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    Best katana in the game?

    Post by Kolic Wrecks on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:37 pm

    Making a build with high dex and was wondering what is the best katana to get and what is the best upgrade to have with high Dex. Any help will do and will be welcome. =D
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Encore on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:41 pm

    It is all about preference.

    The four katanas:

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Chaos+Blade

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Iaito

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Washing+Pole

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Uchigatana

    Chaos blade has highest AR but you will need to sacrifice a bit of health ever successful hit.

    Also, the thread is in the wrong place.



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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Dibsville on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:42 pm

    All personal preference, they each have their pros and cons.


    I prefer the Iaito myself.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:42 pm

    They're all pretty good, honestly.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Kolic Wrecks on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:42 pm

    Thank you, new to the forum. =D
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:43 pm

    I am a chaos blade user so I naturally go with it. Has a learning curve to it especially for the r2 moves. Also this belongs in the PvP section.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Encore on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:45 pm

    I personally prefer the Iaito, becaues I like the moveset.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Dibsville on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:45 pm

    Teh Kitten´s Cat wrote:I personally prefer the Iaito, becaues I like the moveset.
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Kolic Wrecks on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:59 pm

    okay, so I think ill go with the Laito. What should I upgrade it to? should it be +15, Raw +5, Fire +5, or Lighting +5?
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Dibsville on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:00 pm

    Kolic Wrecks wrote:okay, so I think ill go with the Laito. What should I upgrade it to? should it be +15, Raw +5, Fire +5, or Lighting +5?
    Fire can go to +10, I think you meant Chaos.


    The best upgrade is always +15 (not including Crystal) as long as you have 40 Dexterity.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:04 pm

    Always go with +15 for most weapons.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Encore on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:05 pm

    For a high Dex build go +15.

    Also, its iaito, not laito


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Kolic Wrecks on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:07 pm

    Okay, Ill do the +15. Thank you.
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Emergence on Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:37 am

    Moved to General Discussion.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by O1va_ on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:51 am

    Teh Kitten´s Cat wrote:
    Chaos blade has highest AR but you will need to sacrifice a bit of health ever successful hit.

    Actually crystal uchi has higher AR: http://mmdks.com/2t5f , sure it breaks quickly, but its buffable and no health loss.
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Dibsville on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:52 am

    O1va_ wrote:
    Teh Kitten´s Cat wrote:
    Chaos blade has highest AR but you will need to sacrifice a bit of health ever successful hit.

    Actually crystal uchi has higher AR: http://mmdks.com/2t5f , sure it breaks quickly, but its buffable and no health loss.
    Technically, Washing Pole has the highest AR of all the Katanas.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Jansports on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:16 am

    On a standard Dex build Crystal Uchi has the highest AR. On 40/40 Quality builds and anything above(the 200+ realm) Washing Poles slight str scaling push it over the top. at max stats Crystal WP beats the Uchi by 9 ar.

    For general use and convention the Chaos Blade has the highest AR for a Dex build (not many people will buy a bazillion Uchi's from Shiva and make em all Crystal +5 though I suppose with MM or CE it'd be easy enough to keep them in stock)

    Despite being the strongest CB has the self inflicted damage, and terrible R2s compared to it's competition.

    Uchi and Washing pole have the same moveset, but the Pole is longer almost to the point of sillyness. the 1hr2 thrust is IMO very usefull, for all the reasons people like the longsword or BSS 1hr2 thrusts The Uchi/WP have this same advantage.

    The Iiato is the easiest Katana to Dead Angle with and the 2hr2 has about as much reach as the WP's 1hr2 due to the forward step(s) taken.

    Really it comes down to which R2s you like best, or if you can live with almost never using the R2 button and Want the best bleed build up the Chaos Blade wins out.
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by O1va_ on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:46 am

    Dibsville wrote:
    O1va_ wrote:
    Teh Kitten´s Cat wrote:
    Chaos blade has highest AR but you will need to sacrifice a bit of health ever successful hit.

    Actually crystal uchi has higher AR: http://mmdks.com/2t5f , sure it breaks quickly, but its buffable and no health loss.
    Technically, Washing Pole has the highest AR of all the Katanas.

    Thats odd, I was sure it was once per playtrough weapon dropped by shiva, but apparently you can buy it. I got it mixed up with Murakumo. Crystal WP would be funny, how much durability does it even have when crystal?
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Dibsville on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:02 am

    O1va_ wrote:
    Dibsville wrote:
    O1va_ wrote:
    Teh Kitten´s Cat wrote:
    Chaos blade has highest AR but you will need to sacrifice a bit of health ever successful hit.

    Actually crystal uchi has higher AR: http://mmdks.com/2t5f , sure it breaks quickly, but its buffable and no health loss.
    Technically, Washing Pole has the highest AR of all the Katanas.

    Thats odd, I was sure it was once per playtrough weapon dropped by shiva, but apparently you can buy it. I got it mixed up with Murakumo. Crystal WP would be funny, how much durability does it even have when crystal?
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Jansports on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:06 am

    With a Buff on 60 hits on an opponent is like 15 fights easy
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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Eko on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:11 am

    I tend to prefer the Chaos Blade over the rest of the katanas. I really like the concept of taking damage to do damage; it forces you to make attacks count and to play a bit smarter than usual. It also looks groovy so there is that too. Uchi and Iaito both do roughly the same damage with the difference being negligible. The Iaito probably has the better moveset over the Uchi, but the Uchi does have a pretty good thrusting attack for it's one-handed R1 attack. 

    Overall, Chaos Blade is my favorite and I would say best katana in Dark Souls. Uchi and Iaito are perfectly fine weapons; however, the theme and humanity scaling of the Chaos Blade make it the best in my opinion.


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    Re: Best katana in the game?

    Post by Dibsville on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:11 am

    Very true, 460 AR buffed is nothing to scoff at with that speed and range.


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