Black Knight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.
Greatsword wielded by the Black Knights who wander the lands. Designed to face chaos demons.
The Black Knights constantly faced foes larger than themselves, and this sword's unique attack greatly reduces enemy poise.
Raise sword in the name of the First Lord to temporarily boost poise. Damage reduces while activated.
Notes and Tips:
- Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
- Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
- Deals 20% bonus damage vs. Demons. This includes the following:
- The 2H and 1H R2 attacks deal more poise damage than any other weapon in this class. This applies to all other Black Knight weapons as well.
- The increased poise damage does not apply to the second R2 attack when two handed. When one handed, both R2 attacks deal the additional poise damage.
- All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
- The Black Knight Sword has a range of 34.0117xl on the 1h R1 and 36.837xl on the 2h R1.
- The Black Knight Sword has vertical, slahing R2s when 2h.
- Greatswords are a weapon class that utilizes Hyper Armor on the 2h R1, R2, Rolling R1, Rolling R2, Running R1, and Jumping Attack. Hyper Armor prevents you from being staggered during its active frames.
- Note that this information is all measured in 60 frames per second (FPS).
- Less FPS means a faster action. If you play on console at 30 FPS, the displayed values will be halved.
- It is also important to note that while this is not the frame data for attack speed and recovery, those values are fairly similar to the ones listed.
|Attack Type||Attack Startup||Poise Startup||Poise End||Recovery|
|First R2 (Slash)||50||32||87||0|
|Rolling R1 (Slash)||28||16||42||18|
- Poise is a modifier to how effective Hyper Armor can be at preventing stagger.
- Poise health is another component of Hyper Armor. Most standard attacks reset your poise health to 80%, most weapon arts reset it to 100%, and waiting around 30 seconds without getting hit will also reset to 100%. What this means is that there are two different poise breakpoints that you need to keep in mind; there is an "infinite trade" breakpoint and a "trade once with reset" breakpoint, both of which are displayed in the poise calculator. As I mentioned above, most weapon arts reset your poise health to full, but not all.
- The poise required for Greatswords to avoid being staggered by certain attacks is as follows:
7.26: infinite trades vs small weapons 2h R1
13.89: infinite trades vs small weapons 2h WDR1
14.58: single trade vs Halberd 2h R1
31.67: infinite trades vs Halberd 2h R1
37.58: single trade vs GS 2h R1
39.72: infinite trades vs all small weapons WA
42.04: single trade vs GS 2h WDR1 (single trade vs small weapons 2h R1 with 2h running and rolling attacks)
47.65: single trade vs UGS 2h R1
50.07: infinite trades vs GS 2h R1
Softcaps & Scaling:
- 2-Handed Stats
- 20/18 = 435 AR = Base Stats
- 27/18 = 469 AR = Str Softcap
- 40/18 = 483 AR
- 20/40 = 509 AR = Dex Softcap
- 27/39 = 541 AR = Combined Softcap
- 40/40 = 560 AR
- After Softcaps it get's less than 2 AR per level
- 2-Handed Quality weapon
- Scales well with both stats
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Black Knight Sword Upgrade Table
|Attack ValuesBonus||Parameter Bonus||Auxiliary Effects||Damage Reduction (%)|
|Requirement||Parameter Bonus||Attack Values||Damage Reduction %||Auxiliary Effects||Others|
| 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)