Black Knight Sword+5

330 icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
- icon_prot_stab.png 38
- icon_other_dura.png 300
- icon_other_weig.png 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon_strength.png icon_dexterity.png icon_intelligence.png icon_faith.png
20 18
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special No

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 the Black Knight Sword / Where to Find the Black Knight Sword



  • Chance to drop from Black Knights wielding this weapon. One is in the Undead Burg,guarding a corpse holding the Blue Tearstone Ring. this creature might be rather challenging at lower levels, for an easy kill, run climb up the building where the firebomb throwing hollows are (kill them before aggro-ing the Black Knight) and simply throw firebombs at him or cast spells or shoot arrows at him. sometimes he'll begin to walk/run away, down the stairs. whenever he does that go down, stand near the stairs for a fraction of a second and go back up the building again, as the Black Knight will come after you again. If you're confident enough, you can try parrying/backstabbing him.
  • Chance to drop from either Black Knight in the Northern Undead Asylum (Revisited).


Hints and Tips:


    • *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 weak 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, much like the way the black knights themselves use them.
    • Cannot be buffed.


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Black Knight Sword Upgrade Table

Upgrade cost: 2,000 souls and Twinkling Titanite

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Knight Sword icon_dmg_phy.png icon_dmg_magi.png icon_dmg_fire.png icon_dmg_lightn.png icon_strength.png icon_dexterity.png icon_intelligence.png icon_faith.png icon_prot_phy.png icon_prot_magi.png icon_prot_fire.png icon_prot_lightn.png icon_prot_stab.png
Regular 220 - - - C E - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 242 - - - C E - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 264 - - - C E - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +3 286 - - - C E - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 308 - - - C E - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 330 - - - C E - - 60 10 40 40 38
Requirements /
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
Magic Adjustment

Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost useless. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)


    • Anonymous

      05 Nov 2017 09:31  

      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..

      • 05 Oct 2017 16:54  

        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

          04 Jun 2017 02:42  

          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

            23 Apr 2017 23:38  

            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

              something new.10 Oct 2016 07:14  

              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

                Friendly Reminder02 Sep 2016 05:52  

                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

                  A neat trick to kill the Undead Burg`s black knight in 1 hit, any lvl.26 May 2016 04:02  

                  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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