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Black Blade

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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
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
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0
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30.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
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50
   Aux 30    
Requirements & Bonus
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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.



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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 +10 305 - - - - - - - - - - 30 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 111 152 - - - D  D A - - - 34 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
Fire +10 193 - 193 - - - - - - - - 33 47.5 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 117 - 152 - - D C C C - - 33 47.5 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 111 - - 152 - D D - A - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 152 - - - - D C - B - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 193 - - - 193 - - - - - - 34 47.5 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Dark +10 117 - - - 152 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 - - - - D D - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 134 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 146 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 158 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 170 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 183 - - - - D C - - - - 34 50 30 25 25 30
Regular +6 195 - - - - D 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

 

 




    • Anonymous

      19 Sep 2018 04:05  

      Not like duravility matters, but for anyone with a phobia of breaking your weapon, this katana has more durability than most others

      • Anonymous

        05 Sep 2018 22:31  

        This blade is absolutely amazing. It's short but you'd never know; half of the moves include a good step forward. I used to think it just needed a standing thrust attack (like the Longsword R2) but after PvPing with it (40 dex, 60 int, SL 132, sharp infusion with crystal magic weapon) having the redundancy of moves that start the same but have different swing speeds (for example, WA R1 and 1H R2) has allowed me to catch so many parry spammers off guard. And make so mistake, that 2H R2 is the king of roll-catching, it's perfectly timed to land and, as only as their not <30% load, you'll hit them a lot.

        • Anonymous

          18 Aug 2018 05:25  

          Randomly upgraded this based solely on the aesthetic and it's surprisingly really good. Not bad for a***** weeb sword.

          • Anonymous

            01 Aug 2018 02:59  

            It's funny - even with a heavy infusion, it does pretty decent. I grabbed it out of pure boredom on my guy (60 Str)

            • Anonymous

              16 Jul 2018 23:22  

              ummm so i killed this mimic but got the mimic head instead. not complaining (mimic head is sweet) just confused, so how do i get the sword now?

              • Anonymous

                16 Jul 2018 03:55  

                I have found this sword to be the bane of parry spammers. Its short range and advancing attacks make its rhythm hard to grasp, and it has enough speed to pressure a habitual button-masher into sacrificing their own rhythm. The flow of the fight is best controlled with weapons like this one. Be careful, however, to vary the time you hold your heavy attacks. If you always go for the full charge, you’re predictable.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Jun 2018 12:56  

                  Personally my favorite katana in the game. The R2's on this thing is insane at catching other players! It also looks pretty darn cool.

                  • 18 Aug 2017 21:56  

                    Horrible luck scaling, a 35str/35dex/10lck (20 luck when hollowed) build with a Hollow BB has more AR than with 20str/20dex/30lck (40 luck when hollowed) which is the same stat distribution. If you want to minmax the hell out of it, going 30str/40dex/10lck (20 luck when hollowed) has EVEN MORE AR than the 35/35/10!

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Aug 2017 02:18  

                      I wonder who this distinguished guest is? I feel honored just to be holding this weapon. Probably a random berserker from Dark Souls 2 that Wolnir mistook as a spooky scary skeleton.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jun 2017 05:58  

                        Can anyone tell me whether the Black Blade is viable? Thinking about a luck build centered around a Hollow Black Blade SL 160.

                        • 05 May 2017 19:59  

                          Tried seeing if you could follow up a normal attack with its heavy since it seemed a bit faster than the regular r2 of all the other katanas but unfortunately, you cannot. There is a very small window to dodge out of the transfer the very second the sword actually leaves your hand. If it weren't for that, the katana would have been amazing damage wise.

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