105 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 5.0
Aux 34    
Requirements & Bonus
11 24 0 0
E C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Bloodlust icon_fp_cost.png 10

Bloodlust is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Katana of the old Mound-maker.

The Mound-maker piled sacrifices upon the altar, but became the final offering himself, leaving this katana as a gift for his dear family.

Skill: Bloodlust
Stain blade with one’s own blood to temporarily grant uncanny sharpness. For one driven by bloodlust, nothing deserves to remain standing.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed by using the Weapon Art. 
  • Upgraded with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Though likely a bug, the weapon art is parriable.


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Bloodlust Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 105 - - - - E C - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +1 117 - - - - E B - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +2 126 - - - - E B - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +3 147 - - - - E B - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +4 165 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +5 184 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 35


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


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
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

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)

    • Anonymous

      10 Mar 2018 19:26  

      Can the buff kill you if you use it too much. That would be an honorable way to commit suicide for an accidental estus chug in fight club.

      • Anonymous

        20 Jan 2018 05:39  

        If you manage to stab an enemy though your back you will do massive damage, I accidently hit the firekeeper while only having 12 dex and hit for 800 damage, then went out and tested it on some hollows for 500+ per hit

        • Anonymous

          02 Jan 2018 21:33  

          After doing some testing on dancer, it seems the WA add between 20 and 30 additional bleed (and a AR bonus but we already know that)

          • Anonymous

            08 Nov 2017 05:54  

            So the weapon skill does damage? Apparently pulling it out your chest will allow it to do damage should the target be close enough.

            • Anonymous

              21 Oct 2017 12:45  

              tbh I find the uchigatana a much better scaling bleed weapon, even late game. I've only had it break/go at risk once, and thats its only real downside. All the other katanas seem to fill more spefic roles, but this one is kind of just a worse version of uchi.

              • 13 Sep 2017 19:15  

                Guys in the patch notes the AR bug was fixed. The AR buff will give the Bloodlust a heft AR% increase along with faster bleed buildup. It is more than viable, with high luck/vigor builds especially.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Sep 2017 10:47  

                  Just want to say that this weapon is trash as of patch 1.15, tried it out for a bit with 40 dex 50 luck and could not bleed anyone to save my life, hitting people 6 or 7 times and no proc what a shame

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Jun 2017 12:34  

                    Tried Bloodlust +5 on the hollows in front of Firelink, 40 dex, 18 str, 7 luck (if it's any use).

                    Sleeping hollows:
                    unbuffed - 310 damage
                    buffed - 433 damage

                    Not sleeping hollows:
                    unbuffed - 310 damage
                    buffed - 433 damage

                    • Anonymous

                      28 May 2017 05:51  

                      Just found out if you wield the Bloodlust in your offhand then dual wield it and use the weapon art. When you go back to wielding both weapons they both will have the extra bleed effect applied.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 May 2017 16:06  

                        To any farmer: farming would be faster if the host suicide (like with bloodlust) instead of waiting to be killed.

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