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

 

 

Daggers

 

 

 

 

Straight Swords

 

 

 

 

Greatswords

 

 

 

 

Ultra Greatswords

 

 

 

Curved Swords

 

 

 

 

Curved Greatswords

 

 

Katanas

 

 

 

Thrusting Swords

 

 

Axes

 

 

 

Greataxes

 

 

 

Hammers

 

 

 

Great Hammers

 

 

 

 

Fist & Claws

 

 

Spears & Pikes

 

 

 

 

 

Halberds

 

 

 

Reapers

 

Whips & Flails

 

 

Bows

 

 

 

Greatbows

 

 

Crossbows

 

 

 

Staves

 

 

 

Flames, Talismans & Chimes

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      19 Oct 2021 19:02  

      A little psa on the lothric warbanner:

      The buff weapon art is classed as a hitbox that only hits allies and provides the AR boost to them. The buff lasts one second, but the warbanner shoots out another hitbox every second, so it lasts for anyone who remains within its radius. However, this has one big side effect on NPCs.

      Most NPCs try to roll or block when you attack them, but this is actually just a hitbox check- and since the lothric warbanner is the single most perpetually refreshing hitbox in the game, it means that some NPCs will endlessly roll or shield when faced wwith the weapon art.

      I've not tested much, but I've found three notable foes this works on- Zoey, Shira, and Abyss Watchers. Keep in mind that the latter uses a roll attack, though, so it's not truly safe.

      • Anonymous

        18 Oct 2021 20:47  

        Elden Ring Weapon Wishlist:
        - More weapon moveset diversity (like Ds2)
        - Better movesets in general (Fist weapons, Greataxes, and Raipers are kinda bland)
        - More weapon catalysts
        - Slow down some weapons, specifically 2 handed small curved swords and daggers
        - Better balancing (okay, I know this one is kinda impossible, but it never hurts to ask

        • Anonymous

          11 Oct 2021 21:55  

          You would think the broken straight sword was the best weapon in the game but it turns out Alt F4 was the greatest weapon of all time. Cause my broken straight sword has failed to defeat such techniques.

          • Anonymous

            11 Oct 2021 03:49  

            I feel like they should add a new weapon category in elden ring and call it 'longswords' so that they can introduce longswords in the game and put actually realistic greatswords in that category like the hollowslayer greatsword

            • Anonymous

              10 Oct 2021 23:52  

              Man, everyone's talking about meta weapons and balance n' all that.

              I just walk around, invading randoms in farron keep, casting Warmths, dropping purple moss clumps for them, and guiding them through the area. The only weapon I pack is Hollowslayer, and that's simply because it's an earlygame weapon that stands a decent chance when you can't run away, I.E. the poison swamp slowing you down. Even then, I only use it in self-defense, when I'm attacked before I can signify my friendship.

              I wish we had more wholesome ds3 players. It really makes the game feel more... cruel. I know, that's the theming of the game, but that doesn't mean the community has to follow these guidelines, yes?

              I dunno. Maybe I'm just exhausted from the endless flow of hackers and twinks, but this is just my two cents.

              • Anonymous

                08 Oct 2021 14:41  

                Imo they should have put a lot more work on the weapon movesets. Like, it does make sense that from the beginning you kinda swing the sword in the air, but not after reaching certain levels and wielding certain weapons that requires more than the caveman's moveset "r1 r1 r1".

                I would've done it this way: meeting a sword's minimal requirements you get the basic moveset. 15 points of str above would give you a more brutish moveset like ds2's, 15 points of dex above would give bloodborne's moveset and 15 of both would give you bloodborne ss moveset + greatsword's r1s as combo enders. Idk, something creative among this museum.

                • Anonymous

                  06 Oct 2021 14:38  

                  Step 1: Write an obvious troll comment, like
                  "This game is bad bad bad.
                  Its way to hard
                  The first boss is undefeatable
                  Do not buy this game"
                  Step 2: Leave the Site alone 4 a few days
                  Step 3: Come back and harvest the hate comments
                  Step 4: Profit
                  Step 5: Repeat

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Oct 2021 23:17  

                    Wow. What a unique array of various weapons to pick from!
                    You have:
                    Simple swords, axes, spears, etc.
                    Paired weapons, like daggers, curved swords, and even greatswords!
                    Enchanted weapons like dual frost scythes, a crystal-calling dagger, and a flame-calling greatsword!

                    And this is only the tip of the iceberg :D I can't wait to do another run where I ignore all of this in favor of bonking things with a reinforced club

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Sep 2021 13:26  

                      Murkies, Sixteen estus cancelers at Pontiff murkying each other, applying dark blade to their knifes, quickstep, massively damaging each other. Ten passive Pontiff junkies strafing and backstepping slowly with a shield. Fifteen turtling duelists at Pontiff, thinking they're the ****, exploiting their tech, teching each other until they can't tech anymore, sticky white stuff applied to their blades.

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Sep 2021 13:25  

                        Murkies, Sixteen estus cancelers at Pontiff murkying each other, applying dark blade to their knifes, quickstep, massively damaging each other. Ten passive Pontiff junkies strafing and backstepping slowly with a shield. Fifteen turtling duelists at Pontiff, thinking they're the ****, exploiting their tech, teching each other until they can't tech anymore, sticky white stuff applied to their blades.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Sep 2021 01:04  

                          Murkies, Sixteen estus cancelers at Pontiff murkying each other, applying dark blade to their knifes, quickstep, massively damaging each other. Ten passive Pontiff junkies strafing and backstepping slowly with a shield. Fifteen turtling duelists at Pontiff, thinking they're the ****, exploiting their tech, teching each other until they can't tech anymore, sticky white stuff applied to their blades.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Sep 2021 22:40  

                            Man if only PKCS could deal real damage, most of its damage comes solely from that toxic buildup and it's beaten out by weapons like cleric's candlestick and BSS

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Sep 2021 15:45  

                              When will dumbáss ds3 community learn to drop trash weapons? My gank squad destroys endless trash scrubs who think that 500+ hours have made them pvp gods and chasethebro-level invaders. I ember up and password summon my 3 sl 802 sunbros and as if that weren't enough we all have dual wield pkcs, best weapon gaming history. People say pkcs is bad so they feel like weak tiny trash when we point down their ásses and poop on their bullshít "quality builds" with crappy exile greatswords and rks. We destroy so many dark spirits that now they mostly black crystal out as soon as they see my name. We are so powerful with pkcs and expert gank tactics that we can often clear the whole ringed city of mobs before the first invader shows up and dámn does he not know how fúcked he is when he runs up with hcsm over his thrall good and duel bows at me. I love bowing back and doing legion etiquette then using pkcs weapon art when he opens his gesture screen. Needless to say we point down these invading shītbags. One day dark spirit retards will figure out to use PKCS, but until then keep sucking our dung piez.

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Aug 2021 19:23  

                                No Crypt Blacksword? what an utter disappointment what the ****, one of the best weapons both in damage and fashion did not make to DS3, suck a fat dong FS.

                                • Anonymous

                                  23 Aug 2021 19:08  

                                  I've never met an intelligent human being on this site, only toxic *******s and the occasional people who act all wholesome to try and get that sweet juicy attention and likes

                                  • Anonymous

                                    21 Aug 2021 11:41  

                                    Just praying to god that Elden Ring doesn't port the fast curved sword and 2 handed dagger movesets from Ds3

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