Black Blade

icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
122 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 50.0
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0
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30.0
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0
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25.0
icon-lightningbonus.png
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
icon-darkbonus.png
0
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30.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 6.5
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50
   Aux 30    
Requirements & Bonus
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icon-dexterity_22.png
icon-intelligence_22.png
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E C - -
18 18 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash/Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Hold icon_fp_cost.png -(17/5)

Black Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A short katana wielded by the swordsman and distinguished guest of High Lord Wolnir. This shiny black blade is thick, but shorter than the typical katana.

The swordsman was a master of a rare technique, traces of which can be observed in this weapon's strong attack.

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



Notes and Tips:

  • Can be Buffed and Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • The shortest katana in the game, but has the highest base damage out of all katanas.
    The Darkdrift follows close behind.
  • Has unique heavy attack moveset.
    • One-handed heavy attacks are a horizontal slash followed by a regular thrust.
    • 2H it uses two downwards vertical slashes, the first one holding the tip of the blade.
  • The Black Blade is the only Katana that can "pancake" (knockdown) an opponent.
    Exact pancake circumstances require testing:
    • Hold --> R1 
    • Two handed R2
    • ??? 
  • Despite being the shortest katana, it's moveset compensates the effective range.
    • Both 1H heavy attacks feature a significant forward step not found in other katanas.
    • Rolling 1H heavy attacks can deal significant counter damage with proper spacing.
    • The unique 2H heavy attack lacks forward-step, but is convenient for roll-catching.
  • It's R1 combo into roll-catching WA heavy attack can deal over 800 damage.
  • At 40/40 Dex/Luck, a hollow infused Black Blade has an AR of 423/440 1H/2H.
  • This weapon resembles the Berserker Blade from Dark Souls 2.
  • The weapon is possibly named after a cancelled PS3 title with the same name, also developed by FromSoftware.



Location/Where to Find



Moveset and Videos:

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Black Blade 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 +10 244 - - - - D C - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 225 - - - - C - - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 225 - - - - E A - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 219 - - - - C C - - - - 30 50 30 25 25 30
Raw +10 306 - - - - - - - - - - 30 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 149 149 - - - D  D A - - - 34 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 126 132 - - - D C B - - - 34 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 207 - 207 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 126 - 132 - - D C C C - - 33 47.5 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 149 - - 149 - D D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 149 - - - - D C - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 207 - - - 207 - - - - - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Dark +10 126 - - - 132 D C C C - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Blood +10 189 - - - - D C - - - - 42 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 189 - - - - D C - - 39 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
Luck Bonus ??   Discovery Bonus ??
231 - - - - D C - - - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and ?? 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 122 - - - - E C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 134 - - - - E C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 146 - - - - E C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 158 - - - - E C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 170 - - - - E C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 183 - - - - E C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +6 195 - - - - E C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +7 207 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +8 219 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +9 231 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +10 244 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 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 119 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +1 130 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +2 140 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +3 158 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +4 162 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +5 172 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +6 183 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +7 193 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +8 204 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +9 215 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 225 - - - - C - - - - - 34 50 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 115 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +1 126 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +2 137 - - - - E C - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +3 148 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +4 159 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +5 170 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +6 181 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +7 192 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +8 203 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +9 214 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 225 - - - - E B - - - - - 50 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 109 - - - - D D - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +1 120 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +2 131 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +3 142 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +4 153 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +5 164 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +6 175 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +7 186 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +8 197 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +9 208 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 219 - - - - C C - - - - 34 50 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 158 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 173 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 187 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 202 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 217 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 231 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 246 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 261 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 275 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 290 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10 305 - - - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 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 87 87 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 90 94 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 92 100 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 94 107 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 97 113 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 99 119 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 101 126 - - - E D B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 104 132 - - - E D A - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 106 139 - - - E D A - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 108 145 - - - E D A - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 111 152 - - - D D A - - - 34 47.5 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 87 87 - - - E D D - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 90 92 - - - E D D - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 93 97 - - - E D D - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 96 101 - - - E D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 99 106 - - - D D C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 102 111 - - - D C C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 105 115 - - - D C C - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 108 120 - - - D C B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 111 125 - - - D C B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 114 129 - - - D C B - - - 33 47.5 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 117 134 - - - D C B - - - 34 47.5 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 105 - 105 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 114 - 114 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 122 - 122 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 131 - 131 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 140 - 140 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 149 - 149 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 157 - 157 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 166 - 166 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 175 - 175 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 184 - 184 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 193 - 193 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 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 93 - 93 - - E E D D - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 95 - 99 - - E D D D - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 98 - 105 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 100 - 111 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 102 - 117 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 105 - 122 - - E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 107 - 128 - - D D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 109 - 134 - - D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 112 - 140 - - D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 114 - 146 - - D C C C - - - 47.2 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 117 - 152 - - D C C C - - - 47.5 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 87 - - 87 - E D - C - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +1 90 - - 94 - E D - C - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +2 92 - - 100 - E D - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +3 94 - - 107 - E D - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +4 97 - - 113 - E D - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +5 99 - - 119 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +6 101 - - 126 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +7 104 - - 132 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +8 106 - - 139 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27 28.5
Lightning +9

