Gold Tracer +5

195 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 30
- icon_other_dura.png 240
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 2.0
Requirements & Bonus
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9 25
Auxiliary icon_res_bleed.png 300
Weapon Type Curved Sword
Attack Type Slash
Enchantable No
Special Combo

Gold Tracer is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.



Curved sword used by the Lord's Blade Ciaran, one of Gwyn's Four Knights.
Ciaran brandishes her sword in a mesmerizing dance, etching the darkness with dire streaks of gold."


How to Get / Where to Find the Gold Tracer


  • Acquired from Lord's Blade Ciaran alongside the Dark Silver Tracer, in exchange for the Soul of Artorias, or by killing her (you can't acquire the weapons twice). Ciaran can be found in the same place you encounter Knight Artorias after you defeat him, and will ask for his Soul. Refusing will not make her hostile. Killing her without trading the soul will make her drop both the tracers and her armor set. (Causing her to appear may require dying or warping somewhere after defeating Artorias)


  • Give to Frampt to receive 100 souls.
  • Gold tracer has a unique moveset in off-hand but is still very powerful in mainhand especially when held in two hands.
  • It has a visual effect that creates orange-gold lines streaks in its path.
  • This weapon can not be enchanted.
  • Move set is similar to Painting Guardian Sword.
  • This is the perfect match for the Dark Silver Tracer. Because of what was said above of using it in the left hand, and because the Dark Silver Tracer's strong attack causes toxin, they match very well when paired together. However, you can only use the Dark Silver Tracer's strong attack while you have it in your right hand (see Dark Silver Tracer).
  • Good for builds that have high Dexterity.
  • Bleed build up is 50 per strike, and once inflicted will tear 30% of the opponents HP.


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Gold Tracer Upgrade Table


Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 10% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 106% dexterity_dark_souls.jpg Dexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 10,000 souls and 10 twinkling_titanite_dark_souls Twinkling Titanite.


  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Gold Tracer 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 130 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +1 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 143 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +2 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 156 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +3 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 169 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +4 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 182 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +5 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx4) 195 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30

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    • Anonymous

      Bleeds through Shields, dealing -30% HP for the enemy.
      Can't buff this weapon, but don't need to, since enemies can just run around or put a Greatshield up for 60 seconds. (which you can cause bleed through)
      This weapon has no kick animation, but doesn't need it, since you can just cause bleed through shields.
      Stun locks and bleeds opponents easily with some of the quickest attacks in the game.
      Only needs 40 DEX to get it going, so you can become very tanky.

      • Anonymous

        fun fact: you can be a flipping havel and use this in pvp meta levels if you have good enough stats
        have fun!

        • Anonymous

          I've tried moonlight r2s against gold tracer havels with seemingly infinite poise and it worked pretty well. The estus chug attempt just to meet my dark bead was the cherry on top.

          • Don't be predictable with your moveset in PvP to avoid parries. Mix two and three hits, a few fakes and roll catch. Then you are worthy of this weapon. Mindless R1 spammers are the people that give this weapon a bad rap.

            • Anonymous

              Its not perfect by any means. Short range, easily parried, and not spectacular in pve. But it compensates with great bleed damage and a devastating r2 mixup that can shred most people in seconds.

              • Not balanced, but who ever said balance was fun?
                But seriously, this weapon is the bane of my sorcerers existence, she has no poise and/or bleed resistance and all around squishiness. It goes very well with another of the games cancer (effective mechanic), poise

                • I agree with some of the comments here. This is one of the most OP weapons in the game (PVP wise)... AND at the same time is the Worse, imo. If you are new to the game all you learn from it is how to spam... If you know the game already maybe you can do a little better, but not really: at the end of the day if you are not spamming with it, why are you wielding it?
                  It's a DLC weapon (most of the DLC weapons and armor are not really that good, is like FS didn't care by that time about what would happen with them in PVP... "meh whatever lets make with his useless tail a useless whip" attitude).
                  They just went nuts with this one, SuperFast/lots of Damage/ Bleeding effect... The weapon has two "flaws": the range is kind of bad (so you can kind of back of), and the criticals are bad (thank God)... also you can't buff it (unless you cheat = tumblebee puajjj)

                  • Anonymous

                    I pair it with my +15 halberd for NG+. I use the halberds one hand R1 to attack single, slow targets from a distance, and GSTs one hand R1 to clear small rooms of multiple, weak enemies. Can also work with claymore in the right

                    • Anonymous

                      I must be using it wrong cause it seems pretty underwhelming against other players. I guess it doesn't help that it's on my roleplay Princess Guard character against havelmoms and giantdads lol.

                      Anyone know how those R1 backstep attacks work? They look pretty cool but it seems like they don't actually dodge anything.

                      • Anonymous

                        This thing was so poorly balanced. It has really cool strong attacks but has a 2HR1 so busted you basically never see strong attacks in pvp. It becomes very one-dimensional and essentially boils down to if you have enough poise to tank the R1.

                        • Anonymous

                          Here it says bleed buildup is 50 per strike, on the Bleed effect page it says 30. The latter would make more sense but if anyone knows for sure that it procs bleed in 2 hits I'd like to know that too.

                          • Anonymous

                            it is super important to learn how to parry this weapon for pvp. if you cant, you wont have a good time with the r1 spammers..

                            • Anonymous

                              Can someone explain the main appeal of this weapon? Is it because it's fast and has bleed? On paper, the damage doesn't seem great at first, but then again, that scaling ... maybe i should just try it.

                              • Anonymous

                                Gold Tracer is love, Gold Tracer is life : it stands with us against turtles, ganking havels and magic spammers. Do not resist the R1 spam, embrace it instead.

                                • Anonymous

                                  The R1's are probably the mightiest attacks in the game, but when paired with Dark Silver, I actually prefer holding it in my left for quick bleed buildup. When using the hornet ring, Dark Silver does STUPID high damage with even just a back stab, and by keeping a shield in the second left-hand slot for parrying heightens the potential for OHKO even further.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    So judging by the remaster I see DS3's curved swords are just part of a long tradition of nuts curved swords.

                                    Seriously though, this thing is so strong that it almost feels a little unfair. Even without the bleed it probably would.

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