Ash of War: Storm Blade

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Affinity Quality
Skill Storm Blade
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Storm Blade is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Storm Blade provides the Quality affinity and the Storm Blade Skill. Ashes of War can be used to modify the Skill of an equipment piece, or to apply affinities that modify scaling values.

 

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

"Storm Blade: Lost skill of Stormveil. Surround armament with shearing storm winds that can be fired forward. Can be fired in rapid succession."

Usable on swords (colossal weapons and twinblades excepted).

 

Ash of War: Storm Blade Location in Elden Ring

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Ash of War: Storm Blade Elden Ring Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Storm Blade Demonstration

 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Storm Blade Notes & Tips

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Elden Ring Ashes of War
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    • Anonymous

      One of the best spells in the game. Thunder bolt, flame strike beat it and beast roar beats them all for best spells in the game due to roar talisman and high land axe stacking. I’m amazed they gave bull goat strength builds better spells than actual mages lol just level mind once you have bull goat, 60 vigor and 54 str and two hand to milk that str.

      • Anonymous

        I dont know if anyone noticed this but it can basically adopt elemnts it goes through like campfires, and other things

        • Anonymous

          with 50 faith, 50 dex on a +25 Keen Claymore and +25 Godslayer's seal after buffing with BFB it does insane damage, 3k if you can hit the full combo which isn't hard with it's stagger damage

          • Anonymous

            The most underrated Ash of War. Especially since you can get it right away and gives melee a great range attack. It scales with your weapon damage, so you can use any affinity, although heavy/keen/quality is the best because you can then further buff with Golden Vow and Scholars Armament. On a Gargoyle's Greatsword it starts at 1k damage and stacks each time, 2k, 3k, 4k. You can just melt bosses with it. Beat the Godskin Duo in 15 seconds. Also try it with the very underrated Noble's Slender Sword. Nagakiba is also a great choice with this.

            *Great skill against the invisible mages that pop in and out because it's got a big AOE, so you can just fire it in their direction and clear the path.

            • Anonymous

              The best thing about this ash is the flexibility with infusions, it doesn't lock you out of certain affinities like the flame/magic/sacred projectile ashes do, and it hits almost as hard as the more specialised skills, I'm doing 800-1k dmg per cast to end game mobs on a +25 weapon

              • Anonymous

                This is probably the most underrated quality ash of war because people think that thunder bolt is superior to this ash of war but that’s pretty far from the truth.

                1. Storm blade staggers people no matter what: the poise damage on this thing is great because it can stagger pretty much anyone regardless of their poise(basically a ranged storm stomp).

                2.solid fp to damage ratio: It cost 10 fp for the fist cast and then 6 fp onward, this means that storm blade is a little bit more spamable than thunderbolt (by like 3 to 4 casts).

                Stormblade provides a ranged option to interrupt your opponents, it dose more damage than beast roar but it’s slower, unlike thunderbolt it staggers everyone regardless of their poise but it has less tracking.

                It’s a jack of all trades but a master of none, versatile, cheap, underrated, the only thing that’s holding it back is its speed, but it’s compensates with its low fp cost. 8/10

                (I’ll finish rating all the quality ashes of war eventually but I need some time using them to fully see if they have any potential, or if there just crap)

                • Anonymous

                  The projectile does not apply the effects of buff spells like Blackflame Blade, Bloodflame Blade, Electrify Armament, or Poison Armament.

                  • There seem to be two classes of swords with respect to the damage of this skill. I'm not sure what determines what class a weapon is in. You could call them light and heavy but that doesn't really work since at least one dagger is "heavy". I haven't tested all swords but here's what I have:

                    All weapons were Keen +24 w/ 25/52 str/dex:

                    "Light" (690 damage on sewer omen):
                    cane sword, warhawk's talon, estoc, rapier, flowing curved sword, dagger

                    "Heavy" (709 damage on sewer omen):
                    omen cleaver, monk's flameblade, broadsword, weathered straight sword, lordsworn straight sword, knight's greatsword, bandit's curved sword, mantis blade, uchigatana, erdsteel dagger

                    The erdsteel dagger was the lightest weapon I tested that does the "heavy" damage.

