Skills, also known as Weapon Arts, are special moves for Weapons and Magic in Dark Souls 3. They are a new feature that allows the player to use special attacks with existing Weapons or boost the damage of Spells. They vary from weapon to weapon, and can have effects such as higher damage or self-buffs.

 

Activating Skills

 

Press the L2/LT button to use the unique skill associated with the weapon you have in your left hand or are wielding with both hands. Assorted skills are available, each with their own capabilities.

Using skills consumes Focus Points (FP), which is shown in the blue gauge on your HUD, between the red HP gauge and the green Stamina gauge. FP is not required to use certain Skills, however, using a skill without sufficient FP will not yield the enhanced properties it provides. For example, the Longsword can still perform the special guard-break attack, but they will have the same damage as regular R1/RB attacks, and will not be able to break through shields as easily as it normally does. It is also important to keep in mind that using such a Weapon Art without the required minimum FP will result in the attack using significantly more stamina.

When Dual Wielding, a right and a second left handed weapon, the weapon you are two handing will be activated for it's skill when you press L2/LT. It does not matter which hand the weapon is originally assigned to, R1/RB functions remain the same. Mix and match weapons with different skills and chain them together for a more adept dual wielding build.

  

Skills List

 

Awakening

Violently flail oneself to trigger an awakening that temporarily boosts the strength of miracles, just as the good Father used the rose himself...

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Rose of Ariandel

Blade of Peril

Slam the greatsword to the ground while leaping, then follow with normal attack for a large spinning slash, or strong attack to back-step and jump foward in an overhead slam.

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Gael's Greatsword

Blind Spot

Use against shielded foes to break through their guard by attacking from the side.

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Corvian Greatknife
Handmaid's Dagger

Bloodlust (Skill)

Stain blade with one's own blood to temporarily grant uncanny sharpness.

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Bloodlust

Breathe Fire

Spit a combustible fuel across the torch to breathe flame in a front-sweeping motion.

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Follower Torch

Call to Stone

Spin to lure stones to the steel hammer, and use strong attack to transition into an earth slam that shatters the stones in a shockwave.

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Ledo's Great Hammer

Chain Spin

Sweep foes in a wide spinning motion and use strong attack to continue the motion until stamina is exhausted.

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Winged Knight Twinaxes
Winged Knight Halberd

Chained Dance

Use strong attack to execute relentless consecutive attacks while tracing a circle in a unique dance of deadly grace. 

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Painting Guardian's Curved Sword

Champion's Charge

Hold spear at waist and charge at foe, and use momentum to transition into sweeping strong attack.

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Gundyr's Halberd

 

Chant from the Depths

 Briefly boosts the strength of dark sorceries. Works with staff equipped in left or right hand.

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Murky Longstaff

Charge

Hold weapon at waist and charge at foe. Only, it is important to have good footing.

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Astora Greatsword
Halberd
Soldering Iron
Four-Pronged Plow
Rotten Ghru Spear
Pike
Lothric Knight Long Spear
Saint Bident
Drang Twinspears
Greatlance

 

Combustion

Creates a powerful flame in the wielder's hand. One of the most basic pyromancies, and for this very reason, the flame created is fierce. Works while equipped in either hand.

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Pyromancy Flame
White Hair Talisman

 

Crescent Blade

Assume a broad stance and fire off cresecent moon blades. Similar to Holy Moonlight Sword or Greatsword of Judgement.

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Crescent Moon Sword

 

Crystal Blade

Release magic for the aquamarine crystals, creating a fleeting blue crystal blade, lengthy enough to swing as a straight sword.

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Aquamarine Dagger

Dancer's Grace

Unleash the fury of both blades in a dancing spin motion and use strong attack to continue the performance until stamina is exhausted.

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Dancer's Enchanted Swords

 

Darkdrift

Aim carefully, and pierce with a large forward lunge. The unseen blade penetrates straight through shields, for nothing can defend from Darkdrift.

