Longsword.png

Longsword+10

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 225(*157) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 110
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*157) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 20
icon-firebonus.png 0(*157) icon-wp_stability.png 20
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*157) icon-durabilitiy.png 60
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*157) icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
10
C
9
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: 157 physical dmg/157 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to D.

Longsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.

 

Standard straight sword.

This straight sword is sufficient in most respects, and effective in most situations if wielded properly. Those who aspire to master the sword are certain to wield this at some point during their journey.

 

Location:

  • A Fire Longsword can be acquired from a cavern near the Cardinal Tower bonfire (The one with the Flame Lizard at the end, behind a broken grate), this variant is commonly used by beginners and seasoned players alike, as it makes a good early-game weapon.
  • Sold by Blacksmith Lenigrast for 1300 souls.
  • Drop from Darkdwellers in No-Man's Wharf.
  • In Majula Mansion as limited edition reskinned weapon during the release of Crown of the Ivory King DLC, and with the 1.10 patch. See Events for seasonal details.

 

Hints and Tips:

  • The Longsword has slightly lower base damage than a Broadsword, but it has a powerful thrusting attack when 2-handing and exceptionally fast, which the broadsword lacks and is overall one of the most versatile weapons in the game.
  • Has a full suit of thrusting attacks except for the one handed strong attack which is a slashing attack.
  • The 2 handed thrust has a Counter Modifier of 100 instead of 110. Therefore you can't inflict Counter damage with it unless you have the Old Leo Ring equipped.
  • The one handed normal attack is incredibly fast and can easily catch opponents midroll if they try to roll through your attack.
  • Most heavily armored enemies, such as the large sentinels in Heide's Tower of Flame and many bosses, are resistant to straight sword slashing damage but weak to strike (blunt) damage. Upgrade weapons with different damage types or you will struggle with some enemies.
  • At Fire +10 with 40 STR/DEX, and 30 INT/FTH the Longsword does 157 + 57 Physical and 157 + 44 Fire Damage (AR 415).


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Move Set
Dual WIelding & Longsword Power Stance


Required in Build:
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Longsword 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 112 - - - - 110
20
C C - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Regular +10 225 - - - - ^ C C - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Magic 78 78 - - - ^ D D C - - - - - 47.9 26.6 32.9 32.9 22.9
Magic +10 157 157 - - - ^ C D B - - - - - 47.9 26.6 32.9 32.9 22.9
Fire 78 - 78 - - ^ D D - C - - - - 47.9 7.9 51.6 32.9 22.9
Fire +10 157 - 157 - - ^ C D - B - - - - 47.9 7.9 51.6 32.9 22.9
Lightning 78 - - 78 - ^ D D - - C - - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 51.6 22.9
Lightning +10 157 - - 157 - ^ C D - - B - - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 51.6 22.9
Dark 78 - - - 78 ^ D D - - - C - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 41.6
Dark +10 157 - - - 157 ^ C D - - - B - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 41.6
Poison 78 - - - - ^ D D - - - - 112 - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Poison +10 157 - - - - ^ C D - - - - 140 - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Bleed 78 - - - - ^ D D - - - - - 112 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Bleed +10 157 - - - - ^ C D - - - - - 140 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Raw 128 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Raw +10 258 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Enchanted 112 - - - - ^ E E D - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Enchanted +10 225 - - - - ^ E E C - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Mundane 56 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Mundane+10 112 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 50 10 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.

 

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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    • Anonymous

      24 May 2021 18:35  

      Versatile weapon (with fast swings and a thrust), and as such is good for early game when you don't have many materials for upgrade nor much variety of weapons in hand. The game even give you a fire infused one for free in the 1st area with B scaling for fire (useful for magic/pyro/faith/hex builds). But as the games progress the gap between it and more specialized weapons gets more and more obvious. Matching the enemy weakness with a appropriated basic weapon (rapier, mace, varangian sword) even with minimum stats requirement will already outperform long sword by a far margin.

      • Anonymous

        18 May 2021 18:31  

        this is literally the most basic weapon in the game... and also the strongest

        the fume sword is not much worse

        • 06 Apr 2021 03:32  

          I really don't see how you guys think this is a mediocre weapon, it has the best moveset in the game, with the 2 hand thrusts and the 1 hand sweeps (the strengths of the drakekeeper's sword and sun sword). It even has good damage with the right build. It isn't the longest straight sword, but it is still long enough.

          • Anonymous

            07 Mar 2021 15:36  

            Not only longsword but every straight sword that has two-handed thrusting attack(the same moveset) has 100 counter modifier for that moveset. Shortsword, Ashen warrior sword and Foot soldier sword.

            • Anonymous

              08 Sep 2020 22:28  

              So in this day and age are you still able to get the reskins that were first available during 2014? Shame if no.

              • Anonymous

                25 Jul 2020 17:23  

                In my opinion this is the best overall weapon in Dark Souls 2 It contains everything that you need : good scaling C on STR and DEX , an okay durability, excellent moveset in all terms one handed R2 attacks are excellent for crowd control , two handed R2 perfect to stun lock opponents , and roll attacks are thrust attacks wich if you combine with the Old Leo Ring gives you a sweet combination and most important this weapon it's pretty easy to get it.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Apr 2020 05:04  

                  Best sword in the game in my opinion I do around 435 damage 40 strength and 30 dex 50 intelligence I switch with fire clutch and lightning clutch and dominate I also use red twin blades for resistant foes but otherwise even in ng+ long swords are really effective

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Apr 2020 09:08  

                    I have a green/blue long sword +10 in dark souls 2 scholar of the first sin I got it when I was doing a play through and summoned someone for the last giant boss fight

                    • Anonymous

                      Stun-lock29 Aug 2016 11:00  

                      You forgot to mention that the 2-handed thrusting strong attack can stun-lock most of the enemies infinitely, making it a very over-powered weapon.

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