Anri's Straight Sword

117 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
D E - E
10 10 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - ( 17/ 20)

Anri's Straight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Sword precious to Anri, another Unkindled. The dullest type of blade found in the ruined land of Astora.

Only, it was once the sword of an earnest noble figure, and its attacks are boosted by that elusive, essential property unique to humans: luck.

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

Notes and Tips:

  • Infusable: NO
  • Buffable: YES
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Barbed Straight Sword has a motion value of 200 on backstab, 250 on riposte, and 60+225 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a straight sword does not change with Hornet Ring.


  • Anri's Straight Sword has a range of 18.7sp on the 1h R1.
    • sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Certain actions create different distances from a wall, allowing one to test the range of certain attacks. While this testing isn't 100% accurate, it is a very good indicator of the ranges of each attack.
  • Anri's Straight Sword has thrusting R2 attacks.
  • Naturally possesses the Blessed infusion HP regen and Faith scaling for physical damage 
    • Does 10% bonus damage vs. reanimated. This weapon, like Blessed Gem weapons and the Blessed Weapon spell, will prevent skeletons from respawning.
    • Regen from Blessed effect is 2 HP / tick. The tick is 2 seconds long at +5.
  • Naturally possesses approximately A scaling in Luck.
    • This weapon has just under 400 AR at the minimum requirements and 40 Luck.


Location/Where to Find

  • Drops from Anri of Astora if killed or if you complete his/her quest line. If you complete Anri's questline, the sword will be given to you by Ludleth of Courland at Firelink Shrine. Note that killing Anri will disrupt Yuria's quest line and cause her to leave.
  • If you married Anri in the Darkmoon tomb, it will be in the same location as the cutscene.

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Anri's Straight Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 117 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+1 130 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+2 139 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+3 163 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+4 183 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+5 204 - - - - D E - E - - - 45 30 25 25 30


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

      12 Jun 2020 13:46  

      10 STR 10 Dex 35 luck with 99 hollow. Than get 60 Faith. And put your points where ever you want than..... Pretty good

      • Anonymous

        09 Jun 2020 22:05  

        the description refers to this blade as "dull" so it would do strike damage right? NO, ***** YOU, IT DOES SLASH, meanwhile the EXECUTIONERS GREATSWORD (which keep in mind is for EXECUTIONS) does STRIKE DAMAGE, which is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE

        • Anonymous

          23 Apr 2020 01:05  

          Awesome physical scaling for us masochists who still like to try to make bleed a thing, buffable, Carthus Rogue-able, a beautiful, simple design, and a compelling backstory. Minimaxers should look elsewhere, but all in all, a very enjoyable weapon.

          • Anonymous

            13 Apr 2020 14:43  

            Still very strong considering you only need one stat to unleash its full potential as opposed to quality builds who need to balance dex & strenght. But it seems to outclass most other straightswords and you dont even need to infuse it. I will use it during a NG+7 playtrough in order to properly test it. And its the successor of good ole oscars astora straight sword so.....and we dont talk about the impostor astora straight sword.

            • Anonymous

              07 Jan 2020 15:48  

              So this sword is for luck builds, it's both blessed and hollowed. It scales almost exclusively with luck and maybe just slightly with str. And on top of that it can be buffed so you may use another blessed buff to further increase stacking or use a carthus rouge. This is easily, the strongest non infusable straight sword in the game! It is on parr with gotthard twin sword, ringed knight sword and lothric straight sword. The only thing that doesn't allow one to be better than the other is that 1 is dual wielded and does about 1.5x dmg /hit than others, one has a fantastic fire WA that covers good area, one is anri the ungoldy buffed sword and then of course lothric sword the perfect infusable sword. These are top 5 weapons of ds3 alone the top 1 is probably twin prince greatsword.

              • Anonymous

                28 Oct 2019 17:54  

                I have it, but it does not have any bleed. why do the summary at the topleft of the page show 100 bleed, while the upgrades show none ?

                • 19 Aug 2019 16:04  

                  Hey wasn't it always like this: the elite knight set is stronger than the normal knight set? Or almost the same but not so heavy? I don't remember in ds1 was it one of my fav armor sets. Cause it wasn't so heavy and had good phys resistance and good elemental resistance. Especially for its weight. Now it's not so heavy than the normal knight set (i think it was the same in ds1) but weaker about 1-2 points in every section. Only the elemental resistance is a bit better - except fire (almost the same) Poison, curse and freeze is almost the same, only bleed is 20 points better at the elite) Now I'm a bit disappointed.. But maybe I remember wrong. And now I have higher stats so I can wear better armor. (mix between black Knight and normal knight helmet and gloves) - fashion always counts ;) As beginner and early set would be great. Or later as light roll set (but okay there you need high stats) But in first run - it's only really good if you kill anri at the first time you see her, otherwise it isn't soo good. Except you use gs and don't have high stats, for example atm I have 18, and I can use hollowslayer and full elite set (doesn't compare so much cause I don't prefer to play gs but I think it is the best atm) - so it's good. Otherwise - meh

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jul 2019 00:14  

                    Damn it, I finished the questline but forgot to pick up the sword from Ludleth, so now after 6 or so hours I remembered, but at this point Ludleth is a happy pile of burned ash.... Now I'm stuck without the sword, and hollowed Anri won't spawn, so no elite knight set for me. Damn you FromSoft

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Mar 2019 02:44  

                      I am not sure if its a glitch or not, but it gets a heal overtime in my game or am I wrong. No I don't have the ring on with similair effect. Which it also stacks with.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Oct 2018 19:18  

                        this is the best straightsword for physical damage if you go hollow, superior damage tha any straghtsword of other builds, work with bleed if buffed, naturally blessed, perfect

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Apr 2018 09:17  

                          You can stack Blessed Weapon, the spell, on this.
                          Somehow turns a 259 R1 on a skeleman into a 341 RI on the same skeleman. Even assuming the blessed weapon miracle has an innate damage bonus against skeletons that is never said on the wiki, that is way too far to even come close to covering that gap. I am not the best at math, even to the point where I mistakenly thought both Anri's sword AND the spell provided a +20% against skeletons in addition to the 7.5% from the spell, even though the wiki says the spell provides no such skele bonus, and it still didn't manage to close the gap.
                          What even. Help me.

                          • Anonymous

                            05 Feb 2018 10:32  

                            If you're looking to get the most possible HP regen, don't use this sword. It's a great weapon but +10 Anri's Straight Sword actually heals less than a +10 Blessed infused weapon. Anri's straight sword heals 2hp every 2 seconds. A blessed infused weapon heals 3hp every 1.6 seconds. It's a very small difference yes, but if you're looking for the most possible regen, then it's better to go with a different weapon.

                            • Anonymous

                              17 Jan 2018 00:42  

                              So this weapon has both blessed and hollow infusions naturally wow! And a dmg that doesnt stink like regular blessed infusions wow!

                              • Anonymous

                                20 Dec 2017 04:41  

                                Another good strategy for getting this early is to focus on Horace. Once he is dead, Anri will collapse to her/his knees and won't attack. I had traded blows with Horace to both our demise and Anri was still at the bonfire when I respawned. I had rested at the bonfire before challenging them first, so take that into consideration.

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