Chaos Blade

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103 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45
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25
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20
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20
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25
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
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35
Aux Bleed 35    
Requirements & Bonus
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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.
  • Used by the Sword Master instead of the Uchigatana when the Sword Master is summoned at Untended Graves.



 

Location/Where to Find



 

Moveset and Videos:

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Chaos Blade 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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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

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



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    • Anonymous

      "but it does self damage, why would anyone use a self-damaging weapon? Why would anyone care about s scaling and a little extra bleed when IT HURTS THE USEEER?"

      Godammit... I have a dex character with 50 vigor and power within on my kit. The self damage is quite noticeable for my big health bar, but i would have to cast power within twice and hit enemies non-stop to ever get to under 250 hp. Honestly, self-damage is only a problem for those who play without hud. If you think any other weapon will be more forgiving with your mistakes, wake the fck up and remember what game you're playing.

      • Anonymous

        I don't see the point of this weapon. "Inflicts more Bleed". Yeah, literallly 1 point more than other katanas?!? What's the point? If it gets good at high levels due to scaling, then the percentage based HP removal will be even more noticeable.

        Now, if it was at least removing a set number of HP, I could understand that. The way it currently works doesn't really make sense, unless maybe you want some sort of extreme glass cannon build with max DEX and low VIG? I'd prefer if they made it so that the self damage is healed back when you kill the enemy you're fighting. The self damage % could also be increased to balance that out and then I think it could be a more interesting and fun weapon.

        • Anonymous

          At refinement +5, 18 str, 80 dex, with Hornet Ring, Flynn's Ring, and exactly (and I mean EXACTLY) 16.0 equip load gives you an AR of 491. Go to the Ringed Inner Wall bonfire. Just through the doorway is a Hollow Slave (the creepy little dudes with red robes). Parry and riposte the Hollow Slave with the Chaos Blade (you MUST parry and riposte, backstabs have different motion values). This is a DEEPLY hidden reference to Berserk. The riposte will deal 1776 damage, which of course alludes to chapter 98 of the manga, in which Guts defeats King George III in a duel and establishes the United States.

          • Anonymous

            Edgiest katana by far. Does good damage with flynns ring too. Only thing is be sure to keep midir's katana on you as a backup as any 100% block shield hard counters this weapon entirely.

            • Anonymous

              I have a question... in the Notes and Tips part, in the point 7.... It says, at 79 LCK the Chaos Blade +5 has 51 Bleed. What does LCK mean? Is it the stat of luck or what?

              • Anonymous

                I use this as a substitute for the Chikage in a Bloody Crow of Cainhurst cosplay (Billed Mask, Cornyx's top, Vilhelm's leggings, Dancer's gauntlets, offhand repeating crossbow) at SL125 with 80 DEX. So the armor is wildly unoptimized, but the Chaos Blade works surprisingly well in ganks, invasions, and in the duel arena. People don't respect the weapon art parry.

                • Anonymous

                  Isn't it curious that a weapon wich isn't spammer-friendly is disliked by most players?

                  Just saying, the self damage on hit encourages placing each and every hit carefully, avoiding hits more cautiously, attempting parries and strong attacks more frequently... Being wise and tactical in general.

                  • Anonymous

                    The health loss is actually a good incentive to get you used to parry and riposte. Or at least it is for whoever has trouble with it.

                    • Anonymous

                      I’m finding it difficult to justify using this at high levels. At 80 dex it gets outdamaged by a sharp LKSS and has a worse moveset. Plus it deals self damage. It looks cool but seems kinda meh. Katanas in a nutshell lol

                      • Anonymous

                        Idk if being ableto buff this weapon or not matters at all. When you re near the hardcaps in dex, the resulting ar from that scaling competes with curved greatswords.

                        • Anonymous

                          I'm trying to add the self-damage of this weapon to a modded weapon. Is there a way to do this using the Cheat Engine?

                          • Don't understand the lamenting. It's an early to get, powerfull, fast swinging, bleed inducing, dex weapon. Collect the twinkling titanite, trade your broken coiled sword fragment for a slap and equip Arstors spear in the left hand to get life back after each kill. Optional: Pontiffs left eye ring. There you go. Easy mode unlocked.

