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 Buffed or Infused.
  • 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)


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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)



    • Anonymous

      05 Nov 2018 02:57  

      For some reason the other day i was fighting somebody who was wielding this with most of smough's set and some type of gloves. I was wearing the Dragonslayer set and wielding a +5 Mornes GH, and somehow, somehow when we traded hits.... i out poised him and hyper armored through his attacks. What? can somebody explain this?

      • Anonymous

        02 Nov 2018 11:29  

        The hitboxes on this thing are insane ( which might partially be due to generally laggy hitboxes ). Even if it doesn't hit it has a gigantic stagger range, almost earthquake like and the weapon art's range is far greater than it seems, has usual greathammer hyperarmor. Damn. This thing ( if you can wield it ) is insane and REALLY annoying to fight against as telling where you are safe from it is really not that easy, especially with latency added to the mix.

        • Anonymous

          10 Oct 2018 05:52  

          This weapon very much suits the design of that of a black knight, rather than a silver knight. think about it. The engravings and designs on it are very similar to the style of black knight weapons seen through out the game. The size would be appropriate for something of a black knight and yet again another thing. Havel was a close compatriot to that of lord Gwyn, and his black knights accompanied to the first flame. So the lore would have been better suited if there was this one knight called black knight Ledo, who was the strongest and gained the respect of Havel the rock. He did not wish to become ash, so he ventured the land and eventually became friends with the giants. That to me at least is a much better lore.

          • Anonymous

            25 Sep 2018 04:13  

            I’ve recently returned to ds3 and decide to try my lvl 80 str build with Ledo’s and oh my god was it fun. First invasion was as a spear and I immediately guard broke host and one shot him, gg From, gg.

            • Anonymous

              11 Aug 2018 01:14  

              When you use weapon animation without the heavy attack and keep the stones one the hammer it does more damage

              • Anonymous

                18 Jun 2018 10:35  

                Class wise it needs some time to go into hyperarmor what opens large windows for counterattacks that will stagger you. When it hits it's great. But GS and estoc just won't let you. Other hammers have perseverance to counter this. But I couldn't find any solution for Ledos other than to parry them. The weapon itself seems to have no answer for these tactis.

                • Anonymous

                  29 May 2018 21:56  

                  Would like to add that while I was playing offline, unable to use dried finger, I simple quit and reload the area when Ledo didn't invade me initially after resurrecting Argo.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 May 2018 18:31  

                    This hammer can obscure my sight of my enemy which can be deadly. I'd rather go with dragon tooth, morne's hammer or some other weapon that doesn't block my view.

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Apr 2018 00:55  

                      Very easy to dodge 1v1, just equip something slightly faster and wait for them to blow their stamina on a few swings. War of attrition at that point. But a pain if you're dancing against a 3v1 and this thing is spinning around.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Mar 2018 12:18  

                        This weapon is basically From after realizing they ruined the Fume Greatsword and decided why fix it when they can just make another weapon

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Feb 2018 17:13  

                          I found this to be pretty interesting.

                          If you have at less than 60 strength, you cannot one hand it. But if you have at least 40 strength and two hand it, you can effectively use this weapon.

                          40STR while two handing, activating the weapon art does the full thing (rocks activate, and does more damage). However, when doing the weapon art while one handing (through the use of a weapon art shield), the full thing does not activate (rocks do not activate, and does much lower damage).

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Feb 2018 15:38  

                            Don't get caught by the long windup attack that combos to the WA. You will die and it will be your own stupid fault. They will try to lure you into getting hit by it, that's how you play with the weapon. Bait swings and take a hit or two then roll away from it. They'll play unaggressively and wait for you to make an error. Throw bombs and poison at them to keep the pressure on them and try to get them to step up their agenda. Long reach weapons help. I like my zweihander's poke for this as it gives you more range to avoid retaliatory rock smashes. I did kill a guy once with the backstab via the same weapon, which was pretty funny. Those are also good, especially as the long animation allows you a chance to get into place, if you've got the balls to risk it.

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