Bloodhound's Fang

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 141
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 68
Mag 36
Fire 36
Ligt 36
Holy 36
Boost 44
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex C
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 18
Dex 17
Curved Greatsword Slash
Bloodhound's Finesse FP 8 (  - 12)
Wgt. 11.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18 Passive 
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Bloodhound's Fang is a Curved Greatsword in Elden Ring. The Bloodhound's Fang scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a potent Weapon, capable of performing brutal melee attacks against enemies and immediately taking distance from them.

 

Curved greatsword with a gently undulating blade wielded by
Bloodhound Knights.

A fearsome blade capable of brutal airborne attacks.

 

Where to Find Bloodhound's Fang in Elden Ring

The Bloodhound's Fang weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Bloodhound's Fang Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Bloodhound's Finesse
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • This weapon can be enchanted with Magic and buffed by Consumables
  • Bloodhound's Fang can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Causes Blood loss Buildup: hemmorage (55)
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 500
  • Jump attacks with this weapon are boosted by 10%

    NOTE: Patch 1.06 fixed a related issue that would occasionally cause Jump Attacks not to break the enemy's stance.

  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Bloodhound's Fang

  • Videos for the Bloodhound's Fang Coming Soon

 

Builds with Bloodhound's Fang

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blackflame Apostle Written Guide

 

Boss Fight Video for Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in Elden Ring

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Bloodhound's Fang 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 (%)
Bloodhound's Fang Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 141 - - - - 61 D C - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 44 21
Standard +1 161 - - - - 67 D C - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 44 21
Standard +2 181 - - - - 73 D C - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 44 21
Standard +3 202 - - - - 79 D C - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 45 21
Standard +4 222 - - - - 85 D C - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 45 21
Standard +5 243 - - - - 91 D C - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 46 21
Standard +6 263 - - - - 97 C C - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 46 21
Standard +7 284 - - - - 103 C B - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 47 21
Standard +8 304 - - - - 109 C B - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 47 21
Standard +9 325 - - - - 115 C B - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 47 21
Standard +10 345 - - - - 122 C B - - - hemmorage (55) 68 36 36 36 36 48 21

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      My first and my last love. Im in ng+3 now and with 80 dex and 65 str this weapon comes up to nearly 815 AR one handed. Only the BB got a bit more. I run a quality build with a bit faith for buffs.

      • Anonymous

        Completely ridiculous, don't see how this thing isn't the best quality weapon in the game. Innate bleed, meaning buffing it with bloodflame is 95 flat bleed build up, that's nuts.

        • Anonymous

          This thing is kinda nuts. It can be gotten at the very start of the game, has fantastic scaling, can be used the greases, and has a kickass Ash of War.

          The only downside this thing really has is just the downsides of Curved Greatswords, which mostly comes down to speed, and even then, the AoW on this comes out pretty damn fast.

          • Anonymous

            This is deceptively good in NG+ runs. The split scaling means you can crank out decent AR around level 200, but the kicker is how fast attacks come out of this weapon combined with the AR. The stamina cost isn't too bad either.

            • Anonymous

              theres a reason why this is the speedrunner weapon of choice. great damage, good scaling, bleed, super high damage AoW, accessible 5 minutes into the game

              • Anonymous

                Really satisfying weapon to use. You'll feel boss when using the spacing of the L2 to avoid an attack and then the iframes of the follow up to warp through the next while still getting damage. Also it hits harder than most colossal weapons, so there's that.

                • Anonymous

                  This weapon is very powerful. AoW at +10 lets you beat godskin duo easily because it deals so much damage that you can kill one of the bosses before the respawn timer runs out.

                  • Anonymous

                    you get twice as much bleed buildup with any other curved sword bleed infused plus then it also gets arc scaling. the fact i see bleed builds with this instead of a blood dismounter or beastman cleaver or even just morgotts says something about how much int the average bleed user has leveled

                    • Anonymous

                      of all the somber weapons, why can this one be greased? there are far worse ones that could benefit greatly from being greased/buffed.

