lothrics holy sword

Lothric's Holy Sword

icon wp physicalAttack
107 physical defense shield icon 50.0
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
35.0
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
30.0
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 30.0
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
35.0
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 35
icon weight 4.0
icon durabilitiy
80
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
D D - E
10 18 - 14
weapon type icon Straight Swords damage type icon Standard/Thrust
skill icon Sacred Lothric Light icon fp cost - (17/22)

Lothric's Holy Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



Prince Lothric's straight sword, blessed by Emma with potent magic. 

Young Lothric was meant to be a champion, and was expected to wield this platinum sword, but some things will remain distant dreams forever.

Skill: Sacred Lothric Light
Assume stance to imbue sword with sacred light, and use strong attack to release light  together with a great thrust of the sword.

Notes and Tips:

Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 10/18/14 = 251 AR = Base Stats
  • 26/18/14 = 300 AR = Str Softcap
  • 10/40/14 = 313 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 26/40/14 = 363 AR = Combined Softcaps

Location/Where to Find:

Moveset and Videos:

Lothric's Holy Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
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 107 - - - - D D - E - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +1 125 - - - - D D - E - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +2 143 - - - - D C - E - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +3 160 - - - - D C - E - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +4 178 - - - - D C - E - - - 50 35 30 30 35
Regular +5 196 - - - - D C - E - - - 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

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      • Anonymous

        imo its decent for what it is but seriously, what is that faith scaling and why tf isnt this a holy weapon?

        • Anonymous

          It's a cool weapon, and stylish as hell too, but really lackluster in the end. If you want to see this weapon done justice, use it in Cinders mod.

          • Anonymous

            One of the saddest damage and scaling stats for any boss weapon. Seriously.
            It should start with D in Strength, D in Dex, and C in Faith.
            And at +5 it should have D in Strength, B in Dex, and A in Faith.
            Either that or the base damage needs to be severely increased.
            So much for a "holy" sword. At least its a good weapon to have on the side to switch for the weapon art once in a while.

            • Anonymous

              What kind of damage does the weapon art do. Cause when you land that attack is gives off a hue similar to that of getting hit by magic attacks?

              • Anonymous

                Great offhand weapon to have if you're carrying around big weapons. It's fast, can break through shields with the wa R2, and the laser beam is practically a guaranteed finisher. If I were to categorize this weapon it would be the equivalent of the hunter pistol from Bloodborne which the few who mastered that beast of a weapon will find out how to make this one useful.

                • Anonymous

                  This would be the best straight sword in the game if it had better scaling. Seriously just 30-40ish more ar at 40/40/14 would be enough. It is one of the longest in the class with one of the better movesets. The scaling is a shame considering the boss you get it from is 1) endgame and 2) The boss is namesake of the kingdom the game is based in.

                  • Anonymous

                    Pretty low damage compared to other straight swords, but it more than makes up for it with it’s length and WA. Overall, a pretty fun weapon, good for fashion souls too.

                    • Anonymous

                      This weapon is pretty much a callback to demonbrandt (a lame ome, tho) with a cool weapon art, but that's it.

                      • Anonymous

                        This weapon is straight up bad, I mean you can use it, but why would you

                        Its only use is catching people near death, but you could just use throwing knives (or git gud and learn to roll catch)

                        • Anonymous

                          Best weapon for white phantom twinks: Who better to help an upcoming ashen one on his journey than Lothric himself?

                          • Anonymous

                            WTF.. "Lothric Holy Swprd" => Faith scal E. A random Longsword with infusion is better. I think i got it now, if it's looks good ans is hard to get, it sucks.

                            • Anonymous

                              For my fashion set I just use
                              Wandering Frozen knight
                              Lothrics holy sword
                              Ragged mask
                              Pontiff knight armour
                              Masters gloves
                              Sunless leggings

                              (Be sure to have 30 vigor or higher for some neat dodging or you can use havels ring)

