Ash of War: Thops's Barrier

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Affinity Magic
Skill Thops's Barrier
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

 This is the page for the Ash of War: Thop's Barrier. Click here for the sorcery Thops's Barrier (Spell)

Ash of War: Thops's Barrier is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Thops's Barrier provides Magic affinity and the Thops's Barrier 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 Magic affinity and the following skill:

"Thops's Barrier: Erect a magical forcefield while swinging the shield to deflect sorceries and incantations. Can also be used in the same way as a regular parry."

Usable on small and medium shields.

 

Ash of War: Thops's Barrier Location in Elden Ring

 

Ash of War: Thops's Barrier Elden Ring Guide

  • Grants the skill Thops's Barrier.
  • Provides the Magic affinity, which adds Magic damage and Intelligence scaling, reduces Base damage and Strength / Dexterity scaling
  • Can be used with the following affinity Upgrades: Standard, Heavy, Keen, Quality, Magic, Cold
  • Can be applied to Small Shields and Medium Shields.
  • Thops's Barrier has 11 start-up frames, 9 active frames, and 31 recovery frames (at 60 FPS).
  • See Parrying for detailed information on the mechanic and a comparison of different parry skills.
  • Formerly dropped by a teleporting scarab on a small island in Liurnia, it has since been patched to coincide with Thops’s questline.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thops's Barrier Demonstration

 

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      you don't have to do Thop's quest to get this, you just have to kill him (Though I recommend killing him in NG+ if you did not know about it)

      • Anonymous

        Sure, you can always just DODGE the spell, but you gotta admit using this to negate the spell is a hell of a lot cooler.

        • Anonymous

          So if carian retaliation exists, and both AoW can be obtained at roughly the same point in the game... what's the point of this?

          • Anonymous

            The one time I tried using this was against the guy spamming Loretta's Greatbow in Carian Study Hall, so I assumed this AoW just had an insanely small window making it useless. I'll have to try it again after reading this page.

            • Anonymous

              Today I found out something extremely weird. When parrying with Thops's Barrier, it consumed stamina twice in rapid succession, but not when I had zero FP (and therefore spell parrying was disabled). Does this happen with the other three magic parry skills as well?

              • Anonymous

                i just noticed something about this ash of war i haven't seen mentioned. Although the skill doesn't consume any FP to use, it doesn't activate if you have 0 FP.

                • Anonymous

                  Is this bugged? There's some enemies that can not be parried with this Ash on, which can be parried with any regular parry. Example being the Leyndell Soldiers at Seethewater Cave, on Mt. Gelmir. Would be interesting if anyone else could reproduce this.

                  • Anonymous

                    As of the new update, this drops from completing Thops questline, once you find him in Raya Lucaria after giving him the second glintstone gate key

                    • Anonymous

                      If you got this from the island scarab before 1.03 you can still kill the church scarab, but it doesn't drop anything.

                      • Anonymous

                        Weirdly, I saw the scarab at the new location but upon killing it the Ash of War didn't drop. Nothing did. Guess I gotta wait for NG+

                        • Anonymous

                          Weirdly, I saw the scarab at the new location but upon killing it the Ash of War didn't drop. Nothing did. Guess I gotta wait for NG+

                          • Anonymous

                            I killed the scarab that spawns in the church but it didnt drop anything, and the scarab on the island dropped somber smithing stones for me. Something weid is going on and I think I cant get this ash in this ng.

                            • Anonymous

                              This ash of war now drops of a Teardrop Scarab in the Church of Irith. I've not tested it too much, but the Teardrop Scarab only appeared on my character that had actually gone through the Academy of Raya Lucaria and given Thops the Glintstone Key and had him move. Hope this helps anyone who was as confused as me after 1.03

                              • Anonymous

                                Seems that the drop location for this has changed. First playthrough I got it off the island in Liurnia. I just went over there in a new playthrough, no scarab to be found. Probably changed their minds on how they want you to get this Ash and now it only drops at Church of Irith after Thops leaves.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Seems that the drop location for this has changed. First playthrough I got it off the island in Liurnia. I just went over there in a new playthrough, no scarab to be found. Probably changed their minds on how they want you to get this Ash and now it only drops at Church of Irith after Thops leaves.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Thops barrier is now at the church of Irith, after Thops has left it’ll be a scarab beetle soon as you enter

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Somehow the scarab that was suppose to give me this skill dropped me a Somber Smithing Stone [6] instead. I shot it with my madness eye lazer and one-shotted it. I'm thinking I'm suppose to let it teleport at least once? Or did the patch changed it?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I did thop's quest before getting this ash. It's still on the island and never moved to the church. When I kill it on the island it doesn't drop anything. Is it bugged?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Alright against small arcane missile.
                                          Some spells just hit the ground after they get repelled, explore and still can deal aoe damage to you.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Spells just kind of slid around it, need to test it but i bet some spell could still hit you if they get deflected

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I've been trying to test this on Radahns first attack wave, but so far I've got nothing

                                              Can someone higher level or with better parry timing try this out?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Feels the same as a normal parry, spells just kind of slid around you, wonder if it works on lightning bolts

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