Skills

Also known as; weapon skills, weapon arts, battle arts.

The Skill feature allows players to use special abilities with the equipment they carry.

Usage

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. Skills that do have some effect will consume 50% more stamina without FP. As of patch 1.05, Weapon Skills can still be performed with their full effects as long as one has half of the required focus points. Attempting to use the skill of a weapon you do not have the stats to equip will usually behave as if you had no FP, and consume none. (See table for exceptions.) It also applies the stamina penalty.

Skills

Skill Effect Without FP Weapons Notes
Awakening Violently flail oneself to trigger an awakening that temporarily boosts the strength of miracles, just as the good Father used the rose himself. No buff. Rose of Ariandel You can cancel this skill by rolling just before, or after the first self-inflicted hit.
Blade of Peril A precarious technique unique to undead Gael. Leap in any direction, slamming the greatsword to the ground, then follow with normal attack for a large spinning slash, or strong attack to back-step and jump foward in an overhead slam. Reduced damage and poise. Gael's Greatsword The spinning slash can be parried.
Blind Spot Use against shielded foes to break through their guard by attacking from the side. Reduced damage. Corvian Greatknife, Handmaid's Dagger Cannot be parried.
Bloodlust Inflicts 200 bleed damage to the player. Gives +30% damage for 15 seconds. Also does some damage in front of the player when cast. No buff. Bloodlust Damages enemies that stand close while the blade is swung. The out-swing can be parried.
Breathe Fire Spit a combustible fuel across the torch to breathe flame in a front-sweeping motion. Reduced damage. No poise boost. Follower Torch Poise is increased while activated.
Call to Stone Spin to lure stones to the steel hammer, and use strong attack to transition into an earth slam that shatters the stones in a shockwave. Reduced damage, no stones. Ledo's Great Hammer Cannot be parried. The follow-up knocks enemies down. Attack is boosted while the hammer is stony.
Chain Spin Sweep foes in a large spinning motion and use strong attack to continue the motion until stamina is exhausted. Reduced damage, no poise boost. Winged Knight Twinaxes, Winged Knight Halberd Cannot be parried. The halberd's final swing knocks enemies down.
Chained Dance Execute relentless consecutive attacks while tracing a circle in a unique dance of deadly grace. Reduced damage. Painting Guardian's Curved Sword Cannot be parried.
Chant fron the Depths Works with staff equipped in left or right hand. Briefly boosts the strength of dark sorceries. No effect. Murky Longstaff
Champion's Charge Hold spear at waist and charge at foe, and use momentum to transition into sweeping strong attack. Reduced damage. No poise boost or knockdown effect. Gundyr's Halberd The charge can be parried, the sweep cannot. The follow-up knocks enemies backward.
Charge (1) Hold weapon at waist and charge at foe. Use strong attack while charging to extend the length of the charge. Reduced damage and poise boost. Greatlance, Astora Greatsword, Pike, Winged Spear, Soldering Iron, Drang Twinspears, Lothric Knight Long Spear, Halberd, Saint Bident, Rotten Ghru Spear Can all be parried.
Charge (2) Hold spear at waist and charge at foe. Only, it is important to have good footing. Reduced damage and poise boost. Four Pronged Plow The charge can be parried. The follow-up belly-flop, which knocks enemies down, cannot be parried.
Combustion Creates 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. Skill has no effect (requires full FP cost). Pyromancy Flame, White Hair Talisman
Crescent Blade Assume a broad stance and fire off crescent moon blades. No projectile. Reduced damage. Crescent Moon Sword Cannot be parried.
Crystal Blade Release magic for the aquamarine crystals, creating a fleeting blue crystal blade, lengthy enough to swing as a straight sword. Reduced damage. Aquamarine Dagger Can be parried. Can also be used while running or after rolling.
Dancer's Grace Unleash the fury of both blades in a dancing spin motion and use strong attack to continue the performance until stamina is exhausted. Reduced damage. Dancer's Enchanted Swords Can be parried.
Darkdrift Aim carefully, and pierce with a large forward lunge. The unseen blade penetrates straight through shields, for nothing can defend from Darkdrift. Reduced damage. Darkdrift Can be parried.