                              • Anonymous

                                This weapon had so much potential, sadly FROM didn't buff it in any way. Only good thing it has is the weapon art for finishing off people running away, but that's if you can get them that low considering how low the AR is.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I'm gonna be honest. I do not enjoy fighting against this weapon. That being said, it does look pretty cool. Wouldn't make a build around it though. In any case, I came here to see what damage type the WA was, to know whether to bring GMB or not. Apparently it's just physical so that wouldn't be useful. Now I just need to find a good counter strategy to opponents that constantly back away and I should be good.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Stupid fuking sword with fuking annoying range attack for trash scrubs that are afraid of getting close and personal. Gey ass shiity casuls without any ball and their tendency of spamming R1 sure love this fuking annoying piece of garbage cuz they're cowards!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This sword is for PvP mostly many wpns are better as of PvE such as gotthard twinsword and lothric knight sword. The build that suits this wpn is a dex/att build meaning builds which genuinely take advantage of superior WA. Of you want a quality build go pick up one of the other 2 wpns i mentioned it should perform way better for you.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        doesn't it look exactly like blue blood sword drom Demon Souls but has no secret luck OP scaling in the same time?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          ^ Pro's Awesome Look ( Matches Fire Witch Set Well ;D ) Longer than most strait swords. Weapon art is a ranged, strait shooting projectile that deals physical damage and bonus damage for landing the sword thrust and the projectile together. Can used right after the shield breaker weapon art to catch opponents off guard and at significant range. Decent weapon for Dex/Faith Builds. - Cons Low Damage Output compared to other strait swords. Can't be buffed. Weapon art stance is more easily readable as your sword glows every time you use it even before you attack. ( ^ might be a good or bad thing depending on the person) Can only be obtained late game.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Okay I’m legit thinking of trying to make a useable build with this weapon and I am using the mugentmonkey planner. It is showing the damage stats differently than what this page states. Can anyone confirm the damage values at the different caps?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              How would you compare this to the sunlight straight sword which one is better I've been debating on doing s faith quality build but I'm having trouble deciding which one to use both seem to have good ar but it's a tough decision because both seem good

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It's weapons like this that makes me which Divine and Occult returned in Dark Souls 3 as an auxiliary effect for weapons to be supereffective on certain enemies (and players). Or tweak Blessed and Dark to somewhat resemble those two better (without the magic damage).

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Honestly I think this weapon is one of the best arguments that (some) boss weapons should have been infusable in DS3. It wouldn't take much to make this a weapon comparable to other Straight Swords. It's among the longest of the weapon class, it has the Longsword's excellent move set with an even better weapon art... Its AR is just slightly too low, considering its weight and stat requirements.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    just wondering if anyone has it to trade. i sadly dont have much to trade back but if you could be kind enough that would be great. my psn is zapzap2020. thanks.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It's a straight sword that fits well into a quality build. Don't know why so many people want it to be buffed. Sure it's AR isn't as high as the other straight swords but How does that make it any worse? It's still a straight sword lol. I like to use it on my paladin role-play character. It's weapon art is awesome, it takes the best part of the regular ss wa (the guard break) and pairs it up with dat sexy laser beam that if you don't use until your opponent is almost dead can really catch them off guard and finish them off. It also has the ss move set, the best move set in the game period. This sword is proof that this game is balanced around invasions, not duels. This sword would be useless in a duel but in an invasion it's great.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Just tested today (bit late, but oh well).

                                                        The Weapon Art R2 is PURE PHYSICAL DAMAGE. A Black Knight Shield and Knight Shield both completely blocked all the damage.

                                                        It seems that the Weapon Art R2 also does about 1.5x more damage than a standard R1.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The guard, handle, and pommel of the sword somewhat resembles the wings of the angels in the DLC. There is little reason for the sword to look so organic, so what would be the lore implications of the angel that visited Gertrude being killed to make Lothric's sword?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            My theory is that the twin princess greatsword is the real sword of the prince. And the other 2, holy and Lorians, are just illusions like the two princes themself. They are meant to represent they owners two sides, outer and inner, and thats all. One strong but deformed, the other one beautifull but weak. "Lorian of Lothric" only had one sword in the end. the one we get from fusing the 2 illusions.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "Holy" doesn't automaticaly mean "faith" in Lothric. From what I saw the royal sorcerers tried to fuse miracles with intelligence and created this "holyness" whatever that is. And the prince is using holy sorcery(!) for example. Not holy miracles. Only normal ones like Wrath of God. Means just because it is holy doesn't mean it has to scale with faith. In my DS3 version the sword doesn't even has "Holy" in its name. Here it's just called the "Platinsword".

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This and the blessed gem are perfect examples of From shafting faith builds. Why even have faith in the game if everything that uses it besides lightning damage is just plain bad in every way?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  God damnit Fromsoft, it would have been so easy to give this te Sunlight Straight Sword treatment and make this viable for miracle builds! Instead we are left with this crap...

