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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Moveset and Videos:

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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)



    • Anonymous

      10 Apr 2019 16:18  

      Nameless king have proven to be a bigger badass than we though. His souls allows for 3 transpossitions and you can spend hours figuring out which one to choose. Than realise that you end up with good spell/weapon but find out that it is not for your playstyle.

      • Anonymous

        16 Feb 2019 23:47  

        I’ve heard a few people say that the king of storms is ornstein but the fact that it says they’ve been in countless battles together makes it unlikely (at least to me) to be true

        • Anonymous

          12 Jul 2018 00:58  

          People who complain about slightly lower ar probably aren't using it right. It can do things other curves swords cant, and its WA is brutal.

          • Anonymous

            25 May 2018 12:22  

            Is r2 l2 r2 a true combo with this like on other curved swords? I hope so as it'd be nice if the wa did more than just look cool.

            • Anonymous

              09 May 2018 01:16  

              Am i imagining things or is it weapon art not parriable? Parry spammer did it right as i did the weapon art and nothing. More than once too.

              • Anonymous

                30 Sep 2017 05:19  

                If you think about it, this weapon is technically transposed from the soul of the King of the Storms. Neat.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jul 2017 17:56  

                  Everyone crying about low AR and i'm like "Bruh, it's not that bad". This sword only does 30 less damage then Follower's Sabre on my build.
                  Storm Curved Sword: 380 Follower's Sabre (Sharp): 410. It AR may be lower than some other curved swords, but it's not bad.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jun 2017 09:26  

                    So, which would be better to pair with the Old wolf curved sword, this, or Sellsword twinblades? Old wolf's passive effect applies the Pontiff eye buffs in fewer hits, so I was wondering what curved sword would pair well with it, and I can't decide between twinblades or this. This definitely wins in style, and has the added boon(objectively speaking) of being underused. Although, I don't know if the Tornado weapon art counts as multiple mini hits or not, because if it's just three(one light into art), twinblades is the winner here.

                    • Anonymous

                      09 May 2017 18:35  

                      At 40 str 40 dex, this weapon has 375 AR when two-handing.
                      At 25 str 50 dex, it also has 375 AR when two-handing.
                      I just saved you 5 stat points! :)

                      • 06 May 2017 22:53  

                        Little fun fact about the Storm Curved Sword is that it's weapon art can actually be used as a follow up after a one-handed swing. This meaning that as long as you have enough fp to use tornado, you will always be able to do a 3 hit combo with the sword. It's poor damage is probably as a result of this though...
                        (Tested 50ish times using both players and npcs with the combo working in ever case, so long as the oppenent wasn't too far away.)

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Dec 2016 13:59  

                          Lighter armor + Flynn ring can get AR to a decent level of around 400. Considering the speed and range of attacks this sword does not need much more. It easily catches rolls and succesful combo like R1-R1-R2-L2-R2 or similar can obliterate most of players. Weapon art knockback is also very useful if you are not too honorable: just start a combo before opponent gets up and in most cases at least one hit will land. So despite low AR this sword is great for PvP at least. If this thing had hyperarmor on any of its attacks it would become worse than any current op weapon (for example most straight swords have it on L2-R2 Stance which basically means guaranteed loss against anyone able to utilize it correctly).

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Dec 2016 21:36  

                            This weapons damage is bad for a quality build, but on a dex build it really becomes good. I am using it on my 18/40 (str/dex) dex pyro for 340 total damage (30 damage lower than a40/40 quality would get from it). Although other curved swords can be buffed for increased damage, there are cases where buffing your weapon might not be possible (in the heat of 6 player brawls it might not be possible to buff your weapon). It has good range and reasonable damage, but can be outclassed by some other curved swords based on your build preferences. For me the charm of it is the weapon art which cannot be parried (although many other curved swords share this quality this one has "cool looks" factor :P ).

                            • Anonymous

                              02 Nov 2016 21:19  

                              I'm really trying to like this weapon but i just can't. All the good things it has about it get completely diminished by it's downside: terrible AR.

                              All good fast weapons (Including Dark Sword, Lothric Straight Sword, CCS, Follower's Saber) at quality build of 40/40 have AR somewhere between 410 and 440.
                              At the current meta levels of SL120 which average flat damage reduction being somewhere between 140-160 that means somewhere between 250 (worst case) to 290 (best case) damage per hit.
                              While the poor Storm Sword deals only 370-375 at 40/40 which translates to damage between 190 (worst case) and 230 (best case).

                              That's just garbage. That's literally a good 20-30% damage difference. And Storm Sword has no redeeming qualities to it. No increased crit damage, no special unique effects. Only fashion and mediocre weapon art that is:
                              A) Has no hyperarmor.
                              B) Extremely hard to land (landing an R2 hit with increased stagger almost guarantees a successful weapon art, but then again what idiot will get caught by R2?)
                              C) The knockback has no practical use in duels. Nor it does in 90% of situations. Gives you time to chug that estus, at best. Not to mention it's useless against enemies with good poise.

                              I wish Frommy would buff the poor thing. Or nerf everything else to make it on-par with it. Whatever drives their boat...

                              • Anonymous

                                13 Oct 2016 07:20  

                                An absolutely beautiful weapon (the icon does not do it justice, you need to see it up close in game to truly appreciate it) that is tragically outclassed by the Carthus Curved Sword. The higher base damage, bleed aux, and buffability of the Carthus makes it undeniably better. You can't even Resin this thing.

                                The only thing that this has going for it is the gorgeous model and unique weapon art.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Couple of things i noticed about this weapon30 Sep 2016 23:38  

                                  1] The reach seems to be logner when using it one-handed. I'm not sure, but it feels this way. I felt that while i was fighting Havel and Horace. Hell, i think i had just as much range as Havel's Dragon Tooth because i could punish his R1s by making a step forward and just hitting him. With Horace it felt especially obvious since i could hit him from the same range as his Halberd.2] The weapon art attacks seem to have increased power against poise and hyper armor. A good way to test it is to use it on Darkwraiths: those guys have plenty of poise and usually do not get staggered easily, however once you start the weapon art - the very first hit staggers them as well as the ones that follow. It doesn't knock them back, but it still prevents them from hitting you back mid-combo. However that wasn't the case with Black Knights, but i believe those guys are simply unstaggerable. I don't know how true that might be in the PvP... Maybe yes, maybe not.Also is there still any way to chain the combo after a normal attack? Ever since they patched that infinite combo it seems that you can't do weapon art after a normal attack, the target will un-stagger faster. Maybe except for the 2nd R2.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    gorgeous27 Aug 2016 05:29  

                                    this has such a cool moveset/art and is beautifully designed, I dunno people keep *****ing for a debuff/nerf, this thing deserves better damage or scaling. As is, if you die against this weapon you definitely deserve it..

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The only Dragon-related weapon in the game23 Aug 2016 22:07  

                                      Excluding Drakeblood GS (since it was just made in the name of Dragons) it's the only weapon in the game that is actually related to dragons somehow.Meanwhile DkS2 had at least 2 and both were great swords. Not counting the weapons of those guys in golden dragon armor.Interestingly enough - the Dragon's Great Curved Sword from DkS2 actually has a similiar weapon art - only instead of a combo it would just strike the ground with 3 lines of powerful air-wave that would knockback enemies much similiar to this one.Basically: same weapon, lesser scale, different approach to sending your enemies flying.

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