Serpentbone Blade

serpentbone blade katana weapon elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy120
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 45
Mag 30
Fire 30
Ligt 30
Holy 30
Boost 30
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Dex C
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 11
Dex 22
Katana Slash / Pierce
Double Slash FP 6 (  - 3)
Wgt. 6 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive
poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (66)

Serpentbone Blade is a Katana in Elden Ring. The Serpentbone Blade scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for high Dexterity characters to engage in mid-range combat. It is capable of inflicting both Slash and Pierce attacks.

 

Sinister katana modeled after a serpent bone.

The densely packed row of spines that jut away from the cutting edge are coated in a lethal poison.

  

Where to Find Serpentbone Blade

The Serpentbone Blade weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Serpentbone Blade Notes & Tips

  • When Poison is procced on an enemy using this weapon, the resulting poison effect will deal double the damage per tick but last a third of the amount of time compared to poison procced by other means. This is referenced as "Lethal Poison" in the weapons description, but "Deadly Poison" in other weapons/items. Overall, Deadly Poison will do less damage than regular poison if both are left for their full duration. (Fetid Pot and Venomous Fang also have the same effect)
  • Weapon Skill: Double Slash
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Serpentbone Blade can be upgraded by using Smithing Stones
  • Causes Poison Buildup: poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (66)
  • Can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables
  • This weapon has a unique R2 that consists of a double slash. Because every weapons R2's normally counts as 2 hits towards "successive hits" talismans, AND this weapons R2 is a multi hit attack, this attack can make a single R2 allow you to gain 1 stack of all those talismans/items that boost the damage with successive attacks. (See examples below). This is because it takes a minimum of 3 hits to activate damage buff type "successive hits" talismans and one slash of the R2 counts as 2 hits while the one afterwards will count as a third hit. Whether the first or second slash counts as 2 hits is not known as of now.
  • The best setup to take advantage of the multi hit R2 is: Millicent's Prosthesis + Rotten Winged Sword Insignia (or the regular version if you don't plan to go into ng+ or having it dropped by another player) + Kindred of Rot's Exultation (if you can proc poison)+ Shard of Alexander (since the Skill is also a multi hit) and then Thorny Cracked Tear for your Flask of Wondrous Physick. 
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos for Serpentbone Blade

 

Serpentbone Blade Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Smithing Stone [1]Smithing Stone [2]Smithing Stone [3]Smithing Stone [4]Smithing Stone [5]Smithing Stone [6]Smithing Stone [7]Smithing Stone [8], and Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

 

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Serpentbone Blade Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 120 - - - - 42 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 30 15
Standard +1 126 - - - - 43 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 30 15
Standard +2 133 - - - - 45 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 30 15
Standard +3 140 - - - - 47 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 30 15
Standard +4 147 - - - - 48 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 31 15
Standard +5 154 - - - - 50 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 31 15
Standard +6 161 - - - - 52 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 31 15
Standard +7 168 - - - - 53 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 32 15
Standard +8 175 - - - - 55 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 32 15
Standard +9 182 - - - - 57 E C - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 32 15
Standard +10 189 - - - - 58 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 33 15
Standard +11 196 - - - - 60 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 33 15
Standard +12 203 - - - - 62 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 33 15
Standard +13 210 - - - - 63 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 33 15
Standard +14 217 - - - - 65 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 34 15
Standard +15 224 - - - - 67 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 34 15
Standard +16 231 - - - - 68 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 34 15
Standard +17 238 - - - - 70 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 34 15
Standard +18 245 - - - - 72 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 35 15
Standard +19 252 - - - - 73 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 35 15
Standard +20 259 - - - - 75 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 35 15
Standard +21 266 - - - - 77 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 35 15
Standard +22 273 - - - - 78 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 35 15
Standard +23 280 - - - - 80 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 35 15
Standard +24 287 - - - - 82 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 35 15
Standard +25 294 - - - - 84 E B - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(66) 45 30 30 30 30 36 15

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      You know what's weird...

      Yapped actually has data for this to be infused. It's one of 2 non-infusable weapons that has all the data in the game's code that actually has the data for all the different infusions (The other being Treespear).

      Which means, they actually planned to make its AoW changable, but eventually decided not to (Either that or they simply forgot to change the "Ash of War Type" from "0 - Prevent Change" to "2 - Allow Change")

      • Anonymous

        For those wondering why this can’t be infused with ashes of war despite being a smithing stone weapon, I believe the decision was intentional. Since lethal poison stacks with normal poison when infused and keeps the long duration along with the high tick damage. If you paired this with say poison moth flight you’d potentially be chunking 70% of a boss’s healthbar with just one attack.

