Weapons in Dark Souls 3 are listed on this page. Players may equip up to 3 in the slots for each hand. When developing a build, the player should try to find the weapon that mixes the right amount of damage, bonuses and moveset, alongside stamina consumption and Skills. Weapon classes do not necessarily share the same skills so check each individual weapon page to see its specific skill. If you would like to learn more about each weapon, visit their page, or check out the Combat page for specific explanations on how to master the game.

How to choose a weapon in Dark Souls?

Players create builds around specific weapons that have good movesets, deal significant damage, or are easily obtained. Some players choose weapons for their cosmetic appearance, but in most cases it is advisable to refer to the scaling and upgrading path of weapons to determine if the output is beneficial to the character in pve, pvp or both. The following categories of weapons have details on their base damage, and all individual pages feature infusion charts, with some extending to full moveset videos.

Weapon Categories




Weapons List






Straight Swords










Ultra Greatswords




Curved Swords





Curved Greatswords







Thrusting Swords















Great Hammers





Fist & Claws



Spears & Pikes













Whips & Flails
















Flames, Talismans & Chimes



    • 14 Feb 2017 04:11  

      MORE DARK SPELLS FOR THE RINGS DLC PLEASE!!!!! We been waiting for them ever since atorious DLC. Since we going to the birth place of the dark souls(human beings) it's only right. I would love to have that dark giant homing crystal spell the Big hat sorcerer had too.

      • 11 Feb 2017 02:04  

        IMO Weapon arts are great. Unpredictable power stance combos are gone, and you got something to rely on for a weapon-to-weapon basis. Frustrating thing is From probably used it as an excuse to say it's enough. At least with a few rapiers and curved swords when wielded off-hand you can attack and parry. But blocking with weapons you shouldn't be blocking with, that should have been phased out by now.

        • 12 Jan 2017 22:19  

          If I'm honest there are too many weapons with identical movesets and not enough actual variation. I haven't found a weapon that works for me even after playing this game for some time now. It may be unpopular to say but I sort of wish it was more like Bloodborne in that there is not ten variations on one weapon and more focus on balancing the fewer versatile weapons that Bloodborne had.

          • 04 Jan 2017 16:44  

            It really bums me out that you cannot obtain the smaller machete used by the farmers in the undead settlement. I wanted to do a build with it but now I'll have to settle for one of the other weapons they use.

            • 10 Nov 2016 18:22  

              idk why people are still complaining about curved swords and straight swords etc. Just get yourself a "great" weapon (greatsword, curved greatsword etc) and the wolf ring and just hyper armour through them. You guys should have seen the reaction on one guy i fought that was using the dark sword. Apparently for not being stunlocked i was "hacking".

              • 09 Nov 2016 02:42  

                So I'm seeing all these guys out there with a long straight sword. It has open circles going all the way up and down the blade. When they swing it, it has white and black magic-y looking stuff that it trails behind. I get my *** kicked with this sword in PVP. I don't see it on the list I'm pretty sure though. Can anyone tell me what this blade is, or is it on the list and I'm just not realizing it?

                • 01 Nov 2016 10:41  

                  Maybe off topic but i cannot seem to beat anyone in pvp with the weapon i have i use the starting battle axe for the warrior class max level with a heavy gem any ideas on other onehanded weapons would be appreciated

                  • 29 Oct 2016 19:21  

                    it bothers me that they have a talisman that can use pyromancies and miracles, but theres no flame or staff that allows sorcery/miracles or pyromancies/sorceries.

                    • 25 Oct 2016 16:29  

                      WHERE IS MY SKSS (Silver Knight Straight Sword)!?!?!?!?!?!?!
                      From pls...
                      In Dark Souls 1, I had two favorite weapons. Silver Knight Straight Sword and TRUE Greatsword of Artorias.
                      And well, you destroyed my dreams when I saw that filthy (still cool tho) Abyss Greatsword with the image of the True Greatswords.
                      Meaning that there will probably never be a true one in the game since the icon is used and everything...

                      So now, where is my SKSS? You can get pretty much every mob-weapon through the game, but NOT the SKSS and the Spear.
                      From, you better give it to us as a special loot like Black Knight Greatsword in DS2 or something, because this is just cruel...

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