Piercing Swords are a Weapon Category in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Piercing Swords are long and thin blades specifically focused on thrust and counter combat. They are a good choice for attacking heavy armored foes, as their attacks will break Poise and deal critical damage. These swords have a unique and fast moveset enables players to execute rapid consecutive attacks, further enhanced by the kick moveset which is a horizontal swipe attack that enable players to reach farther. Piercing Swords can also be wielded in the left-hand, used to parry.

  • Pros: Lightweight. Good Dexterity scaling. Deals fast thrust damage, very high critical damage, can parry easier, break block and poise, and has an aggressive far-reaching moveset
  • Cons: Low attack power, limited choice, only Thrust Damage.

 

 

All Piercing Swords in Dark Souls

  Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Aux
Effects
Requirements
Param Bonus
Durability / Weight - Attack Type
Image Name icon_dmg_phy.png
icon_prot_phy.png
icon_dmg_magi.png
icon_prot_magi.png
icon_dmg_fire.png
icon_prot_fire.png
icon_dmg_lightn.png
icon_prot_lightn.png
icon_dmg_cbonus.png
icon_prot_stab.png
icon_aux_toge1.png
icon_aux_toge2.png
icon_strength.png
icon_dexterity.png
icon_intelligence.png
icon_faith.png
icon_other_dura.png
icon_other_weig.png
Attack
Type
Acquired From
mail_breaker.png Mail Breaker 57
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
120
22
  5
D
D+15
12
C
B+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
200
0.5
Thrust
rapier.png Rapier 73
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
110
22
  7
D
D+15
12
C
B+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
150
1.5
Thrust
estoc.png Estoc 75
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
100
22
  10
D
D+15
12
C
B+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
150
3.0
Regular
Thrust
ricards_rapier.png Ricard's Rapier 70
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
100
22
  8
E
E+15
20
B
A+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
100
2.0
Thrust
Combo
velkas_rapier.png Velka's Rapier 62
45
104
10
0
30
0
30
100
22
icon_res_occult.png
110
8
E
E+5
16
C
C+5
16
B
B+5
0
-
-
130
2.0
Regular
Thrust
Combo

 




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    • 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.

      • Anonymous

        You know this weapon type gives me an idea. As if the fight with Artorias wasn't enough, I tried to fight Oswald in the open because he can sometimes use a purple buff similar to him. To make the fight more epic, I limit myself with only using velka's rapier (who is the worthy wielder between us both) and a shield (next ng+2 will discard the shield) plus knight Artorias theme as BGM.

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