How to Get Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

In Short
  • The Dragon-Hunter's Great Katana is a large Katana weapon you get from defeating the Ancient Dragon Man boss.
  • This weapon scales with strength and dexterity, causing bleeding damage on the hit.
  • To reach this boss, you must travel to Dragon's Pit Dungeon and complete it.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree features many brand-new weapons for everyone to enjoy. One such devastating beast is the Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana. Besides packing a wallop of damage, this is also a very unique-looking Katana. Unfortunately, it’s also hard to get. However, don’t worry and keep reading as we show how to get the Dragon Hunter’s Great Katana in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree right here!

Elden Ring Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana Location

To get the Elden Ring Dragon Hunter’s Great Katana, you must reach the Dragon’s Pit Dungeon. You don’t have to beat any bosses to reach this dungeon. Just take a right from the Castle Front Site of Grace, cross the Encampment, and take the road on the left above the hill instead of going down towards Ruined Forge Lava Intake. From here, activate the Pillar Path Site of Grace.

Look southwest, and you’ll see Igon, an NPC, screaming while sitting on the road. Talk with him for an NPC questline, and continue down the road. Defeat the invader and continue till you find the cave. Welcome to the Dragon’s Pit, and one step closer to getting the Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree.

Elden Ring Dragon’s Pit Walkthrough

The Dragon Hunter’s Great Katana is held by the Ancient Dragon Man, one of the Elden Ring dungeon bosses. As such, you must reach the boss and defeat it. Every enemy here is a skeleton. Hence, it would be best to hit them once you kill them to prevent them from respawning. Let’s take a look at how to reach this boss room:

  • Right after you enter the Dragon’s Pit, you’ll see two Skeletons roaming. The Spear one will take more damage than the other, so take them out carefully. Once done, head straight to the next room, but be careful of the ambush on the right while moving to the next room.
  • You’ll reach a large room with a fissure in front; take a left to reach a platform. Instead of fighting the two skeletons, head towards the left and kill the two spawning Skeletons. This will prevent you from getting ambushed. Now, take care of the enemies here, and take a left right beside the crossbow skeleton to reach the next room.
  • Before you go down the rocks on the path, a crossbow skeleton spawns on the rocks. Take it out so as not to get ambushed during fights. Now, tackle the two of the Skeletons here.
  • If you take a right on this path, you’ll exit to a dragon enemy sitting inside the cave. While you can fight for the fun of it, the boss is on the left path, so take the left path.
  • While going towards the path, another Skeleton will spawn. Take him out and run straight off the cliff. You’ll arrive right in front of the Ancient Dragon Man.
  • Take out the three skeletons and move to the next room as shown
  • Reach the open room and take out the skeletons here.
  • Take out the skeleton archer and take a left to the next room
  • Take a left from this room to reach the boss and get the Dragon-Hunter's Great Katana weapon in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
  • head to the next room, but take out the enemy marked first
  • Jump off of cliff to reach the Ancient Dragon Hunter and defeat him for Dragon-Hunter's Great Katana in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

From here, it is all about defeating the Ancient Dragon Man. He uses the same weapon we are here for – the Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana. All you need to worry about are the occasional Dragon magic he uses and the Katana slash patterns, which aren’t too hard.

Once you defeat the boss, you’ll receive the Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana for us to use in the Elden Ring and Shadow of the Erdtree, adding it to some of the best Elden Ring Erdtree weapons.

Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana Requirements & Moveset

The Dragonswound slash weapon skill of Dragon-Hunter's Great Katana

The Dragon Hunter’s Great Katana has a serrated blade and a large handle to hold it properly. As per the item description, the blade has a gravel stone spine along its edges. This weapon primarily scales with Strength and Dexterity. Here are the stats for the Dragon Hunter’s Great Katana in Elden Ring:

  • Strength: 15
  • Dexterity: 20
  • Base physical damage: 152+76
  • Critical Damage: 100
  • Unique properties: causes 55 blood loss buildup.

The Dragon Hunter’s Katana moveset is:

  • Normal attack: Slash to stab to overhead combo
  • Heavy attack: Two slash combo
  • Normal two-handed attack: Overhead slash to stab to uppercut and overhead combo
  • Heavy two-handed attack: Two-handed two-slash combo
  • Weapon Skill: Dragonswound slash

And that is how you get the Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree. If you end up enjoying this weapon, the rest of all Elden Ring Katanas are good too. Combined with the Ancient Meteoric Ore Greatsword, you’re all set to take on Elden Ring DLC bosses.

So were you able to get the Dragon Hunter’s Great Katana? Let us know in the comments below!

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