The Cathedral Knight Greatsword is an ultra greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Ultra greatsword wielded by the knights of the Cathedral of the Deep.
Highly destructive if intolerably heavy.
Its blade is flattened for use as a strike weapon, but the point at the end allows for thrusting.
Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with a strong attack for a spinning slash.


Cathedral of the Deep

Consumed King's Garden


The Cathedral Knight Greatsword is essentially a Strength-oriented variant of the Greatsword. It possesses an almost identical moveset, save for a thrusting two-handed strong attack that has good reach and is useful for counter-hits and fighting in corridors where swings may take the wielder off-balance. Its main strength is that it deals Strike damage with its regular attacks, which is poorly resisted by plate metal armor and thus making it strong against players that equip heavy armor to increase their Poise. It also weighs significantly less than the Greatsword, at 15 units, making it easier to fit onto builds that do not heavily invest into Vitality. However, it has a shorter reach than the Greatsword and falls short in Attack Rating, struggling to reach the 600-range without heavy stat investments and infusion with a Heavy Gem.

If one manages to catch another player with the two-handed weak attack, it is possible to chain into the thrust while they are stunned, rather than another weak attack. This can allow players to deal more damage with a two-attack combo.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal counter-clockwise slash, followed by clockwise slash.
Strong Attack
Overhead vertical slashes.
Weak Attack
Overhead slam, followed by reversing the swing in an upward arc. Second swing can hit targets behind the player.
Strong Attack
Thrusting poke, followed by overhead smash.
Jump Attack Jumping chop.
Jump Attack
Same as 1-handed, but using both hands.
Running Attack Overhead slam.
Running Attack
Same as 1-handed, but using both hands.
Rolling Attack Spinning clockwise sweep.
Rolling Attack
Same as 1-handed.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Same as 1-handed weak attack, but mirrored.


Reinforced with regular Titanite.

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The Ringed City
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