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The Dragonslayer Swordspear is a soul-transposed spear in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A dragon hunting weapon from the age of the gods. The earliest form of the cross spear, serving as both sword and spear.
Its owner was the Nameless King and deific hunter of dragons. The swordspear is imbued with lightning, of which he was the heir.
Skill: Falling Bolt
Hold swordspear high in the air to summon fierce lightning that descends upon distant foes.

AvailabilityEdit

Obtained by transposing the Soul of the Nameless King with Ludleth of Courland for 10,000 souls.

CharacteristicsEdit

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.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Quick thrusts.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Overhead swing, followed by clockwise horizontal sweep.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Delayed but powerful thrusts.
Jump Attack Jumping stab.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Running thrust.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the spear in both hands.
Rolling Attack Quick downward smash.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Upward sweep.
Kick Standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.

UpgradesEdit

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Dragonslayer Swordspear 128 34 D D D
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.



VideosEdit

Dark Souls 3 Dragonslayer Swordspear - Weapon Arts Showcase

Dark Souls 3 Dragonslayer Swordspear - Weapon Arts Showcase

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