Shortsword

icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
99 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
icon-magicbonus.png
-
magic_defense-shield-icon.jpg
30
icon-firebonus.png
-
fire_defense-shield-icon.jpg
25
icon-lightningbonus.png
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
icon-darkbonus.png
-
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30
critical.png
110 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 2.0
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65
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png
icon-dexterity_22.png
icon-intelligence_22.png
icon-faith_22.png
8 10 0 0
D C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - (17/20)

Shortsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Small straight sword excelling in thrusting attacks.

The shortsword is a light and easily wielded straight sword, due to its minimal attribute requirements.

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



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 Shortsword has a motion value of 220 on backstab, 275 on riposte, and 66+247.5 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a straight sword does not change with Hornet Ring.
  • The Shortsword has a range of 17sp on the 1h R1.
    • sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Certain actions create different distances from a wall, allowing one to test the range of certain attacks. While this testing isn't 100% accurate, it is a very good indicator of the ranges of each attack.
  • The Shortsword has thrusting R2 attacks.
  • One of only two Straight Swords in the game with 110 critical modifier, the other being the Lothric Knight Sword.
  • The Shortsword is good on casting builds due to its light weight, low stat requirements, and versatile moveset. Furthermore, it infuses very well, making it good on all elemental builds, and due to its light weight it takes less stamina to swing.



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Shortsword Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
Heavy Infusion
Sharp Infusion
Refined Infusion
Raw Infusion
Crystal Infusion
Simple Infusion
Fire Infusion
Chaos Infusion
Lightning Infusion
Blessed Infusion
Deep Infusion
Dark Infusion
Blood Infusion
Poison Infusion
Hollow Infusion

 

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.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular +10 198 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +10 183 - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +10 183 - - - - D A - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +10 178 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Raw +10 247 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 94 128 - - - D C S - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 99 113 - - - C C A - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 163 - 163 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 30.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 99 - 128 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 94 - - 128 - D C - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 128 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 163 - - - 163 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 36.0
Dark +10 99 - - - 128 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Blood +10 153 - - - - C C - - - - 52 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 153 - - - - C C - - 52 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
188 - - - - C C - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 

