Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords

185 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 22.5
Requirements & Bonus
40 15 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatswords (Paired) damage_type-icon.jpg Slash/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Ember (Skill) icon_fp_cost.png 15 (12/12)

Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.

Paired black greatswords wielded by the Ringed Knights.
The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life. For this the gods cast a seal of fire upon such weapons, and those who possessed them.

Skill: Ember
Cross the twin timeworn greatswords to reignite a short-lived flame. A lightning-quick upward heave slices the very air, and transitions into normal or strong attacks.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be buffed or infused.
  • Reinforced using Twinkling Titanite 
  • This weapon is extremely powerful if you successfully combo the L1 attacks.
  • The weapon skill starts off with a diagonal strike which then unleashes a short fiery projectile and can transition into an overhead leap R2 or a powerful thrusting attack with R1.
  • Acts much like the Farron Greatsword in which you can activate the L1 attacks anytime during a R1/R2 combo and vice versa.
  • This weapon is the only Paired Ultra Greatsword of the game.
  • Has a higher poise health value than other Ultra Greatswords. While all the other Ultra Greatswords have a poise health value of 27.3, the RKPGS has 30.8 poise health. This means you can 39.3 poise to tank through other Ultra Greats instead of 45.9. All of this applies to the Fume Ultra Greatsword, since it also has 30.8 poise health.

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Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 185 - 11 - - C E E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +1 206 - 12 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +2 220 - 13 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +3 257 - 16 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +4 289 - 18 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +5 322 - 20 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40


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

      16 Mar 2018 13:11  

      I love these things in pvp. I don't really use the L1 poke that much but if you have enough stamina you can bait people even into R1 spam. not a whole lot of people expect R1 spam from this thing

      • Anonymous

        15 Mar 2018 18:24  

        Honestly this weapon is a deathtrap if you get hit by the first L1. The only viable melee counter is a charge attack weapon art, and if you time it properly you can outrange RKPGS's L1 and punish the wielder. I prefer to use Gundyr's halberd for this kind of strategy as it's tracking is amazing, and it does superior damage to all the other charge weapons.

        • Anonymous

          08 Mar 2018 00:37  

          Could this be based on Lady Marias weapon? the Rakuyo? We have the storm attack, the The look is totaly different but from the movements I get flashbacks tbh.

          • Anonymous

            22 Feb 2018 17:37  

            If you have that hard of a time counting this thing, specifically the L1 combo, just use Perseverance or Stomp.
            Perseverance gives infinite poise, while Stomp gives 70 poise for Dark Sword and greatswords, and 100 poise for ultra greatswords.

            • Anonymous

              01 Feb 2018 00:49  

              So many sad sacks here. These swords are far from unstoppable. They do look cool and can be much fun. Quit hating.

              • Anonymous

                22 Jan 2018 04:05  

                I don't understand why people cry so much about these weapons... I find it so easy to dodge around and wait until they run out of stamina and smack them around, and I also leo ring them to death with my Astora GS on a high poise build. Heck, I can whittle them down so easily with great farron darts(of all things) on my Int build that I think people overestimate its usefulness... Not everyone telegraphs their attacks(I've met a few faces who seemed to actually know how to use this thing), but most others seem to have jumped on the hype-train for this thing without thinking about how they could put its attack patterns to actual use. All I can say is these things are intimidating, but with practice it's so easy to counter the average spammer, so if you aren't going to use the weapon to its full potential... why bother wielding it guys?

                • Anonymous

                  18 Jan 2018 18:49  

                  You know what's fun? Using these weapons in PVP and NOT using the weapon art OR L1, and winning. It's hilarious when people realize that not everyone who uses these weapons spam. I like to use a shield with one sword in PVP.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Jan 2018 16:50  

                    "Hurr durr just backstab it" This sword takes the basic broblem with ultra great weapons and aplifies it tenfold, ofc people can be backstabbed if their connection is decent, but most of the playerbase seems to use mcdonalds wifi. Not only you won't backstab them, but you'll facetank the entire combo while standing behind them, or get stabbed across the map because lol 10 meters phantom range. Rolling through the combo while there is lag is also hardly possible, and is up to luck, mostly. Any kid with potato net can become almost invincible just by the virtue of spamming th WA with this sword.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Jan 2018 21:22  

                      Is it possible to parry the chained attacks? (L1's I think)

                      Looking for the extra damage from parry vs backstabbing, thanks in advance.

                      • Anonymous

                        03 Jan 2018 02:27  

                        I'm so confused by all the negative comments, I honestly love this weapon, probably my favorite in the game. I don't do a lot of PvP though so I would assume it's bad in that.

                        • Anonymous

                          01 Jan 2018 03:44  

                          Word of advice for everyone, if these paired slabs of vibranium are giving you trouble all you need to do is wait for the Wielder to do there twin poke and more then likely the follow up, try backstabbing them. Unless they pump everything in Strength and Endurance they will run out of stamina and be completely vulnerable! And to all the Wielders of this behemoth, congrats on evolving the Dark Sword to its true and more terrifying form!

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Dec 2017 00:59  

                            hey, so i noticed something as i was trying to level up to use this weapon. i thought that since its strength req is 40 i could get to 30 strength and 2 hand it right? but that didn't actually work, i was still technically unable to use it. know i noticed later on the farron great sword (another paired weapon) that 2-handing it does not increase stats on it and it still does the same damage as one handing it. (stated on the page), now my present assumption is that for pair weapons you can't cheese the requirements by two handing since its sort of how you're supposed to use it anyway,

                            so my question, is this true? or could it be some other weird reason i needed the full 40 strength to wielded it two handed.

                            • Anonymous

                              14 Nov 2017 20:33  

                              I'm not here to say that this weapon needs to be removed blah blah ect.
                              No all weapons in the game have a strength and weakness. People need to Git Gud and just find the weakness of the weapon that keeps killing them.

                              On that note is my question.
                              There is a part in the L1 combo where you can hit them out of it. Where was this part?
                              I thought it was right after the first spin.
                              Basically after the 2nd L1 right? Or was is after the lunge/first L1?
                              I find alot of people use this on me and I die alot from it. But I know the weakness is there somewhere.
                              Does anyone know where exactly the part of the combo is its weak point?

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Nov 2017 13:59  

                                I'm still early game and i'd find cool to try those, why not. The problem is, as it seems, i'll get hate. Just let people enjoy the game for ***** sake

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