Ash of War: Seppuku

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Affinity Blood
Skill Seppuku
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament for 60 seconds.

Ash of War: Seppuku is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Seppuku provides Blood affinity and the Seppuku Skill for 60 seconds. 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 Blood and the following skill:

"Seppuku: A forbidden technique used by swordsmen from the Land of Reeds. Plunge the blade into your stomach to stain it with blood. Increases attack power and improves ability to inflict blood loss."

Usable on swords as well as polearms capable of thrusting (small and colossal weapons not included).

 

Ash of War: Seppuku Location in Elden Ring

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Ash of War: Seppuku Elden Ring Guide

 

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Seppuku Demonstration

 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Seppuku Notes & Tips

  • Conflicts with (both cannot affect a weapon simultaneously): Bloodflame
  • The self-damage caused by this skill doesn't trigger the damage negation from Opaline Bubbletear, meaning both can be used together.
  • Can effectively be used to counter blood loss caused by enemies or in PvP. When used, the weapon art will trigger blood loss, dispelling the blood loss gauge no matter how much it has been built up, sacrifcing only 10% of your HP for using the weapon art instead of losing a larger chunk because of blood loss being procced by enemies or another players.
  • The blood loss inflicted upon yourself can activate the effects of the White Mask and Lord of Blood's Exultation, granting you a very powerful 30% damage increase immediately.
  • Seppuku's buff scales with Arcane, providing a higher bleed buildup with weapons that have either innate scaling, or gain said scaling (via Occult infusion).
    • A 80 Arcane Occult-infused weapon with innate bleed will gain more bleed buildup from Seppuku than a Blood-infused weapon with Seppuku.

 

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    • Anonymous

      Thematically, I think this skill should work with daggers. From a balance standpoint, the pure cancer of someone ripping into me with two Seppuku buffed daggers makes me vibrate with annoyance. XD

      • Anonymous

        I was dueling with someone the other day and when he was close to dying he pulled out a longsword with this ash and just killed himself lmao

        • Anonymous

          I am a Mimic. I use normal weapons like hammers, greataxes, stuff like that, but I'm ready to quick swap to a tryhard outfit if I see someone rushing at me with a tryhard build. Two days ago I was relaxing with the Taunter's Tongue, a Omen Cleaver and a torch, and someone with St. Trina's swords invaded me. I was like "cool, I wanted to play them a bit" so I took the St. Trina swords too; when he saw he couldn’t kill me, he fled and took his Antspur rapier with Seppuku. Coincidence, I also have this rapier with Seppuku in my inventory! So I copied him, and when I killed him he rage quitted lol. I wasn’t even going to BM him..

          • Anonymous

            Game is starting to get into a good state but this, quick step, and scavengers curved sword need a massive nerf right now. As well as blood exaltation should no longer proc from seppuku. Remove ability to infuse scavengers, revert quick step start up speed and heavily reduce the iframes.
            Remove the ARC scaling from this, increase the damage it does to you and increase the cost.

            There's no reason why this should have ARC scaling when bloodflame blade doesn't, please please from you've done such a good job listening to the fanbase so far.

            • Anonymous

              I love how if you use armor with poor low a weapon with Seppuku can bleed you with one hit even without powerstancing

              • Anonymous

                A lot of salty people in the comments who want to balance others single player game so their pvp is better, smh

                • Anonymous

                  This should be usable on colossal weapons/swords and great hammers, not for balance or anything like that, no its just because it'd be funny.

                  • Anonymous

                    really wish you could put this on great hammers. it could turn the Great Stars into a discount Bloodletter.

                    • Anonymous

                      reapers should be able to use this on account of you can bloody hold it by the head to stab yourself. the only problem is they'd need a specific animation for it... but like, it'd be the same thing, just held vertically instead of horizontally.

                      • Anonymous

                        This needs to be usable on colossal swords, the game is not about pvp its about getting the highest dps numbers you can.

