Balder Side Sword +15

200 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
150(162) stability_dark_souls.jpg 32
192(192) durability_dark_souls.jpg 120
200(200) weight_dark_souls.jpg 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
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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
 

Balder Side Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.

 

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."


 

 

How to Get / Where to Find the Balder Side Sword

 

 

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Give to Frampt to receive 50 souls.
  • Appreciated by players for its adaptability and effectiveness due to its good reach, balanced moveset and low stamina cost.
  • A great reliable weapon even when compared to Straight Swords
  • Low weight and stat requirements mean the sword is viable with n. It receives an A rating in Dexterity at +14/15 along the regular reinforcement path, making it excellent for Dexterity and Quality builds, and may also be buffed. The Enchanted elemental path grants an A scaling in Intelligence, making it a good option for Mages. Other elemental paths such as Lightning or 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

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Overview table for all Upgrades at regular, max and threshold levels. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths in detail. Use this table to quickly compare performance

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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 - - - 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 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +5 184 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic 90 97 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +5 120 130 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +9 144 156 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +10 150 162 - - E D B - - - 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

 

Regular Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Regular +6 requires a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember. Regular +11 requires a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Very Large Ember.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 13% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 85% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,500 souls, 9 titanite shards to +5, 9 large titanite shards to +10, 7 titanite chunks to +14 and 1 titanite slab to +15

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +1 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 88 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +2 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 96 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +3 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 104 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +4 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 112 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +5 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 120 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +6 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 128 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +7 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 136 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +8 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 144 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +9 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 152 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +10 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 160 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +11 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 168 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +12 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 176 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +13 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 184 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +14 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 192 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +15 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 200 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32

 

Crystal Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Crystal Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Crystal Ember.
Crystal Reinforcement reduces weapon Durability by 20, but increases base damage. It scales 13% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 85% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Crystal (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 176 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 184 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 192 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 200 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 208 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 216 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32

 

Lightning Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Lightning Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon, but no special Ember is required.
Lightning Reinforcement removes all scaling but adds Lightning Damage.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Lightning (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 144 - - 144 - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Lightning +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 155 - - 155 - - - - - - 50 10 35 37.8 32
Lightning +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 166 - - 166 - - - - - - 50 10 35 40.6 32
Lightning +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 177 - - 177 - - - - - - 50 10 35 43.4 32
Lightning +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 188 - - 188 - - - - - - 50 10 35 46.2 32
Lightning +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 200 - - 200 - - - - - - 50 10 35 49 32

 

Raw Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Raw Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember.
Raw Reinforcement increases base damage whilst reducing stat bonuses. Scales 10% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 64% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 10 large titanite shards

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Raw (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 138 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +1 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 147 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +2 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 156 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +3 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 165 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +4 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 174 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +5 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 184 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32

 

Magic Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins.
Magic Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Magic +6 requires a Magic +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember
Magic Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and an Intelligence bonus. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon. Scales 4% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 24% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity and 71% faith_dark_souls.jpg Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards to +5, 7 Blue Titanite Chunks to +14 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +15

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Magic (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 90 97 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 96 104 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 102 110 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 108 117 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 114 123 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 120 130 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +6 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 125 136 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +7 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 132 143 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +8 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 138 149 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +9 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 144 156 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +10 (blue_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 150 162 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32

 

Enchanted Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins.
Enchanted Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Enchanted +6 requires a Enchanted +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember
Enchanted Reinforcement increases the Intelligence bonus at the cost of base magic damage. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon. Scales 3% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 17% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity and 69% faith_dark_souls.jpg Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 Blue Titanite Chunks to +4 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +5

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Enchanted (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 120 128 - - E E C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +1 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 124 131 - - E E B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +2 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 129 135 - - E E B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +3 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 134 139 - - E E A - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +4 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 139 143 - - E E A - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +5 (blue_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 144 148 - - E E A - - - 50 10 35 35 32

 

Divine Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Divine Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Divine Ember. Divine +6 upgrades require a Divine Weapon +5 and to hand in the Large Divine Ember.
Divine Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and Faith scaling. Scales 5% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 33% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity and 70% faith_dark_souls.jpgFaith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Divine (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 81 99 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 86 105 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 91 112 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 97 118 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 102 125 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 108 132 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +6 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 113 138 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +7 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 118 145 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +8 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 124 151 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +9 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 129 158 - - E D - B 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +10 (white_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 135 165 - - E D - B 110 - 50 10 35 35 32

 

 

Occult Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Occult Upgrades require a Divine+5 weapon and to hand in the Dark Ember.
Occult Reinforcement reduces the base damage but increases Faith scaling. Scales 5% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 31% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity and 82% faith_dark_souls.jpgFaith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Occult (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 110 120 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +1 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 116 125 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +2 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 123 132 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +3 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 129 138 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +4 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 136 144 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +5 (white_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 143 150 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32

 

