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

      07 Jun 2021 16:38  

      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

        17 Apr 2021 01:17  

        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 16:51  

          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 14:49  

            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 13:37  

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

              • Anonymous

                29 May 2020 22:39  

                one of the best weapons against shields imo, breaks normal shields in 1 hit and greatshields in either 2 or 3 + most people think it's a normal sword when they see it in pvp

                • Anonymous

                  22 May 2020 22:01  

                  The only assumption i can make for why a greatsword made for beheadings deals strike damage is that the sword has been dulled over time from countless beheadings, but then wouldn't it be also terribly stained with blood?

                  • Anonymous

                    17 May 2020 13:10  

                    "BUT YOU CAN'T USE WA YOU ARE NO MAGE YOU SHOULD BE OUT OF FP THIS ISNT HOW YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PLAY THE GAME!!11!11!" "ahah sword goes woosh woosh"

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Feb 2020 23:15  

                      I used this on my first playthrough, and wielded absolutely nothing else once I found this. Good times. Pure casters might balk at using this because of its relatively high stat requirements. That's fair, but I can heartily recommend this for hybrid, spellsword builds. I don't recall FP being a problem while using this. (Carthus Flame Arc for the win.) Physical builds should of course also take a look at this, since you can make use of the weapon art without worrying about ashen estus flasks.

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Feb 2020 00:54  

                        Honestly, this great sword is pretty good with the only major downsides being that it can’t be infused and it does not have a thrust attack, but these weaknesses are countered by its strike damage and its stomp which does fairly good damage with a large aoe. Personally, this greatsword is one of my favorites.

                        • 13 Dec 2019 06:46  

                          Hello Gael's Greatsword but not worn down to the nubs :D Also, recommend this for pve due to 1.) strike damage which nearly everything is weak to 2.) Stomp is good if you're cornered or against multiple mobs 3.) Can be buffed 4.) Reall among the few good strengh greatswords cons - cant be infused - no thrust attacks - fp recovery is not very good, just take a simple shield (literally) - claymore exists but hey, finally something different

                          • 16 Sep 2019 08:42  

                            This restores FP regardless of if you kill something or not. That includes enemies attacking eachother (like the Darkwraiths and Ghru) and other people killing enemies regardless of if you're on the host's side or an invader. You know, combine this and other FP gaining items with a healing miracle and you will wind up with some really good level sustain.

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