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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
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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.

 




    • Anonymous

      09 Jun 2018 00:09  

      For those people having difficulty hitting quick steppers I suggest attacking un locked on and switching up your attack times.

      Most Ultra users just spam r1 that’s why dagger users have the advantage.

      You can easily catch these guys off guard if you just switched up your timing

      • Anonymous

        07 Jun 2018 04:25  

        Invasions are crazy fun with black knight greatsword. Some tips:
        After using a strong attack, the sword ends up behind you and out of sight for the enemy. The second strong attack happens to start from behind your body, precisely where it ended up after the first R2. This means that after the first strong attack, many players will see the opportunity and move in to attack you while you are "vulnerable", when in reality you are already charging a second strong attack.
        The same goes for rolling strong attacks. It is quite concealed and hard to spot, especially when there are other things to take the host's attention away. Such as mobs or the host's own team mates.
        The occasional experienced host can consistently dodge R2s, counter this by holding R2 slightly longer to roll catch.
        Pretend you are running away when you are on low health, and suddenly turn around with an R1 or rolling R2.
        Drink estus a safe distance away to lure them in to attack, then punish.

        • Anonymous

          29 May 2018 09:42  

          Great for pve, terrible for pvp. Good reach, damage, hyper armor, and un-parriable. However attacks are so slow, a competent straight sword user can attack between blows and roll away. Or back stab. Best for pure strength builds and anti-ganking, fun invasion weapons as the hyper armor can punish and out trade cocky groups, but don't take into the arena.

          • Anonymous

            25 Feb 2018 15:22  

            Good luck hitting a quickstepper with this, you should probably have a SS to counter this or other fast methods (though if you manage to hit them with a UGS, they'll be taking like 600+ damage)

            • Anonymous

              09 Feb 2018 02:42  

              Here's how to be invincible in DS3 PvP:
              -Equip an UGS, or other ultra weapon
              -Equip armor for poise
              -Have*****ty internet
              -Always attack once then roll spam, unless the attack connects, and play passive in general

              Congratulations. You can't be hit in startup frames because of your lag, even your run attacks and roll attacks have enough hyper armor (lag poise) to allow a trade, and you can't be outspaced / punished due to your laggy rollspam. Then you win by default when the inevitable trade happens.

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2018 03:11  

                ULTRA GREATSWORD HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                I LOVE ultras.

                • 09 Dec 2017 07:30  

                  This is probably the best weapon class to use for invasions. Most of these have wide swing attacks and they all have relatively good damage, both important things for taking on multiple enemies which you have to do as an invader like 90% of the time. Also, the standing attacks cannot be parried when two-handing which is good because as an invader you generally can't afford to be riposted.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Nov 2017 07:33  

                    A lot of fun to use in pvp, provided your oppenent isn't the passive-reactive type. Daggers are probably the worst matchup for these, because quickstep + lag = unhitable. Curved sword-users who aren't brain dead enough to try to trade with you are the next worse, followed by long katanas. Otherwise, the other matchups seem pretty winable to me.

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Oct 2017 13:15  

                      The Zweihander is the most reliable UGS so far in pvp. It has a GS weight, less stamina consumption than any other UGS, very good scaling on infusions(chaos!). Horizontal R1, rolling poke, and the unique R2 easily roll catch people. This is not just a giant dad meme, STILL best UGS.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Oct 2017 23:18  

                        ive tried 5 hours for the ringed knight duel greatswords with the gold covetus serpant rings +3 and got nothing. any advice

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Oct 2017 19:17  

                          PvP is kinda a bottleneck for UGS weapons now. The UGS weapons i almost exclusively see are the weapons with the horizontal 2H moveset and no one is really using UGS with the vertical 2H moveset anymore. It might have to do with the fact that 2H vertical moveset covers a wide area and can roll-catch people well. 2H vertical on the other hand, it's so easy for people to just jump in after the 2nd attack and backstab. It's almost like the shockwave from standing close to the impact of the UGS doesn't do anything anymore. What's worse that all 2H vertical UGS weapons have Stomp for a WA. It's a very good WA, I've been enjoying launching people up with the Bastard Sword. But because UGS are slow by design and 2H vertical moveset has a narrow range and it's easy to roll around, people are more ballsy and try to get cheep backstabs.

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Jul 2017 23:08  

                            I have never been a fan of the UGS moveset. It's slow and boring and there are so many better options for PVE. However, UGS seems to be the best weapon class for PVP, as everyone I meet uses one, and the slightest misstep basically leads to me getting stunlocked until the dude runs out of stamina.

                            • Anonymous

                              29 Mar 2017 23:39  

                              Depending on which stats you use ugs are usually the best so you can't complain about people using them because they are the best for most builds

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Mar 2017 06:34  

                                At least 80% of arena duelist on the steam version of the game use nothing but ultra geatswords. I play as a dex intelligence build and reaching gold was a huge pain in the ass, for petes sake PC master race step up your variety, its so dull to go up against nothing but the same boring dull brute force Neanderthal play style day after day after day. NB

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