Dark Souls 3 Weapons Locations Guide – Weapons Arts Skill, Stats, Best Weapons

By   /   Apr 11, 2016
Dark Souls 3 weapons guide

Dark Souls 3 is one of the hardest games to beat, the enemies you face are unlike what a typical gamer would usually face. The choices of weapons and their use is even more important than other games which is why we have compiled a complete Dark Souls 3 weapons guide to take you through all the weapon types one by one.

Dark Souls 3 Weapons Locations Guide

In the guide below you will find the weapons divided according to the weapon types alongside a description of each type. Under each weapon type we have listed down the usable weapons with their Weapons Arts Skill, Weapon Stats and the Location listed under them.

Daggers

Preferably used beside another weapon, Daggers are short ranged but fast weapons that get the most juice for one after another strikes. There’s increased critical damage you can attain by attacking from behind.

Dagger
This small lightweight dagger does not have the reach but can deal damage with consecutive hits; it is also useful in parrying and in attacks from behind

Weapons Arts Skill: Quickstep; Effectiveness increases when locked on target; get on the side or behind the enemy.

Location: You can get this for 300 Souls from Firelink Shrine.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash/Thrust
  • FP Cost : 5(/)
  • Weight: 1.5
  • Durability: 50

Bandit’s Knife
Used for slicing and drawing blood, this one is a short sword with a single edge.

Weapons Arts Skill: Quickstep; Effectiveness increases when locked on target; get on the side or behind the enemy.

Location: You can get it at the starting point of Thief or for 1500 Souls from Greirat.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash/Thrust
  • FP Cost : 5(/)
  • Weight: 1.5
  • Durability: 50

Mail Breaker
Effective with thrusting attacks, this small sword has a massive critical attack.

Weapons Arts Skill: Make a carefully aimed large forward thrust through the shield.

Location: You can get it at the starting point of Sorcerer.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash/Thrust
  • FP Cost : 12(/)
  • Weight: 1.5
  • Durability: 50

Brigand Twindaggers
A pair of daggers commonly used by brigands that allow left handed moves as part of multiple attacks they make in different directions.

Weapons Arts Skill: Quickstep; Effectiveness increases when locked on target; get on the side or behind the enemy.

Location: Look for a ledge after you have crossed the Road of Sacrifices bonfire. You will have to jump down for it.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash/Thrust
  • FP Cost: 5
  • Weight: 2.5
  • Durability: 50

Talismans and Chimes

Used mostly by clerics and heralds, these holy items are not really offensive but are used for magic. They can be used in left or right hand.

Talisman
Used for God’s miracles, you can use a Talisman or Chime for miracles after attuning the miracle at a bonfire.

Weapons Arts Skill: When casting miracles, this can increase the poise.

Location: This is the starting weapon of Herald but can also be bought for 500 Souls from Firelink Shrine.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Strike/Thrust
  • FP Cost : 8(/)
  • Weight: 0.5
  • Durability: 50

Saint’s Talisman
Also used for casting God’s miracles, this one has lesser steadfastness in Skill but gets effective with faith.

Weapons Arts Skill: When casting miracles, this can increase the poise.

Location: N/A

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Strike
  • FP Cost : 8(/)
  • Weight: 0.5
  • Durability: 65

Sunlight Talisman
Weapons Arts Skill: When casting miracles, this can increase the poise.

Location: N/A

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Strike
  • FP Cost : 9(/)
  • Weight: 0.5
  • Durability: 65

Saint-tree Bellvine

Weapons Arts Skill: This Talisman can very slowly recover HP for a given time.

Location: N/A

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Sacred Chime
  • FP Cost : 13(/)
  • Weight: 0.5
  • Durability: 45

Cleric’s Sacred Chime

Weapons Arts Skill: This Talisman can very slowly recover HP for a given time.

