manserpent greatsword
Man-Serpent Greatsword +15

physical damage dark souls 275 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls 207(222) stability dark souls 38
fire damage dark souls 264(264) icon other dura 300
lightning damage dark souls 275(275) weight dark souls 10.0
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
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Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular
Enchantable Yes
Special No

*When infused with Magic: 207 Physical dmg/222 Magic dmg; with Fire: 264 Physical dmg/264 Fire dmg; with Lightning: 275 Physical dmg/275 Lightning dmg.
 

Man-Serpent Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.

 


"This single-bladed blood-stained greatsword is the choice weapon of the slithering serpent men of Sen's Fortress."
"An ordinary human will have great difficulty swinging this heavy beast effectively."

 

How to Get / Where to Find the Man-Serpent Greatsword

 

Hints and Tips 

  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
  • Common choice for Strength builds in both PvE and PvP.

 

Youtube relevant videos:

  • N/A

 

Man-Serpent Greatsword Upgrade Table

Max
standard upgrade dark souls icon s
crystal upgrade dark souls icon s
lightning upgrade dark souls icon s
raw upgrade dark souls icon s
magic upgrade dark souls icon s
enchanted upgrade dark souls icon s
divine upgrade dark souls icon s
occult upgrade dark souls icon s
fire upgrade dark souls icon s
chaos upgrade dark souls icon s 

 

Overview table for all Upgrades at regular, max and threshold levels. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths in detail. Use this table to quickly compare performance.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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 110 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 165 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +10 220 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +14 264 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +15 275 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal 242 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal +4 286 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal +5 297 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Lightning 213 - - 213 - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Lightning +4 259 - - 259 - - - - - - 60 10 40 52.8 38
Lightning +5 275 - - 275 - - - - - - 60 10 40 56 38
Raw 190 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Raw +5 254 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Magic 124 133 - - D - C - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Magic +5 166 178 - - D - C - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Magic +9 199 213 - - D - C - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Magic +10 207 222 - - D - C - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Enchanted 166 176 - - E - C - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Enchanted +4 192 197 - - E - A - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Enchanted +5 199 204 - - E - A - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine 111 136 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +5 148 182 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +9 177 218 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +10 185 227 - - D - - B 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Occult 152 166 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Occult +4 188 199 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Occult +5 197 207 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Fire 143 - 143 - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Fire +5 198 - 198 - - - - - - - 60 10 42 40 38
Fire +9 250 - 250 - - - - - - - 60 10 43.6 40 38
Fire +10 264 - 264 - - - - - - - 60 10 44 40 38
Chaos 172 - 198 - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Chaos +4
@ 10 Humanity
211 
+
- 242 
+
- - - - - - - 60 10 43.2 40 38
Chaos +5
@ 10 Humanity
220
+
- 253
+
- - - - - - - 60 10 44 40 38

 

Regular Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Regular +6 requires a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember. Regular +11 requires a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Very Large Ember.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 88% for strength dark soulsStrength to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 6,000 souls, 9 titanite shards to +5, 9 large titanite shards to +10, 7 titanite chunks to +14 and 1 titanite slab to +15.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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 100 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (titanite shard dark souls sx1) 121 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (titanite shard dark souls sx1) 132 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +3 (titanite shard dark souls sx2) 143 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (titanite shard dark souls sx2) 154 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (titanite shard dark souls sx3) 165 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +6 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 176 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +7 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 187 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +8 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 198 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +9 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 209 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +10 (large titanite shard dark souls sx3) 220 - - - B - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +11 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 230 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +12 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 242 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +13 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 253 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +14 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 264 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +15 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 275 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38

 

Crystal Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Crystal Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Crystal Ember.
Crystal Reinforcement reduces weapon Durability by 16, but increases base damage. It scales 88% for strength dark soulsStrength to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Crystal (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 242 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal +1 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 253 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal +2 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 264 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal +3 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 275 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal +4 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 286 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Crystal +5 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 297 - - - A - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38

 

