Dark Souls Weapons and Reinforcements Guide


Weapons are your soul mates in Dark Souls. You can’t survive without knowing the strength and weaknesses of the weapon you are going to use against your enemies. You need to know to what extent you can use a particular weapon before it would require repairs.

You should know the life of your favorite weapon and which character stats you need to improve to effectively use certain weapon or before you will be able to use certain weapon. You should know which NPCs/enemies/bosses drop weapons and how you can get these weapons in easiest possible ways.

You should know how you can upgrade your weapons to increase its effectiveness and damage against your enemies. If you want to all these, continue reading. For more help on Dark Souls, read our Walkthrough, Armor Location, Class guide and Items guide.

Key

Attack Power: Physical/Magic/Flame/Lightning/Critical.
Damage Reduction Rate: Reduces the Physical/Magic/Flame/Lightning damage taken in %.
Requirements/Multipliers: Str/Dex/Int/Fth.
Durability: The weapon’s HP; when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost useless.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped or in your inventory.

Dark Souls – Daggers

Dagger
It is a lightweight weapon which won’t require much strength to use it and would allow you fight fast. Another important aspect is that, you would be able to move pretty quickly. Sorcerer starts with Dagger. You can also buy it from the Male Undead Merchant for 300 souls.
Attack Power: 56/0/0/0
Requirements/Multipliers: 5/8/0/0
Durability: 200
Weight: 0.5

Jagged Ghost Blade
You can find this weapon after defeating the male ghosts in New Londo. You can inflict damage to ghosts through this.
Attack Power: 140/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 45/10/30/30
Requirements/Multipliers: 7/0/0/0
Durability: 100
Weight: 1.5

Ghost Blade
You can have this weapon by killing the female ghosts in New Londo.
Attack Power: 100/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate:
Requirements/Multipliers: 5/8/0/0
Durability: 100
Weight: 0.5

Bandit’s Knife
You will start with this weapon if you choose the Thief Class. It’s also a rare drop from Undead Assassins.
Attack Power: 56/0/0/0/147
Damage Reduction Rate: 5/10/30/30/2
Requirements/Multipliers: 6/12/0/0
Durability: 200
Weight: 1.0

Parrying Dagger
A dagger that is very effect in Parrying. You will find it in Valley of Drake and New Londo Ruins.
Attack Power: 54/0/0/0/131
Damage Reduction Rate: 45/10/30/30/26
Requirements/Multipliers: 5/14/0/0
Durability: 200
Weight: 0.5

Priscilla Dagger
You need to cut-off Priscilla The Crossbreed’s Tail for it to drop.
Attack Power: 80/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate:
Requirements/Multipliers: 6/20/0/0
Durability: 100
Weight: 1.0

Dark Souls – Swords

Straight Sword Hilt
It’s a broken sword so don’t expect much damage and range. You will given this sword at the start of the game in the Undead Asylum.
Attack Power: 20/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate: 20/5/15/15
Requirements/Multipliers: 6/6/0/0
Durability: 200
Weight: 1.0

Broken Straight Sword
It drops from Zombies and Infested Ghoul.
Attack Power: 40/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate: 20/5/15/15
Requirements/Multipliers: 8/8/0/0
Durability: 200
Weight: 2.0

Broadsword
You get the Broadsword if you choose the Knight Class. It’s a standard short blade sword in the game. You can buy it from the shop of Andre of Astora for 1000 souls.
Attack Power: 82/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate: 20/5/15/15
Requirements/Multipliers: 10/10/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability: 200
Weight: 3.0

Shortsword
Hunted starts with Shortsword. You can buy it from the shop of male Undead Merchant for 600 souls or slay an armored zombie to get it.
Attack Power: 78/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35
Requirements/Multipliers: 8/10/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability: 200
Weight: 2.0

Longsword
One of the weapons you will find very easy to use. Starting equipment for Warrior. You can buy it at the shop of Andre of Astora for 1000 souls. It also drops from Undead Soldier with Sword and Undead Soldier with Spear.
Attack Power: 80/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35
Requirements/Multipliers: 10/10/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability: 200
Weight: 3.0

Barbed Straight Sword
It drops From Knight of Thorns and Kirk.
Attack Power: 80/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35
Requirements/Multipliers: 10/10/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability: 160
Weight: 3.0

Straight Sunlight Sword
It drops from Solaire of Astora.
Attack Power: 82/0/0/0
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35
Requirements/Multipliers: 12/12/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability: 240
Weight: 4.0

Balder Side Sword
You can get it from Red Cloaked Knights in Undead Parish.
Attack Power: 80/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35
Requirements/Multipliers: 10/14/0/0 E/B/-/-
Durability: 120
Weight: 3.0

Sacrifice Sword
Music Ceremonial Sword in the Demon Souls has a new name and that is, Sacrifice Sword. Everytime you attack an enemy, it places Voodoo Wan Fire, to recover HP.
Attack Power: 107/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40/36
Requirements/Multipliers: 24/13/0/0 E/C/-/-
Durability:
Weight:

Holy Sword
It’s a powerful sword that you can get early in the game.
Attack Power:
Damage Reduction Rate:
Requirements/Multipliers:
Durability:
Weight:

Astora’s Straight Sword
You will find it in front of the Poison breathing undead dragon in Flying Dragon’s Valley.
Attack Power: 80/80/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35/32
Requirements/Multipliers: 10/10/0/14 C/C/-/C
Durability: 140
Weight: 3.0

Sword of the King of the Tomb
It’s the sword of Wang Kin and is dipped in deadly poison so you know that your enemies will suffer.
Attack Power: 255/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40/36
Requirements/Multipliers:
Durability:
Weight:

Moonlight Great Sword
If you target the tail of Seath the Scaleless, you will have this sword eventually.