                      • Anonymous

                        According to patch 1.06 notes, this weapon was bugged and NOT doing enough stagger damage with 2H jump attacks... I look forward to seeing how this plays out.
                        At least we can finally double jump on torrent with BHF equipped tho

                        • Anonymous

                          Let's see...

                          - can be acquired within an hour of starting the game
                          - uses somber smithing stones, meaning it is easier to upgrade
                          - has good base damage AND scaling
                          - innate bleed and can be buffed with greases
                          - bonus jump attack damage
                          - good aow
                          - uses the two-part critical animation, which using both of the assassin's talismans is viable which in turn encourages a more aggressive playstyle and more liberal use of the aow

                          So yeah, a top tier weapon, at least for pve imho.

                          • Anonymous

                            For anyone wondering, the jump attack bonus gets removed when powerstancing. Basically the same way any unique moveset reverts into the same powerstance movset.

                            • Anonymous

                              10/10 weapon for early game if you have the stats to wield it, but imo falls off once you have access to other weapons. the aow can be a little hard to pull off against late game bosses caked in hyperarmour, and sadly doesnt attack fast enough to proc bleed more than once, but still a very good pick. also please dont use in pvp, the aow is very easy to dodge and always gets insta-parried.

                              • Anonymous

                                I feel like I only like it cause it is the old wolf curved sword from ds3 except you don’t have to farm or fight gankers to obtain it.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Even if this was the weakest weapon in it's class instead of the strongest I'd still use it just because it looks so damn cool

                                  • Anonymous

                                    OMFG. This weapon is off the scale.

                                    Great scaling
                                    Excellent design
                                    Kickass ash of war
                                    Can be buffed

                                    Why haven't I been using this before?

                                    An endgame weapon at the beginning of the game! I love the idea of investing in something from the beginning and using it all the way through.

                                    Please don't nerf From!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      It has a hidden move set in the Ash of War, if you cast it's AoW and immediately perform a heavy attack, it will trigger another AoW where you phase out (become invisible) for a brief moment and perform a heavy slash. Great for closing the gap after the first AoW strike

                                      • Anonymous

                                        So does the 10% jump attack bonus apply to any jump attack (light, heavy, powerstance) or only to heavy jumping attack?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This weapon is a quality weapon not a dex weapon, idk how people mix that up. That C scaling in strength is NOT negligible

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Jump attacks are already good, somehow get two of these, claw talisman, and the raptor cloak, and watch the damage go through the roof

                                            • Anonymous

                                              In pvp the weapon skill is somewhat difficult to land. However, I've noticed that after landing a jump attack, using it right after can actually as an incredibly high damage rollcatch. Does basically disengage you though.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I cannot find an all-around better weapon in this game. I'm level 220 and have been using it since I got it way back at level 30 or so. Blasphemous Blade is fun. Rivers of Blood is fun. Ghiza's Wheel is fun. But, this will always and forever be my #1. The weapon art is just fantastic for new players. Nothing better.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  If you say this weapon is broken, you have obviously never been ganked by three dudes wearing bull goat, white mask, and RoB.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I watch a lot of people play and use this weapon and it seems most don't know that the weapon art has 2 parts, to do the second part do a heavy attack after the first one and your character disappears, then reappears attacking your target, or wherever you are facing. You can pick a different target for the second part, or free aim it.
                                                    - first part of weapon art puts you in a low stance, so you can sometimes dodge enemies attacks with just that
                                                    - then the first part has you jump away, also good for avoiding some attacks
                                                    - second part makes you disappear and you have i-frames before you reappear and attack again
                                                    The weapon art does crazy damage and it makes your character very ellusive in both phases of the attack. It's a good weapon for a tanky playthrough because so many enemies can be beat just by spamming the weapon art which does enough damage for 75% of the game even without any stat investments. So you can invest heavily into defensive stats while still doing crazy damage, and if your weapon art isnt timed right then at least you have good health and damage negation so its not a big deal, you can make a lot of mistakes before yo uare in trouble. I put every point into vigor and endurance and still killed morgott in like 30 seconds first try. S tier weapon for PvE. The weapon art can get you into trouble with malenia if she catches you in the middle of the art with her waterfowl, though.
                                                    Spoiler: Do the blaidde quest when getting this and he gives you a +2 sombre and refers you to his friend for a talisman that reduces the skills FP cost!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Very strong. A proper build with this will have it at 800+ AR with inherent bleed, and an ash that deals a truck load of damage. Ash is great for mix-ups in pvp.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Paired this thing with Morgott's sword and upgraded them a lot. This helped me a lot in the late game with bosses like Commander Niall

