astora straight sword

Astora Straight Sword

icon wp physicalAttack
129 physical defense shield icon 45.0
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
30.0
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
25.0
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 25.0
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
30.0
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 30
icon weight 3.0
icon durabilitiy
80
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
D E - -
10 10 0 12
weapon type icon Straight Sword damage type icon Standard/Thrust
skill icon Stance icon fp cost (17/20)

Astora Straight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.


A well-crafted sword named after the ruined land.

Astora, before its fall, was a land replete with royal blood, and this weapon is both a reminder and heirloom of that era.

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:

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Astora 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.
  • The Astora Straight Sword has a range of 34.0479xl on the 1h R1 and 33.6371xl on the 2h R1.
  • The Astora Straight Sword has thrusting R2 attacks when used 1h.
  • If the Faith requirement is not met, attacks will bounce off heavily-armored enemies and any blocking opponent in PvP. It will also have a greatly increased stamina cost.
  • This weapon is generally not worth using very far past the room you can obtain it in. While it does have high base damage, its scaling is terrible even when infused. This terrible scaling with infusions, coupled with the fact that its Raw, Fire, and Deep infusions have significantly reduced base damage, makes it replaceable very early on. The Broadsword you can find in the very same room has better AR when infused with Raw, however it lacks the range and moveset of the Astora Straight Sword so it is not necessarily a straight upgrade. The Longsword however can be obtained from Greirat, and the key to his cell is obtained in the very same room as this weapon. The Longsword is stronger when infused with Raw, and the Longsword has the exact same moveset, weight, and weapon art as the Astora Straight Sword but does not have the 12 Faith requirement, so it can be seen as a straight upgrade to the Astora Straight Sword the moment you infuse it. Since it is so easy to get a weapon that completely outclasses this sword mere moments after finding it, it is hard to argue for its usefulness past when you first pick it up, but it does at least beat the Longsword and Broadsword before you can return to Firelink Shrine and infuse them with Raw.
  • Because this weapon has terrible scaling when infused and is weaker than the Longsword with the three infusions that remove scaling, it will pretty much always be outclassed except at extremely low base stats and upgrade levels. This does at least make it okay for Crystal, Chaos, Lightning, and Dark infusions very early on since it can beat an infused Longsword below around +3 reinforcement and nearly base stats, but past around +4 reinforcement and once you begin raising your stats, the Longsword quickly overtakes the Astora Straight Sword.
  • In contrast to its terrible scaling for almost every infusion, this weapon has a very powerful Hollow infusion. At +10 with the base stats to wield it and 40 Luck, it has an AR of 354 compared to a Hollow Longsword's 296. However, Anri's Straight Sword beats it with an AR of 386. With 40 Luck, there is a sweetspot of around 30 Strength and 30 Dexterity where the Hollow Astora Straight Sword actually beats Anri's Straight Sword, and these stats are low enough that the Hollow Longsword has not caught up in damage yet. This means on a Luck build there is a point where this weapon is the highest AR straight sword that isn't a Broadsword. Once you begin raising Strength and Dexterity a bit higher the AR of the Hollow Longsword will eventually catch up, but even going to the softcap of 60 Strength, 60 Dexterity, and 60 Luck, the Hollow Longsword only has an AR of 487 while the Hollow Astora Straight Sword has an AR of 482. At this point the Hollow Lothric Knight Sword is possibly a better option than both of these weapons, coming in at 477 AR but having much longer range, a higher critical multiplier, and arguably a much stronger moveset.
  • This weapon uses 18 stamina per swing versus the 20 that a Longsword uses and the 17 that a Shortsword uses.



Location/Where to Find

  • Located in a chest on a platform in the High Wall of Lothric just above the room with 3 large undead and 2 dogs (where the Estus Shard and Cell Key are). Break a crate wall on the top floor walkway to expose a hidden rafter which leads to a drop down to a middle floor where the chest is located.




