Irithyll Straight Sword

124 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 4.0
Aux 55    
Requirements & Bonus
12 14 - -
D D - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - ( 17 / 20 )

Irithyll Straight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Straight sword bestowed upon the Outrider Knights of the Boreal Valley. This weapon is enshrouded in frost, and causes frostbite.

Every Outrider Knight one day devolves into a beast, constantly hounded by Pontiff Sulyvahn's black eyes.

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Causes Frostbite
    • 55 Frost buildup per hit
    • Does not scale with Luck or Upgrade level



Softcaps & Scaling:

  • Irithyll Straightsword +5
    • 1 Handed Stats: 
    • 12/14 = 253 AR = Base stats
    • 12/38 = 302 AR = Dex softcap
    • 39/14 = 335 AR = Str softcap
    • 39/38 = 384 AR = Overall softcap
    • 40/40 = 388 AR
  • After Softcaps it gets less than 2 AR per level
  • Quality Weapon
    • Scales well in both stats
    • Gains more from Strength than Dexterity



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Irithyll Straight Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 124 - - - - D D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +1 138 - - - - D D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +2 147 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +3 172 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +4 194 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 35
Regular +5 216 - - - - C D - - - 55 - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0 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)


    • 19 Jul 2019 16:46  

      Made a Frost character for cosplay, but holy crap this thing has bad scaling early. The only good thing is it runs on Twinkling Titanite, so you can fully upgrade it by about Abyss Watchers/Deacons, along with heading to the first DLC for a Titanite Slab. Hopefully the Strength scaling gets better than what I am currently getting at a +2 weapon upgrade.

      • Anonymous

        06 Feb 2019 01:49  

        Not a bad sword at all! PvE-wise at least, ESPECIALLY if paired with a crossbow with exploding bolts as the bolts count as fire damage and reset the build-up after you get your damage. PvP-wise, you would need roughly 4-5 hits in immediate succession to proc Frostbite, which is just not reasonable to ask of anyone in a PvP fight.

        • Anonymous

          26 Jan 2019 01:24  

          My personal favorite weapon of the game in terms of gameplay. No matter what build I make, i gradually gravitate back to this sword. Light weight, second highest damage for a straight sword, very high dps and fast swing, obtained early in game, and the frostbite is a very useful touch as well. The light weight makes it pair quite well with a great shield. If you're going with a straight sword, this is one of the best.

          • Anonymous

            14 Aug 2018 00:04  

            Not a bad sword against bosses that allow you some chances to proc frostbite, but the second you're up against an enemy that isn't going to play along with your frostbite hopes (especially a human player) the abysmal damage is pretty miserable.

            • 07 Aug 2018 01:46  

              I love this sword. Easiest Slave Knight Gael kill yet. Don't know whether he's just super susceptible to frostbite, but this sword absolutely wrecked him, compared to Anri's straight sword or the Farron GS for example.

              • Anonymous

                05 May 2018 18:57  

                Clearly influenced by the Morgul Blade. People always search for Berserk stuff when there are so much more references from other media aswell.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Apr 2018 08:00  

                  I can't seem to upgrade this weapon any more, but I know it's not maxed out otherwise I'd get the achievement for maxing out my first weapon. Do weapons not show in the reinforcement section of the blacksmith if you do not have the materials to do so?

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Feb 2018 03:11  

                    Pretty much every dark souls 3 players choice weapon. You’ll either see this or someone slapping you with their dark hand (don’t ask why it’s dark). Of course in Fallen Knight set also! Because what is originality?

                    But in all do seriousness, this weapon is very, very, VERY viable in the hands of someone who knows how to use this. Try pairing it with snap freeze on a Sorcery build and use this when people get too close to you. That’s at least what I did! Oh and please don’t use the Fallen Knight set with the this.... it just starts to get old....

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Jan 2018 07:17  

                      Easily my favorite straight sword because it's simply easy to use and provides many benefits. Just in case of it failing you though, I'd keep a normal damage Longsword with you as well in case you run into any frost-immune enemies.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Jan 2018 01:48  

                        Does this weapon's stance R2 have any invincibility? I keep using it against various enemies, and their attacks always seem to bypass me. Or is it just the lunging low-profiles my hitbox? I can't find much information on this stance's attacks, which is surprising since it seems so helpful, but all I see about straight swords is R1 talk.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Aug 2017 15:35  

                          Thank to the game, Dragonchaser's Ash let us have access to unlimited source of upgrade materials to +4 and +9.

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