Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx

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Affinity Magic
Skill Glintblade Phalanx
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament

Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Glintblade Phalanx provides Magic affinity and the Glintblade Phalanx 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.

Please visit Glintblade Phalanx for the Spell variant.

 

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

"Glintblade Phalanx: Skill used by the enchanted knights who served the Carian royal family. Form an arch of magic glintblades overhead, which will attack foes automatically. Follow up with a strong attack to chain this skill into a lunging thrust."

Usable on swords as well as polearms capable of thrusting (colossal weapons excepted).

 

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Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx Notes & Tips

  • This skill does 40 poise damage, 10 for each magical sword.
  • Unlike its spell counterpart, this variant of Glintblade Phalanx deals substantial damage to an enemy's stance; assuming all four swords land on the desired target, most enemies' stance can be broken with merely one or two casts.
  • Also unlike Glintblade Phalanx spell counterpart, the caster gets rooted in place for the duration of the cast animation. 

 

Elden Ring Ashes of War
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    • Anonymous

      Malenia will usually dodge when you cast this, NOT when they actually fire! Definitely a helpful AoW for that fight: decent dmg and good stance dmg! The only way I've beaten her solo.

      • Anonymous

        if you burned the erdtree and he's still asleep, go do ranni's questline up until you kill her shadow, then come back and he should be dead
        that's how it was for me, anyway

        • Anonymous

          So i was doing some testing with a cold infused weapon, and I applied frost faster than I thought i did normally. I think each projectile applies status buildup the weapon's buildup. Might be worth looking into

          • Anonymous

            very good for setting up otherwise hard-to-hit ashes of war, like storm kick, poison moth flight, and the finger flick

            • Anonymous

              So I just found a weird gimmick of this Ash of War that I'm not sure others know about. After casting, you can use the same Magic Infused Heavy Attack as Glintstone Pebble. Not sure if the buff is there, but it definitely uses the same blue trail on the weapon. Maybe someone who knows a YouTuber can get the word out. It makes this moves even more useful.

              • Anonymous

                I'm doing a level 1 run! Just realized I needed this... Almost at the Elden beast, hourah loux have been kicking my booty and still is.
                Anyway to get it after the burnt erdfungus...¿

                • Anonymous

                  Quite good in pvp, even on a non-int build. The projectiles don't do too much damage, but they can be cast repeatedly to keep the pressure on people, while the follow-up R2 scales well with weapon damage and can be used as a mixup as long as you don't always use it after casting the blades.

                  • Anonymous

                    Not the most useful trick... but you can cast this, rest at a grace, and even replace this AoW at the grace, and the blades will still be there.

                    • Anonymous

                      Not the most useful trick... but you can cast this, rest at a grace, and even replace this AoW at the grace, and the blades will still be there.

                      • Anonymous

                        I am the storm that is approaching
                        Provoking
                        Black clouds in isolation
                        I am reclaimer of my name
                        Born in flames, I have been blessed, my family crest is a demon of death

                        • Anonymous

                          As others have mentioned, this lasts forever so you can cast it anytime. It also easily poise breaks tough enemies like the knights in Castle Sol if you combine it with a jumping R2.

                          • Anonymous

                            I’m not sure if this is known but on Rogier’s Rapier (at least) if you cast the phalanx and immediately tap R2 (PS) you will do a follow up magic thrust similar to the pebble ash!!! I just discovered this and am blown away!

                            • Anonymous

                              If the Swords fired by the skill were to be golden, we could cosplay as the ultimate hero! The king of kings, king of Babylonia and demi-god! The strongest of all servants... GIRUGAMESHUU!!!

                              But seriously this Ash of War works perfect when trying to cosplay Gilgamesh and his Gate of Babylon.

                              • Anonymous

                                Comments section is a mess so I tested every weapon buff myself. Confirmed that this skill has a bugged interaction with the following:

                                - Bloodflame Blade (2 casts to proc bleed)

                                - Black Flame Blade

                                - Poison Mist (3 casts to proc poison)

                                - Freezing Mist (1 cast to proc frostbite!)

                                The buff is applied to the glintblades when they fire, not when they are first cast.

                                This allows you to cast phalanx with one weapon before switching to another weapon to buff the glintblades.

                                This is required to use Phalanx with the Poison Mist / Freezing Mist AoW buffs.

                                Hope this helps!

                                • Anonymous

                                  I love this with my dual straight swords. I cast it, and depending on how far my opponent is, I'll either follow up or continue playing neutral. If I land the follow up, the glintblades home in and you can combo that into an L1 for massive damage.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    There is a comment below that states that this carries status effects innate to weapons. This is wrong.

