washing pole

Washing Pole

icon wp physicalAttack
121 physical defense shield icon 55
icon magicbonus
-
magic defense shield icon
30
icon firebonus
-
fire defense shield icon
25
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 25
icon darkbonus
-
dark defense shield icon
30
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 35
icon weight 8.5
icon durabilitiy
20
Aux icon wp bleed 30    
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
D D - -
18 20 - -
weapon type icon Katana damage type icon Slash / Thrust
skill icon Hold icon fp cost - (22/8)

Washing Pole is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.


A stunning, unusually long katana forged in an eastern land.

The extreme length of this blade provides immense range, but also renders the blade extremely fragile.

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



Notes and Tips

  • Can be Infused and Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • It's the longest katana in the game, although this comes at the cost of higher stamina usage per swing.
  • 18 STR and 60 DEX nets a Sharp Washing Pole 420 AR, making the third best Katana in terms of physical damage. Second place taken by Black Blade (430 AR), and first place being the Chaos Blade (444 AR).
  • It is based on the ceremonial sword ōdachi. This may be why it is always extremely fragile in the Souls series.
  • It is named after the weapon of famous swordsman Sasaki Kojiro, who used a larger-than-normal odachi called "Laundry/Drying/Washing Pole". Kojiro was reported to be extremely fast and precise, which may explain why the weapon art (silly fast!) resembles the "Swallow Cut", which Kojiro was famous for using with his 'Laundry Pole'.
  • Does not have R1 R1 combo. 

 

 

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Washing Pole Upgrade Table

Max
Regular
heavy icon
sharp icon
refined icon
raw icon
crystal icon
simple icon
fire icon
chaos icon
lightning icon
blessed icon
deep icon
dark icon
blood icon
poison icon
hollow infusion icon

 

Overview table for all upgrades at max level. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular +10 242 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 223 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 223 - - - - E A - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 217 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Raw +10 302 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 105 144 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 111 127 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 183 - 183 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 111 - 144 - - D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Lightning +10 105 - - 144 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Blessed +10 144 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Deep +10 183 - - - 183 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Dark +10 111 - - - 144 D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Blood +10 187 - - - - D C - - - - 40 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 187 - - - - D C - - 38 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10
luck ??   icon item discovery ??
229 - - - - D C - - - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 

Requires regular reinforcement, totalling ?? souls, ?? titanite shards, ?? large titanite shards, ?? titanite chunks and 1  titanite slab.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 121 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 133 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 145 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 157 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 169 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 181 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +6 193 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +7 205 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +8 217 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +9 229 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Regular +10 242 - - - - D C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Heavy Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Heavy 118 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +1 129 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +2 139 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +3 150 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +4 160 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +5 171 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +6 181 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +7 192 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +8 202 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +9 213 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Heavy +10 223 - - - - C - - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30

 

Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Sharp Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Sharp 114 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +1 125 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +2 136 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +3 147 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +4 158 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +5 169 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +6 180 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +7 191 - - - - E C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +8 202 - - - - E B - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +9 212 - - - - E B - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Sharp +10 223 - - - - E B - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Refined Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Refined 108 - - - - D D - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +1 119 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +2 130 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +3 141 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +4 152 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +5 163 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +6 174 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +7 185 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +8 196 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +9 206 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Refined +10 217 - - - - C C - - - - 33 55 30 25 25 30
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Raw Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Raw 157 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +1 171 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +2 186 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +3 200 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +4 215 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +5 229 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +6 244 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +7 258 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +8 273 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +9 287 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Raw +10 302 - - - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Crystal Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Crystal 83 83 - - - E D C - - - 33 52.2 30 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +1 85 89 - - - E D C - - - 33 52.2 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +2 87 95 - - - E D C - - - 33 52.2 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +3 89 101 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +4 92 107 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +5 94 113 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +6 96 119 - - - E D B - - - 33 52.2 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +7 98 125 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +8 101 132 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +9 103 138 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Crystal +10 105 144 - - - D D A - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Simple Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Simple 83 83 - - - E D D - - - 33 52.2 30 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +1 86 87 - - - E D D - - - 33 52.2 30.3 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +2 88 92 - - - D D D - - - 33 52.2 30.6 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +3 91 96 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 30.9 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +4 94 101 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 31.2 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +5 97 105 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 31.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +6 99 109 - - - D D C - - - 33 52.2 31.8 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +7 102 114 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 32.1 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +8 105 118 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 32.4 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +9 108 123 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 32.7 23.7 23.7 28.5
Simple +10 111 127 - - - D C B - - - 33 52.2 33 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Fire Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Fire 99 - 99 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +1 108 - 108 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +2 116 - 116 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28 23.7 28.5
Fire +3 124 - 124 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +4 133 - 133 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +5 141 - 141 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 28.7 23.7 28.5
Fire +6 149 - 149 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29 23.7 28.5
Fire +7 158 - 158 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29.2 23.7 28.5
Fire +8 166 - 166 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29.5 23.7 28.5
Fire +9 174 - 174 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 29.8 23.7 28.5
Fire +10 183 - 183 - - - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 30 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Chaos Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Chaos 88 - 88 - - E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 25 23.7 28.5
Chaos +1 91 - 94 - - E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 25.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +2 93 - 99 - - E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 25.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +3 95 - 105 - - E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 25.7 23.7 28.5
Chaos +4 97 - 111 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26 23.7 28.5
Chaos +5 99 - 116 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +6 102 - 122 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26.5 23.7 28.5
Chaos +7 104 - 127 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 26.8 23.7 28.5
Chaos +8 106 - 133 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27 23.7 28.5
Chaos +9 108 - 138 - - D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.2 23.7 28.5
Chaos +10 111 - 144 - - D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 27.5 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Lightning Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Lightning 83 - - 83 - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25 28.5
Lightning +1 85 - - 89 - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25.2 28.5
Lightning +2 87 - - 95 - E D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25.5 28.5
Lightning +3 89 - - 101 - E D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 25.7 28.5
Lightning +4 92 - - 107 - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26 28.5
Lightning +5 94 - - 113 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26.2 28.5
Lightning +6 96 - - 119 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26.5 28.5
Lightning +7 98 - - 125 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 26.8 28.5
Lightning +8 101 - - 132 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27 28.5
Lightning +9 103 - - 138 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27.2 28.5
Lightning +10 105 - - 144 - D D - A - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 27.5 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blessed Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Blessed 88 - - - - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +1 94 - - - - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +2 99 - - - - E D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +3 105 - - - - D D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +4 111 - - - - D D - C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +5 116 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +6 122 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +7 127 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +8 133 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +9 138 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blessed +10 144 - - - - D D - B - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Deep Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Deep 99 - - - 99 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Deep +1 108 - - - 108 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.3
Deep +2 116 - - - 116 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.6
Deep +3 124 - - - 124 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33.9
Deep +4 133 - - - 133 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.2
Deep +5 141 - - - 141 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.5
Deep +6 149 - - - 149 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 34.8
Deep +7 158 - - - 158 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.1
Deep +8 166 - - - 166 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.4
Deep +9 174 - - - 174 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 35.7
Deep +10 183 - - - 183 - - - - - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 36
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Dark Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Dark 88 - - - 88 E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30
Dark +1 91 - - - 94 E E D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.3
Dark +2 93 - - - 99 E D D D - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.6
Dark +3 95 - - - 105 E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 30.9
Dark +4 97 - - - 111 E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.2
Dark +5 99 - - - 116 E D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.5
Dark +6 102 - - - 122 D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 31.8
Dark +7 104 - - - 127 D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.1
Dark +8 106 - - - 133 D D C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.4
Dark +9 108 - - - 138 D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 32.7
Dark +10 111 - - - 144 D C C C - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 33
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Blood Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Blood 108 - - - - D D - - - - 35 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +1 116 - - - - D D - - - - 35 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +2 124 - - - - D D - - - - 36 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +3 132 - - - - D C - - - - 37 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +4 140 - - - - D C - - - - 37 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +5 148 - - - - D C - - - - 38 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +6 156 - - - - D C - - - - 38 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +7 163 - - - - D C - - - - 38 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +8 171 - - - - D C - - - - 39 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +9 179 - - - - D C - - - - 39 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Blood +10 187 - - - - D C - - - - 40 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Poison Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Poison 108 - - - - D D - - 33 - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +1 116 - - - - D D - - 33 - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +2 124 - - - - D D - - 33 - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +3 132 - - - - D C - - 35 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +4 140 - - - - D C - - 35 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +5 148 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +6 156 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +7 163 - - - - D C - - 36 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +8 171 - - - - D C - - 37 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +9 179 - - - - D C - - 37 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Poison +10 187 - - - - D C - - 38 - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Requires regular reinforcement titanite and souls + Hollow Gem.
  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
STR
DEX
INT
FTH
luck icon item discovery
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Hollow 114 - - - - D D - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +1 126 - - - - D D - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +2 137 - - - - D D - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +3 149 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +4 160 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +5 172 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +6 183 - - - - D C - -     - - 33 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +7 195 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +8 206 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +9 218 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5
Hollow +10 229 - - - - D C - -     - - 34 52.2 28.5 23.7 23.7 28.5

 


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  ♦  Chaos Blade  ♦  Darkdrift  ♦  Frayed Blade  ♦  Onikiri and Ubadachi  ♦  Uchigatana



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    • Anonymous

      I was looking for a dexterity weapon of every size class for versatility in pvp and im amazed and dissapointed to see this weabu weapon is hardly even a dexterity weapon, littered with quirky weaknesses, and requires 2 more strength to use than the astora great sword. Absolutely sad.

