dark sword

Dark Sword

icon wp physicalAttack
110 physical defense shield icon 55.0
icon magicbonus
0
magic defense shield icon
35.0
icon firebonus
0
fire defense shield icon
30.0
icon lightningbonus
0 lightning defense shield icon 30.0
icon darkbonus
0
dark defense shield icon
35.0
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 35
icon weight 4.5
icon durabilitiy
80
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
C D - -
16 15 0 0
weapon type icon Straight Sword damage type icon Standard/Thrust
skill icon Stomp icon fp cost 13

Dark Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Pitch-black straight sword of the Darkwraith, survivor of the land swallowed by darkness.

The Darkwraiths were the first red orb invaders, and originators of a unique sword technique inspired by their thick, broad blades.

Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with strong attack for an upward slash.



Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Dark Sword has a motion value of 200 on backstab, 250 on riposte, and 60+225  on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a straight sword does not change with Hornet Ring.
  • The Dark Sword has a range of 35.0199xl on the 1h R1 and 34.6102xl on the 2h R1.
  • The Dark Sword has a unique, vertically slashing R2, both 1h and 2h.
  • The only straight sword in the game to have the Stomp Weapon Skill.
  • When infused with a Dark Gem, it will be called a "Reinforced Dark Sword" instead of "Dark Dark Sword."
  • There is a glitch where a Dark-infused Dark Souls could be buffed with Dark Blade, which some dubbed a Dark Dark Dark Sword.

 

 

Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped by:
    Darkwraith [FK] 8.00%
    Darkwraith [HWoL] 8.00%
  • The Farron Keep Perimeter Bonfire is next to two Darkwraiths that will wander into and fight a group of Ghru. If left to play out the Darkwraiths will usually survive with minimal HP - this allows the player to farm them with little risk.

 

 

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Dark Sword Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
heavy icon
sharp icon
refined icon
raw icon
crystal icon
simple icon
fire icon
chaos icon
lightning icon
blessed icon
deep icon
dark icon
blood icon
poison icon
hollow infusion icon

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability
Regular +10 220 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 42
Heavy +10 203 - - - - A - - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 38
Sharp +10 203 - - - - C C - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 38
Refined +10 198 - - - - B B - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 38
Raw +10 275 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Crystal +10 99 136 - - - C D A - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Simple +10 105 120 - - - C D A - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Fire +10 173 - 173 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 36 28.5 33.2 35
Chaos +10 105 - 136 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 33 28.5 33.2 35
Lightning +10 99 - - 136 - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 33 33.2 35
Blessed +10 136 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 33
Deep +10 173 - - - 173 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 42 35
Dark +10 105 - - - 136 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5 35
Blood +10 170 - - - - C D - - - - 40 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Poison +10 170 - - - - C D - - 40 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 35
Hollow +10
luck ??   icon item discovery ??
209 - - - - C D - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2 33

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability
Regular 110 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 35
Regular +1 121 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 35
Regular +2 132 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  36
Regular +3 143 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  37
Regular +4 154 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  37
Regular +5 165 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  38
Regular +6 176 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  39
Regular +7 187 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  39
Regular +8 198 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  40
Regular +9 209 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35  41
Regular +10 220 - - - - C D - - - - - 55 35 30 30 35 42