Darkmoon Arrow Infuse a readied arrow with Darkmoon essence, granting it magic damage and the ability to pierce shields. Reduced damage. Darkmoon Longbow
Demonic Flare Briefly cause flame within to flare, and smash it upon earth and foes. No special effects or AOE. Demon's Great Axe Cannot be parried. The explosion knocks enemies back.
Dragon Breath Even the descendant of an Archdragon perishes not, and use of this skill restores its former strength, sweeping foes with a frontal exhalation of dragon breath. ??? Dragonhead Shield
Dragon Roar Even the descendant of an Archdragon perishes not, and use of this skill restores its former strength, sending surrounding foes flying with a dragon roar. ??? Dragonhead Greatshield Grants Perseverance. Contrary to the description, enemies are not knocked down.
Earthen Wrath Thrust weapon into earth with a prayer to trigger explosive tremors. Can still stagger enemies, otherwise no effect. Earth Seeker Enemies caught in the area of effect are launched upwards.
Elfriede's Blackflame Enwreathe blade with blackflame, born of the similarly-hued flame that smolders within her. Deals damage to enemies close enough to hit, otherwise no effect. Onyx Blade Cannot be parried.
Elfriede's Stance Conjure a magic bladed support scythe into the left hand while the great scythe remains in the right, a stance derived from Elfriede's former swordsmanship.
Use normal attack to leap forward and swing twice, or strong attack to coat the earth with running frost.
Reduced damage and poise boost. No ice wave effect. Friede's Great Scythe Swings from the physical scythe blade can be parried.
Ember (1) The fading flame momentarily illuminates and launches itself forward. No jet of flame. No buff. Firelink Greatsword Can be parried.
Ember (2) Stand ready with the timeworn blade as it restores its ancient brilliance and reignites a short-lived flame. From this stance transition to normal or strong attack. No flames. Ringed Knight Straight Sword Can be parried.
Ember (3) Thrust the timeworn spear and watch it restore its ancient brilliance and reignite a short-lived flame, whose dull aftermath will carry on. No flames. Ringed Knight Spear Can be parried.
Ember (4) Cross the twin timeworn greatswords to reignite a short-lived flame. A lightning-quick upward heave slices the very air, and transitions into normal or strong attacks. No flames. Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords Cannot be parried.
Feasting Branch Use souls to weave a sharp branch to fillet prey. Can be used repeatedly. Reduced damage. Preacher's Right Arm Can be parried. When equipping two arms, using the skill alternates between the arms.
Falling Bolt (1) Hold axe high in air to gather fierce lightning, and smash ground to whip the bolts to the ground. No lightning AoE. Reduced damage and poise boost. Dragonslayer Greataxe Can be parried. Knocks enemies to the ground on hit.
Falling Bolt (2) Hold swordspear high in the air to summon fierce lightning that descends upon distant foes. No lightning bolt. No buff. Reduced poise boost. Dragonslayer Swordspear Can be parried. However, the lightning bolt will still damage you.
Flame of Lorian Lunge forward to transform smolder into flame, and follow with strong attack to launch flame across ground. No jet of flame. Reduced damage and poise boost. Lorian's Greatsword Cannot be parried.
Flame Whip Temporarily coat the whip in fire, the self-same fire as that which consumed the Witch herself, it is said. No flame. Reduced damage. Witch's Locks
Flame Whirlwind Spin through opponents with abandon, flaming fists outstretched. Using a strong attack while spinning utilizes your momentum to slam the ground with both fists. No flame. No AoE at the end. Reduced damage. Demon's Fist Cannot be parried. The follow-up can be performed after one, two or three spins and launches enemies up.
Frost Create a bone-chilling frost with each swing of the greatscythe that causes a temporary frost effect. Skill has no effect. Pontiff Knight Great Scythe
Frost Blade Execute large spinning motion to embue blade with frost, and follow through with a strong attack that slashes with a giant blade made of frost. No frost. Reduced damage. Pontiff Knight Curved Sword Cannot be parried.
Galvanize Temporarily boost stamina regeneration by +10 per second by sheer force of will, or perhaps as a channeling of the original owner's industrial efforts. Skill has no effect. Pickaxe, Warpick Increases poise when performed, allowing you to trade with slower weapons.
