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Valorheart

icon wp physicalAttack
120 physical defense shield icon 60
icon magicbonus
0
magic defense shield icon
40
icon firebonus
0
fire defense shield icon
35
icon lightningbonus
0 lightning defense shield icon 30
icon darkbonus
0
dark defense shield icon
35
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 50
icon weight 5.5
icon durabilitiy
70
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
12 12 0 0
D D - -
weapon type icon Straight Swords damage type icon Standard/Strike/Thrust
skill icon Lion Stance icon fp cost -(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.
  • As this weapon shares its one-handed moveset with the Longsword,  an effective combo for PvP is R1+R1+R2. While it doesn't true combo, the delay of the R2 lines up with the duration of a medium roll, letting the attack connect outside of the opponent's i-frames.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Valorheart has a motion value of 200 on backstab, 250 on riposte, and 60+225 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a straight sword does not change with Hornet Ring.
  • The Valorheart has a range of 32.8537xl on the 1h R1 and 34.1625xl on the 2h R1.
  • The Valorheart has thrusting R2 attacks.
  • When two-handing the weapon will automatically block at the beginning of the first R1, The Second R1 and the end of the 3rd R1 as well as, Roll R1, Jump R2, WA R1, and WA R2. With high stamina, this makes the weapon a good option for trading.
  • Jump R2, Charge R2, R2 and WA R1 will proc the Leo ring's counter thrust dmg.

 

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 (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability
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

 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

      Yeah yeah, might not be the best weapon and all,but damn...its one sexy unique weapon, wish Elden Ring had something like this.

      • Anonymous

        I always thought that having this thing's kind of moveset should be the purpose of small shield, especially in elden ring where you can powerstance. Because other than parry, what is the point of them

        • Anonymous

          This weapon would be so much better if it had the carthus beacon effect with each blocked attack, be it through l1 or the startup of r1.

          • Anonymous

            As a representative of Greatlance mains everywhere, I extend an alliance towards all Valorheart mains, as we both use weapons that are unlike the traditional options ds3 offers, and as such both require additional practice to use effectively.

            • Anonymous

              Lot of people do not know how to use this weapon appropriately. It is not an easy mode trade machine, but it is a machine against medium and below weapons for those who know how to wield it. Hang it up vs ulta's. High absorption and stamina are a must! Standard spacing, baiting, and non-linear approach also must be applied with a dose of aggression. There is a reason many of the streamers hate facing players who can use it. If it did more damage, had high stability or range it would be straight stupid in the right hands.

              • Anonymous

                This thing is just the epitomy of terrible weapon balancing in Dark Souls 3.
                Dagger level range, less damage than Gotthards but unbuffable and uninfusable, terrible shield stability, really bad shield absorbtion and slow attacks for the weapon length. Outspacing this weapon is easier than backstab punishing a spamming greathammer, and you're not gonna catch anyone offguard with the speed of this weapon, straight swords feel literally just as fast. This shield has worse absorbtion than my parrying shield and guardbreaks you if you even try trading with an ultra. Only benefit of this weapon is the cool moveset and good matchups against medium to small weapons, unless they have any knowledge of spacing.
                All of this is incredibly disappointing because this is an absolutely awesome weapon that is super cool both in aesthetic and using it, but I might as well use a Hollowslayer if I want to trade with a good moveset that's good at rollcatching.

                • Anonymous

                  When 1h, it functions the same as any SS, only shorter, so a bit of caution against your own greed is needed. When 2h, it becomes slightly faster yet heavily reliant on trading. The block comes before the attack, and in most cases, you are guaranteed a stunlock followed short combo. The jumping attack is also excellent, one of if not the best.

                  The caveat when using this weapon is a two-pronged issue which feed into each other. The shield is practically a crappy small shield with decent stability, yet it doesn't even increase stability with upgrades. So while you can counter the sizeable chip damage easily with regen thru rings, blessed caestus, or miracles, you need to have the VIT in order to capitalize on the trade & persist your attack.

                  When using your jumping attack, you are also guaranteed to never have your guard broken. But the same can't be said for the 2h R1s. This is why having a large VIT pool is key to this weapons and the reason why it is hard to recommend to builds that do not level VIT, such as magic and most hybrid builds at meta level. Running this weapon with low VIT is risky and usually to your disadvantage, and AT LEAST 20 VIT is a must.

