"One of the gigantic straight greatswords. As the name suggests, the Zweihander is held with two hands, but its wielder must still be inhumanly strong."
"It is this great weight that sends foes flying when hit solidly."
zweihander.png
Weapon Type:
Ultra Greatswords
Critical:
100
Weight:
10.0
Attack Type:
Regular
Auxiliary:
-
Durability:
200
Left Hand:
Block
Enchantable:
Yes
Special Attack:
No

Upgrade cost: 800 souls + Titanite.

Acquired from:
  • Obtained from a corpse in the Graveyard area, in front of one of the large tombstones near Firelink Shrine.

Moveset:
  • When wielding this sword one or two handed, press R1 for a 180° sweep and R2 for a very Havel like over-the shoulder smash that may be chained with another press of R2.
  • After rolling you may perform a thrust attack with R1.
  • If you are running and press R1, you will take three more steps forward and perform the R2 attack.
  • The jump attack is a jump followed by the R2 attack.

Hints and Tips:
  • Very good, high damage weapon for both PvE and PvP, but its slow swing speed can make it challenging to use.
  • Deals very similar damage as the Greatsword, but its R2 attack has got more range and is much more harmful to poise than the Greatsword thrust. Used two-handed an unblocked R2 attack knocks most enemies flat or staggers them, exceptions are the big guardians in Anor Londo, Stone Knights/Guardians, Titanite Demons and bosses.
  • It gets better stat scaling as a normal weapon, but starts falling behind the Greatsword on the special upgrade paths.

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Required in Build:
  • Giant Dad


Requirements
icon_strength.png
Strength
icon_dexterity.png
Dexterity
icon_intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon_faith.png
Faith

24
10
-
-


Attack Values
Parameter Bonuses
Auxiliary
Damage Reduction (%)
Stability
Zweihander
icon_dmg_phy.png
icon_dmg_magi.png
icon_dmg_fire.png
icon_dmg_lightn.png
icon_strength.png
icon_dexterity.png
icon_intelligence.png
icon_faith.png
icon_res_divine.png
icon_res_occult.png
icon_prot_phy.png
icon_prot_magi.png
icon_prot_fire.png
icon_prot_lightn.png
icon_prot_stab.png
Regular
130
-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Regular +5
195
-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Regular +10
260
-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Regular +14
312
-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Regular +15
325
-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Crystal
286
-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Crystal +4

-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Crystal +5
351
-
-
-
C
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Lightning
234
-
-
234
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Lightning +4
306
-
-
306
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
66
44
Lightning +5
325
-
-
325
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
70
44
Raw
225
-
-
-
D
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Raw +5
300
-
-
-
D
D
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Magic
147
159
-
-
E
E
C
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Magic +5
196
212
-
-
E
E
C
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Magic +9


-
-



-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Magic +10
245
265
-
-
E
E
C
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Enchanted
196
208
-
-
E
E
C
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Enchanted +4


-
-



-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Enchanted +5
236
241
-
-
E
E
B
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Divine
132
160
-
-
D
E
-
C
110
-
70
10
50
50
44
Divine +5
176
214
-
-
D
E
-
C
110
-
70
10
50
50
44
Divine +9
211
256
-
-
D
E
-
C
110
-
70
10
50
50
44
Divine +10
220
267
-
-
D
E
-
C
110
-
70
10
50
50
44
Occult
176
196
-
-
D
E
-
C
-

70
10
50
50
44
Occult +4
220
235
-
-
D
E
-
B
-

70
10
50
50
44
Occult +5
231
245
-
-
D
E
-
B
-

70
10
50
50
44
Fire
169
-
169
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Fire +5
234
-
234
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
52.5
50
44
Fire +9
296
-
296
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
54.5
50
44
Fire +10
312
-
312
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
55
50
44
Chaos
203
-
235
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
50
50
44
Chaos +4
@ 10 Humanity
248
+52
-
288
+60
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
54
50
44
Chaos +5
@ 10 Humanity
259
+54
-
301
+63
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
10
55
50
44

Requirements /
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values
Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects
Others
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Strength
icon_dmg_phy.png
Physical
icon_prot_phy.png
Physical
icon_res_bleed.png
Bleeding
icon_other_dura.png
Durability
icon_dexterity.png
Dexterity
icon_dmg_magi.png
Magic
icon_prot_magi.png
Magic
icon_res_poison.png
Poison
icon_other_weig.png
Weight
icon_intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon_dmg_fire.png
Fire
icon_prot_fire.png
Fire
icon_res_divine.png
Divine

icon_faith.png
Faith
icon_dmg_lightn.png
Lightning
icon_prot_lightn.png
Lightning
icon_res_occult.png
Occult


icon_dmg_cbonus.png
Critical
icon_prot_stab.png
Stability



icon_dmg_magi_adj.png
Magic Adjustment



Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost useless. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)