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

      unpopular opinion, just hear me out alright. i know this might be a strong opinion. sorry if it offends anyone (sorry for bad english). dark souls 3 is good

      • Anonymous

        "And the lord poked his head out, from the parted clouds...
        He looked down upon his followers, in chaos, and anarchy...
        And out he tossed, a... canister of gasoline, and from his mouth, the words were...

        "**** it.""

        • Anonymous

          The Black Knight weapons are the best weapons From has ever designed. Not only do they have several unique moves, but almost all of those moves are worth using, to the point that I willingly and comfortably change between one- and two-handing them throughout a fight. Two handing the Black Knight Sword and claymore-waving is the last thing I'll do with it. Having such functional and diverse movesets make them incredibly fun to play, and I'm sorely disappointed that there's nothing even close to them in Elden Ring.

          • Anonymous

            I was a happy Dark Souls newb when I began playing. I was learning the game and enjoying the diversity of weapons and spells. But then I stood on a hill and looming in the distance, there it was - Irythill of the Boreal Valley. I descended upon the beautiful city and came across a guardsman of the city. I slay them as any other vermin I came across, his body full of gear screams as it clashes against the ground. Upon the lifeless body of the overworked solider lay a beaming light - it beckoned me, calling my name. Dark clouds settled above me as I naively reached out to pick up the object. It felt forever as I was extending my arm towards it, my last moments of DS3 Meta ignorance. Finally, there it stood firmly in my bloodshed hands, a Pontiff Knight Curved Sword. A serene weapon, eaten by insects and frost slept all around the blade ready to unleash its powers. I stared at the blade, images of Glory flashed before me as I raised the sword to the clouds washing away above me. There was no turning back, Lords were murdered, Dark phantoms vanquished and Hosts and White phantoms alike where terrorised by my every growing bloodlust seeping into my mind and new found partner. Nothing was the same anymore, I had to utlise the PKCS no matter what. I lost my sanity the more and more I conquered with this blade.

            • Anonymous

              People: *Arguing over which weapon has the best scaling for different builds and what to level up*

              Players with 802 lvl: I missed the part where thats my problem

              • Anonymous

                This was my first Dark Souls game, yet the one I have the most mixed feelings about. This game was a shift into a new era of Fromsoft games and it's the most polarizing game I've ever played.

                A game full of questionable game design, excellent characters, and a completely black and white reception.

                I don't love or hate this game, but it just feels very awkward in the sense that I never expected the game to end up this way. Ruined by people who don't care for the prosperity of it.

                I'm glad I played the other Fromsoft games, they were all extremely fun for me, but Dark Souls III just doesn't sit right with me anymore. There's no magic anymore because the game is so straightforward.

                Not my favorite game, but definitely one I'll remember for the rest of my life.

                • Anonymous

                  Laying in my bed half asleep at 3 am with a broken air conditioner burning alive in the middle of summer contemplating what my weapon will be for my sl1 run

                  • Anonymous

                    On god, after Rivers, Stars of Ruin, BHS, etc...

                    I feel like I've become that old dude on his porch sharing a beer with Murky and PK and saying "man, remember when I despised you?"

                    • Anonymous

                      Y'know, after a long time in Elden ring, I can't help but lament the fact that we didn't get the winged knight twinaxe moveset for powerstancing axes

                      • Anonymous

                        I miss the days where are hit from most weapons would stun an enemy long enough to get one more hit in

                        now in elden ring, idk if this is the case with every weapon, but you can only get one hit in before the enemy rolls away

                        plz FS, bring this back, it made pvp fair, if not, i would quite like to see the infinite r1 zweihander combo from ds1 back

                        • Anonymous

                          I am sad now that Elden Ring came out. DS3 was a game I loved. I haven't had the chance to start loving Elden Ring yet.

                          • Anonymous

                            How the FromSoftware devs could've made Dark Souls 3 a perfect game:
                            1- Along with the nerf for curved swords, remove the PKCS
                            2- Make the Crescent Moon Sword do more damage
                            3- Remove Murky Hand Scythe
                            4- Remove the Corvian GreatKnife

                            • Anonymous

                              I literally have never used a crossbow outside of using the repeating crossbow on hollows to flex my superior crossbow

