Dark Souls 3 Weapons Tier List – April 2022

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We have ranked the weapons in Dark Souls 3 and made a complete tier list. Find which weapons are top tier and which ones are better left at home.

Weapons are an important part of Dark Souls’ gear. That is why we will provide you with a thorough list of Dark Souls 3 weapon tiers, as well as their type and skill.

A weapon is any object held in the right or left hand and used in warfare, including shields. The weapon in the right hand is usually used to attack, whereas the weapon in the left hand is mostly used to block or counter, however it can be used to attack in specific instances. We’ve compiled a list of Dark Souls 3 weapon tier list so you can pick the best weapon to help you win the game.

Dark Souls 3 Weapon Tier List

Throwable missiles, bows, arrows, shields (primarily used as a secondary weapon to protect yourself and your team), and spells are among the weapons in the game (again a secondary weapon). With the exception of secondary weapons, these weapons are categorized into one of six tiers based on their effectiveness.

S Tier Weapons

These are the most powerful weapons in the game. When a player’s abilities are equal, they usually outmatch the majority of weapons in the tiers below them.

WeaponTypeScalingSkill
ArbalestCrossbowTackle
Black Knight SwordGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – DPerseverance
Corvian GreatknifeDaggerSTR – E SKL – EBlind Spot
Crucifix of the Mad KingHalberdSTR – D INT – E FTH – DMad King’s Folly
Demon’s ScarCurved SwordSKL – E INT – D FTH – DSpin Slash
Four-Pronged PlowSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – DCharge
Frayed BladeKatanaSTR – E SKL – BHold
Friede’s Great ScytheReaperSTR – E SKL – B INT – C FTH – CElfriede’s Stance
Gael’s Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – C SKL – DBlade of Peril
Gotthard TwinswordsPaired Short SwordsSTR – D SKL – DSpin Slash
Long SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Lothric Knight SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Murky Hand ScytheDaggerSTR – D SKL – D INT – E FTH – EQuickstep
Pontiff Knight Curved SwordCurved SwordSTR – D SKL – DFrost Blade
Saint BidentSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – E FTH – CCharge
Splitleaf Great SwordHalberdSTR – C SKL – EWind Wheel
ValorheartStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DLion Stance
Wolf Knight’s Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – C SKL – DWolf Sword
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Wolf Knight’s Great Sword

A Tier Weapons

These weapons are fantastic, however they are not as easy to use as the S-tier weaponry. They do, however, have nearly same utility and versatility, so they’re still worth exploring.

WeaponTypeScalingSkill
Anri’s Straight SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – EStance
Aquamarine DaggerDaggerSTR – E SKL – D INT – DCrystal Blade
Astora Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – D SKL – CCharge
AvelynCrossbowTackle
Barbed Straight SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
ClaymoreGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Crystal Sage’s RapierThrusting SwordSTR – E SKL – E INT – CStance
Dark SwordStraight SwordSTR – C SKL – DStomp
EstocThrusting SwordSTR – D SKL – DShield Splitter
Exile Great SwordCurved Great SwordSTR – D SKL – DSpin Slash
Follower SabreCurved SwordSTR – D SKL – DPrying Wedge
GlaiveHalberdSTR – D SKL – ESpin Sweep
Great Corvian ScytheReaperSTR – D SKL – CNeck Swipe
Great Sword of JudgementGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – D INT- DStance of Judgement
Gundyr’s HalberdHalberdSTR – C SKL – EChampion’s Charge
Harald Curved Great SwordCurved Great SwordSTR – D SKL – DSever
Heavy CrossbowCrossbowTackle
Heysel PickHammerSTR – D SKL – E INT – CSteady Chant
Hollowslayer Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – CStance
Lothric Knight Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – C SKL – DStomp
Lothric Knight Long SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – DCharge
Man Serpent HatchetAxeSTR – D SKL – DWar Cry
Millwood Battle AxeAxeSTR – C SKL – EWar Cry
Onyx BladeGreat SwordSTR – E SKL – E INT – D FTH – DElfriede’s Blackflame
Ringed Knight SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – D INT – E FTH – EEmber
Ringed Knight Straight SwordStraight SwordSTR – C SKL – DEmber
Rotten Ghru DaggerDaggerSTR – E SKL – CQuickstep
ScimitarCurved SwordSTR – E SKL – BSpin Slash
Sellsword TwinbladesPaired Curved SwordsSTR – E SKL – CSpin Slash
Spiked MaceGreat HammerSTR – CSpin Bash
Sunlight Straight SwordStraight SwordSTR – E SKL – EOath of Sunlight
UchigatanaKatanaSTR – E SKL – CHold
WarpickHammerSTR – C SKL – EGalvanize
Washing PoleKatanaSTR – D SKL – DHold
Winged Knight TwinaxesPaired AxesSTR – D SKL – DChain Spin
Yhorm’s Great MacheteGreat AxeSTR – CWar Cry
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Yhorm’s Great Machete

B Tier Weapons

Weaponry is good, with a few flaws but overall good performance. Mastering these weapons can enable you dominate even against users of high-tier weapons.