                                                                  • i think this should absolutely be balanced according to the sunlight straight sword, if the S3 is a support faith straight sword, then this should be a solo/invader faith straight sword
                                                                    current stats for me with 30/35/30/40 at +5:
                                                                    S3: 196+207(403) with S3 buff: 449
                                                                    LHS: 196+159(355) with S3 buff: 396

                                                                    so one might say "well just make the scaling the same and give a pontiff-like buff to the lhs right?" NO, see, that's not enough because while it might seem that the oath of sunlight is just a buff for the S3 and as a support for your friends AND your other weapons(which i guess could be balanced saying that the LHS W-art is just sas strong if given a pontiff buff extra skill) it also adds on top of it the fact that the S3 can be buffed both by magic and items, while the LHS can't in ay way other with body boffs like oath of sunlight and sacred oath.
                                                                    given that from will never make the LHS buffable, i'd say give it the same str/dex scaling as the S3 but with even better faith scaling aswell as the pontiff like buff.

                                                                    consider that the S3 along with a crystal chime+5 lightning blade and the oath of sunlight with those stats(which should be less or more the ideal for these straight swords, at least by intuition without considerin int) gets to an absurd 617AR, a non-buffed dark lothric sword is 548(c-c-a-a), while a lightning one is 498(d-c-s)
                                                                    in my opinion, it should have enouh faith scaling that with those stats it should reach by base stats the AR of the S3 with S3 buff and with the pontifflike buff it should reach about less or more the strenght of the lightning lohric sword with these stats(which should be stronger with say, 30-40-35 than the buffed lhs with 30-35-40)

                                                                    so in short:
                                                                    give the same physical scaling as S3
                                                                    give it abundantly higher faith scaling than S3
                                                                    give it a pontifflike W-art buff

                                                                    and also change a bit the scaling of the lightning lothric sword to match a slightly more physical damage focused build than the self-buffed LHS, so that it wouldn't be too weak in comparison.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      If its blessed then it should count for a blessed weapons regeneration Hp and dealing extra dmg to reanimated. Give a D Str ,C Dex ,C Faith would make it viable for Faith Builds. Also wouldnt it be cool to have the Faith version of Crystal soul spear like Lotric uses?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        They should've given this weapon the Sunlight Straight Sword treatment. Or at least something remotely close.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This weapon need some serius faith scaling buff. i feel like Str: E Dex: C Faith: C at +5 it would be a good choice for miracle casters.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I like how it didn't start off with faith scaling so From tried to rectify that with an E at +5. Thank you so much. So helpful.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              buff this piece of trash i could just use lothric knight sword and it will be better in every way (waiting for wannabe smarty to reply to me "uh actually its better because" shut up)

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                No matter how much I wish, the weapon art on this is just never going to be worth minus 120+ AR versus your average straight sword in addition to being unable to be buffed. FROM needs to heavily buff the faith scaling or just buff the base damage significantly if this is ever going to be worth using. :(

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Attention to all who plan on partaking in the Hollowed Arena:
                                                                                  This is going to be a very common site, get used to it.
                                                                                  It is used mainly as a poke and can easily finish you off if you are below 25% health as it can be spammed.

                                                                                  Just double roll to either side of the user, poke back with a rolling light attack and keep them from having enough space to use it again. The sword itself isn't exactly something to worry about in PVP (and they will usually have a backup weapon) but if used by somebody who know's what they are doing it sure can be a pain in the neck!

                                                                                  Have fun, enjoy and good luck!

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Hello? Eat my tarts? This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but, if sweetness can win, and it can, then i'll still be here tomorrow to high five you yesterday, my friend. peace.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Really good choice for a clear fencer (without pyro, magic, crossbow etc.). AR r2 allow to punish all UGS, and if you out of range, you can always shoot with art attack. Catching rolls, gotting steppers, guard breaks and stuff. Damage is low and if you seek duel for 2-3 hit, move along. Eat medium of stamina, watch this. This is weapon for fun and refained duels, not for victory seekers "ha-ha, catch you, take 1200+ combo". Can be a good second weapon for finishing (quick, long, fast shooting art catching even while runing side of you). Good weapon in prop hands.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        If I had to infuse a sword for a prince who would use magic I would of put either fire or blessing, fire to show what he was born to do or blessing to show his faith in what he believes, people seem to think the sword was made for a weak body but no they never knew that he was going to be born weak, it was going to be made for strong prince

