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.


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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
+1 117 - - - - E B - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
+2 126 - - - - E B - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
+3 147 - - - - E B - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 25
+4 165 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 25
+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)

    • 06 Apr 2017 00:57  

      Can I still hurt myself with the blade if i don't have the required dex, im using it for a mage build and need to almost kill myself for red tearstone ring

      • 02 Mar 2017 10:45  

        You CAN use the buff to gain an AR bonus on other weapons. Current Patch 1.10. On a Black Knight Greataxe+5 with 99 dex and str + sacred oath and deep pro, it has an AR of 1121.
        I sometimes 2 shot in pvp with it.

        • 27 Feb 2017 21:01  

          I want to know something, something that has bothered me for a long time. Was there an original Mound-Maker, and the covenant members are just his followers? Based off the description of the Bloodlust, THE old Mound-Maker used this weapon to add to his family (aka the Mound of Shackles). The phrasing and the fact that this is a covenant item makes me believe that there was. Because, I mean, SOMEONE had to start this covenant. Since this one doesn't follow a God, someone had to start this practice, or ideology. If you have any information, I'd really like to know. Thanks in advance.

          • 03 Feb 2017 22:57  

            If you hit the enemy with the weapon art it does damage, front hit when you pull it out does about the damage of a strong hit. But the back hit through your body does an insane amount of damage(about around 900 when fully upgraded).

            • 28 Jan 2017 12:08  

              I would just like to point out that any weapon, no matter how weak, can be your strongest. It all depends HEAVILY on the player. Hence, the freedom that rpg's allow us. Personally, I went through the entire game with nothing but my starting equipment (Assassin set) and Uchigatana. At the final boss, I tossed my shield aside, and beat the Lord of Cinder with Onikiri and Ubadachi two handed. No shield. And only with starting armor. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if a weapon is "crappy" then maybe you just aren't using it right.

              • 17 Dec 2016 00:53  

                The description for how the AR buff works is contradicting. If you have this thing in your left hand, use the buff, and then two hand your right hand, will the right hand weapon gain the AR bonus, or not?

                • Disrespect factor04 Oct 2016 22:02  

                  I parried the sudoku attack the other day. I did it from behind a person when we were trying to see if it is parry able. Don't know if it's possible from the front though.

                  • Highest damage katana30 Sep 2016 00:47  

                    At 35 Dexterity and 21 Strength, Bloodlust is the highest damage katana if you use the Weapon Art. ( I don't know what Onikiri/Ubadachi or Darkdrift do as I haven't fully upgraded them)<br/><br/>Uchigatana +10 = 374<br/>Black Blade +10 = 396<br/>Washing Pole +10 = 392<br/>Chaos Blade +5 = 391<br/>Bloodlust +5 = 328 <br/>Blooslust +5 Weapon Art = 426 <br/><br/>

                    • Sudoku06 Sep 2016 05:12  

                      Invade worlds with this while having a character named Sudoku.<br/><br/>Find the host and then spam the weapon art until dead.<br/><br/>Wearing the Eastern Armor is recommended.<br/><br/>You may lost the invasion, but you retain your honor.

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