Smough's Hammer +5

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- stability_dark_souls.jpg 32
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 600
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 28.0
Requirements & Bonus
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Weapon Type Great Hammer
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable No
Special Knockdown

Smough's Hammer is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


Great Hammer from the soul of executioner Smough, who guards the cathedral in the forsaken city of Anor Londo.
Smough loved his work, and ground the bones of his victims into his own feed, ruining his hopes of being ranked with the Four Knights."

How to Get / Where to Find the Smough's Hammer

Forge any strike weapon to +10 and ascend it with Soul of Smough at the Giant Blacksmith.

Notes and tips

  • Give to Frampt to receive 1 souls.
  • This weapon will heal 10 HP with every successful hit.
  • The sheer size of the head tends to get in the way, limiting your field of vision.
  • This weapon has a very slightly larger hitbox on the 2-handed rolling attacks when compared to other Great Hammers. While the increased range on this specific attack is quite minor, when paired with the fact that rolling attacks from Great Hammers cannot be parried, this can be quite useful in PVP.
  • Two-handed R2 attacks cause Knockdown. 

Smough's Hammer Upgrade Table

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades are usually for Boss Soul Weapons, created at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 50% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength to increase your AR.
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
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Regular 300 0 0 0 100 D - - -  - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +1 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 330 0 0 0 100 D - - -  - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +2 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 360 0 0 0 100 D - - -  - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +3 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 390 0 0 0 100 D - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +4 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 420 0 0 0 100 D - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +5 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx4) 450 0 0 0 100 D - - - 50 10 35 35 32


  • This weapon has the highest Strength requirement in the game; 39 Strength is required to even wield it two-handed.
  • Estimated to weigh between 2.8 and 41.7 Metric tons if it were to be constructed.


Great Hammers
Demon's Great Hammer  ♦  Dragon Tooth  ♦  Grant  ♦  Great Club  ♦  Large Club

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    • Anonymous

      18 May 2021 01:16  

      Sadly it does less damage then the Great Club when fully upgraded and at 60 STR. But the difference is only 20 damage, so it doesen't matter that much.

      • Anonymous

        08 May 2021 14:15  

        I prefer to stick with the Dragon Greatsword. It does more damage and it has a smaller Strength requirement.

        • Anonymous

          26 Apr 2021 13:51  

          Had this question. So regardless of whichever weapon you use to ascend it into a boss weapon, if u used the right weapon you will get the same Boss weapon with the same stats? Just wondering cause I wanted to use one of my weapons I don’t like as much compared to a better weapon I don’t want to use.

          • Anonymous

            14 Apr 2021 04:34  

            The 1 handed heavy attack looks like the attack that you would do if you didn’t meet the strength requirement for the weapon

            • Anonymous

              10 Apr 2021 15:30  

              "Correction : To acquire, it doesn't work with ANY strike weapon. The Caestus us is technically a strike weapon, and it doesn't work with it. It has to be a hammer, like the club or the Grant.

              • Anonymous

                30 Jul 2020 21:32  

                I'm 2 Handing a +4 version of this at 40 STR, and with the 50% STR boost from 2 handing it, I can use it. Even though it has kind of ****ty scaling, it says it does 600 damage for me? I wanted to look for weapons with better STR scaling or base AR to invest in, comparing this to the Dragon Greatsword which has a higher base AR, this hammer still does more damage? Is this bc the Dragon Greatsword has no scaling at all?

                • Anonymous

                  06 May 2020 18:52  

                  i fully upgrade it along with smoogh's armor set its cool and strong but very slow weapon i cant win with it in pvp easy...

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Nov 2019 15:20  

                    "Forge any strike weapon to +10 and merge it..." This is actually wrong. I just wanted to use a +10 Caestus, which is ingame classified as a strike weapon to forge Smough's Hammer, but it wouldn't show up in the menu at the Giant Blacksmith.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Jun 2019 23:52  

                      If you're dumb like me you will use the caestus because it's the cheapest strike weapon you can buy from andre. This weapon isn't crafted from "any" +10 strike weapon, it's crafted from hammers and clubs and maces only! Don't be cheap like me, despite what the wiki says <3

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