The Heide Knight Sword is a relatively robust straight sword with a varied moveset. It is capable of horizontal as well as vertical slashes, and a thrusting attack on the second strong attack when one-handed. It also possesses higher than usual durability, making it a rather reliable weapon to use on longer journeys.
Its main characteristic, however, is that it deals Lightning damage, making it a fairly useful weapon for Faith builds. Combined with its early availability (it can be found in one of the two immediately accessible areas at the start of the game) as well as its low physical stat requirements, and it becomes a very strong candidate for infusing with a Boltstone, and even for Power Stancing (requiring as little as 16 Strength and 15 Dexterity). However, this second option is only viable in Scholar of the First Sin.
|Upward diagonal slash from right to left, followed by downward diagonal slash from left to right.|
|Horizontal slash from right to left followed by a thrusting attack.|
|Downward, diagonal slash from left to right. Further input slashes downward from right to left.|
|Wide, sweeping arc, similar to the longsword from Dark Souls I.|
|Jump Attack||Standard plunging attack with a very low range.|
|Running Attack||Standard sweeping arc, similar to the longsword.|
|Rolling Attack||Quick thrust attack.|
|Power Stance Weak Attack||Horizontal slash with both weapons from right to left, followed by slash in the opposite direction.|
|Power Stance Strong Attack||Crosswise diagonal slash from both weapons simultaneously.|
|Guard break||Standard guard break.|
|Upward diagonal slash from left to right, followed by downward diagonal slash from right to left.|
|Horizontal slash from left to right followed by a thrusting attack.|
- An infusion of Bleed or Poison starts at 153, which is one of the highest base infusions for these types.
- Infusing this sword with Magic, Fire, Lightning, Dark, Poison, or Bleed shows an increase in lightning scaling