120 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
100 icon-wp_stability.png 50
icon_weight.png 5.5
Requirements & Bonus
12 12 0 0
D D - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Swords damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Strike/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Lion Stance icon_fp_cost.png -(17/20)

Valorheart is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.

Weapon once wielded by the Champion of the Undead Match. A special paired set consisting of a broad sword and a lion shield.

The champion fought on, without rest, until he lost his mind. In the end, only his page and a lone wolf stayed at his side.

Skill: Lion Stance

While in stance, use normal attack to thrust forward with shield up, and strong attack to execute a shield bash with a lion's roar.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite.
  • When two-handing the weapon will automatically block at the beginning of the first R1, Roll R1, Jump R2, WA R1, and WA R2.
  • The jumping attack of this weapon is very fast and has very little recovery frames unlike other jumping attacks making it hard to punish. It can be used immediately after a roll, WA R1 but has a tiny delay frame after a charged R2 and WA R2 making it annoying to chain. Explanations.
  • Jump R2, Charge R2, R2 and WA R1 will proc the Leo ring's counter thrust dmg.
  • The WA R2 can be used for guard breaking.


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 12/12 = 244 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/12 = 297 AR = Str Softcap
  • 12/40 = 333 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 40/40 = 386 AR = Quality Build


Location/Where to Find:

Moveset and Videos:

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Valorheart Upgrade Table


  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 120 - - - - D D - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+1 134 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+2 143 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+3 168 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+4 189 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50
+5 210 - - - - D C - - - - - 60 40 35 30 35 50


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)



    • Anonymous

      20 Feb 2019 07:53  

      i'm looking for anyone who wants to trade this weapon. Since I don't have the money for the dlc,s . :) Willing to trade alot for it. Steam is "A Weeaboo Most known as Jowell"

      • Anonymous

        31 Dec 2018 21:30  

        I actually think this weapon is pretty balanced; sure, the moveset is definitely really great, but it has low scaling and the block value of a small shield

        • Anonymous

          18 Nov 2018 22:56  

          Weapon looks suspiciously like "Goblin Slayers" weapon in every episode before he takes the enemy weaponry

          • Anonymous

            07 Sep 2018 21:12  

            Use it on a Quality build with the Leo Ring, and do it EXCLUSIVELY against small weapons (Straightswords, Daggers, Katanas, Curved Swords and Rapiers). Anything bigger will guardbreak you.

            • Anonymous

              13 Aug 2018 02:45  

              The block resistance isn’t much to write home about, but the fact that it blocks while attacking makes it nice for pvp. Just be aware that an enemy with good stability can out-tank you.

              • Anonymous

                26 Jul 2018 08:01  

                This is almost purely a pvp weapon, in my opinion. Its moveset, used wisely, can very effectively outmanuever more standard weapons. Its damage and reach, however, render it fairly ineffectual against many in-game enemies.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Jul 2018 16:46  

                  What I began to realize about this weapon is its ability to artificially "poise" through almost any single attack. After playing a few games of pvp (a destroying a Havel Monster with it), I remembered that when you block with a shield you are left unfazed and can attack (unless your guard is broken). Because of this mechanic, with the first R1 primarily, you can block any hit with the right amount of damage and proceed to hit them. For example, in that Havel Monster fight, the guy would go for a hit with the dragon's tooth, but I would shield the hit, losing some extra stamina from the block, and my attack would continue for my full combo. This is all very good said and done but it does have some draw backs: if you don't have enough stamina then your guard will break and they can get a Ripostle, and if you aren't careful with the timing you may be the one being comboed.

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Mar 2018 20:58  

                    should have made this weapon a lance/greatshield combo plus a nice WA and L1 moveset. But I guess another straight sword is fine too...

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Feb 2018 03:42  

                      Might be because I'm retarded, but I think you can guard break the user while they're attacking (because there are block frames).

                      I was fighting the Gravetender, and tried to kick them. They then lunged towards me, but before their sword made contact, I broke their guard.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Jan 2018 16:11  

                        Noob here. Why would anyone use a weaker weapon that does only 300 damage when he can use a weapon that does 700+ damage, like the Greatsword, e.g.?

                        Also, what is AR?

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Jan 2018 07:51  

                          Correction. The weapon art R2 will almost guaranteed break the guard of anyone using a medium shield or smaller even at full or near full stamina.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Dec 2017 12:30  

                            If anyone has this and is willing to trade for it please message me PSN: lectusssy
                            I can trade you anything and i also have lots of explosive bolts

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Dec 2017 12:23  

                              If anyone has this and is willing to trade for it please message me PSN: lectusssy
                              I can give you anything and i even have lots of explosive bolts

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