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. You can use this Equipment & Spell Checklist to keep track of what you have

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



    • Anonymous

      02 Dec 2017 15:09  

      Well at least if from soft don't patch the silver knight weapons 2 ds3 their is always a possibility that they might carry them over 2 ds4 hopfully

      • Anonymous

        25 Oct 2017 02:10  

        i want to know how much is the difference in damage and buff etc that 15 mgadjust do. yorshka chime has 247, clerics 232 at 50 faith and canvas talisman 220, its the difference between canvas and yorshka chime 27%? i want to understand if this difference is careably atall,

        • Anonymous

          21 Oct 2017 21:09  

          almost all weapons have same movesets only some of them have different movesets and only differences are weapon arts and AR. only dlc weapons have unique weapon arts (with exceptions because vanilla has too). this makes only the weapons with high AR useful (of their weapon type) and all other low AR weapons of the same weapon type go to trash.

          Like: why use bastard sword while there is onyx blade ? because bastard sword can be obtained early ? but you can get onyx blade by twinking already, so why use bastard sword ? the weapon art is good but the nuber of people get hit by that weapon art is 10. thus making pvp circle around 10-15 weapons.

          what a huge setback from both ds1 and ds2...

          • Anonymous

            10 Oct 2017 03:18  

            Forget the dark sword, raw astora straight sword, etc etc etc......
            The flamberge is the best weapon in the base game.
            Ringed knight paired greatswords is the best weapon in the dlc.
            Go on call me a casual if you want. I don't give a f%ck.
            It's true! flamberge and paired greatswords are the best weapons in the game.
            Nuff said

            • Anonymous

              02 Oct 2017 19:06  

              I know everyone has their opinions/preferences about infusions, AR and movesets, but I can kill anyone who's in my range and not minding their position/timing, because that's how stupidity work. Isn't that what Dark Souls is basically about? Not being stupid and GITTING GUD?

              Arguing which fully-upgraded weapon/fully-optimized build deals more damage or is superior is like firing a single bullet from a DEagle and a Glock and arguing which bullet will HIT the target propped up 10m away faster. It doesn't matter because both bullets HIT at roughly the same time that speed becomes trivial, and Souls is balanced enough because everyone dies in 3-6 hits, 7 if your an armor/vitality jock with the balls to fat roll.

              For new players, that means pick whatever weapon you want, explore builds that interest you and get comfy with them. There are stat/build/weapon calculators on the internet, go find them, I'm not google. It doesn't matter what the meta is, because the one deciding YOUR meta is you. Go find what you like and dance till your dead.

              • Anonymous

                10 Sep 2017 18:42  

                raw, magic and fire are bad infusions in dark souls 3. depending on your weapon you should refine/sharpen/heavy infuse it. look at what it scales with.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Sep 2017 00:24  

                  Is it better to have a Raw weapon + Buffs or have say a Magic/Fire Infusion and no buff? Im a Mage character high Int and Faith, low strength and dex.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Aug 2017 20:51  

                    ds3 still haven't need 2 patch the silver knight weapons into the game I've waited long enough now i think

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Jul 2017 17:21  

                      It Really saddened me that they never added some kind of Nagiata, i was Really wanting to do some kind of Eastern Cosplay, without having a Katana that you always see, any sugestions??

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