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Astora Straight Sword Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
heavy icon
sharp icon
refined icon
raw icon
crystal icon
simple icon
fire icon
chaos icon
lightning icon
blessed icon
deep icon
dark icon
blood icon
poison icon
hollow infusion icon

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  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
Regular +10 258 - - - - D D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +10 238 - - - - C - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +10 238 - - - - D D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +10 232 - - - - D D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Raw +10 301 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 157 157 - - - D E C - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 133 139 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 192 - 192 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 30.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 133 - 139 - - D D D D - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 157 - - 157 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 157 - - - - D D - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 192 - - - 192 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 36.0
Dark +10 133 - - - 139 D D D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Blood +10 199 - - - - D D - - - - 38 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 199 - - - - D D - - 38 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
luck ??   icon item discovery ??
245 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  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
Regular 129 - - - - D E - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 141 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 154 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 167 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 180 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 193 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +6 206 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +7 219 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +8 232 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +9 245 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +10 258 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  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
Heavy 126 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +1 137 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +2 148 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +3 160 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +4 171 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +5 182 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +6 193 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +7 204 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +8 216 - - - - D - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +9 227 - - - - C - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 238 - - - - C - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  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
Sharp 122 - - - - E D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +1 134 - - - - E D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +2 145 - - - - E D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +3 157 - - - - E D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +4 168 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +5 180 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +6 192 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +7 203 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +8 215 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +9 227 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 238 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  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
Refined 116 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +1 127 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +2 139 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +3 150 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +4 162 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +5 174 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +6 185 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +7 197 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +8 208 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +9 220 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 232 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  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
Raw 133 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 153 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 172 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 192 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 209 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 225 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 240 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 255 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 270 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 285 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10 301 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  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
Crystal 90 90 - - - E E D - - - - 42.7 30 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 97 97 - - - E E D - - - - 42.7 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 104 104 - - - E E D - - - - 42.7 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 110 110 - - - E E C - - - - 42.7 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 117 117 - - - E E C - - - - 42.7 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 124 124 - - - D E C - - - - 42.7 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 130 130 - - - D E C - - - - 42.7 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 137 137 - - - D E C - - - - 42.7 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 143 143 - - - D E C - - - - 42.7 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 150 150 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 157 157 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  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
Simple 90 90 - - - E E D - - - - 42.7 30 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 94 95 - - - E E D - - - - 42.7 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 99 100 - - - D E D - - - - 42.7 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 103 105 - - - D E D - - - - 42.7 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 107 110 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 111 114 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 116 119 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 120 124 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 124 129 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 128 134 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 133 139 - - - D D B - - - - 42.7 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  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
Fire 98 - 98 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 106 - 106 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 114 - 114 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 122 - 122 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 130 - 130 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 138 - 138 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 147 - 147 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 155 - 155 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 163 - 163 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 171 - 171 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 179 - 179 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 30.0 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  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
Chaos 96 - 96 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 100 - 101 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 104 - 105 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 107 - 109 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 111 - 113 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 114 - 117 - - D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 118 - 122 - - D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 122 - 126 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 125 - 130 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 129 - 134 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 133 - 139 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  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
Lightning 81 - - 81 - E E - D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +1 83 - - 87 - E E - D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +2 86 - - 93 - E E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +3 88 - - 99 - E E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +4 90 - - 105 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +5 92 - - 111 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +6 94 - - 117 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +7 97 - - 123 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +8 99 - - 129 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +9 101 - - 135 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +10 103 - - 141 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  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
Blessed 96 - - - - E E - D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 102 - - - - E E - D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 108 - - - - E E - D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 114 - - - - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 121 - - - - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 127 - - - - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 133 - - - - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 139 - - - - D D - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 145 - - - - D D - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 151 - - - - D D - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 157 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  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
Deep 98 - - - 98 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +1 106 - - - 106 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.3
Deep +2 114 - - - 114 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.6
Deep +3 122 - - - 122 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.9
Deep +4 130 - - - 130 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.2
Deep +5 138 - - - 138 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.5
Deep +6 147 - - - 147 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.8
Deep +7 155 - - - 155 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.1
Deep +8 ?? - - - 163 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.4
Deep +9 ?? - - - 171 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.7
Deep +10 179 - - - 179 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 36.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  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
Dark 96 - - - 96 E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +1 100 - - - 100 E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.3
Dark +2 104 - - - 105 E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.6
Dark +3 107 - - - 109 E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.9
Dark +4 111 - - - 113 D E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.2
Dark +5 114 - - - 117 D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.5
Dark +6 118 - - - 122 D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.8
Dark +7 122 - - - 126 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.1
Dark +8 125 - - - 130 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.4
Dark +9 129 - - - 134 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.7
Dark +10 133 - - - 139 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  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
Blood 116 - - - - D E - - - - 30 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 124 - - - - D E - - - - 32 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 132 - - - - D D - - - - 34 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 141 - - - - D D - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 149 - - - - D D - - - - 38 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 158 - - - - D D - - - - 40 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 166 - - - - D D - - - - 42 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 174 - - - - D D - - - - 44 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 183 - - - - D D - - - - 46 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 191 - - - - D D - - - - 48 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 199 - - - - D D - - - - 51 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  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
Poison 116 - - - - D E - - 36 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +1 124 - - - - D E - - 38 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +2 132 - - - - D D - - 40 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +3 141 - - - - D D - - 42 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +4 149 - - - - D D - - 44 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +5 158 - - - - D D - - 46 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +6 166 - - - - D D - - 48 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +7 174 - - - - D D - - 50 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +8 183 - - - - D D - - 52 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +9 191 - - - - D D - - 54 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 199 - - - - D D - - 57 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
luck icon item discovery
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Hollow 122 - - - - D E - -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 134 - - - - D E - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 147 - - - - D D - -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 ?? 28.5
Hollow +3 159 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 171 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 183 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 196 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 208 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 220 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 232 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 245 - - - - D D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 


