Arcane

Type Main Attribute
Effects Attribute governing Discovery.
Also affects Holy Defense, Vitality, and certain Sorceries and Incantations.

Arcane is one of the Stats in Elden RingStats refer to various properties that govern your character's strengths and weaknesses, as well as how they are affected by interactions in and out of combat. Arcane primarily influences the Discovery stat, increasing the chance to find items when defeating enemies. Arcane is also used as a modifier for weapons that scale with the Arcane stat, improving the effectiveness and damage of certain Spells. It is one of the 8 Main Attributes that players can spend Runes on to level up, increasing the Stat's effectiveness and influencing their relative secondary stats. Stats such as Arcane are an important aspect of character progression in Elden Ring.

 

Elden Ring Arcane Stat General Information

  • Arcane is your primary way of increasing your Discovery stat. The higher your character's Discovery the higher the chance items will drop from enemies, including making rare drops less rare.
    • Every character has a base of 100 Discovery
    • Flat rate of +1 Discovery per Arcane level
  • Arcane primarily increases your Holy Defense, which increases your defense against attacks that deal Holy Damage.
    • +2 Holy Defense per level from 1 to 20 Arcane
    • +0.66 Holy Defense per level from 21 to 35 Arcane
    • +0.4 Holy Defense per level from 36 to 60 Arcane
    • +0.25 Holy Defense per level from 61 to 99 Arcane
  • Arcane also primarily increases your Vitality, which increases your resistance to Death Blight.
    • +1 Vitality per level from 1 to 15 Arcane
    • +0.6 Vitality per level from 16 to 40 Arcane
    • +0.5 Vitality per level from 41 to 60 Arcane
    • +0.25 Vitality per level from 61 to 99 Arcane
  • Arcane affects any Arrow status buildup if the Bow scales with Arcane, which currently only includes the Serpent Bow.
  • For weapons that have Arcane scaling, Arcane scales up the amount of hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxBlood Loss build-up, Poison build-up, Sleep build-up, and Madness build-up on the weapon.
    • Arcane scaling can be added to weapons using a Blood, Poison, or Occult Enhancement. The Black Whetblade facilitates use of these enhancements.
  • Some Weapons require a certain amount of levels in Arcane to be able to wield them effectively.
  • When scaling the attack power of a melee armament, like all stats, Arcane soft caps differ depending on the weapon and the damage type being scaled. Scaling on physical damage may be 18/60/80 or 20/60/80. Scaling on magic, fire, lightning, or holy damage is always 20/50/80.
  • When scaling the status effect build-up of a melee armament or a spell that has Arcane scaling, Arcane soft caps are 25/45/60. Note that for spells, the catalyst must have Arcane scaling and the amount of increase in build-up is significantly smaller than melee armaments.
  • When scaling the status effect build-up of throwing weapons, such as pots, Arcane a unique scaling curve formula for this with soft caps at 15/30/50.
  • When scaling the status effect build-up of poison on arrows used with the Serpent Bow, Arcane has a unique scaling curve formula for this with soft caps at 15/30/50. However, for scaling the status effect build-up of blood or sleep arrows used with the Serpent Bow, Arcane scales the same as melee armaments, with soft caps at 25/45/60.
  • When scaling the sorcery scaling of the Albinauric Staff or the incantation scaling of the Dragon Communion Seal, Arcane soft caps are 15/30/45.

List of Weapons that scale with Arcane

All weapons listed are shown as if they were level 1.

Weapon Weapon Type Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Crit Str Dex Int Fai Arc Weight Passive Effects Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst

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Ripple Blade

Axe 70 - - - - 100 -
11
-
11
-
-
-
-
A
20 
4.5  - 47 31 31 31 31 31

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Serpent Bow

Bow 75 - - - - 100 E
8
D
15
-
-
-
-
D
11
3.5   Causes Poison buildup with all arrow types. Effect is stronger withPoison Arrows. - - - - - -
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Morgott's Cursed
Sword

Curved
Greatsword

120 - - - - 110 E
14
C
35
-
-
-
-
D
17 
 7.5 Causes blood loss buildup: (hemmorage60) 42 29 29 29 29 29
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Reduvia
Dagger 79 - - - - 110 E
5
D
13
-
-
-
D
13
 2.5 Causes blood lossbuildup: (hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px50)   38  22 22  22   22 16 
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Clinging Bone
Fist 80 24 - - - 100 E
8
C
22
-
-
-
-
D
16
2.5 - 36 21 21 21 21 21
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Albinauric Staff
Glintstone Staff 17   -  -  -  -  100 E
-
D
10 
 -
-
 C
12
2.5  -  23  14  14 14  14  14 
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Mohgwyn's Sacred
Spear
Great Spear 96   -  62  -  100  D
24
E
14 
-
-
-
D
27 
10  Causes blood loss buildup: (hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px73)  55  38  38 38  38  38 
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Marais Executioner's
Sword
Great Sword 94 61 - - - 100 C
24
E
14
-
-
-
-
D
23
11.5 - 55 49 38 38 38 38

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Ripple Crescent
Halberd

Halberd 86 - - - - 100 -
12
-
12
-
-
-
-
B
20
8.5 - 51 35 35 35 35 38
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Varre's Bouquet
Hammer  46 - - - - 100  E
8
D
16
-
-
-
-
C
24
2  Causes blood loss buildup: (hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px39)  38  25  25 25   25  25
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Bloody Helice
Heavy Thrusting
Sword
121 - - - - 100 E
16
D
19
-
-
-
-
D
17
8  Causes blood loss buildup: (hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px55) 57 40 40 40 40 34
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Rivers of Blood
Katana 76 - 76 - - 100 E
12
D
18
-
-
-
-
D
20
6.5 Causes blood loss buildup: (hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px66) 47 31 52 31 31 31
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Dragon Communion
Seal
Sacred Seal 25 - - - - 100 -
-
-
-
-
-
D
10
C
10
0 Boosts Dragon Communion Incantations 25 15 15 15 15 15
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Regalia of Eochaid
Straight Sword 89 57 - - - 100 E
12
D
18
-
-
-
-
D
15
5.5 - 48 40 31 31 31 33
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Eleonora's Poleblade
Twinblade 72 - 72 - - 100 E
12
D
21
-
-
-
-
D
19
6 Causes blood loss buildup: (hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px55) 33 23 47 23 23 28

 

List of Equipment that increases Arcane

Equipment Equipment Type Arcane Increase Location Other Effects

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Marika's Scarseal

Talisman +3

Found on a corpse at the base of the waterfall found at the highest level of Siofra River. [Map Link]

Increase mind, intelligence, and faith, by +3 each.
Increases all damage taken by 10%

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Marika's Soreseal

Talisman +5

Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree: Found on an altar in a sealed room in the southeast lower levels. This room requires a Stonesword Key to unlock. [Map Link]

Increase mind, intelligence, and faith, by +5 each.
Increases all damage taken by 15%

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Marais Mask

Head Armor +1

Dropped by Maleigh Marais, Shaded Castle Castellan, a hostile NPC found in the fields west of The Shaded Castle. [Map Link]

-

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Silver Tear Mask

Head Armor +8

Dropped by the Mimic Tear boss in Nokron, Eternal City. [Map Link]

Reduces physical damage dealt by 5%

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Witch's Glintstone Crown

Head Armor +3 Obtained by progressing in Sorceress Sellen's Questline

Increases Intelligence by +3, and reduces total stamina by 18%.

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Mask of Confidence

Head Armor +3 Found on a corpse laying on the walls of the secret area of the unlocked using the Carian Inverted Statue. [Map Link] -

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Imp Head (Elder)

Head Armor +2 Can be found inside the Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs. In a room on the second floor, guarded by a Burial Tree Watchdog. [Map Link] -

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Albinauric Mask

Head Armor +4 Found in Volcano Manor near the Guest Hall grace. Head left from the bonfire, then left again, taking the stairs to the next floor. Head outside and take the ladder to your left onto the roof. Go to the back of the roof and jump off the right side to be taken to a room with the Albinauric Mask. Decreases HP recovered from the Flask of Crimson Tears by 10%.

