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The Varangian Sword is a straight sword in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Straight sword wielded by Varangians and engraved with a skull.
A former king launched a campaign to capture these terrors of the high seas, but rather than imprison them, forced them into hard labor at No-man's Wharf.

In-Game Description

Straight sword wielded by Varangians and engraved with a skull.
A former king launched a campaign to capture these terrors of the high seas, but rather than imprison them, forced them into hard labor at No-man's Wharf.
The king, wracked with fear and suspicion,
began to see the progenitor of the curse in
anything and everything. During his reign,
sorcerers in particular suffered dreadful
persecution.

AvailabilityEdit

Drops from Varangian Sailors in No-man's Wharf.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Varangian sword is a good blade. It seems to have very low stamina cost for the damage that a fully upgraded one can deal out. Has decent scaling but very low durability and seems to degrade very fast, making Repair Powders or the Repair sorcery almost a necessity.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Fast downward diagonal slash from right to left. Further input slashes horizontally back to the right.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Player does a small run up before hitting in a wide arc from right to left. Second input slashes horizontally back to the right.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
A swift downward diagonal slash, from right to left. Further input slashes horizontally back to the right.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Large sweeping slash, from right to left. Second input slashes horizontally back to the right.
Jump Attack Standard plunging attack with short range.
Running Attack Fast parallel 180 degree slash from left to right.
Rolling Attack Large diagonal slash from left to right.
Kick Standard guard-break.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Fast downward diagonal slash from right to left. Further input slashes horizontally back to the right.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Player does a small run up before hitting in a wide arc from right to left. Second input slashes horizontally back to the right.

NotesEdit

  • Upgrades with Titanite.
  • +10 Varangian Sword has 250 base damage and C/C scaling.
  • Probably a glitch but the durability of this sword seems to degrade exponentially faster than other regular straight swords, even with the Bracing Knuckle Ring. If used for extended periods, this sword will surely break before reaching the next bonfire.
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