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Dark Souls: Remastered &#; 10 Best Weapons You Won&#;t Want To Miss | Locations Guide

The weapon you pick in Dark Souls: Remastered defines your character. Some weapons are slow and brutally powerful, while others require more finesse and skill to master &#; there are tons of different weapons in Dark Souls, and we&#;re going to do out best to weed out ten very awesome weapons that are worth checking out. Some of them are hard to find, some of them are actually really common, but all of them are awesome in their own unique way.

There are no &#;best&#; weapons in Dark Souls. You can beat the game bare-handed, or using the worst weapon in the game &#; it&#;s all possible, and the weapons (for the most part) are pretty well balanced for PVE. And this guide is all about the PVE function of weapons. If you&#;re all about PVP, you might want to look elsewhere &#; or just focus on upgrading the most scalable weapons to their max level.

With only ten weapons totally on our list, it&#;s pretty likely we missed one of your favorites. Let us know what weapons are your personal bests in the comments section below.


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[NOTE: The &#;best&#; weapons don&#;t really exist &#; all weapons can be the best, and most unique weapons have low scalability, so they won&#;t be that useful as you level up. The &#;best&#; weapons are really the weapons that continue to increase in power as you level up. There are lots of weapons with high scalability, so check every weapon you get.]


#1: Drake Sword [Straight Sword]

One of the earliest, strongest weapons you can find very early in the game. By this point, it&#;s a well-known secret that you can attack the hanging tail of the dragon guarding the bridge leading to the Undead Parish.

For those new to the series, if you keep attacking that tail &#; preferably with a bow and arrow &#; you can eventually break the red dragon&#;s tail off. The dragon will always drop this powerful straight sword after cutting off the tail, and it&#;s a huge boost when you&#;re very early in the game.

There&#;s just one problem. This is true of every unique weapon &#; it doesn&#;t stay strong for long. Even if you upgrade, it won&#;t match the power of other, better scalable weapons. This is still a great &#;secret&#; weapon for the pre-Sen&#;s Fortress section of the game.


#2: Moonlight Greatsword [Greatsword]

The magical Moonlight Greatsword is a staple of From Software, the developers behind Dark Souls. The sword is magical in nature, and will only drop if you cut off Seathe the Scaleless&#; tail. That isn&#;t easy, but it&#;s worth it for a piece of From Software history.

The massive Greatsword is a late-game acquire. You&#;ll need to get the Lord Vessel and reach the Duke&#;s Archives, then the Crystal Cave to find this powerful, magical sword. You need to cut off the middle section of Seathe&#;s tail to acquire the sword, which provides +40 magic defense, and can launch a magical shockwave that explodes on impact and deals splash damage.


#3: Ghost Blade / Jagged Ghost Blade [Dagger / Curved Sword]

The unique Ghost Blade (or Jagged Ghost Blade) can only be found in the New Londo Ruins. Kill the ghosts, and one of these weapons might drop if you&#;re lucky &#; they can only be acquired from ghosts, which require curse or transient curse to kill.

That&#;s where the Ghost Blades come in handy. These special blades aren&#;t particularly powerful, but they do allow you to harm (and defeat!) ghosts in combat without using transient curses. That will really help keep your costs down.


#4: Uchigatana [Katana] 

One of the literal best weapons in the game. Upgrade this weapon, and the health will just melt off the toughest bosses. It scales relatively well, but you will need a Dexterity build and lots of materials to make this weapon especially useful. It helps to also use this weapon two-handed for a +50% damage boost for every quick attack.

To get this weapon, join the Forest Hunter covenant (talk to the cat Alvina in Darkoot Garden) and then you&#;ll be able to purchase it from Shiva of the East in the

Like most tips you&#;ll get in Dark Souls, it&#;s much better to be nimble and fast than slow and heavily armored. This weapon is ideal for that playstyle. It&#;s fast, relies on a speedy character, and there&#;s plenty of action that isn&#;t peaceful at all.


#5: Gravelord Sword [Curved Greatsword]

It isn&#;t the most powerful greatsword, but it is curved, and has relatively low requirements to wield compared to other greatswords. It also inflicts toxic, one of the rare weapons that can inflict that status effect. Even bosses, with enough build-up, will succumb to toxic &#; a deadlier version of poison.

To get the sword, all you need to do is join the Gravelord Servant Covenant. To join, grab an &#;Eye of Death&#; item in the Catacombs, near one of the Prowling Demons. In the same area, there&#;s also an open coffin you can interact with. Use it and ride the coffin, and then interact with the Gravelord Nito sarcophagus. Trade one of the &#;Eye of Death&#; items and you&#;ll join the covenant.

If you&#;ve already killed Lord Nito, there&#;s nothing you can do. It&#;s impossible to join the covent.

 


#6: Rapier [Thrusting Sword]

The Rapier, and all those other Piercing Swords, don&#;t seem that great at first. They don&#;t do that much damage, and their attacks take some getting used to. If you&#;re willing to put the time and effort in, Rapiers are amazing for one simple reason &#; they do the most damage when you riposte.

You can purchase this weapon from the Undead Merchant in the Undead Burg for souls, right at the start of the game.

Riposte is one of those tricky techniques beginners usually ignore. You can complete the game without performing a single riposte. I recommend practicing against human-like enemies &#; unfortunately, Dark Souls: Remastered isn&#;t Bloodborne, you can&#;t riposte every single enemy or boss, but practice will help you master the technique, which is even more useful in PVP.


#7: Great Club [Great Hammer]

The most brutally efficient weapon in the game is the Great Club. Don&#;t weigh yourself down with useless heavy armor &#; the Great Club is all about staying nimble while wielding a massively oversized club and smashing enemies. What makes the Great Club so powerful is really simple. Almost every enemy in the game will be stunned by the impact of the Great Club, making it super easy to stunlock them.

The leaping attack is pretty impressive too. You&#;ll find the Great Club at the bottom of Blighttown, in the disgusting swamp. The club is guarded by Infested Barbarians in the southwest corner of the swamp. You&#;ll want to get your hands on it &#; if you max out your strength and intelligence, the Great Club is the most powerful weapon in the game.


#8: Claw [Fist]

Next we have the claw. No, this isn&#;t the most powerful weapon in the game, but it is a great choice for nimble fighters that don&#;t need much range. The bleed build up extremely high, and the weapon has a very low strength / weight requirement, so you can stay nimble pretty easily the right equipment loadout.

