Dark Souls 3 Weapons Tier List: All Weapons Ranked [2024] (2024)

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Waleed is a Dark Souls fan having spent 800+ hours in the game. He has gone through the game extensively, so you can trust his insights on any Dark Souls-related guides!

Dark Souls 3 earns praise for gameplay, level design, story, and atmosphere. Its RPG nature presents diverse mechanics, including weapons and armor. In this guide, I’ll focus on the Dark Souls 3 Weapons Tier List for easier selection.

Key Takeaways

  • S-tier weapons inDark Souls 3are considered the strongest, most aesthetic, easiest to style, or a combination of all.
  • A-tier weaponsare viable replacements for S-tier weapons, as they fall just short in terms of damage or aesthetic.
  • B-tier weaponsare more difficult to use in real threatening situations. Some B-Tier weapons may be underwhelming compared to acquiring them, making B-Tier disappointment encapsulated.
  • C-tier weapons in Dark Souls 3are generally disappointing & have no real value.
  • D-tier weaponsare mostly useless & have no purpose unless you are looking for a challenge.

Table of Contents

Weapons Comparison

Here is a comparison table of all Ranked weapons in Dark Souls 3 . Each stat can be sorted to view the highest and lowest values, which has been done for your convenience:

NoTierWeaponFP CostWeightStrength (requirement)Dexterity (requirement)Intelligence (requirement)Faith (requirement)Physical Attack PowerMagic Attack PowerFire Attack PowerCritical Attack Power
1SRinged Knight Straight Sword-(7/10)4.51715--120-11100
2SLothric Knight Sword-(17/20)4.01118--10300110
3SMoonlight Greatsword18(-/-)10.5161126-691300100
4SGael’s Greatsword8 (17/17)91913--14700100
5SFume Ultra Greatsword10 (-18)25.55010--14900100
6SBlack Knight Greatsword10 (-/16)16.03018--18500100
7SRinged Knight-Paired Greatswords15 (12/12)22.54015--18500100
8SSellsword Twinblades4 (-12)5.51016--9900100
9SFrayed Blade-(18/11)8.01140--10100100
10SDragonslayer Greataxe35(-/-)20.040---20000100
11SDragonslayer Swordspear-(7/10)14.51822-1812800100
12SFriede’s Great Scythe-(-/18)13.012161211110770100
13AParrying Dagger-(7/10)1,0514--8000110
14AIrithyll Straight Sword-(7/10)4.51715--120-11100
15ADark Sword13(-/13)4.51615--11000100
16AAstora Straight Sword-(17/20)3.01010-1212901100
17AClaymore-(13/15)9.01813--13600100
18AWolf Knight’s Greatsword-(19/23)11.5241--13900100
19ADemon’s Scar7(-/20)0.5-1817170099100
20AUchigatana-(17/5)5.51118--11500100
21AOnikiri and Ubadachi20(-/-)8.51325--10400100
22ASmough’s Great Hammer12(-/-)24.045---20500100
23BSunlight Straight Sword40(-/-)3.01212-1611200100
24BFirelink Greatsword25(-/-)9.020101010128-89100
25BWolnir’s Holy Greatsword30(-/-)7.51313-1315100100
26BFarron Greatsword-12.51820--14100100
27BCathedral Knight Greatsword10(-20)4.52810--14900100
28BCrow Quills7(-/8)4.0918--9800120
29BYhorm’s Great Machete20(-/-)19.03810--18500100
30BVordt’s Great Hammer12(-/-)17.030---17600100
31BDragon Tooth12(-/-)21.040---18600100
32BGundyr’s Halberd15(-/15)13.03015--14500100
33CStorm Ruler-(20/20)8.0----15400100
34CWashing Pole-(22/8)8.51820--12100100
35CCaestus7(-/-)0.558--9100100
36CClaw10(-/-)1.5614--8600110
37CSaint Bident13(-/9)8.51212-189800100
38DCleric’s Candlestick5(-/-)2.0813-1270770100
39DBroken Straight Sword-(17/20)1.088--7000100
40DScimitar4(-/12)2.5713--9000100
41DThrall Axe5(-/-)1.588--10400100
42DBlacksmith Hammer9(-/-)5.01313--10500100
43DWhip14(-/-)2.0614--9000100

Comparison Table.

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S-Tier

I’ve ranked weapons based on aesthetics and gameplay. S-Tier weapons stand out as the strongest, most stylish, and sometimes both.

These weapons are essential for your initial playthrough, if not the second, greatly simplifying the game with unique abilities and formidable damage. Some also enhance your cool factor during battles, an aspect we highly value.

Ringed Knight Straight Sword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillAmber
FP Cost-(7/10)
Physical Attack Power120
Magic Attack Power
Fire Attack Power11
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability70
Weight4.5
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)E
Faith (Scaling)E
Strength (requirement)17
Dexterity (requirement)15
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Hold the power of the dragon in your hand with this anime-inspired blade, imbued with the strength of the Ringed City’s defenders. It scorches all who trespass.

While the sword lacks scaling in stats other than Strength and cannot be infused, it excels with its unique Ember skill. This skill grants rare Hyper Armor for a straight sword user.

