Dragon Halberd

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 135
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 58
Mag 37
Fire 37
Ligt 50
Holy 37
Boost 47
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 22
Dex 10
Halberd Standard / Pierce
Spinning Slash FP 17 ( -  11)
Wgt. 10.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Dragon Halberd is a Halberd in Elden Ring. The Dragon Halberd scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and it is a good Weapon for those users with high Dexterity builds who can use the Dragon Halberd to slash Enemies while spinning. 

 

Halberd shaped like a dragon, enwreathed with both ice and lightning.

Alas, the Dragonkin Soldiers never attained immortality, and perished as decrepit, pale imitations of their skyborn kin.

 

Where to Find Dragon Halberd in Elden Ring

The Dragon Halberd weapon can be found at the following location:

  • Dropped by the Dragonkin Soldier boss in Siofra River. This Dragonkin Soldier can be accessed by a portal directly south on the map of the Worshipper's Woods on ruins being led up to by a collapsed pillar with an archer sitting atop. [Map link] [Video location]

 

Elden Ring Dragon Halberd Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Spinning Slash
  • Spinning Slash on this weapon functions similarly to the standard version, but has an unstated additional effect of imbuing the weapon with additional lightning damage and frostbite build-up on hit for the next 20 seconds. This version of the skill will be faster than the regular Ash of War: Spinning Slash on all other Halberds.
  • Despite scaling better to STR at +10, a more even spread will result in better AR than leaning more into STR for the same level of stat investment (56 STR / 34 DEX = 647AR vs 70 STR / 20 DEX = 639AR, 55 STR / 55 DEX = 694 AR vs 80 STR / 30 DEX = 690 AR).
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Dragon Halberd can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones.
  • Deals +10% damage against dragon icon 40px Dragon-type enemies.
  • Deals +5% damage against ancient dragon icon 40px Ancient Dragon-type enemies
  • Spinning Slash buffs this weapon with Ice Lightning, adding 130 Lightning Damage and 80 Frost build up for 20 seconds, much like the Dragonscale Blade.
  • Sell value:  er runes 13 200
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Dragon Halberd

 

Dragon Halberd Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Dragon Halberd Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 135 - - - - 68 D D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 47 16
Standard +1 154 - - - - 74 D D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 47 16
Standard +2 174 - - - - 81 D D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 47 16
Standard +3 193 - - - - 88 C D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 48 16
Standard +4 213 - - - - 95 C D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 48 16
Standard +5 232 - - - - 102 C D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 49 16
Standard +6 252 - - - - 108 C D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 49 16
Standard +7 272 - - - - 115 C D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 50 16
Standard +8 291 - - - - 122 C D - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 50 16
Standard +9 311 - - - - 129 C C - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 51 16
Standard +10 330 - - - - 136 B C - - - - 58 37 37 50 37 51 16

 




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    • Anonymous

      I wish this and commander's standard had similar range (make commander slightly shorter and make this slighly longer), since they have a similar enough scaling to where you would want to dual wield them, but the range difference becomes noticeable for regular attacks very quickly.

      • Anonymous

        Absolutely slaughters the early and mid game. Halberds are good in general and with the buffs to spinning slash and the special variant on this weapon you can stomp bosses by just spamming L2. The reach, damage bonus, and frostbite make it great for dragon hunting too.

        • Anonymous

          This thing is king of low level PvP. Between the massive lightning damage boost and the frostbite, you'll crush anything you fight. Only requires 15 strength to use when two handed. Can be gotten early on as well without having to travel to high level areas.

          • Anonymous

            In addition to the buff to the duration in 1.07, the lightning damage from the buff was increased from +130 to +160.

            • Anonymous

              This weapon is really good now with 1.07. Straight up deletes people in duels and invasions. Not only was the length of the buff increased, but Spinning Slash in general was buffed doing more poise damage against enemies. So get ready to stun lock and poke poke poke!

              • Anonymous

                Dragonscale Blade and Dragon Halberd are insane now. I love these weapons, I couldn’t be happier with patch 1.07

                • Anonymous

                  Hero class, Caelid for Poison Mist AoW, Siofra, set flasks to FP, waygate, sneak behind Dragonkin, mist cheese, 1 point into dex. Enjoy.

