Obsidian Greatsword

obsidian greatsword on hand.jpg

In-Game Description

This greataxe1, one of the rare dragon weapons,
is formed by the tail of the one-eyed black dragon Kalameet,
the last of the ancient dragons.
The mystical power of its obsidian blade
will be released when held with both hands.

Availability

Sever the tail of Black Dragon Kalameet

General Information

Can be enchanted

Image Name Damage Critical Bonus Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction %
Stability Frampt
Souls
Enchantable
obsidian-greatsword.png Obsidian Greatsword 320/0/0/0

(Regular)
100 350 8.0 202/16/0/0

-/-/-/-
60/10/40/40 38 - Yes

Move Set

Two-handed strong attack is replaced by a black flame Area of Effect attack centered at the player. Consumes 50 durability per use.

Notes

  • The Obsidian Greatsword has a somewhat slower swing speed compared to other Greatswords
  • When fully upgraded, this weapon deals 480 points of physical damage two-handed. That makes this weapon one of the best physical attack weapons (without high Strength stat), similar to the Great Lord Greatsword.

Upgrades

Standard upgrade path
Requires Dragon Scale

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Dragon Scale Souls
Obsidian Greatsword +0 320/0/0/0 -/-/-/-
Obsidian Greatsword +1 352/0/0/0 -/-/-/- 1 10,000
Obsidian Greatsword +2 384/0/0/0 -/-/-/- 1 10,000
Obsidian Greatsword +3 416/0/0/0 -/-/-/- 2 10,000
Obsidian Greatsword +4 448/0/0/0 -/-/-/- 2 10,000
Obsidian Greatsword +5 480/0/0/0 -/-/-/- 4 10,000

Key

Damage: The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is Physical Damage
  • X is Magical Damage
  • Y is Fire Damage
  • Z is Lightning Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Normal
  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different types of damage types.

Critical: The damage bonus for backstabs and ripostes
Durability: The durability of the weapon. The effectiveness of the weapon will severely deteriorate when the durability falls below 30%.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 50% of your Equip Burden will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
StatsNeeded: The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The Requirement stats for a weapon are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is the Strength required
  • X is the Dexterity required
  • Y is the Intelligence required
  • Z is the Faith required

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Also keep in mind that your character gains a 50% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 18 Strength can wield a Great Axe (Requires 26 Strength) properly if the weapon is held with both hands.
(18 x 1.5 = 27)

StatBonuses: The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
FramptSouls: This is the amount of souls you will receive if you feed the item to Kingseeker Frampt
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