Crystal Sage's Rapier

55 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 15
100 icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon_weight.png 2.5
Requirements & Bonus
E E C -
13 18 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Thrusting Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - (15/15)

Crystal Sage's Rapier is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Thrusting Sword with tiny crystals scattered across its blade, used by the Crystal Sages for self-defence.

The crystals boost the magic damage inflicted by the sword, and the item discovery of its wielder, fruit of the lifetime of research conducted by the sages.

Skill: Stance.
From stance, use normal attack to back step and execute a surprise attack, or a strong attack for consecutive thrusting.

Notes and Tips:

Location/Where to Find

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Crystal Sage's Rapier Upgrade Table

Requires ?? souls and 15 Titanite Scale to +4, ?? Souls and 1 Titanite Slab to +5 (upgrade information here)

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 55 82 - - - E E C - - - - 40 30 15 15 20
Regular +1 64 96 - - - E D B - - - - 40 30 15 15 20
Regular +2 73 109 - - - E D B - - - - 40 30 15 15 20
Regular +3 82 123 - - - E D B - - - - 40 30 15 15 20
Regular +4 91 136 - - - E D B - - - - 40 30 15 15 20
Regular +5 100 150 - - - D D A - - - - 40 30 15 15 20


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)



Thrusting Swords
Crow Quills  ♦  Estoc  ♦  Irithyll Rapier  ♦  Rapier  ♦  Ricard's Rapier

    • Anonymous

      13 May 2019 18:17  

      am I the only one who get unluckier with this rapier equiped? i’ve made many test of 107 item discovery and 157... here’s my stats of 200 tries each over the time of my farming ... winged knight halberd (107 7/200). (157 3/200). warden twinblades (107 7/200). (157 6/200). cathedral knight’s greatshield (107 15/200). (157 12/200) faaron convenant item thing (107 10/200) (157 9/200) embers ( 107 28/200) (157 30/200) handmaiden’s knife ( 107 11/200) (157 14/200) rotten ghru spear (107 39/200) (157 23/200) symbol of avarice (107 22/200) (157 6/200) « yep never farming this ever again with the rapier » great machete (107 27/200) (157 13/200) blessed gem « tested on high wall of lothric’s winged knight (107 3/500) (157 0/500) , yes , this one took me 2 weeks and a huge pain in the ass... lothric’s greatshield (107 18/200) (157 18/200) poison gem (107 6/200) (157 3/200). heavy gem (107 7/200) (157 9/200) sharp gem (107 4/200) (157 5/200) hollow gem (107 6/200) (157 14/200) silver knight’s shield (107 39/200) (157 15/200) story teller staff (107 38/200) (157 40/200) great corvian scythe (107 47/200) (157 44/200) blood gem (107 17/200) (157 10/200)..... i have finally proven me and those who believe me that these stats shown above , can proove this item discovery is a lie , the average item drop from without the rapier is staticticaly higher than with the rapier equiped... I would even say , that the rapier gives a randomised item discovery buff , depending of the item , it has its proper buff applied to that item. you can agree what my stats got , or disagree and put your results in the comment section... and no , i’m not doing this all over , it took way too long.

      • Anonymous

        21 Jul 2018 19:51  

        To add to the eternal "Crystal Estoc or Crystal Sage's Rapier" debate, here are my numbers from the current (and final?) version:

        Stats: INT60, DEX18, STR16
        Crystal Estoc +10 damage: 126+24 PHYS, 126+132 MAGIC = 408 AR
        Crystal Sage's Rapier +5: 100+11 PHYS, 150+133 MAGIC = 394 AR

        Although the overall AR is almost identical, in practical terms it feels like the Crystal Estoc usually does slightly more damage due to the higher physical component. All in all it doesn't make much of a difference which you use except that the movesets are not the same and the Rapier gives the juicy item discovery bonus.

        • Anonymous

          07 Jul 2018 08:28  

          It may just be my imagination (I am 100% certain it's my imagination) but it seems like the drop rate is HIGHER when you actually use the rapier to kill, as compared to just holding it.

          • Anonymous

            24 May 2018 07:37  

            Probably good if you're gonna use it for it's range. A quick, long weapon is an efficient tool for sorcerers. It's also specialized for INT scaling, so builds with low physical stats could probably use this. There are other alternatives for better damage though, but they aren't as convenient. Either they're slower, shorter, or consume FP, pretty much.

            • Anonymous

              22 May 2018 03:43  

              Anyone have a spare? Need it for the id. Trying to farm sword grass for the ring. Psn: NecrotizingDeath. I'll trade if I have something you want. Symbol of Avarice perhaps?

