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Varangian Sword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.

 


Varangian Sword.png

Varangian Sword+10

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 250(*175) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 110
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*175) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 20
icon-firebonus.png 0(*175) icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*175) icon-durabilitiy.png 40
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*175) icon_weight.png 5.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
14
C
6
C (*D)
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Straight Sword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 175 physical dmg/175 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to D.

Straight sword wielded by Varangians and engraved with a skull. A former king launched a campaign to capture these terrors of the high seas, but rather than imprison them, forced them into hard labor at No-man's Wharf.


Scholar of the First Sin added:

 

The king, wracked with fear and suspicion, began to see the progenitor of the curse in anything and everything. During his reign, sorcerers in particular suffered dreadful persecution.



Acquired From

  • Dropped by Varangian Sailors that wield this sword in No-Man's Wharf





Hints and Tips:

  • Reinforced using regular Titanite to +10.
  • Has a full suite of slashing attacks.
  • Essentially a stronger version of the Broadsword and an alternative to the Drakekeeper's sword, which has slightly more range and almost two times it's durability but has no counter damage, it is heavier, slightly less damaging and requiring more stamina for each slash when compared to the Varangian sword,
  • At +10 and with 40/40 str/dex, this weapon has an Attack Rating of 355 (250+105) which is the second highest pure physical attack rating of all straight swords, second only to Red Rust Sword which has an attack rating of 359 with 40/40 str/dex.


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Dual Wielding & Power Stance Varangian Sword


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Varangian Sword 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 125 - - - - 110
20
C C - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Regular +10 250 - - - - ^ C C - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Magic 87 87 - - - ^ D D C - - - - - 47.9 26.6 32.9 32.9 22.9
Magic +10 175 175 - - - ^ C D B - - - - - 47.9 26.6 32.9 32.9 22.9
Fire 87 - 87 - - ^ D D - C - - - - 57.9 7.9 51.6 32.9 22.9
Fire +10 175 - 175 - - ^ C D - B - - - - 57.9 7.9 51.6 32.9 22.9
Lightning 87 - - 87 - ^ D D - - C - - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 51.6 22.9
Lightning +10 175 - - 175 - ^ C D - - B - - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 - 22.9
Dark 87 - - - 87 ^ D D - - - C - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 41.6
Dark +10 175 - - - 175 ^ C D - - - B - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 41.6
Poison 87 - - - - ^ D D - - - - 112 - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Poison +10 175 - - - - ^ C D - - - - 140 - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Bleed 87 - - - - ^ D D - - - - - 112 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Bleed +10 175 - - - - ^ C D - - - - - 140 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 41.6
Raw 143 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Raw +10 287 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Enchanted 125 - - - - ^ E E D - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Enchanted+10 250 - - - - ^ E E C - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Mundane 62 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Mundane+10 125 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25

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

      07 Jul 2017 01:12  

      A great all-round sword, breaks quickly though. I'd recommend a different main weapon with higher durability and keeping this as a back-up for those slightly longer runs

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