Profaned Greatsword

161 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 13.5
Aux None    
Requirements & Bonus
C D - -
22 10 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust

Profaned Flame (Skill)

icon_fp_cost.png 10

Profaned Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A ceremonial sword, held in Pontiff Sulyvahn's right hand, representing the Profaned Flame.

Long ago, when Sulyvahn was yet a young sorcerer, he discovered the Profaned Capital and an unfading flame below a distant tundra of Irithyll, and a burning ambition took root within him.

Skill: Profaned Flame
Temporarily summon the Profaned Flame. Lunge forward and use strong attack to enshroud blade in flame.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • Its charged heavy attacks shroud the blade in flame momentarily. Fully charging adds 50 fire damage to the weapon. (Tested against a 100% physical shield, 4 chip damage went through only with fully charged heavy. In addition things weak to fire take bonus damage from it.)
  • The fully-charged attacks of this weapon also use less stamina than that of other Ultra Greatswords. While the regular light attacks use more stamina that those of a Astora Greatsword for example, the charged attacks on the Profaned Greatsword use less than those of the Astora GS. Note that this is true for fully-charged attacks only; minimally charged strong attacks use the same amount of stamina as Astora Greatsword.
  • Profaned Greatsword +5 has 605 AR at 40 Strength and 40 Dexterity.
  • The fire damage buff from charging a heavy attack and the fire buff from the weapon art stack and damage added will be 130.

Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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Profaned Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 161 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +1 188 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +2 214 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +3 241 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +4 267 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +5 294 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0


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)

    • 13 Apr 2017 09:48  

      In the High Walls of Lothric near the Dancer bonfire, a winged knight is patrolling a statue holding the Profaned Greatsword. The statue might represent Pontiff Sulyvahn.

      • 23 Feb 2017 22:38  

        so I'm doing a build I like to call lucatiel's champion, it originally started as a giant's dad copy, but I feel like the raw zwei ain't doing it for me anymore, if I 2 hand this with 15 strength and 12 dex, what would my AR be?

        • 10 Jan 2017 10:13  

          I managed to kill the nameless king in 4 tries with this sword ( it was +5 and i had 50 strength) .. at the first landing... you hit the dragon 3 times with the blade (normal atack) or 1 heavy / profaned flame skill and the dragon staggers, riposte him and the dragon dies. And when you fight the nameless king try to dodge and atack every time after the 4th dodge atack in a row he will stagger.. riposte... and so on... this sword is the best (im a greatsword fan in every rpg/hack and slash/ dark souls series)...

          • 24 Dec 2016 22:40  

            Went on what was initially a quick Greatsword-only run, ended up grabbing this thing on a whim and fell in love with it. It's just so much fun flinging things around with the WA, and the 2H R2 Falcon Punch is so much more satisfying than other UGS stabs. Having slightly higher AR and a better crowd-control moveset than the Guts Greatsword (not to mention the WA's extra fire buff damage) sealed the deal for me, but I'll say the Greatsword still has better range and stagger on its normal attacks.

            • 23 Nov 2016 10:48  

              This sword is one of the best ugs in the game! Great range(Not as long as some other ugs but still good),great damage, and great moveset.Not to mention the charged R2 and 2-handed R2 charged is amazing and adds fire damage.the weapon art is like lorians because you add a 60 second fire buff for and extra 80 damage.Would recommend to other players for a main weapon.

              • 17 Oct 2016 10:50  

                Its sweep/slashing is pretty epic and has a good area of attack, i switched from my +6 exile to +3 profane and it does more damage but is a little bit more stamina cost expensive.

                • totally op10 Jul 2016 05:55  

                  hits outside correct area. stupid damage and fast swing. worse than the washing pole. almost every pvp you see this or dragon slayer greataxe or washing pole

                  • Weapon Art?09 Jun 2016 10:36  

                    Does the weapon art on this weapon have one or two parts? As in, is it like stomp where it requires a follow-up r2 as well as more FP? I want to know if a simple infused shield would be worthwhile with this weapon so I didn't need to invest in attunement to get good mileage with the weapon art.

                    • Flame Buff07 Jun 2016 06:04  

                      I might get this sword for the skill, that way I don't need to buff the weapon using Charcoal Pines all the time, and I don't need Flame Weapon so I can save an attunement slot

                      • pvp god for me19 May 2016 15:37  

                        thanks to this weapon I quickly farmed all tongues, medals and vertebras,<br/>lvl 130 people dont expect to be thrown to the sky and the fall hurt their butts

                        • Charged attack fire damage19 May 2016 07:27  

                          Just made it, unupgraded, was testing the moveset; I used the fire clutch ring to see how much damage the bonus fire on charged heavy attacks adds, and I was only getting an extra 1 damage against the hollows at firelink.<br/>I don't know what sort of defense those guys have, but it seems like at base level the bonus damage is only about 10 at most.

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