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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.

AvailabilityEdit

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.

CharacteristicsEdit

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.

MovesetEdit

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

NotesEdit

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

TriviaEdit

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

UpgradesEdit

Reinforced with Titanite.

VideosEdit

Dark Souls 3 Greatsword - Weapon Arts Showcase00:48

Dark Souls 3 Greatsword - Weapon Arts Showcase

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