Great Hammers are one of the largest weapon types in the game. They have a slower movesets but feature high damage and are an intimidating choice for players. They also have the highest poise damage of any weapon class in the game, with 45 poise damage on a regular two handed light attack. Great Hammers also cannot be parried two-handed, with the exception of the rolling and running attack.

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

 Large Club

148

50.0

0

35.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

100

40.0

0

0

0

22

C

0

-

0

-

0

-

125

10.0

20 (-/-)

Warcry

Looted from a corpse near the place you and Siegward of Catarina defeated the Fire Demon in Undead Settlement.

Gargoyle Flame Hammer

122

55

0

40

100

35

0

35

 0

40

100

53.0

0

0

0

 22

D

 0

-

 9

E

9

E

 150

11.0

(12 /15) 

Kindled Flurry

Dropped by Rock Gargoyles using this weapon in Profaned Capital or Grand Archives.

Great Club

152

55.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

100

40.0

0

0

0

28

C

 0

-

 0

-

 0

-

 280

12.0

20( -/ -/)

Warcry

Drops from Watchdog of Farron NPC outside Farron Keep.

Vordt's Great Hammer

176

55.0

0

45.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

45.0

100

45.0

50

0

0

30

C

0

-

0

-

0

-

 170

17.0

12 (-/-)

Perseverance

Transposed from Soul of Boreal Valley Vordt.

Great Mace

185

55.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

100

45.0

0

0

0

 32

D

0

-

0

-

 0

-

 150

18.0

12 (-/-)

Perseverance

Dropped from Cathedral Knights wielding this weapon.

 

Morne's Great Hammer

200

70.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

100

45.0

0

0

0

50

D

0

-

0

-

30

D

250

24

50

Morne's Rage

 Dropped by Eygon of Carim if killed.

 

Great Wooden Hammer

103

50.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

35.0

0

0

0

18

C

0

-

0

-

0

-

135

6.0

13

Spin Bash

Dropped by Villagers at the Undead Settlement wielding this item 

 

Smough's Great Hammer

205

70.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

 45

C

0

-

 0

-

 0

-

 205

24.0

12( -/ -)

Perseverance

 Found in a chest in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley in the building with the paintings and Silver Knights, on the second floor.

 

Old King's Great Hammer

180

60.0

0

45.0

69

40.0

0

40.0

 0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

 30

D

 0

-

 10

D

 10

D

 185

18.5

12 (-/15)

Molten Perseverance

 Created with the Soul of the Old Demon King

 

Pickaxe

140

50.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

40

0

0

0

 18

C

 9

-

 0

-

 0

-

 105

8.0

 11( -/ -)

Galvanize

 Located on a corpse in Irithyll Dungeon (near the giant).

 

Dragon Tooth

188

60.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

 40

C

 0

-

0

-

0

-

340

21.0

12 (-/-)

Perseverance

 Dropped by Havel in Archdragon Peak.

 

Spiked Mace

149

55.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

33

 21

C

 13

-

 0

-

 0

-

 140

16.0

 13 ( -/ 10)

Spin Bash

Dropped by Evangelists at Undead Settlement
 

 

Quakestone Hammer

189

55.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

0

 40

C

 0

-

 0

-

 0

-

 150

15.0

 12 ( -/ 10)

Quake

Ashes of Ariandel DLC: Snowy Mountain, at the top of a pass, guarded by a red eyed Millwood Knight.
 

 

Ledo's Great Hammer

170

85

0

55

0

60

0

55

0

55

100

50

0

0

0

60

B

 0

-

0

-

0

-

310

28

25(-/25)

Call to Stone

Dropped by Silver Knight Ledo when he invades you in The Ringed City (Location)

 




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    • Anonymous

      14 Apr 2021 22:00  

      Which one of these is the best? I'm sl 206 with 60 str and 40/40 fth and int( yes im a pyro) and for the longest time I've been rocking a +10 heavy exile gs with carthus flame arc but lately I've been getting bored of it. I found that I was getting stun locked alot more often in PVE and PVP(mainly PVE) and the range was starting to become a problem as I entered ng+4. I then realised that great hammers have GOD LIKE POISE AND DAMAGE AND A WA THAT LITERALLY MAKES YOU INVINCIBLE FOR A FEW SECONDS so I decided I might try one out. Any suggestions? (Excluding the DLCs)

      • Anonymous

        05 Mar 2021 01:31  

        Im trying to do a arthas build with faith and a great hammer in strenght but i cant seem to find the right hammer for that. Which would be the best one for the fashion-souls?

        • Anonymous

          28 Jan 2021 21:52  

          I know, stat wise, that the Great Wooden Hammer is the weakest, but it's the funniest one (because it lets you smack enemies around with a cartoon mallet), which to me makes it the best one.

