Dark Souls 2 - boss weapons, Straid, Ornifex, boss souls

Our complete guide to all of the boss weapons available in Dark Souls 2, and which bosses you'll have to beat to unlock every last one of them.

There are two NPCs in Dark Souls 2 who are able to provide you with very special variations on existing weapons in the game. There's a price to pay, however, and you need to obtain a soul from a particular boss to unlock each one. Here's who you need to talk to, and what you need to bring them, in order to get your hands on every single boss weapon in Dark Souls 2.

Straid's boss weapons

You'll find Straid just above the bridge that leads from the Lost Bastille to Sinner's Rise. You won't be able to talk to him until you've unpetrified him with a Fragrant Branch of Yore, however. When you've revived Straid, make sure you light the bonfire just behind him so you can dart back easily whenever you have a new soul to trade in.

Arced Sword Flexile Sentry
Barbed Club Flexile Sentry
Bone Scythe Covetous Demon
Chariot Lance Executioner's Chariot
Dragonrider's Bow Dragonrider
Dragonrider's Greatshield Dragonrider
Dragonrider's Halberd Dragonrider
Dragonrider's Twinblade Dragonrider
Gargoyle Bident Belfry Gargoyles
Giant Stone Axe Last Giant
Mytha's Bent Blade Mytha, the Baneful Queen
Pursuer's Greatshield Pursuer
Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword Pursuer
Roaring Halberd Skeleton Lord
Shield Crossbow Executioner's Chariot
Smelter Sword Executioner's Chariot
Shield Crossbow Smelter Demon
Spotted Whip Demon of Song
Warped Sword Flexile Sentry

Ornifex's boss weapons

You'll find Ornifex deep underground in the Shaded Ruins region of Dark Souls 2. You'll need to free her first, however, and to do that you'll have to get your hands on a Fang key. Simply use a Fragrant Branch of Yore on the statue by the bonfire in the Shaded Ruins, then kill the monster that spawns to get the key.

Once you've freed Ornifex, keep talking to her until you've worked through all of her dialogue trees. After that, she'll set up a new home in Brightstone Cove Tseldora. Make your way to the Lower Brightstone Cove bonfire, then take a left and walk through the door to find her.

Bow of Want Nashandra
Butcher's Knife The Rotten
Chaos Blade Lost Sinner (New Game Plus)
Chime of Want Nashandra
Crypt Blacksword The Rotten (New Game Plus)
Curved Dragon Greatsword Ancient Dragon
Defender's Greatsword Throne Defender
Defender's Shield Throne Defender
Dragonslayer's Greatbow Old Iron King (New Game Plus)
Dragonslayer's Spear Old Dragonslayer
Drakewing Ultra Greatsword Guardian Dragon
Iron King Hammer Old Iron King
King's Mirror Looking Glass Knight
King's Shield Velstadt (New Game Plus)
King's Ultra Greatsword Velstadt
Lost Sinner's Sword The Lost Sinner
Moonlight Greatsword Duke's Dear Freja (New Game Plus)
Ruler's Sword Velstadt (New Game Plus)
Sacred Chime Hammer Velstadt
Scythe of Want Nashandra
Spider Fang Duke's Dear Freja
Spider's Silk Duke's Dear Freja
Spitfire Spear Guardian Dragon
Thorned Greatsword Looking Glass Knight
Watcher's Greatsword Throne Defender
Watcher's Shield Throne Defender

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