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Black Blade

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122 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50.0
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0
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30.0
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0
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25.0
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
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0
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30.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 6.5
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50
   Aux 30    
Requirements & Bonus
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E C - -
18 18 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Hold icon_fp_cost.png -(17/5)

Black Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A short katana wielded by the swordsman and distinguished guest of High Lord Wolnir. This shiny black blade is thick, but shorter than the typical katana.

The swordsman was a master of a rare technique, traces of which can be observed in this weapon's strong attack.

Skill: Hold
Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with a normal attack, or a deflecting parry with a strong attack.



Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Buffed and Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • The shortest katana in the game, but has the highest base damage out of all the the katanas, with the only the Darkdrift coming close.
  • Has unique heavy attack animation when the character holds the end of the blade with their hand before striking. However, its damage and speed are identical to heavy attacks of other katanas.
  • This weapon is practically identical to the Berserker Blade from Dark Souls 2, altough the corresponding Mad Warrior armour set is not present.
  • The weapon is possibly named after a cancelled PS3 title with the same name, also developed by FromSoftware.



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Black Blade Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
Heavy Infusion
Sharp Infusion
Refined Infusion
Raw Infusion
Crystal Infusion
Simple Infusion
Fire Infusion
Chaos Infusion
Lightning Infusion
Blessed Infusion
Deep Infusion
Dark Infusion
Blood Infusion
Poison Infusion
Hollow Infusion

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular +10 244 - - - - D C - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 225 - - - - C - - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 225 - - - - E A - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 219 - - - - C C - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Raw +10 305 - - - - - - - - - - 30 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 111 152 - - - D  D A - - - 34 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 117 134 - - - D C B - - - 34 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 193 - 193 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 117 - 152 - - D C C C - - 33 47.5 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 111 - - 152 - D D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 152 - - - - D C - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 193 - - - 193 - - - - - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Dark +10 117 - - - 152 D C C C - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Blood +10 189 - - - - D C - - - - 42 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 189 - - - - D C - - 39 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
231 - - - - D C - - - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 122 - - - - D D - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 134 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 146 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 158 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 170 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 183 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +6 195 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +7 207 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +8 219 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +9 231 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +10 244 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Heavy 119 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +1 130 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +2 140 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +3 158 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +4 162 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +5 172 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +6 183 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +7 193 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +8 204 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +9 215 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 225 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Sharp 115 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +1 126 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +2 137 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +3 148 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +4 159 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +5 170 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +6 181 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +7 192 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +8 203 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +9 214 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 225 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Refined 109 - - - - D D - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +1 120 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +2 131 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +3 142 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +4 153 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +5 164 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +6 175 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +7 186 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +8 197 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +9 208 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 219 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Raw 158 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 173 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 187 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 202 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 217 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 231 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 246 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 261 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 275 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 290 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10 305 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Crystal 87 87 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 90 94 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 92 100 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 94 107 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 97 113 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 99 119 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 101 126 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 104 132 - - - E D A - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 106 139 - - - E D A - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 108 145 - - - E D A - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 111 152 - - - D D A - - - 34 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Simple 87 87 - - - E D D - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 90 92 - - - E D D - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 93 97 - - - E D D - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 96 101 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 99 106 - - - D D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 102 111 - - - D C C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 105 115 - - - D C C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 108 120 - - - D C B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 111 125 - - - D C B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 114 129 - - - D C B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 117 134 - - - D C B - - - 34 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Fire 105 - 105 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 114 - 114 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 122 - 122 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 131 - 131 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 140 - 140 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 149 - 149 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 157 - 157 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 166 - 166 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 175 - 175 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 184 - 184 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 193 - 193 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Chaos 93 - 93 - - E E D D - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 95 - 99 - - E D D D - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 98 - 105 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 100 - 111 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 102 - 117 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 105 - 122 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 107 - 128 - - D D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 109 - 134 - - D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 112 - 140 - - D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 114 - 146 - - D C C C - - - 47.2 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 117 - 152 - - D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Lightning 87 - - 87 - E D - C - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +1 90 - - 94 - E D - C - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +2 92 - - 100 - E D - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +3 94 - - 107 - E D - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +4 97 - - 113 - E D - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +5 99 - - 119 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +6 101 - - 126 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +7 104 - - 132 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +8 106 - - 139 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27 28.5
Lightning +9

