Blade of Calling

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 71
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 43
Crit 110
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 31
Mag 18
Fire 18
Ligt 18
Holy 30
Boost 15
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
Fai C
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 6
Dex 13
Fai 15
Dagger Slash/Pierce
Blade of Gold FP 20
Wgt. 1.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Blade of Calling is a Dagger in Elden Ring. The Blade of Calling scales primarily with Faith, Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for short range melee combat with additional holy damage. 

 

Dagger given to one who set out on a journey to fulfill her duty long ago. The power of its former owner, the kindling maiden, is still apparent.

The one who walks alongside flame, Shall one day meet the road of Destined Death.

 

Where to Find Blade of Calling in Elden Ring

The Blade of Calling weapon can be found at the following location:

  • From the Forbidden Lands site of grace, turn back and head towards the elevator. Face southwest before activating the elevator, and then watch for an opening to jump off into. The Blade of Calling is on the table in the room at the end of this hall. [Map Link]

Elden Ring Blade of Calling Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Blade of Gold
  • This weapon cannot be infused with an Ashes of War.
  • This weapon can't be enchanted with Magic and can't be boosted by Consumables.
  • Blade of Calling can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Wielded by Melina when summoned for the Morgott, The Omen King fight.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 1000
  • The Weapon Art Blade of Gold has a strong knockback, and can knock most small to medium sized enemies back, allowing for breathing room.
  • Both this and the Black Knife have substantial hyper-armor once the player is in the air, this hyper-armor DOES NOT activate while still on the ground.
  • Stealth attacks with Blade of Gold do additional damage.
  • The Blade is very similar to the Black Knife and some in the community speculate that the Black Knife is the Blade of Calling imbued with the power of Destined Death.
  • This is a caster version of the Black Knife since it has better FTH scaling.
  • Pollyanna, one of Millicent's sisters, also wields the Blade of Calling, both when summoned to fight against  Commander O'Neil and at the end of Millicent's quest line. 
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Blade of Calling

  • Videos for Blade of Calling Coming Soon

 

Blade of Calling Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Blade of Calling Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 71 - - - 43 28 D D - C - - 31 18 18 18 30 15 10
Standard +1 81 - - - 49 30 D D - C - - 31 18 18 18 30 15 10
Standard +2 91 - - - 55 33 D D - C - - 31 18 18 18 30 15 10
Standard +3 101 - - - 61 36 D D - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 15 10
Standard +4 112 - - - 67 39 D D - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 15 10
Standard +5 122 - - - 74 42 D D - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 15 10
Standard +6 132 - - - 80 44 D D - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 15 10
Standard +7 143 - - - 86 47 D D - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 16 10
Standard +8 153 - - - 92 50 D C - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 16 10
Standard +9 163 - - - 99 53 D C - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 16 10
Standard +10 173 - - - 105 56 D C - B - - 31 18 18 18 30 16 10

 

 

Elden Ring Daggers
Black Knife  ♦  Bloodstained Dagger  ♦  Celebrant's Sickle  ♦  Cinquedea  ♦  Crystal Knife  ♦  Dagger  ♦  Erdsteel Dagger  ♦  Glintstone Kris  ♦  Great Knife  ♦  Ivory Sickle  ♦  Misericorde  ♦  Parrying Dagger  ♦  Reduvia  ♦  Scorpion's Stinger  ♦  Wakizashi



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    • Anonymous

      Where is Pollyanna's gold sigil to summon her for commander O'Neil? I don't remember seeing one for that fight.

      • Anonymous

        I've just beaten Maliketh but his remembrance gives access to a sword which has a weapon art doing holy damage and I think the black blade incantation is holy damage as well. So does anyone have opinions on this? Everyone says holy damage is almost useless for late game areas and the enemies or bosses in them. So what is the point of using that remembrance for a weapon or incantation that does holy damage and wont do me much good anyway?

        • Anonymous

          The problem with this weapon is the very low base holy damage(for a dagger and all the cons of daggers as a whole) barely breaking triple digits at 105 at +10 which undermines it's high B scaling yet they gave it 173 physical with a quality-esque D/C in str/dex on top of being found in a late game area(where by that point in the game holy damage is almost useless).

          The weapon art however is amazing on a pure faith build but outside said weapon art it leaves a lot to be desired as a 'weapon' weapon.

