For the Dark Souls II variant, see Black Knight Greatsword (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Black Knight Sword (Dark Souls III).

The Black Knight Sword is a greatsword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Greatsword of the black knights who wander Lordran. Used to face chaos demons.
The large motion that puts the weight of the body into the attack reflects the great size of their adversaries long ago.


Semi-common drop from Black Knights wielding the Black Knight Sword. One (non respawning) is encountered midway through the Undead Burg; two more are found in the Undead Asylum if revisited; two sword Black Knights respawn in the Kiln of the First Flame.


The Black Knight Sword deals a high amount of physical damage. Its fairly good reach is offset by its cumbersome moveset. Like all Black Knight weapons, it deals 20% bonus damage to demons.

Since the Black Knight Sword can be obtained so early in the game (if players are lucky and get the drop), it can be useful in early stages where its damage output is very high compared to other weapons found at that stage. While it can easily carry the player to the very end of the game, as well as the DLC, the Man-Serpent Greatsword is a better alternative that can be augmented and, more importantly, requires no Dexterity, allowing a character to put significant extra levels into a different stat.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Broad sweeping attack from right to left.
Strong Attack
Thrust attack with long build-up time. Knocks back enemies.
Weak Attack
Slightly diagonal vertical swing down and then upwards if the attack button is quickly pressed again, with lag before each successive hit.
Strong Attack
Upwards slash with long build up. Knocks back enemies.
Jump Attack The wielder smashes the sword into the target.
Running Attack Spinning attack with wide swinging clockwise rotation.
Rolling Attack The sword is quickly smashed into the ground.
Kick Standard Kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Normal weak attack. (Except in this case it goes from left to right).


Requires: Twinkling Titanite and 2,000 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
Black Knight Sword 220 C E 60 10 40 40
Black Knight Sword +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 242 C E 60 10 40 40
Black Knight Sword +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 264 C E 60 10 40 40
Black Knight Sword +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 286 C E 60 10 40 40
Black Knight Sword +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 308 C E 60 10 40 40
Black Knight Sword +5 (Twinkling Titanite ×4) 330 C E 60 10 40 40