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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 focus predominantly on one type of damage, and forgo the balance of normal 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. They are also ideal for their lunging running attacks, giving them a farther reach compared to most other swords. While the pinpoint precision of the strikes with these weapons make them very effective against armor, they also bring with it some inherent weaknesses. The impact area of the strikes is very small, which means that attacks can often be easily evaded or blocked with a shield, and also makes thrusting swords generally poor candidates for dead-angling. To get the most out of these weapons, they should be used with a counter-hitting style that tries to interrupt an opponent's attack once it has begun.

Many thrusting swords are notable in that they deal very high critical (backstab and riposte) damage in exchange for poor standard damage overall, making them 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
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Estoc
Regular
Thrust
75 100 10 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 D C
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Mail Breaker
Thrust 57 120 5 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 D C
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Rapier
Thrust 73 110 7 12
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 D C
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Ricard's Rapier
Thrust 70 100 8 20
45% 10% 30% 30% 22 E B
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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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