Ledo's Great Hammer

170 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 85
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55
100 icon-wp_stability.png 50
icon_weight.png 28.0
Requirements & Bonus
B - - -
60 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Great Hammer damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Call to Stone icon_fp_cost.png 25(-/25)

Ledo's Great Hammer is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It was added with The Ringed City DLC.

Great Hammer wielded by the Silver Knight Ledo. Ledo's hammer is by far the heaviest weapon amongst those wielded by the knights of Anor Londo.

Ledo, an eccentric who traveled aross the outskirts, became a close friend to the giants and even Havel, the Rock.

Skill: Call to Stone  
Spin to lure stones to the steel hammer, and use strong attack to transition into an earth slam that shatters the stones in a shockwave.

Notes and Tips:

  • Upgraded with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Cannot be Infused. Can be Buffed with the Weapon Art.
  • Outweighs Smough's and Morne's Great Hammer by 4 units. This does not only make it the heaviest Great Hammer, but also the heaviest weapon in the game. It's also stronger than Smough's Great Hammer when 2-handed at 66 Strength (668 AR vs 681 AR )
  • While having the highest Strength requirement in the game, it is beaten by the Smelter Hammer from Dark Souls 2 Iron King DLC, requiring 70 Strength.
  • This Great Hammer, along with Smough's Great Hammer and Morne's Great Hammer, have a higher poise health value than the other Great Hammers, with 32.9 poise health instead of the usual 30.8. This means you can have much less poise and still be able to tank through the other Ultras.


Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped by Silver Knight Ledo when he invades you in The Ringed City (Location) Near the very long staircase where the large enemies (Harald) are patrolling, there is a very long ladder that leads up to one of the friendly locust npc's (white preacher). The Ladder is located to the right of the long staircase (at the very bottom of it) in the swamp near 3 cleric turtle enemies. Once you went up the entire ladder there is a way that leads left to a ringed knight but there is also a way to the right, where you can drop off onto a stoney path. You need to follow the path to a room where silver Knight Ledo invades you.
  • After killing Halflight, Spear of the Church (or a player boss for the same boss fight) Silver Knight Ledo will no longer invade. You can however still get his weapon by reviving Judicator Argo at the Purging Monument for a varying amount of souls. Once you've revived Judicator Argo, go to the location where Silver Knight Ledo invades you and kill him to get his weapon (if Silver Knight Ledo doesn't invade use a dried finger bought from the Shrine Handmaid, it should work).


Scaling & Soft-caps

Resulting damage from common stat allocations, soft-caps are in bold.

  • 60: +327=623
  • 70: +335=631
  • 80: +348=644
  • 90: +366=662
  • 99: +385=681

Strength Scale bonus damage:

  • 61 through 69: +0 or 1 (0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1)
  • 70 through 80: +1 or 2 (gains 2 on 70/74/77)
  • 81 through 99 +2 (gains 1 on 83/87 and gains 3 on 97)


Moveset and Videos:

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Ledo's Great Hammer Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 170 - - - - B - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +1 189 - - - - B - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +2 202 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +3 236 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +4 266 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55
Regular +5 296 - - - - A - - - - - - 85 55 60 55 55


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

      15 Jun 2021 16:25  

      An observation; the hammer takes on the same texture/appearance as a Heavy Gem when the weapon art is used, which makes sense.


      This could be coincidence but from software are the kings of tiny details like this.

      • Anonymous

        04 Jun 2021 13:09  

        “Time to put this brawn to use” said Andre as he mounted his anvil onto a pole to create this weapon before moving to Lothric

        • Anonymous

          24 May 2021 15:36  

          Quick hack for fire buffed Ledo's: moveset swap with the ringed knight spear weapon art and instead of buffing with rocks, Ledo's will be buffed with fire and inflict fire damage split with physical damage. If you do a fully charged R2 when buffed with fire it will shatter rocks as if they were there.

          • Anonymous

            15 May 2021 03:19  

            What you gain from wielding this weapon is massive strength. But it will cost you from gaining any skill whatsoever and you end up being a dumb ****tard who needs to spam the weapon art to win. Come to think of it most of the casuls I slay that use this don’t do anything other than the weapon art and they end getting backstabbed some many times that they rage quit presumably with the thought “ Uurr litle dex won’t stop cheating... I use hammer for big bonks but I can’t not ever hit him. Dark Souls 3 isn’t fair.” This seems to be the common thought process of the typical strength build to so I don’t get entirely surprised when those trash cans dc. I just thank the gods that the pkcs exists otherwise you wouldn’t be able to put those trash cans in their place. You guys should pick it up too but I guess you don’t have the intelligence to at this point.

            • Anonymous

              28 Feb 2021 01:32  

              Ledo: ay dog can i get a weapon?
              Silver Knights: only a short sword
              Ledo: *pulls out comically large hammer*

              • Anonymous

                27 Oct 2020 14:04  

                don't wear the silver knight set if you aren't going to use this weapon exclusively, incorrect cosplay havin f^cks

                • Anonymous

                  06 Oct 2020 00:43  

                  Important note about the weapon art. The second spin which combos into the slam will not do so if the opponent is at a far enough distance. If you catch them with the second spin hit and they’re far enough for the hammer head to reach them but not the handle you can expect them to roll away at the last fraction of a second. If they get caught while really close to you it will combo every time. It’s designed to be a combo but one that has an extremely close cut off point.

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