Gentle Prayer Recovers HP for a period of time, albeit extremely slowly. Works while equipped in either hand. Skill has no effect. Caitha's Chime, Cleric's Sacred Chime, Crystal Chime, Priest's Chime, Saint Tree Bellvine, Yorshka's Chime Enables instability frames when performed.
Guiding Light A candle provides a temporary source of light which reveals additional guidance. Skill has no effect. Scholar's Candlestick, Cleric's Candlestick
Hold (1) Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflecting parry with strong attack. Reduced damage. Parry not affected. Uchigatana, Black Blade, Chaos Blade, Washing Pole Both can be parried.
Hold (2) Assume a holding stance in which a normal attack sends a shockwave along the earth, and a strong attack commences a series of slashes. Reduced damage. No shockwave. Frayed Blade The shockwave can be parried.
Hurl Spear Emulate the practice of the Followers by throwing an illusory spear that assumes temporary form. Reduced damage. Follower Javelin
Impact Strike from the left to evade shields and deal a stinging blow that temporarily slows stamina recovery. The shackles of bondage lie deep in the hearts of all humankind. Reduced damage. Notched Whip, Whip Stamina recovery is reduced by 10 per second
Kindled Charge Hold spear at waist and charge at foe, and use momentum to transition to a fiery strong attack. No AoE at the end. Reduced damage and poise boost. Gargoyle Flame Spear Can be parried.
Kindled Flurry Anchor 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 Cannot be parried.
Leaping Slash Perform a forward leaping slash at the opponent's head. When successful, functions as a head shot, inflicting heavy damage. Reduced damage, bleed build-up, and poise boost. Claw Cannot be parried.
Lifedrain Embrace the victim and steal their HP. Can only be used against humans. Reduced amount of HP drained. Dark Hand Cannot be parried.
Lightning Charge Charge with spear at waist to enwreathe with lightning, then release bolts with final thrust. No lightning bolt. Reduced damage and poise boost. Dragonslayer Spear Can be parried.
Lion Stance While in stance, use normal attack to thrust forward with shield up, and strong attack to execute a shield bash with a lion's roar. Reduced damage and staggering effect. Reduced range on shield bash. Valorheart Thrust attack can be parried.
Lockout Get a stalwart defense, and shield bash, or strong attack for a heave that holds shields to block nearly all damage. ??? Giant Door Shield
Lothric War Banner Wave the flagpole high in the air, like the days of yore, summoning an ethereal war banner that invigorates the attack of those who gather under it. No effect. Lothric War Banner Buffs friendly players and friendly NPCs.
Mad King's Folly Slam malformed corpse into the ground to briefly awaken it, then fillet with strong attack to trigger a roar, a blessing, or vexation. Reduced damage and poise. No special effect. Crucifix of the Mad King Cannot be parried.
Moan Offer 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 Perseverance Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise, and use strong attack to repeatedly stab earth to trigger molten explosions. Can still stagger enemies, otherwise skill has no effect. Old King's Great Hammer Not meeting the stat requirement still allows you to use the skill for the poise boost, but reduces the duration.
Moonlight Vortex Draw sword back and thrust to unleash torrential moonlight. No moonlight. Reduced damage. Moonlight Greatsword Can be parried.
Morne's Rage Stick weapon into earth and emit a powerful shockwave. Also, similar to Perseverance, temporarily boosts poise and reduces damage received. Can still stagger enemies, otherwise skill has no effect. Morne's Great Hammer Not meeting the stat requirement still allows you to use the skill for the poise boost, but reduces the duration.
Neck Swipe This attack aims for the scruff of a foe's neck, and when successful, functions as a head shot, inflicting heavy damage. Reduced damage. Great Scythe, Great Corvian Scythe
Oath of Sunlight Buffs attacks & damage absorption. Skill has no effect. Sunlight Straight Sword Cancels Tears of Denial
Onislayer Leap forward and slash mercilessly with both blades, cutting open foes. Slightly reduced damage, bleed build-up, and poise boost. Onikiri and Ubadachi Cannot be parried.
