From Software's conclusion to the Dark Souls trilogy is the most action-packed game yet. Sure, the difficulty was reduced to appeal to a broader player base, but that won't prevent many from struggling to beat bosses like the Nameless King, Pontiff Sulyvahn, and the Dancer of the Boreal Valley.
To aid you on your journey, we've compiled a list ranking the 10 most powerful Dark Souls 3 weapons. Many of these weapons have learning curves but are capable of decimating both bosses and PVP players if properly used. These are the 10 most powerful weapons in Dark Souls 3, ranked.
10 Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords
The tenth most powerful weapon in Dark Souls 3 is actually two greatswords which have a combined power from physical and fire totaling 196. It is worth noting that this weapon unleashes its potential after successfully landing a combo with L1. There is a substantial learning curve behind the weapon, but it's a challenge worth facing.
The description of the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords reads, "Paired black greatswords wielded by the Ringed Knights. The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life. For this, the gods cast a seal of fire upon such weapons, and those who possessed them."
9 Moonlight Greatsword
"Charge strong attack to its limit to unleash moonlight wave." The Moonlight Greatsword is one of the most desireable greatswords in Dark Souls 3. It is crafted by way of Souls Transposition using the Souls of Consumed Oceiros. The high amount of poise this weapon has makes it ideal for two-handing.
It can be reinforced with Titanite scale and has a combined physical and fire attack power of 199. Any weapon near the 200 mark is an exceptionally powerful Dark Souls 3 weapon.
8 Dragonslayer Greataxe
"Thickly imbued with the power of lightning. Use skill to draw upon the techniques used to slay the archdragons." The Dragonslayer Greataxe has a heavy weight of 20.0, making it an ideal weapon for knights. It is the heaviest Greataxe weapon found in Dark Souls 3.
With 200 Physical Attack and 74 Lighting Attack, critical hits do a ton of damage. This weapon is not ideal for PVP, yet it can be used. It is more suited for boss fights.
7 Morne's Great Hammer
According to the description of Mone's Great Hammer, "Greathammer bestowed upon Carim Knights who demonstrate outstanding strength and unwavering faith. Decorated by a ward of Carim Temple, and imbued with the twisted rage of Apostle Morne."
200 Physical Attack makes Monre's Great Hammer exceptional. It is often compared to the Bramd from Demon Souls, the first game in the Souls franchise. One can obtain the Mourne's Great Hammer by killing Eygon of Carim. It's not the most powerful great hammer but it does have a high poise rating.
6 Smough's Great Hammer
This is not the first time we've seen Smough's Great Hammer since it was obtainable in the first Dark Souls game. Along with Smough's Great Hammer, Smough's ridiculously heavy armor can also be acquired. "Twisted great Hammer associated with Smough, the last knight to remain at his post, guarding the ruined cathedral."
With 205 Physical Attack and high poise health of 32.9, Smough's Great Hammer is a useful weapon for anyone who can meet its 24.0 weight requirement. After upgrading this weapon with Twinkling Titanite, its Physical Attack can become well over 300.
5 Twin Princes' Greatsword
According to the game, this was a "Sword forged from the reunion of the inseparable swords born from the souls of Lothric and Lorian, the twin princes." With 126 Physical Attack and 83 Fire Attack, the Twin Princes' Greatsword is the fifth most powerful weapon in Dark Souls 3. Sure, some weapons are lighter and more effective in battle, but regardless, this sword has more power.
To obtain the Twin Princes' Greatsword, one must have Lothric's Holy Sword and Lorian's Greatsword. The weapon's heavy attack golf swing shoots flames making this an absurdly effective weapon for PVP.
4 Black Knight Greataxe
On to the next weapon of the showcase. The Black Knight Greataxe is a mighty weapon that demands high stamina. If your stats can meet its requirements, the Black Knight Greataxe can be a versatile weapon.
There will be a noticeable difference compared to someone who cannot meet the weapon's requirements fully. The range of the weapon is pretty decent, which makes this a solid choice for adept Dark Souls 3 players. Notably, this weapon provides a 20% damage increase against demons.
3 Gargoyle Flame Hammer
"Stone torch hammer wielded by gargoyles of the Profaned Capital." The Gargoyle Flame Hammer is the most powerful hammer in Dark Souls 3. It cannot be infused, but the base damage is so high that you won't need to.
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With 122 Physical Attack and 100 Fire Attack, this hammer unleashes fire damage at its tip and can send volleys of flame towards an opponent. Not only is this weapon one of the most powerful, but its genuinely a fun weapon to use in Dark Souls 3.
2 Lorian's Greatsword
"Ultra greatsword of Lorian, Prince Lothric's older brother. Cast in smoldering molten steel, and stained black." If looking for a lighter, mighty greatsword, there isn't a better option than Lorian's Greatsword.
Its base damage is 151 Physical Attack with 79 Fire Attack, and it can be reinforced with Titanite Scale to improve its damage. This is the second most powerful weapon in Dark Souls 3. The Lorian's Greatsword can be obtained by trading the Soul of the Twin Princes to Ludelth of Courland in the Firelink Shrine.
1 Old King's Great Hammer
With 180 Physical Attack and 69 Fire Attack, the Old King's Great Hammer stands as the most powerful weapon in Dark Souls 3. Sure with a high weight of 18.5, it is not surprising that the Old King's Great Hammer has low maneuverability. The learning curve behind this weapon is substantial, but players will find satisfaction in slaying opponents with this hefty weapon.
The Old King's Great Hammer can be created with the Souls of the Old Demon King. According to it's Dark Souls 3 description, "This weapon has survived since old Izalith, and is imbued with remnants of the Chaos Flame."