The Morion Blade is a straight sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A twisted sword resembling the towers of Londor's Sable Church. Eight branching blades and thorns induce bleeding.
The church's blessing makes the weapon revel in the agony of its owner. Heavy losses of HP boost attack, a curse most befitting its deformed appearance.
Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and a strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Awarded by Yuria of Londor for fulfilling her initial questline, where she tells the Ashen One how Orbeck of Vinheim has proclaimed himself to be the "Lord of Hollows" and asks if they can see into this matter.

The player must then obtain Orbeck's Ashes and bring them back to Yuria in order to receive the sword.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

It is a medium sized silver blade, with silver spikes protruding from either side. The eight branches represent the Londor Sable Church, and is one of the only clues to the mysterious land.

The 20% AR buff occurs when the player is at or below 20% HP, which stacks with other buffs, such as the Red Tearstone Ring, or another Morion Blade if available.

While generally unwise to remain at such low health, if one should find themselves low or depleted of Estus, this can deal incredible burst damage to finish opponents. This also works if the player is trying to conserve Estus, or finds the enemy unable to deal lethal amounts of damage.

This sword's largest drawback is that it requires the player to lose tremendous health before it becomes effective, but compensates with an innate bleed infusion that threatens both offensive and defensive opponents with sudden HP loss due to Bleed proc. Because bleed can bypass the protection of shields, escape from engagement is the only option to avoid it, which players can take advantage of with expert spacing and environmental factors.

Moveset[edit | edit source]

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Horizontal slash.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Thrust.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Vertical slash.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Horizontal slash.
Jump Attack Stab sword into the ground.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Stab sword into the ground.
Running Attack Horizontal slash.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Vertical slash.
Rolling Attack Thrust.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Thrust.
Kick Regular kick animation.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Horizontal Slash.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The sword grants a 20% attack rating boost if the player has 20% or lower HP.
  • Cannot be buffed.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Morion Blade shares names and characteristics with the Morion Blade from Demon's Souls, although appearances are highly different.
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