Onikiri and Ubadachi are paired katanas in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

The hunters known as the King's Black Hands wielded paired weapons. These belonged to Kamui, who looked after the prince.
Kamui brought Onikiri with him to the Undead Settlement, where he forged Ubadachi, and was finally prepared to join the ranks of the royal hunters.
Skill: Onislayer
Leap forward and slash mercilessly with both blades, cutting open foes.


Dropped by Black Hand Kamui after defeating him at the Grand Archives.


Onikiri and Ubadachi are unique among paired weapons, as the paired attacks require some finesse and aggressiveness in order to use properly.

One-handed, it possesses the standard katana moveset. However, pulling out the off-hand blade allows the player to execute quick slashing and thrusting combos, dealing good damage and inflicting impressive Bleed build-up. As the off-hand blade is rather short (only slightly longer than most daggers), utilizing the paired attacks requires the player to get extremely close to the target, otherwise the short blade will not connect and thus greatly reduce the damage output of the attacks.

However, what truly makes Onikiri and Ubadachi shine is its skill, Onislayer. The player leaps at the target with both katanas and slashes powerfully with both blades at the same time, dealing strong stagger and damage. It inflicts tremendous Poise damage, allowing it to interrupt attacks from large weapons under the right circumstances.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Vertical downward slash, followed by an upward slash.
Strong Attack
Thrust, followed by horizontal slash.
Weak Attack
Horizontal slash with the off-hand blade combined with vertical slash with the main blade. Further input yields an upward slash with the main blade and a thrust with the off-hand blade.
Strong Attack
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
Delayed thrust with the off-hand blade, followed shortly by thrust with the main blade.
Rolling Attack Low horizontal slash.
Rolling Attack
Quick horizontal slash with the main blade followed by the off-hand blade.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.


  • Shares the same skill as the Claw, although they are called different names.


  • Onikiri translates from Japanese to "demon cutter", and Ubadachi (姥断 uba dan) to "disconnection".


Reinforced with regular Titanite.


Weapon Arts Showcase Onikiri and Ubadachi

Weapon Arts Showcase Onikiri and Ubadachi

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