The Carthus Curved Sword is the largest and heaviest single curved sword in its class. Boasting a long reach and the "heavy curved sword" moveset of the Falchion, it is imbued with innate Bleed buildup and can inflict impressive amounts of damage while also pressuring foes with the threat of a sudden burst of damage through a bleed proc. However, it does come with a major drawback of high stamina consumption, even among heavy curved swords, meaning that high investments in Endurance may be required to wield this weapon properly.
Overall, its damage output is quite moderate at standard investments in Strength and Dexterity, though it is outclassed by both the Falchion and Follower Sabre. However, at very high levels of Dexterity and infusion with a Sharp Gem, it fails to scale as well as its brethren, eventually being outclassed by the Scimitar.
|Right-to-left slash with slight downward angle, followed by horizontal left-to-right slash.|
|Delayed upward slash from right to left, followed by downward slash in the reverse direction.|
|Two-handed horizontal slash, followed by horizontal slash in the reverse direction.|
|Delayed overhead left-to-right downward slash, followed by faster upward slash.|
|Jump Attack||Jumping horizontal slash.|
|Same as one-handed.|
|Running Attack||Very fast upward slash, short range but almost no telegraph.|
|Same as one-handed, only gripping sword in both hands.|
|Rolling Attack||Fast horizontal slash from left to right.|
|Same as above, but puts whole body into rotation.|
|Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.|
Reinforced with Titanite.