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

    • 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.

            • Anonymous

              12 Apr 2020 18:24  

              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

                22 Feb 2020 06:00  

                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

                  26 Jan 2020 20:15  

                  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

                    05 Nov 2019 02:04  

                    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

                      24 Oct 2019 04:29  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Jun 2019 14:42  

                        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

                          02 Mar 2019 08:58  

                          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

                            21 Feb 2019 01:48  

                            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

                              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

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