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The Ruler's Sword is a greatsword in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Greatsword of Vendrick, King of Drangleic. The strength of this sword is relative to the number of souls possessed by its wielder.
The great king shut himself away, and was soon reduced to a mere shell. Just what was it that he yearned to protect?
Effect: attack boosted by souls held

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin updates the item description.

In-Game Description

Greatsword of Vendrick, King of Drangleic. The strength of this sword is relative to the number of souls possessed by its wielder.
One fragment of Dark, having taken human shape, became obsessed with the King's soul. Impelled by its own cravings, it sought souls, and strove to make the strength of the Giants its own.
Effect: attack boosted by souls held

AvailabilityEdit

The Ruler's Greatsword can be acquired by trading 10,000 souls and the Soul of the King with Weaponsmith Ornifex.

Characteristics Edit

The Ruler's Sword's damage scales with the amount of souls the player is currently holding. Depending on the player's stats, scaling may be negative until they've collected a significant amount of souls. The effect caps at one million (1,000,000) souls.

When fully upgraded and infused with an element, the weapon's attack rating can reach over 700 with a proper build and the relevant clutch ring, a relatively high number compared to most infused non-elemental weapons.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal slashes.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Forward thrust, further input yields a spinning slash.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Strikes the blade downward and on return performs the reverse.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Forward thrust, further input yields a spinning slash.
Jump Attack Leaping downward slash.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Spinning slash.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same as one-handed.
Rolling Attack Forward thrust.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Downward slash.
Power Stance Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal dual slashes.
Power Stance Strong Attack
A dual overhead smash.
Guard break
Standard guard break.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Same as right-handed but mirrored.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Same as right-handed but mirrored.

NotesEdit

  • When infused elementally, the scaling for that element also scales with the amount of souls held.
  • Mundane infusion seems to work differently on this weapon. It adds a starting damage of 21, which scales up to 106 at 1,000,000 souls. This amount increases rapidly as the lowest stat approaches 30, increasing by 128 to become 149 at 0 souls and scales up to 50% more (i.e. 195) to become 301 at 1,000,000 souls. Gains are very minor after that, reaching a maximum of 191 at 0 souls and 366 at 1,000,000 souls.
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