                  • Anonymous

                    ngl i wish they changed the "halberd" weapon class to polearms, cuz this ****'s a poleaxe. not to mention the lucerne being a polehammer. outside of that tho i LOVE this weapon and its super great and versatile

                    • Anonymous

                      Some tips after using this weapon for a few days: the lightning/frost status addition from the AoW is a flat damage gain with no scaling, so it’s more impactful for a lower level character (although frost is always good).

                      The light thrust makes the weapon viable for tunnel work, as does the light jumping attack, a vertical downward slash. The strong attack can absolutely bounce off walls and get you killed in any hallway or tunnel, but it can can also trivialize an entire mob in the open (like the AoW, the charged attack is also a double-spin, meaning that for 20 seconds after activating the AoW you can repeat it with your charged attack for free while the weapon is infused)

                      Be careful to use the light attacks for smaller enemies, such as vulgar militia, catacomb imps, etc, as the strong attacks do sometimes pass right over their heads.

                      All in all this weapon is basically a Swiss Army knife, it can handle well in a lot of different situations if you adapt to the moveset, and the variety of damages and status buildup make it great for almost everything.

                      • Anonymous

                        I prefer the dragonscale sword. The spinning slash with ice lightning is a good weapon art but the move-set this has seems a bit dull for such a nice looking halberd. As opposed to something like great-stars which looks sh**ty but performs very well.

                        • Anonymous

                          Here is what I just did and you probably can too:
                          Stack poison darts + Medusa and poison his ass. After he is poisoned you can run away and wait untill the bosses hp stops draining, rinse and repeat.
                          With this method i got the helberd before morgot at like lvl 25.
                          I also smashed his knee caps a little to speed up the process but you don't have to if you don't feel like it

                          • Anonymous

                            I had fun dual-wielding this with a second cold-enchanted halberd, gives even more frost buildup after using the weapon art.

                            • Anonymous

                              A must-have before hunting dragon hearts. Greater magma wrym almost got a kill, were it not for the frostbite proc, near the end.

                              • Anonymous

                                Just a all around good weapon, don't let the spinning slash aow fool you, it also buffs the weapon by quite a bit with lightning, making it a decent quality build weapon

                                • Anonymous

                                  For some weird reason, the weapon art's frozen lightning bolt conducts in water, while the incantation doesn't.

                                  • I absolutely adore this weapon. Was my go-to through most of the game when a particular boss or enemy was giving me trouble. I may have killed all but one magma wyrm using it. Not to mention it wrecks NPC invaders. It's hard to find good STR weapons that have good passive burst passives too, but Dragon Halberd's frost buff procced pretty regularly because of the R1's speed.
                                    In comparison, one of my other most-used weapons, Great Stars, barely ever gets the bleed proc off unless I'm buffed with Bloodflame and/or wailing on an enemy with a lot of HP who's also weak to bleed e.g. Sanguine Noble.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Lots of ways this is great, but in particular it crushes the early and mid game if you take the Siofra River waygate and fight the Soldier however early you can manage.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Picked this up for my rune level 1 run and it's absurdly strong. The damage buff you receive from the ash of war enables you to deal late game tier damage with no stat investment whatsoever.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          WA buff is the same buff as for the Dragonscale Blade, +130 flat Lightning damage and 80 frost build up. Lasts 20s.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Fits better at SL 150 vs 125 meta as it is a Quality weapon. Best stat distribution after doing the math below. If u go any further u gain less than 2 AR each point:
                                            Vagabond (best class for this, but Hero and Samurai is very close): 60 Vig, 25 End, 54 Str, 55 dex = 753 AR at SL 150 unbuffed (WA buffs it). Best used 2H.

                                            With this setup I have 103 poise aswell using the Poise talisman + Equip load talisman.