Pacify Buffs your weapon so that it draws out enemy FP points. Skill has no effect. Yorshka's Spear
Parry Deflect an attack when timed properly and follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand. Buckler, Target Shield, Small Leather Shield, Leather Shield, Caduceus Round Shield, Kite Shield, Llewellyn Shield, Parrying Dagger, Farron Greatsword, Golden Falcon Shield, Lothric Knight Shield, Crest Shield, Dragon Crest Shield, Spirit Tree Crest Shield, Silver Knight Shield, Follower Shield
Parting Flame Release store of death echoes to gain a modest dose of Estus. No effect. Pyromancer's Parting Flame
Perseverance (1) Anchor weapon in earth to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated. Can still stagger enemies, otherwise skill has no effect. Dragon Tooth, Great Mace, Vordt's Great Hammer, Smough's Great Hammer Not meeting the stat requirement still allows you to use the skill, but reduces the duration.
Perseverance (2) Cross arms in front of body to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduced while activated. No effect. Black Knight Sword, Red Hilted Halberd, Mace, Morning Star, Caestus, Blacksmith Hammer Not meeting the stat requirement still allows you to use the skill, but reduces the duration.
Pharis Triple-Shot Swiftly nocks three arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, firing them simultaneously. Reduced damage. Black Bow of Pharis
Pierce Earth Fire a greatarrow with a burst of strength and a prayer that violently shakes its target and explodes on impact. Reduced damage. No explosion. Millwood Greatbow
Poison Spores Expel noxious spores from the formless, parasitical things that inhabit the staff. Skill has no effect. Storyteller's Staff
Pray for Favor Works with chime equipped in either left or right hand. Heals HP very slowly for a duration of time. Affects caster and those in vicinity. No effect. Sacred Chime of Filianore Effect continues when the chime is unequipped.
Profaned Flame Temporarily summon the Profaned Flame. Lunge forward and use strong attack to enshroud blade in flame. No flame. No buff. Reduced damage and poise boost. Profaned Greatsword Cannot be parried.
Prying Wedge A chain attack that wedges below foes and swings upward, breaking their guard. Strong attack can be used to follow up the onslaught with a fatal blow. Reduced damage, no poise boost. Follower Sabre Can be parried.
Puncture Pull the arrow even further back for a more powerful shot that can also pierce shields. Reduced damage. Dragonrider Bow, Longbow
Puncturing Arrow Masterfully fires off a great arrow that pierces through all enemies in its path, inflicting damage. Reduced damage. Onislayer Greatbow, Dragonslayer Greatbow
Punitive Flame Punish foes with a flame that blankets the ground. No flame. Immolation Tinder Can be parried. Damage inflicted by the weapon itself when performing skill is not affected.
Quake Burrow hammer head into the ground with a great slam, and use strong attack to upheave earth, creating a shockwave that rumbles like a mighty warcry. Reduced damage. No Perseverance-effect Quakestone Hammer Cannot be parried. Poise increase akin to Perseverance while activated. Not meeting the stat requirements still allows you to use the skill, but reduces the duration.
Quickstep Instantly step behind or around the side of foes. Especially effective when locked on to target. Loses iframes. Thrall Axe, Dagger, Bandit's Knife, Rotten Ghru Dagger, Brigand Twindaggers, Manikin Claws
Quill Dart Simultaneously throw temporarily substantial illusions of the four thin-edged blades wielded in the left hand. Reduced damage and poise. No stagger on follow-up strong attack. Crow Quills A follow-up strong attack lets you lunge forward with the rapier. This can be parried.
Rapid Fire Swiftly nocks arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, allowing for consecutive shots. Halves damage. Short Bow, Composite Bow
Raptor Flurry Spread right and left talons like a broad set of wings and launch into a tornado of consecutive attacks. Reduced damage and poise boost. Crow Talons Cannot be parried. You can cancel this Skill by rolling before the final swing.
Ricard's Lunge and Press Assume a quick stance, lunge forward, and execute a stunning chain attack. Sustain offensive with a strong attack. Reduced damage. Ricard's Rapier Can be parried.
Sacred Light and Flame While in stance, use normal attack to cast Sacred Lothric Light, and strong attack to cast Flame of Lorian. No jet of light/flame. Reduced damage. Twin Princes' Greatsword Both can be parried.
Sacred Lothric Light Assume stance to imbue sword with sacred light, and use strong attack to release light together with a great thrust of the sword. No jet of light. Reduced damage. Lothric's Holy Sword Can be parried.