          • Anonymous

            08 Aug 2020 10:38  

            So I never used Greathammers before. I don't really like their slow movement but on the other hand I'm currently using a Lothric Knight Greatsword so... It's basically the same time per swing. What I was about to say, I'm going to my 9th journey (so basically NG+9) soon with my no limit character and want to know, which Hammer should I try? I really like the look of Mornes or Quakestone and their WA but they can't be buffed. I have 60 in all stats so which one is the best? Infused or uninfused doesn't matter, just want to know what's an overall good choice. As I said, never used Greathammers so some advice would be welcome.

            • Anonymous

              12 May 2020 03:36  

              Skilled player: no you can't just go full heavy with a greathammer, learn to parry and dodge. Me: great club go whomp whomp whomp

              • Anonymous

                09 Dec 2019 20:28  

                Useless in 1v1s other than in specific situations like if they're using a slow weapon too. Only ones possible to fight 1v1s with are Ledo's, the great club, Morne's and maybe the gargoyle flame spear because reach and aimable weapon skill. They're pretty good in ganks since every gank tries to stay close together so they can attack through each other to infini-stunlock you.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Sep 2019 14:37  

                  i love how i still can't parry straight swords, but parried morne hammer rolling attack flawless first try.

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Mar 2019 19:22  

                    The gyrm greathammer (the anvil one) could've been a thing, along with SO many other things from DS2, but NOOOO...

                    • 12 Jun 2018 04:00  

                      So, im trying to make a Thor PVP/PVE build [not necessarily the Marvel Comics version], with obviously a very heavy focus on heavy armor, good catalyst, high faith for lightning miracles, and high strength for good hammers. That being said, im not quite sure what equipment i should go with to make this build a real powerhouse...does anybody have any suggestions?

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Sep 2017 20:04  

                        hilarious when you see your pvp opponent pull out a caestus or parrying shield. Just walk up and do a predicable two handed r1 repeatedly as they fail parry.

                        • 07 Aug 2017 23:34  

                          So I was checking out the quakestone hammer and I noticed in the wiki pages notes a claim that its the third strongest greathammer and a comment contradicting that claim. That lead me to check ARs of every greathammer there is which in return lead me to list them out, because it would have been too much to memorize them all, to compare them. I decided I should share this so I included some things that might affect what weapon to pick. As for the stats I got the values with, 66 str is obvious and I'm not going to explain it, dex is 13 for spiked mace's requirement and fth 30 for Morne's. The dex didn't affect many, if any, other weapon's ARs but because of the 30 fth Gargoyle flame hammer and old king's greathammer have higher AR than with pure str investment, so keep that in mind. With those settled heres the list.

                          Details:
                          str: 66
                          dex: 13
                          fth: 30
                          2 handed, max upgraded
                          infusable weapons are heavy infused
                          *=buffable
                          additional notes in brackets
                          values from mugenmonkey

                          AR:
                          Large club*: 574
                          Gargoyle flame hammer: 652 (244+170 phys, 200+37 fire; pure str AR: 627)
                          great club*: 641
                          Vordt's: 593 (110 frost)
                          Great mace*: 650
                          Morne's: 636
                          great wooden hammer*: 513
                          Smough's: 668
                          old king's: 689 (328+192 phys, 126+42 fire; pure str AR: 661)
                          pickaxe*: 564 (attack type: thrust)
                          dragon tooth*: 643 (+10% magic and fire absorption)
                          spiked mace*: 606 (43 bleed)
                          quakestone: 619
                          Ledo's: 681

                          Highest pure AR
                          #1 old king's (689)
                          #2 ledo's (681)
                          #3 smough's (668)

                          Highest damage (propably, not actually tested)
                          #1 ledo's
                          #2 smough's
                          #3 great mace

                          Hope this helps at least someone who wants to try greathammers or something. I might do this to other
                          weapon types if I get motivated enough (which might or might not be affected by the ammount of
                          likes and/or kind of replies this gets).

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Mar 2017 08:26  

                            Miyazaki: Guys what do we do about Ultra great weapons?
                            Dev: Don't improve their speed or stamina consumption from the previous games at all, make them all exactly the same, just give some of them a super cool big explody aoe weapon art that will only hit people with 1 braincell and does disappointing damage.
                            Miyazaki:Beautiful.

                            Miyazaki: Hey guys time for the DLC, we've already added some really cool light weapons like Friede's Great scythe, Valorheart and the Crow Quills, what should we do about Ultra Great Weapons?
                            Dev: Make them the same as all the other Ultras, just give both of them a super cool big explody aoe weapon art that will only hit people with 1 braincell and does disappointing damage.
                            Miyazaki: Majestic.

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