|Requirements & Bonus|
*When infused with Magic: 187 Physical dmg/202 Magic dmg; with Fire: 240 Physical dmg/240 Fire dmg; with Lightning: 250 Physical dmg/250 Lightning dmg.
Flamberge is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.
This greatsword with an undulating blade is the choice weapon of the slithering serpent men of Sen's Fortress."
"This weapon is designed to flay the skin and causes heavy bleeding."
How to Get the Flamberge / Where to Find the Flamberge
- Purchased from Shiva of the East (10,000 Souls).
- Rare drop from Serpent Mages (2% Chance - Sen's Fortress or The Duke's Archives).
- Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
- Bleed build up is 36 per strike, and once inflicted will tear 30% of the opponents HP.
- Heavy R2 attacks are replaced with heavy slashes which inflict heavy knockback.
Youtube relevant videos:
Flamberge 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 22% for Strength and 70% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 6,000 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 16, but increases base damage. It scales 22% for Strength and 70% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 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: 2,000 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 17% for Strength and 53% for Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 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 6% for Strength and 20% for Dexterity and 66% Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 4,000 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 4% for Strength and 14% for Dexterity and 65% Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 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 8% for Strength and 27% for Dexterity and 66% Faith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 4,000 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 8% for Strength and 25% for Dexterity and 77% Faith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 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: 4,000 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: 2,000 souls, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab.
This weapon sure did get a serious glow-up in the later games huh?
one of my fav weapons in pvp. it does similar damage to the claymore. claymore 1 hand r1s are goated and same with the 2h rolling attack but the r2 on the flamberge is a good mix up for wake up. the backstab damage is pretty much the same as claymore with optimal str and dex. fun weapon. imo manserpant gs is the better gs but flamberge its fun
PERSONALLY i think this is the most meh sword in the series. ds2 and 3s flamberge looks awesome.
Looking at it from above, I think it looks like a giant corkscrew
Nice private moveset video, like whats the point of even having it there
Nothing special about R1, just typical slashing like most swords, good for stacking bleed.
R2 is the other story and reason why to use this weapon.
Altough it's called Flamberge it sucks with flame upgrades. Stick to regular / lighting / magic / divine path.
This thing is ugly af not gonna lie, but its wonderful against the firesage demon and the asylum demon part 2
Kain is deified.
I still can’t believe this isn’t a curved Greatsword, or even just a Curved Sword.
PVE is not really good (like most swords) I mean you can do better...
PVP is High Tier for sure (not among the absolute best but not bad at all). Doesn't deal huge damage but compensates that with a somewhat great move set, simple but effective. Kind of fast. Is great for Dead Angles.
The weapon has a certain reputation for being a "combo weapon".
I disagree with that opinion, in the sense that most weapons are great for doing combos (or better said, I don't think the Flamberge is particularly better for executing combos, making them easier or with more hits...). That said, the animation of the Flamberge hits makes the combos look really cool. So, it's a fantastic weapon that gives the fighting another flavor. I absolutely adore this weapon.
any ideas for holy knight hodrick cosplay in ds1 ?
The best version, ds2 and Ds3 flamberge are pretty disappointing compared to this Beauty.
this looks like the sword you can stab your privite w in dark souls 3.
This sword looks sick. Other opinions are incorrect
Flamberge + Lightning = Levin Sword
Personally i love this Sword. Best Weapon (imbued with Magic Weapon buff) and Dark Hand for my Soul Reaver Cosplay Build. Good Damage and Moveset inclusive Bleeding.
I wanted to use this for my "Earl Arstor-Build" because in the german version if the game the item desription says that this the favorite weapon of earl arstor of carim. So I guess it's not canon?
What's the most effective path for this weapon??
Is this weapon supposed to be a rare drop? I’ve found three of them just from having to run back and forth through Sen’s Fortress pre-Lordvessel
i can't wait to kill quelaag so i can finally buy the crest, and this weapon
Looks slightly like the coiled sword, or is it just me?
I'm only new to dark souls the original as I came into the series from bloodborne and ds3 and 2 however I have read the mechanics and know what this games like, I recently got DSR and I love this weapon
Why doesn't anybody say like:"this is so good" or "this is absolute trash" or "i dropped it and now i can't pick it up anymore" , in other words: the normal comments? Why is litteraly the only thing you guys say:"it is so not like the real one" or "it just looks like some kind of disabled blacksmith made this"?
Being about as curvy as your mother, this is... Well, a really badly curved non-curved sword.
I much prefer the design of the flamberge in this game over the designs of the subsequent games.
Why is that the weapon model of flamberge in DS1 very different to DS2 and DS3?