For the Dark Souls variant, see Scythe.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Glaive.

The Scythe is a halberd in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A scythe fitted with a large custom blade.
Has an extended slashing reach when swung broadly, but beware, these attacks make the wielder very vulnerable.



The Scythe is a very basic weapon. Similar to the Halberd, it is what could be considered a "stock weapon", it has a basic moveset, a very good reach, it is very lightweight, being the lightest out of all Halberds in game, yet it has moderate damage.

This means that the Scythe is great for low leveled players, or for players who want an Halberd that can deal good damage, while also being light.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
A series of vertical and downwards diagonal slashes.
Strong Attack
Similar to the weak attack but slower and more powerful.
Weak Attack
Similar to one-handed weak attack, but more powerful.
Strong Attack
Swings the scythe around twice.
Jump Attack Jumps and plunges the scythe into the ground.
Running Attack Horizontal slash.
Rolling Attack Upwards diagonal slash.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Same as the 1 handed weak attack.
Strong Attack
Same as the 1 handed strong attack.


  • Cannot be used with shield up.
  • Upgrades with Titanite.
  • +10 Scythe should have 270 base damage.


Dark Souls 2 Scythe Tutorial (dual wielding w power stance)

Dark Souls 2 Scythe Tutorial (dual wielding w power stance)

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