For other uses, see Falchion.

The Falchion is a curved sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Standard curved sword and widely-used slashing weapon.
The falchion's flesh-rending slash attacks are greatly compromised against armor and tough scale-covered hides.
Skill: Spin Slash
Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and follow with strong attack for a spinning vertical slash.


Dropped by falchion-wielding Skeletons (with heads) in the Catacombs of Carthus.


As with previous iterations, the Falchion is best thought of as a heavier cousin to the Scimitar. It is somewhat heavier and scales more evenly with Strength and Dexterity, making it more quality-focused than the Scimitar, and as such it possesses more damage potential.

While it does deal more damage, the trade-off is that the Falchion is slightly slower than the Scimitar, and uses more stamina per attack. As well, its strong attacks will come out considerably slower, compromising its ability to quickly get attacks in on foes.

It is worthwhile to note that when infused with a Sharp Gem, the Falchion will greatly outperform most any other infusable curved sword under the same conditions, at very high levels of Dexterity.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal slashes.
Strong Attack
delayed upward slash, followed by another in the reverse direction.
Weak Attack
Two-handed horizontal slash, followed by horizontal slash in the reverse direction.
Strong Attack
Overhead left-to-right downward slash, followed by faster upward slash.
Jump Attack Jumping horizontal slash.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed, but with two hands.
Running Attack Very fast upward slash, short range but almost no telegraph.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, only gripping sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Fast horizontal slash from left to right.
Rolling Attack
Same as above, but puts whole body into rotation.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.


  • When held in two hands, this weapon's attacks do not rebound off of shields.


Reinforced with Titanite.


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Dark Souls 3 Falchion - Weapon Arts Showcase

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