105 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 5.0
Aux 34    
Requirements & Bonus
11 24 0 0
E C - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Bloodlust icon_fp_cost.png 10

Bloodlust is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Katana of the old Mound-maker.

The Mound-maker piled sacrifices upon the altar, but became the final offering himself, leaving this katana as a gift for his dear family.

Skill: Bloodlust
Stain blade with one’s own blood to temporarily grant uncanny sharpness. For one driven by bloodlust, nothing deserves to remain standing.

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Bloodlust Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 105 - - - - E C - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +1 117 - - - - E B - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +2 126 - - - - E B - - - - 34 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +3 147 - - - - E B - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +4 165 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 25
Regular  +5 184 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45 25 20 20 35


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


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
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

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)



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    • 02 Aug 2021 04:57  

      Finally managed to get the Shackles needed after a loooooong night as a purpal in Cathedral (helping people get through and open the shortcuts, then fighting them upon returning to the bonfire), and my first words were: "YES I CAN GET THE MEME SWORD"

      I then promptly stabbed myself to death and giggled like a maniac the whole time.

      Life is good.

      • Anonymous

        15 Jul 2021 22:43  

        I found another use for the weapon art in PvP is if someone's fishing for a backstab you can hit them with it, it has a larger hitbox than you might think and the damage is pretty good

        • Anonymous

          28 Jun 2021 19:14  

          Let me share my experience with this weapon. I was a very friendly mad invader. A mad phantom there was very naughty. he attacked me with a spell... some spell...they're all weak in this game... i didnt mind it the first couple of times... . i walked to him, turned backs to him, and he started pointing down.. for ME!!!! i got mad. I used the weapon art and he instantly died.

          • Anonymous

            09 Jun 2021 20:51  

            Wish you could've buffed the blade with a spell or resign for some more damage. Really no reason why it shouldn't. Sunlight Straight Sword has WA buff and can be spell/resign buffed as well. Why no Bloodlust? :(

            • Anonymous

              18 May 2021 05:39  

              This is nearly useless because the buff window is kinda small but if you have life ring +3 and Lloyd's Shield Ring on, you can WA at full health, swap the life ring to something else and be back at full health to enable LSR again but with your bloodlust now buffed. (Depends on your stats and armor too but, hey.)

              • 10 Apr 2021 00:35  

                Has higher bleed than CCS on a hollow build with rouge. Tested agains Nameless King and to my own surprise Bloodlust always performed better! The attack windows of NK are a perfect match for this katana to proc bleed regularly. Stormking gets also destroyed after a few swings against his beak.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Mar 2021 23:43  

                  This Weapon Art is useful for those situations when you invade and see the host and their 3 white phantoms gank a fellow red phantom into oblivion, so you can deny them the satisfaction of ganking you.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Dec 2020 11:09  

                    Wish they did something more interesting for bloodlust like an improved move set in blood form or something. It's super fun to use and the high bleed damage catches people off guard but in every other category it falls behind the other katanas. The only time i can recommend it in pve is against bosses susceptible to bleed cause the bleed damage will tear through them but only if you can stay aggressive, otherwise just use any other katana to get more consistent numbers. I do like stabbing myself as a sign of dominance in pvp tho, the only blade that kills me is mine.

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