Velka's Rapier +5

93 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
156 stability_dark_souls.jpg 22
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 130
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 2.0
Requirements & Bonus
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8 16 16
Auxiliary icon_res_occult.png 110
Weapon Type Piercing Sword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special Combo

Velka's Rapier is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


A symbolic, powerful thrusting sword used by the Pardoner serving Velka, Goddess of Sin."
"It is no mere symbol to be sure; the Pardoner is an inhuman swordsman, and wields this enchanted blade with special sword technique."


How to Get / Where to Find the Velka's Rapier


  • In the Painted World of Ariamis, through the door requiring the Annex Key. After opening the door and ascending the first staircase, you will end up outside. Look for an "illusory wall" made of wooden planks. The rapier is behind this wall.
  • Velka's Rapier cannot be coated with any resin, nor buffed via magic weapon or similar spells.
  • The R2 Strong attack for this weapon is not a standard rapier thrust. The first R2 attack consists of two vertical slashes going up then down and the second consecutive R2 attack will be a normal thrust. The strong attacks also seem to use less stamina than other rapiers, especially the Estoc and Ricard's Rapier.
  • Like all piercing swords, Velka's Rapier replaces your kick with a back-stepping horizontal slash attack.
  • Velka's Rapier has slightly shorter range than the Estoc. However, it does not seem to suffer any speed reduction that the Estoc does, making it a perfectly viable PvP option.
  • The light weight and good intelligence scaling makes it a solid backup weapon for sorcerers, or a primary weapon for sorcerers who don't like the weapon buff spells.
  • Contrary to popular belief the Velka's Rapier outperforms the regular Rapier in almost all situations when it comes to critical damage for a riposte or backstab. This is even more remarkable, because it hasn't got the 110 critical damage bonus of the regular Rapier.
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Hints and Tips:

  • Give to Frampt to receive 5000 souls.
  • Combined with the Dark Wood Grain Ring. Velka's backstep, turns into a forward plunge. Letting you cover a huge distance between you and your pvp opponent while plucking away at their health. The mobility and range from this combination backed up with regular Magic Spells makes this weapon a great tool for keeping your opponent on his toes at all times. Of course, that is until you walk up behind him and finnish the fight with a 1000 damage backstab at 45 intelligence.


Velka's Rapier Upgrade Table

Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 5% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 53% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity and 97% for intelligence_dark_souls.jpg Intelligence 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
Velka's Rapier 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 62 104 - - 100 E C B - - - - 110 45 10 30 30 22
Regular +1 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 68 114 - - 100 E C B - - - - 110 45 10 30 30 22
Regular +2 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 74 124 - - 100 E C B - - - - 110 45 10 30 30 22
Regular +3 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 80 135 - - 100 E C B - - - - 110 45 10 30 30 22
Regular +4 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 86 145 - - 100 E C B - - - - 110 45 10 30 30 22
Regular +5 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx4) 93 156 - - 100 E C B - - - - 110 45 10 30 30 22


Piercing Swords
Estoc  ♦  Mail Breaker  ♦  Rapier  ♦  Ricard's Rapier


    • Anonymous

      29 Jan 2019 12:52  

      How do you use the backstep plunge attack with the dark wood ring? I've gotten the ring and have it on but I can't do the plunge

      • Anonymous

        19 Aug 2018 01:13  

        I know the Titanite Catch Pole has a***** moveset, but it does monstrous damage at 60 INT. Maybe i might have Velka's as a sidearm to it or something, i never considered it super viable in PvE

        • Anonymous

          04 Jul 2018 08:57  

          Probably best sorcerer weapon. Range is only slightly shorter than estoc, but also attacks slightly faster. Also, while split damage, the damage and scaling are oddly high, allowing this to be rather competitive to an unruffled raw rapier or estoc.

          • Anonymous

            23 Feb 2018 21:20  

            When two handing the rapier, the strong attack is reversed in direction, so it makes a V shape (V for Velka)

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