          • Anonymous

            First off, daggers/claws are my favourite class. But I still gotta say they need a buff (Daggers I mean), but lets first talk about Blade of Calling.

            Best looking dagger, nice looking ability, nice damage at low levels, interesting lore behind it, knockback, costs less than black knife's ash of war and weighs less, lower requirement.

            Worse than black knife because it purely deals holy damage and holy damage needs some sort of buff cause it's beyond useless in the end game.

            Overall daggers need higher riposte damage. Usually an ash of war will hit for harder than actually parrying a boss and doing a riposte, same goes for backstabs. This should not apply to PvP because I do not want daggers to be able to one shot in every build.

            Daggers could also need several ash of wars that allows them to open up enemies to critical hits such as Black Knife Assassins do when grabbing you, allowing you to use critical hits to your advantage. Which would further make people use critical talismans more than it's made now, allowing for a more stealthy approach/tactical approach to try to get as many critical hits in so you can use your abilities.
            I know sidestep exists, but sidestep wont help me open up Maliketh for a critical attack.

            Also daggers gotta stop doing several hits do none existant damage on first hits. If you're going to put in a dual wielded daggers do several hit animation, every hit should count as towards higher damage. If that doesn't work in the game it should be redesigned because I'm not gonna risk dying for doing 90 % less damage when I can just do a light attack and do pretty much the same damage.
            As of right now Scimitars beats daggers in DPS which is not okay when daggers have less range and fewer customizability options in terms of ash of wars.

            Daggers should be DPS king in the right hands and should be a hard weapon to use since you need to close the gap between you and the opponent but once you're in close range they should fear you.

            Scimitars deals faster damage because they actually hit faster dual wielded than daggers do dual wielded (Because of the stupid dagger dual wielded animation) in terms of damage per hit, they have more range so they can get to targets faster AND their jump attack is ridiculously op with bleed.

            Lastly two heavy attack animations is not always a good idea. This can be seen in an example below. While daggers actually is good at this, it shouldn't apply to the horse since it is practically useless in MOST scenarios.

            Example of why having two attack heavies is not a good idea: On horse back if you're using a scimitar for example and charging a heavy attack you can't even hit a still standing scarab cause as soon as your 14 damage first hit comes in your next actual damage hit will miss cause the scarab will get stunned and will automatically be moved to the side. This renders heavy attacks useless on horseback and promotes light attack spam instead.

            This can be tested near Agheel Lake North to the east on a scarab near a bridge as a Warrior.

            Feel free to disagree or agree :)


            • Anonymous

              Guys you all are missing the point of this...this is for builds that want to use a dagger with high faith but no big dex investment. Of course the black knife is better with dex combo. Stop going to lvl 150 where you can get everything without sacrifice and stay at 125 where you actually have to make choices that make things more viable.

              • Anonymous

                If Melina was/is the Gloam-eyed Queen then maybe the Blade of Calling was imbued with Destined Death before it was taken from her by Maliketh. After Destined Death was stolen from Maliketh, maybe the Black Knives were forged in the same fashion as the Blade of Calling because there is something particular about the shape of the blade that allows them to more stably be imbued with Destined Death and that is why they are similarly shaped even though the Black Knife description labels their shape as ‘odd’?

                • Anonymous

                  I believe melina was a black knife assassin. The blade of calling is just a holy version of the black knife, and if I remember right (its been a while since i fought morgott) she moves like a black knife assassin. And she uses torrent Also ranni knows torrent because she talks about him a few times with you. ranni also led the black knives which means she probably knew torrents former master (melina). So Melina probably wanted to put her black knife assassin past behind her and became the nice, dagger wielding, maiden we know and love.

                  • Anonymous

                    So, the blade of calling is Melina's weapon, and it's found in the magisterial offices (as evidenced by the official's robe found outside the room.) The official's robe is also identical to the robes of House Marais, a family of executioners. Melina's body was burned, and that's why she lost her memory. Her body was burned by the House Marais, although it's unsure if they were acting on behalf of Melania, independently, or on behalf of the city of Lyndel. Any of those seem possible, since it was Melina's purpose to burn the Erdtree. I suspect she was burned to stop her, maybe thinking that burning her was the only way to fulfill her destiny of death by fire, without actually burning the tree.

                    • Anonymous

                      Do not be mistaken, this isn't a dagger. It's Miyazaki wanting to put a glock into the game but his team telling him it would break the immersion, so turned it into this instead. Absolutely unbelievable as a sidearm on full faith builds. I found myself using this more often than incantations just because it hits that hard. Very good stagger too.

