Drakeblood Greatsword

Lore

Greatsword wielded by an order of knights who venerate dragon blood.

This sword, its blade engraved with script symbolizing dragon blood, inflicts magic and lightning damage.

Skill: Stance
While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

Effect

Availability

Moveset

Notes

  • The two Handed R1 moveset of the Drakeblood Greatsword and Hollowslayer Greatsword are based off of their Dark Souls II counterparts.
  • All moves contain physical, Lightning and Magic damage, creating three-way split damage. You can make this weapon perform even better by using a buff spell/item or infusing it with something that deals Fire/Dark damage.

See also

In other games

Upgrades

Standard upgrade path.

Level Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Cost Souls
+0 89/71/0/71/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- - 0
+1 97/78/0/78/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 2 Titanite Shard 380
+2 106/85/0/85/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 4 Titanite Shard 456
+3 115/92/0/92/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 6 Titanite Shard 532
+4 124/99/0/99/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 2 Large Titanite Shard 608
+5 133/106/0/106/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 4 Large Titanite Shard 684
+6 142/113/0/113/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 6 Large Titanite Shard 760
+7 151/120/0/120/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 2 Titanite Chunk 836
+8 160/127/0/127/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 4 Titanite Chunk 912
+9 169/134/0/134/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 6 Titanite Chunk 987
+10 178/142/0/142/0 0/0/0 D/D/-/- 1 Titanite Slab 1140

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

Each weapon has one or more Physical damage types:

  • Standard
  • Strike
  • Slash
  • Thrust

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See the damage formula for further details.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B / C:

Critical

Damage multiplier when performing a backstab or riposte. Value of 100 means no extra damage.

Spell Buff:

Damage multiplier applied to the base value of a Spell. This value scales depending on the primary stat of the Catalyst, i.e. a Catalyst with Intelligence scaling will have its Spell Buff rise as the player's Intelligence rises.

By default the value reflected in the infobox and the upgrades uses 60 Intelligence and/or Faith.

Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Intelligence and/or Faith will reduce the Magic/Fire/Lightning/Dark damage of the weapon.

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill). See Scaling for more information.

The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D:

Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking. The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

Stability:

Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.

Durability:

The durability of the weapon.

Weight:

The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Load will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.

Comments

Drakeblood Greatsword
Drakeblood Greatsword Image
General Aux Effects
Physical Damage Type Standard/Thrust Bleed Effect 0
Sell Price / Soul Value 100 Poison Damage 0
Can this equipment be buffed? Yes Frost Effect 0
Combat
Skill Stance Stability 35
Skill FP Cost -(17/20) Durability 75
Spell Buff N/A Weight 6.5
Range N/A Critical Damage 100
Damage Damage Reduction
Physical Damage 89 Physical Reduction 50
Magic Damage 71 Magic Reduction 35
Fire Damage 0 Fire Reduction 30
Lightning Damage 71 Lightning Reduction 30
Dark Damage 0 Dark Reduction 35
Requirements Bonuses
Strength Requirement 18 Strength Bonus D
Dexterity Requirement 16 Dexterity Bonus D
Intelligence Requirement 0 Intelligence Bonus -
Faith Requirement 0 Faith Bonus -
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