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The Dragon Greatsword is an ultra greatsword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

This sword, one of the rare dragon weapons, came from the tail of the stone dragon of Ash Lake, descendant of the ancient dragons.
Its great mystical power will be unleashed when wielded with two hands.


Obtained by cutting off the Stone Dragon's tail in Ash Lake. Doing so does not count as a betrayal to the Path of the Dragon covenant, as the Stone Dragon is invulnerable and will always remain passive.


Grants 20 points of fire and magic resistance when wielded. Its two-handed strong attack is a ranged vertical cleave. Using this attack reduces durability of the weapon by 50 per use.

In terms of weight, stat requirements, and attack rating, the Dragon Greatsword is outclassed by the Demon Great Machete, regardless of stats. However, the two handed strong attack can make up for these deficiencies as it gives the ultra greatsword a very effective ranged attack that can be done continually and blends well with other attacks.

The Dragon Greatsword cannot be augmented.

Resistance defense[]

Along with Physical and Elemental damage reduction, weapons also have hidden stats that reduce the amount of status build-up while blocking.

Resistance Reduction
Bleed 55%
Poison 55%
Toxic 55%
Curse 54%


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Heavy swing with some starting and ending lag.
Strong Attack
Performs an over head slash.
Weak Attack
Same as one-handed.
Strong Attack
Releases a fast ranged attack; capable of interrupting casts; each charge uses 50 durability.
Jump Attack Performs a jumping smash.
Running Attack A quicker one-handed swing with less startup lag.
Rolling Attack A slow thrusting jab.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
A block.
Strong Attack
Same as right-handed weak attack.


Requires: Dragon Scales and 10,000 souls per upgrade.

Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Dragon Greatsword 390 70 10 50 50
Dragon Greatsword +1 (Dragon Scale ×1) 429 70 10 50 50
Dragon Greatsword +2 (Dragon Scale ×1) 468 70 10 50 50
Dragon Greatsword +3 (Dragon Scale ×2) 507 70 10 50 50
Dragon Greatsword +4 (Dragon Scale ×2) 546 70 10 50 50
Dragon Greatsword +5 (Dragon Scale ×4) 585 70 10 50 50