Black Dragon Sword
black dragon sword

In-Game Description

In legend, this oddly-shaped straight 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

Dragon Knight (Sword & Shield) drop - very rare.

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
Black Dragon Sword 120/0/0/0/0

(Slash/Thrust)
0/0 110 20 20/15/0/0

-/-/-/-/-/-
50/10/35/35/25 20/20/20/20 20 60 4.0

Move Set

Notes

  • Like the Black Dragon Greatsword, 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, that is 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 Sword +0 120/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- - -
Black Dragon Sword +1 156/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 1x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,450
Black Dragon Sword +2 192/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 2x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,810
Black Dragon Sword +3 228/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 3x Petrified Dragon Bone 2,170
Black Dragon Sword +4 264/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 4x Petrified Dragon Bone 2,890
Black Dragon Sword +5 300/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 5x Petrified Dragon Bone 3,250

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 Sword +0 84/84/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 47.9/26.6/32.9/32.9/22.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Magic Black Dragon Sword +1 109/109/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Black Dragon Sword +2 134/134/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Black Dragon Sword +3 159/159/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Black Dragon Sword +4 184/184/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Black Dragon Sword +5 210/210/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Sword +0 84/0/84/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 47.9/7.9/51.6/32.9/22.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Fire Black Dragon Sword +1 109/0/109/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Black Dragon Sword +2 134/0/134/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Black Dragon Sword +3 159/0/159/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Black Dragon Sword +4 184/0/184/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Black Dragon Sword +5 210/0/210/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Sword +0 84/0/0/84/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 47.9/7.9/32.9/51.6/22.9 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Lightning Black Dragon Sword +1 109/0/0/109/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Black Dragon Sword +2 134/0/0/134/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Black Dragon Sword +3 159/0/0/159/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Black Dragon Sword +4 184/0/0/184/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Black Dragon Sword +5 210/0/0/210/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Sword +0 84/0/0/0/84 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 47.9/7.9/32.9/32.9/41.6 17.9/17.9/17.9/17.9
Dark Black Dragon Sword +1 109/0/0/0/109 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Dark Black Dragon Sword +2 134/0/0/0/134 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Dark Black Dragon Sword +3 159/0/0/0/159 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Dark Black Dragon Sword +4 184/0/0/0/184 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Dark Black Dragon Sword +5 210/0/0/0/210 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Sword +0 84/0/0/0/0 112/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 47.9/7.9/32.9/32.9/22.9 36.6/17.9/17.9/17.9
Poison Black Dragon Sword +1 109/0/0/0/0 117/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Black Dragon Sword +2 134/0/0/0/0 123/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Black Dragon Sword +3 159/0/0/0/0 128/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Black Dragon Sword +4 184/0/0/0/0 134/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Black Dragon Sword +5 210/0/0/0/0 140/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Sword +0 84/0/0/0/0 0/112 -/-/-/-/-/- 47.9/7.9/32.9/32.9/22.9 17.9/36.6/17.9/17.9
Bleed Black Dragon Sword +1 109/0/0/0/0 0/117 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Black Dragon Sword +2 134/0/0/0/0 0/123 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Black Dragon Sword +3 159/0/0/0/0 0/128 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Black Dragon Sword +4 184/0/0/0/0 0/134 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Black Dragon Sword +5 210/0/0/0/0 0/140 -/-/-/-/-/-

Raw

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

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Black Dragon Sword +0 138/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 50.0/10.0/35.0/35.0/25.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Raw Black Dragon Sword +1 179/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Black Dragon Sword +2 220/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Black Dragon Sword +3 262/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Black Dragon Sword +4 303/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Black Dragon Sword +5 345/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Sword +0 120/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/- 50.0/10.0/35.0/35.0/25.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Enchanted Black Dragon Sword +1 156/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/-
Enchanted Black Dragon Sword +2 192/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/-
Enchanted Black Dragon Sword +3 228/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/-
Enchanted Black Dragon Sword +4 264/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/-
Enchanted Black Dragon Sword +5 300/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/D/-/-/-

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 Sword +0 60/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/- 50.0/10.0/35.0/35.0/25.0 20.0/20.0/20.0/20.0
Mundane Black Dragon Sword +1 78/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Black Dragon Sword +2 96/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Black Dragon Sword +3 114/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Black Dragon Sword +4 132/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Black Dragon Sword +5 150/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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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