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

      Flyns ring gave 49+ physical attack so its not useless the other weapons got a boost of 23-35 physical attack

      • Anonymous

        If you're looking to use this, imo it fits best on +2 > +7 tanky Raw builds. Comparable AR to longsword, lower stat requirements than Lothric knight straight sword, lower stamina use than either. LKSS is better overall, but Astora is a fun, scrappy alternative at lower levels. It really should've had a base E faith scaling to better compete at +10, it's a shame seeing a beloved weapon sink into obscurity.

        • Anonymous

          At 40 Str, 40 Dex, 12 Faith, 9 Int, 7 Luck (knight start, quality build + base req), uninfused is higher AR than any physical infusion

          • Anonymous

            Did some blue sentinel counter ganks with this thing and killed multiple twinks with it at +1 and a flynn ring equipped. Sitting at around 161 AR at SL20. Broadsword does more damage, but it's range is bad and so is it's move set. If you use the thrust attack at different intervals it's really hard for parry fishers to get a read on you.

            • Anonymous

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              If you’re watching this, kindly please help me share this and invite any ds3 enthusiast you known to this new fight club, your little effort would be much appreciated.
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              I will await you there, in the End of the World, and we shall fight eternal, shiny and incandescence.
              LONG MAY THE DARK SOULS COMMUNITY LIVE

              • Anonymous

                Ah, bookends. I beat Dark Souls 1 using it's version of this weapon, and Just beat Dark Souls 3 for the first time today by using a Lightning Infused +10 Astora Straight Sword. You've served me well my friend.

                • Anonymous

                  To anyone who wants to use this weapon, to get the best results you'll want to have around 40 Strength, 40 Dexterity and 32 Luck (37 when Hollow) and use the Hollow infusion. You'll get 448 AR one-handed and 457 AR two-handed, however this is still outclassed by the Long Sword at these stats, but it's actually good damage making it usable.

                  The Hollow infusion is the ONLY infusion that this weapon benefits from in a way that keeps it's damage viable. In fact when one-handed at 40 in Strength, Dexterity and Luck it's in a tie for 2nd place in AR for Strait Swords with the Long Sword just behind the Broadsword. However it drops behind the Refined Broadsword and the Hollow Long Sword when two-handed.

