Smelter%20Hammer

Smelter Hammer+10

Stats
icon wp physicalAttack 500 (*315) icon wp counterStrength 100
icon magicbonus 0 (*308) icon wp poiseDamage 60
icon firebonus 0(*308) icon wp stability 30
icon lightningbonus 0(*308) icon durabilitiy 300
icon darkbonus 0(*308) icon weight 35
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22 icon dexterity 22 icon intelligence 22 icon faith 22
70
A(*B)
6
icon magicbonus green icon firebonus green icon lgtngbonus green icon darkbonus green
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Great Hammer
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 315 physical dmg/308 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Str scaling changes to B.

Smelter Hammer is a Great Hammer and one of the available Weapons in Dark Souls 2. Smelter Hammer is a Great Hammer wielded by the iron warriors in Brume Tower. Originally an axe, it now exists in a melted state, functioning as a massive lump that crushes foes with its weight. It is notably slower and larger than many other Great Hammers. The move-set includes unique attacks, such as a spinning parry animation and a long-distance jump attack for the running attack. 

 

Weapon wielded by the iron warriors that wander Brume Tower.

Appears to have once been an axe, but in this terribly melted state it is little more than a great lump that crushes its foes by virtue of its sheer weight. 

How to get Smelter Hammer in Dark Souls 2

  • Uncommon/Rare drop from the Iron Warrior that wields the weapon itself (Also drops from the Iron Warrior using the bleed mace, such as outside the bonfire near Fume Knight). Encountered several times throughout the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC.

 

DS2 Smelter Hammer Hints and Tips

  • Upgraded with regular Titanite. Cannot be upgraded with Bleed.
  • The Smelter Hammer is considerably slower in attacking than many other Great Hammers, while also extremely larger than all the other Great Hammers.
  • Despite requiring 70 STR to wield one handed (35 for two handed), you can power stance the Smelter Hammer with 99 STR.
  • In PVP, challenging to dodge without a high AGL value as the hit box is enormous.
  • The two-handed parry animation is replaced with a spin attack where the player rotates completely around twice then hurls themselves as a missile; most of the damage comes from the missile part of the attack.
  • The running attack, both one and two-handed are unique. A long-distance jump attack occurs instead of the normal Great Hammer swinging attack.
  • The two-handed R1 attacks combo into the normal 2-handed R2 attack (Spin attack) on other Great Hammers (excluding Archdrake Mace).
  • The two-handed R2 attacks combo with an initial overhead attack, followed by a reverse overhead attack that hits behind the player.
  • Be aware that other players can begin a backstab while you're laying on the ground after using the special L2 attack, recommended to wear Jester's Top, Ironclad Armour and/or Gower's Ring of Protection to negate backstab critical damage.
  • Can be disguised as offhand Fist Weapon if one has Illusory Rings or Hidden Weapon spell while carrying Caestus as main weapon.
  • Rolling attack strikes both in front of you and behind you (more to the side that it's being held on) which is extremely useful to bait players coming out of a roll attempting to backstab.
  • move-set is fairly unknown in the online community and most people I have seen who use it don't use it to its full potential making it a wonderful surprise weapon to players in pvp When used properly. (Quite a hindrance to players who are not skilled with slower weapons as its difficult to utilize)
  • Great weapon in narrow spaces as durability is very high (so hitting walls is something you shouldn't care about) and difficult to avoid unless the enemy is good at dodging.
  • The immense power of this weapon could easily 1-2 shot any opponent in pvp especially with a backstab. (Backstab animation is seemingly slower than most great hammers)
  • 2 handed overhead attack will pancake nearly every enemy in game.
  • 2 handed move set is much faster than single handed.
  • The weapon is extremely large, and can take up good amount of screenspace making it hard to see.

