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The Balder Side Sword is a straight sword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

The knights of the ancient kingdom of Balder wielded these rock-solid, long swords which are excellent for thrust attacks.
Balder was the home of Knight King Rendal, but the kingdom was reduced to ruins after a widespread outbreak of Undead.

AvailabilityEdit

The Balder Side Sword is dropped by Balder Knights (Sword) found in the Undead Parish and Sen's Fortress.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Balder Side Sword improves on the already good straight sword moveset by making the second strong attack another thrust rather than the usual upward swing (which has shorter range). Combined with its innate long reach the Balder Side Sword can almost be considered a straight sword/spear hybrid. It scales well enough with Dexterity to make it a competitive +15 weapon, and makes a decent weapon for other upgrade paths, too. It goes very well wth the Leo Ring, because of the thrusting attacks.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Diagonal swings. Almost no starting and ending lag, and has very low stamina consumption.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Wielder pulls back, and then lunges forward. Some starting lag, but excellent reach and damage.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Diagonal swings. Almost no starting and ending lag, and has very low stamina consumption.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Wielder pulls back, and then lunges forward. Some starting lag, but excellent reach and damage.
Jump Attack Leaps while stabbing forward. Good reach, but relatively slow starting and ending lag.
Running Attack Horizontal swing. Wide hitbox, low starting lag. When two-handed, a vertical swing is executed instead.
Rolling Attack Diagonal swing. Similar to the running attack.
Kick Standard kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Diagonal swings. Similar to the two-handed weak attack.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Balder Side Sword, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Balder Side Sword 80 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 88 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 96 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 104 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 112 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 120 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 128 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 136 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 144 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 152 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 160 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 168 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 176 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 184 E B 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 192 E A 50 10 35 35
Balder Side Sword +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 200 E A 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Balder Side Sword +5, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Raw Balder Side Sword
(Large Titanite Shard ×1)
138 E C 50 10 35 35
Raw Balder Side Sword +1
(Large Titanite Shard ×1)
147 E C 50 10 35 35
Raw Balder Side Sword +2
(Large Titanite Shard ×1)
156 E C 50 10 35 35
Raw Balder Side Sword +3
(Large Titanite Shard ×2)
165 E C 50 10 35 35
Raw Balder Side Sword +4
(Large Titanite Shard ×2)
174 E C 50 10 35 35
Raw Balder Side Sword +5
(Large Titanite Shard ×3)
184 E C 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Balder Side Sword +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Crystal Balder Side Sword
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
176 E B 50 10 35 35
Crystal Balder Side Sword +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
184 E B 50 10 35 35
Crystal Balder Side Sword +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
192 E B 50 10 35 35
Crystal Balder Side Sword +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
200 E B 50 10 35 35
Crystal Balder Side Sword +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
208 E A 50 10 35 35
Crystal Balder Side Sword +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
216 E A 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Balder Side Sword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Magic Balder Side Sword
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
90 97 E D C 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
96 104 E D C 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
102 110 E D C 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
108 117 E D C 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
114 123 E D C 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
120 130 E D C 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
125 136 E D B 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
132 143 E D B 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
138 149 E D B 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
144 156 E D B 50 10 35 35
Magic Balder Side Sword +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
150 162 E D B 50 10 35 35

Requires: Magic Balder Side Sword +5, Blue Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Enchanted Balder Side Sword
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
120 128 E E C 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Balder Side Sword +1
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
124 131 E E B 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Balder Side Sword +2
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
129 135 E E B 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Balder Side Sword +3
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
134 139 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Balder Side Sword +4
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
139 143 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Balder Side Sword +5
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
144 148 E E A 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Balder Side Sword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Divine Balder Side Sword
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
81 99 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
86 106 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
91 112 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
97 118 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
102 125 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
108 132 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
113 138 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
118 145 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
124 151 E D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
129 158 E D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Balder Side Sword +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
135 165 E D B 50 10 35 35

Requires: Divine Balder Side Sword +5, White Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Occult Occult Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Occult Balder Side Sword
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
110 120 E D B 50 10 35 35
Occult Balder Side Sword +1
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
116 125 E D B 50 10 35 35
Occult Balder Side Sword +2
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
123 132 E D B 50 10 35 35
Occult Balder Side Sword +3
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
129 138 E D B 50 10 35 35
Occult Balder Side Sword +4
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
136 144 E D B 50 10 35 35
Occult Balder Side Sword +5
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
143 150 E D B 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Balder Side Sword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Fire Balder Side Sword
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
104 104 50 10 35.0 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
112 112 50 10 35.4 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
120 120 50 10 35.7 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
128 128 50 10 36.0 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
136 136 50 10 36.4 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
144 144 50 10 36.7 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
153 153 50 10 37.1 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
163 163 50 10 37.5 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
172 172 50 10 37.8 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
182 182 50 10 38.2 35
Fire Balder Side Sword +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
192 192 50 10 38.5 35

Requires: Fire Balder Side Sword +5, Red Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Chaos Chaos Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Chaos Balder Side Sword
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
126 144 50 10 35.0 35
Chaos Balder Side Sword +1
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
133 152 50 10 35.7 35
Chaos Balder Side Sword +2
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
140 160 50 10 36.4 35
Chaos Balder Side Sword +3
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
147 168 50 10 37.1 35
Chaos Balder Side Sword +4
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
154 176 50 10 37.8 35
Chaos Balder Side Sword +5
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
161 184 50 10 38.5 35

Requires: Standard Balder Side Sword +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Lightning Balder Side Sword
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
144 144 50 10 35 35.0
Lightning Balder Side Sword +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
155 155 50 10 35 37.8
Lightning Balder Side Sword +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
166 166 50 10 35 40.6
Lightning Balder Side Sword +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
177 177 50 10 35 43.4
Lightning Balder Side Sword +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
188 188 50 10 35 46.2
Lightning Balder Side Sword +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
200 200 50 10 35 49.0

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