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 - D
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 Halberd movesets
    • When one-handed:
      • Light attacks are spear
      • Running attacks are spear 
      • Rolling attacks are spear/halberd (They share one-handed rolling attacks)
      • Heavy attacks are halberd
      • Leaping attacks are spear
    • When two handed:
      • Light attacks are halberd
      • 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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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)



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    • Anonymous

      18 Oct 2018 03:42  

      This thing is NOT a powerful weapon early game. Now, i have a knack for being invaded by the most Ganky cancerous players alive and they wield weapons like this at low level. This one player invaded and full R1 spammed, like any player would. Two handed it and i***** you not, didn't even do 200 DMG to me at base level. Mind you i did have like 1300 HP at cathedral OTD level, but that is no excuse. This is just a bad weapon. Completely reinforced. About 330 if your lucky.

      • Anonymous

        09 Sep 2018 17:57  

        So about the strength softcap. When 1h you get more 5 points when you go from 26 to 28 in strength, but when 2h you only get 2 points. So is this a waste of 2 levels or not. I can't decide.

        • 11 Aug 2018 17:15  

          This weapon on dex&faith build is awesome. Has its own buff that can surprise some players and mob is unaware allready. The lightning can kill 60% of the mob instantly on NG and NG+.It deals around 400 to 600 to players depending on their resistances. Its awesome weapon on levels after 100 and high levels with 50 in str,dex and faith it rends bosses and invaders alike. All in all its great weapon. I made my char around it. Added other lightning spells to have more options. I go around and smack everything with lightning. Storm Lord FTW!

          • Anonymous

            17 Jul 2018 01:34  

            After making a build for Dragonslayer Spear in DS1/Remastered and then realizing it is like a 100 SL minimum weapon, I encourage mid level use of this weapon. The lightning damage is minimal, so this is basically a Dex weapon with the lightning weapon art thrown in. I don't know the numbers for the base weapon before buff but to invest in this weapon too heavily for lightning damage is kind of asking for an ass kicking. It does have stats for normal damage before the faith requirement, which is pretty good but of course the weapon art is going to be why you use this weapon. Cheers.

            • Anonymous

              11 Jun 2018 23:54  

              This weapon only shines if you use all it can do and you’re smart enough to obey Piccolo and DODGE. Also, works best with the buffs you can get from faith since by then you already have high faith and dex and probably decent strength. By then it is a powerful weapon even without buffs. Then you buff it and buff yourself and maybe also have pyromancy buffing and go to town with its moves.

              Also, this website is not an online market, people.

              • Anonymous

                23 May 2018 04:13  

                This weapon is cancer, you kill nameless king for it and discover that its default dmg, is...... 128..... that is garbage.... and a D scaling in strength bra!!!

                • Anonymous

                  16 May 2018 16:29  

         can parry... the WA... but why... all you are doing is holding it up in the air to cast lightning... yet they get rid of dragonslayer greataxe WA parry ffs...

                  • 04 May 2018 00:03  

                    The best thing with this weapon is a Longsword. Cause this spear is slow...and the Longsword is fast. So you have a nice damage in both hands,and when you don't need the extra speed,you just use the spear. Its perfect.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Apr 2018 01:26  

                      It should be noted that while it hits like a truck, that is the only compensation for its slow swing speed.
                      It still feels like a spear in terms of poise damage and hyper armor. Being a frequent user of the Grand Lance in DS2 i hoped for a weapon that does not flich when it hit a wall but this does sadly. And 1h R2 is the only animation that starts with a horizontal swing. Making it less"sword" than its name would suggest. It has a nice hit box though, with longer reach than most. Though no animation like Arstors spears WA that steps forward. The lightning has a much shorter range than the Dragon Slayer Spear but is alot easier to aim with. I like it alot though its a bit tricky to use. At least it feels somewhat meek for the weapon of choice of a war god.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Mar 2018 03:55  

                        WA is great against players trying to run around you for backstabs. You can switch the direction at where the lightning strikes as soon as your character does the lunging upward animation

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Feb 2018 03:29  

                          Im pretty sure when get a kill with the weapon art (the lightning bolt) you get increased souls by 20% has anyone else seen this?

                          • 18 Feb 2018 23:09  

                            I recently started using this thing and it's surprisingly good. I'm using a dex/faith build and this thing fits perfect. The WA hits around 800+ for me at 40 faith, plus its a weapon buff for a decent time. I wish the charged one handed R2 was a poke or slam instead of a swing, but that's a small critique.

                            • Anonymous

                              07 Jan 2018 07:45  

                              this is a great weapon but for the weight it requires, i feel like i could get use out of something else. They should either lower the weight or buff the dex/faith scaling. not both but maybe one of them. or just increase the base damage.

                              • Anonymous

                                27 Oct 2017 22:35  

                                the lighting strike hits immidiatly when the weapon is hold up. Not like it is in the NK fight were the lightning strike is comming down with a little delay to catch panic rolers. I was so used to the NK mechanic that people could basically kill me in PvP only with the special ability of the spear.

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