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Curved Swords are a Weapon type in Dark Souls 3. Curved Swords are a generally a Dexterity-based weapon class with fast swing speeds, decent damage and range, and a excellent roll-catching abilities. These traits allow a player to quickly and easily finish a fight, especially since most Curved Swords can be buffed with spells or Pine Resins. However, there are some negatives to Curved Swords. Players with high Poise and heavier weapons like Greatswords, Ultra Greatswords, and Great Hammers will be able to tank and out-trade hits from a Curved Sword if the user is just swinging mindlessly. Additionally, if players can easily be parried if they swing without caution. The positives of this weapon class seem to outweigh the negatives, and Curved Swords attract new players and experts alike, and are popular choices in PvE and PvP.

With the exception of the FalchionCarthus Curved SwordStorm Curved SwordCrescent Moon Sword, and Follower SabreDancer's Enchanted Swords, all Curved Swords have a backflip swinging attack that replaces the kick.

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

Scimitar

90

40.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

25

 

-

 

 7

E

 13

C

 0

-

-

 60

2.5

4

Spin Slash

Sold by Shrine Handmaid

Pontiff Knight Curved Sword

123

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

30

 

-

 

12

D

 18

D

 10

-

 -

-

 90

3.5

8 ( -/14)

Frost Blade 

Sold by Greirat/ Dropped by Pontiff Knights at Irythill of the Boral Valley 

Falchion

117

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

35

 

-

 

9

D

13

D

0

-

0

-

70

4.0

 6 ( -/ 12)

Spin Slash

Dropped by the Skeletons wielding it at Catacombs of Carthus

Sellsword Twinblades

 

99

40.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

25

 

-

 

 10

E

 16

C

 0

-

 0

-

 55

5.5

4( -/12)

Spin Slash 

Mercenary starting weapons/ Looted at Road of Sacrifices

 

Warden Twinblades

 

93

40

0

35

0

25

0

25

0

35

100

30

 

33

 

10

D

18

D

0

-

0

-

70

6.5

Spin Slash

 Dropped by Grave Wardens at Cathedral of the Deep and Untended Graves

 

Shotel

 

104

40.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

25

 

-

 

9

E

14

C

 0

-

 0

-

 55

2.5

5 (-/12)

Spin Slash

Sold by Unbreakable Patches

 

Dancer's Enchanted Swords

79

50

62

40

62

35

0

25

0

30

100

35

 

-

 

12

D

20

D

9

D

9

D

80

8.5

6 ( -/ 17)

Dancer's Grace 

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Dancer

 

Storm Curved Sword

110

50.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

35

 

-

 

14

D

20

C

0

-

 0

-

 85

5.0

7

Tornado

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Nameless King

 

Carthus Curved Sword

115

55.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

35

 

33

15

D

18

D

 0

-

0

-

80

5.5

6 (-/12)

Spin Slash

Dropped by the Shield Skeletons wielding it at Catacombs of Carthus

 

Carthus Shotel

106

40.0

0

35.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

35.0

100

30

 

33

 12

E

19

C

 0

-

0

-

 55

3.0

5 ( -/ 12)

Spin Slash

 Dropped by Kukri-throwing Skeletons wielding them at Catacombs of Carthus

 

Rotten Ghru Curved Sword

103

40

0

30

0

25

0

25

0

25

100

0

 

33

 

10

E

13

C

0

-

0

-

0

2.0

 6 ( -/ 12)

Spin Slash

Dropped by Ghrus wielding them at Farron Keep.

 

Painting Guardian's Curved Sword

88

35

0

25

0

25

0

25

0

25

100

25

 

33

 7

E

19

B

0

-

0

-

55

1.5

5( -/ 15)

Chained Dance

 Looted below the Prison Tower bonfire near Anor Londo.

 

Crescent Moon Sword

78

40

78

30

0

25

0

25

0

30

100

25

 

-

 

 10

-

16

C

 0

D

 0

-

 70

2.5

15 ( -/ -)

Crescent Blade

 Dropped by Ringfinger Leonhard

 

Follower Sabre

112

40

0

30

0

25

0

25

0

30

100

30

 

-

 

 9

D

14

D

 0

-

 0

-

 70

4.0

9 ( -/ 9)

Prying Wedge

Ashes of Ariandel DLC: Halfway down the path of roots to the depths of the Painted World.

 

Demon's Scar

0

25

-

35

99

65

-

30

-

35

110

30

 

-

 

0

-

 16

E

17

D

17

D

 70

0.5

7( -/20)

Spin Slash

Obtained via Soul Transposition with the Soul of the Demon Prince

 




    • Anonymous

      09 Jun 2018 04:23  

      Just to clarify: Falcion has the highest AR out of all of them (422 with refined infusion +10 on a quality build), regardless of 40/40 quality or 60 dex build (only about 5 or so AR in difference).

      • Anonymous

        23 Feb 2017 23:02  

        Shotel ftw all the way. It pierces shields, which is especially awesome vs greatshields. I pair it off with a crossbow, and it keeps parry lords guessing and wary.

        • Anonymous

          Best weapons class?07 Oct 2016 03:31  

          Atleast for me, I love these weapons - the pace, damage output, playstyle with the weapons. It's great, and definitely worth trying out.

          • Anonymous

            Okay weapon class.08 Aug 2016 19:34  

            Well they are fast, spin slash can't be parried and most have bleeding, decent damage too.I would say they are good but it depens on your build, they are great for main weapons for mage builds, since they require low stats and focus on dexteriy which combines well, since dexterity improves Casting Speed. ( Scimitar gets E/B/B/B with dark or chaos infusion, pretty cool )

            • Anonymous

              Heavy and Light05 Jul 2016 01:21  

              The curved swords seem to be in two different classes.Heavy curved swords have normal kicks and uppercut-like R2s.Light curved swords have retreating slashes for kicks and have twirly R2s. In the offhand, they attack with L1 and even parry with L2.Heavy: Falchion, Crescent Moon, Carthus, Carthus Shotel, Storm Curved SwordLight: Painting Guardian, Ghru, Scimitar, Shotel, Dancer, Sellsword, Pontiff KnightI'm not sure where the Warden Twinblades fit since I've never owned them. The basic Shotel might have a different R2 than other light curved swords. Might be wrong about Carthus Shotel.

              • Anonymous

                Shield break01 Jun 2016 16:09  

                I noticed that with the pontiff knight curved sword the shield break kick turned into some sort of backwards flip. This attack could not break a pontiff knights shield that otherwise would have been broken by a kick.

                • Anonymous

                  if your going curved sword16 Apr 2016 03:13  

                  Use sellsword or warden twinblades their amazing and fun in pvp but focus on L1/L2 combo's when pvp or pv big enemies

                  • Two I'd like to see return....22 Mar 2016 00:56  

                    Some version of Queelag's Furysword and the Warped Sword. Such amazing fun weapons to use, crazy speed and hitting in every direction. The Shotel isn't listed but it's one of Souls' staple weapons so it'd be remiss to not have that. It's just a matter of time before that one's confirmed.

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