Farron Greatsword

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141 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
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45.0
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40.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
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45.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 12.5
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90
Requirements & Bonus
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D C - -
18 20 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatsword (Unique) damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Parry icon_fp_cost.png -

Farron Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Greatsword of the Abyss watchers which is atypically paired with a dagger.

The dagger is utilized as a wedge in the left hand while the greatsword is held in the right, a unique technique that was synonymous with the Undead Legion. Confounds foes the manner of wolves hunting prey. 

Skill: Parry
Deflect an attack when timed properly and follow up with a critical hit, executed with the dagger.



Notes and Tips: 

  • Can't be Buffed or Infused.
  • Does 20% bonus damage against Abyssal foes.
  • Upgraded with Titanite Scales.
  • The moveset when dual wielding has attacks similar to the Abyss Watchers, and has a 3-attack cycle like all other dual weapons.
  • You can chain R1 and L1 attacks. For example: If you do two R1 attacks and then an L1 attack, you'll do the third L1 attack.
  • The Parry has identical parry frames to a medium shield. Same Startup, 2 more active, and 2 less recovery than medium shield (30fps).
  • The L1/LB attack is not affected by the weight value.
  • Since it doesn't require FP to be used, it can be handy for low level builds without any investment on Attunement.
  • Has an A scaling in DEX when fully upgraded which is unusual for an Ultra Greatsword.
  • Regardless of being wielded by either "one-hand" or "two-hands (with off-hand dagger)," weapon attacks will be treated as being "one-handed" along with any of the associated properties of "one-handedness" (i.e.: attacks can still be parried, attacks will still be deflected by shields, no bonus AR from STR, etc.).
  • Has an unused Weapon Skill in which the wielder poses a stance and thrust similar to the Stomp skill, this is replaced by the Parry.
  • Both the dagger and the greatsword can be parried.
  • The farron greatsword is ironically not compatible with the legion etiquette emote, meaning the dagger will disappear when it is performed 

 

Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 18/20 = 375 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/20 = 449 AR = Str Softcap
  • 18/40 = 492 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 40/40 = 566 AR = Quality Build 

 

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Lore



Moveset and Videos:

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Farron 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 141 - - - - D C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +1 165 - - - - D C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +2 188 - - - - D B - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +3 211 - - - - D B - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +4 234 - - - - C B - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +5 258 - - - - C A - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0

 

 

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

      02 Aug 2021 04:43  

      i canonically see abyss watchers as artorias fanboys\fangirls with extremely impressive breakdancing skills

      • Anonymous

        31 Jul 2021 05:34  

        Use this and offhand an avelyn. 1 l1 to get behind, triangle, 3 shots in the back and rollcatch with r1. At least 60% of the hp bar gone if you pull this off

        • Anonymous

          07 Jun 2021 16:06  

          This is kinda the best pve ugs in the game. It absolutely annihilates everything with the unique moveset except bosses, and it still does well against some of them as a normal sword because of the bonus damage against abyssal enemies

          • Anonymous

            28 May 2021 16:11  

            Actually a solid weapon. Once you get a feel for the L1s, you can mix them up with R1s as they combo into each other; this makes you harder to parry due to the fact the L1 is far slower to connect fully than the R1, but covers more distance, has a melee dagger slash that catches parries too close, and better roll-catching ability.

            Some gankers/noobs also simply don't know how to counter it and stand dumbly while they get hit by it. Just DON'T do the 3rd L1, it's easy to parry with no skill required and anything from a Caestus to a medium shield. If your opponent doesn't have a parry tool ready, it is still easy to roll away from or backstab punish. If you want to put the pressure on and have plenty of stamina left, follow up L1 -> L1 -> R1. It'll be too fast to parry if they were stunlocked by the first 2 L1s, so they'll either get hit or roll away.

            While this weapon can't really trade with other ultras, not least because dex leaves fewer stat points to invest into vitality due to the higher softcap, it's not really meant to. With good timing, you can actually use an L1 to hit an overhead attacking ultra while also dodging their R1 from the spin. Play it more like a regular greatsword, going for trades against smaller weapons, and whiff punishes against larger ones. Yeah, it's no meta weapon, but this thing is reasonably powerful as long as you don't just mindlessly spam L1.

            • Anonymous

              05 May 2021 02:45  

              Now hear me out:



              Fanart of a wolf girl abyss watcher using this. It's also kemonomimi, so no furry ****(i have nothing against furries it's just not for me).

              • 05 May 2021 02:40  

                Decided to give this weapon a go recently... Yah **** that this weapon is absolute trash for a UGS so im going back to my claymore crying over not transfusing my Wolf Knight Sword

                • Anonymous

                  30 Apr 2021 01:28  

                  Is this weapon viable? Is it even just barely usable? I don't give a single ****. Watch me as i sweep the floor while beyblading into oblivion. ****ing oceiros sent me straight to the shadow realm for the 20th consecutive time. Did i ever stop thinking about how cool those moves were? Not one second.

                  • Anonymous

                    27 Apr 2021 21:26  

                    if i dont have 18 str and i 2 hand this weapon will i be able to wield it properlly? since technically you cant 2 hand it

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Apr 2021 22:21  

                      This weapon is hilarious trash used by terminally mentally ill weeaboos who think that this weapon will get them closer to their fake glorious Japanese 2D anime girls. Pathetic.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Apr 2021 18:24  

                        TONIGHT IN LOTHRIC DANCE SHOW, THE AHSEN ONE AND THE DANCER OF THE BOREAL VALLEY ARE GONNA CONFRONT IN A BREAKDANCE WHICH WILL LEAVE THE ENTIRE KINGDOM ASTONISHED, THE WINNER WILL GO AGAISNT GAEL IN THE FINALS. the transmition will reach lordran and drangleic!

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Mar 2021 17:32  

                          When people actually know how to use this weapon in PvP, I swear it is one of the most annoying things to fight

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