Dexterity is a stat in Dark Souls 3. it is an attribute for wielding advanced weapons. Also reduces spellcasting time and damage from falling.

"Dexterity Dark Souls 3 Attribute required to wield advanced weapons.

Also improves attack strength, reduces spellcasting time and reduces damage taken when falling. "



  • Dexterity's attack damage per point has a gradual soft cap at 40, a hard cap above 59, and stops at 99.
  • Also reduces spellcasting time and damage from falling.
    • The casting speed cap is at 50 dexterity.
  • 1 point of Dexterity gives an increase of  0.4 to all defenses and 0.2 to all resistances (deprived)
  • Twinblades will be underlined for reference.

Data and Player Notes

  • Example


Dexterity Required Weapon
0 Dark Hand, Storm Ruler, Butcher Knife, Club, Crucifix of the Mad King, Demon's Greataxe, Dragon Tooth, Dragonslayer's Greataxe, Earth Seeker, Follower Torch, Gargoyle Flame Hammer, Great Club, Great Mace, Great Wooden Hammer, Large Club, Ledo's Great Hammer, Morne's Great Hammer, Old King's Great Hammer, Quakestone Hammer, Reinforced Hammer, Scholar's Candlestick, Smough's Great Hammer, Torch, Vordt's Great Hammer
7 Mace
8 Caestus, Greataxe,Thrall Axe, Battle Axe, Demon's Fist, Eleonora,Brigand Axe, Hand Axe, Broken Short Sword, Handmaid's Dagger, Rotten Ghru Dagger, Light Crossbow, Heavy Crossbow, Knight's Crossbow, Arbalest
9 Pickaxe, Dagger, Morning Star, 
10 Shortsword, Broadsword, Longsword, Astora Striaght Sword, Bastard Sword, Firelink Greatsword, Profaned Greatsword, Haysel Pick, Lorian's Greatsword, Yhorm's Great Machete, Fume Ultra Greatsword, Greatsword, Golden Ritual Spear, Milkwood Battle Axe, Anri's Straight Sword, Harpe, Great Machete, Warpick, Spear
11 Zweihander, Four-Pronged Plow,  Moonlight Greatsword, Barbed Sword, Glaive, Murky Hand Scythe
12 Estoc, Partizan, Halberd, Bandit's Knife, Winged Knight Twinaxes, Cleric's Candlestick, Onyx Blade, Sunlight Straight Sword, Valorheart, Soldering Iron, Rotten Ghru Spear, Rapier, Saint Bident, Crescent Axe, Mail Breaker, Composite Bow, Short Bow, Millwood Greatbow, Spiked Sheild, Follower Javelin, Rose of Ariandel
13 Claymore, Executioner's Greatsword, Wolnir's Holy Sword, Lucerne, Man Serpent Hatchet, Rotten Ghru Curved Sword, Blacksmith Hammer, Scimitar, Falchion, Spiked Mace, Gael's Greatsword
14 Aquamarine Dagger, Longbow, Flamberge, Pike, Claw Red Hilted Halberd, Chaos Blade, Irithyll Straight Sword, Shotel, Whip, Tailbone Short Sword, Parrying Dagger, Avelyn, Twin Prince's Greatsword, Great Scythe, Dragonslayer's Axe, Yorshka's Spear, Follower Sabre, Lothric War Banner
15 Dark Sword, Winged Spear, Tailbone Spear, Greatsword of Judgement,, Gundyr's Halberd, Dragonrider Bow, Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords, Ringed Knight Straight Sword
16 Demon's Scar, Drakeblood Greatsword, Sellsword Twinblades, Uchigatana, Lothric Knight Greatsword, Greatlance, Exile Greatsword, Winged Knight Halberd, Crescent Moon Sword, Irithyll Rapier, Drang Hammers, Corvian Greatknife, Sniper Crossbow, Darkmoon Longbow, Friede's Great Scythe, Crow Quills, Splitleaf Greatsword
17 Morion Blade, Witch's Locks, Ringed Knight Spear

Great Corvian Scythe, Warden Twinblades, Carthus Curved Sword, Wolf Knight's Greatsword, Crystal Sage's Rapier, Immolation Tinder, Astora Greatsword, Gotthard Twinswords, Black Blade, Harald Curved Greatsword, Hollowslayer Greatsword, Black Knight Greataxe, Manikin Claws, Black Knight Sword, Black Knight Glaive, Murakumo, Pontiff Knight Curved Sword, Lothric's Holy Sword, Brigand Twindaggers, Lothric Knight Sword, Black Bow of Pharis, Gargoyle Flame Spear, Black Knight Greatsword

19 Painting Guardian's Curved Sword, Carthus Shotel, Notched Whip, Pontiff Knight Great Scythe, Arstor's Spear, Crow Talons,
20 Dancer's Enchanted Swords, Washing Pole, Ricard's Rapier, Dragonslater Spear, Farron Greatsword, Drang Twinspears, Lothric Knight Long Spear, Storm Curved Sword, Spotted Whip, Dragonslayer Greatbow, Repeating Crossbow, White Birch Bow
22 Dragonslayer Swordspear, Carthus Curved Greatsword
24 Bloodlust, Onislayer Greatbow
25 Onikiri and Obadachi, Old Wolf Curved Sword
28 Darkdrift
40 Frayed Blade

*Weapons not listed have 0 Dex Requirement. 

Attunement  ♦  Endurance  ♦  Faith  ♦  Intelligence  ♦  Luck  ♦  Strength  ♦  Vigor  ♦  Vitality

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