120 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
100 icon-wp_stability.png 50
icon_weight.png 5.5
Requirements & Bonus
12 12 0 0
D D - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Swords damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Strike/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Lion Stance icon_fp_cost.png -(17/20)

Valorheart is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.

Weapon once wielded by the Champion of the Undead Match. A special paired set consisting of a broad sword and a lion shield.

The champion fought on, without rest, until he lost his mind. In the end, only his page and a lone wolf stayed at his side.

Skill: Lion Stance

While in stance, use normal attack to thrust forward with shield up, and strong attack to execute a shield bash with a lion's roar.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Has 386 AR at 40/40.
  • When two-handing the weapon will automatically block at the beginning of the first R1, Roll R1, Jump R2, WA R1, and WA R2.
  • The jumping attack of this weapon is very fast and has very little recovery frames unlike other jumping attacks making it hard to punish. It can be used immediately after a roll, WA R1 but has a tiny delay frame after a charged R2 and WA R2 making it annoying to chain.
  • Jump R2, Charge R2, R2 and WA R1 will proc the Leo ring's counter thrust dmg.
  • The WA R2 will guard break if the target is low enough on stamina & allow for a riposte.


Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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Valorheart Upgrade Table


  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 120 - - - - D D - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+1 134 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+2 143 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+3 168 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+4 189 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+5 210 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50


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)

    • Anonymous

      03 Dec 2017 12:30  

      If anyone has this and is willing to trade for it please message me PSN: lectusssy
      I can trade you anything and i also have lots of explosive bolts

      • Anonymous

        03 Dec 2017 12:23  

        If anyone has this and is willing to trade for it please message me PSN: lectusssy
        I can give you anything and i even have lots of explosive bolts

        • Anonymous

          04 Nov 2017 08:37  

          So we didn't fight the Champion? Description said that at the end only his page and lone wolf are by his side. Champion's Gravetender is his page & Gravetender Greatwolf is his lone wolf?

          • 02 Sep 2017 01:14  

            I have been using this weapon recently for pvp and it works quite well. Managed to get 400 damage after a rebirth and the jumping attacks (2H) are very good for roll catching. You can get 5 hit combos off if your lucky. Now I just do torch fights.

            • Anonymous

              22 Aug 2017 18:34  

              WA R2 bash has some surprising range. The lion mirage hits them, your don't actually need to hit them with the shield to connect. Low damage but it's something.

              • 07 Aug 2017 00:52  

                This is a really fun weapon to use, it's something about bashing people's head in with a shield that really gets me. The only problem I have had with it is the damage and how hard twinkling titanite is to find. God I love this weapon though.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jul 2017 05:57  

                  lol all u shlubs who are asking "if anyone has it il give you this and that." let me translate it for you

                  " I'm a bum who did not pay for the DLC can u help a random out and give me this weapon so I don't have to pay and support the developers? kay thanks, bye"
                  just buy the DLC and get it yourself....

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Jul 2017 12:05  

                    anyone want to drop valorheart i can give boss souls in return?
                    steam name: ۞T۞H۞E۞ S۞U۞S۞P۞E۞C۞T

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Jul 2017 04:21  

                      i dont know if this goes for all shield bash shields, but i just fought a guy who had valorheart, he tried to use the shield bash, i attacked with lotheric knight gs, and it broke his block leaving him open to a backstab, has this happened for anyone else?

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Jul 2017 22:09  

                        anyone else's vaorheart just random disappear from your inventory? Came back to my character after a short bit and it's not there..... got the champion bones though to do undead matches....

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Jun 2017 21:04  

                          That running heavy attack really reminds me of Brad Pitt's Achilles! Anyone know of a nice phalanx or gladiator cosplay? I'm trying to match the Faraam helm and Brigand gloves with something but I can't find one which fits. The Dragonscale armor is probably my best choice since it looks like an ancient greek cuirass, but it's just too bulky even for slim toon. And so far, Slave Knight boots are my only legwear wich could come closest to roman sandals but it just looks weird as f*ck :/

                          • Anonymous

                            05 Jun 2017 23:51  

                            I don't care for meta or professional/expert play... I play Dark Souls for the fun of it, and I rarely pvp because people are too concerned about the meta, I like when I get invaded by someone that gets that it doesn't matter what gear ya got just do you... Valorheart is a weapon I find that represents a lot of the fun in Dark Souls

                            • Anonymous

                              19 May 2017 18:34  

                              Not entirely sure, but I think this is the only weapon(s) in the game that can deal three types of physical damage. Kind of an interesting niche, even if it isn't that applicable considering the moveset.

                              • 23 Apr 2017 14:29  

                                This weapon is nothing more than a jumping attack and R1 spam weapon. Used it for a couple of fights, used nothing else than R1 and jumping attacks, won easily. No skill weapon. GG.

                                • Anonymous

                                  21 Apr 2017 08:54  

                                  Don't underestimate the thrust range on this weapon. It's reach and phantom range is far greater than the actual weapon model suggests.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    19 Apr 2017 09:48  

                                    People using this weapon make me giggle... Sofar i have not lost to it and it seems like this weapon does not hit very hard. Does it rely on criticals to be effective?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      18 Apr 2017 12:10  

                                      I just found out that you can guardbreak this weapon by rolling into the shield bash weapon art. The guy was spamming attacks so he was low on stamina, but when it hit me mid roll, it bounced off.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        04 Apr 2017 17:55  

                                        This weapon seems (I have never used it for PVP) like a weapon with nigh unlimited potential. You can win slugfests, you can answer parry spammers with those ungodly jumps, you beat out turtlers with the guardbreak art and you have a lot of variation in what you can throw at your opponent. Could someone who has used it tell me the most evident drawback or at least a build that f*cks it?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          27 Mar 2017 04:17  

                                          does any1 have a valorheart to spare that you don't really use? I will trade for 2 souls of a champion. My PSN is BeastHunter20915 if you are willing to do so.

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