                        • Anonymous

                          Can someone explain why this can’t be put on Daggers….? Like the act of this skill is inherently for daggers. Samurai weren’t using Naga Blades to stab their stomachs.

                          Like wtf is this dumb ****.

                          • Anonymous

                            Really wish I could put this on my Giant Crusher tbh. Would be balanced as well, what are they waiting for?

                            • Anonymous

                              This is OP becauss with 0 arcane stat you can easily have 160+ bleed on a curved sword.

                              Running powerstanced L1 does 4 quick attacks.

                              Jumping L1 does 4 attacks and cannot be parried.

                              This instant bleeds an average heavy-armored player TWO times doing 1000 damage on a 60 vigor character BEFORE the actual weapon damage.

                              With proper talismans, gear and stat investment you can easily bypass 2000 damage with a single button press, which outdamages anything else in the game and one-shots anyone.

                              Also, bloodloss proc bypasses even infinite poise.

                              • Anonymous

                                Instead of costing 10% of the players HP, this should reduce max HP by 10% for the duration of the buff like the Black Knife does, or make healing remove the buff, being able to heal immediately after using this is the most unbalanced BS in the game.

                                • Much more interesting to apply it to poison weapons or occult weapons without innate bleed. Huge overkill on blood infusions and innate bleed occult infusions. Don't be that guy fellas, at least in duels.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    If there's an ash of war that needs a fat nerf, it's this. Being able to further buff your innate bleed is stupid. Why is that allowed, but not Scholar's Armament on some crummy magic weapon? It's the same principle. Bleed does such monstrous amounts of damage and a weak 140 robustness talisman will NOT save you. Get out your Golden Parry and Misericorde, makes short work of bleed crutchers.

                                    But who cares, I'm gonna be done with the game soon and the patches (if there are any) are far too late. It was genuinely a great game, despite the doodoo PvP balance.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Whenever I see someone use this on duels I immediately attack them, I can stand faith builds putting gazillion buffs of themselves but this is where I draw the line.

                                      No Mercy to arcane builds until bleed gets nerfed

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I have noticed an odd interaction (bug?) when Seppuku is used while wearing the Deathbed Dress, where I would continuously take small tick damage along with a light stagger effect, for the full duration of the buff. Switching to a different chestpiece fixed it, but this is a bit of a pain since the Deathbed Dress is by far the most fashionable match for the White Mask. Anyone else have further insight?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          saw some asshat apply this to the finger print shield and at 50 vigor did INSTANT bleed and over 90% of my hp with a jump attack. fromsoft what the hell man

                                          • Anonymous

                                            if the weapon has buildup stuff on it, does it also inflict the buildup?
                                            im tryna do a poison build and i learned that its better to poison yourself than enemies, and i think it would be cool to use this to poison myself?
                                            help!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              So this, on Godskin Stitcher allows me to clear groups in Mogwyn's with no upgrades. Blood infusion, seppuku, two pokes bleed from behind my shield. Not sure if it's possible to 1 hit bleed proc, if one went full arcane along with this, but maybe it's worth a look.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                You cant use it with Colossal Swords, it says - small and colossal weapons excepted. I tried to put it on my "Greatsword" it just is not there

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  My suggestion for seppuku is to use it on weapons with multiple hits per attack such as twinblades. In past Fromsoft games innate bleed would have a hidden multiplier if its a dual weapon or a weapon with multiple hits per attack. This only applied to innate bleed and not buffs. For example a bleed warden's L1 L2 R2 combo would struggle to proc bleed whereas frost weapon buffed sellswords would freeze anything with a pulse (assuming everyone's lower than 85 as status resistance significantly ramps up afterwards). There's no reason to think the innate status effect system isn't in place and seppuku is technically a buff so it gains the benefit of not having a negative multiplier per hit. I tested it on Malenia and sure enough I procced bleed every two or so R1s (usually halfway into the second R1 animation). Fully charger R2s with knight's twinblade would always proc bleed.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If you wield a shield and a sword, and use Seppuku on your sword, your Shield will do blood status build up too

                                                    (Tested with Haligtree Crest Greatshield and Shield Crash)

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I did some testing on the gatefront ruins troll with my Nagakiba +18.
                                                      41 bleed on occult infusion: 7 hits to trigger bloodloss, 77 bleed on bleed infusion: 4 hits
                                                      So they have at least 280 resistance, maybe 300.

