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Dark Sword

icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
110 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
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0
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35.0
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0
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30.0
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
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0
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35.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 4.5
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80
Requirements & Bonus
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C D - -
16 15 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stomp icon_fp_cost.png 13

Dark Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Pitch-black straight sword of the Darkwraith, survivor of the land swallowed by darkness.

The Darkwraiths were the first red orb invaders, and originators of a unique sword technique inspired by their thick, broad blades.

Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with strong attack for an upward slash.



Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • The heavy attack is a unique vertical sweeping slash; the range is a bit shorter than longsword's heavy attack.
  • This weapon is unique due to it being the only longsword class weapon with the Stomp Weapon Art.
  • When infused with Refined has 428 AR having 40 in both STR and DEX stats.
  • When infused with a Dark Gem, it will be called a "Reinforced Dark Sword" instead of "Dark Dark Sword."

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Dark Sword Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
Heavy Infusion
Sharp Infusion
Refined Infusion
Raw Infusion
Crystal Infusion
Simple Infusion
Fire Infusion
Chaos Infusion
Lightning Infusion
Blessed Infusion
Deep Infusion
Dark Infusion
Blood Infusion
Poison Infusion
Hollow Infusion

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
icon-wp_stability.png
Regular +10 220 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 42
Heavy +10 203 - - - - A - - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 38
Sharp +10 203 - - - - C C - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 38
Refined +10 198 - - - - B B - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 38
Raw +10 275 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Crystal +10 99 136 - - - C D S - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Simple +10 105 120 - - - C D A - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Fire +10 173 - 173 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 36 28.5 33.2 35
Chaos +10 105 - 136 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 33 28.5 33.2 35
Lightning +10 99 - - 136 - C D - S - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 33 33.2 35
Blessed +10 136 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 33
Deep +10 173 - - - 173 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 42 35
Dark +10 105 - - - 136 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5 35
Blood +10 170 - - - - C D - - - - 40 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Poison +10 170 - - - - C D - - 40 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
209 - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 33

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 110 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 35
Regular +1 121 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 35
Regular +2 132 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  36
Regular +3 143 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  37
Regular +4 154 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  37
Regular +5 165 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  38
Regular +6 176 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  39
Regular +7 187 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  39
Regular +8 198 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  40
Regular +9 209 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  41
Regular +10 220 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 42

