I have been messing around a bit and wondered what weapon had the highest dexterity scaling on my dexterity /vitality build. If you do know what weapon has the highest scaling, could you please leave where to find it in your answer?

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First of all, you need to know that dex scaling is pretty wonky. There's not much benefit between an A and S rank. Keep that in mind.

Also note that poison and bleeding scales with DEX.

The weapons with best DEX scaling ( A/S ) are:

Ricard's Rapier (starts with A scaling, gets S once upgraded to +5) - Huntsman's Copse. Bottom of the pit after first bonfire. Rare drop from Spiders in Brightstone Cove Tseldora.

Curved Dragon Greatsword (S)- Trade Ancient Dragon Soul with Ornifex

Hunter's Blackbow (S) - Found in the chest down a ladder at the second bonfire before the Dual Dragonrider boss at Drangleic Castle.

Mirrah Greatsword (A) - Buy from Merchant Hag Melentia in Cardinal Tower or Majula after killing Lucatiel. Given to you in Aldia's Keep at the first bonfire by Lucatiel after following her storyline.

Warped Sword (A) - Trade Flexile Sentry Soul with Straid of Olaphis

Espada Ropera (A) - talk to Chancellor Wellager in Drangleic Castle after defeating the Giant Lord to receive the Espada Ropera and the Royal Dirk.

Caestus (A) - Purchasable from Merchant Hag Melentia

Parrying Dagger (A) - Located in a chest behind a boarded up wall closest to Cell bonfire in Lost Bastille head left from the bonfire and head up the stairs and down the rampart. Go down the ladder to your left and go through the door way and head right. There will be a boarded up door. Break the boards and head through and to you left. You will see a door. Use the Antiquated Key to open it and head straight and through the doorway, climb up the ladder to your left and drop down onto the raised platform. There is a passage way that leads to 3 chests. It resides in one of them.

Spider Fang (A) - Trade Soul of the Duke's Dear Freja to Weaponsmith Ornifex

Uchigatana (starts with B, gets A on +5) - Purchase from Steady Hand McDuff

Washing Pole (starts with B, gets A on +10) - Dragon Shrine (Chest) (Mimic)

Chaos Blade (starts with B, gets A on +5) - Trade the Old Witch Soul with Ornifex

Blacksteel Katana (stats with A, gets S on +1) - Dropped by Alonne Knights at the Iron Keep

Manslayer (starts with B, gets A on +5) - From the rise of the dead bonfire in the Shrine of Amana go up the stairs enter the door. Make sure you are hollow and you rescued all sirens or the door will not open. From there continue along the path and through the shrine room and down the next set of stairs. Now go outside and take a left and walk along the ledge. The katana will be inside a chest to your left near the wall.

Darkdrift (starts with C, gets A on +10) - Talk to Grave Warden Agdayne in the Undead Crypt after obtaining the King's Ring.

Murakumo (starts with B, gets A on +2) - Bought from Ornifex

Arced Sword (starts with B, gets A on +2) - Trade Flexile Sentry Soul to Straid of Olaphis

Spider's Silk (S) - Trade weapons Ornifex the Soul of the Duke's Dear Freja.

Syan's Halberd (A) - Dropped by the Knights wearing Syan's Armor(gold) and wielding halberds in Drangleic Castle

  • I knew that a and s are not too diffrent, but the fact that it scales around 60% when compared to strength (according to your reddit link) makes me wonder why the creaters made it this way, even more when you add the two handed option strength weapons provide. May 13, 2014 at 6:50
  • Because they are fast.
    – 5pike
    May 13, 2014 at 6:51
  • While I admit they are faster, when it come to damage per second I usually do better in strengeh. This is because I could use a much more powerful weapon two handed instead of two weaker ones. May 13, 2014 at 14:13
  • What I think they wanted to accomplish is that you infuse the DEX weapons with poison/bleed, to make it more "rogue". Many DEX weapons already have poison or bleed, so you trade raw damage with damage-over-time. Some weapons are especially suited for this play-style, like Ricard's Rapir: heavy attack is a flurry of thrusts, combined with poison and you have a pretty nasty weapon.
    – 5pike
    May 13, 2014 at 14:26
  • That would make sence, I guess I should make it worth mentioning that crossbows can also benefit with this.(what crossbow would do good damage with poison?) May 13, 2014 at 15:12

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