mail breaker

Mail Breaker

icon wp physicalAttack
89 physical defense shield icon 35.0
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
20.0
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
15.0
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 15.0
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
20.0
icon wp critical
125 icon wp stability 15
icon weight 1.5
icon durabilitiy
50
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
E D - -
7 12 0 0
weapon type icon Dagger damage type icon Slash/Thrust
skill icon Shield Splitter icon fp cost 12

Mail Breaker is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A small sword made for thrusting attacks.

This hard, edgeless sword can pierce through tough armor, and boasts a deadly critical attack.

Skill: Shield Splitter
Aim carefully, and attack in a large forward lunge to pierce through enemy shields and inflict damage directly.

 

Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Mail Breaker has a motion value of 375 on backstab, 450 on riposte, and 75+437.5 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a dagger does not change with Hornet Ring.
    • This means that aside from a difference in AR, no infusion is strictly better for ripostes, as all infusions will get the same motion value, with the only difference being AR. Use whatever infusion will net the most damage for the best results.
    • Note that Dark damage does not benefit from Hornet Ring in PvP.
  • The Mail Breaker has a range of 25.1229xl on the 1h R1 and 28.1449xl on the 2h R1.
  • The Mail Breaker's Weapon Skill Shield Splitter will combo into a second use of Shield Splitter in PvP.
  • The Mail Breaker is the only dagger with a thrusting heavy attack, all other daggers having a horizontal slash. 
  • The mail breaker has decent damage, decent range, a good moveset, and a better reposte at low levels than the Dagger, making it a very good early game weapon.

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Moveset and Videos:

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Mail Breaker Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
heavy icon
sharp icon
refined icon
raw icon
crystal icon
simple icon
fire icon
chaos icon
lightning icon
blessed icon
deep icon
dark icon
blood icon
poison icon
hollow infusion icon

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Regular +10 178 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 18
Heavy +10 164 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Sharp +10 164 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Refined +10 160 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Raw +10 200 - - - - - - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Crystal +10 126 126 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 22 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +10 106 111 - - - E D C - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Fire +10 142 - 142 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 18 14.2 19 15
Chaos +10 106 - 111 - - E D D D - - - 33.2 19 16.5 14.2 19 15
Lightning +10 126 - - 126 - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 16.5 19 15
Blessed +10 126 - - - - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Deep +10 142 - - - 142 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 24 15
Dark +10 106 - - - 111 E D D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 22 15
Blood +10 137 - - - - E D - - - - 51 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +10 137 - - - - E D - - 57 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Hollow +10
luck ??   icon item discovery ??
169 - - - - E D - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Regular 89 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15 
Regular +1 97 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15 
Regular +2 106 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +3 115 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Regular +4 124 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Regular +5 133 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Regular +6 142 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Regular +7 151 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 17
Regular +8 160 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 17
Regular +9 169 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 17
Regular +10 178 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 18

