Autumn katana

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Version 0.30: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
An exquisitely crafted sword. Its blade is so sharp that it can cut through space itself.

Autumn katana.png the +8 autumn katana

+8 katana (modified long sword: 14 base damage, +3 base accuracy, 12 base delay)
20% chance: may cast Manifold Assault on hit.
(The target of your melee attack cannot be hit by the Manifold Assault)


The autumn katana[1] is a nice weapon for Long Blades users, with better base stats than a demon blade.

However, the extra attacks from Manifold Assault only proc when there's more than 1 target on the screen. Therefore, a +9 branded demon blade will outperform this weapon against single targets. That being said, the autumn katana shines against multiple opponents (as it can hit up to 4 extra targets at once).

The spell Manifold Assault still works with this weapon ("Space folds impossibly around your blade!"), allowing you to sometimes get one layer of recursion.


  • Prior to 0.28, the autumn katana had the vorpal brand and clarity instead of the ability to cast Manifold Assault. It also gained 1 base damage, but lost riposte. Note that the game falsely states it has the vorpal brand in 0.28 and 0.29.
  • The autumn katana was added in 0.10.