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Washing Pole is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


Washing Pole.png

Washing Pole+10

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 240(*168) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 130
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*168) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 20
icon-firebonus.png 0(*168) icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*168) icon-durabilitiy.png 20
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*168) icon_weight.png 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
18
E
20
A(*B)
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Katana
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 80 physical dmg/80 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element.

 

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. 

Acquired From

  • Dragon Shrine (Chest) (Mimic) You can acquire this in any NG, if you do not receive it try using a bonfire ascetic and keep trying until the mimic drops the washing pole. It also drops Petrified Dragon Bone x1 & Petrified Something x1.
  • Does not respawn a duplicate within the same NG if you already acquired Washing Pole.
  • From killing the two Pursuers in the Drangleic Castle Throne Room at NG++. This can also be done using bonfire ascetics.
  • In SOTFS, there are two locations you can get it. One is from a mimic chest in drangleic castle, on the same room with the 2 headed horse. The other is in Harvest Valley just before the Earthen Peak entrance, in the poison mist on the far right side.

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Has the longest blade of all Katanas but suffers from very low durability (20).
  • Consumes noticeably more stamina than other katanas.
  • Has lower counter damage than most katanas to offset its tremendous reach.
  • The Washing Pole is slower than other katanas, but only in some areas. The very first R1\RB attack that you throw will be slightly slower when compared to other katanas. In addition, the R2\RT attacks are noticeably slower when two-handing.
  • The Washing Pole has vastly lower directional adjustment compared to other katanas in regards to its 2-handed strong attacks.


Notes:

  • The Washing Pole may be a reference to "Monohoshi Zao" (The Laundry-Drying Pole), a nodachi used by the prominent Japanese swordsman Sasaki Kojirō who lived during the Sengoku period.
  • Also modeled after Nodachi (Wild Tachi), a historical katana-type sword (or technically, Tachi) with extended blade, in the size of a greatsword. In certain non english versions of the game, "Nodachi" is the name of this weapon in game.


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Move set, Dual Wielding & Powerstance
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Washing Pole Upgrades

  Attack Values Parameters Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Other
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-wp_magdmg.png
icon-wp_firedmg.png
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
icon-darkbonus.png
icon-Counter&poisedamage.png
icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexscale_green.png
icon-magicbonus_green.png
icon-firebonus_green.png
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
icon-darkbonus_green.png
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Regular 120 - - - - 130
20
E B - - - - -   45 10 30 30 20
Regular +15 240 - - - - ^ E A - - - - -   45 10 30 30 20
Magic 102 109 - - - ^ E E - - - - -   42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9
Magic +10 170 182 - - - ^ E E - - - - -   42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 17.9
Fire 116 - 116 - - ^ - - - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9
Fire +10 216 - 216 - - ^ - - - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 17.9
Lightning 162 - - 162 - ^ - - - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9
Lightning +5 225 - - 225 - ^ - - - - - - - 300 42.9 7,9 27.9 46.6 17.9
Dark 140 - - - 162 ^ - - - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6
Dark +10 179 - - - 207 ^ - - - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 36.6
Crystal 198 - - - - ^ D C - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9
Crystal +5 243 - - -   ^ D C - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9
Divine 91 111 - - - ^ E E - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9
Divine +10 152 185 - -   ^ E E - - - - - 300 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 17.9
Raw 156 - - - - ^ D D - - - - - 300 45 10 30 30 20
Raw +5 208 - - - - ^ D D - - - - - 300 45 10 30 30 20
Enchanted 136 144 - - - ^ E E - - - - - 300 45 10 30 30 20
Enchanted +10 163 167 - -   ^ E E - - - - - 300 45 10 30 30 20
Occult 124 136 - - - ^ E D - - - - - 300 45 10 30 30 20
Occult +5 161 170 - - - ^ E C - - - - - 300 45 10 30 30 20

 

 

Table Key


Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths.

Requirements/
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values
Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects
Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
Strength
icon-wp_physicalattack.png
Physical
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
Physical
icon-wp_bleed.png
Bleeding
icon-durabilitiy.png
Durability
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Dexterity
icon-wp_magdmg.png
Magic
icon-wp_magicdef.png
Magic
icon-wp_poisondef.png
Poison
icon_weight.png
Weight
icon-intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon-wp_firedmg.png
Fire
icon-wp_firedef.png
Fire
icon-wp_petrifydef.png
Petrify

icon-faith.png
Faith
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
Lightning
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
Lightning
icon-wp_cursedef.png
Curse

icon-magicbonus_green.png
Magic Bonus
icon-wp_counterstrength.png
Counter Strength
icon-wp_stability.png
Stability


icon-firebonus_green.png
Fire Bonus
icon-wp_poiseDamage.png
Poise Damage



icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
Lighting Bonus
icon-wp_castSpeed.png
Cast Speed



icon-darkbonus_green.png
Dark Bonus
icon-wp_range.png
Range



Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".

Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)




    • Anonymous

      12 Aug 2017 08:52  

      Does everything on the table look correct in terms of, y'know, DS2? I don't use the Washing Pole myself but if everything looks okay just remove the Crystal, Occult and Divine paths, turn everything that isn't +10 TO +10, and everything will be okay!

      • Anonymous

        12 Aug 2017 07:21  

        Whoever made this upgrade table is so *****ing stupid. DS 2 has no Crystal, Occult, nor Divine upgrade path. all the attack value in this table is wrong except maybe the normal upgrade even so, since when can you upgrade it into +15? If you really have this***** in your inventory you'd be banned or even break your save game right away.

        • Anonymous

          Weapon Name29 Aug 2016 11:01  

          This weapon is named Nodachi in the german versions, so it is likely that Washing Pole is just another name for the same weapon

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