The Broken Straight Sword is very small and deals low damage; it is not used very often in combat and is generally only used to create the Greatsword of Artorias. The strong attack is the straight sword’s family trademark vicious thrust with good range, which can then be followed by a quick vertical swing. The vertical swing has lower range than the thrust itself, so one should judge the distance carefully. Due to the Broken Straight Sword’s short length, the thrust attack is considerably shorter than any standard bladed straight sword. Along with the Straight Sword Hilt, the Broken Straight Sword is one of only two weapons that may be forged into the Greatsword of Artorias. Attempting to use the Soul of Sif with any other straight sword will result in the Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed).