Katanas are a type of Weapon in Elden Ring. Katanas specializes in mid-range combat and are capable of inflicting slash and thrust attacks, as well as the Hemorrhage Status Effect in many cases, which can deal significant damage. Many players choose this weapon type for its unique moveset.

Katanas can be modified by a number of Ashes of War to change their Skills or Damage Type, so play around with them and see what you like as you acquire more.

Elden Ring Katana Range Comparison

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Weapon Range Data for Katanas in Elden Ring. Credits to user Kaj.

 

Elden Ring Katanas

 

Katanas Showcase

 

 

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Elden Ring Katanas Base Values

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Name
Phy Mag Fire Ligh Holy Crit
Boost
Str Dex Int Fai Arc Wgt Skill
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Uchigatana

115

45

-

30

-

30

-

30

-

30

100

30

11

D

15

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

5.5

10

Unsheathe

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Nagakiba

115

49

-

33

-

33

-

33

-

33

100

33

18

D

22

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

7.0

16

Piercing Fang

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Serpentbone Blade

120

45

-

30

-

30

-

30

-

30

100

30

11

E

22

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

6.0

6 ( - 3)

Double Slash

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Meteoric Ore Blade

112

50

72

45

-

31

-

31

-

31

100

33

15

D

14

E

18

D

-

-

-

-

7.5

13

Gravitas

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Moonveil

73

31

87

57

-

26

-

26

-

26

100

31

12

E

18

D

23

C

-

-

-

-

6.5

6.5

Transient Moonlight

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Rivers of Blood

76

36

-

26

76

52

-

26

-

26

100

31

12

E

18

D

-

-

-

-

20

D

6.5

17 ( - 9)

Corpse Piler

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Dragonscale Blade

110

35

-

25

-

25

-

50

-

25

100

30

12

D

20

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

5.5

25

Ice Lightning Sword

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Hand of Malenia

117

49

-

33

-

33

-

33

-

33

100

33

16

E

48

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

7.0

9 ( - 7)

Waterfowl Dance

Elden Ring Katanas Max Standard Values

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt Upgrade
Dragonscale Blade 269 - - - - 100 90 D B - - - - 35 25 25 50 25 33 15 5.5 Somber Smithing Stones
Hand of Malenia 286 - - - - 100 90 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 36 16 7 Somber Smithing Stones
Meteoric Ore Blade 274 176 - - - 100 104 C D C - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 50 45 31 31 31 36 16 7.5 Somber Smithing Stones
Moonveil 178 213 - - - 100 90 E B B - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 31 57 26 26 26 34 15 6.5 Somber Smithing Stones
Nagakiba 281 - - - - 100 90 D B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 49 33 33 33 33 39 16 7 Smithing Stones
Rivers of Blood 186 - 186 - - 100 90 E B - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 36 26 52 26 26 34 15 6.5 Somber Smithing Stones
Serpentbone Blade 294 - - - - 100 84 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 36 15 6 Smithing Stones
Uchigatana 281 - - - - 100 90 D C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 45 30 30 30 30 36 15 5.5 Smithing Stones

