broadsword

Broadsword

icon wp physicalAttack
117 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
30
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
10 10 0 0
C D - -
weapon type icon Straight Sword damage type icon Standard
skill icon Stance icon fp cost 17/20

Broadsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A straight sword with a broad blade designed for slashing.

A large sweeping attack makes this effective against crowds, but is prone to deflection from walls in narrow spaces.

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 Broadsword 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 Long Sword has a range of 32.2849xl on the 1h R1 and 31.9551xl on the 2h R1.
  • The Broadsword has lunging R2 attack that finishes with a sweep, making it good for closing distance.
  • In terms of damage, it excels over the other Straight Swords in certain areas, primarily when infused Raw, Fire, and Deep, as well as Heavy on their respective builds.
    • This makes it very popular on low-level and sl1 playthroughs.



Location/Where to Find

  • Looted from corpse in High Wall of Lothric. From the Tower on the Wall Bonfire, progress normally until you reach the platform with a Hollow Soldier with a crossbow. Instead of going down the ladder, you turn towards the other room, with a patrolling Lothric Knight. Past them and to the left is another Hollow Soldier lying in wait, and in the room they were hiding in is the Broadsword, behind some destroyable crates.




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Broadsword 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 +10 234  - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +10 216  - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +10 216  - - - - E A - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +10 210  - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Raw +10 322 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 145 145 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 123 128 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 212 - 212 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 30.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 123 - 128 - - C D A A - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 145 - - 145 - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 145 - - - - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 212 - - - 212 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 36.0
Dark +10 123 - - - 128 C D A A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Blood +10 181 - - - - C D - - - - 51 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10  181 - - - - C D - - 51 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
luck ??   icon item discovery ??
222 - - - - C 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 117 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +1 128 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +2 140 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +3 152 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +4 163 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +5 175 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +6 187 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +7 198 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +8 210 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +9 222 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +10 234 - - - - C D - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0

 

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 114 - - - - C - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +1 124 - - - - C - - - - - - 45.0 30 25 25 30
Heavy +2 135 - - - - C - - - - - - 45.0 30 25 25 30
Heavy +3 145 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30 25 25 30
Heavy +4 155 - - - - B - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +5 165 - - - - B - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +6 175 - - - - B - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +7 185 - - - - B - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +8 196 - - - - A - - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Heavy +9 206 - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 216 - - - - A - - - - - - 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 111 - - - - E C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +1 121 - - - - E C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +2 132 - - - - E B - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +3 142 - - - - E B - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +4 153 - - - - E B - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +5 163 - - - - E B - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +6 174 - - - - E A - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +7 184 - - - - E A - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +8 195 - - - - E A - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +9 205 - - - - E A - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 216 - - - - E A - - - - - 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 105 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +1 115 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +2 126 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +3 136 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +4 147 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +5 157 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +6 168 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +7 179 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +8 189 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +9 200 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 210 - - - - C C - - - - - 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 142 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 163 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 184 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 208 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 224 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 240 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 256 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 272 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 288 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 305 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10

