Dark Souls 3: Dark Sword farming guide
The most important weapon in Dark Souls 3 must be The Dark Sword because it is Rad. Darkwraith NPC invaders’s signature blade, it boasts a unique vertical slash heavy attack, and is the only sword with the Stomp weapon art.
Stomp, for those not yet familiar with advanced duelling techniques, is actually reserved for Greatswords and Ultra Greatswords. It allows players to assume a low stance which high poise (very hard to interrupt and stagger) and then unleash a spinning slash strong attack. This heavy-hitting ability, combined with the much speedier move set and lighter weight of a straight sword, the Dark Sword a very lethal and a fearsome blade. It is the best one handed sword in Dark Souls III.
The Dark Sword stats must be like 15 strength and 15 dexterity, and inflicts bleed. It has C grade strength scaling and D grade dexterity scaling, but when upgraded beyond +4 achieves A grade strength scaling with a Heavy Gem infusion. It can also achieve A grade faith scaling with a Blessed infusion, S grade intelligence scaling with Crystal infusion and S grade faith scaling with Lightning infusion.
How to get the Dark Sword
Only Darkwraiths drop The Dark Swordand its very rare . Although there are a couple of opportunities to fight these foes,but if you want to get it quickly and easily you should goto the Farron Perimeter bonfire. Travel cautiously towards the Abyss Watchers boss arena and two Darkwraiths will patrol in from your left. They will attack a group of Ghru.
If you wait patiently until all the Ghru are dead, the Darkwraith will often take a great deal of damage. Pull them towards you from a distance to battle them one at a time.
If you are willing and able you can reach this area very early in the game . After defeating Vordt of the Boreal Valley, fight through Undead Settlement and take the lift down to the Outrider guarding the path to Road of Sacrifices, from there journey your way through Halfway Fortress and cross the swamp, killing or avoiding the NPCs at the ladder to the Farron Keep bonfire. Travelthrough the swamp, lighting the three flames, and open the doors. You can go through the next area, hugging the right wall, to reach the Farron Perimeter bonfire, but watch out for Darkwraiths.