Elden Ring Katanas Max Heavy Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 258 - - - - 100 90 B - - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 49 33 33 33 33 36 16 7
Uchigatana 258 - - - - 100 90 A - - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 45 30 30 30 30 33 15 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Keen Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 242 - - - - 100 99 E A - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 49 33 33 33 33 36 16 7
Uchigatana 258 - - - - 100 90 E A - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 45 30 30 30 30 33 15 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Quality Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 225 - - - - 100 90 B B - - -
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49 33 33 33 33 36 16 7
Uchigatana 225 - - - - 100 90 B B - - -
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45 30 30 30 30 33 15 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Fire Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 187 - 187 - - 100 90 C E - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 46.55 31.35 41.25 37.95 31.35 33 15.2 7
Uchigatana 187 - 187 - - 100 90 C E - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 42.75 28.5 37.5 34.5 28.5 30 14.25 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Flame Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 214 - 214 - - 100 90 E E - B -
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46.55 31.35 41.25 37.95 31.35 33 15.2 7
Uchigatana 214 - 214 - - 100 90 E E - B -
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42.75 28.5 37.5 34.5 28.5 30 14.25 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Lightning Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 187 - - 187 - 100 90 E C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 46.55 31.35 37.95 41.25 31.35 33 15.2 7
Uchigatana 187 - - 187 - 100 90 E C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 42.75 28.5 34.5 37.5 28.5 30 14.25 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Sacred Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 214 - - - 214 100 90 E E - B - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 46.55 37.95 31.35 31.35 41.25 33 15.2 7
Uchigatana 214 - - - 214 100 90 E E - B - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 42.75 34.5 28.5 28.5 37.5 30 14.25 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Magic Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 214 214 - - - 100 90 E E B - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 46.55 41.25 31.35 31.35 37.95 33 15.2 7
Uchigatana 214 214 - - - 100 90 E E B - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 42.75 37.5 28.5 28.5 34.5 30 14.25 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Cold Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 198 158 - - - 100 90 D B C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(105)
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46.55 37.95 31.35 31.35 31.35 33 15.2 7
Uchigatana 198 158 - - - 100 90 C B C - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(105)
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42.75 34.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 30 14.25 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Poison Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Uchigatana 236 - - - - 100 90 C B - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(38) 42.75 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 30 15 5.5
Nagakiba 236 - - - - 100 90 D B - - D hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(38) 46.55 31.35 31.35 31.35 31.35 33 16 7

Elden Ring Katanas Max Blood Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 236 - - - - 100 90 D B - - D
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46.55 31.35 31.35 31.35 31.35 33 15.2 7
Uchigatana 236 - - - - 100 90 C B - - D
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42.75 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 30 14.25 5.5

Elden Ring Katanas Max Occult Upgrades

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Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt
Nagakiba 247 - - - - 100 90 E D - - B hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(38) 49 33 33 33 33 36 16 7
Uchigatana 247 - - - - 100 90 E D - - B hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(38) 45 30 30 30 30 33 15 5.5

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      What kinda weapons do you guys want from up coming DLCs? I want more Dragonscale sized Katanas, the others are freakishly long, I want an infusable one for a proper Samurai cosplay.

      • Anonymous

        As much as I hate going up against dual nagakibas and moonveil spammers over and over again, there's no denying katanas in this game are fantastic. There are 4 different R2 movesets in this class, 4 special skills and unsheathe aow is only available for katanas, all of this makes these weapons feel unique.

        • Anonymous

          so: what stats do i update to deal more damage aside arcane and does lowering my strength also lowers the damage i deal with a katana?

          • Anonymous

            Expect a point down if you use any one of these weapons. I think at least the most honorable is the STR based Meteoric Ore Blade for it's special R2, but even then, don't think anyone will like you if they see you with a katana in hand.

            • Anonymous

              Hobby Samurai cosplayer here :)
              I hope a DLC brings back Sir Alonne's Nagamaki. I mean on his trips to the Elden ring Universe he bought all the big pots for his castle. They are all around the roundtable area.
              I know somebody in the Elden Ring universe made the tasty Nagamaki :)

              • Anonymous

                Nakiba's skill is actually Unsheathe, not Piercing Fang. Piercing Fang is just the equipped ash of war when you receive the weapon in-game.

                • Anonymous

                  Ideas for Ashes of War for Katanas: 1. Frayed Blade from DS3's weapon art, with or w/out the dark applied, so a series of slashes followed be a sheathe again (stamps have multiple forms, why can't Unsheathe?)
                  2. Stance holds, like Square off. Holding the blade up like a samurai, while being able to move slowly, and follow up with one of two attacks, depending on input like usual. Again, swords and axes have this ability, so why not.
                  3. Just reimplement parry... that was solid.

                  • Anonymous

                    Idea: Make Katanas have a higher Critical Range, and remove bleed (except for bleed focused ones). Nerf damage and speed a little and there you have it, daggers that are a little bit slower but outperform them in range and damage.

                    • Anonymous

                      I like to roleplay as zoro from one piece, i always do that in every souls game, and katanas in this game r pretty good looking, meteoric blade and moonveil for the white/black look of them, and the dragonscale for the flashy effects, 10/10

                      • There are more katanas than: thrusting swords, heavy thrusting swords, twinblades, flails, great spears, reapers, whips, claws, light bows, bows, great bows, crossbows, ballistae, and torches. There are an equal number of katanas and sacred seals. What did Fromsoft mean by this?

