icon wp physicalAttack
64 physical defense shield icon -
icon magicbonus
magic defense shield icon
icon firebonus
fire defense shield icon
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon -
icon darkbonus
dark defense shield icon
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability -
icon weight 7.5
icon durabilitiy
 range  35     
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
- - - -
16 14 0 0
weapon type icon Crossbows damage type icon None
skill icon Tackle icon fp cost 7 (-/-)

Avelyn is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

An extremely rare rapid-firing crossbow.  

Fires three successive bolts by means of an elaborate mechanism. Inflict heavy damage by making all three shots count.  

Despite its use as a weapon, this crossbow is also a priceless work of art, and it bears resemblance to a musical instrument. 

Skill: Tackle
Lunge into a shoulder tackle, pushing back enemies to create distance. 


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • Is severely outclassed in terms of raw damage and range, beating beaten out by every Crossbow by 100+ AR and 10-20+ range. However, the Avelyn has the advantage of firing off 3 times in quick succession, making it very effective at close range and a nice quick and easy damage dealer
  • Individual shots of the burst are weak, however if all three shots land on the target it deals the most damage of any Crossbow with every ammo type. 
  • Can be exchanged with this game's Nestling Crow for 3 Titanite Scales.


Location/Where to Find

  • Found in the Grand Archives. Climb the first shortcut ladder or pass through the very dark room where you can also find Power Within. Then go up the first flight of stairs and across the balcony with a broken railing at the end where a single Scholar is standing. Drop down onto the bookshelf below and then roll off these onto bookshelves even further below. (video location)

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Avelyn Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
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 64 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +1 70 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 76 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 83 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 89 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 96 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +6 102 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +7 108 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +8 115 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +9 121 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +10 128 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

      "six bolts... *reloads*More than enough to kill anything that rolls.*spins the avelyns"

      -dual avelyn users

      • Anonymous

        stamina consumption of this weapon is higher than other crossbows.
        Cancel animation also doesn’t work sometimes so you have to just stand still instead of poking the opponent.
        Overall,Great weapon!

        • Anonymous

          nice off-hand pvp weapon.

          dodge an attack and punish your opponent with the avelyn.

          does around 200-300dmg with heavy bolts (if all bolts hit)

          • Anonymous

            This may be very obvious but I just wanted to point out the similarity between how you get the avelyn in dark souls 1 and in dark souls 3 since no one else has pointed it out

            • Anonymous

              Not worth for upgrading just dont bother it the damage is awful and they can roll easily try bows or greatbows instead

              • Anonymous

                at lower reinforcement (+1, +2 tops) the damage is very comparable to the other crossbows so it's pretty solid at that point. if you manage to hit 2-3 bolts consistently you can easily kill people, but that's hard unless you're free aiming explosive bolts or you're really good at punishing whiffs. whiff punishing + leo ring + heavy bolt is a killer combo at low sl, but it's so hard to land properly that most the time you're better off just using explosive and learn how to free aim

                • Anonymous

                  Idk about anyone else but after playing with it I was pretty disappointed. Kinda sucks cause I actually really like this weapon in DS2 :(

                  • Anonymous

                    Splintering bolts is absurdly effective in this. Not only bleeds 90% of the time, it laughs on hyper armor with so many proyectiles. Stagger with the first r1 (my personal choice is the mace for high stagger or morion blade for when you re about to die and they get cocky), fire that burst and rollcatch if they dodge near you with another r1

                    • Anonymous

                      modern soldier build ... morion blade , red tearstone , blue tearstone , ring of steel protction +3 , keep health under 20% , VIG 50. END 25. VIT 40. STR 11. DEX 14... now you can have 260 max hp , 50+ physical absorbtion and high damage per bolts... don’t forget about wearing the fallen knight armor set for the camo... now hide in the bushes and fortnite snipe invaders with your legendary SCAR... fun garanteed , except against casters that non stop spam and make you die in one hit... but remember... you deal high physical damage and you are pretty resistant to physical damage... but always be careful and always prepare to dodge... never be cocky around any builds with this build

                      • Anonymous

                        This thing is pretty op at early levels when everyone's damage absorption is absolute garbage. You can cut an opponents health bar in half with one volley.

                        • Anonymous

                          Avelyn + exploding bolts = utimate counter to casters and spammers. Also not a lot of people expect you to quickly pull out a machine gun out of your pocket in the middle of a battle

                          • Anonymous

                            Co-oped with a friend while using the Avelyn and my friend was using the repeating crossbow. And my God did it work wonders at repelling invaders. Just way too many arrows to deal with and on top of that the combined arrow volleys easily broke the poise of any players using small to mid shields.

                            • Anonymous

                              It feels nerfed compared to the Dark Souls 2 incarnation. Infuse it with Raw and it's the closest thing you have to a machinegun.

                              • Anonymous

                                Although I prefer the Arbalest when it comes to raw damage, this thing rocks in PVP. If you come across a chugger and you manage to bring them down to low health but not kill them, this thing will easily finish them off before they can get a sip.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Just got this crossbow now, Soul Breakdown is as follows:+1 = 620 souls +2 = 732 souls +3 = 854 souls+4 = 976 souls+5 = 1098 souls+6 = 1220 souls+7 = 1342 souls+8 = 1464 souls+9 = 1586 souls+10 = 1830 souls

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I'm dead serious, you might just find yourself in high heaven on Earth when you do.Inflict almost guarenteed bleed in two bursts of rapid fire shotgunning action of rapidly spreading, splitting bolts? I thought so, now go on son, you know you want to~

                                    • Anonymous

                                      A crossbow in each hand would be six successive shots. But would Defenses cause it's damage to dwindle in PVP due to the multiple hits?128 Physical and 140 Fire damage with Exploding Bolts.or 192 Physical damage with Heavy Bolts.

                                      • Really not much more to say. Good backup weapon to catch flaskers, and reliable in PvE overall even if you get it crazy late. Great for jolly-cooperation.I don't think it really outclasses the other, surprisingly very viable crossbows though, it just brings multi shot to the utility table but not necessarily substantially higher if higher at all damage. Great with Lightning bolts as usual.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          For anyone wondering the base dmg is 64, and it can not be infused or buffed. Stats are as following:+1 = 70+2 = 76+3 = 83+4 = 89+5 = 96+6 = 102+7 = 108+8 = 115+9 = 121+10 = 128P.S. Sorry if the formatting sucked, this is my first time posting info and stats. Hope it helps you.

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