Black Knight Greataxe

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216 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60.0
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0
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45.0
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0
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50.0
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
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0
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45.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 40
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150
Requirements & Bonus
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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. This includes the following:
  • 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 (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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)

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      this weapon essentially asks you to form a contract where u sacrifice all your stamina for raw power...and it feels great hehe

      • Anonymous

        For anyone who was curious, you can wield this weapon at SL10 using knight's ring, hunter ring, carthus milkring, and 9 points invested in str while two handing.

        • Anonymous

          "Has the most unique moveset out of all the Greataxes."
          Don't they mean "the ONLY unique moveset"? Aside from WA every other GAxe is just downward vertical strikes (and whatever the 2H rolling attack is supposed to be).

          • Anonymous

            In my ng+4 which is fifth gameplay that was the last of black knight weapons for me to try out fighting demon prince And I must say that it was the best and pleasantest one. ****ers almost could not recover from constant ripostes.

            • Anonymous

              r1, l1, r2 is a teue combo if you didnt know (though it depends on the your oponents latency, and i dont know why you have to guard for a split second)

              • Anonymous

                Darn near impossible to fight dancer with this thing. It bounces off of the rug every time. Oh and offhand a reinforced club. It combos into the war cry 1HR2. Pretty much one shots most phantoms/invaders at SL 90 and below. Very fun noob stomper, but requires skill to use effectively.

                • Anonymous

                  I know this will sound dumb but my favorite thing to do with this is 2 hand and trade with people using pkcs and straight swords

                  • Anonymous

                    Imagine having farmed so hard to get this axe just to realize that it sucks ass as you casuls got pooped on by someone with a curved sword that is much better and easier to have - pkcs.

                    • Anonymous

                      is it me or the War Cry Attacks are really underutilized by most players?
                      like, you can close the gap against an opponent really good while doing some nice damage.
                      i don't really see people using it and i can't understand why exactly.

                      • Anonymous

                        Whenever I run into this weapon in PVP the dude just spams the 2hr1 and is it just me or does that one attack have stupid phantom range? Lol

                        • Anonymous

                          why does it need 18 dex :(
                          I wanted to use this on my pure str character
                          he only as 16 dex so I have to use rings to weild it :/

                          • Anonymous

                            Can't believe I wasted an hour farming this POS weapon. Consumes way too much stamina for the damage it puts out. I can attack 5 times with Dragonslayers greataxe and this thing barely does 3, while doing less damage. It makes sense now why I never see people using this weapon. You need like 99 endurance to get the same dps of other heavy weapons. Useless garbage.

                            • Anonymous

                              Tested: This weapon does indeed bounce off the floor in certain areas when you swing upwards. Incredibly annoying.

                              • Anonymous

                                Guide how to do R1 to R2 combo: 1)R1 2) Block once to shorten recovery after initial R1. 3) Uncharged R2. Hits like a truck, but takes plenty of time to perform so if you are fighting few plauers at once you will get backstabbed.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This drops one in a million. I can't get it to drop even with 300 discovery. I got Black Knight armor set and shield between 7-10 times, and I got 10 embers. Not a single time.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I find the weight of this weapon and it s stamina downsides balanced, considering it has the highest physical damage in the game. And has warcry wich boosts it s ar and, unlike other warcry axes, black knight greataxe s range becomes huge with those big lunge r2 attacks warcry has.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Due to latency issues, if you use this weapon when sunbroing, you will sometimes see it deal double damage. It doesn't actually do it, but it's fun to see a single R1 hit for 1500 in phase 1, when in reality it still hits for 750.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        The more I think about it the more sense the increased stamina cost makes. You are swinging this thing horizontally one handed and upwards two handed vs the other greataxes which slam down with the help of gravity. Small price to pay for such an elegant set of attacks.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          i got 3 of these trying to get black knight gloves. The drop rate is about 2% for each black knight item (I had 106 item discovery and it took me 15 minutes).

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This weapon is mean. Even after its alleged "nerf" it still hits SUPER hard. That, paired with its dummy T H I C hitbox and Viscious WA heavy combo, this weapon is terrifying to fight against if the user knows what they're doing

                                            • Anonymous

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

                                              • Anonymous

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

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                      • 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

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  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

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

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Tell me, which is the better demonslayer, this or the glaive or greatsword. I can't kill the demon princes with a plus 10 executioners greatsword with magic weapon which sits at about 650 AR I believe

                                                                              • There are few things more satisfying than sending an invader into the air with this xD Especially when you do that, then switch to your offhand Sacred Flame and just annihilate the rest of their health

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Try coupling this with a straight sword or other weapon with decent speed in pvp. Since poise is garbage, the straight sword stuns the target, leaving them open for a hit from the BKGS. The drawback is the reduction in damage as you are'nt two handing but this combo is effective against roll spammers.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    whats up with the sort of superfast "half done" r1 attacks? Did that dude used cheats on me or is this normaly possible to do so? Well, I'm parried him into oblivion anyway but if this is normaly possible this could be the fastest, hardest hitting thing in DS3. New meta material even.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This things is gonna do crazy damage to the demon prince boss (20% more damage vs demons+ plus that crazy AR)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I remember seeing the black knight greataxe at the firelink shrine where you can buy it but because I started journey 2.and I forgot how I got it there can anyone help me?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          If you guys are having problems with gankers, I can recommend this weapon. 1 handed has the widest hits I have seen, coupled with the built in buff.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            at 36 str 19 dex it has a 595 two handed AR, I don't think the extra stat investment is worth it for an extra 50 damage when I can load vitality and endurance so I can get more than two hits and have a good amount of poise. This was for a no shield build that I didn't take past new game.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I don't know if anyone has already noticed this, but in the Dancer's boss room there's a red carpet on the floor. If you perform the 2h R1 while standing on it, the BK Greataxe will fail to attack, as if using the weapon on a wooden surface. I haven't noticed this on any other kinds of floor, so I don't know if it is a bug, or it was intended. I hope not, couse it turned the Dancer's fight even more frustrating for me...

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Took me about 6 tries to obtain this. I used the crystal sages rapier for the killing blow, and had a rusted coin on. Once I used these on concert, I got it first try.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  How much poise damage does the special R2 do with warcry, since the description says 'significant', does it stagger bosses like gundyr?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I suck at pvp but with this thing I can easily beat 2v1 or even 3v1 ganks. It one shots phantoms and most host on parties if u have to hornet ring and can do almost 900 damage in two hit with the right build. As much as I love the weapon it might need another NERF :(

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