Forging the Firelink Greatsword from Dark Souls 3
Watch as a talented blacksmith brings the twisted sword to life.
The formidable Firelink Greatsword was wielded by the Soul of Cinder, and is an extremely strong weapon in the right hands. In the game it can be obtained by transposing the Soul of the Lords with Ludleth of Courland. Its attributes make it ideal for taking down a foe’s shield and inflicting elemental damage. It also looks badass.
“The Lords of Cinder linked the First Flame, and this Greatsword was wielded by their deific manifestation. This coiled sword, found thrust in the bonfire, existed long before the throneless lords themselves.”
Aleksey from Bellerophon Studios uses classic blacksmithing techniques to recreate the unique, twisted sword.
This week Aleksey forges the coiled sword from Dark Soul 3. Along the way, he demonstrates a lot of classical blacksmithing techniques and shares some tips and tricks with us that we may not normally use during bladesmithing. He shows how to texture using special dies on the power hammer, how to use an air-powered chisel to increase efficiency, and much much more. This a great blacksmithing project to create the coiled sword and gives us a break from the standard grind of a bladesmithing project. Hopefully, soon we will be making something from Elden Ring!