Katanas are a type of Weapon in Dark Souls 3. These Weapons usually do moderate to good damage and deal Bleed. These weapons have particularly strong running attacks. Like curved swords, they utilize primarily on slashing attacks. While useful in many scenarios, their main downfall is their low durability.

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
icon-wp_physicalAttack.pngicon-wp_physicaldef.png icon-magicbonus.pngicon-wp_magicdef.png icon-firebonus.png icon-wp_firedef.png icon-lightningbonus.png icon-wp_lightningdef.png icon-darkbonus.png icon-wp_darkdef.png CriticalStability Frosticon-wp_poisonbld.pngicon-wp_bleed.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Intelligence Bonus Faith Bonus

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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From


Darkdrift

134

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

30

 

34

10

E

28

D

0

-

0

-

35

3.5

20 (-/-)

Darkdrift

Dropped by Yuria of Londor at Firelink Shrine

Washing Pole

121

55

0

30

0

25

0

25

0

30

100

35

 

33

18

D

20

D

0

-

 0 

-

20

8.5

- (22/8)

Hold

Sold by the Shrine Handmaid after giving her the Easterner's Ashes for 7,500 souls

Uchigatana

115

45

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

30

 

34

11

E

 16

C

 0

-

 0

-

 35

5.5

 -(17/5)

Hold

Dropped by Sword Master Saber just outside Firelink Shrine

Chaos Blade

103

45

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

30

 

35

16

E

14

A

0

-

0

-

 35

6.0

-(17/5)

Hold

Outside of the Untended Graves, Firelink Shrine

Black Blade

122

50.0

0

30.0

0

25.0

0

25.0

0

30.0

100

35

 

33

18

 E

 18

C

0

 -

0

 -

 50

6.5

-(17/5)

Hold

Looted from a Mimic  near the Flame Demon on the way to Smouldering Lake

Onikiri and Ubadachi

104

45.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

30

 

33

13

D

25

C

0

 -

0

-

35

8.5

20 (-/-)

Onislayer

 Dropped by Black Hand Kamui at the top floor the Grand Archives

Bloodlust

105

45

0

25

0

25

0

25

0

25

100

30

 

34

11

E

 24

C

0

-

0

-

40

5.0

10 ( -/ -) 

Bloodlust

Rank 1 reward in the Mound-Makers covenant 

 

Frayed Blade

101

45

-

25

-

30

-

15

41

40

100

30

34

11

E

 40

B

0

-

0

-

 20

8.0

-(18/11)

Hold

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    • Anonymous

      28 Oct 2020 22:32  

      Really hoping katanas will be great in the demon souls remake, they are fun to use but can be tricky to use in pvp and some pve.

      • Anonymous

        21 Jul 2020 12:45  

        For katana fanatics who are mostly into faith/int builds like me... Most infusable katanas scale just as well elemental as they do dex.. tables need an update... Uchi, washing, and black(my fave).. enjoy

        • Anonymous

          25 May 2020 22:54  

          Whats the worst katana in this game, im planing to make a build using crappy weapons of all types of weapons, so for i got broken ss for the ss class, handmaidens dagger for the daggers class, exc

          • Anonymous

            12 Dec 2019 15:29  

            Wish these performed better with lightning/blessed. I guess it's truly too powerful to have god and anime on your side

            • Anonymous

              05 Nov 2019 01:50  

              For weapons that should be two handed, Katanas are generally better one handed. They get a significant attack range boost when 1-handed, and the damage increase from using them 2-handed is minimal. There doesn't seem to be any real advantage to 2-handing, other than mixing up animations or wanting to use L2 (hold) while you have an item in your left hand. Also, there's a common myth that the Chaos blade has better parry frames. THIS IS NOT TRUE. 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. For comparison, Caetus is 8.1 - 16.3, however it has an extra 2 frame reovery time and the katanas get a damage absorption bonus while using the parry.

              • Anonymous

                05 Jun 2019 23:57  

                "Main downfall is their durability." This is Dark Souls 3. You have to actually be TRYING to break your stuff.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Apr 2019 01:43  

                  Protip for Katana users with the Hold WA: Use parry and slam R1 right after while holding L2 the entire time. Super clean transition from R2 to R1, works in reverse too. Parry can be an effective feint against parry-centric opponents and the followup R1 can be slowed slightly to great effect.

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Apr 2019 09:07  

                    If I wan't to make Katana run, which start class is better to choose? As I understand, Thief should be best? Or Deprived?

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Feb 2019 07:07  

                      The scabbard stays on your left even if you equip the katana on your left hand. It fixes the clipping issue of the washing pole.

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Dec 2018 15:44  

                        Is the parry part of the usual WA still bad? I read on the buckler shield page that this has the least of all parrying equipment.

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Nov 2018 17:16  

                          I don't particularly like to use the katana class of weapons in this game but if you think about it each and every single one is unique in it's own class it really shows the diversity of weapons in this game this class of weapons really is the poster child of weapons in this game each katana is completely unique and different from the others and yeah people are gonna go about making comments like weeb dildo but really grow the ***** up not everything Japanese is weeaboo ita from a culture of warriors and these were their weapons but back to the point I love how each katana is unique and completely different in terms of looks and stats like the black blade is the shortest but has one of the highest damages the 3rd highest on a build with 24 strength and 80 dex to be exact while the chaos blade comes in second and frayed comes in first but that doesn't matter because every weapon that classifies as a dex weapon relies on player skill not mashing r1 but katanas stand out more because they have so many differences unlike the curved swords that have so many that are similar in that they have that cartwheel kick and spin slash now granted the stance weapon art for the katana isn't very unique between each one the stance weapon art really adds another level of unpredictability but like I said I don't use them a lot because the start up to their attacks are so slow versus when they actually swing it's very fast and they can easily be parried on both the attacking weapon art and normal attacks but that is all mitigated by a weapon like the black blade where so few people use it and it's so different in terms of size and speed that it makes it extremely difficult to parry and the best reason is to use the heavy attacks they are so delayed and have so much more range than other attacks like the one handed heavy attack dashes forward or the two handed heavy steps forward and pancakes enemies and its phantom range is insane and people in this community are so divided on meta weapons and making everything Japanese weeb that it makes us look like the worst community ever so why not instead of dividing everyone into casuls, meta tryhards and weebs why not actually act like a normal community and not bash everyone for every tiny thing like wanting to trade weapons or mocking them for using a type if weapon because in this game there are weapons like katana or curved sword that require more skill than r1 spamming witha straight sword or locking people so that you can kill them in 2 swings of an ultra great sword

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Nov 2018 01:32  

                            Una pregunta como me clavo ami persona la katana por que evisto que gente lo ase se clavan las katanas al persona y les baja vida

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