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8 Best Halberds In Dark Souls 3

8 Best Halberds In Dark Souls 3

There are many weapons in the Dark Souls series, but one of the most fun weapon types you can use is the Halberd. If you have played Dark Souls before, you will know that the Black Knight Halberd is one of the most overpowered weapons. They do have that weapon in Dark Souls 3. but it definitely isn’t as good as it was.

We have made a list of the 8 best Halberds you can use in Dark Souls 3 and each of them has different uses. They all have different skills and they all can be used in many different builds. If you have one build and you want to see if you can use one of these weapons in it, then just experiment because you will probably be able to use it.

There really isn’t a “bad Halberd, but there are obviously Halberds that are better than others. The thing is, you might like one better because it might have different upgrades or even Infusions, so if you are wondering, we are going by base stats for the weapons. One might be better than another with specific Infusions.

What makes a Halberd good?

Halberds are a type of polearm that allows you to attack enemies from a farther distance than normal. It is very similar to a spear, but instead of having jab attacks, you will basically be using a lot of swinging attacks. Spears can do this, but it isn’t as satisfying as a Halberd. Most of the Halberds don’t have a thrusting moveset, but there are a few that do.

There are 11 different Halberds in the game, but a few of them aren’t really worth talking about. We are going to be going over 8 of them in this article. Overall, Halberds are amazing in PVP and PVE so if you are curious about trying one, they are totally worth experimenting with. You won’t be disappointed.

What are the best Halberds?

When it comes to Halberds, there are actually quite a few that are very close to each other. A few of the Halberds on this list are DLC, so you do need to own the Ringed City DLC to be able to get them. There are a ton of weapons in the game, but Halberds are one of our favorite to use. Not only do you get wider swipes with it, they actually do a ton of damage.

We have listed 8 of the best Halberds in the game, so keep in mind that we are looking at pure stats and how the community likes certain weapons. You might not like all the Halberds on this list, but these are by far some of the most fun weapons you can use in the game. Here are the 8 best Halberds you can get.

Here are the 8 best Halberds you can find in Dark Souls 3:

1. Splitleaf Greatsword (DLC)

A long-handled greatsword that made its way from a distant land. Crafted entirely with bronze, making it exceedingly heavy. Splitleaf refers to the shape of the great blade, and its resemblance to the veins of a leaf.

Location: Sold by the Stone-humped Hag for 11,000 Souls. Sold by the Shrine Handmaid for the same price if she is given the Old Woman’s Ashes and it was not previously purchased from the Stone-humped Hag.

This is a Halberd that has one of the most deadly combos of any Halberd in the game. You can basically defeat any enemy within this one combo if you can hit it right. The only downside to this weapon is that you can only get it if you have the Ringed City DLC. Most people that have the game most likely have the DLC, so it’s not that bad.

It is actually super easy to get, but you do have to either have beaten the Ashes or Ariendel DLC or got to the area before the final boss of the base game. All you have to do is find the Hag in the Dreg Heap and purchase it from her. It is not a super difficult weapon to get and it is totally worth the Souls.

Skill: Wind Wheel – Spin weapon vigorously above the head and sweep foes, and transition with normal or strong attack for continued spin attacks, which whip up the wind and gain momentum, strengthening subsequent attacks.

2. Red Hilted Halberd

Long-hilted weapon mixing spear and axe. The red-hilted halberd is associated with clerics. Can be thrust like a spear or swept sideways like an axe, making it a versatile weapon effective against multiple foes.

Location: Found in the Undead Settlement’s sewers. The Grave Key is required to unlock the gate in the sewage system that gives access to this area. It is found at the center of the room where the player is attacked by Skeletons for the first time.

This is a Halberd that is insanely good. It doesn’t have an amazing skill like the previous Halberd, but it does help a lot. It actually boosts your Poise so that you can’t get interrupted when you start an attack. You do lose health, but you will deal massive damage to the enemy you attacked. It doesn’t have a lot of unique moves, but it has some insane scaling.

It is a weapon that you really should Infuse. It totally depends on your build for specific Infusions, but believe us when we say this, it is definitely worth finding. You can actually get this pretty early on so it is an extremely viable weapon for your entire playthrough if you build it right.

Skill: Perseverance – Assume an unfaltering stance of prayer to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.

3. Gundyr’s Halberd

Halberd of Gundyr the Champion, received when he was charged with his duty. This old cast-iron halberd has the power to break poise, and is said to never crumble, seeming to suggest that Gundyr was fated to eternal service from the beginning.

Location: Obtained by transposing the Soul of Champion Gundyr with Ludleth of Courland. You must have given him the Transposing Kiln before you can do this.

This is the only boss Halberd that we have on this list. What we mean by this is that you can use the Soul of Champion Gundyr to get this weapon. You will first need to defeat the Curse Rotted Greatwood and get the Transposing Kiln. You will need to head back to the Firelink Shrine and give it to Ludleth.

Once you do this, you can transpose any Boss Soul into a weapon or piece of gear that the specific Soul can make. This is one of the coolest weapons you can get because it is the weapon that Ludex and Champion Gundyr both use. It also has some insane stats so it is definitely worth the Soul transposition.

Skill: Champion’s Charge – Hold spear at the waist and charge at a foe, and use momentum to transition into a sweeping strong attack.

