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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

 

Daggers

 

 

 

Straight Swords

 

 

 

 

Greatswords

 

 

 

 

Ultra Greatswords

 

 

 

Curved Swords

 

 

 

 

Curved Greatswords

 

 

Katanas

 

 

 

Thrusting Swords

 

 

Axes

 

 

 

Greataxes

 

 

 

Hammers

 

 

 

Great Hammers

 

 

 

 

Fist & Claws

 

 

Spears & Pikes

 

 

 

 

 

Halberds

 

 

 

Reapers

 

 

Whips & Flails

 

 

Bows

 

 

Greatbows

 

 

Crossbows

 

 

Staves

 

 

 

Flames, Talismans & Chimes

 

 




    • 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...

                  • 24 Oct 2016 19:07

                    If you guys want to practice your skills in dishonourable invasions then camp out at the road of sacrifices with the dried finger. I have encountered many chuggers and r1 spammers there but most of them seem new to the game. One guy literally just ran up to me and started spamming the dark sword even though i was no where near. He was also wearing full Alva set. I was at SL 130 at the time.

                    • 23 Oct 2016 02:12

                      Guys please stop complaining about weapons being OP, that's what those filthy COD players say. Unlike them, we have a fully functioning mind so we should think of ways to counter the OP weapons instead of sitting here complaining.

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