                                                      With seppuku, both infusion only take 2 hits, so that's at least 140 bleed, AT 20 ARCANE.

                                                      Seppuku adds so much extra bleed, it doesn't really matter what you put it on, as long as it's quick.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Alternative builds for the non-weebs, duplicate this and infuse 2 flamberges with Bloody affinity. Y+LB to buff left weapon, then Y+RB to buff right weapon, and get thosr powerstance hits. Go for STR ARC stats and wreck anything that's not immune to bleeding and can be stunlocked (Malenia). Going STR also means you have the flexibility to wield a colossal sword for bosses you can't bleed out.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For pvp I'm using sappuku with my +25 Occult Twinned Knight Swords on the right hand and +10 Eleonora's Poleblade on the left arm. Currently at 60 arcane and 21 dex. Been shredding people in pvp. Double Twinblades jump attacks are faster than twin katanas animation and can register 4 hits on close range. It's like using 2 Scimatar jump attack but on steroids.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Seppuku adds 90 bleed to the weapon, treated as an innate property. This means weapons that have arcane scaling (Occult for example) will increase the applied buildup.

                                                            Seppuku is NOT affected by your base arcane stat, weapon class, weapon upgrade level, or weapon damage.

                                                            At 50 arcane, Occult weapons with a B scaling increase base bleed by around 80-90%. Seppuku applied on one of these weapons will have around 160-170 added to the bleed buildup.

                                                            With 50 arcane, the dreaded Occult Cross-Naginata +25 will have around 250 bleed with Seppuku applied.

                                                            With a dex build, this will be less powerful. A Blood Cross-Naginata +25 will have 172 buildup with Seppuku applied (no scaling), and the physical damage will actually be worse than an Occult infusion on an arcane build.

                                                            What does this mean? If you want to do a bleed build, a fast weapon with high Occult scaling is by far the best. An Occult rapier with high-B scaling and Seppuku applied will still deal 160-170 bleed per hit, which is better than nearly every Blood infused weapon with Seppuku applied.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              There needs to be more testing with bleed values, and if a modifier exists like weapon buffs in DS3 (damage reduced for multi hit combos/weapons). In my anecdotal experience, slower weapons seem to trigger bleed much easier with seppuku. My dual rapier seppuku build was triggering a bleed every 2 L1 attacks (7 hits total), but my occult halberd was triggering a bleed every 2 R1 attacks. Weapons in question all have around 100 bleed and seppuku applied.

                                                              I suspect there is some sort of combo modifier for bleed buildup, and I suspect seppuku functions on weapon damage and arcane scaling. The "strongest feeling" bleed build for me so far has been a single katana or halberd.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Does this work better with an Occult or a Bleed affinity katana?

