The Carthus Curved Sword is a curved sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Curved sword of Carthus swordsmen.
This weapon's thick, heavy blade is crafted to cause bleeding, and requires ample strength and dexterity to wield effectively, suggesting that the swordsmen of Carthus were amongst the mightiest.
Skill: Spin Slash
Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and continue spinning to transition into strong attack.


Dropped by Skeleton Swordsmen in the Catacombs of Carthus.


The Carthus Curved Sword is the largest and heaviest single curved sword in its class. Boasting a long reach and the "heavy curved sword" moveset of the Falchion, it is imbued with innate Bleed buildup and can inflict impressive amounts of damage while also pressuring foes with the threat of a sudden burst of damage through a bleed proc. However, it does come with a major drawback of high stamina consumption, even among heavy curved swords, meaning that high investments in Endurance may be required to wield this weapon properly.

Overall, its damage output is quite moderate at standard investments in Strength and Dexterity, though it is outclassed by both the Falchion and Follower Sabre. However, at very high levels of Dexterity and infusion with a Sharp Gem, it fails to scale as well as its brethren, eventually being outclassed by the Scimitar.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Right-to-left slash with slight downward angle, followed by horizontal left-to-right slash.
Strong Attack
Delayed upward slash from right to left, followed by downward slash in the reverse direction.
Weak Attack
Two-handed horizontal slash, followed by horizontal slash in the reverse direction.
Strong Attack
Delayed overhead left-to-right downward slash, followed by faster upward slash.
Jump Attack Jumping horizontal slash.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Very fast upward slash, short range but almost no telegraph.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, only gripping sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Fast horizontal slash from left to right.
Rolling Attack
Same as above, but puts whole body into rotation.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.


Reinforced with Titanite.


Weapon Arts Showcase Carthus Curved Sword

Weapon Arts Showcase Carthus Curved Sword

Curved Swords
Carthus Curved SwordCarthus ShotelCrescent Moon SwordDancer's Enchanted Swords
FalchionPainting Guardian's Curved SwordPontiff Knight Curved Sword
Rotten Ghru Curved SwordScimitarSellsword TwinbladesShotel
Storm Curved SwordWarden Twinblades
Ashes of Ariandel
Follower Sabre
The Ringed City
Demon's Scar
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