painting guardian sword
Painting Guardian Sword +15

physical damage dark souls 190 critical dark souls 100
magic damage dark souls 142(155) stability dark souls 30
fire damage dark souls 182(182) durability dark souls 100
lightning damage dark souls 190(190) weight dark souls 1.5
Requirements & Bonus
strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls
7 20
Auxiliary bleed dark souls 300
Weapon Type Curved Sword
Attack Type Slash
Enchantable Yes
Special Yes

*When infused with Magic: 142 Physical dmg/155 Magic dmg; with Fire: 182 Physical dmg/182 Fire dmg; with Lightning: 190 Physical dmg/190 Lightning dmg.
 

Painting Guardian Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.

 

Curved sword of Anor Londo painting guards. Unique shape with flat tip."
"The guardians, who strike down those who dare threaten the paintings, attack in a continuous, circular dancing motion, a technique passed down through generations."

 

How to Get / Where to Find the Painting Guardian Sword

 

Notes & Tips

  • Can be given to Kingseeker Frampt to receive 50 Souls.
  • At 40 Dex, this weapon will surpass any pure physical damage curved sword in terms of AR, as well as being buffable and inflicting bleed.
  • Aside from the S scaling for Int at Enchanted +5, this sword is better left at Regular upgrade and buffed with Miracles and Spells, considering it's attack speed and base AR.
  • This weapon has very short Range, slightly longer than that of Daggers.
  • R2 heavy attacks can be chained with each other into a combo.

 

Lore

 

Painting Guardian Sword 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 Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword physical damage dark souls magic damage dark souls fire damage dark souls lightning damage dark souls critical dark souls strength dark souls dexterity dark souls intelligence dark souls faith dark souls bleed dark souls poison 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 76 - - - 100 E A - - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30
Regular+5 114 - - - 100 E A - - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30
Regular +10 152 - - - 100 E A - - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30
Regular+14 182 - - - 100 E A - - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30
Regular +15 190 - - - 100 E A - - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30
Crystal 167 - - - 100 E A - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Crystal +5 205 - - - 100 E A - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Lightning 136 - - 136 100 - - - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Lightning +4 179 - - 179 100  -  -  -  - 300 - - - 45 10 30 39.6 30
Lightning +5 190 - - 190 100 - - - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 42 30
Raw 130 - - - 100 E B - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Raw +5 174 - - - 100 E B - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic 85 93 - - 100 E D B - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +5 114 124 - - 100 E D B - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
Magic +10 142 155 - - 100 E D A - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Enchanted 114 122 - - 100 E D B - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
Enchanted +5 136 141 - - 100 D D S - 300 - - - 45.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
Divine 76 94 - - 100 E D - B 300 - 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +5 102 126 - - 100 E D - B 300 - 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +10 127 157 - - 100 E D - B 300 - 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Occult 104 114 - - 100 E D - A 300 - - 110 45 10 30 30 30
Occult +5 136 142 - - 100 E D - A 300 - - 110 45 10 30 30 30
Fire 98 - 98 - 100 - - - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Fire +5 136 - 136 - 100 - - - - 300 - - - 45 10 31.5 30 30
Fire +10 182 - 182 - 100 - - - - 300 - - - 45 10 32.7 30 30
Chaos 132 - 152 - 100 - - - - 300 - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Chaos +5 165 - 190 - 100 - - - - 300 - - - 45 10   30 30

 

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 9% for strength dark soulsStrength and 109% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 3,000 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
Painting Guardian Sword 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 76 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +1 (titanite shard dark souls sx1) 83 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +2 (titanite shard dark souls sx1) 91 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +3 (titanite shard dark souls sx2) 98 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +4 (titanite shard dark souls sx2) 106 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +5 (titanite shard dark souls sx3) 114 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +6 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 121 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +7 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 129 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +8 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 136 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +9 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 144 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +10 (large titanite shard dark souls sx3) 152 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +11 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 159 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +12 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 167 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +13 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 174 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +14 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 182 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +15 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 190 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30

 

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 20, but increases base damage. It scales 9% for strength dark soulsStrength and 109% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 167 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Crystal +1 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 174 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Crystal +2 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 182 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Crystal +3 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 190 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Crystal +4 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 197 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Crystal +5 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 205 - - - E A - - - - 45 10 30 30 30

 