Sever Hold the giant blade with both hands and slash repeatedly at foe's feet. Reduced damage and poise. Harald Curved Greatsword Cannot be parried. The strong attack button must be held to continue slashing. Normal attack ends the attack with a leap.
Sharpen Scrape the blade to sharpen and enable a cleaner cut. Skill has no effect. Butcher Knife
Shield Bash Without lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand. Reduced damage and staggering/knockdown effect. Ghru Rotshield, Plank Shield, Pierce Shield, Porcine Shield, Cathedral Knight Greatshield, Yhorm's Greatshield, Twin Dragon Greatshield, Stone Greatshield, Lothric Knight Greatshield, Dragonslayer Greatshield, Greatshield of Glory, Black Iron Greatshield
Shield Splitter Aim carefully, and attack in a large forward lunge to pierce through enemy shields and inflict damage directly. Reduced damage. Mail Breaker, Spear, Arstor's Spear, Estoc, Irithyll Rapier Can be parried.
Shield Strike Use shield to attack enemies. Works while equipped in either hand. Reduced damage. Spiked Shield
Spell Parry Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand. Also deflects spells. Sacred Bloom Shield, Golden Wing Crest Shield Only deflects non-physical spell projectiles. Non-projectile spells cannot be spell parried.
Spin Bash Bash foes with a large spinning motion. and utilize momentum to transition into an overhanded strong attack smash. Reduced damage. Great Wooden Hammer, Spiked Mace, Drang Hammers Cannot be parried.
Spin Slash (1) Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and follow with a strong attack for a spinning vertical-slash. Reduced damage. Falchion, Scimitar, Warden Twinblades, Murakumo, Exile Greatsword Cannot be parried.
Spin Slash (2) Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and use strong attach to lengthen attack and end with a double-bladed thrust. Reduced damage. Gotthard Twinswords Cannot be parried.
Spin Sweep Sweep foes in a large spinning motion, and utilize momentum to transition into and overhanded strong attack slash. Reduced damage. Glaive, Lucerne, Partizan, Black Knight Glaive Cannot be parried.
Stance (1) While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge. Reduced damage (lower chance to break guard). Strong attack: No poise increase, no damage reduction. Hollowslayer Greatsword, Claymore, Long Sword, Broadsword, Shortsword, Irithyll Straight Sword, Barbed Straight Sword, Lothric Knight Sword, Morion Blade, Astora Straight Sword, Broken Straight Sword, Drakeblood Greatsword, Anri's Straight Sword All can be parried. During the stance strong attack, poise is greatly increased and incoming damage is reduced by 50%.
Stance (2) From stance, use normal attack to back step and execute a surprise attack, or strong attack for consecutive thrusting. Reduced damage. Rapier, Crystal Sage's Rapier Can be parried.
Stance of Judgment Assume 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 and poise. Greatsword of Judgment Both can be parried.
Steady Chant Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand. Skill has no effect (requires full FP cost). Heretic's Staff, Izalith Staff, Man-grub Staff, Medicant's Staff, Sage's Crystal Staff, Sorcerer's Staff, Witch Tree Branch, Archdeacon Great Staff, Court Sorcerer's Staff, Heysel Pick, Golden Ritual Spear
Stomp (1) Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a strong attack for a spinning slash. Reduced damage. No poise boost. Executioner's Greatsword, Greatsword, Cathedral Knight Greatsword, Black Knight Greatsword Cannot be parried.
Stomp (2) Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a strong attack for an upward slash. Reduced damage. No poise boost. Bastard Sword, Dark Sword, Zweihander, Lothric Knight Greatsword Cannot be parried.
Stomp (3) Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a crushing strong attack. Reduced damage. No poise boost. Fume Ultra Greatsword Cannot be parried.
Stone Flesh Raise the shield in silent prayer, turning the user's body into a solid mass of stone. Skill has no effect. Havel's Greatshield
Storm King Assume stance to imbue sword with storm. Most effective when facing giants. Reduced damage. Storm Ruler Can be parried. Special damage and effect only apply to Yhorm, despite description.
Tackle Lunge into a shoulder tackle, pushing back enemies to create distance. Weaker staggering effect. Avelyn, Arbalest, Sniper Crossbow, Light Crossbow, Knight's Crossbow, Heavy Crossbow
Tornado Imbue blade with the wrath of storm in a spinning motion, and follow with a string attack to bear that wrath upon foes. No knockdown effect. Reduced damage. Storm Curved Sword Cannot be parried.
