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Balder Side Sword +15

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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.
  • 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

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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
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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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

 




    • Anonymous

      19 Sep 2018 23:08  

      Cross-section shape of this blade is too thin to be able to cut. In fact, it's thinner than estoc's blade, which couldn't cut at all.

      • Anonymous

        14 Jul 2018 06:01  

        I just got this sword as a first drop from Balder Knights, but it's a cleric/strength build that acquired it. :( Well, it's dex 14...so maybe it could still work...

        • Anonymous

          21 Jun 2018 04:37  

          I personally don't like weapons like this that you have to upgrade to +15. Naturally i played DS3 first so it seems alien to me, but the minor Damage increase per upgrade sucks to me. I wish there was damage to the base damages, as some of these weapon have terrible base DMGS

          • Anonymous

            15 Jun 2018 03:17  

            I'ma be real, I got this on my third character (neither of the previous ones got past the Bell Gargoyles) in the Undead Parish, and immediately dismissed it. I forget what I was using instead, probably the Uchigatana or Drake Sword. I still prefer the Astora Straight Sword though.

            • Anonymous

              09 Jun 2018 14:29  

              I found mine fairly early in sen's fortress outside of the maze with all the traps when you find the first bonfire. I think it's less time consuming to farm it there cause the distance between the bonfire and the knights is smaller than in undead parish.

              • Anonymous

                01 Dec 2017 22:54  

                By going through every single item description throughout the game one begins to realize there are a ton of kingdoms that were entirely forgotten. It's actually kind of sad these kingdoms weren't mentioned or referenced in Dark Souls 3 or 2. Hell at least 2 got a reference in 3

                • 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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