Ash of War: Sword Dance

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Affinity Keen
Skill Sword Dance
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Sword Dance is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Sword Dance provides Keen affinity and the Sword Dance 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 Keen affinity and the following skill:

"Sword Dance: Quickly close in to perform a series of spinning upward slashes. Follow up with an additional input to finish with a downward slash."

Usable on swords, axes, and polearms capable of slashing (colossal weapons and great spears excepted).

 

Ash of War: Sword Dance Location in Elden Ring

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Ash of War: Sword Dance Elden Ring Guide

 

 

Builds with Ash of War: Sword Dance 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Sword Dance Notes & Tips

  • The initial skill input will make the user spin forward a moderate distance and hit twice. An aditional input will slam the armament to the ground, hitting again.
  • Distance covered is the same, regardless of weapon class.
  • The speed of both inputs in relation to the attacks can vary. This is based on the weapon class of the armament in question that has the skill.
    • "Small" armaments such as Daggers, Straight Swords, Curved Swords, Katanas and Axes have overall fast speed on both inputs. There's almost no delay between the input and the attacks.
    • "Large" armaments such as Greatswords, Twinblades, Greataxes, Spears, Halberds and Scythes (Reapers) have a slight attack delay on the first input, and a longer, considerable delay, on the second input.

 

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    • Anonymous

      So my first real boss using this with was the ringleader black knife. It showed me how great this is. Started using this while she charged at me, and the follow up saved me from her dash into attack, even the grab attack! 9/10, probably the most versatile melee aow you can get.

      • Anonymous

        It's weird that it's able to put with some heavy weapon and swing them like their weight were nonexistent.

        • Anonymous

          I don't know why this AoW is so popular. It surely has a long reach, but its wind up animation is easy to notice, and its recovery speed is bad. Once you see people use it like two or three times, you'll be able to predict its range and setup a counter attack already.

          If you want to get better at PVP, stop spamming this and learn other AoW.

          • Anonymous

            "Yeah this weapon is good just put sword dance on it bro." -guy who does nothing but spam L2 with sword dance on everything.

            • Anonymous

              This shouldn't be so widely available as it is. Small weapons have so little going for them. Why put this on a straight or curved sword when you can put it on a greataxe and get doubled range and damage? And that's not even considering the rusted anchor's pure thrust damage with the spear talisman, or scythes with their sweet spot mechanic. This is a very potent ash, and making it more limited would have made some less-viable weapons more appealing.

              • Anonymous

                Very high dps skill. It's very good for the Seamless Co-op mod where you can cheapshot bosses from the rear.

                • Anonymous

                  Yeah, the only thing this move lacks is Poise Dmg. PvP and PvE. I think the follow-up attack has a good bit of Poise Dmg but the first two hits has a lot less. I don’t know the exact poise break but had a guy tank the first hit and then roll before the second connected with my Iron Greatsword.


                  And PvE, you won’t be breaking a lot of Boss’s Stance with this but Regular mobs? This will rekt them.

                  • Is it good? Yes, especially on a status build. Is it good for PvP? Yes, and can deal quick damage and stagger low poise opponents. Is it OP? No. For one it doesn't break large mobs or bosses stances well, and grants you minimal hyper armor. If you trade with anything, you'll get staggered. It's good if you want to do damage quick, stagger low poise enemies, or build a status. The Final attack in the combo is hard to land against NPC's or in PvP as most of the time they will dodge out of it, leaving you open.

                    • Anonymous

                      Can't find It in my inventory, and the scarab Who drops it isnt there, so it's dead. i'm sure I didn't drop it or sell it... Ng+ i Guess... :(

                      • Anonymous

                        As others have said, this is the weapon art from the Follower Sabre back in ds3. One caveat I will mention is the original move on the sabre had guard breaking properties on the upward swing; but this iteration in Elden Ring does not have that. This seems to have made up by the fact that this new version has absurd forward movement, making it a very effective gap closer.

                        • Anonymous

                          This is the weapon art of Follower Sabre from Ashes of Ariandel Dark Souls 3 DLC, except instead of being restricted to a one handed Sabre you can put it on two handed weapons. This thing is likely the strongest physical-based ash of war in the game, Double Slash might have higher DPS but this one not only dashes you to enemies, it also staggers enemies on every hit. Put it on a halberd or a scythe and you can kill almost anything just with using the weapon art and moving back to a safe distance.

                          • Anonymous

                            Mad Tongue Alberich knew what he was doing putting this **** on the scythe. Absolute nuke of a wa. I love it

                            • Anonymous

                              This skill was motivated by Follower's Sabre from Dark souls 3 DLC. The skill has very high posture attack. Even small curved swords can make most mobs including elite knights get staggered. Definitely recommend for any weapon

                              • Anonymous

                                You could probably beat a lot of bosses just by sticking this on a weapon, then using it, running out of range, using it, running out of range, repeat.

                                • Anonymous

                                  range? stoopid gud
                                  damage? stoopid gud
                                  stagger? stoopid gud
                                  posture break? well, you can't have bloody everything

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This is by far my favorite invasion ash of war on anything it works on. hits hard and you can use it on GSs and CGs... The gap closing wide nasty slash bleed infused on my arc dragon knight is a nasty additional mix up to all my attacks. Highly recommend

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just one-shotted someone with my halberd using this weapon art. Good distance, wide hitbox with halberd and the cost is among the lowest. The most versatile weapon art I've used so far.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        based on the cost alone, i think this should be considered one of the best ashes in the game. amazing at closing distance and overcoming the slow attacking speed of the larger weapons capable of using it.

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