Fire Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Fire Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon. Fire+6 requires a Fire+5 weapon and to hand in the Large Flame Ember.
Fire Reinforcement adds Fire Damage but removes all scaling bonuses from the weapon.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Fire (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 104 - 104 - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Fire +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 112 - 112 - - - - - - - 50 10 35.4 35 32
Fire +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 120 - 120 - - - - - - - 50 10 35.7 35 32
Fire +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 128 - 128 - - - - - - - 50 10 36 35 32
Fire +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 136 - 136 - - - - - - - 50 10 36.4 35 32
Fire +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 144 - 144 - - - - - - - 50 10 36.7 35 32
Fire +6 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 153 - 153 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.1 35 32
Fire +7 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 163 - 163 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.5 35 32
Fire +8 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 172 - 172 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.8 35 32
Fire +9 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 182 - 182 - - - - - - - 50 10 38.2 35 32
Fire +10 (red_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 192 - 192 - - - - - - - 50 10 38.5 35 32

 

Chaos Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Chaos Upgrades require a Fire+5 weapon and to hand in the Chaos Flame Ember
Fire Reinforcement reduces Fire Damage but adds a bonus based on the Humanity you hold.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Balder Side 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
Chaos (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 126 - 144 - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Chaos +1 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 133 - 152 - - - - - - - 50 10 35.7 35 32
Chaos +2 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 140 - 160 - - - - - - - 50 10 36.6 35 32
Chaos +3 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 147 - 168 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.1 35 32
Chaos +4 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 154 - 176 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.8 35 32
Chaos +5 (red_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 161 - 184 - - - - - - - 50 10 38.5 35 32

 




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    • Anonymous

      19 May 2021 03:12  

      I have a 10+ balder sword and a 10+ uchigatana and the uchigatana deals more damage in average, but I read everywhere that this one is better... Why is that? What am I doing wrong?

      • Anonymous

        13 May 2021 09:34  

        To farm this fairly early first go to Andre glitch through sen's fortress using a speedrunner techinique called "sen's skip" after that go through the level (you can pick up large titanite shards and kill giants for chunks along the way) and pick up the covetous gold serpant ring (DO NOT REST AT BONFIRE YOU WILL GET STUCK) after that simply die/use homeward bone/darksign/homeward miracle and pop some humanity then you can farm this sword and even upgrade it to +10 if you kill capra even before gargoyles.

        • Anonymous

          04 May 2021 14:27  

          I was working on a new character and got invaded at SL19 in the Blighttown swamp. Guy was a twink with the painting guardian sword buffed with dark moon blade and also had wrath of the gods. I spaced him with my heater shield until he got done spamming WOG and his buff expired and then used the balder side swords amazing length to roll catch him and reversed all his back stab attempts. After defeating him I finally felt like I "got gud". Thank you invader for that rewarding victory.

          • Anonymous

            02 May 2021 02:25  

            It has E A scaling and you guys call it quality build why should I spend points into strength? This is not longsword darksword or sunlight straight sword try these weapons for "quality" build.

            • Anonymous

              12 Apr 2021 18:49  

              hey to the spell fighters out there heres some advice ive gotten in my long time playing ds1, this build i call the "Eldritch Knight" Elite knight set +10, magic balder +10, grass crest, bellowing DCR and ring of favor and protection. add in logans catalyst and CSS/SS and you have a beast for O & S

              • Anonymous

                11 Apr 2021 23:18  

                And while we are sweating while farming, Andre of Astora is forging and forging and forging tirelessly on such a sword AND NEVER GETS FINISHED!

                • Anonymous

                  03 Apr 2021 21:21  

                  this is by far the best straight sword,great damage,moveset,range and it also is the best weapon for a spellsword build

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Mar 2021 06:54  

                    is anyone going to talk about how this is near identical to the lothric knight sword,it just doesnt look as cool

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Feb 2021 21:48  

                      i use this in my faith builds,i usually make it a +15 with sunlight blade when im going a faith and dex build,it is a monster.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Feb 2021 10:21  

                        Love this sword. I have farmed 6 of them. One is on the regular path. It has been semi-retired for my new fire one. I made a divine one to get me to TotG before ringing either bell. The extras will follow other paths.

                        Disclaimer: I used a +10 Estoc to get me through Sen's, though.

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Jan 2021 23:14  

                          The drop rates on this thing are just regular ds drop rates. I never really struggled to get one. I actually never struggled to get anything in this game with 7 and up humanitities hue hue and no serpent ring. But i always skip Taurus and Wywern so I spend more time in the church by going back and forth, so theres this

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Jan 2021 19:04  

                            When I first started DS, I chose a pyromancer and played relatively balanced. After I got to the Anor Londo archers, I restarted because I thought I must have done something wrong. My new college roommate at the time was kind enough to walk me through the DS basics, and I decided to be a dex mage and going for the Fury Sword. But as I made it to the Parish, this dropped for me. I saw the good dex scaling and decided to give it a shot. I misread the name as "Balder Slice" for some reason, but I didn't question it. This sword was my steadfast ally as I endured my first full playthrough. I remember walking in to face Gwyn with Logan's robes and Havel's helmet on, the Balder Slice at my side. Damn, this brings me back.

                            Then I found out that this sword is apparently busted. *shrugs* Oh well. I still love it. And then my computer died and didn't back up my data. So long Balder Slice. You were a light in the darkness.

                            • 25 Dec 2020 00:46  

                              Did they make this a rarer drop in the remaster? I always used this with almost all builds, and i don’t remember farming this long. Im about to have enough souls to get the crest of artorias and i gained 5 humanity while farming.... dang, i guess i may have to move on and wait till i have serpant ring or symbol of avarice

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