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

      The only katana in the game that is better used one handed due to the heavy attack being better than the two handed version

      • Anonymous

        the wiki says this thing can pancake people but after like 10 minutes of testing moves on drakeblood knights, not a single move fully charged could flatten someone.

        • Anonymous

          18 strength, 40 dex, 30 luck

          hollow infuse this blade and a caestus in your offhand and give the blade a dark buff for a nice little 530ar at sl125 ;)

          • Anonymous

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This as well as all katanas (apart form the frayed blade) actually get a good dmg boost from Hollow infusions. Especially this katana. I'm getting 466 with 40 LUCK, STR and DEX. which isn't bad considering it's honestly not that must investment. The bleed build up is alright as well.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    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 And it howls! It howls like hell! I'm told it's my duty to fight against the law That wizardry's my trade and I was born to wade through gore I just want to be a lover, not a red-eyed screaming ghoul I wish it'd picked another to be its killing tool Black Blade, Black Blade Forged a billion years ago Black Blade, Black Blade Killing so its power can grow

                                    • Anonymous

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

                                      • Anonymous

                                        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

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

                                          • Anonymous

                                            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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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.

                                                  • 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

                                                      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

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

                                                        • 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.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Is the ar advantage over other katanas worth getting the blacl blade over the washing pole or chaos blade? This katana is quite short

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Why isn't it listed that the one-handed r2 is reversed pattern wise? It goes slash, then poke, unlike, from my knowledge, every other Katana in the game.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                That "unique" heavy attack for this sword is ironically the generic 2H heavy attack for katanas in Demon's Souls. I'm surprised no one's pointed that out yet.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  New to Katanas? Hate Dex? This is the training blade for you: with heavy infusion, smaller reach than other Katanas & I honestly believe this is a fun weapon as a Strength Based build, plus you can Add the bleed buff to exchange damage you'd get as bleed if you're truly aggressive with it. Have fun =)

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm tired of people saying it is the Berserker Blade from Dark Souls 2. It isn't, it's close but that's all. The tip of the blade is different. The Black Blade has a standard katana blade, whereas the Berserker Blade has a angled blade tip. I know I went back and checked. They're completely different weapons. It even says it's practically identical, that doesn't mean it is. It just means they resemble each other greatly. Ok end of rant.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I use this weapon with hollow infusion on my quality/luck build not focused on bleeding but in dps (40 STR, 40 DEX, 40 LUCK). It has an AR of 439 and it's still +9 because I've finished the slabs for the NG I'm in. Absolutley gorgeous! That's a pity only for the short range.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Quite clearly an obvious reference to the secret technique Nagareboshi (falling star) from Shigurui.Maybe update the trivia section to include this?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Thinking on this weapon's description, is it possible that this sword is related to the three sisters of the Sable Church? Easy to see how the black blade might go with a black set, and the description said it belonged to a distinguished guest of Wolnir. Seems possible that one of the sisters pushed him into succumbing to the abyss and might be the inspiration for his fear of the Dark - after she taught him to try and use it.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I'm looking for a primary weapon to chaos infuse that is fast. It doesn't have to deal top tier damage, just passable damage.Would this be useful? Personally, I'd prefer not using the Washing pole, or, even though it doesn't fit my criteria anyways, the Astora Greatsword.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Why should i use this before Washing Pole or Uchigatana?Weight isnt an option. these max. 1.5 isnt worth the reason.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I know it's the shortest katana in the game but is it noticeable?Like does it like a dagger range or longer?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I was playing around with infusion on the Black Blade and found out that at +10 with 30/30/55 INT,both infusion give 404-403 AR.So i would recommend Simple infusion for this if u want to use it for a mage build(which iam currently running) because of the bonus FB regen

                                                                                  • Its great with it. I had this on my luck/quality build character and with hollow build it has something like 450 AR. You can also apply carthus rouge on top of its already high bleed and just wreck things. Haven't tested it on pvp but does pretty decent in PVE.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Good quality build weapon, if you go 40 dex 40 strength make sure you use no infusion, refined actually makes it worse. At 40/40 refined it does 415, at 40/40 no infusion it does 423. I knos 8 dmg isn't a big difference but it can but it could mean life or death.

                                                                                      • So, what is the Black Blade?It is a Katana that loves to headshot. The most remarkable thing about the weapon is its 2-handed strong attack which executes a stylish, and perfect, downward slash. You can land a strike to the head with that slash while being at the same hight (no steppes-tactics, etc. needed) as your opponent. That is Black Blade's main advantage. Regarding AR values, an infused BB deals more burst damage than Uchigatana, but is less deadly in comparison to Washing Pole. That being said, it is a "mid-tier" Katana. Headshot multiplier deals considerable amount of damage, but is pretty circumstantial; however, not as circumstantial as the weapon Skill of Reapers...Attack speed is the same as Uchi's or Washpole's, with only one exception: one-handed strong attacks are a little (very little) swifter and have a different pattern. BB at first lends a horizontal slash and then thrusts, while Uchi (and WP) does that in an opposite order. The main disadvantage of the Black Blade is its range. In comparison to Washpole's, it is close to nonexistent. Running poke attack is very dangerous to its wielder as you will most likely be caught in a stun-lock attack sequence, because opponent's reach will be superior to yours.I like the Black Blade mostly for its sturdy look, and a pair of stylish, useful attacks, but otherwise it is sitting somewhere in the middle of Katana class. It can be really good, and occasionally menacing, but requires a lot of practice and swift positioning to perform to its fullest potential.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          The Black Blade so far is my personal favorite weapon. I'm running a high Dex (60) and a moderately high Strength (~45) and it racks up a damage of 440 with Base + Param Bonus (244+196). That's just the normal strike though, the Hold R1 does about ~560 damage, which is pretty ***** good in PVP even with physical resistance blocking out about 100-150 damage (leaving around 335-390).

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The two handed charged strong attack seems to do unusually high damage. You probably won't land it in PvP but in PvE it decimates foes. Can melee weapons still headshot enemies? Cause that would explain the damage, it's an overhead swing after all.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The mimic in my game jumped off the edge and I can't seem to get this weapon, can someone tell me if thus weapon would be too for most of the game because if so I'll have to get one from some one else

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Stupid question: is it possible to remove the bleed effect for more raw damge with a shriving stone or smthing like that?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This is the DS3 incarnation of DS2's exceptional Berserker Blade.Compared to an Uchi it boasts slightly higher base damage, but also higher stat requirements, and lower scaling, in addition to the less appreciable higher durability (the highest of all confirmed Katanas) and higher defences/stability. The more combat-oriented statistics make it a more suitable candidate for elemental or raw infusion whilst maintaining the minimum required STR/DEX to wield it.It is unknown if this Katana retains the unique crit effect of DS2's Berserker Blade.

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