Washing Pole
washing pole

In-Game Description

A katana of unknown origin.
Crafted with a peculiar yet refined technique.

The extremely long blade allows for strikes
from great distance, but its construction
makes it extremely fragile.

Availability

  • The Pursuer drop in Drangleic Castle - guaranteed. (Note: only the Pursuer on the right drops it and only on Bonfire Intensity +3) (DS2 only?)
  • Harvest Valley treasure. In the poison pit with two Mounted Overseer just before the the entrance to the windmill.
    It will be on corpse next to another corpse which contains the Chameleon magic. (SotFS only)

General Information

Image Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
washing-pole-lg.png 120/0/0/0/0

(Slash/Thrust)
0/0 130 20 18/20/0/0

E/B/-/-/-/-
45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15 30 20 10

Move Set

Notes

The name of the sword is probably a reference to the sword of the famous samurai Sasaki Kojirō.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Washing Pole +0 120/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/-/- - -
Washing Pole +1 132/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Shard 530
Washing Pole +2 144/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Shard 660
Washing Pole +3 156/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Shard 790
Washing Pole +4 168/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 1x Large Titanite Shard 1,050
Washing Pole +5 180/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 2x Large Titanite Shard 1,190
Washing Pole +6 192/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,320
Washing Pole +7 204/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 1,580
Washing Pole +8 216/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 1,710
Washing Pole +9 228/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 1,840
Washing Pole +10 240/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/A/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 2,100

Infusions

Magic

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base magic damage, INT stat bonus, magic damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Magic Washing Pole +0 84/84/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/C/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +1 92/92/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/C/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +2 100/100/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/C/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +3 109/109/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +4 117/117/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +5 126/126/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +6 134/134/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +7 142/142/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +8 151/151/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +9 159/159/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Magic Washing Pole +10 168/168/0/0/0 0/0 E/B/B/-/-/- 42.9/26.6/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9

Fire

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base fire damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, fire damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Fire Washing Pole +0 84/0/84/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/C/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +1 92/0/92/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/C/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +2 100/0/100/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/C/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +3 109/0/109/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +4 117/0/117/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +5 126/0/126/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +6 134/0/134/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +7 142/0/142/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +8 151/0/151/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +9 159/0/159/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Fire Washing Pole +10 168/0/168/0/0 0/0 E/B/-/B/-/- 42.9/7.9/46.6/27.9/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9

Lightning

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base lightning damage, FTH stat bonus, lightning damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Lightning Washing Pole +0 84/0/0/84/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/C/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +1 92/0/0/92/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/C/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +2 100/0/0/100/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/C/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +3 109/0/0/109/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +4 117/0/0/117/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +5 126/0/0/126/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +6 134/0/0/134/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +7 142/0/0/142/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +8 151/0/0/151/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +9 159/0/0/159/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Lightning Washing Pole +10 168/0/0/168/0 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/46.6/17.9 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9

Dark

Reduces: Physical base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base dark damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, dark damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Dark Washing Pole +0 84/0/0/0/84 0/0 E/C/-/-/-/C 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +1 92/0/0/0/92 0/0 E/C/-/-/C/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +2 100/0/0/0/100 0/0 E/C/-/-/C/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +3 109/0/0/0/109 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +4 117/0/0/0/117 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +5 126/0/0/0/126 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +6 134/0/0/0/134 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +7 142/0/0/0/142 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +8 151/0/0/0/151 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +9 159/0/0/0/159 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9
Dark Washing Pole +10 168/0/0/0/168 0/0 E/B/-/-/B/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/36.6 12.9/12.9/12.9/12.9

Poison

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base poison damage, poison damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Poison Washing Pole +0 84/0/0/0/0 112/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +1 92/0/0/0/0 114/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +2 100/0/0/0/0 117/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +3 109/0/0/0/0 120/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +4 117/0/0/0/0 123/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +5 126/0/0/0/0 126/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +6 134/0/0/0/0 128/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +7 142/0/0/0/0 131/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +8 151/0/0/0/0 134/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +9 159/0/0/0/0 137/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9
Poison Washing Pole +10 168/0/0/0/0 140/0 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 31.6/12.9/12.9/12.9

Bleed

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base bleed damage, bleed damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Bleed Washing Pole +0 84/0/0/0/0 0/112 E/C/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +1 92/0/0/0/0 0/114 E/C/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +2 100/0/0/0/0 0/117 E/C/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +3 109/0/0/0/0 0/120 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +4 117/0/0/0/0 0/123 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +5 126/0/0/0/0 0/126 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +6 134/0/0/0/0 0/128 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +7 142/0/0/0/0 0/131 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +8 151/0/0/0/0 0/134 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +9 159/0/0/0/0 0/137 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9
Bleed Washing Pole +10 168/0/0/0/0 0/140 E/B/-/-/-/- 42.9/7.9/27.9/27.9/17.9 12.9/31.6/12.9/12.9

Raw

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base damage.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Raw Washing Pole +0 138/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +1 151/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +2 165/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +3 179/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +4 193/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +5 207/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +6 220/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +7 234/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +8 248/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +9 262/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Raw Washing Pole +10 276/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15

Enchanted

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: INT stat bonus (excluding weapons that have base magic damage).
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Enchanted Washing Pole +0 120/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/E/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +1 132/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +2 144/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +3 156/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +4 168/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +5 180/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +6 192/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +7 204/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +8 216/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +9 228/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Enchanted Washing Pole +10 240/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/C/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15

Mundane

Reduces: Base damage, stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Damage scaling from lowest stat.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Mundane Washing Pole +0 60/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +1 66/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +2 72/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +3 78/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +4 84/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +5 90/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +6 96/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +7 102/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +8 108/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +9 114/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15
Mundane Washing Pole +10 120/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 45/10/30/30/20 15/15/15/15

Key

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B:

Counter Strength: Damage multiplier when hitting an enemy that is performing an action such as attacking. Value of 100 means no extra damage.
Poise Damage: The ability of the weapon to break the poise of an enemy.
Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively.
The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

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 100% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing
the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 14 Strength can wield a Great Club (Requires 28 Strength)
properly if the weapon is held with both hands. (14 x 2 = 28)

Stat Bonuses:

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).
See Scaling for more information.
The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D/E/F:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Intelligence and Faith stat bonus that influences the Fire attack of the weapon.
  • E is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.
  • F is the Intelligence or Faith stat bonus that influence the Dark attack of the weapon(The lower of the two stats is chosen as the bonus stat).
Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage
Aux Effect Reduction:

The Aux Effect Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much of the effect the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Stability: Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
Durability: The durability of the weapon.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight 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.
Enchantable? Items/Spells: Determines whether or not the weapon can receive a temporary damage buff by items and/or spells. Note that if you decided
to infuse the weapon it cannot be enchanted by items.
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