Skills

Also known as; Weapon Skills, Weapon Arts, Battle Arts.

Overview

Skills utilize FP to perform special moves. 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.

List of Skills

Skill Effect Without FP Weapons Notes
Awakening +20% Miracle AR
Duration: 120 Seconds
No Effect Rose of Ariandel Body Buff
Blade of Peril Flip Slam
Spin Slash R1
Backstep Thrust R2
Less HA
Less Damage
Gael's Greatsword Hyper Armor
Unparriable R2
Blind Spot Pierces Shields Less Damage Corvian Greatknife
Handmaid's Dagger
Unparriable
Bloodlust Self Damage
+30% AR
+20 Bleed
Duration: 45 Seconds
No Effect Bloodlust Hits Enemies
Breathe Fire Breathe Fire Less Damage
Less HA
Follower Torch Hyper Armor
Call to Stone Spinning Sweep
+7.5% AR
CR2 Rock Projectiles
Slam R2 Pancake
Less HA
Less Damage
No Effect
Ledo's Great Hammer Hyper Armor
Unparriable
Weapon Buff
CR2s Remove Buff
R2 Removes Buff
Chain Spin (1) Consecutive Spins Less HA
Less Damage
Winged Knight Twinaxes Hyper Armor
Chain Spin (2) Consecutive Spins Less HA
Less Damage
Winged Knight Halberd Hyper Armor
Unparriable
Chained Dance Spin Slash
Consecutive Slash R2s
Less Damage Painting Guardian Sword Unparriable
Champion's Charge Charge
Spin Sweep R2 Knockdown
Less HA
Less Damage
No Knockdown
Gundyr's Halberd Hyper Armor
Chant from the Depths +20% Dark Sorcery AR
Duration: 15 Seconds
No Effect Murky Longstaff Weapon Buff
Instability
Charge (1) Charge
Knockdown R2
Less HA
Less Damage
Astora Greatsword
Greatlance
Hyper Armor
Charge (2) Charge
Longer Charge R2
Less HA
Less Damage
Winged Spear
Rotten Ghru Spear
Saint Bident
Soldering Iron
Drang Twinspears
Pike
Lothric Knight Spear
Halberd
Hyper Armor
Charge (3) Charge
Longer Charge R2
Less HA
Less Damage
Four Pronged Plow Hyper Armor
Unparriable R2
Combustion Fire Explosion No Effect Pyromancy Flame
White Hair Talisman
Requires Full FP
Crescent Blade Magic Projectile Less Damage
No Effect
Crescent Moon Sword Unparriable
Crystal Blade Swinging R1s
Thrust and Swing R2s
Less Damage Aquamarine Dagger Run/Roll Attacks
Dancer's Grace Spin Slashes
Spin Slashes R2s
Less Damage Dancer's Swords
Darkdrift Pierces Shields Less Damage Darkdrift
Darkmoon Arrow Magic Damage
Pierces Shields
Less Damage Darkmoon Longbow
Demonic Flare Fire AoE Knockdown No Effect Demon's Greataxe Unparriable
Dragon Breath Fire Sweep Less Damage Dragonhead Shield
Dragon Roar Passive Poise
Duration: 4.5 Seconds
No Effect Dragon Greatshield Doesn't Attack
Earthen Wrath Earthquake Flips No Effect Earth Seeker
Elfriede's Blackflame +145 Fire AR
Duration: 45 Seconds
No Effect Onyx Blade Unparriable
Hits Enemies
Elfriede's Stance Paired Scythe R1s
Frost Coat Explosion R2
Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Friede's Great Scythe Frost Magic Scythe
R2 Unparriable
Ember (1) Swing R1s
Thrust and Slam R2s
No Flames Ringed Knight Sword
Ember (2) Slam
Jet of Fire
+80 Fire
Duration: 45 Seconds
No Effect Firelink Greatsword
Ember (3) Fire Wave
Thrust R1
Slam Fire Explosion R2
No Effect Paired Greatswords Unparriable
Ember (4) Thrust
Swipe R2
Jet of Fire R2
Duration: 35/45 Seconds
No Flames Ringed Knight Spear Random Duration
