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Greatsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.

 


Greatsword.png

Greatsword+10

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 400 (*280) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 130
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*280) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 50
icon-firebonus.png 0(*280) icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*280) icon-durabilitiy.png 70
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*280) icon_weight.png 22
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
28
S
10
D (*E)
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Ultra Greatsword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 280 physical dmg/280 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to E.

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 destructivenes.

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

Acquired From


Hints and Tips:

  • Upgraded with regular Titanite to +10.
  • Regulation 1.08 updated this weapon to have S STR Scalling at +10. At Normal +10 with 50 Strength and 10 required Dexterity, this weapon has an attack rating of 579. 629 with Ring of Blades +2.
  • DON'T USE IT IN TIGHT HALLWAYS. In the current game build, if you are auto-targeting and backpedaling, you will attack in the direction you are walking and NOT the direction you are facing!
  • Trivia: Guts from Berserk (anime/manga) uses an giant two-handed sword similar to this one, called the Dragonslayer. The Greatsword is most likely a reference due to the developers loving the Berserk series. Players looking for another Ultra Greatsword like the Dragonslayer could try the Crypt Blacksword, although that requires NG+ or using a Bonfire Ascetic and is also shorter and wider than the original Dragonslayer.


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Greatsword Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus
Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-wp_magdmg.png
icon-wp_firedmg.png
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
icon-darkbonus.png
icon-Counter&poisedamage.png
icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexscale_green.png
icon-magicbonus_green.png
icon-firebonus_green.png
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
icon-darkbonus_green.png
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 200 - - - - 130
50
C D - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Regular +10 400 - - - - ^ S D - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Magic 140 140 - - - ^ C E C - - - - - 67.9 26.6 47.9 47.9 32.9
Magic +10 280 280 - - - ^ A E B - - - - - 67.9 26.6 47.9 47.9 32.9
Fire 140 - 140 - - ^ C E - C - - - - 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9
Fire +10 280 - 280 - - ^ A E - B - - - - 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9
Lightning 140 - - 140 - ^ C E - - C - - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9
Lightning +10 280 - - 280 - ^ A E - - B - - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9
Dark 140 - - - 140 ^ C E - - - C - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 51.6
Dark +10 280 - - - 280 ^ A E - - - B - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 51.6
Poison 140 - - - - ^ C E - - - - 112 - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Poison +10 280 - - - - ^ A E - - - - 140 - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Bleed 140 - - - - ^ C E - - - - - 112 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Bleed +10 280 - - - - ^ A E - - - - - 140 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Raw 230 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Raw +10 460 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Enchanted 200 - - - - ^ E E D - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Enchanted +10 400 - - - - ^ C E C - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Mundane 100 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Mundane+10 200 - - - - ^ B E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35

Table Key


Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths.

Requirements/
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values
Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects
Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
Strength
icon-wp_physicalattack.png
Physical
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
Physical
icon-wp_bleed.png
Bleeding
icon-durabilitiy.png
Durability
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Dexterity
icon-wp_magdmg.png
Magic
icon-wp_magicdef.png
Magic
icon-wp_poisondef.png
Poison
icon_weight.png
Weight
icon-intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon-wp_firedmg.png
Fire
icon-wp_firedef.png
Fire
icon-wp_petrifydef.png
Petrify

icon-faith.png
Faith
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
Lightning
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
Lightning
icon-wp_cursedef.png
Curse

icon-magicbonus_green.png
Magic Bonus
icon-wp_counterstrength.png
Counter Strength
icon-wp_stability.png
Stability


icon-firebonus_green.png
Fire Bonus
icon-wp_poiseDamage.png
Poise Damage



icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
Lighting Bonus
icon-wp_castSpeed.png
Cast Speed



icon-darkbonus_green.png
Dark Bonus
icon-wp_range.png
Range



Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".

Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)




    • Anonymous

      26 Apr 2017 05:54  

      awesome weapon for a strength build in pvp or pve, use the 1h moveset for horizontal swings, and the 2h R2 will almost never hit but the follow up R2 is surprisingly fast and is good for punishing people trying to backstab you, also jump attacks!

      • Anonymous

        26 Jan 2017 15:36  

        I left the last comment, and I have now changed my mind. The 2-handed R1 strike of this weapon is very good actually it's quite quick, very good for taking out bosses and fatties. I now like the sword.

        • Anonymous

          23 Jan 2017 14:59  

          a bad weapon imo, the 2-handed R1 strike misses opponent annoyingly a lot and the R2 strike is very slow. Don't bother pumping Titanite into this, especially as you find the far better Large Club soon after finding Greatsword.

          • 18 Nov 2016 01:11  

            II just love this beauty, my favourite weapon, I have to say
            Excellent for crowd control, with an equally excellent damage output. This thing carried my all the way through the game and all the 3 DLCs and literally saved my ass against Fume Knight. IMO, a top tier as far as UGS are concerned

            • Parry...Attack?02 Oct 2016 15:23  

              So has anyone else else noticed that the parry with this thing can break chests if they are in the right location? I'm wondering if it counts as an attack if the target is to your left in just the right spot. Going to test it out but just broke a chest with just the parry. Wish me luck

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