Ash of War: Carian Greatsword
|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 Ring. Ash 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).
Ash of War: Carian Greatsword Location in Elden Ring
Where to find Ash of War: Carian Greatsword:
- Sold by Sorcerer Rogier at Stormveil Castle or the Roundtable Hold for 2,500 .
- Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold after giving them Rogier's Bell Bearing.
Ash of War: Carian Greatsword Elden Ring Guide
- Grants the skill Carian Greatsword Skill.
- Can be used with the following affinity Upgrades: Standard, Heavy, Keen, Quality, Magic, Cold.
- Can be applied to the following weapon categories, so long as the weapon allows skill replacement: Daggers, Straight Swords, Greatswords, Curved Swords, Curved Greatswords, Katanas, Twinblades, Thrusting Swords, Heavy Thrusting Swords.
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.
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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.
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
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.
Used this on my first playthrough, was literally a downgrade. I hope its better after the cast time buff
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.
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?
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.
Can h use it on the sword of night and flame?
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?
Does "collosal weapons excepted" mean it can use them or cannot use them?
What's the difference between this and Carian Grandeur? Is it that Grandeur can be charged one more level?
Do you need to level INT to do damage with this skill?
pretty good works with charge attack talisman to get more damage
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.