balder side sword

Balder Side Sword +15

physical damage dark souls 200 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls 150(162) stability dark souls 32
fire damage dark souls 192(192) durability dark souls 120
lightning damage dark souls 200(200) weight dark souls 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
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:

  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
  • Appreciated by players for its adaptability and effectiveness due to its good reach, balanced moveset and low Stamina cost.
  • The sword 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 Longsword or Shortsword, and the same base damage as Longsword, but generally greater range at similar Stamina cost.
  • The one-handed strong attack (R2) is a thrust attack both for the first and second attacks in the 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 swordsman to punish moving targets with or without target lock.
  • Thrust attacks do significantly more damage than the slashes, and can 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

Max
standard upgrade dark souls icon s
crystal upgrade dark souls icon s
lightning upgrade dark souls icon s
raw upgrade dark souls icon s
magic upgrade dark souls icon s
enchanted upgrade dark souls icon s
divine upgrade dark souls icon s
occult upgrade dark souls icon s
fire upgrade dark souls icon s
chaos upgrade dark souls icon s

 

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 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 - - - 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 -  110 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 -  110 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 soulsStrength and 85% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity 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 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 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +1 (titanite shard dark souls sx1) 88 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +2 (titanite shard dark souls sx1) 96 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +3 (titanite shard dark souls sx2) 104 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +4 (titanite shard dark souls sx2) 112 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +5 (titanite shard dark souls sx3) 120 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +6 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 128 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +7 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 136 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +8 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 144 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +9 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 152 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +10 (large titanite shard dark souls sx3) 160 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +11 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 168 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +12 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 176 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +13 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 184 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +14 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 192 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +15 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 soulsStrength and 85% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity 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 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
Crystal (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 176 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +1 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 184 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +2 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 192 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +3 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 200 - - - E B - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +4 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 208 - - - E A - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Crystal +5 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 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
Lightning (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 144 - - 144 - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Lightning +1 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 155 - - 155 - - - - - - 50 10 35 37.8 32
Lightning +2 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 166 - - 166 - - - - - - 50 10 35 40.6 32
Lightning +3 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 177 - - 177 - - - - - - 50 10 35 43.4 32
Lightning +4 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 188 - - 188 - - - - - - 50 10 35 46.2 32
Lightning +5 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 soulsStrength and 64% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity 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 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
Raw (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 138 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +1 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 147 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +2 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 156 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +3 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 165 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +4 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 174 - - - E C - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Raw +5 (large titanite shard dark souls sx3) 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 soulsStrength and 24% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 71% faith dark souls 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 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
Magic (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 90 97 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 96 104 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 102 110 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 108 117 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 114 123 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 120 130 - - E D C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +6 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 125 136 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +7 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 132 143 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +8 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 138 149 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +9 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 144 156 - - E D B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Magic +10 (blue titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 soulsStrength and 17% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 69% faith dark souls 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 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
Enchanted (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 120 128 - - E E C - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +1 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 124 131 - - E E B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +2 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 129 135 - - E E B - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +3 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 134 139 - - E E A - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +4 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 139 143 - - E E A - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Enchanted +5 (blue titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 soulsStrength and 33% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 70% faith dark soulsFaith 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 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
Divine (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 81 99 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 86 105 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 91 112 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 97 118 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 102 125 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 108 132 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +6 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 113 138 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +7 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 118 145 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +8 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 124 151 - - E D - C 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +9 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 129 158 - - E D - B 110 - 50 10 35 35 32
Divine +10 (white titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 soulsStrength and 31% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 82% faith dark soulsFaith 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 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
Occult (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 110 120 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +1 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 116 125 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +2 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 123 132 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +3 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 129 138 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +4 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 136 144 - - E D - B - 110 50 10 35 35 32
Occult +5 (white titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 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
Fire (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 104 - 104 - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Fire +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 112 - 112 - - - - - - - 50 10 35.4 35 32
Fire +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 120 - 120 - - - - - - - 50 10 35.7 35 32
Fire +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 128 - 128 - - - - - - - 50 10 36 35 32
Fire +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 136 - 136 - - - - - - - 50 10 36.4 35 32
Fire +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 144 - 144 - - - - - - - 50 10 36.7 35 32
Fire +6 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 153 - 153 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.1 35 32
Fire +7 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 163 - 163 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.5 35 32
Fire +8 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 172 - 172 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.8 35 32
Fire +9 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 182 - 182 - - - - - - - 50 10 38.2 35 32
Fire +10 (red titanite slab dark souls sx1) 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 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
Chaos (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 126 - 144 - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Chaos +1 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 133 - 152 - - - - - - - 50 10 35.7 35 32
Chaos +2 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 140 - 160 - - - - - - - 50 10 36.6 35 32
Chaos +3 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 147 - 168 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.1 35 32
Chaos +4 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 154 - 176 - - - - - - - 50 10 37.8 35 32
Chaos +5 (red titanite slab dark souls sx1) 161 - 184 - - - - - - - 50 10 38.5 35 32



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    • Anonymous

      in my first playthrough i didn't know these were rare and ascended it into artorias' greatsword, which i never even used becuase of the stats requirements. good times

      • Anonymous

        I hate the design, I wished it looked like Astoria straight sword or silver knight straight sword, but it looks like a giant toothpick

        • Anonymous

          for a faith build what is best to use?
          1)something like a divine zwainhander/claymore and a crystal balder side sword to buff with miracles
          2) obsidian greatsword to buff with miracles and a divine balder side sword

          • Anonymous

            Excellent weapon for dex builds, but a total pain in the ass to get, took over 2 hours last time I did a dex build

