Ash of War: Blood Blade

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Affinity Blood
Skill Blood Blade
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Blood Blade is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden Ring. Ash of War: Blood Blade provides Blood affinity and the Blood Blade 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 Blood affinity and the following skill:

"Blood Blade: Wound self to coat the armament with blood, then unleash an airborne blood blade that causes hemorrhaging. Can be fired in rapid succession."

Usable on small and medium swords.


Ash of War: Blood Blade Location in Elden Ring

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Ash of War: Blood Blade Elden Ring Guide

  • Grants the skill Blood Blade.
  • Provides the Blood affinity, which adds Arcane scaling and adds Bleed buildup attacks, decreases all other scaling types.
  • Can be used with the following affinity Upgrades: Standard, Heavy, Keen, Quality, Poison, Blood, Occult
  • Can be applied to the following weapon categories, so long as the weapon allows skill replacement: Daggers, Straight Swords, Curved Swords, Katanas, Twinblades, Thrusting Swords

Blood Blade Demonstration





Elden Ring Ash of War: Blood Blade Notes & Tips

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    • Anonymous

      Am I reading this right that the weapons ash is in 2 parts, first part coating the weapon and adding blood buildup on regular attacks even on occult/non blood infusion?

      • Anonymous

        does anyone know the bleed build up of the projectile if it's applied with a physical affinity (heavy, keen, quality)?

        • Anonymous

          Ability to chain and only lose hp (small amount) on first cast makes this much better than bloody slash imo

          • Anonymous

            I'd love this so much if it was really a ranged skill. But the range is so pathetic, just falls to the ground, why??

            • Anonymous

              If enchanted with bloodflame blade it will build up bleed significantly faster but not do the additional fire damage

              • Anonymous

                I am not sure if this is intended or bugged, but if you use it on a thrusting sword, the blade arc will fly straight and then suddenly drop.

                • Anonymous

                  Can somebody help me test something? For some reason I seem to be getting better bleed build up using occult as opposed to blood infusion. Usually get bleed by a blade less with occult.
                  Ps I think the damage scales off of weapon level only. This also costs half as much fp as reduvias.

                  • Anonymous

                    In my testing, only the initial cast of Blood Blade costs a little bit of your HP and FP, chaining it one after the other only uses FP. While not as straight up powerful as Bloody Slash, this however does induce buildup of bleed and you can kill/bleed any enemy to death with this. Very useful imo.

                    • Anonymous

                      I was able to put it on my twinblade, i also found it yesterday before the page was up and was extremely excited because i wanted a melee projectile and was considering moving away from arcane despite using dragon incantations, im glad i didnt have to

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