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Syan's Halberd is a halberd in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Replica of the halberd of the loyal knight Syan. A meticulously-crafted, distinguished weapon.
Sir Syan was widely known as the kingdom's most loyal knight, and when the Giant's invaded, he volunteered to lead the advance party, but was slaughtered most dishonorably.
The King commissioned replicas of Syan's accoutrements and bestowed them to promising knights, but not long after they donned the armor did they go thoroughly mad.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Syan's Halberd is unique among halberds in that it features movesets from the Spear class, and also prioritize those movesets. Because of that, instead of the slashing and sweeping animations of weak attacks typical from halberds, this weapon performs thrusting attacks instead, just like a spear. And like a spear, you can perform these attacks while raising your shield. Also, this weapon's two-handed strong attack is similar to that of the Silverblack Spear's two-handed strong attack, which is a stationary 180-degree sweep, instead of the usual dual spin moveset from halberds.

This then puts the Syan's Halberd in a peculiar position: while featuring movesets from the Spear class, its similar attacks are slightly slower, but deal more damage. And while this weapon's base damage is below average, it offers the highest scaling in Dexterity out of all the halberds. All these features combined makes the Syan's Halberd one of the most versatile DEX-based weapons in the game.

Moveset Edit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
A quick stab similar from the Spear class, then a slower stab
One-handed
Strong Attack
A medium paced overhead strike, followed by a 180° frontal sweep
Two-handed
Weak Attack
A quick stab, followed by a slower stab
Two-handed
Strong Attack
A 180° swipe attack in front of the player, then a powerful thrust
Jump Attack ???
Running Attack Horizontal sweep, from right to left
Two-handed
Running Attack
Spinning attack featuring three spins
Rolling Attack Diagonal upward slash, from right to left
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Diagonal upward slash, from left to right
Left-handed
Weak Attack
???
Left-handed
Strong Attack
???

NotesEdit

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Halberds
Black Knight HalberdBlue Knight's HalberdDragonrider's HalberdHalberdHelix HalberdLucerneMastodon Halberd
Old Knight HalberdOld Knight PikeRoaring HalberdSantier's SpearScytheSyan's HalberdWrathful Axe

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