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Are there Ultra Greatswords in Elden Ring?


Wondering is Elden Ring supports Ultra Greatwords? You’re not the only one. Many Dark Souls fans are wondering the same thing. As a quick reminder, Ultra Greatwords are special weapons that can deal extremely high damage and send enemies flying. They deliver very slow attacks and have high Strength requirements.

Let’s find out if these devastating weapons are available in Elden Ring as well.

Does Elden Ring have Ultra Greatswords?

Elden Ring does have Ultra Greatwords and they’re called Colossal Swords. There is a total of 11 Colossal Swords available in the game. These weapons have high physical attack stats and scale with Strength and Dexterity. The most powerful Colossal Sword is the Greatsword with 164 physical attack stats.

As you can see, Elden Ring supports Ultra Greatswords, it’s just that they’re available under a different name. The devs like to rename stuff from previous Dark Souls games. Ultra weapons from previous Dark Souls games are the same as Colossal weapons in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring: List of Colossal Swords

Sword Physical attack stats Weight
Greatsword 164 23
Grafted Blade Greatsword 157 21
Troll’s Golden Sword 155 19
Watchdogs Greatsword 142 22
Zweihander 141 15.5
Starscourge Greatsword 129 20
Maliketh’s Black Blade 127 22
Ruins Greatsword 124 23
Troll Knight’s Sword 124 18
Royal Greatsword 122 20
Godslayer’s Greatsword 119 17.5

The following Colossal Swords also require Intelligence to scale:

  • Starscourge Greatsword
  • Ruins Greatsword
  • Troll Knight’s Sword
  • Royal Greatsword

The following Colossal Swords also require Faith to scale:

  • Maliketh’s Black Blad
  • Godslayer’s Greatsword

How Colossal Swords work in Elden Ring

Ultra Greatswords can be quite awkward to handle, especially if your character doesn’t have enough Strength and Dexterity. Make sure to level up these stats first before picking a Colossal Sword.

At the same time, Ultra Greatswords are extremely effective. They hit really hard and can send enemies flying. They stagger enemies like nothing else and are highly efficient against bosses.

Disadvantages to using Colossal Swords

  • They’re big and slow
  • The recovery time after swinging your sword leaves you open for hits
  • They’re hard to get, you usually need to defeat powerful bosses to get your hands on a Colossal Sword

What’s your favorite Colossal Sword in Elden Ring? Let me know in the comments below.

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