Basically this is Shield Splitter under a different name.

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Darkdrift

 

Darkmoon Arrow

Infuse a readied arrow with Darkmoon essence, granting it magic damage and the ability to pierce shields.

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Darkmoon Longbow

 

Demonic Flare

Briefly cause flame within to flare, and smash it upon earth and foes.

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Demon's Greataxe

Dragon Breath

Use of this skill makes the shield sweep foes with a frontal exhalation of dragon breath.

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Dragonhead Shield

Dragon Roar

Use of this skill makes the shield send surrounding foes flying with a dragon roar.

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Dragonhead Greatshield

Earthen Wrath

Thrust weapon into earth with a prayer to trigger explosive tremors.

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Earth Seeker

Elfriede's Stance

Conjure a magic bladed support scythe into the left hand while the great scythe remains in the right. Use normal attack to leap forward and swing twice, or strong attack to coat the earth with running frost.

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Friede's Great Scythe

Elfriede's Blackflame

Enwreath blade with blackflame, born of the similarly-hued flame that smolders within her.

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Onyx Blade

Ember (Firelink Greatsword)

The fading flame momentarily illuminates and launches itself forward.

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Firelink Greatsword

Ember (Ringed Knight Straight Sword)

Stand ready with the timeworn blade that reignites a short-lived flame. From this stance transition to normal or strong attack.

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Ringed Knight Straight Sword

Ember (Ringed Knight Spear)

Thrust the timeworn spear that reignites a short-lived flame, whose dull aftermath will carry on.

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Ringed Knight Spear

Ember (Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords)

 Cross the twin timeworn greatswords to reignite a short-lived flame. A lightning-quick upward heave slices the very air, and transitions into normal or strong attacks.

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Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords

Falling Bolt (Dragonslayer Greataxe)

Hold weapon high in air to gather fierce lightning, and smash ground to whip the bolts to the ground.

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Dragonslayer Greataxe

 

Falling Bolt (Dragonslayer Swordspear)

Hold weapon high to summon lightning upon one's foe.

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Dragonslayer Swordspear

 

Feast Bell

Hold up axe and wave to emit a solemn chime to temporarily make weapons lacerating, and to restore HP for each hit.

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Eleonora

 

Feasting Branch

Use souls to weave a sharp branch to fillet prey. Can be used repeatedly.

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Preacher's Right Arm

Flame of Lorian

Lunge forward to transform smolder into flame, and follow with strong attack to launch flame across ground.

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Lorian's Greatsword

 

Flame Whip

Unleash a very powerful combo that deals fire damage.

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Witch's Locks

 

Flame Whirlwind

Spin through opponents with abandon, flaming fists outstretched. Using a strong attack while spinning utilizes your momentum to slam the ground with both fists.

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Demon's Fist

 

Frost

Create a bone-chilling frost with each swing of the greatscythe that causes a temporary frost effect.

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Pontiff Knight Great Scythe

 

Frost Blade

Execute large spinning motion to embue blade with frost, and follow through with a strong attack that slashes with a giant blade made of frost.

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Pontiff Knight Curved Sword
 

Galvanize

Temporarily boost stamina recovery speed by sheer force of will, or perhaps as a channeling of the original owner's industrial efforts.

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Warpick
Pickaxe

 

Gentle Prayer

Recovers HP for a period of time, albeit extremely slowly. Works while equipped in either hand.

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Cleric's Sacred Chime
Saint-tree Bellvine
Yorshka's Chime
Caitha's Chime
Crystal Chime

 

Guiding Light

A candle provides a temporary source of light which reveals additional guidance.

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Scholar's Candlestick
Cleric's Candlestick

 

Hold

Assume a stance from which to execute a lunging slash or a deflecting parry

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Uchigatana
Washing Pole
Chaos Blade
Black Blade

Hold (Frayed Blade)

Assume a holding stance in which a normal attack sends a shockwave along the earth, and a strong attack commences a series of slashes.

