Smough's Great Hammer

205 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 70.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 24.0
Requirements & Bonus
C - - -
45 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Great Hammer damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Perseverance icon_fp_cost.png 12

Smough's Great Hammer is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Twisted great Hammer associated with Smough, the last knight to remain at his post, guarding the ruined cathedral.

Restore HP while attacking, a carryover from Smough's past as an executioner.

Skill: Perseverance
Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • The second heaviest Great Hammer weapon in the game.
  • The second strongest Great Hammer, losing to Ledo's Great Hammer by ~20 AR when 2-handing at 66 Strength. 
  • Every successful hit restores the user's health by ⌊MaxHP * 0.001⌋ + 1; the ⌊MaxHP * 0.001⌋ cannot round below 1.
  • This Great Hammer, along with Morne's Great Hammer and Ledo's Great Hammer, have a higher poise health value than the other Great Hammers, with 32.9 poise health instead of the usual 30.8. This means you can have much less poise and still be able to tank through the other Ultras.
  • Has unique R2 attacks 1-handed and 2-handed.


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Smough's Great Hammer Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 205 - - - - C - - - - - - 70 50 45 45 50
Regular +1 229 - - - - C - - - - - - 70 50 45 45 50
Regular +2 245 - - - - C - - - - - - 70 50 45 45 50
Regular +3 286 - - - - C - - - - - - 70 50 45 45 50
Regular +4 322 - - - - B - - - - - - 70 50 45 45 50
Regular +5 358 - - - - B - - - - - - 70 50 45 45 50


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

      29 Jun 2021 18:48  

      I bet all you casuls that use this trash weapon are a bunch of big tittied lards just like smough. You see when you use the Broken Straight Sword you get in shape and gain some skill so you win both ways, keep that in mind ladies.

      • Anonymous

        02 Jun 2021 09:51  

        i like how thin the stem is for this weapon, too much L1 and the whole thing snaps, flies off and cracks someones skull

        • Anonymous

          10 May 2021 17:26  

          When they said it is a gameplaywise disadvanage, that you can´t see anything while using this weapon i thougth they were joking...

          • Anonymous

            25 Apr 2021 11:47  

            You can use this at SL25 with the warrior class and 30 STR (gotta two-hand). You are left with 16 VIG and 14 END, but Blue Tearstone Ring, Life Ring and Lloyd's Shield Ring allow you to endure decently (because FAP+3 and Prisoner's Chain are unfair for that SL). The sheer damage and meme value of the hammer make up for everything else.

            • Anonymous

              14 Mar 2021 21:24  

              Can't see **** wielding this thing lmao. On the other hand, it deals so much stamina/poise damage that i was able to open the demon prince for a riposte, then he did the lazer attack, and opened him up again right after he was done

              • Anonymous

                05 Mar 2021 20:23  

                I smash all the pathetic trifling enemies that dare stand in my path with Smough's Great Hemmer, behold the power of my hammer fools

                • Anonymous

                  23 Feb 2021 23:58  

                  I bet all you casuls that use this trash weapon are a bunch of big tittied lards just like smough. You see when you use the pkcs you get in shape and gain some skill so you win both ways, keep that in mind ladies.

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Feb 2021 11:53  

                    I like this Hammer since I enjoy Smough and what little information is given about him but I’m a little disappointed with the WA of the Hammer.

                    If both Artorias’ abyss sword and Ornsteins spear gets special weapon Arts then I think this one did too.

                    It could’ve had the Charge or electric buttslam that Smough did.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Nov 2020 08:38  

                      My Freind tried this against me a dex faith hybrid and I was using a lightning uchigatana and this hammer is just to slow to hit unless you can stunlock.

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Sep 2020 08:14  

                        Perseverance is good but i wish the WA is either the buttstomp or the charge(?) smough does in DS1. Just for the sake of variety.

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Aug 2019 17:02  

                          Astora greatsword s wa is the one this weapon should have, instead of the repetitive perseverance wa (wich is useless because you ll get spanked around since this hammer s size covers an important 40% of the screen)

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