Farron Greatsword

141 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 12.5
Requirements & Bonus
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.
  • 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.


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 


Location/Where to Find:

Moveset and Videos:

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Farron Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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


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
    Spell Buff 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)



    • Anonymous

      30 Jul 2018 05:07  

      if you like this sword just use it if u don like pvp or dont think bout doing it just use whatever weapon u like the main point of the game for most ppl is to have fun with the playthrough so yea theres not a bad weapon just put your stats on the right scaling and enyoi it nothing else :)

      • Anonymous

        02 Jul 2018 13:07  

        It can work great in pvp when people dont expect it or when they get greedy just have it equipped but use a non greatsword mainly something without that much reach and then when they dobt expect just go beyblade you have a big chance to hit 2 times if they are spaced for a straight sword but you wo nt hit the 3rd probably

        • Anonymous

          27 Jun 2018 21:43  

          Not only you can get around shields, you can also swing around attacks!!!! XD I tried this out on the Silver Knights up the stairs from the Anor Londo Bonfire in the Irithyll of the Boreal Valley!!

          • Anonymous

            06 Jun 2018 09:56  

            Sometimes I get this odd suspicion that a vast majority of aggressively vocal greatsword users have very, very tiny penises IRL. Case in point, comment directly below mine. "Put down this anime trash and pick up a BEEFY, MANLY weapon like mine". "Being a big boy is about standing firm, hard and tall"...dude, I think you might not have swords on your mind there... Also, this comment gets extra hilarious considering "THE greatsword" is ripped straight from Berserk, a...GASP...manga and anime series. In fact, all these trash-talking comments, not just on this weapon, but any other on this wiki, basically all boil down to: "I personally don't like this weapon, so how dare anyone have fun with it". I can understand criticizing a weapon's effectiveness for a given purpose (PVE or PVP, or meta, or what have you), but when your criticism stops at "it's anime trash", you're not being particularly constructive.

            • Anonymous

              04 May 2018 08:03  

              Fun for PVP. Move set is all over the place and can be used to get around shields. Also stunlock. On the other hand it can be easily parried and damage is worst of all UGS - ☆゚.*・。゚CHALLENGE゚。・*.゚☆
              Good for pwning noobs.

              • Anonymous

                24 Apr 2018 15:17  

                I guess I'm dumb for not realizing sooner, but you can parry practice against this with Hawkwood at the end of his quest. Just keep him alive though so you can continue practicing.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Apr 2018 08:56  

                  Does not deal extra damage against Gael. It does against Midir though, making it an alternative for lightning weapons in this fight.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Apr 2018 22:42  

                    I find this weapon good against nubs who just hide behind shields. Cuz if you aren't good at parrying then the L 1 attacks just go right around shields. And it's hilarious when you parry them with a ugs.

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Apr 2018 09:10  

                      Not Artorias. BERSERK fanboys! The armor and even the GS moveset (from when he first wear the dwarf amor against the dragon apostle) is directly a BESERK reference.

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Feb 2018 20:57  

                        So at 40 strength and 40 dex it will do more damage like physical damage I mean like at +5 it does 258 physical dmg but with 40 strength and 40 Dex it does more?

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