Dragonslayer Greataxe

203 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
74 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 20.0
Requirements & Bonus
D E - D
40 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greataxes damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Falling Bolt icon_fp_cost.png 35 (-/-)

Dragonslayer Greataxe is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Melted iron greataxe that once formed part of the Dragonslayer Armour.

Thickly imbued with the power of lightning. Use skill to draw upon the techniques used to slay the archdragons.

Skill: Falling Bolt
Hold axe high in the air to gather fierce lightning, and smash ground to whip the bolts to the ground.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be infused or buffed.
  • Reinforced using Titanite Scale.
  • At +5 and 60 FTH it only gets 58 more Lightning damage, resulting in 194 (136 + 58) Lightning damage.
  • The heaviest Greataxe weapon.

Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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Dragonslayer Greataxe Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 203 - - 74 - D E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+1 236 - - 87 - D E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+2 270 - - 99 - D E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+3 303 - - 111 - C E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+4 336 - - 123 - C E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+5 364 - - 136 - C E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • Anonymous

      07 Aug 2017 06:32  

      Easily the most physically powerful weapon in the game. Easily the ugliest weapon in the game. Why can't fromsoft make an incredible weapon at least look cool, A shame.

      • 29 Jun 2017 06:31  

        Even if you only meet the minimal requirements for this weapon it's L1 can do 500+ AR at +5. Used it's special on a tank using a jump attack and got a crit of 1500 dmg and was able to follow up with an additional 1000. Total tank killer.

        • Anonymous

          26 Jun 2017 13:41  

          This weapon is ridiculous for early level PVP, because most players start by pushing damage and health and not vitaly, by Crucifixion Woods about the best armour you'll come up against is Lothric Knight's. The moveset is sadly very limited, but you only need to punish poor spacing twice to either kill your opponent or get them down to panic-levels of health, and you can usually outtrade most weapons in this area, making it perfect to PVP for Tongues or Swordgrass. Just cap yourself to around level 30 and don't upgrade any weapon above +1/+3 for non-boss weapons and you'll get matchups fine. If you build to about 26 strength you can use this weapon two-handed with no penalty, and if you've built for it, then you can use Vordt's Greathammer which makes mincemeat of the Dragonslayer Armour even at just +1 (weak to strike and frost).

          • Anonymous

            16 Jun 2017 20:12  

            Well maybe it's god like op in pvp. but only if my target doesn't move for 3secs/is afk... no seriously. I understand that people are having fun with the weapon they like but all the hype here is over my head. One on one I never lose against this Greataxe. (And I'm far from beeing a pvp pro...) So what's so great about it?

            • Anonymous

              16 Jun 2017 18:54  

              Successor to the similarly devastating AoE delivering Dragon King Greataxe (except that one was even more OP since it could be enchanted).

              • 10 Jun 2017 03:52  

                If I had a cent for how many times I've seen this damn thing in PvP over the past few months, I could probably buy a new computer by now.

                It's all around an amazing weapon, obviously; I just can't not see it as the symbol of what the general PvP in this game is at the moment. Giant people running around with this thing pressing buttons.

                Sorry I've just...seen it so damn much. It's a great weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  31 May 2017 15:24  

                  This thing is by far the most OP weapon I use, on NG+ I destroyed Iudex Gundir in under a minute ye;lling THUNDERSTRUCK at it while using the WA. it's REALLY STRONG but very predictable.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Apr 2017 02:14  

                    Longswords and Spears are both faster and have longer range. R1 spamming will hit before the Greataxe user can enter Hyper Armor frames, and having proper spacing makes it near impossible for someone to trade against those weapons with a Greataxe.
                    This weapon only has uses for PVE and low level PVP, because it heavily relies on your opponent messing up big time; no competent player can get hit by a Greataxe in a 1v1. It's a shame Greataxes were shafted so heavily in DS3.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Apr 2017 05:46  

                      yeah sure from, continue to nerf sorc when weapons like this has a weapon art that one-shots at full health

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