- Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls III)
Thrusting Swords are a weapon type in Dark Souls III. They are known for their significant critical damage. Their movesets consist mostly of quick jabs, although some types, such as the Estoc, have the ability to deal slash damage. This weapon type performs especially well when buffed as the rapid attacks of a Thrusting Sword allow buffs such as Magic Weapon and Lightning Blade to stack damage very quickly. They are also an ideal choice for people that center their builds around Parrying and critical attacks. Can be used to attack while guarding with a Shield. Care should be taken by the player to watch their stamina closely when attacking behind a shield. When the players stamina is depleted and their shield is struck, the player will be guard broken and vulnerable to a Riposte.