                                                                Seen people claim it's better on Occult for sheer damage, but isn't the blood build-up coupled with the Blood Affinity just better?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I think I encountered a glitch with this. My friend and I got invaded and he used seppuku at full health. While I managed to kill the invader with Malenia's Super Uber Combo, my friend instantly died after Sepuku-ing with no visible hits taken from our opponent who didn't get a chance to attack before I stagger locked him. Like was he wearing some sort of bullshit build that counters Sepuku with a passive effect? I did find it strange that he wasn't bothering to fight us, and even though I killed him, he got what he wanted when my friend who was the host died.. was there some troll build that counters the new Bleed meta?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I think I encountered a glitch with this. My friend and I got invaded and he used seppuku at full health. While I managed to kill the invader with Malenia's Super Uber Combo, my friend instantly died after Sepuku-ing with no visible hits taken from our opponent who didn't get a chance to attack before I stagger locked him. Like was he wearing some sort of bullshit build that counters Sepuku with a passive effect? I did find it strange that he wasn't bothering to fight us, and even though I killed him, he got what he wanted when my friend who was the host died.. was there some troll build that counters the new Bleed meta?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I think I encountered a glitch with this. My friend and I got invaded and he used seppuku at full health. While I managed to kill the invader with Malenia's Super Uber Combo, my friend instantly died after Sepuku-ing with no visible hits taken from our opponent who didn't get a chance to attack before I stagger locked him. Like was he wearing some sort of bullshit build that counters Sepuku with a passive effect? I did find it strange that he wasn't bothering to fight us, and even though I killed him, he got what he wanted when my friend who was the host died.. was there some troll build that counters the new Bleed meta?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        How much Blood Buildup does it add?

                                                                        Does it add flat value or does it scale with things like upgrade level / stats?

                                                                        Would the effect be doubled for inherent dual wield weapons similar to greases? (1x per weapon)

                                                                        Does it remove / overwrite blood (or other types) of grease?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          congratulation, the time I spend to seppuku 2 times on my dual wedding katana is longer than how long the boss survive.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Does... Does this proc Lord of Blood's Exultation? If so, it might be time to swap out my Rivers of Blood for my +25 Seppuku sword. I have a pretty much free slot anyways.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I got this art in the middle of the fight with the dragon and I was confused, I guess the dragon killed the scarab

                                                                              • This lasts I think exactly 60 seconds from the moment the animation starts. Which is pretty good, the poison weapon buff art only lasts 20 seconds (though you get the initial attack & cloud)

                                                                                In terms of raw damage, I think it gives +10% of the base damage (I use it on my off hand weapon and it goes from 300+300 to 330+330 on the status screen).

                                                                                I can't tell how much bleed it adds, this isn't displayed in the status screen at all. pls reply if I'm missing somethin!

                                                                                FWIW for my build @ +10/25 weapons & 55/45 dex/arc, I'm not even sure how much more bleed build up is necessary (I have 132+84 powerstancing).

                                                                                Good ash but I don't see how this in isolation would be "broken" unless bleed itself is already broken. The health you consume to use this skill is inconsequential, I'm liking this on my offhand but I'd rather have a more fun ash on my right.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Anyone know if Seppuku can be put on a sword without thrusting attacks? An Occult Flamberge with Seppuku would be pretty sweet...

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Swear this pages give you everything except basic info. How long does it last and how much the power upgrade?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I found it very amusing that it works on the Nightrider Glaive, the weapons blade is thicker than the player characters torso.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        can you power stance a seppuku uchi in your left hand and a naga with bloody slash in the right, then 2h the uchi to buff with seppuku then move to dual wield and buff the naga with bloodflame?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          this **** needs a pvp patch, bleed is entirely too broken in pvp, made a bleed build for shits n gigs and was the easiest invasions ive ever done, only lost to a death shotel abuser.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            This **** is strong. 50 dex, 80 arc, +22 occult uchi with 87 bleed result in one L1 to proc bleed. Melted Mogh, the Lord of Blood in under 20 seconds

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Could I use this on a katana and then switch to a colossal sword and still have the strength and bleed on my colossal sword?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

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                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  If you use this art while Lord of Blood's Exultation is equipped, the bleed applied to yourself will trigger it and give a second boost to attack power!

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    If continued to be used, it will eventually leave the player with exactly 1 HP, after which, (if used again) it will finally kill you. Tested it, and it appears this damage cannot affected in any way by Talismans, or Flask of Wondrous Physick. Not even Daedicar's Woe.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      fun fact unless they patched this, if you have a crossbow in your other hand, the seppuku's bleed effect will apply to it too

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        with dual seppuku, damage is better running dex affinity on both my katanas. there's little to no benefit having blood affinity

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