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

      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.

                      • 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.

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