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Ultra Greatswords are a type of Weapon returning in Dark Souls 3. These Weapons usually do very high damage and have extremely slow attacks along with high Strength requirements. Ultra Greatswords benefit from "hyper armor" during certain attack animations, allowing you to continue a combo even while being struck. Ultra Greatswords also cannot be parried when two-handed, with the exception of the rolling and running attacks.

There are two types of Ultra Greatswords: Vertical and Horizontal.

Horizontal Ultra Greatswords have the standard Ultra Greatsword moveset when they are 1-handed and 2-handed, but are good for hitting multiple opponents due to its wide range.

Vertical Ultra Greatswords have the standard Ultra Greatsword moveset when they are 1-handed, but when 2-handed, the normal attacks turn into vertical slams and the ability to hit behind the user when the second normal attack is used.

 

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From


Zweihander

145

50.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

0

19

D

11

D

-

-

-

-

80

10.0

10 (-/15)

Stomp

Sold by Greirat of the Undead Settlement for 6000 souls. 

Greatsword

159

65.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

 28

D

 10

D

 0

-

-

100

20.0

 10( -/20)

Stomp

Farron Keep, on one of the broken bridges.

Farron Greatsword

125

55.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

18

D

 20

C

 0

-

 0

-

90

12.5

 -

Parry

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Blood of the Wolf

Fume Ultra Greatsword

149

80.0

0

55.0

0

65.0

0

60.0

0

65.0

100

55

0

0

0

 50

A

 10

E

 0

-

 0

-

170

25.5

10 (-/18)

Stomp

In Smouldering Lake: Drop from Knight Slayer Tsorig

Profaned Greatsword

161

55.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

 22

C

 10

D

 -

 

 -

 

100

13.5

 10 (-/17)

Profaned Flame

Soul Transposition using Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn

Black Knight Greatsword

185

65.0

0

50.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

 30

C

 18

D

 -

 

 -

 

 115

16.0

 10 (-/16)

Stomp

Dropped by Black Knights wielding this weapon 

Cathedral Knight Greatsword

149

60.0

0

50.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

26

C

10

E

0

-

0

-

120

15.0

10 (-/20)

Stomp

 Dropped by Cathedral Knights

Lorian's Greatsword

151

60.0

0

45.0

79

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

26

D

10

D

0

D

0

D

115

14.0

10 ( -/ 18)

Flame of Lorian

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Twin Princes

 Lothric Knight Greatsword

131

55.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

87

45.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

24

D

16

D

0

-

0

-

100

16.5

 10 (-/15)

Stomp


Dropped from Lothric Knights wielding this weapon.
Can be purchased from Greirat of the Undead Settlement or Shrine Handmaid if you give her Greirat's Ashes
 

Astora Greatsword

132

50.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

0

16

D

18

C

0

-

0

-

75

8.0

 13

Charge

Looted from a corpse at the graveyard near the Cleansing Chapel at Cathedral of the Deep

 

Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords

185

50

0

40

11

35

0

35

0

40

100

40

0

0

0

40

C

 15

E

0

E

0

E

 90

22.5

15 (12/12)

Ember (Skill)

Drops from Ringed Knight carrying them just before the cathedral, right near the altar where you rank up the Spears of the Church.

 




    • 09 Dec 2017 07:30  

      This is probably the best weapon class to use for invasions. Most of these have wide swing attacks and they all have relatively good damage, both important things for taking on multiple enemies which you have to do as an invader like 90% of the time. Also, the standing attacks cannot be parried when two-handing which is good because as an invader you generally can't afford to be riposted.

      • Anonymous

        06 Nov 2017 07:33  

        A lot of fun to use in pvp, provided your oppenent isn't the passive-reactive type. Daggers are probably the worst matchup for these, because quickstep + lag = unhitable. Curved sword-users who aren't brain dead enough to try to trade with you are the next worse, followed by long katanas. Otherwise, the other matchups seem pretty winable to me.

        • Anonymous

          31 Oct 2017 13:15  

          The Zweihander is the most reliable UGS so far in pvp. It has a GS weight, less stamina consumption than any other UGS, very good scaling on infusions(chaos!). Horizontal R1, rolling poke, and the unique R2 easily roll catch people. This is not just a giant dad meme, STILL best UGS.

