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.
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.
|Broad sweeping attack from right to left.|
|Thrust attack with long build-up time. Knocks back enemies.|
|Slightly diagonal vertical swing down and then upwards if the attack button is quickly pressed again, with lag before each successive hit.|
|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.|
|Normal weak attack. (Except in this case it goes from left to right).|
UpgradesEditRequires: Twinkling Titanite and 2,000 souls per upgrade.
|Variation||Attack Values||Parameter Bonus||Damage Reduction|
|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|