To obtain this blade, venture past the Judicator Giant in the Ringed City’s swamp area. Keep moving until you encounter non-aggressive white-faced locusts, resembling small fly-like creatures wielding magic tree branches.

Lothric Knight Sword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillStance
FP Cost-(17/20)
Physical Attack Power103
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power110
Stability35
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability80
Weight4.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)11
Dexterity (requirement)18
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Fit for kings, the Lothric Knight Sword bestows power upon chosen warriors, reminiscent of the knights of old.

Boasting superb Strength and Dexterity scaling, it excels in quality builds, yielding tremendous damage. Its skill, a simple guard break, proves useful in both PvP and PvE.

The early acquisition involves slaying Knights of Lothric for drops. Alternatively, in the mid-game, you can purchase it from Greirat after his second expedition to Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, costing 4,000 souls.

Moonlight Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreatsword
SkillMoonlight Vortex
FP Cost18(-/-)
Physical Attack Power69
Magic Attack Power130
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability40
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability75
Weight10.5
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)-
Intelligence (Scaling)C
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)16
Dexterity (requirement)11
Intelligence (requirement)26
Faith (requirement)-

A beloved fixture in FromSoftware games, the Moonlight Greatsword graces titles from Demon’s Souls to Bloodborne and all Dark Souls entries. It’s a cherished relic within the company’s repertoire.

This sword stands out for its scaling in both Intelligence and Strength, making it a prime choice for magic caster builds. Its unique skill, Moonlight Vortex, releases a devastating wave of moonlight, dealing physical and magical damage.

To obtain this prized sword, defeat Osiris, the Consumed King, and then transpose his soul into the Moonlight Greatsword at the Firelink Shrine.

Gael’s Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreatsword
SkillBlade of Peril
FP Cost8 (17/17)
Physical Attack Power147
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability40
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability55
Weight9
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)19
Dexterity (requirement)13
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Gael’s Greatsword tells a tale of unwavering devotion. Once wielded by the relentless Slave Knight Gael, this sword carried him from start to finish as he sought the dark soul for his lady’s painting.

This weapon’s uniqueness lies in its skill, Blade of Peril. In battle, it mirrors a standard greatsword moveset but excels in combos with the skill. Performing aerial slams with this blade evokes a powerful and badass sensation, earning it an S-Tier spot on the Weapons Tier List.

To acquire this sword, vanquish Slave Knight Gael and then transpose his soul into Gael’s Greatsword at the Firelink Shrine.

Fume Ultra Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryUltra Greatsword
SkillStomp
FP Cost10 (-18)
Physical Attack Power149
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability55
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability176
Weight25.5
Strength (Scaling)A
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)50
Dexterity (requirement)10
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Fume Ultra Greatsword, resembling solidified magma and bedrock with hints of slate, once lay forgotten due to its extreme weight. Ideal for Strength builds, it’s less useful in quality builds due to its slow, cumbersome nature, mitigated by high poise and Hyper Armor.

Obtain this sword in Smouldering Lake from Knight Slayer Tsorig, guarding it near a lava pool in the Demon Ruins. Overcome him to claim this long-lost relic and wield it with pride.

Black Knight Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryUltra Greatsword
SkillStomp
FP Cost10 (-/16)
Physical Attack Power185
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability45
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability115
Weight16.0
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)30
Dexterity (requirement)18
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Wielded by knights in their relentless battle against hordes of demons, the Black Knight Greatsword boasts a history of slicing through seemingly impenetrable Chaos Demons.

This weapon shines against foes with Hyper Armor, as it deals poise damage. Its proficiency extends to smaller creatures, sending them flying and delivering potent combos.

To acquire the Black Knight Greatsword, loot it from a Black Knight who wields it. They can be found in Smouldering Lake, Road of Sacrifices, and Untended Graves, with Untended Graves being a recommended farming location.

Ringed Knight-Paired Greatswords

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryUltra Greatsword (Paired)
SkillEmber
FP Cost15 (12/12)
Physical Attack Power185
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability40
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability90
Weight22.5
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)E
Faith (Scaling)E
Strength (requirement)40
Dexterity (requirement)15
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Yearning for a badass experience? The Ring Knight-Paired Greatswords, damned by gods and kissed by the Abyss, delivers exactly that.

While demanding high Strength, their power justifies the effort, hitting like a truck and exuding fabulousness. These swords earn an S-Tier spot on the Weapons Tier List.

To obtain them, confront the ringed knight guarding the Church of Filianore. Defeat him in one-on-one combat, and claim both victory and the weapon.

Sellsword Twinblades

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryCurved Sword (Paired)
SkillSpin Slash
FP Cost4 (-12)
Physical Attack Power99
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability25
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability55
Weight5.5
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)10
Dexterity (requirement)16
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Seeking a legal edge in the game? Look no further than these formidable weapons that define “OP.”

The Sellsword Twinblades, ideal starter weapons, are favored by speedrunners for their ability to swiftly dispatch high-health foes when two-handed. Try it in-game, and you’ll witness effortless enemy shredding.

To obtain the Sellsword Twinblades, either start as a Mercenary class for them or find them near Farron’s Keep in the Crucifixion Woods, close to the Abyss Watchers’ battleground.

