Dragonslayer Greataxe

200 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 66 STR, its AR is 729 while being two-handed.
  • At +5 and 60 FTH, it gets a whopping total of 194 Lightning damage. Good enough for critical hits.
  • It is 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 200 - - 74 - D E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+1 232 - - 87 - D E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+2 265 - - 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

      08 May 2019 18:32  

      I have 60 strength 60 dexterity and 60 faith and with the lightning clutch ring this things gets an AR of like 820

      • Anonymous

        08 Mar 2019 15:56  

        Probably the best plunging attack weapon in the game lol. too bad its overused, im kinda sick of seeing it everywhere. but hey if you have fun with it thats all that matters.

        • Anonymous

          25 Jan 2019 15:48  

          Even at 40 Str and just 12 Faith G.S G.A gets just under 700AR. It's a solid weapon for those with the Stamina and timing to use it in PVE. That being said, after having used it for awhile it does have a couple failings to balance it out; Extremely predictable moveset, all are overhead Smashs to the ground excluding the 2H roll which is the normal push into ground GA move. In a battle Royale or against new players this thing is effective but it's very easy to Parry and roll from. Having both used it and had G.S G.A used against me I wouldn't recommend it for PVP. I know different opinions can hurt peoples feelings but this won't be working on anyone except Turtles and new players. Lastly I do enjoy it's WA which is a delayes overhead with a small lightning AoE in front of you. Very useful for Critical follow ups that nornally knock down most enemies giving you 3 or more damaging hits if they survive. Also ensures you wont miss the easily dodgeble WA. Thanks for reading!

          • Anonymous

            17 Dec 2018 00:49  

            The wa of this great axe is the perfect counter for other weapon s wa like astora greatsword s or ringed paired greatsword s. That huge slam is really punishing

            • Anonymous

              03 Dec 2018 21:14  

              The popularity of this weapon opens it up to the same vulnerabilities as all greataxes since the easily predictable, slow, stamina heavy and simplistic moves become easy to avoid for any players who are beyond brainless R1 trades. Still nasty for ripostes and plunges of course.

              • Anonymous

                24 Oct 2018 03:34  

                60 STR, 40 faith. Weapon art along with lightning clutch ring and some buffs = DESTRUCTION!! srsly though, this thing is just two OP. Just to OP, i LOVE IT!!!!

                • Anonymous

                  17 Sep 2018 21:08  

                  this is like the most overused weapons in the game. but i mean hey, if you have fun then nobody is stopping you.

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Jul 2018 00:01  

                    I laugh in french whenever someone weapon arts me and only deals 600-1000 damage. Yall need jesus, my weapon art does 1400+ consistantly. (that was a faith pun, faith is VERY worth leveling up with this weapon)

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Jul 2018 09:53  

                      - started using this axe from NG+ onwards. making pancakes with this cracks me up all the time.
                      - with one of the highest AR in the game, it's totally worth investing your slab on it. i hate having to buff my weapon everytime, having the passive lightning damage from this weapon is the remedy for that. and besides, most mid-to-end game bosses are weak to lightning. i also love it's moveset. it does use vertical strikes, and produces a small stun to the target if you miss.
                      -lastly, the weapon skill: very very useful and fun

                      the weapon goes very well with gundyr's set. (didnt like the poise on dragonslayer armor set, and it's headpiece looks like a chickenhead)

                      • Anonymous

                        28 May 2018 19:29  

                        You know those weeaboos? Acting all smug with their weeaboo weapons and chugging like alcoholics? This axe helps.

                        • 16 May 2018 19:46  

                          So on a str build I am planning, I got this and a heavy long, broad, or lothric sword. I am seeing mixed reviews on this, but is the wa still parriable?

                          • Anonymous

                            17 Apr 2018 20:21  

                            What does the WA scale with? I haven't done any testing, but it seems to me that you do higher damage with it when you have higher faith.

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