The Drake Sword is obtainable in the Undead Parish. To obtain the sword, the player must deal enough damage to the Hellkite Dragon's tail to sever it, placing the sword in their inventory. One method of doing this is to stand on the right side of the bridge under the drake and shoot its tail with a bow. Depending on the character's Dexterity, this may take many shots or only a few. The tail will respawn, but the sword can only be obtained once per playthrough.
The Drake Sword is powerful compared to other weapons found in the very early game, but has no parameter bonuses. Therefore, it will gradually get weaker and weaker in comparison to conventional weapons throughout the game, even when upgraded. Typical players are best served by swapping to a +5 standard weapon as soon as they can afford the upgrade, while it is largely superfluous to skilled players.
The damage of this weapon is fixed and only increases when reinforced or buffed by an outside effect. When wielded with both hands, the strong attack unleashes a ranged vertical cleave (similar to a smaller version of the Stormruler from Demon's Souls) at the cost of 30 weapon durability. Frequent use of this technique can quickly break the sword.
Like most dragon weapons, the Drake Sword cannot be enchanted. It grants 20 points of Flame and Magic Defense when wielded. This effect remains active when in the off-hand and two handing a weapon in the right.
|Swings moderately quickly from left to right.|
|Swings more slowly from right to left.|
|Vertical swings, medium-fast speed.|
|Releases a linear shock wave down a short distance from the player's line of sight.|
|Jump Attack||Nearing the end of the jump's arc, the wielder stabs down towards the ground.|
|Running Attack||Swings from left to right when running|
|Rolling Attack||After performing the roll, the wielder makes an upward swing.|
UpgradesEditRequires: Dragon Scales and 10,000 souls per upgrade.
|Variation||Attack Values||Parameter Bonus||Damage Reduction|
|Drake Sword +1 (Dragon Scale ×1)||220||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||50||10||35||35|
|Drake Sword +2 (Dragon Scale ×1)||240||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||50||10||35||35|
|Drake Sword +3 (Dragon Scale ×2)||260||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||50||10||35||35|
|Drake Sword +4 (Dragon Scale ×2)||280||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||50||10||35||35|
|Drake Sword +5 (Dragon Scale ×4)||300||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||50||10||35||35|
|Dragon Bone Fist • Dragon Greatsword • Dragon King Greataxe • Dragon Tooth • Drake Sword • Moonlight Greatsword • Obsidian Greatsword • Priscilla's Dagger|