Sharpen

 

Sharpening the blade increases HP restored with each successful hit. (Butcher Knife)

Scrape the blade to sharpen and enable a cleaner cut. (Great Machete)

Varies

Sharpen is a Skill in Dark Souls 3.

 

 

Weapons That Have Sharpen

 

 

Notes & Information

  • Lasts 25 seconds.
  • Great Machete:
    • Increases AR by 10%.
  • Butcher Knife:
    • Increases AR by 5%.
    • Increases the HP gained from each hit. HP regain scales with max HP. Being embered counts. See table and graph below.
    • Reinforcing the weapon does not increase the HP gained from each hit.
    • Hitting an enemy during its death animation will regain HP.

Max HP Light attack Heavy attack Fully charged heavy attack
Max HP
Light attack Heavy attack Fully charged heavy attack
304 +14HP +18HP +24HP 1300 +25HP +34HP +45HP
400 +15HP +20HP +28HP 1400 +26HP +36HP +47HP
500 +16HP +22HP +30HP 1500 +27HP +38HP +49HP
600 +17HP +23HP +32HP 1600 +28HP +39HP +51HP
700 +18HP +25HP +34HP 1700 +29HP +41HP +53HP
800 +19HP +26HP +36HP 1800 +30HP +42HP +55HP
900 +20HP +28HP +39HP 1900 +31HP +44HP +57HP
1000 +22HP +30HP +41HP 2000 +33HP +46HP +60HP
1100 +23HP +31HP +43HP 2100 +34HP +47HP +62HP
1200 +24HP +33HP +45HP 2121 +34HP +47HP +62HP

  

HP gains graph of Butcher Knife under WA

 

 

Skills
Awakening  ♦  Blade of Peril  ♦  Blind Spot  ♦  Bloodlust (Skill)  ♦  Breathe Fire  ♦  Call to Stone  ♦  Chain Spin  ♦  Chained Dance  ♦  Champion's Charge  ♦  Chant from the Depths  ♦  Charge  ♦  Combustion  ♦  Crescent Blade  ♦  Crystal Blade  ♦  Dancer's Grace  ♦  Darkdrift (Skill)  ♦  Darkmoon Arrow  ♦  Demonic Flare  ♦  Dragon Breath  ♦  Dragon Roar  ♦  Earthen Wrath  ♦  Elfriede's Blackflame  ♦  Elfriede's Stance  ♦  Ember (Skill)  ♦  Falling Bolt  ♦  Feast Bell  ♦  Feasting Branch  ♦  Flame of Lorian  ♦  Flame Whip  ♦  Flame Whirlwind  ♦  Frost  ♦  Frost Blade  ♦  Galvanize  ♦  Gentle Prayer  ♦  Guiding Light  ♦  Hold  ♦  Hurl Spear  ♦  Impact  ♦  Kindled Charge  ♦  Kindled Fury  ♦  Leaping Slash  ♦  Lifedrain  ♦  Lightning Charge  ♦  Lion Stance  ♦  Lockout  ♦  Lothric War Banner (Skill)  ♦  Mad King's Folly  ♦  Moan  ♦  Molten Perseverance  ♦  Moonlight Vortex  ♦  Neck Swipe  ♦  Oath of Sunlight  ♦  Onislayer  ♦  Pacify  ♦  Parry  ♦  Parting Flame  ♦  Perseverance  ♦  Pharis Triple-Shot  ♦  Pierce Earth  ♦  Poison Spores  ♦  Pray for Favor  ♦  Profaned Flame (Skill)  ♦  Prying Wedge  ♦  Puncture  ♦  Puncturing Arrow  ♦  Punitive Flame  ♦  Quake  ♦  Quickstep  ♦  Quill Dart  ♦  Rapid Fire  ♦  Raptor Flurry  ♦  Repeat Fire  ♦  Ricard's Lunge and Press  ♦  Sacred Light and Flame  ♦  Sacred Lothric Light  ♦  Sever  ♦  Shield Bash  ♦  Shield Splitter  ♦  Shield Strike  ♦  Spell Parry  ♦  Spin Bash  ♦  Spin Slash  ♦  Spin Sweep  ♦  Stance  ♦  Stance of Judgement  ♦  Steady Chant  ♦  Stomp  ♦  Stone Flesh  ♦  Storm King  ♦  Tackle  ♦  Tornado  ♦  Unfaltering Prayer  ♦  Unleash Dragon  ♦  Unseen Arrow  ♦  Warcry  ♦  Weapon Skill  ♦  Wheel of Fate  ♦  Wind Wheel  ♦  Wolf Sword  ♦  Wrath of the Gods (Skill)

 




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    • 04 Jun 2021 15:28  

      I succesfully edited my discovery! Feel free to edit layout and proofread it since I'm inexperienced and not a native speaker.
      I am amazed how we discover new things about this game, even 5 years after its release :D

      • 03 Jun 2021 01:21  

        It appears through testing that it scales with max HP (ember does counts):
        Max HP = 300
        Light attack: +14HP
        Heavy attack: +18HP
        Charged Heavy Attack: +24HP

        Max HP = 2121
        Light Attack: +34HP
        Heavy Attack: +47HP
        Charged Heavy Attack: +62HP

        Cannot edit the page with every data I got between these two values, sadly.

        • Anonymous

          18 May 2020 06:53  

          Current info is either wrong or outdated. Sharpen adds flat +20 HP per hit for Butcher Knife for the following restored: light attack 22 HP, strong attack 30 HP, charged strong attack 39.

          • Anonymous

            Infused Great Machete08 Jul 2016 22:02  

            Are you still able to use the Sharpen weapon skill when your Great Machete has been infused with, say, a Crystal Gem?

            • Anonymous

              Skill effect?14 Apr 2016 18:20  

              I think Sharpen is just a damage increase, but provides the Butcher's knife with the additional effect of increased HP absorbtion. It's a bit lack-luster(despite its visual indicator) compared to Warcry. It provides no additional/unique moves.

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