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Darkdrift

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134 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
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25.0
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20.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
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25.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
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35
Aux 34    
Requirements & Bonus
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E D - -
10 28 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Darkdrift icon_fp_cost.png 20 (-/-)

Darkdrift is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A cursed sword with an unseen blade, the choice weapon of Yuria of Londor.

Yuria, a mentor of the Sable Church and accomplished swordswoman, is said to have claimed a hundred lives with this weapon. 

Skill: Darkdrift
Aim carefully, and pierce with a large forward lunge. The unseen blade penetrates straight through shields, for nothing can defend from Darkdrift.

 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • The blade of this weapon appears translucent in-game.
  • Lowest stamina consumption of all Katanas.
  • The weapon fits well into a quality build. Gets good dex scaling up to 40 dex, good str scaling up to 36 str. Softcaps at 40/40 str/dex with 383 AR.
  • Heavy attacks with this weapon also pierce shields, but not to the same effectiveness as the weapon art.
  • When in another world as a phantom or dark spirit, it's possible to see through your character by placing the blade between the camera and the player character.



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Darkdrift Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Regular 134 - - - - E D - - - - 34 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +1 149 - - - - D D - - - - 34 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular  +2 160 - - - - D D - - - - 34 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular  +3 187 - - - - D D - - - - 34 40.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular  +4 210 - - - - D C - - - - 34 44.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular  +5 234 - - - - D C - - - - 34 44.0 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

 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 22:12  

      Average bleed, awful scaling in all stats, short reach, and godawful base AR... what DOES this blade have other than less stamina consumption and a useless shield-break effect? It belongs in a trash can

      • Darkdrift [DKS3 Wiki]20 May 2017 22:47  

        So my gamertag on xbox live is Darkdrift and my display name was: ****. A day after setting it to that, xbox revoked my name sharing privileges. Has anyone had any similar issues or have any potential solutions?

        • Anonymous

          13 May 2017 20:41  

          Think this would be good for a PvP Bleed build? I don't want shields getting in the way. I was thinking of using this with a Blood Bandit Knife and just enough faith to cast Dorhys' Gnawing since the bleed damage of that spell doesn't seem to scale with anything. I was wondering however if the Saint Tree Bellvine would reduce its bleed buildup, since that catalyst is supposed to have better cast speed at the expense of damage.

          • Anonymous

            13 May 2017 00:22  

            Yuria builds rejoice, the latest patch finally fixed Darkdrift's excessive stamina usage! The weapon is now great for sustained close-quarters aggression and turtle-punishing, and the bleed is a nice bonus.

            • Anonymous

              16 Apr 2017 05:21  

              The best way to get your Yoel levels w/out dying and losing your embers is dying via summoning. It works with both invasion + soapstone summons.

              • Anonymous

                08 Mar 2017 06:06  

                FYI, if you solo soul of cinder, usurp the fire, and then kill Yuria at the shrine she will drop the darkdrift and her ashes, which you can use to buy the black set from the shrine handmaiden.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jan 2017 22:16  

                  A similar weapon existed in Demon's Souls. A curved sword called "Blind" wielded by the sister of Garl Vinland, Selen Vinland.

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Nov 2016 11:55  

                    Weapon art does not do damage through the Curse Ward Greatshield with Great Magic Shield. I don't know if the buff is necessary to block the damage

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Nov 2016 22:23  

                      Hello Fellas! just killed Yuria after she got pissed at me because I killed here assassin when she as waiting at my waifu in yorshkas church. I progressed through the game reversed hollowing and I got to the untented graves where I actualy found 3 (!) darkdrifts? anyone had the same?

                      • Anonymous

                        Can it penetrate shields through strong attacks14 Sep 2016 18:57  

                        The skill can pierce shields but I want to know if the strong attack is able to do the same

                        • Anonymous

                          Yuria set is easily available.16 Jul 2016 08:37  

                          I have discovered that if ur on NG+ then you might just kill Yuria and get both the set and the blade.

                          • Anonymous

                            Unstoppable?06 Jul 2016 19:24  

                            Is the L2 weapon art unstoppable/ won't be staggered?<br/>I was staggered by the Darkdrift L2 when I was using the moonlight greatsword L2 (which usually have hyper armor when L2)<br/>

                            • Anonymous

                              Dat description doe...06 Jun 2016 02:03  

                              Dat description is creepy as *****! "Claimed the lives of hundreds" and "Nothing can defend from Darkdrift,"

                              • Anonymous

                                It ain't *****...01 Jun 2016 01:13  

                                Out of all the katanas, this is probably the worst one. It has short range, low damage, and a slow, next to useless weapon art. Still pick it up because it looks pretty ***** cool (and as a completionist), but if you don't want to go through the trouble, it's not all that.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Writing on the blade29 May 2016 06:34  

                                  If you look closely in a high-glare area, you can see some symbols running up the side of the blade similar to those on the Engraved Gauntlets from DS2

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Yuria Of londor25 May 2016 20:07  

                                    i did not use the dark sigil, but still met her after yoel's death, probably because i killed an npc.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      1.07 changes20 May 2016 17:10  

                                      In 1.07 PC:<br/>+0 134 base AR<br/>+1 149 base AR<br/>+4 210 base AR<br/>+5 234 base AR<br/>Other stats appear to be the same.

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