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
35 15
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.

Black Dragon Greataxe is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.

 

 

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
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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. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do.

 

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)

 




    • Anonymous

      26 Sep 2019 20:38  

      For strength builds this is not worth the endless annoying enemy grind despite the wiki claiming it has "similar damage to the Gyrm Greataxe". My Gyrm Greataxe has ~120 more damage, 40 more durability, and 10 more poise damage. Plus the Gyrm Greataxe upgrades with titanite instead of dragon bones, is easy to get duplicates of, and has similar reach (maybe an inch shorter) with a bigger blade. If anything the Black Dragon Greataxe competes with the Lion Greataxe not the Gyrm Greataxe in terms of damage.

      • 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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