Falling Bolt (1) Lightning Slam Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Dragonslayer Greataxe Unparriable
Falling Bolt (2) Lightning Strike
+80 Lightning
Duration: 35 Seconds
Less HA
No Effect
Swordspear Weapon Buff
Feast Bell +55 Bleed
Life Steal
Duration: 25 Seconds
No Effect Eleonora Weapon Buff
Feasting Branch Attack with Magic spikes Less Damage Preacher's Right Arm
Flame of Lorian +50% Absorption
Duration: 2 Seconds
+80 Fire AR
Duration: 45 Seconds
Uppercut Flip R2
Jet of Fire
Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Lorian's Greatsword Weapon Buff
Unparriable
Flame Whip Fire Damage
Pierces Shields
-10 Stamina Regen
No Fire
Less Damage
Witch's Locks
Flame Whirlwind Fire Strikes
Fire Slam R2 Flip
Less Damage
No Effect
Demon's Fist Unparriable
Frost Frost AoE
+65 Frost
Duration: 30 Seconds
No Effect Pontiff Knight Scythe Weapon Buff
Frost Blade Spin Sweep
Spin Sweep R2
Less Damage
No Frostbite
Pontiff Knight Sword Unparriable
Galvanize +10 Stamina Regen No Effect Warpick
Pickaxe
Weapon Buff
Gentle Prayer +6 HP/s No Effect Cleric's Sacred Chime
Priest's Chime
Saint Tree Bellvine
Yorshka's Chime
Caitha's Chime
Crystal Chime
Weapon Buff
Instability
Guiding Light Reveals More Messages
Provides Light
No Effect Scholar's Candlestick
Cleric's Candlestick
Weapon Buff
Hold (1) Sweep R1
Parry R2
+50% Absorption
Duration: 2 Seconds
Less Damage
Weaker Parry
No Absorption
Uchigatana
Washing Pole
Black Blade
Chaos Blade
Hold (2) Dark Shockwave R1
Consecutive Slashes R2
Less Damage
No Effect
Frayed Blade Unparriable R2
Hurl Spear Hurl Javelin
Headshot Attack
Less Damage Follower Javelin
Impact Pierces Shields
-10 Stamina Regen
Less Damage Whip
Notched Whip
Spotted Whip
Kindled Charge Charge
Slam Fire AoE R2
Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Gargoyle Flame Spear Unparriable R2
Kindled Flurry Slam
Stream of Fire R2
No Effect Gargoyle Hammer Unparriable
Leaping Slash Headshot Attack Less Damage
Less HA
Claw Unparriable
Lifedrain Lifesteal Less Lifesteal Dark Hand Unparriable
Lightning Charge Charge
Lightning Bolt R2
Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Dragonslayer Spear
Lion Stance Block
Shield Bash R1
Thrust R2
Less Damage
Less Hitstun
Valorheart Unparriable R1
Lockout Paired Block
Shield Bash R1
Heave R2
Less Damage Giant Door Shield Unparriable
Lothric War Banner +15% Damage No Effect Lothric War Banner Weapon Buff
Affects Allies
Mad King's Folly Slam
AoE R2 /
Dark Orb R2 /
+35% Absorptions
Passive Poise
Light Deflection
Duration: 7 Seconds
Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Crucifix of the Mad King Unparriable
Body Buff
Moan Attract More Enemies No Effect Moaning Shield
Molten Perseverance +45%/+15% Absorptions
Passive Poise
Light Deflection
Duration: 4.5/3.5 Seconds
Slam
Consecutive Lava Slams
No Effect Old King's Hammer Body Buff
Moonlight Vortex Magic Beam. No Effect
Less Damage
Moonlight Greatsword
Morne's Rage +45%/+15% Absorptions
Passive Poise
Light Deflection
Duration: 4.5/3.5 Seconds
Wrath of the Gods
No Effect Morne's Great Hammer Body Buff
Neck Swipe Headshot Attack Less Damage Great Scythe
Great Corvian Scythe
Hyper Armor
Oath of Sunlight +11.5% Damage