WeaponTypeScalingSkill
Bandit’s KnifeDaggerSTR – D SKL – DQuickstep
Black Knight GlaiveHalberdSTR – D SKL – DSpin Sweep
Brigand AxeAxeSTR – D SKL – DWar Cry
BroadswordStraight SwordSTR – C SKL – DStance
Butcher KnifeAxeSTR – ASharpen
Carthus Curved SwordCurved SwordSTR – D SKL – DSpin Slash
Carthus ShotelCurved SwordSTR – E SKL – CSpin Slash
Chaos BladeKatanaSTR – E SKL – AHold
Composite BowBowSTR – D SKL – DRapid Fire
Crow QuillsThrusting SwordSTR – E SKL – BQuill Dart
Dragonslayer Great AxeGreat AxeSTR – D SKL – E FTH – DFalling Bolt
Dragonslayer SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – C FTH – DLightning Charge
Dragonslayer SwordspearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – C FTH – DFalling Bolt
Dragonslayer’s AxeAxeSTR – D SKL – EWar Cry
Fume Ultra Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – A SKL – EStomp
Gargoyle Flame SpearSpear/PikeSTR – E SKL – D INT – E FTH – EKindled Charge
Great ClubGreat HammerSTR – CWar Cry
Great MacheteGreat AxeSTR – D SKL – ESharpen
Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – D SKL – DStomp
GreatlanceSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – DCharge
Irithyll Straight SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Knight’s CrossbowCrossbowTackle
Ledo’s Great HammerGreat HammerSTR – BCall to Stone
Light CrossbowCrossbowTackle
Lothric War BannerSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – DLothric War Banner
LucerneHalberdSTR – D SKL – DSpin Sweep
MaceHammerSTR – C SKL – EPerseverance
Mail BreakerDaggerSTR – E SKL – DShield Splitter
Moonlight Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – E INT – CMoonlight Vortex
MurakumoCurved Great SwordSTR – D SKL – CSpin Slash
Old Wolf Curved SwordCurved Great SwordSTR – D SKL – DWolf Leap
Onikiri & UbadachiPaired KatanasSTR – D SKL – COnislayer
Reinforced ClubHammerSTR – CWar Cry
Ricard’s RapierThrusting SwordSTR – D SKL – CRicard’s Lunge and Press
Rotten Ghru Curved SwordCurved SwordSTR – E SKL – CSpin Slash
Tallbone Short SwordDaggerSTR – E SKL – EUnleash Dragon
Wolnir’s Holy SwordGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – E FTH – DWrath of the Gods
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Wolnir’s Holy Sword

C Tier Weapons 

These are common weapons with little difference. They’re still reliable, but using them puts you at a disadvantage.

WeaponTypeScalingSkill
Astora Straight SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – EStance
Bastard SwordGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – DStomp
Battle AxeAxeSTR – D SKL – DWar Cry
Black BladeKatanaSTR – E SKL – CHold
ClawFists/ClawsSTR – E SKL – CLeaping Slash
ClubHammerSTR – CWar Cry
DaggerDaggerSTR – E SKL – CQuickstep
DarkdriftKatanaSTR – E SKL – DDarkdrift
Demon’s Great AxeGreat AxeSTR – C SKL – E INT – D FTH – DDemonic Flare
Dragon ToothGreat HammerSTR – CPerseverance
Drakeblood Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Drang TwinspearsPaired SpearsSTR – D SKL – DCharge
FalchionCurved SwordSTR – D SKL – DSpin Slash
Farron Great SwordPaired Great SwordsSTR – D SKL – CParry
FlambergeGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Great MaceGreat HammerSTR – DPerseverance
Great ScytheReaperSTR – E SKL – CNeck Swipe
HalberdHalberdSTR – D SKL – DCharge
Hand AxeAxeSTR – D SKL – DWar Cry
HarpeDaggerSTR – E SKL – CQuickstep
Lorian’s Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – D SKL – D INT – D FTH – DFlame of Lorian
Lothric’s Holy SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DSacred Lothric Light
Morion BladeStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Morning StarHammerSTR – D SKL – EPerseverance
Painting Guardian’s Curved SwordCurved SwordSTR – E SKL – BChained Dance
PartizanSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – DSpin Sweep
Pontiff Knight Great ScytheReaperSTR – E SKL – AFrost
Profaned Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – C SKL – DProfaned Flame
Quakestone HammerGreat HammerSTR – CQuake
Red Hilted HalberdHalberdSTR – D SKL – DPerseverance
Repeating CrossbowCrossbowRepeat Fire
Rotten Ghru SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – DCharge
Short SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – CStance
Smough’s Great HammerGreat HammerSTR – CPerseverance
Sniper CrossbowCrossbowTackle
Storm Curved SwordCurved SwordSTR – D SKL – CTornado
Twin Princes’ Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – D INT – D FTH – DSacred Light and Flame
Vordt’s Great HammerGreat HammerSTR – CPerseverance
Winged Knight HalberdHalberdSTR – D SKL – EChain Spin
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Winged Knight Halberd

D Tier Weaons

These weapons actively operate against you in order to prevent you from winning. They have less features – they’re usually just weaker versions of formidable weapons. Use them if you want a challenge.

