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Washing Pole

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121 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55
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-
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30
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-
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25
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
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-
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30
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 8.5
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20
Aux  30    
Requirements & Bonus
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D D - -
18 20 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Hold icon_fp_cost.png - (22/8)

Washing Pole is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A stunning, unusually long katana forged in an eastern land.

The extreme length of this blade provides immense range, but also renders the blade extremely fragile.

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

 



Notes and Tips

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • It's the longest katana in the game but has the same swing speed and move set as all other Katanas. This comes at the cost of higher stamina usage per swing.
  • With 18 STR and 60 DEX, a Sharp Washing Pole becomes the third strongest Katana in the game (420 AR), the second strongest being the Black Blade (430 AR) and the strongest being the Chaos Blade (444 AR).
  • The best infusion is Hollow infusion with investments in STR/DEX/LCK.
  • It is based on the ceremonial sword ┼Źdachi. This may be why it is always extremely fragile in the Souls series.

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Washing Pole Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
Heavy Infusion
Sharp Infusion
Refined Infusion
Raw Infusion
Crystal Infusion
Simple Infusion
Fire Infusion
Chaos Infusion
Lightning Infusion
Blessed Infusion
Deep Infusion
Dark Infusion
Blood Infusion
Poison Infusion
Hollow Infusion

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular +10 242 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 223 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 223 - - - - E A - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 217 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Raw +10 302 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 105 144 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 111 127 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 183 - 183 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 111 - 144 - - D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 105 - - 144 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 144 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 183 - - - 183 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Dark +10 111 - - - 144 D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Blood +10 187 - - - - D C - - - - 40 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 187 - - - - D C - - 38 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
229 - - - - D C - - - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and 1  titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 121 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 133 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 145 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 157 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 169 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 181 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +6 193 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +7 205 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +8 217 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +9 229 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +10 242 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Heavy 118 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +1 129 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +2 139 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +3 150 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +4 160 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +5 171 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +6 181 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +7 192 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +8 202 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +9 213 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 223 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Sharp 114 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +1 125 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +2 136 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +3 147 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +4 158 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +5 169 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +6 180 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +7 191 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +8 202 - - - - E B - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +9 212 - - - - E B - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 223 - - - - E B - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Refined 108 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +1 119 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +2 130 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +3 141 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +4 152 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +5 163 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +6 174 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +7 185 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +8 196 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +9 206 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 217 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Raw 157 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 171 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 186 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 200 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 215 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 229 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 244 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 258 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 273 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 287 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10 302 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Crystal 83 83 - - - E D C - - - 33 52.2 30 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 85 89 - - - E D C - - - 33 52.2 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 87 95 - - - E D C - - - 33 52.2 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 89 101 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 92 107 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 94 113 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 96 119 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 98 125 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 101 132 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 103 138 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 105 144 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Simple 83 83 - - - E D D - - - 33 52.2 30 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 86 87 - - - E D D - - - 33 52.2 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 88 92 - - - D D D - - - 33 52.2 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 91 96 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 94 101 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 97 105 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 99 109 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 102 114 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 105 118 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 108 123 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 111 127 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Fire 99 - 99 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 108 - 108 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 116 - 116 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 124 - 124 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 133 - 133 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 141 - 141 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 149 - 149 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 158 - 158 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 166 - 166 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 174 - 174 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 183 - 183 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Chaos 88 - 88 - - E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 25 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 91 - 94 - - E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 25.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 93 - 99 - - E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 25.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 95 - 105 - - E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 25.7 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 97 - 111 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 99 - 116 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 102 - 122 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 104 - 127 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26.8 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 106 - 133 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 108 - 138 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 111 - 144 - - D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Lightning 83 - - 83 - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25 28.5
Lightning +1 85 - - 89 - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25.2 28.5
Lightning +2 87 - - 95 - E D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25.5 28.5
Lightning +3 89 - - 101 - E D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25.7 28.5
Lightning +4 92 - - 107 - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26 28.5
Lightning +5 94 - - 113 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26.2 28.5
Lightning +6 96 - - 119 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +7 98 - - 125 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +8 101 - - 132 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27 28.5
Lightning +9 103 - - 138 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27.2 28.5
Lightning +10 105 - - 144 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blessed 88 - - - - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 94 - - - - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 99 - - - - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 105 - - - - D D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 111 - - - - D D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 116 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 122 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 127 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 133 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 138 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 144 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Deep 99 - - - 99 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Deep +1 108 - - - 108 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.3
Deep +2 116 - - - 116 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.6
Deep +3 124 - - - 124 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.9
Deep +4 133 - - - 133 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.2
Deep +5 141 - - - 141 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.5
Deep +6 149 - - - 149 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.8
Deep +7 158 - - - 158 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.1
Deep +8 166 - - - 166 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.4
Deep +9 174 - - - 174 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.7
Deep +10 183 - - - 183 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Dark 88 - - - 88 E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Dark +1 91 - - - 94 E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.3
Dark +2 93 - - - 99 E D D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.6
Dark +3 95 - - - 105 E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.9
Dark +4 97 - - - 111 E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.2
Dark +5 99 - - - 116 E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.5
Dark +6 102 - - - 122 D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.8
Dark +7 104 - - - 127 D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.1
Dark +8 106 - - - 133 D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.4
Dark +9 108 - - - 138 D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.7
Dark +10 111 - - - 144 D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Blood 108 - - - - D D - - - - 35 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 116 - - - - D D - - - - 35 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 124 - - - - D D - - - - 36 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 132 - - - - D C - - - - 37 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 140 - - - - D C - - - - 37 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 148 - - - - D C - - - - 38 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 156 - - - - D C - - - - 38 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 163 - - - - D C - - - - 38 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 171 - - - - D C - - - - 39 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 179 - - - - D C - - - - 39 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 187 - - - - D C - - - - 40 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Poison 108 - - - - D D - - 33 - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +1 116 - - - - D D - - 33 - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +2 124 - - - - D D - - 33 - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +3 132 - - - - D C - - 35 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +4 140 - - - - D C - - 35 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +5 148 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +6 156 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +7 163 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +8 171 - - - - D C - - 37 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +9 179 - - - - D C - - 37 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 187 - - - - D C - - 38 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-magicbonus.png
icon-firebonus.png
icon-lightningbonus.png
icon-darkbonus.png
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Luck Bonus Discovery Bonus
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Hollow 114 - - - - D D - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 126 - - - - D D - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 137 - - - - D D - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +3 149 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 160 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 172 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 183 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 195 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 206 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 218 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 229 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 


