Chaos Blade +5

216 critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
- stability_dark_souls.jpg 30
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 120
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 6.0
Requirements & Bonus
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16 14
Auxiliary icon_res_bleed.png 300
Weapon Type Katana
Attack Type Slash
Enchantable No
Special Bleed

Chaos Blade is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.


A curved sword born from the soul of Quelaag, daughter of the Witch of Izalith, who was transformed into a chaos demon. This blade inherits only the chaotic nature of Quelaag, and has a unique speckled design. Blade wielder erodes along with opponents."

How to Get / Where to Find the Chaos Blade

Ascend a +10 katana with the Soul of Quelaag at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.

Upgrade cost:

Hints and Tips:

The one-handed Strong Attack is replaced by a dashing horizontal slash, and it eats 20 HP with every successful blow.

  • Give to Frampt to receive 1,000 souls.
  • You will take no self-damage while performing a backstab or a riposte.
  • Special: Damage scales with Humanity
  • Bleed build up is 36 per strike, and once inflicted will tear 30% of the opponents HP.
  • With 40 Dex and 10+ Humanity, Chaos Blade +5 has an attack value of 450.
  • With 50 Dex and 10+ Humanity, Chaos Blade +5 has an attack value of 455, proving how little of a difference in damage there is after 40 Dex.
  • Its length and vertical slashing motion make this weapon ideal for cutting off tails.
  • This weapon can not be enchanted with spells or items.
  • If using this weapon for a short period of time, Replenishment or Bountiful Sunlight are ideal to counteract the damage you take while striking.
  • Useful moveset (except strong attacks), fast swing speed and recovery with high attack rating and bleed make the chaos blade one of the best PvP weapons.
  • Ring of the Evil Eye and Replenishment can be used for mitigating the health loss.
  • Although it can do a thrust attack when pressing R1/RB while running, it won't receive a boost from
    Leo's Ring, as it is not properly classified as a thrust weapon in game. Tested on patch 1.05 of PtDE.

Caution! With high Humanity and Dex it can dish out good damage, but it eats away at your Vitality with every successful blow (except back stabs and ripostes), and the R2 attacks are extremely slow. Be aware that you CAN die from using this blade - it will not stop draining your life regardless of your remaining HP.

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Chaos Blade Upgrade Table

Demon Titanite weapon upgrades are usually for Boss Soul Weapons that are created at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 85% for dexterity_dark_souls.jpgDexterity to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 25,000 souls and 10  demon_titanite_dark_souls_s  Demon Titanite.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Other
Chaos Blade physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg critical_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg bleed_dark_souls.jpg poison_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 144 0 0 0 100 - B - - 300 0 - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +1 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 158 0 0 0 100 - B - - 300 0 - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +2 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 172 0 0 0 100 - B - - 300 0 - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +3 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 187 0 0 0 100 - B - - 300 0 - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +4 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 201 0 0 0 100 - B - - 300 0 - - 45 10 30 30 30
Regular +5 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx4) 216 0 0 0 100 - B - - 300 0 - - 45 10 30 30 30


Chaos Blade Humanity Effect Table


Humanity Physical Damage
Humanity@1 +20
Humanity@2 +10
Humanity@3 +10
Humanity@4 +6
Humanity@5 +7
Humanity@6 +6
Humanity@7 +6
Humanity@8 +6
Humanity@9 +7
Humanity@10 (cap) +6
Total +84


Iaito  ♦  Uchigatana  ♦  Washing Pole

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    • Anonymous

      12 Sep 2021 16:08  

      can someone tell me something? i upgraded my chaos blade to +5 but the trophy called "Chaos Weapon" didn't appear. tips?

      • Anonymous

        12 Jun 2021 12:50  

        Plan to use this as a secondary just to cut off the tails and maybe for lightning resist enemies. Primary weapon is the great club for bosses or sometimes Zwei for basic enemies in difficult areas or crowd ctrl since tempest spell has limited use.

        • Anonymous

          07 Apr 2021 15:06  

          I just realised: the Chaos Blade may be the only boss soul item in the whole series, the origins of which are an absolute mystery. Most boss soul items are the weapons or spells used by the owners of the souls. Others may have connection (sometimes rather obscure, but a connection nevertheless) to their respective bosses. But the Chaos Blade is not used by Quelaag, nor is it connected to her in any way. It's just said, that it is "born from the soul of Quelaag, daughter of the Witch of Izalith", but it is not explained why and I can't think of any reason at all either.

          • Anonymous

            16 Feb 2021 11:34  

            Wootz has not been recreated. It was mainly distributed from the city of Damascus. It's what Valyrian steel is based on. Pattern well differs from Wootz or True Damascus Steel because of its distinct water pattern that you cannot achieve via pattern weld. Wootz however is more of a homogeneous steel versus a patterned weld.

