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Gold Tracer is a curved sword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Curved sword used by the Lord's Blade Ciaran, one of Gwyn's Four Knights.
Ciaran brandishes her sword in a mesmerizing dance, etching the darkness with dire streaks of gold.


The Gold Tracer is available in Artorias of the Abyss DLC only. The curved sword may be obtained by either exchanging the Soul of Artorias with Lord's Blade Ciaran for both the Gold Tracer and the Dark Silver Tracer or by killing her. Exchanging and killing will not result in two sets of each weapon. Also, upon killing Lord's Blade Ciaran, she will drop the Lord's Blade Set of armor.


The Gold Tracer is designed as an offhand weapon. It has the highest dexterity requirement of any Curved Sword in the game. This weapon is the only weapon in the game that performs two special attacks while it is in the left hand, eschewing the ability to parry for a heavy attack in the off hand. When the sword is swung it will create an orange-gold visual effect.

Using this sword in conjunction with the Dark Silver Tracer is a good match up as it allows the player to deal bleed damage from the Gold Tracer, as well as toxic damage with Dark Silver Tracer's strong attack (which can only be done with the right hand). The moveset for the Gold Tracer is similar to that of the Painting Guardian Sword.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Alternating diagonal and horizontal swings. Minor starting and ending lag.
Strong Attack
A diagonal slash followed by a spinning slash with a circular hitbox. Additional input yields three more hits. Minor starting and ending lag.
Weak Attack
Horizontal swings. Minor starting and ending lag.
Strong Attack
Three vertical swings. Additional input yields a horizontal swing, a stab, and finishes with a horizontal swing. Minor starting and ending lag.
Jump Attack Horizontal swing. Minor starting and ending lag for a jumping attack.
Running Attack Upwards swing. Very low starting lag; low ending lag.
Rolling Attack Spins while executing a diagonal slash.
Kick Swings sword horizontally while evasively cartwheeling.
Weak Attack
Diagonal slash followed by a spinning swing. Minor starting and ending lag.
Strong Attack
Three spinning swings. Low starting lag; minor ending lag.


Requires: Twinkling Titanite and 2,000 souls per upgrade.
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
Gold Tracer 130 E A 45 10 30 30
Gold Tracer +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 143 E A 45 10 30 30
Gold Tracer +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 156 E A 45 10 30 30
Gold Tracer +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 169 E A 45 10 30 30
Gold Tracer +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 182 E A 45 10 30 30
Gold Tracer +5 (Twinkling Titanite ×4) 195 E A 45 10 30 30


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