Dragonslayer Spear +5

142 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 26
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 300
97 weight_dark_souls.jpg 10.0
Requirements & Bonus
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24 24
Weapon Type Spears
Attack Type Thrust
Enchantable No
Special Yes

Dragonslayer Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.



Cross spear born from the soul of Ornstein, a Dragonslayer guarding Anor Londo cathedral.
Inflicts lightning damage; effective against dragons.
Two-handed thrust relies on cross and buries deep within a dragon's hide, and sends human foes flying."

How to Get / Where to Find the Dragonslayer Spear


  • Give to Frampt to receive 100 souls.
  • Special: 1H Strong Attack is altered to a Long Range Lightning Bolt Projectile. (Consumes 20 Durability Per Use)
  • 2H Strong Attack is altered to an advancing thrust to upwards thrust.
  • Dexterity Scaling does towards Phys. Damage, while Faith scaling contributes to Lightning damage.


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Dragonslayer Spear Upgrade Table

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades are usually for Boss Soul Weapons that are created at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 60% for strength_dark_souls.jpg Strength,100% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpg Dexterity and 100% for faith_dark_souls.jpg Faith to increase your AR. Also, gives 100 critical bonus.
To reach max, you need: 25,000 souls and 10  demon_titanite_dark_souls_s  Demon Titanite.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Dragonslayer Spear physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg critical_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg bleed_dark_souls.jpg poison_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 95 0 0 65 100 C B - B - - - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +1 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 104 0 0 71 100 C B - B - - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +2 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 114 0 0 78 100 C B - B - - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +3 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 123 0 0 84 100 C B - B - - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +4 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 133 0 0 91 100 C B - B - - - 40 10 30 30 26
Regular +5 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx4) 142 0 0 97 100 C B - B - - - 40 10 30 30 26


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    • Anonymous

      I think it’s lame that people will pvp two handing murakumo with DMB, and complain about the stat requirement for this spear.

      • Anonymous

        The 2h strong attack takes longer than the longest windup attack in Elden Ring. Literally you could theoretically be backstabbed TWICE in the time it takes to finish. I don't know of any boss where it is practical to use. I question the competence of From.

        • Anonymous

          Why the hell does this require so much strength in DS1? I did a Dragonslayer Spear build in DS2 recently, and it was really fun. It only requires 16 strength there so it's extra friendly for dex-faith builds who don't want to pump strength too much. Of course DS1 came out first, but I think 16 strength is a more reasonable strength requirement to wield the weapon. 24 str and dex to wield the DSS in DS1 is not very helpful for dex faith builds. A dex faith build already has to distribute their leveling so much that having to get 24 strength feels like a big handicap.

          • Anonymous

            You can use this spear on a quality build in the meta. otherwise go for all three stats, the special attack is very effective with the leo ring capable of oneshots

            • Anonymous

              "Ornstein reappeared as The Old Dragonslayer in DS2." uhh not outright confirmed anywhere within game or otherwise as far as I know.

              • Anonymous

                I don't care if the demon spear might deal a bit more damage, this thing still kicks ass and looks amazing while doing it.

                Also it was a very fitting weapon to finally kill the hellkite dragon with.

                • Anonymous

                  i was thinking about using this weapon but de 24 str requirement kind of a deal breaker to me. Full dex build here and thinking about getting wotg

                  • Anonymous

                    I just found out that this spear has more deflection resistance than other spears. For example, you can hit a medium shield while one-handing the spear and it won't bounce off like other spears. This means that two-handing this spear will allow you to poke at greatshields for free.

                    • Anonymous

                      For anyone curious about this weapon on a faith build, with minimum str/dex to 2h the spear.

                      16 strength
                      24 dexterity
                      48 faith

                      Spear does 142 + 112 in physical
                      Plus 97 + 84 in lightning damage
                      For a total of 436

                      I'm not super impressed with the damage but it might be a decent second weapon for enemies that are resistant to magic. It has long reach so 2 handing it isn't too difficult.

                      Any weapon with sunlight blade will probably outdamage it by a ton, but since there's only one cast of sunlight blade it's not bad for areas like the Duke's archives

                      • Anonymous

                        The page says requirements and bonuses, but it doesnt even have the stat bonuses? Is this because im on mobile or does the page need updating?

                        • Anonymous

                          is not effective against dragons at all. does way way way way less damage to dragon types than any other standard weapon. a fully upgraded standard weapon did over 200 damage on this one dragon, and a fully upgraded dragonslayer spear did 64 or something...waaat? it is both lightning (said to be effective against dragons) and it has "Dragon Slayer" in its name...the description even says that it is effective against dragons...is this massive trolling on the devs side? Lightning seriously seems to do diddly squat against dragons.

                          • Anonymous

                            This weapon is basically a bonus for dex faith builds who levelled their strength to use a Murakumo. So yeah, pretty niche.

                            • Anonymous

                              The lightning spear in Sen's can be un-infused to make the required +10 thrusting weapon needed to make the DSS. No need to upgrade a weapon for it.

                              • Anonymous

                                Orstein IS named after Leo Ornstein?!?! No fking way! Every time I heard the name "Ornstein", I'd think of Leo Ornstein. That's SO cool that he's named after one of the great pianist-composers of the 21st century.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Anyone know how the faith scaling works in this weapon? Does it boost the lightning damage? It doesn’t have magic damage for Faith scaling to boost, so does it go into the lightning?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Best to leave strength and faith at minimum, as the best scaling comes from dex. Then stuff points into strength as the strength scaling is preferential as it's also physical, and lastly put the least into faith, as it yields the smallest returns. Or better yet, ditch this weapon and choose a buff-able spear with 40 dex and 40 faith, put lightning blade on it, and you will do way more damage in both physical and electric.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      one of 3 weapons for a faith build make it end game scaling. ' miyazaki. srsly. 24 24 to use B in dex and faith u are looking at a SL 80 minimum weapon. only fun spear in the game, make sure spears suck to use

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