Ash of War: Impaling Thrust

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Affinity Keen
Skill Impaling Thrust
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Impaling Thrust is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Impaling Thrust provides Keen affinity and the Impaling Thrust 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 Keen affinity and the following skill:

"Impaling Thrust: Skill that lets piercing armaments overcome enemy shields. Build power, then lunge forward for a strong thrust that pierces an enemy's guard."

Usable on armaments capable of thrusting (colossal weapons excepted). 

 

Ash of War: Impaling Thrust Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Ash of War: Impaling Thrust:

 

 

Ash of War: Impaling Thrust Elden Ring Guide

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Impaling Thrust Notes & Tips

  • This skill costs 9 FP to use.
  • Anti-block: ignores 85% damage negation from blocks

 

Builds with Ash of War: Impaling Thrust

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      The description says "skill that lets piercing armaments overcome enemy shields" but it also says "pierces an enemy's guard" so is there any difference in overcoming an enemy shield and piercing an enemy's guard? would the hypothetical enemy in that scenario take full or part damage from it? I'm asking because the description for piercing fang says "powerful thrust that cannot be blocked" and I can't see the difference between 'cannot be blocked', 'overcomes enemy shields' and 'pierces an enemy's guard' Is that three ways of saying the exact same thing or is there some variation and that's why the wording is a little different?

      • Anonymous

        Used this on my +4 keen guardian swordspear with 20 dex to beat Morgit. Hit him with this Ash of war thrust 3 to 4 times to get him on his knees where you can crit hit him. Much safer and more guaranteed crits than trying to parry the bastard.

        • Anonymous

          Silly that game dosnt allow this on katar unless you put no ash of war on it. It’s awesome for it but changing the affinity of weapons off of standard is always better from what I’ve seen

          • Anonymous

            Impaling thrust is an amazing alternative to flame of the redmanes on an int build. It's also very cheap in the FP department so this can be spammed a ton in PvE.

            • Anonymous

              Suprisingly great for being such a basic skill. Especially amazing against semi-strong enemies, like knights and such. Gives you a great, safe gap closer that stuns long enough for you to wail them down with regular attacks

              • Anonymous

                I have loved using it. In duels many people use fingerprint shield with immutable shield or scholars shield incantations/sorceries and this pokes through for damage no problem. Its also a good attack just to throw the timing off as it is slower than 1 powerstanced spears attack but faster than 2 powerstanced attacks. Extremely underrated.

                • Anonymous

                  After intense testing against Godskin Duo with all fully upgraded spears, great spears and halberds... Lance is the strongest weapon to stagger enemies with this skill... but it still falls short compared to Flame of the Redmanes. =(

                  Flame of the Redmanes + puny dagger = 2 consecutive long-range hits to bring him on its knees. Very safe.
                  Impaling Thrust + Lance = 3 consecutive close-range hits to do the same thing and it is way harder to pull off 3 Impaling Thrusts.

                  • Anonymous

                    Put this on Militia Shotel with Cold scaling just in case some dummy decides to come with the fingerprint greatshield.

                    • Anonymous

                      surprising effective ash of war, it's fast, it has decent damage, range, it consumes barely any FP and it deals extremely high poise damage.
                      The two main downsides of the ash of war is that it's borderline useless against enemies in the air and that it is quite a boring ash of war.

                      • Anonymous

                        surprising effective ash of war, it's fast, it has decent damage, range, it consumes barely any FP and it deals extremely high poise damage.
                        The two main downsides of the ash of war is that it's borderline useless against enemies in the air and that it is quite a boring ash of war.

                        • Anonymous

                          The benefit of this is that when blocked it still does full damage.

                          Tested on the spear and shield guy in gatefront ruins with 20 dex and a non upgrade rapier... Regular strong attack did 13 damage and this Ash did 126.

                          • Anonymous

                            The benefit of this is that when blocked it still does full damage.

                            Tested on the spear and shield guy in gatefront ruins with 20 dex and a non upgrade rapier... Regular strong attack did 13 damage and this Ash did 126.

                            • Anonymous


                              I was able to stagger the troll near the Secluded Cell grace in Stormveil Castle with two back-to-back hits in the legs with this Ash of War. Not sure how much stats and weapon type affect it but I was using a Keen Cross Naginata +6 or 7 and have 40 Dex.

                              • Tried it against someone with a medium shield on a Lance, does grand total of 40 damage and doesnt even guard break...

                                I think ill just spam hoarfrost against turtles seems just better.

                                • Anonymous

                                  dont know if its true but it feels like this attack does insane guard dmg after using it on some boss fights

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