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Frayed Blade

Hurl Spear

Emulate the practice of the Followers by throwing an illusory spear that assumes temporary form.

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Follower Javelin

Impact

Strike from the left to evade shields and deal a stinging blow that temporarily slows stamina recovery. The shackles of bondage lie deep in the hearts of all humankind.

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Whip
Notched Whip
Spotted Whip
 

Kindled Charge

Hold spear at waist and charge at foe, and use momentum to transition to a fiery strong attack.

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Gargoyle Flame Spear

 

Kindled Fury

Anchor weapon in earth and use strong attack to launch successive volleys of fire from the tip of the hammer.

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Gargoyle Flame Hammer

 

Leaping Slash

Peform a forward leaping slash at the opponent's head. When successful, functions as a head shot, inflicting heavy damage.

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Claw

 

Lifedrain

Embrace the victim and steal their HP. Can only be used against humans.

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Dark Hand

 

Lightning Charge

Charge with spear at waist to enwreathe with lightning, then release bolts with final thrust.

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Dragonslayer Spear

 

Lion Stance

While in stance, use normal attack to thrust forward with shield up, and strong attack to execute a shield bash with a lion's roar.

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Valorheart

Lockout

Get a stalwart defense, and shield bash, or strong attack for a heave that holds shields to block nearly all damage.

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Giant Door Shield

Lothric War Banner (Skill)

Wave the flagpole high in the air, summoning an ethereal war banner that invigorates the attack of those who gather under it.

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Lothric War Banner

Mad King's Folly

Slam malformed corpse into the ground to briefly awaken it, then fillet with strong attack to trigger a roar, a blessing, or vexation. 

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Crucifix of the Mad King

Moan

Offer a gentle prayer to the shield, causing the woman's face to give out a low moan and attract enemies.

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Moaning Shield

 

Molten Perseverance

Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise, and use strong atack to repeatedly stab earth to trigger molten explosions.

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Old King's Great Hammer

 

Moonlight Vortex

Draw sword back and thrust to unleash torrential moonlight.

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Moonlight Greatsword

 

Morne's Rage

Stick weapon into earth and emit a powerful shockwave. Temporarily boosts poise and reduces damage received.

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Morne's Greathammer

 

Neck Swipe

This attack aims for the scruff of a foe's neck, and when successful, functions as a head shot, inflicting heavy damage.

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Great Scythe
Great Corvian Scythe

 

Oath of Sunlight

Raise the sword aloft when praising the sun to boost attack and damage absorption for self and allies in vicinity. The warriors of sunlight are co-operators from an ancient age.

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Sunlight Straight Sword

 

Onislayer

Leap forward and slash mercilessly with both blades, cutting open foes.

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Onikiri and Ubadachi

Pacify

With a prayer and an offering of this spear, temporarily wear down enemy FP.

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Yorshka's Spear

 

Parry (weapons)

Deflect an attack when timed properly and follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.

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Parrying Dagger
Rapier (left hand only)
Farron Greatsword
Caestus (left hand only)
Demon's Fist (left hand only)
Claw (left hand only)
Manikin Claws (left hand only)
Painting Guardian's Curved Sword (left hand only)
Scimitar (left hand only)
Rotten Ghru Curved Sword (left hand only)
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword (left hand only)
Sellsword Twinblades (left hand only

 

Parry (Special Shields)

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Buckler
Target Shield
Small Leather Shield

 

Parry (Standard Shields)

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Large Leather Shield
Leather Shield
Caduceus Round Shield
Round Shield
Iron Round Shield
Llewellyn Shield
Carthus Shield
Crimson Parma
Blue Wooden Shield
East-West Shield
Wooden Shield
Kite Shield
Lothric Knight Shield
Grass Crest Shield
Spirit Tree Crest Shield
Crest Shield
Dragon Crest Shield
Golden Falcon Shield
Silver Knight Shield
Sunlight Shield

Parting Flame

Release store of death echoes to gain a modest dose of Estus.

