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.
Its moveset can be compared to that of the Black Knight Sword, with broad slashes and slow, but very powerful strong attacks with high staggering power. However, this weakens the weapon's ability to perform combos, reducing its effectiveness in PvP.
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 raw 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.
|Player swings the sword back behind them and then steps forward and thrusts it with great power. High starting lag.|
|Strong, vertical slashes.|
|Player brings the sword behind them, then steps forward and performs a rising sweep with the sword. High starting lag.|
|Jump Attack||Player jumps and swings the sword into the ground.|
|Running Attack||Clockwise, spinning swing.|
|Rolling Attack||Vertical slash into the ground.|
|Horizontal swing similar to one-handed weak attack.|
UpgradesEditRequires: Demon Titanite and 5,000 souls per upgrade.
|Variation||Attack Values||Parameter Bonus||Damage Reduction|
|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|
|Abyss Greatsword • Bastard Sword • Black Knight Sword • Claymore • Crystal Greatsword • Flamberge • Great Lord Greatsword • Greatsword of Artorias • Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed) • Man‑Serpent Greatsword • Moonlight Greatsword • Obsidian Greatsword • Stone Greatsword|