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Straight Swords are a Weapon type in Dark Souls 3. Straight Swords are the most basic type of weapon, but have solid reach and damage, fast attack speed and the Skill Stance, along with other versatile Weapon Arts. All these attributes make this weapon class a popular choice for beginners and experts and a good for both PvP and PvE.

 

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

Long Sword

110

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

   0

30.0

100

30

 

-

 

10

D

10

D

0

-

0

-

70

3.0

-(17/20)

Stance

Knight starting equipment.

Dropped by hollows at High Wall of Lothric

Sold by Greirat

Sunlight Straight Sword

112

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

30

 

-

 

 12

E

 12

E

 0

-

16

C

70

3.0

10 (-/-)

Oath of Sunlight

Dropped by Mimic at Lothric Castle

Broken Straight Sword

70

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

30

 

-

 

8

D

8

D

0

-

0

-

30

1.0

-(17/20)

Stance

Looted at Cemetery of Ash 

 

Broadsword

117

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

30

 

-

 

10

C

10

D

 0

-

0

-

80

3.0

- (17/20)

Stance

Looted at High Wall of Lothric

 

Astora Straight Sword

129

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

   0

30.0

100

30

 

-

 

10

D

 10

E

 0

-

 12

-

 80

3.0

 -(17/20)

Stance

 Looted at High Wall of Lothric

 

Lothric Knight Sword

103

45.0

0

35.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

35.0

110

35

 

-

 

11

D

 18

D

 0

-

 0

-

 80

4.0

-(17/20)

Stance

 Sold by Greirat

 Dropped by Lothric Knights

 

Irithyll Straight Sword

124

50.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

35

 

55

 

 12

D

14

D

 0

-

 0

-

 80

4.0

 

- (17/20)

Stance

Dropped by Outrider Knight at Undead Settlement

 

Shortsword

99

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

110

30

 

-

 

 8

D

 10

C

 0

-

0

-

 65

2.0

-(17/20)

Stance

Sold by Shrine Handmaid

 

Cleric's Candlestick

70

40.0

77

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

65

30

 

-

 

 8

D

12

D

 0

C

12

-

65

2.0

5 (-/-)

Guiding Light

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Deacons of the Deep

 

Barbed Straight Sword

111

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

35

 

34

 11

D

 11

D

 0

-

 0

-

 65

3.0

 -(17/20)

Stance

 Dropped by Longfinger Kirk at Cathedral of the Deep

 

Dark Sword

115

55.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

35

 

-

 

 16

C

 15

D

 -

0

 -

0

 80

4.5

13 ( -/13)

Stomp

Dropped by Darkwraiths

 

Gotthard Twinswords

100

50.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

30

 

-

 

 12

D

18

D

-

0

-

0

 70

6.5

5 (-/17)

Spin Slash

 Looted at Grand Archives

 

Lothric's Holy Sword

107

50.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

35

 

-

 

 10

D

18

D

-

0

 -

14

 80

4.0

-(17/22)

Sacred Lothric Light

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Twin Princes

 

Anri's Straight Sword

117

45.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

30

 

-

 

10

D

 10

E

 -

0

E

0

80

3.0

-(17/20)

Stance

Completing Anri of Astora's questline, or just killing him/her.


Morion Blade

131

45.0

0

35.0

0

25.0

0

35.0

0

25.0

100

35

 

34

 

12

D

17

D

-

0

-

0

80

4.0

-(17/20)

Stance

Give Orbeck's Ashes to Yuria of Londor


Valorheart

120

60.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

30.0

0

35.0

100

50

 

-

 

12

D

12

D

-

0

-

0

70

5.5

-(17/20)

Lion Stance

Ashes of Ariandel DLC: Defeat Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf

 

Ringed Knight Straight Sword

120

45

0

30

11

25

0

25

0

30

100

30

 

-

 

17

C

15

D

E

0

E

0

 70

4.5

 

-(7/10)

Ember (Skill)

From the Ringed City Streets bonfire, head out into the swamp and head straight, past several Locust Men, on a corpse.

