Heide Knight Sword+10

icon wp physicalAttack 150(*126) (*107) icon wp counterStrength 110
icon magicbonus 107 (*86) icon wp poiseDamage 20
icon firebonus 0(*86) icon wp stability 30
icon lightningbonus 90(*140)(*64) icon durabilitiy 70
icon darkbonus 0(*86) icon weight 4.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22 icon dexterity 22 icon intelligence 22 icon faith 22
C (*D)
icon magicbonus green icon firebonus green icon lgtngbonus green icon darkbonus green
*B *B C(*B) *B
Weapon Type Straight Sword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 107 physical dmg/86 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to D.

Heide Knight Sword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


Straight sword originating in Heide, A special alloy makes it very durable.

The composition of the alloy of these swords remains a mystery, but in Drangleic the attempt to imitate it resulted in the similar bradden steel.

Acquired From

  • Dropped by Heide Knight sitting at the base of the tree, located at the top of the ladder shortly after the first Bonfire in The Forest of Fallen Giants (not there in Scholar of the First Sin).
  • Rare drop from one of the two red phantoms guarding the King's Door near The Place Unbeknownst Bonfire in The Forest of Fallen Giants in NG+ and above.
  • Dropped by any sword-wielding Heide Knight (only in DX11 version) (Must be in NG+ or use have level 2 bonfire intensity to drop)


Hints and Tips:

  • Upgraded with regular Titanite to +10.
  • Can be buffed with Sunlight Blade and other spell buffs, but not with resins.
  • One handed and 2-handed running attack uses Axe moveset.
  • One handed light attack is a vertical upward slash then downward slash. Heavy attack is a sideways slash and then a forward stab. This move set is shared with the Royal Dirk, Black Flamestone Dagger and Blue Flame (light attack only) .
  • Great starting weapon because of its lightning attribute.
  • Even though the scaling on the Lightning Heide Knight Sword +10 just shows a B, it is a lot higher than the generic B scaling of regular lighting infused weapons.
  • The vertical pattern of one handed light attacks allows one to kill Crystal Lizards and the crawling Undead quickly.

Youtube relevant videos:
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How to obtain the Heide Knight Sword
Dual Wielding Heide Knight Sword Tutorial

Required in Build:
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Heide Knight Sword Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp magdmg
icon wp firedmg
icon wp lightningdmg
icon darkbonus
icon Counter%26poisedamage
icon strengthscale green
icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 75 - - 50 - ^ C C - - C - - - 50 30 25 25 25
Regular +10 150 - - 90 - ^ C C - - C - - - 50 30 25 25 25
Magic 53 48 - 36 - ^ D D C - C - - - 46.6 56.6 31.6 31.6 21.6
Magic +10 107 86 - 64 - ^ C D B - B - - - 46.6 56.6 31.6 31.6 21.6
Fire 53 - 48 63 - ^ D D - C C - - - 46.6 26.6 61.6 21.6 21.6
Fire +10 107 - 86 64 - ^ C D - B B - - - 46.6 26.6 61.6 31.6 21.6
Lightning 63 - - 78 - ^ C D - - C - - - 48.7 28.7 33.7 45.7 23.7
Lightning +10 126 - - 140 - ^ C D - - B - - - 48.7 28.7 33.7 45.7 23.7
Dark 53 - - 36 48 ^ D D - - C C - - 46.6 26.6 31.6 31.6 51.6
Dark +10 107 - - 64 86 ^ C D - - B B - - 46.6 26.6 31.6 31.6 51.6
Poison 53 - - 36 - ^ D D - - C - 153 - 46.6 26.6 31.6 31.6 21.6
Poison +10 107 - - 64 - ^ C D - - B - 191 - 46.6 26.6 31.6 31.6 21.6
Bleed 53 - - 36 - ^ D D - - C - - 153 46.6 26.6 31.6 31.6 21.6
Bleed +10 107 - - 64 - ^ C D - - B - - 191 46.6 26.6 31.6 31.6 21.6
Raw 86 - - 57 - ^ E E - - D - - - 50 30 35 35 25
Raw +10 172 - - 103 - ^ E E - - D - - - 50 30 35 35 25
Enchanted 75 - - 50 - ^ E E D - E - - - 50 30 35 35 25
Enchanted +10 150 - - 90 - ^ E E C - D - - - 50 30 35 35 25
Mundane 37 - - 25 - ^ D E - - E - - - 50 30 35 35 25
Mundane+10 75 - - 45 - ^ D E - - D - - - 50 30 35 35 25

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.


Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Magic Bonus
Counter Strength
Fire Bonus
Poise Damage
Lighting Bonus
Cast Speed
Dark Bonus


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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    • Anonymous

      i got it within ca 20 minutes, jesters mask, prisoners tatters and gold covetous serpent ring +1. had to join champion covenant but i got the sword plus gauntlets and leggins eventually.

      • Anonymous

        As awesome as the lightning damage is on these, I don't understand why the Heide knights themselves only do physical with their weapons. The descriptions don't mention the lightning effect either, unless that "special alloy" is tied to it like brass was in DS1 (where the Giant Sentinel's brass halberds also only deal lightning damage when used by the player).

        • Anonymous

          Why is it whenever I actually want to farm a weapon/item it takes a embarrassingly long time to get but when I’m just testing a build out at Heides I get this thing in a manner of minutes

          • Anonymous

            i just got this after farming for a bit in the fire tower area on my first play through and am truly blessed by god

            • Anonymous

              If there is one thing I don't like in Scholar vs Vanilla, then it's that this sword is no guranteed drop anymore. Heide Spear: check, Heide Lance: check, but Heide Knight Sword: need to farm Heide knights for an infinitely long time to get a drop of this awsome sword, the best in the game.

              • Anonymous

                I have the Heide sword and a fire longsword... One on each hand and I'm shredding everything despite that I only have them at +8

                • Anonymous

                  "The vertical pattern of one handed light attacks allows one to kill Crystal Lizards and the crawling undead quickly."

                  If you need a weapon to kill enemies that are lower to the ground, use the Berserker Blade's 2H R2. It's WAY more consistent.

                  • Anonymous

                    Honesty would not reccomend as a main weapon. At 50 faith it only has around 15 more AR than a lightning longsword; and has a much worse moveset. Even as a backup weapon too a spear, or a lance it's not great, since its close range verticle slices can easily miss an enemy.

                    Don't spend time farming it for your faith build, just infuse a longsword.

                    • Anonymous

                      wanted two for power-stancing, restarted my save cuz most of the ng+ map is rough at early-level. only had to do that once though, feelsgood

                      • Quite a good general purpose sword that is quite similar to the longsword. Not sure if it's my playstyle, but I found the 2nd 2-H attack would typically miss as the first attack would push them out of range slightly. Also I've discovered that this sword attacks can go straight through some mobs without hitting them, though this could be an isolated issue with hit-boxes. But in general I find it hard to chain all of the 2-H combo. For this reason it's my intuition that the longsword is probably a better weapon, if only for the more reliable thrusting attack. Despite the natural lightning damage, I found the Heide swords damage is pretty lacklustre in the early game when compared to using other weapons with resins. At +6 it was very slow to take down ruin sentinels, compared to say a battle axe or bastard sword with pine resin. It's been a good ride with this sword, but I think it's time to part ways.

                        • Anonymous

                          Actually, I did a bit more testing and it seems like most smaller weapons and a few larger weapons allow you to do a normal straight sword attack right after them. Some spears and the Chariot Lance don't work.

                          • Anonymous

                            Not sure if anyone else found this, but at least is SoFS if you R1 immediately after roll attacking with the weapon in your other hand your first slash is a regular straight sword slash. It has to be a fast roll attack though.

                            • Anonymous

                              Not sure if anyone else found this, but at least is SoFS if you R1 immediately after stabbing from a roll with the weapon in your other hand your first slash is a regular straight sword slash.

                              • Anonymous

                                infuse it with raw, it increase both lightning and pyshical damage, raw have the highest infused damage over other infusions in the weapon, tested on a low level build.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Should i invest in faith to make this weapon stronger? I dont quite understand the whole scaling thing in this game, although i do fully understand it in Dark Souls 1 and 3, this one seems a bit off compared to the other games. Or maybe i am wrong?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Using a Lightning infused one for my playthrough and so far I'm absolutely loving it. While some things are hard to hit with it, the vertical swings are great for opponents laying on the ground or otherwise small ones, strong attack is a horizontal slash great for groups, it still retains the rolling poke, scales well with strength and particularly faith, it's quick, has decent range, no bounce in tight spaces and has low dex requirement. Using it alongside with a fire Estoc, but I'm finding the latter much more finnicky moveset wise. Got it from one of the Heide knights while grinding down Heide's, which was a particularly difficult area for me.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Useless in DLC Almost useless with Leo ring. Move set missing 2h strong thrust attack. Maybe I'll use it for Gargs or sell it or favorite gyrm for few souls. claymore I am coming for ya.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Fast attack, good scales, have lightning damage, low states require, easy-to-find upgrade materials. This one is a very good sword!

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