I like the chaos blade a lot. The one you get form Midir is pretty good in my opinion. The Best Katana in the game is the frayed blade but you need 40 dex to use it. 10 Washing Pole. With enough poise the Weapon Art can win trades against ultra weapons and greathammers. Via: TATICADS (YouTube) 9 Old Wolf Curved Sword. It requires to go in the stance but the active parry frames start very early. Onikiri and Ubadachi has a great PvE moveset for getting headshot on certain enemies; Bosses, Harald Knights, etc. Weapon Art is parrying as for any Katana except Bloodlust. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. It's huge. Optomized PvP strategy is to hang back and bait your opponent into whiffing before doing running attack. All rights reserved. It has exceptional long range and fast. Chaos Blade has best damage for low SL dex builds (40 dex) and best parry startup & active frames on the Hold weapon art. Best stats and armor for a katana build? I can reach almost 600 AR with my build. TLDR: Washing Pole is best, Chaos Blade for low SL dex builds (40 dex), any sharp katana for high dex builds, and Lothric Holy Sword > Frayed Blade. PVP wise the top two are the Frayed Blade and the Washing Pole. The Black Blade and Uchigatana are the best until you find Onikiri and Ubadachi. Can parry. Chaos Blade has best damage for low SL dex builds (40 dex) and best parry startup & active frames on the Hold weapon art. The Washing Pole is technically 'the best', but it's a very cheap weapon. The Washing Pole has the range of a spear or halberd and on the katana running R1 it can be especially nasty. It really all comes down to which move set you prefer, unless of … But self damage. The startup frames are much quicker and you can even pseudo 50%/50% with it by tapping Stance just to make the sword glow and force an opponent to roll. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The damage this pair can dish… The weapon art heavy attack has high damage and releases a slow moving projectile forward across the floor. Not to mention it looks disgusting. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Frayed blade is good for shield chip (which counters the washing pole really hard), so have that on hand. Black blade gets a lot of love despite its short range. 7 Black Blade. Washing pole. Thank you all for your answers, I think I'll go with the chaos blade, double katana for quality build, uchi for dex, but washing pole still outrange them both///, i personally run hollow double 40dex/35luck build. The weapon art light attack (fast slashes, each with bleed buildup but low damage, medium damage in total if all hits connect) has similar startup time to normal light attacks, but no hyper armor, so trading with that attack is not recommended because you'll get interrupted on the first slash and each individual slash is weak. © Valve Corporation. 8 Warden Twinblades. There's a reason the community calls these pair of curved swords the Sellsword Winblades. Dark Souls 3: The 10 Best Dexterity Weapons, Ranked. Onikiri and Ubadachi are decent since it has a true combo, but it's easy to avoid. This could be negated with the life-regenerating ring or misc. I want to play as a quick warrior who uses a katana, I'd like to stay beneath 30% equip load for the fast roll (I don't mind using Havel's Ring) I'll probably use a dagger in my left hand at times, for RP reason. 4 years ago. Hey everyone, I never used katanas in DS3 and I wanted to do a str/dex character with katana, which one is the best for damage? Frayed Blade is decent in damage and moveset, but the weapon art has very limited applications and is frankly overrated and just flashy. Hey everyone, I never used katanas in DS3 and I wanted to do a str/dex character with katana, which one is the best for damage? (parry info according to fextralife wiki), but a sharp infused katana will outperform it with high enough dex investment (50 - 60 dex). A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Can someone prefer me which katana should I use so I could make a build for myself later. Thanks You're ruling out the best katana in Dark Souls 3 IMO, but I don't really use them much in this game. Press J to jump to the feed. Chaos Blade all the way. (except the washing pole that looks ugly). The Frayed Blade is shorter, but has more mixups than the Washing Pole (you're mainly going to be using the running R1s and the WA while sprinkling in the neutral R1s and R2s here and there); with the Frayed Blade for example, you can do a few running R1s to try and bait the opponent to parry and then run up to them and bust out the WAs. User Info: GladiusVortex. Don't underestimate the katana parry. At +5, it has an S scaling in dex. 6 Astora Greatsword. Chaos blade: slightly more AR than Freyed blade. Frayed, Chaos, Washing are nice. I intend to play as a weaboo katana guy, i never played a dex build. Best damage, range, moveset, and weapon art, just keep in mind it doesn't true combo any moves, even normal light attacks; however, it does bonus damage on headshots (no stagger animations on headshots, only bonus damage). Thanks. Washing Pole is overall best. I want to make a katana build for my character, but I would first want to know which katana would be the best choice for me. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). With an AR difference that small it becomes a toss-up of which moveset you prefer, really.