Ash of War: Carian Greatsword

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Affinity Magic
Skill Carian Greatsword (Skill)
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Carian Greatsword is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Carian Greatsword provides Magic affinity and the Carian Greatsword 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 Magic affinity and the following skill:

"Carian Greatsword: Carian royal prestige embodied in a skill. Transform blade into a magical greatsword and swing it down. Can be charged to increase its power."

Usable on swords (colossal weapons excepted).

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Ash of War: Carian Greatsword Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Ash of War: Carian Greatsword:


Ash of War: Carian Greatsword Elden Ring Guide


Elden Ring Ash of War: Carian Greatsword Notes & Tips

  • Outperforms Carian Grandeur in terms of damage if Carian Grandeur is only charged once, but charges more slowly, making it harder to use.
  • Damage of Carian Greatsword scales with Int, upgrade level, and infusion affinity, not with weapon's AR or Int scaling value.

Carian Greatsword Demonstration


Carian Spellknight Written Guide



Elden Ring Ashes of War
Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit  ♦  Ash of War: Barbaric Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Barrage  ♦  Ash of War: Barricade Shield  ♦  Ash of War: Beast's Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado  ♦  Ash of War: Blood Blade  ♦  Ash of War: Blood Tax  ♦  Ash of War: Bloodhound's Step  ♦  Ash of War: Bloody Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Braggart's Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Carian Grandeur  ♦  Ash of War: Carian Retaliation  ♦  Ash of War: Charge Forth  ♦  Ash of War: Chilling Mist  ♦  Ash of War: Cragblade  ♦  Ash of War: Determination  ♦  Ash of War: Double Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Earthshaker  ♦  Ash of War: Enchanted Shot  ♦  Ash of War: Endure  ♦  Ash of War: Eruption  ♦  Ash of War: Flame of the Redmanes  ♦  Ash of War: Flaming Strike  ♦  Ash of War: Giant Hunt  ♦  Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx  ♦  Ash of War: Glintstone Pebble  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Land  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Parry  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Slam  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Vow  ♦  Ash of War: Gravitas  ♦  Ash of War: Ground Slam  ♦  Ash of War: Hoarah Loux's Earthshaker  ♦  Ash of War: Hoarfrost Stomp  ♦  Ash of War: Holy Ground  ♦  Ash of War: Ice Spear  ♦  Ash of War: Impaling Thrust  ♦  Ash of War: Kick  ♦  Ash of War: Lifesteal Fist  ♦  Ash of War: Lightning Ram  ♦  Ash of War: Lightning Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Lion's Claw  ♦  Ash of War: Loretta's Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Mighty Shot  ♦  Ash of War: No Skill  ♦  Ash of War: Parry  ♦  Ash of War: Phantom Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Piercing Fang  ♦  Ash of War: Poison Moth Flight  ♦  Ash of War: Poisonous Mist  ♦  Ash of War: Prayerful Strike  ♦  Ash of War: Prelate's Charge  ♦  Ash of War: Quickstep  ♦  Ash of War: Rain of Arrows  ♦  Ash of War: Raptor of the Mists  ♦  Ash of War: Repeating Thrust  ♦  Ash of War: Royal Knight's Resolve  ♦  Ash of War: Sacred Blade  ♦  Ash of War: Sacred Order  ♦  Ash of War: Sacred Ring of Light  ♦  Ash of War: Seppuku  ♦  Ash of War: Shared Order  ♦  Ash of War: Shield Bash  ♦  Ash of War: Shield Crash  ♦  Ash of War: Sky Shot  ♦  Ash of War: Spectral Lance  ♦  Ash of War: Spinning Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Spinning Strikes  ♦  Ash of War: Spinning Weapon  ♦  Ash of War: Square Off  ♦  Ash of War: Stamp (Sweep)  ♦  Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut)  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Assault  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Blade  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Stomp  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Wall  ♦  Ash of War: Stormcaller  ♦  Ash of War: Sword Dance  ♦  Ash of War: Thops's Barrier  ♦  Ash of War: Through and Through  ♦  Ash of War: Thunderbolt  ♦  Ash of War: Troll's Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Unsheathe  ♦  Ash of War: Vacuum Slice  ♦  Ash of War: Vow of the Indomitable  ♦  Ash of War: War Cry  ♦  Ash of War: Waves of Darkness  ♦  Ash of War: White Shadow's Lure  ♦  Ash of War: Wild Strikes  ♦  Lost Ashes of War  ♦  Messages

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    • Anonymous

      This and Pebble should both be possible to place on Staffs!!! Having constant access to either of these, and really all sorcery aows, would be such a fun utility for full mages! Can still scroll through your stuff but to always have your L2 spell at the ready!!!

      • Anonymous

        this skill even without fp has a damage level of 3 meaning it has the same stun animation as the colossal weapons so you can stun even banished knights and others easily.

        • Tested on a Nagakiba+25 @ 52 Int/Magic infusion w/ Godfrey Icon & Shard of Alexander.

          Fully charged, hit for 2.7k on the thorn sorceror @ Whiteridge Road site of grace. Fully charged w/ Terra Magica, hit for 3.5k+. Adding magic boost physick, hit for 4k+.

          This ash hit way harder than I expected on this spellblade build. The obvious drawback is the considerable wind-up on the charge, prob would not recommend for PvP (duels at least; could def get some hilarious kills from blind spots in team PvP/invasions).

          For PvE, this is a potential huge damage dealer for bosses, and one-shotting tougher enemies like trash.

          Best way to land a fully charged hit is to start the wind-up just as they’re about to be in range, so they walk or charge into it.

          • Anonymous

            I saw this in the gameplay trailer and lost my ****
            I don't care if there are better options
            This, Loretta's Slash, and other magic AoWs are so ****ing cool

            • Anonymous

              It would benefit greatly from some sort of hyperarmor. Any flying wind in your direction will stagger you out of this. And considering how long it charges up, it's quite hard to use this thing consistently. Although it does pretty big damage for what it is.

              • Anonymous

                I really wish this attack was fast & horizontal like the spell. Especially considering we already have the charged vertical attack of Carian Grandeur. There’s very little reason to use this version once you get the more powerful one.

                • Anonymous

                  I don’t see the value in doing the Standard version of this…it looks like without the Magic it’s just a regular sword?

                  • Anonymous

                    Tested on a Lordsworn's Straight Sword +8 with 22 int - At fully charged, Carian Grandeur does 43 damage per FP - Carian Greatsword does 61 damage per FP - I don't know why you'd ever use Grandeur then.

                    • Anonymous

                      If Rogier dies before you've bought this spell from him (Ranni's quest), is there any way to obtain this spell other than him?

                      • Anonymous

                        What's the difference between this and Carian Grandeur? Is it that Grandeur can be charged one more level?

                        • Anonymous

                          Takes a long time to charge and is easily canceled when you get staggered. You need a lot of poise if you want to consider making use of this ability.

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