                      • I got 3720 damage with Blade of Calling and "only" 3212 with Black Knife, same buffs.................so I would say this one is better.
                        Buffs : Holy-shrouding tear + Howl of Shabriri + Commander's Standard

                        • Anonymous

                          Black Knife has higher AR, identical WA with better effect, while only weights 0.5 more. Oh, and did I mention you can get Black Knife WAY earlier?

                          Buff this thing more, From.

                          • Anonymous

                            The connections between Melina and Ranni are too much to ignore, can't wait for the lore to be fully analysed once we have DLC

                            • Anonymous

                              Needs to be buffed, cause there isnt much reason to pick it over Black Knife.

                              The weapons are nearly identical in their moveset and Skill, but BK has a better effect overall, and more dmg.

                              • Anonymous

                                is there a possibility this is one of the blades that would become a black knife it fits the "oddly misshapen blade" description.

                                • Anonymous

                                  So Can Anyone Explain When I Get To The Same Place Where The 'Blade Of Calling' Is Located At And Only For The Erdsteel Dagger There Instead?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    So Can Anyone Explain When I Get To The Same Place Where The 'Blade Of Calling' Is Located At And Only For The Erdsteel Dagger There Instead?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So did anyone else find an erdsteel dagger instead of the blade of calling? Cause when i went there im thinking im getting the blade of calling but i get the erdsteel dagger instead

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It is close in appearence to the Black Knife dagger, just without all the jagged ends. Curious to think about if we assume Melina isn't teleporting.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Damage is going to be comparable to Black Knife regardless of build, only re choice to make is weapon skill preference and aesthetic. Blade of Gold knocks down, Blade of Death reduces max HP and deals additional DoT. Both have their strengths.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            If you think this is usless you have no idea how stats work in this game. This is a caster version of the Black Knife since it has better FTH scaling.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Anyone else think this bears a fairly striking resemblance to the Shamshir weapon? Similar coloration and curvature, and the hilt looks very similar too. I guess both Melina and Malenia are daughters of Marika, so it makes sense there'd be some connection.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The Blade of Gold have more poise dame comparing to Blade of Death and it also cost less.
                                                So this is not completly worse than the Black Knife like many people say.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  People are like 'haha lazy dev exact same as Black Knife' but I think that's entirely the point, seeing how the Black Knives look almost the same but are imbued with the power of Destined Death... Safe to say with Malena's whole thing about DD and Ranni's Ritual that they're probably involved in some way.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Literally black knife but not as good! Both abilities scale as holy damage! But the black knife debuffs and dot! Like let’s be real devs got lazy

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Literally black knife but not as good! Both abilities scale as holy damage! But the black knife debuffs and dot! Like let’s be real devs got lazy

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Literally black knife but not as good! Both abilities scale as holy damage! But the black knife debuffs and dot! Like let’s be real devs got lazy

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Can anyone confirm what an old comment state? This WA does more stagger/posture break than the black knife?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            To those wondering if this is Melina’s dagger. I don’t see anything that says for absolutely sure, however if you listen to what she quotes at the giants forge and look at the dagger info they are the same quote.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "The one who walks alongside flame, Shall one day meet the road of Destined Death." ~the item description foreshadows the three finger ending, true ending?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Same AoW animation as black knife
                                                                Same weapon form as black knife
                                                                Same extra stealth damage from back
                                                                Hm...

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I wonder why you find this weapon in that office-looking room. Isn't it supposed to be Melina's or something?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Both this and the black knife's weapon art are great for dodging ground based AOEs if timed correctly, and they also have some surprisingly good hyperarmor