Lightning Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Lightning Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon, but no special Ember is required.
Lightning Reinforcement removes all scaling but adds Lightning Damage.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Lightning (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 198 - - 198 - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Lightning +1 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 213 - - 213 - - - - - - 60 10 40 43.2 38
Lightning +2 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 228 - - 228 - - - - - - 60 10 40 46.4 38
Lightning +3 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 224 - - 244 - - - - - - 60 10 40 49.6 38
Lightning +4 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 259 - - 259 - - - - - - 60 10 40 52.8 38
Lightning +5 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 275 - - 275 - - - - - - 60 10 40 56 38

 

Raw Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Raw Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember.
Raw Reinforcement increases base damage whilst reducing stat bonuses. Scales 66% for strength dark soulsStrength to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 large titanite shards.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Raw (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 190 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Raw +1 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 203 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Raw +2 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 215 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Raw +3 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 228 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Raw +4 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 241 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Raw +5 (large titanite shard dark souls sx3) 254 - - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38

 

Magic Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins.
Magic Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Magic +6 requires a Magic +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember.
Magic Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and an Intelligence bonus. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon.  Scales 25% for strength dark soulsStrength and 63% faith dark souls Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 4,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards to +5, 7 Blue Titanite Chunks to +14 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +15.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Magic (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 124 133 - - D - C - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Magic +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 132 142 - - D - C - - - 60  10  40 40 38
Magic +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 141 151 - - D - C - - -  60 10  40 40 38
Magic +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 149 160 - - D - C - - -  60 10 40 40 38
Magic +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 157 169 - - D - C - - - 60  10  40 40 38
Magic +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 166 178 - - D - C - - -  60 10 40 40 38
Magic +6 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 174 186 - - D - C - - - 60  10 40 40 38
Magic +7 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 182 195 - - D - C - - -  60 10  40 40 38
Magic +8 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 190 204 - - D - C - - -  60 10  40 40 38
Magic +9 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 199 213 - - D - C - - - 60  10 40 40 38
Magic +10 (blue titanite slab dark souls sx1) 207 222 - - D - C - - - 60  10 40 40 38

 

Enchanted Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins.
Enchanted Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Enchanted +6 requires a Enchanted +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember.
Enchanted Reinforcement increases the Intelligence bonus at the cost of base magic damage. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon. Scales 18% for strength dark soulsStrength and 62% faith dark souls Intelligence to increase your AR
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 8 Blue Titanite Chunks to +4 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +5.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Enchanted (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 166 176  - - E - C - - - 60  10   40 40  38 
Enchanted +1 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 172 181 - E - B - - - 60  10  40 40 38 
Enchanted +2 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 179 186 - E - B - - - 60  10  40 40 38 
Enchanted +3 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 185 191 - E - B - - - 60  10  40 40 38 
Enchanted +4 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 192 197 - E - A - - - 60  10  40 40 38 
Enchanted +5 (blue titanite slab dark souls sx1) 199 204 - E - A - - - 60  10  40 40 38 

 

Divine Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Divine Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Divine Ember. Divine +6 upgrades require a Divine Weapon +5 and to hand in the Large Divine Ember.
Divine Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and Faith scaling. Scales 34% for strength dark soulsStrength and 63% faith dark soulsFaith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 4,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Divine (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 111 136 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 118 145 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 125 154 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 133 163 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 140 172 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 148 182 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +6 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 155 191 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +7 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 162 200 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +8 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 170 209 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +9 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 177 218 - - D - - C 110 - 60 10 40 40 38
Divine +10 (white titanite slab dark souls sx1) 185 227 - - D - - B 110 - 60 10 40 40 38 

 

Occult Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish.
Occult Upgrades require a Divine +5 weapon and to hand in the Dark Ember.
Occult Reinforcement reduces the base damage but increases Faith scaling. Scales 32% for strength dark soulsStrength and 74% faith dark soulsFaith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Occult (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 152 166 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Occult +1 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 161 174 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Occult +2 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 170 182 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Occult +3 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 179 190 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Occult +4 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 188 199 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38
Occult +5 (white titanite slab dark souls sx1) 197 207 - - D - - B - 110 60 10 40 40 38

 