        • Anonymous

          The property of the R2 isn’t that interesting, as all R2’s have a greater “stack” for such talismans than R1’s. This means that weapons with a multi hitting R2 share the exact same property, most notably Rogier’s Rapier, Short Spear and Cleaneot Knight’s Spear, as well as the Ornamental Straight Sword after Golden Temper. Even a few slower weapons have such an advantage, such as the Treespear.

          • Anonymous

            honestly this weapon's viability would've been boosted immensely by having the ability to change its AoW and even put affinities on it. I mean, every non somber bleed weapon can have even a frost or poison affinity and keep the bleed, so this could've been the same but for poison. AND, it doesn't even have any faith/int/arc scaling, but even if it did we still have weapons with those that can be given any affinity, the Erdsteel Dagger and Clayman's Harpoon to name a few. I just don't see the point, or at least wish it had a different skill that wasn't outclassed by its unique heavy moveset

            • Anonymous

              While lethal/deadly poison does run out faster, this is mostly a buff. If you're a poison build you're likely able to re-apply it quickly, and it's another opportunity to re-apply the damage boosts from Kindred of Rot's Exultation and the Mushroom Crown.

              • Anonymous

                This weapon is incredibly slept on. Decided to pick it up for a poison build and I immediately fell in love with it. The unique r2 is great for proccing poison and it combos well with the ash of war, I feel like my character is a human blender with this weapon equipped. Not to mention that powerstancing with the wakizashi gives you yet another pool of fast-attacking moves to draw from when the right situation arises. I feel like between this weapon, rot's exultation and the Mushroom crown, poison could actually be viable for once.

                • Anonymous

                  this should have been at least upgraded with somber smithing stones, regular smithing stone are arguably harder to get

                  • Anonymous

                    Probably the closest we'll get to Griffith's sabre in terms of looks and slashes.
                    The guard is similar, and it slashed rather then poking like say, the rapier.
                    Also, the length of the blade seems to be the same.
                    10/10 Griffith cosplay + extremely fun to use, would recommend.

                    • Edit to my last comment: I think this thing could need a bit of arcane scaling. Let it sit at a D, starting with E scaling initially. Yeah, I know, there are a lot of other Super op arcane weapons already, but it makes sense to me giving this awesome blade at least a little benefit for it's build up.

                      • Anonymous

                        People call this weapon bad whilst comparing it to the arguably broken top tier weapons. Not every weapon needs to be top tier.
                        There are some weapons that are just fine, which is just fine.
                        It is completely viable still, honestly most weapons are.
                        But the fact you can't change the ashes on it is kind of sad, due to it having a non-unique ash on it already.

                        • Anonymous

                          This would've been INSANE in Dark Souls 3. Having to compete with the droves of uh... 'questionably balanced' alternatives in Elden Ring overshadows how fun this weapon is.

                          • Seems to be more of a pve weapon. You will never poison anyone in pvp with this. Well... Or maybe there is a possible interaction with other poison stuff? Like.. Prep your enemy with other poison weapons or spells and do the last build up hit with this weapon? Would be one hell of a circus to proc the heavy poison, but. Maybe it's a strat?

                            • Anonymous

                              Its a shame this has double slash while having a better double slash in its moveset. Pls From give it unique ash of war and increase poison buildup to 80-100 to be more in line with any poison infused weapon and it would be the coolest katana in the game that's also viable.

                              • Anonymous

                                Having used this weapon for a couple of days, I understand why it has no space for war ash, it has a fairly high damage and that poison may seem bad, but rarely does the poison end up in an enemy, so I do not see it as an impediment, its heavy attack is very good, if you could put ashes on it it would be clearly broken by the crazy combinations it could have

                                • Anonymous

                                  Either give this thing a better or cooler art or add very small blood buildup and its top tier and viable. Still gonna use this blade in a build but it just needs something to make up for it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Those who lack vision say this weapon is bad because it doesn't deal the most damage. True Elden Lords say this weapon is great because it's cool af

                                    • like this weapon but it’s kind of lame that the ash is not unique, can not be removed, AND it can be put on other katanas with poison affinity after getting the black whetblade. the heavy attack is the only unique thing on it

