Wolf Knight's Greatsword

139 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 11.5
Requirements & Bonus
C D - -
24 18 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Wolf Sword icon_fp_cost.png 19/23

Wolf Knight's Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. 

Greatsword of a knight tainted by the dark of the Abyss, and master of the wolf's blood of Farron.

The wolf knight was the first Abyss Watcher, and his sword is more punishing against creations of the abyss.

Skill: Wolf Sword
While in stance, use normal attack for a low spinning slash, or the strong attack to leap forward in a vertically-slashing somersault.

Notes and Tips:


Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

  • 1 handed R2 executes a long-reach stab.
  • 2 handed R2 the character charges a horizontal slow swing.
  • L2+R1 does a two-time 360ยบ spin holding the sword with one hand.
  • With L2+R2 character leaps forward and slams the ground with the sword.
  • Wolf Knight's Greatsword moveset



Wolf Knight's Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 139 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
+1 162 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
+2 185 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
+3 208 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
+4 231 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
+5 254 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0






Lore & Trivia:

  • This is the Greatsword of the Wolf Knight Artorias, a boss and character from the first Dark Souls.
  • The blade appears to be corrupted by the Abyss, having only one sharpened and uncorrupted side.
  • Unlike Dark Souls 2, weilding this weapon in your left hand does not grant a unique moveset.


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)

    • 02 Dec 2016 00:55

      Lol @ +17, the damage on the thing is trash (same for most boss weapons). U r better off heavy infusing cathedral knight sword with 66 strength instead of 40 strength 40 Dex, 2 handing equals 99 strength. SAVAGE WEAPON does like 6hunno two handed when buffed plus pretty light for an UGS. Also pair's well with Leo ring as it does strike/thrust. Simply put it will put a fool down.

      • 26 Nov 2016 11:52

        Even tho the scaling seems to favour strength,dexterity seems to boost the damage signigicantly more (26 strength/26 dex and increasing strength by 5 gives it +11 damage while increasing strength by 5 gives it +17)

        • 06 Nov 2016 20:07

          So glad I don't have to use this in my left hand any more. I loved the damage and moveset, but not being able to backstab or riposte was a majestic pain in the butt.

          • 23 Oct 2016 05:41

            With the poise changes and greatsword attack speed buff, this weapon is a monster! no more do i get staggered mid attack plus both weapon art speed are also buffed

            • Why11 Oct 2016 10:59

              If only the L2+R1 had Hyperarmor, it would've been way more useful. The animation is so long that before you even use it you get staggered by one hit of anything.

              • Why does it have to be corrupted!?!04 Oct 2016 14:47

                Why can't there be some way to remove the corruption from the sword!! It's a cursed sword that got corrupted by the abyss but still does extra damage to abyss related enemies.So if it does that then why doesn't it take away health from the player wielding the sword since it is corrupted by the Abyss itself.

                • Help14 Sep 2016 12:01

                  Ok I'm new to be series and I kinda sold the souls of the abyss watchers and was wondering if I should start a new game in order to obtain this greatsword. In other words is it a good weapon for late game bosses and is it worth it?

                  • If only this sword had a sheathe10 Aug 2016 16:49

                    I take very seriously the fashion soul's, and I can't stand the fact that the Claymore has an awesome sheathe while this not :(

                    • No exclusive reposte..08 Aug 2016 17:20

                      I dunno who put that there but they're dumb. Has the same riposte and backstab as every other sword. Hornet Ring only thing that gives special riposte.

                      • It could be so much better...05 Aug 2016 17:02

                        This weapon looks awesome. It has an epic moveset. It does damage to make your opponent think twice. But it has no hyperarmor. Or at least it never does when I use it. As epic as the weapon art is, it takes a year and a half to charge giving your opponent plenty of time to either dodge... Or smack you right out of it. As slow as this weapon's special abilities are... IT NEEDS HYPERARMOR!!! It's already bad enough that the weapon art is so easy to dodge. At least let us punish someone for trying to tank it. DS3 sucks so much because of the lack of poise. That's why there is such a meta. Either use a fast stunlock weapon or a big weapon with hyperarmor rendering everything in between less viable.

                        • wat28 Jul 2016 03:55

                          I transposed the Greatsword, Ludleth took my 10k souls, and the sword is not in my inventory. Am I just being dumb or did my game actually bug out and waste 30k souls?

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