                  • Anonymous

                    This weapons raw power is its ability to trade dps. So what you do is find you're opponent and have some stamina recovery, ie grass Crest sheild chloranthy ring and weed, but start trading dps and when he backs off to heal, true combo into leaping attack and cach him off guard, it will also help to have a blessed caestus in you're offhand for passive health regeneration, parrys, and poise if needed. But holy****does this weapon clap in the right hands

                    • Anonymous

                      Why do people want this to have a buff?

                      Anyone who I invade that uses this either has McDonalds wifi or just uses the shielded jumping attack so they don't have any risk for it whatsoever.

                      • Anonymous

                        wait what damage does the shield do? is it the same ARas the sword? cause if so we're looking at a reasonably good stagger weapon for all bosses. I like to use my shield in the main hand for block frames on attack, this is pretty much that but with cleaner moveset.

                        • Anonymous

                          Imagine a straightsword with a range of a dagger, damage of one of shittier curved swords and a speed of an cgs. This is valorheart.

                          • Anonymous

                            I think this weapon would have been really cool if it could be buffed. But not just a damage buff. Like, what if this weapon was a weapon buff focused weapon? What if the shield's absorptions increased depending on the buff? Or what if the lion shield bash changed depending on the buff on the weapon? Like a fire buff would create a brief flame cone. And a magic buff could fire damaging crystals. It's difficult to use all the buff spells effectively, so it would encourage players to experiment with bundles and resins. I mean, I just like the idea of a weapon art that you can modify. I know it would have been hard to do, but I think it would have made it really interesting.

                            • Anonymous

                              For a Spartan cosplay: Faraam Helm, Alva Chest, Gauntlets and Leggings. RH: Valorheart, Follower Javelin. LH: Spider Shield. I specifically chose the spider shield due to the weapon skill (L2) AND the red color of course. Use Valorheart for close range and throw the Javelin at your opponent when he's running away to heal. Remember to two-hand the Valorheart again after switching weapons for the better moveset. I'd recommend a classic quality build. Even though you won't be dealing crazy damage this character is SUPER fun to play with, guaranteed! ;)

                              • Anonymous

                                Where is PKCS buglicker, he hasn't come into this comment section yet? Hold on, I know the ritual to beckon him...

                                I use PKCS to wipe my ass.

                                Should be here any moment. You're welcome comment thread reader.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Honestly this weapon can be good in the right hands but if the user spams the block attacks you can probably break their guard by attacking them with a weapon with superior poise

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Interestingly enough, when equipped in the left hand while single handing, the sword happens to block as well as the shield. It still isn’t much, but at the least grants you a swift attack option while acting as a shield.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This weapon would definitely benefit from a better stat scaling.
                                      also, give it a stability closer to the Iron Round Shield and Lewellyn so it can do it's job to trade hits with more weapons (obviously still losing trades with Ultras and Greataxes)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        One of those pretty good weapons your rarely see in duels. And when you finally meet that one gladiator cosplayer. You get rekt. Gladiator style

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Only 60% physical defense on a shield is so pathetic, it should at least be 80%. I miss how in Dark Souls 1 even the worst shields had at least 70% physical defense. The cracked round shield with its original stats would be an unironically good shield in Dark Souls 3

                                          • Yall are dumb. This is NOT a weapon to make an entire build around. It's been proven time and time again by good PvP players that it's better to switch weapons depending on what you're up against, certain weapons counter other weapons etc etc. This weapon is terrible against some weapons sure, but if you're using this as your primary weapon and never switching depending on the circumstances you're just not using it correctly. Valorheart is one of the best if not THE best counter to straight swords, and seeing as straight swords are basically the best weapon in the game when used competently that gives Valorheart a specific niche. The only 'weapons' that beat Valorheart in the ability to screw over straight swords is parrying shields and the Caestus. This thing is genuinely more underrated than Dancer's Enchanted Swords and that's really saying something seeing as you can almost one shot people with those.