                    • Anonymous

                      The most direct ash of war to compare this too seems to be beasts roar. On Rogier's Rapier +15 with 21 strength and 31 dexterity(not ideal testing conditions, but oh well) this out damaged beast roar even when beasts roar was paired with the highland axe and the roar talisman. Both cost the same fp(10) on the initial attack but this has a follow-up that only costs 6 fp.

                      However, beasts roar seems to come out slightly faster and has significantly better range, it also needs 4 deathroot to unlock, while storm blade only needs you to chat to Bernyl. But all in all, I think Storm Blade is an incredibly underrated ash of war.

                      • I cant for the life of me figure out how it's damage is calculated. I'm testing against the wolves near warmaster's shack in ng with an antspur rapier +25 and at 16/50 str dex 911, 26/60 str dex 954 damage when Keen infused. Ok so I try Quality with the same stats 859 and 903 damage. The attack damage difference between keen and quality at 26/60 str dex is 452 Keen vs 453 Quality. Now if you do make it heavy it gets no damage increase from getting more dex on the weapon art so scaling has some impact but quality vs keen scaling difference is huge. The exact scaling strength values are Keen: E (22) B (123), Quality: B (104) B (104). From the scaling alone quality should do more damage and from the total attack power it should do the same damage but it actually just does less damage. I tried a different weapon, keen great knife +25, it did slightly less damage than antspur at 931 with 26/60 but the base damage and total damage are way lower on the stats 392 GK vs 452 AntS. Great knife does have S (183) dex scaling power at keen. From these results Quality must have lower ash of war scaling to make up for you being able to put more points at higher levels. Base damage and upgrade level of the weapon possibly effects it way more than scaling. If it has any scaling at all it will benefit highly off of those stats with possibly a lower limit to how low the ash of war scaling can be making keen superior to any infusion because of higher base damage and heavy being the worst (2 handing has no effect on the damage either). Int and faith do not effect the damage if you infuse with anything that benefits from them. Arcane also doesn't seem to benefit it if you go occult but I couldn't test it much.

                        • Anonymous

                          I notice this ash displays a floating symbol (of the hawk/sword crest) before the cast, like how the spell schools do, does anyone know of any other spells/ashes with the symbol?

                          • Anonymous

                            Pretty sure this is able to blow the sleep effect off of the Sword of St. Trina when the blow connects. Did some testing and reliably lost the buff each time I was hit by one of the pair of swordsman next to the giant before Godrick's boss door. Unsure if other weapon buffs are similarly dispelled.

                            • Anonymous

                              Does this ash of war apply debuffs like cold, bleed, or poison? I can't imagine it would but if somehow it did it could make for some interesting moments.

                              • Anonymous

                                I want this to be good, but after using it a fair amount, it's just kinda okay at best. It doesn't do that much damage, doesn't stagger reliably, and its range isn't great enough to compensate. If I'm comparing it to other weapon skills out there, I'd say it needs a small buff. Maybe a bit more range, perhaps more poise damage. While it's better than nothing, I think I'd still get more use out of the default "square off" skill that comes with most starter straight swords. It hits harder and does huge poise damage to make up for its lack of range. It is also a great option against shielded enemies.

                                The thematic "Wind Blade" aesthetic is awesome though, so if that's the style you want to go for, definitely pick this up. It is a fun skill to use, even if it doesn't have many advantages over other weapon skills.

                                • Anonymous

                                  If you are going a pure melee build, it'd be handy to have this on a weapon as it gives you a way to attack from a distance, really handy for taking out them pesky birds.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Storm blade is a fantastic ash of war for swords. It provides a decently powerful medium range attack. Useful for punishing enemies as they approach you or for blasting flying enemies out of the sky. The FP cost is really good too. Combine it with the filigreed talisman and you spam this attack all over the place. This has been total game changer for my play style and I love it so far!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Sadly Hoarfrost Stomp makes any other ranged skill a joke. This skill by itself is also underwhelming, damage is slightly lower than r1 and having surprisingly short range meaning you sometime can't reach the mob hiding on rooftop waiting to ambush you. They have to buff either one of them.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Does solid damage, range isn't the best. Pretty decent way to get a ranged option. Okay in PvP for punishing roll away, but there are probably better options there.

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