Greatswords are a type of Weapon in Elden RingGreatswords are capable of inflicting a massive amounts of damage, but sacrifice mobility, making the player vulnerable and open to enemy and boss attacks if they are not careful. High risk, high reward is the name of the game with these Weapons, but they can pancake many enemies, allowing you to finish them off unscathed.

Greatswords can make use of most Ashes of War, so you should experiment with different ones and see what you like.

Note: Since Patch 1.06, the time required to roll after performing an attack has been reduced, the motion speed of strong attack and charge attack has been increased and the motion speed of Guard Counter has been increased.
  

Elden Ring Greatsword Range Comparison

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Weapon Range Data for Greatswords in Elden Ring. Credits to user Kaj.

 

Elden Ring Greatswords

 

Greatswords Showcase

 

 

 

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Elden Ring Greatswords Base Values

Quick Search of All Weapons

Name
Phy Mag Fire Ligh Holy Crit
Boost
Str Dex Int Fai Arc Wgt Skill
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Bastard Sword

138

65

-

35

-

35

-

35

-

35

100

42

16

D

10

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

5 (- 8)

Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Claymore

138

65

-

35

-

35

-

35

-

35

100

42

16

D

13

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

20

Lion's Claw

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Iron Greatsword

149

73

-

39

-

39

-

39

-

39

100

47

18

C

10

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

5 (- 8)

Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Lordsworn's Greatsword

136

65

-

35

-

35

-

35

-

35

110

42

16

D

10

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

5 (- 8)

Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Knight's Greatsword

141

68

-

36

-

36

-

36

-

36

100

44

16

D

12

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

5 (- 8)

Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Banished Knight's Greatsword

142

68

-

36

-

36

-

36

-

36

100

44

17

D

9

D

-

-

-

-

-

10

5 (- 8)

Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Forked Greatsword

124

61

-

33

-

33

-

33

-

33

100

39

14

D

16

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

5( - 8 )

Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Flamberge

129

65

-

35

-

35

-

35

-

35

100

42

15

D

14

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

5 (- 8)

Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Gargoyle's Greatsword

133

71

-

38

-

38

-

38

-

38

100

46

18

C

10

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

11.5

18

Vacuum Slice

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Gargoyle's Blackblade

102

60

-

33

-

33

-

33

122

66

100

46

18

D

10

E

-

22

D

-

-

11.5

20

Corpse Wax Cutter

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Inseparable Sword

98

59

-

34

-

34

-

34

98

52

100

44

18

D

18

D

-

20

C

-

-

10

19

Sacred Blade

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Sword of Milos

141

68

-

36

-

36

-

36

-

36

100

44

15

D

19

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

30

Shriek of Milos

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Marais Executioner's Sword

94

68

61

49

-

36

-

36

-

36

100

46

24

C

14

E

-

-

-

-

23

D

11.5

15

Eochaid's Dancing Blade

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Ordovis's Greatsword

107

69

-

37

-

37

-

37

69

50

100

47

25

C

13

E

-

-

15

D

-

-

12

15

Ordovis's Vortex

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Alabaster Lord's Sword

128

56

38

33

-

27

-

27

-

27

100

39

16

D

12

E

18

D

-

-

-

-

8

15

Alabaster Lords' Pull

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Death's Poker

123

60

36

39

-

33

-

33

-

33

100

39

15

D

17

D

11

E

-

-

-

-

8.5

15 (10 10)

Ghostflame Ignition

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Helphen's Steeple

101

66

101

60

-

33

-

33

-

33

100

46

19

D

10

E

22

D

-

-

-

-

11.5

20

Ruinous Ghostflame

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Blasphemous Blade

121

72

-

39

78

54

-

39

-

39

100

50

22

D

15

D

-

-

21

D

-

-

13.5

30

Taker's Flames

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Golden Order Greatsword

86

55

-

30

-

30

-

30

103

60

100

42

16

E

21

D

-

-

28

C

-

-

10

20 (- 20)

