This weapon is tied with the King's Ultra Greatsword as the heaviest ultra greatsword in Dark Souls II at 28.0 units. It is one of the most difficult weapons to build for; requiring significant investment in both Strength and Dexterity. However, its amazing Strength scaling from base level allows it to deal massive damage right off the start. Its range is on par with the Greatsword, being tied for the longest ranging ultra greatswords in the game.
It should be noted that this weapon has one of the most unique characteristics in the game: it is a weapon that can be used to "block effectively", meaning some of its attacks feature an animation wherein the player's character uses the sword to block momentarily at first then performs the intended attack.
It possesses the highest damage reduction and stability when blocking out of all weapons in the game, and as such, it is much more versatile in combat than most other ultra greatswords.
Additionally, its parry animation is replaced with an overhead vertical swing that can be fully aimed and that will block a single hit from enemies.
- This is the only weapon in the game that gains increased Stability when it is upgraded.
|Overhead downward swing, followed up by a left-to-right horizontal sweep. Some starting and ending lag.|
|Blocks momentarily as a shield before performing an overhead slam. If one counts the blocking animation, a lot of starting lag, some ending lag.|
|Overhead slam, followed up by swinging the sword back overhead from where the first swing landed. Some starting and ending lag.
LH-Weak will block as a shield while wielding two-handed.
|Thrusting attack, followed by diagonal-upwards swing from right to left. Starting lag.
LH-strong when wielding in RH will execute a similar attack to the one-handed strong attack.
|Jump Attack||Jumping overhead slam. Some ending lag.|
|Running Attack||Right-to-left diagonally upward swing. Minor starting lag, major ending lag.|
|Rolling Attack||Thrusting attack. Small hitbox. Minor starting lag, minor ending lag.|