Thrusting Swords are a type of Weapon in Dark Souls 3. These Weapons usually do little to moderate damage per swing, but attack rather quickly, have good reach, and are capable of punishing counter-attacks. Many can also attack from behind a raised shield. Thrusting Swords replace the kick with a quick retreating attack that does minor damage.

 Icon & Name   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

Estoc

105

45.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

 

  -

 

10

D

12

D

0

-

0

-

60

3.5

14( -/ -)

Shield Splitter

Starting equipment for the Assassin

Sold by Greirat  after his first looting trip 

Rapier

95

35

0

20

0

15

0

15

0

20

130

15

 

  -

 

7

E

12

C

 0

-

0

-

60

2.0

-(15/15)

Stance

Looted from some remains in the High Wall of Lothric, by the left-side wall of the area where you fight the Winged Knight

Crystal Sage's Rapier

55

40

82

30

0

15

0

15

0

20

100

15

 

  -

 

13

E

 18

E

0

C

0

-

40

2.5

- (15/15)

Stance

Soul Transposition using Soul of a Crystal Sage

Irithyll Rapier

116

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

110

20

 

   

55

 

 

10

D

16

D

0

-

0

-

70

3.0

14 (-/-)

Shield Splitter

Dropped by Outride Knight in Lothric Castle

 

Ricard's Rapier

97

35.0

0

20.0

0

15.0

0

15.0

0

20.0

100

15

 

  -

 

8

D

20

C

0

-

0

-

70

2.5

12 (-/8)

Ricard's Lunge and Press

Dropped from a hostile NPC in Archdragon Peak

 

Crow Quills

98

35.0

0

20.0

0

15.0

0

15.0

0

20.0

120

16

 

  -

 

9

E

16

B

0

-

0

-

60

4.0

7 (-/8)

Quill Dart

Ashes of Ariandel DLC: Mound in the center of pool, must be leapt to from a house ledge.



    • Anonymous

      19 Aug 2019 11:34  

      Rapier's aren't "bad", but they're not really "good" either. I feel they should have more range, but sadly they don't. The longest ones struggle to match basic longsword range, seemingly attack at the same speed, but they deal less damage, and require more stat points. The only saving grace is counter attacks seem do deal 15% more damage across all weapons. Thrust damage deals a bit more, as during attack animations thrust defences are reduced by 30%. The damage bonus stacks multiplicatively with the Leo Ring which gives a 15% bonus, meaning you should get counter pokes that deal 133% damage and are 30% less resisted (in practical terms against sl.125 player, 30% less thrust defences is about 5-9% more damage).

      • Anonymous

        26 Feb 2018 13:53  

        If your reactions are fast enough, you can hit and stagger people mid-swing, with the added bonus of counter damage. (Would not recommend trying against hyper armor weapons)

        • Anonymous

          20 Oct 2017 14:38  

          I really like playing around with the Stance WA, but it's a shame only two rapiers have it. One is the shortest rapier in the game and the other is the longest rapier, but is geared towards INT.

          • Anonymous

            31 May 2017 15:43  

            Kinda surprised there's no twin rapier weapon. I mean, twin straight swords, twin maces, even twin greatswords. Just think it's kinda weird.

            • Anonymous

              Attack animations31 Jul 2016 20:38  

              Am I the only one not a big fan of their attack animation? I tried using them in PvE and enemy with even not so high poise (like Cathedral Gray Warden) push back attacks with these. Not to mention one of the attack animation when we combo with this has us retreat backwards and then push forward, it's rather slow and easily punishable by anyone with medium poise. And these weapons are almost unusable against Black Knights/Silver Knights/anyone with high poise.

              • Anonymous

                Estoc27 May 2016 05:21  

                Those complaining about rapiers and the estoc in specific need to realize it's the scrubs R1/RB spamming that ruin the weapons reputation. Rapiers actually have a very versatile moveset and shouldn't be seen as the "kill yourself" weapon or the "git gud" weapon. That's just from my experience with each of the rapiers though so it may differ for you all.

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