Establish Order

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Dark Moon Greatsword

82

57

98

63

-

31

-

31

-

31

100

44

16

D

11

D

38

C

-

-

-

-

10

40

Moonlight Greatsword

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Sacred Relic Sword

118

62

-

33

-

33

-

33

76

45

110

42

14

E

24

D

-

-

22

D

-

-

11

50

Wave of Gold

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Standard Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Sword of Milos 345 - - - - 126 C C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 68 36 36 36 36 48 21
Ordovis's Greatsword 262 - - - 169 134 A E - C - - 69 37 37 37 50 51 22
Marais Executioner's Sword 230 149 - - - 138 B E - - D - 68 49 38 38 38 50 22
Lordsworn's Greatsword 333 - - - - 126 C D - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 42 20
Knight's Greatsword 345 - - - - 126 D C - - - - 68 36 36 36 36 43.2 21
Inseparable Sword 240 - - - 240 132 D D - B - - 59 34 34 34 52 48 21
Iron Greatsword 365 - - - - 140 B E - - - - 73 39 39 39 39 46.8 22
Helphen's Steeple 247 247 - - - 132 C E B - - - 66 60 33 33 33 50 22
Golden Order Greatsword 210 - - - 252 118 E D - B - - 55 30 30 30 60 46 20
Gargoyle's Greatsword 325 - - - - 138 B E - - - - 71 38 38 38 38 45.6 22
Gargoyle's Blackblade 249 - - - 298 138 C D - D - - 60 33 33 33 66 50 22
Forked Greatsword 303 - - - - 112 D C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61 33 33 33 33 43.2 19
Flamberge 316 - - - - 118 D B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 65 35 35 35 35 42 20
Death's Poker 301 88 - - - 116 C B D - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 42 19
Dark Moon Greatsword 200 240 - - - 126 D D B - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 57 63 31 31 31 48 21
Claymore 338 - - - - 126 C D - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 42 20
Blasphemous Blade 296 - 191 - - 138 C C - B - - 72 39 54 39 39 55 24
Bastard Sword 338 - - - - 126 C D - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 42 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 347 - - - - 132 C D - - - - 68 36 36 36 36 43.2 21
Alabaster Lord's Sword 313 93 - - - 126 B D D - - - 56 33 27 27 27 42 19
Sacred Relic Sword 289 - - - 186 - D B - C - - 62 33 33 33 45 46 20

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Heavy Upgrade

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 307 - - - - 126 B - - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Knight's Greatsword 319 - - - - 126 B - - - - - 68 36 36 36 36 39.6 21
Iron Greatsword 316 - - - - 154 A - - - - - 73 39 39 39 39 42.9 22
Gargoyle's Greatsword 283 - - - - 151 A - - - - - 71 38 38 38 38 41.8 22
Forked Greatsword 282 - - - - 112 B - - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61 33 33 33 33 39.6 19
Flamberge 293 - - - - 118 B - - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Claymore 312 - - - - 126 B - - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Bastard Sword 292 - - - - 138 A - - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 321 - - - - 132 B - - - - - 68 36 36 36 36 39.6 21

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Keen Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 307 - - - - 126 E B - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Knight's Greatsword 319 - - - - 126 E B - - - - 68 36 36 36 36 39.6 21
Iron Greatsword 338 - - - - 140 E B - - - - 73 39 39 39 39 42.9 22
Gargoyle's Greatsword 303 - - - - 138 D B - - - - 71 38 38 38 38 41.8 22
Forked Greatsword 282 - - - - 112 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61 33 33 33 33 39.6 19
Flamberge 275 - - - - 129 E A - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Claymore 312 - - - - 126 E B - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Bastard Sword 312 - - - - 126 E B - - - - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 321 - - - - 132 E B - - - - 68 36 36 36 36 39.6 21

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Quality Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 268 - - - - 126 B B - - - - 65 35 35 35 33.25 38.5 20
Knight's Greatsword 278 - - - - 126 B B - - - - 68 36 36 36 34.2 39.6 21
Iron Greatsword 295 - - - - 140 B B - - - - 73 39 39 39 37.05 42.9 22
Gargoyle's Greatsword 264 - - - - 138 B B - - - - 71 38 38 38 36.1 41.8 22
Forked Greatsword 246 - - - - 112 B B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61 33 33 33 31.35 39.6 19
Flamberge 256 - - - - 118 B B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 65 35 35 35 33.25 38.5 20
Claymore 272 - - - - 126 B B - - - - 65 35 35 35 33.25 38.5 20
Bastard Sword 272 - - - - 126 B B - - - - 65 35 35 35 33.25 38.5 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 280 - - - - 132 B B - - - - 68 36 36 36 34.2 39.6 21

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Fire Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 222 - 222 - - 126 C E - - - - 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Knight's Greatsword 231 - 231 - - 126 C E - - - - 64.6 34.2 45 41.4 34.2 36 19.95
Iron Greatsword 244 - 244 - - 140 C E - - - - 69.35 37.05 48.75 44.85 37.05 39 20.9
Gargoyle's Greatsword 219 - 219 - - 138 C E - - - - 67.45 36.1 47.5 43.7 36.1 38 20.9
Forked Greatsword 204 - 204 - - 112 C E - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 57.95 31.35 41.25 37.95 31.35 36 18.05
Flamberge 212 - 212 - - 118 C E - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Claymore 226 - 226 - - 126 C E - - - - 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Bastard Sword 226 - 226 - - 126 C E - - - - 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Banished Knight's Greatsword 232 - 232 - - 132 C E - - - - 64.6 34.2 45 41.4 34.2 36 19.95