                                      • Anonymous

                                        this weapon is amazing
                                        all I care about in a weapon is how cool it is
                                        this thing also feels much more powerful than other katanas base damage wise and I like its r2 and its also REALLY good when using poison moth flight on an offhand weapon I just wish you could infuse/buff it but still I don't care about it being "weak" I think its an amazing weapon just for how cooler it is compared to other katanas that I don't think anyone should care about the "meta" or bleed and frostbite, Just pick a weapon that you think looks cool and use it

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Should have given the L2 boosted poison buildup. Nothing super busted, not like poison's that good anyways. Maybe give it boosted damage against poisoned targets, like 10%. As it stands, it's still fun to play with, but it doesn't feel.... special, y'know?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            They could've given it a unique ash of war taken directly from Sekiro's combat arts like Ichimonji: Double, Nightjar Slash Reversal, Sakura Dance, or One Mind to make it unique. The only saving grace it has is the unique R2, but even then that R2 is not enough to make this katana be a good one or be at least as versatile as Uchigatana/Nagakiba.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Always wanted a serpentine badass weapon and this is almost perfect. However while even the Godskin Peeler can be infused with ashes, Serpentbone's muted ash being identical to its R2 truly saddens me.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Can't use ashes, can't be buffed, uses regular smithing stones?! If I could at least throw sombers into it I would have given it a try, but I can't justify giving it stones I could use on uchi or nagakiba instead.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The poison isn't even the thing, the weapon art is SUPER GOOD. It just shreds people at +25! scaling isn't the greatest though, but 30 dex is pretty good.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This needs a serious rework by the developpers, cause right now, there's no reason to use it over a simple Uchigatana.
                                                    At least they should make possible to use ash of wars on it, so you can add a second passive effect, or enhance poison by adding a arcane scalling.
                                                    It's a pretty late weapon, and needs to come out as a good reward, not just a useless katana.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Im actually kinda spooked when i see someone using this because of how bad it is. Thats when you know your dealing with a pro. They don't need the meta to shred you. It feels different from other katanas, in a good way.
                                                      I also feel like this does more poise damage as well, at least when 2 handed.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Am I missing something or is this just a trash tier weapon? Uchi or Nagakiba with poison affinity double slash not only does more base damage, but also procs poison faster due to arcane scaling. They also retain a small amount of their base blood loss build up.

                                                        It's completely redundant, right?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          wish they could've just patched this weapon with arcane or faith so it can be scaled with some other combined builds.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            As of Patch 1.04 this weapon is obtainable even if you missed the quest, similar to tonic of forgetfulness, though it was not mentioned in the patch notes afaik.

                                                            • Okay at first I was worried about not being able to apply ashes on this thing but I think Double Slash is good enough and the strong attack kinda makes up for it. It might just be the strongest R2 in the game (relative to the base damage, of course). This thing is so much fun to use, my new favorite katana by far. It's just so cool. A unique and very cool design, super effective R2, strong poison and stylish and effective skill.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Because its poison last shorter than normal its great to procing poison talisman/mushrom helmet. I would personaly buff its dmg, scaling, or just poison buildup because +25 poison uchigatana have much higher buildup

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This is the most strange weapon of the game, cant use ashes of war, but it needs 25+ upgrades, has a unique R2 and apply deadly poison.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Tried this out in invasions and fight clubs at RL 30.

                                                                    The Serpentbone Blade uses most of the standard Uchigatana moveset, but its R2 attacks are replaced with a side-ways double slash (Can be followed up by another R2 double-slash). First hit of the double slash deals significantly less damage than the second, but if you hit the first attack you'll probably hit the second too. Running R2 is still the same roll-catching thrust of the Uchigatana, which is a big plus. The weapon art is a series of quick strikes much like the R2, and is divided into three parts, where the final attack is a delayed overhead slash that deals a good amount of damage.

                                                                    The weapon deals poison damage but notably has no Arcane scaling, does not cause bleed, cannot be buffed with grease, and it cannot be infused, so you're stuck with the Dex. scaling as is. The poison however is twice as powerful as standard poison (15 damage per tick as opposed to 8 damage from a poison pot, tested on the Stormhill trolls.). The duration is much shorter than standard poison, which works in your favor if you use the Kindred of Rot's Exultation talisman, as the shorter duration makes re-application of the poison in a fight more plausible.

