Elden Ring: Best Katanas For Samurai Build & Where to Find Them

Katanas are some of the coolest and most powerful weapons in Elden Ring – here is where you can find all of the best ones to slice through your enemies!

Elden Ring has plenty of different weapon types to choose from but Katanas are one of the most popular. Not only do they look really cool, but they are extremely powerful too.

There aren’t too many different Katanas to choose from in Elden Ring but they are all strong weapon choices so you’ll want to try them all out.

Here’s where you can find the five best Katanas in Elden Ring.

But first, check out our list of most powerful weapons for Dexterity builds in Elden Ring.

Top 5 Best Katanas in Elden Ring

Uchigatana

It might be the basic Katana that you get as part of the Samurai’s starting equipment, but it is still a very powerful weapon even when you get deeper into the game.

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As long as you upgrade your Uchigatana, it is still a viable weapon for the last game thanks to its great bleed damage.

If you didn’t choose the Samurai as a starting class, you can find the Uchigatana in Deathtouched Catacombs in the north of Limgrave.

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Elden Ring Uchigatana Location

Nagakiba

Elden Ring Nagakiba

Next, the Nagakiba is another regular Katana, but it is still a great option to use. The main difference between the Nagakiba and Uchigatana is that the Nagakiba has a longer attack range.

This is useful when you want to keep your distance and is also more effective against PvE invaders.

You can get the Nagakiba, along with Eleonora’s Poleblade by Bloody Finger Hunter Yura’s questline.

Moonveil Katana

Moonveil Katana

Moonveil is a unique Elden Ring Katana that requires 23 Intelligence to wield, but it is well worth putting the points into INT to use it. Its skill, Transient Moonlight, is one of the best in the game. It lets you fire a high-damage wave of magic energy at your enemies.

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You can get this weapon by defeating the Magma Wyrm boss in Caelid’s Gael Tunnel.

Check out our full guide on how to get the Moonveil Katana in Elden Ring for more information.

Elden Ring Moonveil Katana Location

Rivers of Blood

Rivers of Blood Elden Ring

The Rivers of Blood is another insanely powerful Katana in Elden Ring. It features in our best Vampire Build in Elden Ring thanks to its powerful weapon skill, Corpse Piler.

What’s more, it is pretty easy to get as long as you know how to get to Mountaintops of the Giants. You just need to beat the NPC invader at the Chruch of Repose.

Check out our guide on where to find the Rivers of Blood in Elden Ring for more details.

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Elden Ring Rivers of Blood Katana Location

Hand of Malenia

Elden Ring Hand of Malenia

Finally, the Hand of Malenia is the hardest weapon to get on the list as you need to kill the endgame boss Malenia. Plus, it has a hefty Dexterity requirement of 48.

If you can wield this weapon though, you will be a force to be reckoned with. This is thanks to the powerful slashing combo of the Waterfowl Dance unique weapon skill.

To get to the Malenia boss fight, you first need to know how to get to Miquella’s Haligtree in Elden Ring. Then, work your way through Miquella’s Haligtree and Elphael until you get to the Haligtree Roots Site of Grace

Elden Ring Haligtree Roots Site of Grace

And that’s where you can find all of the best Katanas in Elden Ring! Good luck slicing through all of the bosses in the Lands Between!

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