Attack 20.0
Weight 16.0
Cost 50000
Strength Scaling S
Class 4 Greatsword
Flags -
Special Fast Hitter

 Scharfrichter in Salt and Sanctuary is a Greatsword type weapon.


A deceptively lightweight blade of matte carbon. Commissioned by the pretender Duke Carsejaw of Tristin for ceremonial executions, its finely-honed edge is so sharp that the very fabric of space seems to part before it. Though the bar sinister on his coat of arms did not prevent Carsejaw from winning the hearts of Tristin's populace, the shame of his illegitimate lineage is widely speculated to have driven his subsequent decades-long hunt for a scapegoat.


Notes and Tips:

  • At 50 STR this weapon will have an Attack of 153.7.
  • Two-handing a weapon increases Strength by 50% for damage scaling, meaning you only need 34 Strength to reach the 50 Strength soft cap when two-handing a weapon.
  • Has higher scaling than the Trinity Greatsword.
  • Strong Attack does more damage one-handed than two-handed, and considering the attack speed it can deal a lot of burst damage to enemies weak to slash, just take care of the long recovery animation.

Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

  • Videos go here


Scharfrichter Upgrade Table

  Attack Str Scale Material


20.0 S -

Scharfrichter I

20.5 S Drowned Idol x1

Scharfrichter II

21.2 S Drowned Idol x2

Scharfrichter III

21.8 S Drowned Locket x1

Scharfrichter IV

22.5 S Drowned Locket x2

Scharfrichter V

23.1 S Drowned Censer x1

Scharfrichter VI

23.8 S Drowned Censer x2
Scharfrichter VII 24.5 S Drowned Tome x1



Black Widow  ♦  Blade of Envy  ♦  Chitin Obelisk  ♦  Jaws of Death  ♦  Kureimoa  ♦  Northern Cross  ♦  Seawolf Cutlass  ♦  Shrouded Bulwark  ♦  Trinity Greatsword

    • Anonymous

      26 Sep 2018 20:50  

      How is this the best greatsword? I’m new to the game and don’t know jack, but the shrouded bulwark has more damage. So how is this the best greatsword?

      • Anonymous

        04 May 2018 11:27  

        Please stop calling the Scharfrichter "Schar". It's german and translates to Executioner. Scharfrichter is a composition of two words, "Scharf" has a lot of meanings but the most fitting in this case probably are: sharp, keen, fierce. "Richter" means judge. So calling the Scharfrichter "Schar" is like calling a greatsword a "Grea" or a waterfall a "Wate".

        • Anonymous

          03 Apr 2018 19:50  

          Easily the best GS in the game, better than Trinity with less weight, more damage and the option to use a shield with it. Absolutely wrecks bosses when 2H and with some buffs even in NG+

          • Anonymous

            10 Jan 2018 15:18  

            This weapon and the Trinity Greatsword have SLIGHTLY less reach than their peers. If it bothers you somehow, the Pale Charm is your friend.

            • Anonymous

              09 Oct 2017 05:37  

              I have a Shrouded Bulwark V and I want to turn it into a Scharfrichter but it doesnt say I can transmute it into that, why? Do I need a certain level of devotion???

              • Anonymous

                22 May 2017 13:50  

                That thing was too big to be called a sword. Too big, too thick, too heavy and too rough. It was more like a large hunk of Iron

                • Anonymous

                  17 May 2017 04:19  

                  The statement about 1-handed strong attack doing more damage than 2-handed is not exactly true. When 2-handing, the strong attack must connect with your target at the very end of the attack animation to get the 50% bonus damage. Basically, space it in such a way that you'll hit with the tip of the sword at the end of the attack animation. Otherwise, you'll do less damage than a 2-handed light (wtf...?). This applies to all swords and greatswords. BUT a CHARGED 1-handed strong attack will always outperform a CHARGED 2-handed strong attack damage wise (idk about poise damage though). Actually, you don't get any bonus damage from charging a 2-handed strong (again idk about poise damage).

                  I know... It's weird...

                  • Anonymous

                    ok im lost30 Aug 2016 02:31  

                    i need some help with understand the 2 h and 1 h. so are there some you can only use with 2h or can any of them can be use with one hand cuz i love using shields

                    • Anonymous

                      Broken link09 Jun 2016 19:00  

                      I was reading this page when I clicked on "Downed Idol." Clearly a typo, so I fixed it and the link.

                      • Anonymous

                        why i can't trans this weapon?24 May 2016 10:32  

                        i got greatsword. and i also have diamond cluster. but i just cant see this guy in trans list. now "northern cross" is i only can trans weapon in "greatsword". how?

                        • Greatsword or Greatscissor?24 May 2016 05:21  

                          So is this sword a Greatsword class or Greatscissor? Been debating on what Greatsword to use since I only get one chance, and there seems to be a bit of conflicting information between the wiki and comments. Also is the Northern Cross the highest Greatscissor option?

                          • Anonymous

                            Information for the wiki05 Apr 2016 13:11  

                            I made a video in which I upgrade the Scharfrichter from level one to level seven in one go. Since anything I add to the wiki just gets deleted, the appropriate person can use this video to add information about the required upgrade materials (drowned) and the specifics of the weapon at each level.

                            • Anonymous

                              Scharfritcher25 Mar 2016 05:24  

                              What are the requirements to equip this ? I have like 50 strength and class 4 skill for greatswords and still I can't equip it ...

                              • Anonymous

                       Mar 2016 13:53  

                                Since it is classed as a "Greatscissor", it can only be transmuted into another Greatscissor (the only one being the Northern Cross)

                                • Anonymous

                                  Scharfrichter20 Mar 2016 04:17  

                                  I have the materials, but it's not showing up in the Transmute menu. I currently have Jaws of Death 7 and want to change it to the Scharfrichter. What am I missing ?

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