Friede's Great Scythe is a soul-transposed reaper in Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel.

In-Game Description

A great scythe wielded by Sister Elfriede, with a curved blade thinly coated by Painted World frost that easily breaks the guard of shields.
In the painting, the scythe is a symbol of a long-lost home, possibly explaining Elfriede's preference for it.
Skill: Elfriede's Stance
Conjure a magic bladed support scythe into the left hand while the great scythe remains in the right, a stance derived from Elfriede's former swordmanship. Use normal attack to leap forward and swing twice, or strong attack to coat the earth with running frost.


Obtained by transposing the Soul of Sister Friede with Ludleth of Courland for 10,000 souls.


Friede's Great Scythe carries an emanating pale glow from its blades, more noticeably seen from the magic blade that appears when in weapon art stance. The main blade itself also shows the air around it being frozen and it looks as though snow or ice is falling around the blade.

Being a Frost weapon, the scythe can prove devastating as Frostbite will build up with each hit, which when combined with the weapon art makes for a fierce and often deadly combination.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Diagonal slash from upper left to lower right, continued with a diagonal slash from upper right to lower left.
Strong Attack
Horizontal swipe from right to left, on a somewhat fully circular fashion, followed by the same move from left to right. Enemies behind the player need to be really close if one wish to hit them.
Weak Attack
Raises the scythe overhead on the left swipes to the right at feet height, followed up with the same attack from right to left and finally 360° spin of the player with a strong swipe from right to left.
Strong Attack
Throw the weapon over the player's left shoulder then slash diagonally from down left to upper right, continued with another over the shoulder swing that turns into a slightly slanted horizontal swipe from right to left
Jump Attack Swipes at feet level from left to right.
Jump Attack
Swipes at feet level from left to right.
Running Attack Lift the weapon and launch it into an horizontal slash from over the player's head to their waist on the left.
Running Attack
Throws the scythe behind the player to build momentum then slash into the ground from the waist.
Rolling Attack Quick slash from left to right, ending near the ground.
Rolling Attack
Fast diagonal swipes from the ground on the right reaching waist height in the middle and lowering back to the floor on the left.
Kick Regular kick animation.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Same moves as One Hand weak attack.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Friede's Great Scythe 110 77 45 E B C E
Friede's Great Scythe +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 1210 souls) 128 89 45 E B B E
Friede's Great Scythe +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 1936 souls) 146 102 45 E B B E
Friede's Great Scythe +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 2662 souls) 164 114 45 E A B E
Friede's Great Scythe +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 3388 souls) 182 127 45 E A A E
Friede's Great Scythe +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 4840 souls) 200 140 45 E A A E

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.

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