 List of Sorceries that require Arcane

Sorcery Arcane Required Effect How to Obtain Other Requirements

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18 Launches a large magic bubble Obtained by defeating the Teardrop Beetle found inside the large stone ruin at the highest level of the Siofra River. [Map Link] 25 Intelligence.
1 Slot Used.

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15 Launches several small magic bubbles Can be found by killing one of the rolling beetles on top of a broken statue in the first structure on the right from the Siofra River Well Depths site of grace. [Map Link] 19 Intelligence.
1 Slot Used.

List of Incantations that require Arcane

Incantation Arcane Required Effect How to Obtain Other Requirements

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Greyoll's Roar

17 Emits the roar of Elder Dragon Greyoll Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for Dragon Heart. You need to defeat Greyoll in order to unlock this Incantation. 28 Faith.
2 Slots Used.

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Bloodboon

17 Scatters bloodflame before caster to set area aflame. Trade Remembrance of the Blood Lord with Enia at Roundtable Hold. 14 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Swarm of Flies

16 Releases a swarm of bloodflies before caster Found on a corpse along the east wall of the Mohgwyn Palace blood marsh, directly north from the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace. 11 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Dragonmaw

16 Channels dragon to bite foes before caster Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for 1 Dragon Heart.

24 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Smarag's Glintstone Breath

15 Spews magic breath of Glintstone Dragon Smarag from above Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid for 2 Dragon Hearts. Glintstone Dragon Smarag must first be defeated in order to unlock this Incantation. 23 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Ekzykes's Decay

15 Spews scarlet rot breath of Ekzykes from above Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for 2 Dragon Hearts. 23 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Borealis's Mist

15 Spews icy breath of Borealis from above Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion. Players need to defeat Borealis the Freezing Fog in order to unlock this Incantation. 23 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Bloodflame Talons

15 Creates bloodflame lacerations that then explode Dropped by Mohg. the Omen in Forsaken Depths under the Capital. 13 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Agheel's Flame

15 Spews flame breath of Agheel from above Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid for 2 Dragon Hearts. Players need to defeat Flying Dragon Agheel in order to unlock this Incantation.

23 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Theodorix's Magma

14 Spews magma breath of Theodorix from above Dropped by Great Wyrm Theodorix 21 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Dragonclaw

13 Channels dragon to rend foes with dragon claws Found on the island with the Church of Dragon Communion. You need 1 Dragon Heart in order to acquire it. 17 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Rotten Breath

12 Channels dragon to spew scarlet rot breath Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for 1 Dragon Heart 15 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Glintstone Breath

12 Channels dragon to spew magic breath Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for 1 Dragon Heart 15 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Dragonice

12 Channels dragon to spew icy breath Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for 1 Dragon Heart. 15 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Dragonfire

12 Channels dragon to spew flame breath Found on the island with the Church of Dragon Communion. You need 1 Dragon Heart in order to acquire it. 15 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Magma Breath

10 Channels wyrm to spew magma breath Can be purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for 1 Dragon Heart after killing the Magma Wyrm located southwest of the Seethewater Terminus grace in Mt. Gelmir. 14 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

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Bloodflame Blade

10 Enchants right-hand armament with bloodflame Liurnia of the Lakes: Dropped by a Teardrop Scarab in the marshes near the Rose Church, southwest of the lake. [Map Link] (Note that there is another scarab in this area that does not drop anything) 12 Faith.
1 Slot Used.

 

Elden Ring Arcane Builds

 

 

 

Stats in Elden Ring
Dexterity  ♦  Discovery  ♦  Endurance  ♦  Equip Load  ♦  Faith  ♦  Fire Damage Negation  ♦  Fire Defense  ♦  Focus  ♦  Focus Resistance  ♦  FP  ♦  Holy Damage Negation  ♦  Holy Defense  ♦  HP  ♦  Immunity  ♦  Immunity Resistance  ♦  Intelligence  ♦  Level  ♦  Lightning Damage Negation  ♦  Lightning Defense  ♦  Magic Damage Negation  ♦  Magic Defense  ♦  Memory Slots  ♦  Mind  ♦  Physical Defense  ♦  Poise  ♦  Robustness  ♦  Robustness Resistance  ♦  Runes Held  ♦  Stamina  ♦  Strength  ♦  Vigor  ♦  Vitality  ♦  VS Pierce Damage Negation  ♦  VS Pierce Defense  ♦  VS Slash Damage Negation  ♦  VS Slash Defense  ♦  VS Strike Damage Negation  ♦  VS Strike Defense  ♦  Weight

 




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    • Anonymous

      I just finished a dex/faith run, and now I want to try a poison run. Is poison good? (Don’t tell me to just do a bleed build because I tried and it just didn’t feel honest.)

