- Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls III)
Pikes are a weapon type in Dark Souls III. They are characterized by their extremely long reach and moderately low attack speed when compared to spears, although they are capable of dealing more damage per thrust than most of the latter.
Typically, Pikes will have a higher amount of stat investment. Can be used to attack while guarding with a shield. Care should be taken by the player to watch their stamina closely when attacking behind a shield. When the player's stamina is depleted and their shield is struck, they will be guard broken and vulnerable to a riposte.