fume ultra greatsword

Fume Ultra Greatsword

icon wp physicalAttack
149 physical defense shield icon 80
icon magicbonus
magic defense shield icon
icon firebonus
fire defense shield icon
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 60.0
icon darkbonus
dark defense shield icon
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 55
icon weight 25.5
icon durabilitiy
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
A E - -
50 10 - -
weapon type icon Ultra Greatsword damage type icon Strike
skill icon Stomp icon fp cost 10 ( -/18)

Fume Ultra Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

This twisted sword, the heaviest of all ultra greatswords, resembles black slate.

This weapon, said to belong to a traitor from long ago, was so heavy that it found no owner, and became a forgotten relic of history.

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

Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Buffed but can't be Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • The Fume Ultra Greatsword has a range of 40.1375xl on the 1h R1, and 43.4823xl on the 2h R1.
  • The heaviest Ultra Greatsword in the game.
  • Patch 1.03 nerfed base damage. At +5 the base damage was reduced from 330 to 260.
  • At +5 with 66 STR, it has 647 AR while being two-handed.
  • Blocks attacks during Stomp. Each blocked attack will drain stamina as if blocking normally, but wont ever be guard broken.
  • Can serve as a pseudo-shield when blocking, with passable damage reduction and stability; although the lack of 100% physical absorption does limit its uses.  A good idea to offset the chip damage from blocking would be to stack some HP regeneration.
  • Exclusively deals Strike damage, as the weapon has no point.
  • Has a higher poise health value than other Ultra Greatswords. While all the other Ultra Greatswords have a poise health value of 27.3, the FUGS has 30.8 poise health. This means you can have 39.3 poise to tank through other Ultra Greatswords instead of 45.9. The higher poise health also applies to the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords.
  • In comparison to the Heavy-infused Greatsword: the Fume Ultra Greatsword has larger range, Great Hammer poise health, Higher resulting damage (despite its ~30 lower AR, it deals Strike damage and most armors have lower strike absorption), the Weapon Art stomp R2 has more range, has enough stability and absorption to be a working shield against non-large weapons while two handed, and has a superior moveset with its rolling r1 poke and r2 poke.  On the downside the Fume Ultra Greatsword weighs more (about 15 points in vitality), costs more stamina to attack with, and has lower AR so may end up doing less damage against some armor setups.

Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped by Knight Slayer Tsorig underneath the Smoldering Lake.  He can be found beyond the areas with the rats and the basilisks, but before the exit that goes up to the ballista. Go to the left of the stairs to the exit and you will find him in front of a pool of lava. A good strategy to take him out is to use a heavy hammer to knock him down so he can't attack you.






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Fume Ultra Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 149 - - - - A E - - - - - 80 55 65 60 65
Regular +1 166 - - - - A E - - - - - 80 55 65 60 65
Regular +2 178 - - - - A E - - - - - 80 55 65 60 65
Regular +3 208 - - - - A E - - - - - 80 55 65 60 65
Regular +4 234 - - - - A E - - - - - 80 55 65 60 65
Regular +5 260 - - - - S E - - - - - 80 55 65 60 55


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)



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    • Anonymous

      Ahhhhh, my beautiful shield on a stick. You protect me from all forms of damage admirably, and flatten their asses with a simple tap of L2.

      • Anonymous

        It's such a bummer that this thing is obtained later than the GUGS, but it has lower AR for some reason :(
        Still, you can pancake people with it (plus it can be buffed), so I like it just as much as the GUGS

        • Anonymous

          "It was too big to be called a sword. Massive, thick, heavy, and far too rough. Indeed, it was a heap of raw slate."

          • Anonymous

            Probably has one of the best variants of the stomp weapon art, if no the best variant of it,

            If you time it right it completely negates the damage of a fair few enemy attacks allowing you to either combo into an R1 or R2 and pancake them

            • Anonymous

              I ran an armor optimizer for a typical 125 dark build, and I'm sure it's a loadout you've seen before if you've played PVP: Lapp's helm, Millwood armor, Black Knight gauntlets and Black Iron leggings. Physical absorption w/ prisoner's chain comes out to 32.047, strike is only 23.986. At 66 Str, Heavy Greatsword has an AR of 676, while FUGS has 648. But after subtracting defense and reducing the result by the absorption %, a Heavy Greatsword will have an AR of about 357.68, while FUGS will have 378.48. So don't sleep on damage types, they do matter.

              • Anonymous

                This is garbage since you can’t even be the fricking fume knight and power stance this offhand and straight sword main hand. I flipping hate this game and this crap weapon….

