Abyss Greatsword

Abyss Greatsword +5

physical damage dark souls 240 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls - stability dark souls 38
fire damage dark souls - durability dark souls 300
lightning damage dark souls - weight dark souls 9.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls icon dexterity intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
22 18 18 18
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular
Enchantable No
Special Yes

Abyss Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. (AotA only)


This greatsword belonged to Lord Gwyn's Knight Artorias, who fell to the Abyss.
Swallowed by the Dark with its master, this sword is tainted by the Abyss, and now its strength reflects its wielder's humanity."


How to Get / Where to Find the Abyss Greatsword



  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
  • Abyss Greatsword can be upgraded by using Demon Titanite.
  • Unlike the Greatsword of Artorias (or the Cursed version), Abyss Greatsword does not scale with Intelligence or Faith. 
  • The sword's damage scales with Humanity and caps at 10. The difference in attack rating between 0 and 10 Humanity is around 74 at minimum stat requirements.
  • One-handed R2 is a 360-degree spin that hits twice. Two-handed R2 is a somersault that brings the blade swinging down overhead causing a powerful knockdown.
  • This sword requires only Strength and Dexterity for the Physical damage scaling. It is still usable even without meeting the Intelligence and Faith requirement, except it bounces back for every hit.


 abyss greatsword onhand large


Abyss Greatsword Upgrade Table

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades  can only be applied to Boss Soul Weapons forged at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 55% for strength dark soulsStrength and 55% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity to increase your AR. Also, gives 100 critical bonus.
To reach max, you need: 25,000 Souls and 10  demon titanite dark souls s  Demon Titanite.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Great Lord Greatsword physical damage dark souls magic damage dark souls fire damage dark souls lightning damage dark souls strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls divine dark souls occult dark souls physical defense dark souls magic defense dark souls fire defense dark souls lightning defense dark souls stability dark souls
Regular 160 - - - C C - - - - 40 50 40 40 38
Regular +1 (demon titanite dark souls sx1) 176 - - - C C - - - - 40 50 40 40 38
Regular +2 (demon titanite dark souls sx1) 192 - - - C C - - - - 40 50 40 40 38
Regular +3 (demon titanite dark souls sx2) 208 - - - C C - - - - 40 50 40 40 38
Regular +4 (demon titanite dark souls sx2) 224 - - - C C - - - - 40 50 40 40 38
Regular +5 (demon titanite dark souls sx4) 240 - - - C C - - - - 40 50 40 40 38


Abyss Greatsword Humanity Effect Table

Humanity Physical Damage
Humanity@1 +19
Humanity@2 +26
Humanity@3 +35
Humanity@4 +41
Humanity@5 +47
Humanity@6 +53
Humanity@7 +59
Humanity@8 +68
Humanity@9 +74
Humanity@10 (cap) +80

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    • Anonymous

      frampt be like
      !!TRADE OFFER!!
      i receive: legendary sword of the fabled warrior artorias

      you receive: 50 souls

      • Anonymous

        Fun fact: if you kill a serpent-man in the dukes archives with the two-handed r2 whilst it is climbing a ladder then it’s corpse will fly to the top of the ladder before falling back down in a comical fashion

        • Anonymous

          Artorias fell to the abyss bc he invested his stats weird. 18 int and fth yet he doesnt cast spells or miracles?

          • Anonymous

            Looks cool, unique move set, but overall... not worth using. I still make it every playthrough tho. Looks cool af. But if u wanna be serious. Use black knight halberd. Good weapon no matter what.

            • Anonymous

              what the hell is wrong with frampt now...his soul making machine gets greedy sometimes...never bothered(slling) stuff to that dady o

              • This weapon has the highest physical AR among all greatswords at 572, with a 40/40/18/18 build and 10 humanity. The closest weapons are the Bastard Sword at 542, and Cursed Artorias with 547.

