For the Dark Souls variant, see Chaos Blade.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Chaos Blade (Dark Souls II).

The Chaos Blade is a katana in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A cursed sword of unknown origin bearing uncanny streaks on its blade.
Attacks also damage its wielder.
The sword is not unlike a thing misshapen, 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.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Found in the Untended Graves, uphill the left path before entering the remains of Firelink Shrine, on the same spot where the Sword Master was encountered in the Cemetery of Ash.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Chaos Blade provides excellent base damage, scaling and reach for a katana, at relatively low stat requirements. It also features a standard katana moveset. However, it cannot be buffed or infused in any way, meaning some specialized builds will be able to gain more benefit from using one of the buffable or infusable katanas.

Additionally, it damages the wielder every time they hit an opponent. This damage is a set number and is not affected by the wielder's defenses, health or damage dealt, and it will occur even if the target did not take damage from the strike, such as if they were blocking the attack or successfully rolled through it. In longer fights, this may prove fatal to the player if they are not careful. However, equipment such as the Ring of the Evil Eye, Sun Princess Ring, or an off-hand weapon infused with a Blessed Gem, can help with off-setting some of the recoil damage.

Despite all this, the Chaos Blade is one of the most damaging katanas in the game, surpassing all but the Frayed Blade and a buffed Bloodlust at 40 Dexterity.

Moveset[edit | edit source]

The Chaos blade's moveset is identical to that of the Uchigatana.
Attack Description
Weak Attack
Vertical downward slash, followed by an upward slash.
Strong Attack
Thrust, followed by horizontal slash.
Weak Attack
Downward two-handed slash from right to left, followed by upward slash in reverse direction.
Strong Attack
Two-handed overhead downward slash, followed by powerful upward slash from right to left.
Jump Attack Performs a jump and lands plunging the blade into the ground.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Running thrust attack.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Rolling Attack Low horizontal slash.
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The self-damage inflicted from a successful attack is based on the maximum health of the player. Each attack will inflict slightly more than 1% of the player's maximum health as damage.
  • Ripostes and backstabs will not proc the self-damage.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.

Videos[edit | edit source]


Dark Souls 3 Chaos Blade - Weapon Arts Showcase

Black BladeBloodlustChaos BladeDarkdrift
Onikiri and UbadachiUchigatanaWashing Pole
The Ringed City
Frayed Blade
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