134 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 3.5
Aux 34    
Requirements & Bonus
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

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Darkdrift Upgrade Table

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


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)

    • 08 Mar 2017 00:06  

      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.

      • 11 Nov 2016 16:23  

        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?

        • Unstoppable?06 Jul 2016 13:24  

          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/>

          • It ain't *****...31 May 2016 19:13  

            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.

            • Writing on the blade29 May 2016 00:34  

              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

              • About the weapon and set.03 May 2016 11:59  

                I killed the final boss but the set or weapon wasn't there, she was still standing there as a merchant when i returned to firelink. Although, i didn't exactly kill every boss in the game, but is that one of the requirements for her to drop it? Or did i do something wrong, i even got the usurpation ending?

                • Dropping darkdrit and ases when she lives.29 Apr 2016 18:50  

                  I completed the usurpation of fire ending but didn't summon her for the final fight. When i came back she was still alve. I killed her without her resisting and she dropped her ashes and darkdrift. This is stated on her personal page but not on the darkdrift page. You can just kill her if you completed the storyline. She will not fight back.

                  • Black set and Darkdrift not there...29 Apr 2016 17:23  

                    I've completed the "Usurpation of fire" questline, achieved the trophy. When I head back to Firelink, Yuria is still there, and the Black Set and Darkdrift are NOT. This is after multiple reloads. <br/><br/>If she drops the set and weapon, then something about her triggering the drop is missing.

                    • If you wanna do a run with this weapon27 Apr 2016 21:48  

                      You can simply get yoel, level yourself up and keep killing yourself till he stops leveling you. Then when Yuria appears attack her, then run outside where the tree giant thing is. Knock her off the cliff to her death. Then go to where she normally stands and save quit, and reload. Her Items will be setting on the floor.

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