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Pyromancer's Parting Flame

Perseverance

Cross arms in front of body to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

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Black Knight Sword
Red Hilted Halberd
Caestus
Blacksmith Hammer
Mace
Morning Star
Great Mace
Vordt's Great Hammer
Smough's Great Hammer
Dragon Tooth

 

Pharis Triple-Shot

Swiftly nocks three arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, firing them simultaneously.

The arrows are not meant for a single target and are to be used for spraying.

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Black Bow of Pharis

Pierce Earth

Fire a greatarrow with a burst of strength and a prayer that violently shakes its target and explodes on impact.

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Millwood Greatbow

Poison Spores

Expel noxious spores from the formless, parasitical things that inhabit the staff.

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Storyteller's Staff

 

Pray for Favor

 Works with chime equipped in left or right hand. Heal HP very slowly for a duration of time. Affects caster and those in vicinity.

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Sacred Chime of Filianore

 

Profaned Flame

Temporarily summon the Profaned Flame. Lunge forward and use strong attack to enshroud blade in flame.

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Profaned Greatsword

Prying Wedge

A chain attack that wedges below foes and swings upward, breaking their guard. Strong attack can be used to follow up the onslaught with a fatal blow.

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Follower Sabre

Puncture

Pull the arrow even further back for a more powerful shot that can also pierce shields.

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Longbow
Dragonrider Bow

 

Puncturing Arrow

Masterfully fires off a great arrow that pierces through all enemies in its path, infllicting damage.

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Dragonslayer Greatbow

 

Punitive Flame

Punish foes with a flame that blankets the ground.

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Immolation Tinder

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.

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Quakestone Hammer

Quickstep

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

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Thrall Axe
Manikin Claws
Dagger
Bandit's Knife
Rotten Ghru Dagger
Brigand Twindaggers

Quill Dart

Simultaneously throw temporarily substantial illusions of the four thin-edged blades wielded in the left hand.

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Crow Quills

Repeat Fire

Assume stance to activate repeat firing mechanism, and repeat fire with normal and strong attacks.

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Repeating Crossbow

Ricard's Lunge and Press

Assume a quick stance, lunge forward, and execute a stunning chain attack. Sustain offensive with a strong attack.

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Ricard's Rapier

 

Rapid Fire

Swiftly nocks arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, allowing for consecutive shots.

Speed of shots roughly doubles but damage is likewise halfed. Costs minor FP per shot.

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Composite Bow
Short Bow

Raptor Flurry

Spread right and left talons like a broad set of wings and launch into a tornado of consecutive attacks.

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Crow Talons

Sacred Light and Flame

While in stance, use normal attack to cast Sacred Lothric Light, and strong attack to cast Flame of Lorian.

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Twin Princes' Greatsword

 

Sacred Lothric Light

Assume stance to imbue sword with sacred light, and use strong attack to release light together with a great thrust of the sword.

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Lothric's Holy Sword

Sever

Hold the giant blade with both hands and slash repeatedly at foe's feet.

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Harald Curved Greatsword

Sharpen

Scrape the blade to sharpen (damage buff for Machete) or regain health with each hit (Butcher Knife)

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Butcher Knife
Great Machete

 

Shield Bash (Light)

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Ghru Rotshield
Plank Shield
Porcine Shield
Pierce Shield

 

Shield Bash (Heavy)

Without lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand.


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Twin Dragon Greatshield
Black Iron Greatshield
Lothric Knight Greatshield
Cathedral Knight Greatshield
Greatshield of Glory
Yhorm's Greatshield
Dragonslayer Greatshield
Stone Greatshield

 

Shield Splitter

Aim carefully, and attack in a large forward lunge to pierce through enemy shields and inflict damage directly.

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estoc

Mail Breaker
Darkdrift (skill is named Darkdrift)
Irithyll Rapier
Spear
Arstor's Spear

Estoc

 

Shield Strike

Use shield to attack enemies. Works while equipped in either hand.

