|Requirements & Bonus|
|Weapon Type||Piercing Sword|
|Attack Type||Regular / Thrust|
*When infused with Magic: 140 physical dmg/152 magic dmg, with Fire: 180 physical dmg/180 Fire dmg, with Lightning: 187 physical dmg/187Lightning dmg
Estoc is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.
The largest of the thrusting swords. Can pierce an armored knight in one thrust."
"The blade is also sharp, allowing slicing as well."
How to Get / Where to Find the Estoc
- Corpse in the lower section of Firelink Shrine, along the path towards New Londo Ruins.
- Video Location Timestamp 1:11
- Give to Frampt to receive 50 souls.
- Like all piercing swords, replaces your kick with a back-stepping horizontal slash.
- The Estoc, like most piercing swords has the unique feature of allowing users to strike while still behind their shield, which gives enemies no chance to strike while your guard is down. While this attack doesn't deal large amounts of damage, it can, over time, whittle away the health of an enemy. In the hands of a patient player, the Estoc can be one of the most deadly weapons in the game. Enemies that take continuous damage from an Estoc, especially one wielded by a fast, mobile opponent, may open up more and rush their attacks, leaving them wide open.
- The advantage of the Estoc over other piercing swords is the long reach. It has the longest reach of all piercing swords, and the one-handed r2 performs a sweep attack, and the two-handed r2 a long-ranged thrust. The Estoc also deals the most physical damage out of all piercing swords, assuming high dexterity.
- The charging attack produces a double stab, which connect individually.
- Demon's souls version: Different in apperance but similar in move set.
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Estoc Upgrade Table
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
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 22% for Strength and 70% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 3,000 souls, 9 titanite shards to +5, 9 large titanite shards to +10, 7 titanite chunks to +14 and 1 titanite slab to +15
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 reduced weapon Durability, but increases base damage. It scales 22% for Strength and 70% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5
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
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 17% for Strength and 53% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 10 large titanite shards
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 6% for Strength and 20% for Dexterity and 66% 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
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 4% for Strength and 14% for Dexterity and 65% 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
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 8% for Strength and 27% for Dexterity and 66% Faith 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
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 8% for Strength and 25% for Dexterity and 77% Faith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab
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
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
Estoc is the best rapier. Varied move set, buffable, great range, and can be acquired the second you reach fire link shrine.
Rapier suffers from lower range and just thrust moves with no flare to it. You also have to either farm or buy it. Simply Outclassed.
Mail Breaker is odd. Has very short range and an R2 that can stun some enemies but overall is outclassed by other rapiers. Is acquired early game after beating 2 bosses but you would already be using an estoc sooo....
Velka's Rapier is very cool, has good range, and is great for god slaying due to it being an occult weapon but it's R2's aren't ideal at crowd clearing mobs and it suffers from split damage. Worse of all however is having to wait until late game to acquire it. Losses some of its effectiveness in some late-game areas as well.
Ricards's Rapier is basically an upgraded standard rapier. Has better range with chain attack R2's. Great for boss killing as you can do a lot of damage really fast but bad for PvP as every parry spammer's wet dream is seeing this thing. Very predictable and suffers from a standard moveset. Also, it's locked behind sen's fortress.
TL;DR = Just use an Estoc.
To not fault of it's own I really hate this weapon. I never used a piercing sword so I didn't even realize it was a separate cathegory. At the end of my second playthrough I prep everything up for the Knight's Honor trophy, leaving the cursed SoA for last. I make a V line for Sif, bring down every boss I need to get to Anor Londo, find out at the giant blacksmith my mistake...so I take down O&S a 3rd time for warping and I ****ing realize I need the large ember again...so I had to deal with the most BS boss of this game for a 3rd time, the capra demon and his ****ing dogs on his studio apartment closet.
I realize this is available right away but this weapon is objectively terrible. For nearly the same stats you can get the winged spear for better damage for it’s speed. I tried using this in a dex build with my friend and we couldn’t get past quelaag at sl30 because my damage wasn’t even worth the aggro. DO NOT USE THIS WEAPON
Estoc is a good weapon but at least it has weak damages and a really basic move set so it can be parry very easily
Why is the Estoc shown in-game as being able to turn into the Dragonslayer Spear, despite definitely not being able to?
What parry speed does this have?
This weapon had the chance to be amazing. Unfortunately, completely foiled by the worst lag ever. While I recall the fast low damage attacks from this in Dark Souls 3, could be snuck in between casts of spell casters, or strikes of heavy weapons... with this lag you will almost never get your spacing, and even an attack outside the range of both you and your opponent's weapons will get you punished with with a backstab.