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For other uses, see Thrusting Swords (Dark Souls II) and Thrusting Swords (Dark Souls III).
Main article: Weapon Types

Thrusting Swords are a type of weapon in Dark Souls.

Overview[]

Similar to Curved Swords, thrusting swords forgo the balance of straight swords to excel in one specific field. They are the ideal weapons for getting through the heavy armor or scales of an enemy, and their unique attack motion allows for very rapid attacks. Their running attack is also a lunge, giving them a farther reach compared to most other swords.

While the pinpoint precision thrusting swords make them very effective against armor, the impact area of the strikes is very small, which means that attacks can be easily evaded or blocked, also making them generally poor candidates for dead-angling. To get the most out of these weapons, they should be used with a counterattacking style that tries to interrupt an opponent's attack once it has begun.

Some thrusting swords deal very high critical (backstab and riposte) damage, similar to daggers in that regard.

Like curved swords, thrusting swords have their own unique animation that replaces the kick attack. The player makes a horizontal swipe combined with a backstep. Also like curved swords, thrusting swords can be used to parry when wielded in the left hand.

Thrusting Swords[]

Thrusting Sword 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
Wpn Estoc
Estoc
Regular
Thrust
75 100 10 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 D C
Wpn Mail Breaker
Mail Breaker
Thrust 57 120 5 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 D C
Wpn Rapier
Rapier
Thrust 73 110 7 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 D C
Wpn Ricard's Rapier
Ricard's Rapier
Thrust 70 100 8 20
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 E B
Wpn Velka's Rapier
Velka's Rapier
Regular
Thrust
Magic
Occult (auxiliary effect)
62 104 100 8 16 16
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 E C B

Thrusting Sword Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Estoc 75 0 0 0 100 2D 3C 0 0 150 3.0
Mail Breaker 57 0 0 0 120 2D 3C 0 0 200 0.5
Rapier 73 0 0 0 110 2D 3C 0 0 150 1.5
Ricard's Rapier 70 0 0 0 100 1E 4B 0 0 100 2.0
Velka's Rapier 62 104 0 0 100 1E 3C 4B 0 130 2.0

Thrusting Sword Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Estoc +15 187 0 0 0 100 2D 4B 0 0 150 3.0
Mail Breaker +15 142 0 0 0 120 2D 4B 0 0 200 0.5
Rapier +15 182 0 0 0 110 2D 4B 0 0 150 1.5
Ricard's Rapier +15 175 0 0 0 100 1E 5A 0 0 100 2.0
Velka's Rapier +5 93 155 0 0 100 1E 3C 4B 0 130 2.0

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