Black Knight Halberd +5

physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg 367 critical_dark_souls 100
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg - stability_dark_souls.jpg 26
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg - durability_dark_souls 300
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg - weight_dark_souls 14.0
Requirements & Bonus
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32 18
Weapon Type Halberd
Attack Type Slash
Enchantable No
Special No
 

Black Knight Halberd is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.

 

 

Halberd of the black knights who wander
Lordran. Used to face chaos demons.

The large motion that puts the weight of the
body into the attack reflects the great size
of their adversaries long ago.

How to Get / Where to Find the Black Knight Halberd

 

Hints and Note

  • Give to Frampt to receive 100 souls.
  • Uniquely, The Black Knight Halberd can outdamage  the Black Knight Greataxe and the Black Knight Sword at 40 strength and 40 dexterity. 
  • As with all heavy weapons, a plunging attack with the Black Knight Halberd is an effective way to kill the Taurus Demon and Asylum Demon.
  • The one-handed heavy attack seemingly strikes twice. The first "strike" however is not an attack and is a part of the wind-up leading to the actual strike. Uniquely, in Dark Souls 3 this was corrected and the first strike is considered a hit. 
  • The two-handed heavy attack has slightly shorter wind-up time to strike compared to the one-handed heavy attack. 

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Black Knight Halberd Upgrade Table

Unique Upgrades for weapon are performed by all blacksmiths, or with the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 44% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 2% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 10,000 souls and 10 twinkling_titanite_dark_souls Twinkling Titanite.

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Knight Halberd 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 245 0 0 0 D E - -  - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +1 (1xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 269 0 0 0 D E - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +2 (1xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 294 0 0 0 D E - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +3 (2xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 318 0 0 0 D E - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +4 (2xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 343 0 0 0 D E - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +5 (4xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 367 0 0 0 D E - -  - 40 10 30 30 26

 

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    • Anonymous

      Playing DS for princess gwynevere after finished DS3.
      Anyway, 2handed this beast with 22/18 str/dex and it is as strong as claymore+10 even without any upgrade lol.

      • Anonymous

        how can I get this weapon to +10 ? I have given the large amber to andre but he doesn't allow me to upgrade it,do I need the very large amber for that or is it something else ?

        • Anonymous

          I’m all about swords. I wanted the Black Knight Sword, like I used on my first playthrough on the original version, but it wouldn’t drop. Got this instead. Maybe it’s a sign.

          • Anonymous

            i am almost done with my first playthrough but i also wanna make a youtube video on the whole darksouls game with another ending and this is the weapon to do it fast

            • Anonymous

              Decided to try out my first fromsoftware game in preparation for elden ring and got dark souls 1. Still on my first playthrough and I was running an uchigatana build but I killed a black knight and he dropped this. This weapon is insane!

              • Anonymous

                i got 1 of each black knight weapons and the shield and ornstein armor best armor the black knight halberd also is helpful seath got killed first try he dead meat in NG+ got him bad and 2 shot gwyn fuc k it good and get ornstein spear best weapon

                • Anonymous

                  From farming black knight weapons at kiln, I got 5 black knight Sword's, 6 black knight Greatsword's, 6 black knight Greataxe's, and ONE black knight Halbert!

                  • For PVE is quite good. Among a lot of weapons that are good to beat the game (and I really can't tell the difference between them). Now MY OPINION for PVP, it's quite good, not a bad weapon for sure but I'd say it's a mid-tier weapon or maybe high tier? but definitely not among the absolute best. Why not? Well, the move set is fine, though it doesn't have a great reach (for a Halberd that is) or variability, you are doing the same over and over which is expected with a Halberd, but the thing is with a Halberd you play safe at a distance and... again, the reach is not good. So, that's the problem.
                    Also, the base damage is fine but it scales str and dex D, E = not good. The R2 is not the worst thing ever, but not really good, the running attack is horrible like with all halberds... A much much better weapon is in my opinion the Halberd, the simple halberd.
                    Now, that said its a really cool looking weapon, with some really cool looking animations, and definitely fun to play with.

                    • Anonymous

                      Does anyone else just not use the second R1 attack? It feels super slow and has much less range than the first attack.

                      • Anonymous

                        uhm query, whats with all the hype on this weapon? its got the same stat requirements as the BKGS but the greatsword has better scaling and only 36 less base AR sooo could anyone explain the hype?

                        • Anonymous

                          Ignore all the “hurr durr this weapon is only for casuls” comments. I’ve been playing this game for 5 years and just now got to using it. So far it’s one of the most fun weapons I’ve used so don’t feel shame in using it.

                          • Anonymous

                            Switched to this for the final boss fight on my first play through and continueing on the 2nd run with it.
                            Good range and somewhat fast animation for a big weapon like this.

                            • Anonymous

                              Is there any way to "secure" the weapon? I'm starting to speedrun the game but i got 1 Halberd in way more than 20 attempts. Not getting it kills the run (the one time i got it i missplay the next glitch, dumb of me).

                              • Anonymous

                                I highly recommend not getting this weapon if you are a new player. Most enemies will get one-shotted by this horrifyingly beautiful halberd and that takes away the spirit of Dark Souls. If you do this you've gone Hollow already.

                                • I've been cleaning up the entire Weapons sections as well as the Classes sections removing misleading opinions and/or information and what I've seen here is by far of the most childish, poorly written and opinionated statements. This is especially bad considering it's on a Weapon that is powerhouse in which said statements are intentionally misleading the public. For those reading this comment post-edit, know that everything has been cleaned up and the facts are listed now. 