                                            Your welcome / Maanestraale

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Some guy said the spear talisman doesn't work on this. Can't find anything about this fact, so plz prove me wrong guys.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If someone can corroborate this, then it should be added to the wiki page. I saw a spreadsheet online detailing damage boosts against dragons with dragon themed weapons, and the dragon halberd apparently does 10%increased damage to regular dragons, and 5% increased damage to ancient dragons.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I feel like this would be a really good, and fairly easily attainable early game pvp weapon. At +0 base stats the weapon art would nearly double its AR, since it's a flat 130 regardless of upgrade level. I'm tempted to make a new character and try that for myself

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Can confirm that the AoW adds frozen lighting to the weapon. seems to last 10-15 seconds. Damage increase noted in testing. My character=Str 41/Dex21. Testing performed near Church of elle (or as I call it "The Church of L's"). R1,standing attack used for both damages. Unbuffed/+0 weapon. Regular attack=132 damage Attack with FrozenLit buff=208. It doesn't last long enough to be truly great but it's not JUST spinning slash.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Why do the descriptions for this, and other weapons, suggest raising a trait for this weapon that it doesn't scale as well with. The website description says this is for High Dex users while it scales better with strength? lots of stuff like that on the site.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        for early-ish game fashion, rock this with banished knight armor set it looks amazing. Killed a bunch of dragons and radahn with it and never felt cooler

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Seems like the ice lighting buff you get from this ash of war increases damage the more points you put into faith...Or something else is influencing it im not sure

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Weapon seems to do 10% more damage to regular dragons, +9 attack rating of 685 does 556 damage light attack body, commanders standard +9 attack rating 696 light attack body is 515 damage. The dragon halberd should be doing around 11 less damage of around 500 then but it does 556 which is around a 10% buff it seems.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Weapon seems to do 10% more damage to regular dragons, +9 attack rating of 685 does 556 damage light attack body, commanders standard +9 attack rating 696 light attack body is 515 damage. The dragon halberd should be doing around 11 less damage of around 500 then but it does 556 which is around a 10% buff it seems.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I think this is the only halberd with thrusting attacks for the light combo. The dodge roll attack is a slash and not a thrust, which is the only thing I don’t like. The ability slaps. Hard. And the stagger and frostbite is amazing on it. I can’t put this thing down. Side not, you can cancel the full spin to just apply the frostbite and that’s hella useful

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This is the only good quality weapon for a non-over leveled build.

                                                                  If you have 54 Str (For two handing or one handing) and 40-55 Dex, it does the best AR for a halberd, that I can find, while also having a better than normal spinning slash.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Does anybody know if this gets the extra damage to dragons (10% for ancient, 20% for regular dragons) that the dragonscale katana gets?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Does the lightning damage increase when you upgrade the weapon? If so, it would be useful to know when and by how much.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        this halberd slaps so hard. It deals Physical and lighning dmd when infused. Plus frostbite is very useful. Most players in pvp uderestimate this weapon, if you get caught in its fast weapon art you can proc frostbite very easy which will deadl insane dmg and debuff. Very good in pvp and pve. Top tier weapon for strengh or quality builds

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This was the first decent weapon I found on my first playthrough going Wretch and it has a special place in my heart for how many mother****ers we wrecked together :')

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            A halberd with a thrust attack is excellent when so many enemies are weak to pierce damage. It can buff itself and also looks good.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This item is also dropped by the blue Golem in Caelid. If you want to duel wield it in the first playthrough, might be good to know:
                                                                              https://i.imgur.com/dj00Jbp.png / https://i.imgur.com/GlE28iL.png

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                don't get fooled by the scaling, this halebard is hands down the best halebard for pvp and definetly one of the best weapons overall for pvp. The weapon art is really really strong and ofter catches unwary players after the second imput + it adds frostbite. For PVE and horseback the Golden Halebard is the best though. This is essentially a pvp weapon.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  After some testing with a friend it seems like the Frost applied to the weapon is roughly around 70-80 on a build with 32 arcane, It likely doesn't scale with arcane though.
                                                                                  The same amount built up with the Dragonscale Katana's Weapon art too. So the blue lightning buffs probably are identical.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    really cool weapon and it fits nice with the banished knight set though i wish it had the other halberd moveset

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Main hand this bad boy, offhand golden halberd for the golden vow buff. Jumping L1 and L1 combo hit like an absolute mack truck and this weapon art is ridiculously strong to boot. The halberd powerstance range and moveset is crazy good. Highly recommend.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Okay.. This is the comment you're looking for. The buff is a flat 130 damage, no matter what level the weapon is or scaling. Buff last about 20 seconds. It is activated using the weapon art spinning attack. The blue lighting buff does magic damage and builds frostbite. Not a good weapon for higher level PvP or PvE. Lower level it's probably one of the best for PvP.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I feel like this should be updated to note the lightning on the skill. Anyone I show this too at first skips it after reading the "spinning slash" part.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            This weapon has helped me kick a lot of boss asses. Good range for a poking weapon, great physical damage, and staggers enemies pretty easily. The WA is super helpful with the 20 second frost/lightning buff. PS I beat Malenia with it so there's that endorsement

