Weapons in Dark Souls 3 are listed on this page. Players may equip up to 3 in the slots for each hand. When developing a build, the player should try to find the weapon that mixes the right amount of damage, bonuses and moveset, alongside stamina consumption and Skills. Weapon classes do not necessarily share the same skills so check each individual weapon page to see its specific skill. If you would like to learn more about each weapon, visit their page, or check out the Combat page for specific explanations on how to master the game. You can use this Equipment & Spell Checklist to keep track of what you have

How to choose a weapon in Dark Souls?

Players create builds around specific weapons that have good movesets, deal significant damage, or are easily obtained. Some players choose weapons for their cosmetic appearance, but in most cases it is advisable to refer to the scaling and upgrading path of weapons to determine if the output is beneficial to the character in pve, pvp or both. The following categories of weapons have details on their base damage, and all individual pages feature infusion charts, with some extending to full moveset videos.

Weapon Categories




Weapons List








Straight Swords










Ultra Greatswords




Curved Swords





Curved Greatswords







Thrusting Swords















Great Hammers





Fist & Claws



Spears & Pikes












Whips & Flails


















Flames, Talismans & Chimes



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    • Anonymous

      18 Jun 2021 21:54  

      The link to download the equipment and spells checklist doesn't work. It downloads an armor sets checklist. Please fix this as the former would be very useful. Thanks in advance.

      • Anonymous

        08 Jun 2021 16:41  


        • Anonymous

          02 Jun 2021 15:32  

          If you truly wanna show your so called skill, go kill midir with an unleveled demon scar. Maybe then you re worth something more than those bragging pieces of sht out there.

          • Anonymous

            28 May 2021 20:24  

            Just admit that the Gotthard TwinWINswords are the best weapon in the game. You all make me laugh with how poor your brains function, but I shall guide you all to the light soon enough, you worms writhing in darkness and dirt.

            • Anonymous

              27 May 2021 03:59  

              The best way to kill someone is with dung pies because you **** on them and they died cause nobody bothers collecting purple moss clumps lol

              • Anonymous

                22 May 2021 09:10  

                Just ignore the pkcs comments, hating on him is the equivalent to sucking his small çock, it's like a humiliation fetish or something

                • Anonymous

                  18 May 2021 20:45  

                  This game is five years old. At this point, play with whatever weapon you've really taken a liking to.

                  Meta might matter to some, but fun matters more in my eyes :)

                  • Anonymous

                    17 May 2021 13:29  

                    idk why i' doing this but my favorite weapon from every category.
                    1. Daggers: Brigand Twindaggers
                    2. Straight Swords: Anri's Straight Sword
                    3. Greatswords: Hollowslayer Greatsword
                    4. Ultra Greatswords: Profaned Greatsword
                    5. Curved Swords: Carthus Shotel
                    6. Curved Greatswords: Old Wolf Curved Sword
                    7. Katanas: Black Blade
                    8. Thrusting Swords: Irithyll Rapier
                    9. Axes: Dragonslayers Axe
                    10. Greataxes: Yhorm's Great Machete
                    11. Hammers: Drang Hammers
                    12. Great Hammers: Ledo's Great Hammer
                    13. Fist & Claws: Manikin Claws
                    14. Spears & Pikes: Follower Javelin
                    15. Halberds: Splitleaf Greatsword
                    16. Reapers: Friede's Great Scythe
                    17. Whips & Flails: Witch's Locks
                    18. Bows: Dragonrider Bow
                    19. Greatbows: Millwood Greatbow
                    20. Crossbows: Repeating Crossbow
                    21. Staves: Preachers Right Arm
                    22. Flames, Talismans, & Chimes: Pyromancer's Parting Flame

                    • Anonymous

                      15 May 2021 20:08  

                      Dont listen to any of these people, all the pkcs, dex, and strength builds opinions. you do you and find the weapon that you enjoy most

                      • Anonymous

                        15 May 2021 03:15  

                        JUST ACCEPT THAT PKCS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST WEAPON FOR ULTRA SKILLED PLAYERS GOSH DARNN IT. I know that none of you casuls can press R1 as fast as me and I'm not even surprised cuz trash casuls like yourselves clearly don't have the skill for it. Dammmn I'm too good at this game, it's undeniable even though I'm a humble guy trying hard not to brag about my skill but shhitt man, sometimes, I'll have to ask "who's that pro" when looking at the mirror.
                        Like this comment now you casuls!!! for I might regard you as a pro if you do, though still beneath me cuz I use pkcs.

                        • Anonymous

                          14 May 2021 05:08  

                          There is only one weapon which stands atop the rest of the pile of **** shown on this page, one build which is the only acceptable build and one play-style which is not associated with the spastic and irrational nature practiced by insects. I dare not even write these glorious names down, for fear that you unwashed and ineffectual masses will taint the very existence of these truths by them being on your unworthy minds. You have a YouTube or Twitch channel? Surely, you now define the way to win this game, except, you don't win against the one who has not only reached what was the top, but now defines what the pinnacle is. I look down upon you all with pity, as I see you struggling to find your place below the height of my majesty and countenance, but rest assured that I will, in an act of love and kindness, continue moving far above what even your comprehension is able to understand, to show the way for you all who otherwise would so foolishly lead yourselves down the path of failed tactics and bad weapons. I will give you all the wonderful gift of learning just how ineffective your weapons and abilities are, so that you may realize that humility is the only correct course when debating any fact I have not immediately spoken to, and to practice obedience to my statements when I deem fit to bestow wisdom and comprehension to your mind, even if you have no hope of truly understanding me. There is only one way to have true fun. Win, and never stop winning. Those who disagree are not chosen to be winners, but are in fact losers.

                          The One Who Stands Above All

                          • Anonymous

                            12 May 2021 03:41  

                            To anyone who is new to the dark souls community, there will always be a constant war between pkcs users, dex users, and strength users, but what I want you to know is that no side is correct. There is no better weapon type. While some weapons have more disabilities, they aren't unusable. Strength weapons are meant to be heavier and do a lot of damage, making it a squashing fest. Dexterity weapons are meant to be faster, with the downside of less damage. Don't ask anyone for a "best weapon" because they will always give bias; it is better to choose a weapon that you can use comfortably and one that suits your playstyle. Never be afraid to use dexterity or use strength. Some weapons use both, and some weapons use magic and miracles, all of which suit a fantasy that you will likely want to play out. Be the souls player you want to be. You won't win every battle, so if you lose to someone who spams R1(basic attack), find your way around it. Counter it. Spacing is important, and parrying is an effective skill to learn. I've beaten up to NG+7, and I've tried everything from straight swords, to greatswords to ultras, from hammers to great hammers, from katanas and reapers to spears and halberds. They all have one thing in common. Weaknesses. Smaller weapons can be parried, while bigger weapons are too slow to spam, so its important to read attacks from opponents. Its ok to use meta, but if you don't like it, you don't have to use it. Try everything, and most importantly, have fun. A great souls player wasn't made in one playthrough.

                            IdleHawk (Slash, ONE, Smaug, and Acrid)

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