Silver Knight Straight Sword
It drops from the Silver Knight.
Attack Power: 165/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35/32
Requirements/Multipliers: 16/22/0/0E/C/-/-
Durability: 300
Weight: 6.0

Drake Sword
It will drop when you cut off the Hellkite’s tail. You may get it but you won’t be able to use it for long, since it will loose its effectiveness eventually because it doesn’t scale with any stat. Good starting weapon but that’s that. You can trigger a shockwave attack by pressing R2 but no know that it will affect your weapon’s durability, reduces its life.
Attack Power: 200/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 50/10/35/35/32
Requirements/Multipliers: 16/10/0/0 X/X/-/-
Durability: 350
Weight: 6.0

Darksword
Covenant = DarkWraith
Attack Power: 82/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 45/10/30/30
Requirements/Multipliers: 5/8/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability: 200
Weight: 6.0

Krag Demon Sword
I won’t go into history of the creation of this weapon but do know it direct flames at your target when you swing it. It has a high attacking power and fire attribute. It is light weight, easy to use, and great weapon against daemons.
Attack Power: 60/0/180/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 45/10/30/30/30
Requirements/Multipliers: 11/13/0/0 E/B/-/-
Durability:
Weight:

Large Crystal Sword
You can’t repair it because its Crystal can be easily damaged against powerful foes though it does pack a punch.
Attack Power: 145/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate:
Requirements/Multipliers: 16/10/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability:
Weight:

Sword of the Moon
It’s a rare dragon weapon and has a unique overhead swing like drake sword but deals 40 durability everytime you use it.
Attack Power: 0/132/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40/38
Requirements/Multipliers: 60/10/40/40/38 -/-/A/-
Durability: 38
Weight:

Bastard Sword
There is always a Bastard Sword and this one is no different.
Attack Power: 105/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40/38
Requirements/Multipliers: 16/10/0/0 C/C/-/-
Durability: 200
Weight: 6.0

Claymore
It’s your standard large two-handed sword with a straight blade.
Attack Power: 103/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 103/0/0/0/100
Requirements/Multipliers: 16/10/-/- C/C/-/-
Durability: 200
Weight: 6.0

Sword of the Human Serphant
It’s an old rusty single blade weapon.
Attack Power: 110/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40/38
Requirements/Multipliers: 24/0/0/0 B/-/-/-
Durability: 300
Weight: 10.0

Zweihander
You will find it in the Graveyard area, next to one of the large skeletons near Firelink Shrine.
Attack Power: 130/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 70/10/50/50
Requirements/Multipliers: 24/10/0/0 C/D/-/-
Durability: 200
Weight: 10.0

The Demon Panga
One of the finest swords in Dark Souls, does its magic against muscle.
Attack Power: 133/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 70/10/50/50/44
Requirements/Multipliers: 40/0/0/0 B/-/-/-
Durability: 400
Weight: 18.0

Sword of the Arutoriusu
Created with Wolf Soul – +10 Great Sword Giant Sword series.
Attack Power: 158/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40/38
Requirements/Multipliers:
Durability: 400
Weight: 10.0

Sword of the Arutoriusu (Holy)
Created with Wolf Soul, but you can upgrade it to +5 on top of +10 hit of the sword.
Attack Power: 120/85/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40/38
Requirements/Multipliers: 24/18/20/20 C/C/B/B
Durability: 400
Weight: 10.0

Black Knight Sword
The Sword dark as the Night. It is part of the Black Knight’s ominous equipment.
Attack Power: 205/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40
Requirements/Multipliers: 32/18/-/- B/C/-/-
Durability: 300
Weight: 14.0

Stone Greatsword
It is dropped by the stone giants in the forest. Stone Greatsword inflicts a gravity state to the players and monsters alike when you attack, due to an inherent spell.
Attack Power: 148/100/0/0/10
Damage Reduction Rate: 60/10/40/40
Requirements/Multipliers: 40/10/0/0C/C/E/-
Durability: 800
Weight: 18.0

Great Sword of the Black Knight
Great weapon to confront chaos demon – it is the sword of the black knight, Wander Lodhran.
Attack Power: 205/0/0/0/100
Damage Reduction Rate: 70/10/50/50/44
Requirements/Multipliers: 32/18/0/0 B/E/-/
Durability: 300
Weight: 14.0

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