Tailbone Short Sword

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106 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
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0
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20.0
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0
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15.0
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 15.0
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0
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20.0
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110 icon-wp_stability.png 20
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50
Requirements & Bonus
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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.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Tailbone Short Sword has a motion value of 330 on backstab, 396 on riposte, and 66+385 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a dagger does not change with Hornet Ring.
    • This means that aside from a difference in AR, no infusion is strictly better for ripostes, as all infusions will get the same motion value, with the only difference being AR. Use whatever infusion will net the most damage for the best results.
  • The weapon is classified as a Dagger despite being called a shortsword in the name.

 

  • The Tailbone Short Sword has a range of 15sp on the 2h R1.
    • sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Certain actions create different distances from a wall, allowing one to test the range of certain attacks. While this testing isn't 100% accurate, it is a very good indicator of the ranges of each attack.

Location/Where to Find


Soft-caps & scaling 

Resulting damage from common stat allocations with a plus 5 Tailbone short sword.

  • 8/14 (base requirements / strength soft-cap): +32=206
  • 8/40 (Dex soft-cap / combined soft-cap): +43=237
  • 40/40: +61=255
  • 99/99: +81=275

 

Strength Scale bonus damage:

  • 9 through 99: +0 or 1 ( no pattern, 1 decreases in frequency as 99 is approached)

Dexterity Scale bonus damage:

  • 15 through 17: +1 or 0 per point ( 1 1 0 1)
  • 18 through 23: +3 per 2 points ( 1 2 pattern)
  • 24 through 32: +4 per 3 points ( 1 1 2 pattern)
  • 33 through 39: +1 per point 
  • 40 through 59: +1 per 4 points ( 1 0 0 0 pattern)
  • 60 through 73: +1 per 7 points ( 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 pattern)
  • 74 through 83: +1 per 5 points ( 0 0 0 0 1 pattern)
  • 84 through 87: +1 per 4 points ( 0 0 0 1 pattern)
  • 88 through 99: +1 per 3 points ( 0 0 1 pattern)

 

Moveset and Videos:

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Tailbone Short Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Regular 106 - - - - E E - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +1 124 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +2 141 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +3 159 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +4 176 - - - - E D - - - - - 35 20 15 15 20
Regular +5 194 - - - - 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

 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

      21 Feb 2020 11:50  

      Actually not a terrible weapon. I got a lot of use out of it on a 40 Dex dragon form build, and it never felt like I was suffering damage wise.

      • Anonymous

        05 Dec 2019 07:09  

        So... the only dragon stuff that isn t lame in this game are oceiros s and midir s souls. Someone in from software needs a bite in the eye for this insult

        • 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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