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 ( / ) is a vertical swing followed by a reversed, uppercut swing. Its strong attack ( / ) 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 ( / ) becomes a charging quick-draw slash and the strong attack ( / ) becomes a parry.
|Fast, vertical cuts. Good for draining stamina and increasing bleed due to its long reach and excellent hit-frames.|
|Wielder pulls back, then lunges forward with a thrust attack. Excellent reach, but moderate windup time.|
|Vertical cuts that are slightly slower but deal more damage than the one handed variant.|
|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.|
|Same as Jump.|
|Running Attack||Running lunge. Fast with good reach, but small hitbox.|
|Same as Run|
|Rolling Attack||Swings katana in front of the wielder horizontally.|
|Same as Roll.|
|One-handed Weak Attack.|
- The Uchigatana is the earliest attainable katana in the game.
Reinforced with Titanite.
|Black Blade • Bloodlust • Chaos Blade • Darkdrift • Frayed Blade • Onikiri and Ubadachi • Uchigatana • Washing Pole|