No Rest for the Wicked characters who their weapons
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No Rest For the Wicked: Best Weapons Tier List

Equip your character only with the best weapons using our tier list guide for No Rest For the Wicked.

No Rest For the Wicked has a little under 200 weapons for various builds and scaling types. Most powerful weapons are melee types, such as swords, clubs, and katanas, while bows and daggers are still off balance a bit. Here, I’ll provide you with a tier list of the best weapons in NRFTW, including stats and effects.

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Best Weapons Tier List in No Rest For the Wicked

S-Tier Weapons

For my list of the best weapons in the game, I’ve chosen five of the most effective legendary weapons that provide great stats for relatively low requirements with tons of runes and effects.

WeaponTypeAttackDurabilityRequirementsRunesEffects
Fetid ClubTwo-Handed Great Sword293026 Faith– Crushing Quad
– Pole Flurry
– Whirlwind
– Berserk Strike
– Deal 36% damage against staggered enemies.
– Damage increases with current weight.
– Increases stagger damage by 20% for 5 seconds on damage taken.
Corpse Smeared BladeTwo-Handed Great Hammer262022 Strength– Berserk Flurry
– Slashing Spin
– Scream
– Thorns
– Attacks deal 16% extra Plague damage.
– Chance to regenerate health on damage dealt.
– Stamina increased by 29%.
Cinder & StoneTwo-Handed Staff243016 Strength
16 Intelligence
– Crushing Uppercut
– Fire Whirlwind
– Eruption
– Channel
– Deals 26 Heat damage on parry.
– Stagger resistance increased by 16%.
Falling SkyTwo Handed Staff211042 Intelligence– Ice Sweep
– Glacial Spike
– Hail
– Blink
– Damage increased with max focus.
– Rune attack damage increases by 24% for 5 seconds after rune attack.
Wind of DeathOne-Handed Katana211026 Dexterity
26 Faith
– Plague Whirl
– Jump Cut
– Slashing Dash
– Twirl Dash
– Dodging stamina cost reduced by 21%.
– Increased damage by up to 57% depending on missing health.
– Lose 2% health on damage dealt.
No Rest for the Wicked character swings his two handed sword
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A-Tier Weapons

These are the best of the non-legendary weapons that have no special effects and provide only one rune with three more free slots, but are still highly effective in combat.

WeaponTypeAttackDurabilityRequirementsRunes
Gnarled SawTwo Handed Great Sword 261022 StrengthLimit Break
Coral PiercerOne-Handed Spear30 1029 Faith
29 Intelligence
Lightning Dash
Governor’s SwordOne-Handed Straight Sword231042 StrengthSlamdown
Cerulean BladeOne-Handed Curved Sword221026 Strength
26 Faith
Slashing Flurry
Etched YataganOne-Handed Curved Sword211026 Faith
26 Intelligence
Slashing Pirouette

B-Tier Weapons

The following five weapons have solid stats but have high requirements, although some hit harder than any of the weapons I listed above.

WeaponTypeAttackDurabilityRequirementsRunes
Woodland ProtectorOne-Handed Bow431026 Dexterity
26 Faith
Lightning Arrow
MasamuneTwo-Handed Great Sword521017 Strength
42 Dexterity
None
BlisterTwo-Handed Great Sword402026 Strength
26 Faith
Fire Swipe
SiegerTwo-Handed Great Sword392042 StrengthEvasive Combo
Festering EarthTwo Handed Great Sword362042 StrengthGround Slam

That’s all for my tier list of the best weapons in No Rest For the Wicked. Stay tuned for more NRFTW tips and tricks articles right here.


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