Yorshka's Spear

102 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 6.5
Requirements & Bonus
D D - D
18 14 0 13
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spears damage_type-icon.jpg Strike/ Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Pacify icon_fp_cost.png 25

Yorshka's Spear is a Spear in Dark Souls 3.

This treasure, gifted to the Yorshka Church, is enchanted with a soporific spell, and was surreptitiously worshiped by Irithyll slaves. 

As a weapon, it is part spear and part hammer, the former allowing thrusting, and the latter allowing strikes.

Skill: Pacify

With a prayer and an offering of this spear, temporarily wear down enemy FP with each strike.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed. 
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • The light attacks are thrust attacks whereas the strong attacks are strike attacks using the spear's crossguard. Has horizontal slashes for its strong attacks. Among spear class weapons, this animation is shared only with the Partizan and the Ringed Knight Spear.
  • Faith scaling was added in patch 1.13.
  • Drains 14 FP on hit at +5

Location/Where to Find

  • Located in a chest in a dark room not far from the Church of Yorshka bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. The room has lots of invisible and glowing eye enemies. The chest is up the ladder and across some beams and then you drop down to it. (Video)

Moveset and Videos:

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Weapon Name Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 102 - - - - D D - D - - - 40.0 65.0 60.0 60.0 65.0
Regular +1 110 - - - - D D - D - - - 40.0 65.0 60.0 60.0 65.0
Regular +2 121 - - - - C C - D - - - 40.0 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0
Regular +3 142 - - - - C C - D - - - 40.0 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0
Regular +4 160 - - - - C C - C - - - 40.0 65.0 60.0 60.0 65.0
Regular +5 178 - - - - C C - C - - - 40.0 65.0 60.0 60.0 65.0


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)



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    • Anonymous

      20 Aug 2021 10:08  

      On max level this thing has 519 AR, being the highest damaging pure-physical spear. Although the gratlance has more but is considered a pike :P

      • Anonymous

        06 Jun 2021 03:59  

        Why? The weapon art should've worked like a mini vow of silence and temporarily stops the enemy from casting since ashen estus is a thing and you most of the time, you'll kill the enemy faster than you'll drain all of their fp

        • Anonymous

          06 May 2021 10:23  

          This weapon is so damn tragic. It can’t be infused, so there goes more build potential. It’s weapon art is laughable, and it’s damage is terrible if you don’t put 40+ into str, dex, and faith. This weapon really had the potential to be really good, and already looks cool, but it just falls flat.

          • Anonymous

            12 Jan 2021 14:34  

            This weapon is good for one niche, on a 40 strength 40 dexterity 40 faith build this weapon does more damage than a blessed Partizan, but you lose passive health regen and an actually useful weapon art.

            • Anonymous

              01 Oct 2020 20:21  

              For a weapon worshipped by slaves, it sure doesn't live up to such praise.

              If it would've gotten higher faith scaling and strength scaling it would've been seriously awesome. Also, the weapon art is terrible. Who in their right mind decided it would drain FP from the enemy, but then not transfer that FP to the wielder?

              • Anonymous

                11 Apr 2020 20:41  

                although a bit dramatic(this is dark souls) theres a similar real life weapon known as the goedendag which was a spear and club hybrid

                • Anonymous

                  19 Oct 2019 08:04  

                  The FP drain isn't useful. At all, sadly. Maybe acting as a spellblock for a few seconds after a hit would be better, since it's not a very fast weapon? Otherwise it does the 2 best physical type dmg types, but so does gael's sword. By the shape of the weapon, critical hits must hurt a LOT, though

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Feb 2019 22:25  

                    One of the best weapons able to trade well with shield pokes. Why? Shield pokes are influenced by the poking weapons block attributes, not the shield's. Yorshka is the best poking weapon against an elemental attack in this respect.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Feb 2019 13:35  

                      Compare to Partizan since they share the same moveset. Exactly same attack ranges on R1s and R2s, same weight, very small stamina usage difference. Things to consider: Strike vs Standard on R2s: Using infusions + Rings to manipulate the ARs to be similar (320 vs 317 AR in YK's favor), I did 311 vs 220 on a single R2 on a Gargoyle. With the speed of rolling R2s on these weapons, this is something to consider when comparing the damage rating for your build - most armor sets and enemies will have a higher standard defense when compared to strike, even if it's not as extreme as the Gargoyle example. WA: Partizan has a strong one which sweeps and can combo. YS doesn't. With that said, I believe the FP drainage is higher than what is stated on this page - it got buffed *twice* and sources state it takes away 21 FP now. I cannot test this myself, need confirmation. Buffing: YS can't be buffed. This may or may not be relevant to you.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Aug 2018 20:28  

                        the range is lackluster and the weapon art honestly isnt that great, but the thrust and strike damage on the same weapon is pretty nice, makes it good in pve and mixes people up in pvp with those r2's

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