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I invaded someone using this and the first hit of the spinning slash stunlocked me into getting hit by the subsequent hits so it was basically a true combo oneshot. Not sure why that's allowed.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Buff lasts 20 seconds, starting from the first lightning strike on the weapon skill. The second lightning strike at the end of the skill does not refresh the buff. Gives the weapon bonus frost and lightning damage. Also I don't believe you can boost it with enchants or consumables like the wiki says. I've never got that to work. Hits hard when buff is up and even harder once u get frost stacked up. Huge fan of this weapon.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  nice weapon for pve too, can get you through the game even though there is better weapons for quality like bloodhound fang. it has a thrust/poke regular attack which is really neat and the weapon art buffs it with frostbite (which in my opinion is the 2nd best status effect in this game next to bleed). sadly its jump attack aint that good in my experience and theyre king in this game, but it looks nice and is fun as hell so +1

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I think i get it now. Quality builds are supposed to use these badass uninfusable weapons. Ill have to test a bit, but i wonder if capping str/dex would make up for not having int/faith on certain weapons

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I think i get it now. Quality builds are supposed to use these badass uninfusable weapons. Ill have to test a bit, but i wonder if capping str/dex would make up for not having int/faith on certain weapons

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I think i get it now. Quality builds are supposed to use these badass uninfusable weapons. Ill have to test a bit, but i wonder if capping str/dex would make up for not having int/faith on certain weapons

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I slept on this my first playthrough but have been having a blast with it on my 2nd char for PvP and PvE.

                                                                                                          For PVP: It's great for 3v1 and 2v1 invasions. The weapon art is spin is fast and the follow-up spin/slam does great damage. If you have the host and their buddies mobbing you, you can easily catch all 3 of them in the initial spin then lock onto whomever you want to hit with the follow-up slam. I've one shot several people with the weapon art. The buff you get on your weapon is nothing to scoff at either and also causes frost buildup.

                                                                                                          For PVE: The weapon art carries this weapon. You can definitely get away with spamming the weapon art on a boss to kill them fast.

                                                                                                          A neat trick/bug i've noticed is that you can get the buff applied to your weapon if you start the weapon art then get attacked before you spin (which uses your FP) effectively giving you the buff for free.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Wow they really undersell this weapon with it's description. The spinning slash is actually imbued with frost lightning, and it temporarily imbues the halberd's regular attacks with frost lightning. Even un-upgraded the weapon art ****s up anything not resistant to lightning, and the frostbite is great for killing bosses.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Overlooked because it has a generic Ashes of War, but it's actually different - the skill deals lightning and frost and imbues the weapon with it for a short while.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                This halberd is quite good for PvP. The thrusting attack can catch rolls non-stop back to back. I was using it with a dex/int build cause it's my first playthrough and despite only doing anywhere from 150 to 250 damage per R1, I could easily stack up 1k+ damage on someone just through roll catches. Breaks poise nicely as well.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Nth-ing a lot of the comments that this weapon is very much sleeper good, especially earlier on in the game; the Dragonkin is not difficult to defeat from horseback at all, and it's quite easy to wield this weapon by level 30. It will easily see you through the mid-game until you're ready to wield some of the really beefy weapons, and remains a good option for a poke + shield loadout. And the buffed mode is incredible and deals tons of frost buildup per poke.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    after losing like 30k souls and about 6 hours of my life with nothing to show for it, I gotta say after trying this weapon out I was like "okay that trip to Siofra maybe wasn't the worst decision". Really nice weapon, great against groups like Claymen.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      The weapons attack by default seems a bit lower than those of comparable Halberds, but the ash of war skill is nuts. Not only does it give you a bit of extra lighning damage, the frostbite effect procs for a good amount of damage AND lowers enemy defenses. It's a lot of added damage overall and it's easy to have good uptime on the buff.

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