Boss Soul weapons are weapons which can be crafted from the souls that are dropped by bosses throughout the game. There are multiple weapons which can be ascended from the souls (usually two per soul). You can also consume the Boss Souls if you wish, but they are best reserved for the construction of these unique weapons - especially if you are going for the associated achievement/trophy.

The Process

To create a Boss Soul Weapon you must do the following:

  1. Start with the base compatible weapon type that's specified below and then upgrade it to +5 with Titanite Shards by using a blacksmith such as Blacksmith Andre in the Undead Parish.
  2. Upgrade the weapon further to +10 using Large Titanite Shards. To do this you must first give the Large Ember (found in The Depths) to Blacksmith Andre.
  3. Ascend the weapon by using the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo, 5,000 Souls and the boss soul to then create the corresponding Boss Soul Weapon.
  4. You can then upgrade this weapon further by using Demon Titanite to a total of +5.

 

List of Boss Soul Weapons

The following is a list of Boss Souls Weapons. Click on the specific weapon to get a list of compatible base weapons:

Soul Required Resulting Weapon Base Weapon Required Notes
2119
Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly
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Moonlight Butterfly Horn
Ascend a +10 Thrust weapon with the Moonlight Butterfly's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Deals purely Magic damage.
2119
Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly
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Crystal Ring Shield
Ascend a +10 Shield with the Moonlight Butterfly's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Shields:
  • Parry is replaced with ranged magic attack.
2119
Soul of Quelaag
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Quelaag's Furysword
Ascend a +10 Curved Sword type weapon with the soul of Quelaag at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • This sword changes the player's move set.
2119
Soul of Quelaag
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Chaos Blade
Ascend a +10 Katana with the soul of Quelaag at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Damages user on successful hit.
2119
Core of an Iron Golem
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Dragon Bone Fist
Ascend a +10 Fist Weapon with the Iron Golem's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Has a powerful R2 uppercut move, can be enchanted.
2119
Core of an Iron Golem
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Golem Axe
Ascend a +10 Axe Weapon with the Iron Golem's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Has a powerful ranged wave attack, similar to the ranged attack the Iron golem uses during the boss fight.
2119
Soul of Ornstein
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Dragonslayer Spear
Ascend a +10 Thrust weapon with Ornstein's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • One-handed strong attack launches a bolt of lightning.
2119
Soul of Smough
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Smough's Hammer
Ascend a +10 Hammer Weapon with Smough's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Absorbs a small amount of HP with each hit.

2119
Soul of Sif

greatsword of artorias
Greatsword of Artorias
Ascend a +10 Broken Sword Weapon with Sif's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Any other sword used to ascend will result in the Cursed Greatsword of Artorias.
2119
Soul of Sif
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Cursed Greatsword of Artorias
Ascend a +10 Straight Sword/Greatsword with Sif's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • One of the few weapons that can deal damage to ghosts.
2119
Soul of Sif
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Greatshield of Artorias
Ascend a +10 Shield Weapon with Sif's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Shields:
  • Successful blocks prevent status effects from attacks.
2119
Soul of Gwyndolin
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Darkmoon Bow
Ascend a +10 Bow with Gwyndolin's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Bows:
  • The only bow that scales with Faith.
2119
Soul of Gwyndolin
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Tin Darkmoon Catalyst
Ascend a Catalyst with Gwyndolin's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Catalysts:
  • The only catalyst that scales with Faith. To cast spells with it, you will still need the minimum Int requirement.
2119
Soul of Priscilla
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Lifehunt Scythe
Ascend any +10 Halberd with Priscilla's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  •  Causes bleeding on user with successful hit.
2116
Soul of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder
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Great Lord Greatsword
Ascend a +10 Sword Weapon with Gwyn's soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Has no fire damage, unlike the version Gwyn wields.
Soul of Manus
Soul of Manus
Manus Catalyst
Manus Catalyst
Ascend a Catalyst with Manus' soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Catalysts:
  • Halves the use count for spells.
Soul of Artorias
Soul of Artorias
Abyss Greatsword
Abyss Greatsword
Ascend a +10 Sword Weapon with Artorias' soul at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo. Compatible Weapons:
  • Damage scales with Humanity and caps at 10 Humanity.



