- Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls III)
Katanas are a weapon type in Dark Souls III. Katanas are characterized by their quick slashing and thrusting dashing attacks. Most are capable of strong sweeping slash attacks as well as thrusts. Many Katanas have a weapon skill that allows them to Parry or perform a sweeping slash. Additionally, all Katanas have a Bleed effect and will benefit from the Luck stat.