For the Dark Souls variant, see Black Knight Greataxe.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Black Knight Greataxe (Dark Souls II).

The Black Knight Greataxe is a greataxe in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Greataxe of the black knights who wander the lands. Used to face chaos demons.
The unique attack of this axe greatly reduces enemy poise, reflecting the tremendous size of the enemies that the knights have fearlessly faced.
Skill: Warcry
Let out a spirited warcry that temporarily boosts attack, and enables a special consecutive attack.


Dropped from the Black Knights who wields the weapon in Smouldering Lake and Untended Graves.


A highly destructive weapon and potentially the most powerful of the greataxes, the Black Knight Greataxe unfortunately suffers from equally prominent drawbacks.

Firstly, it has a high dexterity requirement and scales with it as well, rendering this weapon unsuitable for dedicated builds. In addition, it is significantly heavy.

The most notable is the weapon's excessive stamina consumption. A maximized stamina bar will barely accommodate three weak attacks. At low levels of endurance, a single swing will deplete a majority of the stamina bar.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Large horizontal sweeping slash.
Strong Attack
Jumping smash.
Weak Attack
Large vertical slash.
Strong Attack
Delayed upward slash.
Jump Attack ???
Running Attack Overhead smash.
Rolling Attack Overhead smash.
Kick ???
Weak Attack
Strong Attack


  • Deals 20% bonus damage to demons.
  • Using this weapon's skill gives it a unique hyper armor combo in addition to a significant damage increase, while either one-handed or two-handed.


Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.

Black Knight GreataxeDemon's GreataxeDragonslayer Greataxe
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