|Requirements & Bonus|
|Weapon Type||Straight Sword|
|Attack Type||Regular / Thrust|
Drake Sword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.
This sword, one of the rare dragon weapons, is formed by a drake's tail. Drakes are seen as undeveloped imitators of the dragons, but they are likely their distant kin."
"The sword is imbued with a mystical power, to be released when held with both hands."
How to Get / Where to Find the Drake Sword
- Drop from the Hellkite Wyvern.
- OR you can just cut his tail without having to fight him by following the steps in the video below.
Hints and Tips:
- Give to Frampt to receive 5000 souls.
- Good weapon for starters, and very low levels, because it does high damage, with low stat requirements; but can be outclassed in the Depths if you grind enough Large or Green Titanite from Slimes and make a weapon past +5, and is mostly useless when you get to Sen's Fortress, by which time you really should switch to something else if you haven't already.
- If you wield it with two hands, pressing or holding (stronger attack) R2 will trigger a shockwave attack. Do note that with every use of this attack consumes 30 durability points of your weapon. In result you can use it 12 times till your weapon durability will drop to 0 points.
- When equipped gives Magic DEF +15 and Flame DEF + 15.
- This weapon doesn't scale with any stat, so it will be out damaged quickly at high levels.
- It's NOT recommended to spend Dragon Scales upgrading this weapon as the increase in damage is too small.
- Can be traded to Frampt for 5,000 souls; useful for when it is made irrelevant by higher scaling weapons. Be warned that if you intend to get the Knight's Honor achievement you will need it.
- The 2H shockwave attack can hit the Anor Londo archers off the ledge, useful if you are bad at parrying or otherwise hitting them after drawing their aggression.
- The Drake Sword is part of a theme that ties the Everlasting Dragons to stone.
- A blade similar to the Drake Sword is used by Pthumerians, and Martyr Logarius, in Bloodborne (read here)
Youtube relevant videos:
Drake Sword Upgrade Table