Executioner's Greatsword

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131 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50
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35
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30
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
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35
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
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85
Requirements & Bonus
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C E - -
19 13 0 0
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skill-icon.jpg Stomp icon_fp_cost.png 12

Executioner's Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Greatsword of a debauched executioner used for beheadings.

This sword retains a keen memory of its executioner's duty, and absorbs FP from each fallen foe.

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



Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Buffed, but not Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • Deals Strike damage unlike most other Greatswords.
  • Leeches 6 FP (as of patch 1.11) from enemies killed regardless if the wielder gets the kill.
  • Based on an actual swords used by Executioners in the Middle Ages of Europe.
  • Used by Slave Knight Gael (NPC) when summoned.
  • Gael's Greatsword is, in fact, Executioner's Greatsword, but heavily damaged after excessive use.

 

 

 Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 2-Handed Stats
    • 19/13 = 396 AR = Base Stats & Dex Softcap
    • 19/40 = 440 AR
    • 28/13 = 454 AR = Str Softcap
    • 40/13 = 474 AR
    • 28/40 = 498 AR
    • 66/13 = 509 AR = Str Hardcap
    • 40/40 = 518 AR
    • 66/40 = 553 AR
  • After Softcaps gets less than 2 AR per level
  • 2-Handed Quality Weapon
    • Scales well with both stats
    • Scales better with Strength
    • Gets about 1.6 AR per level from 13-40 Dex

 

 

 Buffing:

  • No stat investment:
    • Gold Pine Bundle
      • 11 Seconds
      • 120 Lightning AR
    • Charcoal Pine Bundle
      • 11s
      • 110 Fire AR
    • Human Pine Resin
      • 60s
      • 95 Dark AR
    • Gold Pine Resin
      • 60s
      • 95 Lightning AR
  • Spells:
    • 60 Faith Darkmoon Blade
      • 60s
      • 235 Magic AR
    • 60 Int Crystal Magic Weapon
      • 60s
      • 226 Magic AR
    • 40/40 Carthus Flame Arc
      • 90s
      • 188 Fire AR
    • 15 Faith Blessed Weapon
      • 45s
      • +7.5% Physical AR
        • 40/40 = +39 Phys AR
        • 66/13 = +38 Phys AR

 

 

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Executioner's Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Regular 131 - - - - C E - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
+1 144 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
+2 157 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
+3 170 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
+4 183 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
+5 196 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
 +6  209 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
 +7 222 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
 +8 235 - - - - C D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
 +9 248 - - - - B D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35
 +10 262 - - - - B D - - - - - 50 35 30 30 35

 


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

      19 Sep 2021 10:34  

      came here to check out that FP leech effect, and im not sure its super useful to have on the offhand for a pure caster build. at least not on my miracle build where most of my spells are pretty expensive, i imagine its the same for pyromancy and maybe less so for sorcery, it can help mitigate the cost of some spells (assuming you're one-shotting enemies) but unless you're killing multiple enemies with one cast you're not going to recover more fp than you lost, so i don't think this is better than a saint-tree bellvine or a morion blade on the off-hand.

      • Anonymous

        17 Sep 2021 10:18  

        personally my favorite greatsword, good scaling, has the passive FP regen, a useable moveset, can be buffed and on top of all of it deals strike damage.

        • Anonymous

          17 Sep 2021 08:56  

          Shame most beginners won't probably use this... this + Gentle Prayer chime = back to full health after a battle with no estus use and very low FP use, if any

          • Anonymous

            12 Sep 2021 17:18  

            How the hell its quality weapon? D scaling in dex dont give much its a strength weapon with a few more dex requirements.

            • Anonymous

              12 Aug 2021 00:15  

              that this thing scales so well to just 27 strength, is buffable, does blunt AND gives the passive 6 fp, meaning unlimited buffing and vastly deepened healing on area traversal, is Just Wild To Me

              Elden Ring best be having something like the EGS passive on at all times cause god damn do I hate having to carry this thing in my offhand for bottomless heals as a helpful phantom when I stoop to wielding some other, lesser tool

              least it's sick as hell to look upon but cmon From I wanna use somem else some time without feeling so diminished god damn

              • Anonymous

                04 Aug 2021 17:08  

                This weapon is a quality weapon if you dont want to waste a lot of points, is a strike weapon so you'll have bonus damage on some enemies and players.

                The AR difference with Claymore is imperceptible and even more by the fact that you'll have bonus damage that the claymore don't.

                The only real con is the lack of thrust damage.

                Overall is a great weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  19 Jul 2021 17:19  

                  The reason why from made the durability stat almost non existent is because this would become OP Gael's great sword if broken otherwise every one could have it in early game.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Jul 2021 22:17  

                    Pros:
                    1. dose strike damage
                    2. Great on the strength builds
                    3: deals more stamina damage on sheids(I might be wrong)
                    4: stomp WA can help when trades
                    5: WA can reset your poise(I might be wrong about this)

                    6: can be buffed

                    Cons:
                    1: can’t be infused
                    2: Doesn’t have a thrusting R2
                    3: does a less damage than the Claymore on a strength build.
                    4: the 6 FP recovery is useless.

                    Honestly this weapon isn’t that bad, it dose solid damage and it specializes in strength builds, it’s just that most people would rather pick the Claymore or gaels over this.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Jun 2021 10:38  

                      The FP restoration is out of place though. IDK why they would put that on a sword or any non-INT/FTH equipment. It's great people use it for the FP, but I think we should have gotten this as a ring, or at least, an FP counterpart to Sun Princess Ring.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Apr 2021 19:17  

                        The unbroken version of Gael tryhard ballerinas' sword. aka, trash casuls' wholesome ganking tool. Oh well both got wrecked by mega skilled pkcs players anyway so I don't really need to hold your hand and lead you to the path of the pro. Casuls will learn it the hard way and pick up the god sword pkcs to git gud.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Mar 2021 10:51  

                          I kinda only used this as passive on my caster mage build, handy for clearing full areas since you get access to it way earlier than simple infusion. You don't need to meet the wielding req to get the FP on kill, just sword in offhand or on the back is enough.

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Feb 2021 08:49  

                            This weapon is honestly great in invasions for at least one reason: as long as the level is still somewhat full of PvE, you won't need as much Ashen Estus, especially if you pair it with a Simple Infused item.
                            I could find this especially useful for Caster builds, or any other weapon that relies heavily on it's WA.

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Aug 2020 07:37  

                              So this sword deals strike and is for executions? Yikes... I don't want to be the person who gets decapitated by that.

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