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Flame Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 255 - 255 - - 126 E E - C - - 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Knight's Greatsword 265 - 265 - - 126 E E - C - - 64.6 34.2 45 41.4 34.2 36 19.95
Iron Greatsword 280 - 280 - - 140 D E - C - - 69.35 37.05 48.75 44.85 37.05 39 20.9
Gargoyle's Greatsword 251 - 251 - - 138 D E - B - - 67.45 36.1 47.5 43.7 36.1 38 20.9
Forked Greatsword 234 - 234 - - 112 E D - C - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 57.95 31.35 41.25 37.95 31.35 36 18.05
Flamberge 243 - 243 - - 118 E D - C - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Claymore 259 - 259 - - 126 D E - C - - 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Bastard Sword 259 - 259 - - 126 D E - C - - 61.75 33.25 43.75 40.25 33.25 35 19
Banished Knight's Greatsword 267 - 267 - - 132 E E - C - - 64.6 34.2 45 41.4 34.2 36 19.95

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Lightning Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 222 - - 222 - 126 E C - - - - 61.75 33.25 40.25 43.75 40.25 35 19
Knight's Greatsword 231 - - 231 - 126 E C - - - - 64.6 34.2 41.4 45 41.4 36 19.95
Iron Greatsword 244 - - 244 - 140 E C - - - - 69.35 37.05 44.85 48.75 44.85 39 20.9
Gargoyle's Greatsword 219 - - 219 - 138 E C - - - - 67.45 36.1 43.7 47.5 43.7 38 20.9
Forked Greatsword 204 - - 204 - 112 E C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 57.95 31.35 37.95 41.25 37.95 36 18.05
Flamberge 212 - - 212 - 118 E C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61.75 33.25 40.25 43.75 40.25 35 19
Claymore 226 - - 226 - 126 E C - - - - 61.75 33.25 40.25 43.75 40.25 35 19
Bastard Sword 226 - - 226 - 126 E C - - - - 61.75 33.25 40.25 43.75 40.25 35 19
Banished Knight's Greatsword 232 - - 232 - 132 E C - - - - 64.6 34.2 41.4 45 41.4 36 19.95

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Sacred Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 255 - - - 255 126 E E - C - - 61.75 40.25 33.25 33.25 36.75 35 19
Knight's Greatsword 265 - - - 265 126 E E - C - - 64.6 41.4 34.2 34.2 37.8 36 19.95
Iron Greatsword 280 - - - 280 140 D E - C - - 69.35 44.85 37.05 37.05 40.95 39 20.9
Gargoyle's Greatsword 251 - - - 251 138 D E - B - - 67.45 43.7 36.1 36.1 39.9 38 20.9
Forked Greatsword 234 - - - 234 112 E D - C - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 57.95 37.95 31.35 31.35 34.65 36 18.05
Flamberge 243 - - - 243 118 E D - C - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61.75 40.25 33.25 33.25 36.75 35 19
Claymore 259 - - - 259 126 D E - C - - 61.75 40.25 33.25 33.25 36.75 35 19
Bastard Sword 259 - - - 259 126 D E - C - - 61.75 40.25 33.25 33.25 36.75 35 19
Banished Knight's Greatsword 267 - - - 267 132 E E - C - - 64.6 41.4 34.2 34.2 37.8 36 19.95

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Magic Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 255 255 - - - 126 E E C - - - 61.75 43.75 33.25 33.25 35 35 19
Knight's Greatsword 265 265 - - - 126 E E C - - - 64.6 45 34.2 34.2 36 36 19.95
Iron Greatsword 280 280 - - - 140 E E C - - - 69.35 48.75 37.05 37.05 39 39 20.9
Gargoyle's Greatsword 251 251 - - - 138 D E B - - - 67.45 47.5 36.1 36.1 38 38 20.9
Forked Greatsword 234 234 - - - 112 E E B - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 57.95 41.25 31.35 31.35 33 36 18.05
Flamberge 243 243 - - - 118 E E B - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(55) 61.75 43.75 33.25 33.25 35 35 19
Claymore 259 259 - - - 126 E E C - - - 61.75 43.75 33.25 33.25 35 35 19
Bastard Sword 259 259 - - - 126 E E C - - - 61.75 43.75 33.25 33.25 35 35 19
Banished Knight's Greatsword 267 267 - - - 132 E E C - - - 64.6 45 34.2 34.2 36 36 19.95