      • Anonymous

        I was looking for a dexterity weapon of every size class for versatility in pvp and im amazed and dissapointed to see this weabu weapon is hardly even a dexterity weapon, littered with quirky weaknesses, and requires 2 more strength to use than the astora great sword. Absolutely sad.

        • Anonymous

          Dunno if anyone mentioned this or not yet, but this weapon only does roughly 2/3 weapon damage if you hit enemies with only the tip

          • Anonymous

            This weapon has uniquely lowered poise damage compared to other katana, doing 14 rather than 20. This helps explain its lack of an R1R1 true combo

            • Lowest durability but how often does anyone even get warned about a weapon being in danger in DS3? It's happened to me twice on my current character and I'm about to start an NG+3.

              • Anonymous

                Contrary to it's name, I would not recommend using it as a washing pole. My severed hand can agree with me

                • Anonymous

                  This is the worst weapon I've used that doesn't have a reputation for being a bad weapon, if that makes sense. Obviously, weapons like Handmaid's Dagger and Soldering Iron are far worse, but everyone knows those are terrible. This weapon is heavy (therefore it uses more stamina) and it doesn't even have an R1, R1 true combo like every other weapon in the game, among other draw backs. It doesn't have the AR to counteract these disadvantages. The only thing it has going for it is its range. Even then, it's really not that much longer than Onikiri or Frayed Blade. The only real use for the weapon that I can see is to swap to it when someone starts running away so you can use it's admittedly extremely good running R1s. Even then, though, I'd say Frayed Blade is better. While it's a bit shorter, at least you have a good weapon equipped if you're opponent decides to start fighting back or starts using 'turn and burns'. Washing Pole isn't so much a weapon as it is a chase down tool and it's not even the best option for that. It was decent in DS1, but in DS3, I wouldn't recommend it. There's a reason you almost never see it in PVP, despite how cool it looks.

                  • Anonymous

                    Some of the scaling info may be incorrect for example @ +9 Simple the int scaling is A not B. Where as in this chart it still shows B scaling @ +10

                    • Anonymous

                      I've just figured out that pkcs outclassed this sword in every way possible. Well, except for the R1 range but that's not a problem since pretty much all pkcs players are skilled to the core and will easily own any weeboo scrubs who use this sword. Not to mention that pkcs's WA can still out range it.

                      • Anonymous

                        This weapon's been such a staple to the Dark Souls series. Good reach, proper scaling, and hits quick.

                        Someone's going to have to explain to me why I never see it in PvP.

                        • Anonymous

                          This weapons name seems to be a reference to the drying pole, an unusually long katana used by the famed Samurai Sasaki Kojiro in the early 1600’s.

                          It appears prominently in the book “Musashi”

                          • Anonymous

                            So this sword has the same weapon art like uchigatana, but longer range? btw the sheath is so long it stick into the ground lol

                            • Anonymous

                              Doing a pick build. I Washington do pure luck but at the hard cap of level 40 luck I decided I might add to other stats. What cool weapons might go well with luck and luck only? If it's just arni 's sword than I will put more deprived stats somewhere else! Good pve is more important.

                              • Anonymous

                                This weapon doesn't get double hits on standing r1s, that might not seem so bad if you only spamming running r1 but it means it has way worse standing pressure than other katanas, just use the chaos blade imo, much better damage and stamina consumption

                                • Anonymous

                                  Can anyone tell me why this thing is called Washing Pole? I'm from Germany and the name of this weapon in my language is Nodachi. Did From just made a joke or is this really the English name?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    bro there's even hate mail on wikis thats pretty bad themz gotta come here for that instead of a forum or even a youtube video about it, when you bought the game you bought the community. imma lay it down like a ham sandwich. read up on murphy's law especially with dark souls or those "dex fags playing weeb the sequel" is still gonna make you go get your dropped souls back. not one soul is givin how one feels about the noob with a hitbox three anime shows long. your still rezzing at a bonfire aint ya...

