Dark Greatsword is a hex in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King.

In-Game Description

Hex adapted from an ancient sorcery.
Brandish Dark like a sword.
By its nature Dark is normally tranquil,
but this hex releases a focused blade of Dark in an uncharacteristic flash of brilliance.
Catalyst: staff


Found near the Priestess' Chamber bonfire in Shulva, Sanctum City. The player must drop down onto the platform from an elevator near the bonfire.

General informationEdit

Similar to Soul Greatsword; when cast, creates a greatsword composed of Dark energy, which the player swings in a horizontal arc in front of them. However, unlike Soul Greatsword, it also unleashes a mid-ranged projectile in mid-swing, similar to that of the Moonlight Greatsword.


  • The arc of the greatsword can go through walls if close enough.

Attunement MilestonesEdit

Like all other spells, the amount of casts per slot increases upon reaching certain Attunement milestones:

Attunement Level Amount of Casts
10 3
32 4
49 5
94 6
AffinityClimaxDark DanceDark FogDark GreatswordDark HailDark OrbDark WeaponDarkstormDead Again
Great Resonant SoulLifedrain PatchNumbnessProfound StillPromised Walk of PeaceRecollectionRepel
Resonant FleshResonant SoulResonant WeaponScraps of LifeTwisted BarricadeWhisper of Despair