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Wait this is rare? I’m still on my first playthrough ever and I accidentally got it by slipping of a cliff and the dude locked onto me and jumped of lol

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I do mid level invasions (lvl 60), sometimes up to 100 in a day, this and the greatsword are BY FAR the most popular weapon choices for players within my level range. I could doge these in my sleep now. Both have too much recovery time and make for easy pickings. I will say these against light armor are devastating if contact is made but then again, ninja flips...

                                      • Anonymous

                                        First play on the Switch. Extemely lucky with the drop since it's a rare weapon. You don't understand how much fun this weapon is especially in PvP where they get hit even though, visually, they are out of my halberd's range.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Well, there's that...

                                          I decided to do a faith/dex build and was doing all the leg work to get all the good stuff before starting the main story progression. Started as a cleric and armor sucks so I wanted to get the brigand and crimson armor set. Wile I was already in that area I thought I might as well get the grass crest shield as well plus the bonfire would come in handy in case I got fried by the drakes. Of course there's the black knight there but I usually lock on and just keep my shield up until I'm past him. Got the shield and was about to reset at the bonfire when souls came in and so did the halberd! This game has screwed my luck so many times that I'll accept this as compensation lol.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Was going on casual run, wanted this weapon. Made about 7 new games until this beast dropped, tried with 5 liquid humanities, you get one for Asylum Demons, 3 at firelink, 1 on the road through walley of the drake's in cave behind first drake after undead dragon, uh don't forget 2k souls at left claw of the undead dragon, need master key for this, takes about 10 mins a run. Then get your ass to andre buy dyi kits, and get your ass to Great Hollow for those twinkling goodies. Make your BKH +5, get minimal stats for wielding, and you have yourself made game. No regrets, having too much fun. I advise you to have deprived class because of mace and stun it gives to crystal lizards.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              BKH best weapon for a strength build! Just one shots anyone if you have it +5 and have the Hornet ring equipped. For those who say it sucks in PvP it's because you suck a** at PvP.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This thing wrecks everything in PVE (not tried it in PVP) . At +5 it is (imo) the best all round weapon (for a full melee, filthy-casual type character) and will carry you through the whole game. Effective against all enemies and bosses. From skeletons to dragons. It appears more effective than the fully upgraded (Lightening) Zweihander (even against dragons) or the very good (Chaos) Gargoyle Halberd (albeit without any humanity scaling).
                                                As a bonus, you can pick it up and upgrade it fairly early. Biggest downside is the drop rate (from the non-respawning BKs).

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So if l want strongest halberd after all ubgrading and everything , then l need to pick up a normal halberd?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    On a bad connection, this thing is an absolute nightmare. Also remember that there will NEVER be a situation where this thing does real damage.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Why do you shake when using the 2H light attack? Am I missing stats or is that just the normal animation for it?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Um, I don't know if this is known, but I found a pretty broken glitch with this weapon. I was in Blighttown in the swamp, and did a running light attack. The attack skipped all the startup frames and only had the damaging frames and it was instant. This can be easily recreated by doing exactly what I said. It's seems really broken

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          What are the necessary stats for two-handed? I want to use it on Quelaag, but I don´t have the required stats.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            i like how it says its not the strongest weapon yet everyone here knows how op this weapon is if with the right ring

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Its actually a fauchard (or maybe a glaive), not a halberd, but regardless of what it is, it definitely merks on fools in PVE.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                black knight weapons like this one are really overpowered in NG, with this halberd, i beated the***** out of almost every boss (except Gwyn, i didnt play DLC in my first NG ) with just few light attacks (yes,spamming light attacks) even in NG+, somehow it was still easy as ***** with the halberd

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Really fun to use in PvE once you get use to it, especially early on where it totally wrecks every boss up to and including O&S. Even after that point a fully upgraded BKH is still a very good and is only surpassed by +15 weapons. In particular I found it’s two handed light attack to have great overhead reach and probably one of the best melee weapons if you’re trying to cut off dragon tails.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    A fantastic weapon.
                                                                    1. High damage without 40str/40dex so you can use other build Paths like Faith for Lightning Arrows. 36Str/20Dex has 1h 493 / 2h 513 Attack Power
                                                                    2. Twinkling Titanite can be easy farmed in Seaths crystal cave, upgrading is no big problem.
                                                                    3. The range is fantastic because your attacks have a step forward in the Moveset. Very good for Bossfights when you Evade alot and cant poke the boss because range is lacking. Artorias was very easy and simply 2h Light Attack killed him.

                                                                    Con:
                                                                    Dont use in small rooms, you need a free right side also when the ligth attacks are vertical slashs.
                                                                    Dont use 2 Light attacks, the second one is a horizontal slash with alot stamina use and windup. You are very vulnerable in this moment.

                                                                    The wepons is NOT entchantable or buffable.

                                                                    For me a good Upgrade from the normal Black Knight Sword which only need 20Str/18Dex because the Range and Attackspeed is lacking.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Question is the black knight halberd tradeable on dark souls remastered i farmed it and got it to drop on a random character i made and want to trade it to a buddy to give to my main playthrough character but every time i drop it he cant see it. Is there something i need to do or he needs to do so we can trade it?

                                                                      • Everyone should try and get one of these speedrunner's best friends at the start of a playthrough. I love to use mine two handed for co-op. You will wreck for the noobs and vets alike that tap you in. Not recommended for PVP. I carry a claymore when concerned about those folks.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The hints and tips say "It cannot be enchanted," while the summary on the right says it is enchantable. I would assume it's not, considering the other Black Knight weapons don't seem to be.

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