wolf knights greatsword

Wolf Knight's Greatsword

icon wp physicalAttack
139 physical defense shield icon 55.0
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
40.0
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
35.0
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 35.0
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
40.0
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 40
icon weight 11.5
icon durabilitiy
95
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
C D - -
24 18 - -
weapon type icon Greatsword damage type icon Standard/Thrust
skill icon Wolf Sword icon fp cost 19/23

Wolf Knight's Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. 



Greatsword of a knight tainted by the dark of the Abyss, and master of the wolf's blood of Farron.

The wolf knight was the first Abyss Watcher, and his sword is more punishing against creations of the abyss.

Skill: Wolf Sword
While in stance, use normal attack for a low spinning slash, or the strong attack to leap forward in a vertically-slashing somersault.



Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • Wolf Knight's Greatsword +5 has 523 AR at 40 Strength and 40 Dexterity.
  • Does 20% bonus damage against Abyssal enemies:
  • Does 20% bonus damage against Abyssal bosses:  
  • The Greatsword of Knight Artorias, an important character and boss from the original Dark Souls.
  • The blade appears to be corrupted by the Abyss, having only one sharpened and uncorrupted side.
  • Unlike Dark Souls 2, wielding this weapon in your left hand does not grant a unique moveset.
  • The spin move of the weapon art can be parried.
  • Interestingly, the inventory icon resembles the Greatsword of Artorias from the original game, but its in-game model more closely resembles its damaged counterpart, the Abyss Greatsword.
  • The Wolf Knight's Greatsword has a range of 35.4179xl on the 1h R1 and 37.8598xl on the 2h R1.

 

Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 24/18 = 375 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/18 = 445 AR = Str Softcap
  • 24/40 = 454 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 40/40 = 523 AR = Quality Build

 

 

Location/Where to Find:



 

Lore

 

 

Moveset and Videos:

 

 

Wolf Knight's Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 139 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +1 162 - - - - C D - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +2 185 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +3 208 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +4 231 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +5 254 - - - - C C - - - - - 55.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 40.0

 

 

Gallery:

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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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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

      All tryhards go for either clymore or Gael's, but I believe this sword is just as good. Its longer, WA flip is actually a very good attack if you know how to use it effectively and I love 1H R2, which has huge range and almost no recovery.

      • Anonymous

        a blade we all know and we all know the man who owned it and with this sword I will honour his legend to Artorias !

        • Anonymous

          Everyone talking about the flip flop bop attack while I use this weapon because I love the low spinning attack.

          • Anonymous

            Gael being abyssal seems to be a common misconception across the internet. I recently did a playthrough testing the damage of this sword, BKS, and Hollowslayer. All 3 swords dealt similar damage to gael until his second phase where Hollowslayer dealt 20% increased damage. This means Gael is never abyssal, but becomes hollow.

            • Anonymous

              Since it says it deals 20% dmg to Pus of Man, does that mean it would deal 20% dmg to Iudex Gundyr in 2nd phase?

              • Abyssal enemies takes 20% more damages, so hitting them with this weapon at 500 AR is the same (basicly) as hitting them with another weapon with 600 AR?

                • Anonymous

                  me and sigward sitting at bonfire sigward hmm that's a rather blade you carry did you make it ? me no its not mine it used to belong to a hero of past a knight of Gwyn actually he was a hero to sigward hmm I have not heard of him by chance do you know his name ? me sigward my friend have you heard the tale of artorias the Abysswalker the wolf knight of Gwyn this is his blade and I carry it in his name. sigward your a good man ashen one my you live up to his legend .

                  • Anonymous

                    why does the icon look like the clean version of the sword, that you get from Sif, but when you equip it, it looks like the sword you get from artorias?

                    • Anonymous

                      Sucks that you need a titslab to get it to +5, it would have been a nice weapon to have maxed out early game, like the Black knight Sword from the first game

                      • Anonymous

                        WA r1 is for mixups in melee, WA r2 is great to punish reckless casting and to sometimes rollcatch. Overall a great weapon for quality builds, love it.

                        • Anonymous

                          Very enjoyable when paired with the Wolf Knight Great Shield. (Or any WS shield but extra fan girl points) The 1handed R2 poke has excellent range and straight into WS R2.

                          I pair Wolf ring and Farron ring for the ultimate cosplay. And I like the flippy flop

                          • Anonymous

                            this weapon is kinda boring ngl, was hoping that the wolf knight gs was much more fun, id just go with abyss watchers gs

                            • Anonymous

                              Might be worth mentioning that this weapon's 1H R2 attack takes an additional step forwards when it strikes, making it a surprisingly effective gap closer. (As if it wasn't already good enough at gap closing with its WA R2)
                              The tracking is also superb, very good for rollcatching.

