Old Wolf Curved Sword

155 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 13.0
Requirements & Bonus
19 25 - -
D C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Curved Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Wolf Leap icon_fp_cost.png 10 ( -/ 15)

Old Wolf Curved Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.


Curved sword bearing the soul of the old wolf that stays with the Watchdogs of Farron.

This sword, like a wolf on the prowl, boosts attack and restores HP with each consecutive hit.

Skill: Wolf Leap
Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, then leap out of harm's way and follow through with a strong attack.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Boosts attacks, as long as attacking persists. Stacks with Pontiff's Right Eye Ring & Carthus Beacon
    • PVE: Initial Buff = 5%, Max Buff = 10%
    • PVP: Initial Buff = 3%, Max Buff = 6%
  • Recovers Hp, with consecutive hits. Stacks with Pontiff's Left Eye Ring 
    • 120 HP healed.
  • Both effects are also activated when landing hits with other weapons while the Old Wolf Curved Sword is equipped.
  • You do not need to meet minimum requirements for the effects to trigger.
  • Does not stack with a second Old Wolf Curved Sword.


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 19/25 = 410 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/25 = 447 AR = Str Softcap
  • 19/40 = 496 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 19/60 = 523 AR = Dex Hardcap
  • 40/40 = 533 AR = Quality Build
  • 40/60 = 560 AR


Location/Where to Find





Moveset and Videos:

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Old Wolf Curved Sword Upgrade Table

Requires 15 Twinkling Titanite, 1 Titanite Slab and 9400 souls to fully upgrade

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 155 - - - - D C - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +1 172 - - - - D C - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +2 184 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +3 216 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +4 243 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 45 40 40 45
Regular +5 270 - - - - D B - - - - - 55 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

      15 Apr 2020 16:21  

      Doesn't hardcap at 60 dex. Between 60 and 71 dex it gains less than 1 AR per level, but beyond 71 it gains 1-2 AR per level all the way up to 99.

      • Anonymous

        22 Mar 2020 04:52  

        This weapon is a whole BEAST in PvE with a tank build. With Iron Flesh and some random twinsword, you can proc this once every three attacks, which is not at all hard to land

        • Anonymous

          17 Feb 2020 20:13  

          By using the weapon art you jump backwards while your opponent rolls backwards after being hit resulting in a graceful AF duel

          • Anonymous

            23 Sep 2019 05:38  

            The Old Wolf of Farron was originally going to be a boss, but at the last second they pulled it out and stuck it here. Hence the wording "bears the soul of the old wolf".

            • 10 Jul 2019 05:43  

              I see now why I always see people with this on their back. Literally three years and over a thousand hours played and I am still learning, what I love about this game.

              • Anonymous

                23 May 2019 17:48  

                Fun off-hand weapon/utility item for DEX builds. The WA is good for PvE against jank vertical hitboxes or charging enemies (like Wolf Knight Greatsword, but more defensive) and does very decent damage once you get the combo started. Stacking AR buffs with Pontiff's R Eye/Carthus beacon does indeed melt just about anything with dual weapons. Been using it with Onikiri + Ubadachi, any fast weapon will max out the buff potential in 2-3 combos. Makes a decent surprise roll catcher offhand. Decent weapon on its own, shines as a 13 lbs stacking ring set.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Mar 2019 09:37  

                  Fortunately for us, youtuber dangitjm is planning a video on this weapon, which might be a useful resource if you're looking to learn more about the Old Wolf's CS's moveset, viable builds, and perhaps even hidden/overlooked mechanics! Personally, I can't wait. owo

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Feb 2019 22:36  

                    So can I use Carthus Beacon, Both Pontiff rings and then have one Old Wolf Curved Sword on my back while wielding a 2nd Old Wolf Curved Sword in my main hand for turbo cancer?

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Jan 2019 07:21  

                      How have I not heard about this weapon until now? I've literally never seen it in pvp or in any videos ever. The only reason I found this was from typing old wolf knight by accident. Does it like suck or something?

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Nov 2018 08:57  

                        Incredibly high SL Build found: armor: undead legion pointy hat ,leonhard's garb, undead legion gauntlet, alva leggins . Rings: both pontiff rings, sun princess and highest Havel u have. Right hand: this monster, sharp sellsword twins,pyromancy flame. Left hand: ethereal oak shield ,blessed sellsword twins, sacred Filianore Chime. Spells: carthus beacon,blessed weapon,replenishment. This thing heals u like there's no tomorrow and adapts to almost every situation. Obiovusly a very VERY high soul level is required, but it is very fun and works well.

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Nov 2018 17:45  

                          This weapon is extremely overpowered, I can do well over 1,000 Damage in just 2-3 hits with only about 40 Dex when it's a +5. This results in that someone with 40 Vigor and a full set of Havel armor or Lapp's armor with a Ring of Steel Protection +3 STILL gets decimated by this beast of a weapon.

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Oct 2018 21:10  

                            what's with everyone talking about the exile so much this isn't the exile stop comparing it to it, it is given a large combo to proc the buffs it has and with just that its combo outshines the damage the exile has the exile is so slow and basic its a mediocre weapon that shouldn't have survived this long at the top, combo this sword with the pontiff's eyes have a lot of stamina and stamina regen and then use the carthus beacon or power within and you'll become a damage dealing the demon like you have the satsui no hado from street fighter and your true combo is like the raging demon

                            • 16 Oct 2018 18:31  

                              The weapon is mediocre by itself, but worn on the back while using a combo heavy weapon (especially if stacked with pontiff rings) makes it insanely good for combo builds.

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