            • Anonymous

              Best straight sword in the game. Upgrade to crystal, don't use it until you're ready to pvp and back up your save to reload to full HP(or you know, mule if you're willing to cheat to save time). Wouldn't bother with weapon buffs with this tho you will lose your buff when you switch to your crit weapon(and this sword needs one, like the one thing it doesn't have is a crit mod). Fantastic all round main weapon for dex builds

              • Anonymous

                Man this sword is so damn good but farming it is such a long and painful journey back and forth in undead perish

                • Anonymous

                  >farm this from balder knights for at least 2 hours with 410 item discovey
                  >upgrade to +15
                  >level dex and int to 40
                  >get crystal magic weapon
                  >700 AR for a straight sword

                  • Anonymous

                    Favourite weapon in the game, I like straight swords and dexterity, and this weapon is relatively realistic, and it's moveset is elegant enough, although the silver Knight sword is much sexier

                    • Anonymous

                      It has ugly crossguard and unrealistic thin blade. Wish they switched it's model with silver knight sword...

                      • Anonymous

                        Well, I must be the lucky one of the newcomers. I started the game yesterday as a sorcerer and the first knight in Undead Parish dropped the sword. Beginner's luck.

                        • Anonymous

                          For everyone who is new and wondering why this beauty is so popular: balanced moveset with slash and thrust attacks, excellent scaling in dexterity, enchantable, very light, fast attacks, beautiful design (iron and brass, no ugly dragon bones or coarse steel), "relatively easy" to farm (with a bit of luck and patience). It's not known as the Balder Swag Sword for nothing. Yeah, I'm a filthy Dex user and I'm proud of it!

                          • Anonymous

                            with 40 dex and 30 faith, you get more than 650 ar with lightning blade. thats as much as a ****ing zweihänder. disgusting but i love it

                            • Anonymous

                              Very nice weapon, quick and with fairly impressive side range. Farming humanity from rats in the deeps bonfire, it frequently killed 4 rats with it's swing.
                              But the droprate is very low, in many cases it won't be worth the trouble.
                              For dex builds, there is a great scythe for free sitting there in the tombs that will outperform it.
                              For str builds, they might be lucky early getting a black knight sword, or if they wait till they get golden covetus serpent ring to farm it they might be better served by farming a man-serpent greatsword.

                              • Anonymous

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

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

                                            • Anonymous

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

                                              • Anonymous

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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.

                                                      • 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

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The ones in Sen's Fortress seem to have a better drop rate plus you can get large titanite shards which help with upgrading it. I was farming for one and had 10 humanity and the silver serpent ring and no success after 20 runs. I put on the symbol of avarice (easily gotten with 10 Lloyds Talismans and putting the one in Sen's fortress asleep over and over) and got it on the first run. Then got a second one two runs later.

                                                          I had a similar experience with farming for titanite slabs in New Londo. Based on my experience the symbol of avarice seems to help increase the chances of a rare drop item.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I farmed both this and the balder shield in 15 minutes with 10 humanity only as I hadn’t access to the covetous gold ring of symbol of avarice yet. I would say the drop rate is significantly higher than 1%. I also farmed the murakumo at the shrine before with max item discovery and gave up after 90 minutes of attempts yet that weapon is listed on the wiki as a 2% chance.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              holy **** i got the bkh first try, bss wtihout even knowing it was a thing, and i just got 2 silver knight swords just going through anor londo, this cartridge is blessed.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This is one of my favorite weapons on the series , with 35 STR and 50 DEX It deals about 400 of damage that alongside 50 FTH with the Sunlight Blade or Darkmoon Blade you can easily deal 700-800 and that's not all combining with Power Within and the Leo Ring you might deal more than 1400 of damage.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Get yourself this monster of a sword, get 40 dex and 40 faith, buff this thing with sunlightblade and yourself with power withing, and there you go, enjoy your 700+damage r2/2000 damage parrys with the hornet ring

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Farm for it off the two sword Balder Knights at the top of Sen's Fortress if you had no luck in the beginning.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I tried a dex build And after one hour of farming the baulder knight i still didnt get this sword then i made a second acount with str build And The first baulder knight droped for me Then i go tô bed And cry for half an hour

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I***** you not, I get this weapon almost every time my first trip into Parish on non dex characters, and have literally never once gotten it to drop on a dex character on as I have been working towards and now have almost achieved the plat

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Tried using this baby for a playthrough for the first time. Gwyn and Kalameet left and I'm still contantly floored how much that R2 hits for. This weapon is no joke.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I tried to farm it without the ring or humanity but the things didn't go well i spent 1 hour and it didn't appear, but then i decide to use 10 humanity and in my first try It did appear.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Lol, the drop rate for this is 1% without discovery boost and I can get it in half an hour with 4 humanity, yet it takes 15 hours to get the Stone Greataxe with max item discovery. Definitely “20% drop rate” my a••!

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                This sword accelerated the sword arms race. Oh, you wanna R1 spam? HOW ABOUT R2 SPAM!? PRAISE THE SUN [T]/ (AIRHORN)

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This thing only works as a dexterity weapon. Trying to infuse it will generally lead to a vast decrease in damage. Better to keep it normal and buff it with a spell if you don't want to make a full DeX build.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Trying a new thing on my current run. Should I make this into a chaos weapon or just keep it as is for dex scaling since I'm a high dex caster build?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I got this as a first drop from the knight in the chapel. Playing as a pyromancer strength build tho and leveled strength to 20 (I know, stupid) already bc I can't get past the gargoyle yet. Worth it to switch to dex build for it?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        My Favorite weapon in the game. This sword works really well for Dex builds. My Dex/Faith build made it even stronger with buffs. The ultra fast attack speed meant this sword was a beast in PvP battles. PvE is also very good with this weapon.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                  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.

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