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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Uchigatana (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Uchigatana (Dark Souls III).

The Uchigatana is a katana in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Katana forged in an Eastern land. Known for its brisk slashing motions.
The Uchigatana cuts beautifully and causes bleeding, but its blade is easily nicked.

Availability[]

Characteristics[]

A standard and well-balanced katana, the Uchigatana can be a formidable weapon when upgraded properly. It has moderately low Strength and Dexterity wielding requirements, making it a useful weapon on builds that do not specialize in physical damage output, particularly with the Lightning or Chaos upgrade paths. However, for builds focused on dealing physical damage, it performs best when Dexterity is leveled as the primary damage stat. It also inflicts a decent amount of Bleed buildup (33 per swing) and can instantly destroy 30% of a target's HP bar upon a successful proc of Blood Loss, making it especially useful in PvP where it can apply pressure on opponents to break away and heal.

As with all other katanas, the Uchigatana has fairly low durability. As such, players should keep on top of its durability and repair their equipment at every opportunity to ensure that it does not break.

Moveset[]

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Downward slash trending from right to left, followed by upward slash from left to right.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Pulls the katana back, and then lunges forward with a powerful thrust.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Downward swing trending from right to left, followed by upward swing from left to right.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Brings weapon above head for a delayed powerful downward slash.
Jump Attack Leaps forward before plunging the weapon into the ground.
Running Attack Fast forward thrust with very little startup.
Rolling Attack Fast horizontal slash from left to right.
Kick Standard kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Mirrored version of first one-handed weak attack.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Standard parry.

Upgrades[]

Requires: Standard Uchigatana, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Standard Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Uchigatana 90 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 99 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 108 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 117 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 126 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 135 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 144 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 153 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 162 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 171 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 180 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 188 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 198 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 207 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 216 A 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 225 A 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Raw Uchigatana (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 156 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +1 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 166 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +2 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 176 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +3 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 187 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +4 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 197 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +5 (Large Titanite Shard ×3) 208 C 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Crystal Uchigatana (Titanite Chunk ×1) 198 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 207 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 216 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 225 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 233 A 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 243 A 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Magic Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Magic Uchigatana (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 102 109 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 108 116 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 115 124 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 122 131 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 129 138 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 136 146 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 142 153 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 149 160 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 156 167 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 163 175 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 170 182 D C 45 10 30 30

Requires: Magic Uchigatana +5, Blue Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Enchanted Uchigatana
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
136 144 E C 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +1
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
141 148 E C 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +2
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
146 152 E B 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +3
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
152 156 E B 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +4
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
157 161 E B 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +5
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
163 167 E A 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Divine Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Divine Uchigatana (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 91 111 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 97 118 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 103 125 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 109 133 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 115 140 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 122 148 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 128 155 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 134 162 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 140 170 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 146 177 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 152 185 D C 45 10 30 30

Requires: Divine Uchigatana +5, White Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Occult Occult Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Occult Uchigatana (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 124 136 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +1 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 131 142 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +2 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 138 149 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +3 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 146 156 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +4 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 153 163 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +5 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 161 170 D B 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Fire Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Fire Uchigatana (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 116 116 45 10 30.0 30
Fire Uchigatana +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 126 126 45 10 30.3 30
Fire Uchigatana +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 135 135 45 10 30.6 30
Fire Uchigatana +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 144 144 45 10 30.9 30
Fire Uchigatana +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 153 153 45 10 31.2 30
Fire Uchigatana +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 162 162 45 10 31.5 30
Fire Uchigatana +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 172 172 45 10 31.8 30
Fire Uchigatana +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 183 183 45 10 32.1 30
Fire Uchigatana +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 194 194 45 10 32.4 30
Fire Uchigatana +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 205 205 45 10 32.7 30
Fire Uchigatana +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 216 216 45 10 33.0 30
The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Fire Uchigatana +5, Red Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Chaos Chaos Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Chaos Uchigatana (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 140 162 45 10 30.0 30
Chaos Uchigatana +1 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 148 171 45 10 30.6 30
Chaos Uchigatana +2 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 156 180 45 10 31.2 30
Chaos Uchigatana +3 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 163 188 45 10 31.8 30
Chaos Uchigatana +4 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 171 198 45 10 32.4 30
Chaos Uchigatana +5 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 179 207 45 10 33.0 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction
Lightning Uchigatana (Titanite Chunk ×1) 162 162 45 10 30 30.0
Lightning Uchigatana +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 174 174 45 10 30 32.4
Lightning Uchigatana +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 187 187 45 10 30 34.8
Lightning Uchigatana +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 199 199 45 10 30 37.2
Lightning Uchigatana +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 212 212 45 10 30 39.6
Lightning Uchigatana +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 225 225 45 10 30 42.0

Trivia[]

  • Historically, the uchigatana was used by the samurai in feudal Japan. Most uchigatana had short blades (23 ~ 28 cm), making them more wieldy and suitable for close quarter combat.
    • The blade of the in-game Uchigatana appears to be unusually long, making it closer to a nodachi.

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