+7.5% Absorption
No Effect Sunlight Straight Sword Reduced in PvP
Onislayer Headshot Attack Less Damage
Less HA
Onikiri and Ubadachi Unparriable
Pacify Damages FP
Duration: 45 Seconds
No Effect Yorshka's Spear Weapon Buff
Parry Parry Parrying Dagger
Farron Greatsword
Buckler
Target Shield
Small Leather Shield
Leather Shield
Crimson Parma
Red and White Shield
Caduceus Round Shield
Elkhorn Round Shield
Iron Round Shield
Hawkwood's Shield
Llewellyn Shield
Golden Falcon Shield
Large Leather Shield
Carthus Shield
East-West Shield
Blue Wooden Shield
Round Shield
Wooden Shield
Kite Shield
Knight Shield
Lothric Knight Shield
Sunset Shield
Sunlight Shield
Grass Crest Shield
Crest Shield
Dragon Crest Shield
Spirit Tree Crest Shield
Silver Knight Shield
Parting Flame Refill Estus
After Killing 12 Enemies
No Effect Parting Flame
Perseverance (1) +45%/+15% Absorptions
Passive Poise
Light Deflection
Duration: 1.75/2.5 Seconds
No Effect Black Knight Sword
Mace
Morning Star
Blacksmith Hammer
Red Hilted Halberd
Body Buff
Perseverance (2) Slam
+45%/+15% Absorptions
Passive Poise
Light Deflection
Duration: 4.5/3.5 Seconds
No Effect Great Mace
Smough's Hammer
Vordt's Great Hammer
Dragon Tooth
Body Buff
Perseverance (3) +45%/+15% Absorptions
Passive Poise
Light Deflection
Duration: 1.75/2.5 Seconds
No Effect Caestus Body Buff
Pharis Triple-Shot Fire Three Arrows Less Damage Black Bow of Pharis
Pierce Earth Exploding Arrow Less Damage
No Explosion
Millwood Greatbow
Poison Spores Poison No Effect Storyteller's Staff
Pray for Favor +4 HP/s No Effect Sacred Chime of Filianore Body Buff
Instability
Profaned Flame +50% Absorption
Duration: 2 Seconds
Uppercut Flip R2
+80 Fire AR
Duration: 45 Seconds
Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Profaned Greatsword Unparriable
Prying Wedge Guard Break Uppercuts
Slam R2
Less Damage
Less HA
Follower Sabre
Puncture Pierces Shields Less Damage Longbow
Dragonrider Bow
Puncturing Arrow Pierces Shields Less Damage Dragonslayer Greatbow
Onislayer Greatbow
Punitive Flame Fire Serpent No Fire Serpent Immolation Tinder
Quake +45%/+15% Absorption
Passive Poise
Light Deflection
Duration: 4.5/3.5 Seconds
Slams
Uppercut R2 Flip
No Effect
Less Damage
Quakestone Hammer Unparriable
Quickstep 17 i-Frame Dash 10 i-Frames Dagger
Harpe
Bandit's Knife
Rotten Ghru Dagger
Murky Hand Scythe
Brigand Twindaggers
Thrall Axe
Manikin Claws
Instability
Quill Dart Throw Darts
Thrust R2
Less Damage
Less HA
No Hitstun
Crow Quills
Rapid Fire Rapidly Fire Arrows Less Damage Short Bow
Composite Bow
Raptor Flurry Flurry of Swipes Less Damage
Less HA
Crow Talons Unparriable
Repeat Fire Fire 10 Bolts Less Damage Repeating Crossbow
Ricard's Lunge and Press Consecutive Thrusts Less Damage Ricard's Rapier
Sacred Light and Flame Beam of Light R1
Jet of Flame R2
No Beam/Jet
Less Damage
Twin Princes' Greatsword Beam is Thrust
Sacred Lothric Light Beam of Light No Beam of Light
Less Damage
Lothric's Holy Sword Beam is Thrust
Sever Slam
Jumping Slam R1
Consecutive Slams R2
Less Damage
Less HA
Harald Curved Sword Unparriable
Sharpen (1) +5% AR
Additional Life Steal
Duration: 25 Seconds
