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The Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords are unique paired ultra greatswords in Dark Souls III: The Ringed City.

In-Game Description

Paired black greatswords wielded by the Ringed Knights.
The arms of early men were forged in the Abyss, and betray a smidgen of life. For this the gods cast a seal of fire upon such weapons, and those who possessed them.
Skill: Ember
Cross the twin timeworn greatswords to reignite a short-lived flame. A lightning-quick upward heave slices the very air, and transitions into normal or strong attacks.

AvailabilityEdit

Found in The Ringed City. Guaranteed drop from the paired greatswords-wielding Ringed Knight in front of the Church of Filianore when killing him for the first time.

CharacteristicsEdit

The second-heaviest ultra greatsword in the game, the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords are deadly powerhouses that are capable of devastating lone and multiple foes alike.

Requiring the wielder to hit the soft-cap for Strength to even consider wielding, the paired greatswords are capable of performing wide horizontal sweeps, vertical smashes as well as thrusting attacks, giving it a respectably varied moveset. It also possesses the Poise health of a great hammer, similar to the Fume Ultra Greatsword, making it very strong at trading against other Hyper Armor weapons of equal size.

The defining characteristic of this weapon is that it is paired, allowing the wielder to perform devastating combos that bring both greatswords to bear on one or multiple targets. Each individual attack has extremely strong stun potential, locking down foes and rendering them helpless to be eviscerated by the blades' high damage output. While the one-handed attacks can be parried, the paired attacks cannot. This can be useful for mixing up attacks against opponents who attempt to parry this weapon due to the one-handed moveset. Additionally, its skill can bring even more damage output to the table, as well as greatly extend the wielder's reach via launched projectiles and strong forward-momentum rush attacks.

However, all of the paired greatswords' attacks are very slow to bring to bear, making it easy to reaction-dodge by experienced players. Like other ultra weapons, care must be exercised to prevent the foe from exploiting openings and punishing extended attack combos, particularly with backstabs.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Downward smash, followed by bringing the weapon around for another downward smash.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Short delay into running thrust with both greatswords. Second input yields horizontal counter-clockwise sweep with both greatswords. Third input yields a second counter-clockwise spin into a leap, then bringing both greatswords down smashing into a wide area in front. Further input continues from the second attack in the chain.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
N/A
Jump Attack Jump into downward smash.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Quick downward smash.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Horizontal counter-clockwise sweep with both greatswords.
Rolling Attack Quick forward thrust.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Double downward smash with both greatswords, one immediately after the other.
Kick Standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.

UpgradesEdit

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaith
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords 185 11 C E E E
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 1470 souls) 206 12 C D E E
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 2058 souls) 220 13 C D E E
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 2646 souls) 257 16 C D E E
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 3234 souls) 289 18 C D E E
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 4410 souls) 322 20 C D E E

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

GalleryEdit

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The Ringed City
Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords
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