The Dragonslayer Swordspear is a highly unique weapon with a very different playstyle from other polearms.
As a cross spear, it is designed to allow for sweeping and thrusting attacks, giving it great versatility whether fighting single foes or multiple opponents, and whether in narrow corridors or in open fields. Choosing between the weak and strong attacks allows the wielder to perform both types of attacks, regardless of one-handing or two-handing the weapon.
The Dragonslayer Swordspear also requires a particular set of stats to wield effectively. Despite having respectable Faith scaling, the base Lightning damage is rather lackluster, negating any Faith invested. However, this Lightning damage can be augmented by performing its skill, launching a bolt at a distant target while buffing the weapon. This, combined with its moderate physical scaling, makes the Swordspear best suited for quality builds that invest points into Faith for utility Miracles, and less so for high Faith builds that invest little into Strength or Dexterity.
However, the Dragonslayer Swordspear's most unique quirk is that it is the only spear in the game with Hyper Armor, meaning that unlike its brethren it can take advantage of Poise. Caution should be exercised though, as it still has the weakest Poise health out of all weapons in the game, placing it below halberds.
|Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.|
|Overhead swing, followed by clockwise horizontal sweep.|
|Delayed but powerful thrusts.|
|Jump Attack||Jumping stab.|
|Same as one-handed.|
|Running Attack||Running thrust.|
|Same as one-handed, but holding the spear in both hands.|
|Rolling Attack||Quick downward smash.|
|Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.|
|Upgrade Level||Attack Values||Aux. Effects||Bonuses|
|Dragonslayer Swordspear +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 1330 souls)||149||–||–||39||–||–||–||–||D||C||–||D|
|Dragonslayer Swordspear +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 2128 souls)||170||–||–||45||–||–||–||–||D||C||–||D|
|Dragonslayer Swordspear +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 2926 souls)||191||–||–||50||–||–||–||–||D||C||–||D|
|Dragonslayer Swordspear +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 3724 souls)||212||–||–||56||–||–||–||–||D||C||–||C|
|Dragonslayer Swordspear +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 5320 souls)||234||–||–||62||–||–||–||–||D||C||–||C|
The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.
| Arstor's Spear • Dragonslayer Spear • Dragonslayer Swordspear • Drang Twinspears|
Four-Pronged Plow • Gargoyle Flame Spear • Golden Ritual Spear • Partizan • Rotten Ghru Spear
Saint Bident • Soldering Iron • Spear • Tailbone Spear • Winged Spear • Yorshka's Spear
|Ashes of Ariandel|