aquamarine dagger

Aquamarine Dagger

icon wp physicalAttack
67 physical defense shield icon 35
icon magicbonus
67
magic defense shield icon
20
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
15
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 15
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
20
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 15
icon weight 1.5
icon durabilitiy
50
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
5 14 18 -
E D D -
weapon type icon Dagger damage type icon Slash/Thrust
skill icon Crystal Blade icon fp cost 8 (2/3)

Aquamarine Dagger is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City DLC.



A dagger fitted with aquamarine crystal.

Engraved with a prayer in the old tongue to ward off incident. Perhaps it was a parting gift given to one sent off on great travels.

Skill: Crystal Blade
Release magic for the aquamarine crystals, creating a fleeting blue crystal blade, lengthy enough to swing as a straight sword.

 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed
  • 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 Aquamarine Dagger has a motion value of 300 on backstab, 360 on riposte, and 60 + 350 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a dagger does not change with Hornet Ring.
    • This means that aside from a difference in AR, no infusion is strictly better for ripostes, as all infusions will get the same motion value, with the only difference being AR. Use whatever infusion will net the most damage for the best results.
  • The Aquamarine Dagger has a range of 25.5161xl on the 1h R1 and 28.4497xl on the 2h R1, and 19sp on the WA Stance 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.
    • As per unit of the coordinate system, 10xl=“one unit”, however the testing of this is in its infancy and we only have 1h and 1h R1 data currently.
  • The stats make this weapon an amazing choice for an int/dex build.
  • The Weapon Art has a full moveset and significant reach, slightly exceeding the Shortsword while maintaining dagger speeds. Furthermore, the R2 can rollcatch easily. In the right hands, this weapon is a force to be reckoned with.
    • However, the Farron Ring doesn't offer any benefit due to the low cost of the Weapon Art. A simple-infused Weapon Skill shield is a good pairing, however.

 Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 2 Handed Stats:
    • 7/14/18 = 269 AR = Base Stats & Str Softcap
    • 28/14/18 = 278 AR
    • 40/14/18 = 279 AR
    • 7/14/41 = 307 AR = Int Softcap
    • 7/41/18 = 312 AR = Dex Softcap
    • 7/40/40 = 349 AR = Combined Softcap
  • After Softcaps it gets less than 1 AR per level
  • Int/Dex weapon
    • Scales reasonably well with both stats
    • 1.6 AR per level up to 41 Dex
    • 1.7 AR per level up to 41 Int
    • Very poor Strength scaling

Location/Where to Find

  • The Ringed City: From The Dreg Heap bonfire, head forwards and drop down. Head across the bridge and immediately turn left. Head forwards and up the spiral staircase. Head up the next set of stairs towards the Harold Legion and he will drop down. The Aquamarine Dagger is on a pile of rubble behind where he stood: Video Example




Moveset and Videos:

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Aquamarine Dagger Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability
Regular 67 67 - - - E D D - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +1 75 75 - - - E D D - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +2 80 80 - - - E C C - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +3 94 94 - - - E C C - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +4 106 106 - - - E C C - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +5 118 118 - - - E C C - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15

 


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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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

      I upgraded this on my 40/60 DEX/INT build, not knowing what to expect. This thing is ridiculously good, I tested it in Archdragon Peak on NG+, and it two-shots the lesser men-serpent and deals over 1200 damage to the big ones on critical hits. It's amazing for a sorcerer, can't recommend enough.

      • Anonymous

        I tried this on my mage build, and it was so good I forgot I was a mage and proceeded to shank daddy gael and good boy midir with this. Good times indeed. 9/10 so good pkcs guy didn't haunt this page

        • Anonymous

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          • Anonymous

            The comment about Farron Ring not affecting the weapon is incorrect. While the WA R1 and WA R2 don't gain benefits from the ring, you can use running and rolling WA attacks, which do cost 8 fp by default, in turn making the Farron Ring usable. Is it a good idea? No, just pointing out that it technically has a use.

            • Anonymous

              This thing has standard critical damage yet, when I backstabbed some hollows it seems like it did more damage that it should. Do daggers have more backstab damage in general to other weapons or am I missing something? I didn't use any buffs or Hornet Ring, just tested it and it does like the equal ammount
              of damage my Drakeblood GS does when backstabbing.