              • Anonymous

                22 Apr 2018 18:39  

                Use it for the utility of the item discovery. Other than that, crystal infusing a rapier is generally better as a backup weapon for a sorcerer, especially since it can parry in offhand, then 2 hand it and riposte with that extra critical bonus.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Feb 2018 01:04  

                  Im usin it for the black knight greatsword and the staff that u need to give to pickle pee for solaire's stuff so im not gonna bother upgrading it instead im gonna hornet ring the***** out of EVERYTHING!!

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Jan 2018 18:29  

                    Hate or not, it's useful anyway as a farming tool so pretty much any class would want it for farming rare items.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Jan 2018 08:12  

                      meh so much hate for this weapon. pvping between 60 and 125 I've had my best percentage with this. In case you didn't know, lock off and track the other two weapon or thrust with your camera. alot of people have died confused at the hands of me doing that.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Jan 2018 17:11  

                        A crystal Estoc outdoes the damage of this joke. The Sword of Searching was practically a godsend compared to this piece of utter trash. Useless, useless, and even more redundantly useless. Just another piece in the puzzle that shows why Dark Souls 3 is a cacophony of poor choices in design and gameplay.

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Jan 2018 23:18  

                          My item discovery stat is 110
                          When I go to equip this weapon in the active weapon slot it shows my item discovery stat will be 110.
                          After equipping the weapon my item discovery stat is 110.
                          Anyone else have this bug?
                          Playing on PS4 current version as of 05/01/18

                          • Anonymous

                            29 Sep 2017 11:32  

                            Anyone done farming with these and have 1 or 2 crystal rapiers that they don't need anymore? I need them to farm Human Dregs and Proof of Concords. I'm in NG and accidentally used my Sage soul for the sorcery. I'd like to farm all covenant items before NG+. Please end my suffering! PSN: AdrianTheDork505

                            • Anonymous

                              27 Sep 2017 08:41  

                              This can be used for parrying in your offhand, so you get a tool that boosts item discovery and parries attacks.

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Aug 2017 03:19  

                                I hate when a boss-tier weapon is reduced to a mere trinket you carry purely due to Miyazaki's*****s-n-giggles.

                                Since this weapon can be swung horizontally by the boss, why not let the players do the same with it? And if it has Crystals on the blade, that only makes the poor physical damage inexcusable along with the poor magic damage this weapon gets. The R1s can poke, but let the R2s be swings for Slash damage if nothing else.

                                • Anonymous

                                  06 Aug 2017 23:48  

                                  An active slot means I'd have to hold it to get the stat gain, correct? I'm farming Swordgrass at so 196, and it's a pain.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    16 Jul 2017 17:31  

                                    Imgine if its weapon art was that horizontal swipe that the actual boss does with it. Kinda like a shorter version of the pontiff knight curved sword's weapon art, but maybe a bit faster to compensate. Its a shame that a cool looking weapon like this is only being used for farming items.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      27 Jun 2017 18:19  

                                      288 magic damage and 126 physical damage at 60/40 dex/int.
                                      Compared to a Sharp Rapier that can reach 350 AR (40 dex) before even being buffed, this thing is useless for attacking enemies.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        20 May 2017 02:09  

                                        Wow ***** you stat requirements says my sorceress - I'm playing around with CMW vs my +10 Crystal Dagger on the Lothric Knights at the castle bonfire before going onto NG+ (farming spec - 99 luck, 70 int, no str or dex) and this thing at +4 does comparable damage to CMW-buffed +9 Raw Rapier. 700ish vs 800ish back stab, 435 vs 451 charged r2, and nearly the same damage on Stance attacks. Obviously the Rapier is the stronger one in each of these instances but holy *****ing*****. Just the int scaling alone on this early game weapon *with stat penalty on the physical* is enough to nearly match an endgame sorcery cast from an endgame staff? And yeah it's fkn ridiculous, like 364 crystal sage AR vs about 540+ buffed raw rapier AR

                                        • Anonymous

                                          23 Apr 2017 08:08  

                                          I planned a build that uses this weapon in offhand to parry. Turns out it can't. Learn the weapons before making harsh decisions, my friends

                                          • Anonymous

                                            22 Apr 2017 05:19  

                                            Anyone have an extra one of these that they'd be willing to trade me for? Farming covenant items is driving me insane and I only need to farm Silver Knights and Deacons, but it's taking me years!!! PSN: AdrianTheDork505

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