The extreme length of this blade provides immense range, but also renders the blade extremely fragile. Skill: Hold Assume a holding stance to rapidly execute a lunging slash with normal attack, or a deflective parry with strong attack. The Washing Pole is one of the many Weapons you will come across in Dark Souls 3. Can be Infused and Buffed. Notes and Tips. A stunning, unusually long katana forged in an eastern land. Washing Pole is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.