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The Pontiff Knight Curved Sword is a curved sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Curved sword wielded by the Pontiff’s knights, frigid spirits that linger in Irithyll.
The large blade appears to be eaten away by insects, making it lightweight but also brittle.
Skill: Frost Blade
Execute large spinning motion to imbue blade with frost, and follow through with a strong attack that slashes with a giant blade made of frost.



The Pontiff Knight Curved Sword is considered one of the best weapons in its class. Despite its heavy weight and long reach, it actually utilizes the "light curved sword" moveset of the Scimitar. This means that it is the longest reaching curved sword that can execute somersaulting slashes and flips, and thus possesses the speed and range to be a particularly deadly threat in PvP. The cost, however, is that its attacks use up more stamina than normal, requiring its wielder to refrain from executing too many consecutive attacks.

Because it does not upgrade with regular Titanite, it cannot be buffed or infused, and thus caters more towards a quality build than a pure Dexterity-focused one. Furthermore, the non-scaling Intelligence requirement for wielding the weapon further complicates its ease of use, though this is made up for by its skill.

Despite the description saying that it is brittle, its durability of 90 actually makes it the most durable Curved Sword.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Right-to-left slash with slight downward angle, followed by horizontal left-to-right slash.
Strong Attack
Downward right-to-left slash followed by jumping circular motion into another slash. Further input results in horizontal slash with slight delay.
Weak Attack
Two-handed horizontal slash, followed by horizontal slash in the reverse direction.
Strong Attack
Two-handed horizontal slash into jumping circular downwlard slash. Further input yields delayed upward slash.
Jump Attack Jumping horizontal slash.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Very fast upward slash, short range but almost no telegraph.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, only gripping sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Fast horizontal slash from left to right.
Rolling Attack
Same as above, but puts whole body into rotation.
Kick Quick horizontal slash followed by backwards cartwheel.
Weak Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.
Strong Attack


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword 123 D D
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 520 souls) 136 D C
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 728 souls) 146 D C
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 936 souls) 171 D C
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1144 souls) 192 D C
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1560 souls) 214 D C

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



Dark Souls 3 Pontiff Knight Curved Sword - Weapon Arts Showcase

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