Not to be confused with Greatsword of Artorias or Abyss Greatsword.

The Greatsword of Artorias is the Cursed version of the Greatsword of Artorias and a greatsword in Dark Souls. In-game, it is displayed as "Greatsword of Artorias".

In-Game Description

Sword born from the soul of the great grey wolf Sif, guardian of the grave of the Abysswalker Knight Artorias.
The sword can damage ghosts, as it was cursed when Artorias joined a covenant with the creatures of the Abyss.


The cursed Greatsword of Artorias can be created by ascending any standard +10 greatsword, ultra greatswordstraight sword, or dagger (with the exception of the Straight Sword Hilt and the Broken Straight Sword) at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo with the Soul of Sif and 5,000 souls.


While the Cursed variant of the Greatsword of Artorias does not scale as well or do as much damage as the uncursed version in late game, it does benefit from having lower stat requirements, as well as having the rare curse effect, which allows it to hit the Ghosts of the New Londo Ruins.

The cursed Greatsword of Artorias shares the same moveset and average all-round scaling characteristics as the uncursed version. With average all-round scaling, the cursed version of the Greatsword of Artorias can potentially deal very high damage, but cannot be utilized to its full potential by more specialized builds.

Unlike the standard Greatsword of Artorias, the cursed version deals exclusively physical damage (despite still scaling with Intelligence and Faith).


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal slashes.
Strong Attack
The player steps back and does a charged stab. Very high starting lag, but with high staggering power.
Weak Attack
Strong, vertical slashes.
Strong Attack
Player brings the sword behind them, then steps forward and performs a rising sweep with the sword.
Jump Attack The player jumps and does a vertical slash. High staggering power.
Running Attack Clockwise, spinning swing.
Rolling Attack Vertical slash into the ground.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Standard block.
Strong Attack
Horizontal swing similar to right hand weak attack.


Requires: Demon Titanite and 5,000 souls per upgrade.
Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Greatsword of Artorias 178 C C C C 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +1 (Demon Titanite ×1) 195 C C C C 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +2 (Demon Titanite ×1) 213 C C C C 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +3 (Demon Titanite ×2) 231 C C C C 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +4 (Demon Titanite ×2) 249 C C C C 60 10 40 40
Greatsword of Artorias +5 (Demon Titanite ×4) 267 C C C C 60 10 40 40


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