For the gameplay mechanic, see Skill.

Weapon Skill is a skill in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon.


Skill commonly seen in medium shields and greatshields. Wielding a shield that portrays this skill and activating it, allows the immediate casting of the weapon's skill wielded in the right hand.



Very useful skill in exchange of being able to parry. When activated, the player will automatically perform the right-hand weapon's skill, providing a much more versatile and offensive gameplay by removing all requirements for this effect, like having to wield the weapon with both hands first.

It also allows the casting of skills instantly while blocking.

Online gameplayEdit

Also very useful in online duels, as it allows the player to suddenly turn the tables of an encounter while trading hits with an opponent.