Elden Ring: How to Find (& Use) the Uchigatana

Elden Ring: How to Find (& Use) the Uchigatana

How players can find the Katana Class, Uchigatana Melee Armament, and a detailed explanation of its combo patterns and abilities in Elden Ring.

The Uchigatana is a Melee Armament in Elden Ring under the Katana Class of weapons. It is the lightest Katana in its class and can be combined with a variety of Ash of Wars and Affinities in Elden Ring. Players can find the Uchigatana in Deathtouched Catacombs, Stormhill, in Northern Limgrave.

Deathtouch Catacombs will be a cave on the side of a cliff. There will be a Spirit Man resting in front of the door. Players can use the Spirit Man to help locate the entrance to Deathtouched Catacombs. Once inside, the Uchigatana will be located on the 2nd floor of the Catacombs.

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Elden Ring players will first have to pull the lever that opens the Boss Door. Then, retrace their steps through the hallways as the lever opens another hidden door that leads to the 2nd floor. Players will find the Uchigatana on a dead body hanging over the edge of the platform.

How to Stats Scale with the Uchigatana in Elden Ring

The Uchigatana scales primarily with the Strength Stat and Dexterity Stat in Elden Ring. It is a Slash/Pierce type weapon, with the capability to cause blood loss buildup (45). Players will be able to stack bleed status effect on enemies while attacking causing blood loss, which takes a large portion of the enemy’s health bar.

The Uchigatana comes with an Ash of War or Weapon Skill called Unsheath. Unsheath is a unique Ash of War that comes with 2 attacks types whilst pressing the Skill Button. Players can use Unsheath to cause significant damage to enemies and close in distance for extra attack combos. The Uchigatana has a 5 slash light combo and a 2-3 slash/pierce heavy combo.

Depending on if the player is 1-handing or 2-handing the weapon in Elden Ring will determine the type of attack combos players will have while using the weapon. 1-handing the weapon will give the player a 5 slash light combo and a piercing then slash heavy combo. Players will also have a piercing sprint attack and a quick slash roll-in attack. When 1-handing the Uchigatana, players can use their off-hand for other equipment, such as shields.

When 2-handing, the player will have the same 5 slash light combo but a different heavy combo. The heavy combo will start with an overhead slash proceeding to an underhand slash. In order to do a piercing attack, players will have to sprint forward and then attack. Also, 2-handing has the same roll-in quick attack. The slashes will be centered and the player will have an increase in Strength Stat whilst holding the Uchigatana with 2-hands.

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Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.


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