Gael's Greatsword

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Requirements & Bonus
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Blade of Peril


Gael's Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC.

Greatsword of Slave Knight Gael, the only weapon that he kept with him from beginning to end.

Originally an executioner's sword made for decapitation, this blade is heavily chipped and stained with the blood of countless battles.

Skill: Blade of Peril
A precarious technique unique to undead Gael. Leap in any direction, slamming the greatsword to the ground, then follow with normal attack for a large spinning slash, or strong attack to back-step and jump foward in an overhead slam.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Upgrades with Titanite Scales.
  • Gael's Greatsword +5 has 504 AR at 40 strength and 40 dexterity.
  • The sword resembles a broken version of the Executioner's Greatsword. Before the boss fight with Slave Knight Gael, while he is still an NPC, he uses an Executioner's Greatsword.

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Gael's Greatsword Upgrade Table

Requires 7,980 souls and 15 Twinkling Titanite to +4, 4200 souls and 1 Titanite Slab to +5.

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 147 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +1 171 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +2 195 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +3 219 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +4 243 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +5 268 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35


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)

    • Anonymous

      28 Aug 2017 22:18  

      It doesn't make any sense how the broken version is better in every single *****ing way than the actual sword

      • Anonymous

        04 Aug 2017 19:33  

        saw some people did the weapon art, followed by a backstep (towards wherever you're facing), then continue with strong attack, any idea what's that combo?

        PS, i'm sorry if this is not the place to ask such questions

        • Anonymous

          02 Aug 2017 19:10  

          Does anyone notice that even though this is supposed to be a broken Executioner's Greatsword, it is actually longer than the unbroken Executioner's Greatsword?

          • Anonymous

            27 Jul 2017 19:41  

            Massively overrated weapon, partly because it has a true combo (which is legit but not invincible or easy), but mainly because I see people think the R2 poke justifies it being high tier like a straight sword. Hilarious.

            It is weak in every other catagory

            • Anonymous

              16 Jul 2017 16:34  

              this is basically a worse version of the executioners greatsword, because the executioners sword actually has a higher scaling on strenght and doesn't require rare titanites.
              of course the weapon art is better, but for real now you are not always going to be able to use it.
              the devs tried to make those boss weapons from gael way too "balanced" so nobody would ***** about it being too strong, so they made his weapons rather bad...
              i mean for real now it's the last boss (unless you fight midir last) in the *****ing game, at least make his weapons useful...
              yes his weapons have an awesome design, but they aren't really good weapons compared to some others.

              • Anonymous

                10 Jun 2017 20:13  

                This sword pairs really well with the dragonhead shield. Use the shield flame to initiate one handed r1s and when two handing just spam l2 to play mind games until they slip up. Great weapon 9.8/10

                • Anonymous

                  10 Jun 2017 17:37  

                  I don't know why but I always lose whenever I try the weapon art, i get staggered out of it by throwing knives for *****s sake

                  • Anonymous

                    21 May 2017 06:32  

                    Too bad it's so much weaker. I guess it's for the better to not have some ass stun lock you and deal 5/6 of your health

                    • Anonymous

                      14 May 2017 09:01  

                      Im glad the weapon was nerfed but confused why splitleaf was untouched. Ill enjoy using gaels now that its balanced

                      • Anonymous

                        08 May 2017 18:13  

                        Now people are going to cry about the weapon art already had hatemail today I love drinking try hard tears

                        • Anonymous

                          08 May 2017 16:14  

                          The WA,it really reminds me of a unpridictable (sorry if spelled wrong) Hard badass boss from the beloved Dark Souls 1

                          • Anonymous

                            02 May 2017 21:20  

                            im kinda amazed that theres no refrence to gales great sword actually being a really worn out executioners great sword.

                            in the first DLC he uses that sword and if you pull them out at the same time you can see they are the same size and design.

                            yet some how there is a tid bit about it looking like the broken sword... like wut.

                            some one with mod power add this in. gales greatsword is his aged version of the executioners great sword

                            • Anonymous

                              29 Apr 2017 04:40  

                              A great, balanced weapon. The only thing that makes it special is the WA which should be used sparingly (Which people don't, they straight up spam it then get killed). Using the WA while trading with any other weapon equal or greater to a Greatsword, especially combined with Leo is straight up suicide. Compared to Ringed Knight Weapons it can't combo with super hyper armor, but it can do great mix ups. You can't two or three hit anyone with this at 40/40 at SL 120, the only way this is possible is if you 2x R1 then 2x L1 and your opponent doesn't get away during the first two hit combo. The number of users has decreased, at least on PC. I still prefer MLGS as my GS of choice.

                              • Anonymous

                                24 Apr 2017 15:05  

                                the executioner's sword (a really bad GS) is beastly when its broken? unlock this weapon early by getting the executioner's GS and beating it against the wall until its broken... but from a lore stand point breaking it must have killed it because it used to have "memory" and gain FP with each kill right?

                                • Anonymous

                                  24 Apr 2017 09:46  

                                  reminds me of the hype from friedes scythe. GG is so overused now that people only land hits on me with the wa when not fighting me alone. I think the real gems of the DLC are the ringed knight weapons/shields. We will probably see alot more of these when the community cooled down a bit.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    17 Apr 2017 03:56  

                                    So much salt, you people do nothing but cry and complian it's pathetic, this weapon is easy to beat, hints you can parry it's WA on reaction. Stop crying like little babies and git gud.

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