Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords

185 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 22.5
Requirements & Bonus
40 15 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Ultra Greatswords (Paired) damage_type-icon.jpg Slash/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Ember (Skill) icon_fp_cost.png 15 (12/12)

Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.

Paired black greatswords wielded by the Ringed Knights.
The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life. For this the gods cast a seal of fire upon such weapons, and those who possessed them.

Skill: Ember
Cross the twin timeworn greatswords to reignite a short-lived flame. A lightning-quick upward heave slices the very air, and transitions into normal or strong attacks.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be buffed or infused.
  • Reinforced using Twinkling Titanite 
  • This weapon is extremely powerful if you successfully combo the L1 attacks.
  • The weapon skill starts off with a diagonal strike which then unleashes a short fiery projectile and can transition into an overhead leap R2 or a powerful thrusting attack with R1.
  • Acts much like the Farron Greatsword in which you can activate the L1 attacks anytime during a R1/R2 combo and vice versa.
  • This weapon is the only Paired Ultra Greatsword of the game.
  • Has a higher poise health value than other Ultra Greatswords. While all the other Ultra Greatswords have a poise health value of 27.3, the RKPGS has 30.8 poise health. This means you can 39.3 poise to tank through other Ultra Greats instead of 45.9. All of this applies to the Fume Ultra Greatsword, since it also has 30.8 poise health.

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Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 185 - 11 - - C E E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +1 206 - 12 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +2 220 - 13 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +3 257 - 16 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +4 289 - 18 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40
Regular +5 322 - 20 - - C D E E - - - 50 40 35 35 40 40


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

      11 May 2019 18:20  

      I was looking in the comments to see if I could find a build to use this in pve but all I found was a bunch of pvp salt lol A bit sad because I do legit like how this weapon looks and don't care about pvp at all, only preferring to use these for pve

      • Anonymous

        08 May 2019 13:07  

        Man I won't lie my first undead match was to a fool with these my sidearm crossbow was ripping them up while they flame danced around the stage they did NOT stop! So with my trusty Heavy Greatsword I baited them mid range and jumped ontheirhead. They messaged me this "Stupid Mfs kiting rolling no dual etiq like you trash boy gid gud" it was a fun match I later found a pair myself an see why he/she was so over confident.

        • Anonymous

          13 Apr 2019 03:58  

          I'm not a great pvp player, nor do I seek it out. I dont invade other worlds... but this is my go to if someone invades me. Very easy to win with minimal skill (at least I admit it) as long as you are patient and wait for a mistake. Then stunlock them and enjoy the souls. Sorry reds, but if you invade me you play by my rules. I'm not following some "PVP Code". I'm gonna use the sweaty weapon.

          • Anonymous

            03 Apr 2019 21:48  

            I recently replayed DS3 to play the DLC and I must say, this is such a bull*****pvp weapon. I got invaded and was handedly beating the Red Phantom until he ran away to chug Estus and equip these... Well, I had never seen them before and I was not prepared! He clipped me with what seems to be the charge/special attack and I was just dead. Despite having high health and ridiculously high poise, I was still stunlocked through an entire combo and instantly slain. ...and this was with a heavily armoured strength build, I hate to see what these would do to a lightly armoured Dex build, or God forbid a Mage!

            • Anonymous

              28 Mar 2019 11:24  

              Casuls get ready to get dunke- oh they released the ringed city lets see ohh a casul friendly powerhouse thats arguably the best in the game Alright casuls get your havels increase stats and gank as havels with this and pyromancy

              • Anonymous

                11 Feb 2019 18:34  

                how to counter any anime sized weapon. Step 1: wear hornet ring and pull out a dagger. Step 2: bait them into swinging or starting the stupid l1 while staffing around them hugging them. Step 3: Stab em in the kidney. Step 4: use weeb tears to salt your popcorn and enjoy the hate mail. alternatively off hand a crossbow and every-time they swing load em up with bolts. They have to either ditch the oversized child toys or die. oh and lastly if they one hand any over sized weapon...parry them as soon as they swing. Enjoy.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Feb 2019 20:19  

                  This Weapon is quirky and fun, and by far the coolest as it was a very long time coming to get a paired ultra weapon. To start off with, it is a quality weapon. You will get the most AR by leveling both dex and strength to the soft caps of 40/40, however strength is the better option so level that up first, then start leveling dex. All the weapon art attacks are un-parriable, including the running and rolling ones. This is this weapons bread and butter, as it allows you to be aggressive with an ultra. However you must play smart to be good with this. Understand that the combo is very dangerous and players will be very wary of it. Also the attack speed is very slow, and recovery high. Tracking is also pretty bad with the L1 combo. However, play smart. You can use an R1 to change directions quickly mid combo, resetting your sweeping attacks. Staggering your attacks will trick players into thinking you're done when you're not, and those long recovery windows means you also have a long window to decided to keep going. The last L1 attack of the combo is easily backstabbed and you should never use it unless you managed to stun them already. And the L2 energy wave attack can catch people who get too comfortable rolling away just once. Keep in mind this is a slow weapon. I like to keep an crossbow in my off hand for a quick harrassment option for spell casters (Sorcs can easily punish this with farron dart, and faith builds can poise cast miracles with a talisman, the trade may go in thier favor if they're spec'd right). Probably the only Viable Ultra Greatsword, but for all it's pizazz and strengths, this is a terrible chose for duels and the arena.

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Feb 2019 18:15  

                    I found out that this is one of, if not the only weapon that can stun the Havel NPC. You’re welcome, Ashen Ones :)

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Dec 2018 16:00  

                      How to never lose at PVP. Step 1: Don't have a direct hook up to your internet. Step 2: Distance your console or PC as far away until your internet is crawling. Step 3: Close your eyes and mash L1. Really fun to fight against and play with but it is hell to try to fight with lag and it's really common for users of this weapon to have third world internet... and names like gamer boi 420... which somehow makes it twice as obnoxious.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Nov 2018 20:51  

                        Can be countered with crystal soul spear pretty much everytime cause of the long ass attack frames makes the user a sitting duck.

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