Ultra Greatswords are a type of Weapon returning in Dark Souls 3. These Weapons usually do very high damage and have extremely slow attacks along with high Strength requirements. Ultra Greatswords benefit from "hyper armor" during certain attack animations, allowing you to continue a combo even while being struck. Ultra Greatswords also cannot be parried when two-handed, with the exception of the rolling and running attacks.

There are two types of Ultra Greatswords: Vertical and Horizontal.

Horizontal Ultra Greatswords have the standard Ultra Greatsword moveset when they are 1-handed and 2-handed, but are good for hitting multiple opponents due to its wide range.

Vertical Ultra Greatswords have the standard Ultra Greatsword moveset when they are 1-handed, but when 2-handed, the normal attacks turn into vertical slams and the ability to hit behind the user when the second normal attack is used.

 

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
icon-wp_physicalAttack.pngicon-wp_physicaldef.png icon-magicbonus.pngicon-wp_magicdef.png icon-firebonus.png icon-wp_firedef.png icon-lightningbonus.png icon-wp_lightningdef.png icon-darkbonus.png icon-wp_darkdef.png CriticalStability Frosticon-wp_poisonbld.pngicon-wp_bleed.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Intelligence Bonus Faith Bonus

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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From


Zweihander

145

50.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

0

19

D

11

D

-

-

-

-

80

10.0

10 (-/15)

Stomp

Sold by Greirat of the Undead Settlement for 6000 souls. 

Greatsword

159

65.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

 28

D

 10

D

 0

-

-

100

20.0

 10( -/20)

Stomp

Farron Keep, on one of the broken bridges.

Farron Greatsword

125

55.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

18

D

 20

C

 0

-

 0

-

90

12.5

 -

Parry

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Blood of the Wolf

Fume Ultra Greatsword

149

80.0

0

55.0

0

65.0

0

60.0

0

65.0

100

55

0

0

0

 50

A

 10

E

 0

-

 0

-

170

25.5

10 (-/18)

Stomp

In Smouldering Lake: Drop from Knight Slayer Tsorig

Profaned Greatsword

161

55.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

 22

C

 10

D

 -

 

 -

 

100

13.5

 10 (-/17)

Profaned Flame

Soul Transposition using Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn

Black Knight Greatsword

185

65.0

0

50.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

 30

C

 18

D

 -

 

 -

 

 115

16.0

 10 (-/16)

Stomp

Dropped by Black Knights wielding this weapon 

Cathedral Knight Greatsword

149

60.0

0

50.0

0

40.0

0

40.0

0

50.0

100

45

0

0

0

26

C

10

E

0

-

0

-

120

15.0

10 (-/20)

Stomp

 Dropped by Cathedral Knights

Lorian's Greatsword

151

60.0

0

45.0

79

40.0

0

40.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

26

D

10

D

0

D

0

D

115

14.0

10 ( -/ 18)

Flame of Lorian

Soul Transposition using Soul of the Twin Princes

 Lothric Knight Greatsword

131

55.0

0

45.0

0

40.0

87

45.0

0

45.0

100

45

0

0

0

24

D

16

D

0

-

0

-

100

16.5

 10 (-/15)

Stomp


Dropped from Lothric Knights wielding this weapon.
Can be purchased from Greirat of the Undead Settlement or Shrine Handmaid if you give her Greirat's Ashes
 

Astora Greatsword

132

50.0

0

40.0

0

35.0

0

35.0

0

40.0

100

40

0

0

0

16

D

18

C

0

-

0

-

75

8.0

 13

Charge

Looted from a corpse at the graveyard near the Cleansing Chapel at Cathedral of the Deep

 

Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords

185

50

0

40

11

35

0

35

0

40

100

40

0

0

0

40

C

 15

E

0

E

0

E

 90

22.5

15 (12/12)

Ember (Skill)

Drops from Ringed Knight carrying them just before the cathedral, right near the altar where you rank up the Spears of the Church.

 




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    • 25 May 2021 03:18  

      Ultra Greatswords in a nutshell:
      Zweihander: well at least it was fantastic in ds1
      Greatsword: Guts cosplay
      Farron Greatsword: *presses l1 3 times
      Fume Ultra Greatsword: BUFF THE FUGS
      Profaned Greatsword: more like the PROPANE GREATSWORD
      Black Knight Greatsword: absolute unit of a quality weapon
      Cathedral Knight Greatsword: Mega Dark Sword
      Lorians Greatsword: wtf is the game icon so different from the in game sword
      Lothric Knight Greatsword: Max AR challenges
      Astora Greatsword: not a true ugs if it scales better with dex
      Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords: see farron Greatsword

      • Anonymous

        21 May 2021 19:04  

        Im at sl 245 on ng+7 with 35/35/40/40 in str/dex/fth/int respctively. Im looking for a long range, high poise, buffable ultra with the vertical moveset(since I tend to find the horizontal moveset quite slow for invasions and duels)
        Any suggestions?

