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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Uchigatana (Dark Souls II)

Uchigatana
Wpn Uchigatana
Found
Undead Male Merchant - Drop
Shiva of the East - Purchase
Stats
Dmg phy 90 Dmgrd phy 45.0
Dmg mag - Dmgrd mag 10.0
Dmg fire - Dmgrd fire 30.0
Dmg lght - Dmgrd lght 30.0
Dmg crit 100 Dmgrd stbil 30
Param. Bonus Req. Param.
Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Para str Para dex Para int Para faith
- B - - 14 14 - -
Aux. Effect Aux Bleed 300
Weight 5.0
Durability 80
Weapon Type Katana
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Notes Bleed buildup is 33 per strike, and once inflicted, damages for 30% of the total health

The Uchigatana is a katana in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Katana forged in an Eastern land. Known for its brisk slashing motions.
The Uchigatana cuts beautifully and causes bleeding, but its blade is easily nicked.

AvailabilityEdit

CharacteristicsEdit

A sure favorite of Demon's Souls veterans, the Uchigatana is a powerful weapon when upgraded properly. For its good damage output, it has very low required Strength and Dexterity, making the Uchigatana a useful weapon for a non-Strength or Dexterity based build. That being said, the Uchigatana does scale well with Dexterity. The Uchigatana also causes a decent amount of bleed build up (33 per damage) and 300 of bleed damage (equivalent to 30% of the opponent's life), making it especially useful in PvP where it can apply pressure on opponents to break away and heal.

As the description suggests, the Uchigatana has below average durability. However, it should have enough to comfortably last a player through almost any situation. With diligent repairing, the Uchigatana's low durability should almost never pose a problem.

In terms of pure damage, the Uchigatana is eventually outclassed by the Chaos Blade. However, it deals no damage to the wielder, making it more suitable for PvE in some cases. Elemental Uchigatanas are also more suitable for PvP builds that do not have good dexterity.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Fast, vertical cuts. Good for draining stamina and increasing bleed due to its long reach and excellent hitframes.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Wielder pulls back, then lunges forward with a thrust attack. Excellent reach, but moderate windup time.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Fast, vertical cuts that are slightly slower but deal more damage than the one handed variant.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Wielder holds the sword overhead in both hands, then brings it down forcefully. Long windup time, making it impractical in the heat of battle but useful to add damage to a recovering foe.
Jump Attack Wielder jumps and buries the katana into the ground. Good damage, but small hitbox and a short reach.
Running Attack Running lunge. Fast with good reach, but small hitbox.
Rolling Attack Swings katana in front of the wielder horizontally.
Kick Standard kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Fast, vertical cuts. Similar to the one-handed weak attack.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Standard parry.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Uchigatana, Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Uchigatana 90 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 99 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 108 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 117 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 126 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 135 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 144 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 153 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 162 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 171 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 180 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 188 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 198 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 207 B 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 216 A 45 10 30 30
Uchigatana +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 225 A 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Raw Raw Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Raw Uchigatana (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 156 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +1 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 166 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +2 (Large Titanite Shard ×1) 176 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +3 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 187 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +4 (Large Titanite Shard ×2) 197 C 45 10 30 30
Raw Uchigatana +5 (Large Titanite Shard ×3) 208 C 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +10, Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Crystal Uchigatana (Titanite Chunk ×1) 198 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 207 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 216 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 225 B 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 233 A 45 10 30 30
Crystal Uchigatana +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 243 A 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Green Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Magic Uchigatana (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 102 109 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 108 116 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 115 124 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 122 131 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 129 138 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 136 146 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 142 153 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 149 160 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 156 167 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 163 175 D C 45 10 30 30
Magic Uchigatana +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 170 182 D C 45 10 30 30

Requires: Magic Uchigatana +5, Blue Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Enchanted Enchanted Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Enchanted Uchigatana
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
136 144 E C 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +1
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
141 148 E C 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +2
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
146 152 E B 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +3
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
152 156 E B 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +4
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
157 161 E B 45 10 30 30
Enchanted Uchigatana +5
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
163 167 E A 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Green Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Divine Uchigatana (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 91 111 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 97 118 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 103 125 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 109 133 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 115 140 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 122 148 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 128 155 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 134 162 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 140 170 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 146 177 D C 45 10 30 30
Divine Uchigatana +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 152 185 D C 45 10 30 30

Requires: Divine Uchigatana +5, White Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Occult Occult Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Occult Uchigatana (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 124 136 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +1 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 131 142 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +2 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 138 149 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +3 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 146 156 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +4 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 153 163 D B 45 10 30 30
Occult Uchigatana +5 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 161 170 D B 45 10 30 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +5, Green Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Fire Uchigatana (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 116 116 45 10 30.0 30
Fire Uchigatana +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 126 126 45 10 30.3 30
Fire Uchigatana +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 135 135 45 10 30.6 30
Fire Uchigatana +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 144 144 45 10 30.9 30
Fire Uchigatana +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 153 153 45 10 31.2 30
Fire Uchigatana +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 162 162 45 10 31.5 30
Fire Uchigatana +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 172 172 45 10 31.8 30
Fire Uchigatana +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 183 183 45 10 32.1 30
Fire Uchigatana +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 194 194 45 10 32.4 30
Fire Uchigatana +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 205 205 45 10 32.7 30
Fire Uchigatana +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 216 216 45 10 33.0 30

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Fire Uchigatana +5, Red Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Chaos Chaos Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Chaos Uchigatana (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 140 162 45 10 30.0 30
Chaos Uchigatana +1 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 148 171 45 10 30.6 30
Chaos Uchigatana +2 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 156 180 45 10 31.2 30
Chaos Uchigatana +3 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 163 188 45 10 31.8 30
Chaos Uchigatana +4 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 171 198 45 10 32.4 30
Chaos Uchigatana +5 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 179 207 45 10 33.0 30

Requires: Standard Uchigatana +10, Titanite and 200 Souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Lightning Uchigatana (Titanite Chunk ×1) 162 162 45 10 30 30.0
Lightning Uchigatana +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 174 174 45 10 30 32.4
Lightning Uchigatana +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 187 187 45 10 30 34.8
Lightning Uchigatana +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 199 199 45 10 30 37.2
Lightning Uchigatana +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 212 212 45 10 30 39.6
Lightning Uchigatana +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 225 225 45 10 30 42.0

TriviaEdit

  • Historically, the Uchigatana was adopted by the samurai in medieval Japan as the samurai transitioned from mounted combat steadily to foot-combat. The uchigatana was shorter than other swords, making it more wieldy and suitable for hand to hand combat.

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