Found in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, on a corpse in the tower of the Church of Yorshka. After unlocking the Prison Tower bonfire, drop into the tower and navigate a series of drop-downs. The Painting Guardian Set is also found in this same area.
The Painting Guardian's Curved Sword is a low-weight curved sword (the second-lightest in its class, beat only by the Demon's Scar) that uses the "light curved sword" moveset of the Scimitar and requires little stamina to swing. However, it has a reach more akin to that of a dagger than a curved sword. It also possesses high dexterity scaling, despite being a standard Titanite weapon, as well as a respectable amount of Bleed build-up.
What makes the Painting Guardian's Curved Sword unique is its weapon art. Unlike the Spin Slash of other curved swords, the Chained Dance unleashes a combo of several strong slashes with the strong attack, which can be devastating on exposed foes due to the Bleed build-up.
Like other curved swords, its potential is best unlocked by infusing it with a Sharp Gem. At very high levels of Dexterity, a Painting Guardian's Sharp Sword is capable of dealing tremendous amounts of damage, comparable to a Carthus Curved Sword.
|Right-to-left slash with slight downward angle, followed by horizontal left-to-right slash.|
|Downward right-to-left slash followed by jumping circular motion into another slash. Further input results in horizontal slash with slight delay.|
|Two-handed horizontal slash, followed by horizontal slash in the reverse direction.|
|Two-handed horizontal slash into jumping circular downwlard slash. Further input yields delayed upward slash.|
|Jump Attack||Jumping horizontal slash.|
|Same as one-handed.|
|Running Attack||Very fast upward slash, short range but almost no telegraph.|
|Same as one-handed, only gripping sword in both hands.|
|Rolling Attack||Fast horizontal slash from left to right.|
|Same as above, but puts whole body into rotation.|
|Kick||Quick horizontal slash followed by backwards cartwheel.|
|Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.|
Reinforced with regular Titanite.
- When infused, the "Curved" part of the sword's name will be replaced with whatever infusion is applied. For example, a raw infusion will rename it to "Painting Guardian's Raw Sword."
- Additionally, some infusions, such as lightning, will exclude the "Sword", instead showing up as "Painting Guardian's Lightning", from the name when viewing a reinforced variant through Andre's reinforcement or infusion menu.