Frayed Blade

101 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 15.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 8.0
Aux   34
Requirements & Bonus
E B - -
11 40 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash /Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Hold icon_fp_cost.png -(18/11)

Frayed Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.

A dragon weapon symbolizing Darkeater Midir.

The one-exquisite blade is now stained black, and frayed at the hilt. Without its sheath, it will soon crumble into nothing.

Skill: Hold
Assume a holding stance in which a normal attack sends a shockwave along the earth, and a strong attack commences a series of slashes.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • At 60 DEX/16 STR it has 468 AR.
  • Bleed effect increased to 41 at 30 Luck; 49 at +5 and 70 Luck.
  • At 60 Dex, 20 Str, it has a greater AR than Chaos Blade, which, against dark susceptible enimies, makes it the better katana.
  • Wielded by Halflight, Spear of the Church in offline mode.
  • The corroded texture of the weapon is similar to the weapons wielded by the Pontiff Knights and High Lord Wolnir. This suggests that the blade was also eaten away by the insects of the Deep.
  • Has the highest Dexterity requirment of any weapon.

Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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Frayed Blade Upgrade Table 

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 104 - - - 41 D A - - - - 34 45.0 25.0 40.0 15.0 40.0  
Regular +1 117   -  48  D  -  -  - 34   45.0  25.0 40.0   15.0 40.0  30 
Regular +2  134  -  55  A 34   45.0 25.0   40.0  15.0  40.0  30
Regular +3  150  -  62  D  A  34  45.0  25.0 40.0  15.0   40.0  30
Regular +4  167  -  -  69  -  34  45.0  25.0 40.0  15.0   40.0  30
Regular +5 184 76 D A - -  -  -  35 45.0 25.0 30. 15.0 40.0 30


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 Feb 2018 20:57  

      i might be getting this wrong due to lag, but the WA laser (i think its the heavy) has a way wider hitbox than the laser looks like

      • Anonymous

        01 Feb 2018 23:03  

        Take a shot every time you go in a duel and someone using this just spams running R1s and WAs constantly, and take an extra shot if they constantly roll away from you if you are even a meter away from them. You'll need a new liver when the day is done

        • Anonymous

          29 Jan 2018 07:02  

          Anyone who's having problems killing Midir: go under 40% weight to fast roll and spam pestilent mist with the white branch staff. All you need to do is get used to his moveset. You can get a good cast and deal >2000 damage to him without much difficulty

          • Anonymous

            26 Jan 2018 22:12  

            Any1 willin to raid this waepon to me. Am I doing like a legit jaipanese katananawarior biuld. Add me on ps4 samuraiwarrior64

            • 25 Jan 2018 02:10  

              Lots of salt on this page about people wanting the katana. When it comes to the dragon, tap his head with a weapon once, then run away. Then tap his head again. Spam roll until you manage to escape him when he goes buck wild and you'll get it eventually. But always away from him in front - except when he runs over you - then do what seems best. You'll get it.

              • Anonymous

                23 Jan 2018 03:57  

                Anyone have a spare they could give me? I cant beat the boss and Im just sorta tired of trying, starting my new playthrough of the game now but I would love that weapon. PM me at Mobboss1390 if you can help thanks (Edit since I dont know how to edit comments) -> Im on ps4

                • Anonymous

                  22 Jan 2018 18:48  

                  Anyone have a spare they could give me? I cant beat the boss and Im just sorta tired of trying, starting my new playthrough of the game now but I would love that weapon. PM me at Mobboss1390 if you can help thanks

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Jan 2018 07:48  

                    Does anyone know if Pontiff's Right Eye works for the light attack weapon art? Seems like it would/should, but I have no idea.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Jan 2018 20:44  

                      problem is people only run through the game for platin nowadays. I rarely see anyone not running around like homeless people nor with a good build. Leaving all the work for the sunbros. Who are often ill equiped aswell as the hosts. Yeah, Dark Souls has to be frustrating difficult right? Otherwise people would miss something.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Dec 2017 19:28  

                        Bleed scaling stop at 80 luck - 50 bleed /1 hit
                        WA R2 - four quick slashes = 200 bleed
                        probably the fatest & badass way to send invaders back home.
                        Pretty cool weapon befitting the 'Midir Slayer' <3

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Dec 2017 00:29  

                          Ihave the frayed blade +5 and ihave 40 strength and 45 dexterity and the damage is 494 is that good? Sorry for my

                          • 12 Dec 2017 15:12  

                            I have two SL125 build ideas and I don't know which one is better.
                            1. Pure 2H AR (498) without putting points in luck
                            2. Getting 35 (+5 offhand hollow Caestus) luck and a 2H AR of 477

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