                • Anonymous

                  For a while I've been wanting to re download DS3 in offline mode so I can play without any patches. I remember this swords' AR before any patches was like over 800 physical or something crazy like that.

                  • Anonymous

                    "Local fallen knight gets his rolling attack parried for the 35th time and still hasn't learned what he's doing wrong"

                    • Anonymous

                      yeah **** your meta this is basically a 3 ton car with a handle to bash someone over the head with. infinitely more entertaining.

                      • Anonymous

                        Ah, the Fume. The misunderstood big sword that someone left in the microwave.

                        Most people compare it directly to the GUGS (that's the ultra greatsword that just called 'Greatsword') but it's not a direct upgrade by any stretch, more of a sidegrade. In exchange for slightly less damage (that comes out to about equal due to FUGS having Strike damage), 5.5 extra units of weight, and being uninfusable, the FUGS offers better poise health (same as a Greathammer, by the way!), a stab for the strong attack instead of a horizontal swing, and a significantly better weapon art that allows you to trade with basically anyone in the game. Seriously, Valorheart wishes its blocking was as solid as the Fume's-- it's entirely viable to block from neutral with this thing because its stability and physical absorption is on par with the best small shields.

                        • Anonymous

                          does this deal more damage than a +10 heavy greatsword? i'm curious and lazy so anybody got facts for me?

                          • Anonymous

                            The FUGS's stomp does indeed function as a block, however, unlike other stomps, it seems to be in exchange for hyper armor. When I use my LKGS, I can stomp as a reaction to pretty much any attack, poise through it, and then follow through; with the FUGS, if the attack you stomp hits around/behind your block, you get hit and staggered as if you were just standing there.

                            • Anonymous

                              People dont like it cause it requires pure str. And thats all. No op dark build. No twink material. Just a man and his sword.

                              • Anonymous

                                "it deals strike damage, it has cool moveset (bullsht, cathedral knight gs puts this moveset to better use), great reach, s scaling (400 bonus if you get up to 90 strength, wich imo doesn't reward the investment enough), it's buffable, hyper armor, bla bla bla... "

                                Except for the s scaling, ledo's greathammer has all of avobe. Including buffing, wich is extra physical damage AND AoE. So i see no reason to get the nerfed fugs over the patchless ledo's

                                And no, this isn't to sell the greathammer. Nothing bests the twinaxes's dps. Im just tired of unproven facts or half-a$$ed excuses

                                • Anonymous

                                  The block property of the wa seems counterproductive due to how little stability you have to block with. You can't be guard broken, but no stamina means a free hit for the other guy.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    People keep going on about the moveset being better than Greatsword, but honestly I find GS's 2H R2 sweep much handier than the FUGS's weird, sluggish stab. Still, if you're running Strength, this is a better use for Twinkling Titanite than most. Makes short work of Carthus Catacombs on NG+.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Virgin: nooo you cant use this, ugs are bad in pvp you will just get backstabbed to death
                                      Chad: I smack other dark souls players for 560 damage a hit

                                      • Anonymous

                                        unfortunatly for me, the cheesiest cheeser knight, i shot him from the bridge and he ran straight into the deepest part of the lava.... sooo.... is my sword gone forever?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I really wish they didn't nerf this beast. 330 down to 260.. I'm really not sure what they were thinking. A 22% damage nerf?? Let's not talk about yorms great machete with 338 ar and A scaling at +5 or dragonslayer great axe with 364 phy/ 136 lightning coming to a whopping 500 ar at +5. Though both of these weapons have less Scaling they also have less functional problems. Sad times :(

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Still the best UGS if you don't count paired greatswords. Sure it gets very slightly outdone in damage by the regular Greatsword, but it makes up for that by having a better moveset, strike damage, better hyperarmor and better range. Don't know why everyone acts like it's garbage now.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Instead of making up excuses, i just buy ds2 and enjoy the fume ugs at it's peak. In this game ledo's greathammer is better in every single way: it's stronger, swings faster, has similar blocking properties, can be buffed with the weapon art (wich gives aoe capabilities, btw) and also deals strike damage.

                                              There isn't any actual reason to use fugs over ledo's, except for not having the dlc.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It feels good cosplaying as tsorig and destroying tryhards with this. Now I get why he does that gesture when he kills you.

