Twin Princes' Greatsword

126 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 9.5
Requirements & Bonus
22 14 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Sacred Light and Flame icon_fp_cost.png 22 / 22

Twin Princes' Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Sword forged from the reunion of the inseparable swords born from the souls of Lothric and Lorian, the twin princes.

Their union is rooted in a curse, and perpetuated by grief.

Skill: Sacred Light and Flame
While in stance, use normal attack to cast Sacred Lothric Light, and strong attack to cast Flame of Lorian. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused. 
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • At 40 Str 40 Dex 9 Int 9 Faith this weapon has an AR of 540.
  • At 40 Str 14 Dex (minimum) and either 40 Int 9 Faith or 9 Int 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 521.
  • At 22 Str (minimum) 40 Dex and either 40 Int 9 Faith or 9 Int 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 537.
  • At 22 Str and 14 Dex with 40 Int and 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 518.
  • At 40 Str, 40 Dex, 40 Int and 40 Faith this weapon has an AR of 612. This weapon scales poorly with marginal increases in any of the four stats past the 40 softcap.
    • The above stat investments are at +5 refinement using the Knight class. Without heavy investment in all four damage stats this weapon falls short in damage relative to other greatswords; even so, it has a decent AR regardless of how you invest points since it scales well with all stats up to the 40 softcap. In combination with its unique and powerful weapon arts, it remains an effective weapon for any build.

Location/Where to Find

  • Requires Lothric's Holy Sword and Lorian's Greatsword, both can be obtained from Ludleth of Courland via Soul Transposition.
  • Barring item trades with other players Lothric must be defeated twice (NG and NG+) in order to obtain this weapon.
  • Ludleth will only offer to merge the two swords if both are in the player's main inventory when speaking to him. This can be done even if Ludleth has been slain. 

Moveset and Videos:

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Twin Princes' Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 126 - 83 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+1 147 - 97 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+2 167 - 110 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+3 188 - 124 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+4 209 - 138 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0
+5 230 - 152 - - D D D D - - - 55.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0

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)

    • Anonymous

      11 Jan 2019 14:32  

      This weapon is absolutely amazing when it comes to pvp it has decent poise, it's faster than a ultra grestsword and it has range but who in their right mind decided I'm going to make it so that the weapon art r2 is parryable because whoever did ***** you some ass hole parry Kong got one lucky parry off and it completely changed the way the match went

      • Anonymous

        02 Dec 2018 22:14  

        Someone tried to chease me using the Farron Greatsword L1's once I got him to one hit of health. I blasted him with the R2R1 and it felt fantastic.

        • Anonymous

          02 Nov 2018 02:37  

          I kinda like it but I kinda miss my lothric sword :/ Wish the wa could buff the sword like lothric's for cool points. (I know profaned ugs is basically lothric sword without split DMG, but still)

          • Anonymous

            08 Oct 2018 09:32  

            After playing this game since release and thinking I knew of every weapon, but here I am barely learning about this one

            • Anonymous

              19 Aug 2018 04:46  

              think about a playet who can not hit any r1 r2 running r2 etc. NOTHING. And who cannot roll from any attack and always get hit. But the think is, that player has twin princess great sword. So this is the fight: Laser beam x3 and then a fire WA, RUN AWAY cough ashen estus and repeat the process. Soon anyone will die to this you know? There are players out there putting 40 to their attunement just to spam the laser beam WA. Cheap A.F

              • 09 Aug 2018 05:09  

                The am is an excellent finisher, and the flame is an incredible roll catcher. If you get hit by the sword and the flame you get a good 630 damage out of it, as well as good hyperarmor. It's one of my favorite gank spanking weapons with the wide 1 handed lights or 2 handed heavies. If there is a choke point and multiple people in a row, you can hit several with the WA. It's fast enough to swing between hits with a dragonslayer greataxe, but the WA works just fine. Overall, a great weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Jun 2018 15:00  

                  Unlike, the dancer blades. this thing gets a pass for having 4 D scalings, since you actually have a functioning moveset and an awesome wa (that smexy beam is an excellent finisher). Also it's ar is good and no where near as split as those awful rave blades.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Jun 2018 21:52  