322

- - - - - - - - - - - 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 84 84 - - - D E C - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 90 90 - - - D E B - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 96 96 - - - D E B - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 102 102 - - - D D B - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 108 108 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 114 114 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 120 120 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 127 127 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 133 133 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 139 139 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 145 145 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 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 84 84 - - - D D D - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 87 88 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 91 92 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 95 97 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 99 101 - - - C D B - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 103 106 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 107 110 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 111 115 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 115 119 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 119 124 - - - C D A - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 123 128 - - - C D S - - - - 42.7 30.0 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 100 - 100 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 109 - 109 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 27.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 117 - 117 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.1 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 126 - 126 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.4 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 134 - 134 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 149 - 149 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 152 - 152 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 159 - 159 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 168 - 168 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 176 - 176 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 184 - 184 - - - - - - - - - 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 89 - 89 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 92 - 93 - - D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 96 - 97 - - D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 99 - 101 - - D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 103 - 105 - - D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 106 - 109 - - D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 109 - 113 - - C D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 113 - 117 - - C D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 116 - 120 - - C D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 119 - 124 - - C D A A - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 123 - 128 - - C D A A - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 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 84 - - 84 - D E - C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +1 90 - - 90 - D E - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +2 96   - 96 - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +3 102 - - 102 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +4 108 - - 108 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +5 114 - - 114 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +6 120 - - 120 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +7 127 - - 127 - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +8 133 - - 133 - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +9 139 - - 139 - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +10 145 - - 145 - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 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 89 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 95 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 100 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 106 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 112 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 117 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 123 - - - - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 128 - - - - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 134 - - - - C D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 140 - - - - C D - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 145 - - - - C D - S - - - 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 97 - - - 97 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +1 108 - - - 108 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +2 118 - - - 118 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +3 128 - - - 128 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +4 136 - - - 136 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +5 149 - - - 149 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +6 162 - - - 162 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +7 174 - - - 174 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +8 187 - - - 187 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +9 200 - - - 200 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +10 212 - - - 212 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
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 89 - - - 89 E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +1 92 - - - 93 E E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +2 96 - - - 97 D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +3 99 - - - 101 D E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +4 103 - - - 105 D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +5 106 - - - 109 D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +6 109 - - - 113 C D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +7 113 - - - 117 C D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +8 116 - - - 120 C D A A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +9 119 - - - 124 C D A A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +10 123 - - - 128 C D A A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
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 105 - - - - D D - - - - 30 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 112 - - - - D D - - - - 32 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 120 - - - - C D - - - - 34 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 128 - - - - C D - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 135 - - - - C D - - - - 38 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 143 - - - - C D - - - - 40 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 150 - - - - C D - - - - 42 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 158 - - - - C D - - - - 44 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 166 - - - - C D - - - - 47 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 173 - - - - C D - - - - 49 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 181 - - - - C D - - - - 52 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 105 - - - - D D - - 36 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +1 112 - - - - D D - - 38 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +2 120 - - - - C D - - 40 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +3 128 - - - - C D - - 42 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +4 135 - - - - C D - - 44 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +5 143 - - - - C D - - 46 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +6 150 - - - - C D - - 49 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +7 158 - - - - C D - - 51 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +8 166 - - - - C D - - 53 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +9 173 - - - - C D - - 55 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Poison +10 181 - - - - C D - - 58 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
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 111 - - - - D D - -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 122 - - - - D D - -  -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 133 - - - - C D - -  -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +3 144 - - - - C D - -  -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 155 - - - - C D - -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 166 - - - - C D - -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 177 - - - - C D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 188 - - - - C D - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 200 - - - - C D - -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 211 - - - - C D - -  -  - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 222 - - - - C 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

      i finished DS3 now.
      i played with that bad boy for the whole game since i found it.
      it's versatile and reliable.
      Extremely basic weapon but does its job very well :)

      • Anonymous

        Very good backup weapon for my pure str build. I use it for faster enemies and bosses that takes a lot of time to kill with my greatsword.

        • Anonymous

          I'm running a weird build as I go for the plat. I started as a Pyromancer, kinda balanced STR and INT for a while, stopped at 28 STR and got myself to 60 INT. I equipped the Broadsword as soon as I picked it up, though, because it served me well at the end of my latest DS3 run, where I paired a Heavy Broadsword and the Firelink Greatsword, though the Broadsword was what I used to handle Gael. When I decided to go in on it, my boyfriend was wondering why--it was small and nothing special, especially considering my usual weapons of choice are greatsword-class. I wasn't disappointed, obviously, and for my current build (described above), a Crystal Broadsword+10 was all I needed to kill Midir for the forst time. I can't say it soloed the game for me--using sorceries and pyromancies against Nameless King and Blackflame Friede, for example, was just too necessary--but as someone who doesn't enjoy putting points into DEX, I can't imagine swapping for something slower, or weirder, or a little more pompous than the humble Broadsword.

          • Anonymous

            no matter the infusion (str/dex/quality) this thing has the highest AR and least stamina consumption ... calculators and letters for scaling are only a mere indicator - dont rely on them. if you dont believe me head back to Rosaria and check it.

