storm ruler

Storm Ruler

icon wp physicalAttack
143 physical defense shield icon 50
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
35
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
30
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 30
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
35
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 35
icon weight 8.0
icon durabilitiy
10
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
D D - -
0 0 - -
weapon type icon Greatsword damage type icon Standard
skill icon Storm King icon fp cost - (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.
  • Before the blade has been imbued with the storm, while the sword is held in the stance, pressing either r1 or r2 will execute the normal stance weapon arts(lunge and the guardbreak spin respectively), and doing so will consume fp (the storm projectile does not). This is quite unkown, and such usually catches players off guard.
  • 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 WA nor regular attacks do extra damage to regular giants, with the exception of Yhorm himself..
  • 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.
  • Storm Ruler has a range of 33.3715xl on the 1h R1 and 36.1777xl on the 2h R1.

 

 

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Moveset and Videos:

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Storm Ruler Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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

      Note: by giants it only means yhorm, meaning giants in cathedral of the deep or in the profaned capital do not get melted with this. Seems like a oversight based on the description of the weapon

      • Anonymous

        I remember using this weapon on Giants outside of yhorms arena thinking that it was gonna wipe them out. godamn i was an idiot

        • Anonymous

          For PC you can either go CTRL For charge, left mouse button to let it go, and for the other button you can go SHIFT AND RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON AND LEFT MOUSE TO LET IT GO

          • Anonymous

            I listened to the people saying this weapon was worthless, for years. It was a Macguffin for the Yhorm fight, nothing more, they said. Sure, Claymore moveset is generally better than Bastard Sword. Sure, its AR is a bit low and you can't buff it with spells or resins. And you do have to carry repair powders or risk it breaking, and if it breaks mid-fight that can be an instant loss. But try it. Use the weapon art against another player. And you will realize how wrong they all were.

            • Anonymous

              I honestly don't think this sword is as bad as people say. Comparing the two-handed AR to a Refined Claymore, it hits 501 while the Claymore hits 524. This difference in damage isn't anything crazy, and gives a little bit of reason to use this weapon. In favor of the Claymore, you can also use buffs, but even with a buff the damage difference isn't as good as one might expect. For example, if we have a player fully decked out in Lapp's, while having all the necessary stats to be as meta as possible (ability to hold murky, pkcs, two attunement for tears, 1285 hp) this gives them around 160 standard physical defense, not counting the other varieties, along with 32 absorption due to Prisoner's Chain. This means that Claymore with Human Pine Resin kills in 6 swings on them while dealing 281 per hit, assuming tears are active. At the same time, even with less damage and no buff applied, Storm Ruler ALSO kills in 6 swings, as it hits 252 per swing, again with tears active. Now this is where Storm Ruler gets time to shine, as it has a total of 3 weapon arts. You have the signature "Excalibur-esque" attack, which can do insane damage if you hit both the blade and the wind blade. While many people claim that this attack is too hard to land, you can free aim it quite well, so applying a bit of a learning curve to a weapon doesn't make it any worse. The range of the attack is also pretty long, but not as long as it is displayed. It is roughly the length of the Storm Ruler x3. But aside from that weapon art, you also have access to both the standard greatsword stance weapon arts, which are pretty decent as well. Additionally in the moveset, you have access to the overhead strike for your rolling attack, which is leaps and bounds better than Claymore's rolling poke. Only thing Claymore has on this is the moveset department is access to the R2 poke, but I don't think the swipe is bad either. All of these little things add up in my opinion to making Storm Ruler possibly a greatsword contender for me when using a quality build. If I wanted a greatsword to do the most damage, I would use Greatsword of Judgment, as that has by far the highest AR anyways.

              • Anonymous

                It hurts me to know that this weapon will only be good in demon souls because in dark souls it's only used for a gimmick and that's it it has no other uses outside of the boss battle it's weapon art is awesome it looks cool but only during the boss fight outside of it it's just like you're hitting your enemies with a small pool noodle made of air the only way you can make this weapon useful is to level up to the highest Max so it can actually do some damage and by the time you do that you're already halfway done with your New game+

                • Anonymous

                  i need help, i'm playing on pc and i just got to yhorm but i don't know how to charge up the storm projectile, and for some reason the button prompts show X-box controls so i don't know which is which.

                  • Anonymous

                    For the keyboard and mice masterrrace users, who came back to DS3 after not having played for awhile and for the life of them cannot remember how to kill this RP boss - twohand, then shift rightclick, and while holding shiftrightclick, left click.

                    • Anonymous

                      Lorewise, this thing is a delete button. And it’s apparently got a broken blade. Wonder what a storm ruler in its prime would look like.

                      • Anonymous

                        I honestly would’ve preferred it that you just had to fight Yhorm normally, and Siegward was the only way you could get this weapon from. Would’ve been way more interesting to have an NPC do more damage to a boss than the player.

                        • Anonymous

                          "Appears the design is inspired by the "Kusanagi" sword, one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan."
                          In my opinion it looks exactly like a zweihander with the hilt broken off. The place where the Ashen One holds it appears to have been part of the blade that appears to have been ground down enough to comfortably hold under leather wraps. Which I think is something that could have been done to give this old sword some extra miles.

