Ash of War: Phantom Slash

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

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

"Phantom Slash: Skill inspired by the fond remembrances of the Night's Cavalry. Creates an apparition of the knights' former instructor who guides a joint lunging upward swing. Additional input allows for a follow-up attack."

Usable on polearms and twinblades (great spears excepted).

 

Ash of War: Phantom Slash Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Ash of War: Phantom Slash:

 

Ash of War: Phantom Slash Elden Ring Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phantom Slash Demonstration

 

 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Phantom Slash Notes & Tips

  • Locking on and sprinting sideways or backwards before using the skill will send the phantom towards the target while moving you to the side or back. Useful for hitting enemies during lengthy combos/abilities (e.g. Rivers of Blood's Corpse Piler, Waterfowl Dance, Bloodblade Dance, etc.)
    • Sprinting sideways (left/right) will send the phantom towards the target, and send you left or right.
    • Sprinting backwards will send the phantom towards the target, and send you back.
    • Sprinting diagonal forward (left/right + forward) will send the phantom to the target, and send you right/left of the phantom.
    • Sprinting diagonal backward (left/right + back) will send the phantom to the target, and send you backwards to the left/right.

 

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    • Anonymous

      There is a comment on 31st May at 22:53 mentioning status effects and saying it has 8 hits if you do the full combo. How do you get an eight hit combo from it?

      • Anonymous

        Phantom slash, embodie your inner Jojo and become a Stand User!!

        Jokes aside, this ash not only has one of the most wholesome item descriptions in the game but Its also (You should know this by now) very underrated for what it can do.

        1.) It has a solid FP to damage ratio: It cost 8 Fp (16 FP in Total) and on average it deal’s around 400-700 damage (For the phantom) and 1100-1400 damage (If you and the phantom hit your opponent) from just the fist input of the ash of war and at the grand cost of 8 FP! This allows this ash of war to a lot more spamable compared to the more expensive ashes of war.

        2. Good at aggressing and baiting people: The initial input allows you to close the distance between you and your opponent and it’s great at punishing long animations; While the second input on the other hand is used as a way to punish aggressive players and trade with light and medium weapons.

        3.) It looks badass: Are You summoning the ghost of the Nights Calvary’s old instructor in order to join him in a joint lunge at your opponent, Your literally Jojo-ing your enemy to death….Enough said.

        8/10: Great at closing into your enemy, High damage for a low FP cost, Great for mixing up your timing and attacks, catch’s people who side-strafe a lot. The issue is that the tracking of phantom slash is very random; sometimes requiring you to stand still for you not to go flying in a different direction, If they could improve the tracking and distance of this ash of war it would be a lot better. (It’s also surprisingly good at punishing Flasks heals)

        • Anonymous

          has status effects, and your mimic tear's status effects also work with it
          8x hits if you both do the full combo
          take the nightrider glaive and melt things

          • Anonymous

            If you make this a magic affinity or holy affinity does the ash do holy / magic damage or still physical only? Trying to understand ashes better.

            • Anonymous

              it’s been reported that the phantom slash with also retain any buffs applied to the weapon used by the player (such as Bloodflame Blade).
              But does the phantom slash retain the natural properties of the weapon such as innate bleed or poison?

              • Anonymous

                Thank Marika someone decided to add "Sprinting backwards sends you backwards' in the tips. I thought running back would have sent me right, thanks for the clarification, who'd imagine holding left would send you left, huh?.

                • Anonymous

                  Can I get some clarification - I CAN use make something occult and put this on it if I have the whet blade right?

                  • Anonymous

                    The fact that u can change direction from where the phantom is going is amazing for roll catching and multi target hitting. Or evasive tactics as well. Love this ash of war

                    • Anonymous

                      this with dual spears in pvp is so fun. you need perfect timing to land it, but with some talent, you can one shot fairly often in pvp.

                      • Anonymous

                        Can confirm that the phantom does apply the burning effect from Black Flame Blade, if you have the effect on you of course.

                        • Anonymous

                          THIS IS SO BADASS
                          Feeling like Phantom Lancer (DotA 2 playable hero)
                          Insane damage with Guardian's Swordspear +25 (NG+2)

                          • Anonymous

                            You can use it just before being hit to just send out the phantom and then use it again immediately after being hit.

                            • I dont about you guys but to me this literally the perfect kind of ash of war. Is it busted broken to the point where it needs nerfs? Nha. Is it super strong and if you use it right (spacing and timing) you can decimate things with lots of damage?? Hell yes! and it looks super cool. We need more ashes balanced like this.

                              • Anonymous

                                If you dual wield two scythes does your phantom slash hit 4 times (twice per scythe) or not? I’m very curious about this. Thanks.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This is a pretty useful ash of war but you need to be careful using it because it has a fairly long windup and if the enemy you are using it on moves too far it will miss entirely.
                                  I primarily use this to engage an enemy I'd rather not get hit by as the phantom image that attacks interrupts opponents long enough that your attack can connect without much fear of being struck.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This is a pretty useful ash of war but you need to be careful using it because it has a fairly long windup and if the enemy you are using it on moves too far it will miss entirely.
                                    I primarily use this to engage an enemy I'd rather not get hit by as the phantom image that attacks interrupts opponents long enough that your attack can connect without much fear of being struck.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This ash of war actually has some pretty good range. great for rollcatching in pvp and does good damage. it being 2 separate hits , one from the stand and one from you also helps

                                      • Anonymous

                                        extremely easy to get, killed at lvl 4. the boss that drops it spawns next to a big fallen pillar on the left of him. You can easily jump up and stand on the top of it where he cant hit you and he wont even despawn because its right next to his spawn, he just runs around and tries to hit you, or will just stand at his spawn point watching you kill him. 2 rotten breaths ez kill

                                        • Anonymous

                                          extremely easy to get, killed at lvl 4. the boss that drops it spawns next to a big fallen pillar on the left of him. You can easily jump up and stand on the top of it where he cant hit you and he wont even despawn because its right next to his spawn, he just runs around and tries to hit you, or will just stand at his spawn point watching you kill him. 2 rotten breaths ez kill

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Sword dance is the best all around ash of war this is the better one pole arm exclusive.. in PvE and PvP this skill is amazing and the mix ups are nuts... Just a solid skill that hits like a truck, comes out quick and covers distance

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Compares to Sword Dance, Phantom Slash covers more distance and deals more total damage thanks to the two-hit followup, while Sword Dance uses slightly lower FP, has better hitbox and a faster startup. Both can rollcatch during pvp and got the poise damage to stunlock bigger mobs, but utility wise I do prefer the Sword Dance.
                                              That said, this looks cool af.

                                              BTW, both you and the phantom have a chance to be blocked by random bumps, smooth slopes are fine but beware on uneven grounds.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Extremely useful skill. If you roll just as the spirit is dashing forward, you can cancel your own dash, which gives you a safe ranged option against bosses with limited windows. The full combo, meanwhile, does fantastic damage and seems to do pretty strong posture damage as well.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Literally the most badass skill in the game, shame there isn't more control. I found that by sprinting back and using it while locked on you and the spirit can fly in the opposite directions, but it breaks the spirit's aim quite a bit. Please someone find how to cancel it so that we could have stando powah!

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This ash of war is dropped by the night's cavalry roaming on the forbidden lands, halfway on the path to the grand lift of Rold.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Go to forbidden lands site of grace at night and head to the grand lift of rold. Eventually you'll come across the black knight boss. Defeat it, you'll get the weapon art.

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