        • Anonymous

          29 Mar 2021 10:56  

          I used dex weapons for my first two playthroughs. Their faster movesets made it so some mistakes were not as punishing and plus i could weild a shield. But I gravitated to UGS because now I can better judge the situation and they feel very rewarding if used properly. That's it, check them out, they are fun.

          • Anonymous

            15 Mar 2021 19:49  

            I think what infuriates me the most about these weapons is that when they catch you out of a roll they are still guaranteed a second hit unlike most other weapons. Honestly besides that everything else about these weapons feel just fine.

            • Anonymous

              15 Mar 2021 02:24  

              Why be good at PvP when all I need to do is spam an vertical r1 attack? It'll hit them eventually thanks to lag and net. And when it finally does hit I get to take away 2/3 of their hp since you get two attacks with a giant slow weapon. Or better yet, just offhand a halberd for range and follow up with UGS r1 cause why the **** not? Honestly Fromsoft your incompetence knows no bounds

              • 01 Mar 2021 20:22  

                Here is the range of all Ultra Greatswords from Longest to Shortest:

                *1 Hand R1 :
                1-Greatsword : 21.7
                2-Ringed Knight Paired Greatsword : 21
                3-Astora Greatsword : 20
                4-Lothric Knight Greatsword : 20
                5-Fume Ultra Greatsword : 20
                6-Zweihander : 19
                7-Farron Greatsword : 19
                8-Profaned Greatsword : 19
                9-Black Knight Greatsword : 19
                10-Cathedral Knight Greatsword : 19
                11-Lorian's Greatsword : 19


                *2 Hand R1 :
                1-Fume Ultra Greatsword : 23
                2-Greatsword : 23
                3-Black Knight Greatsword : 22
                4-Cathedral Knight Greatsword : 22
                5-Ringed Knight Paired Greatsword : 21
                6-Zweihander : 17
                7-Farron Greatsword : 17
                8-Profaned Greatsword : 17
                9-Lothric Knight Greatsword : 17
                10-Astora Greatsword : 17
                11-Lorian's Greatsword : 17

                *2 Hand L1 :
                1-Ringed Knight Paired Greatsword : 40
                2-Farron Greatsword( 2nd Hit ): 39
                3-Farron Greatsword( 1st Hit ): 24

                *1 Hand R2 :
                1-Astora Greatsword( Thrust ): 23
                2-Zweihander( Thrust ): 23
                3-Everything Else : 21.4
                4-Black Knight Greatsword : 21

                *2 Hand R2 :
                1-Greatsword : 25
                2-Zweihander : 22
                3-Black Knight Greatsword : 22
                4-Astora Greatsword( Thrust ): 22
                5-Lothric Knight Greatsword( Thrust ): 22
                6-Catherdral Knight Greatsword( Thrust ): 22
                7-Fume Ultra Greatsword( Thrust ): 22
                8-Profaned Greatsword( Thrust ): 22

                • Anonymous

                  23 Jan 2021 03:53  

                  Yay! Enough damage to take more than health a health bar away and enough lag to pull it off. Thanks fromsoft

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Jul 2020 14:38  

                    I like zwei for non str type main... Has horizontal sweeps and you can still pancake with easy 2h req... Ags is amazing for non str mains too.. that wa with sweeps and thrust.. both light ASF too

                    • Anonymous

                      19 Jun 2020 21:18  

                      I didn't know there were so many people who complain about these... Saying people use them as a crutch. They're heavily telegraphed. Poise is weaker in this game than the other souls games. If anything, heavy weapons can be harder to play, as you have to time your attacks and go through the trouble of leveling up vit so you won't fat roll. They excel at killing phantoms and dealing with crowds because of their high damage, wide swings and hyperarmor. Maybe the people complaining are ganksquad leaders who got their and their friends' asses kicked in by invaders using UGS. As for the rolling r1.. Seriously? are you just that bad at the game you can't tell that someone is using an UGS and rolling torwards you? You genuinely think that one slightly powerful attack is more an issue than the ghost range and broken hitboxes of weapons like straight swords? The only UGS that are really scummy to use in PVP are ringed knight paired and farron. And even those can be punished very hard.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Apr 2020 23:47  

                        How do you know which UG sword is horizontal and which is vertical before you get it? That seems like it would be a nice, informative thing to list here.

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Dec 2019 16:07  

                          Specifically within this weapon class- pvp ez mode: greatsword, fugs and cathedral knight greatsword. Obviously i mean with enough poise, if they out poise you you'd better space or out-damage them. Pve is easy with any ultra.

                          • Anonymous

                            13 Oct 2019 19:37  

                            These get pretty hard to use against skilled 3-year players, i found you have to make them think you're a one-trick-pony by repeating the same patterns until they try to punish, then throw them off with new attacks/ methods. Left hand weapons are very helpful with a slow UGS

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