A devastating weapon specifically designed for players who rely on sheer force, the Dragonslayer Greataxe primarily scales with Strength, requiring a heavy investment in this stat to be wielded effectively. It also comes natively imbued with Lightning to provide the player with an elemental offensive alternative. However, the Faith scaling is relatively sub-par, so the weapon is still best utilized on pure Strength builds.
The Dragonslayer's Greataxe has very impressive damage output, making it a powerful weapon for felling normal enemies and bosses alike. As a weapon in the greataxe class, it can deal significant Poise damage to foes, ensuring that any hit that does not kill will still have a high chance of staggering.
If this wasn't enough, the Dragonslayer Greataxe's unique skill, Falling Bolt, is also one of the most destructive ones in the game. It focuses an immense amount of power into a single strike, capable of devastating any enemy it hits, while its wide impact radius also makes it strong for wiping out crowds.
|Stronger, but slower overhead slams.|
|Repeated overhead slams.|
|Slower overhead slams performed with both hands.|
|Jump Attack||Leaping overhead slam.|
|Same as one-handed but performed with both hands.|
|Running Attack||Running overhead slam.|
|Running overhead slam performed with both hands.|
|Rolling Attack||Overhead slam.|
|Overhead slam performed with both hands.|
|Same as one-handed but performed on left-handed.|
|Upgrade Level||Attack Values||Aux. Effects||Bonuses|
|Dragonslayer Greataxe +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 1670 souls)||232||–||–||87||–||–||–||–||D||E||–||D|
|Dragonslayer Greataxe +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 2672 souls)||265||–||–||99||–||–||–||–||D||E||–||D|
|Dragonslayer Greataxe +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 3674 souls)||298||–||–||111||–||–||–||–||C||E||–||D|
|Dragonslayer Greataxe +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 4676 souls)||331||–||–||123||–||–||–||–||C||E||–||D|
|Dragonslayer Greataxe +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 6680 souls)||364||–||–||136||–||–||–||–||C||E||–||D|
The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.
- This greataxe is one of two axe-type weapons to have an "indented" blade, the other being the Winged Knight Twinaxes. From the description of the Twinaxes (which mentions its shape is meant to be able to fit the human body), one can deduce that the Dragonslayer Greataxe was meant to fit a dragon's neck, so as to prevent the target from evading the attack as easily.
- This weapon a reference to the Dragon King Greataxe in Dark Souls, which had a similar ability to the Dragonslayer Greataxe's skill, but with exceptionally more range. The irony being that in Dark Souls III, it is a weapon that is meant to slay dragons.
| Black Knight Greataxe • Demon's Greataxe • Dragonslayer Greataxe|
Great Machete • Greataxe • Yhorm's Great Machete
|Ashes of Ariandel|