                                    I tested this, with Antspur rapier on mimic tear and Godrick's soldiers, and it didn't proc rot not even once. Decided to add frost and try again (with +0 since upgrades break the weapon in the current 1.0.4 patch), and neither frost was proccing.
                                    It doesn't even increase the build up, it required 4 hits with the rapier to proc rot on the soldiers and the mimic, and it still took the same amount of hits to proc rot with successive glintblade hits.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      These actually carry over weapon buffs, like black flame blade and bloodflame blade. Doesnt do too much to effect the damage, but its kinda cool having the extra effect of inflicting bleed or poison, even if it takes 50 decades to inflict it.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        ugh. why the hell do you come to a complete stop when you cast this? none of the other phalanx's are like this.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Literally better than the spell version. Easily one of the best magic AoWs. You can tear through PvE with this thing, just have it summoned all the time and it will do everything for you. It will catch ambushes in their tracks and if all the swords hit it's often a poise break right there if the enemy survived. If you're casting this mid combat, you can follow it with the R2 and the R2 will hit first, opening up the enemy for the swords to hit.
                                          Haven't tested this in PvP but I love it already.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The answer to corpse piler, transient moonlight and rotten breath. Lets you focus on dodging while punishing their animation.

                                            • Since Glintblade Phalanx has a habit of copying strange effects from weapon buff magic, I decided to try combo-ing Unseen Blade with this. Invisible Glintblades would be cool as heck.

                                              Glintblade Phalanx is unaffected by Unseen Blade

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Any other way to get this rather through rogier's rapier? I don't want to upgrade my char to +8 weapon levels for pvp.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I just go this from Rogier's rapier, but how to use it? I got the swords out, but I can't fire them at anything. Do they have to be attacking you?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This has been key to my crit build, a cold Misricorde, dagger talisman, Alexander’s jar shard, FP and HP with crits demolish anything seen in PVE.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      2 casts of this will stagger and open a rune bear for a critical
                                                      i've been using it to cheese rune bears

                                                      powerstancing cold pikes one with glintblade phalanx the other with glintstone pebble and ppl don't expect the damage and poise break

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        at 80 INT these are very deadly for the FP cost. big stagger + good damage . tested on the bandit pages near the caria manor boss room and its does a total of 1014 dmg with all 4 blades landing

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          this along with Pebble (the ash of war pebble) do MASSIVE posture damage if you follow up with the R2, if youre having a trouble breaking a boss's posture, put this or pebble on your weapon and youll be curb stomping them ez.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I don't know if it's gonna stay that way but for now this Ash applies the SPELL weapon buff effect like poison, bleed and even the burning of blackflame. Even if you summon the sword prior using the spell.
                                                            Order's blade also works with it toward skeletons.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              If you think Moonveil is broken in PvE, then this thing is crazy. Probably won't get touched as I can imagine the glintblades are easy to dodge in PvP.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Costs 10 FP, should scale with your weapon's upgrade level to make it impeccably strong even if you aren't stacking int in the earlier stages of the game. Still though, 10 FP? That's insane for free damage.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  If you know how lame homing soul mass was in Dark souls 3, then you're about to have massive ptsd because everyone gets homing soul mass here.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This is probably the best stance breaking ash of war after the nerfing of Moonveil. It takes 3 castings to break bosses stance.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Works with bleed, rot, etc. Tested it with blood flame blade and it applied bleed to an enemy in like 2 hits.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Shoots automatically, has homing, is absolutely ridiculous at stance breaking, does decent damage, and it only costs 10 FP. What the hell?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          does its damage scale only with int? if I chose keen for example, would it still only scale with int for producing more damage or would it only scale with dex then? I guess this question could apply to other arts as well, when choosing scale with int, but the weapon art is physical damage type if that exists as well. In that case I imagine it replies on the total damage number, but in the example with this spell, I am not sure.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Def recommend using this on the Rapier instead of the Misericorde same stat reqs but all around better weapon for only 10 less crit, mix a cerulean dagger and filigreed crest and now your phalanx will only cost 3 fp but youll gain 15 fp on a crit letting you have great fp sustain. Lets me keep blessing boon up at all times and with that same setup id also recommend a weapon with prayerful strike, at 25 faith it was healing me and others for about 365hp at a cost of 15 fp and has crazy amounts of poise and pancakes most things letting you trade pretty safely.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Is this still better than Carian Phalanx? If Carian Phalanx is better then i can use a weapon with bloodhound step for better mobility

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Kind of sad that you can't have the Ash of War phalanx and the normal spell phalanx active at the same time. I wanted to run around with 9 swords floating behind my head.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I have to wonder how many people cheese bosses with this and call them easy. It's just disrespectful how easily it staggers. Am I the only one who thinks it's unbalanced?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Put the glintblade Phalanx on Misericorde. 10 FP to cast that cost stagger for crit hit. With magic aff with int build, the damage is insane.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Put the glintblade Phalanx on Misericorde. 10 FP to cast that cost stagger for crit hit. With magic aff with int build, the damage is insane.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This thing is broken, OP broken, costs less than the spell version , does immense damage to stance , and the damage is still decent, you can easily keep it on a knife on a unused weapon slot and spam until the target falls

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          "Glintblade Phalanx is gained from the sorcereress teacher after giving her an academy scroll found in a soldier camp to the north, past the gate front."

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            For those still looking for it, after you defeat Godrick go see Rogier in the roundtable, tell him you killed Godrick he'll give you this ash and his rapier.

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