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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Dark Sword.

The Darksword is a straight sword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

The sword of the knights of the Four Kings of New Londo. Its blade is wide and thick, and it is wielded in an unusual manner.
When the Four Kings were seduced by evil, their knights became Darkwraiths, servants of the Dark who wielded these darkswords.

AvailabilityEdit

The Darksword is obtained by reaching rank 2 in the Darkwraith covenant.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Darksword is a bit of an oddity amongst other straight swords; rather like the Broadsword, it attacks are almost exclusively slash attacks (excluding the 2-handed rolling attack, which is a thrust attack) and is the heaviest straight sword obtainable in the game, being as heavy as the Claymore and Bastard Sword; however, it's one of the longest straight swords, rivaling the range of the Balder Side Sword, and offers a number of unique advantages all its own. Like most straight swords, its scaling is mediocre, but it makes up for it with excellent balance and utility.

The Darksword inflicts more Poise damage than other straight swords, especially with its 2-handed weak attack. Correctly used in attacking in succession, this can stun-lock moderate-poise builds, and rack up damage quickly. The Darksword also blends together its one-handed light and heavy attacks, making it an excellent weapon for aggressive advances, much like the Silver Knight Straight Sword.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Horizontal swings. Minor starting and ending lag. Wide horizontal angle makes this a good attack for handling evasive targets.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Upwards pirouetting swing. Further input yields a downward swing. Good against targets both above and below the player, as well as in tight spaces.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Vertical swings. Minor starting and ending lag. Higher poise damage than standard attack, making it good for breaking guard and stun-locking low-poise targets.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Upwards pirouetting swing. Further input yields a downward swing. Identical to the one-handed strong attack, but higher damage.
Jump Attack Leaps forward, stabbing the sword downward. Extremely heavy poise damage for a single-handed weapon, but extremely short range and punishable if the attack misses.
Running Attack Horizontal swing. Low starting and ending lag.
Rolling Attack Upward swing. Very low starting lag; low ending lag.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Stab.
Kick Standard kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Vertical swing. minor starting and ending lag.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Darksword, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Darksword 82 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 90 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 98 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 106 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 114 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 123 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 131 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 139 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 147 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 155 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 164 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 172 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 180 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 188 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 196 C C 50 10 35 35
Darksword +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 205 C C 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Darksword +5, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Raw Darksword (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 141 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Darksword +1 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 150 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Darksword +2 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 159 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Darksword +3 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 169 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Darksword +4 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 178 D D 50 10 35 35
Raw Darksword +5 (Large Titanite Shard ×3) 188 D D 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Darksword +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Crystal Darksword (Titanite Chunk ×1) 180 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Darksword +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 188 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Darksword +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 196 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Darksword +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 205 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Darksword +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 213 C C 50 10 35 35
Crystal Darksword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 221 C C 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Darksword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Magic Darksword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 93 100 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 99 107 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 105 113 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 111 119 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 117 127 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 124 134 E E C 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 130 140 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 136 147 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 142 154 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 148 160 E E B 50 10 35 35
Magic Darksword +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 155 167 E E B 50 10 35 35

Requires: Magic Darksword +5, Blue Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Enchanted Darksword
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
124 132 E E B 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Darksword +1
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
128 135 E E B 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Darksword +2
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
133 139 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Darksword +3
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
138 143 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Darksword +4
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
143 147 E E A 50 10 35 35
Enchanted Darksword +5
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
148 153 E E A 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Darksword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Divine Darksword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 82 102 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 88 108 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 93 115 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 99 122 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 104 129 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 110 136 D D C 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 115 142 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 121 149 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 126 156 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 132 163 D D B 50 10 35 35
Divine Darksword +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 137 170 D D B 50 10 35 35

Requires: Divine Darksword +5, White Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Occult Occult Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Occult Darksword (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 112 124 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Darksword +1 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 118 130 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Darksword +2 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 125 136 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Darksword +3 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 132 142 E E B 50 10 35 35
Occult Darksword +4 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 138 148 D D A 50 10 35 35
Occult Darksword +5 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 145 155 D D A 50 10 35 35

Requires: Standard Darksword +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Fire Darksword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 106 106 50 10 35.0 35
Fire Darksword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 114 114 50 10 35.4 35
Fire Darksword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 123 123 50 10 35.7 35
Fire Darksword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 131 131 50 10 36.0 35
Fire Darksword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 139 139 50 10 36.4 35
Fire Darksword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 147 147 50 10 36.7 35
Fire Darksword +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 157 157 50 10 37.1 35
Fire Darksword +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 167 167 50 10 37.5 35
Fire Darksword +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 177 177 50 10 37.8 35
Fire Darksword +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 186 186 50 10 38.2 35
Fire Darksword +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 196 196 50 10 38.5 35

Requires: Fire Darksword +5, Red Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Chaos Chaos Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Chaos Darksword (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 129 147 50 10 35.0 35
Chaos Darksword +1 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 136 155 50 10 35.7 35
Chaos Darksword +2 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 144 164 50 10 36.4 35
Chaos Darksword +3 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 151 172 50 10 37.1 35
Chaos Darksword +4 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 158 180 50 10 37.8 35
Chaos Darksword +5 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 165 188 50 10 38.5 35

Requires: Standard Darksword +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Lightning Darksword (Titanite Chunk ×1) 147 147 50 10 35 35.0
Lightning Darksword +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 159 159 50 10 35 37.8
Lightning Darksword +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 170 170 50 10 35 40.6
Lightning Darksword +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 182 182 50 10 35 43.4
Lightning Darksword +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 193 193 50 10 35 46.2
Lightning Darksword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 205 205 50 10 35 49.0

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