Vordt Great Hammer

Vordt's Great Hammer

176 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 17.0
Aux  110    
Requirements & Bonus
30 0 0 0
C - - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Great Hammers damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Perseverance icon_fp_cost.png 12 (-/-)

Vordt's Great Hammer is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Great Hammer wielded by Vordt, the outrider knight of the Boreal Valley. Weapon is inbued with frost, and causes frostbite.

Frost accumulates in the body causing frostbite, which saps one's health, lowers absorption, and slows stamina recovery.

Skill: Perseverance
Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • One of the few weapons that cause Frostbite.
    • Has the highest Frostbite Aux in the whole game. It is now fully capable of causing Frostbite in 2 or 3 hits. Its high physical damage combined with the high Frostbite Aux also makes it one of the strongest weapons the player can get early on.
  • The Strength requirement when the weapon is carried in both hands is 20.
  • Vordt's Great Hammer +5 has 524 AR at 40 Strength.


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Vordt's Great Hammer Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 176 - - - - C - - - - 110 - 55 45 35 35 45
Regular +1 204 - - - - C - - - - 110 - 55 45 35 35 45
Regular +2 233 - - - - C - - - - 110 - 55 45 35 35 45
Regular +3 262 - - - - C - - - - 110 - 55 45 35 35 45
Regular +4 291 - - - - C - - - - 110 - 55 45 35 35 45
Regular +5 320 - - - - B - - - - 110 - 55 45 35 35 45


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

      10 Mar 2019 19:19  

      Deprived>get 5 sigils> kill vordt> kill curse rotted tree> get this> wait for early dragonslayer axers and twinbladers to invade Never gets old.

      • Anonymous

        26 Feb 2019 04:15  

        Absolutely broken in pvp, if you have a friend to use Irithyll Straight Sword together you can build up the frostbite ridiculously fast, just pair up with a quick poke fire weapon to reset the frost and everyone dies before they can back off and heal.

        • Anonymous

          21 Dec 2018 10:01  

          Big and Clumsy weapon and there's been many times where I've thought to myself 'I need something better than this', however, even when switching weapons to something else, I've inevitably come back to this trusty Hammer...

          • Anonymous

            21 Dec 2018 02:33  

            Haven't played PVP, still focused on the single player game, but I've pulverised everything in my path with this thing, so far. It's at +5 right now, and the damage output is masturbatorial.

            • Anonymous

              09 Dec 2018 18:36  

              Every time I use this, I annihilate everything. It's a huge gankspank and can apply frostbite in just two hits. If you pick warrior and only level Str 4 times, you can two-hand it and bully newer players by oneshotting most of them since 2 hits + frostbite does a crapton of damage. Even if you're up against very skilled players, all it takes is a few smacks before they die. Post-Pontiff is an absolute mess with this thing in tow. Out of all the weapons I like using, this is the only one I wouldn't have any problem with them nerfing a bit. Just a bit.

              • Anonymous

                06 Sep 2018 04:53  

                Wish this thing wasn't plagued with such a mundane moveset, very solid weapon all other things considered.

                • Anonymous

                  17 Jul 2018 21:51  

                  I routinely annihilate invaders with this weapon. There are STR weapons with more raw damage but every time I am invaded I bring out this baby. Even with just 35 STR it smashes through people's defenses and the frost really freaks people out. Rolling R1 spin is almost as satisfying as r2 smashing people into pancakes.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Jun 2018 18:51  

                    I upgraded this yesterday and tried it out on my Str build. The stopping power on it is tremendous. You can R1 stunlock the red-eye Lothric Knight at the beginning of Lothric Castle and take 0 damage (4 hit kill). For the Cathedral Knights with shields in the Walled Garden, two R1's to their block sends them into instability frames for an easy reposte. The Frost damage is just gravy. Also the WA Perseverance helps some on bosses to take less damage and get more than 1 swing in. My only dislike is the graphical frost effect on the weapon as it is distracting and takes away from the look of your armor. I find myself switching to my Light Crossbow as I'm running around the Firelink Shrine just to get a break from the blur. But other than that, this is a great weapon that you can be using right after killing the Tree boss.

                    • 27 May 2018 10:19  

                      freeze with vordt, get to heavy morning star, use fire paper before the last bleed hit(or after, whichever you prefer, but in that case you might as well use a fire ceastus)then go back to vordt, repeat.

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Apr 2018 05:23  

                        This is easily one of the best coop weapons you can get for a Strength build. So many bosses are weak to both Strike damage and Frostbite.

                        Leave the team buffs to the faith builds, they do it better. Go out in front and tank the boss while bashing their frozen face in with this beast of a greathammer.

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Apr 2018 15:35  

                          Last point in Notes and Tips, second sentence should be "Its high physical damage..." not "It's high physical damage..."

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Feb 2018 00:11  

                            This thing is pretty overpowered in low level pvp, connect 2 swings and it easily takes out somewhere around 80% of the invaders health

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