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 choice 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

E

 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.

 




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    • [quote="Anonymous"]I still do not understand why they would make the default, all-rounder also deal the best damage. As someone that mainly enjoys spears, none of the other games made me feel like I would be better off switching to a straight-sword. They basically have no real weaknesses in this game. Almost everything else feels nerfed in comparison.[/quote]

      I don't know; I started as a knight with a long sword, but now I'm really liking the Lucerne.

      • Anonymous

        I still do not understand why they would make the default, all-rounder also deal the best damage. As someone that mainly enjoys spears, none of the other games made me feel like I would be better off switching to a straight-sword. They basically have no real weaknesses in this game. Almost everything else feels nerfed in comparison.

        • Anonymous

          If you unironically complain about large weapons when you're using light weapons, I think there's something wrong with your brain.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t see why anyone complains about these and curved swords in pvp. Everyone and their mother uses greatswords and UGSs that just invalidate all light weapons with their poise and range, guaranteed the user has at least 2 braincells.

            • Anonymous

              name: guts
              armor: fallen knight set
              pants: full of piss
              sword: long
              That range was too long to be a sword. Too long, too fast, too strong, and too meta, it was more like a large middle finger to strength weapons.

              • Anonymous

                Here's to hoping that Elden Ring handles this class in a more balanced way. Although since its built off Dark Souls 3 I don't have high hopes.

                • Anonymous

                  I don't even think I've ever used one of these in anything but my first playthrough where I switched to executioner's GS as soon as I got it

                  • Anonymous

                    Proof of the massive ignorance that is known as Fromsoft. And you guys thought they were decent developers. Miyazaki didn't even want to make this one. That's why it's just a clone of Bloodborne

                    • can't believe people actually cries about the straight sword

                      come on guys if someone is R1 spamming just parry or get away from there, tada super easy
                      straight swords works well for roll catching anyways, better if its longer like Gotthard's
                      don't cry about the weapon, it might be fault of your skill seriously

                      • Here is the range of all Straight Swords from Longest to shortest:

                        1-Gotthard Twinswords : 19.9
                        2-Lothric's Holy Sword : ~19.6
                        3-Ringed Knight Straight Sword : 19.5
                        4-Dark Sword : 19
                        5-Irithyll Straight Sword :19
                        6-Lothric Knight Sword : 18.9
                        7-Morion Blade : ~18.8
                        8-Anri's Straight Sword : 18.7
                        9-Astora Straight Sword : 18
                        10-Sunlight Straight Sword : 18
                        11-Longsword : 18
                        12-Cleric's Candlestick : 18
                        13-Valorheart : 17.5
                        14-Barbed Straight Sword : 17.5
                        15-Broadsword : 17
                        16-Shortsword : 17
                        17-Broken Straight Sword : 15.5

                        • Anonymous

                          To those why try to say straight swords are not OP when they definetly are: i'm handing the dancer her ass with an UNLEVELED knight and an UNUPGRADED, RAW INFUSED broadsword. I'm close to kill her before going to undead settlement.

                          • Anonymous

                            Straight swords gets the most hate because they reward too much the r1 spam, wich shouldn't be viable in a souls game. Then the spammers hate about those things that punishes r1 spams like parries or perseverance. Make up your mind, ppl.

                            • Anonymous

                              So which straight sword hast the longest reach? (with and without Phantom hitbox) I'm not going to use one, because I don't really like them that much but I'm curious about the stupid range some of these get and if they are equal to greatswords sometimes?

                              • Anonymous

                                I hate straight swords not because they're bad but because there are such cooler weapons but you decide to use a metal sheet

                                • Anonymous

                                  The only reason i would ever touch this class for use in pvp is for a solaire cosplay (then again solaire is so nice, he would never pvp), not becuase it is bad, but becuase it feels so overpowered, im not dissing on it, but i generally dislike using the meta, which at the moment is straight sword and poise monster two handed ultras, that and i dont want to become another r1 spammer

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Does anyone know of a straight sword with a wind effect like stormruler with a unique party animation? I just got 1 shot by it

                                    • Anonymous

                                      What swords would look like a silver and steel sword from witcher 3? I’m doing a geralt cosplay and would like to know, as I’m not a fan of greatswords, and the usual cosplay calls for greatswords (greatsword of judgement, claymore are usually used)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1