Unfaltering Prayer Temporarily increase poise while casting miracles, preventing enemy attacks from interrupting prayer. Works while equipped in either hand. Skill has no effect. Canvas Talisman, Saint's Talisman, Sunlight Talisman, Talisman Adds 8(9) extra FP to miracle cost, but will still take effect even if remaining FP is just enough for the miracle.
Unleash Dragon Thrust 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 Spear, Tailbone Short Sword Can be parried. Projects a conical shockwave that knocks enemies back.
Unseen Arrow Arrows shot by large pulls of the bow are enchanted with a golden spell that turns them nearly invisible. No special effect. Reduced damage. White Birch Bow
Warcry (1) Let out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack. No damage boost. Only 1/3 duration. Reduced stagger effect. Battle Axe, Brigand Axe, Dragonslayer's Axe, Greataxe, Crescent Axe Counts as weapon buff. Overrides buffs from resins or spells (and vice versa). Warcry-enabled fully charged strong attacks let you charge forward with increased poise and stagger enemies that you touch. These can be parried with the exception of the Greataxe.
Warcry (2) Let out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack, and enables a special consecutive strong attack. No damage boost. Only 1/3 duration. Reduced stagger effect. Club, Reinforced Club, Large Club, Great Club, Black Knight Greataxe Counts as weapon buff. Overrides buffs from resins or spells (and vice versa). Warcry allows you to do a charging multi-hit attack with (great) hammers and greataxes' strong attacks, and a charge forward with an axe's fully charged strong attack. (Great) axe and hammer warcry attacks can be parried.
Warcry (3) Let out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack, and pierce through shields to inflict direct damage. No damage boost. Only 1/3 duration. Reduced stagger effect. Man Serpent Hatchet Has to be fully charged to completely bypass shield. Counts as weapon buff. Overrides buffs from resins or spells (and vice versa). Warcry-enabled fully charged strong attacks let you charge forward with increased poise and stagger enemies that you touch. These can be parried.
Warcry (4) Let out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack, and enables a crushing strong attack. No damage or poise boost. Only 1/3 duration. Reduced stagger effect. Yhorm's Great Machete Warcry-enabled fully charged strong attacks let you charge forward with increased poise and stagger enemies that you touch.
Warcry (5) The unique warcry of the Millwood Knights entailed a leap straight toward the enemy and a fearsome roar No damage boost. Only 1/3 duration. Reduced stagger effect. Millwood Battle Axe Counts as weapon buff. Overrides buffs from resins or spells (and vice versa). Warcry-enabled fully charged strong attacks let you charge forward with increased poise and stagger enemies that you touch. These can be parried.
Weapon Skill Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon. Eastern Iron Shield, Wolf Knight's Greatshield, Black Knight Shield, Ancient Dragon Greatshield, Shield of Want, Silver Eagle Kite Shield, Curse Ward Greatshield, Pontiff Knight Shield, Spider Shield, Wargod Wooden Shield, Stone Parma, Warrior's Round Shield, Ethereal Oak Shield
Wheel of Fate Thrust out the wheel and give it a good spin, shredding enemies with the outer lining of spikes. Reduced damage. Bonewheel Shield
Wind Wheel Spin weapon vigorously above head and sweep foes, and transition with normal or strong attack for continued spin attacks, which whip up wind and gain momentum, strengthening subsequent attacks. The spin can be maintained without FP. The follow-up will deal reduced damage. Splitleaf Greatsword Deflects projectiles. Cannot be parried.
Wolf Leap Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, then leap out of harm's way and follow with a strong attack. Reduced damage, no poise boost. Old Wolf Curved Sword Cannot be parried.
Wolf Sword While in stance, use normal attack for a low spinning slash, or strong attack to leap forward in a vertically-slashing somersault. Reduced damage, no poise boost. Wolf Knight's Greatsword The spinning slash can be parried. The somersault knocks enemies down.
Wrath of the Gods Thrust weapon into earth to emit powerful shockwave. The wrath of those swallowed by the Abyss is a thing to be wary of indeed. Skill has no effect. Wolnir's Holy Sword Cannot be parried.
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