Falchion

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Original PS3

In Game Description[edit]

A standard curved sword.

A slash-based weapon, whose main attack — by way of thrusting the blade — inflicts heavy damage upon soft flesh, but conversely has limited effect on metal armor, or hard scales.

Also, it causes the target to bleed.

Availability[edit]

General Information[edit]

The Crescent Falchion +1 in 4-1 is one of the more powerful and versatile weapons which can be obtained early in the game due to its magic damage.

Image Name Damage Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction %
Guard Break
Reduction
Falchion.jpg Falchion 85/0/0
Bleed 120
(Slashing)
120 1.5 9/10/0/0
E/D/-/-
45.0/10.0 30

Hidden Resistances[edit]

These resistances aren't reported by the stats in the weapon or in the player's total resistance. However, according to the game data for the weapon, these resistances are applied.

Poison Resistance Plague Resistance Bleed Resistance
45 45 45

Move Set[edit]

One-Handed[edit]

R1 - R1 Alternating Horizontal Slash
R2 Vertical Slash
Roll - R1 Kneeling Slash
Backstep or Run - R1 Spinning Slash
Forward + R1 Forward Vertical Slash with Horizontal Backstep
L1 (left hand) Horizontal Slash
L2 (left hand) Parry

Two-Handed[edit]

R1 - R1 Alternating Heavy Slash
R2 - R2 Overhead Slash > Jumping Overhead Slash
Roll - R1 Heavy Kneeling Slash
Backstep or Run - R1 Spinning Upward Slash
Forward + R1 Forward Vertical Slash with Horizontal Backstep
L1 or L2 Guard

Upgrades[edit]

Basic[edit]

Requires Sharpstone

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard L. Shard Chunk Pure
Falchion +0 85/0/0
Bleed 120
E/D/-/- - - - -
Falchion +1 94/0/0
Bleed 120
E/D/-/- 3 - - -
Falchion +2 102/0/0
Bleed 120
E/D/-/- 4 - - -
Falchion +3 111/0/0
Bleed 120
E/D/-/- 6 - - -
Falchion +4 119/0/0
Bleed 120
D/D/-/- 6 1 - -
Falchion +5 128/0/0
Bleed 120
D/D/-/- 6 3 - -
Falchion +6 136/0/0
Bleed 120
D/D/-/- 6 5 - -
Falchion +7 145/0/0
Bleed 120
D/C/-/- 6 5 1 -
Falchion +8 153/0/0
Bleed 120
D/C/-/- 6 5 3 -
Falchion +9 162/0/0
Bleed 120
D/C/-/- 6 5 5 -
Falchion +10 170/0/0
Bleed 120
D/C/-/- 6 5 5 1

Sharp[edit]

Damage bonus is heavily modified by Dexterity.

Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard Chunk Pure
Sharp Falchion +1 94/0/0
Bleed 120
E/C/-/- 3 - -
Sharp Falchion +2 102/0/0
Bleed 120
E/C/-/- 4 - -
Sharp Falchion +3 111/0/0
Bleed 120
E/A/-/- 6 1 -
Sharp Falchion +4 119/0/0
Bleed 120
E/A/-/- 6 3 -
Sharp Falchion +5 128/0/0
Bleed 120
E/S/-/- 6 5 1

Quality[edit]

Moderate damage bonus from Strength and Dexterity.

Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard Chunk Pure
Quality Falchion +1 98/0/0
Bleed 120
D/D/-/- 3 - -
Quality Falchion +2 111/0/0
Bleed 120
D/D/-/- 4 - -
Quality Falchion +3 123/0/0
Bleed 120
C/C/-/- 6 1 -
Quality Falchion +4 136/0/0
Bleed 120
C/C/-/- 6 3 -
Quality Falchion +5 149/0/0
Bleed 120
C/C/-/- 6 5 1

Mercury[edit]

Poison special effect

Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard Chunk Pure
Mercury Falchion + 1 96/0/0
Bleed 120
Poison 120
E/D/-/- 3 - -
Mercury Falchion + 2 106/0/0
Bleed 120
Poison 180
E/D/-/- 4 - -
Mercury Falchion + 3 117/0/0
Bleed 120
Poison 240
E/C/-/- 6 1 -
Mercury Falchion + 4 128/0/0
Bleed 120
Poison 300
E/C/-/- 6 3 -
Mercury Falchion + 5 138/0/0
Bleed 120
Poison 360
E/C/-/- 6 5 1

Tearing[edit]

Bleeding special effect.

Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard Chunk Pure
Tearing Falchion +1 87/0/0
Bleed 180
E/B/-/- 3 - -
Tearing Falchion +2 89/0/0
Bleed 209
E/B/-/- 4 - -
Tearing Falchion +3 91/0/0
Bleed 240
E/S/-/- 6 1 -
Tearing Falchion +4 94/0/0
Bleed 273
E/S/-/- 6 3 -
Tearing Falchion +5 96/0/0
Bleed 300
E/S/-/- 6 5 1

Moon[edit]

Magic damage added; primarily modified by Magic stat.

Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard Chunk Pure
Moon Falchion +1 66/99/0
Bleed 120
E/E/C/- 3 - -
Moon Falchion +2 82/108/0
Bleed 120
E/E/C/- 4 - -
Moon Falchion +3 97/119/0
Bleed 120
E/E/C/- 6 1 -
Moon Falchion +4 112/130/0
Bleed 120
E/E/C/- 6 3 -
Moon Falchion +5 128/143/0
Bleed 120
E/E/C/- 6 5 1

Crescent[edit]

Magic damage added; primarily modified by Magic stat. Minor MP regen.

Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard Chunk Pure
Crescent Falchion +1 55/68/0
Bleed 120
-/-/A/- 3 - -
Crescent Falchion +2 79/91/0
Bleed 120
-/-/A/- 4 - -
Crescent Falchion +3 90/100/0
Bleed 120
-/-/A/- 6 1 -
Crescent Falchion +4 101/109/0
Bleed 120
-/-/A/- 6 3 -
Crescent Falchion +5 112/119/0
Bleed 120
-/-/A/- 6 5 1

Demon's Soul[edit]

Name Damage Stats Needed Stat Bonuses Req. Material
Large Sword of Searching 170/0/0
Bleed 120
24/16/0/0 D/D/-/- Falchion +8
Hero Demon's Soul

Key[edit]

  • Name
  • Names displayed are according to the Atlus (NA) version of the game.
  • Name changes from the Asian version, if any, will appear in parentheses.
  • Damage
  • The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are X / Y / Z:
  • X is Physical Damage
  • Y is Magical Damage
  • Z is Fire Damage
  • Bleed, Poison and Plague are bonus damage over a period of 60 seconds. So, if a weapon has "Bleed 120", the victim will suffer 120 damage over 60 seconds, or 2 damage per second.
  • Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:
  • Normal
  • Blunt
  • Slashing
  • Piercing
  • Certain enemies are weak or strong against different types of damage types.
  • Durability
  • The durability of the weapon.
  • The effectiveness of the weapon will severely deteriorate when the durability falls below 30%.
  • Weight
  • The Weight of the weapon.
  • Note that carrying over 50% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
  • Stats Needed
  • The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively.
  • The Requirement stats for an weapon are W / X / Y / Z:
  • Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.
  • Also keep in mind that your character gains a 50% bo [[nus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 18 Strength can wield a Great Axe (Requires 26 Strength) properly if the weapon is held with both hands.
  • (18 x 1.5 = 27)
  • Stat Bonuses
  • The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat.
  • This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
  • Damage Reduction %
  • The Damage Reduction % of the weapon.
  • It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking.
  • The Damage Reduction % stats for a shield are X / Y / Z:
  • X is Physical Damage
  • Y is Magical Damage
  • Z is Fire Damage
  • Guard Break Reduction
  • The Guard Break Reduction determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack.
  • A higher Guard Break Reduction also allows you to block stronger attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.