Dragonslayer Spear

113 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50.0
70 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 9.5
Requirements & Bonus
D C - D
20 20 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spear damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Lightning Charge icon_fp_cost.png 17 (-/12)

Dragonslayer Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Cross spear associated with Ornstein the Dragonslayer. A weapon of the gods imbued with the strength of lightning.

Two-handed thrust utilizes the support of the cross and requires great might, but can pierce deep into the flesh of dragons, and send mere men flying.

Skill: Lightning Charge
Charge with spear at waist to enwreathe with lightning, then release bolts with final thrust. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.. 
  • The description refers to the second attack of the heavy combo, although it does not seem to actually throw people.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.



Location/Where to Find

  • From the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonefire in the Archdragon Peak area, go up the stairs and it is on the grid right in front of you.



Moveset and Videos:

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Dragonslayer Spear Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 97 - - 70 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+1 108 - - 78 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+2 116 - - 83 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+3 136 - - 97 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+4 153 - - 109 - D C - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
+5 170 - - 122 - D B - D - - - 50.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0


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)



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    • Anonymous

      19 Sep 2021 07:48  

      If you know about this tip, then good for you. But for those who don't know: You can just grab the spear through the thick fence it rests against, there's no need at all to beat Nameless King.

      • Anonymous

        21 Aug 2021 18:05  

        Am I wrong in thinking I should pass the strength requirement while 2-handing with 14 strength? 14 + 7 > 20? Or is there something I'm missing with that?

        • 16 Jul 2021 10:25  

          Just got randomly one-shot by this in a Crucifixion invasion (PS4). Host was clearly twinking, but could've only been +2 at max (I was invading at +3 normal weapon). My lightning absorption was just under 20%, and I was at almost full HP. They got a WA in while I wasn't looking, and presumably hit me at the very end of it with the bolt and spear for over a thousand damage.

          This thing might be a bit coked out on the damage, methinks.

          • Anonymous

            02 Jul 2021 18:58  

            I bet all you casuls that use this trash weapon are a bunch of big tittied lards just like Ornstein. You see when you use the Broken Straight Sword you get in shape and gain some skill so you win both ways, keep that in mind ladies.

            • Anonymous

              16 Jun 2021 11:37  

              Only dumb fat Casuls would use such a trash weapon!
              PKCS is so much better!
              Real Pros and skilled players only ever use PKCS, the best weapon gaming history!

              • Anonymous

                06 May 2021 21:17  

                Nameless king: ok ornstein, we re done killing dragons. Hide your equipment somewhere so nobody else does any dragon slaying.

                Trollstein: *slips his spear under the door*

                • Anonymous

                  02 Mar 2021 19:27  

                  this weapon is similar to the silver knight's moveset (almost as if they trained under ornstein who would have guessed), closest thing we'll have in ds3

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Feb 2021 14:00  

                    Man i wish it conserved the C/B scaling in Strength and Dex of Dark Souls 1
                    would've an amazing Quality Spear imo

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Jan 2021 03:12  

                      For anyone casually reading this page looking for some useful information, this is a DEX weapon. The lightning bolt projectile does not require faith to do decent damage. It does a percentage of the weapon's total AR, rather than relying solely upon the faith-scaling lightning AR as some have speculated. Get 14 or 20 STR depending on if you want to be able to onehand it or not, 40 DEX, ignore FTH and you're good to go.

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Nov 2020 11:39  

                        Whoever defends that this spear can send people flying but doesn't post a link to a video showing that "feature" of the weapon, is an absolute clown.

                        • Anonymous

                          02 May 2020 08:21  

                          Ornstein and Smough are a duo. You can get Smough's hammer in irithyll and his set from Aldrich, yet you have to kill the *****ing nameless king to get Ornstein's set and spear. I feel like one is more difficult than the other

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Mar 2020 07:59  

                            Never managed to send anyone flying with r2 and haven t found any video about it. So i think it s fake info.

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Nov 2019 12:43  

                              This makes clearing up Archdragon Peak way easy. Killed the big serpentbois with a weapon-art + one or two extra-stabs

                              • Anonymous

                                21 May 2019 07:25  

                                The lightning strike effect from the bolt launched during the weapon art will activate for some reason, if the bolt hits a bonfire. The effect happens otherwise only when it hits an enemy, NPC or a player!

                                • Anonymous

                                  21 May 2019 07:22  

                                  R1 R1 R2 usually hits the opponent, or R1 R2 if you time it. Also, this thing's weapon art can deal enormous amounts of damage if it hits properly... Bad thing the weapon art never hits properly.

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