Frayed Blade

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryKatana
SkillHold
FP Cost-(18/11)
Physical Attack Power101
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability20
Weight8.0
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)B
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)11
Dexterity (requirement)40
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Ever dreamt of wielding the power of Darkeater Midir? A being so fearsome that even primordial gods trembled before him, leading to his servitude to a damned city.

This katana-class weapon scales well with Dexterity and somewhat with Strength. It boasts a standard katana moveset but shines with its unique stance. It allows users to channel Midir’s power for a direct attack or unleash rapid slashes that damage foes, even through shields.

To acquire this extraordinary blade, defeat Darkeater Midir and transpose his soul into the Frayed Blade at the Firelink Shrine.

Dragonslayer Greataxe

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreataxe
SkillFalling Bolt
FP Cost35(-/-)
Physical Attack Power200
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability40
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability165
Weight20.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)D
Strength (requirement)40
Dexterity (requirement)-
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Harnessing the power that vanquished dragons and ended their immortal reign, the Dragonslayer Greataxe stands as a remarkable weapon.

This axe boasts one of the highest DPS in the game, capable of swiftly defeating bosses. With its skill, it calls down the might of lightning to smite enemies.

To obtain this formidable weapon, defeat the Dragonslayer Armour and transpose its soul into the Dragonslayer Greataxe at the Firelink Shrine.

Dragonslayer Swordspear

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategorySpear
SkillFalling Bolt
FP Cost-(7/10)
Physical Attack Power128
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability25
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability100
Weight14.5
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)D
Strength (requirement)18
Dexterity (requirement)22
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)18

Once a king’s son who defied his father in the dragon war, this unnamed figure sought a path of coexistence, erased from history alongside his dragon allies.

The Dragonslayer Swordspear delivers substantial damage and inflicts lightning upon foes. Unlike the Dragonslayer Greataxe, it raises skyward to summon thunder and lightning to smite adversaries. Its unique moveset and combat style add to its appeal.

To possess this weapon, defeat the Nameless King and transpose his soul into the Dragonslayer Swordspear at the Firelink Shrine.

Friede’s Great Scythe

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryReaper
SkillStance
FP Cost-(-/18)
Physical Attack Power110
Magic Attack Power77
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability20
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability60
Weight13.0
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)B
Intelligence (Scaling)C
Faith (Scaling)E
Strength (requirement)12
Dexterity (requirement)16
Intelligence (requirement)12
Faith (requirement)11

For sorcerers seeking melee prowess, Friede’s Great Scythe is the ultimate choice, excelling with Intelligence scaling, allowing players to effortlessly cleave through hordes.

This weapon stands as the epitome of anime-like aesthetics. Its stance, part of the weapon art, exudes power, and the subsequent attack summons a magical off-hand scythe for a Bloodborne-inspired move.

Undoubtedly earning an S-Tier spot on the Dark Souls 3 Weapons Tier List, obtain Friede’s Great Scythe by defeating Sister Friede in the DLC and transposing her soul at the Firelink Shrine.

A-Tier

Indeed, many of these weapons offer exceptional utility and effectiveness, making them nearly S-Tier contenders. Whether due to slightly lower damage output or a more intricate aesthetic to coordinate with “Fashion Souls,” they remain valuable additions to any player’s arsenal. The choice among these weapons ultimately depends on individual playstyle and preferences.

Parrying Dagger

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryDagger
SkillParry
FP Cost-(7/10)
Physical Attack Power80
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power110
Stability15
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability40
Weight1,0
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)5
Dexterity (requirement)14
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Parrying Dagger may not initially impress, but to seasoned players, it’s a cherished tool, evoking memories of clutch parries in dire moments.

In PvP, it’s a prized asset for intimidating opponents relying on gimmicky or flashy weapons, highlighting pure skill. It’s an elegant and classy weapon, reserved for those who master its art.

A valuable tip: When facing formidable bosses like Pontiff Sulyvahn, mastering parries can lead to consistent critical hits, aiding in speedy victories. Acquire it from Patches for 2000 souls.

Irithyll Straight Sword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillAmber
FP Cost-(7/10)
Physical Attack Power120
Magic Attack Power
Fire Attack Power11
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability70
Weight4.5
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)E
Faith (Scaling)E
Strength (requirement)17
Dexterity (requirement)15
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Irithyll Straight Sword shines with a crystal glimmer, emanating a chilling aura and a frosty mist when drawn.

A reliable choice for quality builds, this sword offers good damage and scaling throughout the game, often remaining a staple until the late stages and DLC.

Its inexplicable allure keeps players drawn to it, even when superior swords are available. This attachment earns it a place in the A-Tier of the Dark Souls 3 Weapons Tier List.

You can obtain it just before entering the Road of Sacrifices from an Outrider Knight—the first of three such knights in the game. Defeat the Outrider Knight to acquire the Irithyll Straight Sword.

Dark Sword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillStomp
FP Cost13(-/13)
Physical Attack Power110
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability35
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability80
Weight4.5
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)16
Dexterity (requirement)15
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

As black as the night, this sword embodies the essence of the Dark Wraiths who once used it to invade other worlds. Despite its short length, it ranks among the heaviest straight swords, rivaled only by the Ringed Knight Straight Sword. It uniquely possesses the Stomp skill and proves effective in both PvP and PvE.

