Storm Ruler

143 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
D D - -
0 0 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Storm King icon_fp_cost.png - (20/20)

Storm Ruler is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3

Greatsword with a broken blade, also known as the Giantslayer for the residual strength of storm that brings giants to their knees.

Yhorm the Giant once held two of these, but gave one to the humans that doubted him, and left the other to a dear friend before facing his fate as a Lord of Cinder.

Skill: Storm King
Assume stance to imbue sword with storm. Most effective when facing giants.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused, but can be Buffed with Weapon Art (WA)
  • Maintaining the LT/L2 WA stance long enough will engulf the sword in a storm, buffing it. 
  • The weapon will remain buffed until the storm is projected as described below. Consequently, a player can buff their weapon and do normal light/heavy attacks with the storm imbued blade.
  • To fire the storm as a projectile, assume the WA stance and press RT/R2 immediately if the weapon is already buffed. If not, the player will have to remain in the WA stance until the buff takes effect.  
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • At 40/40 it has 485 AR.
  • Has 10 durability and is very easy to break. Recommended to use Wood Grain Ring to increase its durability.
  • It doesn't have any stat requirement to be used, meaning that a mage without any strength and dexterity investment can still use it.
  • Contrary to its description, neither its skill or regular attacks do extra damage to regular giants.
  • Cannot be sold or discarded, extra copies can be stored in the bonfire stash. 
  • The Storm Ruler is a callback to the weapon of the same name in Demon's Souls.
  • Appears the design is inspired by the "Kusanagi" sword, one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan.



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Storm Ruler Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 143 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +1 179 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +2 204 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +3 229 - - - - D D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +4 254 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +5 280 - - - - C D - - - - - 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

      29 May 2020 05:29  

      does improving it increase the damage on the WA against yhorm? upgraded it on one character and felt little to no improvement just need a definite yes or no boiz

      • Anonymous

        28 May 2020 00:53  

        Can you actually hit enemies with WA other than Yhorm? If yes, does it do a good damage? I mean either pvp or pve

        • 02 May 2020 15:10  

          If you can get past the weaker damage and have the ability to stay in stock of repair powder, this sword will serve you well. At the end of the day, it is still a greatsword, good reach, high non-scaled base damage, WA has high damage when done close range. I wish it costs less stamina per swing for its weight and its WA had a bit less ending lag, but being a fan of the Storm Ruler since Demons Souls, I cant get myself to unequip it despite it's obvious shortcomings.

          • Anonymous

            29 Apr 2020 23:35  

            I have messed around with the buff on a few enemies, and I think the storm increases the weapons hitbox but not by much. Can’t say for sure if it’s just a fluke or not.

            • Anonymous

              24 Apr 2020 18:31  

              I still love using this weapon. Looks cool, especially with the wind effect. Wish the durability was a bit higher but is enough for PvP, just carry a few repair powders in case of fight clubs.

              • Anonymous

                14 Feb 2020 11:34  

                As a note, you MUST charge for the entire duration to use the weapon art. It's about 4 seconds, and you can't charge it up in pieces in between running around. This makes using it in P2 extremely difficult. There's really only 1 attack combo Yhorm uses that gives you time to use it if he gets moving again.

                • Anonymous

                  25 Jan 2020 01:18  

                  Why the hell can't you sell these? I have four now. I'm not General Grevious. I don't have more then two arms.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jan 2020 04:04  

                    Hey Yhorm - word of advice? If you come into ownership of the only weapon that can smack you around don't leave it laying around and then walk away from it leaving it unguarded. Just saying if you do people will soon start calling you Yhorm the Dumbarse.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Dec 2019 05:30  

                      Imagine if power stancing was in DkS3... oh how it would've probably made having two of these things a blast to use, especially if such a thing as combined weapon arts would've been a mechanic. Using one WA makes a vertical line of wind, but imagine two of them making a diagonal cross pattern.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Sep 2019 00:40  

                        Remember that this weapon's weapon art is a stance, so two-hand it then do the weapon art button combo. Also it consumes a lot of stamina so be careful when charging it. You can save some stamina by walking around a bit after you finish charging the weapon, then bait yhorm into an attack then blast him with this.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Aug 2019 05:29  

                          As somebody who is extremly picky with his inventory management this thing became the bane of my existence...

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Jun 2019 11:29  

                            To use this weapon keep holding LT or L2 until the weapon is charged then press light attack Why the hell isn't this written in the wiki

                            • Anonymous

                              15 May 2019 04:01  

                              Something I found interesting, the design of Storm Ruler in DS3 looks a lot like artist impressions/interpretations of Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi ("Grass-Cutting Sword"). The original name for the blade however was Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi ("Heavenly Sword of Gathering Clouds"). Don't know if it's connected at all but I thought it was a neat observation.

                              • Anonymous

                                08 May 2019 17:26  

                                Rubbish with no value. Who in their right mind would bother carrying this around? Perhaps you need help.

                                • Anonymous

                                  19 Apr 2019 22:18  

                                  I do hope in the future releases(if any for Dark Souls specifically) that if they bring back weapons like this one, that it'll have more effective uses than just against Yhorm primarily. It's such a fun weapon, even with low durability it still has a nice ranged skill. Even though it's more weaker on normal enemies, good for aggro on enemies.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    16 Mar 2019 00:07  

                                    I was hoping that the Storm Ruler would be effective against "King of Storms", as it was effective against "Storm King" in Demon's Souls. Would've been a lot cooler to make Yhorm a real fight and then have the optional boss' first phase be the cinematic fight that leads into the incredibly challenging Nameless King fight. And it makes sense, given how the King of Storms fight actually functions. Flying up and hitting you with ranged attacks, as well as it'd be a lot easier to hit it than to go for close range melee hits in an arena that messes with my depth perception ever so much. (I also find his head to move rather awkward for melee hits, but maybe I just suck.)

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