Tailbone Short Sword

95 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 15.0
110 icon-wp_stability.png 20
icon_weight.png 2.0
Requirements & Bonus
E E - -
8 14 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Dagger damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Unleash Dragon icon_fp_cost.png 25

Tailbone Short Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Twisted dagger favored by the wretched, failed prisoners of Irithyll Dungeon.

Crafted from a feeble tailbone, and seen as a sign of the dragons. Their screams are oft heard inside the dungeon, as they naively mutilate their unworthy flesh.

Skill: Unleash Dragon
Thrust the dagger to unleash the strength of dragons, similar to an ancient dragon weapon, only with its power tragically faded.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • The weapon is classified as a Dagger despite being called a shortsword in the name.

Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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Tailbone Short Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 95 - - - - E E - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +1 111 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +2 127 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +3 142 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +4 158 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +5 174 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20


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)




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    • Anonymous

      03 May 2017 02:20  

      This thing destroys bosses it hits at 5 different points and even better if the first point knocked an invader down they still take damage for anyone they fall back on and if you corner someone to a wall it will climb the wall behind them and they will take at least 3 of the hits. Try it with high Lord you don't even need to hit his bracelets it's is amazing against bosses

      • Anonymous

        Dragon Tailbone04 Sep 2016 09:01  

        It's a dragon weapon, it's not supposed to scale (if you remember from DS1). This one and the Tailbone Spear are the only dragon weapons in the game.

        • Anonymous

          disapoint26 Aug 2016 02:09  

          thought this was gonna be THE dagger, wth kinda scale bonus is this crap?? not cool fromsoft, not cool.

          • Anonymous

            Typo or just bad translation?18 May 2016 21:55  

            The thing is called a "short sword" and yet has a dagger moveset, listed as a dagger as a weapon type, and has two instances where the word "dagger" is used in its own description: "Twisted DAGGER cherished by the wretched prisoners of Irithyll Dungeon," and "Thrust the DAGGER to unleash the strength of dragons, so on and so forth."Someone *****ed up. :)

            • Anonymous

              Typo or just bad translation?18 May 2016 21:51  

              The thing is called a "short sword" and yet has a dagger moveset, listed as dagger as a weapon type, and even the description says, "Twisted DAGGER cherished by the wretched prisoners of Irithyll Dungeon," and "thrust the DAGGER to unleash strength... so on and so forth." Someone *****ed up. :)

              • Anonymous

                Weapon drop19 Apr 2016 18:48  

                drops from the giant fetus hollow that are wielding a blue glowing weapon, same with the spear. Farmed the 3 on the bottom floor with the thousand jailors. Killed about 40 of them and got both the blade and spear on my 39-40 kills.

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