Drake Sword +5

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- stability_dark_souls.jpg 32
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 360
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 6.0
Requirements & Bonus
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16 10
Weapon Type Straight Sword
Attack Type Regular / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No

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.


Youtube relevant videos:

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Drake Sword 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 Scales 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Drake Sword 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 200 - - - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +1 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx1) 220 - - - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +2 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx1) 240 - - - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +3 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx2) 260 - - - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +4 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx2) 280 - - - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32
Regular +5 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx4) 300 - - - - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 32


    • Anonymous

      11 Feb 2019 04:11  

      I swear these articles sometimes have incorrect scalings and irrelevant information but the dumbest***** by far is always the Rakuyo lore that makes zero sense. "GWYNDOLIN IS THE MOON PRESENCE" stated as fact. Tyvm

      • Anonymous

        13 Sep 2018 22:05  

        Its definately worth to upgrade if you are going with a low str build since all dragon scale weapons require more strength than Drake sword.

        • Anonymous

          16 Jun 2018 17:00  

          Early-game, sorcerers have few powerful weapons at their disposal. However, the Drake Sword has the same stat requirements as the Moonlight Greatsword (disregarding INT). Would recommend.

          • Anonymous

            25 Mar 2018 10:04  

            can you backstab hollows with the Drake Sword?
            Because backstabbing worked just fine for me wielding a Winged Spear +7 or a diine Longsword but with this weapon I just can't get backstabs on regular enemies, even in a perfect angle

            • Anonymous

              Good for my start11 Oct 2016 00:51  

              Whilst I wait to get my primary weapon for my build (Queelag Furysword) I can use this instead

              • Anonymous

                Not in inventory21 Jul 2016 05:08  

                I shot the drake about 50 times to get the sword, and I got the message saying I got the sword. But it's not in my inventory. I don't know what to do

                • Anonymous

                  How do I use the Drake Sword special attack?12 Apr 2016 00:18  

                  From what I have seen through videos on YouTube the Drake Sword has a special attack when you two hand it and press RT (Xbox), but it doesn't seem to work properly for me because when I do that my character does the animation and the attack seems to shoot into the sky rather than straight ahead, is there something I'm missing or is it some sort of bug in the game?

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