Old Wolf Curved Sword

155 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 13.0
Requirements & Bonus
19 25 - -
D C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Curved Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Wolf Leap icon_fp_cost.png 10 ( -/ 15)

Old Wolf Curved Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.


Curved sword bearing the soul of the old wolf that stays with the Watchdogs of Farron.

This sword, like a wolf on the prowl, boosts attack and restores HP with each consecutive hit.

Skill: Wolf Leap
Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, then leap out of harm's way and follow through with a strong attack.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Boosts attacks, as long as attacking persists. Stacks with Pontiff's Right Eye Ring & Carthus Beacon
    • PVE: Initial Buff = 7.5%, Max = 15%
    • PVP: Initial Buff = 3%, Max = 6%
  • Recovers Hp, with consecitive hits. Stacks with Pontiff's Left Eye Ring 
    • 120 HP healed.
  • Both effects are also activated when landing hits with other weapons while the Old Wolf Curved Sword is equipped.
  • You do not need to meet minimum requirements for the effects to trigger.
  • Does not stack with a second Old Wolf Curved Sword.


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Old Wolf Curved Sword Upgrade Table

Requires 15 Twinkling Titanite, 1 Titanite Slab and 9400 souls to fully upgrade

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 155 - - - - D C - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +1 172 - - - - D C - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +2 184 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +3 216 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +4 243 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +5 270 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 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

      09 Jul 2017 04:43  

      Is there any way to get this sword a second time. I got summoned while getting the reward and it never went in my inventory. I also maxed out the covenant and got the shield and ring but no sword. It's so lame.

      • Anonymous

        08 Jul 2017 15:10  

        Doesn't work for me. Damage is much lower in invasions (because of slash type damage?) each hit takes too much time, range is low, the boost rarely activates and the WA is predictable and easy to dodge. And it has a huge stamina consumption. All in all this might work in honor pvp or the arena but for invasions the OWCS is a no go except maybe on dex glass cannon builds. Don't see how someone would choose this over Exile GS or Carthus on a quality build.

        • Anonymous

          08 Jul 2017 14:38  

          On its own it's worthless in invasions. Damage is miraculously only half the one as in pve (probably through slash damage), the windup before hitting something takes far to long (en par with greatswords not to mention straightswords or anything faster) and the stamina consuption is insane. The abbysmal low range is the final nail in the coffin. Yes, carthus beacon and pontiff right eye can increase the damage immensely but in PvP it will never proc. If you want to fight in invasions with a curved sword go for for carthus bleed build or high damage Exile GS build because this isn't what you want except you want to fight with a handicap. In the end the only way I can think of this thing may work is as a <SL70 high dex glascannon build.

          • Anonymous

            03 Jul 2017 02:51  

            So i thought you had to hit a person like 4 times at least to get the buff, i get it in two to three and the bonus is rather significant, well, I ain't complanin ;)

            • Anonymous

              26 Jun 2017 03:59  

              This thing gets a little frightening if you stack it with Carthus Beacon and Pontiff's Right Eye. If you start getting combos (which is easy because of its excellent weapon art) its AR skyrockets (on my build, it goes from 530-ish to just over 800). Using a dual weapon with this on your back works similarly (hello 600 AR unbuffed Warden Twinblades). And that's all with virtually no downsides.

              • 25 Jun 2017 00:36  

                So do I really have to believe, that using this with pontiff ring will heal 120 HP PER HIT? I mean, you may only land 3 or 4 hits at a time cause this sword is pretty heavy, but that would mean 360-480 HP regen, which is crazy (around 1/4th or total healthpool). I ask this, because I really can't see this ingame, I mean it 'may' happen, but I'm usually too busy to track heal/hit. But it just seems unlikely.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jun 2017 14:38  

                  How wil this work with Demon's Fist?

                  If I equip both weapons, then dual wield the Fists, will I still get the passive buffs from OWCS?

                  And if I understand correctly, it stacks with both the Pontiff's eyes?

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jun 2017 18:58  

                    I do believe this is the only weapon I don't have for purposes of the achievement would be incredibly appreciative if anyone would like to trade, i would grind it out but at current SL I don't invade in the covenant:/ . Anyway anyone willing to trade im on ps4 Reply if you are willing

                    • 10 Jun 2017 04:19  

                      This thing is a lot of fun and it looks badass. Like said, the mounting damage bonus is there even if the weapon's on your back so it goes fantastic with a fast complimentary weapon like Sellswords or twin Kats two handed from off hand. The sword itself has the curved greatsword moveset which is pretty time tested to be good, but it has a unique weapon art that both attacks can true combo into and which the last slash sends you backwards, giving it a unique evasive flair.

                      Its not the most powerful in terms of raw damage but it makes up for it with its versatility and utility.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Jun 2017 13:04  

                        AR while One-handed: 27/40 512AR - 40/40 533AR - 27/53 530AR
                        AR while Two-handed: 27/40 533AR - 40/40 541AR - 27/53 551AR
                        I therefore recommend to go for 27STR and than level DEX even past the softcap depending on your stats investment.

                        • Anonymous

                          26 May 2017 12:18  

                          Played around with this a bit now, and it can really pack a punch. Base 1h damage at 40/40 is 533 AR. I used Power Within and it jumped to 640. I threw on the Pontiff's Right Eye and attacked some mobs with the buff on and the highest I caught my damage at was 776 in the stats screen. That, plus the weapon art is pretty awesome for baiting someone to attack you and the dodging away. Loving this weapon so far.

                          • Anonymous

                            23 May 2017 19:35  

                            You get the damage bonus even if you arent using it. it could be on your back or offhand and you could still gain from the passive. that and it also has two true combo's being R1-WA and Charged R2-WA. This thing is kinda underatted but in my opinion it has the best weapon art out of all the other curved greatswords.

                            • Anonymous

                              16 May 2017 19:28  

                              Hairy Nil Greatsword stylish AF. Unfortunately in terms of damage, is outclassed by all the other curved gs (no infusion or buffs). 8/10 would invade Faron Keep again.

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