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 Yes

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. 
  • Special: The two-handed strong attack results in an attack that knocks the enemy up in the air
  • Does 20% extra damage vs (chaos) demons.

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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


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    • Anonymous

      01 Sep 2021 09:45  

      once you get this you have unlocked dark souls easy mode. im not even joking, +0 and minimal stats to two hand can kill havel in TWO parries and ONESHOT taurus demon, and it only gets more insane once its upgraded!

      • 31 Jul 2021 14:49  

        PVE is really good; PVP is Top Tier, among the very best, and some would argue that is the best weapon in the game. It has a weird move-set, kind of, the simple one handed R1(good for Dead Angles) is a bit slow and thus parry-able, same with the roll and attack, but the weapon does so much damage that it is kind of dangerous to attempt a parry (you can do it of course but you need to be extra careful). It also does GREAT damage with criticals, is like using a Great Club but with a much better move-set (which gives you options, that makes this a better weapon than the Great Club)
        The Running attack is bad (is that clumsy attack you see in many other heavy weapons) same with the R2 (very slow and leaves you open for punishment) BUT the absolute very best movement of this weapon, the simple Two Handed R1... This diagonal swing is probably the absolute best for any weapon and the reason why the Black Knight Great Axe is so good. So if you are using this learn to go Shield/no Shield 2H handed.

        • Anonymous

          15 May 2021 10:49  

          "hey i have this weapon i designed for the game and i want it to be called a quality weapon but mockingly" "eh just give it like 4% scaling at plus 5 and call it a day"

          • Anonymous

            13 May 2021 21:19  

            this thing, how do i even describe it? it has the most damage and scaling of any bloody black knight weapon, with a fast and versatile moveset that can do anything from cut the tails off dragons to deal with a hundred enemies at once with its wide sweeps, it also has the most range of any black knight weapon i THINK but even if its not its still the best except for aesthetically (BKS is best aesthetically)

            • Anonymous

              04 Apr 2021 17:30  

              Doing the forward+strong attack combo (the normal jumping attack combo) for the 1 or 2 handed greataxe is much quicker AND does more damage than a normal strong attack for both.

              • Anonymous

                26 Mar 2021 00:18  

                Without upgrades and minimum stats to two-hand; this can one shot Taurus Demon if doing jumping attack off tower.

                Upon arrival in Firelink dump levels in strength or dex, make run through Catacombs in human form, summon Leeroy and let him deal with the skellies, pop the 3 humanity from well at Firelink, aggro the knight and lead him to Leeroy, cheer him on and hope you get the weapon drop, start a new file if not, once you got it escort Leeroy to Pinwheel, bone back to Firelink. You should have the min stats to two-hand after leveling up (lvl 20 if warrior).

                • Anonymous

                  02 Sep 2020 07:56  

                  Small brain betas rush the catacombs for the fire zwiehander. Huge brain mega chads rush the catacombs for this stylish beast

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Jul 2020 10:29  

                    I refuse to believe that anyone who can swing this giant hunk of metal like it's cardboard can't force open a locked door.

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Jun 2020 14:07  

                      This thing just absolutely murdered artorias,Manus,and kalameet and i was going partially blind due to fact that on characters i was too scared to fight Manus or kalameet

                      • Anonymous

                        31 May 2020 18:53  

                        This weapon was nerfed for the R1 attacks, causing the AR to be misleading. It does less direct damage than the black knight halberd despite the higher AR (does more as a Backstab or with the R2 attacks, but the wind up on the power attacks is atrocious). Shame, because this was my favourite weapon once upon a time.

                        • Anonymous

                          26 May 2020 18:02  

                          A good weapon with amazing swing speed and damage, the only thing holding it back is the abyssmal drop rate if you plan on getting it early. If you get this axe early game you're set for the entire game and pvp, if you don't get it a good substitute would be the black Knight halberd or black Knight sword

                          • Anonymous

                            17 Mar 2020 11:30  

                            The "weapon" word-link of this page is broken, the href is Fallout+76+Weapons. Clearly there is something really wrong there, please fix it.

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Sep 2019 14:50  

                              Why does the word 'Weapon' in "Black Knight Greataxe is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered." link to /Fallout+76+Weapons?

                              • Anonymous

                                24 May 2019 04:19  

                                NG++ Golems in a Dark Root Basin TESTED damage: 399 GA 497 UGS LIST damage 645 GA 622 UGS str 50 dex 40 2H R1 GA and UGS have the same type of damage "Regular" BUT GA much worst than USG, but described stats slightly better.\ and this is not-a-golem-problem, tested on crystal undead in Duke's Archives, and same more.

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