              • Anonymous

                Anyone have an aquamarine dagger that they're willing to part ways with? I really wanna start a playthrough with it being my main weapon, I'm on playstation

                • Anonymous

                  I destroyed two people with the dagger, light saber epic, unfortunately i lack confidence and end up rolling away instead of chaining up a combo into the crystal blade and gets ****ed most of the time

                  • The WA stamina consumption is atrocious. Plus, you basically need a 40/40 Dex/Int build. Then a ton of Endurance, Ring of Favor +3 and Prisoner's Chain. Then you also need Attunement to utilize sorceries.
                    Seems purely a 125 build weapon?

                    • Anonymous

                      My only probmem with this weapon is the color. Why isn't there a ruby dagger with fire damage? Or a gold dagger with lightning damage?

                      Anyway, 9/10. It's a dagger versatile and solid enough to use as a main weapon.

                      • if you manage to guard break someone with the WA you can follow up with two WA R2s which deals quite a bit of damage due to the WA dealing thrust damage or just the guard breaking effect (or both we)

                        • Anonymous

                          How is this weapon, as a secondary weapon, especially with minimal WA usage? Currently using Moonlight Greatsword.

                          • Anonymous

                            The number of trolls in the comments for this weapons is os big, that I can't even hold my laughter hahahahahaha

                            • Anonymous

                              I love this thing. It looks awesome, is a freckin Lightsabre and the weapon art start up is the most badass thing.

                              (When you are not like me and spam it, making the Dagger twirl in your hand like a Jo-Jo.)

                              • Anonymous

                                Whenever two people wielding aquamarine duel, they'll both always WA at the same time and slowly walk towards eachother. Advancing towards the most badas* duel in their lives. A sight to behold

                                • Anonymous

                                  WA attacks can't be parried unless you have a shield with spell parry on it.
                                  Thought it was important to note.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Are there any reliable methods to countering this weapon? As rare as I see it in PvP, those rare moments feel like I am handing my a** to them on a silver platter. It's so quick and can make my healthbar go from full to zero in just mere seconds.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Maybe an obvious question, but will attacks with the Weapon Art still trigger Pontiff's Eye rings & Carthus Beacon?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I'm glad the Ivory Straight Sword has become viable, was a unique weapon in ds2 but sucked but glad to see it live on in new form

                                        • Anonymous

                                          what a cool weapon and looks awesome. Too bad the mechanics ruin it. Using the WA makes you slow walk for some reason, and if you dodge roll you have to wait for a few moments after your roll before the WA will re-activate. So if you're against a shield using enemy, the window of opportunity to strike after you dodge their attack is too short to wait for the WA to re-activate. If you strike before it re-activates, you will be using the normal dagger attacks.

                                          I guess I can keep it around for the aesthetics, but it's pretty useless in combat.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            farron flash sword hello did you miss me oh and at least this blade stacks with sorcerer weapons the dagger pretty about it

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Broke = using optimal weapons for your quality build Woke = looking stylish af while you get one comboed by the 10th PKCS invader of the day

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I don't understand one thing - the Skill: Crystal Blade is literally crystal magic wielded, WHY ONLY C SCALING? It is pure sorcery. At least give it an A, if not S. FFS.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  got back to ds3 after a while, is this any good with a dex/int build, or should i just go for the crescent moon sword instead?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Nobody expects this thing in PvP. It catches me off guard each time. However, quickstep daggers stay winning, since most enemies will figure a counter measure before you kill them, because dagger damage

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Seems like a cool weapon and very underrated, but to the people who believe this is the best dagger in the game for PvP: Murky Hand Scythe says hello.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Easily one of, if not the, best daggers. The WA has retarded reach and damage. So easy to combo. Only competitor is the corvian greatknife with it's insane forward reach on it's shield piercing WA.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The real DEX/INT weapon of the game, with Friede's scythe in 2nd... And Crescent moon sword in 3rd (more dexy than intel)

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Just try not to spam R1, or you’ll get poised and destroyed. Use this with Crescent moon sword and poke them with CSM WA. 2 WA R2 is guaranteed, dealing 450ish damage. It’s the only true combo that AqDgr has.

                                                            • Hi there! I have a few questions, what does "WA" mean? I assume "Weapon Art" but I want to confirm. In turn does the activation of the weapon art cost FP or is it attack when its activated cost FP? I really appreciate any help!