                                            • I truly think this weapon was designed for duels, as in both people use it. Its fun... also this is supposed to be a bronze age like weapon, it’s obviously going to be weak to strong steel weapons.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I really want this weapon to be good, I really do, but so much is weighing it down for such a cool stylish weapon. If the AR was just even a little bit better for a weapon that can't be buffed or infused I'd be more okay but no It can't even get okay damage

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This weapon is so bad. So unbelievably bad. Out of every weapon I have ever used in pvp, this one is the bottom of the barrel. No matter how well built your class is, or your setup, or your armor, or anything; all it takes is for the battle to be a 2v1 and you lose. This weapon can not deal with more than a single opponent, has terrible left to right tracking, and missing on any hits point blank if the other person is rolling. Easily the worst weapon I have used in this game. EASILY.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Reminds me of gladiators. Gladiators is a lyric in a song from Swords & Sandals. I haven’t thought of that game in years. T’was fun for a while.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The sword greatly resembles a gladius, the sword of Ancient Roman troops while the shileld was inspired by the parma, the Roman Round Shield. But most importantly: which armor for fashion souls?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Just a quick question, is R1 R1 R2 jumping attack a combo when you are two handed? I have seen a couple invaders do (or try to do this) and sometimes I can roll away, other times I cannot. I want to know because this is one of my favorite weapons, but I always feel like cancer when ever I use the standard R1 R1 R2 combo.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Despite it s average damage, it deals slash, thrust (sword) and strike (shield) damage. That and the wa to pursuit or guard break makes this weapon a jack-of-all trades.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Auto blocking can get you guard broken but the leaping attack is really good for kiting heavy weapon traders without taking full damage. AR is still pretty bad though

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Because this auto blocks, you can get guard broken and punished for something you didn’t want to do. Still amazing, but FYI.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                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

                                                                  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

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

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          So we didn't fight the Champion? Description said that at the end only his page and lone wolf are by his side. Champion's Gravetender is his page & Gravetender Greatwolf is his lone wolf?

                                                                                          • I have been using this weapon recently for pvp and it works quite well. Managed to get 400 damage after a rebirth and the jumping attacks (2H) are very good for roll catching. You can get 5 hit combos off if your lucky. Now I just do torch fights.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              WA R2 bash has some surprising range. The lion mirage hits them, your don't actually need to hit them with the shield to connect. Low damage but it's something.

                                                                                              • This is a really fun weapon to use, it's something about bashing people's head in with a shield that really gets me. The only problem I have had with it is the damage and how hard twinkling titanite is to find. God I love this weapon though.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  lol all u shlubs who are asking "if anyone has it il give you this and that." let me translate it for you

                                                                                                  " I'm a bum who did not pay for the DLC can u help a random out and give me this weapon so I don't have to pay and support the developers? kay thanks, bye"
                                                                                                  just buy the DLC and get it yourself....

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    anyone want to drop valorheart i can give boss souls in return?
                                                                                                    steam name: ۞T۞H۞E۞ S۞U۞S۞P۞E۞C۞T

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      i dont know if this goes for all shield bash shields, but i just fought a guy who had valorheart, he tried to use the shield bash, i attacked with lotheric knight gs, and it broke his block leaving him open to a backstab, has this happened for anyone else?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        anyone else's vaorheart just random disappear from your inventory? Came back to my character after a short bit and it's not there..... got the champion bones though to do undead matches....

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          That running heavy attack really reminds me of Brad Pitt's Achilles! Anyone know of a nice phalanx or gladiator cosplay? I'm trying to match the Faraam helm and Brigand gloves with something but I can't find one which fits. The Dragonscale armor is probably my best choice since it looks like an ancient greek cuirass, but it's just too bulky even for slim toon. And so far, Slave Knight boots are my only legwear wich could come closest to roman sandals but it just looks weird as f*ck :/

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I don't care for meta or professional/expert play... I play Dark Souls for the fun of it, and I rarely pvp because people are too concerned about the meta, I like when I get invaded by someone that gets that it doesn't matter what gear ya got just do you... Valorheart is a weapon I find that represents a lot of the fun in Dark Souls

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Not entirely sure, but I think this is the only weapon(s) in the game that can deal three types of physical damage. Kind of an interesting niche, even if it isn't that applicable considering the moveset.

                                                                                                              • This weapon is nothing more than a jumping attack and R1 spam weapon. Used it for a couple of fights, used nothing else than R1 and jumping attacks, won easily. No skill weapon. GG.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Don't underestimate the thrust range on this weapon. It's reach and phantom range is far greater than the actual weapon model suggests.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    People using this weapon make me giggle... Sofar i have not lost to it and it seems like this weapon does not hit very hard. Does it rely on criticals to be effective?

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