For the skill, see Bloodlust (skill).

The Bloodlust is a katana in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Katana of the old Mound-Maker.
The Mound-Maker piled sacrifices upon the altar, but became the final offering himself, leaving this katana as a gift for his dear family.
Skill: Bloodlust
Stain blade with one's own blood to temporarily grant uncanny sharpness. For one driven by bloodlust, nothing deserves to remain standing.


Awarded for attaining Rank 1 in the Mound-makers covenant.


Upon initial inspection, Bloodlust is not a very impressive-looking katana. As a unique weapon, it is incapable of being infused, meaning that a Sharp Gem cannot be used to take advantage of its strong Dexterity scaling, nor does it gain any strong benefits from extremely high Dexterity builds. Furthermore, it has very unimpressive damage output, being completely outclassed by every katana in the game save Darkdrift.

However, the primary feature of the katana is its weapon art of the same name. When activated, it damages the user and inflicts Bleed, in exchange for a damage and bleed buildup increase on the weapon. The buff lasts for 45 seconds, and increases the damage dealt by a flat 30%; with good Dexterity, this allows Bloodlust to deal more physical damage than any other katana in the game, and even rival the Frayed Blade for the most raw attack power.

The drawback, besides inflicting damage and Bleed on oneself, is that the weapon lacks the Hold skill in lieu of the buff, and thus the weapon is less flexible for executing powerful strong attacks and parries.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Vertical downward slash, followed by an upward slash.
Strong Attack
Thrust, followed by horizontal slash.
Weak Attack
Downward two-handed slash from right to left, followed by upward slash in reverse direction.
Strong Attack
Two-handed overhead downward slash, followed by powerful upward slash from right to left.
Jump Attack Performs a jump and lands plunging the blade into the ground.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Running thrust attack.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Rolling Attack Low horizontal slash.
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.



Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.


Black BladeBloodlustChaos BladeDarkdrift
Onikiri and UbadachiUchigatanaWashing Pole
The Ringed City
Frayed Blade

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