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8 Fastest Weapons in Dark Souls 3

8 Fastest Weapons in Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3 has a ton of weapons that you can mess around with. There are so many builds you can create that it is insane that the game’s difficulty is the way it is. You can find huge weapons, small weapons, bows, spears, and anything you can think of.

The 8 fastest weapons in Dark Souls 3 are the Rotten Ghru Dagger, Corvian Greatknife, Caestus, Claw, Pontiff Knight Curved Sword, Follower Sabre, Ringed Knight Straight Sword, and the Lothric Knight Sword.


Each one is unique in its way, and they have some pretty great damage scaling. In this article, we will show you where to find these weapons and some information on the weapon themselves. Here are the 8 fastest weapons in Dark Souls 3.

1. Rotten Ghru Dagger

Location: Dropped by Ghru in Farron Keep swamp wielding this weapon (Can be easily farmed at the Keep Ruins bonfire).

This dagger is the fastest weapon in the game and has some great stats that go along with it. Daggers are the perfect weapons to backstab with because their scaling is insane. One great thing is that any infusion you put on this thing will make it better. No infusion will make it slower in any way. It is a great weapon if you want to use a dagger.

2. Corvian Great knife

Location: Drops from dagger-wielding Corvians in Road of Sacrifices. (Can be easily farmed at the Halfway Fortress bonfire.)(Farming at the Ariandel Chapel bonfire is an even faster method.)


This dagger is the longest in the game, and it is a bit slower than the Rotten Ghru. What is great about these weapons is that you can easily break through an enemy shield by attacking their side. With the speed, you can easily take out a bunch of enemies, giving you enough time to back away if you need to.

3. Caestus

Location: Looted from a corpse in the sewers of Undead Settlement, right before the Giant Undead Rat.

This is a very odd weapon that you use with your fists. It is one of the weirdest weapons in the game, but if you can scale it correctly, it can be an insanely deadly weapon. The speed is great, so you can move in and out quickly in any fight.

4. Claws

Location: Picked up from beneath the central platform patrolled by Pus of Men in Consumed King’s Garden.

This is probably one of the coolest weapons in the game because you literally become wolverine when you use them. The dexterity scaling on them is insane, and they are insanely fast. Unfortunately, you usually don’t see many people using them, but if you know how to use them, they are dangerous weapons.

5. Pontiff Knight Curved Sword

Location: Dropped by Pontiff Knights in Irithyll or bought from Greirat or Shrine Handmaid if given Greirat’s ashes for 6000 souls once he returns from his first outing.

This has the highest durability of all the curved swords. It has a pretty far reach, so you don’t need to get into the enemy’s face when fighting them. If you get this weapon, it is one you can use the entire game without difficulty.

6. Follower’s Sabre

Location: Found in the Painted World of Ariendel past the Ariendel Chapel Bonfire.

This is one of the 2 weapons that you need to play the DLC to get. If you have the DLCs, you might want to go and try this weapon out. This sword uses a Falchion moveset and does very well against hoards of enemies because of its size. It can be infused and buffed, so take advantage of that.

7. Ringed Knight Straight Sword

Location: From the Ringed City Streets bonfire, head out into the swamp and straight past several Locust Men. Defeat or run by the judicator here, bank right, and up a small hill. It is here laying on a corpse near a Locust Man.


This is the other weapon you can only get in the DLC. It is one of the coolest weapons in the game because using your skill will extend and deal with fire damage. The sword is probably our favorite weapon from the Ringed City DLC and worth picking up.

8. Lothric Knight Sword

Location: Dropped by Lothric Knights (Can be easily farmed down the stairs from the Tower on the Wall bonfire. The knights outside of the Dancer of the Boreal Valley bonfire may have a very low drop rate, but can still drop.)

This is one of the only 2 straight swords in the game with a critical modifier. It is a great sword that deals great damage and has good reach. Infusing it will also just make the weapon better. You can get this sword relatively close to the start of the game if you farm the Knights outside of the Dancer boss arena.