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Not really sure what the deal is, but the Blade of Calling's weapon art seems to do less damage on every hit after the 1st.
                                                                      Tested on several different enemies, every hit after the 1st seemed to do roughly ~15% less damage.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Haven't seen this in the comments but if you duel-wield both this and the Black Knife I'm almost positive it does both of their ashes of war at the same time when you activate it. This is with the Black Knife in right hand. Needs further testing.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This dagger appears to be what the Black Knife looked like before it was modified with the Rune of Death - since the Black Knife assassins were Numen, this is likely a Numen made dagger - to me its implied that Marika gave it to Melina, perhaps Marika had twin daggers and made one into the Black Knife for Ranni, the other to arm Melina, thus setting in motion both halves of her plot.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The room where you get this is easily the funniest in the entire game. It looks like a normal office, there's even a guy sitting outside... but the only way to get to it is to jump off a lift. No alternate entrance. Absolute hilarity.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I was able to continuously knock down the Fell Twins (the ogre bosses on the bridge near this weapon's location) with every ability cast. It's not quick, but for single enemies, it might be good cheese tbh.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Hmm I dunno guys since black knife is the obvious counter-part to this you'd think this one would be the more holy one and i believe it technically can do more holy stat wise eventually I currently have like 42 faith now which youd think would be enough to counter the balance but the base holy damage on the black knife still wins out by 100 more damage (both are leveled at 9 currently, blade of calling only does about 10 more base physical damage so its more like 90 realistically but still). But its not even that big of a deal right, only 20 damage, the main pain is that the black knife weapon art just plain does more damage both because of the maximum health debuff and the DOT damage, little miffed personally as black knife is a little too edge boy for me style wise and would prefer this ya know but its hard to find a reason to use it. Also iv seen people say that the weapon art on this will do more poise damage compared to the blade of death but honestly i havnt seen any difference so if it does its not particularly worth the worse damage nor noticeable enough to make ends meet ya know.
                                                                                Also side tangent but i find it really annoying every dagger that isn't the "dagger" only deals 110 critical, a few dont even get a critical bonus which is kinda insulting that literal black blade of death which was used to kill godwyn the golden has the same critical bonus as the black and battered Lordsworn's great/straight sword which you can get at the start of the game from some low tier guards. I dont even know how you defend that like why in the world does Lordsworn's weapons do critical

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  If you're pure faith (with my build at 80 Faith) Sacred Erdsteel Dagger does more damage as a melee weapon, mainly due to the scaling also applying to its physical component. The ability of this weapon makes for a good bread and butter Holy damage spell though if you want an alternative to the lightning and fire incantations that make up most of the Faith offensive spell repertoire and could free up a memory slot.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Black Knife ash of war does more damage, but the Blade of Calling ash of war seems to score more knockdowns/poise damage.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Very strong for a pure faith build.
                                                                                      The weaponskill is kind of better than offensive faith spells 99% of the time and carian filagree crest doesn't hurt your hp like primal glintstone blade.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        tried to roleplay as Melina by replicating Melina in character creation and use Melina Armor set (Traveler set) and this dagger, and some holy incantations (lets just say she is good with holy incantations since her dagger is holy)

                                                                                        either way i tried this build, upgraded blade of calling to +8 use Two Finger hairloom, Marika Soreseal, and Sacred Scorpion Charm, at Faith lv70 i got 1750 damage per skill against albinaurics at mohgywn, 2000 dmg with golden vow

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          When putting together your edgelord dagger powerstance with black knife armor set, you may ask yourself "Which weapon do I pick? There's Black Knife and Blade of Calling.." If your build is more Dex-reliant, use Black Knife. If you're more Faith-reliant, use Blade of Calling. Note: The reason for this is because they have inverse scalings in both dex and fth.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            If this doesn't show that Ranni, or, Melina, stole the Rune of Death and sent the Assassins out on the Night of Black Knives, idk what will

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              If this doesn't show that Ranni, or, Melina, stole the Rune of Death and sent the Assassins out on the Night of Black Knives, idk what will

                                                                                              • I have been dual wielding this with black knife. Blade of calling does holy damage with it's art so it's better against some enemies but most of the time Black Knife art will hit slightly harder (plus max hp down on the enemy)

                                                                                                Another thing to note is Blade of Callings art does a knockback vs most enemies that can be knocked back. (tested on Omens). So very good at knocking foes off ledges

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Melena has a unique running animation as well as dodge animation, I just wish there was a talisman that changes your animations to match hers, they look so much cooler.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Whoever is doing the links in this wiki needs to stop adding "The+" prefix to links - this is not an isolated occurance and needs to be fixed ASAP. Everyone working on the wiki needs to be on the same page. Either include "the+" on everything, or leave it off everything. All it does is break the URLs

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      so this is the alternate pair of daggers to the Black Knife? Their weapon art are direct opposite with the same animations

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        It's on the elevator tower next to the Site of Grace Forbidden Lands, you have to jump off to an opening on the wall as you're going up or down near the bottom, through a door.

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