Halberd

Great Axe

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130 icon_weight.png 0
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230
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Requirements & Bonus
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26 - - -
D E - -
Weapon Type Polearm
Buffable Yes
Damage Type normal_50pxNormal

 Great Axe is a Large Axe Weapon in Demon's Souls. Large Axes require high Strength to wield properly. While they have longer reach and break guards much more easily than Axes, they are also much slower and leave users vulnerable to punishment.

 

A large axe. A Cleaver. Similar to an axe, it is very versatile but it's too heavy to wield with ordinary strength. Using that weight, this weapon blows enemies away. The effect of a direct hit is also larger than that of a standard axe.

Location: Where to Find Great Axe

 

Great Axe Notes & Tips

  • Crushing Great Axe+5 outperforms the Dozer Axe at 30 Strength (372 > 340) and weighs 12 less with the same moveset.

 

Great Axe Related Videos

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Great Axe Moveset

Attack Type Effect
One-handed R1  Downward Slash
One-handed R2  Downward Slam
Two-handed R1  Cross Slash
Two-handed R2  Downward Slam
Running/Backstep attack Running Slash/ Backstep Slash 
Rolling attack Roll and Side Slash 
Push  Push and Slash
One-handed L1  Downward Slash
One-handed L2  Upward Slash

 

Great Axe Upgrade Tables

Comparison

Standard

Crushing

Quality

Dragon

Moon

Blessed

 Boss Soul

 A comparison of all upgrade paths at their max level. Navigate the tabs above for more detail on specific paths.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredient Total

Name physical-attack-power-demonssouls_50px magic-attack-power-demonssouls_50px fire-attack-demonssouls_50px strength-demonssouls_50px dexterity-demonssouls_50px magic-demonssouls_50px faith-demonssouls_50px Shard Large Chunk Pure Method
Great Axe+10 260 - - C D - - 94 54 27 1 Hardstone
Crushing Great Axe+5 195 - - S - - - 44 - 18 2 Great Axe (base)
Greystone
Quality Great Axe+5 228 - - C C - - 44 - 18 2 Great Axe+3
Clearstone
Dragon Great Axe+5 245 - 245 - - - - 44 - 18 2 Great Axe+3
Dragonstone
Moon Great Axe+5 195 218 - E E C - 44 - 18 2 Great Axe+6
Moonlightstone
Blessed Great Axe+5 193 185 - E E - A 44 - 18 2 Great Axe+6
Faintstone
Dozer Axe
(Boss Soul)
340 - - - - - - - - - - Great Axe+6
Gray Demon Soul

Standard Upgrades

Normal stat bonuses.
Requires: Hardstone.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredients

Name physical-attack-power-demonssouls_50px magic-attack-power-demonssouls_50px fire-attack-demonssouls_50px strength-demonssouls_50px dexterity-demonssouls_50px magic-demonssouls_50px faith-demonssouls_50px Shard Large Chunk Pure
Great Axe 130 - D E - - - - -
Great Axe+1 143 - D E - 6 - - -
Great Axe+2 156 - D E - 8 - - -
Great Axe+3 169 - D E - 10 - - -
Great Axe+4 182 - D E - 10 3 - -
Great Axe+5 195 - D E - 10 6 - -
Great Axe+6 208 - D E - 10 9 - -
Great Axe+7 221 - C D - 10 9 3 -
Great Axe+8 234 - C D - 10 9 6 -
Great Axe+9 247 - C D - 10 9 9 -
Great Axe+10 260 - C D - 10 9 9 2

Crushing Upgrades

Extreme stat bonus from Strength - and only from Strength.
Requires: Great Axe (base) & Greystone.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredients

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard Chunk Pure
Crushing Great Axe+1 143 - C - 6 - -
Crushing Great Axe+2 156 - C - 8 - -
Crushing Great Axe+3 169 - B - 10 3 -
Crushing Great Axe+4 182 - B - 10 6 -
Crushing Great Axe+5 195 - S - 10 9 2

Quality Upgrades

Equalizes stat bonuses from Strength and Dexterity.
Requires: Great Axe+3 & Clearstone.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredients

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard Chunk Pure
Quality Great Axe+1 150 - D D - 6 - -
Quality Great Axe+2 169 - D D - 8 - -
Quality Great Axe+3 189 - C C - 10 3 -
Quality Great Axe+4 208 - C C - 10 6 -
Quality Great Axe+5 228 - C C - 10 9 2

Dragon Upgrades

Fire damage added, but no stat bonuses.
Requires: Great Axe+3 & Dragonstone.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredients

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard Chunk Pure
Dragon Great Axe +1 148 - 148 - 6 - -
Dragon Great Axe +2 171 - 171 - 8 - -
Dragon Great Axe +3 194 - 194 - 10 3 -
Dragon Great Axe +4 217 - 217 - 10 6 -
Dragon Great Axe +5 245 - 245 - 10 9 2

Moon Upgrades

Magic damage and Magic stat bonus added. Lessened stat bonuses from Strength and Dexterity.
Requires: Great Axe+6 & Moonlightstone.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredients

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard Chunk Pure
Moon Great Axe+1 101 151 - E E C - 6 - -
Moon Great Axe+2 125 165 - E E C - 8 - -
Moon Great Axe+3 148 182 - E E C - 10 3 -
Moon Great Axe+4 172 199 - E E C - 10 6 -
Moon Great Axe+5 195 218 - E E C - 10 9 2

Blessed Upgrades

Magic damage and Faith stat bonus added. Minor HP regen. Lessened stat bonuses from Strength and Dexterity.
Requires: Great Axe+6 & Faintstone.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredients

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard Chunk Pure
Blessed Great Axe+1 107 132 - E E - B 6 - -
Blessed Great Axe+2 129 145 - E E - B 8 - -
Blessed Great Axe+3 150 157 - E E - B 10 3 -
Blessed Great Axe+4 172 170 - E E - B 10 6 -
Blessed Great Axe+5 193 185 - E E - A 10 9 2

Boss Soul

A wholly new weapon.
Requires: Great Axe+6 & Gray Demon Soul.

 

Damage

Scaling

Ingredients

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Special
Dozer Axe 340 - - Gray Demon Soul

 

 

Large Axes
Normal Crescent Axe  ◆  Great Axe
Special Dozer Axe  ◆  Ritual Blade (PS5)



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    • Anonymous

      07 Aug 2021 07:41  

      When you research this Axe you will find many claims thats its 2-handed R1 and R2 have hyperarmor. That is only partially correct! Any heavy knockback like firestorm and Dragon Bone Smasher will still break your animation AND the hyperarmor only kicks in roughly 40% through the animation when you are going for the actual swing. This makes any move except for the Roling attack very dangerous to use in PVP as both people pressing R1 at the same time, as your enemy has a quick weapon, will leave you you stunned or even stunlocked. A very high skillcap weapon and not recommended for beginners.

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