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Cold Upgrades

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Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 235 176 - - - 126 C C C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(127) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Knight's Greatsword 244 183 - - - 126 D C C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(127) 64.6 36 36 36 36 36 21
Iron Greatsword 259 194 - - - 140 B E C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(127) 69.35 39 39 39 39 39 22
Gargoyle's Greatsword 232 174 - - - 138 B E C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(127) 67.45 38 38 38 38 38 22
Forked Greatsword 216 162 - - - 112 D C C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(80)
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50)
57.95 33 33 33 33 36 19
Flamberge 225 169 - - - 118 D B C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(80)
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50)
61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Claymore 239 180 - - - 126 C D C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(127) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Bastard Sword 239 180 - - - 126 B D C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(127) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 246 185 - - - 132 C C C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(127) 64.6 36 36 36 36 36 21

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Poison Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 281 - - - - 126 C C - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(115) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Knight's Greatsword 292 - - - - 126 D C - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(115) 64.6 36 36 36 36 36 21
Iron Greatsword 309 - - - - 140 B E - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(115) 69.35 39 39 39 39 39 22
Gargoyle's Greatsword 277 - - - - 138 B E - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(115) 67.45 38 38 38 38 38 22
Forked Greatsword 258 - - - - 112 C C - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(80)
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50)
57.95 33 33 33 33 36 19
Flamberge 268 - - - - 118 D B - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(80)
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50)
61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Claymore 285 - - - - 126 C C - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(115) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Bastard Sword 285 - - - - 126 B D - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(115) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 294 - - - - 132 C C - - D poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(115) 64.6 36 36 36 36 36 21

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Blood Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 281 - - - - 126 C C - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Knight's Greatsword 292 - - - - 126 D C - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 64.6 36 36 36 36 36 21
Iron Greatsword 309 - - - - 140 B E - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 69.35 39 39 39 39 39 22
Gargoyle's Greatsword 277 - - - - 138 B E - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 67.45 38 38 38 38 38 22
Forked Greatsword 258 - - - - 112 C C - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 57.95 33 33 33 33 36 19
Flamberge 268 - - - - 118 D B - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Claymore 285 - - - - 126 C C - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Bastard Sword 285 - - - - 126 B D - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 61.75 35 35 35 35 35 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 294 - - - - 132 C C - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(100) 64.6 36 36 36 36 36 21

Elden Ring Greatswords Max Occult Upgrades

Quick Search of All Weapons

Weapon Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Lordsworn's Greatsword 294 - - - - 126 D E - - B - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Knight's Greatsword 306 - - - - 126 E D - - B - 68 36 36 36 36 39.6 21
Iron Greatsword 324 - - - - 140 D E - - B - 73 39 39 39 39 42.9 22
Gargoyle's Greatsword 290 - - - - 138 D E - - B - 71 38 38 38 38 41.8 22
Forked Greatsword 270 - - - - 112 E D - - B hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 57.9 33 33 33 33 39.6 19
Flamberge 281 - - - - 118 E D - - B hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Claymore 299 - - - - 126 D E - - B - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Bastard Sword 299 - - - - 126 D E - - B - 65 35 35 35 35 38.5 20
Banished Knight's Greatsword 308 - - - - 132 D E - - B - 68 36 36 36 36 39.6 21

 




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    • Anonymous

      What I learned from this is that people just want to thrust cause of the range, I’d guess it’s just the pokers from PvP

      • Anonymous

        It is very sad that none of the greatswords besides claymore have thrust attacks of any kind. If it's a sword, it's pointy. If it's pointy, you poke with it. As it stands now, they're decent, but it would've been awesome to have a more competent moveset on them.

        • Anonymous

          It is very sad that none of the greatswords besides claymore have thrust attacks of any kind. If it's a sword, it's pointy. If it's pointy, you poke with it. As it stands now, they're decent, but it would've been awesome to have a more competent moveset on them.

          • Anonymous

            So I'm seeing that the Banished Knight GS out damages the Iron GS at 50 str and 50 dex with a quality infusion. Is this right?

            • Anonymous

              What kinda weapons do you guys want from up coming DLCs? A "Fullmoon Greatsword" to mirror Ranni's Dark moon greatsword would be so cool. Also I would love to see a Carian Greatsword in material. Carian Knight Sword is a straight sword while troll knight sword looks like a straight sword for trolls, so a material version of the Carian sword spells would be my wish, especially if it has the banished knights gs moveset

              • Anonymous

                Oh man I miss hollowslayer, yeah the moveset is sorta there but the visual component is not there. Hopefully they will add a similar looking weapon as a callback with DLC

                • Anonymous

                  We keep whining about the movesets etc but what can we actually do about it? How can I as a person ask Fromsoft why square off isn't possible to put on greatswords? Can we make them change square off to be able to put on greatswords if enough people talks about it on Twitter or writes e mails to bandai? Is there a solution to this inane problem?