                                        • Anonymous

                                          It almost feels like people are*****ting on straight swords for memes. Like yeah they are good and easy to use, but far from OP. No poise, average damage, average range, easy to parry, very boring to use. Swing speed is an upside, but curved swords are faster and harder to counter

                                          • Anonymous

                                            @the guy below me: Straight swords as a class aren't OP, at most it's just LKS, Irithyll SS and MAYBE the dark sword that're particularly good. Straight swords are easily spaced once you get the hitbox down, you can use hyperarmor to trade, there is a guaranteed setup parry if you block the 1st hit and parry the 2nd and shields reduce their damage to chip damage. The 3 hit combo is good, but can be easily rolled if you time your roll. You mentioned that it has a 2 hit combo, which is redundant as EVERY r1 combos into another r1, be happy the r1 doesn't combo into an r2 or jump attack. Literally, just having a noticable parry tool in your off hand will deter people from attacking as much because SSs are so easy to parry. If we're talking meta range, literally everything will kill you in 4 to 5 hits, only certain weapons can 3 shot you and not even the LKS, let alone the rest of the SS class, is able to. Early game SSs don't do that much damage. If you're taking many, or even consecutive, hits then you need to work on that.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

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

                                                            • 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

                                                              • 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

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Was hoping the silver knight straight sword would be in here. How can they have everything from the silver knight but their weapons? I have to be mistaken...

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          People do realize that the reason youre being hit from 10+ feet away by anything smaller than a greaysword is because of how games handle latency and lag. On the attacker's screen it wouldve shown you being hit, even if on your screen you clearly were not. The slower the internet connection, the greater the lag and latency therefore the higher chance of you being "hit" even if you clearly were out of range. I've killed and been killed many times due to that, and sometimes you can't really fix it, especially if you're in a "cross-region" match up because the further you two are from each other, the longer the latency. This isn't some bug with the weapons at all.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Ben using the same Raw Broadsword ever since high wall of lothric, it's +7 now and i just want something new but nothing is good enough and i dont have enough titanite ;-;

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Why even try to use something like an Exile Greatsword when invading? Cucks are always in groups of 3 or 4.In case of 3 vs 1 i say %$#% those memelords, just rock that Raw Astora Straightsword at low levels or Sunlight/Lothric Straightsword at high levels, buff it and go with it, roll and bait.You'll be surprised how good this type of weapon is against multiple opponents.You don't even need to spam r1... just don't get hit.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So most people can agree that EVERYONE uses straight swords, and frankly it got really boring considering the fact that almost everyone is using a god***** Darksword or barbed straight sword in the NG cycle. I really don't want some stupidly powerful axe or hammer, but I'm saying it would be more interesting if the straight swords did not show up 100% of the time you invade or get invaded. Pls up the scaling slightly but drop the base damage.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Like im sorry From i love your game, but im tired of being hit mid roll 10ft +/- only because they delay their attack, actually distance on the rollcatch capability should be wayyyyyyyyy less

                                                                                  • I would really like to see a straight sword with half-swording attack techniques. Standard/Strike type, with more weight than a normal sword, as well as with more AR. This kind of melee fight looks really fascinating.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      for people complaining that straight swords are 'too fast' (when they're not), maybe you should stop using surf-board swords that takes all the time for a straight-sword wielder to attack and roll away to land a single hit or just git gud (isn't that what you UGS users had been saying throughout the entire series?)Dark Sword's ridiculous phantom range excluded btw, glad it got nerfed

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Issue for me isn't that hit hits you even out of the weapon range (although that is one major issue) my issue is how have the game designers let straight swords have the damage of a Greatsword close swing speed of a curved sword and low stamina reduction per.swing. In my opinion all straight swords should be reduced to lower danger and less swing speed it's getting boring seeing dark sword after dark sword. I personally use the carthus curved sword and don't loose much on pvp but come on these straight swords do touch damage

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Straight swords are broken af. phantom hit for first R1 attack is insane. Patch this stupid broken issue please From. I'm sick getting hit 2 miles away!!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            gotthard twinsword = spam rolling r1dark sword = spam r1estoc = spam r1washing pole = spam running r1congrat you're the biggest noob in the world.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I found the standard longsword arguably one of the best weapons in the game. Great move set, decent range and scales well

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I accidentally attacked Anri at the Catacombs and she did not stop attacking me even after I restarted the game hence no choice but to kill her. She still dropped the sword though :)

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