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Does anyone know about what the AR increase that the Weapon Art gives to this weapon? I want to use this on my future Sorcerer (17/20/50, the extra point in strength to be able to one-hand the Greatsword of Judgement as well as the Moonlight GS) as a sort of backup weapon but I'd rather know about how much of a damage increase the WA would give me first as without it I only have an AR of 330 with it. If the AR doesn't go to at least 400 with the WA then I probably won't use it.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  It was a parting gift for Filianore daughter of Gwyn for her long Journey as the desc. suggests had to be op.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Anyone who thinks this weapon is anything less than one of, if not THE, top tier dagger just hasn't fought with or against this yet. That WA is devastating, the reach and AR is just SO good, it can't be parried either. This has everything going for it that the Corvian greatknife has, about as much reach on the WAs. Literally just don't touch your r1's, just time your WAs right and you'll get SUCH easy wins.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Am I the only one who's noticed that when you're using the weapon art you stand a lot like the Heide Knights from DS2?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        be meat head: be angry at caster and dex roll: be decided to said fuc it put 30 in inteligence and equipe the aquamarine at the left and ledo great hamer the rigth.
                                                                        beat the***** of everyone for a strait 3 hours, very good to track any mutiple doges.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The full moveset for this weapon is fairly impressive, as it effectively has Bloodborne-style transformation attacks with it's weapon art. From my testing; the WA itself can be used straight out of a roll or sprint to get a unique attack, and you can chain the WA to any two-handed R1 or R2 to get a "transformation" and follow up with the WA-R1/R2s freely.

                                                                          It may well have the most extensive moveset of any weapon in the game.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Does this work with the Farron Ring? it cost so little FP I dont see it using less, but since im a stingy FP user I would like to know

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The lightsabre thing that happens when you hold the WA button is just far too much fun. Goes well with my Jedi cosplay.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I really love this for PvP.

                                                                                40 dex, 45 int. Pair with a weapon art shield & murky longstaff on the left hand.

                                                                                Spam deep soul & affinity. Use the insanely fast R1s to mash the crap out of people who try to rush you. If they're running away and/or keeping a medium distance from you, use L2R2 to catch up then use the speed and length of L2R1 to catch them down.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I run a Dextelligence Build so when I use Crystal Blade and R1 three times it does somewhere above 950 damage and it is a dagger!

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    If you're gonna use this it's probably a good idea to equip a shield with right hand weapon art. The weapon art reverts to one hand usage so I don't think you lose any dmg when special attacking. Been having a blast with it paired to the ethereal oak shield.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      fam. I'm new and want this lightsaber thing without having to beat the game, some one help a fellow struggling sorcerer out

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For a dagger this isn't That bad since it can stunlock for a few hits, only when using the weapon art though

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          You know, in game it says it's only a baseline crit damage multiplier but that doesn't seem to be the case at all in actual practice. I'm using a sharp lothric knight sword for weapon buffs when needed and the aqua dagger for everything else/fun. At my current SL of 50 the Sword with 110crit mod does 400 backstab, the dagger with a crit mod of 100 hits around 600. Both are sitting at an AR of about 250ish. Something seems off here. :O

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Dude this F**king dagger is a beast in pvp. I killed at least 5 people with perseverance because they underestimated this weapon. Personally this goes great with a freide build. If you can't hit them for good damage and you need longer range just switch to the scythe. EZ PZ.

                                                                                            Magic clutch ring can boost it's damage to. Just be careful since you'll be vulnerable to damage and especially that this dagger is also great against magic casters because you can just run up to them and shank them due to their poise being very poor. I am seriously not joking with this dagger. Upgrade it, use it, Git gud, and you shred through lots of health.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Just in case you didn't know from the rolling attacks, and normal combos pressing LT, or L2 mid combo extends the blade, and can be used in a variety of different combo attacks, like going from light to LT, to a heavy attack. This is a very fun dagger, and at +4 50 dex 45 Intel does 317 damage

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Not sure if this is already well known but this weapon's stance attacks can still be used even when out of FP at the cost of more stamina. This, combined with it's light weight, makes it a great backup weapon for catalyst users who still want deal some magic damage and don't have the vitality to carry a crystal/simple weapon.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  >Dagger with baseline critical multiplier
                                                                                                  At least make it useful as something more than a PURE gimmick, FromSoft...

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Fun fact, the walking animation you get when using the WA is the Darkwraith enemy's walking animation. Pretty cool.

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