Hollowslayer Greatsword

Hollowslayer Greatsword

145 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 8.5
Requirements & Bonus
14 18 - -
D C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Stance icon_fp_cost.png - (17/20)

Hollowslayer Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Greatsword used for a lifetime by a masked knight. Harbors the fears that lurk within the mind of Hollows, and is particularly effective against them.

Bestowed to a proper Mirrah knight long ago. Two-hand to execute special sword techniques.

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe’s guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • Hollowslayer Greatsword +5 has 516 AR at 40 Strength and 40 Dexterity.
  • Deals 20% bonus damage against Hollows; effective against a wide number of hollowed enemies, and even some bosses, throughout the game.
  • This weapon's bonus damage does not affect hollowed players in PvP.
  • When two-handed executes the same moveset as in Dark Souls 2.
  • A reference to Lucatiel of Mirrah, a NPC in Dark Souls 2 whose mask and armor set are also available in Dark Souls 3. The Sunset Shield available ingame also matches the appearance of Lucatiel's shield from Dark Souls 2 exactly.
  • Hyper Armour begins earlier each consecutive 2 handed R1, up until the first animation repeats. 

Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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Hollowslayer Greatsword Upgrade Table

Requires 7,600 souls and 15 Titanite Scale to +4, 4,000 Souls and 1 Titanite Slab to +5 (upgrade information here)

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 145 - - - - D C - - - - - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Regular +1 168 - - - - D C - - - - - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Regular +2 192 - - - - D C - - - - - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Regular +3 216 - - - - D C - - - - - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Regular +4 240 - - - - D C - - - - - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Regular +5 264 - - - - D C - - - - - 50.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0

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


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)

    • 07 Apr 2017 16:46  

      List of bosses this should work against:
      Vordt, Dancer, Deacons, Pontiff, Twin Princess, Gundyr, Nameless, Halflight, Gael

      reply with fix if you find any aren't correct

      • 27 Feb 2017 08:16  

        this weapon have a soft cap on 27 STR and 40 DEX is ( 2 hand 516)
        after 27 str only give you 1 AR every point. This is reasons why better than claymore(don't need much STR scale,save more points)AND this is not refined weapon. complete not worth it.

        40/40 means you can use a lot of weapon at same time .not much dmg difference.but probably not the best way .that is it

        • 06 Feb 2017 14:15  

          they should Change the "Two-Hand to execute Special Sword techniques" to "Two-Hand to execute Special Dance Interlude" wtf is this moveset please? its so ugly

          • 15 Jan 2017 05:17  

            I'm so happy they brought this back as such a great weapon, lucatiel was so... -cries- she deserved a callback in ds3, she was the most memorable npc in ds2 (though alsanna really got my inner zelda fan going). It's nice that they stuck with the versatile moveset as well.

            • 29 Dec 2016 17:47  

              To get the hollow slayer read here > you need the curse rotted greatwood soul go to firelink shrine and the go up to the chairs if it says ludleth the exiled go on the chair then turn the sos in for the weapon requires 1000 souls to it says it in the wiki but this comment is for a reminder

              • 29 Dec 2016 17:44  

                Look up pvpSkillz best greatsword if it doesnt pop up click ultra greatsword go down and youll see it the hollowslayer is the best greatsword sadly i was hoping it would be moonlight greatsword that weapon is beast mode lol

                • 31 Oct 2016 02:21  

                  This weapon also consumes less Stamina than any other weapon of the same class, and the Stamina consumption is the same for both one-handed and two-handed attacks.

                  • 18 Oct 2016 01:42  

                    this Is one of my top 5 favourite weapons, the moveset is great, te third RB in the combo will surprise a lot of people
                    and the charged RT deals demonic damage, this blade wont let you down, it could kill anything

                    • After the Most Recent Patch...17 Sep 2016 17:23  

                      Updated Stats after Most Recent Patch (At 40 S ,40 Dex and +5 Upgrade)<br/>529 2-handed<br/>516 1-handed<br/><br/>- I'm doing WAY more damage than this, but I also have Knight and Hunter rings, bringing both stats to 45.<br/>- Equipping the Ring of Favor and Prisoner's Chain will give you 6 swings and 33 Endurance (28 without rings), but be prepared to wear heavy armor to compensate for the decreased damage absorption.<br/>- 2-handing with the Grass shield is the way to go, boosts Stamina Regen by +10, plus it saves a ring slot (Chloranthy Ring)<br/><br/>If you allocate your stats right, the R2 can do over 1000 with the leo ring (substituted for knight ring). R1 hyper armor makes this weapon a beast in PVP amd PVE.

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