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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 433 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)






    • 16 Jan 2017 05:40

      Very interesting how ehiny noobs seem always to blame some Kind of op weapon for their Lack of skill. Im using this weapon Quite often. Has a good Block breaker with l2 and decent damage. After blockbreak i mostly change to my greatsword and Land a half charged 2handed Hard attack 90% of the time.
      But back to topic, i dont See anything op or s9mething about it. I easily kill invaders wielding it with many types of weapons. Twin daggers with blood infuson are nice in pvp for example. Quite Hard to handle, but After you got the Hang of it its a blast.

      • 02 Jan 2017 03:32

        What's with the hate?? Is it wrong that it is a fun weapon to use..... Though I more like it since I have full dark wraith set so it's fun running around looking like a dark wraith especially using the sword

        • 15 Dec 2016 14:04

          I've measured this sword against my twin princes greatsword, in win loss ratio for me at least this sword came out on top. It's the only sword I've found that doesn't even require a shield to drop to attack. Killed around 37 invaders with it. Thing is it's not really made for an offensive play style. You can attack while being attacked with it. I don't get invaded much, but it still hasn't let me down as much as any greatsword has.

          • 06 Dec 2016 06:38

            I dont have this weapon but god if people want to use it just let them be. If they are noobs as you say you should be able to beat them anyway. If people like it just let them be. Stop complaining it's a game. Sorry for the rant but i'm tired of looking for sugggestions in the comments and instead just finding crybabies.

            • 28 Nov 2016 22:45

              Message to new players using the Dark Sword: The Dark Sword won't save your life in an invasion, honestly, it will actually make it harder for you since you are more prone to being parried and 1-shot. If still won't listen to this then at least use a weapon that has cool looking r1s instead of one swinging randomly.

              • 28 Nov 2016 22:40

                Okay so i "interviewed" a dark sword user and asked him why he liked the weapon and this is what he said: "The weapon is really fast, it does lots of damage and it's REALLY easy to use". Okay now you know what to do From, nerf the weapon speed, damage and make a longer delay on the third hit. I really have nothing against the dark sword and can just parry it just fine but i am just sick of new players not bothering to learn simple tactics such as "combos" and resorting to the easiest and most trash weapon.

                • 27 Nov 2016 23:14

                  how do i convince a friend of mine that there are other good weapons beside r1 spam dark sword? I try to give a weapon that has slightly higher damage but he then says that it's too slow. If i give a weapon that is slightly faster he says the damage is too low. I play on PS4 and am thinking of summoning some invaders to come and kill him and show him that the dark sword won't save his life.

                  • 11 Nov 2016 00:41

                    Don't be fooled by S scaling infusion.

                    Despite having C Strength and S Faith scaling with Lightning infusion, the Dark Sword ends up slightly inferior in both damage types to the standard Longsword with D Strength and A Faith, while also weighing more than the Longsword and using more Stamina per swing.

                    I'm not going to pretend to understand how that works.

                    • Dark Sword [DKS3 Wiki]07 Nov 2016 23:14

                      Hilarious seeing newbies use this thing still. Guys, it got nerfed...hardly outclasses anymore. The Broadsword has taken the spot of the highest damaging SS.

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