Dragonslayer Swordspear

128 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55
34 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 14.5
Requirements & Bonus
D C - C
16 22 0 18
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spear damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Falling Bolt icon_fp_cost.png 20 (-/-)

Dragonslayer Swordspear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A dragon hunting weapon from the age of the gods. The earliest form of the cross spear, serving as both a sword and a spear.

Its owner was the Nameless King, a deific hunter of dragons. The swordspear is imbued with lightning, of which he was the heir.

Skill: Falling Bolt

Hold swordspear high in the air to summon fierce lightning that descends upon distant foes. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed. 
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scales.
  • The weapon is based on line of sight, meaning that if any object stands between the player and the target the lighting will strike there instead
  • Weapon art can be parried, however, this is risky because the lighting still hits.
  • Its moveset is a mix between the Spear and Glaive movesets.
    • When one-handed:
      • Light attacks are spear
      • Running attacks are spear 
      • Rolling attacks are spear/glaive (They share one-handed rolling attacks)
      • Heavy attacks are glaive
      • Leaping attacks are spear
    • When two handed:
      • Light attacks are glaive
      • Running attacks are spear
      • Rolling attacks are spear
      • Heavy attacks are spear
      • Leaping attacks are spear


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 16/22/18 = 403 AR = Base Stats
  • 28/22/18 = 439 AR = Str Softcap
  • 16/40/18 = 466 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 16/22/28 = 412 AR = Fai Softcap
  • 28/40/28 = 511 AR = Combined Softcaps



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Moveset and Videos:

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Dragonslayer Swordspear Upgrade Table

Requires ?? souls and 15 Titanite Scale to +4, ?? souls and 1 Titanite Slab to +5.

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 128 - - 34 - D


- D - - - 55 35 30 30 35
Regular +1 149 - - 39 - D C - D - - - 55 35 30 30 35
Regular +2 170 - - 45 - D C - D - - - 55 35 30 30 35
Regular +3 191 - - 50 - D C - D - - - 55 35 30 30 35
Regular +4 212 - - 56 - D C - C - - - 55 35 30 30 35
Regular +5 234 - - 62 - D C - C - - - 55 35 30 30 35


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)



Spears & Pikes
Arstor's Spear  ♦  Dragonslayer Spear  ♦  Drang Twinspears  ♦  Follower Javelin  ♦  Four-Pronged Plow  ♦  Gargoyle Flame Spear  ♦  Golden Ritual Spear  ♦  Greatlance  ♦  Lothric Knight Long Spear  ♦  Lothric War Banner  ♦  Partizan  ♦  Pike  ♦  Ringed Knight Spear  ♦  Rotten Ghru Spear  ♦  Saint Bident  ♦  Soldering Iron  ♦  Spear  ♦  Tailbone Spear  ♦  Winged Spear  ♦  Yorshka's Spear


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    • Anonymous

      13 Jul 2021 21:01  

      we've been spending most our lives living in a ganker's paradise. we keep spending most our lives living in a ganker's paradise

      • Anonymous

        31 May 2021 13:32  

        Beware ppl. This weapon is heavy only weight, but not in weapon class. Despite using halberd moveset while 2 handed, it's still a spear class weapon. It will bounce off certain shields and greatshields, and won't have as much poise health as you'd think.

        • Anonymous

          17 May 2021 12:15  

          Wait not only are people fighting about what weapons other people use but they are fighting for a weapons that not even that great. I don’t care what people use blunt don’t make fun of what other people use especially if you are saying that is the best weapon.

          • Anonymous

            05 Apr 2021 15:57  

            Seeing this abomination in action makes me relate to why Gwyn banished the nameless casul. Better yet too many trash casuls pick this weapon up and think they are masters of the universe... that is until they get a reality check that leaves them crying and uninstalling the game. I am the one who will make you trash cans realize that unless you pick up the pkcs you are going to keep getting rammed over and over again.

            • Anonymous

              01 Feb 2021 09:40  

              You guys need to quit using nameless’s weapon because you guys don’t look cool nor are guys as skilled as him but there’s always the pkcs the best weapon in the game

              • Anonymous

                04 Dec 2020 01:10  

                Great weapon already, but there was a chance to give this the Abyss Watchers treatment. If I was the one designing this weapon's moveset, I'd keep all the one hand attacks the same, But when 2-handed, the player character holds the cross spear like the Nameless King. The normal attack combo would start with 2 swipes and followup with thrusts holding the cross spear, and the running attacks would be his spin slice dash. As for the R2, it would just be a thrust with short range because you're holding the weapon at the cross, but there would be bonus poise to compensate. And when 2 handed, the weapon art would change to the Nameless Kings overhead slam that leaves a lightning blast, basically like the Dragonslayer Great Axe, but with an extra effect. Though I would prefer to use animation similar to the Nameless King. We see him use all these moves in the fight, so it's a shame we missed the chance to use them.

                • Anonymous

                  01 Dec 2020 12:01  

                  Nameless king had a great impression on me so ive decided to create a nameless king build account this spear and yorshka chime and faith rings+lightning ring and you are fine

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Nov 2020 15:05  

                    the faith scaling only impacts the lightning damage on the weapon and on a 40/40 quality build this weapon actually has the highest AR of any spear so you could fail the stats on this weapon and it'd STILL be good

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Sep 2020 04:52  

                      What I love about this weapon is the weapon arts sunlight blade buff. Because it’s the only lighting buff that is that great golden sunlight color

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Sep 2020 21:35  

                        Definitely my fav weapon in the game.
                        Falling bolt feels so ****in good to wreak shop with and at DISTANCE does more dmg than sunlight spear.
                        Super fun, the only annoying thing is occasionally hitting the roof and having the blade bounce (tho of course all weapons can bounce)

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Jul 2020 12:18  

                          If only you could fight even a little like the Nameless King with this, shared attacks, I mean. The weapon art is amazing tho.

                          • Anonymous

                            05 Jun 2020 07:29  

                            Wouldn't it be awesome if this was a Trick Weapon like in Bloodbborne and you could switch between sword and spear with the click of a button?

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