Dark Souls III Faith Weapons to Get the Most Out of Your Cleric or Paladin Build
Just like the previous two games, my first character in Dark Souls III was a faith build. It's partially for the heals, but I've also always loved Lightning Spear! The idea of forming a spear of lightning out of the air and throwing it in my enemy's face is strangely gratifying.
Even though I was quite disappointed in the line of Miracles in this installment, I still stuck to my guns. Rather than respec, I built up my faith and decided I could just play my next character a bit differently.
Unfortunately, faith draws the short straw in terms of the number of scaling weapons we have access to. But there are still a few in the land of Lothric we can use to lay the smackdown on the undead and Lords of Cinder.
Faith Weapon #1: Saint Bident
I'm a fan of spear weapons, although they usually aren't my go-to. I did play a bit with this weapon though, partially because it's not just a spear, but a freaking bident. Why use a weapon with just one pointy end when you can have a weapon with TWO pointy ends?
This one is fun, and its weapon art is a charging attack akin to a lance. This is one of the few weapons that scales with faith, although the scaling isn't very good (maxes out at C with +10 Lightning.)
The Saint Bident can be found in the Cathedral of the Deep.
Faith Weapon #2: Sunlight Straight Sword
This bad boy doesn't scale with faith, BUT it is infused with lightning. It's kinda strange though, because looking at the stats doesn't show lightning damage.
That said, it has a nice moveset (it is a straight sword, after all.) The weapon art casts Oath of Sunlight, which is a buff similar to that of Sacred Oath.
The Sunlight Straight Sword is found fairly late in the game at Lothric Castle -- (as the above video shows.)
Faith Weapon #3: Golden Ritual Spear
Another strange one. Luckily, it scales pretty well with faith. At just +1, it goes from B to A scaling.
...but it's used to cast Sorceries! It's basically a faith-based staff. The weapon art is called Steady Chant, which boosts Sorceries for a short period of time.
If you're playing a build with both faith and sorceries, this may be a good option. I personally didn't really end up using it though.
The spear is dropped by a mimic close to the Pontiff bonfire.
Faith Weapon #4: Anri's Straight Sword
Finally, another weapon that actually scales with faith. Not very well, though.
It comes with the both the Blessed infusion and Hollow infusion. So it slowly regenerates your health and keeps skeletons from respawning like a Blessed weapon, but the Hollow infusion helps it scale from the luck stat.
To get the weapon, you either have to complete Anri's questline, let he/she be killed (by failing the questline), or do the job yourself.
Faith Weapon #5: Wolnir's Holy Sword
This is a fun one. Admittedly not a weapon I used for very long, but it's not bad. I may have used it longer if it scaled with faith, but for some reason (just like many other faith weapons in this game) it only scales with STR and DEX.
The weapon art for this sword is Wrath of the Gods -- a Dark Souls favorite. Even though the Dark Souls III version seems to be the weakest of the series, it's still fun to use- especially if you're in the middle of a mob.
To get it, you first have to defeat Wolnir and transpose his soul.
Faith Weapon #6: Lothric's Holy Sword
Great news! This is one of those few weapons that scales with faith.
It is a decent weapon though. The weapon art is fun- called Sacred Lothric Light, it shoots a stream of light that damages enemies.
The sword is obtained by defeating the Twin Princes and transposing their souls.
Faith Weapon #7: Cleric's Candlestick
This is a weird one. It has a faith requirement, but it doesn't scale with faith. But you may think that it would cast Miracles, right? Similar to Dark Souls II's Mace of the Insolent?
...nope. This is another weapon that casts Sorceries while also functioning as a sword.
I included it because it has a faith requirement and is used by the Deacons of the Deep, so it's faith-ish. And if you're playing a build with both Miracles and Sorceries, this may be a good option for you.
But to be honest I didn't use it much once I realized it's mainly meant for Sorcerors. You get this weapon by transposing the soul from the Deacons of the Deep.
Faith Weapon #8: Anything with Blessed or Lightning Infusions
This is the route I took. I went through most of the game with a lightning broadsword. Then when I realized how amazing halberds are, I infused my Red Hilted Halberd with lightning. A lightning infusion on most regular weapons will give it B or A faith scaling, which makes a big difference.
So there you have it! Eight different Dark Souls III faith weapons to choose from. Good luck and enjoy, fellow Clerics!