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For the Dark Souls variant, see Greatsword.

The Greatsword is an ultra greatsword in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A straight sword with a very long blade. One of few Ultra Greatswords.
No human was intended to wield a sword of this weight or destructiveness.
Only a few famed warriors have ever wielded this great blade, for it challenges the very limits of human ability.

AvailabilityEdit

CharacteristicsEdit

The Greatsword is a fairly powerful weapon for a strength build. Unfortunately, because the weapon weighs in at 22.0 units, it is also exceptionally heavy, making it difficult to use effectively at lower levels. 

With broad swipes and immense power, its strong attacks can knock down multiple enemies with ease. It also can stagger opponents easily because of its very high poise damage, making it an exceptional weapon for crowd control situations. However, this weapon swings slowly and suffers from a large stamina cost for each swing, as is common of all ultra greatswords.

Because of its higher STR scaling bonus and heavy weight, this weapon is ideal for STR-tank builds.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Swings the blade from right to left, able to hit enemies behind and to the left of the player. Further input swings the blade back to the right, again able to hit enemies behind and to the left of the player.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Slams the blade vertically down on the ground in a wheel-like motion, knocking enemies down. Further input slams the blade down behind the player, enabling targeting of opponents positioned behind the player.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
A slow but solid downwards slam with the blade. Further input uppercuts the blade vertically, slamming the blade behind the player.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
The player spins clockwise, delivering a giant blow from left to right and knocking back opponents. Second input sweeps the blade horizontally back to the left.
Jump Attack Heavy overhead vertical slash. From higher elevations, this attack will knock most enemies down.
Running Attack Circular horizontal slash from right to left.
Rolling Attack Wide slash from left to right.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Strong forward thrust.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Identical to RhWeak, just in a reverse direction.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Identical to RhStrong.

UpgradesEdit

Standard Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Greatsword 200 C D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 220 B D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) 240 B D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) 260 B D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 280 B D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 300 A D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 320 A D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 340 A D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 360 A D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 380 S D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) 400 S D 70 10 50 50 35 25 25

Requires: Greatsword, Raw Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Raw Greatsword 230 E E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 253 E E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) 276 E E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) 299 E E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 322 E E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 345 D E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 368 D E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 391 D E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 414 D E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 437 D E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25
Raw Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) 460 D E 70 10 50 50 35 25 25

Requires: Greatsword, Old Mundane Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Mundane Mundane Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Mundane Greatsword ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Mundane Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Requires: Greatsword, Faintstone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Magic Magic Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Magic Greatsword ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Magic Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Requires: Greatsword, Magic Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Enchanted Greatsword ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Enchanted Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Requires: Greatsword, Firedrake Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Fire Fire Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Fire Greatsword 140 140 C E C 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 154 154 C E C 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) 168 168 C E C 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) 182 182 C E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 196 196 B E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 210 210 B E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 224 224 B E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 238 238 B E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 252 252 B E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 266 266 B E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9
Fire Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) 280 280 A E B 67.9 7.9 66.6 47.9 32.9 22.9 22.9

Requires: Greatsword, Boltstone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Lightning Greatsword 140 140 C E C 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 154 154 C E C 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) 168 168 C E C 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) 182 182 C E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 196 196 B E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 210 210 B E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 224 224 B E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 238 238 B E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 252 252 B E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 266 266 B E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9
Lightning Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) 280 280 A E B 67.9 7.9 47.9 66.6 32.9 22.9 22.9

Requires: Greatsword, Darknight Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Dark Dark Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Dark Greatsword ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Dark Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Requires: Greatsword, Poison Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Poison Poison Variation Attack Values Bonus Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed
Poison Greatsword ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Poison Greatsword +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Greatsword's icon looks similar to the one in Dark Souls; however, it is visually different: it has cracks and splits in it, and the blade is much wider.
  • The Greatsword in Dark Souls II bears a resemblance to the Dragonslayer, one of the main weapons of Guts, in the Berserk series.
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Aged Smelter SwordBlack Knight Ultra GreatswordCrypt BlackswordDrakekeeper's Ultra Greatsword
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Lost Sinner's SwordOld Knight Ultra GreatswordPursuer's Ultra GreatswordSmelter SwordZweihander

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