 

DS2 Smelter Hammer Trivia

  • The Smelter Hammer is often called the "Chicken Drumstick" or "Chicken Wing" by its fans because of its similar appearance.
  • Calculated by Reddit user CitronCactus to be 5 metric tons.
  • Currently the highest strength requirement weapon in all the Souls games,

 


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 Dark Souls II Smelter Hammer Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp magdmg
icon wp firedmg
icon wp lightningdmg
icon darkbonus
icon Counter%26poisedamage
icon strengthscale green
icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 384 - - - - 100
60
C - - - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40
Regular +10 500 - - - - ^ A - - - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40
Magic 241 295 - - - ^ C - C - - - - - 47.7 28.3 27.7 27.7 37.7
Magic +10 315 308 - - - ^ B - B - - - - - 47.7 28.3 27.7 27.7 37.7
Fire 241 - 295 - - ^ C - - C - - - - 47.7 7.7 48.3 27.7 37.7
Fire +10 315 - 308 - - ^ B - - B - - - - 47.7 7.7 48.3 27.7 37.7
Lightning 241 - - 295 - ^ C - - - C - - - 47.7 7.7 27.7 48.3 37.7
Lightning +10 315 - - 308 - ^ B - - - B - - - 47.7 7.7 27.7 48.3 37.7
Dark 241 - - - 295 ^ C - - - - C - - 47.7 7.7 27.7 27.7 58.3
Dark +10 315 - - - 308 ^ B - - - - B - - 47.7 7.7 27.7 27.7 58.3
Poison 241 - - - - ^ C - - - - - 123 - 47.7 7.7 27.7 27.7 37.7
Poison +10 315 - - - - ^ B - - - - - 154 - 47.7 7.7 27.7 27.7 37.7
Bleed N/A - - - - N/A N/A - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Bleed +10 N/A - - - - N/A N/A - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Raw 441 - - - - ^ E - - - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40
Raw +10 575 - - - - ^ D - - - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40
Enchanted 384 - - - - ^ E - D - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40
Enchanted +10 500 - - - - ^ D - C - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40
Mundane 192 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40
Mundane +10 250 - - - - ^ C - - - - - - - 50 10 30 30 40

 

Smelter Hammer Table Key in Dark Souls II

Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do.

 

Requirements/
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
icon strength icon strengthscale green
Strength
icon wp physicalAttack
Physical
icon wp physicaldef
Physical
icon wp bleed
Bleeding
icon durabilitiy
Durability
icon dexterity icon dexscale green
Dexterity
icon wp magdmg
Magic
icon wp magicdef
Magic
icon wp poisondef
Poison
icon weight
Weight
icon intelligence
Intelligence
icon wp firedmg
Fire
icon wp firedef
Fire
icon wp petrifydef
Petrify
 
icon faith
Faith
icon wp lightningdmg
Lightning
icon wp lightningdef
Lightning
icon wp cursedef
Curse
 
icon magicbonus green
Magic Bonus
icon wp counterStrength
Counter Strength
icon wp stability
Stability
   
icon firebonus green
Fire Bonus
icon wp poiseDamage
Poise Damage
     
icon lgtngbonus green
Lighting Bonus
icon wp CastSpeed
Cast Speed
     
icon darkbonus green
Dark Bonus
icon wp range
Range
     

 

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

 




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    • Anonymous

      takes half my equipment load, requires 70 str, puts me in stamina debt if i swing it more than once, 2h l2 takes 3 hours to recover, i cannot see 1/3rds of my screen. best weapon i have ever laid my hands on

      • Anonymous

        Farmed it on my first playthrough for the funny, not even intending to use it. Got on my 3rd or so kill with no item discovery bonuses. What are the odds?

        • Anonymous

          Can you shield bash front stab with this thing? I’ve been trying to do it with those annoying syan bastards over and over but it doesn’t seem to work

          • Anonymous

            there's a timeline where they dropped the unmelted version that looks like a proper mace and does bleed damage and i want to live in that one for the rest of my life

            • Anonymous

              Brightstone 3rd bonfire is a decent rusted coin farm. Youre gonna want a lot of coins to drop this drumstick.