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name icon wp physicalAttack icon magicbonus icon firebonus icon lightningbonus icon darkbonus STR DEX INT FTH icon wp poisonbld icon wp frost icon wp bleed icon wp physicaldef icon wp magicdef icon wp firedef icon wp lightningdef icon wp darkdef icon wp stability2
Heavy 87 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +1 94 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +2 102 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +3 110 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +4 118 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +5 125 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +6 133 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +7 141 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +8 149 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Heavy +9 156 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Heavy +10 164 - - - - D - - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Sharp 84 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +1 92 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +2 100 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +3 108 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +4 116 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +5 124 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +6 132 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +7 140 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +8 148 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Sharp +9 156 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Sharp +10 164 - - - - E C - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Refined 80 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +1 88 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +2 96 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +3 104 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +4 112 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +5 120 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +6 128 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +7 136 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +8 144 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 15
Refined +9 152 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Refined +10 160 - - - - D D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20 16
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Raw 88 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +1 101 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +2 114 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +3 127 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +4 139 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +5 149 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +6 159 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +7 169 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +8 179 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +9 189 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Raw +10 200 - - - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Crystal 72 72 - - - E E D - - - - 33.2 20 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +1 78 78 - - - E E D - - - - 33.2 20.2 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +2 83 83 - - - E E D - - - - 33.2 20.4 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +3 88 88 - - - E E D - - - - 33.2 20.6 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +4 94 94 - - - E E D - - - - 33.2 20.8 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +5 99 99 - - - E D D - - - - 33.2 21 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +6 104 104 - - - E D D - - - - 33.2 21.2 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +7 110 110 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 21.4 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +8 115 115 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 21.6 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +9 120 120 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 21.8 14.2 14.2 19 15
Crystal +10 126 126 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 22 14.2 14.2 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Simple 72 72 - - - E E E - - - - 33.2 20 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +1 76 76 - - - E E D - - - - 33.2 20.2 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +2 79 80 - - - E D D - - - - 33.2 20.4 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +3 82 84 - - - E D D - - - - 33.2 20.6 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +4 86 88 - - - E D D - - - - 33.2 20.8 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +5 89 92 - - - E D D - - - - 33.2 21 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +6 93 96 - - - E D D - - - - 33.2 21.2 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +7 96 99 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 21.4 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +8 99 103 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 21.6 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +9 103 107 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 21.8 14.2 14.2 19 15
Simple +10 106 111 - - - E D C - - - - 33.2 22 14.2 14.2 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Fire 65 - 65 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 16.5 14.2 19 15
Fire +1 72 - 72 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 16.6 14.2 19 15
Fire +2 79 - 79 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 16.8 14.2 19 15
Fire +3 86 - 86 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 17 14.2 19 15
Fire +4 91 - 91 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 17.1 14.2 19 15
Fire +5 100 - 100 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 17.2 14.2 19 15
Fire +6 108 - 108 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 17.4 14.2 19 15
Fire +7 117 - 117 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 17.5 14.2 19 15
Fire +8 125 - 125 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 17.7 14.2 19 15
Fire +9 133 - 133 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 17.9 14.2 19 15
Fire +10 142 - 142 - - - - - - - - - 33.2 19 18 14.2 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Chaos 77 - 77 - - E E E E - - - 33.2 19 15 14.2 19 15
Chaos +1 80 - 80 - - E E D D - - - 33.2 19 15.1 14.2 19 15
Chaos +2 83 - 84 - - E E D D - - - 33.2 19 15.3 14.2 19 15
Chaos +3 86 - 87 - - E E D D - - - 33.2 19 15.4 14.2 19 15
Chaos +4 89 - 91 - - E E D D - - - 33.2 19 15.6 14.2 19 15
Chaos +5 92 - 94 - - E D D D - - - 33.2 19 15.7 14.2 19 15
Chaos +6 95 - 97 - - E D D D - - - 33.2 19 15.9 14.2 19 15
Chaos +7 97 - 101 - - E D D D - - - 33.2 19 16.1 14.2 19 15
Chaos +8 100 - 104 - - E D D D - - - 33.2 19 16.2 14.2 19 15
Chaos +9 103 - 108 - - E D D D - - - 33.2 19 16.4 14.2 19 15
Chaos +10 106 - 111 - - E D D D - - - 33.2 19 16.5 14.2 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Lightning 72 - - 72 - E E - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 15 19 15
Lightning +1 78 - - 78 - E E - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 15.1 19 15
Lightning +2 83 - - 83 - E E - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 15.3 19 15
Lightning +3 88 - - 88 - E E - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 15.4 19 15
Lightning +4 94 - - 94 - E D - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 15.6 19 15
Lightning +5 99 - - 99 - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 15.7 19 15
Lightning +6 104 - - 104 - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 15.9 19 15
Lightning +7 110 - - 110 - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 16.1 19 15
Lightning +8 115 - - 115 - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 16.2 19 15
Lightning +9 120 - - 120 - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 16.4 19 15
Lightning +10 126 - - 126 - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 16.5 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Blessed 77 - - - - E E - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +1 82 - - - - E E - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +2 87 - - - - E E - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +3 92 - - - - E D - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +4 97 - - - - E D - D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +5 101 - - - - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +6 106 - - - - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +7 111 - - - - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +8 116 - - - - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +9 121 - - - - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Blessed +10 126 - - - - E D - C - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Deep 65 - - - 65 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 22 15
Deep +1 72 - - - 72 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 22.2 15
Deep +2 79 - - - 79 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 22.4 15
Deep +3 86 - - - 86 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 22.6 15
Deep +4 91 - - - 91 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 22.8 15
Deep +5 100 - - - 100 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 23 15
Deep +6 108 - - - 108 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 23.2 15
Deep +7 117 - - - 117 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 23.4 15
Deep +8 125 - - - 125 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 23.6 15
Deep +9 133 - - - 133 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 23.8 15
Deep +10 142 - - - 142 - - - - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 24 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Dark 77 - - - 77 E E E E - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 20 15
Dark +1 80 - - - 80 E E D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 20.2 15
Dark +2 83 - - - 84 E E D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 20.4 15
Dark +3 86 - - - 87 E E D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 20.6 15
Dark +4 89 - - - 91 E E D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 20.8 15
Dark +5 92 - - - 94 E D D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 21 15
Dark +6 95 - - - 97 E D D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 21.2 15
Dark +7 97 - - - 101 E D D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 21.4 15
Dark +8 100 - - - 104 E D D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 21.6 15
Dark +9 103 - - - 108 E D D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 21.8 15
Dark +10 106 - - - 111 E D D D - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 22 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Blood 80 - - - - E D - - - - 30 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +1 85 - - - - E D - - - - 32 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +2 91 - - - - E D - - - - 34 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +3 97 - - - - E D - - - - 36 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +4 103 - - - - E D - - - - 38 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +5 109 - - - - E D - - - - 40 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +6 114 - - - - E D - - - - 42 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +7 120 - - - - E D - - - - 44 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +8 126 - - - - E D - - - - 46 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +9 132 - - - - E D - - - - 48 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Blood +10 137 - - - - E D - - - - 51 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Poison 80 - - - - E D - - 36 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +1 85 - - - - E D - - 38 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +2 91 - - - - E D - - 40 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +3 97 - - - - E D - - 42 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +4 103 - - - - E D - - 44 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +5 109 - - - - E D - - 46 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +6 114 - - - - E D - - 48 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +7 120 - - - - E D - - 50 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +8 126 - - - - E D - - 52 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +9 132 - - - - E D - - 54 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Poison +10 137 - - - - E D - - 57 - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 15
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
luck icon item discovery
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability2
Hollow 84 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +1 93 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +2 101 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +3 109 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +4 118 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +5 125 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +6 135 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +7 143 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +8 152 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +9 160 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14
Hollow +10 169 - - - - E D - -  -  - - - - 33.2 19 14.2 14.2 19 14