In our first playthrough, we turned to the Dark Sword when the Irithyll Straight Sword fell short, offering reliable physical damage against resilient foes. (Fun Tip: Experiment with dual-wielding different sword combinations; you might discover compatible dual-sword techniques.)

To acquire it, defeat Dark Wraiths, with the most straightforward method being farming those located outside the Abyss Watchers’ boss room.

Astora Straight Sword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillStance
FP Cost-(17/20)
Physical Attack Power129
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power01
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability80
Weight3,0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)10
Dexterity (requirement)10
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)12

Our fondness for the Astora Straight Sword likely stems from its captivating lore, possibly connected to Anri of Astora and our emotional attachment to her.

This sword serves as an excellent companion to the Dark Sword, offering a lighter and more extended reach when needed, making it a valuable addition to your arsenal of blades and weapons.

You can find it in a room on the High Wall of Lothric, where axe-wielding undead and undead dogs lurk on a lower floor. Instead of descending, head toward the blocked walkway with barrels, and you’ll discover a chest containing the Astora Straight Sword.

Claymore

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreatsword
SkillStance
FP Cost-(13/15)
Physical Attack Power136
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability35
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability75
Weight9.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)18
Dexterity (requirement)13
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Claymore stands as a formidable weapon, a magnificent piece of craftsmanship that, in skilled hands, becomes unmatched in its lethality.

Its early availability makes it a valuable asset for those who invested in Strength, aiding in progression through areas like the High Wall of Lothric, Undead Settlement, and even Farron Keep. Consequently, it earns a place in the A-Tier of the Dark Souls 3 Weapons Tier List for the reasons mentioned.

You can locate this exceptional sword on the High Wall of Lothric, in the courtyard where the dragon breathes fire. Beware, as acquiring it may come at the cost of a few deaths.

Wolf Knight’s Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreatsword
SkillWolf Sword
FP Cost-(19/23)
Physical Attack Power139
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability40
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability95
Weight11.5
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)
Strength (requirement)24
Dexterity (requirement)1
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Wolf Knight’s Greatsword pays homage to its master, the first Abyss Watcher, who valiantly fought against the Abyss and influenced the Undead Legion of Farron.

This blade is a tribute to Artorias, the Abysswalker, with a moveset reminiscent of his iconic combat style. It’s believed that Artorias’ influence extended to Bloodborne’s fast-paced, dodge-intensive combat system.

The sword boasts impressive damage values and a stylish stance that allows for incredible slashes and front-flipping maneuvers, making it well-suited for PvE. In PvP, its vulnerability limits its effectiveness.

To obtain this sword, defeat the Abyss Watchers and transpose their soul into the Wolf Knight’s Greatsword at the Firelink Shrine.

Demon’s Scar

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryCurved Sword
SkillSpin Slash
FP Cost7(-/20)
Physical Attack Power0
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power99
Critical Attack Power110
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff119
Durability70
Weight0.5
Strength (Scaling)-
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)D
Faith (Scaling)D
Strength (requirement)-
Dexterity (requirement)18
Intelligence (requirement)17
Faith (requirement)17

The Demon’s Scar symbolizes the last ember of demon royalty, born from the fusion of two demon souls, representing the final remnants of their kind.

This weapon offers a convenient quality-of-life feature by allowing the casting of pyromancies when equipped, eliminating the need to dedicate an off-hand slot to a Pyromancy Flame. This seamless integration enhances damage output and style.

To acquire the Demon’s Scar, defeat the Demon Prince and transpose its soul into the weapon at the Firelink Shrine.

Uchigatana

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryKatana
SkillHold
FP Cost-(17/5)
Physical Attack Power115
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability35
Weight5.5
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)11
Dexterity (requirement)18
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Uchigatana, in its standard form, remains one of Dark Souls 3’s most popular weapons, offering decent damage and agility for players seeking quick elimination of foes. It accommodates both those aiming to swiftly traverse areas and those up for a more challenging playthrough.

To obtain it, defeat the old man positioned on the leftmost side of Firelink Shrine. His defeat rewards you with his armor set and the Uchigatana. Some players choose to exploit the fight by kicking him off the left ledge or causing him to roll off a cliff edge for an easier victory.

Onikiri and Ubadachi

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryKatana (Paired)
SkillOnislayer
FP Cost20(-/-)
Physical Attack Power104
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability35
Weight8.5
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)13
Dexterity (requirement)25
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Onikiri and Ubadachi offer the thrilling experience of dual-wielding swords, allowing players to channel their inner samurai. These weapons excel in delivering aggressive and rapid attacks, inducing quick bleeding effects on enemies. The shorter off-hand blade requires closer proximity for maximum damage, making for intense encounters.

The Onislayer skill proves invaluable for dealing with poise-heavy foes and formidable health bars, solidifying their position in the A-Tier of the Dark Souls 3 Weapons Tier List.

To obtain this formidable pair, defeat Black Hand Kamui, one of the three assailants who ambush you just outside the Grand Archives, near the Prince Lothric boss fight room. Defeating Black Hand Kamui rewards you with the Onikiri and Ubadachi.

