Greatswords are a weapon type in Dark Souls III. Greatswords are two-handed swords which are slightly smaller than Ultra Greatswords (Dark Souls III) Greatswords are characterized by sweeping one-handed attacks and powerful two-handed attacks. They have mild to moderate stat requirements in strength and dexterity and are capable of heavy damage albeit slower that Straight Swords (Dark Souls III).
A bit of an oddity among greatswords, the Flamberge is better suited for combating unarmored, faster foes due to its slash damage and high attack speed. It also causes Bleed buildup and has an unusually fast Strong Attack that combos well.