                              • Anonymous

                                Let's be real here: r2 button is useless. In any weapon, r2 isn't worth using when spamming r1 just deals more damage in less time. If the r2 enhaced the weapon's attack in some way then MAYBE it would be worth our time, but outside of mlgs, it's pretty much useless.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Hello DS3 player, I am come to you for a little favour, and I will carry this message to everywhere in DS3 community.
                                  There is a glitch that allows you to summon white sign mad phantom in Gael’s Arena (Credit to Dashingsaint), if you keep Shira alived while she invade you (you can escape her simply sprint out her aggro range), you won’t trigger gael boss cutscene, and then you could put down you purple summon white sign or summon other white purple.
                                  Thus, a new fight club is founded, an arena in a long lost dessert under the sunset sky which sprinkle with fainted galaxy.
                                  If you’re watching this, kindly please help me share this and invite any ds3 enthusiast you known to this new fight club, your little effort would be much appreciated.
                                  SL25+2, SL40+4, SL60+6, SL72+8, SL90+10, SL125 Meta, SL 351++, all SL range are acceptable.
                                  Welcome to the Gael’s Sunset Arena, the most beautiful map in the entire series, the last arena at the End of World.
                                  I will await you there, in the End of the World, and we shall fight eternal, shiny and incandescence.
                                  LONG MAY THE DARK SOULS COMMUNITY LIVE

                                  • Anonymous

                                    What I learned from dark souls pvp is that people are gonna be mad at you if you use anything that is fast

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i wanna do a SL1 run, does anybody have an idea of a weapon? i know the broadsword is common but i wanna branch out a bit.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I'm here to play a video game and have fun, not adhere to some annoying meta
                                        I'm going to go use Black Blade

                                        • Anonymous

                                          In a war between tryhards and friendlies, the tryhards would probably lose because one person would start trying to murder everyone because one guy accidentaly spitleaf'd him because of lockon shenanigans and then the entire tryhard army would devolve from there

                                          • Anonymous

                                            When I use the halberd: absolutely useless

                                            Other players when they use the halberd: literal masters of poise and hyper armor frames

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Bait and negativity aside, with Elden Ring on its way I pose this question: What's your favorite weapon? Doesn't matter which game, I just wish to know what your fondest one to use is.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Elden Ring can do whatever the hell it wants, I just wish that there's a weapon like Dead Cell's "Nerves Of Steel" bow in it

                                                (For reference, it's a bow that does considerably higher damage after you've held the arrow for a certain period of time, but the moment you hold it for any longer, the damage bonus goes ppof. Pretty much means you have to time your shots really well)

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I feel like in every fromsoft game strength is more effective for pve
                                                  and Dex is more effective for pvp
                                                  Since dex is associated with the faster weapons (specifically straight and curved swords)
                                                  Strength better for pve since the dodge and hit tactic is more effective for npcs with high damage weapons

                                                  Both are good, I just feel like dexterity is more powerful for pvp

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Dark Souls 3 Top 5 best weapons:
                                                    5. Pontiff Knight Curved Sword
                                                    4. Bare fists
                                                    3. Torch
                                                    2. Soldering Iron
                                                    AND THE WINNER IS:
                                                    *************************************
                                                    1. Broken Straight Sword
                                                    *************************************
                                                    (by a long margin)

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

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

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I really wish someone could remove the comments of the human failure saying, Dark Souls 3 was dead (24 Jul 2021 21:18 Anonymous, 24 Jul 2021 21:16 Anonymous, 12 Jul 2021 00:01 Anonymous). They are ruining the aesthetic of this site.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                PvP is good? Don't make me laugh. This community is as ignorant as it is toxic. Fromsoft don't give a **** about the online integrity of their games as long as people keep forking money for their pay-to-win DLCs. Elden Ring will be just another clone of Bloodborne. Just as Ds3 was. Live with it

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Is there any point in these forums anymore other shiitposting cause the game has been out for 5 years and by now everyone knows which weapons are op and that the fan base are a bunch salty little girls who act tough until they and start raging.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Elden Ring should bring back Dragon Weapons, and Bonfire Ascetics, and Hexes, and Twinblades, and so on and so forth

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I strongly recommend you all to give the winged knight twinaxes a go. It's a solid endgame weapon that can tear apart pve and pvp enemies alike.

                                                                                      Instead of being a total a$$ about a weapon of choice like certain pkcs fanatic, i'm gonna tell you to invest time and dedication with a weapon that rewards agresiveness and strategy altogether. Once you do, you will experience a very different playthrough.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Unless I'm mistaken, the Follower Torch doesn't appear on this page. You have to click on "Show Ashes of Ariandel Weapons Only" for it to appear. Anyone want to fix this? It's basically a mace, even though the game calls it a torch.

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