Bolt of Gransax

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 98
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 63
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 60
Mag 31
Fire 31
Ligt 47
Holy 31
Boost 40
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 20
Dex 40
Spear Pierce
Ancient Lightning Spear FP 25
Wgt. 8.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Bolt of Gransax is a Spear in Elden Ring. The Bolt of Gransax scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a potent Lightning-imbued Weapon to hunt down dragon-like enemies or engage dangerous foes from afar. 

 

Spear whittled from the weapon wielded by Gransax.
One of the legendary armaments.

A great ancient dragon, Gransax once rained calamity upon the Royal Capital - the only time in historical record that Leyndell's walls have fallen. This marked the dawn of the war against dragons.

 

Where to Find Bolt of Gransax in Elden Ring

The Bolt of Gransax weapon can be found at the following location:

  • Can be found in Leyndell, Royal Capital, after beating Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade): From the Erdtree Sanctuary grace, walk out the western door, take the elevator down, go down the staircase to the walkway, jump down onto the giant spear lodged into the building, and then walk up it  (you should see the Bolt shining near the handle of the giant spear). [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Additionally, the spear can be obtained upon first entry of Leyndell, Royal Capital, without having killed the Godfrey shade: From the East Capital Rampart Gate grace, go out the western door, follow the path south to the lift, ride it down, climb up the ladder inside the room ahead, go southwest onto the patio with two Perfumers, jump over the southwest railing onto the walkway below, go west along the pathway until you reach the railing around the giant spear on your left, make a running jump from the broken railing to the roof of the gazebo, make a running jump southwest onto the far right side of the ledge below the spear (this is hard, you need to jump from the right side of the roof and about halfway down—instead of the edge—to have enough height; you can head northwest to the stairs to try again if you miss), jump up the giant spear (carefully, there are several opportunities to fall), collect weapon. 
  • Cannot be acquired in Leyndell, Ashen Capital. You must get it before defeating Maliketh, the Black Blade at Crumbling Farum Azula.

spear location

Elden Ring Bolt of Gransax Notes & Tips

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Bolt of Gransax

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lightning Dragoon Written Guide

 

Bolt of Gransax Upgrades in Elden Ring

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

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones.

This upgrade cannot be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Bolt of Gransax Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 98 - - 63 - 44 D D - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 40 20
Standard +1 112 - - 72 - 48 D D - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 40 20
Standard +2 126 - - 81 - 52 D D - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 40 20
Standard +3 140 - - 90 - 57 D D - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 41 20
Standard +4 154 - - 99 - 61 D D - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 41 20
Standard +5 169 - - 108 - 66 D D - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 42 20
Standard +6 183 - - 117 - 70 D D - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 42 20
Standard +7 197 - - 126 - 74 D C - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 42 20
Standard +8 211 - - 136 - 79 D C - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 43 20
Standard +9 225 - - 145 - 83 D C - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 43 20
Standard +10 240 - - 154 - 88 D C - - - - 60 31 31 47 31 44 20

 

 

Elden Ring Spear
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    • Anonymous

      The "I dont really wana chase a flying lizard for 6 min straight and die from a random breath of bs AoEs on my horse" spear.
      Go go gadget dex sniper.

      • Anonymous

        Highly recommended for average and below average players.
        Probably the most OP weapon in PvE. Has a lot of potential in PvP as well. Late game, nothing can stand in your way.
        I used it on the very first playthrough i ever did.
        Chose it for the drip, kept it for the weapon art/skill.

        That lightning bolt ability is what makes this spear the best weapon in my opinion. Very few enemies can dodge the bolt and it hits like a truck (can knockdown enemies off their feet).
        You can keep your distance with the enemies and snipe them from range. Very helpful if you are not good at dodge roll timing. Most of the toughest mobs go down in 2 shots, once you are lvl 120+.

        For talismans i used Radagon soreseal, carian filigreed crest, shard of Alexander. For the 4th use ancestral spirit horn (at lower levels) or Godfrey icon / lightning scorpion charm (late game when you have enough Flasks for FP)

        Stats focus:
        Primary - dex, vigor and mind.
        Secondary - endurance and strength.

        I used brass shield in off hand (with Ash of war : no skill) for guard counters when dealing with weak mobs if I don't want to waste FP on ability. Spear + shield = pokey pokey goodness.

        P.S. For Majority of the players, Malenia is the toughest boss fight, but with this weapon, she is an absolute joke. She cannot dodge the bolt ability. Beat her on my very first try. Was like lvl 150 ish when I did.

        • Anonymous

          Simply hilarious to watch people get absolutely vaporized by this thing Colosseums, including myself. It’s just the perfect weapon for such chaos among 6 or more people

          • Anonymous

            Hate that this needs 20 str. I'm running a pure dex/faith build (only invested a single point in str for the sole purpose of equipping Morgott's sword) and I'll need to use a physick just to be able to use this (or waste a talisman slot and 2-hand it). It requiring 20 str makes no sense

            • Anonymous

              Let's be honest, everyone uses this thing because of its AoW. If From added an upgraded version of lightning spear as it should no one would wield it.

