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Shrine of Amana - Chest
Icon DaSII WpnCat Katana
Icon DaSII AtkType Slash/Thrust
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn 153 Icon DaSII PhyRed 45
Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn - Icon DaSII MagRed 10
Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn - Icon DaSII FireRed 30
Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn - Icon DaSII LtnRed 30
Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn - Icon DaSII DarkRed 20
Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn 67 Icon DaSII PsnRed 35
Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn - Icon DaSII BldRed 15
Icon DaSII Counter 150 Icon DaSII PetrifyRed 15
Icon DaSII PoiseDmg 20 Icon DaSII CurseRed 15
Icon DaSII ShotRange 0 Icon DaSII Stability 30
Icon DaSII CastSpeed 0 Icon DaSII Durability 40
Icon DaSII Weight 6.0
Required Attributes
Icon DaSII Strength Icon DaSII Dexterity Icon DaSII Intelligence Icon DaSII Faith
11 18 - -
Attribute Bonus
Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus
E B - - - -

The Manslayer is a katana in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A katana with a terribly worn blade. Appears useless, but is in fact coated with deadly poison.
The sword has claimed countless victims, and the bloodstains upon its blade have turned to poison.

Location Edit

The Manslayer can be found after beating the Demon of Song in the Shrine of Amana. After defeating the boss, along the way to the Undead Crypt there will be a walkway made out of rocks that are submerged in water. This walkway will lead to a tower and the Rise of the Dead bonfire. Climb up the stairs and you will see a door that may only be opened while the character is hollow. You cannot open the door while you are human (The quickest way to open to door is to simply jump in the deep water near the door so that your character would die, but make sure you lit the bonfire below first so that you can respawn near the door). Open the door and kill the enemies. At the end of the walk way there will be a Milfanito and a large altar of fire which has the ability to make you Human again, provided you have no Human Effigies in your inventory. Head down the stairs behind the Milfanito. Upon exiting the small tower, the character will come to a small set of stairs that leads to nowhere but water, but there are two chests on the sides of the staircase, with one chest on each side. The chest containing the Manslayer will be on the left side of the staircase.

Video Edit

How to get and location

Notes Edit


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Quick, alternating diagonal slashes from right to left.
Strong Attack
Stabbing motion with high starting lag, followed by an upward diagonal slash.
Weak Attack
Alternating diagonal slashes.
Strong Attack
Down horizontal slash followed by a parallel 180 degree slash.
Jump Attack Jumping vertical strike.
Running Attack A very fast, lunging thrust with short range and decent damage, but small hitbox.
Rolling Attack 180 degree horizontal slash.
Power Stance Weak Attack
Parallel slash from left to right, followed by a diagonal slash from right to left.
Power Stance Strong Attack
Vertical slash attacks starting from opposite directions.
Guard break
Standard guard break.
Weak Attack
Alternating diagonal slashes from left to right.
Strong Attack
Strong thrusting attack with small range and decent damage, but a small hitbox.


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