Great Lord Greatsword+5

370 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 26
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 400
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
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20 10
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular
Enchantable No
Special Knockdown

"Greatsword born from the soul of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder."
"As bearer of the ultimate soul, Gwyn wielded the bolts of the sun, but before linking the fire, divided that power amongst his children, and set off with only this greatsword as his companion."

Acquired from:

Hints and Tips:

  • Give to Frampt to receive 10,000 souls.
  • This sword can first be made on the second playthrough, because the Soul of Gwyn is not acquired until the endgame.
  • Forging the Great Lord Greatsword does not give it the same flame ability as when Gwyn uses it in the boss fight. There was a misconception that forging the sword gives it a fire attack like Quelaag's Furysword, but after many players have tried, the sword shows no fire animation or fire damage.

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Great Lord Greatsword Upgrade Table

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades are usually for the Boss Soul Weapons, forged by the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 23% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 24% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 25,000 souls and 10  demon_titanite_dark_souls_s  Demon Titanite.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Great Lord Greatsword 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 256 - - - D D - - - - 60 10 40 40 26
Regular +1 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 281 - - - D D - - - - 60 10 40 40 26
Regular +2 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 307 - - - D D - - - - 60 10 40 40 26
Regular +3 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 332 - - - D D - - - - 60 10 40 40 26
Regular +4 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 358 - - - D D - - - - 60 10 40 40 26
Regular +5 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx4) 384 - - - D D - - - - 60 10 40 40 26

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    • Anonymous

      12 Aug 2021 13:25  

      Because of the relatively high base damage and low scaling, it’s actually one of the best greatswords for low- mid sl builds

      • 02 Aug 2021 19:14  

        PVE is fine of course. PVP I think it might be High Tier? Below the absolute best, but still very good. Great for Dead Angles. Basically the move-set is like the Claymore (a Top Tier for sure) with bad scaling (fine base damage though) but the real problem, and reason why this is not among the best of the best is the R2 (one handed and two handed) is quite slow (and thus parry-able and all around punishable).
        In any case trying to connect all these "slow R2s" is always fun for any weapon: you go unlock, making the opponent chase for you or whatever, then with precise timing you R2 and unlock face the direction of your opponent the moment you hit

        • Anonymous

          23 Jul 2021 10:15  

          Looking at the damage numbers I didn't expect it to be too bad on a 40/40 character, but wow that R2 sucks

          • Anonymous

            13 Jun 2021 12:05  

            "set off with only this greatsword as his companion"
            Black Knights who were scorched to wander for eternity: "am i a joke to you"

            • Anonymous

              28 Jan 2021 18:27  

              Just killed Ornstein and Smough with this in NG+. The damage and moveset ain't bad, but I really wish we could put resins on it

              • Anonymous

                28 Nov 2020 12:42  

                Gwyn likely didn’t have a flame sword before he linked the fire, that act is probably what turned it into the flame sword as he became a slave to the first flame therefore it makes perfect sense that we don’t get it ourselves. What really sucks is we don’t get his unique move set with the R2 attacks. Heavy swipes, a huge thrust and a sick uppercut yet all we’re given is a lame slam attack that has you get on your knees and beg others to backstab you in PvP. Conclusion: could of been better either way, from soft still confirmed as trolls.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Sep 2020 17:58  

                  An ancient legendary sword, formed from the burning soul of a lord who bound the first flame, literally stood on fire in the final battle and burned us to ashes with his fiery sword, does no fire damage itself and cannot even be buffed with fire ? Welcome to Dark Souls.

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Jul 2020 06:54  

                    Best weapon I have ever used in PVP.

                    It has great stats and an amazing range for the swing attack (what matter the most in PVP with greatswords, range, more than ttack). I run and start the swing before the other player is near me, before I should (because they always come to you to evade the attack by rolling)... but with its range it gets the player before he can roll... and then I can combo him; it was impressive how this ALWAYS WORKED! It worked by the time I had to fight against 2 or 3 invaders at the same time in order to lose.

                    Used this sword and only it ever since (it was when I played Dark Souls back in 2013~2014, don't know if the remaster changed anything).

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Jul 2020 02:09  

                      After killing Sif i was able to forge this with a +10 Longsword, I was also given the option to forge the Abyss Greatsword also. Anybody else experience this during their first playthrough??

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