 




    • Anonymous

      03 Aug 2018 16:54  

      Straight swords were a mistake: arguably the best/fastest moveset in the game (want to put daggers in a fight? I ain't stoppng you), ridiculous phantom range (especially on the r2), WA has the same benefits of perseverance while nothing f**cking states it and many of them are statistically better than other things (Lothric Knight Sword, hellooo?). Yeah: curved swords needed to be nerfed in all of this. Straight swords are just fine except dark sword. Mace is a joke compared to this (good karma that maces are a counter to this plague)

      • Anonymous

        06 Dec 2017 15:24  

        I think the Firelink coiled sword would be better as a Straight Sword instead of a GS. Just make it the longest/slowest straight sword.

        • Anonymous

          24 Nov 2017 17:05  

          Now if they could just nerf the crazy phantom range and that stance that for some reasons has perseverance in it while nothing says it...

          • Anonymous

            22 Nov 2017 14:21  

            Hi, which straight sword is best for a general strength build to one hand with? (sword and shield) and the reason for it being the best, thanks.

            • Anonymous

              22 Aug 2017 22:41  

              Hi
              So I'm running a faith build right now and have damage question. If I take my straight sword and imbue with lightning I get an AR of about 470, but if I imbue with Blessed I get an AR of about 390.
              Now because the lightning is technically "Split" damage would blessed do more actual Damage?
              I'm thinking all around for both PvP and PvE.

              Thanks guys =)

              • Anonymous

                16 Jun 2017 14:09  

                oh sh*t i am losing better switch to a longsword play reactive and spam r1.r1.r2 combo with broken r2 hitbox that has more range than a pike
                also dont forget to put caestus off hand too lol gotta parry spam that

                every faget in an arena group match.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Jun 2017 05:13  

                  Clearly the superior choice in any situation... It's my firm opinion that the straight sword class in general is OP, the dark sword being on it's own tier of bullshit. Maybe that sounds whiny or salty, but i don't honestly have issues with people using straight swords so much as i have issues with being 4 hit killed by a dark infused straight sword. Fighting with straight swords really is as simple as just managing your spacing and punishing, i'll say that straight swords are easy mode and don't really take skill to use, that isn't to say that you CAN'T fight using a straight sword with skill. I've been on both sides of the argument and know what its like both fighting and using straight swords, there are people who actually fight with skill, it's just "skill" involving straight swords really just seems to be being really aggressive and roll catching at every possible opportunity, it can feel really cheap. You know what i'm talking about, those skilled straight sword users that basically dominate the fight and usually have you dead in around 30 seconds the first time you fight them, then you git gud the next time you fight them and eventually their "skill" (aggressive playstyle) gets easier to handle as you fight them more. That or you have those guys that will just walk away from you untargeted and R1 back at you when you go to follow them and just repeat this. I can say from experience that the default straight sword class WAs can be SO good if you know how to use them... It can feel unfair how good they can be... shields basically become useless and that WA R2 is just AMAZING if used right. The WA R1 comes out quicker than most regular r1s on almost every weapon type and chains into the WA R2 really well too, its not a true combo but will land often if the opponent doesn't time their roll well. There really are just so many reasons straight swords are just too good, are there counter measures? Of course. There're counter measure to everything, but anyone with skill knows how to handle said counter measures for their weapon.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jun 2017 04:50  

                    Hey guys, i noticed something the other day, try using the WA R2 to trade with katana running r1s for interesting results.

                    • 16 May 2017 08:37  

                      My opinion on straight swords, Hmm, well they are mainly used for spam this would be okay if they just lowered how much they make you stagger with each hit that way you can get away

                      • 12 May 2017 14:51  

                        Everyone complaining about the phantom range caused by latency and the missing silver knight straight sword that no one noticed there was no faith scaling on Sunlight Straight Sword (just fixed it)

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Apr 2017 15:09  

                          petition for the silver knight sword:
                          https://www.change.org/p/fromsoftware-add-silver-knight-straight-sword-and-or-silver-knight-spear-into-dark-souls-iii

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Apr 2017 20:58  

                            I'm trying to make a pyro and one handed build (katanas, straightswords, curved swords, etc) and I may have just shafted myself with these scalings

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Mar 2017 03:10  

                              OK we're going to have to beg for the silver knight weapons back because its just not right to get everything else but the weapons

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