Lorian's Greatsword

151 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 14.0
Requirements & Bonus
26 10 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Strike / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Flame of Lorian icon_fp_cost.png 10 ( -/ 18)

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

Ultra greatsword of Lorian, Prince Lothric's older brother. Cast in smoldering molten steel, and stained black. 

Before Lorian embraced his brother's curse, he was a knight who single handedly slayed the demon prince, but the victory eternally scorched his sword with flame.

Skill: Flame of Lorian

Lunge forward to transform smolder into flame, and follow with strong attack to launch flame across ground.

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Lorian's Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 151 - 79 - - D D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+1 176 - 92 - - D D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+2 201 - 105 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+3 226 - 118 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+4 251 - 131 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45
+5 276 - 144 - - C D D D - - - 60 45 40 40 45

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

      28 Feb 2020 21:15  

      Good, fun boss weapon. Not as long as the (ultra) greatsword, but its sweeping R1s and thrust R2s make up for that. The most pure fun I've had in Dark Souls 3 was using this to fight the wolves in the Painted World DLC. They're fast and agile, but hitting them felt pretty easy with Lorian's Greatsword. Scaling is best for STR/DEX characters, but if I were to build specifically for this weapon, I'd put INT/FTH at about 15/15--just enough for utility spells like Hidden Body, and Tears of Denial. I'd be tempted to even put INT to 18 for Snap Freeze (though I'm still unclear regarding the interplay between fire and frostbite). My current build is at SL95 with 28 STR, 12 DEX, 27 INT, and 20 FTH, so it's is nowhere near maximizing the potential power of Lorian's Greatsword, but it still feels plenty powerful when taking this into the Ringed City on a regular NG.

      • Anonymous

        13 Dec 2019 14:34  

        use the weapon art to buff any other ultra gs and never use it use the profaned greatsword it's better in every way

        • Anonymous

          07 Dec 2019 21:08  

          No one gonna mention that the sword looks nothing like the image the game/wiki shows. The picture shows a broken crossguard facing away from the hands and a dull rusted looking blade. Where as ingame it's more of an orange glowstick of destiny with no crossguard and a weird indent on either side.

          • Anonymous

            17 Sep 2019 00:16  

            The image doesn't do this weapon's good looks justice. So far the second most fun I've had using a UGS in DS3 imo (Ringed Knight Paired GS is obviously #1)

            • Anonymous

              20 Nov 2018 01:05  

              This sword is glitched in my current playthrough, and even though it says it weighs 14, it adds 26 to my load

              • Anonymous

                19 Oct 2018 01:54  

                This sword disappoints me a little bit. It's DMG while OK isn't significant and the one thing no true lover of this weapon can deny. The picture of the word in the inventory no where no matches the physical appearance of the weapon. That sucks. But the move set is great for button mashers.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Oct 2018 07:05  

                  Was rocking this weapon and got summoned as a spear of the church. The host bum rushed me as I spawned in. Must have forgot about the spears that come up with you because he got stuck in them for massive damage. One WA later and he went flying and was dead before he even hit the ground. Quickest PvP victory I've ever achieved lol.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Sep 2018 21:38  

                    I actually rocked this thing using all 4 of the stat rings at once at sl 120. Became my favorite UGS almost immediately.

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Apr 2018 21:32  

                      Ironic that SoC is strong against fire. Demon Prince, too. And Midir. Nameless King isn't impressed either. Nor his pet. Lorians GS is only good against Friede really. PvP aside it is one of the most useless weapons this late in the game where you want either a dark or a lightning weapon. But not fire.

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Jan 2018 19:02  

                        Has anyone tried a 40/40/40/40 build yet? And if so how much damage does it yield when refined to plus five?

                        • Anonymous

                          21 Jan 2018 23:58  

                          Does it do strike damage now? I see in ingame description standard/thrust, although attacks on Gael (who is weak to strike) do good damage

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Jul 2017 10:35  

                            The rusty old sword transformed into EXCALIBUR! "Now go, chosen one. Slay Julius for the sake of this world and all living beings!"

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Jul 2017 22:55  

                              Funnily enough... On a 27 STR 40 DEX build, you can still pull off 731 AR while 2-handing with the WA buff. That's an extremely cheap investment for 700+ AR. A yes, it's split damage, but so is the DGS, buffed Lothric Knight Greatsword, and buffed Mad King's Crucifix. Compared to Yhorm's and Ledo's, this thing is more stamina efficient, and it has a better movepool.

                              Even more interesting, a +9 simple infused offhand will yield more than enough FP regeneration to cover the cost of the WA's buff; allowing for a perpetual 731 AR.

                              ...And hysterically enough, courtesy of this thing's high Fire damage, you can easily riposte for over 800 damage in PvP, no Hornet Ring required.

                              Ahhhh... My beloved Simple Llewellyn Shield and Lorian's GS... How many edgelords have we rekt?

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