Get this weapon from Shiva of the East for 5, souls. To find him in the Darkroot Garden or the Blighttown water wheel lift, you&#;ll need to join the Forest Hunter covenant by talking to the cat in the small ruin, past the locked door with the seal.


#9: Demon&#;s Greataxe [Great Axe]

Here&#;s another weapon you can purchase from Shiva of the East for 10, souls. Again, the merchant will appear in Darkroot Garden or Blighttown near the waterwheel if you talk to the cat in the Darkroot Garden and join the Forest Hunters. You can also get the greataxe as a drop from Taurus Demon enemies &#; or by killing the Taurus Demon boss battle with magic spells only.

If you&#;re looking for high durability and high normal damage, the Demon&#;s Greataxe is the best in the game. It&#;s also one of the few weapons you might actually want to convert into a Crystal Weapon. It&#;s durability is high, and you can always purchase more from the merchant after it breaks (Crystal Weapons cannot be repaired) &#; you&#;ll just have to be strong enough to use it two-handed.


# Black Knight Halberd [Halberd]

Halberds can be awkward weapons to you. Even if you have enough strength, you&#;ll stumble when thrusting and missing, but they&#;re still worthwhile for their great range and thrusting jump attack. You can also use them one-handed with a shield, if you&#;re good at swapping to two-handed mid-battle for those great sprint attacks.

There are three Black Knights that never respawn that will drop this Halberd. One is near the Darkroot Basin bonfire, another is near Patches in the Tomb of the Giants, and the last Black Knight is in the Kiln of the First Flame.

The Black Knight Halberd has the highest poise, and like all Black Knight weapons, deals extra damage to demons. If you want to farm Titanite Demons in Lost Izalith, this is a pretty good choice.


Zweihander [Ultra Greatsword]

An amazing weapon that you can acquire right at the start of the game, the Zweihander has strong scalability so it stays relevant for the entire game. You probably won&#;t be able to use it early in your adventures through Lordran, but eventually you&#;ll have the strength to two-hand this monster and demolish everything in your path. As long as you keep it upgraded, it can stay with you for the entire game.

To get it, run into the cemetery near the Firelink Shrine. Sprint to the end and open the chest behind the giant skeleton. If you don&#;t mind doing a suicide run, it&#;s very possible to grab this sword now, instead of waiting until you tackle the Catacombs much later.


So, what weapons are your favorites? Those are just some of our top picks, and there are plenty of other awesome weapons out there.

 

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Ranked: 15 Most Powerful Weapons In Dark Souls

Dark Souls is easily one of the best games of last gen. An action RPG that offered a punishing but still fair difficulty curve, Demon’s Souls set the foundation that Dark Souls would build upon. Where stages were linear and segmented, the world was now interconnected. Where bosses often favored spectacle and gimmicks, Dark Souls’ bosses emphasized mechanical variety.

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That’s really where Dark Souls edges out its sister game. There are so many more weapon options available for the player to use. For PvE in particular, just about any weapon can get the job done while being reasonably fun to use, but there’s something special about using the strongest weapons in a game.

Updated on December 27th, , by Reyadh Rahaman:What constitutes a weapon as being strong is the amount of damage it can do to adversaries. There are certainly ways to abuse mechanics in the game for ridiculous single-hit damage on certain enemies and bosses, although this is borderline cheating and takes away quite a lot of the fun, challenging aspects that everyone has come to love from the Dark Souls games.

Cleaving peons with huge blades and smashing others into the acrid soil by the grace of a monstrous mace are but two ways one can decimate foes in the most satisfying of manners. Depending on the Chosen Undead's build and playstyle, there are different weapons that can become the strongest. For none are mighty on their own; it is the wielder that holds the true strength. However, some tools are better for the job of accompanying one to their battles than others for their unique traits, huge stats, and ease of use.

15 Smough's Hammer

Forged from a +10 hammer or great hammer, 5, souls, and, most importantly, the Soul of Smough, the gluttonous grand executioner of Anor Londo. Most remember this titanic mallet from their battles with the executioner and the dragon-slaying knight Ornstein. In the hands of the player, it can be equally mighty.

Due to its massive weight of 28 and the highest Strength requirement in the game at 58, this armament will take some time to prepare for. For those seeking to unleash huge base damage, it is an ideal weapon. Smashing foes into oblivion is very easy with this great hammer, especially with its rolling attack, which has a larger hitbox than others and can catch even the wiliest of foes. On top of this, it heals the wielder for 10 HP per attack that lands; nominal, but can be handy in a pinch.

14 Dragon King Greataxe

Those familiar with dragons in the first Dark Souls game are likely well aware of tail-cut weapons: arms that can be harvested by doing enough damage to a draconic foe's tail for it to be destroyed. The Dragon King Greataxe is arguably the most powerful, at least in terms of single-hit damage potential. It can be obtained from the Gaping Dragon.

Like all dragon weapons, this huge axe grants one increased resistance to fire and magic damage and comes with a unique two-handed strong attack, one that sends out a savage shockwave from the player in a devastating AOE attack. However, uncharacteristic for a dragon weapon, it can be upgraded, further increasing the sheer amount of raw damage that can be used to bifurcate any obstacle.

13 Demon's Spear

Wielded, and possibly dropped, by the batwing demons of fleshy gargoyle-like nature that fly about Anor Londo, this wicked spear was created from the bones of their kin and holds shocking strength. As one of the longest spears in the game, it can keep a great number of foes at bay, though there are greater reasons to consider this as one's weapon of choice.

This piercing pole deals both thrust and lightning damage; two of the best offensive damaging types in the game, particularly on bosses and tougher foes. It also scales moderately well with both Strength and Dexterity, making it an able companion for many builds.

12 Dragon Tooth

The last thing most new players see as they descend that fated, curved stairway leading to where a warrior in Havel's set awaits. A single swing from the colossal club, Dragon Tooth, has been the end of countless players. There are few other weapons that deal more poise damage than this massive fang hewn from the mouth of an everlasting dragon.

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As with other weapons born from the death of a drake, this one grants its wielder greater defense against fire and magic damage. Strange for this class of combat equipment, it can be upgraded to enhance its already deadly potential. Blows from this behemoth cannot be parried, or blocked efficiently, making it an eternal offensive threat for all enemies.

11 Demon's Greataxe

This weapon is one that can be missed pretty easily, as it is an uncommon item that drops after beating the mighty Taurus Demon. Demonic weapons, like their former masters, and known for great potency of flame and fury; powerful allies for one seeking to smite adversaries with a flurry of annihilating assaults.

