For the Dark Souls variant, see Great Scythe.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Great Scythe (Dark Souls II).

The Great Scythe is a reaper in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Attacks with this large scythe, normally used for crop harvesting, are effective at breaking past shields.
The magnificent sharp curved blade instils fear in opponents. Perhaps it is their survival instinct at work.
Skill: Neck Swipe
This attack aims for the scruff of a foe's neck, and when successful, functions as a head shot, inflicting heavy damage.


Found in the Undead Settlement. From the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire, head onward and enter the destroyed house located in front of the graveyard where the giant archer's arrows start raining down. Go upstairs, turn around and jump toward the broken wooden floorboards to reach it.


The Great Scythe is the first reaper class weapon most players come across, making it a nice early game Dexterity weapon with its relatively low requirements and weight; and as a reaper, it possesses quite good range as well. This, however, is also a drawback; as a reaper, it has a hilt-and-shaft mechanic. This means the scythe will only deal its full damage if the enemy being attacked is hit with the blade and not with its shaft. The moveset of the scythe is very fluid and fast, more so when two-handed. The scaling in Dexterity may seem lackluster at first, but this is rectified when Sharp-infused. As an added bonus, this weapon also inflicts bleed build-up, which can put pressure on opponents to back off in PvP.

Its weapon skill, Neck Swipe, is used on a press of L2/LT, the button is not held, as the player does not go into a stance before using it. It would be wise for players to bear this difference with the Stance weapon skill in mind when in combat. When it successfully hits, it functions as a headshot would with a bow, dealing extra damage, albeit without the stagger,


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Nearly vertical diagonal slash from left to right.
Strong Attack
Horizontal swing from left to right.
Weak Attack
Diagonal slash from right to left.
Strong Attack
Upward slash from the left along the ground.
Jump Attack Horizontal slice from left to right.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Swing from right to left.
Running Attack
Downward slice.
Rolling Attack Quick slice from left to right.
Rolling Attack
Horizontal slice from right to left.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Diagonal slash from right to left.


Reinforced with Titanite.


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