                  • Anonymous

                    I know it wouldn't fit in this universe, but man....I really, really miss the Hollowslayer. Banished Knight's GS is a poor imitation.

                    • Anonymous

                      Yes only Claymore has thrusts but that doesn't mean other swords should have the same moveset.


                      From the DLC I want; two greatsword with the heavy attacks of Black Knight Sword and/or Artorias GS and two more with the same r1s as banished/ knight's greatsword but with a thrust and an upward slash follow up instead, same as hollowslayer.

                      • Anonymous

                        Square off for the infusables and this class is perfect. I also love the Heavy attacks of Death's Poker but I want them on something that looks like a sword

                        • Anonymous

                          I wish there were other heavy attack choices other than just slashes. Like, yeah. They are not bad but are extremely boring.

                          • Anonymous

                            The sheaths do clip through some armors, however they also add another layer of fashion. Have nothing in your left hand, then switch to it. Your character will sheath their sword while "power stancing" their fists. Very cool for screenshots and being summoned for co-op. Remove capes for maximum bling.

                            • Anonymous

                              Incredibly strong weapon class. Move sets are varied and with the (banished) knight's greatsword, elegant as well. One small thing I'd add to them is maybe a thrust r2 single handed so they can take advantage of the pierce weapon type many of them have.

                              Additionally, stance (renamed square off and locked to straight swords) would be super dope on this weapon class. Honestly, I can't imagine why it's missing, but I can see it being readded through DLC in the future.

                              • Anonymous

                                Some of y'alls logic of "no pokes =Literally unusable" is really nitpicky and silly, I do agree that it would be nice if there was a bit more moveset variety to them, but they aren't hot garbage just because not all of them can poke, that's just a really petty reason to shittalk a perfectly good weapon class.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Regular moveset is actually really good. They should remove the Clank sound at it would be somewhat realistic even. If all of them had some sort of running poke or poke on a one handed moveset they'd be perfect. One of those rolling/running overhead slashes for example.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    If a DLC introduces a greatsword with the unique elegant banished knight sword's (and knight's greatsword) R1s and also has Claymore pokes, i think that would be something i could really simp for. (unless it looked like **** and/or had a lame weapon art)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I'm not too hard to impress, i see above average sword and go hee-hee, but i do wish more of these got pokes (sucks that the claymore is the only one) and the unique r1s that the Knight's Greatsword, Banished Knight's Greatsword, and Inseparable Sword use, its no deal breaker (unless you are extremely nit-picky) but still, more variety would be great.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I managed to get a +12 Banished Knights Greatsword from the Banished Knight at the Dragon Communion in Caelid has anyone else gotten one? I have a picture of it in my inventory but no video clip of it's actual acquisition plz lmk if anyone else has received it through a drop there

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Greatswords should be more like longswords with some faster thrusting combos. Right now these are like miniature colossal swords which makes them suck when compared to katanas. They swing from side to side with barely any range.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I just wish there was even a single greatsword with both the Hollowerslayer-style R1s and the thrusting R2s.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              With the new patch, greatswords are amazing in PVP now. I can actually roll quickly enough after attacking now..

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Powerstancing greatsword is powerful and all but i wished they had a badass powerstancing moveset like axes.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Overall i like greatswords, but i think more of them should've gotten unique movesets, i don't have a problem with the standard moveset but more of these should've gotten some unique ones.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Used to be my favourite class in DS3. So many unique weapons. In ER they are good but lack variety, most of them are nearly identical apart from scaling, especially on non-int or -fth builds. Hopefully DLCs will add some spicier greatswords

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Why the hell are less than half of the GS strength oriented? Like the top 8 longest GS require int, fth, or dex. Guess I'll have to use a comically oversized colossal and crouch poke like every other smooth brain.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        To the people complaining about the claymore being the only one with a thrust r2... JUST USE SPEARS IF YOU LOVE POKES SO MUCH.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Feel free to ignore the crybabies, these weapons are perfectly viable, most of the whiners are just being super nitpicky.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I get why some people don't like swinging the sword into the ground but for me it honestly makes it sound like It hits harder. Like if I'm using more force in the swing. The animations fits well to certain swords that look clunky like the Marai's Executioners and the one-hand animation is even more caveman.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              As someone who has been using greatswords most of the game i don't get why people are shitting on them so hard over here.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Honestly, despite personal and/or read nitpicks, GS in ER feel better than in DS3.

