Chaos Blade

103 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 6
Aux Bleed 35    
Requirements & Bonus
E A - -
16 14 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Hold icon_fp_cost.png - (17/5)

Chaos Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A cursed sword of unknown origin bearing uncanny streaks on its blade.

Attacks also damage its wielder.

The sword is not unlike a thing misshappen, granted life, but never welcome in this world. In other words, chaos itself.

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



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Chaos Blade Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 103 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+1 115 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+2 123 - - - - E S - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+3 144 - - - - E S - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+4 162 - - - - E S - - - - 36 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+5 180 - - - - E S - - - - 36 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0


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)

    • 04 Jun 2017 23:19  

      With the Frayed blade, this is no longer true :"At maximum refinement the Chaos Blade has S scaling in Dex and high base damage making it potentially the highest damaging katana in the game for Dex builds."

      • 09 Apr 2017 16:55  

        Don't know if it's useful to this wiki page but if you want here a video of Chaos Blade in action with a tuned build for it :

        • 06 Apr 2017 10:15  

          The Chaos Blade is unfortunately unaffected of the latest regulation changes which should have boosted the influence of high level dexterity.
          It still scales the same all the way up to an AR of 490 with 99 Dex.
          Also from the latest patch it didn't receive any bonus in terms of it's bleed aux (neither through luck scaling nor higher base aux). Too bad it was left out on that part since it seemed that it should have some distinguished edge in that matter compared to other's

          • 19 Mar 2017 10:48  

            Too bad it cannot be infused....a Chaos Chaos blade would have been hilarious, then again they would have altered to reinforced like they did with the darksword

            • 09 Mar 2017 03:26  

              I just barely found out of this thing and was immediately infatuated with it. I tested the TWO ideas I had out of curiousity. Chaos Blade is NOT affected by the Ring of Steel Protection, or by a Duel Charm. I figured this would be the case, but I was dissapointed to find out that it is ALSO not affected by the Calamity Ring. I was hoping to punish myself extra for leveling dex. Sadly I cannot do so, I'll simply have to pair it with Bloodlust for my extra edgy imasculation build.

              • Self Damage18 Sep 2016 03:41  

                Edit: Testing shows self damage to be about 1% of max health.<br/>9 damage with 884 hp<br/>11 damage with 1094 hp<br/>12 damage with 1171 hp

                • a really good weapon02 Sep 2016 11:08  

                  But it really needs a dedicated 60 dex build to make it shine and currently no other weapon benefits from 60 dex expect the pontiff knight scythe and that need 12 faith so it really limits the amount of weapons you can use that isn't better when used ina quality build which is disappointing

                  • Favorite PvE and PvP weapon11 Jul 2016 04:10  

                    The Chaos Blade's weapon effect of losing life can be effectively countered to almost unnoticeable levels with a +10 blessed caestus (or any weapon that can be infused with blessed and the sun princess ring.<br/><br/>This weapon has also helped me stop quite a lot of ganks so yeah

                    • Bleed Effect18 Jun 2016 06:18  

                      I know it can't be infused but does it have the highest bleed build up without carthus buff?<br/><br/>I am doing a bleed/luck build but only have 18 Str and 25 Dex

                      • Useful in 120 PvP, or just a twink weapon?11 Jun 2016 10:12  

                        The chaos blade kinda sucks on a 40/40 quality build when compared to other katanas... but it just needs a dedicated dex build. 40dex, 16str, 40end and split the remaining levels to vigor and vitality, in the way that you can do the under 30% load roll with your chosen "edgy" armor. Havel's ring +3 is recommended with favor +3 too, the whole point is to get as high carry load as possible, so you can wear medium armor and 30% roll. A blessed fistweapon/claw/parrydagger is recommended together with the sun princess ring, to balance the chaos blade's self damage and to compliment the annoyingly passive playstyle of most katana users.

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