Two-Handing Weapons in Dark Souls: Remastered


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Two-Handing Weapons in Dark Souls: Remastered

There are many different ways to play in Dark Souls: Remastered, ranging from using devastating magic as a caster to crushing your foes with heavy melee weapons as a warrior. One such playstyle that many players like to go for is a two-handed build. But what are the benefits and downsides to two-handing weapons, and more importantly, how do you even two-hand a weapon in Dark Souls: Remastered?

We’ll explain all of that in today’s guide!

Benefits & Downsides of Two-Handing Weapons

There are many benefits to two-handing your weapon in Dark Souls: Remastered. For starters, you will do more damage than you would with only one hand, and it’ll increase your chances to stagger an opponent. When an enemy is staggered, they’ll be stunned for a moment, allowing you to land a critical hit!

A player two-handing a scythe in Dark Souls Remastered
Image: FromSoftware, Inc, QLOC, Bandai Namco Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

Another benefit to two-handing a weapon is that it allows you to bypass certain weapon requirements if you do not have the right stats. Two-handing will increase your strength, allowing you to properly wield and use weapons that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

Of course, there are also some some downsides to two-handing a weapon in Dark Souls: Remastered.

For starters, you will not be able to use a shield when two-handed. You can always put your weapon back into one-handed mode, but it takes a second to do. Additionally, if you have something in your left hand that isn’t a shield–such as a pyromancy’s flame–you will be unable to use that while two-handing a weapon.

How to Two-Hand a Weapon in Dark Souls: Remastered

Now, let’s get into what you’re really here for: how to actually two-hand a weapon in Dark Souls: Remastered.

Equipping a weapon in your right hand in Dark Souls Remastered
Image: FromSoftware, Inc, QLOC, Bandai Namco Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

To start off, you will need to place a melee weapon in your right hand by opening up the equipment menu. Once you’ve done that, exit out of the menu. At this point, you just need to press the correct button to two-hand.

The default on PC is “Alt.” If you are on an Xbox 360 controller, press “Y.” And if you are using a DualShock 3 controller, press the triangle button. And there you go! You should be able to two-hand your weapon, allowing you to reap all of the benefits that we mentioned earlier in this guide.

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