Dragonslayer Greataxe

203 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
74 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
100 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.

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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)

    • 18 Jan 2017 20:35  

      Softcaps VERY high. (Still increases damage by at least 1 AR per level up to the softcap)
      Strength 60 + Dex 40: 605 physical damage
      Faith 40: 187 lightning damage
      Total AR: 793
      Holy Balls! If you can level up enough to max out this weapon, you might as well retire from DS3 because you've played the hell out of this game.

      • The best08 Sep 2016 16:34  

        In my opinion , this is the best weapon for pvp. Its damage and ability to stun is amazing. I highly recommend that this weapon should be upgraded to +5

        • Not nerfed yet...13 Aug 2016 14:31  

          CMon From. This weapon is still OP. The damage, the fast as hell attack right, the low stamina consumption..even with split defenses, it's still crazy powerful.

          • Disgustingly broken for password gankers09 Aug 2016 11:14  

            You can be max level and get password summoned to your friends world to gank and you'll have the same exact stamina bar and defenses as you would in your own world. Only thing that lowers is slight damage and your health bar. So you can swing this thing 4-5 times without running out of stamina 2 handed, cannot be parried and 3-4 shot those level 35~ invaders.<br/><br/>I wish they took a look at downleveling in this game, it's way useless.

            • If Chuck Norris had a weapon08 Aug 2016 08:11  

              The weapon art absolutely demolishes Twin Princes and Soul Of Cinder and almost any mob in the game. Great normal attacks too.

              • Dragonslayer's Cancer Tampon30 Jul 2016 07:50  

                The estoc and dark sword come nowhere close to this thing when it comes to tryhards and cancer builds. I cannot state how many times i've seen people dancing around buck naked with this and a buckler or any other viable parrying gizmo.

                • dragon*****21 Jul 2016 14:03  

                  This weapon is awesome looking high damage but is much too slow in pvp. I just walk around anyone using this thing and backstab them, a backstab in pvp. It takes about a year of watching them windup a swing so I can say "Huh I should just walk slightly to the left" Then kill any person who tries to pvp with that stupid dragon*****'s-*****axe Just use moonlight take 60int and boom best weapon in existance.<br/>/rant

                  • The Ultimate Reposte Weapon20 Jul 2016 13:13  

                    I don't think there's ever been a time I've been parried then 1 shot-reposte'd by this weapon, even at full health with my health almost reaching 3/4 of thew way across the screen.

                    • the twinker's toothbrush16 Jul 2016 04:21  

                      I've seen a lot of guys running around nearly ass naked with this thing around SL35-40, along with their precious parry shield. It's kind of hilarious really, until their parry spam actually works, or they clip you with the outrageous hitbox. I take advantage of the fact that they can only swing it twice before all their stamina is gone.

                      • Someone explain attack03 Jul 2016 10:29  

                        Can someone tell me how much damage this actually does cos all together with the lighting it does around 690 but let's say someone has good lightning absorption what then is the estimated damage dealt???

                        • Tips for facing this weapon?02 Jul 2016 16:10  

                          I really have a hard time beating players with this thing.. it has such extremely weird hatboxes that I sometimes rage at my screen and say HOW DID THAT HIT ME.. can anyone please give me some tips how to deal with these kind of weapons properly? I'm an Ultra Great sword user myself with a sword as side weapon.

                          • I think it got nerfed25 Jun 2016 21:38  

                            Though my stats are only 40/18, it seems that the physical damage of the DSGA has been nerfed, with 364+177 damage, compared to the Black Knight Greataxe, which has 350+224. If I were to increase my dex from 18 to 40, the damage between the two should theoretically become even more in favor of the BKGA. <br/><br/>I think the 40/40 damage needs to be rechecked

                            • Pvp13 Jun 2016 11:11  

                              Is everyone really that stupid when it comes to pvp with this weapon? I use Yhorm's and every single time I fight someone using this, they come to trade. WTF people? Yeah, Yhorm's doesn't have a 2 hit combo (good thing too, *****'s too good if you do not plan on going above say lvl 1200) but when morons decide to trade, they die in two hits. Weapon's good people but you can't treat every situation the same way...

                              • Hey, guess what?13 Jun 2016 10:03  

                                Tumble-buff is a thing now that it has been discovered by some guy and popularized by Oroboro. In fact, any weapon can be buffed now due to this. Now, imagine a scenario where you get to fight a tumble-buffed Dragonslayer's Greataxe with Lightning Blade...<br/><br/>I'll let that sink in for you. ;)

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