                          • Anonymous

                            Such a waste of a weapon. Was so excited when I got it, only to try it on other giants and realise it only works on Yhorm. When even is the point of description calling it Giantslayer when it barely tickles the common giants even with WA, smh

                            • Anonymous

                              "Appears the design is inspired by the "Kusanagi" sword, one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan."
                              In what way? I looked (Wiki) it up it's a mythical unseen sword.

                              • Anonymous

                                Why did Fromsoft reused something from fcking DeS in Dark Souls 3 man, this is just unnescessary fanservice and doesen't make any sense story-wise. Downvote me as you like, it still think it is stupid

                                • Anonymous

                                  Couldn’t get this to work consistently on Yhorm. Sieg died while trying to figure out how to use it. Apparently, his wasn’t working consistently either. He doesn’t revive on respawn. Be careful.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    It is a very good option when you invest very little in STR or DEX but count with plenty of poise. As a pyromancer with a lot of armor but only INT and FTH, this is welcomed with a smile.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I got the one near the throne for fighting Yhorm, but weeks after killing him wandered back through and found a second one on the ground, at the opposite end of the room. Is this normal?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        A good chunk of this info is incorrect:
                                        1. The WA buff does not “buff” the weapon, no additional damage is added

                                        2. The Charged Sword Weapon Art DOES consume FP and all of your stamina too. Normal WA’s uncharged also consume FP

                                        • Timed correctly in the boss fight against Yhorm, if you have Siegward of Catarina by your side, it is possible to stunlock big daddy Yhorm.

                                          Or, at least, it felt like he was stunlocked because he didn't really do much.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            To make the most of this weapon, when you're charging up the WA, find a new weapon, find 3 titanite shard, 3 large titanite shards, 3 titanite chunks, a titanite slab, and a gem of your choosing. Then, grind souls to maximize the damage of your new weapon. Then, find a part time job. Work your hardest and build up money. Then, when you have enough to sustain yourself for a while, go to community college. Now, with your new diploma, find an ok job. Build up money over time. Now, go to university, I would reccomend something in a STEM field. Stay in school and work your hardest again to get a bacjelors degree. After you've used this to find a good stable job, I would reccomend following your passions and finding love. Once you are sure someone is the one for you, propose to your soon to be spouse. If all goes well, they should say yes. Now, build up a family, and build up enough money to start a family. Keep supporting your children by working until they are a few years past college graduation- just in case they have issues come up. Now, use your savings to retire. Live in comfort and ease. Now, when you're old and on your deathbed, surrounded by loved ones, the weapon art should be charged up. Press r1 and show your family that cool whirlwind thingy.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Anybody down to make Storm Knights in your games guys?
                                              Made one with all the storm weapons recently and I'm having a blast with it.
                                              - Sellsword Helmet
                                              - Dragonscale Armor
                                              - UndeadLegion Gauntlets
                                              - Fallen Knight Leggings

                                              Lemme know if there's any other fashion that would work well I'm trying to do all sorts of them.
                                              Also if you can give me tippers on what set of rings you used on it that would be super cool.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Why is there a message by Yhorm's throne that says something like "Only a storm can fell a Greatwood"? Does Storm Ruler deal extra damage to the Curse-Rotted Greatwood?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The uncharged WA is the default stance for the greatswords, so don't be afraid of trading hits while charging it. Also, you can trick enemy players with it.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    it doesnt work on any giants other than yhorm himself. Tested it with all the other giants (Deacon Cathedral and Profane capital). Keep you scales for better, much worth transpose weapon.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Christ, why can't you delete them. I didn't realize you couldn't until I was on ng++ and they were taking too much space in my inventory.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        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

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

                                                          • 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

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

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

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

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

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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.)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        does upgrading it to +5, and having 99 str and 99 dex allow to one shot yhorm, or does the damage not increese

                                                                                        • Pretty annoying how you end up stuck with one or two undroppable/unsellable versions of this sword because someone at FromSoft forgot to remove the "key item" tag from them after the Yhorm fight.

                                                                                          • " This is most likely due to the fact that Yhorm resembles the giants from Dark Souls 2, which are different from the aforementioned giants that come from Dark Souls 1. " No he he has a face. DS2 giants don't have faces.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              In pvp, the closer your opponent more DMG this weapon skill will do. So, if your opponent is using light armor it does up to 1k dmg very close and around 550 dmg to full havel armor. at medium distance it does around 500 dmg to light armor and 200~300 to heavy armor. this WA has insane poise but paifully slow, so its recommended to use WA against heavy weapon users. go try it yourself, its very fun weapon.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                How can this thing kill a giant lord without being upgraded, but it needs to be +3 before it can kill a f****ng rat?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I got two Storm Rulers in a single NG.
                                                                                                  I walked into Yhorm's boss fight and Siegward immediately appeared with one of these in hand. I assumed Siegward was the one supposed to kill the boss so I just rolled around and watched onion bro kill the giant by himself. After the fight I was automatically teleported to another boss.
                                                                                                  When I came back to Yhorm's room I looted the Storm Ruler in front of the throne and then I got a second one along with Siegward's loot.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I made an Odinson(Thor) fashion with a STR+FTH build, and use this and a lightning-infused Blacksmith Hammer. Artificially makes the game a bit harder if you're finding it too easy, lol.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      If I fully upgrade it, does its WA deal more dmg to Yhorm in his fight, or is it just a waste of materials?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        In pvpi did more than 1k dmg on light armor and around 600 to heavy armor with WA. THIS WEAPON IS NOT USELESS