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Lets take a look of what might of happened if the weak prince had of been born strong, he would of used the sword which should have had magic infusion or blessing on it or at least lightning as he is royal blood and more than likely to fight any remaining dragons, but he was born weak so he never used the sword, but the character can so the sword should represent how it should of been used. Fighting undead, dragons or anything weak against magic.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            If we're going into particulars, Lothric doesn't use hp regen, so why would his soul's sword have the blessed effect on it? Also, note that the sword has higher dex scaling, which could imply that its meant to be used with skill.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The lothric holy sword may have been made for a weak body so it would not be a tank weapon but it should have blessing to add more of how the weapon is as the prince uses magic so why doesn't the sword have blessing I mean the weapon art is good and range is good but say in real life a blessed sword will help a weak person who uses magic just for a boost

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                The lothric holy sword weapon art is useful and the range is brilliant but it is made for weak prince lothric so it would not be a tank weapon, if someone is playing a miracle build then its good, but if not then don't use it I mean I keep it because it looks cool, it would be better to add blessing as it would suit how the weapon is and it would help alot of players who want to use it

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Aren't people just approaching this weapon the wrong way. Let's take a look at Lothric/Lorian's boss fight for reference: During the fight it is the champion Lorian who attacks you physically while the frail Lothric provides support for his brother by throwing magic at you to keep the pressure on you which provides openings for lorian, teleporting Lorian close to you and healing his brother when needed. Let's take a look at how the weapons compare: Lothric's holy sword has low base damage with low scaling, but has the instant light beam. Lorian's Greatsword has high AR and hyperarmor. The swords literally perfectly match the brothers, yes? People expect to be able to hit like a truck with Lothric's holy sword because it's an end game weapon, but the point was to match the brothers' styles. If using Lothric's holy sword, then you'll want to fight how a frail, sickly person would fight, with skill and strategy over brute force and tanking. Mix up the r1s, charged attacks and most importantly the weapon arte to keep your foe under pressure, give yourself more openings this way.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Like come on give the weapon something decent, like give it blessing permanently for the sake of PVE users so it is not totally worthless

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      The lothric holy sword needs something just to make it Decent, maybe add blessing to it permanently so it can have some usefulness in PVE

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        What the ***** from. Stop making weapons that would be absolutely perfect on a faith build not scale with faith at all. Like honestly are y'all stupid? Why would you design these weapons to look so holy and make one think it's for a faith build and then make it a dex/quality weapon. Absolutely stupid and ridiculous.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I hadn't used this until recently, but now it seems to be an okay weapon. While the damage can be found lacking, the weapon art more than makes up for it, especially since it also has the ability to scoop shields. Because this also counts as a thrust weapon, it takes advantage of bonus damage from doing Ripostes. Additionally, this sword is longer than most straight swords, matching the Irithyll Straight Sword in length. All in all, this sword is a niche weapon, dealing high damage in certain situations with amazing utility, but performing sub-par without skilled use.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            This sword requires 18 dex and weighs twice as much as a shortsword. And they expected a sick, skinny kid to wield it ? Emma pls.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Why even bother with the "buff" to faith scaling if it's just gonna be an E? I don't...I can't wrap my head around it. Why, Fromsoft? Why? Starting at E and rising to a C? Fine. E to D? *****ty, but alright. But, staying at E and never rising? You might as well have not even changed a thing...

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Really bad damage? CheckCannot be buffed?CheckTerrible scalling considering the low base damage? CheckBut after ALL THAT, this weapon has the audacity to ask for 18 dex 14 faith just to use it?Hell no.

                                                                                                                • Don't let the end-game boss soul and butthurt cleric builds fool you, this sword is useless in PvP and barely legal in PvE. The AR at 40/20/40 is just under 400, which actually isn't terrible for a straight sword, but you wont be able to combo anyone thanks to non existent hyper armor and non existent stun lock on this weapon. The reason its called 'holy' is because of the holes it has where decent faith scaling and straight sword range should have been. The weapon art is not bad if you do direct contact at close range, but other than that its useless. The only logical reason to get this is if youre planning on getting the twin princes greatsword.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Why do none o the weapons with "holy" in their name or at all associated with clerics gain a holy modifier, only Artorias' weapon and blessed infusion? Well, whatever

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      This weapon just ins't good enough to be a near-final boss weapon. The scaling just flat sucks. And the weapon art hardly makes up for it. compared to what you can get out of a buffed refined lothric knight sword, it's trash.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        It does slightly more damage more me after the new patch. It used to be 375, but now it is 390 something. Thats seems like decent AR to me, though it isnt the most damaging. Worth a try if you have decently high str, dex, and faith.

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