Smough’s Great Hammer

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreat Hammer
SkillPerseverance
FP Cost12(-/-)
Physical Attack Power205
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability45
Range-
Spell Buff70
Durability205
Weight24.0
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)-
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)45
Dexterity (requirement)-
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Smough’s Great Hammer, one of the heaviest weapons in the game, packs immense power behind its swings. When wielded, it delivers a devastating horizontal strike, crushing any foe in its path. Its sheer might can even shatter certain enemy weapons like axes and maces. Remarkably, it’s among the few weapons with no usage limitations, making it ideal for crowd control and confronting large groups of enemies.

You can locate this formidable hammer in Irythill of the Boreal Valley, within an opulent room housing numerous Black Knights. To obtain it, ascend to the second floor and navigate through the relentless Black Knights, eventually unveiling a chest containing Smough’s Great Hammer.

B-Tier

The B-Tier encompasses weapons that present a greater challenge to wield effectively in truly perilous scenarios. While they may provide useful tools for specific situations, their utility is significantly hindered by their ineffectiveness in other circ*mstances. Some weapons in this tier may leave players feeling underwhelmed compared to the effort required to obtain them, making the B-Tier a repository of disappointment in many cases.

Sunlight Straight Sword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillOath of Sunlight
FP Cost40(-/-)
Physical Attack Power112
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability70
Weight3.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)C
Strength (requirement)12
Dexterity (requirement)12
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)16

The Sunlight Straight Sword is a remarkable weapon scaling with both Faith and Intelligence, boasting a high damage output and ranking among the game’s most potent weapons.

Its strength lies not in its physical attributes but rather in its unique skill, Oath of Sunlight. This buff halves physical damage received and boosts health damage, making it a formidable choice. Moreover, when playing co-op, the entire buff extends to summoned allies.

To acquire this sword, venture to Lothric Castle, near the White Dragon that breathes fire if you approach from the front.

Firelink Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreatsword
SkillEmber
FP Cost25(-/-)
Physical Attack Power128
Magic Attack Power-
Fire Attack Power89
Critical Attack Power100
Stability40
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability105
Weight9.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)20
Dexterity (requirement)10
Intelligence (requirement)10
Faith (requirement)10

The Firelink Greatsword, despite its iconic status as the final boss weapon, has faced widespread disappointment among players. The immense expectations it carried were unmet, resulting in a negative reception within the player base, and rightfully so in my opinion.

To obtain this sword, you must defeat the Soul of Cinder, claiming its essence. Then, return to the Firelink Shrine and transpose the soul into the Firelink Greatsword.

Wolnir’s Holy Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreatsword
SkillWrath Of The God
FP Cost30(-/-)
Physical Attack Power151
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability70
Weight7.5
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)D
Strength (requirement)13
Dexterity (requirement)13
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)13

Wolnir’s Holy Greatsword, a weapon in Dark Souls 3, is a remarkable greatsword imbued with the power of Wolnir, rendering it unbreakable and lighter than standard greatswords. It features a lengthy, slender blade and a substantial crossguard with protective wing-like extensions on either side. Crafted by the god of war, Wolnir, this weapon was meant for his high priestess to wield in combat.

To secure this sword, you must defeat High Lord Wolnir, getting his soul in the process. Then, return to Firelink Shrine and transpose his soul into Wolnir’s Holy Greatsword.

Farron Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryUltra Greatsword
SkillParry
FP Cost-
Physical Attack Power141
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability45
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability90
Weight12.5
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-E
Strength (requirement)18
Dexterity (requirement)20
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Farron Greatsword holds a dual reputation as both a fan favorite and a source of disappointment. It boasts the best moveset in the game, offering players the ability to strike swiftly and powerfully. However, the damage output falls short of many players’ expectations, placing it in the C-Tier. Nevertheless, its incredible style elevates it to the B-Tier.

To acquire this sword, you must defeat the Abyss Watchers, securing their soul. Then, return to the Firelink Shrine and transpose their soul into the Farron Greatsword.

Cathedral Knight Greatsword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryUltra Greatsword
SkillStomp
FP Cost10(-20)
Physical Attack Power149
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability45
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability70
Weight4.5
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)28
Dexterity (requirement)10
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Cathedral Knight Greatsword stands as a solid weapon from a pure gameplay perspective, falling into a middle ground that some would label as a good weapon design. However, it tends to come off as dull, lacking the standout qualities that would make it memorable or exceptional in either design or performance.

To obtain this weapon, you can farm Cathedral Knights, with the easiest method being to farm the ones near the entrance to the boss room of Osiris in the Consumed Gardens. These knights are relatively slow, allowing for efficient maneuvering and backstabbing to dispatch them quickly.

Crow Quills

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Attributealue
Weapon CategoryThrusting Sword
SkillQuil Dust
FP Cost7(-/8)
Physical Attack Power98
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power120
Stability15
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability80
Weight4.0
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)9
Dexterity (requirement)18
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Crow Quills are a weapon for the masterfully dexterous. While their damage output is unremarkable and quite underwhelming, they stand out due to the exquisite aesthetic of the crow feather daggers. This visual appeal sets them apart from others in their category.

