Sword Master
Sword Master
NG hp.png HP souls.png Souls
0 1,000 2,000
1 2,355 10,000
2 2,590 11,000
3 2,708 11,250
4 2,826 12,000
5 3,061 12,250
6 3,179 12,500
7 3,297 12,750
Physical weaknesses
physical-def.png Standard
strike-def.png Strike
slash-def.png Slash
thrust-def.png Thrust
Elemental weaknesses
magic-def.png Magic
fire-def.png Fire
lightning-def.png Lightning
dark-def.png Dark
bleed.png Bleed Unknown
poison.png Poison Unknown
frost.png Frost Unknown


My sixth sense warned me of danger, and I danced between flurries of blades, unscathed, but alas, my clothes went to tatters.

— Description of the Master's Set armor pieces


The Sword Master is initially found on the left side of the Firelink Shrine, right in front of the bell tower. After defeating him here, he can be summoned for several boss fights later on.

The first location where his summon sign appears is on the High Wall of Lothric, right outside of the boss arena for Vordt of the Boreal Valley. He will follow the player into the Dancer of the Boreal Valley fight, too, if Vordt has not already been defeated. (Note that the fight with the Dancer can be initiated at any time by killing Emma.)

A second summon sign of his can be found in the Untended Graves, outside of Champion Gundyr's arena.

General Information

The Sword Master is a hostile NPC.

He wields an Uchigatana and wears the Master's Set.

During combat, he'll use the two-handed moveset of the Uchigatana, including its weapon skill. He will parry and riposte if attacked while holding the katana sheathed.

While summoned via summon sign, he uses the Chaos Blade's two-handed moveset.

Item Drops

  • Uchigatana
  • Master's Set


  • He will not follow the player into Firelink Shrine, and can be eliminated safely from a distance this way.


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