                • Anonymous

                  Have fun getting backstabbed when using this. Every single attack this weapon has takes 50 years to recover

                  • Anonymous

                    worth mentioning: highest non-split AR of all greatswords. 561 when 2h at 27/40/18/18. 2h r2 has hyper armor frames. didn´t even know such a thing existed in ds1. thought this weapon came from the past, not from the future. still there will be few opportunities to use 2h r2. on a dedicated build, this thing can be brutal.

                    • Anonymous

                      "You what this game needs? Three variants of the same *****ing weapon" -Miyazaki after snorting repair powder-

                      • Anonymous

                        the sword would be better if it did scale with intelligence and faith as well since it requires 18 faith+intel ,but oh well its cool atleast

                        • Anonymous

                          A true challenge, use this weapon but never get the stats for INT or FAITH. It does the same damage but knocks off every time, nothing to difficult but it’s a fun challenge if your PvPing in oolacile

                          • Anonymous

                            So let me give my two cents for people who still play this game and come to this page to see if this weapon is worth it. First of all, you need to be holding 10 humanities at all times. Shouldn't really be a problem for an experienced player, but if you tend to die a lot and fail to recover your souls you shouldn't really use this weapon, because the AR without 10 humanities is just bad. If you choose to use it, I recommend keeping some ring of sacrifices in can your souls are in a tough spot to get. If you want optimization, this weapon is hilariously outclassed in every single way by a Chaos Zweihander. The Chaos Zwei does a lot more damage, has a considerably better moveset and the main thing: stats. For a Chaos Zweihander you only need 16 str and 10 dex, that's nothing. Meaning you're free to spend your stats in any other place you like. You can go for a Giant Dad build to get a billion poise, you can go for pyro and level up attunement for your pyromancies and dex for casting speed, you can level up either Faith or Inteligence for buffs, utility spells and high damaging miracles and sorceries, you can even level up resistance if you have no idea what you're doing with your life. If you, like me, have played this game a billion times and just want a new, fun, and most importantly, *****ing dope weapon in both style and lore, you can just ignore optimization and go for it, because it's *****ing cool. That's the main reason for using this weapon: you think it's cool and fun. Every weapon is viable in this game, but some are clearly better than others, and this thing is outclassed by a lot of weapons to be honest. The fact it's so stat hungry with lackluster returns is just bad balancing. So let's get to the moveset: one-handed r1 and two-handed r1 are generic greatsword moves. The one-handed r2 is a 360 spin. This is more useful for special occasions on PVP than it is for PVE. Because if what you want is crowd control, you're better off just using the one-handed r1. This is because the spin has a considerably low start-up and doesn't cover a lot of range at all. It's honestly not good, but it's pretty fun and if you use this weapon you'll get the hang of when you should use the thing. The other special move is the two-handed r2. This one is quite something. Now, obviously it looks *****ing sick and makes you feel like Artorias. The damage is amazing and the range is amazing too. But here's the catch: the recovery on this thing is *****ing atrocious. You stand with the sword on the ground for something like full 2-3 seconds. This means a few things: first, you gotta be absolutely sure it's gonna hit. Second, if you know it's gonna hit, you gotta know if it will stagger or not the opponent. If it doesn't stagger you're actually at a frame disadvantage even on hit, and you're gonna get punished for using this even if it lands. Third, if the opponent won't stagger, but you know the damage will kill, feel free to use it. And fourth, unless you're going for style points, just don't try this in PVP. Any half-decent player will just get a free backstab on you. So is this weapon worth it? Again, it depends. For stat optimization, move set optimization and even damage, absolutely not. If you thing this thing looks badass and it's fun to play with, then hell yeah, why not?

                            • Anonymous

                              dang thing shows up just after daggers in the in-game UI (in dark souls remastered, at least) and it bothers me so *****ing much

                              • Anonymous

                                how good is it on a quality build? seems like you would have to have 10 humanity for it to outclass the claymore in damage

                                • Anonymous

                                  this things scaling is significantly favored in the direction of dexterity. it's still a quality-caster weapon, but still.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I believe this is the strongest Artorias greatsword providing you have 10 humanity, shame about the easy to dodge r2s though

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