Weapons in Dark Souls 3 are a strategic and important choice for the player. The player will be encouraged to discover and deeply learn a weapon that suits their style of play and preference, with subtle parameters affecting the weapon's performance in combat. If you would like to learn more about each weapon, visit their page, or check out the combat page for specific explanations on how to master the game.

The following Weapon categories are taken from Dark Souls 2 and are not all confirmed for Dark Souls 3. This page will be updated as more information becomes available to more accurately portray these classifications.


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.
Counter: The damage boost you receive for ripostes and backstabs, 100 is the base and anything higher is a bonus percentage. (Example, 110 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, 300 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 effectiveness at 30% durability, and close to useless at 0%.
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. Unlike DS1 most weapons seems 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.)