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Greatsword of Artorias

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The Greatsword of Artorias is a greatsword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Sword born from the soul of the great grey wolf Sif, guardian of the grave of the Abysswalker Knight Artorias.
Sir Artorias hunted the Darkwraiths, and his sword strikes harder against dark servants.


The Greatsword of Artorias can be created by ascending a Straight Sword Hilt +10 or a Broken Straight Sword +10 at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo, with the Soul of Sif and 5,000 souls.

Using the Soul of Sif with any other straight sword, greatsword, ultra greatsword or dagger, will create the Cursed variant.


The Greatsword of Artorias has the potential for very high damage. However, since its scaling is spread so much throughout the stats, it is hard for specialized builds to capitalize on much of the potential scaling.

If the player has 40 Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and Faith, the Greatsword of Artorias has a total Attack Rating of 658, 348 of which is physical and 310 magical. This means it has the highest Attack Rating with these stats, when one-handing the weapon. However, at 50 Strength, it is outdamaged by Grant. Note, that since both weapons' Attack Rating consists of a split between physical and magical damage they will be inferior to a weapon with only one damage type of similar strength. 

It boasts the strongest Divine modifier of any weapon, however, and as such, it is able to grossly outdamage the Grant against specific foes, although this is only relevant in PvE.

The Greatsword of Artorias also has a unique 20% damage modifier against the "servants of dark". These include Darkwraiths, the Four Kings, and Kirk, Knight of Thorns.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal slashes.
Strong Attack
Player swings the sword back behind them and then steps forward and thrusts it with great power.
Weak Attack
Strong, vertical slashes.
Strong Attack
Player brings the sword behind them, then steps forward and performs a rising sweep with the sword.
Jump Attack Player jumps and swings the sword into the ground.
Running Attack Clockwise, spinning swing.
Rolling Attack Vertical slash into the ground.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Strong Attack
Horizontal swing similar to one-handed weak attack.


Requires: Demon Titanite and 5,000 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
Greatsword of Artorias 120 85 C C B B 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +1 (Demon Titanite ×1) 132 93 C C B B 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +2 (Demon Titanite ×1) 144 108 C C B B 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +3 (Demon Titanite ×2) 156 110 C C B B 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +4 (Demon Titanite ×2) 168 119 C C B B 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +5 (Demon Titanite ×4) 180 127 C C B B 60 10 40 40


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