              • Anonymous

                The drop rate for this is such BS. I've killed approx 350 Iron Warriors (gathered 1 mill souls, 2800ish per kill) and still haven't had it drop.

                There is no excuse for such absurdly low drop rates in a game with no trading economy.

                • Anonymous

                  I love that Goofy-ahh L2 attack, there's few things that give me more joy than watching my character turn into a beyblade spinning around this gigantic burnt chicken leg before proceeding to recklessly and clumsily bellyflop into enemies and faceplanting while sending enemies flying like wet towels, it's pretty much guaranteed to use all of your stamina and it's impractical, but I don't care, it's goofy as all hell and I adore it

                  • Anonymous

                    This absolute beauty of a Chicken Drumstick is the very definition of "Awesome but Impractical", It's absurdly heavy to the point that it's hard to even wear decently strong armour without significant Vitality investment, it absolutely DEVOURS stamina to the point that unless you have a crazy amount of endurance you'd be hard-pressed to do more than two attacks in a row without running out of stamina, it's quite slow even by Great Hammer standards when it comes to most of its attacks, and it's so ridiculously huge that it often blocks a good portion of your vision, but it's also one of the most powerful weapons in the game in terms of raw physical damage, the Giant Warrior Club being the only competing Great Hammer for pure damage (which is much shorter has mediocre durability and has an arguably inferior moveset while still being incredibly heavy even if it's not as much as the Smelter Hammer) being able to one-shot most mobs with the 2-handed R2s at 50 strength, and even tanky Havels won't be able to withstand many hits from it, its moveset is just a thing of beauty, particularly the brilliant goofy-ahh spin-to-win bellyflop L2 attack, and the running attacks are extremely good to the point you could argue they're OP in PvP, and sure it's slow but your enemies are DEFINITELY gonna feel it when they get hit by it, this thing makes a mockery of poise most of the time, you might as well be hitting people with an entire bus with how easily it can pancake people and send them flying through the air, even regular R1s with this weapon can pancake people and/or send them flying with ease, I'd recommend using items like the Cloranthy Ring (preferably the +2 variant if you have it) and the Blossom Kite Shield due to how insanely stamina-hungry this thing is, and like other big heavy weapons having a decently hefty amount of poise helps a lot too. Overall, sure it's impractical but it's also easily one of the most fun weapons in the game, I love this beautiful Colossal Drumstick so much.

                    • Anonymous

                      I kinda wish this thing made the same sounds as the Dark Souls 1 Dragon Tooth/Great Club only louder and/or deeper, Swinging this giant burnt chicken drumstick would be even better if it made a really loud *CLOOONG!* every time it hit something

                      • Anonymous

                        My dumb ass got multiple of these trying to get the bleed version, without bothering to check if it was even possible

                        • Anonymous

                          A fantastic weapon for Horse**** Valley, since its two-handed heavy attack is one of the few things that can pancake those horrible Frost Horses who are also more susceptible to strike damage than other forms of physical damage, and it has possibly the highest durability of any weapon in the game that isn't unbreakable like the Santier's Spear after breaking the statue head off, which really helps against the two hell kitties Lud and Zallen with their really annoying ability of corroding your weapon and damaging its durability every time you hit them since it's nowhere near as likely to break halfway through the fight like most other weapons.

                          • Anonymous

                            This absolute goddamn unit of a chicken drumstick makes using Smough's Hammer seem like a toy foam bat by comparison

                            • Anonymous

                              I never knew this was rare, just got it randomly recently and was like "wow that's strong". Still running it to the end, insanely good weapon for PvP and PvE.