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Does great damage even on a sec build with just enough strength to one-hand it. However, I’d say if you’re planning on using this as a main weapon, level strength to 20-25, just to get some of those bigger jumps in damage.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            A phenomenal weapon. I mained this my first playthrough. Awesome damage & bleed, great quality scaling, and one of the best Ashes of War. The only downside I can think of is that the poise damage is low (it's a curved greatsword, they all lack poise damage). The only time I switched to something else was when I need to deal different damage types for bosses (Large Club for strike & Cross-Naginata for pierce/thrust). Get this & its requirements ASAP, it will not let you down at any point of the game.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              The weapon art is soooo deliciously hot. Doing a high power strong attach only to dash backwards then dash back in with i-frames to deal another is just... oh... *mwah*

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Stronger than even "quality" colossal weapons like Ghiza's Wheel and Axe of Godfrey, at all levels. There are no quality builds in this game, only bloodhound fang builds

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This thing's damage is absurd. At 65/65 +10 1H it has 840 AR. Quality Beastman Cleaver is 749, Omen Cleaver is 746, Zamor Curved Sword is a measly 696. All the way up to 99/99 +10 2H, it gets close to 100 more AR than any other CGS. And they don't have inherent bleed, some are shorter, some of them can't be buffed, etc. I honestly wonder if it's a mistake.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Just beat the game with it. Absolutely gorgeous weapon
                                                                    Lacks a bit poise damage on big mobs but that's only downside

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Best weapon in the game for a quality build imo. Got me through my first playthrough with relative ease.
                                                                      Great weapon art with a follow up attack, stuns normal mob, bleed effect is an extra over a pretty good with an already very high damage for its movement speed.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Ummmm why is there forked greatsword and helpen's steeple in the curved greatswords. But bloodhound's fang is one of the best early game weapons in the game.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Incredibly strong quality weapon. Powerstances with itself really well, since it's raw damage output is just so high

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            pair a +10 bloodfang blade + bloodflame + fire deadly sin + golden vow + fire scorpion talisman and this hits for insane damage and procs bleed hemorrhage dmg.

                                                                            it's not even fair but hella fun build

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I swear bloodhound knights haven't conquered lands between and killed elden beast only because they didn't fully (or at all) upgrade their weapons...

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Still using it, and while it is annoying that I can't change the weapon art, I have gotten used to finesse. In my opinion this is one of the strongest weapons in the game, it does more base damage then Morgott's Cursed Sword, and it can be used with greases, so it can be very versatile.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Honestly this thing wouldn't be so brokenly OP if it had less STR scaling. This thing has no good reason to having a f*cking C in strength, especially considering who its original wielder is and its overall design.

                                                                                  On a quality build this thing ends up reaching colossal weapon damage numbers which is just absolutely absurd.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    weapon got me through the early-mid game, decided to switch to some katanas with weapon arts since those late bosses attack so aggressively

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      weapon got me through the early-mid game, decided to switch to some katanas with weapon arts since those late bosses attack so aggressively

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        weapon got me through the early-mid game, decided to switch to some katanas with weapon arts since those late bosses attack so aggressively

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          They nerfed this weapon, Bloodhound's Finesse is no longer a 2 moveset skill. All you do now is a dash attack, no more cool ass backlip to a dash teleportation.
                                                                                          I'm glad i'm done with this game, they nerf all the wrong things.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Really effective quality weapon in general and you can get it extremely early in the game. Unique to Somber weapons this can be buffed with Grease and Scholar's Armament, allowing you to buff it to be even stronger. Even has innate bleeding because it clearly wasn't good enough as it was.

