The Executioner's Greatsword is a greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Greatsword of a debauched executioner used for beheadings.
This sword retains a keen memory of its executioner's duty, and absorbs FP from each fallen foe.
Skill: Stomp
Use one's weight to lunge forward with a low stance and increased poise, and follow with strong attack for a spinning slash.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Found at the graveyard in the Cathedral of the Deep.

From the Cleansing Chapel, make way into the graveyard and proceed in the general straightforward direction until reaching the other end. A small enclosed area with several corpses and some loot can be found, one of which is the sword. Upon picking it up, however, the corpses, some of which are infested, will come to life and ambush the player.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Executioner's Greatsword deals exclusively strike damage, making it an effective choice when facing heavily armored opponents, as heavy, metallic armor often has a notable weakness to strike damage.

It shares the same moveset as the Bastard Sword, but has a different variant of the Stomp skill, which is not typically seen on greatswords with this skill; instead, it is similar to the one used by the Greatsword.

Moveset[edit | edit source]

Attack Description
Weak Attack
Left to right slashes.
Strong Attack
Overhead slam.
Weak Attack
Vertical slashes.
Strong Attack
Slower but stronger left to right slashes.
Jump Attack Jumping overhead slam.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed but performed with both hands.
Running Attack Spinning slash.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed but performed with both hands.
Rolling Attack Quick overhead slam.
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed but performed with both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Mirrored right-handed attacks.
Strong Attack

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 6 FP will be replenished each time an enemy has been slain while this weapon is held, but does not apply to enemy or ally phantoms. This effect can work from any distance, and works regardless of affiliation (an invader will gain FP for enemies slain by the host and their phantoms).
  • Despite being reinforced with standard Titanite, it cannot be infused.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Reinforced with standard Titanite.

Videos[edit | edit source]


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