Bastard Sword
bastard sword

In-Game Description

A standard greatsword.

Heavy greatswords are designed to
be wielded two-handed.

Normally swung in large arcs and effective
against multiple foes, be wary that such attacks
leave the wielder wide open.

Availability

Dark Souls 2:

  • Forest of Fallen Giants treasure. In the Soldier's Rest, the corner building with the accessible roof has a small Hollow Infantry ambush near the back door.
    The sword is on a corpse in the alcove, concealed by some boxes.

Scholar of the First Sin:

Dark Souls 2 & Scholar of the First Sin:

General Information

Image Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
bastard-sword-lg.png 140/0/0/0/0

(Slash/Thrust)
0/0 120 35 20/11/0/0

C/C/-/-/-/-
60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20 40 60 6.0

Move Set

Notes

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Bastard Sword +0 140/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- - -
Bastard Sword +1 154/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 1x Titanite Shard 540
Bastard Sword +2 168/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 2x Titanite Shard 680
Bastard Sword +3 182/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 3x Titanite Shard 810
Bastard Sword +4 196/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 1x Large Titanite Shard 1,080
Bastard Sword +5 210/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 2x Large Titanite Shard 1,210
Bastard Sword +6 224/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,350
Bastard Sword +7 238/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 1,620
Bastard Sword +8 252/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 1,750
Bastard Sword +9 266/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 1,890
Bastard Sword +10 280/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/C/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 2,150

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 Bastard Sword +0 98/98/0/0/0 0/0 D/D/C/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +1 107/107/0/0/0 0/0 D/D/C/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +2 117/117/0/0/0 0/0 D/D/C/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +3 127/127/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +4 137/137/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +5 147/147/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +6 156/156/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +7 166/166/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +8 176/176/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +9 186/186/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Bastard Sword +10 196/196/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/B/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9

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 Bastard Sword +0 98/0/98/0/0 0/0 D/D/-/C/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +1 107/0/107/0/0 0/0 D/D/-/C/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +2 117/0/117/0/0 0/0 D/D/-/C/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +3 127/0/127/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +4 137/0/137/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +5 147/0/147/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +6 156/0/156/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +7 166/0/166/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +8 176/0/176/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +9 186/0/186/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Bastard Sword +10 196/0/196/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/B/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9

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 Bastard Sword +0 98/0/0/98/0 0/0 D/D/-/-/C/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +1 107/0/0/107/0 0/0 D/D/-/-/C/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +2 117/0/0/117/0 0/0 D/D/-/-/C/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +3 127/0/0/127/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +4 137/0/0/137/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +5 147/0/0/147/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +6 156/0/0/156/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +7 166/0/0/166/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +8 176/0/0/176/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +9 186/0/0/186/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Bastard Sword +10 196/0/0/196/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/B/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9

Dark

Reduces: Physical base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
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 Bastard Sword +0 98/0/0/0/98 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/C 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +1 107/0/0/0/107 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/C 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +2 117/0/0/0/117 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/C 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +3 127/0/0/0/127 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +4 137/0/0/0/137 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +5 147/0/0/0/147 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +6 156/0/0/0/156 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +7 166/0/0/0/166 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +8 176/0/0/0/176 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +9 186/0/0/0/186 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Bastard Sword +10 196/0/0/0/196 0/0 C/D/-/-/-/B 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9

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 Bastard Sword +0 98/0/0/0/0 112/0 D/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +1 107/0/0/0/0 114/0 D/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +2 117/0/0/0/0 117/0 D/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +3 127/0/0/0/0 120/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +4 137/0/0/0/0 123/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +5 147/0/0/0/0 126/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +6 156/0/0/0/0 128/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +7 161/0/0/0/0 131/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +8 176/0/0/0/0 134/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +9 186/0/0/0/0 137/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Bastard Sword +10 196/0/0/0/0 140/0 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9

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
Lacerating Bastard Sword +0 98/0/0/0/0 0/112 D/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +1 107/0/0/0/0 0/114 D/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +2 117/0/0/0/0 0/117 D/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +3 127/0/0/0/0 0/120 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +4 137/0/0/0/0 0/123 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +5 147/0/0/0/0 0/126 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +6 156/0/0/0/0 0/128 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +7 161/0/0/0/0 0/131 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +8 176/0/0/0/0 0/134 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +9 186/0/0/0/0 0/137 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Lacerating Bastard Sword +10 196/0/0/0/0 0/140 C/D/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9

Raw

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

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Bastard Sword +0 161/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +1 177/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +2 193/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +3 209/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +4 225/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +5 241/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +6 257/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +7 273/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +8 289/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +9 305/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Raw Bastard Sword +10 322/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20

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 Bastard Sword +0 140/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +1 154/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +2 168/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +3 182/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +4 196/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +5 210/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +6 224/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +7 238/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +8 252/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +9 266/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Enchanted Bastard Sword +10 280/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/C/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20

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 Bastard Sword +0 70/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +1 77/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +2 84/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +3 91/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +4 98/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +5 105/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +6 112/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +7 119/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +8 126/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +9 133/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20
Mundane Bastard Sword +10 140/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20

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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