Location: This is the starting weapon on Cleric.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Strike
  • FP Cost : 13(/)
  • Weight: 0.5
  • Durability: 50

Priest’s Chime

Weapons Arts Skill: This Talisman can very slowly recover HP for a given time.

Location: After you have sent Greirat to find items you can buy this weapon from him.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Strike
  • FP Cost : 13(/)
  • Weight: 0.5
  • Durability: 45

Straight Swords

These bring you a commendable mix of range, speed and damage; you can use them with a single hand or both, and also with a shield.

Shortsword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: This can be bought for 600 Souls from Firelink Shrine.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Standard
  • FP Cost : -(17/20)
  • Weight: 2
  • Durability: 65

Long Sword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: This is the starting weapon of Knight but can also be purchased for 1000 Souls from Greirat.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Standard
  • FP Cost : -(17/20)
  • Weight: 3
  • Durability: 70

Broadsword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: N/A

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Standard
  • FP Cost : -(17/20)
  • Weight: 3
  • Durability: 80

Astora Straight Sword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: N/A

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash/Thrust
  • FP Cost : -(17/20)
  • Weight: 3
  • Durability: 80

Broken Straight Sword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: You can find this after you have beaten Iudex Gundyr.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash/Thrust
  • FP Cost : -(17/20)
  • Weight: 1
  • Durability: 30

Irithyll Straight Sword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: At the starting point of the Road of Sacrifices, there is an Outrider Knight, you can get this weapon by killing him.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Standard/Thrust
  • FP Cost : -(17/20)
  • Weight: 4
  • Durability: 80

Barbed Straight Sword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: You can get this when you have killed the Longfinger Kirk phantom.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Standard/Thrust
  • FP Cost : -(17/20)
  • Weight: 3.0
  • Durability: 65

Dark Sword
Weapons Arts Skill: In stance, break the guard with a low normal attack and follow up with a forward thrust coupled with an upwards hit.

Location: The Darkwraith enemies drop this.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Standard/Thrust
  • FP Cost : 13(-/13)
  • Weight: 4.5
  • Durability: 80

Curved Swords

These swords look better, and if the enemy is low on armor they are effective in slicing attacks. However, well armored enemies won’t be that much in trouble.

Sellsword Twinblades
Weapons Arts Skill: Start with a spinning attack that slices into the enemy and couple it with a spinning slash that is vertical and strong.

Location: This is the starting weapon of the Mercenary.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash
  • FP Cost : 4(-/12)
  • Weight: 5.5
  • Durability: 55

Scimitar
Weapons Arts Skill: Start with a spinning attack that slices into the enemy and couple it with a spinning slash that is vertical and strong.

Location: You can get this weapon for 600 Souls from Firelink Shrine.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash
  • FP Cost : 4(-/12)
  • Weight: 2.5
  • Durability: 60

Falchion
Weapons Arts Skill: Start with a large spinning motion slice, and convert the spinning into a strong attack.

Location: N/A

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash
  • FP Cost : 6(-/12)
  • Weight: 4
  • Durability: 70

Pontiff Knight Curved Sword
Weapons Arts Skill: Start with a large spinning motion that will bring frost to the blade and then make a strong attack with the frost blade.

Location: You can buy this from Greirat after his first loot.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Slash
  • FP Cost : 8(-/14)
  • Weight: 3.5
  • Durability: 90

Thrusting Swords

These are better among long ranged blades and allow for fast lunges and ripostes. Also you can use them for attacks to pierce the armor.

Rapier
Weapons Arts Skill: Execute a normal attack in stance and backstep, and then go ahead with a surprise attack or consecutive lunges.

Location: N/A

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Thrust
  • FP Cost : -(15/15)
  • Weight: 2
  • Durability: 60

Estoc
Weapons Arts Skill: Make a carefully aimed large forward thrust through the shield.

Location: This is the first weapon of Assassin.

Weapon Stats:

  • Attack Type: Standard/Thrust
  • FP Cost : 14(-/-)
  • Weight: 3.5
  • Durability: 60

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