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For the disambiguation of the same name, see Falchion.

The Falchion is a curved sword in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A standard curved sword.
Each slash of a curved sword does less damage than a straight sword, but can deal a series of hits in flowing succession.
The sharp blade is effective at causing bleeding, but is soon dulled. Beware when facing rock-solid foes.


  • The Falchion can be purchased from Blacksmith Lenigrast for 1,200 souls.
  • An enchanted Falchion can be found in the Belfry Luna on a corpse below the bonfire.


The scimitar's bigger cousin, the falchion is often considered a step-up from the smaller curved sword.

Having a better base damage and almost identical scaling, the falchion will always outdamage the scimitar, at the minor cost of being one unit heavier.

The major differentiation between the two lies in the one-handed attacks. In particular, the scimitar has a much faster recovery with the one hand light attack versus the falchion's; for strong attacks, the falchion will hit twice while the scimitar thrice. In that sense, the falchion favors heavier damage per strike, while scimitar relies more on combo to deal damage.

The falchion also has innate bleed, making it somewhat a decent candidate for bleed infusion; though its moveset limits the weapon's combo ability.

Like all curved swords, the falchion's attacks can somewhat be redirected, especially noting the one-hand and two-hand's second heavy attack. Light attacks for both stances are still direct-able, but limited mostly to the direction of the slashes.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Slashes in a diagonal downward sweep from right to left, second input sweeps horizontally left to right.
Strong Attack
Uppercutting motion from left side. Second input horizontally sweeps from left to right.
Weak Attack
Very fast slash diagonally donwards, left to right. Further input slashes diagonally downward from right to left etc.
Strong Attack
Uppercut motion, from left side. Second input slashes in a circular motion from left to right.
Jump Attack Leaping downward slash.
Running Attack Slashes upwards from right to left in a wheel-like motion.
Rolling Attack Slashes horizontally left
Power Stance Weak Attack
Power Stance Strong Attack
Guard break
Weak Attack
Identical to right-handed but mirrored.
Strong Attack





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