108

- - 145 - E D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27.2 28.5
Lightning +10 111 - - 152 - D D - A - - 34 47.5 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 93 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 99 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 105 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 111 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 117 - - - - E D - C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 122 - - - - E D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 128 - - - - E D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 134 - - - - E D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 140 - - - - D D - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 146 - - - - D C - B - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 152 - - - - D C - B - - - 47.5 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 105 - - - 105 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +1 114 - - - 114 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +2 122 - - - 122 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +3 131 - - - 131 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +4 140 - - - 140 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +5 149 - - - 149 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +6 157 - - - 157 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +7 166 - - - 166 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +8 175 - - - 175 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +9 184 - - - 184 - - - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Deep +10 193 - - - 193 - - - - - - - 47.5 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 93 - - - 93 E E D D - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +1 95 - - - 99 E D D D - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +2 98 - - - 105 E D D D - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.733 33
Dark +3 100 - - - 111 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +4 102 - - - 117 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +5 105 - - - 122 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +6 107 - - - 128 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +7 109 - - - 134 E D C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +8 112 - - - 140 D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +9 114 - - - 146 D C C C - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Dark +10 117 - - - 152 D C C C - - - 47.5 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 109 - - - - E D - - - - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 117 - - - - E D - - - - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 125 - - - - D C - - - - 36 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 133 - - - - D C - - - - 37 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 141 - - - - D C - - - - 37 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 149 - - - - D C - - - - 38 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 157 - - - - D C - - - - 38 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 165 - - - - D C - - - - 38 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 173 - - - - D C - - - - 39 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 181 - - - - D C - - - - 39 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 189 - - - - D C - - - - 42 47.5 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 109 - - - - E D - - 33 - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +1 117 - - - - E D - - 33 - 33 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +2 125 - - - - D C - - 34 - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +3 133 - - - - D C - - 35 - 34- 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +4 141 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +5 149 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +6 157 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +7 165 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +8 173 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +9 181 - - - - D C - - 37 - 35 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 189 - - - - D C - - 39 - 35 47.5 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 115 - - - - E D - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 127 - - - - E D - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 139 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +3 150 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 162 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 173 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 185 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 197 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 208 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 220 - - - - D C - - - - - 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 231 - - - - D C - - - - 34 47.5 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)

 

 

Katanas
Bloodlust  ♦  Chaos Blade  ♦  Darkdrift  ♦  Frayed Blade  ♦  Onikiri and Ubadachi  ♦  Uchigatana  ♦  Washing Pole

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      12 Aug 2021 23:47  

      Killed the mimic in such a way that he fell off the ledge. Black Blade spawned in mid air. Reload of the area doesn't fix it. Literally can't collect it on this play through until NG+. There goes that build.

      • Anonymous

        03 Jul 2021 20:36  

        Only weapon that has 200% motion value on a fully charged two handed R2 and 172% on the fully charged one handed R2. Hits harder than an ultra if you can land them.

        • Anonymous

          03 May 2021 00:25  

          Invaded someone who was using this weapon. I was already impressed to see someone using it over other popular katanas, but then I got parried by the WA and killed. I'm now following in their footsteps in hopes to one day achieve such greatness.

          • Anonymous

            28 Feb 2021 17:07  

            I have this feeling that my luck is none too good
            This sword here at my side don't act the way it should
            Keeps calling me its master, but I feel like its slave
            Hauling me faster and faster to an early, early grave

            • Anonymous

              18 Feb 2021 05:23  

              Y'know how Sekiro's second mortal blade is Black? If for some reason someone would want to do a sword saint isshin character, this is the katana for them

              • Anonymous

                25 Jan 2021 09:27  

                Someone needs to adjust the scaling on intelligence and faith with chaos infusion. I can confirm that Chaos Black Blade scaling is B, not C, on both int. and faith.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Dec 2020 16:20  

                  This weqpon is weird it requires 16 str but scales really bad with str it seems like it is encouraged to weaild it 2H at 12 str exclusively yet people are saying the 1H heavy attack is the best feature. Why fromsoft why?

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Dec 2020 12:23  

                    using this weapon while listening to the song Black Blade is very fun while everything you fight takes like 200 damage because literally everything is resistant to slash but your just having a fun little time

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Oct 2020 18:28  

                      I wouldn't recommend using this weapon strictly 2 handed as I feel it's strength is from the heavy attacks while it is 1H. PvP and PvE both benefit from 1H heavy attacks as it is unique to the katana moveset.
                      The horizontal slash and holding the strong attack can let you finish off most enemies with the slash, especially if surrounded (With good judgement on when to do so) without using FP. You can feel the short reach with the light attacks and I will still sometimes miss attacks after a roll into a light attack on bosses or some enemies in general compared to one with the little bit range advantage. I personal use this katana along with a second Katana with longer reach adding mixups or for when I just need the range.

                      -Some guy

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Aug 2020 23:12  

                        I have 300 hours in Dark Souls 3 and already 100% this game on steam and I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS WEAPON because I almost always just go straight down to the fire demon and never bothered to check before going down. I didnt even know about the mimic wh

                        • Anonymous

                          03 May 2020 05:13  

                          I love letting the Mimic and Demon fight against each other. The mimic does surprisingly good damage against the demon and is a easy way to get rid of it. Sorry if it sounds like I can't pick up a fair fight against the demon 1v1 but it's just hilarious seeing the lanky mimic defeating the demon in like 15 seconds. So, if you want this weapon but it's to hard because of the demon constantly firing try aggroing both and let them fight each other.

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