                                                                In addition, you have multiple innate FTH scaling GS that are vastly superior to the hot trash that was Wolnir's Holy Sword.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  God, the r2 of these swords feels so clunky and useless, use claymore if you are a str/dex build, only sword with a thrusting r2 attack

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    If they put some kind of stance aow that has a lunging poke on this class It will become the most fun class in the game. They should fire the guy who decided to make Claymore the only thrusting greatsword

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I wish there was a way to sheathe your swords without two handing the the off-hand slot. Also, I wish the sheath were similarly placed to how the straight swords are. I know they are on the longer side but they can be placed at an angle that makes them not clip on even ground.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Greatswords have been neutered in this game compared to ds3 thanks to the shitty hyperarmor system that can actually REDUCE poise when you are over 60 poise and the fact that all the non unique greatswords except one have sweeping r2's. the sweep is a good attack but there needs to be more variety in the movesets.

                                                                        A few fixes would first of all be to fix the god awful hyperarmor system then update the moveset of some of the weapons

                                                                        Give the lordsworn, knight's, flamberge, death's poker, and sacred relic sword poke r2's and rolling/crouching attacks

                                                                        Give claymore and Ordovis's greastword a poking running r2

                                                                        Finally edit the scaling of the Golden Order GS, Death's Poker, and Helphen Steeple so that they scale INT FTH to improve underpowered INT FTH Builds

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          If only we had the possibility to remove those damn sheats.
                                                                          They keep clipping through my capes/ hoods and most just look stupid, especially when dual-wielding.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I hate greatswords because all greatsword except clamore have terrible moveset making Gs user just rely on jumping attack and ash of war
                                                                            If you want just spam jump attack and ash of war why not just using colossal sword which have significantly more damage and reach
                                                                            I maked other character after beating this game with greatsword
                                                                            Using other weapon class make this game so much easier for me

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I hate the slam down rolling attack and the r2’s most these get. Too bad they didn’t make a new rolling poke that’s faster. Kind of like the straight swords poke and can combo into a super fight lighy attack that looks very good and fluid. They should really add more unique r2’s and rolling attacks for these. I liked the claymores running light attack more than this running heavy. Feels slower. Just not picking here. Two handed straight swords are one of the best movesets in the game imo. Similar heavy though for most those besides the miquellan knight sword which gets the best heavy/charged heavy attack in the game.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Make the horizontal sweep running attacks thrusts and they are perfect. Im okay with only Claymore having thrust R2 but none of them having at least running thrusts is a crime. Maybe they will release greatswords with decent movesets in the DLC.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  So like a good 90% of these can deal Pierce damage too, yeah? So where's that thrusting attack I can perform on anything other than the Claymore?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Make their r1 crouching attacks a poke and/or their running R1sna poke and they are fixed.



                                                                                    If they dont do this but put new greatswords with better movesets to the DLC they will basically power creep half of the weapon class and elden ring will become one of the worst from games to pvp with. With all the L2 spam it already is but they can still change that I believe.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I love Greatswords, especially the Claymore, but why does my character have to put Greatswords above their shoulder? I don't like it, it makes them look like a barbaric character.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Are there any greatswords that have the same moveset as the hollow slayer or drakeblood greatsword from dark souls 3? Or do they all have the same ‘slow’ moveset?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          twenty, TWENTY ****ing greatswords and literally only claymore has a thrust attack while every other greatsword just has a copypasted slash moveset, i hate you so much fromsoft. and i really, really doubt that they'd actually change the moveset of a weapon, what a wasted opportunity aswell since so many of these are pretty unique

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The Greatswords need a huge buff, especially in a PvP setting where quick status effect weapons are meta. Just having the Square Off AoW would make this entire class of weapons significantly better. Look at the dual wielding Banished Knights: if we had access to his dual wielding moveset, the class could compete with any of the other weapons, including the blood Katana builds. I'm not even referring to the Oleg exclusive AoW where he spams the helicopter, but in a game where Corpse Plier/Bloodblade Dance/Waterfowl Dance exist, having access to that AoW wouldn't even be out of place.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              It depends.

                                                                                              If you are dual wielding, it's easily the Iron Greatsword. Just use AoW/spells that buff both weapons, like Sacred Order/Golden Vow/Flame, Grant Me Strength.

