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The Rotten Ghru Curved Sword is a curved sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A crude, half-rotten curved sword.
Choice weapon of the blunt-horned Ghrus, descendants of the acolytes of Farron Keep.
The rancid blade is drenched in rotten waste, making it acutely poisonous.
Skill: Spin Slash
Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and follow with strong attack for a spinning vertical-slash.



The Rotten Ghru Curved Sword, upon initial inspection, is a very unimpressive weapon, however it has many surprising features. Based on the "light curved sword" moveset of the Scimitar, the Rotten Ghru Curved Sword has a short reach but consumes little stamina with each swing, much like the Painting Guardian's Curved Sword. As well, its attacks inflict Poison build-up with each strike, making it useful for inflicting foes with the status effect. It can even be infused with a Poison Gem to further augment this effect.

However, the most surprising feature of this sword is that, when infused with a Sharp Gem, it is capable of dealing impressive amounts of damage. At very high levels of Dexterity, a Sharp Rotten Ghru Sword can compete with and even outmatch the damage of a Follower Sabre.


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


Reinforced with regular Titanite.



Dark Souls 3 Rotten Ghru Curved Sword - Weapon Arts Showcase


  • When infused, the name of the weapon is shortened to "Rotten Ghru Sword" prefixed by the infusion type. Therefore, "Rotten Ghru Curved Sword" becomes "Sharp Rotten Ghru Sword," "Poison Rotten Ghru Sword," and so on.
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