  • Why one should use this01 Jul 2016 19:13  

                    Only reason to use this thing is for its insane WA. The range on it is so far, I once pretended to aim for a host's phantom with it and in actuality tried to kill the host, who was hanging around far behind the guy trying to harass with firebombs. It proceeded to blow the guy away and explode the last bit of his healthbar, netting me a new pale tongue and an ember. Sheesh.<br/><br/>Otherwise, it doesn't exactly have the best AR since it can't be infused or buffed.

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