Mail Breaker


A small sword made for thrusting attacks.

This hard, edgeless sword can pierce through tough armor and boasts a deadly critical attack.

Skill: Shield Splitter
Aim carefully, and attack in a large forward lunge to pierce through enemy shields and inflict damage directly.



Found on a corpse in High Wall of Lothric, on the way to freeing Greirat of the Undead Settlement

Starting weapon for the Sorcerer class

Sirris of the Sunless Realms gifts a Blessed Mail Breaker when summoning the player to her realm to defeat Creighton the Wanderer in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.




Standard upgrade path.

Level Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Cost Souls
+0 80/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- - -
+1 88/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 2 Titanite Shard 130
+2 96/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 4 Titanite Shard 156
+3 104/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 6 Titanite Shard 182
+4 112/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 2 Large Titanite Shard 208
+5 120/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 4 Large Titanite Shard 234
+6 128/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 6 Large Titanite Shard 260
+7 136/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 2 Titanite Chunk 286
+8 144/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 4 Titanite Chunk 312
+9 152/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 6 Titanite Chunk 338
+10 160/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 E/D/-/- 1 Titanite Slab 390


The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Strike
  • Slash
  • Thrust

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B / C:


Damage multiplier when performing a backstab or riposte. Value of 100 means no extra damage.

Spell Buff:

Damage multiplier applied to the base value of a spell. This value scales depending on the primary stat of the weapon, i.e. a catalyst with Intelligence scaling will have it's Spell Buff rise as the player's Intelligence rises.

By default the value reflected in the infobox and the upgrades uses 60 Intelligence and/or Faith.

Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

  • A is the Strength required
  • B is the Dexterity required
  • C is the Intelligence required
  • D is the Faith required

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill). See Scaling for more information.

The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.

Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking. The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage


Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.


The durability of the weapon.


The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.


Mail Breaker
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General Aux Effects
Physical Damage Type Slash/Thrust Bleed Effect 0
Sell Price / Soul Value 100 Poison Damage 0
Can this equipment be buffed? Yes Frost Effect 0
Skill Shield Splitter Stability 15
Skill FP Cost 12( -/ -) Durability 50
Spell Buff N/A Weight 1.5
Range N/A Critical Damage 140
Damage Damage Reduction
Physical Damage 80 Physical Reduction 35
Magic Damage 0 Magic Reduction 20
Fire Damage 0 Fire Reduction 15
Lightning Damage 0 Lightning Reduction 15
Dark Damage 0 Dark Reduction 20
Requirements Bonuses
Strength Requirement 7 Strength Bonus E
Dexterity Requirement 12 Dexterity Bonus D
Intelligence Requirement 0 Intelligence Bonus -
Faith Requirement 0 Faith Bonus -
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