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The Abyss Greatsword is a boss soul weapon and greatsword in Dark Souls. It was introduced in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

In-Game Description

This greatsword belonged to Lord Gwyn's Knight Artorias, who fell to the abyss.
Swallowed by the Dark with its master, this sword is tainted by the abyss, and now its strength reflects its wielder's humanity.


The Abyss Greatsword is created by ascending any Standard +10 greatsword, ultra greatsword, straight sword (other than the Broken Straight Sword or Straight Sword Hilt) or dagger at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo with the Soul of Artorias and 5,000 souls.


Compared to its pristine self, the Abyss Greatsword has a distinct moveset, lower stat requirements, weighs one unit less, has a heavily deteriorated appearance, and deals purely physical damage. The strong attacks are reminiscent of those performed by Artorias himself.

Despite requiring 18 Faith and Intelligence, the Abyss Greatsword does not scale off of these parameters. This may discourage more specialized builds from utilizing this weapon.

Unusual for a weapon, the Abyss Greatsword has fairly good magic resistance, although most shields are still preferable.

Like Chaos weapons, the Abyss Greatsword scales with Humanity (up to 10).


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal slashes.
Strong Attack
Fast 720° counter-clockwise swing with high starting lag. Despite its appearance, the attack only strikes once.
Weak Attack
Vertical swings.
Strong Attack
Player somersaults into the air before smashing the sword into the ground. High starting and ending lag. Can be parried despite what its airborne appearance suggests.
Jump Attack Player jumps and swings the greatsword into the ground.
Running Attack Spinning clockwise slash.
Rolling Attack Quick downward swing.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Horizontal swing.


Requires: Demon Titanite and 5,000 souls per upgrade.
Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Abyss Greatsword 160 C C 40 50 40 40
Abyss Greatsword +1 (Demon Titanite ×1) 176 C C 40 50 40 40
Abyss Greatsword +2 (Demon Titanite ×1) 192 C C 40 50 40 40
Abyss Greatsword +3 (Demon Titanite ×2) 208 C C 40 50 40 40
Abyss Greatsword +4 (Demon Titanite ×2) 224 C C 40 50 40 40
Abyss Greatsword +5 (Demon Titanite ×4) 240 C C 40 50 40 40



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