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Crucifix of the Mad King

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124 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
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0
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30
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0
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25
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
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74
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30
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
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Requirements & Bonus
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D - E D
19 0 10 14
weapon_type-icon.jpg Halberd damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Strike
skill-icon.jpg Mad King's Folly icon_fp_cost.png -(-/17)

Crucifix of the Mad King is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It was added with The Ringed City DLC.



A cross spear hung with a malformed corpse. 

Once, a mad king was born to the pygmy royalty and Shira, knight of Filianore, put him to rest. But Shira's cross spear, unable to kill the undying king, only pinned itself to him. Shira delivered them together to the darkroom, where she stayed and held them close.

Skill: Mad King's Folly
Slam malformed corpse into the ground to briefly awaken it, then fillet with strong attack to trigger a roar, a blessing, or vexation.



Notes and Tips:

  • Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Cannot be Infused, but can be buffed.
  • Dark Blade heightens R1 spam capabilities.
  • Both physical and dark damage scale with Faith.
  • Strength scales better than Faith, and two-handing provides more Strength.
  • It has the Great Club R2. Convenient for groups of enemies or catching rolls.
  • When the weapon art is performed, it will randomly trigger one of three effects:
    -Roar is an AoE blast that covers your front and sides.
    -Blessing works similarly to Perseverance.
    -Vexation spawns a following floating sphere, which explodes dealing Dark damage to you and all enemies (it can be dodged).
  • Shira never triggers the vexation effect when she's using this weapon.
  • At 99 Strength, Intelligence, and Faith with the Dark Clutch Ring, one has 666 Attack Rating. spook



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Crucifix of the Mad King Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Stability
Regular 124 - - - 74 D - E D - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0 25
Regular +1 138 - - - 83 D - E D - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0 25
Regular +2 147 - - - 89 D - E D - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0 25
Regular +3 172 - - - 104 D - E D - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0 25
Regular +4 194 - - - 117 C - E D - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0 25
Regular +5 216 - - - 130 C - E D - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0  25 


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

      10 Aug 2018 10:54  

      Great weapon, totally one worth building around. Just curious as to who has been editing the page. Since when has Dark Blade improved R1 Spam? Dark Blade just increases AR; it doersn't effect your stamina costs or swing speed. As for the noob who mentioned that spiel about "strength scaling is better than faith scaling," you really need to do some math on that. Strength increases physical scaling only; Faith increases physical AND dark scaling simultaneously. 2 * D > 1 * C. But dat two-handing DPS doe! Shawdup. Faith also increases the spellbuff of your Talismans/Chimes, which increases the damage added by Dark Blade. A solid Faith investment grants significantly higher AR than a strength investment, even when two-handing. Weapon is a bit wonky when it comes to scaling. Intelligence softcaps at 10; Strength softcaps at 40 (27 if two-handing); and faith softcaps/hardcaps (thanks to the dual scaling, it literally peaks at) 50. Run Yorshka's Chime and Dark Blade with 40/10/50, and you'll be hitting over 800 AR, WITHOUT Clutch/Blindfold. On a weapon with spear-like range, greatsword speed and hyper armor, and a short range quick attack that can't be parried, deals Great hammer-esque poise damage, and packs UGS hyper armor. Yeah, the Crucifix is bull*****on so many levels, it's no wonder why so many hate it.

      • 08 Aug 2018 21:49  

        It's a shame this weapon is found in the ass-end of Nowhere after killing the last dlc boss of The Ringed City. I'm not going to want to bother using it if I've literally beaten the entire game. Also Gael is a bull*****boss that I don't want to suffer through. Hopefully when I finally play Dark Souls 3 and do a Corrupted Paladin build someone will trade me this weapon at a low level or I'll just hack it in if I have to.

        • Anonymous

          05 Aug 2018 22:39  

          Why didnt she use this weapon when i summoned her for midir. Shira wrecked me in ng+2 to the point where she always almost 1 shot me with the weapon art

          • Anonymous

            02 Aug 2018 16:52  

            I mean, I guess the guy was lagging since DS3 often has extreme cases of phantom range if your opponent is lagging, but I entered the swamp at SL25 and a guy with full hazel armor and this invaded me and killed me.
            It was kinda annoying since for some reason my sunbro couldn't attack him/damage him and he seemed to have way higher stats as he took hardly no damage from my attacks compared to him nearly instantly killing me.
            This has nothing to do with this weapon other than that he used it.
            Any weapon has phantom range when the guy's lagging and it's stupid to see him swinging him over there and get hit while standing meters away.
            But welp. Also I just hate people who don't upgrade to invade low level players. Come on.

            • Anonymous

              14 Jul 2018 00:28  

              You're right Anon, don't worry about the replies, there'll always be scrubs who want to convince themselves that they're actually good at PvP when in actuality it's just that their weapon is broken. This is Santier's spear all over again, you can call them on it all you want, but you'll just get the basic-bitch "git gud" replies or "nuh-uh! It has this weakness!" even though that's besides the point since having a weakness doesn't change whether or not something is broken... People just can't accept reality.