 


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

      Hello DS3 player, I am come to you for a little favour, and I will carry this message to everywhere in DS3 community.
      There is a glitch that allows you to summon white sign mad phantom in Gael’s Arena (Credit to Dashingsaint), if you keep Shira alived while she invade you (you can escape her simply sprint out her aggro range), you won’t trigger gael boss cutscene, and then you could put down you purple summon white sign or summon other white purple.
      Thus, a new fight club is founded, an arena in a long lost dessert under the sunset sky which sprinkle with fainted galaxy.
      If you’re watching this, kindly please help me share this and invite any ds3 enthusiast you known to this new fight club, your little effort would be much appreciated.
      SL25+2, SL40+4, SL60+6, SL72+8, SL90+10, SL125 Meta, SL 351++, all SL range are acceptable.
      Welcome to the Gael’s Sunset Arena, the most beautiful map in the entire series, the last arena at the End of World.
      I will await you there, in the End of the World, and we shall fight eternal, shiny and incandescence.
      LONG MAY THE DARK SOULS COMMUNITY LIVE

      • Anonymous

        -Every move is parryable

        -Doesn't have quickstep or blind spot

        -WA can be dodged or rolled on reaction

        -Is countered pretty well by hyper armor

        -chews through stamina at high speeds

        So you're telling me that this is a dagger... that's ACTUALLY BALANCED?

        All things aside, this is my new favorite weapon. Honestly, this thing is so fun to use. Especially with chasing people down in duels, it's like Aquamarine Dagger for non-INT builds. Give it a shot!

        • Anonymous

          Crystal Mail Breaker is really nice. Excellent ripostes into wake-up L2, plus shield-piercing elemental damage is decent.

          • Anonymous

            I will regret sharing this information with this cursed community of living cancer, but frankly this weapon deserves some recognition (and dagger is cringe).

            Alright. So. We all know that Fire Dagger is the cool kid right? Well here's the thing: not really. Only in late game.
            In early game from +0 to maybe up to maybe +6 or even +7 Elemental Mail Breaker actually delivers BETTER criticals than Fire Dagger.
            Confirmed on multiple PvE mobs and even on drakeblood knights that get summoned into in Archdragon Peak.

            FromSoft ****ed up damage scaling on this thing. When infused with "flat" elementals like Fire, Deep yadi yada it will end up having less raw damage than Dagger.
            HOWEVER! When infused with "scaling" elementals such as Chaos, Crystal or Lighting it actually ends up with MORE raw damage than flat-infused dagger, which is enough of a difference to cause it to deal higher crits despite having 005 less critical bonus.