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Whoever thought at From that it would be a good idea to make the Stormruler permanently stick in one's inventory with no way to leave, discard, or sell it, should be shot in the f-ing kneecap. "HURR DURR DARK SOULS DOESN'T HOLD THE PLAYER'S HAND!" my ass, if someone is stupid enough to sell it or otherwise get rid of it before they kill Yhorm or indeed, read the item's description and make the deductions from it, they DESERVE IT. On the other hand, covenant rewards that can't be replaced by any means CAN be sold, left, or discarded. Way to go. Not like killing Yhorm without the SR is impossible to begint with. Worst case scenario, summon phantoms. I have 5 of the damn things and it triggers my OCD hard, even though I put them in storage box. Also, as a weapon, this thing is bloody useless, once again, why, From? Why do you make a weapon that is good for a single fight but completely worthless otherwise? What the f were you thinking?

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I feel like Stormruler should have been an ultra greatsword, considering "Yhorm once held two of these." In his hands, they'd probably look like and be about as effective as toothpicks. It's not a soul-transposed weapon, either, so you can't even make the comparison that Yhorm's Great Machete becomes 1/10th as big on the player's character.

                                                                                                            And, idk, it would also be kind of cool if they made it somewhat more viable outside his boss fight.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Am I missing something? Obviously this sword is amazing against Yhorm and its WA is really cool, but my experience otherwise was that it was pretty ineffective compared to other swords in normal combat.

                                                                                                              Related to the visually cool swords comment, I had the same thought with the Onyx blade from AoA. That thing looks amazing and with a dark build it's quite viable for general use.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                One of the coolest weapon in the game. One thing I didn't like in DS3 is the fact that the awesome visual weapons are generally speaking crappy while the simplest weapons are the best like: Broadsword, Straight Sword, Astora Greatsword, Hand axe.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I've been thinking. So this sword is used to kill giants, which proves Yhorm is a giant. But he is also a lord of cinder, meaning he is a human/descendant of the pygmies who found the dark soul, because according to the Ringed City DLC, the humanity's existence was tied to the 1st flame, dooming them to link the fire forever. Then there's Gwyn, who is a god of the old age and clearly not human, but also the first lord of cinder. So a god can link the 1st flame too, which also explains why the Soul of Cinder's 2nd phase emulates Gwyn's spirit. So does that mean any being, regardless of race, can link the 1st flame, so long as they have a huge amount of souls? And does that mean of all the races, only humanity is forced to link the flame because of the curse and their connection to the abyss/dark soul? Also, is it possible that the DS2 giants are simply hollowed versions of Yhorm's race? And does the fact that Yhorm is both a giant and a lord of cinder mean that giants are just BIG people, like how there are huge humans in One Piece? Lastly calling Gwyn and his children godly, is that explicitly addressed to their race, or are they called gods because they have a kickass souls? Because aside from some obvious differences, they look pretty much human...

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Okay, so I just picked up the stormruler after union bro died. So far favorite weapon, but super low durability. Any suggestions for similar weapons?

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Anyone found a method to dispose of the extra copies? I learned too late its not able to be discarded/sold and got 4 copies.
                                                                                                                      The OCD in me is really wanting these weapons out from my inventory and storage.
                                                                                                                      I dont mind if I will get banned by the method cause I really dont mind playing offline.
                                                                                                                      Thanks in advance.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Looks like the table for the damage on this thing is a little outdated. At +5, it's now 280 base damage, 485 with 40/40 Str/Dex. Still not fantastic, but not horrible either.

                                                                                                                        It has the same moveset as the Executioner's Greatsword. Outside the boss fight, its Weapon Art is essentially Stance with the same follow ups and can charge for a semi-ranged attack that does about around 2.5x damage at 2.5x it's regular range. Interestingly, the charge stays until you use the Weapon Art and persists even after using a bonfire. It's actually pretty fun to do a Storm Ruler-only run, whacking people with a tornado sword, so even if it's not top tier, it's definitely a viable and interesting weapon.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I used this in pvp just now, it's a slightly weaker greatsword, and the wa can catch a few people, remember to charge it before you gesture/start fighting.
                                                                                                                          Overall it's not as good as the others, but it's fun to feel like you have a weapon of your own because no-one else uses it.
                                                                                                                          Oh and hitting with the blade and the wind of the wa can deal quite alot of damage, just watch out for the insane stamina drain and openness to backstabs.
                                                                                                                          A bonus is that no-one can say you're tryharding.

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