Black_Knight_Greatsword.png

Black Knight Greatsword+5

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 280 (*268)(*252) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 110
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*48) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 35
icon-firebonus.png 80(*115)(*72) icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*48) icon-durabilitiy.png 70
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*48) icon_weight.png 12.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
20
C
20
E
8 12
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*C C(*C) *C *C
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 252 physical dmg/48 elemental dmg and C scaling with chosen element.

Black Knight Greatsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.

 

Greatsword wielded by knights who served a lord of light in a long-forgotten age.

Even after their flesh was charred by flame, they remained as strong as ever, and stood watch, challenging visitors to their land. 

Acquired From

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Despite the clear reference to the Black Knight sword of the first Dark Souls, this weapon bears little resemblance to that weapon.
  • When you reach the ledge at the end of Belfry Sol where you can drop back down to the Belfry Sol bonfire there is a hidden wall to the right. There are 2 chests in the room. The sword is in the left chest.
  • As of Patch 1.03 this weapon can be buffed with spells.
  • One handed moveset is similiar to Claymore, While two handed moveset is same as Thorned Greatsword's two handed light attack, swinging speed is varied by light or strong attack.
  • Cannot use resins to buff weapon, however it is buffable with magic.
  • Considering the length and damage of this greatsword it's a viable option for STR/DEX fire caster builds, however it uses a sizable chunk of stamina for strong attacks. It can also knock down enemies with lunge attacks.
  • Two-handing this weapon alters your stance, allowing the wielder to leverage the weight of their body while striking; however, this greatly reduces the range of this weapon, which may cause inexperienced users to miss swings they expect to hit and leave themselves open to retaliation.
  • At Fire +5 with 40 STR/DEX, and 30 INT/FTH the Black Knight Greatsword does 268 + 81 Physical and 115 + 93 Fire Damage (AR 557).
  • The stats requirements in Scholar of the First Sin are different; you need 28 STR, 20 DEX, 8 INT (12 INT pre-SOTFS) and 12 FTH.
  • Used by Syan Soldiers wielding swords.


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Black Knight 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 186 - 50 - - 110
35
C E - C - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Regular +5 280 - 80 - - ^ C E - C - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Magic 167 30 45 - - ^ C E C C - - - - 57.9 26.6 37.9 37.9 17.9
Magic +5 252 48 72 - - ^ C E C C - - - - 57.9 26.6 37.9 37.9 17.9
Fire 178 - 72 - - ^ C E - C - - - - 59.1 9.1 46.6 39.1 19.1
Fire +5 268 - 115 - - ^ C E - C - - - - 59.1 9.1 46.6 39.1 19.1
Lightning 167 - 45 30 - ^ C E - C C - - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 56.6 17.9
Lightning +5 252 - 72 48 - ^ C E - C C - - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 56.6 17.9
Dark 167 - 45 - 30 ^ C E - C - C - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 36.6
Dark +5 252 - 72 - 48 ^ C E - C - C - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 36.6
Poison 167 - 45 - - ^ C E - C - - 96 - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Poison +5 252 - 72 - - ^ C E - B - - 120 - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Bleed 167 - 45 - - ^ C E - C - - - 96 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Bleed +5 252 - 72 - - ^ C E - B - - - 120 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Raw 213 - 57 - - ^ E E - D - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Raw +5 322 - 92 - - ^ E E - D - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Enchanted 186 - 50 - - ^ E E D E - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Enchanted +5 280 - 80 - - ^ E E D E - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane 93 - 25 - - ^ D E - E - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane +5 140 - 40 - - ^ D E - E - - - - 60 10 40 40 20

Table Key

Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do.

 

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

      24 Dec 2019 02:04  

      Best weapon for a strength pyro hybrid, 50 str 20 dex base int 36 fth for sacred oath and gmb, 43 attunement plus hexer hood for 3 forbidden sun casts, penal handcuffs for extra damage, flame weapon buff for extra fire but uninfused for that sweet physical damage.... add alone armor pieces for fashion souls and a throne watcher shield or llewelyn shield for a nice shield with all around defenses, third dragon ring, cloranthy ring +2, rob+2 and old leo for the brutal r2 pokes, forbidden sun has its own casting time so no clear blue stone ring required, old leo can be swapped but not cloranthy the weapon consumes a lot of stamina.

      • Anonymous

        15 Oct 2019 02:52  

        Hello :) What's the best infusion i should choose with 30/30 int/faith and 30/20 str/dext for this weapon ? I play only pve

        • Anonymous

          17 Feb 2019 15:48  

          Got one from Shaded Woods, imbued it with lightning. It's okay, particularly for a STR/FTH build, but being a GS the moveset is rather slow and the elemental damage becomes split (which I prefer since I have very little INT and makes it more of an all rounder) which, even with a B on both fire and lightning turns out to be pretty underwhelming. Still, both movesets are incredibly varied and practical so if you don't mind the slow attack speeds it's a good GP weapon for sure.

          • Anonymous

            24 Dec 2018 07:43  

            I love this thing. I love the moveset. it has very good damage. and for some reason it looks like it has more range then most Greatswords, or is that just me.

            • Anonymous

              24 Sep 2017 22:56  

              Best greatsword ever and it has an awesome attack range for finishing off multiple foes at once like a total Badass. Highly Recommended for Greatsword players :)

              • Anonymous

                black night greatsword29 Aug 2016 11:00  

                When I got this sword it was +5 but I can't upgrade it via blacksmithing... How can I upgrade it?

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