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Heavy 107 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +1 117 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +2 126 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +3 136 - - - - B - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +4 146 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +5 155 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +6 165 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +7 174 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +8 184 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +9 193 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Heavy +10 203 - - - - A - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Sharp 104 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +1 114 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +2 124 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +3 134 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +4 144 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +5 154 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +6 163 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +7 173 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +8 183 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +9 193 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Sharp +10 203 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Refined 99 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +1 108 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +2 118 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +3 128 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +4 138 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +5 148 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +6 158 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +7 168 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +8 178 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +9 188 - - - - - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Refined +10 198 - - - - B B - - - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Raw 143 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +1 156 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +2 169 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +3 182 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +4 195 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +5 209 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +6  222 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +7 235 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +8 248 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +9 261 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Raw +10 275 - - - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Crystal 78 78 - - - D E C - - - - 52.2 35.0 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +1 81 84 - - - D E B - - - - 52.2 35.3 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +2 83 90 - - - D E B - - - - 52.2 35.7 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +3 85 96 - - - D E A - - - - 52.2 36.1 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +4 87 101 - - - D D A - - - - 52.2 36.4 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +5 89 107 - - - D D A - - - - 52.2 36.8 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +6  91 113  - - -  D  A - - - - 52.2 37.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +7 93 119 - - -  D - - - - 52.2 37.6 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +8 95 124 - - - D D A - - - - 52.2 37.9 28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +9 97 130 - - - C D A - - - - 52.2 38.2  28.5 28.5 33.2
Crystal +10 99 136 - - - C D S - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Simple 78 78 - - - D D D - - - - 52.2 35.0 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +1 80 82 - - - D D C - - - - 52.2 35.3 28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +2 83 87 - - - - - - - 52.2 35.6  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +3 86 91 - - - C - - - - 52.2 35.9  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +4 88 95 - - -  D - - - - 52.2 36.2  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +5 91 99 - - -  D A - - - - 52.2 36.5  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +6 94 103 - - -  C A - - - - 52.2 36.8  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +7 96 108 - - -  D A - - - - 52.2 37.1  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +8 99 112 - - -  C  D A - - - - 52.2 37.4  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +9 102 116 - - - - - - - 52.2 37.8  28.5 28.5 33.2
Simple +10 105 120 - - - C D A - - - - 52.2 38.5 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Fire 94 - 94 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.0 28.5 33.2
Fire +1 102 - 102 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.3 28.5 33.2
Fire +2 110 - 110 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.6 28.5 33.2
Fire +3 118 - 118 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 33.9 28.5 33.2
Fire +4 126 - 126 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 34.2 28.5 33.2
Fire +5 133 - 133 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 34.5 28.5 33.2
Fire +6 141 - 141 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 34.8 28.5 33.2
Fire +7 149 - 149 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 35.1 28.5 33.2
Fire +8 157 - 157 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 35.4 28.5 33.2
Fire +9  165 - 165 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 35.7 28.5 33.2
Fire +10 173 - 173 - - - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 36 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Chaos 84 - 84 - - E E D D - - - 52.2 33.2 30.0 28.5 33.2
Chaos +1 86 - 89 - - D E C C - - - 52.2 33.2 30.3 28.5 33.2
Chaos +2 88 - 94 - -  E - - - 52.2 33.2  30.6 28.5 33.2
Chaos +3 90 - 99 - -  E - - - 52.2 33.2 30.9  28.5 33.2
Chaos +4 92 - 104 - - D C C - - - 52.2 33.2 31.2 28.5 33.2
Chaos +5 94 - 109 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 31.5 28.5 33.2
Chaos +6 96 - 115 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 31.8 28.5 33.2
Chaos +7 98 - 121 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 32.1 28.5 33.2
Chaos +8 100 - 126 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 32.4 28.5 33.2
Chaos +9 102 - 131 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 32.7 28.5 33.2
Chaos +10 105 - 136 - - C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 33 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Lightning 78 - - 78 - D E - C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.0 33.2
Lightning +1 80 - - 84 - D E - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.3 32.2
Lightning +2 83 - - 90 - D E - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.6  32.2
Lightning +3 85 - - 96 - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 30.9 32.2
Lightning +4 87 - - 101 - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 31.2 32.2
Lightning +5 89 - - 107 - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 31.5 32.2
Lightning +6 91 - - 113 - D D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 31.8 32.2
Lightning +7 93 - - 119 - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 32.1 32.2
Lightning +8 95 - - 124 - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 32.4 32.2
Lightning +9 97 - - 130 - C D - A - - - 52.2  33.2 28.5 32.7 32.2
Lightning +10 99 - - 136 - C  D -  S - - -  52.2  33.2 28.5  33  32.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Blessed 84 - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +1 89 - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +2 94 - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +3 99 - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +4 105 - - - - D D - B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +5 110 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +6 115 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +7 120 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +8 126 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +9 131 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blessed +10 136 - - - - C D - A - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Deep 94 - - - 94 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5
Deep +1 102 - - - 102 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.9
Deep +2 110 - - - 110 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.2
Deep +3 118 - - - 118 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.5 
Deep +4 125 - - - 125 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 39.9
Deep +5 133 - - - 133 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 40.2 
Deep +6 141 - - - 141 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 40.5 
Deep +7 149 - - - 149 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 40.8 
Deep +8 157 - - - 157 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 41.2 
Deep +9 165 - - - 165 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 41.6 
Deep +10 173 - - - 173 - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 42
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Dark 84 - - - 84 E E D D - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 35.0
Dark +1 86 - - - 89 D E C C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 35.3
Dark +2 88 - - - 94 D  D  C  C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 35.6
Dark + 90 - - - 99 D  D C  C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 35.9 
Dark +4 92 - - - 105  D  D C C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 36.4 
Dark +5 94 - - - 110  D D  C  C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 36.8 
Dark +6  96 - - - 115 D D C C - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 37.1
Dark +7 98 - - - 121 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 37.5
Dark +8 100 - - - 126 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 37.8
Dark +9 102 - - - 131 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.2
Dark +10 105 - - - 136 C D B B - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 38.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Blood 99 - - - - D D - - - - 34 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +1 106 - - - - C D - - - - 34 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +2 113 - - - - C D - - - -  34 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +3 120 - - - - C D - - - -  36 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +4 127 - - - - C  D - - - -  36 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +5 134 - - - -  C D - - - -  37 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +6 141 - - - -  C D - - - -  37 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +7 149 - - - -  C D - - - -  37 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +8 156 - - - -  C D - - - -  38 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +9 163 - - - - C D - - - -  38 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Blood +10 170 - - - - C D - - - - 40 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Poison 99 - - - - D D - - 33 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +1 106 - - - - C D - - 34 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +2 113 - - - - C D - - 34 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +3 120 - - - - C D - - 35 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +4 127 - - - - C D - - 35 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +5 134 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +6 141 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +7 149 - - - - C D - - 36 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +8 156 - - - - C D - - 37 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +9 163 - - - - C D - - 38 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Poison +10 170 - - - - C D - - 40 - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
luck icon item discovery
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Hollow 104 - - - - D D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +1 114 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +2 125 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +3 135 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +4 146 - - - - C D - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +5 156 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +6 167 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +7 177 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +8 187 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +9 198 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2
Hollow +10 209 - - - - C D - - - - - - - 52.2 33.2 28.5 28.5 33.2

