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Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls)
For other uses, see Hammers.

Hammers are a type of weapon in Dark Souls.

Overview[]

Hammers are an interesting group of weapons in that they mostly deal Strike Damage, along with two that deal Thrust. They share similar attack animations with Axes and Greataxes, and their general usage is similar too. While hammers have slightly inferior attack rating compared to their axe counterpart, the damage type they deal means they tend to deal higher damage to armored opponents.

These weapons are designed for single hit damage rather than a quick succession of hits. This means their attacks are often quite labored and slow. On the other hand, hammers stagger opponents with relative ease. The sheer force of the blows also makes them very effective against highly defensive opponents, because it will not take long to break their guard.

Successfully striking an opponent greatly reduces the ending lag of the blow, allowing the player to swing again relatively fast. Missing with a hammer will leave the player wide open though. The first strike is the most delicate, however, if it does connect, given the force of the blow and staggering power, it is almost always possible to follow it up with extra strikes, and potentially a stun-lock. Against turtling opponents, it is also possible to pound away at the shield with relative ease.

Hammers[]

Hammer Damage Type
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Auxiliary Effect
Attack Values Stat Requirements
Damage Reduction Parameter Bonus
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
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Blacksmith Giant Hammer
Strike
Lightning
120 200 100 16
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 D
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Blacksmith Hammer
Strike 87 100 14
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 C
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Club
Strike 87 100 10
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 A
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Hammer of Vamos
Strike
Fire
115 64 100 14
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 C
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Mace
Strike 91 100 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 B
Morning Star
Morning Star
Strike
Bleed
83 100 11
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 C
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Pickaxe
Thrust 89 100 14
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 B
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Reinforced Club
Strike
Bleed
97 100 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 C
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Warpick
Thrust 91 100 11 10
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 C D

Hammer Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Blacksmith Giant Hammer 120 0 0 200 100 2D 0 0 0 250 6.0
Blacksmith Hammer 87 0 0 0 100 3C 0 0 0 250 5.0
Club 87 0 0 0 100 5A 0 0 0 250 3.0
Hammer of Vamos 115 0 64 0 100 3C 0 0 0 250 5.0
Mace 91 0 0 0 100 4B 0 0 0 250 4.0
Morning Star 83 0 0 0 100 3C 0 0 0 180 4.0
Pickaxe 89 0 0 0 100 4B 0 0 0 250 5.0
Reinforced Club 97 0 0 0 100 3C 0 0 0 100 4.0
Warpick 91 0 0 0 100 3C 2D 0 0 220 3.5

Hammer Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Blacksmith Giant Hammer +5 180 0 0 300 100 2D 0 0 0 250 6.0
Blacksmith Hammer +15 217 0 0 0 100 4B 0 0 0 250 5.0
Club +15 182 0 0 0 100 5A 0 0 0 250 3.0
Hammer of Vamos +5 172 0 96 0 100 3C 0 0 0 250 5.0
Mace +15 227 0 0 0 100 5A 0 0 0 250 4.0
Morning Star +15 207 0 0 0 100 4B 0 0 0 180 4.0
Pickaxe +15 222 0 0 0 100 5A 0 0 0 250 5.0
Reinforced Club +15 242 0 0 0 100 4B 0 0 0 100 4.0
Warpick +15 227 0 0 0 100 3C 2D 0 0 220 3.5

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