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

In-Game Description

A ceremonial sword, held in Pontiff Sulyvahn's right hand, representing the Profaned Flame.
Long ago, when Sulyvahn was yet a young sorcerer, he discovered the Profaned Capital and an unfading flame below a distant tundra of Irithyll, and a burning ambition took root within him.
Skill: Profaned Flame
Temporarily summon the Profaned Flame. Lunge forward and use strong attack to enshroud blade in flame.

Availability[]

Obtained by transposing the Soul of Pontiff Sulyvahn with Ludleth of Courland for 3,000 souls.

Characteristics[]

A true quality weapon, the Profaned Greatsword is a well-balanced ultra greatsword with a versatile moveset and devastating power attacks.

While it tends slightly towards Strength in its scaling, the Profaned Greatsword also scales very well with Dexterity, granting it formidable damage output on builds that focus on leveling physical stats. It is also one of the lightest weapons in its class, only outweighing the Astora Greatsword and Zweihander of the ultra greatswords that can be two-handed. It also has the third-highest base damage of the ultra greatswords, after the Black Knight Greatsword and the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords, and on a full quality build is out-damaged only by the Black Knight Greatsword when two-handed.

The Profaned Greatsword has a very robust moveset, allowing the wielder to perform horizontal and vertical swings, along with various thrusting attacks as needed. Additionally, as it is imbued with the power of the Profaned Flame, fully charged strong attacks with this weapon will inflict additional Fire damage for that attack, making the strong attacks performed by this weapon unusually deadly. Its skill, Profaned Flame, can be used to give the weapon a longer-lived buff and inflict Fire damage with all attacks.

Moveset[]

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Overhead smash, followed by bringing the sword around for a second overhead smash.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Strong thrust, followed by bringing the sword around for an overhead smash.
Jump Attack Jumping overhead slam.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Running Attack Quick overhead smash.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Quick thrust.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.

Trivia[]

  • The Profaned Greatsword removes maggot parasites from the various maggot-creatures around the Cathedral of the Deep, similarly to a torch. This effect only takes place while buffed with the Skill, however. It's unclear why this weapon has this ability while other fire weapons do not.

Upgrades[]

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost.jpg Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Profaned Greatsword 161 C D
Profaned Greatsword +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 1280 souls) 188 C D
Profaned Greatsword +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 2048 souls) 214 C C
Profaned Greatsword +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 2816 souls) 241 C C
Profaned Greatsword +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 3584 souls) 267 C C
Profaned Greatsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 5120 souls) 294 C C

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

Videos[]

Weapon_Arts_Showcase_Profaned_Greatsword

Weapon Arts Showcase Profaned Greatsword



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The Ringed City
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords
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