Ash of War: Spinning Slash

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

Ash of War: Spinning Slash is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden Ring. Ash of War: Spinning Slash provides Keen affinity and the Spinning Slash Skill. Ashes of War can be equipped on Weapons and Shields to modify the Skill or  equipment, or to apply affinities that modify scaling values.

 

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

"Spinning Slash: Skill favored by dexterous warriors. Slash foes as your body spins. Additional input allows for a follow-up attack."

Usable on swords, axes, and polearms (colossal weapons excepted).

 

Ash of War: Spinning Slash Location in Elden Ring

 

Ash of War: Spinning Slash Elden Ring Guide

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spinning Slash Demonstration

 

 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Spinning Slash Notes & Tips

  • This skill costs 6 FP for the initial attack and an additional 12 FP for the follow-up.

 

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    • Anonymous

      This works fantastically on normal axes. It's not noted on the wiki but just like sword dance axes get the quick version of the attack. considering the high flat damage of axes it's a very good option for them.

      • Anonymous

        this needs the same kinda damage as sword dance, for both pvp and pve this is one of the best feeling AoW to use imo but the damage output and poise damage really just doesnt make the cut past like stormveil

        • Anonymous

          The fast version doesnt need to have a faster speed and better poise damage. It might be best to tone down the poise damage so you can escape it or a damage down, since this is easely spammable on weapons like the nagakiba (weapons with long reach and are still on the quick side).

          • Anonymous

            the fast version needs a little bit of a tone down but other then that this is a pretty balanced ash of war

            • Anonymous

              This AoW on Halberds is an excellent rollcatcher. Roll into your opponent, make them think you are going to throw roll attack. Instead use this after roll, and 90% of time you will get em.

              • Anonymous

                Extremely good on halberds, since they often have reach, can can struggle to cover wide area around user. This thing can help with that. If it catches someone with first sweep and staggers them, they will get locked into entire combo, which nets pretty good 1k damage or so.

                Of course Flaming Strike is both faster and higher dmg, but people dislike fighting it. So you can use this one as viable alternative.

                • Anonymous

                  this is extremely good on the Nagakiba. Long range + fast animation will let you land all 3 hits pretty consistently which combos into the katana powerstance chain really well. With bleed procs and poise breaks, you can do massive damage in pvp

                  • Anonymous

                    Despite it being keen on Dex putting this Ash of War on the Warped Axe makes it pretty godly in both pve and pvp.

                    • Anonymous

                      Best thing about this is the first hit does quick posture damage while the second hit doesn't but only adds more dmg. Posture damage is much needed for dex builds so the first hit can come in handy.

                      • Anonymous

                        I don't know if its always been like this, but at least as for now on patch 1.04, the Spinning Slash skill on Curved Swords seems to stance break even highest poise (80) enemies within 2 casts.

                        That is really interesting because,
                        1. This brings up the opportunity to stance break bosses and super elite mobs in 2 - 3 casts on a light and fast weapon like Bandit's Curved Sword. Being able to stance break enemies reliable and fast, while still being able to put any affinity you could dream of on said weapon is a huge plus in my book.
                        2. It seems that bigger weapons like Halberds, Reapers etc are NOT able to break stance with 2 - 3 casts performing Spinning Slash. I don't know why, but definetly seems like it. (Tested this on the Blackflame Monk in Divine Tower of Cealid, since this giga chad has 80 poise which is the highest non boss poise value a mob can have)

                        So for some reason, Spnning Slash is "better" when used on Curved Swords than on any other weapon. I mean Curved Swords do have a different animation to the Spinning Slash than other weapon classes. I think this is really interesting when trying to find out which weapon someone might wanna use etc.
                        I gotta say tho, I haven't tested Curved Greatswords, maybe these bad boys share the same animation and stance break when using this WA.

                        • Anonymous

                          Extremely overlooked ash of war. Everybody takes sword dance not knowing that this thing can often be better.

                          • Anonymous

                            Speedy, spinny, and knocks normal sized enemies away, good for status effect buildup on colossal swords since it hits two times.

                            • Anonymous

                              After some basic testing: if you put this on a lucerne, halberd or a spear (and I assume any weapon that shares the same sweep animation), all three hits will truecombo into each other as long as the enemy has 35 or less poise. At 41 poise, I would be hit by first two, but recover and roll away after third hit.

                              I don't know the exact breakpoints, but the efficacy of this ash is heavily dependent on the gear enemy wears when you hit them.

                              • Anonymous

                                This ash has different animations and speed depending on the weapon you put it on. On a lucerne or partizan, it will spin quite slowly and won't combo. On a smaller weapon like an axe or a scimitar, it will spin pretty fast and seemingly combo.

                                So if you were a fan of it with longer weapons in DS3, give it a try on something like a warped axe and you might have yourself a new setup.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I start to love this since lvl70.
                                  1) hyper armor included
                                  2) simple answer when cornered
                                  3) decent poise damage (3~4 use broke stance of Tree Sentinels in Lyndell)
                                  4) Second slash usually slip through shield given the timing of how AI counterattack.

                                  When I was near lvl90 (with just 22 dex and +20 Nagakiba) and started exploring Lyndell, got cornered by ~2 soldiers and ~2 knights, I just blindly hit l2 for 5 times and cleaned the area with taking only 1~2 hit.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I start to love this since lvl70.
                                    1) hyper armor included
                                    2) simple answer when cornered
                                    3) decent poise damage (3~4 use broke stance of Tree Sentinels in Lyndell)
                                    4) Second slash usually slip through shield given the timing of how AI counterattack.

                                    When I was near lvl90 (with just 22 dex and +20 Nagakiba) and started exploring Lyndell, got cornered by ~2 soldiers and ~2 knights, I just blindly hit l2 for 5 times and cleaned the area with taking only 1~2 hit.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I found this ability very useful for quickly clearing out the swarm of small imps during the boss fight with Erdtree Burial Watchdog, in Impaler's Catacombs.

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