Crypt Blacksword
crypt blacksword

In-Game Description

Ultra greatsword symbolizing guardianship
over the Undead Crypt. The sword has never
seen the light of day, and is steeped in dark.

Availability

Acquired from Weaponsmith Ornifex by trading her 10,000 souls and the Old Dead One Soul.

General Information

Name Damage Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Aux Effects
Aux Effects Reduction
Damage
Reduction
Stability
Crypt Blacksword 148/0/0/0/80

(Slash)
130 60 70 24 40/10/12/12

D/D/-/-/-/A
-/-

25/25/25/25
70/10/50/50/45 45

Move Set

Notes

  • The Crypt Blacksword shares its moveset with the Gyrm Axe.

Upgrades

Special

Boss upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Petrified Dragon Bones Souls Cost
Crypt Blacksword +0 148/0/0/0/80 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/A - -
Crypt Blacksword +1 192/0/0/0/90 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/A 1 1,260
Crypt Blacksword +2 236/0/0/0/100 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/A 2 1,570
Crypt Blacksword +3 281/0/0/0/110 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/A 3 1,880
Crypt Blacksword +4 325/0/0/0/120 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/A 4 2,510
Crypt Blacksword +5 370/0/0/0/130 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/A 5 2,820

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 Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Magic Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 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 Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Fire Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 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 Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Lightning Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Crypt Blacksword +0 106/0/0/0/134 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/S
Dark Crypt Blacksword +1 138/0/0/0/151 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/S
Dark Crypt Blacksword +2 170/0/0/0/168 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/S
Dark Crypt Blacksword +3 202/0/0/0/184 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/S
Dark Crypt Blacksword +4 234/0/0/0/201 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/S
Dark Crypt Blacksword +5 266/0/0/0/218 0/0 D/D/-/-/-/S

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 Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Poison Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Bleed Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

Raw

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

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Raw Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 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 Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Enchanted Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Enchanted Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Enchanted Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Enchanted Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Enchanted Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-

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 Crypt Blacksword +0 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Crypt Blacksword +1 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Crypt Blacksword +2 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Crypt Blacksword +3 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Crypt Blacksword +4 0/0/0/0/0 0/0 -/-/-/-/-/-
Mundane Crypt Blacksword +5 0/0/0/0/0 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 types of damage types.

Counter Strength: The level of damage bonus for backstabs and ripostes
Poise Damage: The ability of the weapon to break the poise of an enemy
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.
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:
  • A is the Strength required
  • B is the Dexterity required
  • C is the Intelligence required
  • D is the Faith required

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).
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 weapon
  • B is the dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of 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 higher of the two stats is chosen as the bonus stat)
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:
  • A is Poison Effect
  • B is Bleed Effect
Aux Effect Reduction: The Aux Effect Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much effect the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D:
  • A is Poison Effect
  • B is Bleed Effect
  • C is Petrify Effect
  • D is Curse Effect
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
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.
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