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Spiked Shield

 

Spell Parry

Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand. Also deflects spells.

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Golden Wing Crest Shield
Sacred Bloom Shield

 

Spin Bash (Drang)

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Drang Hammers

 

Spin Bash

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Spiked Mace
Great Wooden Hammer

 

Spin Slash (Gothard)

Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and follow with a strong attack for a spinning vertical-slash.

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Gotthard Twinswords

 

Spin Slash (Vertical)

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Scimitar
Shotel
Rotten Ghru Curved Sword

 

Spin Slash (Horizontal)

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Falchion
Carthus Curved Sword
Carthus Shotel

 

Spin Slash (Twinswords)

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Sellsword Twinblades
Warden Twinblades

 

Spin Slash (Great, Horizontal)

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Murakumo
Exile Greatsword

 

Spin Slash (Great, Vertical)

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Carthus Curved Greatsword

 

Spin Sweep

Sweep foes in a large spinning motion, and utilize momentum to transition into and overhanded strong attack slash.

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Partizan
Lucerne
Glaive
Black Knight Glaive

 

Stance (Sword

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

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Shortsword
Longsword
Broken Straight Sword
Broadsword
Barbed Straight Sword
Lothric Knight Sword
Irithyll Straight Sword
Anri's Straight Sword

 

Stance (Rapier)

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Rapier
Crystal Sage's Rapier

 

Stance (Greatsword)

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Claymore
Drakeblood Greatsword
Hollowslayer Greatsword
Flamberge

 

Stance of Judgment

Assume stance to unleash dark magic. Use normal attack for a lunging thrust, and strong attack to emit side-sweepoing wave.

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Greatsword of Judgment

 

Stomp

Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a strong attack for a spinning slash.

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Dark Sword
Executioner's Greatsword
Greatsword
Lothric Knight Greatsword
Cathedral Knight Greatsword
Black Knight Greatsword
Fume Ultra Greatsword
Bastard Sword
Zweihander

 

Stone Flesh

Raise the shield in silent prayer, turning the user's body into a solid mass of stone.

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Havel's Greatshield

 

Storm King

Assume stance to imbue sword with storm. Most effective when facing giants

You need to hold the stance until it shines brightly with a storm. Stance + R1 or R2 to unleash the sword's deadly fury.

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Storm Ruler

 

Steady Chant

Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand.

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Heysel Pick
Golden Ritual Spear

 

Tackle

Lunge into a shoulder tackle pushing back enemies to create distance.

Deals no damage and serves as a kind of kick.

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 Light Crossbow
Knight's Crossbow
Arbalest
Heavy Crossbow
Sniper Crossbow
Avelyn

 

Tornado


Imbue blade with the wrath of storm in a spinning motion, and follow with a strong attack to bear that wrath upon foes.

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Storm Curved Sword

 

Unfaltering Prayer

Temporarily increase poise while casting miracles, preventing enemy attacks from interrupting prayer. Works while equipped in either hand.

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Talisman
Saint's Talisman
Sunlight Talisman


White Hair Talisman
Sunless Talisman

Canvas Talisman

Unleash Dragon

Thrust the spear to unleash the strength of the dragon, similar to an ancient dragon weapon, only with its power tragically faded.

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Tailbone Short Sword
Tailbone Spear

 

Unseen Arrow

Arrows shot by large pulls of the bow are enchanted with a golden spell that turns them nearly invisible.

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White Birch Bow

War Cry

Let out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack, and enables a special consecutive strong attack.

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Hand Axe
Battle Axe
Brigand Axe

Dragonslayer's Axe
Millwood Battle Axe
Man Serpent Hatchet
Greataxe
Crescent Axe
Club
Reinforced Club
Large Club
Great Club
Yhorm's Great Machete
Black knight Greataxe

 

Weapon Skill

Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon.

