Ash of War: Lightning Slash

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Affinity Lightning
Skill Lightning Slash
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Lightning Slash is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Lightning Slash provides Lightning affinity and the Lightning Slash 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 Lightning affinity and the following skill:

"Lightning Slash: Call down a bolt of lightning into armament, then swing it down to create an explosive shock. The armament retains the lightning enchantment for a while."

Usable on swords, axes, and hammers.

 

Ash of War: Lightning Slash Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Ash of War: Lightning Slash:

 

Ash of War: Lightning Slash Elden Ring Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lightning Slash Demonstration

 

 

 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Lightning Slash Notes & Tips

  • Notes and player tips go here.
  • The in-game tooltip is incorrect. There is no secondary activation costing 15 fp, only the initial activation costing 10 fp.

 

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    • Anonymous

      It annoys me so much that the lightning affinity is dex. They should have done something like far where there's lightning weapons and lightning art weapons so that faith users have some lightning weapon options.

      • Anonymous

        For anyone using this in PvP, if you want to benefit from the bonus lightning damage at all then you need to use it with the lightning affinity otherwise the tiny fraction of damage gets completely negated against flat enemy defenses.

        • Anonymous

          I've played over 600 hours and just stumbled across this today, to think there was an ash of war i'd never seen before

          • Anonymous

            So, I put this on a colossal sword, and decided to make it heavy so it still scales with strength. Am I stupid?

            • Anonymous

              Excellent AOW , use it to stomp the ground in front of you with some sparks that stay on your weapon for a bit to look stupid. The only problem is someone can interrupt you and prevent you from looking stupid, only needs more speed , range , usability and hyper armour. Throw in some damage and yeah it’s a 10/10 AOW.

              • Anonymous

                would be significantly better with some added poise and/or the missing follow up thst costs 15 fp being added back.

                • Anonymous

                  They need to add stagger to the stomp it has like no stagger at all and people can still just interrupt this attack way to easily.

                  • Anonymous

                    If you observe the way the Leyndell Knights that use this, they do the same slash to the ground but then it generates a "honed bolt" like incantation that tracks the player. Where as the ash of war just strikes a bolt at the end of the sword that usually has no effect. A nice buff would be to give it tracking but shorter range than the incantation or other ash of war like "thunderbolt". Or another idea would be to spawn a couple random lightning strikes within a mid sized AOE like "Death lightning" but without the effect build up.

                    • Anonymous

                      I like how fire version gets a cool fire spray into a heavy which staggers and combos sometimes for a self buff Ash of War. But here we just shoot lightning bolt at our own toes with no hyper armour.

                      • Anonymous

                        Lightning version of Flaming Strike but rolled into one press & forgot to change the text. Or it's just broken, there's no way to do the second activation on a light or heavy followup and repeat use just spams it at 10fp

                        • Anonymous

                          Does leveling Dex shorten the casting time on this at all? Or does that only apply to sorc/incants and not ashes?

                          • Anonymous

                            Hard to hit in PvP but hits like a TRUCK once you do. Put it on a weapon with decent reach and if you can outspace/predict people you can do wonderful things with this.

                            • Anonymous

                              What does the lightning damage we get from the buff scales with? If I put this on my colossal sword and infused it with heavy, does the added lightning damage change or lower with faith/dex build?

                              • Anonymous

                                Has anyone figured out what the Second Fp cost is for? Shows 10 fp and then 15 in brackets. I have test it on several weapons and there is no second activation that costs 15, and trying to do a quick or charge attack during doesn't seem to do anything. Seems they forgot to add the secondary function. I assume it is supposed to function like flaming strike

                                • Slash skill on a hammer seems weird, but I'll take it. Been looking for a way to deal with the things slash is weak against. Shock and Striking both work. Now I can have them both on one weapon.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Slash skill on a hammer seems weird, but I'll take it. Been looking for a way to deal with the things slash is weak against. Shock and Striking both work. Now I can have them both on one weapon.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      for everyone commenting twinblades, i think the game categorises twinblades as swords. seems strange, but would explain why a lot of AoWs that don't specifically mention twinblades can still be used on them.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Why it has two fp costs (10 and 15) if it only performs one attack and the second cost doesn't seem to have any effect?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Looks like the buff lasts roughly 30 seconds from when you initiate the move. So about 25-27 seconds of usable time after animation finishes

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Gives a flat 85 lightning buff to your weapon. The slash part of the skill scales with your weapon's AR (possibly with a further weapon level and dex scaling addition), the lightning bolt scales only with dex and weapon level.

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