profane greatsword

Profaned Greatsword

icon wp physicalAttack
161 physical defense shield icon 55.0
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
45.0
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
40.0
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 40.0
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
45.0
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 45
icon weight 13.5
icon durabilitiy
100
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
C D - -
22 10 - -
weapon type icon Ultra Greatsword damage type icon Standard/Thrust
skill icon

Profaned Flame  (Skill)

icon fp cost 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:

  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed using the Weapon Art.
    • Weapon art adds 80 fire damage to the weapon's AR
    • 2nd part of weapon art must be performed to add the weapon buff (press R2 during stomp animation)
  • 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.
    • Due to the way split damage functions, the bonus from the fully charged heavy attacks will be more effective if the weapon has already been buffed using the weapon art.
  • 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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Moveset and Videos:

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Profaned Greatsword 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 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

 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

      The charged R2 does not do more damage after being buffed. It's the exact same.. unless that was wrote before a patch I don't know about or something. Tested it with the summoned knights right next to the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonfire..

      • Anonymous

        This weapon almost kills my profane flame build idea. Quality weapon when the spell is a pyromancy. But I swear, I'll find a way to make a build for this underused piece of lore.

        • Anonymous

          I use this in invasions at that spot in the painted world where the snow cliff gets destroyed by walking on it, getting a sneaky launch off on other players from below is hilarious

          • Anonymous

            If i get the host with the WA, i don't even care if i die.. Space Program Sword has done his job. Btw fav weapon, changed my dex build to quality just tô use it

            • Anonymous

              Is it just my imagination or is this slightly slower than other ultra greatswords (particularly zweihander?)

              • Anonymous

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

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

                        • 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

                            Pros:

                            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

                            cons:

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

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

                                    • Anonymous

                                      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

                                        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.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This is probably the best or second best Ultra for quality builds. Great scaling and pure physical damage. The buff is just icing.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This thing s l a p s. NG+, clapped Dragonslayer, the Twin Princes, Friede, Gundyr, and every mob in between so far, and looking forward to the journey ahead. How did I not start using this earlier??

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Propane GS is an absolute beauty. Remember I used to hate it ages ago when DS3 came out... I have seen the error of my ways. Hands down my favourite weapon for SL10 invasions in High Wall of Twinks. Pitchfork with Thrall Axe and Iron Round Shield swap and basic rings for genuine lowbies, Propane GS with Dank Hand and Iron Shield swap and end game rings for all the Havels and Dragon Slayers who think they're gud.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                you can actually wield this weapon at SL1 if you've picked up the knight ring. unfortunately one swing consumes about 70% of your stamina :(

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I like pvp with this piece of mastery, 2 shots ppl everytime, this WA can be delayed a lil to make it harder for dodgers

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This thing is my go to invader spanker. Most of em dont know the dodge timing on the WA, and then panic like hell when it lands. 10/10 would transfuse again

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I used the zweihander with carthus flame arc and absolutely demolished Sulyvahn. After I got this sword, I could finally become the badass flame swordsman I wanted to be without having to use pyromancies. 10/10 would transfuse again.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        STR:28, DEX:40 = 608 AR , 2-handed, pure physical damage. moveset same as Lorian and LKGS. This is one of my favour UGS

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I straight up annihilated Pontiff, Aldrich, and the Dancer with this sword. Its weapon art is absolutely devastating

                                                          • This weapon is what Gwyn's Greatsword SHOULD have been. Sure the scaling barely improves at +5 but it has a similar look and it has a innate fire buff. It's almost everything we wanted. For me though it would be perfect if it scaled with strength and faith and even without the innate buff it did fire damage alongside physical damage. It would have B scaling in Strength and C Scaling in faith.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              709 physical ar with 66 str and 99 dex unbuffed. Highest one stat ar in game together with bkgs excluding the bk axe. Makes bosses a joke. The weapon art can hyper armor any gael's attack.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Even if this weapon was really bad (which it isn't), I would still probably use it because it looks freaking amazing!

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  One of the worst Ultra Greatswords.Pouring 40-50 points into str and dex gives you a disappointingly low ar compared to other ultra gs.Offically a waste of points

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    A ceremoinal sword(!) REPRESENTING the Profaned Flame. That means he forged this weapon and that it is not the "Profaned Flame" he found. Only a tool to cast the flame on it.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      this UGS is my favorite in terms of fashion souls, the Astora UGS too. And to me a weapon in terms of fashion souls is really important

                                                                      • I would like to think this is Gwynn's Great Lord Greatsword reforged in the Profaned Flame by the Pontiff after his coupe against Gwyndolin. Given the resemblance to the Great Lord Sword, which is only differentiated by the hilt, which is often easily replaced over centuries, that's how I'm going to interpret it. After all, what was it before it became Profaned, since Profaned implies at one time it was NOT a Profaned/Defiled/Desecrated Great Sword, but one with sacred and reverential meaning? What other great sword would command reverence in Anor Londo? There is no better symbol for a New Order and Authority than taking the sacred weapon and symbol of the former Great Lord Gwynn and, like Gwyndolin's body being devoured and corrupted by Aldrich, remaking it in your own image. All the evidence I have is the location, Pontiff's campaign to corrupt/supplant/usurp/destroy Gwynn's family and former seat of power, and the implication that it could not be Profaned if it had not been sacred and treated as inviolate before hand. And only one weapon in the series would make a sensible candidate for such treatment: The Great Lord Greatsword. Which is, all in all, a weapon I quite liked, though not a winner for PVP purposes.

                                                                        Then again, given how out of whack the Profaned flame is with everything in terms of Lore, take it as you like.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          In the High Walls of Lothric near the Dancer bonfire, a winged knight is patrolling a statue holding the Profaned Greatsword. The statue might represent Pontiff Sulyvahn.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            but is it better than The Dark Sword???

                                                                            jks, this one-shot R2 Fire fling them up in the air move is real fun diddly fun.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              so I'm doing a build I like to call lucatiel's champion, it originally started as a giant's dad copy, but I feel like the raw zwei ain't doing it for me anymore, if I 2 hand this with 15 strength and 12 dex, what would my AR be?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I managed to kill the nameless king in 4 tries with this sword ( it was +5 and i had 50 strength) .. at the first landing... you hit the dragon 3 times with the blade (normal atack) or 1 heavy / profaned flame skill and the dragon staggers, riposte him and the dragon dies. And when you fight the nameless king try to dodge and atack every time after the 4th dodge atack in a row he will stagger.. riposte... and so on... this sword is the best (im a greatsword fan in every rpg/hack and slash/ dark souls series)...

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Went on what was initially a quick Greatsword-only run, ended up grabbing this thing on a whim and fell in love with it. It's just so much fun flinging things around with the WA, and the 2H R2 Falcon Punch is so much more satisfying than other UGS stabs. Having slightly higher AR and a better crowd-control moveset than the Guts Greatsword (not to mention the WA's extra fire buff damage) sealed the deal for me, but I'll say the Greatsword still has better range and stagger on its normal attacks.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This sword is one of the best ugs in the game! Great range(Not as long as some other ugs but still good),great damage, and great moveset.Not to mention the charged R2 and 2-handed R2 charged is amazing and adds fire damage.the weapon art is like lorians because you add a 60 second fire buff for and extra 80 damage.Would recommend to other players for a main weapon.

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