|Requirements & Bonus|
|Weapon Type||Straight Sword|
*When infused with Magic: 155 Physical dmg/167 Magic dmg; with Fire: 196 Physical dmg/196 Fire dmg; with Lightning: 205 Physical dmg/205 Lightning dmg.
Darksword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.
The sword of the knights of the Four Kings of New Londo. Its blade is wide and thick and it is wielded in an unusual manner."
"When the Four Kings were seduced by evil, their knights became Darkwraiths, servants of the Dark who wielded these darkswords."
How to Get / Where to Find the Darksword
- Obtained by reaching Rank 2 in the Darkwraith Covenant.
Hints and Tips:
- Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
- One handed R2 heavy attack is a upward slash followed by a downward slash that can be chained with one handed light attacks.
- Some believe Darkwraiths to be revolutionaries, defenders of the human race, but they may rather represent evil Humanity.
Darksword Upgrade Table
Overview table for all Upgrades at regular, max and threshold levels. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths in detail. Use this table to quickly compare performance.
Regular Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Regular +6 requires a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember. Regular +11 requires a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Very Large Ember.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 51% for Strength and 51% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 3,000 souls, 9 titanite shards to +5, 9 large titanite shards to +10, 7 titanite chunks to +14 and 1 titanite slab to +15.
Crystal Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Crystal Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Crystal Ember.
Crystal Reinforcement reduces weapon Durability by 20, but increases base damage. It scales 51% for Strength and 51% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5.
Lightning Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Lightning Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon, but no special Ember is required.
Lightning Reinforcement removes all scaling but adds Lightning Damage.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5.
Raw Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Raw Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember.
Raw Reinforcement increases base damage whilst reducing stat bonuses. Scales 38% for Strength and 38% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 10 large titanite shards.
Magic Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins.
Magic Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Magic +6 requires a Magic +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember.
Magic Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and an Intelligence bonus. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon. Scales 14% for Strength and 14% for Dexterity and 73% Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards to +5, 7 Blue Titanite Chunks to +14 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +15.
Enchanted Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins.
Enchanted Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Enchanted +6 requires a Enchanted +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember.
Enchanted Reinforcement increases the Intelligence bonus at the cost of base magic damage. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon. Scales 10% for Strength and 10% for Dexterity and 72% Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 Blue Titanite Chunks to +4 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +5.
Divine Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Divine Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Divine Ember. Divine +6 upgrades require a Divine Weapon +5 and to hand in the Large Divine Ember.
Divine Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and Faith scaling. Scales 20% for Strength and 20% for Dexterity and 73% Faith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab.
Occult Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Occult Upgrades require a Divine +5 weapon and to hand in the Dark Ember.
Occult Reinforcement reduces the base damage but increases Faith scaling. Scales 18% for Strength and 18% for Dexterity and 86% Faith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab.
Fire Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Fire Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon. Fire +6 requires a Fire +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Flame Ember.
Fire Reinforcement adds Fire Damage but removes all scaling bonuses from the weapon.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab.
Chaos Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Chaos Upgrades require a Fire +5 weapon and to hand in the Chaos Flame Ember.
Fire Reinforcement reduces Fire Damage but adds a bonus based on the Humanity you hold.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab.
Reminds me of Ragnarok from Soul Eater
There are few things more appropriate than killing Gwyndolin with a +5 Occult Darksword.
I dont really care if its not the best. having beat the game a bunch of times already, to me the games more about pacing yourself than making the best possible build. also the swords cool and has a funny moveset :D
Don't be fooled by seeing how deadly darkwraith mobs are when swinging with this thing. In players hands its just for show with it's fancy moveset.
Short range for such big weapon will make your dancing and slicing moves simply miss. Medium speed and damage also nothing special with poise damage. Pretty average sword maybe even below average.
Yea sure it can be deadly in hands of a good player but same rule goes with every weapon in this game.
If you are bored and want a challenge roleplaying evil darkwraith go for it. Otherwise I don't recomend.
Is this weapon NOT in Dark Souls remastered? This might be a stupid question, google seems to be giving conflicting information,
It kinda looks like the buster blader sword from yu gi oh
For a really hard to get item that requires finding secret covenant and offering big bunch of humanity it's really crappy. It looks nice and have even nicer looking dancing moveset but falls behind other swords. You need to be very close to the enemy if you don't want end cutting air. As with the rest of darkwraith's stuff we've been trolled by game creators. Thank you Dark Souls.
Very beautiful Sword with a very beautiful moveset, but it lacks reach and damage.
i already put the lordvessel in fire link , is it possible to still get the sword?
the scabbard is amazing
can we repair this sword?
Rating weapons based on looks:
Very different from your regular sword, and is also very charming
not to creep people out but the bottom of the sword is made of a another DarkWraiths bones
Use heavy attack to dance gracefully.
this weapon feels good in my hands
I'm going to walk up to Ingward in the entire Darkwraith set and kill him witb this sword after using the Darkhand.
Note: the second heavy attack will often miss after the first due to its short reach unless your right up against the enemy
Another thing, is this a once per play through thing, I didn't see it mentioned above.
Because if it is, imagine making it crystal
How does this compare to other straight swords?
just wondering because I have never actually considered it for a dedicated pvp build
I had a very strange encounter and not sure if its a glitch but after receiving the sword from the serpant I turned around and had several dark wraiths form a circle around me and spoke to me in a foreign tongue, yet the odd thing is , I understood every word.
Is the dark sword considered a +5 weapon at the start?
Question: Best infuse for this weapon? I found that Chaos +5 was rather lackluster contrary to popular opinion. What works best with this weapon? Regular path with scaling?
Do you need this for knights honor?
Would it be wise to invest this sword towards the Occult path? A god killing dark sword sounds absolutely badass to use in Darkwraith standards
My personal favorite weapon
2 handed rolling attack is outrageous
Does every weapon that is fully upgraded with the Enchanted path always have A scaling or is that someone just trolling?
Dupe glitch for some reason doesn't work with this equipped on Xbox 360.
For a quality build, would this or the broad sword be better? they seem to have the same scaling and dmg at +15. I suppose the moveset is the biggest difference.
While that lore page by Rakuyo was a capitvating, fascinating read I'd suggest adding a warning because of the sheer amount of images. Third world countries like Germany with mobile data caps just above several bytes / year will be pleased.
they are savage beasts. Even Vilhelm, a Londor knight, despise them as "mad hollows".
I don't know if it's a "me" issue, but the normal straight swords feel unbelievably weak.
My dark sword is +10 and it only hits the snakes in send fortress for 16 damage.
The drake sword does it's normal damage, but my dark sword, which scaling has a higher rating than the drake sword +0...the difference in damage is unreal.
Did 38 a swing against the spiders in blight town helping out a friend of mine.
I have 32 strength and 18 dex.
git gud casuls
giant dad says "I hate casuals"
wat r u, casul?