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Katanas are a type of Weapon in Dark Souls 3. These Weapons usually do moderate to good damage and deal Bleed. These weapons have particularly strong running attacks. Like curved swords, they utilize primarily on slashing attacks. While useful in many scenarios, their main downfall is their low durability.

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
icon-wp_physicalAttack.pngicon-wp_physicaldef.png icon-magicbonus.pngicon-wp_magicdef.png icon-firebonus.png icon-wp_firedef.png icon-lightningbonus.png icon-wp_lightningdef.png icon-darkbonus.png icon-wp_darkdef.png CriticalStability Frosticon-wp_poisonbld.pngicon-wp_bleed.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Intelligence Bonus Faith Bonus

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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From


Darkdrift

134

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

30

 

34

10

E

28

D

0

-

0

-

35

3.5

20 (-/-)

Darkdrift

Dropped by Yuria of Londor at Firelink Shrine

Washing Pole

121

55

0

30

0

25

0

25

0

30

100

35

 

33

18

D

20

D

0

-

 0 

-

20

8.5

- (22/8)

Hold

Sold by the Shrine Handmaid after giving her the Easterner's Ashes for 7,500 souls

Uchigatana

115

45

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

30

 

34

11

E

 16

C

 0

-

 0

-

 35

5.5

 -(17/5)

Hold

Dropped by Sword Master Saber just outside Firelink Shrine

Chaos Blade

103

45

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

30

 

35

16

E

14

A

0

-

0

-

 35

6.0

-(5/17)

Hold

Outside of the Untended Graves, Firelink Shrine

Black Blade

122

50.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

35

 

33

18

 E

 18

C

0

 -

0

 -

 50

6.5

-(17/5)

Hold

Looted from a Mimic  near the Flame Demon on the way to Smouldering Lake

Onikiri and Ubadachi

104

45.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

30

 

33

13

D

25

C

0

 -

0

-

35

8.5

20 (-/-)

Onislayer

 Dropped by Black Hand Kamui at the top floor the Grand Archives

Bloodlust

105

45

0

25

0

25

0

25

0

25

100

30

 

34

11

E

 24

C

0

-

0

-

40

5.0

10 ( -/ -) 

Bloodlust

Rank 1 reward in the Mound-Makers covenant 

 

Frayed Blade

101

45

-

25

-

30

-

15

-

40

100

30

34

11

E

 40

B

0

-

0

-

 20

8.0

-(18/11)

Hold

Transposed with Soul of Darkeater Midir

 




    • Anonymous

      12 Jul 2017 10:40  

      Oh come on, these are all thrusting swords. Katanas are like glaives are to halberds; a subcategtory of thrusting sword. What kind of idiot uses anything other than the running attack with one of these weeb dildos?

      • Anonymous

        12 May 2017 18:25  

        Katanas right now suck,just good player can play wit them.Some weapon like alabards and machete moveset are really hard to beat,the only way is roll attack or backstab mix wit some run attack and roll chatc wit the weapon art.Some alabards are impossible to beat like the helicopter alabard wit r1+helicopter weapon art combo,this kill the roll attack after r1.The only way is to be cancer wit run attack.No way good luck and fuk miazaky a from software for this***** called 'pvp'

        • Anonymous

          01 Apr 2017 13:43  

          i'm pretty pissed off because with the frayed blade's icon being almost entirely black i couldn't find it and ended up getting the old moonlight spell because i thought it was the only item you could get with Midir's soul. be nice if they made it's icon more visible.

          • Anonymous

            25 Mar 2017 03:08  

            They should of made bloodlusts Weapon Art Apply more bleed on it, Since you Stab yourself with it, hence, "Bleed build katana"

            • Anonymous

              "As of right now, Katanas seem to have hitboxes much bigger than the animation suggests."31 May 2016 23:11  

              I knew it wasn't just me. This problem needs fixing pronto, PvP is almost cancer

              • Anonymous

                Pure dex29 May 2016 14:16  

                If you are running a pure dex build, I would definitely recommend that you use the chaos blade with an s scaling in dex.

                • Katerners18 May 2016 18:17  

                  Honestly I don't think this class is actually as bad as it's been in the past. Compared to some of the stuff going on in game right now like the Estoc and Gundyr Glaive's absurd poise damage (and formers' range.), BK Glaive's touch of death combo, Dark Sword but really Straight swords in general just being absurdely good, BKGA, Twin Wardens' near insta-bleed combo to name a few things...it kinda feels like Katanas are actually among the more honest weapons in the game for once. They're at least not as BS as they were in DkS2.<br/><br/>Relatively speaking though, the long as hell Washing Pole being as fast as an Uchi and just as strong is pretty ***** stupid.

                  • Anonymous

                    Description14 May 2016 21:29  

                    >They are easily spammable with an instant damaging running attack which has 3 times the range of a spear.<br/><br/>Somebody is salty :^)

                    • Anonymous

                      No Iaito equivalent because...08 Apr 2016 02:13  

                      There isn't an Iaito-esque weapon because iaijutsu techniques such as what the Iaito had are built into the weapon arts of several of the katana in the game.

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