Pontiff Knight

Curved Sword

123 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 3.5
Requirements & Bonus
D D - -
12 18 10 -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Curved Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Frost Blade icon_fp_cost.png 8 (-/14)

Pontiff Knight Curved Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Curved sword wielded by the Pontiff’s knights, frigid spirits that linger in Irithyll.

The large blade appears to be eaten away by insects, making it lightweight but also brittle.

Skill: Frost Blade
Execute large spinning motion to embue blade with frost, and follow through with a strong attack that slashes with a giant blade made of frost.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Highest durability of all Curved Swords.
  • Has the longest 2-handed range out of all the Curved Swords.



Softcaps & Scaling:

  • Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5:
    • 2 Handed stats
      • 12/18/10/0 = 273 AR = Base Stats 
      • 26/18/10/0 = 319 AR = Str Softcap
      • 12/40/10/0 = 347 AR = Dex Softcap
      • 26/40/10/0 = 392 AR = Overall Softcap
      • 40/40/10/0 = 403 AR
  • Gets less than 2 AR per level after the softcaps, as expected from D scaling.



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Pontiff Knight Curved Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 123 - - - - D D - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 136 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 146 - - - - D C - - - - -  45 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 171 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 192 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 214 - - - - D C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30


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

      16 Jun 2021 22:25  



      • Anonymous

        15 Jun 2021 06:01  

        The only downside of this weapon is you cant buff/infuse it otherwise its good in pvp especially in lower levels.

        • Anonymous

          13 Jun 2021 02:15  

          Dude, did you know there is a button called "R1" and whenever you press it, it brings some numbers and make a sound like "aargh!" ! Best game and best weapon of decade!

          • Anonymous

            12 Jun 2021 03:59  

            I will admit this is a good weapon, but do you really feel the need to constantly talk about every other weapon being trash? It is a good weapon but there are others just as good.

            • Anonymous

              11 Jun 2021 21:09  

              Most op Build ever:
              18 DEX
              10 INT
              Rest doesn't matter
              Pontiff's Left Eye
              Pontiff's Right Eye
              Knight's Ring
              Lloyd's Sword Ring
              Pontiff Knight Crown
              Pontiff Knight Armor
              Pontiff Knight Gauntlets
              Pontiff Knight Leggins
              Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5
              Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5
              Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5
              Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5
              Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5
              Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5
              With this build you will be the most OP player in both PVP and PVE, provided you have the skill and experience to use it properly.

              • Anonymous

                09 Jun 2021 04:45  

                Are you bad at pvp? Do you tremble at casuals? Die to even broken sword hallows? Unable to "git gud"? Get your own PKCS today! That way when you die you'll have an excuse that your weapon is garbage! This message brought to you by Greirat of the Undead Settlement.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Jun 2021 16:12  

                  Too the one guy who went on every weapon page and said this weapon is good. It's not. I didn't know you like playing at the garbage dump with Charlie and Frank. I have never seen anyone use this weapon in pvp ever and I've been playing for years. Just shove this sword up your butt.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Jun 2021 15:44  

                    If you use this weapon, I will point down your corpse since you're not using the pkcs the best weapon in the game.

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Jun 2021 14:36  

                      This has to be the most active page on the wiki. I’m genuinely surprised at how frequently comments are dropped here. PKCS is the leading salt dispenser in the series.

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Jun 2021 03:08  

                        What a piece of junk, only used by those trashy casuls, I'd easily destroy you with my pkcs if you walk into pvp with this weapon

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Jun 2021 00:42  

                          Say what you want about the PKCS, but are we going to just ignore how the description says the weapon is brittle and yet still has the highest durability of the curved swords? Irithyll must be using some really good materials to make these

                          • Anonymous

                            30 May 2021 10:30  

                            All these salty scrubs saying it's a newb weapon must be utter trash at parrying. Git gud ya bunch of losers

                            • Anonymous

                              29 May 2021 05:27  

                              Absolute garbage weapon only meant for casuls who cant ever even think of gitting gud. The PKCS easily shits on this weapon but casuls will never understand and keep using their garbage. Now, git gud and use the PKCS because the PKCS is only ment for pros like me.

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