For other uses, see Greatsword (disambiguation).

The Greatsword is an ultra greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

This ultra greatsword, with its thick blade, is one of the heaviest of its kind.
Highly destructive if intolerably heavy.
There would appear to be some credence to the rumors that this sword tested the true limits of human strength.
Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with strong attack for a spinning slash.


Found in the Farron Keep, on top of one of the two broken bridge sections, near the area with the first brazier and opposite to some Purple Moss Clumps.


Although being the third heaviest ultra greatsword in the game at 20 weight units, the Greatsword has an incredibly low Dexterity requirement of 10 and has the highest attack rating potential on a Strength-focused build. This is supplemented by the fact that it acquires an A scaling in Strength with a Heavy infusion and sufficient upgrades.

The Greatsword's sheer size contributes to its immense attack range. Its overhead swings have very tall reach, and its horizontal attacks have excellent spatial coverage.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal counter-clockwise slash, followed by clockwise slash.
Strong Attack
Overhead vertical slashes.
Weak Attack
Overhead slam, followed by an upward half-circle sweep. Second attack can hit enemies behind the player.
Strong Attack
Horizontal counter-clockwise swing, followed by overhead smash.
Jump Attack Jumping chop.
Jump Attack
Same as 1-handed, but using both hands.
Running Attack Overhead slam.
Running Attack
Same as 1-handed, but using both hands.
Rolling Attack Spinning clockwise sweep.
Rolling Attack
Same as 1-handed.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Same as 1-handed weak attack, but mirrored.


  • At 99 Strength, a fully upgraded Heavy Greatsword has 676 AR.


  • The Greatsword's design and description are references to the Japanese manga Berserk by Kentaro Miura.


Reinforced with Titanite.


Dark Souls 3 Greatsword - Weapon Arts Showcase

Dark Souls 3 Greatsword - Weapon Arts Showcase

Ultra Greatswords
Astora GreatswordBlack Knight GreatswordCathedral Knight Greatsword
Farron GreatswordFume Ultra GreatswordGreatsword
Lorian's GreatswordLothric Knight GreatswordProfaned GreatswordZweihander
The Ringed City
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords

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