                  It's a shame that this weapon is so difficult to use in the late-game, the ONLY reason that I know this is because I was trying to figure out how to make this weapon viable on a Knight of Astora theme build.

                  • Anonymous

                    What a disappointing weapon... Truly a shame that the iconic sword of the series was reduced to this. Literally worse than the very basic Longsword you get as a starting knight. Heavy infusion does nothing on it, sharp doesn't do much better. Refined on quality seems to be the way to go, but even then Lothric SS will win in both damage AND range.

                    That being said: i think there is ONE niche role that this sword fulfils: a Raw Gem saver.
                    When you find this sword - if you compare it to the other unupgraded and uninfused weapons including Broadsword - you'll find that it will deal higher damage than any of them. Now yes, they will out-damage it once infused with raw but that's the point. At a small price of some FTH and minor hit to early game damage output you get to keep the gem for a better time. Just don't use it on ASS itself, it will give it like 4% extra damage which is a complete waste.

                    • Anonymous

                      Bruh, the A.S.S has received hate cuz Longsword is overused. Simple as that. Not anything wrong with that, since Longsword is a safe choice, but it get dull when everyone uses it. I catch myself thinking 'oh god longsword user again' in any DS game I play nowadays.

                      • Anonymous

                        Why do people hate this weapon so much, it does similar damage to the higher damage swords and can beat almost all the other straight swords at +10 uninfused. and the swords only downside is the faith requirement, but 12 is quite low in early game, so the only classes that cant use it are going to be the mages and assassins. It's also worth noting, this weapon consumes slightly less stamina then the straight sword.

                        • Anonymous

                          Just in case some are not aware, during the same patch that made this sword an outclassed pointless weapon, the Broadsword got a buff, and I according to a 100% walkthrough I watched by GheyForGames on Youtube, they state that the buff the raw boardsword gets gives it the same stats that the ASS used to have before the nerf. I'm personally not a big fan of the boardsword because of the range and moveset, but its got the same WA and is literally found on the other side of the same room that you find the ASS and can easily carry you through the first half of the game PvE. So they basically just switched the damage values in the patch between these two weapons. A +10 raw Boardsword has a 322 AR and has no faith requirement, just 10 str and 10 dex.

                          • Anonymous

                            Holy **** I'm dumb, how the f* did I never notice the place you get this
                            I swear I only got to find it because I got the sword in the Cinders Mod and it didn't look like it was added with the mod

                            • Anonymous

                              I miss the days where this used to be my go to weapon. I still remember hitting 173 with R1 to enemies at High Wall when infused with raw.

                              • Anonymous

                                Honestly not a bad sword. Can get 400+ ar with hollow infusion, has stamina cost equal to the shortsword, and S tier in Fashion Souls.

                                • Anonymous

                                  MG this ss sucks ass. Like seriously it's the worst all. I was about to assert my dominance with my pkcs but now I feel bad.

                                  • Since no one seems to know, this is a quality str/lck weapon. At 40/40 str/lck it rivals Anri’s SS with the same stats and beats out a few others. The “problem” is it’s a QUALITY weapon but, not the kind people wanted, meaning everyone wanted it to scale with faith. The “good ol days” as they say. That being said, as quality weapons go it isn’t bad. It hard caps at 40/40 like others, has over 400 AR, has thrusts and works well as a raw weapon for pure faith builds. Making it a lightning infusion also makes it powerful on pure faith builds, on par with any other straight sword you could use on the same build more or less. As far as Anri’s goes, the only thing Anri’s SS does better is the innate heal and being a non-quality weapon. Ultimately it depends on what you want, quality weapon or pure scaling weapon. Saying Astora’s is bad is like saying the Black Knight weapons are bad because you can get more AR on a different build.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Wow I’m surprised at the negative comments. This has been my primary weapon for my very first run and it’s worked wonders. I have it infused raw +10 currently and I use carthus flame arc I just beat champ. Gundyr and dragon slayer armor with it. Some bosses I had to switch to a different weapon, but overall I’m very satisfied.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I dont know why people hate this weapon, it's a broadsword with thrusting R2 if you are not interested in scaling. And even if you are this weapon rarely needs an extra hit to kill an enemy comparee to other SS. It's also longer than a broadsword. And it doesnt even need scaling. This is a really good SS for invasions you dont need to scale it just get around 25 vigor and 25 vitality and you're good to go. It can also be buffed which means it has the means of dealing with nasty bosses weak to certain elements. Overall not too bad again it requires not stat investments.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Hi should i go with 35 luck or 40 luck? Do i get still 40 luck when im hollowed so i can save that 5 level?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I used it on my level one run and it worked really well with a raw infusion but becomes useless when you get to the dragon slayer armor because the attack bounce off since you don’t meet the faith requirements

