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The Scythe of Want is a reaper in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A scythe born from the soul of Nashandra.
The old one of the Abyss was reborn in death, split into miniscule fragments, and spread across the land. The pieces began to coalesce once again, becoming human in shape.


Obtained by trading the Soul of Nashandra and 10,000 souls with Weaponsmith Ornifex.


The Scythe of Want is an interesting weapon, boasting a unique moveset, impressive attribute scaling and high base damage, but yet it can not be augmented or enchanted in any way possible and is quite hefty in size and weight.

Due to this, the Scythe of Nahr Alma can actually outperform this weapon significantly, not only by being able to be enchanted, but also by having virtually half the weight of this scythe.

However, the Scythe of Want has an unusually-high critical modifier, making it a formidable threat when used for backstabs, guard break/ripostes or parry/ripostes.

It should also be noted that its two-handed strong attack is a viciously quick and powerful attack, especially because it deals its most damage to players who get close to its wielders, which in essence turn this into the most versatile weapon within the Reaper class.


  • The Scythe of Want cannot be infused or buffed with either Resins or spells.
  • The two-handed strong attack (Xbox 360 - Trigger Right - 01 / PlayStation - R2 - 01) consumes a considerable amount of stamina; as such, it should be used sparingly.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
An over arm swing, further input yields a diagonal slash.
Strong Attack
A slow over arm slash, further input yields a right to left slash.
Weak Attack
Same as one-handed weak attack.
Strong Attack
A horizontal 720° slash that hits twice. High stamina drain.
Jump Attack A leaping vertical slash.
Running Attack A fast right to left slash.
Rolling Attack The player swings the scythe upward after rolling.
Rolling Attack
Brings the scythe down after rolling.
Power Stance Weak Attack
A dual diagonal slash. Can be repeated.
Power Stance Strong Attack
A dual vertical slash.
Guard break
Standard guard break.
Weak Attack
Mirrors right hand.
Strong Attack
Mirrors right hand.


Dark Souls 2 Scythe of Want Tutorial (dual wielding w power stance)03:40

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

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