Katanas are a Weapon Category in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Katanas are fast-swinging weapons for their long range of motions. Dealing Slash and Thrust damage, Katanas can also inflict Bleed. The inherent sharpness of the blade has the disadvantage of having low durability. Katanas are primarily Dexterity weapons that can also be wielded as left-handed weapons and used to Parry.

  • Pros: Far-reaching and fast swing motions, dealing mainly Slash damage, with added Bleed. Great Dexterity scaling, moderate weight. Can be used to parry.
  • Cons: Poor durability, limited selection.

 

All Katanas in Dark Souls

  Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Aux
Effects
Requirements
Param Bonus
Durability / Weight - Attack Type
Image Name icon_dmg_phy.png
icon_prot_phy.png
icon_dmg_magi.png
icon_prot_magi.png
icon_dmg_fire.png
icon_prot_fire.png
icon_dmg_lightn.png
icon_prot_lightn.png
icon_dmg_cbonus.png
icon_prot_stab.png
icon_aux_toge1.png
icon_aux_toge2.png
icon_strength.png
icon_dexterity.png
icon_intelligence.png
icon_faith.png
icon_other_dura.png
icon_other_weig.png
Attack
Type
Acquired From
uchigatana.png
Uchigatana 90
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
100
30
icon_res_bleed.png
300
14
-
-
14
B
A+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
80
5.0
Slash
Thrust
chaos_blade_1.png Chaos Blade 133
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
100
30
icon_res_bleed.png
300
16
-
-
14
B
B+5
0
-
-
0
-
-
120
6.0
Slash
  • Upgrade +10 katana with Quelaag's Soul at the Giant Blacksmith
iaito.png Iaito 88
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
100
30
icon_res_bleed.png
300
14
-
-
20
B
A+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
80
5.0
Slash
  • Found in Blighttown
washing_pole.png
Washing Pole 90
45
0
10
0
30
0
30
100
30
icon_res_bleed.png
300
20
D
D+15
16
D
C+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
60
8.0
Slash
Thrust

 




    • Anonymous

      16 Oct 2019 21:36  

      Is two-handing a katana making a character move noiseless? In Oolacile Township, right after the bonfire, there are four residents (down the stairs), faced back to the player. If I go there with a sword and a shield, they aggro when I'm on the stairs. But when I handle a katana with two hands, I can move freely behind their backs and they don't seem to notice me. I checked (for now) only in this one place, with Iaito, Uchigatana and Washing Pole, and it doesn't work with another swords.

      • Anonymous

        01 Apr 2019 01:23  

        Essentially the uchigatana does more immediate damage than the iaito but the iaito on the other hand I believe uses less stamina and can strike faster they both do pretty good damage though Iā€™m my opinon

        • Anonymous

          23 Dec 2018 19:09  

          Katana is ds1 and 2 completely outclass the ones in ds3 I mean jesus these things are fast, hit pretty hard, cause bleed build up and you don't need luck to make the bleed worth a damn not only that they are so slow and easy to parry in ds3 that it's more risky to use the weapon than to use literally anything else it's like the developers had something against them is ds3

          • Anonymous

            24 Jun 2018 20:18  

            The ichigatana does more Damage at base then the Iaito, but the Iaito has a higher stat need. Does the Iaito get better then the uchi with higher stats? Or is the uchi better regardless

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