                                                                    So far I've been having a lot of fun with the weapon. The lack of bleed probably makes it inferior to the other katanas (Though you can't roll the poison proc. in PVP.), but I've seen a good amount of success at these lower levels. I can't imagine it scales better than the other weapons in its class, but it deals respectable damage with almost no stat investment into dex (17 dex plus 5 dex from the Soreseal.), which lets me put almost all points into vigor (27 vigor + 5 vigor from the soreseal.), so I'm fairly tanky for this stage of the game (And I could optimize the build more, I have a few superfluous points in Strength.). The R2 is very nice and can be tapped for a double swipe which aggressive opponents tend to get caught by, and it has a pretty generous cone-shaped hitbox. It probably falls off in the lategame but in the early game it's a lot of fun and is surprisingly effective. Pick it up while you grab the Recusant's Finger in Volcano Manor.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I personally love the mixup potential of uncharged R2 / charged R2 / Double Slash. A poison version of blood blade or blood tax would've been sick though...

                                                                      • Weapon is great but I just wish the rules for what is and isn't an arcane weapon were more consistent. Poison infusion? Arcane through and through. Weapon with innate Poison? Purely dexterity.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          >unique weapon, upgraded with regular stones
                                                                          >cant change weapon art
                                                                          >cant even apply weapon buffs

                                                                          why do you torment us, from

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Double slash is basically corpse piler of rivers of blood without the curse blood special effects. This katana is not as strong as rivers of blood, and poison deal damage a lot slower comparing to bleed, but if you get tired of other katanas, give it a try!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The weapon has a great move-set, which is unfortunately being held by back the ash. Its not a bad ash of war, but it is boring since the R2 already does a double slash.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                This weapon doesn't scale with arcane making it s difficult placement on arcane builds. It "can" prov poison, but things will generally be dead beforehand making any poison proc damage buffs or dot builds basically unusable. It hits good, but too good to be considered a poison weapon. It's more of a Dex weapon that just so happens to have poison.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Tried this upgraded to just +9 on a level 50 DEX build for invasions... this thing shreds. The poison is better than expected, and between the double hit heavy attacks and the ash of war, it's very easy to apply it. Runs phantoms out of healing, applies free pressure and helps with chasing and roll catching. Moveset is excellent, the heavy attacks are very good, both running attacks are good, the roll attack is good. Sucks that you can't change the ash of war, but honestly I'd probably just being running double slash anyways, it's a perfect fit.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    From the very limited testing I did, a bit of both PvP and PvE, this weapon is pretty great, but on the lower end of the Katanas. I find it's a lot better as an off-handed if you're dual wielding, and using a Cold Infused Uchigatana/Nagakiba with the Bloodhound's Step AoW. Using the Ash of War into an L1 hits with both and comes out very quickly, building up Cold, Poison, and Bleed at once. In PvP most of the time, people will just immediately "PANIK" seeing the 3 bars building up, and begin the spam rolls away, while in PvE stacking all 3 of these can be insanely helpful in bossfights that are giving you trouble. Not the best build, but it's a lot of fun and having variety is always nice. Using Serpentbone Blade on its own is fine, mostly for the heavy attacks, and the fact its poison is the 'strong' poison variety, but I found myself enjoying Nagakiba/Uchi more so just for the fact of being able to infuse with whatever you wanted. Highlight of the weapon is the strong attacks, regardless of 1 or 2 handed, they're just fun to use. 7.5/10 Miyazaki's

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      why tf does this thing take smithing stone instead of somber if you cant even change the ash of war wtffff

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        the scarlet rot rapier lets you change the ash of war but the poison katana doesn't? wish it's a bug i'd love to swap weapon arts on this!

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Heavy attacks are really cool, but it does need improvements for its ash of war. I would say give the ash of war Scarlet rot on the hits, then it would get people's attention as THE dot katana.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Not much reason to use this weapon outside of wanting to and the fact that its the highest AR poison katana you can get. Still surprisingly effective on bosses for its ducking R2/double slash. Recommend keeping something with poison moth flight in offhand for bosses

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This really needs to allow for the Ash of War to be changed or give it a unique Ash that can't be changed.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                The Ash of War it has right now isn’t bad, but it would’ve been really nice to switch it to something else. Would’ve been really nice to put Poison Mist on it to increase poison buildup, or bloody slash to stack poison and bleed together.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I received the second letter from Tanith, and then killed Rykard. I thought I was locked out from this item, but I killed the NPC contracted, then returned later to the Volcano Manor. The sword was on the table that Rya and Bernahl used to be in.

