black knight sword
Black Knight Sword+5

physical damage dark souls 330 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls - stability dark souls 38
fire damage dark souls - icon other dura 300
lightning damage dark souls - weight dark souls 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
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 Greatsword.

 

"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:

  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
  • Black Knight Sword can be upgraded by using Twinkling Titanite.
  • Like every Black Knight weapon, this sword has a 20% damage modifier when used against Chaos Demons.
  • An excellent mid-game sword with decent swing speed. At 40 Str and 18 Dex, Attack rating is at decent 500. Good for stun-locking weak armored and low poise enemies.
  • Very effective while two-handed. R1 light attack is relatively fast and does high damage. R2 heavy attack is devastating when timed correctly: after a long windup, the player swings the blade vertically upward, causing enemies with low-mid poise to be flung in the air.

 

Youtube relevant videos:

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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 soulsStrength and 7% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity 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 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 220 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx1) 242 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx1) 264 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +3 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx2) 286 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx2) 308 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (twinkling titanite dark souls sx4) 330 - - - C E - - - - 60 10 40 40 38



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    • Anonymous

      I got this sword from the undead burg and i beat the final boss with it and right now im in new game plus

      • Anonymous

        The attack bonus seems to apply to the Asylum demon and similar. Also on the Centipede. I got this early. Works on Tauros demon too.

        • Anonymous

          I was too unlucky to get the greatsword variant but this weapon easily grew on me, and laugh my **** off whenever I send a hollow flying and it's corpse breaks the things I thrust it to.

          • Anonymous

            I used two handed R2 attack on havel the rock and he fell on ground!
            Such a shame for the highest poise....

            • Anonymous

              The best all-around weapon in the game in my opinion. I got it in my first playthrough and I never needed anything else until the end. Also luckily in the second, where I also got the Claymore. While theoretically the Claymore can get better than the BKS, that is only with +15 upgrade and 40/40 STR/DEX, which happens practically until the end of the game (or in NG). When I reached Gwyn, my Claymore was still not quite as good as my BKS.
              The BKS can be upgraded fully (+5) quite soon in the game. Even without, it does marvels, like one-shotting the Taurus demon when dropping on him fron the tower.
              On the next game I didn't get a BKS. I felt handicapped and was disappointed with all the other weapons I tried. That game was actually harder even though I had more experience. That's the downside, it's so good it can give you bad habits and make you over-dependent on it.

              • Anonymous

                One underrated part is the spin dash attack. It comes out particularly fast, has a large AOE and hits hard. Fully upgraded it can almost one shot most mobs (or with just one additional hit). Good sword with shield.

                • Anonymous

                  was doing a casual first playthrough of dark souls remastered. Killed the first sword black knight in undead burgh and he dropped it. I know this game is hard but it doesn't feel hard.

                  • The all around MVP in the game for a quality build. It does massive damage. It upgrades incredibly easily - you can have this thing maxxed before the gargoyles. For the damage, it doesn't way much. It will stomp all of ng and works fine in higher levels.

                    Yes, the claymore will out pace it in due time, as will any other black knight weapon. But those weapons require way more investment in levels. The claymore is 27/40 if I recall to get it to it's potential and 40/40 to max. The other black knight weapons are just a lot of points in strength, too, and they weigh a good bit. If you are wanting fabulous damage fast that stays strong all game to the kiln, that you can get early, that doesn't require chunks or large shards, that can be maxed before opening end game areas, there's simply no better choice.

                    You also have three chances to get it before the end game: One in the burg, two in the asylum. Just get that ten humanity or wait until you get the gold serpent ring. I pretty much quit a run if I don't get a black knight drop before Anor Londo because it feels like a bad omen.

                    All of this can be yours by sl 10 if you start as a warrior and two hand or SL16 to one hand.

                    • Anonymous

                      the black knight sword is one of the only swords in the series that is really good and is still good to this day

                      • Anonymous

                        I grind in painted world before Orstein an Smough boss fight to 65 soul level, upgrade this weapon to +5, ascend pyromancy flame to +9 and obtain the power within pyromancy. Big guy down in no more than 5 hits, even with the phantom. Critacal hit deal about 800 or above damage. This weapon is OP

                        • Anonymous

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

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

                                  • 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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The BK weapons can be fully upgraded so early in the game it feels like cheating. This sword is monstrous.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I just got two of this sword in the same playthrough, and they are both from the north undead asylum...….

