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

The Uchigatana is a katana in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A unique katana characterized by the fine craftsmanship of an eastern land where it was forged.
The finely-sharpened blade cuts flesh like butter and causes bleeding, but breaks easily as a result.
Skill: Hold
Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflecting parry with strong attack.


Guaranteed drop from the Sword Master in the Cemetery of Ash. He can be found by taking the left path, just before the main entrance to Firelink Shrine.

Even though he is found early in the game, he is quite strong and has a fair amount of health. An easy way to kill him is to knock him off a ledge. If that's the case, resting at the nearby bonfire will make his weapon appear at his spawning spot, at the top of the stairs.


The Uchigatana's attacks are fast and can stun most smaller enemies. Its weak attack (PlayStation - R1 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Bumper Right - 01) is a vertical swing followed by a reversed, uppercut swing. Its strong attack (PlayStation - R2 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Trigger Right - 01) is a horizontal slash that is capable of hitting many targets at once, although the player is left open afterward.

The Uchigatana's skill is called "Stance." While in this mode, the wielder sheaths the sword while keeping their hand on the hilt, prepared for a quick draw. The light and heavy attacks are altered and will consume FP when used; the light attack (PlayStation - R1 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Bumper Right - 01) becomes a charging quick-draw slash and the strong attack (PlayStation - R2 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Trigger Right - 01) becomes a parry.

It is the earliest attainable katana in the game, and thus is a good early weapon for Dexterity builds. However, it is eventually outclassed by other katanas later in the game.


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.


Reinforced with regular Titanite.


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