Greatsword of Artorias +5

180 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
127 stability_dark_souls.jpg 10
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 200
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 10.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength_dark_souls.jpg icon_dexterity.png intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg
24 18 20 20
Auxiliary icon_res_divine.png 140
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special No

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


Hints and Tips:

  • Give to Frampt to receive 50 souls.
  • The Greatsword of Artorias has decent scaling with all primary stats. This might seem appealing, but as most characters invest in only one or two, they will get more mileage off more specialized weapons that scale strongly with their choice stat.
  • This weapon would be well-suited to a character that would invest in the four primary stats in a balanced way, though this would likely come at the cost of auxiliary stats such as Vitality and Endurance.


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Greatsword of Artorias Upgrades

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades are usually for Boss Soul Weapons that are created at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 55% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength, 55% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity, 85% for intelligence_dark_souls.jpg Intelligence and 85% for faith_dark_souls.jpg 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.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 120 85 - - C C B B - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 132 93 - - C C B B - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 144 102 - - C C B B - - 60 10 40 40 38 
Regular +3 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 156 110 - - C C B B - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 168 118 - - C C B B - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx4) 180 127 - - C C B B - - 60 10 40 40 38

    • Anonymous

      01 Jul 2019 00:30  

      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

        23 May 2019 18:33  

        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

          15 May 2019 04:52  

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

          • Anonymous

            09 Feb 2019 06:40  

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

            • Anonymous

              24 Oct 2018 01:16  

              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

                15 Sep 2018 04:33  

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

                • Anonymous

                  11 Jun 2018 03:47  

                  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

                    10 Jun 2018 22:46  

                    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

                      05 Jun 2018 04:53  

                      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

                        22 Apr 2018 10:48  

                        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

                          24 Aug 2017 05:23  

                          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

                            which is more reliable?25 Sep 2016 22:40  

                            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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