To obtain these daggers, start from the Corvian Settlement Bonfire. Cross the bridge and follow the left wall of a house until you reach a smaller bridge. Cross it and take the path to the left. You’ll notice two entrances across a small gap on your left. Jump the gap and enter the house on your right. There, you’ll find barrels blocking a platform you must run, leap off, and land on to access the elevated platform with the Crow Quills.

Related Guide: Top 13 Dark Souls 3 Best Daggers

Yhorm’s Great Machete

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreataxe
SkillWarcry
FP Cost20(-/-)
Physical Attack Power185
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability40
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability140
Weight19.0
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)-
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)38
Dexterity (requirement)10
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Yhorm’s Great Machete excels in the punishing game, capitalizing on your opponent’s missteps to deliver devastating blows that can deplete half of their health bar in a single strike. However, this playstyle may come across as dull for many players who prefer a more dynamic and overpowering approach.

While some seek weapons that allow for reckless aggression, Yhorm’s Great Machete caters to a niche playstyle, earning it a place in the B-Tier.

To obtain this formidable machete, you must vanquish Yhorm, the Giant. After defeating him and acquiring his soul, return to the Firelink Shrine and transposes his soul into Yhorm’s Great Machete.

Vordt’s Great Hammer

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreat Hammer
SkillPerseverance
FP Cost12(-/-)
Physical Attack Power176
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability45
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability170
Weight17.0
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)-
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)30
Dexterity (requirement)-
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Freezing weapons, like Vordt’s Hammer, offer exceptional strength in Dark Souls 3. Pontiff Sulyvahn crafted this formidable weapon for his loyal Outrider Knight of the Boreal Valley, intending it to repel all intruders on the castle grounds.

From a gameplay perspective, this weapon shines as it scales with Strength and inflicts frostbite. It proves highly effective against regular enemies and even some formidable mini-boss-like foes, slowing them down and causing substantial damage.

To acquire this hammer, you must defeat Vordt of the Boreal Valley. After vanquishing him and getting his soul, return to the Firelink Shrine and transpose his soul into Vordt’s Great Hammer.

Dragon Tooth

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreat Hammer
SkillPreseverance
FP Cost12(-/-)
Physical Attack Power186
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability45
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability340
Weight21.0
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)-
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)40
Dexterity (requirement)-
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Havel’s Greatshield, a legacy weapon from Havel the Rock, has been a presence in the Dark Souls series since its inception. This extraordinary weapon takes the form of a literal dragon’s tooth, making it one of the most metal and imposing weapons ever seen. What makes it even more remarkable is that it’s used as a clubbing weapon rather than a stabbing one.

To obtain this weapon, you must face Havel the Rock in a one-on-one duel to the death at Archdragon Peak. After defeating Havel, you can loot his entire armor set along with the Dragon Tooth from his corpse. Alternatively, there is a slight chance you may encounter Havel earlier if some enemy NPCs summon him to fight you.

Gundyr’s Halberd

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryHalberd
SkillChampion’s Charge
FP Cost15(-/15)
Physical Attack Power145
Magic Attack Power
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability25
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability500
Weight13.0
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)30
Dexterity (requirement)15
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Champion Gundyr serves as the first boss encounter in Dark Souls 3, presenting players with a significant test of their skills as they embark on their journey. The weapon associated with this boss, Gundyr’s Halberd, is a decent choice but not particularly exceptional, falling behind some of the other weapons on this list in terms of power.

To obtain Gundyr’s Halberd, you must defeat Champion Gundyr in battle. After vanquishing him and acquiring his soul, return to the Firelink Shrine and transpose his soul into Gundyr’s Halberd.

C-Tier

C-tier weapons are disappointing and underwhelming. They may look intriguing initially, but they end up as mere inventory space fillers, rarely seeing any use. These weapons lack the power and utility found in higher-tier options, leaving them overshadowed and largely forgettable.

Storm Ruler

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryGreatsword
SkillStrom King
FP Cost-(20/20)
Physical Attack Power154
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability35
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability10
Weight8.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)-
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)
Strength (requirement)-
Dexterity (requirement)-
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Storm Ruler, introduced as a gimmick weapon for the Yhorm the Giant boss fight, turns out to be a massive letdown when compared to other weapons.

To obtain the Storm Ruler, you can find it in the boss room of Yhorm the Giant. Head to the end of his boss room near the foot of the throne to claim this weapon, although its underwhelming performance may leave you disappointed.

Washing Pole

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryKatana
SkillHold
FP Cost-(22/8)
Physical Attack Power121
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability35
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability20
Weight8.5
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)18
Dexterity (requirement)20
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Washing Pole, despite its extended reach, falls short in comparison to other katanas, making it a less desirable choice. Its drawbacks, including limited maneuverability and a lack of significant advantages, place it firmly in the C-Tier.

To obtain the Washing Pole, provide the Easterner’s Ashes to the Shrine Handmaiden in Firelink Shrine and purchase the weapon for 7500 souls. However, it’s advisable to opt for other katana options for a more effective gameplay experience.