              • Anonymous

                Not a fan of spears but got-daym is that weapon art amazing! It's so good that I've been using this mainly as a sacred seal solely to cast Ancient Lightning Spear while using an actual seal in my off hand to cast Fortisaxx spear if any of the creeps get too close. As some other Anon said of Ancient Spear, "it's basically the delete button" lol.

                • Anonymous

                  Put in enough levels, scorpion charm + godfrey icon, and there will be nothing left on your journey that cannot be solved with lightning bolt to the face.

                  • Anonymous

                    This is very nice on a faith/dex build when you're on your lightning spec.. I don't like pokey weps much so it's rdy to swap with a D pad input.. doesn't need faith scaling IMO because the DMG would be epicly busted. It still way our performs lightning spear for sniping (tested prior with capped faith) and that's good for me. Dex/faith and str/int (both oddball specs previously) got some love this game. I recommend giving them some play, very fun

                    • Anonymous

                      Biggest con to this weapon imo is that if you attack after your roll it swings upwards with a very small aoe

                      • Anonymous

                        The real big brains will use its weapon art randomly in the middle of other attacks to throw people off. Works 90% of 50% of the time!

                        • Anonymous

                          i'd say its op but its telegraphed as hell and moonveil can still pump out more damage in a fraction of the time

                          • Anonymous

                            Made a build an invasion build for this and changed my name to 50. CAL aimed at U this is probably the most fun I have had in invasions in a long time

                            • Anonymous

                              Ahem.
                              Shard of Alexander
                              Godfrey icon
                              Lightning scorpion charm
                              Probably Carian filigreed or something
                              Congrats, you have become Zeus

                              • Anonymous

                                Wow, every PVP build is now using this with concealing veil. Duelling has now become two invisible cowards throwing lightning bolts from 50 metres away.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This, recruits, is a 20-kilo ferrous slug. Feel the weight! Every five seconds, the dirty hand of a tryhard-class ganker accelerates one to 1.3 percent of light speed. It impacts with the force of a 38-kiloton bomb. That is three times the yield of the city buster dropped on Hiroshima back on Earth. That means Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son-of-a-***** in the lands between. Now! Serviceman Bleed build! What is Newton's First Law?

                                  Sir! An object in motion stays in motion, sir!

                                  No credit for partial answers, gonker!

                                  Sir! Unless acted upon by an outside force, sir!

                                  Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that the lands between is empty. Once you fire this hunk of metal, it keeps going till it hits something. That can be a host, or the phantom behind that host. It might go off into Farum Azula and hit somebody else in ten thousand years. If you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someone's day, somewhere and sometime. That is why you check your damn targets! That is why you wait for your ganking boyfriend to give you a damn firing solution! That is why, Serviceman Chug, we do not "eyeball it!" This is a weapon of mass destruction! You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!

                                  the funi slug (without the 2 talismans to make it stronger) does around 1200-1600 depending on the target build and conditions, it is the perfect "vigor check"

                                  if you rock the 2 talismans you can get it up above 2k

                                  it's as shrimple as that

                                  • Anonymous

                                    oh, terrific...I beat the game already, and never got this....yay, another long, annoying perilous adventure JUST to get this weapon...grand.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      my head is telling me its cheap bullshit, but my body.... my body is telling me its the funniest **** ever

                                      • Anonymous

                                        thats a nice 60 vigor you have there... would be a shame if i completely ignored it with my alexander shard 80 dex build

                                        • Anonymous

                                          High Level Strength:You can bonk harder Vs High Level Dex:Pull bolts of ancient dragon lightning out of your ass with the range of a 50.cal sniper, makes sense?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Watching carefully, the WA isn't throwing a bolt of lightning out of the spear, it's imbuing the spear WITH lightning and hurling it. You'll notice the animation has you throw it, come back down, and then it returns to your hands in a cloud of red lightning. It's interesting that Placidusax manifests a massive lightning spear in the likeness of this, especially given that the WA is called "ancient lightning spear". Perhaps this is a more powerful form of lightning spear, unique to or only remembered by placidusax, and the bolt of gransax was made in the likeness of it.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Here’s a fun pure dex build. Keen or lightning infused cross-naginata with giant hunt AoW in the right hand, powerstanced with bolt of gransax in the left hand. Use giant hunt for big damage up close, or switch to two handing bolt of gransax to access ancient lightning spear for big damage at range.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This was very useful and helpful I would recommend this weapon for dragon hunting or pvp as it has a long charge before you attack with its ash of war

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  What if Gransax was trying to nuke Leyndell - similar to how when Placidusseax uses the shape of this spear to attack it causes an explosion - but his attack was frozen along in time with him, giving us his "bolt."

