Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit

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Affinity Occult
Skill Assassin's Gambit
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament

Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Assassin's Gambit provides Occult affinity and the Assassin's Gambit Skill. Ashes of War can be equipped on Weapons and Shields to modify the Skill or an equipment, or to apply affinities that modify scaling values.

 

This Ash of War grants an armament the Occult affinity and the following skill:

"Assassin's Gambit: Skill that masks the user's presence at the cost of a self-inflicted wound. Grants near-invisibility and silences footsteps."

Usable on small and medium straight swords and thrusting swords.

 

Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit:

 

Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit Elden Ring Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Assassin's Gambit Demonstration

 

 

 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit Notes & Tips

  • Unlike many weapon buffs, this buff stays active if you switch weapons.
    • This allows you to use one weapon slot to cast this relatively-inexpensive skill, then immediately switch back to the weapon you actually intend to use.
  • Notes and player tips go here.

 

Elden Ring Ashes of War
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    • Anonymous

      Literally just make it so that in pvp people don't see your health go down from using it and this could be such a fun Ash of War. Maybe also make it so the host doesn't appear on the invaders compasses while it is active, or even have it linger for a while so they can't pinpoint you when you use it or when you activate it next.

      • Okay so idk if it is considered an exploit in the same way that Fire's Deadly Sin + Bloodflame is, but if you use this skill and then cast "Unseen Form", players cannot lock onto you for 30s (45s if you use Old Lord's Talisman). This is especially useful against ranged spammers, be it bows, sorceries, incantations. Without target lock, homing spells are useless (unless their homing is based on proximity, instead of lock-on), and for regular things like arrows or lightning, freeaiming can be very difficult. Now, keep in mind, this *WILL NOT* remove target lock if you use this skill & spell while someone is already locked onto you, so this is best used before a fight, or if you have ran away and are out of lock-on range/hidding behind a corner or something similar. Also, aside from the target locking, the silent footsteps from this skill combined with the visibility of Unseen Form can allow you to easily sneak up on unsuspecting hosts and cooperators in Invasions. However, be aware, for I have read a lot about Crepus' Vial & Black Knife Armour messing with the visual effects of Unseen Form, and while I haven't personally tested this myself, I would recommend testing with a friend beforehand, instead of running the risk of getting unintentionally caught while sneaking around.

        • Anonymous

          Addendum to previous comment: you need to combine this with Unseen Form, and you can no longer be locked on to

          • Anonymous

            Does this keep you from locking onto an opponent in PVP now?? I just faced someone using it and I wasn't able to anymore. Had to free aim the whole match. Really cool build!

            • Anonymous

              Since this damages you, does that mean people in PVP can see where your position is because of this Skill?

              • Anonymous

                In pvp it doesn't seem to be working? I might just be stupid but people seem to know exactly where i am despite the distance

                • Anonymous

                  Comments are saying this makes you invisible in PvP once you're ~10 meters away, but from my experience invading it's clear the host can still see me from miles away. I'm not sure what's going on.

                  • Anonymous

                    Backstabbing with this on a weapon yields +20% more runes. Not sure about other crits. Tested on albinaurics at the start of mogwyn's they went from dropping 2k to 2.4k runes

                    • For some strange reason the 1.03 patch on the visual effect of unseen form spell doesn't apply for this one, which makes the spell version appears to be more transparent. And I didn't know if it is introduced by the 1.03 patch but Crepus's Vial cancels the invisible effect of both this AOW and the spell.

                      • Anonymous

                        Loving this WA, just put it on a light dagger or something that you have in one of your right hand slots and you can get a lot out of fun from this when clearing areas that are above your power level. You can also use this to get past the ballistas in stormveil castle (they will shoot you at some point, but you can rush through). It's not Sekiro but I love how they added stealth to the formula of this game.

                        • Anonymous

                          So twin blades are considered "medium" swords and can use this but greatswords/great curved swords and anything bigger can't.

                          • Anonymous

                            Been using this for quite sometime. It works against many weaker enemies, which allows you to walk pass them as long as you're not too close. However, the more I used it the more I realized how broken the stealth mechanic is. There are way too much scripted aggros through out the game, which completely ignores how well hidden you are. And No, I'm not talking about field bosses. I am talking about some well-placed regular enemies with bad eye-sight who can somehow sense you under this effect. Don't even get me started with the ghostly duel-wielding knight in Castle Sol.

                            • Anonymous

                              tested this with a few friends, this is basically the way to make it so you have the effects from ds3’s fog ring, makes it great for stealthing in invasions, and for setting up grace mimic ambushes from far away before a host comes in and presents their back for a backstab.

                              • Anonymous

                                I put this on my miscericorde, heavy 50 str and can sneak up in ganks. I get caught sometimes so it’s not true invisibility but it’s close. Can one shot hosts if they’re standing still for a backstab

                                • Anonymous

                                  Does this make it harder for players to lock-on to you in pvp? If so, it could be a decent counter against mages.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Many bosses will ignore you if used before entering their fog gate. They'll still see you if you get to close or attack, but it can give you a few seconds to use spirit summons or make other preparations. Also despite the description, it can be used on daggers.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So this can't be used on daggers or claws, weapons generally associated with assassins.
                                      And yet bloodhounds step, a unique assassin like ninja dash can be used on any weapon?

                                      Daggers and claws kinda got shafted in this game when it comes to skills/ashes of war.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        So this combines Hush and Hidden Body from DS3, has no stat requirement, costs very little FP and HP and lasts more

                                        • Anonymous

                                          For those of you that may have killed the boss of the area before acquiring the ashes of war that Bernahl sells, once you complete the dialogue with tanith, leave, and come back, a sword will be where Bernahl was sitting. You can interact with this sword to purchase the ashes of war

                                          • Anonymous

                                            when using it, it barely does anything but mask movement sounds. said it'd mask visibility, any changes i'm not seeing from another player's perspective?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Purchased from Recusant Bernahl in Volcano Manor after killing the first target in the Volcano Manor quest line.

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