                              • Anonymous

                                Y'all are really arguing over lore in a game where they call a character big hat logan because he has a big hat

                                • Anonymous

                                  This thing's 2H R2 attacks can absolutely decimate any enemy/NPC that can be knocked over with zero effort. As they recover from the knockdown, you're already charging up that next big boi strike which knows them down on their a$$ again. Most enemies' AI are too stupid to counter. Your stamina bar is the only limit!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    people will say darkwraith stuff is edgy, no that's just cool, this artorias obession is that real tryhard lame overused edge*****

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Great for farron sword users who like to spin for 90% of your invasion, pancakes the casul right out of them. Ironic, since both weapons are from abyss watcher soul. Also great against the spear, greatshield ringed knights, found that out because they're usually surrounded by the abyss machete guys

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Surprisingly R2 of this weapon deal low amount of stamina damage (for greatsword) despite being able to pancake with fully charged R2

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Anyone who don't understand why it's OP: It's second weapon art can punish anyone who dared to used long-lasting WA like Friede's Great Scythe has, spear charges and many others, and weapon is really good overall. Before kissing the ground enemy will get artorias flashback and a lot of hp missing.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This weapon is great in the ringed city dlc. Dont know if the enemies there are actually weak tobit but it looks like they are.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Theres a version of the sword straight up called "Artorias' Greatsword" in the code that has S scaling in DEX and STR by default. It can't be upgraded and has to be obtained through cheat engine

                                              • Underrated monster. I’ve ended so many bosses lives by quick-swapping to this and doing the Heavy WA after dodging. Current Somersault Slash Kills: Dancer, Oceiros, Champion Gundyr, Sister Friede, Demon Prince, Midir, SotC yrmomgey, Gael

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Question: Why is it that this weapon is very powerful against some bosses? Ex: The Dragonslayer Armor/Armour?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Anyone willing to trade this bad boy to me? Would really appreciate, might have something you want, but not very likely

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Xbox gamertag: psycho se7en Anyone willing to trade this to me? I'll let u know what I got if u want something in return

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Did i fight someone using Magic Clutch ring or is the backstab dmg absolutely OP (900 at quality 40/40 and +4) He was wearing Orsteinarmor + The Magic Dmg Crown no idea what its called.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Official weapon of all early tryhards and gankers. As soon as I see someone with this, 9/10 their first move is going to be to spam the weapon art, which is great because I can easily get a parry off of them. They don't get back up after that dagger hits em. The ones that do will spam the WA again, granting another party and this time a kill. Extra hatemail if you use RHH WA and continuously stun poke them out of their attack lol.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            NEVER do this things flip attack, it's easily one of the worst moves (if not THE worst move) in the entire game. Stupid easy to backstab punish or even just dodge and punish with 2r1s. It is a pretty good guard breaker to be completely fair, but that doesn't mean much when its super easy to dodge anyway. Besides, thats what the straight sword wa is for. Other than that though, it's a pretty cool weapon ig, it's wa r1 is a great rollcatch, it has thrust attack r2s and regular greatsword r1s.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I'm going to give my deep opinions on this weapon as this Greatsword in particular is so underrated. Coming across all kinds of videos on how 'bad' the WA is and how the charged R1 is bad and such. But I guess I can give some thoughts to defend what these people's opinions are, not necessarily shoot em' in the foot. But I don't think these people know particular how to use this weapon.

                                                              DAMAGE: The damage is plain and simple, really freaking good. As good as the Gael's sword for comparison, the only thing this sword doesn't have in caparison to Gael's Greatsword is the infamous 3-hit combo. But does that means this sword is inferior? yea, it is, but that doesn't mean it's all-of-sudden useless. The damage also deals 20% extra damage to abyssal like enemies which is a nice bonus for PvE. But overall, top tier damage but Gael surpasses its' damage.

                                                              RANGE: People never talk about the range for this sword. Like what the heck.. its' range is as long as Wolnir's sword, which by the way, is amazing for roll catching 2H. The range is great to outspace most Ultra Greatswords and get in punishes and since the range is really viable, if you find a straight sword/Katana user that does consistent running attacks, you can attack early and possibly catch them. Overall, range is pretty good and viable enough to be used in the Arena.

