Shrouded Bulwark

 Attack 40.0
 Weight 16.0
 Strength Scaling D
Class 2 Greatsword
Flags MP Leech
  Special Extra blunt

 Shrouded Bulwark in Salt and Sanctuary is a Greatsword type weapon.


This colossal greatsword once belonged to Sir Francis the Resolute, a martyred hero of Tristin who later arose in cursed undeath as the Sodden Knight. Sir Francis detested shields and spurned them with utter contempt, earning renown for decimating enemy ranks with his two-handed fighting style while clad from head to toe in impenetrably heavy armor.


Notes and Tips:

  • At 50 STR this weapon will have an Attack of 140.7.
  • 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.
  • Despite its low scaling the damage output is higher than the S scaling Kureimoa early game.
  • Able to be obtained very early in the game provided you chose the Amber Idol as your starting gift.
  • You are able to get this weapon as early as you get the Stone Alchemist which is obtainable after the False Jester. You can get it even earlier from the Watching Woods sanctuary's transmuter; however, you'll have to join their creed.
  • Since this is transmuted from a Greatsword, it is advised to start with The Three or The Iron Ones to be able to buy multple Kureimoas as the scaling may make the vanilla Kureimoa more powerful late game.
  • The Shrouded Bulwark is able to be transmuted again into another Greatsword.

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Shrouded Bulwark Upgrade Table

  Attack Str Scale Upgrade Material

Shrouded Bulwark

40.0 D -

Shrouded Bulwark I

 42.0  D Drowned Idol x1

Shrouded Bulwark II

44.0  D Drowned Idol x2

Shrouded Bulwark III

 46.3  D Drowned Locket x1

Shrouded Bulwark IV

 48.6  D Drowned Locket x2

Shrouded Bulwark V

 51.0 D Drowned Censer x1

Shrouded Bulwark VI

 53.6 D Drowned Censer x2
Shrouded Bulwark VII  56.2 D Drowned Tome x1




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    • Anonymous

      Is it worth it to upgrade my IV kureimoa into this? For context, heavy armor and weapon with cleric spells (currently blessed weapon and mend)

      • Anonymous

        I used this againts kraken wyrm on NG+4. I buffed the sword with divine blessed weapon and I summoned Guardian blade. I literally staggered/stunned lock the***** out of that dragon to death. The only time I'd stop is when I ran out of stamina. Prolly the extra blunt and the guardian blade is doing that. Kraken wyrm's weakness is blunt damage.

        • If you compare Trinity Greatsword VII which absorb/steal/leech 0.5 health per hit. An S rank and Tier 5, can be from defeating the Forgotten King (optional boss) before the Wyrm Kraeken. Can only be equipped with two hands and the strongest of among the greatswords.

          • Anonymous

            If you are running a build which buffs weapon via Arcane Weapon or Divine Blessed Weapon, this sword is great (much better than Chitin Obelisk, and most of the other greatswords). This is because its base damage is much higher, so the spell will add much more damage, and you'll deal much more damage.

            • Anonymous

              37.5% Slash damage, 62.5% Strike damage, 100% Badassery.

              (This is mainly a Strike weapon, just like the Chitin Obelisk)

              • Anonymous

                I suggest you skip this weapon all together and go for the chitin obelisk. It starts with a little worse damage but makes up for it with better scaling. As well as that you can get the chitin obelisk at the same time as you can get this weapon, AND it has easier upgrade materials. (You get the mite chitin from the secret next to the nomad)

                • Anonymous

                  Players are able to transmute this greatsword quite early in the game but are unable to upgrade it because the upgrading materials are all found later around the 2nd half of the game... lol

                  • Anonymous

                    Actually the earliest chance at an Alchemist is in the Watching Woods Sanctuary, if you decide to join the Stone Roots when you first get there.

                    • Anonymous

                      "Earned his renown for decimating enemy ranks with his Two-handed fighting style while clad in head to two in impenetrably heavy armor" that's most melee builds in a nutshell for this game

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