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Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed) +5

physical damage dark souls 267 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls - stability dark souls 38
fire damage dark souls - durability dark souls 400
lightning damage dark souls - weight dark souls 10.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls icon dexterity intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
24 18 18 18
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable No
Special Knockback
 

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

 

Sword born from the souls of the great grey wolf Sif, guardian of the grave of the Abysswalker Knight Artorias."
"The sword can damage ghosts, as it was cursed when Artorias joined a covenant with the creatures of the Abyss."

 

How to Get / Where to Find Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed)

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
  • Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed) can be upgraded by using Demon Titanite.
  • When ascending the weapon, it will only be displayed as "Greatsword of Artorias", it will not say "Cursed". To be certain of which sword you're creating, look at the stats, which are unique. This sword deals purely Physical damage, while the Non-Cursed version has Phy/Mag split damage.
  • Once you make the Cursed sword variant and view its description, you will see that it is "Cursed".
  • This is one of the Cursed weapons that can inflict damage against Ghosts without the need to consume Transient Curse.
  • 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.

 

Lore

 

Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed) Upgrade Table

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades can only be applied to Boss Soul Weapons forged at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 60% for strength dark soulsStrength, 60% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity, 60% for intelligence dark souls Intelligence and 60% 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 (Cursed) 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 178 - - - C C C C - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (demon titanite dark souls sx1) 195 - - - C C C C - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (demon titanite dark souls sx1) 213 - - - C C C C - - 60 10 40 40 38 
Regular +3 (demon titanite dark souls sx2) 231 - - - C C C C - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (demon titanite dark souls sx2) 249 - - - C C C C - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (demon titanite dark souls sx4) 267 - - - C C C C - - 60 10 40 40 38
 



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    • Anonymous

      I just use it to whack ghosts. The vertical swing is effective at bonking the floor. I feel like Eustus getting his mallet.

      • Anonymous

        "The sword can damage ghosts, as it was cursed when Artorias joined a covenant with the creatures of the Abyss." That right there is really interesting. It would have to refer to the creatures of the original Abyss, before Manus with the Dark Soul was corrupted. Alvina and Sif, and most likely Artorias too, seem to have shared a bond together. We see Alvina traversing the Abyss in AoTA, so could she be an abyssal creature? Wait, what if Sif was also an abyssal creature, and Artorias got him as a pet friend when he made a covenant with the abyssal creatures? In the Covenant of Artorias item description, they are also referred to as "beasts of the Abyss". Big beastly cats, big beastly wolves, probably other different animal creatures too?

        • Anonymous

          i wanted to know what the max damage of the weapon was at softcaps, and oddly enough, both soulsplanner and mugenmonkey showed that this weapon doesnt scale with faith or int, only physical stats. could someone check ingame if that is correct ? it wouldn't be the first time that fromsoft shows fake scaling (like for the thorolund talisman having c scaling in faith but a flat magadjust of 165).

          • Anonymous

            With all these stat scalings, it makes me feel like this sword would be absurdly powerful if used during/after a NG+ or two. I know the R2s are slow, but all other attacks are the same as the BKS, and it feels like it has a slightly longer swing range.
            I know I’m looking forward to finding out just how hard this can wreck in PvE. Probably will use the non-cursed version for my later divine weapon, too. Has anyone tried this out themselves at like 40+ str, dex, int and faith yet and care to share their experience?

            • Anonymous

              I have extra soul of sif, need moonlight Greatsword or Smoughs soul. I have some other extras too. Need pricilla dagger tail and gaping dragon tail as well. PS4 PSN choko_unltd100

              • Anonymous

                Note of warning, through the Giant Blacksmith's Upgrade menu. It does not say whether it curse or not, go by the damage and stats displayed on here if you're confuse. (FYI this is from the Xbox 360 version, do not know if that changed for the other versions).

                • Anonymous

                  i made thismbut i can´t hit ghosts at first i tough crap i got the normal one but no its black like this one

                  • Anonymous

                    Remember guys if you wanna make it a CURSED sword to kill ghosts you need a normal straight sword +10 before you do the ascension. If you do it at +9 or lower it won’t work! You’ll only be making a regular.

                    • Anonymous

                      I’m gonna make this sword only because of New Londo. Hate that place. I don’t like relying on a item you can’t properly farm to get through a place that will almost definetly kill you if you don’t.

                      • 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

                          would anyone be interested in trading this for a quaelaags furysword? im on switch and i dont use the furyswod that much.

                          • Anonymous

                            Can someone drop me sif's soul I made the wrong one and I really don't feel like running through the game again for it. Ps4 password beefcake

                            • Anonymous

                              For anyone else who is an idiot like me :) The best way to know for sure which one you're making, is to only have a dagger/straightsword etc +10 in your inventory. Because the two types of greatswords: Cursed/Non-Cursed can only be made with entirely different types. The normal sword can only be made with the 'broken' sword types, while the cursed can only be made with the non-broken types. It's pretty typical of FromSoftware to not put much thought into the UX of these kinds of things, but that's the best way to make it out.

                              • Anonymous

                                BTW it is requires 18 in faith and intelligence to use properly. So even if you have a dex or strength build you will need those stats. Just an fyi. Personally i recommend getting the stats to wield it as early as possible as it makes new londo a breeze.

                                • Anonymous

                                  But it's only slightly better than a jagged ghost blade, slower, without bleed (do ghosts bleed?) and costs more than 2x souls and rare titanite to upgrade... so why??

                                  • 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

                                      Note to anyone trying to make this: Its a GREATSWORD. not a straight sword, Not a curved sword, A GREATsword. You make it with a greatsword like this not a straight sword like this so now you know how to make it without having a derp moment.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I’ve ascended a longsword to +10. I have the Soul of Sif. When I go to andrei to create this sword, the game doesn’t let me??? What am I doing wrong people? Please help!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          that's actually the most powerful greatsword for dex,the scale with dex and str is not equal,the best attribute for that sword are 27 strength and 40 dex, 539 damage

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm still wondering why they put 18 points of stat requirements and a C scaling on both INT and FTH whilst it doesn't do magical damage at all... How funny.

                                            • I had a weird bug while wielding this sword in New Londo...basically, for some reason I cannot understand, ghosts were far more aggressive than usual and their aggro range looked wider. Somehow I made it to the room where you clim the ladder to reach Ingward, but before I could even get close to the room entrance I got aggroed by any single phantom around there and stunlocked to death. Granted, I had the starting warrior chest armor, with Elite Knight leggins, gloves and helm, but I had the wolf ring as well. Maybe it was too low poise, I thought, so I went back there with a full Havel set + Wolf Ring (Poise 161) and I still got aggroed the same way as before and stunlocked to death before I could even get into the room. Strange thing is that when I tried again, this time with a Zweihander equipped instead of Artorias Greatsword, ghosts were far less aggressive, had shorter aggro range (but this could be a placebo effect, as far as I know) and, wirdest thing, I was able to not be staggered by ghost, even rolling back to my previous armor set (Starting Warrior chest + Elite Knight helm, leggins and gloves). Anyone else experienced this?

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