Profaned Greatsword

161 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 45
icon_weight.png 13.5
Requirements & Bonus
C D - -
22 10 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust

Profaned Flame  (Skill)

icon_fp_cost.png 10

Profaned Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A ceremonial sword, held in Pontiff Sulyvahn's right hand, representing the Profaned Flame.

Long ago, when Sulyvahn was yet a young sorcerer, he discovered the Profaned Capital and an unfading flame below a distant tundra of Irithyll, and a burning ambition took root within him.

Skill: Profaned Flame
Temporarily summon the Profaned Flame. Lunge forward and use strong attack to enshroud blade in flame.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed using the Weapon Art.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • Its charged heavy attacks shroud the blade in flame momentarily. Fully charging adds 50 fire damage to the weapon. (Tested against a 100% physical shield, 4 chip damage went through only with fully charged heavy. In addition things weak to fire take bonus damage from it.). However, the fully-charged attacks of this weapon use more stamina than that of other Ultra Greatswords.
  • Profaned Greatsword +5 has 605 AR at 40 Strength and 40 Dexterity.
  • This is one of the few boss weapons that can be used on Soul Level 1 Runs.
    • You can achieve this by equipping the Knight's Ring and two handing the sword.


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 22/10 = 397 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/10 = 448 AR = Str Softcap
  • 22/40 = 515 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 40/40 = 605 AR = Quality Build

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Profaned Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 161 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +1 188 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +2 214 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +3 241 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +4 267 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0
Regular +5 294 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 45.0 40.0 40.0 45.0


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

      28 Mar 2021 18:14  

      Finally a weapon that deals elemental dmg but doesn't suffers from split dmg. My only nitpick is the extremely high stamina consumption especially during weapon art. Other than that, top tier weapon

      • Anonymous

        24 Mar 2021 04:24  

        The fuk is this? another useless good for nothing shiitty slow ass UGS? Why would anyone wants to use this sword over pkcs. I mean, it's fire buff is absolute trash, only 50? No wonder nobody brings this to pvp, cuz they'll be obliterated real fast by pkcs users

        • Anonymous

          22 Mar 2021 22:05  

          Damn, that weapon is an absolute beast. I tried to defeat Nameless King with different weapons, LKSS +10 on quality build, WKGS +5 also quality, DSS +5 to deal faster with dragon... and boom. It took me about 7 tries with that weapon. That sword is devastating when it comes to raw output damage. Also we can stagger bosses preety easily once we learn theirs moveset and find good openings.
          But what I love the most about that weapon is that how good it looks with Nameless King set :D I wanted to cosplay Oerstein but that flame over nameless king crown once we use WA is amazing.

          • Anonymous

            30 Jan 2021 16:23  

            By combining 2h R2s and rolling R1s, I use it as a thrusting ultra greatsword. It’s honestly a great moveset for thrusting damage

            • Anonymous

              16 Dec 2020 18:18  

              Used this against Sulyvahn on a quality build. Got him down in 2 minutes, revenge has never tasted better.

              • 04 Dec 2020 22:26  

                Awesome weapon, the weapon art is more than enough to send most invaders and mobs flying, and the fire buff makes it even more deadly against enemies weak against fire.

                • Anonymous

                  15 Nov 2020 20:52  


                  1. nice looks, being a ceremonial weapon after all!

                  2. very good moveset, both horizontal swings and thrust 2hr2s and poke roll atack

                  3. good damage output 628 AR 40/40 build

                  4. WA hits like a truck and also buffs the weapon with fire for a short period

                  5. low enough weight for an UGS


                  1. cant be infused, it can be buffed with WA but not with resins/spells

                  2. quality weapon so more stat investment

                  Others: a simple, yet deadly weapon. place stats in str and dex 40/40 and use this weapon without worry about buffing it with resins or infuse it. It s very good for area PVE and PVP alike, also a decent option for bosses, especially those weak to fire. A weapon that can carry ashen one in ng 7 without issues. It does excel in moveset/weight/damage ratio, and it s not particulary bad at anything. Enjoy Pontiff weapon!

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Sep 2020 03:56  

                    On my first playthrough and I ****ing love this thing, you have a Stomp AND a fire effect that does insane damage and knocks over most enemies, it looks cool as hell, haven't done too much PvP but when I get summoned it does well at punishing those guys who start running and panic chugging.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Aug 2020 20:10  

                      For low and mid-level duals (As in, lvl 20 and lvl 50ish respectively) this actually outpaces almost every other UGS; or is so close that it doesn't matter. Add in some free fire damage it's pretty darn usable; despite pvp weapon tier lists putting it pretty low.

                      Remember to unlock against better players, use the weapon art to tank into a hit and deal pretty massive damage, keep a side arm for mixups; I make mine Simple to recharge the WA mana if the pvp is running long.

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Aug 2020 16:05  

                        Space program owns all other stomps... Show offy fire is just that but love it... Got bored so I only use boss soul weps now.. they favor quality

                        • Anonymous

                          29 Jul 2020 07:10  

                          Was this orginally a ceremonial sword of Lothric? There is a statue of Prince Lothric holding this sword in the High Wall

                          • Anonymous

                            30 Jun 2020 09:58  

                            To the person I oneshotted three times in duels with this greatsword... I'm sorry. Please give your character more vigor. He deserves it.

                            • Anonymous

                              21 Jun 2020 02:28  

                              Is this any good at high SL? I'm deciding whether to use this over lorian's. Lorian's has a***** ton more ar tho.

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