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Like it was in the first game, it's a crutch until mid game, then it become pretty worthless. You can go Faith and get it Blessed, or infuse it Raw. Trust me, ditch it when you the Boreal Valley.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If you picked a starting class that has 10 faith or more I highly recommend this weapon. Available early in the game and has damage comparable to the LKS and BS right out the chest. Infuse it with raw and this sword will carry you all the way to irthyll, although this shouldn't be your main weapon. The scaling on it are subpar and are outclasses by the other SS. Overall, a fantastic early game weapon, but a mediocre main weapon.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Is it just me or a I so blind that i did not find it in NG, Ng+ and NG++, and Ng+++ until NG++++. I ham unhappy! overall not a trash weapon, not great though. ಠ_ಠ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    this thing is a straight sword that can be infused and buffed and deal more base damage than the wolf knight greatsword and the stormruler which are greatswords, and yet people underrate it so much, i wish i would see more people using this... damn

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      can anyone explain why i dont see anyone use this even though it has this massive damage and yet still can be buffed and infused??? i mean it probably has one of the biggest damage among all straight swords, and yet people just rather using lothric knight sword :/

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Best when Hollow infused. At 60 luck and base requirements gets 1 point of AR difference from Anri's SS and can be buffed

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I lost it :( I was tryng to trade varius items with Picklepum and i falled down... And, of course, it disappeared. Is there no way to reobtain the sword in this playtroug? A box of lost stuff like in sekiro or a chest like in ds1? Anyway, sorry for my english guys. Im pissed off for this falling because I'm just started the playthroughand I'm still in the undead settlement. I' Hope that was not a invaluable weapon, because I have still to choose my build and I was to pondering a faith build.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This use to be my favorite sword, so I wanted to see how viable it still is. For low SLs, it's slightly weaker in it's Raw form then the Longsword, however, it uses less Stamina per swing meaning it can deal more damage per Stamina bar. At +4, 20/20 is the breakpoint to get rid of Raw. Surprisingly, it does better with no Infusion then Heavy/Sharp/Refined. That stays true for the life of this sword. It's either Raw or no Infusion, everything else sucks. At 20/20 +4, it's only 5 AR behind Raw Longsword or Sharp Lothric. That's pretty much the breakpoint. If you're pumping STR, it's always a few AR behind the Long Sword. If you're pumping DEX, it falls behind the Lothric Sword quickly. If you want Raw or Quality, the Broadsword is the new top dog. But, if you're running a low stamina caster, it's still a great sidearm due to the low Stamina usage.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              You only get about 1-2 extra swings than the longsword, but with less stamina consumption, that little bit of stamina can save your life

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I really wish fromsoft had finally made a half decent astora straight sword, but no, i cant have my astora knight cosplay because miyazaki decided "lets just make this weapon objectively***** in every game". Like ffs, if it was just a longsword copy i would be happy. Even some form of half decent scaling with an infusion would make me happy. Thanks fromsoft

