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 a unique 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 Smouldering Lake and two more in the Untended Graves.


A powerhouse of an ultra greatsword, the Black Knight Greatsword brings raw power to the field that allows its wielder to toss foes aside like toys.

As with other unique weapons, it possesses quality scaling, and as an ultra greatsword it leans more towards Strength than Dexterity. It possesses the two-handed vertical moveset, and like other Black Knight weapons it has unique strong attacks that inflict increased Poise damage to targets. This makes it a very powerful asset when fighting other Hyper Armor weapons.

Unique to this weapon, the Black Knight Greatsword possesses two power attacks that are capable of utterly decimating enemies. Its two-handed strong attack, when fully charged, is capable of knocking enemies skyward, similar to an upward Stomp, requiring no FP but possessing no bonus Hyper Armor in exchange. And its actual skill, the downward Stomp, uses the weapon's broad side to utterly crush any foes foolish enough to engage the wielder.

As with other Black Knight weapons, it inflicts a bonus 20% damage against demon-type enemies, making it a strong asset when fighting enemies like the Old Demon King and the Demon Prince.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
Strong Attack
Lunging upward thrust, followed by bringing the sword around for a downward smash.
Weak Attack
Downward smash, then upward slash that ends behind the wielder. Second attack can hit enemies behind the wielder.
Strong Attack
Presses the blade down behind the wielder to charge power, then releases power in a powerful upward slash. Second input brings the weapon around for an overhead smash.
Jump Attack Jumping overhead smash.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Running Attack Running overhead smash.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Rolling thrust.
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Black Knight Greatsword 185 C D
Black Knight Greatsword +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 1170 souls) 206 C D
Black Knight Greatsword +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 1638 souls) 220 C D
Black Knight Greatsword +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 2106 souls) 257 C D
Black Knight Greatsword +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 2574 souls) 289 C D
Black Knight Greatsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 3510 souls) 322 B D

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.


Weapon Arts Showcase Black Knight Greatsword

Weapon Arts Showcase Black Knight Greatsword

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