Caestus

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryFist
SkillPreseverance
FP Cost7(-/-)
Physical Attack Power91
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability0
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability60
Weight0.5
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)5
Dexterity (requirement)8
Intelligence (requirement)
Faith (requirement)

Nothing but knuckle dusters for this chosen undead. These are knuckled braces, and anyone wearing them is either too dumb or too brave to measure. They do bump your melee damage but nothing so significant that you would prefer these over a sword or any weapon on a dead enemy.

It can be found in the Undead Settlement sewers right before you face off against a Giant Rat.

Claw

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryClaw
SkillLeaping Slash
FP Cost10(-/-)
Physical Attack Power86
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power110
Stability0
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability60
Weight1.5
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)6
Dexterity (requirement)14
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Not much to say about these weapons. They are just claws that you can equip on both hands to scratch your enemies. Like an agitated cat, you leap and swipe, but more like a house cat rather than a big wild cat, which is why it belongs in the C-Tier.

They are obtained by finding it in Osiris’ domain below one of the raised platforms near all the poisonous slugs.

Saint Bident

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategorySpear
SkillCharge
FP Cost13(-/9)
Physical Attack Power98
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability25
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability70
Weight8.5
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)E
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)C
Strength (requirement)12
Dexterity (requirement)12
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)18

An homage to the Trident in previous Dark Souls titles since Trident dancing in PvP scenarios was quite the past time for the entire community. When it left, it took the joy of many players, but we have the Satin Bident in its place. Not the best thing but the next best thing for those who wish to carry on their old habits.

Obtained in the Cathedral of the Deep, next to one of the chained Giants, there is a big blue door that leads to the area where this is found.

D-Tier

The weapons in this tier are generally not recommended for regular gameplay due to their lower damage output, challenging movesets, or niche applications. However, some players may find enjoyment in using them for self-imposed challenge runs or specific playstyles. While they may not be top-tier choices, these weapons can add a unique twist to your experience if you’re looking for an extra challenge or a change of pace.

Cleric’s Candlestick

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillGuiidng Light
FP Cost5(-/-)
Physical Attack Power70
Magic Attack Power77
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability65
Weight2.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)C
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)8
Dexterity (requirement)13
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)12

The Cleric’s Candlestick may have some niche use for players who want to combine both melee and magic in their build. However, as you’ve pointed out, it’s generally not the most efficient choice compared to dedicated catalysts or melee weapons. While it’s an interesting concept, its practicality is limited, which is why it may not see much use in standard playthroughs.

Broken Straight Sword

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryStraight Sword
SkillStance
FP Cost-(17/20)
Physical Attack Power70
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability30
Weight1.0
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)8
Dexterity (requirement)8
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Indeed, the Broken Straight Sword is often considered one of the weakest weapons in the game. Its limited range and low damage output make it impractical for most players, and it’s often seen as a joke weapon. While it can be obtained easily from various sources, it’s not a weapon you’d typically rely on for serious gameplay.

Scimitar

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryCurved Sword
SkillSpin Slash
FP Cost4(-/12)
Physical Attack Power90
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability25
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability60
Weight2.5
Strength (Scaling)E
Dexterity (Scaling)B
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)7
Dexterity (requirement)13
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

The Scimitar is indeed a lightweight curved sword, and while it may not be considered top-tier, it can still be used effectively by players who prefer its moveset or are looking for a lightweight option for their build. It’s true that some players may find it lacking compared to other curved swords, but personal preferences and playstyles can vary, making it a viable choice for some.

Thrall Axe

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryAxe
SkillQuickstep
FP Cost5(-/-)
Physical Attack Power104
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability55
Weight1.5
Strength (Scaling)D
Dexterity (Scaling)D
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)8
Dexterity (requirement)8
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Indeed, the Hand Axe is a basic weapon often wielded by common enemies in the game. While it may not offer any unique or exceptional features, some players might still choose to use it for its simplicity or for role-playing purposes. However, in terms of damage and overall effectiveness, it is generally outclassed by more specialized or powerful weapons available in the game.

Blacksmith Hammer

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryHammer
SkillPerseverance
FP Cost9(-/-)
Physical Attack Power105
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability95
Weight5.0
Strength (Scaling)C
Dexterity (Scaling)-
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)13
Dexterity (requirement)13
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

Andre’s Blacksmith Hammer is indeed a rather straightforward and unremarkable weapon in terms of damage and utility compared to many other options in Dark Souls 3. Its main appeal may come from its association with Andre the Blacksmith, who is a recurring character in the Souls series. While it may not be a top-tier choice for combat, some players may still appreciate its nostalgic or thematic value when using it in the game.

Whip

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AttributeValue
Weapon CategoryWhip
SkillImpact
FP Cost14(-/-)
Physical Attack Power90
Magic Attack Power0
Fire Attack Power0
Critical Attack Power100
Stability30
Range-
Spell Buff-
Durability50
Weight2.0
Strength (Scaling)-
Dexterity (Scaling)C
Intelligence (Scaling)-
Faith (Scaling)-
Strength (requirement)6
Dexterity (requirement)14
Intelligence (requirement)-
Faith (requirement)-

A decent weapon when considering the rules for ending up in D-Tier. It has a respectable range but lacks any real damage sustained over time. The play style for this weapon is very hit-and-run, as is mentioned for other weapons in this category.

