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For the Dark Souls variant, see Darksword.

The Dark Sword is a straight sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Pitch-black straight sword of the Darkwraith, survivor of the land swallowed by darkness.
The Darkwraiths were the first red orb invaders, and originators of a unique sword technique inspired by their thick, broad blades.
Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with strong attack for an upward slash.

Availability

Dropped by Darkwraiths in Farron Keep and High Wall of Lothric.

Characteristics

As with its predecessor, the Dark Sword mainly performs slash attacks like Broadsword (with exception being the rolling attacks). It is somewhat heavier than most other straight swords, such as the Longsword. It scales best with Strength, and due to its early availability it makes a good choice for an early game weapon.

What sets the Dark Sword apart from its peers, however, is its skill, Stomp, which is a skill normally only seen on greatswords and ultra greatswords. Using the skill will grant the wielder Hyper Armor, something that is otherwise only seen on heavier weapons, allowing players to trade against opponents wielding similarly-sized weaponry.

Moveset

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Swings left and right horizontally.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Slow vertical swing, followed by an overhead slam.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Slashes left and right vertically.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Slow vertical swing, followed by an overhead slam.
Jump Attack Standard jump attack.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same with one handed jump attack.
Running Attack Horizontal slash.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Vertical slash.
Rolling Attack Thrust.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Same with rolling attack.
Kick Standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Swings left and right horizontally.

Upgrades

Reinforced with standard Titanite.

Gallery

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In-game model

Videos

Weapon Arts Showcase Dark Sword00:32

Weapon Arts Showcase Dark Sword

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