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
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10 10 14
Auxiliary icon_res_divine.png 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





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


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    • Anonymous

      13 Sep 2021 10:45  

      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

        21 Aug 2021 15:19  

        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

          05 Aug 2021 06:55  

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

          • Anonymous

            14 Dec 2020 18:40  

            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

              13 Dec 2020 13:40  

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

              • Anonymous

                09 Nov 2020 11:22  

                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

                  10 Jul 2019 23:22  

                  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 10:46  

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

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Jun 2018 21:28  

                      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 00:40  

                        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.

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