Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword.png

Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword+5

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 390(*273) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 130
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*273) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 50
icon-firebonus.png 0(*273) icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*273) icon-durabilitiy.png 60
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*273) icon_weight.png 18.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
30
A
18
C (*D)
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Ultra Greatsword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 273 physical dmg/273 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to D.

Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.

 

Ultra Greatsword of the Pursuer.

Known as the mightiest of the straight swords, it demands great strength and dexterity of its wielder.

The Pursuer hunts down those branded by the curse, as if each Undead soul that he claims will atone one of his sins.

Acquired From

 

Hints and Tips

  • Upgraded with Petrified Dragon Bone to +5.
  • This weapons shares a moveset with the Lost Sinner's Sword.
  • Due to its top-end strength scaling and respectable dexterity scaling, coupled with a 390 base damage at +5, this weapon is extremely powerful during the early parts of the game.
  • This ultra greatsword's normal attack swings vertically, making it a decent weapon for narrow hallways, and scales with player's strength and dexterity really well.
  • At Normal +5 with 40 Strength and 40 Dexterity the Pursuer's Ultra Greatsword has an Attack Rating of 545 (390+155).



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Pursuer's Ultra 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 156 - - - - 130
50
B C - - - - - - 70.0 10.0 50.0 50.0 35.0
Regular +5 390 - - - - ^ A C - - - - - - 70.0 10.0 50.0 50.0 35.0
Magic 109 109 - - - ^ B D C - - - - - 67.9 26.6 47.9 47.9 32.9
Magic +5 273 273 - - - ^ B D B - - - - - 67.9 26.6 47.9 47.9 32.9
Fire 109 - 109 - - ^ B D - C - - - - 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9
Fire +5 273 - 273 - - ^ B D - B - - - - 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9
Lightning 109 - - 109 - ^ B D - - C - - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9
Lightning +5 273 - - 273 - ^ B D - - B - - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9
Dark 109 - - - 109 ^ B D - - - C - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 51.6
Dark +5 273 - - - 273 ^ B D - - - B - - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 51.6
Poison 109 - - - - ^ B D - - - - 112 - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Poison +5 273 - - - - ^ B D - - - - 140 - 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Bleed 109 - - - - ^ B D - - - - - 112 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Bleed +5 273 - - - - ^ B D - - - - - 140 67.9 7.9 47.9 47.9 32.9
Raw 179 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Raw +5 448 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Enchanted 156 - - - - ^ D E D - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Enchanted +5 390 - - - - ^ D E D - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Mundane 78 - - - - ^ C E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35
Mundane+5 195 - - - - ^ C E - - - - - - 70 10 50 50 35

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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    • 01 Aug 2021 02:42  

      Pursuer has 140 counter strenght. It is the only ultra greatsword with 140. Usually the pattern is sword 110, greatsword 120, ultra greatsword 130. There are some exceptions of course claymore for example has 110 instead of 120 that is why bastard sword can outdamage it with 120 counter strength and slightly worse stats when counter strenghth is involved.
      I put 60 on all stats involved and tested primary hits. Dark pursuer does literally same damage as fire black knight ultra greatsword when counter strength is involved slightly more or less (like less than 10 damage involved), without counter strenght I was doing 7% less than fire black knight u gr.
      Black knight greatsword is more versatile. Has same moveset like zweihander which involve slash hits on primary hand both 1h and 2h. The pursuer one slams instead. I found pursuer very good vs glass knight since slash hits can end up hitting shield and pursuer sword lacks these. If you can get used to the weird camera ultra greatswords use this is one of the best ultra greatswords for main game and acquired very early in game.

      • Anonymous

        24 Jul 2021 12:39  

        Tested and weirdly this does more damage than greatsword. Both maxed 390 A C vs 400 S D. I guess it has on the upper end A and/or C range scaling or maybe the greatsword has low range on S D. It also consumes less stamina. Didn't chech range or frames since this is way too time consuming but they seem the same.

        • Anonymous

          26 Jun 2021 08:48  

          Currently playing the game again, I'm using the PUGS in the right hand powerstanced with the Bastard sword in the left hand.
          At 50 strength and 27 dex with the Ring of Blades and this beauty upgraded to +5 I'm at 567 AR.
          If you powerstance it with a greatsword like I'm doing you'll make up for the lack of horizontal swipes thanks to the L1, otherwise use the second 1HR1 for crowd control.
          This weapon looks great, can be obtained incredibly early, has great 1H and 2H moveset, has pretty good STR and DEX scaling, consumes relatively little stamina compared to other ultras and it's a solid choice if you're tired of the overused Greatsword, I'm sure you'll not regret bringing it up to +5.
          Even in late game areas and against late game bosses it still holds up well, is extremely fun to powerstance with any greatsword or ultras: I tried to powerstance it with the Lost Sinner's and I was not disappointed.
          If you're planning to do a Quality build and you've never tried this weapon, trust me you'll have a lot of fun.
          Needed values to powerstance:
          STR:45 DEX:27

          • Anonymous

            26 Apr 2021 06:00  

            everyone out here talking about "how is this called a straight sword with that size" while forgetting the fact the Pursuer himself used it as a Straight Sword, switching up thrusting attacks and diagonal or horizontal slashes with even some slams
            sure, it might still be big while he uses it. but as it doesn't consume that much stamina you'll be swinging away all you want
            Praise the PUGS and carry on, Bearers of the curse

            • Anonymous

              25 Feb 2021 09:17  

              For some reason this weapon just decides to randomly swing behind me while im pressing the backwards input whilst locked on???

              • Anonymous

                16 Jan 2021 03:37  

                Two tips if you re thinking about using this ugs:

                1. It's a quality weapon. Scales mostly of strength, but dex also boost it's damage by a respectable amount. And that counter damage is insane for an ugs.

                2: it's own description decipts the ugs as "the mightiest of the straight swords". It's moveset and relatively low stamina usage suggests it was truly meant to be used as a straight sword, so treat it like that and swing it however you please.

                3. It's moveset is vertical-based, but it's first strong attacks are horizontal, both 1h and 2h. Use that r2 if you're against crowds, it's a huge sword after all.

                • Anonymous

                  26 May 2020 18:10  

                  Very good anti-boss weapon for quality builds due to the fast moveset, reach, and low stamina cost, but the lack of sweeps makes it hard for crowd control. I just swap this with the dragon CGS back and forth

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Sep 2018 22:14  

                    for pvp this fits the same play style as with crypt blacksword, it is amazing for baiting. the second r1 attack (1h&2h) is alot faster than most people think. this weapon also has high damage, reach and consumes less stamina than the other ugs's. also aiming attacks is great if you get used to it. 10/10, this might even be my favourite weapon in the whole series

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Jan 2018 19:38  

                      I would recommend not locking onto your targets with this sword, locking on and swinging with this is atrocious. There's probably better swords (that are also easier to upgrade), but this one is cool nonetheless.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jun 2017 04:57  

                        Its a little sad that the normal rusty slightly*****ty looking greatsword out performs the fancy boss soul variant even at the max upgrade. 10 more base damage and an S strength scaling instead of an A...

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