Murky Hand Scythe


A short-shafted hand scythe wielded by the murkmen who rise from the depths.

Enveloped by a black dampness and imbued with the strength of dark.

Skill: Quickstep
Instantly step behind or around the side of foes.
Especially effective when locked on to target.



Found in The Dreg Heap: from the Dreg Heap bonfire, proceed through the level, falling into the church from above. Once in the church, walk up the wooden steps nearby and drop down to find the weapon.




Stability increases to 16 at +4, 17 at +7, and 18 at +10.

Regular reinforcement.

Level Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Cost Souls
+0 72/0/0/0/22 0/0/0 D/D/E/E (25.00%/40.00%/15.00%/15.00%) - -
+1 79/0/0/0/24 0/0/0 D/D/E/E (26.25%/42.00%/15.75%/15.75%) 2 Titanite Shard 150
+2 86/0/0/0/26 0/0/0 D/D/E/E (27.50%/44.00%/16.50%/16.50%) 4 Titanite Shard 180
+3 93/0/0/0/28 0/0/0 D/D/E/E (28.75%/46.00%/17.25%/17.25%) 6 Titanite Shard 210
+4 100/0/0/0/30 0/0/0 D/D/E/E (30.00%/48.00%/18.00%/18.00%) 2 Large Titanite Shard 240
+5 108/0/0/0/33 0/0/0 D/D/E/E (30.75%/49.20%/18.45%/18.45%) 4 Large Titanite Shard 270
+6 115/0/0/0/35 0/0/0 D/D/E/E (31.50%/50.40%/18.90%/18.90%) 6 Large Titanite Shard 300
+7 122/0/0/0/37 0/0/0 D/C/E/E (32.25%/51.60%/19.35%/19.35%) 2 Titanite Chunk 330
+8 129/0/0/0/39 0/0/0 D/C/E/E (33.00%/52.80%/19.80%/19.80%) 4 Titanite Chunk 360
+9 136/0/0/0/41 0/0/0 D/C/E/E (33.75%/54.00%/20.25%/20.25%) 6 Titanite Chunk 390
+10 144/0/0/0/44 0/0/0 D/C/D/D (35.00%/56.00%/21.00%/21.00%) 1 Titanite Slab 450


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

Each weapon has one or more Physical damage types:

  • Standard
  • Strike
  • Slash
  • Thrust

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See the damage formula for further details.

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 Catalyst, i.e. a Catalyst with Intelligence scaling will have its 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:

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 Intelligence and/or Faith will reduce the Magic/Fire/Lightning/Dark damage and Spell Buff.

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:

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 :


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 Load 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.


Murky Hand Scythe
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General Aux Effects
Physical Damage Type Slash Bleed Effect 0
Sell Price / Soul Value 100 Poison Damage 0
Can this equipment be buffed? Yes Frost Effect 0
Skill Quickstep Stability 15
Skill FP Cost 5 (-/-) Durability 50
Spell Buff N/A Weight 2.0
Range N/A Critical Damage 100
Damage Damage Reduction
Physical Damage 72 Physical Reduction 35
Magic Damage 0 Magic Reduction 20
Fire Damage 0 Fire Reduction 15
Lightning Damage 0 Lightning Reduction 15
Dark Damage 22 Dark Reduction 20
Requirements Bonuses
Strength Requirement 6 Strength Bonus D
Dexterity Requirement 11 Dexterity Bonus D
Intelligence Requirement 11 Intelligence Bonus E
Faith Requirement 11 Faith Bonus E
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