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Majestic Greatsword+5

icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 290 (*182) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 130
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*200) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 35
icon-firebonus.png 0(*200) icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*200) icon-durabilitiy.png 60
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*200) icon_weight.png 9.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
D (*E)
20 20
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 182 physical dmg/200 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to C.

Majestic Greatsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


An ancient greatsword of unknown origin.
This sword was passed down through generations, until it reached Gordin, wandering knight of Forossa, and was lost upon his death.

Uncannily, every last one of the prominent swordsmen who inherited this weapon was left-handed.

Acquired From

  • In a metal treasure chest at the bottom of a cursed tower, across the chain bridge before you go to the Foyer bonfire in Brume Tower (where you get invaded by Maldron the Assassin).


Hints and Tips:

  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite to +5.
  • Using a bonfire ascetic will NOT reset the chest.
  • A second sword can only be obtained trough trading or going into NG+.
  • Use this sword in your left hand to use the moveset of the Abyss Greatsword (Greatsword of Artorias) from Dark Souls, as well as gain a scaling bonus.
  • While using this sword in your right hand only gives a typical greatsword moveset.
  • One-handed L2 if wielded with Left hand: Spinning Sweep.
  • Two-handed R2 if wielded with Left hand: Jumping Overhead Slash.
  • Extremely easy to knock down opponents with these special attack
  • Recommended combo: forward L1 guardbreak -> L2 -> 2HR2
  • This sword has unique dual wield powerstance moves like Knight Artorias from Dark Souls: Jumping overhead slash.
  • Compatible with Ivory Straight Sword beam emission upon powerstance.
  • This weapon cannot be buffed by any resin or spell.
  • With 28 strength and dexterity, this weapon will have an AR of 441.

Youtube relevant videos:

Required in Build:
((Link to build))

Majestic Greatsword Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Regular 241 - - - - 130
C D - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Regular +5 290 - - - - ^ B D - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Magic 151 185 - - - ^ C E C - - - - - 57.7 28.3 37.7 37.7 17.7
Magic +5 182 200 - - - ^ C E B - - - - - 57.7 28.3 37.7 37.7 17.7
Fire 151 - 185 - - ^ C E - C - - - - 57.7 7.7 58.3 37.7 17.7
Fire +5 182 - 200 - - ^ C E - B - - - - 57.7 7.7 58.3 37.7 17.7
Lightning 151 - - 185 - ^ C E - - C - - - 57.7 7.7 37.7 58.3 17.7
Lightning +5 182 - - 200 - ^ C E - - B - - - 57.7 7.7 37.7 58.3 17.7
Dark 151 - - - 185 ^ C E - - - C - - 57.7 7.7 37.7 37.7 38.3
Dark +5 182 - - - 200 ^ C E - - - B - - 57.7 7.7 37.7 37.7 38.3
Poison 151 - - - - ^ C E - - - - 123 - 57.7 7.7 37.7 37.7 17.7
Poison +5 182 - - - - ^ C E - - - - 154 - 57.7 7.7 37.7 37.7 17.7
Bleed 151 - - - - ^ C E - - - - - 123 57.7 7.7 37.7 37.7 17.7
Bleed +5 182 - - - - ^ C E - - - - - 154 57.7 7.7 37.7 37.7 17.7
Raw 277 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Raw +5 333 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Enchanted 241 - - - - ^ E E D - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Enchanted +5 290 - - - - ^ E E C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane 120 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane +5 145 - - - - ^ D 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.


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)


    • Anonymous

      29 Jul 2020 05:31  

      In this video there is evidence of artorias being left handed. I hope it helps some of you with this.

      • Anonymous

        18 Jun 2020 13:43  

        Artorias is left handed there is cover art of him surrounded by the abyss, before getting mauled by the abyss. In the pic it shows him holding the sword in his left hand. Its kind of hard to tell if it is him, because the piv shows his back. But you can see the sword and greatshield silhouette clearly

        • Anonymous

          26 May 2020 18:32  

          Y'all are really arguing over lore in a game where they call a character big hat logan because he has a big hat

          • Anonymous

            23 Mar 2020 13:29  

            Artorias was left handed much like the knight in Ds1 standard cover (which i always have presumed It was Artorias)

            • Anonymous

              25 Feb 2020 23:19  

              Artorias broke his left arm using every last ounce of his strength to protect Syf from the Abyss. I mean, you really don’t have to think about it all that much... In DS3 if you offer enough sword grass to the Wolfs of Farron covenant you will be rewarded his shield, that means that he did wield a shield. WITH HIS LEFT HAND!!!!! We all know his story and we all know how he fell to the darkness. He used every last bit of divine power in his shield, blessed by Gwyn himself, to protect his most beloved companion. Shattering his arm in the process. How else would you explain how that ring of golden sunlight, deep in the Abyss in DS1 was protecting Syf...

