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

      05 Nov 2019 00:12  

      The perseverance weapon art is truly the icing on this delicious cake of a weapon. Considerable base damage, the frostbite proc will brutalize basically everything in the game. The WA just removes any need for fancy kiting, dodging and poking strats. Just pop it and run at them, just mind your fp. For anyone looking for a reliable weapon to carry them through the whole game with no skill required, this is the weapon for you.

      • Anonymous

        28 Jun 2019 19:00  

        Not necessarily the most damaging great hammer, Ledo's, Smough's, and even heavy great clubs and great maces will out damage BUT that frostbite build is so ridiculous that it more than makes up for it. You'll be triggering frostbite every two hits on enemies vulnerable to it and thats a massive amount of extra damage.

        • 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.

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