            Example:
            Fire Dagger +4 deals 95+95 = 190 damage.
            Fire Mail Breaker +4 deals 91+91 = 182 damage.
            Inferior in every way.

            Now watch this:
            Chaos Dagger +4 deals 78+93 = 171 damage.
            Chaos Mail Breaker +4 deals 96+104 = 200 damage.
            Crystal Mail Breaker +4 deals 101+98 = 199 damage.
            And this is with knight's default 9/9 INT/FTH.

            As you can see, for whatever accursed reason, Mail Breaker infused with scaling elementals always ends up dealing more raw damage than any Dagger.
            This, combined with game's spaghetti application of damage to criticals, causes Mail Breaker to deliver slightly more powerful criticals than Dagger.
            You're welcome.

            2 things to note, however:
            1) This advantage is lost when both weapons hit +10. Dagger gains better scaling properties with upgrades while Mail Breaker falls behind. Might be wrong though - requires research.
            2) You won't be able to take advantage of this information until you at least find Sage's Coal and a Crystal Gem.
            You won't be able to perform Chaos and Lighting infusions until you reach Giant's Coal in Anor Londo. At which point your weapons will be +7 already and Dagger will probably become king once again, but i don't know for sure.

            Within couple of months i expect to be constantly oneshoted by Mail Breaker ripostes. You Bastards.

            • Anonymous

              Pssst... You. Yes, you.

              Did you know that when infused with scaling elementals such as Chaos, Lighting or Crystal this thing ends up dealing more raw damage than Fire Dagger?
              So much more, in fact, that it deals higher damage on critical attacks as well.

              Now you know. But you didn't hear it from me.
              *disappears into the bushes*

              • Anonymous

                Consider the following: You're using your Baemore or some other sweet heavy weapon, but your enemy immediately gets parried. So what do you whip out to riposte them with? Dagger or Mail Breaker?

                Most would think the Dagger is good enough, but IMO, it's this sucker right here. Riposte with the Mail Breaker and then 2H it to finish off the guy. Because it has a really fast version of Shield Splitter, L2 rollcatches, and its R2s can be used to rollcatch, and just braindead spamming the first R1 stab by microwalking/blocking can rollcatch. So satisfying.

                (or you can just weaponswap to gundyr's after dagger riposte idk f u)

                • Anonymous

                  I've been using this on a chaos build and I have to say, this thing is a monster. Fast, decent range in the first r1, and the weapon art combos into itself. It may not be the best weapon by any means but at least results wise, I am getting very, very good results from using this as a main offense tool.

                  • Anonymous

                    From really hates variety and fun in their games, I suppose. Forcing us to use the same 2 weapons over and over again. Dagger looks like*****, this one is cooler looking and might be funnier to use if they didn't ***** it up

                    • Anonymous

                      disregarding low SLs the standard Dagger is better than this in almost every way. but the most important difference is that the Mail Breaker isn't a bright orange eyesore.

                      • Anonymous

                        I made a new character the other day and I noticed that a +0 Mail Breaker did more riposte/bs Damage than a +0 Rapier by quite a bit. Why? The Rapier has higher base AR and crit.

