Dragonslayer Greataxe

200 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 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.
  • Using the moveset swap glitch, one can apply the Bloodlust WA onto this weapon, giving it a considerable AR increase. 
  • 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)



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    • Anonymous

      24 Sep 2021 21:45  

      I can confirm the wa can be parried.

      I can also confirm no one ever survived to get a riposte thanks to instability frames + SHAZAM.

      • Anonymous

        01 Aug 2021 01:30  

        Enemies and bosses: Haha it's the ashen o... (sees the ashen one with a BKGS, BKGA, Yhorm's Machete or this)... Oh.

        • Anonymous

          22 Jul 2021 02:52  

          -Hits like a train carrying 200 tons of dynamite.

          -Hyperarmor for lifetimes.

          -Not even Perseverance can stop you from getting pancaked by this things weapon art.

          -Can't be spaced since it's attacks and weapon art still reward you for missing.

          Absolute cancer weapon to fight. It's an automatic pointdown whenever I kill a player who uses this.

          • Anonymous

            06 Jul 2021 07:51  

            Year 2021 and i still find idiots who thinks they can parry the wa of this weapon and live to tell it. It's about a stupid as trying to stop a nuclear bomb with a finger.

            2 hitboxes, ppl. 2!

            • Anonymous

              11 May 2021 05:46  

              I feel kinda guilty using this weapon, it melts everything you encounter and I am in NG++, cant wait to get to Midir...

              • Anonymous

                19 Apr 2021 03:08  

                Falling Bolt can deal +/- 2400dmg in +5 with 80str/60dex/40faith (no rings). This thing is a nucler weapon against pve ffs.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Apr 2021 21:50  

                  This useless axe sucks asss!! geeeeeeeeeeee, how dumb can you be for picking up this weapon. Ok, it has some uses in term of pve but if you pull out this **** in pvp? mannnnn you'll be pooped on repeatedly. I myself has pointed down quite alot of casuls using this axe with my pkcs (no, fu** you, pkcs is not for casuls) because their attacks were so sluggish while pkcs's R1 is lighting fast. Combining with my top-notch skill. scrubs using this axe are my easy prey.

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Apr 2021 16:13  

                    if you use weapon swap glitch with dagger, you can combo dragonslayer GA dagger speed into weapon art with a 1400 damage combo. with hypermode morion blade RTSR you get over 2000 damage in pvp. I don't reccomend trying hypermode build. its already strong enough without it. if you dont know what weapon moveset swap is look it up on youtube.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Mar 2021 19:28  

                      How to win at DS3: Obtain GS Axe, obtain good shield with weapon skill, equip Farron ring to reduce FP consumption, hit L2.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Feb 2021 00:22  

                        step 1. obtain dark hand,
                        step 2. kill dancer,
                        step 3. transpose vordt soul into the ice bonker,
                        step 4. rescue miracle touch lady and her edgy bodyguard,
                        step 5. summon your new friend to tank while you freeze the armor to death,
                        step 6. invade with this absolute unit of an "axe"

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Feb 2021 19:49  

                          I have completed a dragon slayer run on my ng+3. And believe me you will feel op every single moment. For example the shield can stagger winged and outrider knights in every single hit! And the shield bash will always throw enemies vulnerable to stagger to the ground with no iframes! Which you can exploit spamming WA of the axe for massive damage. Also the great axe imo deals the highest damage to lightning weak enemies and to midir. The WA of axe has stamina consumption consumption like 20% less than WA of lothric ugs. I get why this build is so underrated because of pvp reason but I would definitely recommend to try it once.

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Feb 2021 09:36  

                            Oh boy it’s a gankers weapon cause this piece of trash can’t be used solo and people that try to are usually idiots who get destroyed pick the pkcs and stop getting destroyed

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