Dark Souls 3 has a ton of weapons that you can mess around with. There are honestly soo many builds that 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 pretty much 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 own 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 itself. Here are the 8 fastest weapons in Dark Souls 3.
1. Rotten Ghru Dagger
A crude, half-rotten dagger. Choice weapon of the blunt-horned Ghrus, descendants of the acolytes of Farron Keep. The rancid blade is drenched in rotten waste, making it acutely poisonous.
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 actually insane. One great thing is that any infusion you put on this thing will make it better. There is no infusion that will make it slower in any way. It is a great weapon if you want to use a dagger.
2. Corvian Greatknife
Dagger of the unwanted, those guided by heretical storytellers. A rather large dagger with a powerful attack, but this transparent attempt to intimidate foes reveals much about its owner’s fears.
Location: Drops from dagger-wielding Corvians in Road of Sacrifices. (Can be easily farmed at the Halfway Fortress bonfire.)(An even faster method is by farming at the Ariandel Chapel bonfire.)
This dagger is the longest dagger 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 and it gives you enough time to back away if you need to.
A fistfighter’s weapon made from thick straps of leather studded with iron rivets. When two-handed, caesti are equipped in each hand.
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 very quickly in any fight you are in.
Weapon favored by intelligencers of an eastern land. The lacerations it inflicts do not mend easily. When two-handed, claws are equipped to each hand.
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. You usually don’t see many people using them, unfortunately, but if you know how to use them, they are a dangerous weapon.
5. Pontiff Knight Curved Sword
Curved sword wielded by the Pontiff’s knights, frigid spirits that linger in Irithyll. The large blade appears to be eaten away by insects, making it lightweight but also brittle.
Location: Dropped by Pontiff Knights in Irithyll or bought from Greirat, or from 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 right into the enemy’s face when fighting them. If you do get this weapon, it is one you can use the entire game without having a ton of difficulty.
6. Follower’s Sabre
Great curved sword wielded by Farron Followers. Its great weight enables heavy-handed chain attacks. The Followers brandish their swords to hunt warriors taken by the Abyss. Their technique is honed to face men, implying those yet to lose their human aspect are their likeliest prey.
Location: Found in the Painted World of Ariendel past the Ariendel Chapel Bonfire.
This is one of the 2 weapons that you actually need to play the DLC to get. If you have the DLCs, then 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
Straight sword wielded by the Ringed Knights. The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life. For this reason the gods cast a seal of fire upon these swords, and those who possessed them.
Location: From the Ringed City Streets bonfire, head out into the swamp and head straight, past several Locust Men. Defeat or run by the judicator here and 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 honestly one of the coolest weapons in the game because if you use your skill, it will actually extend and deal fire damage. The sword is probably our favorite weapon from the Ringed City DLC and it is definitely worth picking up.
8. Lothric Knight Sword
A well-crafted straight sword designed for thrusting attacks, wielded by the venerable Knights of Lothric. The Knights of Lothric, with their drakes, once crushed anything that threatened their shores. Of course, that was a long, long time ago.
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 that have a critical modifier. It is all around 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.