Elden Ring Uchigatana: Complete Location Walkthrough

The Uchigatana, From software’s another signature weapon, is hands down one of the best katanas you can find early on in Elden ring. It is incredibly agile with deadly precision, Has the most samurai-looking move-set while making no compromise on the damage dealt. Since It scales so well with the dexterity stat, it is safe to say that the developers created it explicitly for players with dexterity build as their main character attribute. Therefore, in our “Elden ring Uchigatana location” guide, we’ll show you the best way to obtain the Uchigatana.

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But Elden ring is a From software title, so it’s no wonder they did a good job of making it easily missable, and as a solution to that, we have got you covered with our “Elden ring Uchigatana location” guide. So, if you are someone who already has one of these bad boys cause you chose the samurai class and want another one for the good old power-stancing or someone who wants to unleash this beast from one hand, start scrolling down!

Uchigatana Katana Location In Elden Ring

Welcome to the “ Elden Ring Uchigatana Location” guide, where we’ll guide you step by step on how to obtain the Uchigatana in Elden Ring.

The Deathtouched Catacomb

Deathtouched Catacomb
Deathtouched Catacomb Map Location

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The exact location to find Uchigatana is an optional dungeon named Deathtouched catacombs located in the Limgrave region. Navigating this catacomb is not really much of a challenge as it is pretty linear, closed, and straightforward. In order to reach the Deathtouched catacomb, you first need to get to the Saints bridge site of grace (you can fast travel here if you’ve already visited it).

Crossing Warmaster’s Shack Site of Grace

Warmaster's Shack
Warmaster’s Shack

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From the Saint’s bridge site of grace, travel west in the direction of Stormviel castle. You do not have to actually reach the Stormviel castle but have to keep an eye out for the Warmaster’s Shack. Once you spot the Warmaster’s Shack, go there and rest on the connected site of grace.

Entering Deathtouched Catacomb

Deathtouche Entrance
Deathtouche Entrance

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Once rested, make your way north across the forest, look for a bunch of high rocks to your right side. Climb the rocks and look for a brightly illuminated ghostly figure sitting just beside him is the entrance to your desired dungeon.

Traversing Deathtouched Catacomb Dungeon

Black Knife Assassin
Black Knife Assassin

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The challenges of the Deathtouched catacomb contain a bunch of respawning skeleton warriors and a mini-boss (Black Knife Assassin). The skeletons, you do not have to worry much about as they’re relatively easy to deal with, that is, as long as they don’t decide to gang bang you. Also, read our Elden Ring Bosses Tier List and learn about the easiest early-game bosses in the game.

As for the mini-boss, well, he is optional, so you don’t really need to beat him in order to get the Uchigatana. But he does drop Assassin’s crimson dagger, which is pretty good, so beating him is worth it.

Navigating The Catacombs For Uchigatana

Navigation
Navigation

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Now that you know what dangers lurk in the Death-touched dungeon, you are better prepared for navigating it and finally getting the legendary Uchigatana. The dungeon can seem a bit claustrophobic at first, but in reality, it is pretty small and straightforward.

Upon entering the dungeon, you will find another site of grace. We highly recommend resting here so in case something goes south, you don’t have to travel from all the way back here. Upon heading down the stairs from the rested site of grace, you will encounter a locked door; behind this door is the Uchigatana and the mini-boss.

Collecting Uchigatana From Corpse

Uchigatana on the dead body
Uchigatana on the dead body

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To unlock the door, you need to activate a lever. Make your way down the left staircase, keep going straight till you enter a room with the lever in it guarded by a bunch of skeleton archers. You can take them on or just run past them; either way, they will not be a problem. Interact with lever and backtrack the way you came. The lever unlocks a corridor hidden in the wall opposite the boss room stairs.

Make your way to the mentioned wall and head inside the corridor. Keep going straight through the corridor until you see another hole in the wall to the left. Proceed through the hole to the left to enter a large room with another archer skeleton and the Uchigatana stuck in a hanging dead body over the edge. Takedown the archer skeleton and FINALLY loot the Uchigatana from the dead body.

Uchigatana Weapon Requirements

Requirments For Uchigatana
Requirments For Uchigatana

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Now that you’ve finally acquired the katana of your dreams, it is about time that you take a look at its requirements, too, so you can actually wield it efficiently. You need a total of eleven levels in strength and fifteen levels in dexterity. As you can see, the stat requirements for Uchigatana are not that high, which makes it all the better.

Alternate Uchigatana Ashes Of War

keen ash of war
keen ash of war

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Uchigatana’s default Ash of War is so powerful that you can dual wield it and use it till the end game. However, since there are so many Ashes of War on Elden Ring, you might want to try a few with this katana in the game. 

To achieve the maximum doable damage for Uchigatana in Elden ring, it only makes sense that you pair it with Ashes Of War best suited for it. You can use the following ashes of war in order to get the most out of the Uchigatana:

  • Keen Ash Of War
  • Unsheathe Mighty Shot
  • Enchanted Shot

If you combine the above-mentioned ashes of war, level up the Uchigatana to the max, use the proper armor set and a well-suited talisman, then you will be a walking killing machine giving anime vibes in no time.

Uchigatana Best For Samurai Builds

Samurai Build
Samurais and Uchigatana

By now, It should come as no surprise that the Uchigatana is a must-have if you are going for the samurai build. It is deadly, has lightning-fast slashes, gives a passive bleeding effect, and moves in a manner that makes you look just like a samurai.

Another pro of Uchigatana if you are going for the samurai build is that it is a very stamina-friendly weapon meaning you can quickly get in a few hits, then dodge to reposition yourself without losing too much stamina. While you’re at it, consider reading our Elden Ring Weapons Tier List.

Long story short, you need the Uchigatana if becoming a deadly samurai is your goal in Elden Ring. Now there are a number of ways to go about the samurai build but if you’d like to be guided on how to make the best build with Samurai starting class, then check our “Elden Ring Best Samurai Build” guide, which explains exactly that.

Uchigatana Katana Tips

The Uchigatana in Elden ring is one of the best weapons to get overpowered early on in the game as it can deal crazy amounts of damage at very high speeds. And as if that already wasn’t enough, it also has a passive bleeding effect meaning some bosses are going to bleed, literally and metaphorically.

However, as we are writing the Uchigatana Location guide, it is our responsibility to inform you that Uchigatana is no doubt one of the best katanas, but it might just not be your type. So you might want to test it before spending your smithing stones because the last thing you want is to visit Blacksmith and waste your smithing stones in upgrading a weapon that’s just not your type.

If you found our “Elden Ring Uchigatana Location” guide helpful, then you may also consider taking a look at our other guide, which shows how to obtain the Moonviel Katana Blade.

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