Black Dragon Greatsword
black dragon greatsword

In-Game Description

In legend, this oddly-shaped long sword
is said to be forged from the black dragon's tail.

As it is told, the black dragon lost its tail to
a brave warrior in a magnificent battle,
and the tail was later used to forge
several legendary weapons.

Availability

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
Black Dragon Greatsword 136/0/0/0/0

(Slash/Thrust)
0/0 100 35 25/16/0/0

-/-/-/-/-/-
60/10/40/40/20 20/20/20/20 40 70 9.0

Move Set

Mix of the Bastard Sword and Claymore move sets.

Notes

  • Like the Black Dragon Sword, the design is reminiscent of Quelaag's Furysword from Dark Souls.
  • Infusing with either Magic, Fire, Lightning, or Dark won't give a stat bonus to that respective element.
  • It is recommended that you infuse it with Raw if you're not infusing it with anything else, due to the weapon having no stat scaling and gaining increased physical damage.
  • Can be enchanted. Cannot be buffed with resins.

Upgrades

Basic

Boss upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Black Dragon Greatsword +0 136/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- - -
Black Dragon Greatsword +1 176/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 1x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,560
Black Dragon Greatsword +2 217/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 2x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,950
Black Dragon Greatsword +3 258/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 3x Petrified Dragon Bone 2,330
Black Dragon Greatsword +4 299/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 4x Petrified Dragon Bone 3,110
Black Dragon Greatsword +5 340/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 5x Petrified Dragon Bone 3,500

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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 95/95/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Black Dragon Greatsword +1 123/123/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Black Dragon Greatsword +2 152/152/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Black Dragon Greatsword +3 180/180/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Black Dragon Greatsword +4 209/209/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/26.6/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Black Dragon Greatsword +5 238/238/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 95/0/95/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Black Dragon Greatsword +1 123/0/123/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Black Dragon Greatsword +2 152/0/152/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Black Dragon Greatsword +3 180/0/180/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Black Dragon Greatsword +4 209/0/209/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/56.6/37.9/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Black Dragon Greatsword +5 238/0/238/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 95/0/0/95/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Black Dragon Greatsword +1 123/0/0/123/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Black Dragon Greatsword +2 152/0/0/152/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Black Dragon Greatsword +3 180/0/0/180/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Black Dragon Greatsword +4 209/0/0/209/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Black Dragon Greatsword +5 238/0/0/238/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/56.6/17.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9

Dark

Reduces: 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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 95/0/0/0/95 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Black Dragon Greatsword +1 123/0/0/0/123 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Black Dragon Greatsword +2 152/0/0/0/152 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Black Dragon Greatsword +3 180/0/0/0/180 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Black Dragon Greatsword +4 209/0/0/0/209 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/36.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Black Dragon Greatsword +5 238/0/0/0/238 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 95/0/0/0/0 112/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Black Dragon Greatsword +1 123/0/0/0/0 117/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Black Dragon Greatsword +2 152/0/0/0/0 123/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Black Dragon Greatsword +3 180/0/0/0/0 128/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Black Dragon Greatsword +4 209/0/0/0/0 134/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Black Dragon Greatsword +5 238/0/0/0/0 140/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 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
Bleed Black Dragon Greatsword +0 95/0/0/0/0 0/112 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Bleed Black Dragon Greatsword +1 123/0/0/0/0 0/117 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Bleed Black Dragon Greatsword +2 152/0/0/0/0 0/123 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Bleed Black Dragon Greatsword +3 180/0/0/0/0 0/128 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Bleed Black Dragon Greatsword +4 209/0/0/0/0 0/134 -/-/-/-/-/- 57.9/7.9/37.9/37.9/17.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Bleed Black Dragon Greatsword +5 238/0/0/0/0 0/140 -/-/-/-/-/- 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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 156/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Raw Black Dragon Greatsword +1 203/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Raw Black Dragon Greatsword +2 250/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Raw Black Dragon Greatsword +3 297/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Raw Black Dragon Greatsword +4 344/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Raw Black Dragon Greatsword +5 391/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0

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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 136/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Enchanted Black Dragon Greatsword +1 176/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Enchanted Black Dragon Greatsword +2 217/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Enchanted Black Dragon Greatsword +3 258/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Enchanted Black Dragon Greatsword +4 299/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Enchanted Black Dragon Greatsword +5 340/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0

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 Black Dragon Greatsword +0 68/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Mundane Black Dragon Greatsword +1 88/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Mundane Black Dragon Greatsword +2 108/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Mundane Black Dragon Greatsword +3 129/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Mundane Black Dragon Greatsword +4 149/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Mundane Black Dragon Greatsword +5 170/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 60.0/10.0/40.0/40.0/20.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0

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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