This greataxe may have short-range but is swung surprisingly fast for its size and weight. The most notable feature, however, is the potential to be the strongest weapon in the game for high-level Strength builds. It can be upgraded to +15 and gains S-class damage scaling from one's Strength stat, making its damage output insane.

10 Black Knight Greataxe

Black Knight weapons are incredibly rare drops, but one of them is bound to drop sooner rather than later. The Black Knight Greataxe may not be the best of the bunch, but it more than pulls its weight in a fight. While slow, the Black Knight Greataxe hits incredibly hard and has surprisingly good reach. 

With the right timing, tearing down enemies with the Black Knight Greataxe is no problem. It’s an especially useful weapon for bosses with larger health pools. Of course, its speed is a bit of a problem, but that’s really the only major point against the Black Knight Greataxe. 

9 Great Scythe

The Great Scythe is an easy weapon to underestimate. It’s so non-traditional that it almost feels like it’s bound to make a mess in Dark Souls. It even clips through the ground in movement. At the same time, the Great Scythe has a wickedly fun playstyle that keeps players moving and attacking almost rhythmically. 

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It’s an incredibly fun weapon to learn how to play, but it’s no slouch in a fight either. It can tackle most of the main game with no major roadblocks. The fact that the weapon has such a unique control scheme really is the main reason to use it, though. Few weapons are as fun. 

The Balder Side Sword only has a 1% drop rate from Balder Knights, but it’s worth the effort to grind out as early as the Undead Parish. The Balder Side Sword is a fast, reasonably hard-hitting weapon with an insanely reliable moveset that makes mincemeat out of most enemies. It’s a great weapon to take to the end of the game and beyond. 

Of course, grinding for it will be the biggest challenge. That 1% drop rate is particularly cruel and might ensure that most players won’t ever stumble upon the sword on any of their playthroughs. Its thrust attacks are also notoriously difficult to parry, making them fairly useful for PvP. 

7 Black Knight Greatsword

The Black Knight Greatsword is one of the slower greatswords in the game, making it difficult to unleash a frenzy of swings like a mad man, but it’s nonetheless a powerful weapon that some lucky few will end up getting as early as the Undead Parish. It hits hard, can smash down shields, and has pretty good range all around. 

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Its moveset is pretty smooth for a greatsword as well. It’s heavy, but not particularly cumbersome. Of course, it’s worth noting that there are better greatsword options in the game so the Black Knight Greatsword might seem redundant, but being outclassed doesn’t make it any less impressive. 

6 Estoc

The Estoc is going to end up a beast for everyone should a player decide to take the time to experiment with it. As a thrusting weapon, players can use the Estoc while keeping their shield up. With the right timing, it’s possible to skewer enemies to death while behind the safety of a shield. 

Looking for a more involved playstyle? Just ditch the shield and get into the rhythm of methodically poking the opposition. As the longest ranged thrusting weapon in the game, the Estoc can reach surprisingly far, allowing for fluid movement within combat. Just keep in mind that timing is key. 

5 Moonlight Greatsword

The Moonlight Greatsword is basically the definitive weapon of INT builds. It’s not nearly as slow as other greatswords, has magical properties, has a fluid move set, and scales really well with its main stats. The only real downside to the weapon is its range and the fact that it can’t be found until very late in the game. 

On top of that, players need to cut off Seath’s tail before killing him to get the weapon— a task that’s frankly easier said than done. It can be tedious trying to get the Moonlight Greatsword, but it does only need to happen once, and getting the weapon is a matter of skill more than anything else. 

4 Black Knight Sword

The Black Knight Sword is one of the most reliable weapons in the game, especially when two-handed. Not only does two-handing make the Black Knight Sword stronger, its swings become significantly faster, making the weapon incredibly punishing. Like with all the Black Knight weapons, it has a fun move set to learn how to play. 

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Surprisingly, the Black Knight Sword doesn’t have range problems. It’s not as long-ranged as it perhaps could be, but it has enough range to almost always be useful, especially when two-handed. It doesn’t have the best availability in the game, but it’s an easy enough weapon to farm in the Kiln. 

3 Zweihander

It’s almost unfair how ridiculously useful the Zweihander winds up with little to no effort. It’s fast, has amazing range, hits incredibly hard, and can efficiently stunlock. It’s a weapon that can be found as soon as players step foot outside the Asylum. Better yet, the Zweihander never falls off in terms of usability. 

Most of its upgrade paths are worth putting some effort into, but the weapon itself is strong enough even on its own. Like with most weapons, the Zweihander becomes particularly dangerous when two-handed. It’s arguably the best greatsword in the game, if not the most broken, but there is one sword that gives it a run for its money. 

2 Claymore

At first glance, the Claymore might not seem worth the effort. It’s less glamorous than the Zweihander, doesn’t have as good a range, and isn’t nearly as flashy. But it’s a more cohesive and understandable weapon. It lacks the chaotic energy of the Zweihander but offers a more sensible playstyle in return. 

It’s overall a much smoother weapon in terms of feel, which makes using the Claymore more worthwhile than the Zweihander in many respects. It’s also a strong enough weapon in its own right without being cheap. The Claymore doesn’t need wonky balancing to be a good greatsword. 

1 Black Knight Halberd

There really is no other choice for the best weapon in Dark Souls. At least no sensible choice. The Black Knight Halberd has every single boon a Dark Souls weapon can have: it’s not hard to get, it can potentially be acquired early, it has amazing range, it’s insanely strong, it only gets stronger, and it’s fast. 

The Black Knight Halberd is a monster of a weapon that really has no comparison in-game. It’s the best of the best and can be viable for just about any situation, on or offline. It’s even the weapon of choice for optimal speed runs.

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Dark Souls: The 10 Best Weapons, Ranked

FromSoftware's classic title Dark Soulsis renowned for its complexity and depth of combat. Though it may seem like a brutal hack-and-slash title at first glance, each of the game's weapons features numerous individual statistics and mechanics that work together in nuanced ways, creating a host of enjoyable ways to cleave through the game's many enemies. Indeed, there are so many weapons with standout qualities that it can be difficult for players to determine which is the best for any given scenario.

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With a single exception, each of the weapons on this list is classified as "unique," meaning that there is only a single version of the weapon to be found in the game, as opposed to more common weapons that drop from slain enemies or can be purchased from the many merchants across Lordran. For those players seeking to harness the greatest offensive power that Dark Souls has to offer, don't miss out on these legendary weapons.