            • Anonymous

              I killed vordt with a broadsword, it's surprising how much damage this deals, using this, I can kill a lothric knight with 5 swings

              • Anonymous

                A simple concept executed immaculately. For a completely plain, ordinary weapon, it sure does it's job well. Kudos, broadsword. Inalienable proof that you don't need magic or fancy techniques to enjoy great success.

                • Anonymous

                  The broadsword is a dear friend of mine. A while ago, I did a run across all 3 games using the exact same character and gear setup. The setup consisted of: Elite Knight Set, Tower Kite Shield, a handful of utility sorceries (Aural Decoy, Cast Light, Fall Control/Spook, and Repair in DS2), and, of course, the Broadsword. I can safely say that there wasn't a single time this beauty let me down. Sure, it's a plain old sword, nothing special about it at all... but it is a solid weapon, and very dependable. Even in PVP, the big step forward you take when using the R2 attacks allows you to maintain constant pressure on your opponent, aslong as you have stam. I killed every single boss in the Dark Souls series using this here weapon, and I would gladly do it again!

                  • Anonymous

                    This and Dark Sword are the only 2 good pure strength heavy-infused straight swords in the game. All others far behind damage wise and perform better on sharp/quality.
                    Out of the 2, this one has shorter range but compensates by being later and actually having a slightly higher AR, although not that much.

                    I often end up having this as a secondary back up weapon when using ultra weapons or Greatlance, because unfortunately neither of those mentioned perform well when being ganked by 3 straight sword users. Its really unfortunate that the default response to being ****ed is "alright, back to trusty straight swords" but such is life in Dark Souls 3.

                    • Anonymous

                      I use this so I can do a hollow knight roleplay, because, like the nail from hollow knight, it hits hard, fast, and is small for something that powerful.

                      • Anonymous

                        Couldn't find it in said location if someone would be willing to trade with me or at least explain why it didn't appear it would be much appreciated thx ;)

                        • Anonymous

                          Really scrubs? Can't you see how long and fast pkcs is? You must be outta your mind to even consider using this short ass...knife? When you already know the result with you getting pooped on by ultra-skilled pkcs players

                          • Anonymous

                            Virgin Irithyll Knight Curved Sword Mains: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh mOVesET and SpeED are king!
                            Chad Broadsword Mains: heheheh broadsword go DAMAGE!

                            • Anonymous

                              Pure, remorseless DPS tool. Moveset? Range? Fashion? What's the point when you're standing in your enemy's face pumping out obscene amounts of damage at only 3 units of weight? Insanely good for any PvE build, you rarely at all need to worry about how short it is when the AI wants nothing more than to be in slashing range of you anyway

                              • Anonymous

                                Underrated. It has more damage and a better R2 than long sword / lkss (for pvp, for pve the stab is more useful). S tier weapon overall.

                                • Anonymous

                                  What is the fking "point" of this sword? Almost as short as a dagger with just a little bit more damage, absolute garbage comparing to god sword lkss. Those who use this short ass straight sword are either noobs or fools.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    And for us R1 ppl she just feels good to slashy slash and backy stab stab while wearing heavy armour & using a sheild. Cheers mofos!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Only thing thats bad about this weapon is the heavy attack. Besides that the weapon does high damage at a high rate and best for sl1 run or just a sword for slashing bosses.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Using this on a High Vit and Vig build infused with fire, absolutely amazing. Fun fact too: this and the Mace get the same damage when +10 and infused with fire, so, if you want a little variety in your damage types, pair them together (?). Idk man, I just love the crap outta this weapon.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you don't give a crap about style or movesets, and you just want high damage at high speed, ladies and gentlemen: Broadsword.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            this sword and halberd is the way to go for starting the game, makes everything easy: the halberd makes 99% of the common enemies easy by just stunlocking them to death, even the shield and greatshield enemies and EVEN the annoying ghrus from the swamp, all killed easily, while the BROADSWORD takes care of the bosses and big enemies that can't be stunlocked by the halberd such as the winged knights, the undead settlement witches and cage-carries, the cathedral knights, and of course the great crabs, you can kill everything with those 2 weapons, i'm on my NG+3 already and i still use this build and it still work like water on the fire, just makes everything too easy to deal with

