Greatswords in Dark Souls II are a type of Weapon that are usually identified by having a robust move set, offering wide and horizontal slashes as well as strong thrusthing attacks. Greatswords are some of the most used Weapons in Dark Souls 2, they're a bit slow and heavy as opposed to wielding a Straight Sword, they also consume more stamine each swing, but they make up for it in terms of damage output. To wield Greatswords, you would need to invest mostly on Strength, they would also require a moderate amount of stat investment in order to maximize its potential depending on the type of Greatsword you have. This page covers a list of all Greatswords in Dark Souls 2.

 

 

All Greatswords in Dark Souls 2

Quick Search of All Greatswords in Dark Souls 2

Slash/Thrust Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Aux
Aux Res
Counter DamagePoise Damag
Stability
Requirements
ParamBonus
Durability / Weight
Image &
Name
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icon wp physicaldef
icon magicbonus
icon wp magicdef
icon firebonus
icon wp firedef
icon lightningbonus
icon wp lightningdef
icon darkbonus
icon wp darkdef
Poison Bleed Damage
Poison Bleed Resist
Petrify Curse Resist
icon CounterStrength%26PoiseDamage
icon wp stability
icon strength
icon dexterity
icon intelligence
icon faith
Icon Durability%26Weight
Acquired From
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icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
Bastard Sword
Bastard Sword
140
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
120 - 35
40
20
C
11
C
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
6
-Found on a corpse near Soldier's Rest, in Forest of Fallen Giants
-Drops from Hollow Soldiers wielding them.
-Sold by Steady Hand McDuff (3,000 souls)
Bluemoon Greatsword
Bluemoon Greatsword
187
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
28
-
10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
30
15
-Kill Benhart of Jugo, or complete his questline.
Claymore
Claymore
145
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0-0
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
20
C
13
C
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
8.0
-Sold by Head of Vengarl (4,300 souls).
Flamberge
Flamberge
125
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 67
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
16
D
15
C
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
7.0
-Sold by Chancellor Wellager in Drangleic Castle (4,200 souls).
Drangleic Sword
Drangleic Sword
180
40
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
120 - 35
40
25
C
20
A
0
-
0
-
-
-
-
-
70
9.0
-Found on a corpse, down a hole in the ground, after the Pursuer's boss room, in Forest of Fallen Giants.
Thorned Greatsword
Thorned Greatsword
84
60
0
10
0
40
50
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
20
C
15
C
-
-
14
-
-
C
-
-
70
8.0
-Trade Looking Glass Knight Soul to Weaponsmith Ornifex (3,000 souls).
Moonlight Greatsword
Moonlight Greatsword
0
60
152
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
120 - 35
40
18
-
18
-
18
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
8.0
-Trade Old Paledrake Soul (Intensity 2+ Duke's Dear Freja) to Weaponsmith Ornifex (10,000 souls).
mastodon greatsword ds2
Mastodon Greatsword
150
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
100 - 40
40
30
B
12
E
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
16.0
-Dropped by the Spiders in Brightstone Cove Tseldora.
-Dropped by the Mastodon Knights in Drangleic Castle.
-In an iron chest near King's Gate, in Drangleic Castle.
Rulers Sword
Ruler's Sword
112
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
20
C
20
C
16
-
16
-
-
-
-
-
60
8.0
-Trade Soul of the King to Weaponsmith Ornifex (10,000 souls).
Mirrah Greatsword
Mirrah Greatsword
125
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
120 - 35
40
16
C
20
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
7.0
-Complete Lucatiel of Mirrah's questline.
-Sold by Merchant Hag Melentia after killing Lucatiel.
Old Mirrah Greatsword
Old Mirrah Greatsword
125
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
120 - 35
40
16
C
20
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
7.0
-Drops from Dark Spirit Aslatiel of Mirrah.
Black Dragon Greatsword Icon
Black Dragon Greatsword
136
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
100 - 35
40
25
-
16
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
9.0
-Rank 3 in the Dragon Remnants covenant.
-Drops from Dark Spirit Dragonfang Villard in Dragon Shrine.
Black Knight Greatsword
Black Knight Greatsword
186
60
0
10
50
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
28
C
20
E
12
-
12
C
-
-
-
-
70
12.0
-Found behind an illusory wall when exiting Belfry Sol.
-Drops from the Kobolds at the entrance of Aldia's Keep.
Royal Greatsword
Royal Greatsword
135
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 67
20 - 30
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
20
C
15
D
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
6.0
-Drops from Royal Swordsmen in Lost Bastille and later in the Forest of Fallen Giants.
Old Knight Greatsword
Old Knight Greatsword
140
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
100 - 50
40
25
B
12
E
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
30
13.0
-Drops from Old Knights wielding them in Heide's Tower of Flame
Defender Greatsword
Defender Greatsword
80
60
0
10
0
40
30
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
20
C
12
D
-
-
15
-
-
C
-
-
50
12.0
-Trade Throne Defender Soul to Weaponsmith Ornifex (3,000 souls).
Watcher Greatsword
Watcher Greatsword
74
60
60
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
110 - 35
40
18
E
16
D
15
B
-
-
-
-
-
-
50
7.0
-Trade Throne Watcher Soul to Weaponsmith Ornifex (3,000 souls).
Key to the Embedded
Key to the Embedded
220
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
150 - 35
40
15
D
20
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
4.0
Drops from Demon of Song boss in Shrine of Amana.
Drakeblood%20Greatsword
Drakeblood Greatsword
165
60
34
10
0
40
34
40
0
20
0- 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
140 - 35
40
20
E
18
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
6.0
DLC Item Crown of the Sunken King
majestic greatsword icon
Majestic Greatsword
241
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
20 - 20
20 - 20
130 - 35
40
25
C
25
D
20
-
20
-
-
-
-
-
60
9.0
DLC Item Crown of the Old Iron King
  • Treasure found inside of a metal chest, located just after, or while, you are invaded by Maldron the Assassin. Down the spiral stairs and in the chest near the corpse.
charred loyce greatsword
Charred Loyce Greatsword
138
60
0
10
60
60
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
?? - ??
?? - ??
110 - 35
40
25
D
28
B
-
-
-
D
-
-
-
-
40
9.0
DLC Item: Crown of the Ivory King
charred loyce greatsword
Loyce Greatsword
176
60
0
10
0
40
0
40
0
20
0 - 0
?? - ??
?? - ??
110 - 35
40
25
E
28
C
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60
8.0
DLC Item: Crown of the Ivory King
greatsword of the forlorn
Greatsword of the Forlorn
169
60
0
20
0
40
0
20
54
40
0 - 112
30 - 30
20 - 40
110 - 35
40
20
C
15
D
10
-
10
-
-
-
-
C
65
9.0
SotFS HD Item: Purchase from Straid of Olaphis



