Weapons in Dark Souls 2 are a strategic and important choice for the player. The player will be encouraged to discover and deeply learn a weapon that suits their style of play and preference, with subtle parameters affecting the weapon's performance in combat. If you would like to learn more about each weapon, visit their page, or check out the combat page for specific explanations on how to master the game.



How to choose a weapon in Dark Souls 2?

Players create builds around specific weapons that have good movesets, deal significant damage, or are easily obtained. Some players choose weapons for their cosmetic appearance, but in most cases it is advisable to refer to the scaling and upgrading path of weapons to determine if the output is beneficial to the character in pve, pvp or both. The following categories of weapons have details on their base damage, and all individual pages feature infusion charts, with some extending to full moveset videos.

Weapon Categories





Weapons List







Straight Swords











Ultra Greatswords





Curved Swords




Curved Greatswords







Piercing Swords








Great Axes








Great Hammers






Fist & Claws



Spears & Pikes













































    • Anonymous

      26 Nov 2019 06:25  

      Greatsword when using two hands sometimes slash no hit on the enemy when they move round to the left or right. Is this a bug?

      • Anonymous

        21 Jul 2019 02:22  

        Anybody know a low requirement no scailing weapon for a lvl 1 run im doing? ( no broken straight sword since this is my first time )

        • Anonymous

          27 May 2019 14:40  

          After playing the remaster and DS3 down to the very bone, I thought it was time to try this game out. Any weapon recommendations for someone running blindly into this game?

          • Anonymous

            27 Apr 2019 00:59  

            Very important info for low soul memory players is the locations of ready upgraded weapons. It should be in clear view on this wiki but it is not. This website is preventing me from linking to a reddit page listing all the ready upgraded weapons. So there is the list typed out below: Partizan +6 Brume Collapsing floor area Scythe +7 Brume Ladder near first bonfire Caestus +8 Brume Upper Floor bonfire Broadsword +7 Brume Near Iron Warrior door room Alonne Greatbow +5 Brume Near Maldron Winged Spear +7 Eleum Loyce Dog courtyard Priests Chime +8 Eleum Loyce Near Frozen Stairs Large Club +7 Eleum Loyce White Covetous Demon Long Bow +7 Shulva Past 1st group of Sanctum archers Notched Whip +7 Shulva Weird Repair Tre Lightning Short Bow +1 Iron Keep Eygil's Idol

            • Anonymous

              27 Apr 2019 00:53  

              Arguably the most important info for low Soul Memory players. This needs to be placed up front on this wiki. Cheers

              • Anonymous

                17 Apr 2019 18:07  

                Uh, why are the images for the weapon categories at the top of the page the DS3 versions? Lazy wiki dudes?

                • Anonymous

                  06 Apr 2018 05:47  

                  The retainers’ staff is missing from this list; it is dropped from the mages in the Ivory Crown DLC (Confirmed on NG+)

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Mar 2018 20:03  

                    Mmm, it seems this site is also experiencing similar problems like ds3, so do us all a massive favour fextralife and fricken fix it so i can get the results i want!

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Oct 2017 01:24  

                      So, question. I've got two characters, a warrior and a swordsman. For my first I have the red iron twinblade and at +10 it has 340 base damage. I just picked it up for my swordsman and it has only 180 at. +10.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Sep 2017 20:41  

                        Anyone have a full moon sickle they are willing to trade? the drop rate on it is atrocious even with the prisoners tatters and mask and covetous gold serpent ring +2 im on xbox one

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Jul 2017 00:12  

                          Would anyone mind giving me their weapons,armor,and rings I honestly at this point don't feel like farming. But if you're interested in doing so I'm on PS4 my PSN is Spankyunasty and my SM is 2.5 mil

                          • 05 Jun 2017 16:44  

                            Too many weapons, yet many of them have exactly the same moveset, with minor differences in stats
                            Only idiots would think this is better than DS3

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