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For the Dark Souls variant, see Shortsword.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Shortsword (Dark Souls II).

The Shortsword is a straight sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Small straight sword excelling in thrusting attacks.
The shortsword is a light and easily wielded straight sword, due to its minimal attribute requirements.
Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

AvailabilityEdit

Sold by the Shrine Handmaid for 600 souls.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Shortsword is the second smallest and lightest Straight Sword within its class, (tied with the Cleric's Candlestick and heavier than the Broken Straight Sword), and can only be obtained from the Shrine Handmaid.

The weight of this sword is quite light compared to other straight swords, but it lacks the damage that those other swords typically have. It adopts its moveset directly from the Lothric Knight Sword and has the same critical modifier of 110 from it. This makes it very useful when equipped with the Leo Ring and an adequate infusion has been applied, providing quick and highly effective light slashes and heavy pokes.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
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One-handed
Strong Attack
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Two-handed
Weak Attack
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Two-handed
Strong Attack
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Jump Attack ???
Running Attack ???
Rolling Attack ???
Kick ???
Off-handed
Weak Attack
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Off-handed
Strong Attack
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NotesEdit

The Shortsword and the Lothric Knight Sword are the only two Straight Swords with the Critical Modifier of 110. Therefore, they are both recommended for Ripostes and Backstabs if a Dagger isn't available.

Upgrades Edit

Reinforced with Titanite.

VideosEdit

Dark Souls 3 Shortsword - Weapon Arts Showcase

Dark Souls 3 Shortsword - Weapon Arts Showcase

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