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: 1,000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 136 - - 136 - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Lightning +1 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 147 - - 147 - - - - - - 45 10 30 32.4 30
Lightning +2 (titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 158 - - 158 - - - - - - 45 10 30 34.8 30
Lightning +3 (titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 168 - - 168 - - - - - - 45 10 30 37.2 30
Lightning +4 (titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 179 - - 179 - - - - - - 45 10 30 39.6 30
Lightning +5 (titanite slab dark souls sx1) 190 - - 190 - - - - - - 45 10 30 42 30

 

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 7% for strength dark soulsStrength and 81% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 10 large titanite shards.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 130 - - - E B - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Raw +1 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 139 - - - E B - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Raw +2 (large titanite shard dark souls sx1) 147 - - - E B - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Raw +3 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 156 - - - E B - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Raw +4 (large titanite shard dark souls sx2) 165 - - - E B - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Raw +5 (large titanite shard dark souls sx3) 174 - - - E B - - - - 45 10 30 30 30

 

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 3% for strength dark soulsStrength and 30% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 85% faith dark souls Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 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
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 85 93 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 91 99 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 96 105 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 102 111 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 108 117 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 114 124 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +6 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 119 130 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +7 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 125 136 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +8 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 131 142 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +9 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 136 148 - - E D A - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Magic +10 (blue titanite slab dark souls sx1) 142 155 - - E D A - - - 45 10 30 30 30

 

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 2% for strength dark soulsStrength and 22% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 83% faith dark souls Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 8 Blue Titanite Chunks to +4 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +5.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 114 122 - - E D B - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Enchanted +1 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 118 125 - - E D A - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Enchanted +2 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 123 129 - - E D A - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Enchanted +3 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 127 132 - - E D A - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Enchanted +4 (blue titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 132 136 - - E D A - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Enchanted +5 (blue titanite slab dark souls sx1) 136 141 - - E D S - - - 45 10 30 30 30

 

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 3% for strength dark soulsStrength and 42% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 84% faith dark soulsFaith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 76 94 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 81 100 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 86 107 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 91 113 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 96 119 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 102 126 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +6 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 107 132 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +7 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 112 138 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +8 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 117 144 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +9 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 122 151 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30
Divine +10 (white titanite slab dark souls sx1) 127 157 - - E D - B 110 - 45 10 30 30 30

 

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 3% for strength dark soulsStrength and 39% for dexterity dark soulsDexterity and 99% faith dark soulsFaith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1,000 souls, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 104 114 - - E D - A - 110 45 10 30 30 30
Occult +1 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 110 119 - - E D - A - 110 45 10 30 30 30
Occult +2 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 116 125 - - E D - A - 110 45 10 30 30 30
Occult +3 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 122 131 - - E D - A - 110 45 10 30 30 30
Occult +4 (white titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 128 136 - - E D - A - 110 45 10 30 30 30
Occult +5 (white titanite slab dark souls sx1) 135 142 - - E D - A - 110 45 10 30 30 30

 

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: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 98 - 98 - - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Fire +1 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 106 - 106 - - - - - - - 45 10 30.3 30 30
Fire +2 (green titanite shard dark souls sx1) 114 - 114 - - - - - - - 45 10 30.6 30 30
Fire +3 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 121 - 121 - - - - - - - 45 10 30.9 30 30
Fire +4 (green titanite shard dark souls sx2) 129 - 129 - - - - - - - 45 10 31.2 30 30
Fire +5 (green titanite shard dark souls sx3) 136 - 136 - - - - - - - 45 10 31.5 30 30
Fire +6 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 145 - 145 - - - - - - - 45 10 31.8 30 30
Fire +7 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 155 - 155 - - - - - - - 45 10 32.1 30 30
Fire +8 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 164 - 164 - - - - - - - 45 10 32.4 30 30
Fire +9 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 173 - 173 - - - - - - - 45 10 32.7 30 30
Fire +10 (red titanite slab dark souls sx1) 182 - 182 - - - - - - - 45 10 33 30 30

 

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: 1,000 souls, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Painting Guardian Sword 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) 118 - 136 - - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 30
Chaos +1 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 125 - 144 - - - - - - - 45 10 30.6 30 30
Chaos +2 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx1) 132 - 152 - - - - - - - 45 10 31.2 30 30
Chaos +3 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx2) 138 - 159 - - - - - - - 45 10 31.8 30 30
Chaos +4 (red titanite chunk dark souls sx3) 145 - 167 - - - - - - - 45 10 32.4 30 30
Chaos +5 (red titanite slab dark souls sx1) 151 - 174 - - - - - - - 45 10 33 30 30
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