This weapon can be found in the Undead Settlement area. It is located on a corpse behind a locked door near the second bonfire of that stage.

Other Weapons

While I couldn’t include all 220 weapons in the list, here are the remaining weapons sorted by their respective tiers. I highly recommend experimenting with different weapons in the game to discover which one suits your playstyle best. With that said, here are the additional entries for the Weapons Tier List.

A-Tier

  • Corvian Great Knife
  • Aquamarine Dagger
  • Valorheart
  • Lothric’s Holy Sword
  • Morion Blade
  • Black Knight Sword
  • Greatsword of Judgement
  • Astora Greatsword
  • Lothric Knight Greatsword
  • Warden Twinblades
  • Exile Greatsword
  • Old Wolf Curved Greatsword
  • Bloodlust
  • Winged Knight Twinaxes
  • Demon’s Greataxe
  • Black Knight Greataxe
  • Ledo’s Great Hammer
  • Dragonslayer Spear
  • Lothric Knight Long Spear
  • Ringed Knight Spear
  • Winged Knight Halberd
  • Black Knight Glaive
  • Immolation Tinder
  • Splitleaf Greatsword
  • Dragonslayer Greatbow
  • Repeating Crossbow

B-Tier

  • Mail Breaker
  • Bandit’s Knife
  • Rotten Ghru Dagger
  • Handmaid’s Dagger
  • Tailbone Short Sword
  • Brigand Twin Daggers
  • Murky Hand Scythe
  • Gottard Twinswords
  • Anri’s Straight Sword
  • Barbed Straight Sword
  • Hollowslayer Greatsword
  • Twin Princes’ Greatsword
  • Onyx Blade
  • Greatsword
  • Profaned Greatsword
  • Pontiff Knight Greatsword
  • Dancer’s Enchanted Swords
  • Follower’s Sabre
  • Murakumo
  • Carthus Curved Greatsword
  • Harald Curved Greatsword
  • Darkdrift
  • Black Blade
  • Chaos Blade
  • Estoc
  • Crystal Sage’s Rapier
  • Irithyll Rapier
  • Dragonslayer’s Axe
  • Butcher Knife
  • Eleonora
  • Millwood Battle Axe
  • Greataxe
  • Earth Seeker
  • Drang Hammers
  • Gargoyle Flame Hammer
  • Morne’s Great Hammer
  • Old King’s Great Hammer
  • Demon’s Fist
  • Dark Hand
  • Crow Talons
  • Drang Twinspears
  • Gargoyle Flame Spear
  • Four-Pronged Plow
  • Rotten Ghru Spear
  • Golden Ritual Spear
  • Greatlance
  • Crescent Axe
  • Crucifix of the Mad King
  • Great Corvian Scythe
  • Pontiff Knight Great Scythe
  • Witch’s Locks
  • Rose of Ariandel
  • Darkmoon Longbow
  • White Birch Bow
  • Onislayer Greatbow
  • Millwood Greatbow
  • Sniper Crossbow
  • Heavy Crossbow

C-Tier

  • Dagger
  • Harpe
  • Broadsword
  • Longsword
  • Shortsword
  • Bastard Sword
  • Flamberge
  • Executioner’s Greatsword
  • Drakeblood Greatsword
  • Zweihander
  • Crescent Moon Sword
  • Painting Guardian’s Curved Sword
  • Storm Curved Sword
  • Carthus Curved Sword
  • Carthus Shotel
  • Rotten Ghru Curved Sword
  • Rapier
  • Battle Axe
  • Brigand Axe
  • Man Serpent Hatchet
  • Great Machete
  • Mace
  • Morning Star
  • Great Mace
  • Great Club
  • Pickaxe
  • Ricard’s Rapier
  • Spiked Mace
  • Quakestone Hammer
  • Manikin Claws
  • Arstor’s Spear
  • Winged Spear
  • Yorshika’s Spear
  • Smoldering Iron
  • Follower Javelin
  • Halberd
  • Red Hilted Halberd
  • Glaive
  • Great Scythe
  • Notched Whip Spotted Whip
  • Dragonrider Bow
  • Black Bow of Pharis
  • Knight’s Crossbow
  • Arbalest
  • Avelyn

D-Tier

  • Scholar’s Candlestick
  • Falchion
  • Shotel
  • Hand Axe
  • Club
  • Reinforced Club
  • Heysel Pick
  • Warpick
  • Large Club
  • Great Wooden Hammer
  • Spear
  • Pike
  • Partizan
  • Lucerne
  • Lothric War Banner
  • Longbow
  • Short Bow
  • Composite Bow
  • Light Crossbow

Final Thoughts

The purpose of making this list was to give readers a comprehensive overview of the weapons that players come across and use in Dark Souls 3. Some people might disagree with my way of ranking the blades. But that is completely fine. Everyone has their own choices, and they view things differently.

This article can also be regarded as weapons tier list for PvP since most S-Tier and A-Tier weapons can be helpful if understood. If you like this guide, check out more guides from our talented team of writers, like this one on Dark Souls 3 Best Melee Weapon for Sorcerers.

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