      • Anonymous

        Lore wise: what exactly is arcane? They affect dragon incants, and bubble spells. Faith works as the caster believes in the infant to work. Whereas intelligence requires the caster to understand the spell (I’m pretty sure). But what about arcane? Some weapons like the marai’s executioner scales with arcane that affects the magic damage it has.

        • Anonymous

          for some weird reason, weapons that have arcane stat requirements still allow you to use their AOW to full effect if you dont meet that weapons arcane stat requirements, as long as you meet the requirements of all the other stats. for example, say you have the dex to meet the requirements of rivers of blood, but not the strength or arcane requirements. when using corpse piler, no fp will be consumed and the blood slashes wont come out, but itll do the regular animation of double slash, which is what corpse piler is based off of. now, imagine you two hand the weapon and you now meet the dex and strength requirements of rivers, but not the arcane, you will consume fp and do the blood slashes that would normally come out if you had met all the stat requirements. this goes for all the arcane weapons ive tested, being rivers, eleonoras, serpent bow, clinging bone, varres bouquet, ripple blade, marais executioners sword, reduvia, and even mohgwyna sacred spear, the ritual working as if you had the requirements met. of course, they dont do much damage, as youre not meeting the requirements of the weapon and the scaling is in the negatives but it all works, with the blood weapons proccing bleed very quickly. id really like if someone tested the dragon communion seal and if you can cast incantations without meeting its requirements, but im running an int build right now and cant test it myself.

          • Anonymous

            I don't have much in ARC what I do have was only put in to meet the requirement on a weapon I wanted to try. But I just found swarm of flies and the damage it does is a big let down, especially as I was expecting it to be a boss shredder after seeing so many comments and posts about it. So if I leave ARC at 20 is this incantation useless to me? or at least useless against bosses and strong enemies?

            I'm also wondering about bloodflame blade, I like to use it on great-stars, and I use it more than any of the other armament buffs. I had thought putting BFB on it would do good damage on top of its passive bleed buildup. It does seem to hit harder but I'm wondering if I'm getting my money's worth in terms of the cost in FP of using it, and giving it a spell slot? Bloodflame blade has a FTH and ARC requirement, does that mean the blood loss buildup scales with ARC and the flames with FTH? Or am I misunderstanding how bloodflame blade works?

            • Anonymous

              Start as the bandit powerstance reduvia with your original dagger with the ash or war from fort height and you’ll absolutely rip ass

              • Anonymous

                Anyone has the data about how ARC investment affects the status breaths? Not my playstyle investing on ARC or FTH, but From did a wonderful job on these dragon incantations. I'll give an ARC build a try on NG+, but now I just want to meet the min for the dragon breath ones. How effective it will be on mid game and after?

                • Anonymous

                  Quick question: does Arcane only affect status effect build up if the weapon in question has Arcane scaling? Or will it increase build up regardless?

                  • Anonymous

                    No shame on you if you use arcane, but holy **** if (in theory at least) lower RL pvp doesn’t translate into arcane being maybe a little too strong. Your spells scale with it, your weapons scale with it, and the status effects of both your weapon and your spells scale with it. Just if you do want to run this build… please don’t use rivers of blood? Maybe use an ash of war like bloody slash or the eleanora, or even the bloody helice. I bet that’d be fun to play, and fun to fight…

                    • Anonymous

                      Does anyone know what in the lore Arcane is supposed to actually represent? Most of the other attributes are pretty self-explanatory though the lore distinction between Mind and Intelligence is a bit blurry, but Arcane gets basically no explanation and the things it's good for are all over the place.

                      • Anonymous

                        Is there any soft cap/hard cap for blood loss buildup on weapons with blood affinity? Or I'll have to reach 99 arcane for max blood loss (without other buffs). Using it for PvE (not using Rivers of Blood).

