Bloodlust

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105 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
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25.0
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25.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
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25.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
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40
Aux 34    
Requirements & Bonus
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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 (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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frost.png
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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

 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)

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      God if only this thing was actually big, I had a lot of fun using Alonne's sword in DS2 pve and I feel like this thing's damage, while strong, is crippled by the weapon's lack of reach. At high levels it feels like it's outclassed in every regard by the Chaos Blade, which has slightly higher bleed and phenomenal dex scaling, just slap a blessed caestus or parry shield on to mitigate the self-damage and you're golden

      • Anonymous

        I literally invaded someone as a watchdog of Farron and killed the other invader (it was an npc) then proceeded to stab myself to death.
        Dude was so happy.

        • Anonymous

          Its listed AR is horrendous, but the weapon art buff is incredibly strong. That said, keeping the WA active will tax your resources, so it's overall but very good, but it is fun.

          • Anonymous

            have some questions about bloodlust

            1. does the buff work on other weapons?

            2. is it worthwhile to level luck for bleed buildup, or should I go full dex?

            • Anonymous

              When you buff it it gets great damage and INCREDIBLE bleed build up. Top tier bleed weapon for anyone doing a dex build instead of a luck build. Much better damage than the weapons that build bleed faster. If you're doing a luck build then the best is probably a hollow Onikiri-Ubadachi with bleed resin, but otherwise this thing is incredible for bleed. Blood Crow Talons might outdo it for buildup with their weapon art, but the damage on this thing makes up for that by a lot. Relatively straightforward weapon other than the damage you need to do to yourself for the WA. 10/10 would stab myself again.

              • Anonymous

                Ds players: the buff isn't worth a chunk of health

                BB players: Ah sweet I was wondering when I'd get to stab myself for a blood weapon

                • Anonymous

                  At first i thought hitting the enemy behind you with the wa was a common joke. Turns out it's this weapon's most damaging attack

                  • Anonymous

                    i dont get why people **** on the weapon art so much, its genuinely good if you have high enough luck to tank the bleeding

                    • Anonymous

                      WA buff actually gives it more physical damage than some of the strongest katanas like chaos blade. Not a bad tradeoff for some health

                      • Anonymous

                        This sword is actually has a strict upgrade weapon that many players have heard of but only the best ever use which is pkcs. This sword can kill you if you use the WA too much but pkcs users never lose invasions because of our A+ skill and op pkcs. The pkcs WA kills hosts so fast sometimes I lose track of how many phantoms I’ve killed until I see all the estus refills, then I get pale tongues which go to my storage box because I killed so many hosts with my pkcs. No enemy or player can resist pkcs, and pkcs p0wnzrs every Casul part-time mound maker who tries to use bloodlust.

                        • 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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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.)

                                  • 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

                                      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

                                        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.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          That wa buff isn t the same effect as carthus rouge. The bloodlust s buff adds bleed AND increases it s max ar

                                          • Anonymous

                                            More stylish than using the black crystal. Good for saying "I'd rather spend 5 seconds killing myself than 10 minutes with your gank ass"

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Two ways to make the sword instantly better: 1. The weapon art changes the attack animations and the blade's length. 2. The WA activates if you kill an enemy with a riposte or backstab.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Just FYI, the WA doesn't buff the flat AR, only the physical damage, so if you try to Weapon-art-swap it onto a weapon like the moonlight greatsword or any other weapon that does mainly magic/dark/fire/lighting damage, it'll only buff the low physical damage, and not the high non physical damage. Basically, no bloodmoon sword for you, unless you're cool with awful AR and top-teir style

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Can you one shot yourself with this weapon? I want be be summoned as a spear of the church and immediately kill myself. With the calamity ring and stuff.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    this weapon is just fun for using the weapon art and quickly switching to a big ass weapon to see a massive weapon go through your chest or parry the weapon art in general for giggles

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      this katana makes me want to make a new character , make Kermit the frog , call it Dead meme then invading people just to stab myself in front of them , then let my imagination go about what they think when they see that

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Potential glitch I encountered recently (appears to be repeatable): With an unupgraded Bloodlust at SL40 (nowhere near the stats to actually use it), I was able to 1 hit invading red spirits by stabbing myself if they were standing behind me (average of 500 damage). Compared to the 6-7 damage I was doing with the WA buff on a regular R1, this was quite odd. My friend, with an upgraded one he could actually properly wield was dealing about 1/3 the damage I was to the same invader. No idea why any of this was happening but it was amusing. Perhaps someone can find an actual use or explanation for this.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Doing a Luck build, wondering if I should invest in getting this bad boy. The only problem I see is that it can’t be Hollow infused, so it will require actual dex scaling, but the payoff for the bleed buildup could be intense, especially if I have a +10 Hollow shield in the offhand for 5 extra levels of Luck. Don’t know how much better it would be than my Hollow Corvian Scythe buffed with Carthus Rouge, though.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Excellent against the Demon Prince boss, even if you don't have any real investment in luck. The WA buff can help chop down it's health pretty efficiently even in subsequent playthroughs.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              for the carthus rouge effect we sacrifice the very usefull katana R2 moves (r1 dive slice, r2 parry). try out a katana without these moves. not a pleasent trip.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Every dex fag like myself knows the Bloodlust is the best katana since it allows them to end their misery.

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