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 4 Weapons, one in the main hand and one in the offhand of each hand. When developing a Build, players should try to find the weapon that mixes a sizeable amount of damage, bonuses, and a good moveset alongside viable 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 should I 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 Weapons 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 can only obtain one of each boss soul per playthrough.
Small and fast weapons with high attack speeds and high critical damage featuring a horizontal slash and pierce moveset
Striking a balance between slashing and thrusting attacks, straight swords are considered a reliable starting weapon class
Capable of inflicting a large amount of damage but are slow, making the player vulnerable to enemy attacks
Very Large Swords
Capable of inflicting a massive amount of damage by sacrificing mobility, making the user vulnerable to enemy attacks
Balanced between damage and mobility, curved swords feature arcing attacks
Capable of inflicting slash and thrust attacks, these weapons can apply the 'Bleed' status upon enemies
Specialized in piercing attacks and are best used to "counter" or follow-up on an enemy's attack
Short-ranged weapons that provide wide arcs of attacks - typically a heavier weapon class
Similar to very large swords - capable of inflicting a massive amount of damage by sacrificing mobility, making the user vulnerable to enemy attacks
Delivers strong blunt attacks that are best used against armored enemies
Provide more range and damage than a regular Hammer, but leaves the user more vulnerable to attacks. Best used against armored enemies
Best used at very close range, they provide fast and rapid attacks that can quickly execute enemies
Provide decent damage at a favorable range, but can easily be parried by enemies
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
Deal more damage than a bow, but require some time between shots for reloading
Gives the users the ability to cast powerful spells
Gives the users the ability to cast powerful miracles