10 Drake Sword

The Drake Sword is arguably the best weapon that can be found in Dark Souls' early stages of the game, with nimble moderately damaging slashes and a ranged component to its two-handed heavy attacks. Its mild scaling renders it less useful the further the player progresses, but for new or inexperienced players, it handily outperforms any early-game common weapons.

Obtaining this weapon, however, is no easy feat, as players must sever the tail of the Hellkite Dragon in the Undead Parish to obtain it. It's a grueling fight, but well worth the trouble for the chance to wield this dynamic sword in Dark Souls' early stages.

9 Chaos Blade

Despite having a single-sided blade, this unique katana is also a metaphorical double-edged sword that inflicts damage on the player for every successful strike upon an enemy. This is a common mechanic among Soulsbornegames, usually associated with the highest-tier weapons, like the Chikage from Bloodborne. 

To make up for this punishing quality, the sword possesses the ability to inflict Bleed status on enemies, slowly draining them of vitality over time. It's not an easy blade to wield, but for skilled players with an ample pool of health and high Dexterity, the Chaos Blade easily ranks among the best weapons in the game.

8 Moonlight Greatsword

Arguably the most iconic weapon of the Dark Souls franchise with variations appearing within every title in the series, the Moonlight Greatsword represents one of the best weapons players can utilize in the game. This shimmering blade can be obtained during the boss battle with Seath the Scaleless by severing the pearlescent dragon's tail.

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Its most notable feature is the ability to launch a magical projectile that scales damage with the player's Intelligence stat. Despite its advantages, players should be advised that this weapon deals only Magic-based damage, rendering it less useful against enemies that are usually susceptible to physical damage. For magic-focused builds, however, the Moonlight Greatsword is a perfect alternative to casting Miracles.

7 Grant

This great hammer is dropped by Paladin Leeroy's phantom and packs a wallop when paired with high Dexterity and Faith character builds. For slower strength-based characters, this great hammer has the unparalleled ability to stagger all non-boss enemies within range of its shockwave heavy attack.

This ability drains one-third of Grant's durability, however, so players should plan their ground pounds wisely to make the most of this legendary hammer. Most notable about this weapon, however, is its Divine-based auxiliary effect, which can cause skeletons in Dark Souls' deepest, darkest, and most immersive dungeons to stop respawning -- invaluable in NG+ playthroughs.

6 Dragon Tooth

A hybrid sword and club, the Dragon's Tooth is classified as a great hammer, though it's truly in a category of its own in terms of dealing damage. It possesses staggering power that far exceeds most other weapons in the game and can also be upgraded and enchanted -- rare qualities among one-of-a-kind weapons in the game. Adding to its greatness, this iconic weapon is wielded by Havel the Rock, a fan-favorite character known as one of the most dangerous NPCs in the Dark Souls series.

5 Smough's Hammer

Smough's Hammer is one of the most iconic weapons in the Dark Souls game, perhaps second only to the Moonlight Greatsword. Bearing the highest weight and strength requirements of all Dark Souls' weapons, this great hammer can only be wielded by the beefiest of character builds.

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Though it is slow to swing, Smough's Hammer packs just as much punch as when it's swung by Executioner Smough, one of the game's most difficult tandem bosses. The lack of speed and its excessive stamina drain prevent it from ranking higher on the list, but it's a fan-favorite powerhouse that also bears the unique distinction of healing the wielder for every hit landed on an enemy.

4 Obsidian Greatsword

Like several other swords on this list, the Obsidian Greatsword can only be obtained by severing the tail of a dragon -- in this case, the Black Dragon Kalameet, one of the most difficult bosses in Dark Souls. Players who successfully obtain this DLC weapon can take advantage of its staggeringly powerful two-handed attack, which creates a fiery barrier -- visually similar to Kalameet's flame breath -- that damages nearby enemies. This ability, though powerful, is highly taxing on the sword's durability; it can only be used seven times before the blade must be repaired. Keeping that in mind, players should have no problem cleaving through Lordran's myriad monsters with this legendary greatsword.

3 Dragon King Greataxe

In an unusual twist on Dark Souls' usual gameplay mechanics, this top-tier weapon is dropped by one of the game's more lackluster bosses, the Gaping Dragon. The Dragon King Greataxe, however, has the highest capacity for single-stroke damage output in the game, beginning at a stunning regardless of player strength.

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This intimidating polearm does not scale with player stats, though it can be enchanted with a host of magical effects to offset its minimal drawbacks. The Dragon King Greataxe also borrows abilities from its draconian lineage and grants a minor buff to magic and fire resistance when equipped.

2 Demon Great Machete

Any player who has fought the Capra Demon knows how brutal these giant machetes can be. This crude "ultra greatsword" has the rare distinction of both scaling and accepting enchantments, making it hard to beat in terms of raw damage output. Its downfall is its speed -- the slowest of any weapon in its class -- and often feels more like a polearm or greataxe than a sword with its wide heavy swings. This greatsword can be found as a rare drop from the Capra Demon boss and more frequently among its lower-level counterparts in the Demon Ruins later in the game.

1 Great Club

On a list among demonic battleaxes and greatswords hewn from dragon tails, the Great Club may seem like an unusual choice for the best weapon in the game. Dark Souls aficionados, however, are sure to understand the true power of this innocuous stick that looks like it was vaguely inspired by The Flintstones. The Great Club features arguably the best weight to damage ratio of all weapons in the game, meaning that it can hit hard and fast without overtaxing player stamina.

Sure, it isn't as impressive looking as any of the preceding weapons, but few will care when they witness its power in action. While some might argue that the Great Club's slightly smaller and faster counterpart, the Large Club, is superior, the Great Club's unbeatable raw damage output ranks it as the best -- if least likely -- weapon in Dark Souls.

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Dark Souls Remastered All Weapons Locations Guide

20 Best Weapons in Dark Souls: Remastered

Dark Souls 1 is one of the earliest installments in the Soulsborne series, so naturally you’d think it’s more straightforward, right?

Well, no.

Whilst it may lack some of the surface-level depth that DS3 has thanks to its weapon skill system, DS1 still has extreme amounts of detail and intricacy when it comes to your builds and which weapons to use, thanks to their (often quite bizarre) scalings.

Don’t fancy the headache? Fear not! I’m a walking migraine and have crunched all the numbers for you.

 

Black Knight Greatsword

Black Knight Greatsword from Dark Souls

One of the early-game favorites &#; if you’re lucky enough to get it.

The black knight greatsword is an ultra greatsword that favors strength, ending with B scaling at +5!

