Washing Pole
washing pole on hand

In-Game Description

Katana forged in an Eastern land.
Very unusual specimen with a long blade.

The blade is extremely long,
but as a result, quite easily broken.

Availability

Sold by Shiva of the East in Blighttown for 20,000 Souls after you joined the Forest Hunter Covenant

General Information

Bleed buildup is 30 per strike

Image Name Damage Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction %
Stability Aux Effects Frampt
Soul
washing-pole.png Washing Pole 90/0/0/0

(Slash/Thrust)
60 8.0 201/16/0/0

D/D/-/-
45/10/30/30 30 300/0/-/-

Notes

  • In the German and Italian translation this sword is called "Nodachi"
  • The Washing Pole has a somewhat slower attack speed compared to other Katanas

Move Set

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Shard L. Shard Chunk Slab Souls
Washing Pole +0 90/0/0/0 D/D/-/- 200
Washing Pole +1 99/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Washing Pole +2 108/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Washing Pole +3 116/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 2 200
Washing Pole +4 126/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 2 200
Washing Pole +5 135/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 3 200
Washing Pole +6 144/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Washing Pole +7 153/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Washing Pole +8 162/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 2 200
Washing Pole +9 171/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 2 200
Washing Pole +10 180/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 3 200
Washing Pole +11 188/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Washing Pole +12 198/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Washing Pole +13 207/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 2 200
Washing Pole +14 216/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 3 200
Washing Pole +15 225/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200

Crystal

Washing Pole durability reduced. Base damage increased. Cannot repair weapon (except through reinforcement).
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Titanite Chunk Titanite Slab Souls
Crystal Washing Pole +0 198/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Crystal Washing Pole +1 207/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Crystal Washing Pole +2 216/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200
Crystal Washing Pole +3 225/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 2 200
Crystal Washing Pole +4 233/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 3 200
Crystal Washing Pole +5 243/0/0/0 D/C/-/- 1 200

Lightning

Adds lightning damage. All stat bonuses removed.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage Reduction Titanite Chunk Titanite Slab Souls
Lightning Washing Pole +0 162/0/0/162 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/30 1 200
Lightning Washing Pole +1 174/0/0/174 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/32.4 1 200
Lightning Washing Pole +2 187/0/0/187 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/34.8 1 200
Lightning Washing Pole +3 199/0/0/199 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/37.2 2 200
Lightning Washing Pole +4 212/0/0/212 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/39.6 3 200
Lightning Washing Pole +5 225/0/0/225 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/42 1 200

Raw

Base damage increased. Stat bonuses reduced.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses L. Shard Souls
Raw Washing Pole +0 156/0/0/0 D/D/-/- 1 200
Raw Washing Pole +1 166/0/0/0 D/D/-/- 1 200
Raw Washing Pole +2 176/0/0/0 D/D/-/- 1 200
Raw Washing Pole +3 187/0/0/0 D/D/-/- 2 200
Raw Washing Pole +4 197/0/0/0 D/D/-/- 2 200
Raw Washing Pole +5 208/0/0/0 D/D/-/- 3 200

Magic

Adds magic damage. Moderate damage bonus from intelligence.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Green Titanite Shard Blue Titanite Chunk Blue Titanite Slab Souls
Magic Washing Pole +0 102/109/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200
Magic Washing Pole +1 108/116/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200
Magic Washing Pole +2 115/124/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200
Magic Washing Pole +3 122/131/0/0 E/E/C/- 2 200
Magic Washing Pole +4 129/138/0/0 E/E/C/- 2 200
Magic Washing Pole +5 136/146/0/0 E/E/C/- 3 200
Magic Washing Pole +6 142/153/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200
Magic Washing Pole +7 149/160/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200
Magic Washing Pole +8 156/167/0/0 E/E/C/- 2 200
Magic Washing Pole +9 163/175/0/0 E/E/C/- 3 200
Magic Washing Pole +10 170/182/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200

Enchanted

Enchanted damage added. INT scaling added.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Blue Titanite Chunk Blue Titanite Slab Souls
Enchanted Washing Pole +0 136/144/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200
Enchanted Washing Pole +1 141/148/0/0 E/E/C/- 1 200
Enchanted Washing Pole +2 146/152/0/0 E/E/B/- 1 200
Enchanted Washing Pole +3 152/156/0/0 E/E/B/- 2 200
Enchanted Washing Pole +4 157/161/0/0 E/E/A/- 3 200
Enchanted Washing Pole +5 163/167/0/0 E/E/A/- 1 200