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    • Anonymous

      What am I missing? Where are the souls from the first two bosses listed on the table?? Boral valley whatever and the tree thing

      • Anonymous

        Non of these weapons are good for me beside the shield and dex sword ( irony I started out as a dex build built into miracles for extra healing and int for basic magic damage to save arrows and build into Strength alway up to I got a sliver sword. I hate slow and stamina drainers

        in blood I used beast shiv and whip / beast cutter but used only the whip as my main weapon. ( just as exmple) so I hate slow but use it for annoying emeries looking At you mimic/ giant skelie boys who can’t see without forfeiting my shield.

        • Time to make Boss Cosplay. HOW TO DO THAT:
          Iron Golem: Get 24 Str, Crazy End.
          Gwyndolin: Crazy dex, good Faith.
          Ornstein: 16 Str (minimum) 24 Dex. Good endurance.
          Smough: 60-80 End, 34 Str.
          Gwyn: Gwyn's Set, Min req for Sword.

          • Hi, starter a first boss "Asylum Demon" is kill him dont escape, try attack more 1 hour lol... ur sword broken is bad dmg, its drop "Demons Great Hammer".

            Good luck.

            • Anonymous

              Need to change Moonlight Butterfly horn description. Says any weapon with thrust in the description. I tried using a +10 dagger and would not work.

              • Anonymous

                I Wisch Theo Wolldecke be an meele weapon for faith builds, Even a faith-schling from Ortsteine spear wolle be enough

                • Anonymous

                  if you look closely, you will see that the left half of the abyss greatsword looks exactly the same as the regular greatsword of artorias, while the second half is reminiscent of the cursed artorias greatsword. just thought this was a really neat easter egg.

                  • Anonymous

                    For those who want to get every boss soul weapon: It will take at least 3 playthroughs. Here's a list of everything you'll need:

                    3 straight swords
                    2 spears
                    2 shields
                    2 catalysts
                    1 curved sword
                    1 katana
                    1 fist weapon
                    1 axe
                    1 hammer
                    1 broken sword
                    1 bow
                    1 halberd
                    153 titanite shards
                    153 large titanite shards
                    3 souls of Sif
                    2 souls of The Moonlight Butterfly, Quelaag, Iron Golem, and Gwyndolin
                    1 soul of Ornstein, Smough, Priscilla, Gwyn, Manus, and Artorias

                    Some tips:
                    • You can revert weapons that drop from mimics, specifically the Lightning Spear, Occult Club, and Enchanted Falchion, to take 36 titanite shards and 18 large titanite shards off the total. Since you have to do multiple playthroughs, you should revert the lightning spear twice.
                    • Since soul gain increases on NG cycles, but store prices do not, farming should be done on the second or third playthrough to minimize the time spent farming. I recommend buying the large titanite shards from the giant blacksmith in Anor Londo, which will cost a total of nearly 600k souls.
                    • Don't farm for small titanite shards. Farm for green titanite shards, and feed them to Frampt. The leeches in Blighttown can drop 5 green titanite shards at once, and each green titanite shard can be broken down into 5 small titanite shards by Frampt.

                    It's quite a grind, but hey, the weapons are pretty darn cool. Hope this helps someone!

                    • Anonymous

                      if you use the soul glitch with humanity and give yourself 99 humanity makes this weapon do up to 400 basic damage, can do 800/1000 backstab

                      • Anonymous

                        Dark Souls ... the only game in which a simple wooden club is a thousand times easier and more effective than a mystical weapon, forged from the soul of an ancient legendary beast.

                        • Sanctuary Guardian's soul is only used for obtaining souls (12,000) and does not have a weapon you can create from it.

                          The Taurus Demon doesn't have a boss soul, and it's weapon, the Demon's Greataxe, is a drop chance of I believe around 5%, you can farm the Taurus Demon's in Demon Ruins for a chance to get it.

