Dragonslayer Greataxe

203 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 203 - - 74 - D E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+1 236 - - 87 - D E - D - - - 55 45 40 40 45
+2 270 - - 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

      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.

            • Anonymous

              20 Mar 2018 11:57  

              Which would be better for making the perfect pancakes? Ledo's Hammer, Smough's Hammer or the Dragonslayer Greataxe? I crave only the best pancakes, you see...

              • Anonymous

                15 Mar 2018 17:40  

                I generally suck at PvP but this weapon has improved my win rate dramatically. So I guess this is the weapon for people who suck at PvP.

                • Anonymous

                  06 Feb 2018 16:04  

                  if combined with sacred oath you can nearly one shoot players with just a swing. I can do just about 1000 damage with this combo. Not to mention combined with the priestess ring you can go to town with any opponent.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Jan 2018 13:15  

                    can it's rolling r1 not be parried? i went up against it twice fishing parries with pyromancies and twice the parry didn't work. two different opponents, two different days, two different parry tools

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Jan 2018 05:30  

                      Something I'd like to point out to those complaining about this weapon. While slow and predictable, if combined with the shield you can transpose from the Dragon Slayer Armour's soul it becomes a one shot pancake maker. The shield has an art that stagger larger foes and completely knocks smaller, human sized enemies (like other players) to the ground allowing for a quick follow up with its weapon art. As a current user of this weapon and shield I can truly say this is a great PvP weapon. I've one shot 3 invaders using this method

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Dec 2017 14:24  

                        So I just read the comment section and how noone ever looses to this weapon and I have to say I'm surprised.
                        I'm ranked up every single covenant in this game, including Spears of the Church and I used this weapon +5 or a Refined Longsword +10 (switching to the longsword when facing fast build users or casters) and I think I have around 80% winrate with the dragonslayer greataxe. This weapon sure is slow, heavy, has no real fancy moveset, but you can do some real good moves with it. You can spam R1 until you have only enough stamina to do one more hit and stop, repeat multiple times since your enemy will think you deplete all your stam, then when he gets greedy follow up with a L2 and trust me there is no weapon that can trade with this weapon art. Yes it is bad against fast weapons, which is why I always carry my longsword, but against UGS users I guarantee you, this weapon can wreck havoc.
                        It has low range, so this weapon is a waiting game and a bait game, but it heavily punishes greed, and that's what I like with it. Every time I face greedy players swinging Ledo's or BKA at me I ended up with a pancake. I'm not claiming this is the "best" weapon, it is far from it, but it is a decent weapon in capable hands. Of course since Dark Souls 3 PvP mostly revolves around people spamming R1 with UGS they must be pretty unsettled by the brain requirement of this weapon, which may explain the lack of love.

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