Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut)

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Affinity Heavy
Skill Stamp (Upward Cut)
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut) is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Stamp (Upward Cut) provides Heavy affinity and the Stamp (Upward Cut) 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 Heavy affinity and the following skill:

"Stamp (Upward Cut): Brace armament and step into a low stance that prevents recoil from most enemy attacks. Follow up with a strong attack for an upward strike."

Usable on swords, axes, and hammers (small and medium swords excepted). 


Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut) Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut):


Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut) Elden Ring Guide



Stamp (Upward Cut) Demonstration




Elden Ring Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut) Notes & Tips

  • This skill costs 5 FP for the initial attack and an additional 8 FP for the follow up.


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    • Anonymous

      Easily one of the most reliable Heavy ashes in the game. On top of just doing dumptruck levels of both physical and stance damage and sending humanoid enemies flying, its ability to just flat out ignore any single-hit attack in the game during the brace animation is a benefit that can't be understated. Absolutely nothing short of death will stagger you out of it once you've entered the stance.

      • Anonymous

        Why were Stamp (Upward Cut) and Stamp (Sweep) split into two different abilities? It should be 1 ash where you upward cut with R2 and sweep with R1. It makes no sense why FROM split these from the single ability they were in DS3.

        • Anonymous

          I'd always assumed (for whatever reason) that this was mostly a PvP ash. I thought that it might be good against human-sized enemies like Omen or Knights but otherwise there's no point in running it, since trading is nearly always a poor idea in PvE, especially against bosses who are bigger and stronger than you. Little did I know that the Stamp part gives not just insane hyper armor, negating like 50% of the damage, but can absorb staggers and even knockdowns from foes as huge as lions, Erdtree avatars, and even some bosses like Morgott and Godfrey. I've been having tons of fun rediscovering boss patterns by figuring out which attacks can be Stamped through and which need to be dodged. Give it a try on a colossal sword/colossal weapon!

          • Anonymous

            For anyone wondering, upward cut deals more damage than the sweep variant. I tested it and it was about 110~ extra damage. Using the Godskin Stitcher +0.

            • Anonymous

              Oh btw if you dont know where bernahl is, there's a Banished Knight that you can kill for his sword that has the AoW infused with it so it's good if you dont know where he is, also I killed it when I was like lvl 21.

              • Anonymous

                I was disappointed that I couldn't keep Charge Forward in my Golem Halberd if wanted to infuse it. Finally decided to equip and yest this ash and I'm satisfied with the results.
                A guaranteed critical if you combo Stamp upward cut and charge attack on humanoid enemies after you sent them flying.
                I don't why I slept on this Ash for so long.

                • Anonymous

                  this is actually quite good for rykard if you're insane and fight him without the serpent hunter. the stamp resets your poise health so you can stay in the lava longer

                  • Anonymous

                    Any tips how to use it in pvp? I’m trying, put people either have time to dodge sweep completely, or I take full damage for using it too early. It’s tough but I want to use it.

                    • Anonymous

                      Why is this parry-able? Got my stamp parried by carian retaliation. Is this a genuine mechanic/ intended? Or is this a major oversight? I was using a colossal sword with this ash of war

                      • Anonymous

                        The whole stamp animation loses all "recoil" prevention, allowing you to be hit out of it the moment your foot hits the ground. Between that and the lag between the stamp and being allowed to follow up, you're a sitting duck for way too long.

                        • Anonymous

                          Giant Hunt does more dmg, faster to hit, faster to recover, better roll catcher, kinda FP expensive. Uppercut… it’s niche is in trading with attacks. Where as Giant Hunt still has a good bit of Hyper Armor, Uppercut gives near infinite AND a damage reduction mean you can tank through more attacks and be healthier for it.

                          I still think Giant Hunt is the superior skill but this has it own niche that Giant Hunt can’t contend with and viceversa.

                          • Anonymous

                            Correct me if I'm wrong, but you also seem to take less dmg while in the bracing animation.

                            The brace definitely gives extra poise though; I used it to poise through trolls' attacks multiple times.

                            • Anonymous

                              Easily the best STR ash if war as it's cheap as hell, demolishes human sized enemies throwing them into the air, and is amazing for face fighting larger bosses as the stamp grants a boatload of poise and let's you dodge anything aimed at your torso and above.

                              Never unslot this if you're a true Unga bunga enjoyer.

                              • Anonymous

                                I've found this to be the strength builds version of unsheathe. The stomp part is the best part imo. You can go right through an attack and it definitely seems like it prevents a certain amount of damage almost like a block, and the follow up attack more than makes up for the risk. On most non extra large sized enemies launches them up basically guarantee a charged heavy and consequently a stance break and crit. Bosses take massive stance damage and on a already heavy weapon could break boss stance in 2 hits

                                • Anonymous

                                  Quick Combo: Roll, Stamp, Upward Cut, Watch the Birdie, and if Birdie is still alive End it's Misery.

                                  Poise Combo: Hit, Stamp, and Upward Cut. Risky but deadly if timed right.

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