The Thorned Greatsword is a greatsword in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A greatsword forged from the soul of the Looking Glass Knight. Strong attack unleashes its latent power.
Fearing something wicked, the King fled the castle and never returned. But his warrior, forever true to his command, stands ready to expunge those who would challenge him.
Effect: special attack (strong attack)


The Thorned Greatsword is obtained after trading the Looking Glass Knight Soul with Weaponsmith Ornifex for 3,000 souls.


The Thorned Greatsword is a strong weapon that can adapt to many situations due to its solid damage output and relatively strong, and quick, projectile attack.

Having high Faith will make a lightning infusion a solid choice for this weapon, as casting Sunlight Blade with the lightning infusion will drastically magnify the lightning damage, especially for the heavy attack.

The strong attack unleashes an arc of lightning visually identical to a Sunlight Spear, at the cost of 10 durability per cast. This makes the special attack usable up to eight times before it breaks on the ninth use, although it can be used up to 17 times, breaking on the 18th, with the Bracing Knuckle Ring +2.

The projectile is functionally identical to the Lightning Spear variants, although weaker. This makes it great for punishing healing attempts in PvP as it can be fired considerably quicker than a Lightning Spear and still does respectable damage. Additionally, hitting any opponent with both the projectile and the blade itself whilst using the special attack will inflict exceptionally high damage.


The moveset is the same as the Drangleic Sword, except for the heavy attacks, which are switched out for quickly shooting a weak lightning spear, similarly to the Dragonslayer Spear.

Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal swings alternating from right to left and left to right
Strong Attack
Overhead slam that electrifies the blade and results in a bolt of lightning being shot from the sword
Weak Attack
Horizontal slash from right to left and the reverse
Strong Attack
Drags sword from behind on the ground and launches bolt straight forward.
Jump Attack Leaps into the air and slams weapon onto the ground
Running Attack Spin
Rolling Attack Thrust
Kick Guard Break
Weak Attack
Mirror of right hand
Strong Attack
Mirror of right hand


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