Dark Souls 3

Battle Arts


Using a weapon's Skill will consume Focus Points, which is displayed through the blue gauge on the HUD. Skills can still be performed without the requisite Focus Points, but the skill will not yield any of the enhanced properties it provides. Attempting to use the skill of a weapon you do not have the stats to equip will behave as if you had no FP, and consume none.


SkillEffectWithout FPWeapons
Blind SpotUse against shielded foes to break through their guard by attacking from the side.?Handmaid's Dagger
BloodlustInflicts 200 bleed damage to the player. Gives +30% damage for 15 seconds. Also does some damage in front of the player when cast.?Bloodlust
Chain SpinSweep foes in a large spinning motion and use strong attack to continue the motion until stamina is exhausted.?Winged Knight Halberd
Chained DanceExecute relentless consecutive attacks while tracing a circle in a unique dance of deadly grace.?Painting Guardian's Curved Sword
Champion's ChargeHold spear at waist and charge at foe, and use momentum to transition into sweeping strong attack.?Gundyr's Halberd
ChargeHold weapon at waist and charge at fore. Use strong attack while charging to extend the length of the charge.?Rotten Ghru Spear
CombustionCreates a powerful flame in the wielder's hand. One of the most basic pyromancies, and for this very reason, the flame created is fierce. Works while equipped in either hand.No effect.White Hair Talisman
Crescent BladeAssume a broad stance and fire off crescent moon blades.No projectile. Reduced damage.Crescent Moon Sword
DarkdriftAim carefully, and pierce with a large forward lunge. The unseen blade penetrates straight through shields, for nothing can defend from Darkdrift.?Darkdrift
Darkmoon ArrowInfuse a readied arrow with Darkmoon essence, granting it magic damage and the ability to pierce shields.?Darkmoon Longbow
Demonic FlareBriefly cause flame within to flare, and smash it upon earth and foes.?Demon's Great Axe
EmberThe fading flame momentarily illuminates and launches itself forward.No buff or jet of flame.Firelink Greatsword
Falling BoltHold axe high in air to gather fierce lightning, and smash ground to whip the bolts to the ground.No lightning. Reduced damage.Dragonslayer Greataxe
Flame of LorianLunge forward to transform smolder into flame, and follow with strong attack to launch flame across ground.?Lorian's Greatsword
Flame WhipTemporarily coat the whip in fire, the self-same fire as that which consumed the Witch herself, it is said.?Witch's Locks
Flame WhirlwindSpin through opponents with abandon, flaming fists outstretched. Using a strong attack while spinning utilizes your momentum to slam the ground with both fists.?Demon's Fist
FrostCreate a bone-chilling frost with each swing of the greatscythe that causes a temporary frost effect.?Pontiff Knight Great Scythe
Frost BladeExecute large spinning motion to embue blade with frost, and follow through with a strong attack that slashes with a giant blade made of frost.?Pontiff Knight Curved Sword
GalvanizeTemporarily boost stamina regeneration by +10 per second by sheer force of will, or perhaps as a channeling of the original owner's industrial efforts.?Warpick
Gentle PrayerRecovers HP for a period of time, albeit extremely slowly. Works while equipped in either hand.Skill has no effect.Yorshka's Chime
Guiding LightA candle provides a temporary source of light which reveals additional guidance.?Scholar's Candlestick
HoldAssume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflecting parry with strong attack.?Washing Pole
ImpactStrike from the left to evade shields and deal a stinging blow that temporarily slows stamina regeneration by -10 per second The shackles of bondage lie deep in the hearts of all humankind.?Whip
Kindled ChargeHold spear at waist and charge at foe, and use momentum to transition to a fiery strong attack.No AoEGargoyle Flame Spear
Kindled FlurryAnchor weapon in earth and use strong attack to launch successive volleys of fire from the tip of the hammer.No projectiles or AoE.Gargoyle Flame Hammer
Leaping SlashPerform a forward leaping slash at the opponent's head. When successful, functions as a head shot, inflicting heavy damage.?Claw
LifedrainEmbrace the victim and steal their HP. Can only be used against humans.?Dark Hand
Lightning ChargeCharge with spear at waist to enwreathe with lightning, then release bolts with final thrust.?Dragonslayer Spear
MoanOffer a gentle prayer to the shield, causing the woman's face to give out a low moan and attract enemies.Skill has no effect.Moaning Shield
Molten PerseverenceAnchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise, and use strong attack to repeatedly stab earth to trigger molten explosions.Skill has no effect.Old King's Great Hammer
