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Black Dragon Greataxe is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


Black Dragon Greataxe.png

Black Dragon Greataxe+5

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 410 (*287) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 110
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*287) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 45
icon-firebonus.png 0(*287) icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*287) icon-durabilitiy.png 70
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*287) icon_weight.png 12.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
40 14
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
- - - -
Weapon Type Greataxe
Attack Type Slash
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 287 physical dmg/287 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element.


In legend, this oddly-shaped greataxe is said to be forged from the Black dragon's tail.

As it is told, the Black dragon lost its tail to a brave warrior in a magnificent battle, and the tail was later used to forge several legendary weapons. 

Acquired From

  • Very rare drop from Greataxe Dragon Knights in Dragon Shrine.(To increase the item discovery chance of getting these use Jesters Hat,Prisoners Tatters,Gold Serpent Ring+2 and 1 Rusted Coin to maximize your chances of getting one)





Hints and Tips:

  • Upgraded to +5 with Petrified Dragon Bone.
  • As with other dragon weapons, the Black Dragon Greataxe boasts high base damage, but no scaling (unless infused with Enchanted path which it will scale a D in.)
  • Uses Lion Greataxe moveset. When used in a Powerstance with any heavy weapon other than another Greataxe it will use the Lion Greataxe Powerstance moveset.
  • It is recommended to infuse with Raw since there is no scaling to boost with other infusions, it also surpasses Enchanted path if Ring of Blades is worn.
  • Extremely devastating under +5 Raw path combined with Ring of Blade, it only weighs half as much as a Gyrm Greataxe and both deal similiar damage.


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Move set & Black Dragon Greataxe dual wielding
Required in Build:
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Black Dragon Greataxe Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-wp_magdmg.png
icon-wp_firedmg.png
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
icon-darkbonus.png
icon-Counter&poisedamage.png
icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexscale_green.png
icon-magicbonus_green.png
icon-firebonus_green.png
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
icon-darkbonus_green.png
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 164 - - - - 110
45
- - - - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30
Regular +5 410 - - -   ^ - - - - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30
Magic 114 114 - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 27.9
Magic +5 287 287 - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 27.9
Fire 114 - 114 - - ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 27.9
Fire +5 287 - 287 - - ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 27.9
Lightning 114 - - 114 - ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 27.9
Lightning +5 287 - - 287 - ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 27.9
Dark 114 - - - 114 ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 46.6
Dark +5 287 - - - 287 ^ - - - - - - - - 52.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 46.6
Poison 114 - - - - ^ - - - - - - 112 - 52.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 27.9
Poison +5 287 - - - - ^ - - - - - - 140 - 52.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 27.9
Bleed 114 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - 112 52.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 27.9
Bleed +5 287 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - 140 52.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 27.9
Raw 188 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30
Raw +5 471 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30
Enchanted 164 - - - - ^ - - D - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30
Enchanted +5 410 - - - - ^ - - D - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30
Mundane 82 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30
Mundane+5 205 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 55 10 30 30 30

 

Table Key


Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths.

Requirements/
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values
Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects
Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
Strength
icon-wp_physicalattack.png
Physical
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
Physical
icon-wp_bleed.png
Bleeding
icon-durabilitiy.png
Durability
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Dexterity
icon-wp_magdmg.png
Magic
icon-wp_magicdef.png
Magic
icon-wp_poisondef.png
Poison
icon_weight.png
Weight
icon-intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon-wp_firedmg.png
Fire
icon-wp_firedef.png
Fire
icon-wp_petrifydef.png
Petrify

icon-faith.png
Faith
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
Lightning
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
Lightning
icon-wp_cursedef.png
Curse

icon-magicbonus_green.png
Magic Bonus
icon-wp_counterstrength.png
Counter Strength
icon-wp_stability.png
Stability


icon-firebonus_green.png
Fire Bonus
icon-wp_poiseDamage.png
Poise Damage



icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
Lighting Bonus
icon-wp_castSpeed.png
Cast Speed



icon-darkbonus_green.png
Dark Bonus
icon-wp_range.png
Range



Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".

Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)




    • 21 Oct 2016 20:10  

      Xbone version here. I have been trying to farm a 2nd greatsword off of the phantom or captain, which has given me around 20 extra of these axes, along with many of the shortswords, and a few extra of the warpicks. I am at max soul level, so if you are at a high enough level to meet up, I am happy to give away or trade with anyone. GamerTag is Fester710.

      • Anonymous

        This weapon rocks29 Aug 2016 10:57  

        It is so underrated of a weapon,I see so much potential in this weapon and yes i dual wield them in PvE (I was trying to get the black dragon shield)so i have experienced this weapons power and i must say even tho it has no scaling(unless infused with enchanted path which then it scales a D in then)it is a beast weapon.Hoped this helped you realize its strength and if this did spread the word we need more people to know about this =)

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