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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
- Ascension with the Soul of (Great Wolf) Sif and either the Broken Straight Sword +10 or Straight Sword Hilt +10.
- In order to create the "Cursed" version of this sword (the variant that can damage Ghosts without applying Transient Curse), you can ascend the soul using any normal +10 upgraded Straight Sword. See Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed).
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.
- In German the sword is called Finstertöter which translates to dark slayer which may be a callback to the counterpart of the moonlight greatsword in king's field The Dark Slayer. The cursed version is called Großschwert von Artorias In German.
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, 55% for Dexterity, 85% for Intelligence and 85% for Faith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 25,000 Souls and 10 Demon Titanite.
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How does one actually use this sword in a SL120 build?
How does one use this in a SL 120 build without sacrificing all other stats? I guess if you have only SL 120 you cant really invest much into either int or str you are basically getting 20 of either to just equip the sword?
highest potential ar for greatswords, but highest stat investment
stupid people who leveled all stats a little instead of focusing on one or two can be saved by this
"It has a hidden passive modifier against Abyss enemies (Darkwraith Knights, The Four Kings)"
Does that also apply to Manus and the Bloatheads?
In all seriousness though, is this weapon worth it? I mean, you pretty much have to completely ruin your build just to get the stats to wield it. It ought to be truly OP
Which Boss Soul do i Need For this weapon? Siff Or Artoria??
Sword so cool you can get 3 versions of it
The scaling seems incredible if you have those stats pretty high. Would that not give it higher damage than most other weapons?
I just build a character to try it out... horrible moveset, horrible damage... Just don't bother using this ****.
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.
the catacomb sword
"Give to Frampt for 50 souls"
What is even the point of Frampt...
Made this and sold to Frampt for nothing just to disrespect Artorias the looser
How the **** does it need dragon scales????
I go from 10 equip load to 700 when I equip this, help please. Tried save quitting multiple times and it still happens
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
artorias is a man of style beautiful sword my lad
i wield this blade to honour to artorias
traded a twin humanity for +5 version, couldn't have a better trade
Does this permanently kill sekeletons summoned by necrancers?
It seems like this one also has the built in transient curse effect? And extra damage to dark wraiths
Is there a way to land the R2 attack other than your opponent DC'ing in PVP or the enemy glitching out in PVE ?
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.
Bruh, I crafted this thing twice instead of crafting the not cursed version. I'm a ****ing idiot.
can you use it in the left hand ?
does it change the moveset/ increase damage, like in DS2 ?
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.
Y'all are really arguing over lore in a game where they call a character big hat logan because he has a big hat
My favorite weapon.
Do i need both versions (normal and cursed) for the Knights Honor Trophy?
Cursed or normal?
Quite possibly my favourite weapon in the dark souls series. Absolute beast.
Do you need 20 intelligence and faith to use the weapons ?
What does AR mean when it says +85% bonus from Intelligence and Faith?
Since it scales with four stats, what kind of damage would this thing do at max soul level? Crazy
I was planning to do a build with this and miracles or sorcerers. Which one suits this sword better. For pvp and pve.
" 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 )
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?
Why is there bread growing out of my Xbox and how do I fix it?
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.
Anyone in NG+ or higher that has invested in the four stats that this weapon scales with? If so is it any good?
prob best weapon for battle mages or priests
Where's the mention to the damage bonus against dark servants? This version deals exttra damage against darkwraiths, four kings, frampt an kathe
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
Ok has anyone else realized that we have basically the same sword 3 times just in different states of *****ed upness.
If I want to turn the sword back into a broken straight sword will I regain the Soul of Sif ?
try finger but hole
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)
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.
Anyone else notice you get more souls per kill only with the two handed R2 of this weapon? Or is that all special weapons
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.
Any one else notice that this sword has a strange animation when you parry and riposte a dark spirit?
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.
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?
The requirements are a little funky persay.