- Main article: Weapon types
Ultra Greatswords, as their name suggests, are the biggest, heaviest, and quite often, strongest type of sword you can acquire in the game. These massive blades all require tremendous strength to wield, and are usually best held with both hands to stagger enemies more easily. Your entire body weight is put behind each of the large swings, and while that does increase their damage potential significantly, it also means that any miss can be extremely costly.
The amount of recovery each attack with this weapon has means that your opponent is all but guaranteed a free hit if your blow does not connect. The style of these weapons, however, is to ensure that if your one big attack does connect, it does lethal amounts of damage. The sheer size and length of these weapons also gives a great attack range and their high powered strikes also inflict a lot of stun and interrupt characters with high poise. The heavy stun rate of these weapons also make it possible to stun lock enemies. Ultra Greatswords also have a large radius swing, making enemy players who aim for backstabs easier to handle in medium range.
Below is a list of all the Ultra Greatswords in Dark Souls, and their base stats. Clicking on any of the names of the Ultra Greatswords will give you detailed information about that weapon on a separate page.
|Ultra Greatsword||Damage Type|
|Attack Values||Stat Requirements|
|Damage Reduction||Parameter Bonus|
Black Knight Greatsword
Demon Great Machete
|Black Knight Greatsword||220||–||–||–||100||B||E||–||–||300||14.0|
|Demon Great Machete||133||–||–||–||100||B||–||–||–||600||18.0|
|Axes||Axes • Greataxes|
|Hammers||Hammer • Great Hammers|
|Other||Daggers • Gauntlets • Whips|
|Polearms||Halberds • Spears|
|Ranged||Bows • Crossbows|
|Swords||Thrusting Swords • Straight Swords • Greatswords • Ultra Greatswords|
Curved Swords • Curved Greatswords • Katanas