                                                                                                  So if you get the contract, and then kill Rykard, it looks like you can still get the reward for that last contract.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    If this could be infused it would be a great weapon, but as it is it's not terrible, but there are far better Katana choices out there.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Good pvp weapon, decent pve weapon.
                                                                                                      The moveset is fantastic.
                                                                                                      However I find it strange that this weapon has the trait of Unique weapons, being unable to change ashes of war and gain addition scalings/passives, but still requires normal smithing stones to upgrade. It feels like the worst of both worlds here.
                                                                                                      The poison is interesting, but I didn't get much use out of it. Bleed would still outperform it in every situation.
                                                                                                      This weapon would be top tier if you could customize it like a normal weapon.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        The real advantage is just that it has inherent poison and you can power stance it with the Uchi or Nagakiba to proc both poison and bleed with or without Arcane to get both talisman stacks (e.g., you could pump Dex and do Keen to allow your right hand to be enchantable while the left hand can wield this).

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Absolutely INCREDIBLE moveset on the heavy attacks here, both for PvP and PvE. Really held back by being unable to alter the art because it's terrible. I tested it thoroughly and the art does roughly the same poise damage (if any difference, neglible) as a heavy, has LESS range, comes out LESS fast and deals marginally more damage ONLY if you did not charge your heavy. It feels like this weapon had its moveset changed somewhere in development, because that art seems totally outclassed by the heavies - which is super disappointing as the latter could've carried this weapon hard, if only it'd allow people access to the versatility other weapons have.

                                                                                                          This weapon also has a more aggressive poison effect, doubling the damage but halving (?) the poison duration. This makes it vastly more appealing than regular poison, even though still bad. If you want a poison oriented build you're not getting better than this weapon.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Is there anyway to get the blade if you accidentally killed Rykard without realizing it would mess up the quests in the Manor?

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I'm doing over 3000 damage with this thing at +25 spamming charged R2s using the Rot medallion, Mushroom Crown, Sword Insignia, Axe medallion, and Thorny Cracked Tear with Spiked Cracked Tear flask.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Getting really annoyed everyone confuses its heavy attack with double slash just because its heavy attack is two horizontal slashes.

                                                                                                                Also, no, Warhawk's Talon's heavy attack is not the same as this, its first heavy attack is a twin strike, but the second one will only be a single strike unless you fully charge it

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Am I the only one who thinks this looks less like a Katana and more like a captains sabre or something? I think it's the design of the pommel and the serrated blade it reminds me of Sawtooth Sabre from Assassins Creed 3.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    This weapon is pretty sleeped on. It does fairly good damage, and the poison buildup is pretty nice. Ontop of the unique heavy, the only thing stopping this is the fact that it's weapon art is fairly basic and can't be replaced. Overall though, it's a solid katana.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Do you guys think this is viable for a pure dex build? It's too weak otherwise in my opinion but I really want to use it. Just a really cool weapon.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I can't help it, I really like this katana. It has very high base damage and the weapon art is really really strong. If you have some powerful talismans later on it becomes even more buffed up because it works so well successive build up requirements. Raw damage output on a full melee dex build is very high and it doesn't feel as cheesy as many other powerful weapon arts.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Applies deadly poison, which seems to scale based on idk what because ive seen it range from 18-25 per tick

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Cool + unique weapons that are a downgrade to nearly every other katana/weapon on the game. Thanks Fromsoft, you've done it again!

                                                                                                                            • The poison on this seems to be twice as powerful as “normal” poison.

                                                                                                                              Poison applied on this weapon dealt 21 damage per tick, meanwhile poison from my infused dagger and Serpent Arrow only dealt 10 damage per tick.

                                                                                                                              Poison applied by this weapon also seems to have half of the duration of normal poison as well.

                                                                                                                              Tested on a Troll outside of Volcano Manor.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Try it with Mushroom Crown & Kindred of Rot's Exultation for some massive damage when you manage to poison someone.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  The fact you can’t infuse this with a poison affinity ash of war is criminal. Double slash is cool but this sword was meant for arcane/poison infusion.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Really odd how this weapon can't be infused yet only has a basic Ash of War. I guess FROM knew this thing would be the God of katanas if you could throw Unsheathe on it plus those heavies.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      With that R2 attack, there's pretty much no eason to ever use the R1. I see why they never gave it to any of the bleed katanas.

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