 


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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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)



 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      In my first playthrough 4 years ago I farmed these dudes for hours to get a single sword, now I'm farming the Darkwraiths for pale tongues and I get like 3 dark swords for every tongue. RNG is insane.

      • The R2 is the most stylish attack in the game.

        Offhand estoc, reclub and handaxe combo into uncharged R2. The estoc combo is particularly interesting as the sword doesn't have a poke move... Yeah, heavy estoc ftw!

        • Anonymous

          There's a typo in the last bullet point in Notes and Tips here I think. Somebody typed Dark Souls instead of Dark Sword lmao

          • Anonymous

            When DS3 first came out this sword was THE meta.

            The AR on it was legitimately broken - PvE was a joke if you sword-and-boarded your way through the game and PvP was more or less just as easy.

            • Anonymous

              It's easy to misjudge someone as calling him a noob or an edgelord just for using this sword and thinking he ll spam that r1 with huge range like... Pretty much every ss user in the game.

              Then the misjudge gets corrected when an actual pro smacks your chin and forehead with the r2 the whole match, only using the r1 when 2 handed. It really shows whoever truly understands the weapon can deal amounts of damage that rivals ugs users.

              • Anonymous

                If u want to get some soul and dark set early, farm the guy guarding the coal in the farron keep since he is the easiest to kill and give 2500 soul. Don't need to fight him, just lure him into a bunch of slugs near the wall. If you're lucky, he will kill most of those slugs and die. If you're not, lead him to any single slug you see on your way. That dude kills everything for u, gives u his soul and all the equipments. Man, he is such a good friend!

                • r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 [gets parried] this will work r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 [gets parried] this will work r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 r1 [gets parried and dies] this game is bullshit

                  • Anonymous

                    Is this sword still viable for PvP and PvE as of now? (March 9th 2021). It's so cool looking, it's a shame R1 spammers led it into the ground...

                    • This thing with a dark infusion is a freaking beast at late game..
                      I had LKS until NG+8 and i thought it was really good.
                      But the dmg when u got alot of stats on all 4 Str,Dex,Int,Faith is reallt skyrockeging compared to any other SS.
                      It consumes little more Stam , but the Dmg is worth it.Like with 30 End i do 7 attacks with LKS and with Dark Sword 6.