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)






    • Anonymous

      12 Jul 2017 21:40  

      I'm doing a katana only build, and I'm wandering if the low durability and higher stamina usage is worth it.

      • Anonymous

        09 May 2017 18:51  

        The complaints about this weapon are unwarranted. It can't combo more than 1 R1 and its running attack is now very reactable, while just like in DS1 its running attack completely negated by a shield. Trading with this weapon is laughably easy since you won't even eat two hits if your timing is off. If you can't beat this weapon you're failing at the basic fundamentals of the game.

        • Anonymous

          11 Apr 2017 06:28  

          Can someone with an account remove the following note: "With Sharp infusion this is the second highest damaging katana in the game for Dex builds after Chaos Blade. This is the best choice for Dex builds who rely heavily on weapon buffs since Chaos Blade cannot be buffed."
          As it isn't true. As far as I can tell, the Black Blade is superior for Dex builds and is also buffable; making this note not only invalid, but a falsehood.

          • Anonymous

            08 Feb 2017 03:35  

            so many people complain about this weapon, I use it but I don't just spam sprint R1s the weapon is easily counterable, a good stability 100% phis protection shield counters sprint R1s easily and it's R1s don't combo so if you do get hit if you role back you shouldn't get hit by the 2nd attack, spears are another counter and if you can time it the blade has a decent wind up for attacks so parrying also works

            • Anonymous

              31 Dec 2016 03:20  

              The washing pole name is based of a katana used by the master swordsman sasaki kojiro, rival of miyamoto musashi

              • Anonymous

                08 Dec 2016 03:05  

                "I don't know what weapons will be used in World War 3, but World War 4 will be fought with Washing Pole running attacks." -Albert Einstein

                • Anonymous

                  28 Nov 2016 00:00  

                  i fought a guy using this and i had havels shield and the dragon tooth. all he did was running attacks for a while and thos did nothing then he jsut went for parrys after he relized spamming runing attacks was a poor descision. he hit me once because he hit me with the stances r1 instead of going for the parrys everytime. in short this thing is ***** verses a great shield

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Nov 2016 03:44  

                    This weapon is terminal cancer, i really dont know why FS makes weapons like this... it makes chaos blade looks like a REALLY bad joke.

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Nov 2016 08:52  

                      I've been running through PVE with a few Sully PvP rounds, using the washing pole as a secondary with my Brig. Twindaggers and has been working fairly well.

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