                        • Anonymous

                          I love how people who say katanas are overtuned just get thumbs down but no counterarguments. I wonder why

                          • Anonymous

                            We are so close to a more balanced game. All we need now is to nerf katanas and heavy thrusting swords and then the community shall rejoice.

                            • Anonymous

                              I hope katanas in this game get nerfed to the ground, from a PvE perspective. Even an uchigatana is too powerful.

                              • Anonymous

                                It’s says a lot about From’s balancing when two of the most powerful and most common weapons are katanas. I know they’re based out of Japan, but in other Souls games they’ve just been powerful, not OP like Elden Ring.

                                • Anonymous

                                  it sucks that the damage numbers and status effects are what makes these katanas 'good'. they could have done many unique things with the movesets and ashes of war. Personally the only katana that i like is the meteoric ore blade solely for the heavy attack. fromsoftware really could have done a lot more with these weapons as they are on the fewer side and i hate that these get bad rep. cool designs though.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The katana jumping heavy attack should've been like the tricked Chikage plunge attack and like the jump attack Tachibana Muneshige from Nioh does.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Fun fact: In real life katanas were entirely useless outside of Japan. It doesn't matter what anime you've been watching, it's physically impossible to make a real katana that can stand up to almost any other real weapon.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        In light of the unique strong attacks some of the other katana get the strong attack of the Uchigatana feels so flimsy. I mean there's a double hit strong attack, a thrust strong attack and ICHIMONJI DOUBLE yet the Uchigatana gets stuck with the same old strong attack that has been around since Dark Souls. Hope we get some normal looking katana in the DLC that have unique movesets and can use ashes of war.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          In a future update they should allow you to put the parry ashes of war on this. Surprised they didn't initially.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Let me be clear: in Ellen Ring, the pinnacle of FromSoft, katanas are really frustrating to play against and too overpowered to use. The point was, is and will be here. However, there is but one thing keeping my respect for katana users: the legend, the myth. The Soldier of God is the only match for Him. For a simple man, who once Soloed Her.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              There is nothing wrong with using katanas you guys. I used katanas for my first run and the game is still really hard.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Ever since Dark Souls 1 i've heard people complain about katanas being too op, yet when i try them i'm always feeling like they aren't as good as other weapons

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So many comments I see in here of people complaining of good or not good/over or pvp lol stop crying and just enjoy the game plus fyi,no one said you had to use or get the katanas if you have such an issue with how they are done in this one

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    There is a mod on Nexus that replaces the models of Katana to straight swords. This is weird because curved swords are pretty relevant even in Europe, and are the primary swords in regions like the Middle East and India.
                                                    What I want to say is some of these "katana" don't even look like katana. Hand of Malenia is more curved than typical katana should be, and even looks like a shamshir or a scimitar (with the patterning on the blade as well); while the Serpent Bone Blade has a very European hilt design and is more curved than typical katana. Meteoric Ore Blade has a katana-like curve/curvature but the hilt is pretty Middle Eastern/Indian.

                                                    Signed, DS3FireKeeperbestwaifu.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      holy crap these are way more overpowered than I thought they would be. downright broken. so fast, so much damage, bleeding, and no weakness!

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Fun triva fact(that probably gonna get disliked for being a "weeb")

                                                        The whole stuff about folded steel actually had a primary reason behind it. Most swords had wobbly blades, but the katanas had much more firm, non-bending ones. As such, it made them much stronger at precise strikes, but in turn, imprecise strikes made it much easier to break these blades.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          It makes sense these weapons are so good the katana is basically the most masterful weapon out there unlike the European style weapons and stuff the katana is an art and I so superior to European design like I once saw one slice through a roll of paper towels clean I'd like to see a longsword do that so it really makes sense to make these the best git guy or stop crying

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            don't care about pvp but who cares, use what you want. its a game its supposed to be fun and weebs and whiners need to get a grip.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I still cannot comprehend how you can have dragonscale and serpentbone in the same class as rob and mv. They are so underpowered its not even funny meanwhile the other two not only trivializes a lot of pve they basically destroyed pvp for most people I've spoken to. They should halve the damage of moonveils L2R1s and Nerf the rivers of piss to the fiery depths of hell.

