• Meets Dexterity requirements for equipments
  • Damage modifier on weapons with Dexterity scaling
  • Damage modifier for Dark Sorceries, depending on the catalyst's Dexterity scaling in addition to the catalyst's MagAdjust
  • Increases the casting speed, specifically the startup, of some Pyromancies, Sorceries, and Miracles.

Dexterity Requirements

Equipments listed here are only the ones that needs more than 8 points of Dexterity, because the lowest Dexterity possible on any starting character is 8 (by choosing Cleric as a starting class). Remember that this list is only the Dexterity requirement for an equipment, so may need to put points in other stats to effectively use it.

Dexterity Equipments with Dexterity Requirement
10 Astora's Straight Sword, Barbed Straight Sword, Bastard Sword, Broadsword, Claymore, Crystal Greatsword, Crystal Straight Sword, Demon's Spear, Dragon Greatsword, Drake Sword, Great Lord Greatsword, Greatsword, Guardian Tail, Longsword, Moonlight Greatsword, Pike, Shortsword, Spear, Stone Greataxe, Stone Greatsword, Warpick, Zweihander
Demon's Catalyst, Tin Banishment Catalyst
11 Target Shield
12 Bandit's Knife, Composite Bow, Crescent Axe, Estoc, Four-pronged Plow, Gargoyle's Halberd, Halberd, Giant's Halberd, Lucerne, Mail Breaker, Partizan, Rapier, Short Bow, Sunlight Straight Sword
Spiked Shield
13 Falchion, Gravelord Sword, Murakumo, Quelaag's Furysword, Scimitar, Server
14 Avelyn, Balder Side Sword, Claw, Chaos Blade, Flamberge, Gargoyle Tail Axe, Great Scythe, Lifehunt Scythe, Long Bow, Parrying Dagger, Scythe, Shotel, Titanite Catch Pole, Uchigatana, Whip
Pierce Shield
15 Winged Spear
16 Channeler's Trident, Dark Sword, Darkmoon Bow, Notched Whip, Obsidian Greatsword, Sniper Crossbow, Velka's Rapier, Washing Pole
18 Abyss Greatsword, Black Bow of Pharis, Black Knight Sword, Black Knight Greataxe, Black Knight Greatsword, Black Knight Halberd, Greatsword of Artorias, Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed), Darkmoon Bow
20 Dragonslayer Greatbow, Gough's Greatbow, Iaito, Painting Guardian Sword, Priscilla's Dagger, Ricard's Rapier
22 Silver Knight Spear, Silver Knight Straight Sword
24 Dragonslayer Spear
25 Dark Silver Tracer, Gold Tracer

Casting Speed

  • Casting speed starts increasing at varying levels of dexterity, depending on the animation used, ranging from 27 dexterity with slow sorceries to 43 dexterity with fast sorceries, and duration decreases linearly up to 45 dexterity.


  • Lack of Dexterity to wield a weapon or shield (as shown with the red X on the D-pad menu) doesn't make the character have a different animation like Strength does, but the weapon still gets the damage penalty and bouncing attacks
  • Contribution as a modifier for weapon scaling drops drastically after 40 (for weapons in Normal/Raw/Crystal path and unique weapons) or 50 (for weapons in Magic/Divine/Enchanted/Occult path).
    • The gained AR per level on physical upgrade paths is highest between 10-20, compared to that, the gain per level between 20-40 is 66.7%, and after 40 dexterity only 18.1%. Further information on the dedicated scaling page.
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