                                                                                              If you're two handing and are at RL150 or above, a Quality Banished Knight Greatsword is best. 54 Strength/80 Dex/40-60 Vigor/20-25 Endurance are ideal numbers. Just rebirth, use the Radagon Soreseal, and use 5 less points than you need in Vigor, Endurance, Strength, and Dex.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                A lot of people seem to have a lot of gripes about the movesets and poise of these weapons. I've been using double banished knight greatswords and I've been having an awesome time. The jumping L1 attack is awesome and I easily stagger the majority of enemies I fight. I two-hand the greatsword for a faster, longer-ranged moveset. I think thats where this class really shines, the ability to easily and quickly stagger enemies at a good distance, whilst dishing out some impressive damage. Just make sure you space youself out, and your enemies won't stand a chance. And of course the sweeping R2 is good for clearing a crowd or breaking the poise of mightier foes.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The banished knight sword is the best greatsword, because it only requires 9 dexterity. The lower the dexterity, the bigger the chad (Giant dad would be very proud). I dream of the day we can have 0 dexterity.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    they rly need to fix the recovery time and Hyper Armor. srly i never had problems with R1 ing someone in DS3 since the Hyper Armor was on during the start of the animation.

                                                                                                    like c'mon.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      This class is gimped by the shitty way the hyperarmor works for it. instead of just adding 30 poise when swung, it divides your passive poise by 2 then adds 30. This means above 60 poise you have LESS poise while swinging your sword. They NEED to change it, it ruins the weapon class.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        These are my findings for the highest Attack Power for the HEAVY Greatswords (99 Strength):

                                                                                                        Sword 1-Hand (2-Hand)

                                                                                                        Iron 749 (812) - Best for dual wielding
                                                                                                        Gargoyle 748 (816) - Best two hand damage
                                                                                                        Banished 726 (785) - Best two hand move set with damage
                                                                                                        Bastard 720 (783) - Best attack/weight ratio
                                                                                                        Claymore 705 (762) - Best for thrusting
                                                                                                        Knight 686 (740) - Best two hand move set with furthest reach

                                                                                                        They ruined the Knight's GS by making it dexterity based even though it has a a higher minimum strength requirement. Bastard should be buffed with a R2 thrust and move set from from the two Knight swords. It's the lightest and shortest sword in it's category so it would benefit from faster swings. Otherwise, the attack power of these swords are mostly based off weight.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Not a programmer or anything, but how hard is it to add some variety to the movesets? There's like 20 Greatswords and only some of them have unique attacks without power stancing like Claymore's pokes (1H R2, 2H R2, 2H crouch, 2H rolling) and copy-pasted Mirrah/Hollow-Slayer 2H light attacks on Banished Knight Greatsword and Knight's Greatsword. They couldn't have given the pokes and other GS attacks from the previous games like DS3 Black Knight Sword's rushing 2H heavy upper cut attack and Loyce's Greatsword? I just want the complete Mirrah/hollowslayer package and that includes pokes.

                                                                                                          Weapons like colossal weapons also lost their vertical attacks and no sick black knight grinding uppercut heavy attack. Disappointed.

                                                                                                          • There's a bug when 2-handing greatswords, to where you can't sprint attack for some time after jumping/landing. It really hampers using jumping as a feint in pvp. Tested with Claymore, Lordsworn, and Gargoyle's, but I'm going to assume it's the same for all of them. Hoping to get this fixed like the rolling rapier bug

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              From has made some questionable decisions in the past but giving only 1 greatsword a poke heavy attack takes the cake.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                its such as shame that fromsoft did not make a new moveset for the greatswords, since these slams in the ground to uppercut is getting a bit tiresome

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Great swords that should have a thrusting heavy:
                                                                                                                  Knight's greatsword
                                                                                                                  Lordsworn's greatsword
                                                                                                                  Sacred Relic sword
                                                                                                                  Flamberge
                                                                                                                  Forked greatsword
                                                                                                                  Helphen's steeple
                                                                                                                  Claymore

                                                                                                                  Swords on this list that actually have a thrusting heavy:
                                                                                                                  Claymore

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Are greatswords faster as of 1.04? Swinging a claymore in 1.04 felt faster than I remember swinging my lordsworn back pre 1.2

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      well at least now 90% of players are not using claymores everywhere
                                                                                                                      just nerf rivers/mv and the game can use some diversity

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Wow, greatswords really got the short end of the stick in this game, huh? Sure, the unique ones are nice, but the others all have the same limp sweep R2, save for the claymore.

                                                                                                                        Don't get me wrong, I love the greatsword class, but for heaven's sake, there's so much more they could've done

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I'd like to know how in the world people responsible for balancing the game thought that great thrusting swords can be twice as long as greatswords, twice as fast as greatswords, hit for the same poise damage as greatswords, have thrusting counter on every hit and weight half of greatswords' weight....

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            There should be two animations for greatswords and some colossal greatswords, the "ungabunga" caveman animation when you're at or below the weapons requirements, and a faster or more skillful flowing animation when you are well beyond the weapons requirement.

