Combat Mechanics


Combat Mechanics are game mechanics that affect player combat. This extends to both Player Versus Player (PvP) and Player Versus Environment (PvE) combat. Some mechanics have a direct influence on gameplay whereas others only affect statistics and attributes.

Combat Mechanics can be broken down into mechanics that affect:

Mechanics introduced by Champion's Ashes are listed on the New Mechanics page.

While these mechanics are categorised separately, their relationship with each other is what forms the combat system in Dark Souls 3.

The influence of Champion's Ashes

Many of the mechanics listed on the above linked pages were influenced through the changes Champion's Ashes made. Some of these are broken down in this video:

For a more extensive list of changes to combat mechanics, see the Changelog PDF.

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