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 2.
  • 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)



    • Anonymous

      31 Aug 2019 23:02  

      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)

      • Anonymous

        30 Aug 2018 11:50  

        Some facts about this weapon: - This is one of the two twinkling titanite STR only weapons in the game (alongside with Quakestone) - Has the highest base physical damage of all great hammers - Has one of the lowest scaling of all great hammers It is one of the best mid game weapons in the game. It can be upgraded to +5 and you can reach 600-700 AR before Pontiff and Yhorm, making the PvE side of the game ridiculously easy. Also, it is recommended to stay at 30 STR, you only gain total of ~10% extra AR between 30 and 66. You can and should spend your points elsewhere especially if you plan to equip the Smough's set as well.

        • Anonymous

          18 May 2018 02:19  

          just 2 hp restore, really ?? the fvck... your enemies hit you more than 400 hp per hit, 5 still better than 2 for me, not two is better than one, that was song. /sigh

          • Anonymous

            17 May 2018 01:56  

            at 50 STR this when refined this weapons is so much better then other ....... Cannot be buffed and infused...

            Alrighty then.... ('-')

            what a F%&k up... wow

            • Anonymous

              10 Feb 2018 17:03  

              This hammer is the weapon of choice for all PvP masters, who got gud and now dish out regular untouched 3 v 1 gank spanks. If you listen to the following song, you get 150% extra AR with the hammer, but only if you wear full Smough's. 99 vitality meta is real.


              • 06 Feb 2018 18:16  

                Cosplay this right. Wear Smough Armor, always jump attack. Make so much slamming noise that your opponent jumps off of a cliff because it reminds them too much of the space jam. COME ON AND SLAM AND WELCOME TO THE JAM. \(o.o)/

                • Anonymous

                  18 Aug 2017 23:32  

                  Smough is not the developer knight mistakes in inserting a note about the weapon
                  He was an executioner and was trying to get the Knight's title to be the four knights of Gwyn

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Aug 2017 23:28  

                    Smough is not the developer knight mistakes in inserting a note about the weapon
                    He is an executioner and tried his work to be knighted and join the cavalry of Gwyn

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Aug 2017 21:51  

                      Perseverance is good and all but they could have been so much more creative with the weapon art. Imagine if this weapon had the charge weapon art with an R2 uppercut that knocked your opponent upwards, similar to the DS1 boss fight. Then you could follow up with the R2 slam on wake up. It's a great weapon and all as is but I feel like they dropped the ball with the simple perseverance weapon art.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Jun 2017 07:10  

                        pro tip: dont lock on in pvp or you wont be able to see***** and that goes for mornes hammer and ledos hammer as well

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