                        • Anonymous

                          Bloodtinge except it increases Rapid Poison/Bleed, allows you to use OP incantations more effectively and raises item discovery. Based.

                          • Anonymous

                            Testing and wasting some Larval tear’s. At 60 arcance my Uchigatana has 114 bleed proc. At 80 arcane it had 115. RoB went from 76 to 78. No need to go full arcane it seems if you want to play a bleed build, and you’re better off putting points in dexterity instead of maxing out arcane.

                            • Anonymous

                              Literally only maiming this because FromSoft decided that enemies should have a grand total of 5% drop chance for their items.

                              • What are the options for an Arcane focused character who doesn't want to go full Rivers of Blood?
                                I'm looking to try anything interesting and am currently thinking of Briars of Sin / Punishment or Bloodflame incantations.

                                Does Arcane affect status build-up on sorceries / incantations cast with an Arcane scaling catalyst? How about Frostbite?

                                • Anonymous

                                  remember kids, unless the game secretly goes above base 199 discovery with 99 Arcane, only level up your arcane to 82 arcane if your going to use arcane boosting items (Marika's soreseal, Godrick's great rune, silver tear mask. all together give +18) for your maximum farming needs.

                                  • Why does it say that Arcane doesn't affect Arrow buildup on Arcane bows, when they LITERAL only bow that scales with Arcane only scales status buildup for Blood/Sleep/Poison?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Eleonora's Poleblade has 55 base blood loss buildup instead of 33. 33 Is the value if you don't meet the stat requirements for Arcane.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Eleonora's Poleblade has 55 base blood loss buildup instead of 33. 33 Is the value if you don't meet the stat requirements for Arcane.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I did testing with the serpent bow and it does increase blood arrows proc. Against the troll outside the church of marika, it takes 5 arrows with a longbow, 4 with serpent bow and arc of 20, 3 with serpent bow and arc of 50

                                          • Anonymous

                                            this is quite ineteresting. does anyone know how arcane helps bleed build up exactly? like how much for every single point. can't seem to find this data anywhere and i don't have many larval tears to find out on my own.

                                            for example, if a bleed weapon fully upgraded to +25 scales D with arcane and has base bleed proc value of 82, how much would arcane increase it by? like 1 point for every single arcane point?

                                            • Hot Take, Everybody loves their precious bleed builds but the build up really needs to be nerfed. It's no wonder half of the player base uses bleed weapons, because they are busted and kill tough enemies and bosses quickly and can even 1 shot players when dual wielded or in a matter of seconds with certain weapon arts.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So the one attribute that doesn't have an associated Heirloom Talisman or a Crystal Tear Knot... I think I can guess what's coming in the DLCs.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  i really hope that they change arrows (or AT LEAST arrows from the serpent bow) to do more buildup with arcane. seems like a bug (same with things that affect charge attacks)

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    came here to check if any build ups besides bleed scales with arcane. according to the comments it does under specific circumstances. should be added to the article.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I have been playing a Dexterity/Arcane build, now LVL 125 with three great runes, and my opinion of Arcane is that it's kind of frustratingly a "Do Everything" stat. I struggle to keep my character's Dexterity relevant even avoiding spellcasting entirely. Arcane infusions reducing other scaling too much. Occult basically negates it (when, IMO, it would be nicer as an Arcane-Quality kind of infusion for mixed builds like mine) and Blood infusion, well, who cares about Dex or Str scaling when the bleeding is so much of the damage. IMO, it's not that Arcane needs a nerf, it needs a total rebalance to be less of an "All or Nothing" kind of stat. If ridiculous Arcane Incantation builds or Rivers of Blood spammers required a stat besides Arcane do accomplish anything that'd be a step in the right direction I think. I just wanna be able to uses status effects and boost my item recovery without it being the only thing I invest in.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        You never need to invest more than 81 points in Arcane.

                                                        For Arc builds, their scaling caps at 80, and for Item Discovery respecs, you can just stay at 81 and stack additional buffs to reach max item discovery.
                                                        Godrick's Great Rune (5) , Marika's Soreseal (5) and Silver Tear Mask (8) on top of 81 natural arcance will reach 99 Arcane.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          This wiki is 100% wrong about the way arcane works with bleed buildup and scaling dmg. It's totally backwards.

