Abyss Greatsword +5

240 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 38
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 300
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 9.0
Requirements & Bonus
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22 18 18 18
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular
Enchantable No
Special No

Abyss Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


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


  • Give to Frampt to receive 50 souls.
  • 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.
  • Two-handed R2 is a somersault that brings the blade swinging down overhead.
  • The sword is able to deal full damage as long as you have met the Str and Dex requirement, but without meeting the Int and Faith requirement, the sword would bounce back every time you land a hit.
  • Artorias is related to The Abyss Watchers of DS3.




Abyss Greatsword Upgrade Table

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades are usually for Boss Soul Weapons that are created at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 55% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 55% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity 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.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
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

    • Anonymous

      10 May 2020 09:25  

      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

        19 Apr 2020 00:45  

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

        • Anonymous

          03 Apr 2020 22:53  

          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

            17 Jan 2020 21:51  

            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

              28 Nov 2019 22:45  

              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

                11 Oct 2019 10:12  

                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

                  04 Mar 2019 18:15  

                  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

                    21 Nov 2018 04:44  

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

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Oct 2017 16:54  

                      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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