Chaos Blade

103 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 6
Aux Bleed 35    
Requirements & Bonus
E A - -
16 14 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Katana damage_type-icon.jpg Slash / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Hold icon_fp_cost.png - (17/5)

Chaos Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A cursed sword of unknown origin bearing uncanny streaks on its blade.

Attacks also damage its wielder.

The sword is not unlike a thing misshappen, granted life, but never welcome in this world. In other words, chaos itself.

Skill: Hold
Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflecting parry with strong attack.



Notes and Tips

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Damages the wielder with each strike (≈1% of HP), but inflicts more bleeding than other Katanas and has potentially the highest damage.
  • At maximum refinement the Chaos Blade has S scaling in Dex and high base damage making it potentially the highest damaging katana in the game for Dex builds.
  • The HP loss can be countered with varying efficiency by the Sun Princess Ring, Ring of the Evil Eye, Pontiff's Left Eye and spells like ReplenishmentBountiful Light and Bountiful Sunlight.
  • Ripostes & Backstabs won't trigger the damage per strike. Useful to keep the Lloyd's Sword Ring buff.
  • At 79 LCK the Chaos Blade +5 has 51 Bleed.
  • Although most katanas have a very poor parry profile lasting only four frames, the Chaos Blade shares the parry profile for fist weapons, which start earlier and last for more frames, making it among the best parry weapons in the game. Specifically, the Chaos Blade parry window begins on frame 9 and lasts for a full 9 frames, giving it an earlier startup (starts on frame 9 vs 13) and longer active time (9 vs 4 frames) than other katanas. 


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Chaos Blade Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 103 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+1 115 - - - - E A - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+2 123 - - - - E S - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+3 144 - - - - E S - - - - 35 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+4 162 - - - - E S - - - - 36 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+5 180 - - - - E S - - - - 36 45.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 25.0


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)



Black Blade  ♦  Bloodlust  ♦  Darkdrift  ♦  Frayed Blade  ♦  Onikiri and Ubadachi  ♦  Uchigatana  ♦  Washing Pole

    • Anonymous

      11 Jan 2019 05:41  

      Memories broken, the truth goes unspoken. I've even forgotten my name! I don't know the season or what is the reason I'm standing here holding my blade. A desolate place without any trace. It's only the cold win I feel... It's me that I spite as I stand up and fight. The only thing I know for real: There will be blood - Shed!

      • Anonymous

        28 Nov 2018 20:15  

        IDK why they put "a cursed sword of unknown origin" in it's description when we literally forge the chaos blade from the soul of Quelaag in DS1

        • Anonymous

          03 Oct 2018 02:20  

          No idea wat it is but this by far my favorite katana. Maybe it’s the looks and damage I’m just not sure

          • Anonymous

            07 Mar 2018 22:38  

            I was just reading up about this weapon, and actually traced it's origin. it was transposed from the soul of Quelaag, one of the surviving daughters of the witch of Izalith. read this;

            A curved sword born from the soul of
            Quelaag, daughter of the Witch of Izalith,
            who was transformed into a chaos demon.
            This blade inherits only the chaotic nature
            of Quelaag, and has a unique speckled design.
            Blade wielder erodes along with opponents.

            • Anonymous

              09 Feb 2018 09:04  

              it says the health loss doesn't happen on ripostes and backstabs, but i still lost some hp when i messed around in firelink and backstabbed one of the weak hollows

              • Anonymous

                27 Jul 2017 09:43  

                Is it worth noting, that the Sword Master uses this at the Champion Gundyr's fight? If you summon him, you can see the lifedrain everytime he hits Gundyr

                • Anonymous

                  15 Jul 2017 19:31  

                  Seems to be based on the Hiltless from Demons Souls. It description says "forged by a famous swordsmith in a distant country". Would guess this has to be Muramasa then. His swords are known to be cursed ones. Like the Chaos Blade is cursed too.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jul 2017 19:27  

                    "When its unique, long blade meets skin, it tears it apart into a wound that is said will never heal. It is a cursed weapon that devours the wielder's life energy, but despite this, warriors continue to be drawn to this katana."

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Jul 2017 19:17  

                      "The sword is not unlike a thing misshappen, granted life, but never welcome in this world. In other words, chaos itself."

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Jul 2017 08:37  

                        Sharp Black Blade is better, same AR but can be buffed. Although it's range is shorter and it doesn't damage you.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Jun 2017 23:19  

                          With the Frayed blade, this is no longer true :"At maximum refinement the Chaos Blade has S scaling in Dex and high base damage making it potentially the highest damaging katana in the game for Dex builds."

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Apr 2017 16:55  

                            Don't know if it's useful to this wiki page but if you want here a video of Chaos Blade in action with a tuned build for it :

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Apr 2017 10:15  

                              The Chaos Blade is unfortunately unaffected of the latest regulation changes which should have boosted the influence of high level dexterity.
                              It still scales the same all the way up to an AR of 490 with 99 Dex.
                              Also from the latest patch it didn't receive any bonus in terms of it's bleed aux (neither through luck scaling nor higher base aux). Too bad it was left out on that part since it seemed that it should have some distinguished edge in that matter compared to other's

                              • Anonymous

                                19 Mar 2017 10:48  

                                Too bad it cannot be infused....a Chaos Chaos blade would have been hilarious, then again they would have altered to reinforced like they did with the darksword

                                • Anonymous

                                  09 Mar 2017 03:26  

                                  I just barely found out of this thing and was immediately infatuated with it. I tested the TWO ideas I had out of curiousity. Chaos Blade is NOT affected by the Ring of Steel Protection, or by a Duel Charm. I figured this would be the case, but I was dissapointed to find out that it is ALSO not affected by the Calamity Ring. I was hoping to punish myself extra for leveling dex. Sadly I cannot do so, I'll simply have to pair it with Bloodlust for my extra edgy imasculation build.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    10 Jan 2017 13:53  

                                    The trajectory on the jumping attacks with this thing is just too funny but also catches a lot of people off guard!

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