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

      22 Sep 2021 12:16  

      This weapon is not good. It’s redeeming qualities aren’t redeeming enough compared to similar weapons to make this weapon viable. Like take a good look at the PKCS and tell me that you would want to use this weapon over it.

      • Anonymous

        11 Sep 2021 13:05  

        Someone sent me hatemail for beating them with the Lothric War Banner. Use whatever weapon you like, they'll get mad no matter what. I personally think straight swords are better if you utilize proper spacing.

        • Anonymous

          10 Sep 2021 22:45  

          can someone explain why people think this is good? i see this pop up all the freakin time "oh use PKCS instead of this or that" "oh PKCS is best weapon" explaiinnn explaiinnn

          • Anonymous

            10 Sep 2021 21:41  

            Pair this with Murky hand Sythe as you secondary weapon and black knight shield and knight crossbow as your left hand weapons.

            Congrats you now habe a stage 10 Cancer.

            • Anonymous

              04 Sep 2021 22:52  

              Kinda garbage in PVE honestly. Can't infuse, can't buff, no scaling over C rank. Reach is nice, but if you want a real reach weapon on a Dex build you grab the Lothric Knight Long Spear or the Astora Greatsword. I'll take the Sharp Scimitar over this gimmicky piece of crap any day.

              • Anonymous

                03 Sep 2021 11:47  

                Anyone that uses this piece of trash of a weapon is missing a screw, just use your fist instead, best weapon in the game, so much better than this lame toothpick with no range or damage

                • Anonymous

                  30 Aug 2021 15:52  

                  Anyone that uses this piece of trash of a weapon is missing a screw, use PKCS instead, best weapon in the game, so much better than this lame toothpick with no range or damage

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Aug 2021 00:33  

                    I haven't even read the requirements or numbers on this and I've vowed to never pick it up out of sheer spite for the idiots who run around screaming about how great it is on every single page on this wiki.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Aug 2021 04:34  

                      Only massive noobs use this weapon! Use a Pkcs like a real man! not this garbage, use the Pkcs best weapon in the game!

                      • Anonymous

                        28 Aug 2021 23:19  

                        PKCS more like bad weapon lol imagine using a frost weapon when you can git gud and use your bare hands and punch those fat casuls off cliffs Pontiff knight CRINGE sword is bad and that is the truth!!!

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Aug 2021 22:41  

                          People consider this hard to fight? I just press r1 over and over with a greatsword and it just beans people who use this. It does negligible poise damage lol

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Aug 2021 18:07  

                            If you hate this weapon, thats fine. I'm sure even some people who use it realize how cancer it is.

                            But an easy fix is to learn how to parry it and remove the scrub using it from the fight. :)

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Aug 2021 11:42  

                              I can say for sure that there are no comments on this entire site more entertaining than the PKCS guy lol

                              • 21 Aug 2021 21:37  

                                Everybody knows about the pkcs guy on this wiki. Everybody hates him. I know I’ve made at least 5 or 6 comments making fun of him on this page. But we all have to admit that he’s part of the culture here, and it wouldn’t be the same without him. Even though his comments are stupid and ridiculous, they make me laugh way more than they should. So thank you, pkcs guy, for all of the stupid fun you have added to this wiki.

                                -A mega chad strength user

                                • Anonymous

                                  16 Aug 2021 00:10  

                                  pkcs is trash my guys quit saying its a good weapon, we all know that the broken straight sword would wreck u silly casuls

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