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The Dragonslayer Greataxe is a unique greataxe in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

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 air to gather fierce lightning, and smash ground to whip the bolts to the ground.


Obtained by transposing the Soul of Dragonslayer Armour with Ludleth of Courland.


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, though ensuring that by the time this condition is met the player will already be properly suited to unleash almost all of this weapon's destructive power.

The Dragonslayer Greataxe doesn't limit itself on dealing Physical damage and also comes natively imbued with Lightning to provide the player with an elemental offensive alternative; and one of the best, as some of the nastiest enemies encountered in the game, like the Lothric Knights, just so happen to be vulnerable to this element.

All of these features combined together will allow the player to defeat most enemies in a single hit, while also letting them deal heavy damage to bosses. In addition, the force unleashed with each hit of this weapon will usually be enough to stagger most enemies, so even if they don't die in one hit, most of the times they will be left open for following attacks.

If this wasn't enough, the Dragonslayer Greataxe's unique skill, Falling Bolt, is also one of the most destructive ones in the game. When cast, the player will stop for a moment, hold the weapon with both hands while slowly raising it over their head, and slam it into the ground calling with this a big bolt of lightning to fall from the heavens, unleashing a devastating explosion that will obliterate anything inside its blast radius.



  • Cannot be buffed or infused.


  • According to its description, the melted iron blade on this weapon once formed part of the Dragonslayer Armour.
  • The description also states that this greataxe's skill, Falling Bolt, was a technique used by the dragonslayers to slay the archdragons.


Reinforced with Titanite Scale.


Dark Souls 3 Dragonslayer Greataxe - Weapon Arts Showcase00:15

Dark Souls 3 Dragonslayer Greataxe - Weapon Arts Showcase

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