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Easy way through the game for new players that do not understand weapon scaling right off the bat. Starting class knight (top 5 best armor sets in the game), gift fire gem, turn longsword into a fire weapon, get the broadsword and make it a raw weapon, along with the mace, level vit and end equally until you hit 40/40, build finished. Wait until you get the dragonslayer axe, tweak stats so you can wield it, make raw weapon, get to +10 asap, at this point your SL will be 73 and that's all you need for the entire DLC.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                this the best weapon to use at SL1 by far if you don't want to waste your ring slots with Knight's Ring and Hunter's Ring... you may also want to use: the Round Shield for parry and defense, the Sorcerer's Staff for casting Sorceries, the Talisman or Priest's Chime for casting Miracles, the Pyromancy Flame to cast Pyromancies, the Light Crossbow for sniping enemies, and the following rings: Life Ring+3, Ring of Favor+3, Prisoner's Chain and Havel's Ring+3 so you can use better armors and fill all the 6 weapon slots at the same time

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  i would recommend this straight sword over any other one, since i couldn't care less about "rAnGe" or "mOvEsET", all i care about is damage, damage AND... damage. and broadsword not only deals higher damage than longsword, but it ALSO scales better than longsword, all that for the cost of a 5% smaller range (almost unnoticeable) and i gotta admit that i even like the R2 from broadsword better than the R2 from longsword (its just my personal taste though) and it has the same stat requirements as the longsword, which means that you can use the broadsword at SL1 (with deprived), and not only all that, but also can be buffed, infused and can be +10, so i consider it to be the best straight sword i ever used hands down, i even rather to use it over lothric knight sword since LKS deals lower damage, and like i said, i only care about the damage

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    My entire play style revolves around reactionary aggression and this sword is what makes the build possible in the first place. It's the only SS that can be slapped onto a full strength build, which also happens to be the only build you can use the Great Magic Shield + Greatshield 100 stability gimmick on. Everyone just attacks my shield like, 7 plus times cause they think it's gonna get guard broke. Meanwhile I'm left with an entire stamina bar to aggressively beat them with after they're exhausted. Gets over 500 AR when bundled on a 40 strength build and the heavy attack is great for roll catching. It's what allows me to put so many points into attunement without losing out on damage. Some say it has too low range but straight swords have broken range anyway, you're not losing out on much cause it's still longer and faster than many other weapons. It's broad, but not strictly short.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This is probably the best infusion weapon in the game for a pyromancer. With a Chaos or Dark infusion; At 40/40 INT/FTH the weapon dishes out over 500 AR one handed, 359 of which is either fire or dark. With low stat requirements and early availability, even if you aren't a melee oriented build this is a nasty side arm to have available.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I've heard that this sword got buffed around the same time the ASS got nerfed, and that the BS now has the same stats raw as the ASS did before the nerf. At first I didn't care, as the BS requires less stat investment and the same weapon art. However, the range is low as the page says, and for some reason, this sword does not have any trust attack, despite clearly being made to thrust. Because of this, I recommend only using this sword until you can farm a falchion. As a raw weapon the falchion has a higher AR and about the same range. I think it might be quicker, but not 100% But for PvE, the falchion is just simply a better sword. Of course the raw mace is even better yet. Too bad the longsword is so inferior in terms of damage as a raw weapon.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Compared to other weapons in its class, it trades versatility for power. You can dish out really good damage with this, but spacing is hard with this sword, mostly because of all the attacks being slashes and the heavy attacks being very telegraphed lunge slashes. Still, it's really good for chasing and generally playing aggressive, but if you're trying to play reactionary and outspace people, don't use the broadsword. It's broad, not long

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The perfect companion for my pyro character. When infused with an elemental gem (one Chaos and one Dark in my case) and reinforced to +10, the Broadsword is stronger than the Longsword in terms of both base and scaling damage. Light, found very early in the game and doesn't require too much DEX/STR investment. Love it!

