Storm Curved Sword

110 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 5.0
Requirements & Bonus
14 20 - -
D C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Curved Swords damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Tornado icon_fp_cost.png 7(-/15)

Storm Curved Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Curved sword imbued with the strength of the Stormdrake.

The Nameless King, ally of the ancient dragons, fought beside the Stormdrake in countless battles.  When the great beast fell, the king claimed his soul, as was the custom in the age of gods

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

Notes and Tips:


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 14/20 = 270 AR = Base Stats
  • 27/20 = 295 AR = Str Softcap
  • 14/40 = 345 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 27/40 = 370 AR = Combined Softcaps


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Weapon Name Upgrade Table


Requires 15 Titanite Scales and 1 Titanite Slab to max.

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 110 - - - - D C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +1 128 - - - - D C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +2 146 - - - - D C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +3 164 - - - - D C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +4 182 - - - - D C - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +5 200 - - - - D B - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35


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

      03 Aug 2021 08:54  

      Funny how it's thicker than the other curved swords but has a lower AR than most of them of not all of them

      • 03 May 2021 19:52  

        Would I’ve been fantastic if the weapon art left a residual damage buff after use or if the dex scaling was A, with a total attack of around 380-395. Making it buffable instead would have been good too. As it stands it’s great fun either way. It’s just weak compared to similar weapons due to its lower AR and inability to be buffed. Being buffable might have made it too good though...

        • Anonymous

          23 Apr 2021 18:15  

          of course this trash would be shorter than PKCS. I only use that weapon because literally everything else is for casul noobs. This for example, anyone who picks this is a moron and should just uninstall the game already lol

          • Anonymous

            14 Apr 2021 11:57  

            You know I never understand why there's multiple options for transposition when one of the options is just worse than the other options in every way

            Case in point here

            • Anonymous

              31 Oct 2020 11:28  

              It looks great in anyway but consumes more stamina and bad scaling at least it could be C B over 400 attack :'(

              • Anonymous

                30 Aug 2020 21:10  

                This is goes very well with lightning miracles. Has poor damage yes, but the WA is awesome and makes them very vulnerable to storm and stake. Not to mention it is very fast and good to roll catch and stagger, coplementing the slower casts. At first they'll try to trade with you since you're using a **** weapon but then BAM, unfaltering prayer a lightning stake or sunlight spear up their asses. I recommend to invest also in DEX, so you can save a ring slot and help thi***** a little harder.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Jul 2020 21:08  

                  Shamefully it doesn't scale with FTH, but the WA might be good to send someone to the ground and then smack a lightning stake on them. Maybe it could work better with Dragonslayer's Swordspear WA?

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Jun 2020 19:28  

                    This is underrated. Not criminally underated, but worth trying out sometimes. It at least looks cooler than say the scimitar.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 May 2020 16:11  

                      I feel like it is a missed opportunity not to have this do increased dmg to Yorm. It is a 'storm' weapon after all.

                      • Anonymous

                        20 Apr 2020 13:31  

                        This weapon is great for pvp. the AR is not so good as alot of people know but its a good sacrifice for the speed, pretty good roll-catching and crazy awesome weapon art. The WA and r2 are hard to predict parry especially if you've been mostly r1 spamming in a duel so it allows for good attack mix-ups. Also, if someone is really getting on your nerves you can just stand over their body after using the weapon art and use it again when they get up, it catches them almost 90% of the time and its a really cheesy tactic I reserve for cheap parry gods and lightning arrow spammers. One other thing: its great for catching quicksteppers. \(^_^)/ So a few tips, while the r2 has nice unpredictable timing, the swing comes out pretty weirdly with not so great range, and since you dont really have hyperarmor with this weapon it is usually not worth trying to trade unless you're sure the attack will hit. In fact don't really try to trade at all since most weapons will out-poise it, so you should mostly run around and bait attacks then punish with r1, running r1 and weapon art. Also, twohanded mode on this thing is not that great since I find that the onehanded actually has better range and speed. What I like to do is pair it with a Weapon Skill shield like the Black Knight shield, which helps with blocking ranged attacks and also allowing me to do the weapon art when they don't expect it. Just keep a caestus or another parrying tool in your second offhand slot if you want to parry.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Dec 2019 02:37  

                          Sure, the weapon isn't that great with AR but there is one thing that most people look over. It's really fun to toss people onto the ground.

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Dec 2019 07:55  

                            For people nagging that the AR is low this weapon is ideal for dex with some attunement allowing to spam WA against all big threats. Don't nag that it doesn't perform well on a quality build, it's not a quality weapon. Any stat with less than C scaling is not important enough and other stats would allow for a much more performing playstyle.

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Nov 2019 22:34  

                              While two handing the Storm King Curved Sword, you can combo R1 into L2 R2. BUT, you have to time it correctly. This is hard because it's like a quarter second delay or it will not hit.

                              • Anonymous

                                17 Oct 2019 01:11  

                                i transposed this weapon ... ohh looks like its not as good as my 2 +10 chaos scimitars (quality build all stats up)

                                • Anonymous

                                  11 Jul 2019 17:30  

                                  Man I'm so disappointed in all these cool-ass boss weapons turning out to be a pile of tosh. This weapon looks smokin' and does its WA, but damn the AR is a huge letdown. Same with Dancer's enchanted swords. Great looking weapons being let down by their piss poor stats. It's a sin

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