Abyss Greatsword +5
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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
- Ascension with the Soul of Artorias and any normal +10 Greatsword, Straight Sword or Dagger (except Broken Straight Sword and Straight Sword Hilt).
- 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.
- This is a variation of the Greatsword of Artorias, that's why it has similar stats requirements. But because it was tainted by the abyss, it scales with Humanity rather than Faith and Intelligence.
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 and 55% for Dexterity to increase your AR. Also, gives 100 critical bonus.
To reach max, you need: 25,000 Souls and 10 Demon Titanite.
Abyss Greatsword Humanity Effect Table
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MugenMonkey has wrong AR for this weapon. At 40 Str/Dex + 10 Humanity the AR is 570 instead of 572 shown in MUJgenMonkey calculator.
It does not have AR 572 at 40 str/dex and 10 humanity. It's 570.
It does not have AR 572 at 40 str/dex and 10 humanity. It's 570.
Love this sword. Fantastic moveset, highest damage of all the greatswords and it might be coolest looking sword ever created.
frampt be like
i receive: legendary sword of the fabled warrior artorias
you receive: 50 souls
God, why does this require INT and FTH?
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
Is this better or worse than the cursed one?
Artorias fell to the abyss bc he invested his stats weird. 18 int and fth yet he doesnt cast spells or miracles?
Same moveset as the cursed one?
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.
It's funny how this game has 3 swords of artorias and they all are soul infused
This is the Dark Souls' equivalent of the Blueblood Sword
artorias if he saw what happened to his sword he would flip the fuc out
bass cannon on steroids, the ultimate pancake maker
I've never used this weapon but if it lets me fight like Artorias then that's wicked sick
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.
How was someone using this, and WOTG in the parish at lvl 11 matchmaking? They also had TWOP.
Give to Frampt for 50 souls
What a great idea!!!
Have fun getting backstabbed when using this. Every single attack this weapon has takes 50 years to recover
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.
"You what this game needs? Three variants of the same *****ing weapon" -Miyazaki after snorting repair powder-
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
remove the faith and intelligence scaling and you have a good sword
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
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?
This is best Artorias sword because, it comes from the legend himself!
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
I want all three of the artorias greatswords but i dont have the dlc... ,_ ,
wearing Artorias set with this sword and the cinematic of Sif recognizing you. PERFECT
The moveset of this weapon is sick!! It's also faster than the other 2 Artorias' swords. I like this one much more.
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
Cool that they since it is partially decayed or rusted away it has a lower strength requirement
this things scaling is significantly favored in the direction of dexterity. it's still a quality-caster weapon, but still.
this weapon IS NOT enchantable
Its unique how its design is it damaged
Disappointing you need an INT and FTH requirement for it to not bounce off of things.
Yes This is gold
This or the greatsword of artorias
Can wield it normally without intelligence and faith?
since when is it enchantable ?
Three variants of the same sword. I guess From has a sword and demon fetish
I believe this is the strongest Artorias greatsword providing you have 10 humanity, shame about the easy to dodge r2s though
Im so freaking hard