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The Shortsword is a straight sword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

This small straight sword is widely used, to an extent only matched by the longsword.
An accessible sword which inflicts consistent regular damage and high slash damage, making it applicable to a variety of situations.

AvailabilityEdit

CharacteristicsEdit

The Shortsword, like its fellow Straight Swords, is one of those weapons that one can go the entire game using. It is shorter than the others, but lighter, and uses less stamina. In exchange, however, it does slightly less damage.

Rather interestingly, it has virtually the same move-set as the Longsword, with a versatile array of both stabs and swings at its disposal. Though weaker than the other Straight Swords, and having the same range as the Broadsword, the Shortsword should not be underestimated. Its standard damage scaling, extremely light weight, and versatile move-set conspire to make it an extremely attractive weapon, especially early on. Though often ignored in favor of its larger cousin, the Shortsword's balance lends itself well to many builds, especially those who want a Straight Sword, but wish to save on weight.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Horizontal swings. Low starting and ending lag.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Stab alternating with upward swings. Minor starting and ending lag.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Vertical swings. Low starting and ending lag.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Steps forward while swinging horizontally. Minor starting and ending lag.
Jump Attack Jumps forward while burying the sword into the ground. Small hitbox and high ending lag.
Running Attack Running swing. Low starting and ending lag.
Rolling Attack Vertical swing. Low starting and ending lag.
Kick Standard kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Diagonal swing. Low starting lag, minor ending lag.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Shortsword, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Shortsword 78 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 85 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 93 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 101 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 109 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 117 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 124 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 132 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 140 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 148 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 156 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 163 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 171 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 179 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 187 C C 50 10 35 35
Shortsword +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 195 C C 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Shortsword +5, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Raw Shortsword (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 135 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Shortsword +1 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 144 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Shortsword +2 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 153 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Shortsword +3 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 162 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Shortsword +4 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 171 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Shortsword +5 (Large Titanite Shard ×3) 180 D D 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Shortsword +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Crystal Shortsword (Titanite Chunk ×1) 171 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Shortsword +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 179 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Shortsword +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 187 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Shortsword +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 195 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Shortsword +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 202 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Shortsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 210 C C 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Shortsword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Magic Shortsword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 88 94 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 94 100 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 100 107 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 106 113 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 112 119 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 118 126 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 123 132 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 129 138 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 135 144 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 141 151 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Shortsword +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 147 157 E E B 50 10 35 35

Requires: Magic Shortsword +5, Blue Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Enchanted Shortsword
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
118 124 E E B 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Shortsword +1
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
122 127 E E B 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Shortsword +2
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
127 131 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Shortsword +3
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
132 135 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Shortsword +4
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
136 138 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Shortsword +5
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
141 143 E E A 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Shortsword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Divine Shortsword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 79 96 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 84 102 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 90 108 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 95 115 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 100 121 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 106 128 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 111 134 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 116 140 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 121 147 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 127 153 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Shortsword +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 132 160 D D B 50 10 35 35

Requires: Divine Shortsword +5, White Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Occult Occult Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Occult Shortsword (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 108 118 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Shortsword +1 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 114 123 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Shortsword +2 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 120 129 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Shortsword +3 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 127 135 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Shortsword +4 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 133 141 D D A 50 10 35 35
Occult Shortsword +5 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 140 147 D D A 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Shortsword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Fire Shortsword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 101 101 50 10 35.0 35
Fire Shortsword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 109 109 50 10 35.4 35
Fire Shortsword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 117 117 50 10 35.7 35
Fire Shortsword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 124 124 50 10 36.0 35
Fire Shortsword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 132 132 50 10 36.4 35
Fire Shortsword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 140 140 50 10 36.7 35
Fire Shortsword +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 149 149 50 10 37.1 35
Fire Shortsword +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 159 159 50 10 37.5 35
Fire Shortsword +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 168 168 50 10 37.8 35
Fire Shortsword +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 177 177 50 10 38.2 35
Fire Shortsword +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 187 187 50 10 38.5 35

Requires: Fire Shortsword +5, Red Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Chaos Chaos Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Chaos Shortsword (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 122 140 50 10 35.0 35
Chaos Shortsword +1 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 129 148 50 10 35.7 35
Chaos Shortsword +2 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 136 156 50 10 36.4 35
Chaos Shortsword +3 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 142 163 50 10 37.1 35
Chaos Shortsword +4 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 149 171 50 10 37.8 35
Chaos Shortsword +5 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 156 179 50 10 38.5 35

Requires: Standard Shortsword +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Lightning Shortsword (Titanite Chunk ×1) 140 140 50 10 35 35.0
Lightning Shortsword +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 151 151 50 10 35 37.8
Lightning Shortsword +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 162 162 50 10 35 40.6
Lightning Shortsword +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 173 173 50 10 35 43.4
Lightning Shortsword +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 184 184 50 10 35 46.2
Lightning Shortsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 195 195 50 10 35 49.0

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