                                                          Additional Arcane adds scaling dmg only, which is not fixed. It does NOT add any additional bleed buildup with each point added to arcane.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Arcane seems to be the stat associated with heretical force. Marias's weapons and spells, Mohgwyn's weapons and spells, Dragon Communion's spells use Arcane along with the fact that the enchantment for Arcane scaling is called "Occult".

                                                            The fact that Dragon Communion's spells are heretic but Dragon Cult's spells aren't might also mean the act of borrowing other creature's power or changing your own body for power is considered heretic.

                                                            Basically this is Warlock's stat for RP purpose.

                                                            • dont you just love that the serpent bow is on this considering its the only weapon i know of that still has broken arcane scaling from really hated the bows in this game :(

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                So if I use the scavenger curved sword with bleed or occult, will the arcane scaling on the weapon increase bleed?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Does this increase the chance for higher drop amounts with materials found on the ground? For instance, picking up mushrooms has a chance to gain between 1 and 3.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Really frustrating that there's only 2 arcane weapons with good scaling (S) but both have low base dmg and cant swap ash of war.
                                                                    Makes them pointless when bleed will just outdamage them for aracane user.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Really frustrating that there's only 2 arcane weapons with good scaling (S) but both have low base dmg and cant swap ash of war.
                                                                      Makes them pointless when bleed will just outdamage them for aracane user.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Currently bugged and increases other status effects like madness. With high arcane you are able to stunlock someone with frenzied burst.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          yea, what about the other types of build up? seems odd it would work only with bleed on arcane scaling weaps

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            It appears to me after some testing that staffs/seals that have arcane scaling are NOT increasing damage output of weapon buffs. I raised my arcane, and the damage did not increase. However, when I raised the other scaling attributes of said staff/seal, the damage increased from the weapon buff.

                                                                            Idk if this is intentional, but I imagine it's not.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Anyone know for sure if Arcane also increases sleep and/or madness buildup? I haven't gotten to test it myself yet.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                we should be calling non-99 severe caps "firm" caps. 99 is the hard cap. this follows the already established soft/firm/hard-ware naming convention and makes more sense when talking about caps

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Highest Arcane weapon: Marais Executioner's Sword (23 Arcane)
                                                                                  Highest Arcane spell: Greyoll's Roar (17 Arcane)
                                                                                  Most weapons are 20 Arcane or less
                                                                                  Helmets that increase Arcane skill: Mask of Confidence (+3), Silver Tear Mask (+8), Albinauric Mask (+4)

                                                                                  I haven't been to any areas past Leyndell Capital so feel free to correct me

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Arcane scaling was fixed in the patch at the end of today (March 16/17 2022) so Arcane enjoyers rejoice, as you can use something other than bleed or an ash of war!

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      If a weapon has arcane scaling, ALL of its status effects will also then scale off of your arcane stat, but ONLY when the weapon has some scaling in arcane. All rot weapons are Somber stone weapons that DO NOT have arcane scaling and thus cannot ever scale their rot status through stats.

                                                                                      The best use of this knowledge is to either make a NON-somber weapon that HAS a status effect into an OCCULT weapon, because occult adds arcane scaling increasing the status damage and puts the most of your arcane towards flat damage, OR, add another status tgat it doesn't already have through a whetblade, as long as it doesn't remove the arcane scaling, this way you will have multiple statuses scaling off of arcane on one weapon.

                                                                                      I generally run dual occult uchis with 99 arcane, and those poison claws with a bleed affinity.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        "Bleed, poison etc.. do not scale with arcane. Testing Required." Reduvia, and Blood Helix bleed apply rate both scale with arcane for sure. You can equip them and view their passive stats increase as you add Arcane. You can also summon a red fingered friend and see the change reflect in your regular hits on their bleed bar. As far as I am aware it has no affect on how much damage the bleed does though.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Changing your weapon to bleed, poison or occult you will get arcane scaling. Though bleed and poison have worse scaling, they get a bigger bonus to their status effect buildup than occult where occult will give you more damage. This is because occult lowers the base status effect buildup. Scarlet Rot is NOT effected on my Antspur rapier. Grab the black whetknife and go to town!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Can we get a list of which weapons scale with arcane out of the absolutely gigantic plethora of weapons this game has? otherwise im going to end up looking at each individual item, and thats gonna take a while :D

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              ARC scaling increases the base status effect of weapons, With the black whetstone knife you can apply ARC scaling WA to weapons. the known weapons that have base ARC are.

