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 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 effect is 2 HP / tick. The tick is 2 seconds long at +5.
    • Equipping the sword will instantly tick the health regen, rapidly equipping and unequipping the sword will offer faster health regeneration.
  • Naturally possesses approximately A scaling in Luck.
    • This weapon has just under 400 AR at the minimum requirements and 40 Luck.
    • The weapon is used in some Speedruns for its decent damage and health regeneration exploit.


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.

Moveset and Videos:

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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)



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    • Anonymous

      13 Sep 2021 11:03  

      OMG it's the Astora Straight Sword from you remember back in the lordran times? This is a bangin' sword. For realz, this sword is so good, you can murder everything with it, All that faith scaling excellent, I'll take healing spells and lightning spells. excellent. That luck scaling is amazing as well. you get so much free stuff! You know what scales with luck? Weapon bleed and poison damage! So, given that this amazing Anri sword is later game, hit the cathedral of the deep for the barbed sword - the moveset's the same, and it's hella bleed, bang a poison enchant on it, it's nutso. just swing til it procs, and leave.

      • Anonymous

        21 Aug 2021 20:52  

        Can you get this weapon by not completing anri's questline and just completing yuria's? or so you need to complete anri's to get it

        • Anonymous

          28 Jul 2021 08:45  

          This is your main physical damage source on a luck build. 10 str 12 dex and 40 luck.
          Other weapons to use: Blood infused bandit‘s knife and poison infused rotten ghru dagger.
          So you have a lot of spare stats for other things.
          It performs very well in pve and pvp.
          It is just used for enemies immune to bleed and casuls with curved swords. Try Death

          • Anonymous

            13 Jun 2021 02:31  

            scaling for str at +2 is E.

            strongest straight sword in very high levels. also can deal some damage purely as luck weapon at lower levels.. more for the meme builds, like luck mage or attempt to bleed builds.

            • Anonymous

              06 Jun 2021 07:56  

              Jonathan, I grant you the word engraved into the sword given to me by my queen, LUCK, and for the future, I grant you this, PLUCK.

              • Anonymous

                30 May 2021 23:28  

                Correction for scaling grades, Anri’s Straight Sword will only have D scaling for strength when it reaches +5 prior to that it should be listed as E

                • Anonymous

                  10 Apr 2021 11:48  

                  It's honestly insane how much this scales with luck, I've tried a hollow build and this weapon always seems to out-perform literally every other weapon

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Mar 2021 18:26  

                    The sentence "has faith scaling" is misleading. E scaling is really 0 scaling pumping from 10 str to 99 str on an E scaling increases AR by 10% at best. This weapon scales only with luck and even str does really give that much AR. It is primarily a luck weapon and keeps scaling well with luck until 60 luck.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Mar 2021 11:59  

                      For people newer to the game:

                      One of the more unique straight swords in the game, accesable early fight ahri and horace in forest upon meeting them first time. Acquirable via questchain otherwise.
                      As many mention and point out, has unique luck scaling and passive health regeneration, both seemingly making it appealing pve and new player weapon (considering something like deprived character start). Essentially, a blessed weapon blessed weapon with luck scalling instead of faith. And it is quite good, for those who want to do something other then str/dex.
                      Shortcomings: Raw damage is suboptimal, not to mention you will be forced to fight 1v2 npcs early on if you want this weapon from the start of the run, wich most people unfamiliar with souls series will struggle. Outside that, increasing your passive item find and option to work into bleed/poison or miracle build is nothing to be shy of. But, there is but. The way bleed/poison build up works in this game might make you disappointed early on (most targets have neglible buildup effects from you spamming attacks (unbuffed katana wont trigger bleed effect outside bossfights for example), unless using infussions/buffs, if you can't be bothered, raw/physical dmg weapons will outparse all bleed/poison options outside of targets being vulnerable to aux effect in mind).

                      tl;dr faith/str/dex builds have better weapon options, unique blessed/hollow straightsword for luck oriented builds. Luck build (in general) is ok in pve, suboptimal in pvp until very high soul level. Not to mention straightsword range and moveset makes it hard to hit rolling targets.

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Feb 2021 19:23  

                        I did all of the stuff out of order on a play-through, never summoned or assisted Anri, and still found this sword on the Alter in Anor Londo after killing Aldrich and taking to Anri in the church bonfire. So, you can still get this item even if you don't quite follow the guide. However, I did summon Horace for the Cathedral and then killed Horace in the Smoldering Lake.

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Jan 2021 03:22  

                          i just love how this weapon works exactly like original astora's ss from dark souls 1 with it being blessed and all.

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Jan 2021 05:50  

                            why does it say it has bleed damage, im wielding it right now and it doesnt have any bleed damage let alone 100

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Nov 2020 02:27  

                              Running a bleed build with daggers. I've only ever used daggers. Decided to try this weird sword. Am knight now.

                              • Anonymous

                                07 Oct 2020 00:41  

                                i’ve helped kill aldrich with with anri but i’m at the point in the story where ludleth is turned to ash, so i can’t talk to him. can i still get her sword?

                                • Anonymous

                                  12 Sep 2020 14:06  

                                  Idk if anyone mentioned it already, but this can be buffed with blessed weapon for even more faith->physical damage. I also believe the HP regen from the blessed spell stacks with the innate HP regen in the weapon. Faith builds can pair with a blessed weapon, a second Anri SS (perhaps buffed with lightning resin), or a blessed shield. The DLC ethereal oak shield would be great. Then you use the HP regen ring and if you need it, the weapon art from the chimes that gives a cheap heal over time.

                                  This build can be about as hp/fp efficient as it gets. Just turn your flasks into mostly or all Ashen, and use your chime heals. The filianore chime WA heal actually stacks with the other chime WA heals and doesn’t need to be kept in the hand. These are much better for healing as long as you don’t need rapid healing. They use less FP and are faster to cast than any of the heal spells, which are more efficient when healing multiple people at once.
                                  Certain weapons actually scale well enough from faith that you could do min weapon stats and full faith plus somebody miracles with this build.
                                  So this weapon is good for cleric-casters, tank paladins, and hybrid cleric/paladins.

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