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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Mirrah Greatsword.

The Hollowslayer Greatsword is a soul-transposed greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Greatsword used for a lifetime by a masked knight. Harbors the fears that lurk within the minds of Hollows, and is particularly effective against them.
Bestowed to a proper Mirrah knight long ago. Two-hand to execute special sword techniques.
Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.


Obtained by transposing the Soul of the Rotted Greatwood with Ludleth of Courland for 1,000 souls.


A quality greatsword that leans towards Dexterity, the Hollowslayer Greatsword is renowned as a very strong Poise weapon that gives Dexterity builds an option for standing their ground against opponents.

The greatsword has a versatile moveset, giving its wielder the option for horizontal and vertical slashes, as well as powerful thrusts to extend its reach. But its greatest asset is that on its second and third weak attacks while two-handing, the Hollowslayer Greatsword gains almost instant Hyper Armor, allowing the wielder to plant their feet after the first attack and out-trade any foe who lacks a large enough weapon to break their Poise.

A unique quirk of this weapon is that it deals bonus damage to Hollow enemies (including some bosses). This can be particularly useful in single player against certain enemies, and can even be used against Slave Knight Gael from his second phase onward.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
Strong Attack
One-handed thrust, followed by a crosswise downward slash from left to right.
Weak Attack
Downward slash, followed up upward slash, and then ending with a horizontal right-to-left slash. Further input continues from the second attack in the chain.
Strong Attack
Two-handed thrust, followed by upward swing from left to right.
Jump Attack Jump into downward smash.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Running Attack Roundhouse clockwise slash.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Downward smash.
Rolling Attack
Delayed forward thrust.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.


  • Deals 20% bonus damage to Hollow enemies (does not apply to hollowed players in PvP).


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost.jpg Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Hollowslayer Greatsword 145 D C
Hollowslayer Greatsword +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 1000 souls) 168 D C
Hollowslayer Greatsword +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 1600 souls) 192 D C
Hollowslayer Greatsword +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 2200 souls) 216 D C
Hollowslayer Greatsword +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 2800 souls) 240 D C
Hollowslayer Greatsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 4000 souls) 264 D C

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.


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