For the Dark Souls variant, see Washing Pole.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Washing Pole (Dark Souls II).

The Washing Pole is a katana in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A stunning, unusually long katana forged in an eastern land.
The extreme length of this blade provides immense range, but also renders the blade extremely fragile.
Skill: Hold
Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflecting parry with strong attack.


Sold by the Shrine Handmaid for 7,500 souls once she has been given the Easterner's Ashes.


The Washing Pole is the longest-reaching katana in the game, and as such is considered one of the strongest in its class.

While it has a comparatively high Strength requirement to wield, it also has strong Dexterity scaling, an as such benefits greatly from infusing with a Sharp Gem. Its attacks are slightly slower than and cost more stamina than the Uchigatana, however it also does more damage on a per-swing basis.

Because of its length, the Washing Pole can be very strong when utilizing the running attacks, as the fast windup and long reach can catch enemies by surprise from impressive distances. However, its length can also be considered a drawback, as it suffers from extremely low durability, making Repair Powder a must.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Vertical downward slash, followed by an upward slash.
Strong Attack
Thrust, followed by horizontal slash.
Weak Attack
Downward two-handed slash from right to left, followed by upward slash in reverse direction.
Strong Attack
Two-handed overhead downward slash, followed by powerful upward slash from right to left.
Jump Attack Performs a jump and lands plunging the blade into the ground.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Running thrust attack.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Rolling Attack Low horizontal slash.
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the katana in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.


Reinforced with regular Titanite.


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Dark Souls 3 Washing Pole - Weapon Arts Showcase

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