                                    • Anonymous

                                      a shame your character holds it like that. a katana should point toward the ground or the sky, or lay on your shoulder considering its a no dachi (its heavy)... it kills the fashion souls for me

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Hornet ring, then parry, then finish with the weapon art gigantic slash if your opponent rolls on the side, or the running R1 if he tries to flee. One of the few weapons benefitting really from the wooden ring for PVE, to avoid it to break too easily. I did a SL100 run with the deep infusion, with just 20 STR/18 DEX and the rest on vitality/attunement/vigor/endurance. Easy to go to NG+7.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Great for making everyone you connect with check their internet because there's no way you hit them from that far away

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Has no one talked about this yet? The double r1 on this weapon doesn't combo. If they spam roll the 1st r1, you can get out.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              You are on this page one of Five Reasons. 1. To make a joke about this weapon's running R1 attack. 2. To call everyone who uses this a "dexfag". 3. You actually need important information about this weapon. 4. You clicked here by mistake. 5. You wanted to comment why this weapon is called "Washing Pole".

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Hold seems like a pretty silly WA for this weapon, especially due to the length. It would make more sense if it used a Jo-dan stance like in kendo that gave the option of a powerful vertical slash or wide horizontal swipe.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I only ever see this used for running R1s, because spacing in DS3 is basically nonexistent due to latency. You can never tell when this weapon is actually within range to hit you, so you have to roll no matter what. And if you're getting ganked, that tends to lead to people rollcatching with the washing pole guy forcing you to roll.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Is this thing's weapon art even physically possible? I know this game has lots of physically impossible things in it, but to quick draw from a sheath on your hip a weapon as long as you are tall...

                                                    • I normally love this blade. Its reach. Makes salt fly everywhere and if your smart you could get a few good stunlocks. But it's continuity. Is terrible. Making it very hard to actually fight for more than a moment. Plus its attack isn't as initially high as other blades.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Correction:
                                                        The blade scales B on Dexterity with a Sharp Infusion and +10, not A
                                                        In the table for Sharp Infusion specifically, this is already the case and only the max table needs to be corrected

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          To clarify: Washing Pole is the translation of the name of the Nodachi (a very long katana) used in Gunryu against Musashi, in the most famous duel of all times. The book Musashi is the most read in Japan, the place of the batle was a island that now is call Gunryu Jin ("Gunryu island"), and there is a statue of both warriors a second before they strike, in the exact place where it happens. Musashi is the most famous person in the history of Japan. Most of what we know from Manga and Anime have influence on his story, and there is a word in japonese that means "musashi like". Just google musashi...

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I'm going to make a sephiroth build and was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give me a washing pole level 0 is fine I just want the weapon at the start of the game

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Maybe it would have mpre durability if you didn't use it to gouge a foot deep hole in the ground everywhere you go.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I believe the name the washing pole comes from the manga "Vagabond" where an unusually long katana was nicknamed the drying pole

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Update the page. Frayed Blade is the best damaging katana, making the Washing Pole the 4th highest damaging katana.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm doing a katana only build, and I'm wandering if the low durability and higher stamina usage is worth it.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      The complaints about this weapon are unwarranted. It can't combo more than 1 R1 and its running attack is now very reactable, while just like in DS1 its running attack completely negated by a shield. Trading with this weapon is laughably easy since you won't even eat two hits if your timing is off. If you can't beat this weapon you're failing at the basic fundamentals of the game.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Can someone with an account remove the following note: "With Sharp infusion this is the second highest damaging katana in the game for Dex builds after Chaos Blade. This is the best choice for Dex builds who rely heavily on weapon buffs since Chaos Blade cannot be buffed."
                                                                        As it isn't true. As far as I can tell, the Black Blade is superior for Dex builds and is also buffable; making this note not only invalid, but a falsehood.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          so many people complain about this weapon, I use it but I don't just spam sprint R1s the weapon is easily counterable, a good stability 100% phis protection shield counters sprint R1s easily and it's R1s don't combo so if you do get hit if you role back you shouldn't get hit by the 2nd attack, spears are another counter and if you can time it the blade has a decent wind up for attacks so parrying also works

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The washing pole name is based of a katana used by the master swordsman sasaki kojiro, rival of miyamoto musashi

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              "I don't know what weapons will be used in World War 3, but World War 4 will be fought with Washing Pole running attacks." -Albert Einstein

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                i fought a guy using this and i had havels shield and the dragon tooth. all he did was running attacks for a while and thos did nothing then he jsut went for parrys after he relized spamming runing attacks was a poor descision. he hit me once because he hit me with the stances r1 instead of going for the parrys everytime. in short this thing is ***** verses a great shield

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This weapon is terminal cancer, i really dont know why FS makes weapons like this... it makes chaos blade looks like a REALLY bad joke.

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