- Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls III)
Curved Swords are a weapon type in Dark Souls III. These weapons are characterized by their fast swing speed and high DPS (Damage per Second). Many of these weapons will cause Bleed damage and with the exception of the Carthus Curved Sword will perform a unique "slash then flip" animation en lieu of a kick. While these weapons are held in both hands (provided the weapon is not paired), they will not rebound off Shields.