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.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 99 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +1 108 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +2 118 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +3 128 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +4 138 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +5 148 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +6 158 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +7 168 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +8 178 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +9 188 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Regular +10 198 - - - - C C - - - - - 45,9 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Heavy 97 - - - - C - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +1 105 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +2 114 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +3 122 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +4 131 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +5 140 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +6 148 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +7 157 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +8 165 - - - - B - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +9 174 - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Heavy +10 183 - - - - A - - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Sharp 94 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +1 102 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +2 111 - - - - D C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +3 120 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +4 129 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +5 138 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +6 147 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +7 156 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +8 165 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +9 174 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Sharp +10 183 - - - - D B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Refined 89 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +1 98 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +2 106 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +3 115 - - - - C C - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +4 124 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +5 133 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +6 142 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +7 151 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +8 160 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +9 169 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Refined +10 178 - - - - B B - - - - - 45.0 30.0 25.0 25.0 30.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Raw 128 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 140 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 152 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 164 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 176 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 188 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 199 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 211 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 223 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 235 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10 247 - - - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Crystal 74 74 - - - E D B - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 76 79 - - - D D B - - - - 42.7 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 78 85 - - - D D B - - - - 42.7 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 80 90 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 82 96 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 84 101 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 86 106 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 88 112 - - - D D A - - - - 42.7 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 90 118 - - - D D S - - - - 42.7 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 92 123 - - - D D S - - - - 42.7 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 94 128 - - - D C S - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Simple 74 74 - - - D D D - - - - 42.7 30.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 76 78 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 79 82 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 81 86 - - - D D C - - - - 42.7 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 84 90 - - - D C B - - - - 42.7 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 86 94 - - - D C B - - - - 42.7 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 89 98 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 91 101 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 94 105 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 96 109 - - - D C A - - - - 42.7 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 99 113 - - - C C A - - - - 42.7 33.0 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Fire 89 - 89 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 96 - 96 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 27.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 103 - 103 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.0 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 111 - 111 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 118 - 118 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 126 - 126 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 28.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 133 - 133 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.0 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 141 - 141 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 148 - 148 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 155 - 155 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 29.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 163 - 163 - - - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 30.0 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Chaos 79 - 79 - - E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 25.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 81 - 84 - - E D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 83 - 89 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 85 - 94 - - D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 25.7 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 87 - 99 - - D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 89 - 103 - - D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 91 - 108 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 93 - 113 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 26.8 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 95 - 118 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.0 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 97 - 123 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 99 - 128 - - D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Lightning 74 - - 74 - E D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.0 28.5
Lightning +1 76 - - 79 - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.5 28.5
Lightning +2 78 - - 85 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.5 28.5
Lightning +3 80 - - 90 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 25.7 28.5
Lightning +4 82 - - 96 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.0 28.5
Lightning +5 84 - - 101 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.2 28.5
Lightning +6 86 - - 106 - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +7 88 - - 112 - D D - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +8 90 - - 117 - D D - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.0 28.5
Lightning +9 92 - - 123 - D D - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.2 28.5
Lightning +10 94 - - 128 - D C - S - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blessed 79 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 84 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 89 - - - - D D - B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 94 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 99 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 103 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 108 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 113 - - - - D D - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 118 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 123 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 128 - - - - D C - A - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Deep 89 - - - 89 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Deep +1 96 - - - 96 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.3
Deep +2 103 - - - 103 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.6
Deep +3 111 - - - 111 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.9
Deep +4 118 - - - 118 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.2
Deep +5 126 - - - 126 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.5
Deep +6 133 - - - 133 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.8
Deep +7 141 - - - 141 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.1
Deep +8 148 - - - 148 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.4
Deep +9 155 - - - 155 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.7
Deep +10 163 - - - 163 - - - - - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 36.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Dark 79 - - - 79 E E D D - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.0
Dark +1 81 - - - 84 E E C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.3
Dark +2 83 - - - 89 E D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.6
Dark +3 85 - - - 94 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.9
Dark +4 87 - - - 99 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.2
Dark +5 89 - - - 103 D D C C - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.5
Dark +6 91 - - - 108 D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.8
Dark +7 93 - - - 113 D D B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.1
Dark +8 95 - - - 118 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.4
Dark +9 97 - - - 123 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.7
Dark +10 99 - - - 128 D C B B - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blood 89 - - - - D D - - - - 33 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 95 - - - - D D - - - - 34 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 101 - - - - D C - - - - 34 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 108 - - - - D C - - - - 35 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 114 - - - - D C - - - - 35 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 121 - - - - C C - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 127 - - - - C C - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 134 - - - - C C - - - - 36 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 140 - - - - C C - - - - 37 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 147 - - - - C C - - - - 38 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 153 - - - - C C - - - - 39 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Poison 89 - - - - D D - - 40 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +1 95 - - - - D D - - 41 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +2 101 - - - - D C - - 42 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +3 108 - - - - D C - - 45 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +4 114 - - - - D C - - 46 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +5 121 - - - - C C - - 48 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +6 127 - - - - C C - - 48 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +7 134 - - - - C C - - 49 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +8 140 - - - - C C - - 50 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +9 147 - - - - C C - - 51 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 153 - - - - C C - - 52 - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Luck Bonus Discovery Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Hollow 94 - - - - D D - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 103 - - - - D D - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 112 - - - - D C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +3 122 - - - - D C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 131 - - - - D C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 141 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 150 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 159 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 169 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 178 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 188 - - - - C C - -     - - - 42.7 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 


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

      29 Jun 2021 18:50  

      How you dare use the unbroken version of this??? If you have one of these, break it in half! It will become the legendary Broken Straight Sword!!!

      • Anonymous

        22 Jun 2021 15:40  

        Only dumb fat Casuls would use such a trash weapon!
        PKCS is so much better!
        Real Pros and skilled players only ever use PKCS, the best weapon gaming history!

        • Anonymous

          18 Jun 2021 23:11  

          This weapon works like an alternative for the dagger, useful for casters adept to parrying whoever gets close. Dagger might be better at ripostes, but will have a harder time rollcatching those who survive with ToD, as well as those who thinks they re safe behind a greatshield thanks to the stance wa. A good choice when your pure mage's fp ever runs out.