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    • Anonymous

      DS2 has by far the worst movesets, and overall feel in all of From's games. This game's combat is garbage. It's literally missing the soul of these games and what makes these games so great. The fact Miyazaki didn't direct it becomes apparent when playing the game. The weapon's have no weight and don't feel good to swing around. Attack animations don't look good.

      How are so many people below praising the biggest flaws in these game? Someone said it has the best movesets, that's crazy. The average persons take can't be trusted. Anyone that likes this game doesn't actually understand what makes the souls games good. This **** is a 3/10, 3 points mainly for the mediocre environments and some decent looking bosses and enemies.

      • Anonymous

        i like how they actually made some of these have more realistic movesets in this game, wish they kept this trend in more weapons in ds3 instead of just 2

        • Anonymous

          This game has the best Greatsword movesets imo... Mainly because you don't smash most of them against the floor with every swing like a bonehead with zero combat experience who's never used a sword ever before in their life.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve killed aslatiel in aldia’s keep and didn’t get the old mirrah greatsword. Which sucked because I was planning to powerstance it and the flamberge. My point is that there must be another requirement to getting the old mirrah greatsword.

            • Anonymous

              I wonder what Greatswords have the best moveset, and what shares that. I've heard that the Claymore is really solid, but can't be arsed to do anything in the Shaded Woods.

              I like the flamboyant style of Flamberge etc. But it doesn't seem to combo at all. Too bad halfswording isn't a thing in DS

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