But upgrading it is an issue, as it wants twinkling titanite, which is in very short supply early game.

It’s also very slow and leaves you open to attack should you miss, and its snail-pace swing speed makes it harder to land those devastating 2-hit combos.

How to get: Dropped by black knights wielding it.

 

Black Knight Greataxe

Black Knight Greataxe Dark Souls 1

Sticking to the black knight gear, the greataxe is up next!

On paper, it seems better in virtually every way then the greatsword, boasting higher damage, better swing speed and fantastic range!

In exchange, it has slightly lower dex scaling, making it less useful on 40/40 builds and more of a pure strength contender.

Oh and its heavy attacks suck. They’re just awful. Don’t use them.

How to get: Also dropped by black knights wielding it!

 

Drake Sword

Drake Sword from Dark Souls

Moving away from black knights now, and onto the true god of the early-game!

The drake sword is absolutely fantastic. It has no scaling at all, but low requirements, and extremely high base damage for straight sword.

You can cheese the hellkite wyverns tail with a bow to get it super early in the game, and it will carry you until around Blighttown!

At which point you should change to a scaling weapon &#; just don’t lose your love and appreciation for this beautiful boy, and how far he took you.

How to get: Tail cut from the hellkite wyvern, on the undead burg bridge.

 

Zweihander

Zweihander Dark Souls 1 screenshot

The giant dad special.

Another early-game god, the zweihander can be obtained the moment you set foot in Firelink!

It has high strength requirements but can be 2-handed quickly if you invest some stats, and in exchange you’ll get a fantastic ultra greatsword.

It scales well with strength and can be infused, meaning you can stick with it all game &#; if you can tolerate the slow swing speed.

How to get: In the graveyard next to Firelink.

 

Demon Great Machete

Demon Great Machete in DS1

It may be covered in unattractive hair of unknown origin, but the demon great machete is a top-tier strength weapon contender.

It hits a beautiful A-scaling in strength at +15, has great base damage and, surprisingly, can be infused!

There are downsides, however &#; its very high strength requirement of 40 makes it unfriendly early-game, and it shares the same swing speed issues as the black knight greatsword.

How to get: Rare drop from Capra demons &#; both the boss and the ones in the demon ruins.

 

Quelaag’s Furysword

Quelaag’s Furysword Dark Souls

Our first boss weapon entry, Quelaag’s has a lot of built-in tricks!

It deals bonus damage scaling with held humanity, has a unique attack instead of a kick, and can be used to parry when held off-hand!

It has decent B-scaling in dex, too!

However, it’s slightly slower than other curved swords, and deals almost entirely fire damage, rendering it useless against some enemies.

How to get: Ascend any curved sword with Quelaag’s soul.

 

Moonlight Greatsword

Moonlight Greatsword in DS1

The coveted moonlight greatsword is something of a staple for the Soulsborne series.

As usual, it’s an intelligence-scaling weapon- and one of the only ones to hit S-scaling!

It has its trademark flair, too, as heavy attacks fire blades of explosive magic at your foes, which will chunk hard but deplete durability fast!

Interestingly, it has no scaling in any other stat at all, and deals only magic damage &#; no physical &#; which makes it near worthless against high magic resist foes.

How to get: Tail cut of Seath the Scaleless.

 

Dragon King Greataxe

Dragon King Greataxe in DS1

The last of the tail cuts to make the list, the dragon king greataxe is a hefty strength weapon.

Requiring a whopping 50 of the stuff, this weapon isn’t for the feeble, but has a number of benefits!

Equipping it grants a passive +20 magic and fire resist, it can be buffed, and (whilst having no scaling), hits an insane base damage at +5!

To top it off, like all dragon weapons it possesses a unique heavy attack, this one being a ‘wrath of the gods’-style explosion around you!

How to get: Tail cut of the gaping dragon.

 

Ricard’s Rapier

Ricard’s Rapier from Dark Souls

The rapier class is infamous in DS1, single-handedly making players despise dex build players.

But come over to the dark side and you shall be rewarded &#; with incredibly hard to read, lightning-fast attacks, high dex scaling and the ability to be buffed, Ricard’s rapier is an absolute monster in PvE!

It’ll make mincemeat of most foes but just be careful in PvP, as its unique multi-stab heavy attack is very easy to parry.

How to get: Dropped by Ricard in Sen’s fortress.

 

Black Knight Sword

Black Knight Sword Dark Souls 1

Aaand we’re back to the black knight weapons.

This time with my favorite, the sword &#; which is actually a greatsword. But not the black knight greatsword because that’s an ultra greatsword&#;

Confusion aside, the sword is fantastic. It has incredible damage, good swing speed, and is capable of stunlocking weaker enemies.

Its moveset is nothing to sniff at either &#; reliable, easy-to-learn and very effective.

It’s the easiest to get, too, as there are more sword knights and any other!

How to get: Dropped by black knights wielding it.

 

Lucerne

Lucerne from Dark Souls

The lucerne is a sleeper-hit weapon with a very strong number of fans.

With high base damage, D/C scaling and a natural leo ring pairing, the damage this weapon can dish out is truly scary &#; but it is a bit easy to read.

That’s why the most dedicated of lucerne users will use tactics like free-aiming and exploiting the weapons odd hitbox to catch enemies off-guard!

It’s got a high skill ceiling but can be one of the strongest weapons in the right hands!

How to get: In a room after the first bridge in the catacombs.

 

9. Claymore

Claymore Dark Souls screenshot

I’ll say it &#; the claymore is better than the zweihander.

I can hear the keyboards of giant dad lovers clacking away already.

The claymore is one of my absolute favorite weapons &#; the first time I beat the game was with this beauty.

It’s available early, has C/C scaling, great base damage, and an absolutely fantastic, diverse moveset.

Gone are the days of clanging your sword on the walls of a tight corridor! This weapon has pokes, sweeps, and overheads &#; making it great for any situation you’re in.

How to get: Found on a corpse on the bridge guarded by the hellkite wyvern.

 

8. Demon’s Greataxe

Demon’s Greataxe Dark Souls 1

Despite its… ugly appearance, this is one of the best strength weapons in the game.

The demon’s greataxe may have lower base damage when compared to something like the dragon king, but it’s the S-scaling in strength that really sets it apart.

On top of this, the range is straight-up crazy.

There are many people who love this axe and for good reason &#; if you enjoy hammering your foes to a pulp, look no further!

How to get: Dropped by Taurus demons &#; both the boss and the ones in the demon ruins.