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Heavy 107 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +1 117 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +2 126 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +3 136 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +4 146 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +5 155 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +6 165 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +7 174 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +8 184 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +9 193 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +10 203 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Sharp 104 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +1 114 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +2 124 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +3 134 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +4 144 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +5 154 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +6 163 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +7 173 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +8 183 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +9 193 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +10 203 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Refined 99 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +1 108 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +2 118 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +3 128 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +4 138 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +5 148 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +6 158 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +7 168 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +8 178 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +9 188 - - - - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +10 198 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Raw 143 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +1 156 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +2 169 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +3 182 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +4 195 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +5 209 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +6  222 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +7 235 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +8 248 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +9 261 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +10 275 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Crystal 78 78 - - - D E C - - - - 52.2 35.0 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +1 ? ? - - - D E B - - - - 52.2 35.3 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +2 ? ? - - - D E B - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +3 85 96 - - - D E A - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +4 ? ? - - - D D A - - - - 52.2 36.4 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +5 ? ? - - - D D A - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +6  91 113  - - -  D  A - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +7 ? ? - - -  D - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +8 ? ? - - - D D A - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +9 97 130 - - - C D A - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +10 99 136 - - - C D S - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Simple 78 78 - - - D D D - - - - 52.2 35.0 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +1 ? ? - - - D D C - - - - 52.2 35.3 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +2 ? ? - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +3 86 91 - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +4 ? ? - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +5 ? ? - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +6 94 103 - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +7 ? ? - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +8 ? ? - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +9 102 116 - - -       - - - - 52.2   28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +10 105 120 - - - C D A - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Fire 94 - 94 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.0 28.5 33.2
Fire +1 102 - 102 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.3 28.5 33.2
Fire +2 110 - 110 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.6 28.5 33.2
Fire +3 118 - 118 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.9 28.5 33.2
Fire +4 126 - 126 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 34.2 28.5 33.2
Fire +5 133 - 133 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 34.5 28.5 33.2
Fire +6 141 - 141 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 34.8 28.5 33.2
Fire +7 149 - 149 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 35.1 28.5 33.2
Fire +8 157 - 157 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 35.4 28.5 33.2
Fire +9  165 - 165 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 35.7 28.5 33.2
Fire +10 173 - 173 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 36 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Chaos 84 - 84 - - E E D D - - - 52.2 33.2 30.0 28.5 33.2
Chaos +1 ? - ? - - D E C C - - - 52.2 33.2 30.3 28.5 33.2
Chaos +2 ? - ? - -         - - - 52.2 33.2   28.5 33.2
Chaos +3 90 - 99 - -         - - - 52.2 33.2   28.5 33.2
Chaos +4 ? - ? - - D C C - - - 52.2 33.2 31.2 28.5 33.2
Chaos +5 ? - ? - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 31.5 28.5 33.2
Chaos +6 96 - 115 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 31.8 28.5 33.2
Chaos +7 ? - ? - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 32.1 28.5 33.2
Chaos +8 ? - ? - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 32.4 28.5 33.2
Chaos +9 102 - 131 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 32.7 28.5 33.2
Chaos +10 105 - 136 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 33 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Lightning 78 - - 78 - D E - C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.0 33.2
Lightning +1 ? - - ? - D E - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.3 32.2
Lightning +2 ? - - ? - D E - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.6  32.2
Lightning +3 85 - - 96 - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.9 32.2
Lightning +4 ? - - ? - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 31.2 32.2
Lightning +5 ? - - ? - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 31.5 32.2
Lightning +6 91 - - 113 - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 31.8 32.2
Lightning +7 ? - - ? - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 32.1 32.2
Lightning +8 ? - - ? - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 32.4 32.2
Lightning +9 97 - - 130 - C D - A - - - 52.2  33.2 28.5 32.7 32.2
Lightning +10 99 - - 136 - C  D -  S - - -  52.2  33.2 28.5  33  32.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blessed 84 - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +1 ? - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +2 ? - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +3 99 - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +4 ? - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +5 ? - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +6 115 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +7 ? - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +8 ? - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +9 131 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +10 136 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Deep 94 - - - 94 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5
Deep +1 ? - - - ? - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.9
Deep +2 ? - - - ? - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Deep +3 118 - - - 118 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Deep +4 ? - - - ? - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.9
Deep +5 ? - - - ? - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Deep +6 141 - - - 141 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Deep +7 ? - - - ? - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Deep +8 ? - - - ? - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Deep +9 165 - - - 165 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Deep +10 173 - - - 173 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 42
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Dark 84 - - - 84 E E D D - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 35.0
Dark +1 ? - - - ? D E C C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 35.3
Dark +2 ? - - - ? D  D  C  C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Dark +3 90 - - - 99 D  D C  C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Dark +4 ? - - - ?  D  D C C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Dark +5 ? - - - ?  D D  C  C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5  
Dark +6  96 - - - 115 D D C C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 37.1
Dark +7 ? - - - ? C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 37.5
Dark +8 ? - - - ? C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 37.8
Dark +9 102 - - - 131 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.2
Dark +10 105 - - - 136 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blood 99 - - - - D D - - - - 34 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +1 ? - - - - C D - - - - 34 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +2 ? - - - - C D - - - -  34 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +3 120 - - - - C D - - - -  36 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +4 ? - - - - C  D - - - -  36 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +5 ? - - - -  C D - - - -  37 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +6 141 - - - -  C D - - - -  37 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +7 ? - - - -  C D - - - -  37 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +8 ? - - - -  C D - - - -  38 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +9 163 - - - - C D - - - -  38 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +10 170 - - - - C D - - - - 40 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Poison 99 - - - - D D - - 33 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +1 106 - - - - C D - - 34 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +2 113 - - - - C D - - 34 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +3 120 - - - - C D - - 35 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +4 127 - - - - C D - - 35 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +5 134 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +6 141 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +7 149 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +8 156 - - - - C D - - 37 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +9 163 - - - - C D - - 38 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +10 170 - - - - C D - - 40 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Luck Bonus Discovery Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Hollow 104 - - - - D D - - ? ? - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +1 ? - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +2 ? - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +3 135 - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +4 ? - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +5 ? - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +6 167 - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +7 ? - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +8 ? - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +9 198 - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +10 209 - - - - C D - -  ? - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2

 


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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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)






    • 27 May 2017 15:55  

      How this weapon gets an s scalling in faith when lightning infused, but only B when dark infused is beyond my comprehension. I mean, it has dark in the name, how and/or why?

