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

The Uchigatana is a katana in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A unique katana characterized by the fine craftsmanship of an eastern land where it was forged.
The finely-sharpened blade cuts flesh like butter and causes bleeding, but breaks easily as a result.
Skill: Hold
Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflecting parry with strong attack.


Guaranteed drop from the Sword Master in the Cemetery of Ash. He can be found by taking the left path, just before the main entrance to Firelink Shrine.

Even though he is found early in the game, he is quite strong and has a fair amount of health. An easy way to kill him is to knock him off a ledge. If that's the case, resting at the nearby bonfire will make his weapon appear at his spawning spot, at the top of the stairs.


The Uchigatana's attacks are fast and can stun most smaller enemies. Its weak attack (PlayStation - R1 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Bumper Right - 01) is a vertical swing followed by a reversed, uppercut swing. Its strong attack (PlayStation - R2 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Trigger Right - 01) is a horizontal slash that is capable of hitting many targets at once, although the player is left open afterward.

The Uchigatana's skill is called "Stance". While in this mode, the wielder sheaths the sword while keeping his hand on the hilt, prepared for a quick draw. The light and heavy attacks are altered and will consume FP when used; the light attack (PlayStation - R1 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Bumper Right - 01) becomes a charging quick-draw slash and the strong attack (PlayStation - R2 - 01 / Xbox 360 - Trigger Right - 01) becomes a parry.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Fast, vertical cuts. Good for draining stamina and increasing bleed due to its long reach and excellent hit-frames.
Strong Attack
Wielder pulls back, then lunges forward with a thrust attack. Excellent reach, but moderate windup time.
Weak Attack
Vertical cuts that are slightly slower but deal more damage than the one handed variant.
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. The downswing animation allows you to clip through arrows, or even an attack if timed right.
Jump Attack Wielder jumps and buries the katana into the ground. Good damage, but small hitbox and a short reach.
Jump Attack
Same as Jump.
Running Attack Running lunge. Fast with good reach, but small hitbox.
Running Attack
Same as Run
Rolling Attack Swings katana in front of the wielder horizontally.
Rolling Attack
Same as Roll.
Kick Standard Kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
One-handed Weak Attack.


  • The Uchigatana is the earliest attainable katana in the game.


Reinforced with Titanite.


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