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              The SL1 gem. Raw infusion, Flynn’s, Lloyd’s and no armor achieves exactly 400AR. Most enemies fall before they get a chance to attack you making their one shot potential useless.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                In real life, this sword would be for thrusting, it’s description says slashing, and it deals Standard damage. Gg Miyazaki.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Ironically this sword is better at stabbing than all of the other straight swords if you look at the blade shape from a realistic perspective.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Can take you the entire game raw with the right infusions. Since you don't need much range for pve and it's easy to find this is a solid weapon to rush the game.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I found it to be worth putting a few points into Dex just to use this thing with Heavy infusion as a sidearm on my 66 STR Warrior. It's a nice surprise for people who think they can beat my Great Club with quickstep spam. It's just better than the axes and hammers, hate to say it.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Destroyed ds2 and 3 with this throughout the entire game, you get it pretty early on in both. 40 dex at end of first playthrough, +10 normal ds2 and +10 sharp ds3

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Its range is poor when compared with other commonly used swords but the damage is slightly better. A solid weapon for casters in early game if infused with Raw.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I've been going for a strength faith build, and after getting 40 in both I realized that with a lightning gem this baby gets a little over 500 AR. It is a damn fun weapon for PvE.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              You get this very early on, and is quite strong for quality builds. The only thing that's holding it back from being a super weapon is the shorter range. I find that when trying to roll R1, you will most likely miss.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The data for the +10 Sharp variant is not consistent for every time it comes up. In the base menu, it shows C/C for Strength and Dexterity, but when you click on the button, it shows E/A for those stats. I am noticing this on other weapons, too!

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  dark and chaos infusions have A scaling on both int and faith, please fix. this is by far my fav SS. does more damage, and uses less stamina than others of its ilk. the rt is crazy, hit em with 2 rbs and then the wide rt lunging slash catches their panic roll every time! (prepares for LKS users to rage out any minute)

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    1.14
                                                                                    The Broad sword has the highest AR with sharp infusion @75 Dex with 473 AR. At 3 units of weight absolutely perfect for my Flynn build combined with hyper aggressive play style just shreds most pvp. I hardly lose between light rolls and super fast r1s and attacking constantly.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      this has to be updated, raw broadsword +10 has 322 AR making it the best raw ss in the game.
                                                                                      Previously was the Astora ss, but now it has 302 AR, AND you need the faith ring.
                                                                                      With at 10/10 str/dex for the broadsword you need no ring, the perfect weapon for sl1 runs.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        My favourite. A raw broadsword is so damn good you won't need anything else to beat the game. Also it seems that its range is glitched because the sword looks really short but you can attack enemies quite the distance away.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          For those Casters and Pyromancers looking for an alternative to ASS after the latest patch, the Broadsword has now AR of 322 with Raw Infusion.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            For those times when your build precludes curved swords but you need to indulge that core human desire to HACK & SLASH.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Upgrade paths are sort of outdated, now it has A+A scaling on chaos/dark and seems to outdamage both Long Sword and Dark Sword

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                A great and underused alternative to the Long Sword and Lothric Knight Sword. It's currently about on par with the Dark Sword in my uninformed and anonymous opinion. Great dueling weapon for quality builds, and a great secondary weapon for strength builds.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I'm on NG+5 but never gave this sword a chance because it looks small. Now I use it as my main sword because it has the highest damage output when refined with almost 500 atk when one handed

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    When i first played ds3 my first souls game and saw this weapon it looked so pitiful and small, now im on ng+8 and this is a favorite as well as being the most damaging straight sword in game including darksword

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      A fun, but flawed weapon, with good power, fairly low stamina consumption, a nice design (despite the wonky proportions on the handle) and a strong R2 attack that, while less versatile than previous entries in the series, can really be handy in PvP for punishing careless players. The R2 is less useful in PvE, though, especially with how fast some of the enemies can get. Not a fan of the weapon art, but still is exciting enough to use if you throw in roll/dodge attacks. Also a surprisingly good choice to parry with. I liked it since DkS, it was my mainstay on my dark spellsword in DkS2SotFS, and it is now one of the weapons I cycle through in my quality build in 3.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Always been a strong, if a bit unorthodox alternative to the Dark Sword or Long Sword - the mini charge on the 1H R2 is particularly saucy.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Was the starting weapon for the knight class in Dark Souls 1. Same goes for the Silber Eagle Kite shield you also find in this room. Strange they don't let you start with this equipment this time when the Longsword, that can be obtained from Greirat, and a parry shield are an upgrade to both in my opinion.

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