Recommended Weapons List | Demon's Souls PS5

The recommended weapons list for Demon's Souls for the PS5. Check here for recommendations on weapons obtained early and builds.

Recommended Weapons for Builds

Strength Build

Weapon Details
Dragon Bone Smasher Traits
・Strongest weapon for Pure Strength builds
・Very Heavy
Where to Obtain: 2-1: Stonefang Tunnel Story Walkthrough and Map in the Flamelurker boss area (Pure White World Tendency)
Mirdan Hammer Traits
・A long-reaching polearm weapon
・Eats up stamina and easy to break guard
Where to Obtain:5-1: Valley of Defilement Story Walkthrough and Map
Northern Regalia Traits
・The strongest straight sword in the game
Where to Obtain: After obtaining Soulbrandt and Demonbrandt, take them to the blacksmith in Stonefang Tunnel

Use Crushing weapons

The Pure Strength build goes well with Crushing weapons which scale with Strength.

Pure Strength Build and Recommended Weapons

Dexterity Build

Weapon Details
Uchigatana Traits
・A dependable katana with no negatives
・Easy to break
Where to Obtain:4-1: Shrine of Storms Story Walkthrough and Map
Estoc Traits
・A large Fatal bonus
Where to Obtain:3-1: Tower of Latria Story Walkthrough and Map
Falchion Traits
・Curved sword that cause Bleeding
・A good match for Dex builds
Where to Obtain:4-1: Shrine of Storms Story Walkthrough and Map

Use Sharp weapons

The Dexterity Warrior build goes well with Sharp weapons which scale with Dexterity.

Dexterity Warrior Build and Recommended Weapons

Magic Build

Weapon Details
Talisman of God Traits
・Can use both spells and miracles
・A strong catalyst with magic power and Faith scaling
Where to Obtain: Bought from the Filthy Woman in Valley of Defilement or found in Shrine of Storms
Kris Blade Traits
・Equipping it increase Magic attack and lowers Magic defenst
・Not really used for actually attacking
Where to Obtain:2-1: Stonefang Tunnel Story Walkthrough and Map
Large Sword of Moonlight Traits
・Avaiable in the early game and high Magic attack
Where to Obtain:4-1: Shrine of Storms Story Walkthrough and Map
Northern Regalia Traits
・The strongest straight sword in the game
Where to Obtain: After obtaining Soulbrandt and Demonbrandt, take them to the blacksmith in Stonefang Tunnel

Use Crescent weapons

The Magic Faith build is a build that focuses on both stats. Magic-scaling Crescent weapons are our recommendation for this build.

Pure Magic Build and Recommended Weapons

Faith・Magic/Faith Build

Weapon Details
Talisman of God Traits
・Can use both spells and miracles
・A strong catalyst with magic power and Faith scaling
Where to Obtain: Bought from the Filthy Woman in Valley of Defilement or found in Shrine of Storms
Large Sword of Moonlight Traits
・Avaiable in the early game and high Magic attack
Where to Obtain:4-1: Shrine of Storms Story Walkthrough and Map
Great Sword Traits
・Strong with a Blessed upgrade
・Only for a Strength-based Faith build
Where to Obtain: Tower Knight Archstone

We recommend Blessed weapons

We recommend Blessed weapons that scale with Faith. Be careful that depending on the weapon, high Strength may also be required.

Use Crescent weapons

The Magic Faith build is a build that focuses on both stats. Magic-scaling Crescent weapons are our recommendation for this build.

Magic and Faith Build and Recommended Weapons

Recommended Weapons that can be Obtained Early

Can be obtained in 1st area

Weapon Details
Crescent Falchion Traits
・Can be obtained early on that scales with Magic
・Viable late in the game as well
Where to Obtain:2-1: Stonefang Tunnel Story Walkthrough and Map Take a Falchion to Blacksmith Ed along with some Darkmoonstones
Halberd Traits
・The two-hand R1 attack is strong
Where to Obtain:
・Starting weapon of Temple Knight
5-1: Valley of Defilement Story Walkthrough and Map bought from the Filthy Woman
Estoc Traits
・A large Fatal bonus
Where to Obtain:3-1: Tower of Latria Story Walkthrough and Map
Uchigatana Traits
・A dependable katana with no negatives
・Easy to break
Where to Obtain:4-1: Shrine of Storms Story Walkthrough and Map
Kris Blade Traits
・Equipping it increase Magic attack and lowers Magic defenst
・Not really used for actually attacking
Where to Obtain:2-1: Stonefang Tunnel Story Walkthrough and Map

The fastest way to obtain after clearing Boletarian Palace 1-1

If you can clear the first level in Boletarian Palace, you can obtain these weapons. All of these weapons have the potential to be used until the end of the game. Try out various weapons to find out which one suits your playstyle best.

1-1: Boletarian Palace Story Walkthrough and Map

Can be obtained in 2nd area

Weapon Details
Dragon Long Sword Traits
・A strong weapon that enflicts fire damage on opponents
・Easy to use moveset
Where to Obtain: 2-1: Stonefang Tunnel Story Walkthrough and Map
Mirdan Hammer Traits
・A long-reaching polearm weapon
・Eats up stamina and easy to break guard
Where to Obtain:5-1: Valley of Defilement Story Walkthrough and Map

Useful for both story and PVP

The weapons in this list are strong for the main story mode. In particular, with the Dragon Long Sword, the Shrine of Storms area will be much easier. In regards to the Mirdan Hammer, its attacks eats up stamina, making it a good weapon for not only the story but PVP as well.

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