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.
|Leftward horizontal swipe, then rightward horizontal swipe|
|Upward thrust, then downward slash|
|Downward slash, then upward "pickup" slash|
|After prepping blade against the ground (alerts nearby enemies), diagonal slash, then downward slash|
|Jump Attack||Downward slash|
|Running Attack||Downward slash (Light and Heavy)|
|Downward slash (Light and Heavy)|
|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.
|Astora Greatsword • Black Knight Greatsword • Cathedral Knight Greatsword • Farron Greatsword • Fume Ultra Greatsword • Greatsword • Lorian's Greatsword • Lothric Knight Greatsword • Profaned Greatsword • Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords • Zweihander|