Divine

Adds magic damage. Moderate damage bonus from faith.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Aux Effects Green Titanite Shard White Titanite Chunk White Titanite Slab Souls
Divine Washing Pole +0 91/111/0/0 E/E/-/C 300/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Washing Pole +1 97/118/0/0 E/E/-/C 300/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Washing Pole +2 103/125/0/0 E/E/-/C 300/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Washing Pole +3 109/133/0/0 E/E/-/C 300/0/110/- 2 200
Divine Washing Pole +4 115/140/0/0 E/E/-/C 300/0/110/- 2 200
Divine Washing Pole +5 122/148/0/0 E/E/-/C 300/0/110/- 3 200
Divine Washing Pole +6 128/155/0/0 E/D/-/C 300/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Washing Pole +7 134/162/0/0 E/D/-/C 300/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Washing Pole +8 140/170/0/0 E/D/-/C 300/0/110/- 2 200
Divine Washing Pole +9 146/177/0/0 E/D/-/C 300/0/110/- 3 200
Divine Washing Pole +10 152/185/0/0 E/D/-/C 300/0/110/- 1 200

Occult

Occult damage added. Faith scaling added.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Aux Effects White Titanite Chunk White Titanite Slab Souls
Occult Washing Pole +0 124/136/0/0 E/E/-/B 300/0/-/110 1 200
Occult Washing Pole +1 131/142/0/0 E/E/-/B 300/0/-/110 1 200
Occult Washing Pole +2 138/149/0/0 E/E/-/B 300/0/-/110 1 200
Occult Washing Pole +3 146/156/0/0 E/E/-/B 300/0/-/110 2 200
Occult Washing Pole +4 153/163/0/0 E/D/-/B 300/0/-/110 3 200
Occult Washing Pole +5 161/170/0/0 E/D/-/B 300/0/-/110 1 200

Fire

Fire damage added. All stat bonuses removed.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage Reduction Green Titanite Shard Red Titanite Chunk Red Titanite Slab Souls
Fire Washing Pole +0 116/0/116/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/30 1 200
Fire Washing Pole +1 126/0/126/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/30.3/30 1 200
Fire Washing Pole +2 135/0/135/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/30.6/30 1 200
Fire Washing Pole +3 144/0/144/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/30.9/30 2 200
Fire Washing Pole +4 153/0/153/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/31.2/30 2 200
Fire Washing Pole +5 162/0/162/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/31.5/30 3 200
Fire Washing Pole +6 172/0/172/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/31.8/30 1 200
Fire Washing Pole +7 183/0/183/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/32.1/30 1 200
Fire Washing Pole +8 194/0/194/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/32.4/30 2 200
Fire Washing Pole +9 205/0/205/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/32.7/30 3 200
Fire Washing Pole +10 216/0/216/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/33/30 1 200

Chaos

Chaos damage added. All stat bonuses removed.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage Reduction Red Titanite Chunk Red Titanite Slab Souls
Chaos Washing Pole +0 140/0/162/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/30/30 1 200
Chaos Washing Pole +1 148/0/171/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/30.6/30 1 200
Chaos Washing Pole +2 156/0/180/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/31.2/30 1 200
Chaos Washing Pole +3 163/0/188/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/31.8/30 2 200
Chaos Washing Pole +4 171/0/198/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/32.4/30 3 200
Chaos Washing Pole +5 179/0/207/0 -/-/-/- 45/10/33/30 1 200

Key

Damage: The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is Physical Damage
  • X is Magical Damage
  • Y is Fire Damage
  • Z is Lightning Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Normal
  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different types of damage types.

Critical: The damage bonus for backstabs and ripostes
Durability: The durability of the weapon. The effectiveness of the weapon will severely deteriorate when the durability falls below 30%.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 50% of your Equip Burden will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
StatsNeeded: The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The Requirement stats for a weapon are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is the Strength required
  • X is the Dexterity required
  • Y is the Intelligence required
  • Z is the Faith required

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Also keep in mind that your character gains a 50% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 18 Strength can wield a Great Axe (Requires 26 Strength) properly if the weapon is held with both hands.
(18 x 1.5 = 27)

StatBonuses: The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
FramptSouls: This is the amount of souls you will receive if you feed the item to Kingseeker Frampt
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