Black Knight Sword+5

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- stability_dark_souls.jpg 38
- icon_other_dura.png 300
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
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20 18
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special +20% damage to Demons

Black Knight Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Not to be confused with the Black knight great sword.


"Greatsword of the Black Knights who wander Lordran. Used to face chaos demons."
"The Large motion that puts the weight of the body into the attack reflects the great size of their adversaries long ago."

How to Get / Where to Find the Black Knight Sword

Hints and Tips:

    • Give to Frampt to receive 50 souls.
    • *CD: This weapon has a hidden damage modifier when used against Chaos Demons (+20%?).
    • An excellent mid-level weapon with decent swing speed. At 40 Str and 18 Dex, Attack rating is a decent 500. Good for stun-locking weak armored and low poise enemies.
    • Very effective two hand weapon. Two handed light attack is relatively fast and does high damage. Two handed heavy attack is devastating when timed correctly - the player swings the blade vertically upward, causing enemies with low - mid poise to be flung backwards.
    • Cannot be buffed.
    • Strong attacks cause knock back

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Black Knight Sword Upgrade Table

Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 58% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 7% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 10,000 souls and 10 Twinkling Titanite.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Knight Sword 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 220 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 242 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 264 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +3 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 286 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 308 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx4) 330 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38

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    • Anonymous

      22 Apr 2021 15:24  

      i flipping love this weapon, no matter what build i do if this beast drops early on im doing a str build easy. minimal stats to 2 hand gets you a 1 shot on the taurus demon UNUPGRADED (with a plunging attack) so obviously the weapons DO get bonuses attacking demons

      • Anonymous

        16 Feb 2021 16:50  

        i know i'm probably real stupid for asking this but i wanted to know if i should get the large ember because i don't know if i can level it up to +10. so, my question is, am i able to level black night weapons to +10? because if not im not going to get the ember. thanks!:)

        • Anonymous

          13 Feb 2021 10:44  

          I'd recommend doing Sen's Skip (watch a video about it, it's actually pretty easy to pull off) and picking up the Serpent Ring before boning out. With early game humanities, you then have a reliable way of getting BK weapons in the first thirty minutes of playing.

          • Anonymous

            03 Feb 2021 18:45  

            I don’t know what the rules are for Xbox but the PS4 remastered version broke these weapons because you can effortlessly farm them at the start of the game by backing up your save unlike ps3 which had a 24 hour timer before you could rewrite your data. Now these weapons can be used as commonly as all the others if you choose.

            • Anonymous

              02 Feb 2021 09:48  

              This weapon makes new game trivial. +5 with the minimum stat investments to one hand it is all you need for new game.

              • 22 Jan 2021 22:16  

                If this weapon drops on a character I was going to make into a Dex build... should I just go strength instead and make a different character my Dex build? Or is it better to find someone trustworthy to help me move it to a strength character?

                • Anonymous

                  22 Jan 2021 14:21  

                  I know this is quite minor, but wouldn't this weapon look even cooler if it's guard (the part just above the hilt) was curved upwards?

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Jan 2021 13:31  

                    okay i’ve read around and must be stupid but whenever i parry with this weapon specifically against say, the silver knights in anor londo, i get 1200 souls instead of 1000. is there some mechanic i’m missing?

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Nov 2020 18:21  

                      I got this weapon on my first run at the first DK in Undeath Burg and, honestly, I leaned to duel in DS on my second run... too easy until then: no parry, no backstab, no fast roll, just stab every enemy on my way.

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Sep 2020 21:20  

                        I just picked this beast up earlier and it is INSANE. However, the Demon Great Machete absolutely outclasses this in terms of damage, but is slower. If you prefer damage, go for DGM. If you prefer speed, use this.

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Aug 2020 09:46  

                          I put the clues together and figured that black knight items are highly effective against demon enemies, the halberd literally obliterates everything in blighttown

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Aug 2020 00:38  

                            got this on my first ng (two simultaneous playthroughs, got greatsword on the other)
                            while i'm one for speed with my weapons, i have to admit it's not too clunky for me to dislike it at all. while i rarely r2 (which admittedly has some small form of super armour), the r1's about as fast as a normal sword's r2 and with greater range and stun/poise break. as far as greatswords go for me, it's the one.

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Jul 2020 19:53  

                              Firts time playing Dark Souls 1 and i got it from the very firts BK at Undead Burg, now just onetapping every enemy i see on my way

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Jul 2020 04:09  

                                Do you NEED to be human for them to drop it? I tried getting it once from the knight at Undead Burg. One time, I actually got it hollow, but other times I've tried and didn't get it at all. Is it just a "chance increase" to be human? Or is it a requirement?

                                • Anonymous

                                  30 Jun 2020 09:54  

                                  I started out playing a thief and planning to do a dex build, but when this dropped from the first black knight I killed, all I could say was “well, I guess this is a strength build now.” I was able to two hand it by the time I fought the gargoyles, and it cut their tail in one hit. Cut gaping dragon’s in two hits. This thing hits hard, but is pretty slow. Not ideal for pvp, but not the worst either.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    26 Jun 2020 22:48  

                                    Got this from the Black Knight in Catacombs (first drop). Was using Deep Axe for the fast & safe attacks but tried the BKS anyway - noticed the attacks were pretty darn fast and fell in love with it. Upgraded it to +5 with absolutely no regrets. You'll stunlock the vast majority of enemies and pump out 4-5 swings back to back with about 120 stamina (which will mince pretty much anything that doesn't have poise, even certain lower-level knights, eg. early-game Lothrics - and break/stun greatshield knights in two hits if they aren't scripted to counter-attack immediately after hitting a shield, such as Cathedral knights).

                                    Also great for stunning and riposting certain mobs, like Gargoyles, Crabs, giant semi-Dragons at Dragonpeak. Great AoE weapon with very respectable damage, especially in any situation allowing a charged heavy. Not too keen on it in enclosed spaces (will hit walls), but does have a lunge attack, a nice jump-attack, and a sort of charged thrust. Being able to WA-Poise is also handy vs certain enemies.

                                    Was considering Hollowslayer but swapped to this. Just a delicious, well rounded weapon with nice damage.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      18 Jun 2020 14:56  

                                      I got this from the very first Black Knight I killed in the entire game. I didn’t even have any other weapons or armor then the starter set for the warrior class. Reading all the other comments down here made me realise just how f*cking lucky I am.

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