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.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed by using the Weapon Art. 
  • Upgraded with Twinkling Titanite.
  • The Bloodlust WA buff lasts for 45 seconds.
    • Increases the katana's attack power by 30%.
    • Increases the katana's bleeding output by ~200%.
    • Damages self dependant on the katana's attack power.
    • Injects self with 200 bleed build-up.
  • The Bloodlust WA has a two hitboxes.
    • When the blade goes through your back. Deals intense damage.
    • When you pull the blade out. Deals average damage.
  • The Bloodlust WA increases absorptions by 50% right before stabbing yourself, and possibly possesses hyperarmor.
  • A good surprise attack if performed properly.
    • Reverse backstep into the enemy and stab yourself.
    • Poise through their attack while facing away from it. Like in fetal position.
    • Lean onto a low-health enemy while pretending to be an ally.
    • Bait somebody that you're gonna Heal them, and pull out a secret katana with an empty left hand.
    • Otherwise mindgame their socks off.



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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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    • Anonymous

      01 Nov 2018 21:05  

      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

        16 Oct 2018 18:38  

        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

          15 Sep 2018 01:29  

          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

            07 May 2018 13:05  

            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

              28 Apr 2018 03:46  

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

              • Anonymous

                28 Apr 2018 03:43  

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

                • Anonymous

                  10 Mar 2018 19:26  

                  Can the buff kill you if you use it too much. That would be an honorable way to commit suicide for an accidental estus chug in fight club.

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