          • Anonymous

            19 Oct 2017 23:18  

            ive tried 5 hours for the ringed knight duel greatswords with the gold covetus serpant rings +3 and got nothing. any advice

            • Anonymous

              11 Oct 2017 19:17  

              PvP is kinda a bottleneck for UGS weapons now. The UGS weapons i almost exclusively see are the weapons with the horizontal 2H moveset and no one is really using UGS with the vertical 2H moveset anymore. It might have to do with the fact that 2H vertical moveset covers a wide area and can roll-catch people well. 2H vertical on the other hand, it's so easy for people to just jump in after the 2nd attack and backstab. It's almost like the shockwave from standing close to the impact of the UGS doesn't do anything anymore. What's worse that all 2H vertical UGS weapons have Stomp for a WA. It's a very good WA, I've been enjoying launching people up with the Bastard Sword. But because UGS are slow by design and 2H vertical moveset has a narrow range and it's easy to roll around, people are more ballsy and try to get cheep backstabs.

              • Anonymous

                27 Jul 2017 23:08  

                I have never been a fan of the UGS moveset. It's slow and boring and there are so many better options for PVE. However, UGS seems to be the best weapon class for PVP, as everyone I meet uses one, and the slightest misstep basically leads to me getting stunlocked until the dude runs out of stamina.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Mar 2017 23:39  

                  Depending on which stats you use ugs are usually the best so you can't complain about people using them because they are the best for most builds

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Mar 2017 06:34  

                    At least 80% of arena duelist on the steam version of the game use nothing but ultra geatswords. I play as a dex intelligence build and reaching gold was a huge pain in the ass, for petes sake PC master race step up your variety, its so dull to go up against nothing but the same boring dull brute force Neanderthal play style day after day after day. NB

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Dec 2016 21:41  

                      Twenty Across the border:

                      I now have 20 points in every stat.
                      What UGS would work the best with stats like these?

                      • Anonymous

                        friend01 Oct 2016 16:21  

                        add me on ps4/ps3 i play dark souls name (knight_boss2) i have one question how can i get another way of white circlet

                        • Anonymous

                          Proper infusion01 Sep 2016 01:37  

                          I am working up a kinda jack of all trades build with Str 18 Dex 20 (to alt a Farron GS) Int 15 (utility sorcery) Fth 30 for primary build focus. Main weapon will be Astora GS. Is it best for this to go Raw or Refined with spell buffs or Chaos without?

                          • Anonymous

                            UGS missing??29 Aug 2016 06:44  

                            hey guys im looking for a special UGS(?) i encountered in PVP lately, it looks a lot like the twin princes' Greatsword only much larger and with fiery streams on it, but i cant manage to find it anywhere. Im pretty sure its an UGS because of the moveset, pls help.

                            • Edit to the initial paragraph.13 Jun 2016 00:38  

                              I cut out a chunk from the top paragraph, and reworked the remaining part slightly. The part I removed represented editorialisation which shouldn't be present. As it happens, the particular editorialisation in question actually held the complete opposite sentiment to most players' perception, but whether it was wrong or right, it shouldn't have been on a wiki page. A wiki page should ideally present data which readers can use to judge things for themselves, rather than trying to present an opinion. An opinion being presented in a context like this can fool a reader into reading it as fact.

                              • Anonymous

                                Naming Confusion11 May 2016 02:02  

                                So the Guts sword is an Ultra Great Sword named Greatsword, not to be confused with (or belonging to) the weapon class Greatswords. Well that was easy when searching the internet to find out which of if its 2-handed attacks was parryable. Dude, just rename it FromSoftware to what everyone calls it anyways, The Guts Sword.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Aaahhh UGS07 May 2016 08:03  

                                  Need to git gud? Just use one of theese sword-shaped pillars and forget the need to use skill of any sort to git gud <3

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Misleading info03 May 2016 23:01  

                                    Actually the Greatsword and other slower weapons are better with PvE. Since actual players are much faster than the monsters you find in the game. But strength weapons are still deadly in PvP. Any weapon is if it falls into the right hands.

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