Wolf Knight's Greatsword

139 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 11.5
Requirements & Bonus
C D - -
24 18 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Wolf Sword icon_fp_cost.png 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:
  • Darkwraith
  • Deep Accursed
  • Harald Legion Knight
  • Pus of Man
  • 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.


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:





Moveset and Videos:



Wolf Knight's Greatsword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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






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

      24 Mar 2020 19:07  

      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

        28 Feb 2020 18:33  

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

        • Anonymous

          16 Oct 2019 08:56  

          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

            26 Sep 2019 00:36  

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

            • Anonymous

              22 Sep 2019 19:13  

              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

                25 Jul 2019 03:53  

                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

                  15 Jul 2019 00:22  

                  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

                  • 11 Jul 2019 01:18  

                    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

                      28 May 2019 15:34  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Apr 2019 10:48  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          14 Feb 2019 07:49  

                          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

                            14 Jan 2019 10:04  

                            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.

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