Work Hook
work hook

In-Game Description

A hook that covers the hand.

Clearly not intended as a weapon,
but certainly sharp enough to
shred an enemy's skin.

Availability

Dark Souls 2 & Scholar of the First Sin:

Mimic (Earthen Peak) drop - guaranteed.

General Information

Image Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight Enchantable?
Items/Spells
work-hook-lg.png 20/0/0/0/0

(Slash)
0/67 120 10 6/10/0/0

D/-/-/-/-/-
30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10 5 40 1.0 Yes/Yes

Move Set

Notes

  • Increases Dexterity by 5 and decreases Adaptability by 3 while wielded in either hand. Effect occurs even when 2-handing the other hand's weapon.
  • Can only power-stance with another Work Hook.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux. Effects Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Work Hook +0 20/0/0/0/0 0/67 D/-/-/-/-/- - -
Work Hook +1 22/0/0/0/0 0/70 D/-/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Shard 280
Work Hook +2 24/0/0/0/0 0/73 D/-/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Shard 350
Work Hook +3 26/0/0/0/0 0/76 D/-/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Shard 420
Work Hook +4 28/0/0/0/0 0/80 D/-/-/-/-/- 1x Large Titanite Shard 550
Work Hook +5 30/0/0/0/0 0/83 D/-/-/-/-/- 2x Large Titanite Shard 620
Work Hook +6 32/0/0/0/0 0/86 D/-/-/-/-/- 3x Large Titanite Shard 690
Work Hook +7 34/0/0/0/0 0/90 D/-/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 830
Work Hook +8 36/0/0/0/0 0/93 D/-/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 900
Work Hook +9 38/0/0/0/0 0/96 D/-/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 970
Work Hook +10 40/0/0/0/0 0/100 C/-/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 1,100

Infusions

Magic

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base magic damage, INT stat bonus, magic damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Magic Work Hook +0 18/3/0/0/0 0/60 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +1 19/4/0/0/0 0/63 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +2 21/4/0/0/0 0/66 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +3 23/4/0/0/0 0/69 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +4 25/4/0/0/0 0/72 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +5 27/4/0/0/0 0/75 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +6 28/5/0/0/0 0/78 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +7 30/5/0/0/0 0/81 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +8 32/5/0/0/0 0/84 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +9 34/5/0/0/0 0/87 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Magic Work Hook +10 35/5/0/0/0 0/90 D/-/C/-/-/- 29.1/16.1/19.1/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1

Fire

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base fire damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, fire damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Fire Work Hook +0 18/0/3/0/0 0/60 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +1 19/0/4/0/0 0/63 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +2 21/0/4/0/0 0/66 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +3 23/0/4/0/0 0/69 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +4 25/0/4/0/0 0/72 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +5 27/0/4/0/0 0/75 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +6 28/0/5/0/0 0/78 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +7 30/0/5/0/0 0/81 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +8 32/0/5/0/0 0/84 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +9 34/0/5/0/0 0/87 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Fire Work Hook +10 35/0/5/0/0 0/90 D/-/-/C/-/- 29.1/9.1/26.6/19.1/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1

Lightning

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base lightning damage, FTH stat bonus, lightning damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Lightning Work Hook +0 18/0/0/3/0 0/60 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +1 19/0/0/4/0 0/63 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +2 21/0/0/4/0 0/66 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +3 23/0/0/4/0 0/69 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +4 25/0/0/4/0 0/72 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +5 27/0/0/4/0 0/75 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +6 28/0/0/5/0 0/78 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +7 30/0/0/5/0 0/81 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +8 32/0/0/5/0 0/84 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +9 34/0/0/5/0 0/87 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Lightning Work Hook +10 35/0/0/5/0 0/90 D/-/-/-/C/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/26.6/29.1 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1

Dark

Reduces: Physical base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base dark damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, dark damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Dark Work Hook +0 18/0/0/0/3 0/60 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +1 19/0/0/0/4 0/63 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +2 21/0/0/0/4 0/66 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +3 23/0/0/0/4 0/69 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +4 25/0/0/0/4 0/72 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +5 27/0/0/0/4 0/75 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +6 28/0/0/0/5 0/78 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +7 30/0/0/0/5 0/81 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +8 32/0/0/0/5 0/84 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +9 34/0/0/0/5 0/87 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1
Dark Work Hook +10 35/0/0/0/5 0/90 D/-/-/-/-/C 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/36.6 9.1/9.1/9.1/9.1

