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For other uses, see Katanas (Dark Souls II) and Katanas (Dark Souls III).
Main article: Weapon Types

Katanas are a type of weapon in Dark Souls.

Overview[]

Katanas are one of the better all-round balanced weapons in the game, with a good combination of slash and thrust attacks. Their range and speed also fall somewhere between Greatswords and Straight Swords so they can be used effectively at all ranges. Because the blades on these weapons are so sharp, they are all also capable of inflicting Bleed damage, so successive strikes can be deadly to any foe. The sharpness of their blades is also their main downfall, because they all have relatively low durability compared to other weapons; as long as you keep them repaired, however, there is no situation they cannot be useful in.

When equipped in the offhand, Katanas have the ability to Parry, albeit with the same effectiveness and parrying window as a medium shield. This makes this type of weapon effective in dual-wielding builds.

Katanas[]

Katana Damage Type
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Auxiliary Effect
Attack Values Stat Requirements
Damage Reduction Parameter Bonus
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Wpn Chaos Blade.png
Chaos Blade
Slash
Bleed
133 100 16 14
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 B
Wpn Iaito.png
Iaito
Slash
Bleed
88 100 14 20
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 B
Wpn Uchigatana.png
Uchigatana
Slash
Thrust
Bleed
90 100 14 14
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 B
Wpn Washing Pole.png
Washing Pole
Slash
Thrust
Bleed
90 100 20 16
45% 10% 30% 30% 30 D D

Katana Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Chaos Blade 133 0 0 0 100 0 4B 0 0 120 6.0
Iaito 88 0 0 0 100 0 4B 0 0 80 5.0
Uchigatana 90 0 0 0 100 0 4B 0 0 80 5.0
Washing Pole 90 0 0 0 100 2D 2D 0 0 60 8.0

Katana Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Chaos Blade +5 216 0 0 0 100 0 4B 0 0 120 6.0
Iaito +15 220 0 0 0 100 0 5A 0 0 80 5.0
Uchigatana +15 225 0 0 0 100 0 5A 0 0 80 5.0
Washing Pole +15 225 0 0 0 100 2D 3C 0 0 60 8.0


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