                    "only good for pvp"? Did you distribute your stats well? This is good in almost any scenario. The weapon artes/skills make this a great choice for both PvE AND PvP. Fire damage is pretty effective most of this game as well, so the split damage really isn't a problem. The WA R2 allows you to tank all but the untankable, the WA R1 is good for finishing enemies/hitting multiple enemies, standard/fire are pretty decent damage types, the greatsword moveset is always viable, etc... Really not sure what you mean, tbh. Has less hyperarmor than other greatswords, but doesn't have bad hyperarmor by any standards. With like 40 to 45 poise you can poise through everything with a 2h r1 but an UGS/GH/CGS 2h r1, just use the WA R2 to trade with "great" weapons. Never had issues with poise, personally.

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Jun 2018 04:35  

                      Only good for pvp or jumpy enemies. That's about it. So if you're fine with that it's the weapon for you.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 May 2018 02:56  

                        I have an upgraded Lothric Sword and an un-upgraded Lorian's sword. If i get another Lothric sword to combine it with the Lorian sword, can i choose which Lothric Sword I want to use to transpose it? I dont want to waste an upgraded straight sword. Or should i just keep the upgraded one on hand and the weaker one in the inventory prior to transposing?

                        • Anonymous

                          10 May 2018 19:59  

                          My favorite weapon, though i feel bad using it sometimes, it can be OP if you actually have some skill... It's truly one of those "skill weapons", if you're bad and just spamming r1 and the WAs then it'll only be as good as any other greatsword in the hands of an unskilled player. When you play with skill you realize that the beam is great for chip damage and long range interruption, the thrust during the beam can actually be used as a thrust and not just for the beam, the WA r2 is where this gets close to being OP as the hyperarmor is instant and the damage will always win in a trade as long as its 1 hit. I used to just use the WA r1 for the beam till i realized that it actually shines just as much as a thrust attack as the WA r2 in trades. You get almost as much damage if you land that WA r1 point blank, which imo isn't hard if you just actually use it like a normal attack, as a WA r2 in a trade. This has great burst damage and honestly i consider it top tier in skilled hands. Not sure what people are talking about when they say damage isn't good, it definitely is.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Apr 2018 13:13  

                            At 30 in all four scailing stats you get an AR of 552. This point distribution may limit the amout of weapons you can use effectively but it is an option.

                            • Anonymous

                              27 Mar 2018 14:46  

                              The L2+R1 weapon art can be parried, but the beam still strikes. However it is a small stagger rather than a large one

                              • Anonymous

                                27 Jan 2018 16:34  

                                I have a SL185 build, with 45/45 DEX/STR and 35/35 FTH/INT and trying out PVP in arena.
                                This weapon is just the best for my build. The laser beam allows for some long-distance damage against a very defensive opponent, and at close range the weapon art with the flame does impressive damage. Most players spamming UGS with musclebrain builds doesn't seems to know how good this weapon is, usually after two lasers they try closing the distance and are rewarded by the other WA.
                                Also the laser count as double damage if you also hit your opponent with the sword.

                                Works nicely in invasion too, but I'd rather use more spammable weapons or simply big UGS and ambushing for those.

                                • Anonymous

                                  11 Jan 2018 04:30  

                                  A very versatile weapon, having both Lothric and Lorian's weapon arts. Works pretty well with 40 STR and 40 DEX, giving 540 AR, roughly on par with other greatswords.
                                  If you can free-aim, the weapon arts are godly at roll catching, especially the Lothric beam.
                                  You can try throwing two R1s and then whipping out a quick weapon art, because most people after seeing two R1s assume your going to go for more.
                                  The Lothric beam also counts for two hits instead of just one, so it can be used to finish off ToD.
                                  Overall: superb greatsword, 10/10 would spam weapon arts again.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    04 Dec 2017 12:55  

                                    Even two full years after release, you're pretty much guaranteed a hit with the laser the first time you pull it out in a fight. 11/10

                                    • Anonymous

                                      26 Nov 2017 03:49  

                                      If you infuse one of the weapons that’s a +5, will it still be a plus 5 or will it waste all of those precious titanite scales?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        22 Oct 2017 08:37  

                                        You and the person your dueling have low health but they have ToD? Don't worry point blank laser WA is a double tap attack XD i love it when it happens

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