Greatsword
greatsword

In-Game Description

A straight sword with a very long blade.
One of few ultra greatswords.

No human was intended to wield a sword
of this weight or destructiveness.

Only a few famed warriors have ever
wielded this great blade, for it challenges
the very limits of human ability.

Availability

  • Dark Souls II and Scholar of the First Sin: No-man's Wharf treasure. In a metal chest in a room in the upper tier of the area, in a house inhabited by four Dark Stalkers.

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
greatsword-lg.png 200/0/0/0/0

(Slash)
0/0 130 50 28/10/0/0

C/D/-/-/-/-
70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25 45 70 22

Move Set

Notes

  • With 99 DEX, 99 STR and fully upgraded the attack is 400+250
  • This weapon could be a referance to the manga Berserk, since it has the same appearance of the "Dragon Slayer" wielded by the main character, Guts

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Greatsword +0 200/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/D/-/-/- - -
Greatsword +1 220/0/0/0/0 0/0 B/D/-/-/- 1x Titanite Shard 570
Greatsword +2 240/0/0/0/0 0/0 B/D/-/-/- 2x Titanite Shard 710
Greatsword +3 260/0/0/0/0 0/0 B/D/-/-/- 3x Titanite Shard 850
Greatsword +4 280/0/0/0/0 0/0 B/D/-/-/- 1x Large Titanite Shard 1,130
Greatsword +5 300/0/0/0/0 0/0 A/D/-/-/- 2x Large Titanite Shard 1,270
Greatsword +6 320/0/0/0/0 0/0 A/D/-/-/- 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,410
Greatsword +7 340/0/0/0/0 0/0 A/D/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 1,690
Greatsword +8 360/0/0/0/0 0/0 A/D/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 1,830
Greatsword +9 380/0/0/0/0 0/0 S/D/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 1,970
Greatsword +10 400/0/0/0/0 0/0 S/D/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 2,250

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 Greatsword +0 140/140/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/C/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +1 154/154/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/C/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +2 168/168/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/C/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +3 182/182/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +4 196/196/0/0/0 0/0 B/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +5 210/210/0/0/0 0/0 B/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +6 224/224/0/0/0 0/0 B/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +7 238/238/0/0/0 0/0 B/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +8 252/252/0/0/0 0/0 B/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +9 266/266/0/0/0 0/0 B/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Magic Greatsword +10 280/280/0/0/0 0/0 A/E/B/-/-/- 67.9/26.6/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9

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 Greatsword +0 140/0/140/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/C/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +1 154/0/154/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/C/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +2 168/0/168/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/C/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +3 182/0/182/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +4 196/0/196/0/0 0/0 B/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +5 210/0/210/0/0 0/0 B/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +6 224/0/224/0/0 0/0 B/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +7 238/0/238/0/0 0/0 B/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +8 252/0/252/0/0 0/0 B/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +9 266/0/266/0/0 0/0 B/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Fire Greatsword +10 280/0/280/0/0 0/0 A/E/-/B/-/- 67.9/7.9/66.6/47.9/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9

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 Greatsword +0 140/0/0/140/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/C/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +1 154/0/0/154/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/C/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +2 168/0/0/168/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/C/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +3 182/0/0/182/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +4 196/0/0/196/0 0/0 B/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +5 210/0/0/210/0 0/0 B/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +6 224/0/0/224/0 0/0 B/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +7 238/0/0/238/0 0/0 B/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +8 252/0/0/252/0 0/0 B/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +9 266/0/0/266/0 0/0 B/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Lightning Greatsword +10 280/0/0/280/0 0/0 A/E/-/-/B/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/66.6/32.9 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9

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 Greatsword +0 140/0/0/0/140 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/C 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +1 154/0/0/0/154 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/C 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +2 168/0/0/0/168 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/C 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +3 182/0/0/0/182 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +4 196/0/0/0/196 0/0 B/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +5 210/0/0/0/210 0/0 B/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +6 224/0/0/0/224 0/0 B/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +7 238/0/0/0/238 0/0 B/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +8 252/0/0/0/252 0/0 B/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +9 266/0/0/0/266 0/0 B/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9
Dark Greatsword +10 280/0/0/0/280 0/0 A/E/-/-/-/B 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/51.6 22.9/22.9/22.9/22.9

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 Greatsword +0 140/0/0/0/0 112/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +1 154/0/0/0/0 114/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +2 168/0/0/0/0 117/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +3 182/0/0/0/0 120/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +4 196/0/0/0/0 123/0 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +5 210/0/0/0/0 126/0 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +6 224/0/0/0/0 128/0 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +7 238/0/0/0/0 131/0 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +8 252/0/0/0/0 134/0 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +9 266/0/0/0/0 137/0 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9
Poison Greatsword +10 280/0/0/0/0 140/0 A/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 41.6/22.9/22.9/22.9

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 Greatsword +0 140/0/0/0/0 0/112 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +1 154/0/0/0/0 0/114 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +2 168/0/0/0/0 0/117 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +3 182/0/0/0/0 0/120 C/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +4 196/0/0/0/0 0/123 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +5 210/0/0/0/0 0/126 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +6 224/0/0/0/0 0/128 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +7 238/0/0/0/0 0/131 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +8 252/0/0/0/0 0/134 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +9 266/0/0/0/0 0/137 B/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9
Bleed Greatsword +10 280/0/0/0/0 0/140 A/E/-/-/-/- 67.9/7.9/47.9/47.9/32.9 22.9/41.6/22.9/22.9

Raw

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

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Greatsword +0 230/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +1 253/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +2 276/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +3 299/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +4 322/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +5 345/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +6 368/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +7 391/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +8 414/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +9 437/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Raw Greatsword +10 460/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25

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 Greatsword +0 200/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +1 220/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +2 240/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +3 260/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +4 280/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +5 300/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +6 320/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +7 340/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +8 360/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +9 380/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/D/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Enchanted Greatsword +10 400/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/C/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25

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 Greatsword +0 100/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +1 110/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +2 120/0/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +3 130/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +4 140/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +5 150/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +6 160/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +7 170/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +8 180/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +9 190/0/0/0/0 0/0 C/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25
Mundane Greatsword +10 200/0/0/0/0 0/0 B/E/-/-/-/- 70/10/50/50/35 25/25/25/25

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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