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For the Dark Souls variant, see Halberd.

The Halberd is a halberd in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

This long-hilted weapon mixing spear and axe is difficult to handle, requiring both strength and dexterity.
Can be thrust like a spear or swept sideways like an axe, making it a versatile weapon effective against multiple foes.
Skill: Charge
Hold spear at waist and charge at foe. Use strong attack while charging to extend the length of the charge.

Availability[]

Firelink Shrine

High Wall of Lothric

Cathedral of the Deep

Lothric Castle

Characteristics[]

The archetype of the weapon class, the Halberd is a basic tool that can be effective in the right hands.

As it utilizes the thrusting halberd moveset, the Halberd's basic attacks inflict Thrust damage, which can deal increased damage if a Counter Attack can be achieved. These thrusting attacks with the heavy bladed head also have uncommon hitstun properties, sometimes allowing the wielder to consecutively hit a target more than twice. However, unlike most other weapons in its class, these thrusting attacks cannot benefit from Hyper Armor, meaning that the wielder must be patient and wield the weapon more akin to a spear, keeping foes at the weapon's maximum reach whenever possible.

Compared to the only other thrusting halberd in the game, the Red Hilted Halberd, the normal Halberd possesses different scaling values as well as a different skill. Whereas the Red Hilted Halberd can perform Perseverance and engage foes head-on, the normal Halberd possesses a Charge attack that can be useful for Poise trades or for running down fleeing targets. In terms of damage, the Red Hilted Halberd is stronger when it comes to infusions that enhance physical attributes, particularly the Sharp infusion. However, when infused down the elemental path such as with a Lightning Gem, the normal Halberd has superior performance.

Moveset[]

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
A short stab forward with the spike.
One-handed
Strong Attack
A wide slash, from right to left with the axe head.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
A short stab forward with the spike.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
A spinning attack with the axe head from left to right, twice.
Jump Attack A leap forward with a slash from left to right.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
A leap forward with a slash from left to right.
Running Attack A dash forward with a quick over head chop from the axe.
Two-handed
Running Attack
A dash forward with a quick over head chop from the axe.
Rolling Attack A very fast over head chop.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
A fast chop, from left to right.
Kick Normal kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attack.

Upgrades[]

Reinforced with standard Titanite.

Halberds
Black Knight GlaiveCrescent AxeGlaiveGundyr's HalberdHalberd
Immolation TinderLucerneRed Hilted HalberdWinged Knight Halberd
The Ringed City
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