                              • Anonymous

                                Love this gigantic goofy ahh burnt chicken drumstick, it's like the dragon tooth started hitting the gym HARD

                                • Anonymous

                                  Just spent 2 days farming for this. The wife said she would leave me if I spent anymore time on ds2 trying to farm this, she must be a dex user. Anyway jokes on her, I won't need her once i get my hammer.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I thought farming for the channelers trident in ds1 was bad until I spent 6 hours trying to get this thing and ended up with absolutely nothing, not even a titanite slab

                                    • Anonymous

                                      1. Power stance two Smelter Hammers.
                                      2. Pyromancer's fist in second right hand slot and Flame Weapon attuned.
                                      3. Buff left hand weapon with fire.
                                      4. Switch right weapon back to Smelter Hammer.
                                      5. Use Aromatic Ooze to buff right hand weapon with magic.
                                      6. Now you bringing Buffalo and Blue Cheese chicken wings to the party.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I CANT get this thing to drop. I must have killed 100 of the fat bastards. And I was planing to power stance them as well. Guess I’ll go f*ck myself

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Your weapon : Sharp, weak, breaks easily and needs proper scaling
                                          MY weapon : Can bludgeon people to death, practically infinite dur, looks like a big fat cock
                                          WE ARE NOT THE SAME

                                          • Anonymous

                                            will last so very long, 300 durability, r2 bonk for over 1k, at this point you should be stocked up on resins, i use dark resin and lightning, agaisnt armored targets can easily hit for 1500, 2shot the ruin sentinels in drangleic, 1 hit almost all trash enemies, take your time, kill evverything and be still at more than half durability, (also excelent agaisnt Sinh, same build and he was down in 9 -10 hits

                                            • Anonymous

                                              If you want to farm this start in the bonfire near the fume knight and bring a **** ton of poison throwing knives

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I used these weapons for 99 strength infused with raw and power stance, there was not a single player I couldn't kill

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  SIR IF YOU BE WILLING TELL ME YOUR STEAM USER NAME SO I COULD USE YOUR REMAINING LUCK FOR A ROD OF DISCORD
                                                  i would be forever greatful

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I got this simply by completing the DLC without any farming gear. I was super lucky or maybe I used up all my luck on this and soon death will come for me at some dubious and shady place, ruining my whole life in a single instant forever.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Just spent well over 2 hours farming this with near optimal farming gear and didn't get it to drop even once, 10% drop rate my ass.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Hit a fire lizard or a explosive barrel and you'll receive an additional effect:

                                                        GRILLED CHICKEN DRUMSTICK - ADD BONUS FIRE DAMAGE TO YOUR ALREADY INSANE DAMAGE CHICKEN DRUMSTICK! NOW WITH CHICKEN SOUND EFFECT. IT'S FINGER LICKIN' GOOD!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          A running attack to surpass katana running attacks. Holy **** the cancer... still love this weapon though.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I'm currently working on my personal 100% run. You know, farm every gear/weapon, be able to use everything be it spells, miracles and weapons. After getting this thing while farming the Minotaur Head, I didn't realised I had to level up strength anymore... Welp... Time to farm the Giant Lord another 10 times I guess. I'm interested in seeing this thing with power stance but we'll see.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Luciteal lucitiel Lu what ever. luciteal mask, Heide knight armor and smelter hammer= colonel sanders cosplay.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The weapon weight calculation referenced on the page is here. Citroncactus has also done several other weapons from the series:

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Man, this guy Dark +10, DCR and RoB+2, str 35 and int/faith 30/30. Dark Weapon buff. L2 Dark Hurricane. Kkkkkkkk

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Anyone willing to drop me one at the foyer bonfire, at a specified time? Haven't had luck getting these to drop.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      has anyone seen it going white? after i buffed it and the buff went out it was white like snow for like 5-6 seconds

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        The running R1 is literally the most overpowered move in the game. Not only is it nearly impossible to dodge, but it also catches runners, and pancakes damage traders. All of the attacks on this weapon will fling the other person out of their attacks. Ultimate poise destroyer. Just sprint/backstep and R1 for an easy Host Destroyed.

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