Twin Princes' Greatsword

126 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 9.5
Requirements & Bonus
22 14 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Sacred Light and Flame icon_fp_cost.png 22 / 22

Twin Princes' Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Sword forged from the reunion of the inseparable swords born from the souls of Lothric and Lorian, the twin princes.

Their union is rooted in a curse, and perpetuated by grief.

Skill: Sacred Light and Flame
While in stance, use normal attack to cast Sacred Lothric Light, and strong attack to cast Flame of Lorian. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused. 
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • At 40 Str 40 Dex 9 Int 9 Faith this weapon has an AR of 540.
  • At 40 Str 14 Dex (minimum) and either 40 Int 9 Faith or 9 Int 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 521.
  • At 22 Str (minimum) 40 Dex and either 40 Int 9 Faith or 9 Int 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 537.
  • At 22 Str and 14 Dex with 40 Int and 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 518.
  • At 40 Str, 40 Dex, 40 Int and 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 612. This weapon scales poorly with marginal increases in any of the four stats past the 40 softcap.
    • The above stat investments are at +5 refinement using the Knight class. Without heavy investment in all four damage stats this weapon falls short in damage relative to other greatswords; even so, it has a decent AR regardless of how you invest points since it scales well with all stats up to the 40 softcap. In combination with its unique and powerful weapon arts, it remains an effective weapon for any build.



Location/Where to Find

  • Requires Lothric's Holy Sword and Lorian's Greatsword, both can be obtained from Ludleth of Courland via Soul Transposition.
  • Barring item trades with other players Lothric must be defeated twice (NG and NG+) in order to obtain this weapon.
  • Ludleth will only offer to merge the two swords if both are in the player's main inventory when speaking to him. This can be done even if Ludleth has been slain. 

Moveset and Videos:

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Twin Princes' Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 126 - 83 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+1 147 - 97 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+2 167 - 110 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+3 188 - 124 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+4 209 - 138 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+5 230 - 152 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0


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)

    • Anonymous

      27 Jan 2018 16:34  

      I have a SL185 build, with 45/45 DEX/STR and 35/35 FTH/INT and trying out PVP in arena.
      This weapon is just the best for my build. The laser beam allows for some long-distance damage against a very defensive opponent, and at close range the weapon art with the flame does impressive damage. Most players spamming UGS with musclebrain builds doesn't seems to know how good this weapon is, usually after two lasers they try closing the distance and are rewarded by the other WA.
      Also the laser count as double damage if you also hit your opponent with the sword.

      Works nicely in invasion too, but I'd rather use more spammable weapons or simply big UGS and ambushing for those.

      • Anonymous

        11 Jan 2018 04:30  

        A very versatile weapon, having both Lothric and Lorian's weapon arts. Works pretty well with 40 STR and 40 DEX, giving 540 AR, roughly on par with other greatswords.
        If you can free-aim, the weapon arts are godly at roll catching, especially the Lothric beam.
        You can try throwing two R1s and then whipping out a quick weapon art, because most people after seeing two R1s assume your going to go for more.
        The Lothric beam also counts for two hits instead of just one, so it can be used to finish off ToD.
        Overall: superb greatsword, 10/10 would spam weapon arts again.

        • Anonymous

          04 Dec 2017 12:55  

          Even two full years after release, you're pretty much guaranteed a hit with the laser the first time you pull it out in a fight. 11/10

          • Anonymous

            26 Nov 2017 03:49  

            If you infuse one of the weapons that’s a +5, will it still be a plus 5 or will it waste all of those precious titanite scales?

            • Anonymous

              22 Oct 2017 08:37  

              You and the person your dueling have low health but they have ToD? Don't worry point blank laser WA is a double tap attack XD i love it when it happens

              • Anonymous

                12 Sep 2017 23:43  

                Thats pretty bad sword xd
                Its a gs, not a ugs.
                The dmg on L2L1 is not so good.
                Its short af.
                There a lost of better gs in the game

                • 07 Sep 2017 14:40  

                  How about 30/30/40/40 Use Twin Princes GS + Parting flame (Equip 4 Skill, Black flame, Chaos bed Vestiges, Sacred flame and Carthus beacon)
                  For SL183, with Sage ring+2, Witch ring, Great swamp ring and ring of favor +3 ?

                  • 01 Aug 2017 22:25  

                    Chanced the 40/40/60/40 (AR: 617) to 40/40/40/40 (AR: 612) (str/dex/int/fth) as it made more sense because of reduced scaling past 40 in all stats as the page explains.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Jul 2017 00:26  

                      Just yesterday I was trading this weapon with a friend so he could give it to one of my other characters. Right as I dropped the item, I was kicked out of his world due to a connection error and the item just disappeared. It wasn't in my inventory, wasn't in my friend's inventory, and wasn't on the ground in my friend's world. I'm still a little pissed off about it because I either have to make a new character or go through two more NG cycles to get it again. Literally the worst possible weapon for this to happen. Nice one Miyazaki!

                      Anyway, good weapon.

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Jun 2017 01:00  

                        This weapon is a lot of fun for pvp. Currently using a 30/20/40/40 build, level 140. This weapon is made for hybrid builds, but it doesn't matter too much as the scaling is*****e. I'm using it with a dark pyro and it rocks socks.

                        One of my fav combos is the r1 plus weapon art laser beam, lots of hyper armor on both WAs. Also, the laser beam is great for roll catching. Do a running r1 and follow up with a blast. All it lacks is a poke

                        • Anonymous

                          20 Jun 2017 21:45  

                          Lorian's Greatsword has more AR than Twin princes Greatsword. Is it recommended to use this or keep using the Lorian's Greatsword at higher New Game + levels?

                          • Anonymous

                            16 Jun 2017 03:51  

                            i find this weapon pretty bad, but i probably dont have the right build for it and i havent used it in PVP

                            • Anonymous

                              13 Jun 2017 21:34  

                              Can someone drop it for me? I have it on one of my characters but I need it for another one, can someone help my transfer that? My name is markth07 on PSN.

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Apr 2017 05:57  

                                PVP scenario: load into arena opponent is a spellcaster , spell caster begins kiting you to repeatedly fire soul arrows and running away like a *****, pull out TPGS proceed to cancel every attempt of spellcasting with a WA r1 XD gotta love it;)

                                • Anonymous

                                  26 Mar 2017 10:35  

                                  Question if I have a +5 Lorains greatswords and an un upgraded lothric holy sword will I get a +5 twin princes greatsword or both +5 will I get it

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