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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Berserker Blade.

The Black Blade is a katana in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A short katana wielded by the swordsman and distinguished guest of High Lord Wolnir. This shiny black blade is thick, but shorter than the typical katana.
The swordsman was a master of a rare technique, traces of which can be observed in this weapon's strong attack.
Skill: Hold
Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflecting parry with strong attack.

AvailabilityEdit

Found in the Catacombs of Carthus, dropped by the Mimic at the end of the upper ledge surrounding the Demon, near the entrance to the Smouldering Lake.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Black Blade is a rather unusual katana. As noted in its description it is quite short, roughly equal in length to Bloodlust and Darkdrift, and it is also quite heavy, being the fourth-heaviest behind the Washing Pole, Onikiri and Ubadachi and Frayed Blade. However, it has excellent base damage, and a different set of strong attacks than what is normal on most katanas.

If infused with a Sharp Gem and used with very high amounts of Dexterity, the Black Blade deals among the most physical damage of all katanas in the game.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Vertical downward slash, followed by an upward slash.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Horizontal slash, followed by thrust; reverse order from other katanas.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Downward two-handed slash, followed by upward slash.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Holds katana overhead with off-hand gripping the tip, then releasing and bringing the blade down in a quick motion. Further input yields a strong two-handed overhead slash downward, same as the first two-handed strong attack on other katanas.
Jump Attack Performs a jump and lands plunging the blade into the ground.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Running thrust attack.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Rolling Attack Low horizontal slash.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.

UpgradesEdit

Reinforced with Titanite.

VideosEdit

Dark Souls 3 Black Blade - Weapon Arts Showcase00:25

Dark Souls 3 Black Blade - Weapon Arts Showcase

TriviaEdit

  • If no input follows a single one-handed attack, weak or strong, the player will flick the katana sideways in a slight flourish.
  • The first two-handed strong attack is the same as that of the Chaos Blade in Dark Souls.
Katanas
Black BladeBloodlustChaos BladeDarkdriftFrayed BladeOnikiri and UbadachiUchigatanaWashing Pole

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