Black Knight Glaive

159 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 9.0
Requirements & Bonus
D D - -
28 18 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Halberds damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Spin Sweep icon_fp_cost.png 8 (-/14)

Black Knight Glaive is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Glaive of the black knights who wander the lands. Used to face chaos demons.

The unique attack of this glaive greatly reduces enemy poise, reflecting the tremendous size of the enemies that the knights have fearlessly faced.

Skill: Spin Sweep
Sweep foes in a large spinning motion, and utilize momentum to transition into an overhanded strong attack. 


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Deals 20% bonus damage vs. Demons.
  • R2 to R1 to L2+R2 (Spin Sweep battle art) is a powerful combo in PvP. (R2 is an optional opener, R1 L2+R2 also works)
  • Excellent tracking on R2 when two-handed. The player can strangely turn around in mid-air even while locked on during the R2.

  • At 40 Str 40 Dex this weapon has an AR of 499.
  • At 40 Str 18 Dex (minimum) this weapon has an AR of 422.
  • At 28 Str (minimum) 40 Dex this weapon has an AR of 465.
    • The above stat investments are at maximum refinement.
    • Requires 19 Str and 18 Dex if 2-handed.


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Black Knight Glaive Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 159 - - - - D D - - - - - 40 25 30 20 25
+1 177 - - - - D D - - - - - 40 25 30 20 25
+2 190 - - - - D D - - - - - 40 25 30 20 25
+3 222 - - - - D D - - - - - 40 25 30 20 25
+4 250 - - - - D C - - - - - 40 25 30 20 25
+5 278 - - - - D C - - - - - 40 25 30 20 25


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • 16 Apr 2017 21:56  

      I always found it weird and hilarious that this thing takes 28 strength and yet it's a damn Dexterity weapon. It ends up scaling higher in Dexterity than not...some weapons just make no sense to me. Weapons scaling Dex, but have higher Str requirements. Or weapons with Int requirements but having NO scaling in them. Same with Fth requirements, but no Fth scaling...

      This is the last Dark Souls guys. Come on. Get this***** right. :| Just saying.

      • 05 Mar 2017 11:01  

        The uncharged 1-handed R2 has 990 degree tracking during the attack... (we DS2 PvE now)

        The uncharged 2-handed R2 has 720 degree tracking during the attack.

        When charged, both moves are reduced to 180 degree tracking.

        • 02 Mar 2017 19:45  

          I love all the people complaining about the friken' BKG. Sure its good, but have you tried rolling? Quickstepping? Fast weapons? No? Well try that and stop complaining. There are bigger fish to fry (there are weapons better than this one to complain about).

          • 08 Feb 2017 09:20  

            IRL black knight halberds pretty interesting finding out how much history influences From's art direction.

            • I dont like it.28 Aug 2016 16:42  

              It seems like an amazing weapon. However, it is the one weapon I have failed to beat on numerous occasions. For one, I'm not very good, but I can win more than half of the time. I dislike this weapon because it summarizes every bad quality of a weapon I dislike.<br/><br/>For one, it has amazing damage. I thought it would be weaker than Winged Knight, but it hits much harder. Form there, it has superb range and revolutionary phantom range. It also has extreme stunlock and even better hyper armor, assuring that you will not trade hits. But this is not why I dislike it.<br/><br/>I dislike it because whenever I fight someone using this, they don't even try to be original. its just the same r1 bait every single time. If I go in for the hit, I will be hit and combo-d. If I don't, the fight doesn't progress. So far, I have not seen one person use this originally. Because of this, I have stopped fighting against anyone using this weapon, either returning to my world or killing myself. This is so they don't feel the false elation of a cheap win.<br/><br/>Estoc users know they're terrible. Washing Pole users feel the hate. But still no publicity on what I feel is the cheapest, most unbalanced weapon in the game. <br/><br/>But I can see why some people like it. It looks cool and is very powerful. If there is someone out there who uses this originally, thank you. I'd use this if I could live with the guilt.<br/><br/>Anyway, this is just what I thought. I guess I just need to Git Gud.

              • OP?04 Aug 2016 23:45  

                This weapon's op? Of all the black knight weapons how is this consider op? I've dropped almost every BK glaive user I fought (minus a few running in a gank squad). It may just be the new choice for try hards. Don't get me wrong I've messed around with it in PvP and PvE and it's fun but not op.

                • The weapon placement05 Jul 2016 10:33  

                  Does anyone find it strange that you find this weapon in Gyndur's fight room? is it some kind of foreshadowing or maybe there's something special about beating Gundyr with a halberd? I should try that on the next playthrough?

                  • Estoc with a longer handle.11 Jun 2016 00:48  

                    Everyone and their mother is using this weapon. It's the new estoc. It's not even hard to use, another trait shared with the estoc.

                    • "Working as intended"01 Jun 2016 17:38  

                      Removed meme from wiki page. Any information about poise working or not should be in the Poise page instead. And more data-y, not meme-y.

                      • How 2 stunlock?17 May 2016 03:10  

                        Seriously. I can never stunlock anybody.<br/><br/>I've seen people hitting me 5 times in a row and I couldn't roll at all.<br/><br/>Yet whenever I hit people twice, they roll away. No matter which weapon I use.

                        • true MLG weapon16 May 2016 19:49  

                          u just need light attack+weapon art to snipe those casul scrubs from full hp to zero in a single stun lock<br/><br/>what a ***** game dark souls 3, i already want ds2 back

                          • What just happened!?!?15 May 2016 01:00  

                            Doing some casual pvp in Anor Londo. Did a fight club in someone's world. Two sunbros and a host. The sunbros 1v1 me one at a time, no estus until after each fight. Manage to end both fairly easily, feeling pretty cocky. So I begin to face down the host who happens to be dual wielding this weapon. HE LANDS ONE HIT ON ME AND CONTINUES TO HIT ME WHILE I AM STUCK IN HITSTUN UNTIL I AM DEAD. Like five hits in a row with no chance to dodge in there.....this weapon is impressive! Gonna try it out for myself soon!

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