Moonlight VortexDraw sword back and thrust to unleash torrential moonlight.Reduced damage.Moonlight Greatsword
Morne's RageStick weapon into earth and emit a powerful shockwave. Also, similar to Perseverance, temporarily boosts poise and reduces damage received.?Morne's Great Hammer
Oath of SunlightBuffs attacks & damage absorption.?Sunlight Straight Sword
OnislayerLeap forward and slash mercilessly with both blades, cutting open foes.Does slightly less damage? (60 vs 62)Onikiri and Ubadachi
PacifyBuffs your weapon so that it draws out enemy FP points.?Yorshka's Spear
ParryDeflect an attack when timed properly and follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.N/ALeather Shield
PerseveranceCross arms in front of body to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated.?Blacksmith Hammer
Pharis Triple-ShotSwiftly nocks three arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, firing them simultaneously.?Black Bow of Pharis
Poison SporesExpel noxious spores from the formless, parasitical things that inhabit the staff.?Storyteller's Staff
Profaned FlameTemporarily summon the Profaned Flame. Lunge forward and use strong attack to enshroud blade in flame.No fire or buff. Reduced damage.Profaned Greatsword
PuncturePull the arrow even further back for a more powerful shot that can also pierce shields.?Longbow
Puncturing ArrowMasterfully fires off a great arrow that pierces through all enemies in its path, infllicting damage.?Dragonslayer Greatbow
Punitive FlamePunish foes with a flame that blankets the ground.?Immolation Tinder
QuickstepInstantly step behind or around the side of foes. Especially effective when locked on to target.Loses iframes.Manikin Claws
Rapid FireSwiftly nocks arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, allowing for consecutive shots.Halves damage.Composite Bow
Ricard's Lunge and PressAssume a quick stance, lunge forward, and execute a stunning chain attack. Sustain offensive with a strong attack.?Ricard's Rapier
Sacred Lothric LightAssume stance to imbue sword with sacred light, and use strong attack to release light together with a great thrust of the sword.?Lothric's Holy Sword
SharpenScrape the blade to sharpen and enable a cleaner cut.?Butcher Knife
Shield BashWithout lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand.?Dragonslayer Greatshield
Shield SplitterAim carefully, and attack in a large forward lunge to pierce through enemy shields and inflict damage directly.?Estoc
Spell ParryRepel an attack at the righ time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand. Also deflects spells.N/AGolden Wing Crest Shield
Spin BashBash foes with a large spinning motion. and utilize momentum to transition into an overhanded strong attack smash.?Drang Hammers
Spin SlashSlice into foes with a large spinning motion, and follow with a strong attack for a spinning vertical-slash.?Partizan
Spin SweepSweep foes in a large spinning motion, and utilize momentum to transition into and overhanded strong attack slash.?Black Knight Glaive
StanceWhile in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.?Anri's Straight Sword
Stance of JudgmentAssume stance to unleash dark magic. Use normal attack for a lunging thrust, and strong attack to emit side-sweeping wave.No buff or projectile. Reduced damage.Greatsword of Judgment
Steady ChantBoost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand.?Golden Ritual Spear
StompUse one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a strong attack for a spinning slash.?Black Knight Greatsword,
Stone FleshRaise the shield in silent prayer, turning the user's body into a solid mass of stone.No effect.Havel's Greatshield
Storm KingAssume stance to imbue sword with storm. Most effective when facing giants.?Storm Ruler
TackleLunge into a shoulder tackle, pushing back enemies to create distance.?Heavy Crossbow
TornadoImbue blade with the wrath of storm in a spinning motion, and follow with a string attack to bear that wrath upon foes.?Storm Curved Sword
Unleash DragonThrust the spear to unleash the strength of dragons, similar to an ancient dragon weapon, only with its power tragically faded.No special effect. Reduced damage.Tailbone Short Sword
Unfaltering PrayerTemporarily increase poise while casting miracles, preventing enemy attacks from interrupting prayer. Works while equipped in either hand.?Talisman
WarcryLet out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack.?Yhorm's Great Machete
Weapon SkillEquipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon.N/AStone Parma
Wheel of FateThrust out the wheel and give it a good spin, shredding enemies with the outer lining of spikes.?Bonewheel Shield
Wolf SwordWhile in stance, use normal attack for a low spinning slash, or strong attack to leap forward in a vertically-slashing somersault.Reduced damage.Wolf Knight's Greatsword