The lightest Greatsword weapon, and it's the same length as the Bastard Sword. This gives us 302+142+142 which turns into 211+64+64 (339 damage; 1HR1). The most optimal way to use it is to infuse it sharp and buff it with lighting blade or DMB on a faith/dex build. Utility: BlessedDamage: Dark (PVP) or Chaos (PVE). Simple would be better than crystal, in the same way it works better with blessed than lightning, The simple infusion gives scaling to the magic damage, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Let's use SL64 as the standard for ease of comparison. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Forgot the split damage aswell. Thanks in advance! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Yhorm's machete is also pretty good but I prefer dragonslayer's because the weapon art is much better. And what stats to utilize it best? Yes and No. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Very good. Crystal gives us 132+389+71 which turns into 357 (56+289+12).Lightning gives us the same results as crystal.Blessed gives us 325+92+174 which turns into 345 (230+22+93).Dark/Chaos give us 158+104+104+314 which turns into 360 (78+31+31+220). I know, I know. 40 in all your stats? This may actually be the best greatsword for a dex build in the game. The unfortunate reality is that the best infusion depends on what you're fighting. Alternatively work towards 30/30 int/Faith and infuse it Dark or Chaos. Refined would be a good choice but it strips it entirely of faith scaling. So pretty much about the softcap for all the stats if i understand this correct. My advice is don't be a hipster and use Hollowslayer. But I’ve been wanting to try weapons I don’t usually touch and I want to give the Drakeblood Greatsword a go. I want it for PvE because I am tired of buffing my blade between fights. High dex pulls worse results. Buff it with darkmoon blade or lightning blade. What's your Str and Dex? If its minimum requirement I would roll with either blessed or lightning. Let's use SL64 as the standard for ease of comparison.--Crystal gives us 132+389+71 which turns into 357 (56+289+12). I have pretty decent str and dex but I guess I will go with either blessed or lightning for the faith scaling. Apr 18, 2018 @ 12:20pm Sharp, and then buff it with lightning blade/resin. Whats the best infusion for lothric knight greatsword? Wouldn’t I want to infuse with lightning/crystal to improve the already split damage? Sol. The real takeaway here is that the decision barely matters and if you choose not to play with this weapon's only (bad) gimmick then you might as well just pick up another weapon. Type damage ranges from 0.43 to 1.96. All late-game enemies have 124 defense. Don't go hollow because hollow weapons are pretty trash unless you have ridiculous luck. Being a hybrid you can make up for his with pyromancies, chaos orb works great for most. Stats- 40/40 str/dex 50 faith Should I infuse with refine, lightning or blessed? If infused with Simple, its magic damage will scale with Intelligence. Edit: Same question for Dragonslayer's axe. High dex pulls worse results. I've been meaning to try a Drakeblood cosplay, but I'm unsure what sort of infusion would benefit the sword more. I use the drakeblood greatsword a ton in low level (sl20) PvP and there I use it raw. Thanks a lot for the calculations!! In infused with Blessed, its base damage and Lightning damage will also scale with Faith. Never used it in PvP though. Element modifiers are much more varied at 0-3.8. Choosing Drakeblood over Hollowslayer is like choose Great Wooden Hammer over Spiked Mace, they both have the same best part about them, which is the 2 handed R1 on Drakeblood and Hollowslayer, (and respectively, R1---->Weapon Art---->R1 true combo on Great Wooden Hammer and Spiked Mace) but one is superior to another. This weapon is a great candidate for infusion for a sorcerer or cleric, keeps an A scaling in dex while gaining a C scaling in either fth or int on top of the base magic/lighting damage. The only strength weapons that can rival it are Dragonslayer Greataxe and Ledo's Hammer. Your best bet is to use it with minimum requirements infused Heavy (18str, 16dex) and buff with resins until you eventually have the stats to buff with either Crystal Magic Weapon, Darkmoon Blade or Lightning Blade (50-60 Int or Faith depending on your choice). Blessed doesn't have split damage while lightning does. Lightning gives us the same results as crystal. Dark or Chaos will give you about 762 ar when having 40 in all damaging output stats. I like the drakeblood swords moveset tbh. Sharp. Drakeblood Greatsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2. (You will still see drop in ar due to dbgs being imbued with lightning already. This weapon has the same … Would chaos be worse than lightning because the damage is 3 ways? At 40/40 the best physical infusion is sharp (SL64; 589). It doesn't have scaling in the elemental part of the AR, so unless you wanted to split the damage 4 ways and go Dark/Chaos, the best infusion would likely be refined and continuing to use resins/bundles. If we assume generic hollows or some other enemy type with equal modifiers then we can isolate the best infusion based on post-defense damage alone. It doesn't have scaling in the elemental part of the AR, so unless you wanted to split the damage 4 ways and go Dark/Chaos, the best infusion would likely be refined and continuing to use resins/bundles. When infused with refined gem the dmg is not that bad and having some lightning damage is always nice. Hey guys, what do you think is the best infusion for drakeblood greatsword? Heavy Greatsword 2 handed at 66 strength has 676 AR which is more than Fume Greatsword so it's pretty much the best ultra greatsword for strength builds. Dragon Slayer Axe, Drakeblood Greatsword and Lothric Knight Greatsword is best weapon for blessed infusion. I guess I'll go with blessed. The dragon slayers axe. Blessed greatly increases physical damage and lightning gets huge base returns as well. terrible advice, 4 way split damage means that every r1 would hit for like 200 damage. Either crystal or blessed (blessed is almost as good as lightning on this weapon, due to the strange way blessed works on weapons with innate lightning damage) depending on if you have points in int or faith, or sharp with lightning/magic resins if you have decent Dex. Press J to jump to the feed. Thanks a lot for the answer! It's so so so much worse than pretty much all your options when you are high level. This sword works fantastically for a hybrid build. I use the drakeblood greatsword a ton in low level (sl20) PvP and there I use it raw. Some weapons are really nice raw infused for eg. Chaos is a maybe trying dark would be better in my opinion, due to it being great against "meta defence" still would have a 3 way split(muh meta). Heavy, Refined/Skilled, Sharp, or Hollow? If you don't want to bother with buffing, infused it with blessed as it gives more AR than lightning and crystal, plus less split damage than chaos and dark. This gives us 302+142+142 which turns into 211+64+64 (339 damage; 1HR1). Its shit heavy, Dex, refined, magic, or dark...but blessed or lightning? I have 60 faith and 40 intelligence and willing to over level my character since I don't care about meta level. He has to aswell keep in mind that with elemental infusions he will never do as much dmg as if he was to use buffs like lightning blade for example, Good choice, it hurts like hell at low lvl :). The AR rating makes it look amazing but the way defence is calculated means weapons with just one type of damage are best. Ive seen people absolutely destroy with it, and I wanted to know how < > Showing 1-12 of 12 comments . At 40/40 the best physical infusion is sharp (SL64; 589). All of those calculations were done with a base knight class (i'm tired) so there's probably some room for optimization. Having three elemental damage sounds pretty weak. It’s a shitty weapon for its class. The more damage types a sword has, the less effective it is. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Press J to jump to the feed. Most enemies and bosses fall into the 0.8 to 1.2 category.