                            • Anonymous

                              It'd be pretty funny if this weapon was unbuffable amirite guys?
                              In all seriousness, great to chase people with considering you probably won't have the time to buff, but it hurts it badly not being able to buff (mostly due to the self-damage factor), shame

                              • Anonymous

                                Fun weapon with good damage, if you're good at katanas then baiting someone into a parry nets you the opening you need to bleed then dry. If they turtle, use a dark drift to apply pressure

                                • Anonymous

                                  This weapon has the highest dex scaling in the game at 1.708! For comparison a sharp dagger comes in second place at 1.470

                                  • Anonymous

                                    What katana would be good for a pyromancy build like damage? Since probably not going full on with dex, I'm just curious if anyone has any suggestions.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Lmao, many trash noobs killed themselves before I could finish them off with my lkss. I mean like, when you sucks ass, don't meddle with*****ty weapon.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        My favorite weapon of the Miyazaki souls games. Sure it was in 2 but like all the other katanas in DS2 they made it ridiculously OP via infusions and buffs. Resonate blade on a dark chaos blade, anyone? Anywho, you can actually make meta SL 125 with a 16/99 build specifically for this weapon and I highly recommend it for advanced players. Flynn ring and Dragon form to get extra silly. Experts only. The rest of you noobs continue to enjoy your straight swords, Gael’s and Splitleafs.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          It should be "Misshapen" as it says in-game, and not "Mishappen", which is not a word. The sword is described as being "Malphormed", or being that of Chaos itself. To be fair/honest, I've only had an interest in this blade's story/history ever since seeing Zoro in One Piece obtain the cursed blade known as "Sandai Kitetsu / Kitetsu III".

                                          • Anonymous

                                            It's just a myth that the Chaos Blade has better parry frames. Uchigatana, Black Blade & Chaos blade all have the same parry frames, frame 8.0 - 16.1 @60fps. Washing pole actually has the longest parry window, 8.0 - 8.3 @60fps. Data here:-

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Do rings like the Calamity Ring, Carthus Bloodring, etc. make this deal more damage to the user? Bc if so, this would be the main weapon for an "I hate myself" build, lol.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It's a myth that the Chaos Blade has better parry frames. Uchigatana, Black Blade & Chaos blade all have the same parry frames, frame 8.0 - 16.1 @60fps. Washing pole actually has the longest parry window, 8.0 - 16.3 @60fps. For comparison, Caetus is 8.1 - 16.3, however it has an extra 2 frame recovery time (30 vs 28.1) and the katanas get a damage absorption bonus while using the parry, making them a little safer to use

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  How to completely shut down C.B users. Step one: use Artorias' shield. Step two: Turtle the entire fight. Step three: Win.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I personally don’t understand how this weapon is good enough that it makes you ok with damaging yourself every attack, can someone tell me?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Has an AR of 490 on 99 Dex. With the Flynn's Ring The AR can go up to 550 and with most low weight armors you will get about 520 (Ring of Steel Protection is recommended). The combo of Great Sword level dmg, Bleed, handy moveset and fast attacks is insane. I had a really good time shredding through PvE with this weapon.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        How do I increase the blood damage on this thing? Ah right Bloodtinge is Luck now, my bad. At least the honorable servants of cainhurst castle brought me that beloved Chikage to chop some Old-Blood's.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        "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

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

                                                                          • Anonymous

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

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              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

                                                                                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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQJGffYMj8

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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

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

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          The Chaos Blade also scale with an S with luck. I gain around 120 damage on my scalling with 40 luck. I tested it by swapping my stats at Rosaria.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            But it really needs a dedicated 60 dex build to make it shine and currently no other weapon benefits from 60 dex expect the pontiff knight scythe and that need 12 faith so it really limits the amount of weapons you can use that isn't better when used ina quality build which is disappointing

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The Chaos Blade's weapon effect of losing life can be effectively countered to almost unnoticeable levels with a +10 blessed caestus (or any weapon that can be infused with blessed and the sun princess ring.This weapon has also helped me stop quite a lot of ganks so yeah

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I know it can't be infused but does it have the highest bleed build up without carthus buff?I am doing a bleed/luck build but only have 18 Str and 25 Dex

                                                                                                • The chaos blade kinda sucks on a 40/40 quality build when compared to other katanas... but it just needs a dedicated dex build. 40dex, 16str, 40end and split the remaining levels to vigor and vitality, in the way that you can do the under 30% load roll with your chosen "edgy" armor. Havel's ring +3 is recommended with favor +3 too, the whole point is to get as high carry load as possible, so you can wear medium armor and 30% roll. A blessed fistweapon/claw/parrydagger is recommended together with the sun princess ring, to balance the chaos blade's self damage and to compliment the annoyingly passive playstyle of most katana users.

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