                                                              Hopefully they will either open up DS3 servers or nerf the noobtubes in the near future, stacked with that new mod coming out the future of pvp isn't bright

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                These things are in desperate need of a nerf. I'm not just sick of fighting them, I want to be able to use them without feeling like a ****

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Katanas are one of the most powerful weapon types in the game.
                                                                  Game was made by a Japanese game company.
                                                                  ...HMMMMMMMM... must be a coincidence.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Why I despise Mooveil more than Rob is because you have to make a specific build in order to counter it. Rob can easily be countered with anything like spears or even Moonveil itself. On the other hand, Moonveil has to be countered with a specific build that's just made for it. If you don't have the right build, just pray that you dodge all Moonveil L2s.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      longest to shortest (by looks) is nagakiba, hand of malenia, moonveil, uchigatana, Rivers of blood, Meteoric orec blade,Dragonscale blade, serpentbone blade. let me know if it is correct or not.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Memories broken the truth goes unspoken I've even forgotten my name I don't know the season or what is the reason I'm standing here holding my blade

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Some of you need to chill and stop complaining. Katanas would take your head off in one slice. Enjoy the way it is.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I've used all of the katanas and I'd say Moonveil is the best one for pvp. RoB and Hand of Malenia gets you stuck in an animation so that you cannot escape while Moonveil is quick enough for you to get out of it.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Katanas are without a doubt the teacher's pet of ER . Judging by how much people complain about katanas and Fromsoft's history of nerfing stuff so much they are useless I doubt these would that good much longer .

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Katanas pros and cons

                                                                                Pros:
                                                                                Fast speed
                                                                                Deals the same damage as a greatsword
                                                                                Has Bleed
                                                                                Has two of the most powerful weapons in the game

                                                                                Cons:
                                                                                Does no poise damage (Except Meteoric Ore Blade)
                                                                                Only does slashing damage

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  There are a lot of people thinking that Katanas are outperforming curve swords. If FS every nerfs Moonveil, Nagitanas, and RoB it will only be a matter of time before people realize that curveswords outperform them all.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Average realism fan vs. Average three-billion folds cursed lightning speed Katana that can cut through the moon enjoyer

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Look at all these trash weapons. None of these can compare to the glory of the PKCS. Best weapon in gaming history. Gigachad PKCS enjoyers are infinitely better players than these casul katana fans.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        The one thing that annoys me about katanas in this game is that they are clearly dedicated two handed weapons, yet mostly scale with dexterity rather than strength.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Kinda sad there is no faith oriented katana, something like a black flame katana or a lightning one with the moveset of midir katana from DS3 would have been fantastic

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I'm of the mind that they need to buff more of the things in this game to be on the level of Katanas. As a Souls veteran, seeing a weapon get nerfed and gutted is tragic. So ask yourselves, do you really want to see Katanas nerfed, or would you rather see your weapon get buffed to be just as good, if not potentially better?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Katanas are too strong atm
                                                                                              Moonveil and RoB just need a flat out nerf. They do too much damage too safely.
                                                                                              Uchi and nagikaba with stuff like unsheathe or seppuku are absurdly good in pvp and need toned down.
                                                                                              At the moment these weapons are arguably the best in the game. Other contenders are some thrusting weapons or specific blood builds but they dont offer the versatility and safety katanas do

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Katanas are too strong atm
                                                                                                Moonveil and RoB just need a flat out nerf. They do too much damage too safely.
                                                                                                Uchi and nagikaba with stuff like unsheathe or seppuku are absurdly good in pvp and need toned down.
                                                                                                At the moment these weapons are arguably the best in the game. Other contenders are some thrusting weapons or specific blood builds but they dont offer the versatility and safety katanas do

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  We all have an inner weeb. We all have an inner caveman. We all have an inner medieval enthusiast.

                                                                                                  You can indulge them at your own discretion. Don't let anyone tell you how to play the game.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Katanas need a damage nerf across the entire class. They are by and far the best weapon class in the game in any 1v1 situation, whether against pvp or pve

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Feels a bit sad that there's no Faith scaling Katana. Sure you can infuse a normal one with Holy but it's just not the same as having a unique one you know?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        DLC needs to add the Chaos Blade with 160 counter damage against ashes of war, that would be the ultimate weapon against mindless L2 mashers

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