I believe it actually does the exact same damage as the claymore, people just generally like the claymore moveset better, and your can get it for free before you can buy the bastard sword. It has the excellent "stomp" weapon skill which I've been having a lot of fun with against the lothric Knights. View and manage file attachments for this page. A widely-used heavy greatsword normally wielded with two hands. I actually prefer the Executioner's Greatsword, but it's a moveset thing. Continue left around a large pile of wooden boxes and on a body is the Bastard Sword. See pages that link to and include this page. The bastard sword was my playthrough weapon until i got the Claymore in DS2. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I used the bastard sword for the majority of my DS2 play through, it's a great sword with a good moveset, but ever since the Dark Sword dropped for me from the first Dark Wraith in the game (Bottom of the Tower on the Wall) I've pretty much used nothing else (apart from trying out the moves on a few enemies with other weapons). View wiki source for this page without editing. The Bastard Sword is a greatsword in Dark Souls. View/set parent page (used for creating breadcrumbs and structured layout). Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under. cause I feel like it's a good sword. Press J to jump to the feed. For the Dark Souls III variant, see Bastard Sword (Dark Souls III). It deals 145 base damage and receives a 20% bonus to damage when facing hollow enemies, which are everywhere. One of the great things about this game is that it can be played however one desires. i personally love the bastard sword and i love the Claymore even more. Watch headings for an "edit" link when available. Broad horizontal sweeping attacks make this sword effective against multiple enemies, but unwieldy in narrow spaces. Closing the gap to hit is a bit more risky but dodging seems to be king for me. I thought aside from looking fucking awesome it was generally considered quite weak? The bastard sword was my main weapon for PVE and PVP in DS2, love it! Cookies help us deliver our Services. Just wondering if I'm missing something? It might be different in PvP but I've not had a huge issue with its reach so far. Mostly cause I couldn't parry for shit. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Is there a reason I've missed for why nobody uses this sword? Going to have a good rummage through all my weapons as I progress a bit more I think. Yes Ive heard great things about this "dark sword" I imagine by the time I get it, a patch will have nerfed it haha, both the bastard and the claymore are basically out done by the flamberge, which has similar stats , more damage and bleed. The bastard sword was my playthrough weapon until i got the Claymore in DS2. You hold your arms in a certain way, letting your opponent know what you're about to do, and then the actual swing is huge and slow as well. It’s crafted using the Soul of the Rotted Greatwood. He his not an easy phantom to kill. The stance can break shields, which is nice, but it's so obviously telegraphed that it's a parry death sentence in pvp. "Usually swung in large arcs and effective against multiple foes. In the same area, a red phantom will spawn, Armorer Dennis. Joseph Swetnam states that the bastard sword is midway in length between an arming sword and a long sword, and Randall Cotgrave's definition seems to imply this, as well. 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