Carthus Curved Sword


Curved sword of Carthus swordsmen.

This weapon's thick, heavy blade is crafted to cause bleeding, and requires ample strength and dexterity to wield effectively, suggesting that the swordsmen of Carthus were amongst the mightiest.

Skill: Spin Slash
Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and follow with strong attack for a spinning vertical-slash.







Standard upgrade path.

Level Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Cost Souls
+0 115/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 D/D/-/- - -
+1 126/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 D/C/-/- 2 Titanite Shard 360
+2 138/0/0/0/0 0/33/0 D/C/-/- 4 Titanite Shard 432
+3 149/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 6 Titanite Shard 504
+4 161/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 2 Large Titanite Shard 576
+5 172/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 4 Large Titanite Shard 648
+6 184/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 6 Large Titanite Shard 720
+7 195/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 2 Titanite Chunk 792
+8 207/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 4 Titanite Chunk 864
+9 218/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 6 Titanite Chunk 935
+10 230/0/0/0/0 0/34/0 D/C/-/- 1 Titanite Slab 1080


The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

Each weapon has one or more Physical damage types:

  • Standard
  • Strike
  • Slash
  • Thrust

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See the damage formula for further details.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B / C:


Damage multiplier when performing a backstab or riposte. Value of 100 means no extra damage.

Spell Buff:

Damage multiplier applied to the base value of a Spell. This value scales depending on the primary stat of the Catalyst, i.e. a Catalyst with Intelligence scaling will have its Spell Buff rise as the player's Intelligence rises.

By default the value reflected in the infobox and the upgrades uses 60 Intelligence and/or Faith.

Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

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 Intelligence and/or Faith will reduce the Magic/Fire/Lightning/Dark damage of the weapon.

Stat Bonuses:

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). See Scaling for more information.

The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D:

Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking. The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :


Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.


The durability of the weapon.


The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Load 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.


Carthus Curved Sword
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General Aux Effects
Physical Damage Type Slash Bleed Effect 33
Sell Price / Soul Value 150 Poison Damage 0
Can this equipment be buffed? Yes Frost Effect 0
Skill Spin Slash Stability 35
Skill FP Cost 5(-/12) Durability 45
Spell Buff N/A Weight 5.5
Range N/A Critical Damage 100
Damage Damage Reduction
Physical Damage 115 Physical Reduction 55
Magic Damage 0 Magic Reduction 35
Fire Damage 0 Fire Reduction 30
Lightning Damage 0 Lightning Reduction 30
Dark Damage 0 Dark Reduction 35
Requirements Bonuses
Strength Requirement 15 Strength Bonus D
Dexterity Requirement 18 Dexterity Bonus D
Intelligence Requirement 0 Intelligence Bonus -
Faith Requirement 0 Faith Bonus -
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