108

- - 145 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27.2 28.5
Lightning +10 111 - - 152 - D D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blessed 93 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 99 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 105 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 111 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 117 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 122 - - - - E D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 128 - - - - E D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 134 - - - - E D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 140 - - - - D D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 146 - - - - D C - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 152 - - - - D C - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Deep 105 - - - 105 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +1 114 - - - 114 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +2 122 - - - 122 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +3 131 - - - 131 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +4 140 - - - 140 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +5 149 - - - 149 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +6 157 - - - 157 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +7 166 - - - 166 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +8 175 - - - 175 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +9 184 - - - 184 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +10 193 - - - 193 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Dark 93 - - - 93 E E D D - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +1 95 - - - 99 E D D D - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +2 98 - - - 105 E D D D - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.733 33
Dark +3 100 - - - 111 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +4 102 - - - 117 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +5 105 - - - 122 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +6 107 - - - 128 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +7 109 - - - 134 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +8 112 - - - 140 D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +9 114 - - - 146 D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +10 117 - - - 152 D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blood 109 - - - - E D - - - - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 117 - - - - E D - - - - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 125 - - - - D C - - - - 36 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 133 - - - - D C - - - - 37 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 141 - - - - D C - - - - 37 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 149 - - - - D C - - - - 38 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 157 - - - - D C - - - - 38 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 165 - - - - D C - - - - 38 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 173 - - - - D C - - - - 39 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 181 - - - - D C - - - - 39 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 189 - - - - D C - - - - 42 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Poison 109 - - - - E D - - 33 - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +1 117 - - - - E D - - 33 - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +2 125 - - - - D C - - 34 - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +3 133 - - - - D C - - 35 - 34- 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +4 141 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +5 149 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +6 157 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +7 165 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +8 173 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +9 181 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 189 - - - - D C - - 39 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Luck Bonus Discovery Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Hollow 115 - - - - E D - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 127 - - - - E D - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 139 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +3 150 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 162 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 173 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 185 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 197 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 208 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 220 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 231 - - - - D C - - - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 


Table Key

 

Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison

 Weight

icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)






    • 18 Aug 2017 21:56  

      Horrible luck scaling, a 35str/35dex/10lck (20 luck when hollowed) build with a Hollow BB has more AR than with 20str/20dex/30lck (40 luck when hollowed) which is the same stat distribution. If you want to minmax the hell out of it, going 30str/40dex/10lck (20 luck when hollowed) has EVEN MORE AR than the 35/35/10!

      • Anonymous

        03 Aug 2017 02:18  

        I wonder who this distinguished guest is? I feel honored just to be holding this weapon. Probably a random berserker from Dark Souls 2 that Wolnir mistook as a spooky scary skeleton.

        • Anonymous

          11 Jun 2017 05:58  

          Can anyone tell me whether the Black Blade is viable? Thinking about a luck build centered around a Hollow Black Blade SL 160.

          • 05 May 2017 19:59  

            Tried seeing if you could follow up a normal attack with its heavy since it seemed a bit faster than the regular r2 of all the other katanas but unfortunately, you cannot. There is a very small window to dodge out of the transfer the very second the sword actually leaves your hand. If it weren't for that, the katana would have been amazing damage wise.

            • Anonymous

              21 Apr 2017 12:52  

              Is the ar advantage over other katanas worth getting the blacl blade over the washing pole or chaos blade? This katana is quite short

              • Anonymous

                17 Dec 2016 06:40  

                Why isn't it listed that the one-handed r2 is reversed pattern wise? It goes slash, then poke, unlike, from my knowledge, every other Katana in the game.

                • Anonymous

                  09 Dec 2016 01:03  

                  That "unique" heavy attack for this sword is ironically the generic 2H heavy attack for katanas in Demon's Souls. I'm surprised no one's pointed that out yet.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Nov 2016 09:19  

                    New to Katanas? Hate Dex? This is the training blade for you: with heavy infusion, smaller reach than other Katanas & I honestly believe this is a fun weapon as a Strength Based build, plus you can Add the bleed buff to exchange damage you'd get as bleed if you're truly aggressive with it. Have fun =)

                    • Anonymous

                      This isn't the Berserker Blade06 Oct 2016 05:21  

                      I'm tired of people saying it is the Berserker Blade from Dark Souls 2. It isn't, it's close but that's all. The tip of the blade is different. The Black Blade has a standard katana blade, whereas the Berserker Blade has a angled blade tip. I know I went back and checked. They're completely different weapons. It even says it's practically identical, that doesn't mean it is. It just means they resemble each other greatly. Ok end of rant.

                      • Anonymous

                        HOLLOW BLACK BLADE IS A BEAST21 Sep 2016 19:13  

                        I use this weapon with hollow infusion on my quality/luck build not focused on bleeding but in dps (40 STR, 40 DEX, 40 LUCK). It has an AR of 439 and it's still +9 because I've finished the slabs for the NG I'm in. Absolutley gorgeous! That's a pity only for the short range.

                        • Anonymous

                          2H Strong attack29 Aug 2016 21:54  

                          Quite clearly an obvious reference to the secret technique Nagareboshi (falling star) from Shigurui.<br/>Maybe update the trivia section to include this?

                          • Anonymous

                            Possible connection to Sable Church?21 Aug 2016 11:27  

                            Thinking on this weapon's description, is it possible that this sword is related to the three sisters of the Sable Church? Easy to see how the black blade might go with a black set, and the description said it belonged to a distinguished guest of Wolnir. Seems possible that one of the sisters pushed him into succumbing to the abyss and might be the inspiration for his fear of the Dark - after she taught him to try and use it.

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