Lorian's Greatsword

151 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 14.0
Aux None    
Requirements & Bonus
26 10 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Strike / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Flame of Lorian icon_fp_cost.png 10 ( -/ 18)

Lorian's Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Ultra greatsword of Lorian, Prince Lothric's older brother. Cast in smoldering molten steel, and stained black. 

Before Lorian embraced his brother's curse, he was a knight who single handedly slayed the demon prince, but the victory eternally scorched his sword with flame.

Skill: Flame of Lorian

Lunge forward to transform smolder into flame, and follow with strong attack to launch flame across ground.

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Lorian's Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 151 - 79 - - D D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+1 176 - 92 - - D D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+2 201 - 105 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+3 226 - 118 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+4 251 - 131 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+5 276 - 144 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45


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

      21 Jan 2018 23:58  

      Does it do strike damage now? I see in ingame description standard/thrust, although attacks on Gael (who is weak to strike) do good damage

      • Anonymous

        08 Jul 2017 10:35  

        The rusty old sword transformed into EXCALIBUR! "Now go, chosen one. Slay Julius for the sake of this world and all living beings!"

        • Anonymous

          06 Jul 2017 22:55  

          Funnily enough... On a 27 STR 40 DEX build, you can still pull off 731 AR while 2-handing with the WA buff. That's an extremely cheap investment for 700+ AR. A yes, it's split damage, but so is the DGS, buffed Lothric Knight Greatsword, and buffed Mad King's Crucifix. Compared to Yhorm's and Ledo's, this thing is more stamina efficient, and it has a better movepool.

          Even more interesting, a +9 simple infused offhand will yield more than enough FP regeneration to cover the cost of the WA's buff; allowing for a perpetual 731 AR.

          ...And hysterically enough, courtesy of this thing's high Fire damage, you can easily riposte for over 800 damage in PvP, no Hornet Ring required.

          Ahhhh... My beloved Simple Llewellyn Shield and Lorian's GS... How many edgelords have we rekt?

          • Anonymous

            07 Jun 2017 17:19  

            with enough inteligence dex and strength... its power attack and the power withing spell your damages goes to 1000+....

            • Anonymous

              16 May 2017 03:58  

              so why exactly is this sword considered really strong? it had four freaking D scalings o.O" (okay, like if ur at very high levels it will deal big dmg, same as artorias pure greatsword somehow)

              • Anonymous

                25 Mar 2017 15:55  

                I do believe that Lorian's GS got nerfed in terms of weight and stamina usage from Patch 1.11. It was 13.5 and now it's 14.0 and while I could swing other similar UGS like Profaned and Astora up to 5 times with 40 END and a RoF+1, I could only swing Lorian's GS up to 4 times only.

                • 13 Nov 2016 12:04  

                  This is honestly my favorite Ultra Greatsword. Great moveset, incredible range, hyper armor stomp/attack combo, and comes with a self buff. The stat scaling is very lenient so it lends itself to a multitude of good builds, although best results of course is a good emphasis on Str/Dex with some Faith/Int thrown in. I ran with 35/35/15/15 for the longest time and it's still garnered me best results for this sword in particular, but something like 35/30/20/20 or some variation's fine too. Even if you just stuck to physical stats, or kept baseline physical stats to wield it and had some sort of pyro-centric build with a good chunk of int/faith its still a really good weapon imo.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Nov 2016 04:18  

                    I recommend using Black Fire pyromancies as an offhand, for enemies resistant to Fire, I.E. Demon King, Soul of Cinder

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Nov 2016 04:10  

                      With 45 str/ 20 dex/ 22 int and faith, plus the fire clutch ring and its own buff, this weapon has an AR of 757, 665 without the buff.

                      • Anonymous

                        Demon Prince's identity?23 Aug 2016 06:56  

                        I know this has been discussed a little in regard to Izalith, but with the release of the concept art I actually stopped to wonder if the Demon Prince is in reference to their brother, Ocellote? He would be a prince for certain as he comes from the royal family and the artwork depicts a queen holding a demon baby. It's only a theory, but it would be interesting and add more back story to the princes of the family. The whole family seems to be 'cursed' with something outside of the undead curse, perhaps the origin could even be Ocellote.

                        • Anonymous

                          Self Buff29 Jul 2016 16:15  

                          I'm not entirely sure, but it seems that since one only needs to do the initial "stomp" portion of the weapon art to apply the buff, that in terms of FP cost, this weapon has the cheapest buff in the entire game not counting consumables.

                          • Anonymous

                            Simple offhand21 Jul 2016 16:20  

                            A simple off hand +9/10 will refill all the fp used for the L2 only before the 45 secs pass. Pressing L2 adds the extra dmg and only costs 10 fp. I have an offhand simple caestus (I mever parry, i suck too bad at is) cause its light af. This will allow you to keep the weapon buffed at all times, provided you do not switch out your simple gear or the sword.

                            • Anonymous

                              Sword Icon04 Jun 2016 14:23  

                              To people that say that the sword icon is different from the sword itself and also say that this is something to do with the lore... is probably incorrect. This is probably just a bug and what the sword was meant to look like before the game was released. If it was meant to be like this then why doesn't the Black Knight Sword icon look like the Silver Knight Straight Sword from DKS1?

                              • Anonymous

                                Strong build27 May 2016 09:38  

                                This or the dragon slayer greataxe? In terms damage per hit fully upgraded and lvl 40 in scaling stats

                                • Anonymous

                                  PVP09 May 2016 13:29  

                                  if you focus your build on vigor endurance and strength than this will absolutely destroy everyone in your path if you can time your hits with this monstrosity

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The sword in the icon08 May 2016 05:04  

                                    Am I alone in wanting the icon greatsword? I mean this weapon looks great, but I feell like this is the corrupted or cinder version of the sword while the icon is his natural sword or damaged when he fought the demon prince. I would like to have both

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