Morion Blade

131 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 4.0
Aux Bleed 34    
Requirements & Bonus
12 17 - -
D D - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - (17/20)

Morion Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A twisted sword resembling the towers of Londor's Sable Church. Eight branching blades and thorns induce bleeding.

The church's blessing makes the weapon revel in the agony of its owner. Heavy losses of HP boost attack, a curse most befitting its deformed appearance.

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and a strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • While on critical HP (below 20%) damage from all sources is increased multiplicatively by:
    • PVE = 20% AR
    • PVP has a hidden modifier. The damage you would have done at the end is multiplied by 0.94, losing 6%. The combination of both this weapon and the Red Tearstone Ring has a modifier of 0.9, losing 10%.
  • Stacks with the Red Tearstone Ring
  • The stat requirments do not need to be met for the buff to take effect.
  • The Morion Blade is named after the weapon with the same name from Demon's Souls


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 12/17 = 268 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/17 = 356 AR = Str Softcap
  • 12/40 = 309 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 40/40 = 397 AR = Quality Build

Location/Where to Find

  • Received from Yuria of Londor after you give her the ashes of Orbeck of Vinheim
  • If Orbeck dies on his own as part of his questline and you loot his ashes from the Grand Archives, Yuria will still accept them. The only requirement is that the quest where Yuria asks you to murder Orbeck has been previously started, .
  • If you don't have enough int (less than 10) Orbeck wont follow you to Firelink Shrine, if you kill him, you'll get his ashes but Yuria won't do anything. To get this weapon, you either need to kill Orbeck in Firelink Shrine after talking to Yuria or progress Orbeck's questline all the way to the end.  Doing the latter will let you get his ashes without having to actually kill him.

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Morion Blade Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 131 - - - - D D - - - - 34 45 35 25 25 35
+1 145 - - - - D D - - - - 34 45 35 25 25 35
+2 156 - - - - C D - - - - 34 45 35 25 25 35
+3 182 - - - - C D - - - - 34 45 35 25 25 35
+4 205 - - - - C D - - - - 38 45 35 25 25 35
+5 228 - - - - C D - - - - 38 45 35 25 25 35


  • This weapon also appears in Demon's Souls, sharing the same name and effect. It is also one of two weapons to return from Demon's Souls. The other weapon being the Storm Ruler.

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

      25 Mar 2020 22:07  

      NOTE: if you want this sword you'll have to sacrifice either Orbeck or Anri. Orbeck will die on his own but Anri will be impaled whether you do it yourself or not. If you plan to usurp the fire it doesn't matter though.

      • Anonymous

        11 Nov 2019 17:51  

        If it's shaped like that, it deserves a higher crit multiplier because oh god I don't want that jammed in my *****hole

        • 17 Oct 2019 22:23  

          So it looses 6% damage bonus when used in PvP, and when combined with the Red Tearstone ring it looses an additional 4%... Does it loose more when when you also have e.g. Lloyd's Ring on??

          • Anonymous

            26 Jun 2019 23:32  

            Stack 2 Morion blades × red tearstone ring + pontiffs right eye + carthus beacon = potential near 100% damage buff provided youre below 20% health and keep landing hits On a 40/40 build the sword will go from just shy of 400 AR to just shy of 800 AR. Add in some extra luck investment and youll also procc bleed at a reasonable rate Not a terribly amazing pvp weapon but for pve no hit runs, this thing is THE best

            • Anonymous

              31 May 2019 00:41  

              a meh weapon on it's own but when you combine this with a greatbow and some amazing prediction skills this weapon is something people should be afraid of, add that with the dragon form buff and your basically going to get the jfk experience in a few moments.

              • Anonymous

                22 Mar 2019 18:59  

                I thoroughly enjoy how everyone asking to trade for one of these blades has all kinds of dislikes. The instructions to get one is LITERALLY right above this comment section and you barely need to do anything to get it.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Jan 2019 02:01  

                  For some reason, I am unable to give Orbeck's Ashes to Yuria. I have killed him at Firelink and after Yuria mentioned him. However, I also gave him two scrolls (from Farron Keep), and bought Farron Flashsword, Spook, Aural Decoy, Pestilent Mist, and all of the Gold Scroll sorceries. Did this screw up the assassination reward? Or is it just some glitch or bug that I was unfortunate enough to experience?

                  • 26 Jan 2019 00:27  

                    So lets get this out of the way; In NG and for completion reasons I think getting Morian is worth it. You can progress Orbeck normally and get Ashes after Twin Princes. You'll want those Spells on stand even if you're Melee for NG+. Now as to how the weapon actually holds up; There's way better options for Dex/Str scaling S.S's, with higher AR and are they Buffeble/Infuseble. Heck, there's better innate Bleed options too. The only selling point Morian has is it's multiplicative increase below 20% HP. Meaning that in NG+ and beyond it's very easy to die, aka getting 1 hitted. Seems people forget Ads/Bosses get higher HP/Dmg. Even in PVP, no matter if it started as a Melee build people will have some powerful Ranged damage/Spells at that point in NG+. If people want to use it there, they're welcome too it but for those that take critisms to seriously; I'd like too see a upload of them using Morian on NG++ Bosses like Lothric and Consumed then still swear it's a viable option, one worth continued use. Nearly every item is useful at some point. I actually prefer Dagger for Aldrich but you won't see me swearing by the Meta-Gods.

                    • 22 Jan 2019 22:18  


                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jul 2018 21:23  

                        I would like one of these if anyone has one I would appreciate it I am on xbox one (gamer tag is Fallout117654) just send me a message as I have a lot to trade for it.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Mar 2018 08:00  

                          I really don't understand how the wording in PvP : "The damage you would have done at the end is multiplied by .94"

                          Does it make you do 6% less damage? Seems not right

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Mar 2018 15:52  

                            Useless sword, especially beyond NG. If you're at critical health, you might as well be already dead in most situations. Mediocre damage otherwise.

                            • Anonymous

                              10 Feb 2018 14:42  

                              Red tearstone ring, this in the left hand, chime or stave in the right. Use the Symbol of Avarice to get your health to just above the 20% mark, then take it off. Cast Sacred Oath, Deep Protection and then switch to a flame for Power Within. Use your highest damage spell or miracle, e.g Sunlight Spear. You have a narrow window to deal the damage you need to get out.

                              This can be an excellent way to start a fight off well, either passing a bosses' first stage rapidly, bringing them to very low health, or alpha striking them outright. Once the various buffs wear off, heal yourself back up to fighting fitness and carry on as normal, if you still need to do it. You'll lose most of the extra damage bonuses, but you'll still have had 40 - 50 seconds to deal Sunlight Spears or whatever that hit 4 - 5k damage each, for instance.

                              High risk, high reward, I suppose, but if you can't dodge a bosses' attacks for that long you've got bigger problems.

                              In PvP, the idea is to alpha strike as fast as you can. Sneak up on people/hide somewhere and unleash hell as soon as they appear. Your average invader only has about a thousand to a thousand two hundred HP, and your average host of embers only has eighteen hundred. With your massive damage bonuses, this is easily met. Glass cannon PVP is excellent fun, and can gank spank. Remember that Sunlight Spear has a small point blank range hitbox that does spell damage + 60% extra, plus your 200% extra damage from all the stacked buffs...

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Feb 2018 15:43  

                                "If I carry 2 then I might..." no you don't want that. "If in pvp I'm in low health..." you don't want that either. "ok. this weapon sucks. I hate you all. die." Listen kid, if pvp is all you get out of DS3 crawl back to CS GO.

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