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The Old King's Great Hammer is a soul-transposed great hammer in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Great Hammer of the Old Demon King.
This weapon has survived since old Izalith, and is imbued with remnants of the Chaos Flame.
Skill: Molten Perseverance
Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise, and use strong attack to repeatedly stab earth to trigger molten explosions.

AvailabilityEdit

Obtained by transposing the Soul of the Old Demon King with Ludleth of Courland.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Old King's Great Hammer caters towards builds that invest in Strength as well as Intelligence and Faith. It is capable of inflicting both Strike and Fire damage, making it deadly when fighting opponents who rely on shields.

Compared to the Gargoyle Flame Hammer, the Old King's Great Hammer is heavier and has less range. However, its good Strength scaling means that it is far more effective for builds that specialize in Strength and only have moderate stats for wielding Pyromancies, whereas the Gargoyle Flame Hammer is geared towards builds that specialize in casting Pyromancies but are limited in Strength.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Downward smash from right to left, followed by bringing the hammer around for a second swing in the same direction.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Bring the hammer back for an overhead smash, followed by bringing it around for a second overhead smash.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings that trend downward, starting from right to left.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Overhead smash from right to left, then overhead smash from left to right.
Jump Attack Jump into overhead slam.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the hammer in both hands.
Running Attack Fast downward diagonal swing from right to left.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the hammer in both hands.
Rolling Attack Crosswise horizontal swing from left to right.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the hammer in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.

UpgradesEdit

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Old King's Great Hammer 180 69 D D D
Old King's Great Hammer +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 1610 souls) 209 80 D D D
Old King's Great Hammer +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 2576 souls) 239 91 D D D
Old King's Great Hammer +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 3542 souls) 268 103 C D D
Old King's Great Hammer +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 4508 souls) 298 114 C D D
Old King's Great Hammer +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 6440 souls) 328 126 C D D

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.



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