Black Knight Greataxe +5

343 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 38
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 300
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 16.0
Requirements & Bonus
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36 18
Weapon Type Great Axe
Attack Type Regular
Enchantable No
Special No

Black Knight Greataxe is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


Greataxe of the Black Knights who wander Lordran. Used to face Chaos demons." 
"The large motion that puts the weight of the body into the attack reflects the great size of their adversaries long ago."

How to Get / Where to Find the Black Knight Greataxe

Tips and hints:

  • Give to Frampt to receive 100 souls.
  • At 40 Strength and 18 Dex fully upgraded Black Knight Greataxe has 610 Attack rating.
  • This weapon can be rather effective in pvp because of its high damage, decent swing speed and long range.
  • The 1H strong attack results in a jump-slam attack. This does less damage than the standard jump attack, so it's usually inadvisable.
  • The 2H strong attack results in an attack similar to that of the Black Knight Greatsword, though slower.
  • Does 20% extra damage vs (chaos) demons. (confirmation needed!)

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Black Knight Greataxe

Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 90% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 4% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 10,000 souls and 10 twinkling_titanite_dark_souls Twinkling Titanite.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Knight Greataxe physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg critical_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 229 0 0 0 100 B E - - 55 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 251 0 0 0 100 B E - - 55 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx1) 274 0 0 0 100 B E - - 55 10 40 40 38
Regular +3 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 297 0 0 0 100 B E - - 55 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx2) 320 0 0 0 100 B E - - 55 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (twinkling_titanite_dark_soulsx4) 343 0 0 0 100 B E - - 55 10 40 40 38


    • 29 Jun 2018 05:54  

      A <15 minute method I've used to get this at SL1 is: start with the Master Key gift, after arriving at Firelink grab the 3x Humanity from the corpse on the nearby well, grab the Ring of Sacrifice from under the bridge, take the elevator down to New Londo Ruins, take the shortcut gate through to Valley of Drakes and grab the Dragon Crest Shield for a 100% block shield. Then head back to Firelink. Use one of your Humanity to reverse hollowing, then run down to the Catacombs, run down past all the skeletons and use the lever down the left passage to open the door. Run through and immediately before the first narrow bridge, look down and you'll see a bit of land below the side of the bridge you are coming from. Drop down here, heal and look down again for the summon sign - roll towards that. Summon Paladin Leeroy, then move towards one of the edges of the platform he is on and he'll willingly drop down. Stay up there, use all of your Humanity items and equip the Ring of Sacrifice to give you a second attempt if you die. You can sort of control Leeroy by standing on the opposite edge of this platform to where you want him to move. If you stand at the edge you use to make him drop down, he'll run towards the nearby tunnel. If you stand at the opposite end, he'll move towards the Black Knight. You'll may need to run back and forth between these cliff edges to make sure he doesn't run too far forward too soon and get mobbed by all the Pinwheel Skeletons, as he can definitely die. Once most/all of the pinwheels are dead, drop down to where the item pickup is and collect it, then drop down again. Make sure Paladin Leeroy is following you by getting close to him, then head towards the Black Knight (away from the tunnel) and there will be a flat vertical wall on the right towards the far wall, get close to this and the Black Knight will drop down. Run back to Leeroy as he has probably become distracted by that tunnel. You may want to act as a bit of a distraction to help Leeroy kill the knight. If Leeroy tragically dies, your 100% shield should let you block at least one hit from the Black Knight while circling around for a backstab. Hope this helps! Praise the sun!

      • Anonymous

        18 Jun 2018 02:39  

        Very useful with 40 STR and 20 Dex. It settings really fast and does more damage than the zweihander though it's poise break isn't as high. I recommend farming for souls at anor Londo 80000 to about 100000 to get it upgraded fully that is including buying the twinkling titanite

        • Anonymous

          05 Jun 2018 07:05  

          If you're looking to get this at the beginning of the game, follow these steps:
          Start game with master key. Immediately go to grab the astora sword to kill skeletons. At the shrine, grab the ring of sacrifice for safety (do not equip it yet) and the chest of homeward bones if you want them. Now go through the game and get at least 10 humanity (but do not use any humanity you've collected yet). Level strength to 24 and dex to 13 before you go into the catacombs.

          Make your way through catacombs to where you warp to the gravelord covenant, join the covenant and get the gravelord sword. Your stats will allow you to one-hand it. Kill the two skeletons above the black knight with astora sword (if you dont have the faith requirement you can still backstab/parry them for good damage) so they do not interfere. Before you drop through the floor to kill the black knight, equip the ring of sacrifice and use any humanity you have so you have at least 10. Be careful when you do drop down, as he will likely attempt to kill you as you fall down. The safest method for killing it is with backstabs, hence why you have the gravelord sword. However be wary of blocking attacks, as they will either consume almost if not all stamina or ignore your shield. If you die, the ring will break and you won't lose your humanity, giving you another chance without worry of losing it for good. If it doesn't drop, you'll have to restart the game.

          I hope this helps. Good luck!

          • 07 May 2018 01:18  

            Everyone should kill Lautrec with the R2. He gets launched like a loony tunes character on the R2 - he'll swear and curse you right even as he gets knocked back and forth by the big bastard swings.

            • Anonymous

              22 Jan 2018 11:28  

              "Decent" swing speed? That***** hits faster than a greatsword! Not an ULTRA greatsword, mind you, it hits faster than an actual greatsword

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