The Falchion is best thought of as a heavier cousin to the Scimitar, possessing slower but more powerful attacks, particularly with its strong attacks. It is somewhat heavier and scales more evenly with Strength and Dexterity, making it more quality-focused than the Scimitar, and as such it possesses more damage potential.
While the weak attacks are similar in movement (albeit slower) to the "light curved sword" moveset, its strong attacks are more deliberate, both one- and two-handed, and it possesses the standard kick, allowing players to break the guard of shield-wielding opponents. This is the basis of the "heavy curved sword" moveset shared by the more weighty of the curved swords, as the strong attacks and kick are more formidable against human opponents.
It is worthwhile to note that when infused with a Sharp Gem, the Falchion will greatly outperform most any other infusable curved sword under the same conditions, at very high levels of Dexterity.
|Right-to-left slash with slight downward angle, followed by horizontal left-to-right slash.|
|Delayed upward slash from right to left, followed by downward slash in the reverse direction.|
|Two-handed horizontal slash, followed by horizontal slash in the reverse direction.|
|Delayed overhead left-to-right downward slash, followed by faster upward slash.|
|Jump Attack||Jumping horizontal slash.|
|Same as one-handed.|
|Running Attack||Very fast upward slash, short range but almost no telegraph.|
|Same as one-handed, only gripping sword in both hands.|
|Rolling Attack||Fast horizontal slash from left to right.|
|Same as above, but puts whole body into rotation.|
|Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.|
- When held in two hands, this weapon's attacks do not rebound off of shields.
Reinforced with Titanite.