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2021 20:46  

              The patterns on the blade would suggest it's made of Damascus steel. A real-life forging technique that is somewhat of a lost art.

              • Anonymous

                28 Dec 2020 00:30  

                Nice weapon. The self dmg isn't that bad. Nice for pvp as every bleed weapon.still playing it with SL 430 in NG ++

                • Anonymous

                  18 Dec 2020 23:52  

                  Wouldnt a decent amount of faith for extra heals and bountiful sunlight and/or paladin shield to make it good?

                  • 02 Oct 2020 16:02  

                    The chaos blade has a small but interesting niche against bosses. It deals the most raw damage out of every katana in DSR. Having 450 damage when fully upgraded, 10 humanity cap and at 40 dex. This katana can be monstrous to paired up with power within. Making it a very powerful katana that has a slightly longer reach than the uchigatana. However, it's heavy attacks has a long animation that makes you vulnerable, it also has to rely on having that humanity scaling cause without it, it'll be weak. Lastly, it damage the welder per hit unless you backstab or repost. Fortunately, these short comings can be fix. For example, the health lost can be mitigated from a constant recovery item (e.g: Elizabeth mushrooms).

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Sep 2020 22:48  

                      If you break someones guard, you can get three R1s in before they can do anything. Only real use i've found is kicking somebody who is attempting to block while two-handing a weapon, and I think black flame might make you miss the third R1.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Aug 2020 19:23  

                        So when I look at the alternatives like Uchigatana and Iaito, which are mainly much easier to acquire and don't rob you of precious health with every hit, is there any rational reason to use this weapon in the first place?

                        • 11 Aug 2020 20:43  

                          This weapon can thrust if R1 is pressed while running. Might try out my self wearing Leo Ring to see if it receives a boost as well (probably not but worth a try).
                          I don't mind for the 20HP consumption per swing, just annoys me is that it has little staggering effect and i'm not used with that playstyle, but it is definitely a nice weapon to have in a dex build.

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Jul 2020 06:55  

                            Noob question: does anyone here use this in conjunction with the red or blue tearstone rings? Just curious if "hyper mode" builds are viable in DS1?

                            • Anonymous

                              25 May 2020 02:12  

                              Ya, I'm working with 120hp sooo... If there was a passive heal rate I'd do it. It's for high level builds. I enjoy tearing apart below 100 people.

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Feb 2020 18:00  

                                At 46 dex and 10 humanity, I did 328 damage to a hollow warrior with a +5 chaos blade compared to 301 with a +15 uchigatana with the same conditions. So mixed with the self damage of the chaos blade and it's lack of a second damage type and inability to enchant it, it has very little use .

                                • Anonymous

                                  04 Sep 2019 12:27  

                                  Most of the comments are people complaining it hurts you. Who gives a*****. Its so little and you're a scrub if you let anything hit you anyways.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    26 Aug 2019 04:21  

                                    Oh and I'm still only like under thirteen you people just for you people, I was the one who commented the chaos blade thing below I forgot to mention that spinning the blade after stabbing someone will grind their flesh probably making this blade deadly. P.S: the blade is out of gold and titanium okay Now when I comment some bul*****I will just put 1 in front of my comments or sign in

                                    • Anonymous

                                      26 Aug 2019 04:16  

                                      I made my own style of the chaos blade or invented it, sketched it and colored it. Lemme give you people the details... two meters tall and twenty centimeters in inches. there are four parts of my sword. Note that it is also tall like this the other one. this might not be very realistic, but it has three parts: one is hilt, and rest is blade the hilt is three quarter of a meter and the blade is one meter and a half. The part you hold of the hilt is a quarter meter tall and the safety piece between the blade and hilt is twenty centimeters in width, and half a meter tall going down to the bottom of the blade a bit diagonally, and a quarter meter up diagonally towards the center. Whatever, I will just upload the image on Google. The hilt is polished gold, and the blades shape is a bit odd. Go on the internet and search fierce deity sword. It is a double helix sword. My blade is three times the bottomart of the blade, making the sword two different blades constantly getting farther then crossing. The left blade piece is blue, and the right is green and the sword blades are rigid-wish the colors overlap at the top. The sword could be hollow (to minimize weight), and is taller than an average man besides, I also made up a character to fit with this. He is under a robe hoodie whatever and is 2 meters tall and is only eighteen years and is an arch swordfighter and brawler, his name is... well a basic name for an arch fighter right? Archu (kind of pronounced like R2) (arch fighter-ish name I took month to choose hope you like a name never used EVER) Sorry is this did not interest you but thanks for reading. I will show the art of the sword on Google in the future. k bye

                                      • Anonymous

                                        14 Aug 2019 15:05  

                                        Can you turn the Washing Pole into a Chaos Blade? Yes I'm playing DS1 for thre first time and on PS3 no less.

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