Weapons available in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake are a type of equipment that can be used to inflict damage to hostile Enemies. Players may equip up to 2 Weapons, one in the main hand and one in the offhand. When developing a Build, players should try to find the weapon that mixes the right amount of damage, bonuses and moveset, alongside stamina consumption. You can find more information on each individual page listed below or check out the Combat page for specific explanations on how to master the game.
- Please see Boss Soul Weapons for special equipment forged only by using specific Demon's Souls.
- Please see Upgrades to learn to improve your weapon and apply special effects to it.
- Please see Shields for a list of Shields
- Please see Armor for all available armor sets
How to choose a weapon in Demon's Souls?
Players create builds around specific weapons that have good movesets, deal significant damage, or are easily obtained. Some players choose weapons for their cosmetic appearance, but in most cases it is advisable to refer to the scaling and upgrading path of weapons to determine if the output is beneficial to the character in pve, pvp or both. The following categories of weapons have details on their base damage, and all individual pages feature upgrade charts.
What are Boss Soul Weapons?
Boss Soul Weapo are special equipment forged by combining a unique Demon Soul dropped by a Boss with specific Weapons at the right upgrade level. Demon's Souls can be used for multiple Weapons, and Spells, so make sure where you want to spend them as you may only obtain one soul per playthrough.
Small and a fast straight sword type weapons with high attack speed and featuring a horizontal slash and pierce moveset
Balance between slashing and thrusting attacks. Can be held with one or two hands
Capable of inflicting a huge amount of damage, but are slow, making the player vulnerable to fast enemy attacks
Very Large Swords
Capable of inflicting a massive amount of damage by sacrifices mobility, making the user vulnerable and to enemy attacks
Balanced between damage and mobility, they are held with one hand
Capable of inflicting slash and thrust attacks. They can also apply the Bleed on enemies
Specialized in piercing attacks and are best used to counter or follow-up an enemy's attack
Short-ranged weapons that provide wide arcs of attack, despite it being a heavy weapon
Bigger than the average axe and have a more concentrated attack, but it leaves the player open to any incoming attacks
Deliver strong attacks, but causes the player to move slow. They are best used against armored enemies
They provide more range than a regular Hammer, but decrease even more the player speed. Best used against armored enemies
Best used at very close range, they provide fast and rapid attacks that can quickly execute enemies
They provide heavy damage and good range, but can easily be parried by enemies
They can deal high damage to multiple targets from mid to long-range
Best used to deal with single targets from a long distance, allowing the player to perform aimed shots
They deal more damage than a bow, but require some time between shots
They increase the Magic Power of Magic Spells
They increase the Miracle Power of Miracles