astoras straight sword

Astora's Straight Sword +5

physical damage dark souls 120 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls 120 stability dark souls 32
fire damage dark souls - durability dark souls 160
lightning damage dark souls - weight dark souls 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls icon dexterity intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
10 10 14
Auxiliary icon res divine 120
Weapon Type Straight Sword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special Divine
 

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

  • Can be found in front of the Undead Dragon in the Valley of Drakes.
  • Can be acquired very early if you have the Master Key. Go to New Londo Ruins from Firelink Shrine, then head right to the Valley of 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 up (so expect a fight) when the sword is picked up, it is the item on the left out of the two items.
  • Since the Undead Dragon can one hit kill 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.
  • Video Location Timestamp 1:16

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 100 Souls.
  • Astora's Straight Sword can be upgraded by using Twinkling Titanite.
  • This sword is an excellent 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.

 

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 soulsStrength, 51% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 51% faith dark souls 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 magic damage dark souls fire damage dark souls lightning damage dark souls strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls divine dark souls occult dark souls physical defense dark souls magic defense dark souls fire defense dark souls lightning defense dark souls stability dark souls
Regular 80 80 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +1 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx1) 88 88 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +2 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx1) 96 96 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +3 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx2) 104 104 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +4 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx2) 112 112 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +5 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx4) 120 120 - - C C - C 120 - 50 10 35 35 32



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    • Anonymous

      Seems like a cruel joke seeing how useless this weapon is. You have to dedicate your entire build around this weapon for it to be of any use, and even then it loses any semblance of usefulness once you're maybe 1/3 of the way into the game.

      • Anonymous

        You can upgrade this weapon pretty fast once you first get it (there's a few guides on Youtube and such) so it isn't too bad for early game. Solid pick for the Catacombs due to innate divine dmg, for anyone who didn't already know this lol.

        • Anonymous

          It's great for when you get it + a fast, versatile split damage weapon for quality builds. There are plenty of straight swords that scale enough to use for endgame, at least it isn't a joke weapon like in DS3.

          • Anonymous

            damage it is not that much difference from divine long +10. but i with it was generic like the sunlight straight sword.

            • Anonymous

              The worst straight sword in the game. And probably the most disappointing weapon overall. You need 3 stats to max out damage and even in this case simple straight sword with the same stats has better pure physical AR. It's not even available early game if you go through game in legit way without master key.
              And the worst part it that it looks pretty good. Why can't they make something like big wooden stick a garbage and good looking weapon a good end game gear

              • Anonymous

                If you like swords:

                Nice for dex builds. Works well until S&O boss.
                Move to Silver Knight Sword after this. Spear is good too.
                If you don't have 14 faith, well, i'm using the schimitar. It has got low damage but best est moveset.

                • Anonymous

                  This weapon makes fast work of the Capra Demon, +5 it’s also a great substitute to the BKH early game for Faith builds, is quickly out preformed by a Divine longsword+10.

                  • Anonymous

                    "You can pick the sword up without waking the dragon but not the shield." Is just flat put wrong. Only picking up the soul keeps the dragon asleep, he wakes up immediately if you even stand near either weapon.

                    • Anonymous

                      Got it for the Oscar cosplay playthrough. Surprised at the early game damage! Hope this carries over, even a little, to late game when I've upgraded it and my stats.

                      • Anonymous

                        An excellent choice for an early faith build. Given the few damaging miracles in the game, this gives you a good offensive option until you can make a divine weapon yourself.

                        • Anonymous

                          Ah okay this is Anri's sword. Or, Anri's sword is this sword oh, i got it. Yeah, this is actually a sweet sword, I always get it, even if I move on from it later. Get this sword, take the 14 FTH you'll get access to a heal spell as well. Survive. I dunno, though, coz you can get that Zweihander at the bottom of the hill at the beginning, and you could put those points into STR, get a bigger sword. so what do you want? big sword or magic sword? I like magic sword, but maybe that naked guy over there likes big sword whatever floats your boat i guess. Praise the sun.

                          • Anonymous

                            I stepped on this on randomly while trying to figure it out where to go in my first playthrough
                            Looked cool so I decided to use it, but I saw that magical damage and thought it would scale off Int...God, I was a dumbass

                            • Anonymous

                              I used this sword up until I got the black night great sword in undead berg. Pretty good for a beginning sword.

                              • Anonymous

                                I maxed this out as far as scaling but put my faith up to 30 an it became a two handed monster. Stuns everything including the giant guards in anor lando . I’m not sure how far it can take me ... but I’m here for the ride

                                • Anonymous

                                  Divine Longsword +5 has same stats as Astora’s +5, so switch to the Longsword after you have the embers.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Thief / Witch's Ring —> use the Master Key to go get the Astora Straight Sword, Dragon Crest Shield, and Grass Crest Shield. You may find the Astora Straight Sword worth the 14 Faith, because it cuts early enemies like butter. You can get I think two twinkling titanite after the Grass Crest Shield on the way to Andre and three from the top of the tower Havel is in.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      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

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

                                        • Anonymous

                                          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

                                            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.

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