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.
  • Used by the Sword Master instead of the Uchigatana when the Sword Master is summoned at Untended Graves.


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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

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    • 12 Apr 2021 10:07  

      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

        12 Feb 2021 00:32  

        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

          01 Feb 2021 10:27  

          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

            02 Aug 2020 05:58  

            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

              16 Jul 2020 03:15  

              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

                06 Jun 2020 20:03  

                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

                  16 Apr 2020 17:42  

                  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.

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