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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.

The following Weapon categories are taken from Dark Souls 2 and are not all confirmed for Dark Souls 3.



Weapons

 


Daggers


Daggers are small, fast weapons with high attack speed and excellent counter damage, making them the ideal choice for Backstabs. Their Skill is Quickstep

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Corvian Greatknife


placeholder.jpg Parrying Dagger (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Large Crow Dagger (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Ilshiel Dagger (Unconfirmed)
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Straight Swords


Straight Swords are a solid all around weapon. With decent damage, reach, and varied movesets, they are extremely versatile. Their Skill is the Ready Stance.

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placeholder.jpg Sunlight Straight Sword (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Broken Straight Sword
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placeholder.jpg Broken Shortsword (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Storm Ruler Straight Sword (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Broadsword
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placeholder.jpg Lothric Knight Sword
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placeholder.jpgAstora Straight Sword
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Greatswords


Greatswords are excellent high damage, long reach weapons. Plan to put a decent amount of points into Strength if you plan to use these weapons. Their Skill is Lunge.

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placeholder.jpg Claymore 
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placeholder.jpg Bastard Sword
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placeholder.jpgMirrah Greatsword
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placeholder.jpgHollowslayer Greatsword
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Ultra Greatswords


Ultra Greatswords are an even larger version of Greatswords and are devestating. They generally have steep requirements, so best plan ahead if you plan to use one, or you may only be able to wield it two-handed. Their Skill is currently unconfirmed.

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Curved Swords


Curved swords generally have quick attacks and scale with Dexterity. Many of these weapons have Bleed or Poison on them. Their Skill is Spin.

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placeholder.jpg Scimitar
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placeholder.jpg Mercenary Twinblades (Unconfirmed)
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Katanas


Katanas have excellent reach and attack speed. They generally have Bleed or Poison on them and scale with mostly Dexterity. Their Skill is Hold.


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placeholder.jpg Washing Pole 
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placeholder.jpg Uchigatana
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Curved Greatswords


A variation of the Greatsword class, these giant weapons boast a curved blade that often has a Bleed or Poison effect. Their Skill is unconfirmed.



placeholder.jpg Murakumo
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placeholder.jpg Crow Demon's Curved Greatsword (Unconfirmed)
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 placeholder.jpgGreat Machete
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Piercing Swords


Piercing swords deal primarily thrust damage, as opposed to most sword's slash damage, and they boast high counter damage. An excellent choice for precision players and those who like to Parry or Backstab. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

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placeholder.jpg Rapier (Unconfirmed)


Axes


Axes generally have a slower attack speed than swords, but can sometimes come with various effects. Their moveset is also much different, making them a good choice if you can't find a sword with a moveset you like. Their Skill is War Cry.

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placeholder.jpg Hand Axe
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Great Axes


Great Axes are larger versions of their Axe counterparts and are usually wielded two-handed. They can deal significantly high damage and have different movesets than Greatswords. Their Skill is War Cry.

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placeholder.jpg Dragon Cutting Axe (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Demon's Great Axe 
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Hammers


Hammers is a general term for Maces and the like. Hammers generally attack the slowest of most traditional one-handed weapons, but generally deal the most damage per swing. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

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placeholder.jpg Club (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Morning Star (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Great Mace (Unconfirmed)
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Great Hammers


Great Hammers might just be the largest weapon type in the game. If you like intimidating your opponent this is a good choice for you. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

placeholder.jpg Great Club (Unconfirmed)
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placeholder.jpg Gargoyle Flame Hammer
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placeholder.jpg Large Club
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placeholder.jpgVordt's Great Hammer
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Fist & Claws


Fist and Claw weapons have extremely high attack speed and often have a Bleed or Poison effect associated with them. Their drawback is that they have short range and generally block little damage. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

placeholder.jpg Caestus 
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Spears


Spears have extremely long reach and are excellent for dealing damage without receiving any. Their Skill is Charge.

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placeholder.jpg Tailbone Spear
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placeholder.jpg Doran's Twinspear
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placeholder.jpgTailbone Spear
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placeholder.jpgDoran's Twinspear
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placeholder.jpgWinged Spear
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placeholder.jpgPike
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placeholder.jpgDrang Twinspear
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placeholder.jpgArstor's Spear
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Halberds


A hybrid between an Axe and a Spear, these weapons have long reach and a varied moveset from their Spear counterparts. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

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placeholder.jpg Lucerne
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placeholder.jpg Winged Knight Halberd
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Lances


Lances have long reach and very high damage. Their drawback is their requirements are generally steep. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

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Reapers


Reapers or Scythe-like weapons that have long reach and a unique style of moveset. They sometimes have Bleed or Poison associated with them. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

placeholder.jpg Great Scythe
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Twinblades


Although not confirmed for Dark Souls 3, these weapons have a blade on either end of a hilt, making them effective at hitting multiple times in quick succession. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

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Whips


Whips generally have decent reach and deal Bleed or Poison damage, making them dangerous when paired with other weapons with similar effects. Their Skill is Impact which performs a stamina drain attack that goes through Shields.

placeholder.jpg Whip 
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placeholder.jpg Barbed Whip (Unconfirmed)
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Bows


Bows have changed a bit in Dark Souls 3. Different Bow types have different attack speeds, ranges and damage. It will be possible to use a Short Bow in melee range. Their Skill is Rapid Fire.

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placeholder.jpg Long Bow
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placeholder.jpg Black Bow of Pharis
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Greatbows


Greatbows are an extremely powerful version of Bows that can knock enemies off their feet in a single shot. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

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Crossbows


Crossbows are a ranged alternative for those not invested heavily in Dexterity. Their Skill is unconfirmed.

placeholder.jpg Light Crossbow (Unconfirmed)
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Flames


Flames are wielded in order to cast Pyromancies. Although, not confirmed in Dark Souls 3, they have been alluded to exist. Their Skill is unconfirmed..

placeholder.jpg Pyromancy Flame
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Talismans


Talismans are wielded in order to cast Miracles. These items were not present in Dark Souls 2, but make a return here. Their Skill makes their cast uninterruptable.

talisman-icon.png Talisman
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talisman-icon.png Undead Hunt Talisman (unconfirmed)
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Staves


Staves are wielded in order to cast Sorceries. Their Skill buffs their next cast spell at the cost of more Mana.

sorcerers_staff-icon.png Sorcerer's Staff
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Chimes

Chimes are used to cast Miracles and Hexes.


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Sacred Clerics's Chime

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