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For the Dark Souls variant, see Bastard Sword.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Bastard Sword (Dark Souls II).

The Bastard Sword is a greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A widely-used heavy greatsword normally wielded with two hands.
Broad horizontal sweeping attacks make this sword effective against multiple enemies, but unwieldy in narrow spaces.
Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a strong attack for an upward slash.

AvailabilityEdit

CharacteristicsEdit

The Bastard Sword is a greatsword that specializes in horizontal and vertical slashing attacks. It has a similar moveset to the Claymore, though it lacks the latter's thrusting attacks, which limits its reach and makes it difficult to use in corridors.

However, it possesses superior Strength scaling, allowing it to deal high potential damage when two-handed. It is also one of only two greatswords with the Stomp weapon art, and the only one with the upward slash variant (the other, the Executioner's Greatsword, has the horizontal spinning slash), allowing it to be used to win trades against other players who are using similar-sized weapons. For these two reasons, the Bastard Sword can be quite powerful in the right hands with a Heavy infusion.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Horizontal slash from right to left, followed by another slash from left to right if pressed once again.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Toss weapon over shoulder to gain momentum to launch a thrust attack, followed by a chargeable slash starting behind the player on their left ending on right.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Downward slash smashing the ground followed by a upward slash reaching overhead.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Slanted slash from down right to over the shoulder left, followed by a left to right slash similar to the second slash of the one handed strong attack but slightly higher (one hand will end in the ground while two handed does not).
Jump Attack Small jump followed by a vertical smash to the ground.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one hand jump attack.
Running Attack Throws the blade behind the character back to perfom a 360° apin attack.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same move as the one hand run attack with a smaller recovery time after the attack.
Rolling Attack Quick smash to the floor.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Same as the one hand roll attack.
Kick Regular kick animation.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Unchargeable version of the one hand second strong attack.

NotesEdit

UpgradesEdit

Reinforced with Titanite.

VideosEdit

Dark Souls 3 Bastard Sword Weapon Arts Showcase00:24

Dark Souls 3 Bastard Sword Weapon Arts Showcase

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