                                                • at 66 strength this gets outdamaged by the Greatsword with a heavy infusion, i hate how this got nerfed because now it's one of the heaviest weapons in the game but gets outdamaged by something you can get really early on

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Its really sad that it got nerfed for no reason, A once fun, Fair and strong UG is now outclassed and almost useless.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The "S" scaling stands for "Sh¡tty" thanks to the base damage nerf. If it doesn't outdamage ledo by default, what's the point of using this over the banhammer?

                                                      And stop with the excuses, that only prompts me to put this game below ds2 in terms of balance.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Does this with blessed weapon (or darkmoon blade) make it obnoxiously shiny? Grossly incandescent, if allow me to say?

                                                        • It did NOT need a nerf. It was the beefiest ugs, and to counter that it weighed a ton and took up a lot of stamina. Now it’s outdamaged by other ugs and it still has those problems.

                                                          Bring back ds2 FUGS.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I remember playing the Japanese version that came out a month ahead of the Western release. In ye olden days it seemed like everyone was rolling around naked with one of these.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              truthfully, an high-strength build can beneficiate more of this rather than the Greatsword because of his higher strength scaling and the strike damage

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                According to pro pkcs users (all pkcs users are pro, you cannot deny this), this UGS has "S" scaling which stand for "scrub" because noobs using this UGS got pwned by pro pkcs users all the time.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The S in the scaling means special, cause anyone who uses this weapon is a special piece of trash casul. Now with the pkcs you end up being top dog so pick it up and git gud .

                                                                  • This weapon has a super good moveset its really underrated. Good combo with the two hand light attack, dodge attack has a great thrust attack thats amazing for catching your enemy off guard, both heavy attacks have good range and good hitbox and the weapon art is slow and hard to land but when it does land it hits like a truck. This moveset is borderline op and outclasses most of the ultra greatswords on its own. Super good weapon, super underrated.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I would've preferred if they just patched the sword to no longer be enchantable by spells/resins over outright reducing it's base damage to greatsword levels. It just hits too soft without going balls deep into STR. Which even then, it's outclassed if you aren't putting enchantments/resins on it.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I thought that this thing would be utter trash now, but honestly, after my recent playthrough, this thing is still a beast, despite all the nerfs. Despite being about 40-50 AR lower than most of the other ultra weapons, it still hits just as hard. Possibly because of the strike damage which most enemies are weak to.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          They nerfed it a bit too much. Heavy infused Greatsword with 66/10 in str/dex have 676 AR two-handed while FUGS with the same stats have only 647 AR. I get it that FUGS have poise health like great hammer and deals strike dmg which is better type in general but having lower AR while being heavier by 5.5 units is not good at all. They should buff its base AR to at least 280 so at 66/10 two-handed it would have ~696 AR so it would keep its status as the heaviest UGS with highest AR.

                                                                          • Anonymous


                                                                            1. high strike damage, 647 AR 2h at 66 str

                                                                            2. insane poise health and blocking capabilities with stomp WA

                                                                            3. good moveset and range with both vertical and horizontal swings and thrust like 2hr2, good roll atack

                                                                            4. has great hammer poise health meaning one will need just 24 poise to trade once with an UGS, it does not have great hammer poise damage though.

                                                                            5. can be buffed, despite being a special weapon


                                                                            1. very heavy weapon

                                                                            2. highest stam consumption of all ugs

                                                                            3. cannot be infused

                                                                            4. wa into r2 is slow and wont hit good players is pvp, is good for fast reset poise health

                                                                            Others: a good pure str weapon with 50 str requirments and S scalling in str. It has high damage, very good poise health, making it a good option for pvp and pve alike. vertical swings and high damage will melt enemies in area pvp, it s a good option for bosses as well due to it s high strike damage, In pvp can 2 shot opponents with proper build and buffs, veing a versatile weapon due to it s moveset, poise and damage.

                                                                            Imo it s a top tier weapon, and can be very strong in right hands. Compared to Greatsword UGS is very close, while heaving more poise health and aprox same damage, it falls behind in weight, stam consumption, versatility (greatsword UGS can be infused with elemental and has insane damage) and imo moveset. Compared to Zwei and Astora GS, while having more damage for physical builds and poise health, it falls behind in moveset, veight, versatility and stam consumption. Those differences are not that high and still FUGS is a great weapon that can carry the ashen one in ng 7 without any issues.

                                                                            Enjoy the Big Bonk of UGS!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The damage is very lacking for such a large unwieldly weapon. Considering you can get most straightswords into the 650 AR range with the same stat investment, it begs the question, why the hell bother ? I get that it's a face-tanking weapon and there should be some compromise, but 260 base for the largest, heaviest and most ridiculous sword ever conceived ??? From totally neutered this thing.

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