Poison

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base poison damage, poison damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Poison Work Hook +0 18/0/0/0/0 96/60 D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +1 19/0/0/0/0 98/63 D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +2 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +3 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +4 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +5 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +6 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +7 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +8 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +9 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9
Poison Work Hook +10 ?/0/0/0/0 ?/? D/-/-/-/-/- 27.9/7.9/17.9/17.9/27.9 26.6/7.9/7.9/7.9

Bleed

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base bleed damage, bleed damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Bleed Work Hook +0 19/0/0/0/0 0/96 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +1 21/0/0/0/0 0/101 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +2 23/0/0/0/0 0/105 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +3 24/0/0/0/0 0/110 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +4 26/0/0/0/0 0/115 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +5 28/0/0/0/0 0/120 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +6 30/0/0/0/0 0/124 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +7 32/0/0/0/0 0/129 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +8 34/0/0/0/0 0/134 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +9 36/0/0/0/0 0/139 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1
Bleed Work Hook +10 38/0/0/0/0 0/143 D/-/-/-/-/- 29.1/9.1/19.1/19.1/29.9 9.1/16.6/9.1/9.1

Raw

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base damage.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Work Hook +0 23/0/0/0/0 0/77 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +1 25/0/0/0/0 0/80 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +2 27/0/0/0/0 0/84 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +3 29/0/0/0/0 0/88 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +4 32/0/0/0/0 0/92 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +5 34/0/0/0/0 0/96 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +6 36/0/0/0/0 0/99 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +7 39/0/0/0/0 0/103 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +8 41/0/0/0/0 0/107 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +9 43/0/0/0/0 0/111 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Raw Work Hook +10 46/0/0/0/0 0/115 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10

Enchanted

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: INT stat bonus (excluding weapons that have base magic damage).
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Enchanted Work Hook +0 20/0/0/0/0 0/67 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +1 22/0/0/0/0 0/70 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +2 24/0/0/0/0 0/73 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +3 26/0/0/0/0 0/76 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +4 28/0/0/0/0 0/80 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +5 30/0/0/0/0 0/83 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +6 32/0/0/0/0 0/86 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +7 34/0/0/0/0 0/90 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +8 36/0/0/0/0 0/93 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +9 38/0/0/0/0 0/96 E/-/D/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Enchanted Work Hook +10 40/0/0/0/0 0/100 E/-/C/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10

Mundane

Reduces: Base damage, stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Damage scaling from lowest stat.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Mundane Work Hook +0 10/0/0/0/0 0/33 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +1 11/0/0/0/0 0/35 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +2 12/0/0/0/0 0/36 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +3 13/0/0/0/0 0/38 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +4 14/0/0/0/0 0/40 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +5 15/0/0/0/0 0/41 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +6 16/0/0/0/0 0/43 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +7 17/0/0/0/0 0/45 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +8 18/0/0/0/0 0/46 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +9 19/0/0/0/0 0/48 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10
Mundane Work Hook +10 20/0/0/0/0 0/50 E/-/-/-/-/- 30/10/20/20/30 10/10/10/10

Key

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B:

Counter Strength: Damage multiplier when hitting an enemy that is performing an action such as attacking. Value of 100 means no extra damage.
Poise Damage: The ability of the weapon to break the poise of an enemy.
Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively.
The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon,
while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Also keep in mind that your character gains a 100% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing
the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 14 Strength can wield a Great Club (Requires 28 Strength)
properly if the weapon is held with both hands. (14 x 2 = 28)

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat.
This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
See Scaling for more information.
The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D/E/F:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Intelligence and Faith stat bonus that influences the Fire attack of the weapon.
  • E is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.
  • F is the Intelligence or Faith stat bonus that influence the Dark attack of the weapon(The lower of the two stats is chosen as the bonus stat).
Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage
Aux Effect Reduction:

The Aux Effect Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much of the effect the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Stability: Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
Durability: The durability of the weapon.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
Enchantable? Items/Spells: Determines whether or not the weapon can receive a temporary damage buff by items and/or spells. Note that if you decided
to infuse the weapon it cannot be enchanted by items.
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