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Balder Side Sword +15

Stats
200 icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
150(162) icon_prot_stab.png 32
192(192) icon_other_dura.png 120
200(200) icon_other_weig.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon_strength.png icon_dexterity.png icon_intelligence.png icon_faith.png
10 14
Weapon Type Straight Sword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No

*When infused with Magic: 150 physical dmg/162 magic dmg, with Fire: 192 physical dmg/192 Fire dmg, with Lightning: 200 physical dmg/200 Lightning dmg


"The knights of the ancient kingdom of Balder wielded these rock-solid, long swords which are excellent for thrust attacks."

"Balder was the home of Knight King Rendal, but the kingdom was reduced to ruins after a widespread outbreak of Undead."

Upgrade cost: 200 Souls + Titanite.

Acquired from:

  • Rare drop from Balder Knights (with the sword)

Hints and Tips:

  • Drop rate is very low for this, so it's preferable to farm it with the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring. If you do not have the ring, farming up 10 Humanity from the rats beneath the Drake bridge also increases drop rate.
  • Appreciated by players for its adaptability and effectiveness in both PvE and PvP, due to its good reach, balanced moveset and low stamina cost.
  • A good alternative to any other straight sword, or even some greatswords such as the claymore.
  • Low weight and stat requirements mean the sword is viable with nearly any build. It receives an A rating in Dexterity at +14/15 along the regular reinforcement path, making it excellent for Dexterity builds, and may also be buffed. The Enchanted elemental path grants an A scaling in Intelligence, making it a good option for mages unwilling to invest in the additional Strength and weight requirements of the Moonlight Greatsword. Other elemental paths such as Lightning or Fire/Chaos are also effective for other builds, particularly when using the powerful R2 thrust attacks.
  • Has a similar move set to a longsword or shortsword, and the same base damage as a longsword, but generally greater range at similar stamina cost. The one-handed R2 (strong attack) is a thrust attack both the first and second attacks in a combo, instead of a upswing on the second attack. The second R2 thrust is faster than the first, making it particularly dangerous if the target is staggered by the first thrust or otherwise using a slower weapon. It also tracks independently of the first thrust, enabling an experienced user to punish moving targets with or without target lock.
  • Thrust attacks have excellent range, good speed, and good tracking, even when used without target lock.
  • Thrust attacks do significantly more damage than the slashes, and can also benefit from the Leo Ring.
  • Greater range of the sword enables users to better distance themselves from targets, and reduces the likelihood of being parried provided one does not get too close. The powerful R2 thrust attacks are also very difficult to parry at range, similar to the thrust attacks of spears.

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Balder Side Sword Upgrade Table


Upgrade cost: 200 Souls + Titanite.


  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side Sword
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icon_dmg_magi.png
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icon_strength.png
icon_dexterity.png
icon_intelligence.png
icon_faith.png
icon_res_divine.png icon_res_occult.png
icon_prot_phy.png
icon_prot_magi.png
icon_prot_fire.png
icon_prot_lightn.png
icon_prot_stab.png
Regular 80 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +5 120 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +10 160 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +14 192 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +15 200 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal 176 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +4 208 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +5 216 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Lightning 160 - - 160 - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Lightning +4 188 - - 188 - - - - - - 50 10 35 ??? 32
Lightning +5 200 - - 200 - - - - - - 50 10 35 49 32
Raw 138 - - - D D - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +5 184 - - - D D - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic 90 97 - - E E C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +5 120 130 - - E E C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +9 144 156 - - E E C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +10 150 162 - - E E C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted 120 128 - - E E C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +4 139 143 - - E E A - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +5 144 148 - - E E A - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine 81 99 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +5 108 132 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +9 129 158 - - E D - B 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +10 135 165 - - E D - B 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Occult 110 120 - - E D - B -   50 10 35 35 32
Occult +4 136 144 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +5 143 150 - - E D - B -   50 10 35 35 32
Fire 96 - 96 - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Fire +5 144 - 144 - - - - - - - 50 10 36.7 35 32
Fire +9 182 - 182 - - - - - - - 50 10 38.2 35 32
Fire +10 192 - 192 - - - - - - - 50 10 38.5 35 32
Chaos 126 - 144 - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Chaos +4
@ 10 Humanity
154
+
- 176
+
- - - - - - - 50 10 37.8 35 32
Chaos +5
@ 10 Humanity
161
+
- 184
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
50 10 38.5 35 32


Requirements /
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
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Strength
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Physical
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Physical
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Bleeding
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Durability
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Dexterity
icon_dmg_magi.png
Magic
icon_prot_magi.png
Magic
icon_res_poison.png
Poison
icon_other_weig.png
Weight
icon_intelligence.png
Intelligence
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Fire
icon_prot_fire.png
Fire
icon_res_divine.png
Divine
 
icon_faith.png
Faith
icon_dmg_lightn.png
Lightning
icon_prot_lightn.png
Lightning
icon_res_occult.png
Occult
 
  icon_dmg_cbonus.png
Critical
icon_prot_stab.png
Stability
   
  icon_dmg_magi_adj.png
Magic Adjustment
     
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost useless. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)


    • Anonymous

      22 Aug 2017 12:57  

      One of my favorite swords in the game and great for builds where you want to purposefully stay low lv like lv10 and is not heavy or require high lvs of stats to use. It's the combination of the moveset, range and ultra-fast speed that makes this a very flexible and deadly "first to strike" weapon where you can often just jab and stab opponents to death before they ever get a chance with lightning fast and punishing thrusts with a large swinging action also available when needs be. Big punishing backstabs and parry values too along with being a great looking sword.
      VERY hard to get early on in the game which is annoying if you really want this sword since the covetous ring is not acquired until Sens Fortress by which time you will have spent many hours fighting your way through many other zones and bosses in which this Balder Sword would have been a great weapon for company.

      • Anonymous

        27 Feb 2017 01:24  

        I know a glitch fopr getting the sword in a few tries, you just need to shout "Pepeu Viado" or "Pepeu Chupador" the loudest you can, while killing the Balder Knights.
        It works better if you have at least four other friends, without shirts, shouting with you.

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