Ash of War: Vacuum Slice

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Affinity Quality
Skill Vacuum Slice
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Vacuum Slice is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden RingAsh of War: Vacuum Slice provides Quality affinity and the Vacuum Slice 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 Quality affinity and the following skill:

"Vacuum Slice: Lost skill of ancient heroes. Hold the armament aloft to surround it with a shearing vacuum, then launch it forwards as a blade-like projectile."

Usable on swords and axes (colossal axes excepted).


Ash of War: Vacuum Slice Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Ash of War: Vacuum Slice:


Ash of War: Vacuum Slice Elden Ring Guide



Vacuum Slice Demonstration




Elden Ring Ash of War: Vacuum Slice Notes & Tips

  • Notes and player tips go here.


Elden Ring Ashes of War
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    • Anonymous

      FP cost is low, blade part also hits as of 1.07 and an be spammed in someone's face for 2 hits per cast. Not bad now.

      • Anonymous

        Expensive, slow as hell, very lategame in obtaining... Classic. Unforgettable. Hard-hitting. Cool named. Smells like onions. Smells like Issin. And only real chads can summon a memory: only the strongest storm can fell the tallest tree... For any others, it surely does about 30x damage to giants, and if it doesn't, you are looking at a wrong giant

        • Anonymous

          It should be noted that this ash does at least a little bit of poise damage, unlike storm blade, which is often compared to this ash, does no poise damage. Vacuum slice took 4 hits to poise break an omen in the shunning grounds (for comparison flame of the redmanes only takes 2 hits)

          • Anonymous

            The image looks like two vaccum slices were released n quick succession. Does it do that? If not it should!

            • Anonymous

              Thought I'd go ahead and point out that you can prime this skill and do a 180 before it fires for a turn and burn in pvp. Would have been cool if you could charge it so it was a little more ambiguous as to when it goes. With my experience using Vacuum Slice on enemies, the damage is fine, anybody who argues it is wrong or just built badly. There however is no difference in damage between the blade itself hitting or just the projectile nor is there any kind of sweet spot either. I just have a soft spot for the storm ruler from DS3. I used a lot of different greatswords in that game but it's one of my favorites.

              • Anonymous

                Why does the wiki avoid labaling the enemy statue guarding it? They're all over the place in Deeproot Depths and a few in the capital.
                Looks like a broken down gargoyle statue to me

                • Anonymous

                  If you're fine with PvE, this isn't a bad ash to use, especially against large targets.

                  However, if you like doing PvP, don't even bother with this Ash. Just don't. As others have pointed out, by the time you swing even one vacuum slice, the other player can go out for a cup of coffee, a donut, and then smash you into the ground with an AOE or any other attack before you even finish the slice. It's horribly slow.

                  • Anonymous

                    Expensive, slow, blatantly telegraphed, damage meh, hitbox extremely narrow, range meh and can even bug out if you try to free aim it (it'll fly into the floor if you're camera is aiming slightly down). Sorry Ringers, no Runes to be found here. Bring it up to Frayed Blade speed and we'll be talking.

                    • Anonymous

                      if you ever wanted a slow, heavily telegraphed attacked that can be dodged easy and does pretty weak dmg, this is the weapon art for you, it's bad. maybe it's good for stance breaking in pve, who knows.

                      • Anonymous

                        the lack of discussion on the merits of this AoW here is disappointing, and you all should be ashamed of yourselves.

                        • Anonymous

                          If you buff yourself with Last Rites from the sword Golden Epitaph the wave from Vacuum Slice does 0 damage. (it will still do posture damage however)

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