 

7. Lifehunt Scythe

Lifehunt Scythe in DS1

I’m allowed one bias choice per list, so I’m rocketing the lifehunt right up there.

Back in the day, this was my go-to PvP choice.

It has great range, B-scaling in dex, and a killer quick moveset, but you should be looking at the auxiliary bleed!

This allows you to kill any bleed-able foe in just a few hits, however &#; it also bleeds you!

You’ll need the bloodbite ring if you plan to use it full-time, but I can’t recommend it more. The amount of angry Steam messages I would get is worth its weight in gold.

How to get: Ascend a scythe, whip, or halberd with the soul of Priscilla.

 

6. Gold Tracer

Gold Tracer from Dark Souls

The only DLC weapon to make the list, the gold tracer is another dex-scaling bleed weapon.

It hits A in dex and naturally pairs fantastically with its counterpart, the dark silver tracer.

But if you don’t like dual-wielding, this blade is still seriously formidable on its own!

Its incredibly fast slashes leave your opponent’s little breathing room, and its high bleed will shred them once caught!

It’s got bonus points for style, too!

How to get: Acquired from Ciaran, either by trading her the soul of Artorias or killing her.

 

5. Man-Serpent Greatsword

Man-Serpent Greatsword in DS1

The man-serpent is essentially a pure strength claymore, considered by many to be the best strength weapon in the game.

It boasts A-scaling at +15 and the greatsword families quick, high-damage swings that can stunlock low armored foes!

On top of this, it can be buffed and infused, making it great for hybrids!

It’s simple and reliable &#; you can’t go wrong with this choice.

How to get: 2% drop chance from the man-serpents in Sen’s fortress.

 

4. Estoc

Estoc Dark Souls screenshot

The ‘bestoc’ is certainly a beast, and has an incredible cult following.

While I wouldn’t call it the best in the game, it’s up there for sure thanks to its high dex damage and incredibly long range!

The sprint attack is the best part &#; launching 2 separate pokes in quick succession, each hitting for full damage!

Buff or infuse this on a hybrid and sit back as the kills pile on. Just be ready for the salty messages!

How to get: Found in the lower section of Firelink, along the path to New Londo.

 

3. Chaos Blade

Chaos Blade from Dark Souls 1

The chaos blade is one of the most popular and successful PvP choices for dex builds.

With good base damage, B-scaling in dex, fast swings with low recovery, and high bleed, it’s not hard to see why!

The trade-off for this level of power is losing 20 of your own HP for each landed hit &#; which can kill you.

20 HP might not seem like much but does add up &#; though it’s low enough to overlook in light of this weapons sheer effectiveness.

How to get: Ascend any katana with the soul of Quelaag.

 

2. Great Scythe

Great Scythe Dark Souls

The revered great scythe is considered by most to be the best dex weapon available.

This monster of a weapon has A-scaling in dex, insane range, is light-weight and consumes very little stamina per swing.

Oh, and it has more base damage than most greatswords, and bleeds.

Coming across this in PvP is extremely intimidating. Its sheer size makes it so hard to read and you do not want to be caught in a combo.

How to get: Found in the catacombs &#; in an alcove accessed by jumping off the second bridge to the right.

 

1. Balder Side Sword

Balder Side Sword from Dark Souls

And, lastly, we have our number 1 pick.

The balder side sword is like the estoc’s well-respected older brother, and its effectiveness speaks for itself.

Like the great scythe, it consumes very little stamina per stab. It’s extremely low-weight, gets A-scaling in dex, tracks like a laser, and can be buffed and infused.

When infused, it maintains fantastic scaling &#; making this weapon viable on almost any build you want!

Thanks to this adaptability, it takes our number 1 slot. It seems there’s nothing it can’t do!&#;

Except for maybe exist, as it’s a soul-crushing 1% drop chance!

How to get:Very rare drop from the balder knights wielding it.

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Dark Souls: 15 Best Strength Weapons, Ranked

One doesn't really need to describe the monumental achievement that was Dark Souls. After all, the massive legacy of the game pretty much speaks for itself. From ushering in the golden age of From Software to inspiring a ton of modern games (indie or otherwise) to emulate what made it great, there's no end to the sheer number of ways in which Dark Souls has impacted the gaming industry.

Related: Games To Play If You Like Dark Souls (& Other Games You Should Avoid)

The combat is one of the many facets that makes Dark Souls great, with the sheer number of weapons that one can equip being quite extensive. However, depending on whether the player is going for a Strength or Dexterity build, the selection of weapons needs to change accordingly.

Updated December 15, , by Reyadh Rahaman:The variety of weapons available further branches beyond being classified as ones better for Strength or Dexterity, as there are swords, axes, spears, and much more! The largest and heaviest implements of battle are usually, and understandably, meant for those looking to hit their adversaries really, really hard. Strength weapons are all about poising through weak enemy blows in order to bring down a veritable mass of wood, metal, or even bone onto the heads of hollows and any other creature foolish enough to stand in the Chosen Undead's way. If the player is pursuing a Strength build, then here are the ten weapons they can equip to make their trek through Dark Souls easier and more epic to boot.

Updated August 6, , by Ritwik Mitra: Most players end up going through Dark Souls with a Strength build, and it's easy to see why this is the case. The weapons that players can wield by using this build end up hitting for a ton of damage with powerful weapons that can potentially one-shot most enemies with ease! Of course, the true potential of a Dark Souls Strength build comes with the use of the appropriate weapons that scale properly with a player's Strength stat. Keeping this in mind, here are some of the best Dark Souls Strength weapons that will prove to be a massive help in battle.

Strength Weapon Upgrade Path Tips

  • For the most part, players new to Dark Souls should go down the regular upgrade path for their Strength weapons. It's the only upgrade path to reach a +15 modifier and makes the most of the player's Strength stat to maximize damage with the appropriate weapons.
  • Players who want to use a weapon early on and know they'll discard it later down the line can pursue either the Crystal or Raw Upgrade Paths. The Lightning Upgrade Path is also great, especially for low-level PVP when most players don't have any armor with good lightning resistances.
  • Aside from this, there is a slew of Magical Upgrade Paths that the player can opt for as well. Just keep in mind that the player's Intelligence needs to be at an acceptable level so that damage levels aren't hampered, thereby negating the effectiveness of a Dark Souls Strength build.

15 Reinforced Club

  • Where to Find: Sold by the Undead merchant.

The Reinforced Club might not be the greatest Strength weapon around, but it's definitely a great option for players who are just starting out and don't want to grind or put themselves in a sticky situation in order to gain a particular weapon.

