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The Drakeblood Greatsword is a greatsword in Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King.

In-Game Description

Greatsword wielded by the Drakeblood Knights, led by the honorable Sir Yorgh. The insignia chiseled upon its hilt symbolizes dragon's blood.
To the Drakeblood Knights, fresh dragon blood was sacrosanct. They believed that by obtaining it, they could achieve a true understanding of life, transcending their own banal existence.


Located on a corpse in the Dragon's Sanctum. The corpse is found shortly after the Lair of the Imperfect bonfire, on the small piece of dry land, past an elevator leading to the first bonfire of Shulva.

Characteristics Edit

The Drakeblood Greatsword is a well-balanced greatsword; it has relatively-low requirements, boasts a very versatile moveset of slash and thrust attacks, and is one of the lighter greatswords found in the game.

Although most of its damage draws from the player's dexterity pool, the magic and lightning damage also allow players to deal "chip damage" through an enemy's guard, making it a suitable choice against defensive opponents. It is also fully-buffable with spells and resins, and the very high counterstrength allows the weapon to deal astronomical damage when paired with the Old Leo Ring.

The only two drawbacks are it can only be pillaged from a corpse in the Crown of the Sunken King expansion, and it requires petrified dragon bones in order to be upgraded.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal slashes.
Strong Attack
A thrust, further input leads to a spinning slash.
Weak Attack
A downward diagonal slash, from right to left. Further input slashes in an upward diagonal slash from left to right.
Strong Attack
A wide right to left horizontal slash, leading to a powerful thrust.
Jump Attack Leap forward, slamming the blade down upon landing.
Running Attack A spinning slash from left to right.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but with both hands grasping the blade.
Rolling Attack One handed thrust.
Rolling Attack
Wide left to right slash.
Weak Attack
Mirrors right hand.
Strong Attack
Mirrors right hand.


  • The Drakeblood Greatsword can deal every damage type, except status effects, at once by infusing it with either Fire or Dark and using a weapon buff to apply the last element. However, the damage dealt will be minimal, which means it isn't viable for any actual use.
  • Despite dealing both Magic and Lightning damage, the Drakeblood Greatsword does not have an Intelligence or Faith requirement, nor does it have any scaling in said stats.
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