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
  • Some jumping attacks of the Bloodhound's Fang have a higher motion value compared to the rest of its class, you can think of this as a damage boost that varies by jumping attack. 1h Jumping R1, 1h Jumping R2, 2h Jumping R1 and 2h Jumping R2 are all effected. 
    • The motion values of the Bloodhound's Fang are 118, 142, 128 and 151 respectively, compared to the regular Curved Greatsword motion values of 107, 127, 112 and 132.
      • Motion value is a term that is, as far as I've been able to find, borrowed from the Monster Hunter series. A motion value is a multiplier to the various properties of attacks represented as a percentage (100 = 100%).
        If the motion value for an attack is listed as ""X + X"" this is done to separate individual attacks made from one input. The same applies if there is multiplication, done to save space if there are, say, 6 attacks in a row using the same motion value. Combining values from multiple hits will give you misleading comparison values for anything relating to health damage due to the way that is calculated in Fromsoftware's games. Alternatively may be referred to as an "atkCorrection"

 

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

      This is the highest damage curved greatsword at 80 str and 80 dex having 910 AR in one hand and 939 AR in two. The Scalesword beats it by a measly 4 AR with minimum faith but has split scaling. Bloodhound's Fang can also be buffed. Being one of the earliest and easiest to acquire weapons, it's just one of the best weapons in the game from base level to a high level quality build

      • Anonymous

        "an amazing weapon for the first playthrough but because it cant be infused falls off hard in NG+"
        I'm sorry dealing around 910 pure physical ar (goddam Greatsword deals less) one handed with 80 str 80 dex while having inate bleed, being buffable, having insanely damaging weapon skill, having higher attack modifiers on jump attack and being second longest curved greatsword is not enough for ng+??????

        • This and Reduvia completly destroys early game's balancing. And all you have to do is wait for the NPC allys to solve your problem. Remember when you had to kill bosses like the Dancer, Iron Dragonslayer Armor, Gundyr and Oceiros to get something remotely as powerfull? With ER you just ride to the right place and pick it up.

          • Anonymous

            I just wish I found this sooner mannn it’s so fun because of how you can dodge and counter attack with its aow like doing so in monster hunter world with the long sword im having a blast with it

            • Anonymous

              I’m not going to lie, I beat the bloodhound before Margit and this weapon has let me clear so much content after leveling up

              • Anonymous

                Please help me, I just defeated the Bloodhound Knight Darriwil and the screen showed I won the weapon but when I checked my inventory is not there.
                What happened?

                • Anonymous

                  When fully upgraded scales much better with Dex, so if you are planning a Dex build you're in luck, and it works okay as a quality weapon. For my first character, which was built around this weapon and a decent shield, I had my strength in the mid 20s and my Dex around 40 and I constantly buffed this with Bloodflame Blade, which increases the bleed buildup substantially, so that's fantastic, and it also gives you fire damage, which is great. So you get high bleed without having to increase arcane at all. At around 25 str and 40 dex, this thing does a ton of damage, buff with bloodflame, which only requires 12 faith, and you have a high physical damage, high bleed procs, and some fire damage to boot. Assuming you have been leveling Vigor and Endurance appropriately the build should be finished around RL 100-110. Therefore, if you are planning to follow the 125-150 meta, you should have between 30-40 levels to splash around in the end. At which point you could turn into a tank and dump into more vig/end or you could mix a good deal of faith (and/or arcane magic) into the mix to give your character serious diversity both PvE and PvP wise. Only real downside I have found about using this weapon is that it only does "slash" damage, which is generally the weakest damage to targets with decent armor, which can really hurt this weapon in both scenarios, which would make it wise to have a solid and completely viable backup weapon with some blunt or standard. Cheers.

                  • Anonymous

                    For PvP, this weapon is an absolute beast, hits hard, long as hell, and the little extra jump attack damage makes estus punishes hit extra hard

                    • Anonymous

                      This weapons really is just ol’ reliable. It’s so good and so easy to use. It seems cheesy but it’s really not because it’s not that hard to mess up and get punished for it. You don’t need to be smart to use it, but when you are, it’s even better.

                      • Anonymous

                        What should I go for after this? I’m currently using mostly the banished knight armor set with this weapon at +6

                        • Anonymous

                          i think its my favorite weapon. I use it on ng+4 and it still does good damage, especially when dual, and its not too slow. bloodhounds finesse deals respectable damage, i recommend using this

                          • Anonymous

                            This weapon single handedly makes the other martial (str/dex) only curved greatswords worthless, atleast for PvE. Has a good ash of war, very high base damage, base bleed, is buffable and has better scaling than all the other curved greatswords, even on quality infusion. Even at 55 str and minimum dex requirements, it has nearly the same AR has a heavy omen cleaver (the str CGS), + base bleed on top of it.

                            The only reason to never run this on a str/dex/quality build over the other curved greatswords is if you like the other curved greatswords movesets (very unlikely, since the R2s of the omen cleaver are bad), or if you want to use some specific ash of war instead of bloodhound's finesse.

                            • Anonymous

                              I see everyone using this at the start of their playthroughs, apparently completely ignoring that it is a slash-only weapon and slash is the worst type of attack vs armor in the game. would honestly recommend using Large Club for the raw damage or Morning Star/Flail for the bleed. you can get both of them just as much if not even earlier + they can have the better Lion's Claw ash of war. Also i dont think i should be pointing this one out cuz its pretty obvious, but Great Stars is an obvious substitute later on, at early-mid game.

                              • Anonymous

                                The AoW is pretty op. Imo Mainly because of how little the fp cost is for the damage it does. I love this weapon but balance wise it can be tuned down alittle. I mean I remember taking almost 20 percent off of Godrick’s health with the AoW when I buffed with just howl of shabriri. My stats weren’t even dedicated for a quality or dex build lol.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Insane how predictable and easy to parry are people using this weapon in PvP. Nothing but mindlessly spamming that AoW with followup.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Weapons like this and many others have convinced me that From is experimenting with changing quality weapons to being ones that either dex or strength builds can use instead of NEEDING both. Even the straightswords lean one way or the other when upgraded or as a gradient within its scaling. The lordsworn straightsword is a good example of this. And it would explain why traditional quality builds fall behind in raw numbers in Elden Ring.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just encountered the Draco Sentinel outside Leyndall. Threw some blood grease on my fang and stomped him. Amazing weapon!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This weapon is so OP, here's a great trick to duplicate it early. You and a friend create a throw away character.
                                        Quickly level and get the Bloodfang. Enter a coop with your friend where one of you is on their throwaway. Throwaway choose the option to "Leave" which will drop the item for your partner to pickup. Now you have 2 of them at the start of the game... Enjoy slaying!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I'm surprised this one can be buffed with spells/consumables. It's the only somber smithing weapon without only physical damage that can be buffed that I'm aware of. I don't know if it's been buffed or changed in anyway since launch, but this is easily one of the best weapons in the game.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I absolutely fell in love with this sword the moment I got it on day 1, but it's definitely too strong, amazing moveset and range, hits like truck, exceptional poise break, AoW has both hyper armor and iframes, on top of that has innate bleed and is buffable. This is the ultimate weapon for quality build.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Bloodhound's Finesse is my fave ashes of war I've found. Great sword that I've been using for a long time!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                One of the best quality weapons. Beastly scaling, buffable and a nice bonus in Bleed and jump attack. WA is an upgraded version of Old Wolf Curved Sword, which happens to be one of my favorites in DS3. And the BEST thing is, it can be obtained 5 minutes into the game. GO GET IT.

                                                • 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.

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