For the Dark Souls variant, see Longsword.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Longsword (Dark Souls II).

The Long Sword is a straight sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A balanced, widely-used standard straight sword.
Inflicts reliable standard damage, as well as high thrust damage.
Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.



As in the previous Souls games, the Long Sword is widely regarded as the most balanced of the straight swords. It is useful in all situations potentially thrown at the player and its low stat requirements allow it to be wielded easily by most starting classes from the beginning (save for the Sorcerer and the Assassin). It features a moveset of broad slashes and quick thrusting attacks, allowing it to be used in many areas throughout the game with little risk of hampering the player's combat effectiveness.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Swings left and right horizontally.
Strong Attack
Thrust, followed by a vertical swing.
Weak Attack
Swings left and right vertically.
Strong Attack
Swings left and right, minor starting delay.
Jump Attack Standard jump attack.
Jump Attack
Same with one-handed jump attack.
Running Attack Swings left horizontally.
Running Attack
Overhead swing.
Rolling Attack Thrust.
Rolling Attack
Same with one-handed rolling attack.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Strong Attack
Swings left and right horizontally.


  • When using the weapon's skill, the player transitions into a stance in which they hold the Long Sword with both hands and hold it at shoulder level. Executing a light attack whilst in the stance will cause the player to perform a quick vertical slash that inflicts significant stamina damage, which will likely result in an opponent's guard being broken; the player may then riposte them with a critical attack if they so choose. Using the strong attack whilst in the stance will have the player perform a lunging thrust forward, inflicting heavy poise damage on contact.
  • With 40 STR and 40 DEX, a +10 Refined Long Sword can have comparable damage to many heavy weapons, as it's speed allows for much more frequent hits. The only obvious downside is that the Long Sword has much lower poise damage.


Reinforced with Titanite.


Straight Swords
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