Help
Help

Farron Greatsword

icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
141 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
icon-magicbonus.png
-
magic_defense-shield-icon.jpg
45.0
icon-firebonus.png
-
fire_defense-shield-icon.jpg
40.0
icon-lightningbonus.png
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
icon-darkbonus.png
-
icon_weight.png
45.0
critical.png
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 12.5
icon-durabilitiy.png
90
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png
icon-dexterity_22.png
icon-intelligence_22.png
icon-faith_22.png
D C - -
18 20 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatsword (Unique) damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Parry icon_fp_cost.png -

Farron Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Greatsword of the Abyss watchers which is atypically paired with a dagger.

The dagger is utilized as a wedge in the left hand while the greatsword is held in the right, a unique technique that was synonymous with the Undead Legion. Confounds foes the manner of wolves hunting prey. 

Skill: Parry
Deflect an attack when timed properly and follow up with a critical hit, executed with the dagger.



Notes and Tips: 

  • Can't be Buffed or Infused.
  • At +5 with 40 STR/40 DEX, this weapon has 566 AR (Update v1.14). 
  • Does 20% bonus damage against Abyssal foes.
  • Upgraded with Titanite Scales.
  • The moveset when dual wielding has attacks similar to the Abyss Watchers, and has a 3-attack cycle like all other dual weapons.
  • You can chain R1 and L1 attacks. For example: If you do two R1 attacks and then an L1 attack, you'll do the third L1 attack.
  • The Parry seems to have a very small amount of parrying frames.
  • The L1/LB attack is not affected by the weight value.
  • Since it doesn't require FP to be used, it can be handy for low level builds without any investment on Attunement.
  • Has an A scaling in DEX when fully upgraded which is odd for an Ultra Greatsword.
  • Regardless of being wielded by either "one-hand" or "two-hands (with off-hand dagger)," weapon attacks will be treated as being "one-handed" along with any of the associated properties of "one-handedness" (i.e.: attacks can still be parried, attacks will still be deflected by shields, no bonus AR from STR, etc.).
  • Has an unused Weapon Skill in which the wielder poses a stance and thrust similar to the Stomp skill, this is replaced by the Parry.

 

Location/Where to Find




Moveset and Videos:

(If your name is not on THIS list, please do not post videos here. If you wish to post videos, please click the link and apply in the thread)

 

 

Farron Greatsword Upgrade Table

  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 141 - - - - D C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +1 165 - - - - D C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +2 188 - - - - D B - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +3 211 - - - - D B - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +4 234 - - - - C B - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +5 258 - - - - C A - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0

 

 


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)






    • Anonymous

      14 Aug 2017 17:00  

      I still think it should have been a greatsword. There is no paired GS weapon, and UGS class has 2. I'm so jealous the Watchers can swing it so fast and recklessly. I'm not saying put their quick ass spinning moveset up as the R1, but I was hoping for a bit of Bloodborne flourish when '2-handed,' like the MLGS horizontal swing in non-trick form. And the wedge could be better too. They already have very little parry frames, so I'd like it to be 2 parries in quick succesion, like the Watcher's double whiff with the wedge in their boss battle that also deals damage. I also want their wicked roll attack. Much better than the run-of-the-mill UGS poke.

      • Anonymous

        09 Aug 2017 15:10  

        I'm still not quite at the Abyss Watcher (new player there, playing since 4 days), but I'm thinking on using it with a 30 Vigor - 40 DEX - 20/25 STR build, and I think it can be pretty montruous combined with a shield like the Shield of want. The two-hand allows for parry while the shield allows for 100% phys def, is quite stable, and still allows for sword arts.

        • Anonymous

          23 Jul 2017 14:37  

          It's very hard to get titanite scales considering I only found 8 in my first playthrough. Anyone know how to get more

          • Anonymous

            16 Jul 2017 20:28  

            one of my favourite weapons in the game.
            i really regret taking the wolf knights greatsword on my second char, this thing is my favourite pvp weapon.
            i mean it's easy to counter if you fight people who know how to press l2 with a parry shield/weapon, but it's really a lot of fun if the enemy has a greatsword as well and he can't do***** about that.

            • Anonymous

              06 Jul 2017 02:20  

              Found out today, with 99 str and 40 dex, vs 99 dex and 40 str, the Farron Greatsword actually had better AR with the STR build, despite the better scaling in dex.

              • Farron Greatsword [DKS3 Wiki]28 Jun 2017 10:51  

                Really solid sword <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/2593804972.gif" alt=":)" title="happy" /><!-- s:) --> [url=http&#58;//jakibiznes&#46;pl/ksiegowy-krakow/:2z6arq2o][color=#c0bcb8:2z6arq2o]księgowa Kraków[/color:2z6arq2o][/url:2z6arq2o]

                • Anonymous

                  27 Jun 2017 05:12  

                  L1 only against Slave Knight Gael in his 2nd and 3rd stages is excellent because your low sweep on the ground lets you dodge most of his ground attacks and his cape for free while attacking.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Jun 2017 16:17  

                    One of the best times in DS3 is when you're using this weapon and find another duelist who is also using this.

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Jun 2017 18:46  

                      You gonna love this!
                      R1–this is normal moveset.
                      L1–and this...this is the moveset that is super edgy!
                      *spams L1...gets parried*

                      • 10 Jun 2017 03:34  

                        This weapon's become one of my favorite weapons as time has gone on, especially after its buff. And I won't hear this nonsense that it didn't need it or something, compared to some of the hyper armor touting heavy weapon nonsense people abuse in this game this sword's damn honest, and it needed the extra power.

                        Its strong, has a great rolling attack (both of them in fact), and its moveset is extremely versatile. Just pressing L1 constantly is dumb and IS going to get you killed, you wanna mix it up. Practicing targetless use of the ground slides is essential. Between three different buttons to mix up combos, two great rolling attacks, and the ability to parry with a great shield if that shield allows WA ability and you have a plethora of options for all situations and solid damage. Goes great with a well thought out complimentary weapon to switch to or have in off hand as well.

                        It does suffer from gaping weaknesses; the slide if used with great abandon is completely countered by some shields or potentially parryable; You're only ever one handed it technically (which makes giving it a compliment thats capable of two handed gameplay a good idea.) It can be choreographed. This weapons' all about outplaying and versatility. Like said, honest weapon. Great strengths, fair weaknesses.

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Jun 2017 06:22  

                          The A dex isn't really odd when you realize it's a abyss watcher's weapon and they generally favor speed over strength

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Jun 2017 22:34  

                            Can a dedicated strength build still make good use of this weapon even if it is a quality weapon? I'm not a fan of dexterity Ultra Greatswords but I would still like to use this weapon even as a strength build because it looks a lot of fun.

                            • Anonymous

                              29 May 2017 04:59  

                              If you want to parry this thing you have to stay close. You technically parry the dagger in left hand and not the sword itself. So the parry window is right when the L1 starts.

                            Load more

                            Chat