Ledo's Great Hammer

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170 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 85
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0
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55
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0
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60
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55
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0
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55
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 50
icon_weight.png 28.0
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310
Requirements & Bonus
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B - - -
60 0 0 0
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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 (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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

      50 vigor + iron/rock flesh + perseverance/stomp. With all that defense stacked up, you can go through ledo's weapon art and end up with... 50 hp remaining.

      Seriously, do NOT trade against this.

      • Anonymous

        "...became a close friend to the giants, and even Havel the Rock"
        Implies Havel was much more of a threat than even the giants

        • Anonymous

          The full WA combos if you miss the first part of the spin in WA L1 and spam the R2 without delay for the smash. You cannot wait for the hit confirmation of the second hit of weapon art spin to land, you have to spam R2 and go all in, if the second part of L1 hits and misses first get ready for some undead pancake.

          • I don't know how to get this weapon. I don't even know how hard is to get this weapon, only thing i know, is when i play DS3 im gonna use this and smash everything with it

            • Anonymous

              HOHOHOHO IT'SA ME SANTA CLAUSE
              THIS WEAPON IS NAUGHTY AND IF YOU USE IT, YOU WON'T GET ANY PRESENTS TO CHRISTMAS!!!
              HOHOHO, THE MACE IS BETTER!!! I USE THE MACE EVERY DAY AND IT'S THE GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREATEST WEAPON ON EARTH!!!
              IF YOU WANT TO GET AAALL THE PRESENTS, USE THE MACE JUST LIKE ME!!!
              MARRY CHRISTMAS!!!

              • Anonymous

                '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.'

                This is incorrect: i just killed halflight, spear of the church, died a few times to some bosses, and then went back to find havels ring and silver knight ledo kept invading untill i killed him.

                • Anonymous

                  If you decided to get 6 of these and equip them all at once, you would have 168 weight units, which, when combined with the 3 units for rings, would be 95.7 percent of the maximum carry weight.

                  • Anonymous

                    Strength builds are easy mode in PVP only if you’re fighting a bad player. It is very tough to fight a decent player using a light weapon with a heavy weapon.

                    • Anonymous

                      Sigma rule 250: Be a cheater, gank people with this. Victory must be achieved at all cost! #Chadtrillionmindset

                      • Anonymous

                        >two-hand this hammer


                        >play BONKERS by Dizzee Rascal in the background


                        >flatten anything that moves


                        >sigma status achieved

                        • Anonymous

                          Man this weapon is brain dead in PvE and PvP. I normally run a dex/faith build with the Astora gs (the best build) but decided to try pure strength for NG+2 AoA. This thing trivialized the whole thing. Even Friede. It took like a 5th of her health every combo in every phase. It wasn’t hard at any point. It just dealt too much damage.

                          In PvP I one shotted someone with the WA+r2 combo. Idk what armor they had or what their stats were at but they just straight up died from full health.

                          I really don’t get why everyone hates on dex builds. Strength builds take way less skill. They make the game easy.

                          • Anonymous

                            Sorry host, bad idea to drink estus after a roll. Maybe you forgot that this weapon makes a 1 meter leap with it's r2.

                            • Anonymous

                              Anyone else getting r1 stunlocked by ledo when he uses this thing? I always thought people are babies when they complain about stunlock and assumed they’re trash. But I literally could not roll after his first 2-hand r1 my weak elfriede cosplayer froze in place every time lmao. Finally got him after a few parries when he was 1-handing.

                              • Anonymous

                                Here’s a tip for you all when the great club is fully upgraded with heavy gem it does 3 less ar then ledos hammer + you can add resin to the great club sense it’s heavy infused and it swings faster then ledos hammer in short the great club is better and in the beginning of the game

                                • Anonymous

                                  I bet all you casuls that use this trash weapon are a bunch of big tittied lards just like Ledo. You see when you use the Broken Straight Sword you get in shape and gain some skill so you win both ways, keep that in mind ladies.

                                  • Anonymous

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

                                    https://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/Heavy+Gem

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

                                    • Anonymous

                                      “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

                                        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

                                          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

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

                                            • Anonymous

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

                                              • Anonymous

                                                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.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This is basically a Trick Weapon. Untricked a big whopping hammer, tricked a big whopping hammer WITH STONES ON IT TO MAKE IT EVEN BIGGER YEAH

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    It has a giant spike protruding from the top. I know it would be whacky but I’d have loved if they gave it a unique running attack which uses the weight of the hammer to plough the spear head through enemies rather than the standard dash slam because as it is in game it’s only for appearance and serves no function.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Just a little thing to takenote about: you don't need to do the 2nd part of the WA to scatter the stones around. While the hammer is covered in stone, a fully charged r2 can shatter those stones.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Some say this is a casul weapon, easy to outsmart.
                                                        Maybe...
                                                        Ive still yet to meet someone who can outamart its L2

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Casuls' weapon tsk tsk tsk. Scrubs using this slow ass*****ty weapon are just stupid creeps for me to farm soul. Imma like dodge then BAMM backstab right in the anus XD.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I'm not a casul. I will run through the game in a loincloth with a broken sword and defeat every boss. Then I will play pvp and defeat the entire world. My mommy loves me.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Went in Spear of the Church fight with it... the enemy player tought it was a good idea to tank the full WA + R2 with his insane poise bonus. He died right then and there.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                So From decided not to put the silver knight sword or spear in the game, but decided on a hammer that people rarely use due to the strength requirement, looks like my dream will never come true...

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Does anyone know how much Dmg the WA gives the Weapon? Is it a flat buff or is it dependant on something?

                                                                  • this weapon is a BEAST with the complete weapon art you can take someone out, i always run 66 strength and 2 hand it, if used correctly you can destroy anyone, just be careful because people WILL BACKSTAB you, pretty much every time

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Even two handed at 40 strength this thing is a machine at level 90 because you stay out of meta level where you would want to be nearer to 66 strength

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        For even more damage, use Sacred Oath/Deep Protection with the damage buff from the Weapon Art for over 800 AR.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          For those whining that they can't block the WA, use a a moaning shield +3 with 30 or more Endurance. It blocks most ultra atks for that matter.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I wish the R2 could stagger if someone got caught in the lunge. Lads just roll at the last second. I mean, FROM. You gave it to the Farron, geez.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Hi so would anyone mind trading me this? I don’t have the dlc and I’m willing to get things like boss souls and equipment to trade with

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                This is the best ultra weapon I'd say, because you can have the two-handed damage boost and be able to block effectively at the same time. It's not as good as the best standard shields, but it's close enough.

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