4. Black Knight Glaive

Glaive of the black knights who wander the lands. Used to face chaos demons. The unique attack of this glaive greatly reduces enemy poise, reflecting the tremendous size of the enemies that the knights have fearlessly faced.

Location: Located in the Untended Graves, in the same arena where Champion Gundyr is fought. The halberd can be picked up before starting the boss fight. As one enters the arena, immediately turn right and hug the wall to find it.

This is a weapon that is near and dear to our hearts. Not only is this an insanely good weapon in Dark Souls 3, but it is also our favorite weapon from Dark Souls 1. If you have used this in previous games, you will know just how overpowered it actually is. It definitely isn’t as good in Dark Souls 3, but it feels very similar.

It has an extremely good moveset and its skill is definitely worth using when you are getting overwhelmed by mobs of enemies. It also has an insanely large radius, so if you don’t like getting close to your enemies, this weapon is a good one to use.

Skill: Spin Sweep – Sweep foes in a large spinning motion, and utilize momentum to transition into an overhanded strong attack slash.

5. Lucerne

A polearm with a sharp, hard pronged head that inflicts thrust attacks. The Lucerne is wielded overhand like a hammer, or can be swung from the side to break through shields.

Location: Found on a corpse at the High Wall of Lothric, in the courtyard guarded by patrolling Lothric Knights, just before encountering Vordt of the Boreal Valley.

This Halberd might just look like any other weapon, but it is a lot better than you think. It actually has the most unique moveset since the weapon itself is moved around like a hammer. This is cool since it is like having a hammer with an extremely long handle. The skill isn’t the greatest, but the moveset makes up for it.

It is odd because the actual weapon deals thrust damage without having any sort of thrust attack. What makes this a good weapon is the fact that it can break through shields. Shields are very annoying since you have to hit them a few times to break the enemy poise, but this thing breaks through shields extremely easily.

Skill: Spin Sweep – Sweep foes in a large spinning motion, and utilize momentum to transition into an overhanded strong attack slash.

6. Crucifix of the Mad King (DLC)

A cross spear hung with a malformed corpse. Once, a mad king was born to the pygmy royalty and Shira, knight of Filianore, put him to rest. But Shira’s cross spear, unable to kill the undying king, only pinned itself to him. Shira delivered them together to the darkroom, where she stayed and held them close.

Location: Dropped by Shira, Knight of Filianore when she invades the player at Pygmy’s Throne.

This is the only other DLC Halberd in the game, but it is worth getting. You won’t get it until much farther into the DLC, but it is worth playing with on an NG+ playthrough. When you finally get to the Ringed City, you will probably have beaten the base game, unless you are waiting to beat the base game until you beat the DLCs.

If you do get this weapon, make sure you take advantage of the extremely unique skill that it has. It is very odd, but it deals a lot of damage. It also has a bunch of movesets that make it a very good weapon for pretty much anything. Just make sure you have it upgraded all the way.

Skill: Mad King’s Folly – Slam a malformed corpse into the ground to briefly awaken it, then end with a strong attack to trigger a roar, a blessing, or vexation.

7. Winged Knight Halberd

Halberd wielded by the Winged Knights, who swore themselves to the Angels. The thick, heavy, bloodstained blade can only be swung by one with inhuman strength.

Location: Dropped by the Winged Knights who wield them in the High Wall of Lothric and Lothric Castle. It is also dropped by the two Gertrude’s Knights who wield them in the Grand Archives.

This Halberd is one of the first ones you can get. Not only does it have an insanely good skill, but its scaling is actually pretty good too. Just keep in mind that getting it can be a little tedious. It is not a guaranteed drop from the enemies so you might need to farm for a bit.

It is one of the cooler-looking Halberds and is totally worth farming for. If you enjoy using Halberds, you might really enjoy this one if you can get it. There are a couple of enemies you can get this from so try to choose the enemy that is the easiest just in case you have to defeat them a bunch of times.

Skill: Chained Spin – Sweep foes in a large spinning motion and use a strong attack to continue the motion until stamina is exhausted.

8. Crescent Axe

A crescent-shaped halberd resembling a long-handled battle axe. Traditionally wielded by Way of White clerics.

Location: Sold by the Shrine Handmaid for 4,000 Souls once she has been given the Paladin’s Ashes.

This is a Halberd that you can get about halfway through your playthrough. You will have to find the Paladin’s Ashes from the Cathedral of the Deep and give it to the Shrine Handmaid. Once you do this, you can purchase the weapon from her for only 4,000 Souls. It is a very cheap weapon.

Keep in mind that even though the name of the weapon has axe in it, it is still a Halberd. It also doesn’t have the magic affiliation that this weapon had in the previous games. It is a very good weapon and the skill just boosts the attack power for a short time. Overall, it is a pretty decent weapon to use.

Skill: Warcry – Let out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack power, and enables a special consecutive strong attack.

When is a good time to use a Halberd?

Halberds can be used throughout the entire game. They are at their best when you are actually going up against mob enemies. The Deacons of the Deep can be a good way to test this since you will be able to take out multiple of them with one swing. They are even fun to use against single enemies. Just keep in mind that it is slower than other weapons.

PVP is probably the hardest thing you can do with these weapons since you will have to time your attacks perfectly. It is relatively difficult to go up against magic users, but you will have a fun time fighting melee users. Just make sure you have the correct build with each weapon so you can maximize your damage output.