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  For people who wonder if this sword shine anywhere or if it's just worse version of others straight swords. Astora sword not good as raw infused weapon anymore, but it's one of the best choises if you go poison\bleed infusion. Here some tests. (BL=bleed, PO=poison) +10 upgrade, 60 luck, 12 str, 11 dex short sword BL 76 PO 85 AR 180 longsword BL 74 PO 83 AR 198 broadsowrd BL 74 PO 83 AR 210 astora sword BL 81 PO 91 AR 217 barbed sword BL 82 PO 42/80 AR 197 lothric sword BL 77 PO 86 dark sword BL 74 PO 83 So, if you're playing luck build and want some bleed/poison straight sword, barbed sword and astora sword are the best ones. (barbed sword deals more damage with bleed, but has less range, more stamina consumption and 20 less AR)

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This used to be my girl for spellcasting builds: hit like a modest truck with Raw infusion, carried me though battles where melee was unavoidable. But they done hurt my baby. They hurt her so bad.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      after the nerf it got it's literally a useless weapon, no need for pick it up, not even at low soul level since you need to invest on faith and a long sword doesn't need that, it has actual scaling and it's is basically 10 times better.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        so i deal 230+ less damage than a lothric knight straight sword with a dark infusion, a bit less of range compared to the lothric sword and a terrible scaling for a few swings? seems legit. this weapon is barely good for a few places and then you should delete it from your inventory after sl 35 tbh.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          So this just seems like a less spicy version of Anri's sword that does a bit more base damage. Any truth to that or..?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Why would I bother infusing this with ANY gem? At +8 regular it's at 232 + 82 for me... that's 314 attack. That's MORE then the +10 RAW at 301 total... Went back to the shrine and checked the blacksmith, Refined +8 is 208 + 100 (308), Raw +8 is 270, Crystal +8 is 335 total, Simple +8 is 307 total... everything's lower. Top that off, my +8 regular with 314 attack jump to 389 when I use Magic Weapon on it (buffing it with more attack). Wouldn't be able to use Magic weapon if I infused it, meaning crystal version's weaker... simple would regen some FP but it's even weaker then crystal. I infused some other weapons making them better, like my Heavy Spiked Mace... why is it any infusion on THIS sword just sucks? lol Or am I missing something?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Maybe it doesn't matter to the people who say it is trash but it consumes less stamina than the lothric knight , depending what you're fighting extra swings are important.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                +10 raw, only the stats to wield (so start herald) all stats go to massives hp, good fp, stam, and a little equip load to go with my +3havel, +3rofap, +3 steel protection and prisoners chain, and then I spank you in the Spears of the Church with my raw A.S.S., miracles to heal B^)

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Funny how this has a (relatively high) Faith requirement but the Astora Greatsword doesn't have any. Oh well, I guess FROM is like matters of faith: involving logic with them will only result in frustration.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Only if you hollow, is inferior only to Anri's, because Anri's work with carthus rouge, the damage i'ts pretty the same, that is superior than any straight sword

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Makes a nice backup weapon on my herald for those fast enemies who slip between my lothric spear pokes. And it's pretty, too.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I don't understand..it has Faith requirement but doesn't give any Faith scale..i expect a good melee weapon for faith build..but fromsoft give me this trash..

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          this weapon isn't so bad... i mean it was nerfed quite a bit, but it has its merits. It is almost like a shortsword in terms of damage and stamina consumption, but has the range of a longsword. This thing might also have a slightly higher-then-normal requirement to use, but it is still cheaper to wield then the lothric straight sword. So if you wanna use astora straight sword because it looks cool, then try to remember the benefits it still does have as well.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Pyros can put one point into dex and have a slightly less damaging longsword, with less stamina consumption. It leaves pyros and heralds more stam for magic without compromising range. Buff with any of the magic weapons, CFA, or eventually LB to make up any damage you could have wanted, in the element that most damages the boss. Love this sword.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Well, at SL120 I have it up to 434 ar. Used a hollow infusion with 35/30/40 Str/Dex/Lck. For reference, a refined longsword with 40/40 Str/Dex is 428. The downside to the Hollow ASS is it costs a lot of points into 3 stats to attain that ar at SL120. One upside though, is the ASS uses less stamina than all the other popular SS's, and the Hollow infusion of course gives +5 luck, mitigating the 12 Fth requirement.

