For the Dark Souls II variant, see Rapier (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Rapier (Dark Souls III).

The Rapier is a thrusting sword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Standard thrusting sword. Regular one-handed attack can be delivered with shield held up. Can parry with use of left hand.
Thrusting attacks pierce and are effective against foes with hard exteriors, but the wielder is left open to damage after a swing.

Availability Edit


The Rapier, like other thrusting swords, can attack from behind a shield, giving an advantage for defensive players, it's also a fast weapon that uses little stamina from the player, allowing longer combos.

It's made exclusively of thrusting attacks, being perfect for fights in small corridors, and has a higher critical rate than most swords, resulting in more powerful ripostes and backstabs. The thrust attacks have a very small vertical hitbox, which may result in having a hard time with hitting smaller enemies like Slimes and Giant Leeches.

Its most notable weakness is its relatively low damage with its normal attacks, most notably against bosses, as they usually cannot be riposted or backstabbed, making the Rapier's true advantage more specific for PvP battles.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
A quick thrusting motion, small hitbox
Strong Attack
A lunge attack, similar to the one-handed weak attack but has more range, small hitbox
Weak Attack
Identical to the one-handed weak attack, small hitbox
Strong Attack
Exactly the same as the one-handed strong attack.
Jump Attack The player jumps forward and stabs the rapier against the ground. Diagonal hitbox.
Running Attack Runs then proceeds to thrust weapon. Hits twice.
Rolling Attack A quick thrusting attack.
Kick Horizontal swipe combined with a backstep.
Weak Attack
A quick thrusting attack. Very similar to the one-handed weak attack.
Strong Attack
Parry animation.



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