                                                                                                                            Ex, The Claymores req are 16S/13D

                                                                                                                            At 16S/13D you would swing use it like a crude caveman

                                                                                                                            At 32S/26D you would wield it like a competent swordsman

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Definitely could've used more animations, but I guess Ashes of War balance it out a bit. Been using Knight's Greatsword because it looks the best. Really wish the rolling/crouch R1 was a poke (it's literally the pointiest greatsword...) but besides that, with sword dance, fun weapon.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Wish they didn’t attack so slow. Compared to DS3 these weapons not only have too low of damage, but also attack way too slow. The removal of individual attacks having poise for the old poise system also basically nerfed these weapons. Unless you’re using super high poise armor, you’re not gonna trade with most faster weapons.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  if I infuse with endure, are there any greatswords that are similar to the black knight sword from dark souls 3?

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Everyone here is having a mental breakdown over the animations, and I have to relate. They reused so many animations from previous games, which I understand, but they couldn’t reuse or at least be inspired by the old weapon animations? Now we got cavemen with swords instead of someone competent with one.

                                                                                                                                    • I used my Claymore on DS3 all the way to ng+7 cuz it dealt decent damage and it was fast but here they really messed up this weapon type. They're too slow, each one handed swing takes like 10 seconds to do and the two handed speed it's also terrible. Rip...

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        These are the maximum attack ratings for each
                                                                                                                                        of the faith greatswords. Tests have been
                                                                                                                                        made on version 1.03 without the use of any
                                                                                                                                        rings or items that may boost their damage:

                                                                                                                                        Blasphemous Blade 1045
                                                                                                                                        Gargoyle's Blackblade 946
                                                                                                                                        Golden Order Greatsword 898
                                                                                                                                        Inseparable Sword 962
                                                                                                                                        Ordovis's Greatsword 938
                                                                                                                                        Sacred Relic Sword 948

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          I know this class has a few of the best weapons, but I hate how a stiff breeze can still knock me over even when I'm twohanding one with 30 poise
                                                                                                                                          That's like, mid level poise right? Shouldn't I at least be able poise through being shivved by some goblin?
                                                                                                                                          I feel like the aow's kind of carry this class

                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                            The skeletons with the red cloth in the capital outskirts seem to have a different greatsword, does anyone know if this is dropped?

                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                              why the f*** is the claymore the only one with a thrust r2. also if this game has DLCs, i want a gs with the facny ds2 greatsword animations and with thrust r2s or im RIOTING. this is the most disappointing thing about greatswords in this game, they literally all have the same moveset and its the sucky one with swips and slam downs. its a sword ffs not a club.
                                                                                                                                              it seems nothing will ever top the Loyce GS or Mirrah GS.

                                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                bro, the swords in the game got the short stick this time. straight swords absolute trash, greatswords absolute trash... need new movesets! who the f slams his greatsword in the ground?! no one fights like that. its not a hammer.

                                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                  2H str build and I invested all by best stones in a bastard sword +17 because: As mentioned in a comment here the jump attack is decent, charged heavy has a good chance of not whiffing against bosses compared to a hammer, heavy sweep has decent crowd control, swords are badass and I dodge roll and avoid so I do not need UGS hyper armour. equals fun.

                                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                    its really disappointing that no other great sword has thrusting strong attack and for no good reason either. like I can swing almost every one of them over my head and smash it into the ground with no regard for technique or weapon degradation, but stabbing is completely out of the question unless its a claymore. Looks like ds2 remains the king of move set variety. Honestly, the loyce great sword alone puts every weapon on this list to shame.

                                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                      Why does only claymore get the stab heavy attack with 2H while all other Greatswords get the copy pasted heavy sweep attacks? This moveset discrimination needs to end.

                                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                        I love powerstance GS on PVE with either full STR, STR+INT, STR+FAITH
                                                                                                                                                        Going with both the jump attack talisman and body armor.
                                                                                                                                                        The jump attack deals a lot of stagger damage.

                                                                                                                                                        When going Str + faith/int, I make sure both of my GS have the same elemental damage so that I can match the elemental damage boost with the flask.

                                                                                                                                                        On Faith, I went with Fire so that I could buff myself with Golden Vow and the Flame incantation buff thing.
                                                                                                                                                        I'm dealing more than 2k damage per jump attack with 50 faith and 30str.
                                                                                                                                                        Flame incantation buff doesn't last that long but Golden Vow and the Flask buff have good uptime.

                                                                                                                                                        The jump attack covers a lot of ground so it is actually easy to position out of bosses swinging range by simply sprinting and baiting attacks, and then jumping in which is more stamina efficient than rolling and rolling imo

                                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                          Swing speed both 1handed and 2handed is slower than DS3 and only Claymore received the good R2 poke. But we can hope that they might get buffed in a patch like it happened before in DS3

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