                                                              WEAPON ART: Oh dear, here's where everyone is blind on how much utilization this WA has. I guess I'll dive into the
                                                              Light attack(The double spiny move). This has to be the most useful WA in the game for one reason: roll catching. 9/10 times I've ran up to someone and immediately use this WA attack, (If you have somebody whose aggressive/likes backstabs) THEY will get 100% hit by the WA. Trust me, the WA is timed so perfectly to the point where you CANNOT roll twice to dodge the second go-around of your swing animation. Like seriously, the damage is mediocre, but the roll catch utility(I've tested) has hit 100% of the time, not exaggerated.
                                                              [So here's a TIP:] If you have somebody whose aggressive and likes backstabs. Run up to them and use the Light attack of the WA. The chance that they'll roll into you is about 50/50, so it isn't guaranteed damage but at least its' risk is low since they are forced to stay back or they'll get hit by the extra range of the second hit(which you do step forward a lil' bit).
                                                              Then the famous flip. The flip could have been one of the best and most fun WAs in the game if you could hold down the button and continuously do flips until you drain your energy but.. whatever, doing a dang flip is enough. The flip has decent enough hyper armor to poise through most attacks excluding 2h strong attacks from ultras but that's normal. The range is as much as the boss but the boss, Artorias, is of course modified since.... he's the boss. But the thing, THE THING, I think is TOTAL CRAP is the stun from the flip. WHAT... THE..... HECK. If there's a stun on an ability.... and it's suppose to kinda give it a crutch so it has an extra chance to HIT THEM.... then why does the flip's stun..... DOESN'T CONNECT EVEN IF YOU STUN THEM? I have no idea why it stuns in the first place. Unless I'm missing something like... they have get stunned through the entire animation or something but this is kinda useless. Quick bad note is the end lag after you slam down, this is also quite bad.


                                                              OVERALL: Very fun weapon that is definitely worth a go in PvP and PvE.

                                                              TL;DR: Great damage, great range. WA's spin move is underrated, king at roll catching. Flip has good range, useless stunning ability and bad endlag but rewarding damage.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This weapon is absolutely great in pvp arena. If you combine it with well timed consumables (poison knifes, black firebombs, etc) and know how to use its WA, you can win a solid 2/3 times.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Artorias was not left handed you can tell by his armor his left arm is more armored than his right, a knight's shield arm is always protected more also if he used his left arm all the plateing would get in the way that why his right arm has less armor its to allow mobility. and DS2 was not directed by miyazaki the guy who makes all the lore that's why in 3 he removed the move set/description that talked about all the past owners being left handed

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    We can never again have a good and effective Artorias cosplay, because Artorias is left-handed, so he attacks with his sheild

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      i love this weapon but i hate how every time i try to use the flip jump on an npc enemy, the jump stuns them but they always miraculously roll out of the actual slam. i can hit people in pvp with this just fine, but with the way the AI for npcs works in this game it makes it almost impossible to actually land the attack

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I love how literally no one has discovered how great this sword is yet, i don't see any mention of it anywhere. The reach is god tier, the damage is great (especially the 1h thrust) and the WA are great for on reaction trading. I would honestly consider this a highest tier greatsword.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The fact that the unique move set of the sword wasn't granted to the player also reveals that everyone forgot how to use the sword, at least the way it was intended to be. Now add the fact that Artorias is never referred to as... well, Artorias.

                                                                          ... So yes, Artorias was really forgotten.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            It would be great if there was the possibility to choose between the clean and corrupted version of this majestic greatsword. :-(

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              also before the DLC came out, many people assumed that the left handed knight on the original game package is Artorias for equipping his great sword and shield.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Hey did you guys know, if you go to Frelink shrine, go outside and to the left past the doggo, look on a grave and Artorias's sexy clean sword is laying against it. Only gopd callback in ds3.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I'm sorry but I don't understand why everyone claims hes left handed. In all of his concept art I have seen of him he his right handed. Did I miss something? Did the devs confirm he is left handed or is there something else I'm missing?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    A great combo for this sword: backstab --> L2+R2 --> charged R2 --> R1 chain. Obviously requires a decent amount of stamina, but both backstab and L2+R2 flatten enemies, and charged R2 has high stagger in either 1- or 2-handed form. Coupled with the weapon's high AR, it's easy to wipe out tougher knight-type enemies in one combo, including Ringed Knights on NG+7. I honestly prefer this version over the Farron Greatsword, despite its flashy moveset and UGS status.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I don't know if this has been mentioned somewhere else, but in the game files there is both a "Wolf Knight's Greatsword" and a "Greatsword of Artorias", the only difference being that the Greatsword of Artorias (the one that isn't in the game) has a slightly lower damage rating compared to the one that's in the game. I'm going to assume that someone on reddit's posted about this before but I couldn't find anything so I thought I'd say it here.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I know I will not make much friends here by mentioning this but ...Link in "The Legend of Zelda - Twillight Princess"....could even transform into a wolf. What if Artorias was inspired by this TRUE wolf knight? By Link? "Hero of the royal family, send out to defeat all threats to the realm." Do I talk about Artorias or Link now? Oh...and Link wields his sword in the left hand, too. Just like Artorias. "Berserk" here, "Guts" there. When the answer was so obvious all the time...Still dreaming? Let me help you waking up. Remember Princess Dusk? Dusk....the twillight.....The Twillight Princess! Do you finaly realise it? Do you get it now?

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