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Warrior's Round Shield
Wargod Wooden Shield
Silver Eagle Kite Shield
Eastern Iron Shield
Stone Parma
Pontiff Knight Shield
Shield of Want
Black Knight Shield
Ancient Dragon Greatshield
Curse Ward Greatshield
Wolf Knight's Greatshield

 

Wheel of Fate

Thrust out the wheel and give it a good spin, shredding enemies with the outer lining of spikes.

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Bonewheel Shield

Wind Wheel

 Spin weapon vigorously above head and sweep foes, and transition with normal or strong attack for continued spin attacks, which whip up wind and gain momentum, strengthening subsequent attacks.

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Splitleaf Greatsword

Wolf Leap

Slice into foes with a larg spinning motion, then leap out of harm's way and follow with a strong attack.

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Old Wolf Curved Sword

 

Wolf Sword

While in stance, use normal attack for a low spinning slash, or the strong attack to leap forward in a vertically-slashing somersault.

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Wolf Sword

Wrath of the Gods (Skill)

Thrust weapon into earth to emit powerful shockwave.

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Wolnir's Holy Sword



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    • Anonymous

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      • Anonymous

        Spamming Weapons Art will not make you a "skilled" player.

        Say hi to Friede's Great Scythe, Splitleaf Greatsword, Farron Greatsword and Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords :)

        • Anonymous

          Weapon arts are literally useless in this game for PvE. They are slower than a regular light attack, and most of the time the extra damage is pointless because you could have already done the same with 2 normal hits in the same time.



          For PvP weapon arts are cancer stunlock tools.



          The only place in the entire game where weapon arts really matter is Yhorm boss fight with Storm Ruler.

          • Anonymous

            white hair talisman is labelled in both unfalterig prayer and combustion but its real skill is combustion

            • Anonymous

              missing some DLC skills; Call to Stone (ledo's great hammer) Elfriede's Blackflame (onyx blade) and Awakening (rose of ariendel)

              • For those weird fellas out there that use Mouse and Keyboard (like me), Shift + Right Click (by default) is the button for WA's. The problem with that is that you can't use all of the weapon arts, since if you attack (left click), you'll always do the "strong attack" version (R2) because you're pressing shift. Simply remap your WA button to the Left Alt key and you'll be able to do both.

                • Anonymous

                  white hair talisman isnt with Unfaltering Prayer, otherwise the force glitch would be OP, using Fire Surge and Crystal Soul Spear

                  • Anonymous

                    its sad how poorly they made this guide, they should get their***** together if they want to be a reliable wiki

                    • Anonymous

                      where is Dragonslayer axe(small one)where is Dragonslayer axe(small one)where is Dragonslayer axe(small one)

                      • Anonymous

                        What is this first line? it's total BS. Imo DS3 is way harder than its predecessors. Plus this is a totally out of place line and should be removed.

                        • Anonymous

                          I've noticed that Thrust Damage absorption decreases drastically (in my case, 19.328 to -4.874) near the end of some Skill animations. Any ideas as to why?

                          • Anonymous

                            I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but in my experience, if you dual-wield any two weapons that are not paired, then the left-hand weapon blocks when you use L1/LB, and uses light attack when you use L2/LB.I've tried this with everything from daggers and broken straight swords to Smough's Hammer, so I think it applies to everything but I may be wrong.I think this go-around From has tried to reduce the amount of options and unpredictability gained from wielding two weapons with varied movesets, like people were doing with Santier's and Yorgh's in DS2.I feel as though this should be reflected in the article so people can see it when they look for it.

                            • Anonymous

                              It is not mentioned but stomp also increases your defense by roughly 2.5x. It also doesn't change the poise value in the stats menu, so I theorize that it grants super armor insteadRequires further testing, but going into the stats menu while the buff is active it seems like this is so.

                              • Anonymous

                                they call it a wiki for a reason and if this isn't in a trailer...or even if it is percent confirmed and you shouldn't get your hopes up for it

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