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The Firelink Greatsword is a unique greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

The Lords of Cinder linked the First Flame, and this Greatsword was wielded by their deific manifestation.
This coiled sword, found thrust in the bonfire, existed long before the throneless lords themselves.
Skill: Ember
The fading flame momentarily illuminates and launches itself forward.


Obtained by transposing the Soul of the Lords with Ludleth of Courland.


The Firelink Greatsword is an exceptional weapon if one has the stats to bring out it's full potential; Being that it deals some fire damage, it will gain a fire damage bonus from both Intelligence and Faith, however it only scales with strength and dexterity, and quite poorly. It's weapon art is the most important feature of the weapon, as it serves as both an attack and a buff. When performed, a narrow beam of fire swiftly protrudes in front of the user, which can hit an enemy multiple times, dealing a lot of fire damage, and the sword is engulfed in flame as a result, increasing the fire damage for approximately 30 seconds. The weapon art doesn't use a lot of FP nor much of the durability, allowing for repeated use.


The Moveset is identical to that of the Claymore, save for its Weapon Art.


  • Take caution when using it around explosive barrels, as the fire emitted from the sword will cause them to explode on impact, which could cause the death of it's user in combat.


  • It is almost identical to the coiled sword in each bonfire throughout the Dark Souls series, the only real difference being that the weapon is much larger than the ones at bonfires.
    • It is, however, identical to the coiled sword that the Ashen One pulls out of Iudex Gundyr.
  • It is hinted that the sword itself was the coiled sword used in the First Flame, which is evident by the fact that it was used by the latest guardian of the First Flame, the Soul of Cinder.


Reinforced with Titanite Scale.


Weapon Arts Showcase - Firelink Greatsword00:24

Weapon Arts Showcase - Firelink Greatsword

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