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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Soul Greatsword (Dark Souls III).

Soul Greatsword is a sorcery in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A sorcery that attacks foes using a sword made of souls. The sorcery has been strengthened by concentrating power in the user's hands.
Use of this sorcery is not too dissimilar to swordplay, making it popular with the magic warriors of Melfia.


Found in a chest in Drangleic Castle, up the very long ladder and through the door guarded by Stone Soldiers, after the Central Castle Drangleic bonfire.

General information[]

Casting this spell causes the caster to swing horizontally in front of them, doing damage in a large area in front of them with a wide horizontal sweep of a magical greatsword. However, it will leave its caster vulnerable to attacks from behind.

Attunement milestones[]

Like all other spells, the amount of casts per slot increases upon reaching certain Attunement milestones:

Attunement Level Amount of Casts
10 3
32 4
49 5
94 6


Cast LightChameleonCrystal Magic WeaponCrystal Soul SpearFall ControlFocus SoulsGreat Heavy Soul Arrow
Great Magic WeaponGreat Soul ArrowHeavy Homing Soul ArrowHeavy Soul ArrowHidden Weapon
Homing Crystal SoulmassHoming SoulmassHushMagic WeaponRepairShockwaveSoul Arrow
Soul BoltSoul GeyserSoul FlashSoul GreatswordSoul ShowerSoul Spear
Soul Spear BarrageSoul VortexStrong Magic ShieldUnleash MagicYearn