For the Dark Souls variant, see Black Knight Greatsword.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Black Knight Ultra Greatsword.

The Black Knight Greatsword is an ultra greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Ultra greatsword wielded by the Black Knights who wander the lands.
Designed to face chaos demons.
The Black Knights constantly faced foes larger than themselves, and this sword's unique attack greatly reduces enemy poise.
Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a crushing strong attack.


Dropped by the Black Knights who wield it. One can be found in the Road of Sacrifices, another in the Smouldering Lake and two more in the Untended Graves.


At maximum levels of both strength and dexterity, the Black Knight Greatsword has the second-highest physical attack rating of any weapon in the game, behind a buffed Ledo's Great Hammer. However, this is not viable in practice, as it will require players to allocate massive amounts of points for diminishing returns. It also consumes an excessive amount of stamina. While most heavy weapons can accommodate four attacks in succession, the Black Knight Greatsword can only manage three before depleting all stamina. At low levels of endurance, a single attack will likely consume half or more of available stamina.

However, the Black Knight Greatsword has a moveset with unique strong attacks, and has a modest weight of 16 units.

Cannot be buffed or infused.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Leftward horizontal swipe, then rightward horizontal swipe
Strong Attack
Upward thrust, then downward slash
Weak Attack
Downward slash, then upward "pickup" slash
Strong Attack
After prepping blade against the ground (alerts nearby enemies), diagonal slash, then downward slash
Jump Attack Downward slash
Jump Attack
Downward slash
Running Attack Downward slash (Light and Heavy)
Running Attack
Downward slash (Light and Heavy)
Rolling Attack Thrust
Rolling Attack
Kick Standard
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Rightward swipe, then leftward swipe


  • Deals 20% bonus damage to demons.
  • Cannot be infused.
  • At 99 strength and 99 dexterity, has an attack rating of 709.


Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.


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