WeaponTypeScalingSkill
Arstor’s SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – CShield Splitter
Black Bow of PharisBowSTR – E SKL – CPharis Triple-Shot
Black Knight Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – C SKL – DStomp
BloodlustKatanaSTR – E SKL – CBloodlust
CaestusFists/ClawsSTR – D SKL – DPerseverance
Carthus Curved Great SwordCurved Great SwordSTR – D SKL – CSpin Slash
Cleric’s CandlestickStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – D INT – CGuiding Light
Crescent Moon SwordCurved SwordSKL – C INT – DCrescent Blade
Dancer’s Enchanted SwordsPaired Curved SwordsSTR – D SKL – D INT – D FTH – DDancer’s Grace
Demon’s FistFists/ClawsSTR – D INT – E FTH – EFlame Whirlwind
Dragonrider BowBowSTR – D SKL – EPuncture
Drang HammerPaired HammersSTR – C SKL – ESpin Bash
Earth SeekerGreat AxeSTR – C FTH – DEarthen Wrath
EleonoraAxeSTR – D SKL – EFeast Bell
Executioner’s Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – C SKL – EStomp
Firelink Great SwordGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – DEmber
Golden Ritual SpearSpear/PikeSTR – E SKL – D FTH – BSteady Chant
Great Wooden HammerGreat HammerSTR – CSpin Bash
Handmaid’s DaggerDaggerSTR – E SKL – EBlind Spot
Immolation TinderHalberdSTR – D SKL – D INT – BPunitive Flame
Irithyll RapierThrusting SwordSTR – D SKL – DShield Splitter
Large ClubGreat HammerSTR – CWar Cry
Manikin ClawsFists/ClawsSTR – E SKL – CQuickstep
Morne’s Great HammerGreat HammerSTR – D FTH – DMorne’s Rage
Parrying DaggerDaggerSTR – E SKL – CParry
PikeSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – CCharge
Short BowBowSTR – E SKL – DRapid Fire
ShotelCurved SwordSTR – E SKL – CSpin Slash
Tallbone SpearSpear/PikeSTR – E SKL – DUnleash Dragon
Thrall AxeAxeSTR – D SKL – DQuickstep
Warden TwinbladesPaired Curved SwordsSTR – D SKL – DSpin Slash
White Birch BowBowSTR – E SKL – DUnseen Arrow
Winged SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – CCharge
ZweihanderUltra Great SwordSTR – D SKL – DStomp
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Zweihander

F Tier Weapons

In PvP, these weapons serve no value.

WeaponTypeScalingSkill
Black Knight Great AxeGreat AxeSTR – C SKL – DWar Cry
Blacksmith HammerHammerSTR – CPerseverance
Brigand TwindaggersPaired DaggersSTR – D SKL – DQuickstep
Broken Straight SwordStraight SwordSTR – D SKL – DStance
Cathedral Knight Great SwordUltra Great SwordSTR – C SKL – EStomp
Crescent AxeHalberdSTR – D SKL – DWar Cry
Crow TalonsFists/ClawsSTR – E SKL – CRaptor Flurry
Dark HandFists/ClawsSTR – E SKL – E INT – C FTH – CLifedrain
Darkmoon LongbowBowSKL – E INT – CDarkmoon Arrow
Dragonslayer Great BowGreat BowSTR – D SKL – DPuncturing Arrow
Follower JavelinSpear/PikeSTR – C SKL – EHurl Spear
Gargoyle Flame HammerGreat HammerSTR – D INT – E FTH – EKindled Fury
Great AxeGreat AxeSTR – C SKL – EWar Cry
LongbowBowSTR – E SKL – DPuncture
Millwood Great BowGreat BowSTR – C SKL – EPierce Earth
Old King’s Great HammerGreat HammerSTR – D INT – D FTH – DMolten Perseverance
Onislayer Great BowGreat BowSTR – E SKL – CPuncturing Arrow
RapierThrusting SwordSTR – E SKL – CStance
Ringed Knight Paired Great SwordsPaired Ultra Great SwordsSTR – C SKL – E INT – E FTH – EEmber
Rose of AriandelWhipSTR – C SKL – E FTH – BAwakening
Scholar’s CandlestickDaggerSTR – C SKL – CGuiding Light
SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – CShield Splitter
Storm RulerGreat SwordSTR – D SKL – DStorm King
Yorshka’s SpearSpear/PikeSTR – D SKL – D FTH – DPacify

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