                        • Anonymous

                          I think there's a really good case to be made for which dagger would be preferable to use between this and the Corvian Greatknife, as a general purpose sidearm. There's three factors: critical damage following parries/guard breaks, against shields, and as a stand-alone weapon. I've tested them both +10 Lightning-infused with a 26 STR 40 DEX 30 FAITH build. For critical damage, Mail Breaker (125) takes it over Corvian Greatknife (110), but not by much, as the Mail Breaker's crit multiplier is better, but it's damage is lower; against Black Knights NG+1, Mail Breaker did 956 w/o Hornet (1187 w/ Hornet) while Corvian Greatknife did 877 w/o Hornet (1080 w/ Hornet), which is a ~10% difference. Against shields, both have WA's that avoid shields, but I found the Corvian Greatknife vastly superior for a few reasons: Blind Spot hits around their shields for 270 whereas Shield Splitter hits for 157 and Blind Spot is a much better approach as it's much faster and less telegraphed. Both daggers bounce off higher stability shields (which also gives an edge to Corvian, as starting off with Blind Spot makes an opponent much less likely to sit behind a shield, letting you R1 mash once they let it drop, whereas they'll roll the more obvious wind-up of Shield Splitter and put their shield up again) but can be spammed against lower stability ones (I haven't figured out exactly how this works, but they can chew through the Dragonhead Shields of Ringed Knights but not the Black Knight Shields of Black Knight, not entirely sure about players). As a stand-alone weapon, there's a fair bit to consider: CGK is 1 unit heavier than MB but has more damage (351 vs 328 2H on this build); CGK has much better range than MB but also has a worse R2 (this weird downward slash), which wouldn't matter too much except MB's R2 (normal thrust) is a fantastic wake-up attack following a riposte which is a major reason to have a dagger; Blind Spot is an excellent starting move and gives you options how to approach (R1 or WA) but not as a roll catcher (and often feels like the Frayed Blade WA-R1, meaning you have to hope they dodge directly back or they'll avoid it), whereas Shield Splitter is an amazing roll catcher as the timing is perfect, the direction of the lunge isn't determined until the last second and so can catch people if they roll to your left or right (but not behind, as it can only hit in a ~180 deg cone in front of you), and it combos into itself (WA-WA is a thing). If I had to weigh in personally, I'd say if you have difficulty getting aggressive and making approaches with your main hand or struggle against shields, than Corvian Greatknife would likely be a better option as it has multiple ways to approach (WA or R1 pokes) and punish, but if you're good with parries and/or are looking to finish opponents off (catching panic rolls of low HP players) then the Mail Breaker is for you. All that said, they're both absolutely excellent, infuse well with Lightning on any build, and do really well with the Leo Ring.

                          • Anonymous

                            until you start getting more stats, the mail breaker is superior to the dagger for criticals. it seems to be that as long as it continues to be atleast 8% (not 5 because 5% is more then you think) stronger then the daggers damage it is superior. once its base drops below that, the dagger starts to do more. So basically, lightning/fire/deep mail breaker is your twink crit weapon due to its much higher base damage

                            • Anonymous

                              just curious but which do you (person looking at this) think was better starting weapon for sorcerer? mail breaker or dagger?

                              • Anonymous

                                Only weapon I ever needed for my all magic build! Just make the weapon "raw" and use invisibility with the sleeping dragon ring. Easy kills via PVE, cannot say for PVP for I no longer have a landline.

                                Works excellent with applied bleed pine buffs. Kills those Scorched Pyromancers fast.

                                • Anonymous

                                  A little surprised at how useful this has become. Excellent criticals, fast strikes, and decent reach. That and with the base buff its now only a slightly weaker raw weapon than the Corvian Greatknife with less of a stat investment.

                                  All in all a good weapon for casters and honestly better than the rapier mainly because it allows for guard breaks instead of that stupid back step attack.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Especially for those hosts that like to be very predictable for easy parries. Stick a raw Mail breaker in your second right hand slot and get massive reposte damage. Obviously you shouldn't take this tactic with duels or anything but in an anything goes invasion it is pretty great

                                    • Mail Breaker. It was meant to pierce through chainmail and inflict damage directly to the opponent, bypassing any "resistance" attributes. And yet one has only 130 critical bonus and shield piercing skill. Daggers need to be buffed, and in this case the choice is obvious: Mail Breaker needs to have a passive ability of bypassing one's defences. All of them. Except shields, of course. At 60/60 Strength and Dexterity it has, while +10 reiforced and Refined, an AR of 250. Half of it is negated by armor. Now it is just a toothpick. But with said upgrade one could deal 250 damage directly to Winged Knight, Aldrich, or PvP contender. 250 is not that much, however it is constant. That would make Mail Breaker worth choosing, to a certain extent (read: viable). And would make actual sense in terms of weapon's lore. Fromsoft, please.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Raw infused, this thing's damage per swing might seem decent, but take into consideration the sheer swing speed of the weapon (Having the Dagger R1's) and the massive 130 critical damage, it's a very strong weapon to take if you're planning on investing in stats that arn't going near Dex or Str at all.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          sadly, even though it has 130 crit rating and high base damage, dagger outdamages mail breaker at 40 dex with sharp infusion.

                                          • It was with the piercing swords, then moved to daggers, then piercing swords again, and now daggers AGAIN. But it still is classified as "piercing sword" on its main page. To quote a legend that refuses to die no matter how many times we try and bury him: Well? What is it! Certainly enough people have played the game and gotten this weapon and looked at it for long enough to figure out what weapon type it is classified under.

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