Onyx Blade

80 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 9.0
Requirements & Bonus
14 12 15 15
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/ Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Elfriede's Blackflame icon_fp_cost.png 19(-/-)

Onyx Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.

Elfriede, the eldest amongst her sisters and leader of the Sable Church, bestowed this sword to her knight.

Only, the sword was a farewell gift, and acceptance signified the knight's resignation from Elfriede's service.

Skill: Elfriede's Blackflame

Enwreath blade with blackflame, born of the similarly-hued flame that smolders within her.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed by using the Weapon Art.
  • Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite.
  • This is the longest Greatsword weapon.
  • Without using the skill, the base damage is increased by the Dark Clutch Ring only.
  • The weapon art (Elfriede's Blackflame) increases the damage by 25% (base damage*1.25) when held in one hand and 26% (base damage*1.26)  when held with both hands. 

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Onyx Blade Upgrade Table


  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 80 - - - 115 E E D D - - - 50 35 30 30 35 35
+1 89 - - - 128 D D D D - - - 50 35 30 30 35 35
+2 95 - - - 137 D D D D - - - 50 35 30 30 35 35
+3 112 - - - 160 D D D D - - - 50 35 30 30 35 35
+4 126 - - - 180 D D C C - - - 50 35 30 30 35 35
+5 140 - - - 200 D D C C - - - 50 35 30 30 35 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

      08 Jul 2017 18:55  

      My character is at 40 intelligence and 40 faith but I want to up the physical damage, should I invest souls into dexterity or strength? Which one ups the physical damage more?

      • Anonymous

        26 Jun 2017 07:51  

        Is this good on a pure Pyromancer build? Or should I invest in some Dex or Str, based on which one scales better?

        • Anonymous

          16 Jun 2017 21:45  


          Is it:
          + 145 Flat Fire damage
          + 25% Base Fire damage

          • Anonymous

            10 Jun 2017 18:15  

            Im mean, why r1 spam when you can r2 spam and outspace nearly any other weapon in the game often getting counter hits with already massive damage XD gotta love it man

            • Anonymous

              02 Jun 2017 04:48  

              Has anyone just stopped, got close to a wall so the camera zooms up on this sword? It's so beautifully made, the the weapon art is just *****ing amazing. I think it is possibly one of the best looking weapons in the entire game, and the damage is insane.

              • Anonymous

                27 May 2017 12:36  

                hi guys i dont owe these dlc and i am wondering if anyone is up for a trade for these if he has a spare pair my psn acount is Gandalf The Gray

                • Anonymous

                  28 Apr 2017 18:22  

                  At 40/40 int/faith with dark clutch ring, Dark claymore +10 deals more damage (after defenses are applied) than this thing even with it's fire buff.
                  Just let that sink in for awhile...

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Apr 2017 15:26  

                    The way the sword has interlocking rings as a blade is reminiscent of Ostrava's sword from Demon's Souls.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Apr 2017 14:49  

                      lot of people seem to say the 'triple split damage' for this weapon. The chart above seems to only say two - physical and dark. What is the third kind? Buff seems like it would buff the dark damage portion of it

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Apr 2017 12:53  

                        I get this weapon is split damage but doing a crap ton of damage isn't the only thing that matters.. I've *****ed up gankers/triple teamers with this sword. That thrust move is God like and then following up with a 2 hit stun lock with r1 kills most people.. if not roll catching them with another thrust does the trick. Also the WA is actually a decent way to ***** slap people trying to follow your rolls haha

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Apr 2017 04:16  

                          Can we just take a moment to realize how beautiful this weapon looks, how beautiful the weapon art is and how sweet the damage is?

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Mar 2017 19:26  

                            Does the Leo ring help the R2 pokes as much as say, the hollow slayer? Since it mostly deals dark damage, and I don't know if the Leo ring helps with elemental damage

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Mar 2017 05:20  

                              Note: This weapon has NO phantom range. You actually need to hit them with it to deal damage. This is hard.

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Mar 2017 18:21  

                                I haven't uses the Onyx Blade myself and correct me if I'm wrong, but is this not the best greatsword? Minimal strength scaling so one handing is viable, one and two handed have thrusting R2s, its length, and the weapon art is a straight up damage boost. Honestly, one of the harder weapons to fight against.

                                • Anonymous

                                  15 Feb 2017 23:16  

                                  This has to be one of the best weapons for anyone running a Dark and/or Fire based build. The damage that is just is just astounding.
                                  On my character, whom has a 40/40 INT and FTH, with 14/12 STR and DEX, the AR is 520.
                                  With the Elfriede's Blackflame buff, it rises to 671 (726 with the Dark Clutch ring).

                                  • Anonymous

                                    30 Jan 2017 19:36  

                                    The weapon art also doubles as an attack, though, the only use for it is catching people trying to roll behind you and getting a backstab

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