                                                                                              At SL 135 40/40/40 it would be 454 ar, it would beat out most of the other SS's as it scales well with LCK.

                                                                                              In short, it's not as bad as people make it out to be. At higher SL's it can actually reach a higher damage ceiling than most other SS's. But it takes high investment, making it terrible at lower SL's where each stat point is precious.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Dammit from, I don't have a problem with you nerfing stuff that you think needs nerfing, but why did you literally have to make this a worse version of the longsword? Couldn't it at least be a reskin? It's such a shame because it looks gorgeous.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This sword is strange. It has faith sacling, but max is only c, and this means that long sword would be better. Like wtf are those weapons man.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Excellent during a SL1 play through, especially when infused with raw. Has the highest AR of any straight sword at SL1 when infused with raw, and when buffed, the AR can reach over 400.

                                                                                                    To overcome the faith requirement, wear the Priestess Ring.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      The ONLY upside to this thing was raw infusion. Sure it was hella strong but you had to basically waste two levels into faith to use it. On a twink, two levels is a lot. Every stat counts. That's what made it balanced in the first place... but now it's sadly just a useless weapon with terrible scaling. You could use it if you find the game too easy or you just want a unique looking ss. Which it is stylish so

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        useless piece of s***. used it against vordt, bounced back like a pool noodle. used it against a titanite scale lizard. same*****. I return to mu trusty broadsword then.

                                                                                                        • so i thought that with a faith reuirement it would be better with certain infusions than a longsword... nope, was completely wrong, the scaling on a ightning infusion is almost half that of the logsword, yet the bas damage isn0t all that high.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            such a beautiful weapon...too bad its near useless. Why they couldn't make it a simple longsword clone is beyond me

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              as far as i can tell there is no point to use this straight sword over any of the others since its raw damage was nerfed as it scales poorly in everything by comparison to others.

                                                                                                              • Just in case anyone is wondering this Sword is only three points weaker than Anri’s when hollow with 40/40 str/lck with slightly better stamina costs.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  They nerf the Astora Straight Sword from 322 to 301, but they make the Broadsword just as strong as the Astora Straight Sword was?
                                                                                                                  What the ***** is FromSoftWare smoking?

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Lothric Knight sword or Astoria? THAT... is the question


                                                                                                                    Or maybe it isn't and one is clearly better than the other I really am not sure.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      the +10 all infusion table is incorrect on the Blessed infusion, please change to match the Blessed Infusion table.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Does this weapon still break early-mid game?
                                                                                                                        What's the point of making a mage or a priest or whatever early on when you can just spend all your lvls into VG, END and VIT?


                                                                                                                        Haven't played DS3 since the first DLC came out.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I just started DS3, and found this. I'm like 2 hours in, I'm SL15 with a Raw Longsword +2. If I infuse and reinforce Astora Straight Sword, how will it compare to my current Longsword?

                                                                                                                          Also I started as a Deprived, if that matters anything.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            I find it interesting that everyone is complaining about the Raw Infusion nerf, when they can just use a Shriving Stone or apply a different infusion that would do more damage. Just saying.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Idk about anyone else but when on my game the astora straight sword + 10 has 52 bleed build up!!! I have 7 luck so i have no idea why the build up is soo high. I have 50 faith so maybe its because it scales on faith. Either way can someone explain this to me ? Maybe i discovered a new bleed build

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                The note about not having to have the faith requirement on the raw infusion is total bs. It will still bounce off against some enemies and I'm pretty sure bosses.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Got nerfed pretty bad, a Raw Astora sword base damage is down to 133, they did the same to the Flamberge. Those were really good early game weapons, too bad.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    The 5/12 patch didn't help at all because anri's is still superior in every possible way if to run a luck build.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      As of the latest patch it seems that this sword is a total downgrade from the long sword. Using all fth/int/raw infusions it is a downgrade so rip.

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