Instantly step behind or around the side of foes. Especially effective when locked on to target.


Quickstep is a Skill in Dark Souls 3.



Weapons That Have Quickstep



Notes & Information

  • Quickstep causes the player to "dash" instead of roll, allowing for fast motions, that place the character behind enemies with ease. As long as you have FP you have invulnerability frames during this attack.
  • A counter to the dash is to 1h a greatsword and attack continuously until you hit the target (make sure to time your swings).
  • Using this weapon art is helpful for dashing through deep water.
  • Quickstepping uses slightly less stamina than a normal roll.
  • Quickstep is still fully functional while between 70 and 100% equipment load, where you otherwise have a fat roll. Going above 100% equipment load will cause quickstep to not work.
  • If the player gets hit after the i-frames end they will take an instability hit.




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    • Anonymous

      03 Dec 2019 04:23  

      This is so annoying to fight against in PVP. Not even necessarily difficult to fight, just really annoying. I'm so glad not many people use it.

      • Anonymous

        21 Oct 2019 21:13  

        Spamming this in pvp is a lot like clicking a pen; it's pretty fun when you do it, but if someone else does it your mood is ruined permanently

        • Anonymous

          31 Jul 2019 05:23  

          "A counter to the dash is to 1h a greatsword and attack continuously until you hit the target (make sure to time your swings)." Not a very good counter, considering the greatsword wielder will run out of stamina way before the quickstepper.

          • Anonymous

            10 May 2019 14:23  

            in my opinion this WA is useless beside being buffed by iron flesh or the havel rock defence buff thing , i have never dodged a single attack with quickstep , the animation looks bad and no invincibility frames , as well of being slower than a med roll

            • Anonymous

              13 Feb 2019 22:24  

              As a Bloodborne veteran who recently got dks3 I can firmly say quickstep is a godsend for me because now I can dodge through everything

              • Anonymous

                19 Nov 2018 15:30  

                Can confirm quickstep is good, its always fun to bully lothric knights by just quickstepping through all of their attacks and then stunlocking them with bleed gemmed manikin claws for an easy kill. Good times. Best part is they literally can't get out of the stunlock until you stop.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Jan 2018 20:15  

                  To counter Quickstep. Hit them at the end of the Quickstep animation. The minute you see them use it, don't swing. Start swinging when they're at middle-end or end of the animation.
                  You will catch them.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Jun 2017 15:37  

                    Thinking of using quickstep as a counter to annoying heavy enemies... Mostly PVE. Using Armor of Thorns set mostly for fashion souls but the added little poke and chance to stagger (I think?) is icing on the cake. My question is, what are the better quickstep weapons? I'm actually on a Faith build right now as well, but I would really like my quickstep weapon to poison or bleed. I'm running a blessed Thrall axe to stack with my current regen stuff, but it doesn't seem to bring enough to the table. Finally, has anyone tested the poison/bleed/armor of thorns quickstep combo? I'm hoping against hope that I can actually proc one of the effects by quickstepping with the armor set. Just looking for suggestions. Thanks!

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Jan 2017 16:45  

                      Recently I realized something made me very sad. If you have laggy internet, your quickstep is totally invincible. Nobody, no weapon and no item can interrupt your quickstep.

                      • Anonymous

                        Quickstep counters Halberds07 Sep 2016 10:34  

                        When I see a halberd user I take out my dagger and he is gone, quickstep is great to counter halberd users and UGS users alike. After they attack don't have enough time to roll away due the long animation of these weapons and due the low amount of recovery frames you will score hits, its excellent.

                        • Anonymous

                          Iframes lasts just how long?!07 Aug 2016 16:01  

                          Just how long does the Iframes on this move last?Just fought some guy (PvP) who used it, and he seemed just to slide through every time I tried to hit him...It's basically close to impossible to hit anyone if they just spam around using this move.

                          • Anonymous

                            iron flesh utility?01 Jul 2016 11:10  

                            can you quick step with iron flesh and can this weapon art be used if the weapon is used offhanded?

                            • Anonymous

                              Practical?26 Apr 2016 10:26  

                              Is there anything that makes quickstepping more useful than plain dodging? esp being that quickstep costs FP

                              • Anonymous

                                Wrong information13 Apr 2016 21:45  

                                The information above, as of 13-04-2016, is wrong. The Quickstep does NOT replace the roll, it is used just like any other weapon art, with L2/LT. Also, it loses ALL the I-frames once you run out of FP (tested by steping INTO one of the starting hollows attack with and without FP)

                                • Anonymous

                                  There are I-Frames12 Apr 2016 07:28  

                                  Confirmed that there are very good i-frames while fighting the Uchinagata guy outside of Firelink, Quickstep'd through his slashes

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