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The Greatsword is an ultra greatsword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

One of the gigantic straight greatswords.
Very few have what it takes to wield this incredibly heavy, damage-dealing monster. A favorite of the Knights Berenike, known for their heavy armor, and Black Iron Tarkus.

AvailabilityEdit

CharacteristicsEdit

The Greatsword is very similar to the Zweihander, having identical damage, scaling, reach and a mostly similar moveset. However, the Greatsword requires four extra strength to use and weighs two units more. In turn, it also gains the ability to thrust with its strong attacks, as opposed to the Zweihander's overhead swings.

The thrust attacks have the advantage of dealing thrust damage, which is usually more damaging than a regular attack with the same attack rating. The attack is relatively fast, and has a good range, allowing it to be used somewhat like a heavy version of the Halberd. It works well for counterattacks, and when combined with the Leo Ring, can be absolutely devastating. However, the thrust attack doesn't deal the as much poise damage as the Zweihander's strong attack, meaning heavily armored foes may become more troublesome to deal with.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Horizontal slashes. High starting lag and staggering power.
One-handed
Strong Attack
The player holds his sword with one hand for a second and does a charged stab, Very high starting lag and staggering power.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Two-handed horizontal slashes. High starting lag and staggering power
Two-handed
Strong Attack
The player holds his sword with both hands for a second and does a charged stab, Very high starting lag and staggering power.
Jump Attack Player jumps and slams the blade down. Medium ending lag.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed jump attack, but also knocks enemies down.
Running Attack Player takes one step, then leans forwards and slams the blade down. Low ending lag.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same as one-handed running attack, but also knocks enemies down.
Rolling Attack Strong stab. Standard starting lag for rolls.
Kick Stardard kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Horizontal slash, High starting lag.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Greatsword, Titanite and 800 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
Greatsword 130 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 143 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 156 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 169 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 182 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 195 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 208 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 221 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 234 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 247 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 260 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 273 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 286 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 299 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 312 C D 70 10 50 50
Greatsword +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 325 C D 70 10 50 50

Requires: Standard Greatsword +5, Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 225 D E 70 10 50 50
Raw Greatsword +1 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 240 D E 70 10 50 50
Raw Greatsword +2 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 255 D E 70 10 50 50
Raw Greatsword +3 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 270 D E 70 10 50 50
Raw Greatsword +4 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 285 D E 70 10 50 50
Raw Greatsword +5 (Large Titanite Shard ×3) 300 D E 70 10 50 50

Requires: Standard Greatsword +10, Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (Titanite Chunk ×1) 286 C D 70 10 50 50
Crystal Greatsword +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 299 C D 70 10 50 50
Crystal Greatsword +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 312 C D 70 10 50 50
Crystal Greatsword +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 325 C D 70 10 50 50
Crystal Greatsword +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 338 C D 70 10 50 50
Crystal Greatsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 351 C D 70 10 50 50

Requires: Standard Greatsword +5, Green Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 147 159 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 156 169 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 166 180 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 176 190 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 186 201 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 196 212 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 205 222 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 215 233 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 225 243 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 235 254 E E C 70 10 50 50
Magic Greatsword +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 245 265 E E C 70 10 50 50

Requires: Magic Greatsword +5, Blue Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
196 208 E E C 70 10 50 50
Enchanted Greatsword +1
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
203 214 E E C 70 10 50 50
Enchanted Greatsword +2
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
211 220 E E B 70 10 50 50
Enchanted Greatsword +3
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
219 226 E E B 70 10 50 50
Enchanted Greatsword +4
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
227 232 E E B 70 10 50 50
Enchanted Greatsword +5
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
235 241 E E A 70 10 50 50

Requires: Standard Greatsword +5, Green Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 132 160 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 140 171 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 149 181 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 158 192 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 167 203 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 176 214 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 184 224 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 193 235 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 202 246 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 211 256 D E C 70 10 50 50
Divine Greatsword +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 220 267 D E C 70 10 50 50

Requires: Divine Greatsword +5, White Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 178 196 D E B 70 10 50 50
Occult Greatsword +1 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 188 205 D E B 70 10 50 50
Occult Greatsword +2 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 199 215 D E B 70 10 50 50
Occult Greatsword +3 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 210 225 D E B 70 10 50 50
Occult Greatsword +4 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 220 235 D E B 70 10 50 50
Occult Greatsword +5 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 231 245 D E B 70 10 50 50

Requires: Standard Greatsword +5, Green Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 169 169 70 10 50.0 50
Fire Greatsword +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 182 182 70 10 50.5 50
Fire Greatsword +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 195 195 70 10 51.0 50
Fire Greatsword +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 208 208 70 10 51.5 50
Fire Greatsword +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 221 221 70 10 52.0 50
Fire Greatsword +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 234 234 70 10 52.5 50
Fire Greatsword +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 249 249 70 10 53.0 50
Fire Greatsword +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 265 265 70 10 53.5 50
Fire Greatsword +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 280 280 70 10 54.0 50
Fire Greatsword +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 296 296 70 10 54.5 50
Fire Greatsword +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 312 312 70 10 55.0 50

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Fire Greatsword +5, Red Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 203 235 70 10 50 50
Chaos Greatsword +1 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 214 248 70 10 51 50
Chaos Greatsword +2 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 226 262 70 10 52 50
Chaos Greatsword +3 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 237 275 70 10 53 50
Chaos Greatsword +4 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 248 288 70 10 54 50
Chaos Greatsword +5 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 259 301 70 10 55 50

Requires: Standard Greatsword +10, Titanite and 800 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 Greatsword (Titanite Chunk ×1) 234 234 70 10 50 50
Lightning Greatsword +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 252 252 70 10 50 54
Lightning Greatsword +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 270 270 70 10 50 58
Lightning Greatsword +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 288 288 70 10 50 62
Lightning Greatsword +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 306 306 70 10 50 66
Lightning Greatsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 325 325 70 10 50 70

TriviaEdit

  • Greatsword is a grossly oversized portrayal of the spatha, a short sword that was commonly used by ancient Roman gladiators.
  • The Greatsword is also inspired by the sword wielded by Guts from Berserk, during the Golden Age arc.


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