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The Uchigatana is a katana in Demon's Souls.

Description[]

In-Game Description

A keen, thinly bladed katana forged in a distant country.
The long black blade is heavier than it looks. It has very high attack power and causes enemies to bleed, but the fragile blade is easily nicked.


Availability[]

General Information[]

The Uchigatana combines high speed with high damage. Although it has low base damage when compared to the other katanas, the Hiltless and the Magic Sword "Makoto", the Uchigatana has potentially better scaling when upgraded down the various upgrade paths, making it the best katana to use for higher level dexterity builds.

The Uchigatana benefits from a versatile moveset. While most of its attacks are fast swings dealing slashing damage, its one-handed R2 attack is a stabbing lunge that has decent reach and not too much starting lag. Since it counts as stabbing damage, it is particularly useful for the area Stonefang Tunnel, where most enemies have very high slash resistance but little stab resistance.

When upgraded down the Mercury path, it deals both Bleed and Poison status effects, which may be useful for builds designed to deal damage over time. However, it deals its absolute highest damage per hit down the Sharp path (for dexterity builds).

Upgrades[]

There are several paths to upgrade the Uchigatana (The paths are bellow) all paths are upgraded by Blacksmith Ed (After giving him Red Hot Demon's Soul)

Basic[]

Requires Sharpstone.

Name Damage Stat

Bonuses

SHard L.Shard Chunk Pure
Uchigatana 95/00/00 E/D/-/- N/A N/A N/A N/A
Uchigatana +1 105/00/00  E/D/-/- 4 N/A N/A N/A
Uchigatana +2 114/00/00  E/D/-/- 6 N/A N/A N/A
Uchigatana +3 124/00/00  E/D/-/- 8 N/A N/A N/A
Uchigatana +4 133/00/00 D/D/-/- 8 2 N/A N/A
Uchigatana +5 143/00/00 D/D/-/- 8 4 N/A N/A
Uchigatana +6 152/00/00 D/D/-/- 8 6 N/A N/A
Uchigatana +7 162/00/00 D/C/-/- 8 6 2 N/A
Uchigatana +8 171/00/00 D/C/-/- 8 6 4 N/A
Uchigatana +9 181/00/00 D/C/-/- 8 6 6 N/A
Uchigatana +10 190/00/00 D/C/-/- 8 6 6 1

Note bleed damage stays at 180.

Sharp[]

Requiers Bladestone

Name

Damage

Stat

Bonuses

Shard

Chunk Pure
Sharp Uchigatana +1 105/00/00 E/C/-/- 4 N/A N/A
Sharp Uchigatana +2 114/00/00  E/C/-/- 6 N/A N/A
Sharp Uchigatana +3 124/00/00  E/A/-/- 8 2 N/A
Sharp Uchigatana +4 133/00/00  E/A/-/- 8 4 N/A
Sharp Uchigatana +5 143/00/00 E/S/-/- 8 6 1

Bleed always stays at 180

Tearing[]

Name

Damage

Stat

Bonuses

Shard Chunk

Pure

Tearing Uchigatana +1 97/00/00 
Bleed 240
E/B/-/- 4 N/A N/A
Tearing Uchigatana +2 100/00/00 
Bleed 273
E/B/-/- 6 N/A N/A
Tearing Uchigatana +3 102/00/00 

Bleed 300

E/S/-/- 8 2 N/A
Tearing Uchigatana +4 105/00/00 

Bleed 327

E/S/-/- 8 4 N/A
Tearing Uchigatana +5 107/00/00 

Bleed 360

E/S/-/- 8 6 1

Quality[]

Name

Damage

Stat

Bonuses

Shard

Chunk Pure
Quality Uchigatana +1 109/00/00  D/D/-/- 4 N/A N/A
Quality Uchigatana +2 124/00/00  D/D/-/- 6 N/A N/A
Quality Uchigatana +3 138/00/00  C/C/-/- 8 2 N/A
Quality Uchigatana +4 152/00/00  C/C/-/- 8 4 N/A
Quality Uchigatana +5 166/00/00  C/C/-/- 8 6 1

Bleed always stays at 180

Mercury[]

Name

Damage

Stat

Bonuses

Shard Chunk

Pure

Mercury Uchigatana +1 107/0/0  

Poison 120

E/D/-/- 4 N/A N/A
Mercury Uchigatana +2 119/0/0  

Poison 180

E/D/-/- 6 N/A N/A
Mercury Uchigatana +3 131/0/0  

Poison 240

E/C/-/- 8 2 N/A
Mercury Uchigatana +4 143/0/0  

Poison 300

E/C/-/- 8 4 N/A
Mercury Uchigatana +5 154/0/0

Poison 360

E/C/-/- 9 6 1

Bleed always stays at 180

Moon[]

Name

Damage

Stat

Bonuses

Shard Chunk

Pure

Moon Uchigatana +1 74/111/0  E/E/C/- 4 N/A N/A
Moon Uchigatana +2 91/120/0  E/E/C/- 6 N/A N/A
Moon Uchigatana +3 108/133/0  E/E/C/- 8 2 N/A
Moon Uchigatana +4 125/145/0  E/E/C/- 8 4 N/A
Moon Uchigatana +5 143/160/0  E/E/C/- 8 6 1

Bleed always stays at 180

Cresent[]

Name

Damage Stat

Bonuses

Shard

Chunk

Pure

Crescent Uchigatana +1 75/92/0 -/-/A/- 4 N/A N/A
Crescent Uchigatana +2 88/102/0  -/-/A/- 6 N/A N/A
Crescent Uchigatana +3 100/112/0  -/-/A/- 8 2 N/A
Crescent Uchigatana +4 113/122/0 -/-/A/- 8 4 N/A
Crescent Uchigatana +5 125/133/0  -/-/A/- 8 6 1

Bleed always stays at 180

Large Sword of Searching[]

Name Demon's soul
Uchigatana +8 Hero Demon's Soul
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