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Thorned Greatsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


Thorned Greatsword.png

Thorned Greatsword+5

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 210(*197)(*161) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 150
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*107) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 10
icon-firebonus.png 0(*107) icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*112)(*107) icon-durabilitiy.png 85
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*107) icon_weight.png 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
20
C
15
C (*D)
14
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*B *B C(*B) *B
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special Yes
*When infused: 161 physical dmg/107 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to D.



A greatsword forged from the soul of the Looking Glass Knight.

Strong attack unleashes its latent power.

Fearing something wicked, the King fled the castle and never returned. But his warrior, forever true to his command, stands ready to expunge those who would challenge him.

Effect: special attack (strong attack)

Acquired From:


Hints and Tips:

  • The strong attack can be used one-handed or two-handed and produces an orange lightning bolt that is fired from the blade consuming 10 durability (5 with Bracing Knuckle Ring
    • Lowers durability loss for weapons by 20%, 35% (+1), 50% (+2)
    • Lowers durability loss for armor and rings by 20%, 25% (+1), 45% (+2)
    • Durability: 110, 85 (+1), 70 (+2)
    • Weight: 0.5, 0.8 (+1), 1.0 (+2)
    • Obtained from Lost Bastille, Chancellor Wellager(+1), Undead Crypt(+2)
  • The player smashes the weapon on the ground while one-handing, but thrusts the sword forward when two-handing.
  • The moveset is almost identical to Black Knight Greatsword.
  • Remember that this strong attack is both a melee attack and a projectile. Hitting someone with the blade of this strong attack deals way more damage than just hitting the projectile part.
  • Use a lightning buff (Sunlight Blade or Gold Pine Resin) on this weapon to make it much harder for enemies to predict your strong attack in PvP while increasing your damage. 
  • While not as strong as something like the Throne Defender's Greatsword, this weapon's ranged lightning bolt attacks will often surprise most people, and catch them off guard.
  • The strong attack can be animation cancelled to great effect and will throw off most opponents.


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Thorned 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 84 - - 50 - 110
35
C C - - C - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Regular +5 210 - - 80 - ^ C C - - C - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Magic 64 43 - 38 - ^ D D C - C - - - 57.9 26.6 37.9 37.9 17.9
Magic +5 161 107 - 61 - ^ C D C - C - - - 57.9 26.6 37.9 37.9 17.9
Fire 64 - 43 38 - ^ D D - C C - - - 57.9 7.9 56.6 37.9 36.6
Fire +5 161 - 70 61 - ^ C D - C C - - - 57.9 7.9 56.6 37.9 36.6
Lightning 78 - - 70 - ^ D D - - C - - - 59.1 9.1 39.1 46.6 19.1
Lightning +5 197 - - 112 - ^ C D - - B - - - 59.1 9.1 39.1 46.6 19.1
Dark 64 - - 38 43 ^ D D - - C C - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 36.6
Dark +5 161 - - 61 107 ^ C D - - C C - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 36.6
Poison 75 - - 45 - ^ D D - - C - 96 - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Poison +5 189 - - 72 - ^ C D - - B - 120 - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Bleed 75 - - 45 - ^ D D - - C - - 96 57.9 9.1 37.9 37.9 17.9
Bleed +5 189 - - 72 - ^ C D - - B - - 120 57.9 9.1 37.9 37.9 17.9
Raw 96 - - 57 - ^ E E - - D - - - 60 10 10 40 20
Raw +5 241 - - 92 - ^ E E - - D - - - 60 10 10 40 20
Enchanted 84 - - 50 - ^ E E D - E - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Enchanted+5 210 - - 80 - ^ E E C - E - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane 42 - - 25 - ^ D E - - E - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane+5 105 - - 40 - ^ D E - - D - - - 60 10 40 40 20

 

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)




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