Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC Walkthrough – The Best Weapons to Use for PvP and PvE

What are the best weapons to use for PvE and PvP? Find out right here.

This guide will briefly explain the current Dark Souls 3 community’s picks for the best weapons found in the new DLC for fighting other players and exploring the new environments. Be sure to check our Weapon and Spell Location Guide for info on where they’re found.

Note that this guide was produced on 4/1/17, and does not take into account further patches since this point.

Preacher’s Right Arm

Though it doesn’t seem like it should, for the moment, this bizarre catalyst item is almost straight up unfair. Its unique weapon art offers the same attack as the giant Locusts found in the black swamp of the Ringed City DLC, and it comes out fast. So fast, in fact, that by going through the trouble of running the DLC during a NG+ cycle to grab another one is, to use FGC parlance, a touch of death combo. Just watch the video below.

That’s a lot of stunlock. To be fair, you’d really have to put the time in for this one, but for now, it’s worth it.

Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords

While not a bad weapon for PvE, either, Strength builds will find a lot of use for these giant twin swords. Their unique move set offers versatility when one-on-one with the L1 stab and R1 chop, and can work for crowd-control by comboing R1 to L1.The real use for heave tanks is the weapon art, which pumps your poise stat through the roof and knocks most opponents end over end. It’s a long windup, but worth the trouble in the thick of a beatdown.

The showstopper is the nutty amount of raw damage these can inflict with just one hit. The strength requirement for this weapon is high for a reason, but after forging it to its maximum, you can do an unfair amount of punishment in a hit or two. Endgame stuff for real.

Ringed Knight Straight Sword

One of the best PvE weapons in the whole series, the Ringed Knight Straight Sword is the perfect combination of muscle, reach, and buffs at a very low barrier of entry. All things considered, it’s a normal straight sword in terms of move set. The weapon art, however, almost doubles the length of the blade while granting it fire properties. Weapon art plus the R1 combo gives you a large, sweeping five-hits that can clear out a crowd of enemies with little trouble, and the WA and R2 bestows a running stab that will close the distance on foes with ease. Combine this with such modest stats and even a relatively frail sorcerer can make use out of it.

Pound for pound, there are better weapons in the game in terms of raw damage, but the weapon are of the Ringed Knight Straight Sword offers so much versatility at such a low cost that it’s impossible to beat when it comes to exploration.

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