Arstor's Spear

Arstor's Spear

118 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 20
icon_weight.png 6.5
Aux  36    
Requirements & Bonus
D C - -
11 19 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spear damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Shield Splitter icon_fp_cost.png 16

Arstor's Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

One of the curses that festered within the belly of the Greatwood, and a terrible weapon favored by Earl Arstor the Impaler.

The spear is enwreathed in rotten, heavily poisonous meat. Defeating foes restores HP.

Skill: Shield Splitter

Take a large step forward and make a single focused thrust to puncture enemy shields and inflict damage.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed. 
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scales.
  • While equiped Arstor's Spear will cause the wielder to receiver 30HP whenever an enemy dies. This happens regardless of whether or not the player is present for the killing. 
  • Stacks additively with Ring of the Evil Eye allowing for upwards of 60HP per kill - effective against large groups of weaker enemies including Deacons of the Deep.
  • Most likely belonged to Sir Arstor of Carim, mentioned in Dark Souls 1's Bloodbite Ring, Cursebite Ring, and Poisonbite Ring description. Is also credited for creating Purging Stones, and the Shotel.


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 11/19 = 273 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/19 = 313 AR = Str Softcap
  • 11/40 = 358 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 40/40 = 397 AR = Quality Build


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Arstor's Spear Upgrade Table

Requires ?? souls and ?? Titanite Scale to +4, ?? Souls and 1 Titanite Slab to +5 (upgrade information here)

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 118 - - - - D C - - 36 - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +1 138 - - - - D C - - 36 - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +2 157 - - - - D C - - 36 - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +3 177 - - - - D C - - 36 - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +4 196 - - - - D C - - 36 - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +5 216 - - - - D B - - 36 - - 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0


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

      03 Jun 2021 00:16  

      Who doesn't want to stab someone with a spear that has an intestine full of rotting shiit wrapped around it?

      • Anonymous

        10 May 2021 21:41  

        This spear should’ve inflicted Toxic, not just regular poison. It also should’ve had a more interesting weapon art, maybe one that increased the health returns on kills. I don’t know, this weapon just should’ve been better.

        • Anonymous

          15 Jan 2021 17:53  

          I just noticed the 2h R2 attack animation is janky. The ashen one normally grips the spear near the bottom with both hands but since this spear handle is so short one hand just grips air lol

          • Anonymous

            19 Nov 2020 23:51  

            I keep this on my back for health reasons. I don't even have the dex required for wielding it, but since my doctor recommended it, I keep it in my off-hand while I two-hand a big ass hammer. I suppose you could reap the health benefits with any twin set as well. Kind if like the grass crest shield.

            • Anonymous

              10 Jun 2020 08:50  

              Underrated weapon. It's parts alone make it seem subpar, but it offers quite a few effects that really make it worth learning to use. In good hands, this weapon can be used to outlast invaders for extended periods if you are in someone else's world or in your own if someone else continues on killing adds.

              • Anonymous

                16 May 2020 06:44  

                On the first day I arrived at Crucifixion Woods, I used this poisonous bad boy to win a brutal, protracted battle against ni99amanCorey, Watchdog of Farron. It may not be the greatest weapon in the land, but oh the memories.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Jan 2020 12:35  

                  Punish them from a distance with this, force them to come in close quarters and then give them a nice hug with dark hand s wa

                  • 21 Dec 2018 16:47  

                    Charge I think would have benefitted this spear better considering it’s natural poison. Since charge counts multiple hits it’d make it easier to build up and be more effectively used. Assuming you land most of the hits of course. It’s a good poke weapon from what I see, nice range on the weapon art. Considering it’s the only boss spear we technically get I wish it had a more unique weapon art or that poison inflicted by this spear did greater damage per tick or even that it inflicted a slightly weaker version of toxic instead. It’s not bad as a PvE weapon and shield splitter makes it viable in PvP along with its range. A few interesting combos you can do with it, such as poison mist on top of the WA to throw people for a loop as mentioned below in another comment. The only thing holding it back is the slightly lower damage and cosmetically it bad if you’re a fashion souls person. I really want to love this spear, I just can’t as much as I want.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Nov 2018 19:37  

                      " The spear is enwreathed heavily in rotten, heavily poisonous meat. Defeating foes restores HP", they said. The best plot twist I have ever heard of. Doesn't do poison DMG though? hmm.... That sure is some special meat ...

                      • Anonymous

                        13 May 2018 13:32  

                        The value of this spear isn't the HP effect, but the poison buildup + WA rollcatches. It's very easy to put someone on the defense with spears already, but throwing out a Poison Mist with your offhand and pressuring them with this and poison throwing knives can keep them from fighting back efficiently.

                        And then there's the salt you'll get when someone actually dies from poison in this game.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Mar 2018 21:30  

                          great for a dracula build im trying to do does anyone know any other items besides evil eye that takes their heslth itd be of great help thanks

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Feb 2018 21:17  

                            IMO it is an ok weapon, sure a damage buff wouldn’t hurt, but considering you get poison build up and a free evil ey ring, I’d say it’s fairly balanced

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