Bolstering Materials for Elden Ring is a category of items that are obtained and used by a player to upgrade and modify their Equipment. Bolstering Materials can be acquired through exploration, looting it from specified areas of a Location, dropped by a specific Enemy or Boss, given by an NPC, or sold by a Merchant. This page covers a full list of all the Bolstering Materials found in Elden Ring which includes its description, location, and usage.

You may want to check the Ashes of War page and Upgrades page to learn more about how to use your Bolstering Materials to modify the affinity, scaling and Skills of your equipment pieces.

 

 

Elden Ring Bolstering Materials

Bolstering Materials Table
Bolstering Materials Gallery

Bolstering Materials Table for Elden Ring

Quick Search of All Consumables

Name Skill Affinity Usage

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Ash of War: Holy Ground

Grants Holy Ground  to Shields Provides the Sacred affinity, which adds Holy Damage, but decreases physical damage, most damage negation, and Strength Scaling

It can be used on any type of Shield

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Ash of War: Repeating Thrust

Grants Repeating Thrust Skill all thrusting weapons. Provides the Keen affinity, which increases Dexterity scaling, but decreases Strength and Base damage

It can be used on all thrusting weapons.

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Ash of War: Gravitas

Grants Gravitas all large melee weapons Provides the Magic affinity, which adds Magic Damage and Intelligence Scaling, but Reduces Base Damage and Strength / Dexterity Scaling  It can be used on Melee armaments that are not small.

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Ash of War: Piercing Fang

Grants Piercing Fang all thrusting weapons.

Provides the Keen affinity, which increases Dexterity scaling, but decreases Strength and Base damage

It can be used on thrusting armaments that are not small.

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Ash of War: Storm Blade

Grants Storm Blade all standard slashing weapons. Provides the Quality affinity, which balances Strength and Dexterity Scaling, and decreases Base damage

It can be used on  all standard slashing weapons armaments.

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Ash of War: Carian Glintsword

Grants Carian Glintsword all swords. Provides the Magic affinity, which adds Magic Damage and Intelligence Scaling, but Reduces Base Damage and Strength / Dexterity Scaling

It can be used on  all types on swords.

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Ash of War: Thunderbolt

Grants Thunderbolt all Melee weapons. Provides the Lightning affinity, which adds Lightning Damage, but decreases Base Damage and Strength Scaling

It can be used on  all melee armaments.

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Ash of War: Barricade Shield

Grants Barricade Shield on all Shields Provides the Standard affinity, which respects the weapon's original scaling and damage.

It can be used on  all types of Shields.

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Ash of War: Storm Stomp

Grants Storm Stomp on all melee weapons. Provides the Quality affinity, which balances Strength and Dexterity Scaling, and decreases Base damage

It can be used on  all melee armaments.

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Ash of War: Glintsword Arch

Grants Glintsword Arch on all thusting weapons. Provides the Magic affinity, which adds Magic Damage and Intelligence Scaling, but Reduces Base Damage and Strength / Dexterity Scaling

It can be used on all thrusting armaments.

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Ash of War: Determination

Grants Determination Skill on all melee armaments Provides the Quality affinity, which balances Strength and Dexterity Scaling, and decreases Base damage It can be used on  all melee armaments.

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Smithing Stone Shard

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Used in smithing to strengthen armaments

Elden Ring Bolstering Materials Gallery

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Ash of War: Holy Ground

This Ash of War grants an armament the Sacred affinity and the following Skill:
Holy Ground Raise your shield to consecrate the land to the Erdtree, continuously restoring HP and boosting defense for you and allies in the area of effect.
It can be used on all types of shield.

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Ash of War: Repeating Thrust

This Ash of War grants an armament the Keen affinity and the following Skill:
Repeating Thrust Twist to build power, then unleash a flurry of thrusts.
This Skill takes some time to build up, but it is very powerful.
It can be used on all thrusting armaments.

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Ash of War: Gravitas

This Ash of War grants an armament the Magic affinity and the following Skill:
Gravitas A Skill from a great white king with stone skin.
Pierce the ground with your armament to damage foes as a surge of gravity draws them in.
It can be used on melee armaments that are not small.

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Ash of War: Piercing Fang

This Ash of War grants an armament the Keen affinity and the following Skill:
Piercing Fang A Skill used by the Bloody Finger hunter Yura.
Starting with your blade held horizontally, you make a powerful thrust that cannot be blocked.
It can be used on thrusting armaments that are not small.

 

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Ash of War: Storm Blade

This Ash of War grants an armament the Quality affinity and the following Skill:
Storm Blade A Skill used by the Stormveil Knights long ago.
Your armament is wrapped in a stormy blade that can be fired in rapid succession.
It can be used on all standard slashing armaments.

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Ash of War: Carian Glintsword

This Ash of War grants an armament the Magic affinity and the following Skill:
Skill: Carian Glintsword A Skill used by the enchanted Carian Knights.
Your sword becomes a magical glintsword for a slash.
You can charge this Skill for more power.
It can be used on all types of sword.

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Ash of War: Thunderbolt

This Ash of War grants an armament the Lightning affinity and the following Skill:
Thunderbolt A Skill used by dragon-worshippers.
Your armament calls down a bolt of lightning.
You can fire multiple bolts in rapid succession.
It can be used on all melee armaments.

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Ash of War: Barricade Shield

This Ash of War grants an armament the Standard affinity and the following Skill:
Barricade Shield A Skill made famous by Sir Neidhardt.
Focus your energy into your shield, temporarily hardening it to deflect greater blows.
It can be used on all types of shield.

 

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Ash of War: Storm Stomp

This Ash of War grants an armament the Quality affinity and the following Skill:
Storm Stomp A Skill brought to Stormveil by knights from lost lands.
Stomp the ground hard to kick up a temporary storm.
It can be used on all melee armaments.

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Ash of War: Glintsword Arch

This Ash of War grants an armament the Magic affinity and the following Skill:
Glintsword Arch A Skill used by the enchanted Carian Knights.
Small glintswords form an arch and attack automatically.
Attack again for a lunging thrust.
It can be used on all thrusting armaments.

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Smithing Stone Shard

Stone shard used in a wide range of smithing processes.
Exceptionally common, it is found throughout the Lands Between.
Used in smithing to strengthen armaments.
Smithing stone is distributed widely throughout the terrain of the Lands Between, and mining galleries built to excavate it can be found all over.

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Ash of War: Determination

This Ash of War grants and armament the Quality affinity and the following Skill: Determination
A truly knightly Skill.
Hold your armament to your face and pledge your resolve, powering up your next attack.
It can be used on all melee armaments

 




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