The halberd is a unique weapon, combining ranged thrust attacks with wide sweeps. However, the vertical hitboxes of its thrust attacks are small, sometimes going under tall bosses if not aimed right. It also has fairly low dexterity and strength requirements and high base damage, making it a very powerful weapon for the first half of the game and a good weapon to make elemental. It may seem slow, but it attacks more quickly when hitting an enemy, allowing the player to deal high damage-per-second with repeated R1 pokes. This, combined with the Leo Ring, can potentially deal massive damage to enemies, as well as grossly outdamaging spears in this regard, given the halberd's much higher raw damage.
In the latter half of the game, it is necessary to level both strength and dexterity to high levels to get maximum effectiveness from the halberd, making it popular for quality builds.
- The Crystal Halberd found in Anor Londo can be quite a boon for the area and its boss, as it starts out stronger than the Halberd +10, even without any upgrades, and will only get stronger when upgraded with Titanite Chunks. It is best used at the time that it is found, when it will be the most powerful (unless the player has obtained the Very Large Ember early).
|A thrust forward. Handy in tight corridors, but with a correspondingly small hitbox. If thrusting into nothing, the wielder will stagger forward momentarily.|
|A wild horizontal swing. Great hitbox, but slow; it will stagger the wielder momentarily if he/she does not hit a target, causing high ending lag.|
|Similar to one-handed weak attack, but more damage.|
|Wielder swings the halberd around him/her twice. Very useful for its coverage and damage, but moderate starting lag and ending lag.|
|Jump Attack||Jumps and swings the halberd horizontally, Good hitbox, low starting lag, some ending lag.|
|Running Attack||Short sprint followed by vertical chop. Good damage, speed, and vertical reach, but has some ending lag. The vertical chop is instantly executed if the player is slowed by being on poor footing.|
|Rolling Attack||Horizontal chop. Good damage and speed, but poor tracking.|
|A wild horizontal swing similar to the one-handed strong attack.|
| Black Knight Halberd • Gargoyle's Halberd • Giant's Halberd • Great Scythe • Halberd |
Lifehunt Scythe • Lucerne • Scythe • Titanite Catch Pole