Quakestone Hammer

189 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40.0
icon_weight.png 15.0
Requirements & Bonus
40 0 0 0
C - - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Great Hammers damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Quake icon_fp_cost.png 12 (-/10)

Quakestone Hammer is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC

A Stonehammer wielded by the Millwood Knights, with a head of naturally-formed stone.

The Knights of Millwood would fight hand-in-hand with the earth itself, and this weapon, among the oldest in Millwood, is symbolic of that relationship.

Skill: Quake

Burrow hammer head into the ground with a great slam, and use strong attack to upheave earth, creating a shockwave that rumbles like a mighty warcry. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Has an A scaling in Strength at +5 and has no Dexterity scaling, making this a pure Strength weapon.
  • When holstered it appears on the players hip like a Straight Sword instead of on the back like other Great Hammers.
  • Upgraded to +5, with 66 Strength, has a 2-handed AR of 619
  • FP costs with Farron Ring: 9(  -/ 8)

Location/Where to Find

  • Painted World of Ariandel: Can be found after the Snowy Mountain Pass bonfire. Proceed forward until you reach the giant bell. Run past it to just before the collapsing ridge leading to the Earth Seeker. Instead of taking the ridge down, turn left and continue up the mountain.  Proceed up a ramp hugging the mountain just past several wolves.  Go left immediately after the ramp ends where the path forks in two directions, then proceed right. There will be a strong, red-eyed Millwood knight here guarding the corpse containing the weapon. Location on Fextralife Launch Stream.
  • Video: Quakestone Hammer location

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Quakestone Hammer Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 170 - - - - C - - - - - - 55 40 35 35 40 40
+1 189 - - - - B - - - - - - 55 40 35 35 40 40
+2 202 - - - - B - - - - - - 55 40 35 35 40 40
+3 236 - - - - B - - - - - - 55 40 35 35 40 40
+4 266 - - - - A - - - - - - 55 40 35 35 40 40
+5 286 - - - - A - - - - - - 55 40 35 35 40 40


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

      24 Jan 2021 21:17  

      this thing is ****ing great. i am the only person i have seen use this in the last like30 hours of pvp. nobody uses it.. so you can catch most ppl off guard with the WA. i like trading and hate only countering or rolling everything and well, like the chaos so if you like to play the trading game this is a fun weapon to use, maybe a little unpowered in terms of dmg but if it had more damage more ppl would use it and then the more important things like hitting your target become all the more harder

      • Anonymous

        28 Apr 2020 15:18  

        After the L2 smash, you can move the hammer's head underground around you and decide where the explosion will occur.

        • Anonymous

          26 Jan 2020 15:01  

          This great hammer might not be on top tier like others like the great club or ledo s, but damn that wa hits hard.

          • Anonymous

            13 Jun 2019 21:04  

            Very fun to use. Using weapon art on the Evangelist and watching her fly in the air...pure joy! Who's laughing now?

            • 20 Mar 2018 19:32  

              I think it's worth noting that the hammer flies backward when you do the follow up to the weapon art and hits for alot of damage if you hit someone behind you. Much more than the explosion.

              • Anonymous

                16 Mar 2018 22:45  

                Extremely damaging WA but requires huge amount of stamina. If you miss the entire animation theres a high chance of being backstabbed

                • 16 Aug 2017 14:00  

                  Removed the note claiming this to be third strongest greathammer as the comparison was done with 1-handed ARs and despite that it wasn't true.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Jun 2017 16:18  

                    "At 66 Strength, it is the third strongest Great Hammer (573 AR)."

                    So much BS.

                    Heavy great club 590
                    Heavy great mace 606
                    Uninfused great mace 592
                    Smough's great hammer 624

                    • Anonymous

                      14 May 2017 15:41  

                      This weapon is a re-design of the stone greataxe from DS1's DLC. The R2 on that was the exact same concept, and it's been much better executed in this hammer.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Apr 2017 20:10  

                        what an ugly hammer. its good if your a low level strength build and someone droped it for you to tear***** up but i wish it looked better

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