No Effect Butcher Knife Weapon Buff
Sharpen (2) +10% Physical AR
Duration: 35 Seconds
No Effect Great Machete Weapon Buff
Shield Bash (1) Bash While Blocking Less Damage
Less Hitstun
Plank Shield
Ghru Rotshield
Pierce Shield
Porcine Shield
Different 2H
Shield Bash (2) Bash While Blocking
+50% Absorption
Duration: 3 Seconds
Less Damage
Less Hitstun
Twin Dragon Greatshield
Black Iron Greatshield
Lothric Knight Greatshield
Cathedral Knight Greatshield
Stone Greatshield
Greatshield of Glory
Yhorm's Greatshield
Different 2H
Shield Bash (3) Bash While Blocking
Knockdown
Less Damage
No Knockdown
Dragonslayer Greatshield Different 2H
Shield Splitter Pierces Shields Less Damage Mail Breaker
Estoc
Irithyll Rapier
Spear
Arstor's Spear
Shield Strike Shield Strike Spiked Shield No FP Cost
Spell Parry Parry
Spell Parry
Sacred Bloom Shield
Golden Wing Crest Shield
Spin Bash Spinning Bash
Spinning Bashes R2
Less Damage Drang Hammers
Spiked Mace
Great Wooden Hammer
Unparriable
Spin Slash (1) Spinning Slash
Spinning Slash/Thrust R2
Less Damage Gotthard Twinswords Unparriable Slashes
Spin Slash (2) Spinning Slash
Flip Slash R2
Less Damage Scimitar
Shotel
Rotten Ghru Sword
Unparriable
Spin Slash (3) Spinning Slash
Spinning Slashes R2
Less Damage Falchion
Carthus Curved Sword
Carthus Shotel
Unparriable
Spin Slash (4) Spinning Slash
Flip Slash R2
Leaves Lava
Less Damage Demon's Scar Unparriable
Spin Slash (5) Spinning Slashes
Spinning Slashes R2
Less Damage Sellsword Twinblades
Warden Twinblades
Unparriable
Spin Slash (6) Spinning Slash
Spinning Slashes
Less Damage Murakumo
Exile Greatsword
Unparriable
Spin Slash (7) Spinning Slash
Flip Slashes
Less Damage Carthus Curved Greatsword Unparriable
Spin Sweep Spinning Sweep
Spinning Sweeps R2
Less Damage Partizan
Lucerne
Glaive
Black Knight Glaive
Unparriable
Stance (1) Guard Break R1
Thrust R2
+45% Absorption
Duration: 2 Seconds
Less Damage
No Absorption
Shortsword
Long Sword
Broadsword
Broken Straight Sword
Astora Straight Sword
Lothric Knight Sword
Barbed Straight Sword
Irithyll Straight Sword
Anri's Straight Sword
Morion Blade
No R1 Absorption
Hyper Armor R2
Stance (2) Guard Break R1
Thrust R2
Less Damage
Less HA
Claymore
Flamberge
Drakeblood Greatsword
Hollowslayer Greatsword
Hyper Armor
Stance (3) 3 i-Frame Thrust R1
Consecutive Thrusts R2
Less Damage Rapier
Crystal Sage's Rapier
Stance of Judgment +80 Magic AR
Duration: 35 Seconds
Thrust R1
+50% Absorptions
Projectile R2
Less Damage
Less HA
No Effect
Judgment Greatsword
Steady Chant (1) +10% Sorcery AR
Duration: 15 Seconds
No Effect Heysel Pick
Golden Ritual Spear
Sorcerer's Staff
Heretic's Staff
Court Sorcerer's Staff
Witchtree Branch
Mendicant's Staff
Izalith Staff
Archdeacon Great Staff
Man-grub's Staff
Weapon Buff
Instability
Requires Full FP
Steady Chant (2) +30% Sorcery AR
Duration: 15 Seconds
No Effect Sage's Crystal Staff Weapon Buff
Instability
Requires Full FP
Stomp (1) +50% Absorption
Uppercut R2
Less Damage
No Absorption
Less HA
Dark Sword Unparriable
Stomp (2) +50% Absorption
Duration: 2 Seconds
Spinning Slashes Knockdown R2
Less Damage
No Absorption
Less HA
Executioner's Greatsword
Greatsword
Cathedral Knight Greatsword