                      • Anonymous

                        Dark Sword? More like goddamnit why was one of the coolest looking weapons so broken and widely used by idiots that it had to be nerfed into the ground and now if you use it everyone thinks/knows you are an imbecile sword.

                        • Anonymous

                          I'm a noob pvp'er and I've liked using this +heavy compared to other straightswords but I can't find a weapon I really enjoy, any suggestions?

                          • Anonymous

                            That hitbox was too big to be called a sword. Too big, too thick, too laggy, and too powerful, it was more like a large hunk of meme.

                            • Anonymous

                              It has an S Faith scaling with blessed gem instead of A. I’m not sure if this was after an update or something but just thought I’d point it out. It’s actually pretty good with blessed gem. I’m using it, the Ancient Dragon Greatshield, and the sun princess ring. I love my hp Regen build haha

                              • Anonymous

                                This thing has a C in strength and dexwhen sharp infused, yet, every other ULTRA GREATsword, only an E ins strength, and like an A or B in dex, what kind of a$$ backwards convoluted horse hock is this?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Was this nerfed recently? I was invaded at SL 88 or smth by a dark sword user and he barely dealt any damage. Was that just coincidence or was it nerfed?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    dark sword is the weapon of the chads, only a true knight would wield such a big weapon and swing it that fast

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This is supposed to be the noob meme weapon but my question is, how is it that so many first time players get this to drop so easily? I think I only ever got it once and that was after some deliberate farming on my third playthrough

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Elden ring better have a dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark dark sword

                                        • Anonymous

                                          As far as I know, the Dark Sword and Lothric's Holy Sword are the only straight swords that are sheathed on the back.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm sad that this swords dark dark name would never function in my language. In my language it's called "Finsterschwert" and the Gem is called "Dunkler Edelstein" if you infuse the gem into this sword, it'll be a "Dunkles Finsterschwert" which means Dark Darksword but isn't nearly as funny as it's English infusion. Oh German you poor translating language...

                                            • Anonymous

                                              oh hello there! it seems you are trying to look at the comments section of the dark sword from dark souls 3! you can quit while your ahead, there is nothing but autists complaining why this sword is overpowered! trust me, you won't miss out on much!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So my game glitch while i was in the smouldering lake, playing online and decided to kill myself. (to end the glitch) And once i died i kid you not , i received 3 dark sigils (now my total dark sigil = 8....like wft) AND a ''REINFORCED DARK SWORD +99''. Like is it possible to have more than 5 dark sigils and a sword labelled " +99 '' Btw the sword's physical=105+38 Dark=105+110 The game is definitely crazy

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  LMAO, shiiity sword for edgy emo kids who love to non-stop spamming R1 even though you noob ass casuls got owned all the time by parry.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Can someone explain why Broadsword > Dark Sword? I remember back in 2016 it got nerfed but I really wanna use Dark Sword since I'm tired of Broad

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Why is the dark sword hated in some parts of the community? It has very wide windows for counter, and has a fair AR range for its class.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Pretty sure this weapon comes with innate lag to opponent. Just R1 spam and get an almost guaranteed 4 hit combo without any skill. More skilled players can learn spacing to get better with this weapon. By spacing I mean getting a shield and walking backwards until the enemy is just in range, for you to attack, but they are not in range to attack and cannot parry, due to the innate lag bonus. In fact they usually cannot roll either, because of the hit preceding the animation, due to innate lag status effect.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I think it's worthy of noting that this is, correct me if I'm wrong, the only Straight Sword that can be worn on the back rather on the side in a sheathe; y'know, for all you Fashion Souls players try'na look nice.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I'm glad the majority of players now no longer use this because they've been lead to believe it's been neutered. It's hitbox is just as crazy as it's ever been, it just does slightly less damage. Of course, i get why people choose LKS over this either way, it has the thrust and a wide hitbox too, but it makes no sense to me when people try and downplay this one because the LKS is better in those 2 ways. It's literally just false information. This sword hasn't been neutered. It does slightly less damage than the LKS, but has farther reach on it's r1s. Has a worse r2, but not a bad r2. It's good for roll catching.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              look up ‘Top 10 Most Toxic Gaming Communities’ from WatchMojo.com. these reminded why most forms of multiplayer are dead to me still

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                For ultra edge, it should've been called "Darker than dark, darkness sword". When it's infused with dark.

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