              • 12 Jan 2020 22:55  

                Let me set the record straight for all of the people who do not believe artorias was left handed. Yes, there is no item description telling us that he was left handed, but we don't need that. The real thing that tells us he was left handed is the fact that it makes no sense for the arm with one of the best greatshields in the game on it to get mauled somehow. It would make far more sense for the sword to have been in the left arm, since the left arm would then be unguarded and able to be damaged. Fight me lmao

                • Anonymous

                  17 Nov 2019 12:31  

                  Stat requirements for powerstance line up very well with Ruler's Sword. The L2 can be used as a parry counter, it can be parried itself but since its startup is so long they will whiff it if they're trying to read you and eat the full thing. Then you can switch out of powerstance and do the normal L2 on their wakeup to catch the roll if you time it right.

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Sep 2019 20:43  

                    Should I, hah hah hah, fume ultra in right hand majestic great sword in the left, now my good invader can I kindly ask you to... DIIIEEEEEEEE

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Aug 2019 23:04  

                      I think that Artorias might be both handed what if he was duel wielding weapons during his fight with manus and his left handed weapon was knocked into the abyss and remember the Chasm of the abyss and it could possibly travel forever and when someone found it they used it for generations which is led to us finding it in dark souls 2 because the only other person we ever see in dark souls 1 to use two weapons at the same time is Ciaran.

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Jun 2019 03:14  

                        does anyone think besides me that he could be a Ambidextrous person or also known as a person that can use both his left or right hand?

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Apr 2019 15:44  

                          There is a debate about the legendary warrior Artorias and whether or not he's left handed. He is not… artorias fights you with his right hand and does so very well, so unless he's anbedexturas he is a righty, tho being anbedexturas would make a little sense considering his girlfriend ciaran is anbedexturas, or at least i would assume so considering how she uses dual swords. It is never mentioned that artorias is left handed during the entirety of the AOTA dlc its only known his left arm was destroyed and broken. Manny people say his arm is like this because its his sword arm however how did he manage to hurt himself so badly using a sword he is extremely skilled with? A break as bad as his would have to be caused by a very rookie mistake such as not swinging it properly leaving himself open, or not holding it right so as to distribute the force of impact wrong and causing his arm to shader. The only way he's arm could be like that is if he tried to stab a humanity spirit and his arm went thru and was damaged, but his arm was broken during or very near to the fight with manus so i doubt this. artorias being left handed was not so much as even hinted towards in Dark Souls One which should reinforce the fact that he's right handed. The only thing that actually lends any type of credence toward the left handed thiery is his sword in Dark Souls II which bio seays “An ancient greatsword of unknown origin. This sword was passed down through generations, until it reached Gordin, wandering knight of Forossa, and was lost upon his death. Uncannily, every last one of the prominent swordsmen who inherited this weapon was left-handed.” Artorias did not inherent this weapon it was made for him nor did he have any children. Artorias's sword was found and passed down as a family heirloom type thing and the people in that family were left handed and learned how to mimic his style with their left hands, this doesn't mean artorias was left handed because he is completely unrelated to them. Not to mention the main lore creator of dark souls didn't even work on ds2 so all the lore is a bit out of whack. Some say he is left handed becas you use a shield in your dominant hand however i have looked and found absolutely no proof of this not to mention the disadvantage of a dominant hand holding a shield. Holding your shield in your dominant hand is a waste of strength and makes it harder to attack and go offensive. Holding the shield in your dominant hand can make your blocks even sloppyer considering blocking doesn't require much strength and the sword does, making movement awkward do to having the sword in your off hand that has less strength. Artorias used his shield in his left hand which was his non dominant hand. It is never confirmed exactly how his arm was broken but i just don't see how he could demolish his sword arm like that it makes no sense i think he was surprised by manuses stretchy arm and tried to block last second and it broke his arm. Tho i'd love to think artorios could destroy us using his non dominant hand, it's just not true he's left handed. Artorias is right handed end of story there's more lore pointing to the right hand than the left… especially since there's no lore at all pointing to him being left handed. So in conclusion artorias is NOT left handed and that's that.

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Mar 2019 18:51  

                            It says that everyone that inherited the weapon was left-handed, not that the original owner was. Artorias' armor is symmetrical, except for the cloth on one of his shoulders. In short, Artorias was probably not left-handed.

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Feb 2019 14:52  

                              To anyone saying that this weapon description is proof that artorias is left handed I just want to make it clear that by looking artorias' concept art, armor and the fact that his left arm is broken all point to him being right handed as in the concept art he holds his sword in his right hand, his left arm is more armored like most shield holding arms were, the knight on the cover art is not artorias, why would his left arm having broken holding his shield if hr were left handed, and in the description it clearly says that every last prominent wielder of the weapon was left handed not the original and considering as going by dark souls 2 which takes place so far after the original it would make sense that artorias would fall into obscurity also while this may be a reference and some pandering to fans it should be noted that the iron king did collect weapons so it would make some sense for him to own this even if the weapon description doesn't quite mesh with it.

                              • Anonymous

                                24 Dec 2018 07:46  

                                do the special attacks take extra durribility because I am having durability issues with this and not other weapons(I spam the L2 R2s, so much fun)

                                • Anonymous

                                  19 Apr 2018 19:31  

                                  I main this weapon with BKGS and multiple Moonlights and Thorned GS's. Is a very fun build. People never expect you to leap out of sight and come landing down on their head. The range of the swords keeps people out, and the magical swords gives you versatility at distance.

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