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.
  • Being a standard straight sword, an effective combo for PvP is R1+R1+R2. While it doesn't true combo, the delay of the R2 lines up with the duration of a medium roll, letting the attack connect outside of the opponent's i-frames.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Irithyll Straight Sword has a motion value of 200 on backstab, 250 on riposte, and 60+225 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a straight sword does not change with Hornet Ring.
  • The Irithyll Straight Sword has a range of 19sp on the 1h R1.
    • sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Certain actions create different distances from a wall, allowing one to test the range of certain attacks. While this testing isn't 100% accurate, it is a very good indicator of the ranges of each attack.
  • The Irithyll Straight Sword has thrusting R2 attacks.
  • Causes Frostbite
    • Does not scale with Luck or Upgrade level
  • The weapon is powerful at low levels due to its high base damage and frostbite, but can be used effectively later on due to its long reach.



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)



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    • Anonymous

      08 Sep 2021 08:06  

      ppl using this sword in late game areas are usually gods at PVP so becareful befor you point down a guy wearing fallen knight armor and using this sword

      • Anonymous

        22 Jun 2021 23:10  

        Honestly a great sidearm option for the frostbite effect, then switch to your main weapon for massive damage.

        • Anonymous

          16 May 2021 17:06  

          Actually i really like this sword and in my first playthrough i finished the game with this sword its really powerful but sometimes in pvp you will get destroyed

          • Anonymous

            21 Apr 2021 14:36  

            While this is the casul weapon for the mediocre scaling, no buffs or infusions, slow frost bite build up, using twinkling titanite, and general consensus I still enjoy using this weapon as a Gael killer, sure many weapons like the lothric knight straight sword may be inherently better in later levels this weapon is simply badass to use and a solid starting load out weapon

            • Anonymous

              07 Mar 2021 18:56  

              Anyone else annoyed by the fact that you can see the frost effect of this sword from behind objects including the player’s back? The frost effect looks cool but they could stand to tone it down a bit.

              • Anonymous

                16 Feb 2021 12:35  

                This sword is cool but is kinda mediocre:
                straight sword
                more range than average
                pure physical damage
                frostbite aux
                ok scaling and damage

                On high level frostbite deals almost no damage
                takes 5-6 hits to proke frostbite
                on quality build consistently out damaged by other straight swords
                need twinks, like use that on a black knight sword or something

                • Anonymous

                  14 Feb 2021 14:11  

                  Casual, unoriginal and uncool on low lvl. Rare and cool on SL100 ++

                  Personally i love it's look. Usually I dont like using straight swords in pvp, mostly because they're so good it kind of feels cheap and too easy, but from time to time I make an exception for this sword and fashion.

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Feb 2021 16:16  

                    you can use this on a sl1 build with knights ring and hoonters ring. sot the best damage considering u cant infuse this, but if you like magic dust coming off your weapon, you should try this. its also good on bosses weak to frost, like thotslayer armour. ironicaly tho u get the hoonters ring AFTER thotslayer so its kinda pointless.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Feb 2021 14:29  

                      Somebody should put the fact that you can manipulate the frostbite cool down by using fire every time the frostbite effect triggers. If you freeze an enemy, they lose a % of their hp, but can’t be frostbitten for another ~30 seconds, unless hit with fire, which resets the cool down. You can just spam r1 til they freeze, hit with fire dagger, repeat

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Jan 2021 01:30  

                        this weapon is good for smurfing. +0 irithyll straight sword + dark hand is the best smurfing build for pussies.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Jan 2021 09:39  

                          The majority of these comments are from worthless idiots that want to judge people for playing a game. I would say this is a solid weapon for anyone to use, but it relies on SA. Make sure to combo, but spacing is always most important. Don't listen to the the scrubs that hate this weapon. They just suck and want to manipulate anyone that could beat them pvp, which is literally anyone.

                          • Anonymous

                            10 Sep 2020 18:34  

                            Tip for new players: When wearing the Fallen Knight Set, the damage from this sword is multiplied 1.75x

                            Of course since Fextra sucks, they didn't write in this buff.

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