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.
Several partially upgraded weapons are placed throughout Drangleic. These are especially useful for low soul memory builds.
|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 Tree|
|Lightning Short Bow +1||Iron Keep||Eygil's Idol|