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. 

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  • Lore goes here

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)

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    • Anonymous

      25 Aug 2021 12:30  

      why is everyone whining about NG+. game is short as it is, its not that hard to speed run back up to the twins.

      • Anonymous

        03 Aug 2021 00:08  

        The hit box on the laser is ridiculous, fought a guy in undead match using this and he’d always finish me off using the laser even though I was way far away from the actual thing

        • Anonymous

          15 May 2021 14:53  

          Limited testing but it seems like the hyper armor on the fire attack is almost, if not, instant. Pretty crazy trading potential

          • Anonymous

            10 Apr 2021 12:04  

            I like how you fuse the Beeeg Sword and the Smol Sword to get the Middle Sword.

            No, honestly this is a neat weapon and I really like the idea how to get it.

            • Anonymous

              01 Mar 2021 00:48  

              So Lorian is the twin and lothric the princess? I know the lore is deep, but what purpose has the zodiac sign?

              • Anonymous

                22 Feb 2021 16:49  

                if your good enough to get to ng+ without leveling up your level or weapon, this is a sick twink weapon. i dont twink, i actually do the opposite. i kill low level twink invaders. putting that aside, i met someone using this, and they almost killed me. he kept spamming the weapon art, which looks cool as heck, but after a while, he got hella predictable, and i killed him. dont twink guys. mild trolling is fine but dont do anything that will make someone delete the game. :)

                • Anonymous

                  19 Feb 2021 06:51  

                  Quick question here : what kind of damage is done with it ? Only physical ? Split phys/fire ? Or phys/magic/fire ?

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Nov 2020 02:39  

                    What I've noticed about this weapon: It does not bounce off of wall hits. Goes through any wall like butter.

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Oct 2020 22:28  

                      When you use embers you'll notice the visual effect on this specific sword along with your armor or clothes, to my awareness this is the only weapon that shows this.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Sep 2020 07:16  

                        To get this in the first playthrough, once you have the boss soul can you just backup your save, make the first sword and transfer it to a friend. Then load the backup, make the second sword and have the friend transfer the first sword back?

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Jul 2020 14:05  

                          After playing ds3 for 4 years and hundreds of hours, I discovered this sword today. Haven't seen that option to merge the brothers' swords at Ludleth until now! I guess I never had both of their swords in my inventory on any of my ng+ and above characters. Apparently you can still discover new things in this game! :)

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