Pontiff Knight Curved Sword

123 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 3.5
Requirements & Bonus
D D - -
12 18 10 -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Curved Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Frost Blade icon_fp_cost.png 8 (-/14)

Pontiff Knight Curved Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Curved sword wielded by the Pontiff’s knights, frigid spirits that linger in Irithyll.

The large blade appears to be eaten away by insects, making it lightweight but also brittle.

Skill: Frost Blade
Execute large spinning motion to embue blade with frost, and follow through with a strong attack that slashes with a giant blade made of frost.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • If held in the left hand, it will do a parry.
  • Has the longest range out of all the Curved Swords.
  • The weapon description holds an inconsistency. The description states that the weapon is brittle, but this is a lie as the weapon has 90 durability, the highest out of all the Curved Swords.


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Moveset and Videos:

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Pontiff Knight Curved Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 123 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 136 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 146 - - - - D C - - - - -  45 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 171 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 192 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 214 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30


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

      07 Sep 2017 12:25  

      I think that the weapon is fragile in that it loses durability faster than other weapons. Just a theory, though.

      • Anonymous

        19 Jun 2017 09:57  

        So fun whipping this out on people who do nothing but roll. Then proceed to roll catch their ass to death. Boy do I miss the Carthus Curved Sword.

        • Anonymous

          17 May 2017 19:32  

          All curved are fucting stupid, i mean if a good player is good at spacing you absolutely have no way to win. They are pretty much the fastest wp class in the game (you can roll catch for days), and the damage is no joke. From plz nerf! Just kidding its just sad that Curved swords outclass every wps :'(

          • Anonymous

            23 Apr 2017 09:06  

            It's not top tier Carthus still is since you can use bundles & resins with it. Not with this. The reach and attack speed is the same but this one is weaker.

            • Anonymous

              13 Feb 2017 23:08  

              While you have this sword equipped your kick is replaced with a backwards cartwheel and swipe, it's a good option for dodging

              • Anonymous

                07 Feb 2017 02:45  

                Honestly I find the weapon art to be fantastic for frost build-up, since a single hit fills half the bar instantly. Use it after applying more frost from other sources to finish off the proc and rush down your opponent, and you'll win most duels.

                • Anonymous

                  01 Feb 2017 21:22  

                  The weapons arts is what truly makes this weapon lethal. I use it as a secondary weapon and only pull it out as my final trump card, it's almost impossible to escape it's weapon arts once the opponent is in range.

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Jan 2017 16:44  

                    This site says some of the swords deal out bleed damage when they actually don't in the game... mistake? Or am I missing something?

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Nov 2016 23:02  

                      Is the frost damage instantaneous and damage considered "frost"
                      Does it contribute towards causing "Frost" status bar and doing the damage burst and effect after reaching a full status proc?

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Nov 2016 21:55  

                        Great pair w/ Friede's Great Scythe, especially with the weapon art. Not just great at destroying in PVP, but also against mobs.

                        • Anonymous

                          Godly if you use it with an Estoc in the left hand.02 Oct 2016 01:26  

                          My friend Nod just destroys with this weapon. He has some YouTube gameplay here:

                          • Underpowered04 Sep 2016 20:11  

                            I can forgive the lack of dmg vs the carthus CS as long as it would be worth using. Either make it a C/C scaling weapon, or add a few tweaks to the weapon, imo l2 special attack should have hyper armor also the follow up magic attack doesn't do magic dmg, it is physical which is weird. Secondly, the slash backflip (replacement kick) should either have iframes or be unparry-able, preferably both...

                            • Anonymous

                              actually good depending on the opponent31 Jul 2016 07:17  

                              there was a dark spirit who i helplessly destroyed with this weapon. i mainly baited him with a 2 handed L2/LT, then unleashed the weapon art to catch him off guard when he rolled towards me. after that I pretty much chased him down with rolling r1/rb<br/><br/>good sword

                              • Anonymous

                                *Sigh* another with no buff25 Jun 2016 00:26  

                                I know that they wanted to make special weapons feel special but somehow I feel they should be better, this is pretty good tho, even if unbuffable the weapon art not only looks cool but has long reach, frost damage and can punish rolls well.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Durability17 Jun 2016 18:04  

                                  Doesn't the description say it's brittle? If this table is correct than it has the highest durability of all curved swords...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Easily one of the best weapons in the game.16 Jun 2016 09:46  

                                    coolest weapon art and moveset, it has stopped me from raging when i kick because with this weapon there isn't a kick there is a stab then backstep.<br/>definitely a viable weapon for pvp as it allows for fast fluid hits and at +4 (mine) it can take almost anyone out without even draining my stamina.<br/>the weapon is even viable against the later game bosses, DS3 is my first dark souls (except bloodborne if that counts)and i have beaten, yhorm, pontiff and aldrich with this weapon first time (no summons)

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