greatsword of artorias
Greatsword of Artorias +5

physical damage dark souls 180 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls 127 stability dark souls 10
fire damage dark souls - durability dark souls 200
lightning damage dark souls - weight dark souls 10.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls icon dexterity intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
24 18 20 20
Auxiliary icon res divine 140
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special

Knockback

 

Greatsword of Artorias is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.

 

Sword born from the soul of the great grey wolf Sif, guardian of the grave of the Abysswalker Knight Artorias."
"Sir Artorias hunted the Darkwraiths, and his sword strikes harder against dark servants."

 

How to Get / Where to Find the Greatsword of Artorias

 

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Hints and Tips:

  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
  • Greatsword of Artorias can be upgraded by using Demon Titanite.
  • This weapon has split AR, which decreases the total damage significantly. As a trade off, it sports a 140 Divine damage modifier and a hidden passive modifier against Abyss enemies (Darkwraith Knights, The Four Kings), making it a potent choice for traversing lower New Londo Ruins and The Catacombs.
  • Like the Abyss Greatsword, this sword requires only Strength and Dexterity for the Physical damage scaling. It is still usable even without meeting the Intelligence and Faith requirement, except it bounces back for every hit.

 

Greatsword of Artorias Upgrades

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades can only be applied to Boss Soul Weapons forged at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 55% for strength dark soulsStrength, 55% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity, 85% for intelligence dark souls Intelligence and 85% for faith dark souls Faith 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
Greatsword of Artorias physical damage dark souls magic damage dark souls fire damage dark souls lightning damage dark souls strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls divine dark souls occult dark souls physical defense dark souls magic defense dark souls fire defense dark souls lightning defense dark souls stability dark souls
Regular 120 85 - - C C B B 140 - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (demon titanite dark souls sx1) 132 93 - - C C B B 140 - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (demon titanite dark souls sx1) 144 102 - - C C B B 140 - 60 10 40 40 38 
Regular +3 (demon titanite dark souls sx2) 156 110 - - C C B B 140 - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (demon titanite dark souls sx2) 168 118 - - C C B B 140 - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (demon titanite dark souls sx4) 180 127 - - C C B B 140 - 60 10 40 40 38
 



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    • Anonymous

      The scaling seems incredible if you have those stats pretty high. Would that not give it higher damage than most other weapons?

      • Anonymous

        I just build a character to try it out... horrible moveset, horrible damage... Just don't bother using this ****.

        • Anonymous

          Such a cool weapon. The stat requirements and scaling for it are really odd tho.

          You're forced to either build your character around it from the start OR wait till at least NG+ to fully maximize the GSoA's potential damage output.

          • Anonymous

            I go from 10 equip load to 700 when I equip this, help please. Tried save quitting multiple times and it still happens

            • Anonymous

              So it does magic damage, hits darkwraiths harder, launches enemies with the r2, AND it has a divine modifier? This thing is a veritable swiss army greatsword

              • Anonymous

                Is there a way to land the R2 attack other than your opponent DC'ing in PVP or the enemy glitching out in PVE ?

                • Anonymous

                  So, is there any benefit to having this sword over the cursed version? I see the requirements are higher for this one, but I don't see any real benefit of using this instead of the cursed version.

                  • Anonymous

                    This sword just looks so damn good. I know people focus on min/maxing and finding the single biggest bonk in the game, but I almost always go for this sword on strength builds because to me, Fashion Souls extends to the weapons as well.

                    • Anonymous

                      Y'all are really arguing over lore in a game where they call a character big hat logan because he has a big hat

                      • Anonymous

                        I was planning to do a build with this and miracles or sorcerers. Which one suits this sword better. For pvp and pve.

                        • Anonymous

                          " Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed) " the name is confusing , you think it is name (cursed ) when you trying to create it , but its not both of them " Greatsword of Artorias " dagger+10 = Greatsword of Artorias physical 178 ( this is the cursed , after you create this you will find in the description says its cursed ) broken straight sword+10 = Greatsword of Artorias physical 120 magic 85 (not cursed )

                          • Anonymous

                            Is the 4 stats investment really that bad? For a strenght based melee character who only wants to use some utility sorceries (especially in pve) would be that bad a 40 vit/40 end/45 str/18 dex/20 int/20 fth/10 att? Warrior class can achieve this at sl 118 if I'm not mistaken. Is that bad?

                            • Anonymous

                              Don't know why it says here that you can make it from Broken Straight Sword +10 or Straight Sword Hilt +10. Haven't checked if that's actually possible but you can also make it from a greatsword +10.

                              • Anonymous

                                Anyone in NG+ or higher that has invested in the four stats that this weapon scales with? If so is it any good?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Where's the mention to the damage bonus against dark servants? This version deals exttra damage against darkwraiths, four kings, frampt an kathe

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I didn't see any references or anything for it but I started using the Greatsword of Artorias +4 for farming Silver Knights in Anor Londo. I got 20% more souls for every kill then I had with my Uchigatana +15

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Ok has anyone else realized that we have basically the same sword 3 times just in different states of *****ed upness.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        holy aug, pretty huge damage (PvE anyaway) quite a nice moveset and long reach... only flaw i can see is the HEAVY stat investment this thing calls for... the cursed version is better for PvP but this is the better version in general... (unless you're going AotA where you get the REAL sword of Arty)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          in Dark souls I, if you overkill an opponent by their hp plus a certain margin you get bonus souls. i think you need to do a single hit damage of the enemy hp value + 20%, but I have never tried to specifically measure it. The 2h power attack on any weapon does the most damage, and likely is enough to overkill the enemies you are fighting.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Anyone else notice you get more souls per kill only with the two handed R2 of this weapon? Or is that all special weapons

                                            • Anonymous

                                              So there seem to be some mixed feelings about this weapon. Allow someone who mains this weapon to shed some light on the subject.

                                              So the (Cursed) version does do more RAW Damage, which is only subject to one type of resistance. So yes for PvP the (Cursed) version is superior.

                                              The above version is a fantastic PvE weapon. What this wiki doesn't tell you is that this sword does extra damage to Darkwraiths and the Four Kings. These are some of the highest magic resistant enemies in the game. (It also does extra damage to NPCs and maybe even PC who are part of the Darkwraith covenant.) Speaking from experience the swords extra damage more than off sets the resistance these foes have.

                                              Also you can off set any Vitality or Endurance neglect by killing Lordric anytime before he kills the fire keeper. I normally do it after the Bell Gargoyles boss.

                                              The Ring of Favor and Protection he drops comes in handy when you need more HP and Stamina than your build allows.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Although it may seem to have AR comparable to that of some UGS's, the split damage means that it is actually slightly weaker than the uncursed ( which is pure phys damage) version (in PvP) at least) as anything with decent phys and mgc defense will lower the damage considerably, and as both damage types will already be lower than other GS's, it will usually come off with less damage per swing. Nice looks though.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  in the long term is it better to use the cursed or uncured version? in a long running kind of mind frame. which has the best utility overall?

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