Black Knight Greataxe

216 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60.0
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 19.5
Requirements & Bonus
C D - -
36 18 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greataxes damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Warcry icon_fp_cost.png 20 (-/-)

Black Knight Greataxe is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Greataxe of the black knights who wander the lands. Used to face chaos demons.

The unique attack of this axe greatly reduces enemy poise, reflecting the tremendous size of the enemies that the knights have fearlessly faced.

Skill: Warcry
Let out a spirated warcry that temporarily boosts attack, and enables a special consecutive strong attack. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused. 
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Deals 20% bonus damage vs. demons.
  • The one hand R2 and leaping attacks are capable of flattening some enemies.
  • A fully charged two-handed R2 will launch enemies.
  • Two-handed R2s may deflect off certain terrain.
  • With 40STR and 40DEX, this weapon has 647 AR. (As of patch 1.07)
  • Has the most unique moveset out of all the Greataxes.
  • The 2H R2 deal more poise damage than any other weapon in this class. This applies to the other Black Knight weapons as well.
  • Has the highest physical and fire absorption with the great-axe class.

Location/Where to Find


Moveset and Videos:

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  • The weapon art alters the strong attacks into a relatively quick, multi-hit chain that lunges forward and deals high damage.
  • The leaping strike of the one hand R2 is shorter ranged than its Dark Souls 1 counterpart, but has a stunning effect on enemies near the impact that aren't in range of the damage.
  • Black Knight Greataxe moveset



Black Knight Greataxe Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 216 - - - - C D - - - - - 60 45 50 40 45
Regular +1 240 - - - - C D - - - - - 60 45 50 40 45
Regular +2 257 - - - - C D - - - - - 60 45 50 40 45
Regular +3 280 - - - - C D - - - - - 60 45 50 40 45
Regular +4 338 - - - - C D - - - - - 60 45 50 40 45
Regular +5 350 - - - - C D - - - - - 60 45 50 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

      16 May 2019 17:46  

      "Has the most unique moveset out of all the Greataxes." Correction, has the only moveset that isn't trash.

      • Anonymous

        16 May 2019 14:20  

        I lucked out and got this from the first greataxe knight in untended graves with no item discovery boosters

        • Anonymous

          25 Feb 2019 17:35  

          Fun fact: in the room where you fight Dancer you can't perform 2H R1 or R2 while standing on the red carpet, attacks will just bounce off the floor. Same with BKGS, haven't tried other weapons. Other carpets I've tested were fine

          • Anonymous

            04 Feb 2019 23:59  

            i've killed around 30 those axe knights so far , gold serpent +3 symbol of avarice and rusted coin and i got around 20 armor pieces and single axe ... but i got one so i dont care

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2019 07:48  

              I find some of the comments that complain they use all the Item discovery increase items and still not getting the axe are 100% lying , im farming embers in untended graves and ive killed 20 of these and 20 of the knights with greatswords , and I got 6 greatswords and 4 axes....using only Covetus gold serpent +3 and symbol of avarice. No coins or crystal sage rapier

              • 21 Jun 2018 09:27  

                It just feels so good to carry this 19.5 myiazakys monstrosity, activating warcry, and just spinning around and slamming it into the ground like its no tommorow. Not to mention the badass followup that carries this hunk of iron on the ground just to swiftly lift it up and slam it down again dealing 900 damage at the very least. Conclusion: A mediocre weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  11 May 2018 21:16  

                  after 300 tries to get this axe with the chest helmet, golden coin, hollow weapon, crystal rapier, and the ring, I have decided to never play this fucking unbalanced piece of shit game again.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Mar 2018 11:50  

                    Whenever I am planning to do a rolling attack with this thing, I switch over to one-handed, as the one-handed rolling attack is actually pretty good.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Mar 2018 19:24  

                      Back in the day i use this beauty to ***** slap Nameless on daily basic before it got nerf( long before AoA come out), ah, good time, just re-play the game and killed CGundyr now, don't know if it still good, can't wait.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Feb 2018 04:05  

                        Great axe, but the only issue I have is that roll attack. Man, why do you smack the entire weapon, not blade part, but handle and all into the ground.

                        • Anonymous

                          29 Oct 2017 02:32  

                          Want something fun and interesting though not really that effective? True combo: 1hr1 BKGA, Bonewheel shield L2. it does alright damage but depending on your stats its probably just as good or less effective then just a normal r1r1 combo, but its stylish and stuff

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Oct 2017 08:24  

                            when we sent people to the moon we didn't send them with rockets, we just hit them with 2hr2 from this beauty

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Oct 2017 04:29  

                              Do I have to be close to the opponent if I want to land the 2-Handed R1>R2 combo? They always roll away after the first R1

                              • Anonymous

                                11 Sep 2017 10:21  

                                Despite the hugenormous stamina it takes with each swing, people keep whining about it being OP. I managed to butcher more than four people in a row in a fight club with this weapon, yet I got my ass handed to me when I fought a player that actually knew what he was doing, using gael's greatsword, a shield and some wits.

                                • Anonymous

                                  11 Sep 2017 10:17  

                                  Kinda tricky to use at first, but when you get used to it's slow swings and know where the hyper armor begins, it becomes a monster in both pvp and especially pve.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    25 Jul 2017 13:04  

                                    I am so sick of this axe. It is absolutely amazing in so many ways. I keep on turning to it for pvp because I get around a 7 kdr average with this. I highly recommend whoever is reading to try this. And a tip for a good way to close distance is a one handed r2.

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