                                                                                            The one weakness is that Bloodhound's Finesse requires, well, finesse to effectively use. The sudden movements can throw you off if you're not used to it. Dangerous in PvP as both attacks can be parried, and has very predictable timing.

                                                                                            Overall extremely effective weapon, can carry you through NG and very much beyond.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This weapon is ridiculous for PVE. The weapon art does so much damage and inflicts huge amounts of stagger. I thought the end game bosses in my first playthrough were completely unfair, but then I just went a quality build with 50+ vig in my next playthrough and no end-game boss in the game aside from Malenia took me more than 3 attempts, without using spirit summons.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Using this for my spell sword build. Scholar's Armament buffs it and L2 skill plays well and feels good to dash out and in with spell blade play style

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This carried me through my whole first playthrough. For someone knew to FS games, it worked really well with my patched together clueless build. It outpowered or was faster than any other weapons I tried out on the last few bosses.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Bunch of yall who thinks that this **** is overpowered. This game have 8 ng cycles and each cycle makes it harder and harder so having a weapon like that is a good way to deal ng+6 or 7 and there is bunch of weapon which becomes stronger than bloodhounds fang in later cycles (dual seppuku uchigatana/nagakiba, lions claw quality greatsword,RoB,blasphemous blade,mohgwyn dynasty spear,giant crusher and ofc dual wielding any curved sword and katana)

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      As soon as you start get Radagon's Soreseal, Bloodhound's Fang, kill the dragon in Caelid, upgrade to +4 at Iji and you're sorted up until Altus when it comes to main weapon. Can't think of a faster way to become OP early.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        This thing can be buffed with magic and greases for some reason, even though its a somber smithing stone weapon?
                                                                                                        I mean, I'll take it.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Okay so I picked this weapon as an alternative for my dex build melee char.... Is the WA of this broken or something ? Dont get me wrong the sword itself hits hard and is agile - but the WA can shave 25%+ HP from most bosses ?!?!?!
                                                                                                          Tested it in Multiplayer as well - and while most people will dodge the initial part of the WA the follow up with the light attack smacks them 9 out 10 times for good 40%+ hp depending on build ?!?

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            physical guard boost increased from 52% --> 68% in latest patch, stability up'd too but I forgot exactly how much (around 50 now though)

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I used this prior to 1.04 patch and didn’t notice but after the patch, I noticed that it reduced my FP max by 10 and my Stamina by 5. Anyone else notice this?

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                An amazing well-rounded weapon. Good with a shield, two-handed, or dual-wielded. Hits hard enough, but still fast enough. Pure physical damage, but has an extra bleed. Highly versatile weapon skill for both repositioning and damage. Also strangely enough, it's a Somber-stone weapon, but still accepts weapon buffs, something quite rare and makes it friendly to go with weapon greases. Doesn't do anything too broken, but will never let you down, just as great for first playthroughs as fifth playthroughs.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  50 DEX 40 STR +6 bloodhound fang + bloodflame blade + golden vow = R1 armament 690 WA deals about 3k damage and can be spammed this weapon makes elden ring easy mode

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Would this work best with Blood Grease, an elemental damage grease, or Bloodflame Blade? Or are they all close in DPS?

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Get a golden greatshield then launch the skill from behind the safety of a greatshield. Almost guaranteed hit.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        It has good range, good damage, can apply bleed, stagger enemies and you can get it really early. I keep trying new weapons, but I always just come back to this one.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          So u get 792 AR with 55 str and 55 dex, which is on par with a colossal weapon even tho this is significantly faster

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            This is the ER version of Gael's WA with strong attack with added invisibility and speed. Too bad the first part does not have hyper armor at least since it can be cancelled. Still a very fine weapon fit for PvE and PvP

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              If you play with this 2-handed, which stats is it better to upgrade in order to increase the damage the most? 2handed means your STR is considered 150% of what it actually is, but the weapon scales better with dext.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                I dual weilded these things. The skill is amazing because it dodges twice while attacking. Basically does a swipe, followed by a backstep roll, then finishes up with an invisible lunge forward for a low heavy swipe. The skill is called "Finesse" for a reason, cause you finesse the heck out of bosses and players alike.

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