Fire Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Fire Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon. Fire +6 requires a Fire +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Flame Ember.
Fire Reinforcement adds Fire Damage but removes all scaling bonuses from the weapon.
To reach max, you need: 4,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Fire (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 143 - 143 - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Fire +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 154 - 154 - - - - - - - 60 10 40.4 40 38
Fire +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 165 - 165 - - - - - - - 60 10 40.8 40 38
Fire +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 176 - 176 - - - - - - - 60 10 41.2 40 38
Fire +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 187 - 187 - - - - - - - 60 10 41.6 40 38
Fire +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 198 - 198 - - - - - - - 60 10 42 40 38
Fire +6 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 211 - 211 - - - - - - - 60 10 42.4 40 38
Fire +7 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 224 - 224 - - - - - - - 60 10 42.8 40 38
Fire +8 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 237 - 237 - - - - - - - 60 10 43.2 40 38
Fire +9 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 250 - 250 - - - - - - - 60 10 43.6 40 38
Fire +10 (red titanite slab dark souls sx1) 264 - 264 - - - - - - - 60 10 44 40 38

 

Chaos Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Chaos Upgrades require a Fire+5 weapon and to hand in the Chaos Flame Ember.
Fire Reinforcement reduces Fire Damage but adds a bonus based on the Humanity you hold.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Man-Serpent Greatsword 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
Chaos (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 172 - 198 - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Chaos +1 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 182 - 209 - - - - - - - 60 10 40.8 40 38
Chaos +2 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 192 - 220 - - - - - - - 60 10 41.6 40 38
Chaos +3 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 201 - 230 - - - - - - - 60 10 42.4 40 38
Chaos +4 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 211 - 242 - - - - - - - 60 10 43.2 40 38
Chaos +5 (red titanite slab dark souls sx1) 220 - 253 - - - - - - - 60 10 44 40 38



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    • Anonymous

      R1 two hands is awesome, fast af and it can be followed by a decently fast R2. Too bad its textures are fked up from a certain angle

      • Anonymous

        this sword looks swag af, kinda looks like the gravelord sword "curved greatsword", I like the carvings on it looks like it's enchanted, I also like it's scaling just pure strength, and it's moveset is like a cherry on the top of all.

        • Every page I go to about a strength weapon, I'm greeted with people saying "Oh this weapon is the best in the game" or "Oh this weapon is straight dogshit" or "Put it in my ass". We can all agree, the mace is the best weapon in the game. Even Santa Clause likes the mace.

          • Anonymous

            this weapon looks so cool dude, i love how it has it's curved look but still has a greatsword moveset, it's a shame we don't have anything like this in later games of the series

            • Anonymous

              can someone suggest armor to go with this? its awesome but i cant find any armor combos that work with it
              thanks!

              • Anonymous

                using this on a 20 INT 28 STR build because i got it just before Sen's fortress, +7 buffed with magic weapon really does just delete enemies

                • Anonymous

                  I'm on NG+ and currently running a +5 Great Lord Greatsword, looking to swap it out with this since I have 37 STR and not being able to buff stuff is lame. I buy a ton of Charcoal Resins just for fashion, this would look awesome with a bunch of flames on it

                  • Anonymous

                    This weapon is biblical. It's the best STR weapon in the game. Get it to +10 and then use it with Sunlight Blade miracle and the Power Within pyromancy and you will crush every foe before you.

                    • Anonymous

                      I'm running a quality build (with strength a bit higher than Dex not by too far) and I was wondering should I use this one or the flamberge?

                      • Anonymous

                        This has always been one of my favorite weapons since the original DS1 because it's really powerful and doesn't have split damage. If you level it to +15 it has an A rank in strength making it one of the strongest weapons, especially if you can get your strength stat to 40 or above. The move set is great for taking out mobs and baddies in pve, however, it's not the best weapon for pvp because its move set is very repetitious and predictable. If you DO connect though in pvp, you'll do a ton of damage.

                        • Anonymous

                          Really dig this weapon and plus 10 think I will make 15 but it kills pvp and pve nicely. Wondering if Crystal might be viable

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