Unparriable
Stomp (3) +50% Absorption
Uppercut Flip R2
Less Damage
No Absorption
Less HA
Dark Sword
Bastard Sword
Zweihander
Lothric Knight Greatsword
Unparriable
Stomp (4) +50% Absorption
Slam Pancake R2
Less Damage
No Absorption
Less HA
Fume Ultra Greatsword
Black Knight Greatsword
Unparriable
Stone Flesh +40% Physical Absorptions
-60% Lightning Absorption
Passive Poise
Heavy Deflection
Slow Walking
Fat Rolling
Duration: 20 Seconds
No Effect Havel's Greatshield Body Buff
Storm King Guard Break R1
Thrust R2
Charge to Slay Yhorm
Less Damage Storm Ruler
Tackle Shove Target Less Hitstun Light Crossbow
Heavy Crossbow
Sniper Crossbow
Arbalest
Knight's Crossbow
Avelyn
Tornado AoE Slash Knockdown No AoE
Less Damage
Storm Curved Sword Unparriable
Unfaltering Prayer Hyper Armor Miracles No Effect Talisman
Canvas Talisman
Saint's Talisman
Sunlight Talisman
Unleash Dragon (1) Knockdown Jet Less Damage
No Jet
Tailbone Short Sword
Unleash Dragon (2) Knockdown Jet Less Damage
No Jet
Tailbone Spear
Unseen Arrow Invisible Arrow No Invisibility
Less Damage
White Birch Bow
Warcry (1) +10% Physical AR
Different R2s
Duration: 30 Seconds
No AR Boost
Less Hitstun
1/3 Duration
Hand Axe
Battle Axe
Brigand Axe
Dragonslayer's Axe
Man-serpent Hatchet
Crescent Axe
Weapon Buff
Warcry (2) +10% Physical AR
Different R2s
Duration: 30 Seconds
No AR Boost
Less Hitstun
1/3 Duration
Greataxe
Black Knight Greataxe
Weapon Buff
Warcry (3) +10% Physical AR
Different R2s
Duration: 30 Seconds
No AR Boost
Less Hitstun
1/3 Duration
Club
Reinforced Club
Weapon Buff
Warcry (4) +10% Physical AR
Different R2s
Duration: 30 Seconds
No AR Boost
Less Hitstun
1/3 Duration
Large Club
Great Club
Weapon Buff
Warcry (5) +10% Physical AR
Different R2s
Duration: 30 Seconds
No AR Boost
Less Hitstun
1/3 Duration
Yhorm's Great Machete Weapon Buff
Warcry (6) Charge
+10% Physical AR
Different R2s
Duration: 30 Seconds
No AR boost
Less Hitstun
1/3 duration
Millwood Battle Axe Weapon Buff
Weapon Skill Use Right Hand Skill Warrior's Round Shield
Eastern Iron Shield
Wargod Wooden Shield
Follower Shield
Silver Eagle Kite Shield
Spider Shield
Stone Parma
Pontiff Knight Shield
Black Knight Shield
Ethereal Oak Shield
Shield of Want
Ancient Dragon Shield
Wolf Knight's Greatshield
Curse Ward Greatshield
Wheel of Fate Shield Spin Less Damage Bonewheel Shield
Wind Wheel Consecutive Spins
Spin Sweep R1
Spin Sweep R2
Less Damage Splitleaf Greatsword Unparriable R1/R2
Deflects Projectiles
Wolf Leap Spinning Sweep
Backstep Sweep R2
Less Damage
Less HA
Old Wolf Curved Sword Unparriable
Wolf Sword Spin Sweeps R1
Slam Knockdown R2
Less Damage
Less HA
Wolf Knight's Greatsword Unparriable R2
Wrath of the Gods Wrath of the Gods
No Effect Wolnir's Holy Sword Hyper Armor
Unparriable

Notes

  • As of App 1.05, Regulation 1.08, Skills can be performed with full effects with half FP.
  • Using Skills of Weapons you do not have the stats to equip behave as if you had no FP, and consume none.
    • Perseverance and variants may be used, but with a reduced duration.
  • Skills use 1H AR, except for Bows, Greatbows, and 2H Shields.

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