      • 23 May 2017 00:05  

        Nooo!! You guys have the scaling backwards. The dark sword receives a S scaling at +10 when is infused with a blessed gem, and it stays at an A scaling all the way though +10 on the lightning infusion for faith

        • 18 May 2017 16:36  

          In a world where people think one PvP victory makes them a god, prepare for them to whine about any weapon that they die to.

          But to be fair the hit box is a bit off so the first time you fight this weapon it will mess you up. Just adapt and conquer.

          • 10 May 2017 05:41  

            Ahaha, you guys see all the noobs trying to defend their use of the dark sword? : D It's hilarious! Before anyone tries to act like the dark sword is a perfectly fine weapon, will you go check this weapon up on youtube? The hitboxes are retarded and it hits like a truck. Even on a high vgr build you get like 4 or 5 shot : D I can hear you all saying: "4 or 5 hits you say? that is plenty!", which is funny because of the hitboxes. Seriously, go look it up on youtube, if you're going to use a cancer weapon, embrace the cancer, acknowledge that you're a piece of***** and r1 mash people to death WITHOUT trying to act like your use of the dark sword is somehow fair. I can hear you saying: "it can be parried!", latency, enough said. "Get a shield", elemental buff/resin hits through shields and r1 spam breaks your block, that or just kick...

            • 05 May 2017 17:38  

              I seriously don't get why people complain about this it is because it has too much damage ***** buff the FUGS and do 1200 damage go damnit every weapon followers sabre carthus curved sword estoc my god never scene so many cry baby's it is pathetic.

              • 27 Apr 2017 05:53  

                Try the broadsword. Higher damage but shorter reach. Start losing in pvp. Switch back to the dark sword. People panic and mess up against me. Are we really this easily conditioned? This is the psychological warfare sword.

                • 27 Mar 2017 17:12  

                  So I noticed after patch 1.11 that my Lightning Dark Sword no longer has an S scaling in Faith, it is now an A, and is now weaker than my Lightning Lothric Sword. So I am assuming that they nerfed the scaling for it on the other infusions as well.

                  • 23 Mar 2017 00:01  

                    207 + 166 + 373 at +10 refined infusion with 25/25 S/D on the scaling calculator... correct? Seems a little op but it's aesthetically perfect for my current build :/

                    • 20 Mar 2017 19:49  

                      Don't be discouraged from using this weapon just because of the whining and bad reputation. The meta shifted a long time ago, and you shouldn't feel bad for using ANY weapon just 'cause some bad players don't want you to.

                      All and all, this is a quite efficient weapon in PvE mostly, but with practice it is also good in PvP due to it's range and weapon art. It basically a longsword that trades moveset for more range.

                      • 22 Feb 2017 06:10  

                        I was using the Onyx Blade acquired through the Ashes of Ariandel DLC before I remembered that I had an extra titanite slab and a Dark Sword in my inventory. Needless to say, if you completely reinforce it and infuse it with a dark gem, making a Reinforced Dark Sword it gives you a quick blade that scales brilliantly with INT/FTH (better than Onyx Blade) and does great dark damage. It is easily spammable, which attracts newer players to it (and makes it very very easy to parry) however when wielded by a seasoned player who has learned it's combos and perfected the weapon art- it can be devastating in any situation... especially if you have any sort of damage res/abs buff (ie. Deep Protection, Iron Flesh...) or poise.
                        Once mastered, the Dark Sword feels OP, but it can just as easily be defended against/countered if you're not being careful. This blade works well with Dark Clutch Ring (if using Reinforced Dark Sword), Pontiff Right Eye, Lloyd's Ring and the Knight Slayer's Ring... Can be buffed and infused like stated above, reinforced with titanite shards-chunks-slabs to +10, and overall it can be enjoyed by anybody with high enough stats to wield it... which can make it just as frustrating for anybody who is put against it.

                        • 09 Feb 2017 06:40  

                          So the Dark Sword has been my favorite of the straightsword-class weapons since Dark Souls 1, so when it was reported that the dark sword had returned for DS3 I'd immediately bee-lined to get it, couldn't resist bringing my old favorite back. Then a week or two later I begin seeing it everywhere, hearing it's only used by "R1-spamming noobs". So am I just not allowed to use it anymore without being shunned by everyone?

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