          • Anonymous

            09 May 2021 16:04  

            Easily the most slept on weapon in the game. This little guy is a fantastic utility weapon for any caster or balanced build with the extra critical damage as gravy on top. With at least a B scaling for any infusion you pick, this weapon is a true all-a-rounder. While it's not the best at any one thing, it's got potential to be good at anything you want. The only drawback to this weapon is its range, which is compensated for by low stamina consumption, and it's rather plain appearance.

            • 30 Apr 2021 14:00  

              1) choose sorcerer
              2) level str once
              3) buy this thing
              4) progress and then crystal infuse this little friend

              boom, one of the best sorcerer weapons; low requirement, low stamina cost amazing scaling, pretty decent AR for how underestimated it is

              • 08 Feb 2021 12:19  

                Best PvP Straight Sword is Gotthards, best PvE Straight Sword is this little guy, easily, and allow me to explain why. Most of the other good Straight Swords take a bit of time to grind for or you have to get far into the game before acquiring, but this can be bought by any build the second you reach Firelink Shrine. It's compatible with Chaos infusions, Lightning infusions, Crystal infusions, Refined infusions AND Sharp infusions, alongside a ridiculously low stat requirement. It's light, allowing you to potentially spend less levels on Vitality. It has the lowest stamina requirement per swing of any Straight Sword, allowing it to be swung many times more than the alternatives before having to recharge. It has almost as much AR on a quality build as a Lothric Knight SS, and it has the same moveset meaning it has the rolling poke (which is the better SS rolling attack). All of these factors put together make it dwarf the other Straight Swords in accessibility, versatility, and DPS. Basically, if you don't care for PvP pick this thing up. The range makes it kinda shitty for PvP but It's still entirely usable in that department if you know what you're doing, just go for Gotthard's if PvP is your game though lol.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Feb 2021 09:36  

                  I don't like straight swords because I find them annoyingly basic.. but when I realized no one uses this in pvp I had to go try hard on it for a little... The less stamina consumption is great for chasing hosts that are more annoying then straight swords.. 8/10.. this thing isn't great but not bad at all

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Jan 2021 22:58  

                    Don't know when, but at some point blessed infusion on this weapon changed to being S Faith scaling at +7 and up. Don't know what the Faith scaling is on lower levels.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Jan 2021 03:10  

                      Does it have worse range than the longsword? Yes. Does it have worse damage/scaling than the LKS? Yes.

                      Does it weigh less than both of these? Yes. It only weighs 2 miyazakis, and I constantly find myself on the verge of fat rolling, no matter how many points I put into vitality, or even when wearing the Havel and FAP rings.
                      So I'm going with the shortsword.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Dec 2020 16:47  

                        Everyone bashing this sword is wrong. Refined on a 40/40 build with high stamina results in a boss killing machine. It's worse than the lothric knight sword in most ways, but it has FAR lower stamina consumption. You barely lose out on AR, but you just compensate for that with more hits. Is it better than the LKSS? No, not for PvP at least. But it IS better for PvE, you can pump out more damage in a smaller period of time. If you can space well the range deficit means nothing.

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Dec 2020 22:00  

                          for those wondering, yes this is basically the worse version of Lothric SS, shorter range, 1 level less in terms of scaling, but still have S in lightning and crystal. The sword is still good because it don't have stats requirement, for example if ur doing a SL55 faith build with lightning short sword, you don't have to invest points into dex or strength to wield LKSS and just spend more point into faith for even more damage

                          • Anonymous

                            17 Aug 2020 14:23  

                            Choose the fire gem burial gift when you start a file and then buy this sword from the handmaiden right away. Infuse it with the fire gem and you will blast your way through the High Wall level.

                            • Anonymous

                              09 May 2020 18:47  

                              For any new players wondering if there's any benefit to using this over another Straight Sword, it's easy to get early it has a better two handed moveset than the Straight Sword, and it costs significantly less stamina to swing. The loss of range is a massive downside but this weapon is a beast in PVE because of just how many R1s you can pump out with even small stamina bars.

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Mar 2020 01:09  

                                Good for casting, but since you'll have some physical stats for other weapons like Immo Tinder of Demons Scar it would probably be better to go with Lothirc sword

                                • Anonymous

                                  31 Dec 2019 23:19  

                                  This is perfect for pure casters as it is 1H, found early, not stat demanding and has great scaling. At least until you get some alternatives.

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