Black Knight Greatsword

185 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 65.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 16.0
Requirements & Bonus
C D - -
30 18 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatswords damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stomp icon_fp_cost.png 10 (-/16)

Black Knight Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Ultra greatsword wielded by the Black Knights who wander the lands. Designed to face chaos demons.

The Black Knights constantly faced foes larger than themselves, and this sword's unique attack greatly reduces enemy poise.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Deals 20% bonus damage vs. Demons.
  • At 40/40 Str/Dex this weapon has 612 AR and becomes stronger than the Greatsword by 11 points on top of being lighter and having an arguably better moveset - however, the Greatsword hits 639 AR when infused to refined, and can be buffed.

Location/Where to Find


Moveset and Videos:

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Black Knight Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 185 - - - - C D - - - - - 65 50 50 45 50
+1 206 - - - - C D - - - - - 65 50 50 45 50
+2 220 - - - - C D - - - - - 65 50 50 45 50
+3 257 - - - - C D - - - - - 65 50 50 45 50
+4 289 - - - - C D - - - - - 65 50 50 45 50
+5 322 - - - - B D - - - - - 65 50 50 45 50


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)

    • 20 Dec 2016 02:25

      I tried invasions, put a longsword/thrusting weapon in lefthand. I got to say, amazing strategy but keep your BGS hidden, spam r1 to trick your enemy that you’re a noob... do weapon with longsword/thruster, take out BGS
      L1 L1 R1 R1 R2. It never let me down.

      • 07 Dec 2016 16:24

        All the sword variant BK wield this, which is well known as the "demon slayer". But only 3 demons in the game, so maybe they still wander around, still thinking demons and dragons still roam the earth. Or maybe they're just killing gankers, who knows

        • 06 Dec 2016 09:01

          The line that says: " however, the Greatsword hits 639 AR when infused to refined"

          ^ this is wrong info I believe, doesn't square with the numbers from the greatsword wiki page, or mugenmonkey's weapons page.
          Should be 587 AR with refined-infused

          • This thing is a beast.27 Sep 2016 19:37

            Can do 1200+ damage with a rather tricky combo of 2h r1 and 2h r2, making sure to hit with the first part of the strong attack and turning around to hit with second part of the strong attack.

            • Better than Fume UGS03 Sep 2016 12:13

              I fined the art style better than the Fume, not to mention the Fume UGS is legendary which isn't good since everyone knows it's strong attack. I don't have too much endurance, but 1 handed I can fit in 2 strong attacks and then end it off with a quick swipe to the left.

              • Amazing crowd control26 Jul 2016 11:51

                The greatsword is really good for killing off mobs while used one handed but takes quite a bit more stamina. I can only swing 3 or 4 times<br/>Use it against deacons of the deep and you will see what I mean

                • 0 poise07 Jul 2016 20:49

                  I find myself getting interrupted in the MIDDLE (not the beggining) of attacks with this weapon. When do you get max poise in the attack animation, if any???:

                  • A bit of confusion06 Jul 2016 12:02

                    I saw a bit of parry confusion down below. So im going to try to clear it up. Ultra Greatswords can be parryed. But only when they are being one handed (both R1s and R2s.. Learned that the hard way) Same goes for great axes. Also since this is the BKGS page I'll say that this weapons weapon art CANNOT be parryed.

                    • Combo!!30 Jun 2016 10:41

                      It's a somewhat tricky combo, but ***** is it powerful. Two-handed R1 —> Backwards R2 (when you swing the sword behind you) so that it hits —> Flip back to the front for the full R2 hit.

                      • I believe i can die16 Jun 2016 10:03

                        I once hit someone with the charged 2h r2 while he was doing a jumping attack, it is the most satisfying thing to do in this game.<br/>(BTW it one-shotted him at full health)

                        • if only we could infuse or buff it...21 May 2016 23:09

                          Some standard titanite ultra Gs can beat the damage it deals because of buffs or infusions, or both. Its a special twinkling titanite thing right? Ah well, against demon bosses, that 20 percent damage boost rocks.

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