              • Anonymous

                08 Jun 2018 14:03  

                "Casters need options to blahblashblah". THEY HAVE FUCKING OPTIONS! You want a ss? grab a longsword, make it crystal/dark/lightning. You want a gs? Moonlight gs. You want an ultra greatsword? Astora greatsword, make it crystal/dark/lightning. You want a great hammer? Great wooden hammer, crystal/dark/lightning. Do i need to continue? Even if casters didn't have options, they would need GOOD options, not broken ones. On my sl90 int build i have one of each type of weapon infused crystal and they all perform fantastically. And most of these people who rush to defend this thing every time someone calls it what it is (broken), are people who play at sl120. I don't even need to mention that this has the halberd speed with great hammer poise, we all know how stupid that is.

                • Anonymous

                  18 May 2018 13:56  

                  I fucking hate this broken piece of shit. It's a halberd with great club poise, a broken weapon art (that can potentially give you more poise!), ridiculous damage and a great club r2. What the fuck where from soft thinking when they made this?! Screw you if you use this, seriously. It's even more broke than the splitleaf.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 May 2018 19:51  

                    Lol, that troll comment down below. Made me cringe so hard despite knowing it was a troll. I love how everyone here freely admits this is OP, its refreshing, most other ez mode weapon pages you've got people trying to defend it. Saw some people on the vestiges page saying that vestiges is just "decent" and that pyromancers "need a good spell because there isn't many". LOL. I made sure to list all the commonly used pyromancies, which is honestly most of them, to make a point. Pyromancy is the easiest magic class to win with hands down, so much more versatility in spells, more high damage dealing spells, etc.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 May 2018 00:00  

                      My favorite weapon in whole 1-3 Souls, only topped off by Bloodbornes Kos Parasite.

                      Oh how I miss you you tentacled goodness.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Apr 2018 02:55  

                        +10 chaos and +10 dark maces do more damage than this, do strike damage, less stat requirements, great WA, acquired at the start of the game, weigh less and use less stamina. This weapon has a cool look, longer reach and interesting WA. All things considered, i'll stick to the mace.

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Mar 2018 03:46  

                          So if I were to trade this to a low my low lvl character, but it’s +5... do I need to make a weapon +5 on my low? Or +10, considering +5 is max for this weapon.
                          Message me on psn!
                          xTr4GiC-DriK3S

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Mar 2018 18:23  

                            Is anyone willing to gift one of these to me at the start of the game? I don't really use halberds but I want to try out a Dark build and see how I like this weapon but I'd have to go through so much to get it that it's basically like telling me to start an NG+ to use a weapon. If anyone is willing, please message me on PSN @ NorthernDragon. Thank you.

                            • Anonymous

                              08 Mar 2018 20:14  

                              the rng on this weapon is ridiculous sometimes, but when it works (especially the roar), oof it's a life saver

                              • Anonymous

                                04 Feb 2018 05:05  

                                Low level build concept:
                                Twink out a pyromancer (seems to be the most efficient starting class.) with priestess ring, knight ring, prisoner's chain, ring of favor +3, dark set (for flavor mainly but the poise affords decent trading capabilities), Crucifix of the Mad King, blessed caestus, priest's chime, maybe a handful of souls and a couple dark hands.
                                SL 35
                                Vig 27
                                Att 14
                                End 20
                                Vit 13
                                Str. 20
                                Dex. 9
                                Int. 14
                                Fa. 25
                                Lck. 7
                                (Stats post ring adjust)
                                Spells: Dark Blade, Deep Protection.
                                It's not ideal for cheap twink invasions in lothric but it's overpowered just enough to compensate for gank squads and the dark defense from faith presents a modest counter to the standard dark hand twink. Good for undead settlement, road of sacrifice, cathedral, farron keep, and catacombs invasions.

                                • Anonymous

                                  04 Dec 2017 20:59  

                                  Hey guys, many players do not know it, but that first slam of WA itself does damage to players. However, I wonder - is it parriable? Thank you.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    03 Dec 2017 23:40  

                                    this thing destroys phantoms in almost 2 hits with dark blade buff and any of its combos. gotta love Froms blatant overpowered dlc weapon policy to incentivise people to buy them ^^

                                    • Anonymous

                                      10 Nov 2017 01:15  

                                      *Uses weapon art*. (player)"Wake up it's murder time!" (weapon)"Noo, five more minutes." *triggers vexation*

                                      • Anonymous

                                        25 Sep 2017 19:17  

                                        My first time testing this weapon in firelink, I got the vexation weapon art about 10-15 times in a row. I actually got bored and quit using it because I thought I was doing something wrong to get it so many times in a row.

                                        Maybe I was just unlucky?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          16 Sep 2017 16:46  

                                          Still dont understand why this weapon has so much Hyper Armor, Its literally a spear with bones on top of it (which in reality are not so heavy). Maybe on some attacks it shouldnt even exist. Like the WA is putting the thing in front of yourself why does that poise through attacks? Use it if you want easy wins.

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