Dragon Greatsword +5

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- stability_dark_souls.jpg 44
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 400
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 24.0
Requirements & Bonus
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50 10
Weapon Type Ultra Greatsword
Attack Type Regular
Enchantable No
Special Yes

*When infused with Magic: 150 physical dmg/162 magic dmg, with Fire: 192 physical dmg/192 Fire dmg, with Lightning: 200 physical dmg/200 Lightning dmg

Dragon Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


This sword, one of the rare dragon weapons, came from the tail of the stone dragon of Ash Lake, descendant of the ancient dragons."
"Its great mystical power will be unleashed when wielded with two hands."

How to Get / Where to Find the Dragon Greatsword

  • Obtained by cutting off the Everlasting Dragon's Tail in Ash Lake.
  • Note: This will not make him hostile or break the Covenant. Tail does grow back, but cutting it second time doesn't give you the weapon anymore. Ancient Stone Dragon does not become hostile if you do so, or attack it in any other way.
  • Video Location Timestamp 7:15



Hints and Tips:

  • Give to Frampt to receive 5000 souls.
  • Special: Gives +20 Magic and +20 Fire resistance.
  • Special: Two-handed R2 shoots a shock wave in a straight line along the ground, and will even travel up walls. Using this ability reduces the weapon durability by 50 points per use.
  • Only 34 Strength is required to use it if held in both hands.
  • The Dragon Greatsword, Black Knight Greatsword and Demon Great Machete are slower than the Greatsword and the Zweihander. Though they don't appear to be much slower, it is more difficult to stunlock enemies with the first three.




  • The Dragon Greatsword is part of a theme that connects the Everlasting Dragons to stone.



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Dragon Greatsword Upgrade Table

Dragon Upgrades may be performed by any Blacksmith, as long as you have the required materials.
To reach max, you need: 50,000 souls and 10 dragon_scale_dark_souls Dragon Scales

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Dragon Greatsword physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_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 390 - - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx1) 429 - - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx1) 468 - - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +3 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx2) 506 - - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx2) 546 - - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx4) 585 - - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 38

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    • Anonymous

      The more I look at this thing, the more I realise it's not worth the trouble of using it.

      It require 50 strenght to be used for 585 base dammages at +5 but with no strenght scaling whatsoever meaning no bonus dammages based on strenght. Not even a low bonus but no bonus at all.

      The Demon Great Machete in comparison is much lighter (18 for the machete, 24 for this), only require 40 STR to be used and even at 40 strenght and "only" 332 of base dammages the machete will easily go above 600 AR thanks to it's A scaling in strenght thus far outclassing this Dragon Greatsword.

      Even the Black Knight Greatsword with 330 base dammages and "only" a B in Strenght is far superior in AR and also has a natural dammage bonus to demon's (and is even lighter than the Machete) and-like all black knight weapons, deal the most poise dammages out of any other weapon of their respective weapon class meaning it's next to impossible to just eat it's attack and poise through it.

      Sure, it outclass the other UGS, the Zweihander and the greatsword in term of pure physical dammages that is true HOWEVER unlike the Zweihander or the Greatsword, this thing is still worthless because these two are accessible early game, demand far less stat investment and can be ascended to be put to other uses such as lightning or chaos thus making them more versatile and this versatility allow them to outclass the Dragon Greatsword with the correct build like the famous Chaos Zweihander with high humanity level for massive fire dammages.

      So long story short, if you want raw physical dammages, the Demon Great Machete and the Black Knight Greatsword will outclass any other Ultra Greatswords while the Zweihander and the Greatsword are not as strong physically (yes) but have the advantage of being able to change scaling based on what ascension you put on them making them very versatile and allowing them to make very high dammages regardless.

      So what is the point of this Dragon Greatsword compared to the other members of it's weapon class ? It cannot deal elemental dammages, require too much strenght for no scaling in strenght whatsoever, is stupidly heavy and is outclassed by two other UGS with far lower stat requirements so really why use this weapon ?

      The weapon art ? This thing that have a slow activation time, eat up 50 points of the weapon's durability and can't even reach that far unless we're talking about very specific situations ? Long story short, trash Ultra Greatsword, I don't recommend you use it unless you wanna troll or something...

      • Anonymous

        i don't know if it's really worth it, unless you specifically want a glass cannon build. it's hard to swing even with 50 strength

        • Anonymous

          You can two hand it right after beating taurus demon if you are up for some farming. Once you beat Taurus, run up on the bridge where the red dragon is and run back down and you will get about 500 souls, if you only level strength in that time you will get to 34 with a little bit of farming.

          • Anonymous

            i can't believe i didn't check to see that you need strength 50 to use this before upgrading it to +5. feel like such an idiot rn

            • Anonymous

              Fsr I love this weapon for forcing you to use repair powder, the favorite run I did is where I used this with dark wood grain ring for a really fun glass cannon flip build.

              • Anonymous

                MARRY CHRISTMAS!!!

                • Anonymous

                  I one shot or stein with this using the weapon art. If you have a large enemy this thing is great. Carry repair powder.

                  • Anonymous

                    ok so, this weapon has absolutely no scaling? yes/no? if so, using it, you probably should just put all your stats into Vit, End and stats for other weapons?

                    • Anonymous

                      Does this effect early game in invasions? I got it using the master key before even making it past firelink shrine at lvl 6. Will this stop me from farming for dragon shards early game using dragon eye?

                      • Anonymous

                        Forget about scaling weapon damage is great my only regret is that you cant enchant it like gaping dragon greataxe

                        • Anonymous

                          I dunno if it's just for +5, but the damage reductions are off. My +5 is listed as having 70 physical, 10 magic, 50 fire, 50 lightning, and 44 stability.

                          • Anonymous

                            How about this and gaping dragon greataxe? They have very high base damage and i was wondering if they are good in dlc like artorias or kalameet?

                            • Anonymous

                              me : boss sorry for cutting your tail off
                              boss : no matter kid it'll grow back now go kill somebody and bring me some scales

                              • Anonymous

                                Statistically the weakest UGS at 40-50 STR, but the R2 attack is incredibly strong, I think it's 2X the base damage, and it obviously has range.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Eh, I found it underwhelming for the most part, dragon tooth or any black knight weapon is a solid way to go imo.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    "Wow this thing fires shockwaves that hit like a truck! Definitely using this!" "Weapon at risk" "NOOOO IT HAS A CATCH"

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Reinforced it to max, yet on ng++ or +++, it takes 2 to 3 one hand heavy or light hits just to kill a plant enemy in the Darkroom Gardens.....

                                      • Anonymous

                                        i joined the dragon covenant but i really wanna get this sword,,, will cutting the dragon's tail off force me to leave the covenant,?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          My favorite weapon build (I’m big on magic so it’s rare for me to do one) is the Dragon Warrior. What I do is make a quick run for Ash Lake upon arriving at Firelink, which isn’t hard and actually very easy, get the sword and grind away at the mushroom parents using the dragon headstone fire. Get the stats for the weapon, run for Vally of Drakes, farm scales and get the torso stone. All you really need is just the strength for two handing it and everything else can into whatever else.

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