                                                                                              1. MORGOTT'S CURSED SWORD
                                                                                              2. REDUVIA *
                                                                                              3. CLINGING BONE
                                                                                              4. MARAIS EXECUTIONER'S SWORD *
                                                                                              5. VARRÉ'S BOUQUET
                                                                                              6. BLOODY HELICE
                                                                                              7. RIVERS OF BLOOD *
                                                                                              8. DRAGON COMMUNION SEAL
                                                                                              9. REGALIA OF EOCHAID *
                                                                                              10. ELEONORA'S POLEBLADE *
                                                                                              (*) Weapons that have split dmg are currently bugged and do not have dmg scaling, although the status effects still scale.

                                                                                              From testing each point of ARC adds +1 to the status effect of a weapon. soft capping at 60.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                could we get a list of weapons that scale with arcane? going to each page of every weapon type is really annoying to compare stats.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Notes need to be updated to reflect how arcane is actually useful and for more than discovery and a few defenses/spells... It undermines it and it is as capable as any other stat as a primary (test toon 140 arcane dragon knight)... It isn't luck

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    So to simply clear up a bit of confusions, this is my results after a large amount of testing. The damage from status' do not seem to scale with arcane. However the status buildup does in fact scale with it, and is even possible to buff sufficantly to allow you to one hit proc bleed for example in pvp. HOWEVER, this only applies to weapons that have arcane scaling, IE, Rivers of blood, Uchi with occult/blood infusion, or ect, but not an uchi with a sharp infusion. Exceptionally weird interactions across the board. So if you're wanting to do a status build.

                                                                                                    This I do beleive also follows true to spell buff, if the focus you're using for your status spellbuff or status spell has arcane scaling, the status seems to apply faster. But this is harder to test this out.

                                                                                                    So, Arcane affects status buildup, but not the damage of the proc itself unlike DS3. Making status builds need to default to using occult+status weapon/spellbuff for damage scaling.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Surprised no one is talking about 99 arcane/30 dex katana builds yet did one to mess around with double sepaku and bleed infusion, can proc bleed in 1-2 hits depending on the enemy (r1 not l1 so imagine spamming l1 into a boss or havel monster)

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Does anyone know if scarlet rot also scales with Arcane?

                                                                                                        Like if I used rotbone arrows, would there be a higher price?

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          The great épée, once ashed to proc bleed (doesn't matter which ashe you use) have a bleeding effect which scale with arcane

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            After doing some testing, I can confirm that arcane ONLY increases status effect buildup on weapons that have arcane scaling. This includes, both, inherent arcane scaling and the one provided by ashes of war (occult included). This does NOT include bolts and arrows. When it comes to consumables, I tested it with poisonbone darts and kukri. Increasing arcane up to 90 did increase kukri bloodloss buildup (4 -> 3 hits to proc), however, it did not have any effect on poison buildup (5 -> 5 hits to proc) which leads me to conclude that, although consumables that scale with arcane have their status buildup also scale with arcane, the scaling is marginal.

                                                                                                            TL;DR: As long as your weapon has arcane scaling, its status effect buildup will also scale with arcane. Does not work with arrows and bolts.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Faith/arcane 30/50. Dualwield scavenger's curved swords with occultist Infusion and sepukku weaponart. Bleedproc with 1-2 L1 Hits. Dragon communion seal for dragon & blood incantations.
                                                                                                              Win.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                If it's anything like DS3, the best gains for bleed buildup will be at higher levels like around 50.

                                                                                                                Anyone know if this affects frostbite? I doubt it.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  So let's say I have the ichigatana, but i put the bloodhound step (occult) on it, that will help the bleed passive if I put points into arcane?

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