Keeping that in mind, it must be said that the Reinforced Club is definitely a great weapon to opt for in this regard. Players can genuinely finish the entire game with this weapon, making it a great early game Strength weapon.

14 Stone Greatsword

  • Where to Find: Sold by Shiva of the East. Also a rare drop from the Great Stone Knight.

This moss-covered blade is most famous for being used against the Chosen Undead by the stone knights who guard Darkroot Garden as well as a few other places. Initially, it comes off as odd for it has moderate scaling in Strength and Dexterity, along with low scaling for Intelligence despite needing 40 Strength to even be wielded effectively.

However, it does magical damage in addition to physical, which can be useful against many enemies in PVE. On top of this, the two-handed strong attack casts a miracle similar to the Tranquil Walk of Peace, much like the one the stone knights use; a great way to slow down any invaders or adversaries in PVP.

13 Claymore

  • Where to Find: On the bridge where the Hellkite Wyvern resides.

The Claymore is a great weapon that players can use for both PvE and PvP. The fact that it's found fairly early is definitely a huge plus for this weapon although obtaining it is quite a task.

After dodging the Hellkite Wyvern's fire, the player can run for their lives to land right under this dragon, where a body with this weapon can be found. Upgrading this weapon turns it into an absolute beast in combat.

12 Zweihander

  • Where to Find: In front of a tombstone in the Graveyard area near Firelink Shrine.

While the Claymore might be a great weapon in its own right, most people consider the Zweihander to be the superior greatsword for several reasons.

Related: Dark Souls: Things You Didn't Know About The Abyss

The fact that it can be obtained even earlier than the Claymore — albeit through a suicide run of sorts — makes it an even easier recommendation, and the damage it can dish out in the early game is nothing to scoff at either.

11 Gravelord Sword

  • Where to Find: Join the Gravelord Servant Covenant.

As the very same weapon used by Gravelord Nito, the First of the Dead, this curved greatsword matches its reputation. Low Strength scaling and low base damage make many overlook the Gravelord Sword at first but when one realizes its other effects, they quickly change their minds. Most curved swords and greatswords exclusively deal slash damage, though not this one, as Nito's sword has a moveset that includes trust attacks which can be immensely helpful in corridors and for armored enemies resistant to slash damage.

In addition, this weapon is one of the only two in the entire game that applies Toxic build-up, which when peaked will last on the target for a staggering ten minutes at five damage per second for what will feel like an eternity of suffering if in PVP.

10 Dragon Greatsword

  • Where to Find: Cut the tail of the Everlasting Dragon.

It is likely many are well aware of the power of dragon weapons in Dark Souls. The might of these everlasting behemoths lives on in the blades formed from their tails. Dragon weapons cannot be augmented and do not have scaling, which places a ceiling over their usability, though they offer plenty of other benefits. The Dragon Greatsword, which can be acquired by cutting off the tail of the Everlasting Dragon found in Ash Lake, has one of the highest base damage of any weapon in the game.

When wielded, it also grants the user damage reduction from fire and magic attacks as well as greatly increases resistance to all status effects. Despite being as slow as other ultra greatswords, the two-handed strong attack unleashes a fast vertical cleave that extends farther than one expects, making it ideal to catch nimble adversaries.

9 Demon Great Machete

  • Where to Find: Sold by Shiva of the East. Also obtained as a rare drop from the Capra Demon.

This list could honestly fit pretty much every Demon weapon in the game — and to an extent it does — so it's no surprise that one of these weapons has made the list.

Related: The Most Powerful & Weakest Bosses In The Dark Souls Games

The Demon Great Machete might be slower than most other greatswords, but the massive damage they can dish out with the greatest of ease can easily make up for this deficit.

8 Butcher's Knife

  • Where to Find: Defeat Maneater Mildred.

It might seem odd to see a knife rank so high on the list, but veterans of Dark Souls will instantly recognize the power of the legendary Butcher's Knife. This weapon is a knife only by name — the Butcher's Knife has massive reach, damage, and an interesting moveset that will keep players guessing in PvP.

Another great thing about the Butcher's Knife is that it heals 5HP with each hit. While this might seem like a minor amount, successive hits can go a long way in restoring the player's health and conserving Estus Flasks.

7 Man-Serpent Greatsword

  • Where to Find: Rare drop from the Man-Servant in Sen's Fortress.

The Man-Serpent Greatsword is considered by many to be one of the best weapons in the entire game, and a must-have for anyone pursuing a Strength build. This is mainly due to the fact that this Greatsword hits like a truck and can decimate enemies in a few shots.

However, the main reason why the Man-Serpent Greatsword is held in such high regard is mainly that the moveset is an absolute blast to use, making it an interesting choice for both PvE and PvP encounters.

6 Black Knight Halberd

  • Where to Find: Dropped by a Black Knight who wields said Halberd.

Before getting to the reason why the Black Knight Halberd is such a great weapon, keep in mind that this weapon is absolutely horrible in PvP. It's incredibly slow, takes up a ton of stamina, and leaves players wide open when they miss a hit.

However, it must be said that the sheer damage output of this weapon is incredible, especially if obtained in the early game. This weapon can absolutely decimate enemies without any problems and is unanimously chosen by speedrunners to make their battles much easier.

5 Demon's Great Hammer

  • Where to Find: Beat the Asylum Demon without running away.

The Demon weapons make another appearance in the form of the Great Hammer. The damage output of this weapon is simply insane, and is one of the biggest reasons why so many players hold this weapon so close to their hearts.

Related: The Scariest Dark Souls Enemies

This weapon could've easily been the most damaging weapon on this list, had it not been for another weapon of the same series that just does everything this weapon does but better.

4 Great Club

  • Where to Find: In Blighttown, right next to the entry for Quelaag's Domain.

The Great Club is a legendary weapon in the Dark Souls community. One look at the moveset and damage of this weapon is more than enough to indicate why this is the case.

While the act of finding this weapon might force players to roam around Blighttown way more than they would like, there's no denying that the payoff is more than worth it.

3 Dragon King Greataxe

  • Where to Find: Cut off the Gaping Dragon's tail.

Many consider this regal axe to be the best of the dragon weapons, as it is one of the very few that can be augmented. This, combined with its monstrous base damage, makes it one of the melee weapons capable of the highest single-hit destruction in the game. It has a hefty Strength requirement of 50 to wield, yet the level-grinding is worth it if the Chosen Undead seeks a devastating armament.

