Ghost Blade +5

165 critical_dark_souls.jpg 127
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 26
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 100
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 0.5
Requirements & Bonus
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5 -
Weapon Type Dagger
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special Combo

Ghost Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


The ghosts of New Londo clutch this wickedly sharp dagger with their bony hands and make mincemeat of the living."
"One of the cursed weapons which can inflict damage upon ghosts." 

How to Get / Where to Find the Ghost Blade


Hints and Tips

  • Give to Frampt to receive 100 souls.
  • Strong Attack is changed to a double horizontal slash that can be followed up by a triple slash with an additional input.
  • Allows the player to damage ghosts and banshees in New Londo Ruins. However, only the physical weapon will do damage; magic will not affect ghosts, even if this weapon is equipped, and the player will not be able to block ghosts' attacks with a shield.

Ghost Blade Upgrade Table

Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 12% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 10,000 souls and 10 Twinkling Titanite

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Ghost Blade physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 110 - - - E - - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +1 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 121 - - - E - - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +2 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 132 - - - E - - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +3 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 143 - - - E - - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +4 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 154 - - - E - - - - - 45 10 30 30 26
Regular +5 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx4) 165 - - - E - - - - - 45 10 30 30 26


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    • Anonymous

      03 Jul 2021 22:15  

      I tried to farm with 10 humanity's and the ring, took me an hour and nothing. Then i just replaced the ring with the Sympol of Avarice instead and i got it immediately. So try that out guys.

      • Anonymous

        04 May 2021 15:32  

        why would i use this when i have the jagged ghost blade, which is easier to get, inflicts bleeding and has a higher damage when +5 than this one in +5. the only advantage between this and the jagged is that this one has critical and is a very little bit lighter than the jagged

        • Anonymous

          26 Feb 2021 21:12  

          Did an all dagger run (harder than you think) and figured I'd grab all 6, spent 4 hours trying to get it, gave up and beat the game, next playthrough (I was going for a magic/str pvp build) I got it on the FIRST ****ING BANSHEE, thank you dark souls

          • Anonymous

            19 Feb 2021 15:44  

            I've found a not terrible time to use it is if you're doing new Londo first at a low lv build for dark hand, if it happens to drop it's useful for that level, then just use the hand of succ

            • Anonymous

              27 Nov 2020 22:23  

              God damn. I farmed about 130 transient curses while trying to get this knife. Took a while even with 10 hum and the gold serpent ring.

              • Anonymous

                24 Oct 2020 15:21  

                My method for if you want to farm this rare item:

                (instructions are based on NG file)

                -Get 10+ Humanity
                -Equip Covetous Gold Serpent Ring
                -Have Symbol of Avarice ready to go (I start with it off, you can keep it on or put it on as you're about to get to the Banshees as I do)
                -Have a weapon that can quickly or easily 1-shot Ghosts. I used +15 Balder Side Sword (+Transient Curse) which 1-shots with any R1 attack (except following roll)
                -Be sure you've drained New Londo and have kicked the Aqueduct ladder down for the shortcut

                -Start at Firelink Shrine
                -Run downstairs and take the lift
                -Send the lift back up as you leave
                -Leap over the wall and run to New Londo
                -Consume a Transient Curse as you get to the end of the 2nd plank bridge
                -Kill the 2 Ghosts and run up the stairs
                -Kill 2 more Ghosts at the top of the stairs, then run off the edge/down the slope toward the Aqueduct shortcut
                -Climb up the ladder (Equip Symbol of Avarice as you climb for pro speedrunnner strats)
                -Run straight & down the stairs, through the doorway, running R1 to kill the rising Ghost, head right, follow the lip, running R1 to kill the Banshee, pray
                -Run back the way you came and follow the Aqueducts to the haunted funhouse. Ignore the Ghosts that follow from here
                -Drink up and enter the haunted house. Stay in the first room you enter, with all the pots. This is the most dangerous part by far - I kill all the Ghosts here before proceeding, as it usually takes a few seconds for a Banshee's drop to appear on the ground and I don't want to get overwhelmed before I can loot. Drink/R1 through the onslaught until they stop coming. Should only take a few seconds.
                -Run to the Banshee's room, running R1 to kill her and the 2 rising Ghosts, pray
                -Bone out, unequip Symbol of Avarice during your character's rising animation (MAXX pro speedrun timesaves), and repeat

                You should be operating at a profit of Transient Curses as you'll be killing a lot of Ghosts with 410 Item Discovery, or close. The Banshees also drop Transient Curses, which will give you a lot of false hope moments. Keep at it, this is one of the rarest farmable items ingame!

                • Anonymous

                  09 Jul 2020 16:58  

                  I just wish there were more banshees. Currently farming for this and only having two chances per run is painful.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Nov 2019 04:40  

                    It's cool looking and good for a collector, but a transient curse far out does the usefulness of a ghost damaging knife, and ghosts drop transient curses for me like spare change

                    • Anonymous

                      14 May 2019 01:40  

                      Take a bandit knife, reskin it so it looks like a steak knife, replace the r2 with a slower*****tier slash attack, remove bleed altogether, and while your at it make it upgrade with twinkling titanite so you can only go to +5 with no elemental upgrades and remove the amazing dex scaling completely while making it have only 2 enemies in the whole game that have a chance of dropping it and make that chance 1% and you get the ghost blade. As bad as that all sounds I really like looking like a crack smoking murderer slashing and stabbing the ***** out of people with this kitchen knife, but keep in mind that the scaling is atrocious and with every level you add on after level 1 this weapon gets worse and worse due to the other options you can take instead but I love it on my scumbag darkbead lvl 10 character it hits like a wet noodle but can get the job done like a rapier tbh the way it handles makes it feel like the estoc of daggers but way *****ing harder to get and you dont get the bleed effect TD:DR way worse bandit knife with no bleed thats hard as ***** to get thats only really useful at extremely low levels when its going to be excruciatingly hard to get but looks cool and is rare but honestly not worth the grind unless your planning on staying around level 10

                      • Anonymous

                        03 Jul 2018 17:33  

                        My completionist ass spent well over an hour farming for this weapon. Finally got it, upgraded it... and immediately put it in my storage box, lol. It's a butter knife that deals about as much damage as you'd expect, and cannot be buffed. But before storing, I did manage to kill the sentinels outside the Chamber of the Princess bonfire. Just took about ten minutes each, lol. It's a shiv designed for those who seek a REAL challenge, not for wusses like myself.

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