                          • Anonymous

                            I chose cursed great sword of artorias for ghost killing, even though the ghosts do drop transient curses

                            • Anonymous

                              Does the +10 weapon have to be normal upgrade path? or does it just need to be +10 equivalent (e.g. +5 magic)

                              • Anonymous

                                can someone help me get a quelaggs furysword for my twink cancer build I just need someone to drop it for me I can give you the soul if you want

                                • Anonymous

                                  Ok... I have many weapons and shields at 10+ with all the souls from the bosses in my inventory. The giant is only showing to make things Crystal in Modify Equipment and Reinforce Weapons shows nothing at all besides everything under my 10+ upgraded items. Can someone help me with this?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I killed Andre in undead parish by accident ...is there really no other way to get one of the base weapons to 10+ now? ......I have black knight sword and halberd to fall back on ..but I don't want to restart this play through cause I have had very good luck on drops so far ....but now can't get them passed 5+ ?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Do not upgraded boss weapons count as +5 (since they are unique weapons), or as +10 (since you need +10 weapon to make one)? For example if someone dropped me a boss weapon while I'm still at +5 weapon matchmaking would I still be considered +5? This is purely speculative... Keh heh heh heh heh.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Anyone know why I can’t make some of the boss weapons I have the souls the weapon is 10+ but it tells me insufficient materials

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Is there any actually good boss weapon in this game, for those who like to play with heavy tank characters using ultra greatswords in 2 hands? I'm researching here, and all boss greatswords look like*****.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            After you offer 10 sunlight medals to the sunlight altar you'll have the option to offer Gywns soul in exchange for the Sunligh Spear miracle.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Give the Souls of Gwyn to the Sunlight Alter for a Miracle (I wont name the Miracle though) Add me on PSN(4) "Klavair" Will help people

                                              • Anonymous

                                                When making one of these weapons, does it consume the soul, or can I make another weapon with the same soul?

                                                • Ok sooo y isn’t the giant smith giving me option to make a boss weapon? I have the +10 weapons and the boss souls I need to make but this punk won’t even show me the option

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I dropped all of my boss soul weapons to rearrange my weapons and when I tried to pick them up all of my boss soul weapons were completely GONE along with my gravelord sword, how do I get them back?!, PLEASE HELP!!!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Anyone able to drop me the great lord great sword. It’s the only one I’m missing for the knights honour trophy. I’ll return the favour if I can with upgrade materials, covenant items and boss souls. I duplicated a lot of them with my friend. Add me on psn thenotoriousjizm

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Is there a glitch on the remastered version, cause I’ve found the large ember given it to Andre but still can’t upgrade past +5 any tips cause I saved up all the boss souls I’ve got so far with making boss weapons for in mind

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Such a shame that most of the boss soul weapons in DS1 are a joke due to most of them having split damage, crappy/no scaling, or awful movesets (or in the case of Great Lord Greatsword, all of the above).

                                                          Only ones really worth pursuing are Chaos Blade, Great Scythe, and if you're going for NG+ and beyond, Cursed GS of Artorias is good for New Londo and regular GS of Artorias is good for Catacombs due to it being classed as a divine weapon.

                                                          I guess you could make a case for Moonlight butterfly horn for a mid-level INT-pure. Everything else is pretty much garbage.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            "2. Upgrade the weapon further to +10 using Large Titanite Shards. To do this you must first give the Large Ember (found in The Depths) to Andre or another suitable blacksmith such as the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo."
                                                            The Giant Blacksmith doesn't take the Large Ember, only Andre does.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Don't use the Titanite Catch Pole for the Lifehunt Scythe as it only goes to +5 and can't be used for merging.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                ***** you dumb idiots i click see hammers to make smoughs hammer i see morning star is there so i spend all my***** on it to make it but i cant cuz morning star doesnt have strike ty you *****s

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Honestly the life hunt and chaos blade are probably interchangeable because if your using one of them you should already have a build that is specified around that weapon.....but the scyth looks so much cooler

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Only boss soul weapon i use is Lifehunt scythe be cause i like the challenge of taking bleed damage for a hit.

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