As with other dragon weapons, the Dragon King Greataxe grants damage reduction to fire and magic as well as the usual status resistance, though the cherry on top is this axe's two-handed strong attack, which lets out a shockwave around the player for an excellent AOE assault.

2 Dragon Tooth

  • Where to Find: Behind a hidden wall in Anor Londo.

There are few weapons that strike fear into the hearts of players as much as the infamous Dragon Tooth that was once wielded by the legendary Havel the Rock. In addition to all the usual benefits of other dragon weapons, Dragon Tooth can also be augmented and even scales, albeit lowly, with one's Strength stat.

Typical for great hammers, this fallen fang of an ancient beast does ridiculous poise damage and can stunlock foes into submission if the user has the stamina to do so. It's a great weapon for any Dark Souls Strength Build.

1 Demon's Greataxe

  • Where to Find: Sold by Shiva of the East. Also a rare drop from the Taurus Demon.

When one talks about the Strength weapon that does the most damage, the Demon's Greataxe is a clear winner. A single shot with this weapon can take away chunks of health if not one-shot an opponent altogether.

This, coupled with the fact that this weapon has a solid S scaling for Strength, makes this weapon a highly viable option for any character pursuing a Strength build.

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Dark Souls: Remastered - Unique Weapons With Special Abilities

Weapons are a very strategic and important choice for the player in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. The player is encouraged to discover and learn the playstyle of weapon that suits their style of play and preference, with subtle parameters affecting the weapon's performance in combat. A player will be able to dedicate themselves to mastering one weapon, and expect to perform well regardless of the choice. The game hopes to create a bond between the player and their chosen weapon

Some Weapon Notes:

  • Weapon damage formula is: (base damage)*(n/10+1) where n is the number of upgrades.
  • See Weapon Scaling to understand what the Parameter Bonus letters mean
  • See Damage Types to understand the different ways that damage numbers are calculated and resolved.
  • You can also create Boss Soul Weapons which are crafted from the souls that are dropped by certain bosses.
  • For definitions of terms and images used in the weapons tables and pages, refer to the Table Key and Weapon Heading Key, at the bottom of the page.

 

What is the best weapon in Dark Souls?

There is no "best" weapon in Dark Souls. Players can craft Character Builds around specific weapons that have specific movesets, deal good damage, or are easily obtained at the level range the player wants to play in. Some players choose weapons for their cosmetic appearance, but in most cases it is advisable to refer to the scaling and Upgrades 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 in Dark Souls

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Souls Weapons List

 

Daggers

 

 

Straight Swords

 

 

 

 

Greatswords

 

 

 

 

Ultra Greatswords

 

 

Curved Swords

 

 

 

Katanas

 

 

Curved Greatswords

 

 

Piercing Swords

 

 

Axes

 

 

Great Axes

 

 

Hammers

 

 

 

Great Hammers

 

 

Fist & Claw

 

 

Spears

 

 

 

Halberds

 

 

 

Whips

 

 

Bows

 

 

Greatbows

 

 

Crossbows

 

 

Flames

 

 

Catalysts

 

 

 

Talismans

 

 

 

Table Key

Weapon Heading Key

Weapon Type: The weapon type/category.
Attack Type: Determines the type of damage dealt and holds some sway over it's primary moveset (usually one-handed light and heavy attack), some weapons may have a single or multiple types.
Critical: The damage boost you recieve for ripostes and backstabs, is the base and anything higher is a bonus percentage. (Example, is a 10% boost)
Bleed: The amount of bleed damage the weapon does. Upon fully inflicting, bleeding will take a percentage off your enemies [[#|HP]]. (Example, bleed will take 30%)
Poison: The amount of poison or toxic damage the weapon does. Upon fully inflicting it will cause slow poison or toxic damage to the enemy over time.
Weight: The weight of the weapon.
Durability: The lifespan of the weapon will slowly degrade during use, and if not repaired will drastically lose combat effectivness at 30% durability, and close to useless at 0%.
Crystal: Durability if it can advance down the Crystal path will have 1/10th of its normal durability in exchange for higher attack power. Crystal upgrades cannot be repaired or downgraded, but further reinforcement will also repair the weapon (up to +5).
Upgrade cost: The soul cost to upgrade and if it only uses a single type of titanite, what it is. Visit the Upgrades page for more information.
Buffable:‍‍If the weapon is buffable or not. All Regular, Raw and Crystal upgraded weapons are confirmed to be buffable. ‍‍
Acquired from: Where the item is obtained, either via corpse, a drop with a rough rate of the item, or bought from a merchant with how many souls it costs.
Hints and Tips: Various tidbits, noteworthy information, about the weapon.
Youtube relevant videos: Videos about how you get it, or using it in action.
Required in Build: What build this weapon is required for (Note: this may be changed soon however so don't get carried away on adding stuff.)

Upgrades and Parameter Bonus (Weapons)

 

The table below shows the calculation for the Base Damage and Parameter Scaling.

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divine_upgrade_dark_souls
occult_upgrade_dark_souls
fire_upgrade_dark_souls
chaos_upgrade_dark_souls 
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dragon_upgrade_dark_souls 

 

Regular Upgrades Formula.

 

 

Crystal Upgrades Formula

 

 

Lightning Upgrades Formula

 

 

Raw Upgrades Formula

 

 

Magic Upgrades Formula

 

 

Enchanted Upgrades Formula

 

 

Divine Upgrades Formula

 

 

Occult Upgrades Formula

 

Fire Upgrades Formula

 

Chaos Upgrades Formula

 

Special (Twinkling) Weapon Upgrades Formula

 

Boss (Demon) Weapon Upgrades Formula

 

Dragon (Dragon Scale) Weapon Upgrades Formula

 

Upgrades and Parameter Bonus (Bows)

 

The table below shows the calculation for the Base Damage and Parameter Scaling.

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enchanted_upgrade_dark_souls
divine_upgrade_dark_souls
occult_upgrade_dark_souls
fire_upgrade_dark_souls
chaos_upgrade_dark_souls 
special_upgrade_dark_souls 
demon_upgrade_dark_souls 

 

Regular Upgrades Formula.
For example goes here:

 

 

Crystal Upgrades Formula

 

 

Lightning Upgrades Formula

 

 

Raw Upgrades Formula

 

 

Magic Upgrades Formula

 

 

Enchanted Upgrades Formula

 

 

Divine Upgrades Formula

 

 

Occult Upgrades Formula

 

Fire Upgrades Formula

 

Chaos Upgrades Formula

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