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. 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 (%)
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)



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    • Anonymous

      27 Jul 2021 20:31  

      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

        17 Jul 2021 12:28  

        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

          12 May 2021 07:15  

          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

            15 Apr 2021 20:40  

            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

              13 Apr 2021 22:47  

              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

                15 Feb 2021 14:15  

                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

                  30 Nov 2020 21:34  

                  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

                    29 Nov 2020 12:49  

                    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

                      20 Oct 2020 20:31  

                      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.

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