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I decided to try this sword out in the kiln of the first flame because it was just in my inventory. I wish used this sword earlier lol

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Two handed heavy attack is good vs toxic hollows in painted world of ariamis, since it knocks them too far to give you the toxic status effect

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This sword is a monster, it led me through the entirety of my first playthrough. But I felt like I had cheapened the experience. So my next playthrough, I decided to create the Greatsword of Artorias and challenge myself. And I beat it. I'm now on NG+2 (Journey 3) and I found myself forced to use this sword against the Sanctuary Guardian. I feel dirty.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Luckily enough this dropped from the knight in the Undead Burg for me. Is this a weapon to keep throughout the game or one to just use at the beginning?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Got the shield at 5% spawn chance, but after killing the black knight in Undead Burg, Asylum, Darkroot Basin and Undead Parish, still no sword. I'm sad. 4 chances of 20%, and nothing. :(

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Get the drake sword and kill the black knights in undead burg easy. Parries work too. If you get this sword off the one guarding the blue tearstone ring, put a smile on - you just lucked out.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            My only complaint about this beauty is the range. It feels just a tad short. But it's a minor thing, BKS is a beast.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Truly one of the best swords in the game on my play through but if you want a bit more power but keep the same move set you need the sword from kalameets tail and up grade it to max it is well worth the time and effort for a better sword

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I saved the file no the cloud just before him, and I'm trying and reloading until he drop but seems it's not working. This article says 20% but I've try more than 10 times and nothing. Maybe I have to start new games?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Tip: something thats always helped me fight the black knights, especially the one guarding the blue tearstone ring, is just keep circling him to counter clockwise with your shield raised. When he tries to slam his shield into you and stab you after you're open for a strike. Take the shot and repeat. (Also, for the BK in front of the blue tearstone ring lure him up to the open area in front of the locked door that leads to some gold pine resin and in front of the house with the ladder leading to the firebombing guys. Clear out the enemies including the sniper in the tower and use the method listed)

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Brutally good weapon, fantastic against bosses and crowds. The long windup speed leaves you very vulnerable to interruption, but if you land the hit, you can get a speedy follow-up hit. Few enemies can withstand a 1-2 punch from this.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Like someone else, I died so many times to the black knight in the undead burg, and when I finally learned to parry him this sword dropped.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I've gotten this TWICE now from the Undead Burg knight on separate files, and both times I was too deep into another build to be able to use it. Currently going for a faith build with Astora Straight Sword and I have 4 Twinkling Titanites before even facing the Bell Gargoyles. It makes me so sad that this is happening.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          So this cant be forged into enchanted weapon? I just found enchanted choals or something to give to a blacksmith and i wondered if there is anything i can do other than bringing it to +5 with twinkling.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Im using a fire RC since the begining im sl 31 and thinking abouf changing to one of this, what you guys think?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Oh, how I love thee. Carried me through the early game - I mean, on my second character, first got the BKH which made half the game a joke - and remained viable late game. But, if you can give up the stats for the higher requirements, and carry 6 more equip load points, I'd just say use the Halberd. Imo if you get this, use it unupgraded until you've killed the Halberd knight. If it drops off the first Halberd Knight, In darkroot basin, then use that instead, or use it once you meet the requirements. Otherwise, this is great. I love it. Did I mention I love this sword? R2s arent very good in PvP though. Nice for knocking lizards off the platforms though.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Why does the guard curve towards the wielder's hands? To me it just seems like it would get in the way of gripping the handle. It's a small thing, but it seems a little silly.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  My first time playing, died to the first black knight more than a dozen times, and when I finally learned how to parry and killed him, this baby dropped. Carried me to first try most bosses up to Anor Londo. Still my favourite weapon.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This weapon is simply insane.. I got it once. Upgraded it for fun up to +3 and just wanted to try out. It was just the rtime for Capra demon - and yea, you can guess. I one shot him with drop attack for 1100 damage. Easy souls, prepare to live edition!! Since then we are in love..

                                                                                                    • Love this weapon. I tend to use it through out NG and it's easy to max out before Anor Londo if you head to the Great Hollow and get them lizards! Honestly, two handed, it works damned great for pve. Not fast enough for PVP unless you're rocking serious poise and armor for trades and punishes, but that feels harder than I would want to master when I could just carry a great sword....

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        The black knight at the burg dropped it. Was planning for a dex build but immediately started leveling strength as it was so early in the game. It was doing insane damage with the minimum stats and +3 upgrade. Breezed through the game basically.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I have made 3 characters that have killed the black knight at the Undead Burg and I haven't received it once. Am I just unlucky or am I doing something wrong?

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I probably discover something new with this weapon. If we kill silver knights with this weapon we have +20% more souls.Sorry my english very potato.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Keep in mind the sword /does not/ go past +5, so if you're thinking you can make this sword any better than that, well I'm sorry to say, that's not happening. Good luck.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                The backstab attack always throws the enemy away a bit, far enough for this trick:Go near a dangerous ledge, circle around his charging stab, and use a backstab to throw him to his death.Risk; the knight's attacks have quite a knockback, so you'll be at the same risk of falling down, especially when he decides to swing instead of thrust. Still, if you're low level, one or two hits will end you anyway.I used the wooden bridge connecting to the tower where the bonfire is. Easy retrieval of souls if you happen to fail (was actually the main reason I lured him all the way back there, imagine my surprise when I 1-hit-killed hím instead, hah)

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