Astora's Straight Sword +5

120 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
120 stability_dark_souls.jpg 32
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 160
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength_dark_souls.jpg icon_dexterity.png intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg
10 10 14
Auxiliary icon_res_divine.png 120
Weapon Type Straight Sword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No

Astora's Straight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.



Straight sword of an unknown knight, likely one of Astora's superiors."
"High-quality weapon with a powerful blessing."


How to Get / Where to Find the Astora's Straight Sword





Hints and Tips:


  • Give to Frampt to receive 100 souls.
  • This sword is an amazing early game weapon if you have the required 14 Faith to wield it, as it can be acquired earlier than the Drake Sword and does comparable damage, and is much cheaper to upgrade. It does 160 base damage, half physical and half magical and also scales with stats. It also counts as a Divine weapon and is excellent for exploring the Catacombs early, before you even unlock the Divine Ember. The stat scaling is rank C and is not that good, but the base damage on the sword makes up for it.
  • Can be acquired very early if you have the Master Key. Go to New Londo from Firelink Shrine, then head to Valley of the Drakes and use the Master Key to unlock the gate. This allows you to get to the sword immediately after arriving at Firelink Shrine. The Undead Dragon will wake (so expect a fight) when it is picked up, it is the item on the left out of the two items. Since the Undead Dragon can one hit kill on a low level character, try to be fast and at least pick up the sword before dying. The item on the right out of the two items is the Dragon Crest Shield which is also a good item. You can pick up both items before the Undead Dragon attacks if you are fast enough. You can pick the sword up without waking the dragon but not the shield.


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Astora's Straight Sword Upgrade Table

Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 51% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength , 51% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity  and 51% faith_dark_souls.jpg Faith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 10,000 souls and 10 Twinkling Titanite.


  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Astora's Straight Sword physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 80 80 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +1 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 88 88 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +2 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 96 96 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +3 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 104 104 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +4 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 112 112 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +5 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx4) 120 120 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32


    • Anonymous

      11 Jul 2019 05:22  

      No matter how I run the stats on this weapon, the stats are just bad in the long run compared to any other straight swords with or without a divine buff. Why is one of the most iconic weapons in the game so trash lol? I wish they would've buffed it a little in the remaster. Doesn't even have to beat the Balder Side Sword or any of the other straight swords, just needs to be made into a more viable weapon for endgame PvE usage.

      • Anonymous

        23 Jan 2019 16:46  

        The fact that it does has magic damage but has a faith scaling is a non-sense for me. Like the Occult Club.

        • Anonymous

          13 Jun 2018 03:28  

          Fantastic weapon for cleric/sunbro builds early on, perhaps one of the best weapons you can pick up before heading to undead burg (assuming you took Master Key). Falls off sharply once you start encountering enemies with higher resistances, but if you upgrade it, it can last you through til the end of Sen's. By then, you should have acquired a normal weapon like the claymore and have decent stats for it, so you can buff it with Sunlight Blade.

          But for early game faith builds, this thing is even better than the drake sword.

          • Anonymous

            05 Jun 2018 06:40  

            Really great for the catacombs in early game. Don't worry if you don't have the faith requirement. You can still parry/backstab skeletons with it to kill them in at least 2 or 3 hits and they won't revive.

            • Anonymous

              Requirements09 May 2016 22:14  

              Have just put faith up to 14 and still won't let me use this weapon! Don't know why? Any help?

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