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For the Dark Souls variant, see Broadsword

The Broadsword is a straight sword in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Standard straight sword.
This straight sword is sufficient in most respects, and effective in most situations if wielded properly. Those who aspire to master the sword are certain to wield this at some point during their journey.

Characteristics Edit

The Broadsword's wide blade emphasizes slashing and thus offers no thrusting attacks, making it an ideal choice against groups of enemies or in large, open areas. It possesses a fast swing speed and a low stamina consumption, as well as being lightweight, and having a versatile moveset.

However, in close quarters, one should exercise caution with their environment, as the lack of a thrust attack will make using this weapon a hassle at times, as one may accidentally find themselves striking a wall or object due to the wide swings.


  • Starting weapon for the Knight class.
  • May be purchased from Blacksmith Lenigrast for 1,700 souls.
  • Common drop from Dark Stalkers.
  • Common drop from Goblins.
  • A poison-infused variant can be found on a corpse in Earthen Peak near the Central Earthen Peak bonfire location.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Quick, alternating diagonal slashes.
Strong Attack
Alternating horizontal slashes.
Weak Attack
A diagonal slash starting from the right, followed by a horizontal slash.
Strong Attack
Alternating horizontal slashes starting from the right.
Jump Attack Jumping vertical strike.
Running Attack A quick slashing attack from left to right.
Rolling Attack A quick upward slash attack.
Power Stance Weak Attack
Parallel slash from left to right, followed by a diagonal slash from right to left.
Power Stance Strong Attack
An "x" shaped slash, followed by another.
Guard break
Standard guard break.
Weak Attack
Quick, alternating diagonal slashes.
Strong Attack
Alternating horizontal slashes.





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