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Currently using as secondary main-hand weapon. This thing two-shots Crucible Knights FAST, before they can even reach you with their spear.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It says +20% damage to dragons and +10% ancient dragons. Does that mean just +10% for ancient dragons or is it an additional 10% added to the %20 for normal dragons for a total of +30%?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Is it just me or does anybody else feels like the weapon has mediocre range and damage? Its a unfun weapon, stabs feel weightless, speed is sluggish. Only notable thing is its aow

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Happy to have a unique AOW that doesn't require faith. Weird that people are upset they can't use it when they can cast a dozen spells of their choice. Dex dudes like flashy **** too!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I don't know if this was a bug/feature from the seamless co-op mod, but even after killing Malliketh and getting warped to Leyndell, Ashen Capital, even after beating the game... on PC I was able to hit F to view the list of sites of grace, and then go to the list for "Leyndell, Royal Capital" instead of Ashen Capital, and was able to warp to the "old" Erdtree Sanctuary site and still loot this item. Hope this helps others.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Invading at first step:
                                                              Three man gank, it seems.
                                                              One jumps down while the others don’t move, signifying they want to have a duel.
                                                              Middle of the fight this AOW just shits all over your head for no reason, like why tf do people play like that? So boring, unfun, predictable, lame, and annoying.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                > WA is basically Loretta's Greatbow but with more damage and knockback (Also, a smaller and faster projectile which means it collides with less random crap when trying to snipe something)

                                                                This is one of the stupidest comparisons out there.

                                                                Loretta's greatbow is a sorcery that shoots a medium-speed homing missile.

                                                                This throws a Lightning that is fast but goes in a straight line.

                                                                This WA is basically Lightning Spear on steroids, except requiring no Faith at all because it scales with weapon upgrade and DEX.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  If you're looking to make some weird invasions or counter-invasions with this, I strongly suggest one of the game's various forms of stealth. Right now, people aren't quite sure how stealth works or when/where to expect it, and a two second window is all you need to jam this into someone's back.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Fun fact, if you change your inventory settings to sort weapons according to the damage they do, 'bolt of gransax' is towards the top of the list, where the daggers are listed.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Weapon itself is disappointing and garbage for a legendary weapon. The AoW should’ve been an incantation.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        It says here 98 PHY and 63 LTN damage with no upgrades, it has fully upgraded at 240 phy and 154 LTN. how does that compare with other spears at zero and maxed out upgrades?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          "You can summon a basic lightning spear because your faith in the power of Ancient Dragons is high. I can summon much more powerful version of lightning spear because I can move my hands kinda fast"

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            the directions here on how to get it before killing godfrey the golden shade are fine, until you get on the roof of the gazebo, then it gets it wrong. if you follow these directions thinking to jump to the south west there is no ledge or anything to jump to from the gazebo. instead stand facing the body that you looted for a stonesword key, then turn a little to your right you'll see the ledge to jump to, its a little past south towards south east on the compass, I've just been testing the jump and using the body that was holding the stonesword key as a marker has worked every time. sprint forward then jump when you are just past the body's head you'll land perfectly exactly where you want to be. from there just keep hitting jump and pushing forward until you can climb onto the giant spear.

                                                                            • easily one of the coolest ashes of war in the game, one of the few weapons I occasionally use just because it looks cool as hell and is fun to use, especially on annoying flying enemies

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                For the non-Godfrey route to get this, it's much easier to run to the Avenue Balcony Grace so you have a straight re-run to the Gazebo.
                                                                                From the East Capital Rampart go forward until the roofs on the right of the Flame Thrower Golem, jump on them and continue forwards until you see a carriage on the middle walkway that is the boss arena for the Erdtree Avatar, then turn right behind the Avatar to get to the Avenue Balcony Grace.

                                                                                From there run back where you came and turn right towards the main gate stairs and take a left before them and towards a second flight of stairs where the mentioned broken railing to jump on the gazebo is on the left to a bigger gazebo in front of you.

                                                                                Much safer and overall faster run if you die.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Would this be good to pair with the Cross-Naginata? I'm planning on a "blood and thunder" build with a Dex/Arc focus. Want to know if using them together would be something unique since I've never seen them paired at one time.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    A perfect invasion and counter-invasion weapon. It's showy and way too predictable in 1v1 duels, but in invasions where line of sight gets obstructed, distractions happen, and you get elevation differences, this thing is a monster. Don't expect to hit twice with this , but if you use it right, you won't need to.

                                                                                    • I've been invading with this one shotting gankers with stealth using concealing veil talisman at RL125. It's not great but still fun to sneak. If you setup the damage right you can usually kill 60 vigor players. It does get countered by ritual shield talisman however. If it rains you do even more damage but still can't one shot shield talisman users.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Good thing to get before the Godfrey shade since you can, since lightning and pierce are the only things he's neutral to. You can nab the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings ([1] & [2]) pretty easily and get it to +4 on top of that. Also just plain fun.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          My two cents is that it's a lore thing (it's always a lore thing with Miyazaki). Dragons in this game use lightning, and lightning doesn't align with the faithful (aka with the Golden Order/Greater Will), so it does not scale with Faith.
                                                                                          No idea why it's Dex though.

                                                                                          Signed, DS3FireKeeperbestwaifu.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Placidusax pulls out one of these and nukes a huge area of the arena when he thrusts it into the ground. It was so epic to see. Want to fight him again.

                                                                                            • This weapon is the only missable weapon in the Legendary Armaments achievement, so pick it up as soon as you get access to the area it's in so that you don't forget. Later on an event occurs that locks you out from getting it.

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