Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes

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Type Spirit Summon
FP Cost 127 HP Cost -
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Summons spirit of Cleanrot Knight Finlay

Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes is a Spirit and Summon in Elden Ring. Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes are used to summon the spirit of the Cleanrot Knight Finlay.

Cleanrot Knight can also be found as a Boss in Elden Ring. For more information, see Cleanrot Knight.

 

Legendary ashen remains.
Use to summon the spirit of the Cleanrot Knight Finlay.

Finlay was one of the few survivors of the Battle of Aeonia, who in an unimaginable act of heroism carried the slumbering demigod Malenia all the way back to the Haligtree. She managed the feat alone, fending off all manner of foes along the way.

 

Where to find Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes

Where to Find Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes

In Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, start at the Prayer Room site of grace. Go through the northern door and and continue in that direction, fighting past several enemies, until you reach a small stairway leading up.

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After going up the stairway and defeating the enemies, look right (east), and peer down to see a sort of archway. Further north of the archway, you should see a gazebo. (The room with the chest will be near the gazebo.)

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Jump down onto the archway, then face north again and jump to reach the area where the gazebo is. Once in the center of the gazebo, face west, and you'll see a room with a Cleanrot Knight. -- this is the room with the chest in it.

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[Elden Ring Map Link]

 

Elden Ring Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes Guide

  • Can proc Rot with Cleanrot Knight moveset

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      Honestly finlay and malenia is the best *** representation in the series since Gough and the giant blacksmith

      • Anonymous

        Finlay carried Malenia from- Caelid, to Limgrave, to Liurnia, to Leyendell, to the Forbidden Lands, to the Sacred Snowfield, to the Haligtree.

        Imagine how cursed it would be if she got Rot in Liurnia, and then we had the biggest Lake of Rot in the universe...

        • Anonymous

          I want this summons but I don't think I'll try her out or upgrade her until maybe NG+ if what some comments are saying about her spamming the holy damage halo attack instead of that mad spear impale that procs rot instantly. I'm at brace of the haligtree and I'm not afraid to fight them, one at a time, but every time I've died to them it's been from getting impaled and the rot from it. It hasn't happened since I've got the preserving boluses ready in a quick item slot.

          Seeing as there will be Finlay and cleanrot knight fans reading this, I only got to the brace of the haligtree yesterday and I haven't got to the second grace checkpoint yet, that's relevant because I have base ARC I think 15, but I have the elder imp head with +2 ARC and the silver scarab that its page says raises item discovery by 75, I have no idea what difference wearing both make to drop rates in game. But I was wearing both the elder imp head and the silver scarab talisman when I was getting a feel for the first three cleanrot knights you run into, in a couple of runs I got the armour, gauntlets and the halo scythe drop for me. That imp head and the silver scarab are from consecrated snowfield so no use until late game, but from all the cleanrot knights I've killed up to now I've had one set of greaves drop for me, that's it. So wearing those two items either makes a worthwhile difference to item discovery or the drop rate gets much higher at brace of the haligtree.

          • Anonymous

            Unfortunately, not that great as an actual summon. She tends to get stuck in a loop of using Sacred Ring of Light instead of closing the distance and using her much stronger melee and rot moves. This is particularly noticeable on the late game bosses who all have super high holy resistance, making the ring spam ineffective.

            • Anonymous

              I think these ashes are the key to understanding the "2 vs 3 blooms" debate. Malenia is described as "slumbering" after blooming in Caelid. The slumbering state is likely the same state as after we defeat her (a bloom), so Finlay likely carried back that bloom and left it at the roots. She perhaps then used Miquella's Needle to revive her and stave off the Rot, which is why we can get it back from Malenia when we return the Unalloyed Gold Needle. So the second bloom happens when we defeat her, which is consistent with the description of her Remembrance. (This admittedly doesn't explain the Traveler's set found there, but I don't think that it's one of Millicent's sisters, since Gowry says none of the other four were capable of blooming)

              At any rate, I wonder if this is what eventually rots the Haligtree from the inside; presumably the Haligtree wasn't rotting before Malenia bloomed, so it might have been started when she returned in her slumbering state. Kind of tragic.

              • Anonymous

                literally the only reason why the rest of TLB isn't covered in rot
                if she didn't haul ass with malenia all the way to the haligtree, then she would've bloomed into the rot godess long before the player gets a chance to stop her

                • Anonymous

                  Not seeing it on the page, but her Buff she does when summoned is a Heal over Time and Fire Damage Resistance buff. Boosted my Fire res from 24% to 64%, very sizable. The HoT is noticeable too.

                  All in all a fantastic Ash for aggressive players, though she doesn’t do well against Shields.

                  • Anonymous

                    Man, that absolute unit made it all the way through the piss-showering Caelid, through Leyndell, through the Great wall of China in Frozen fields, lit three lights and didn't get stabbed in Ordina, went down the thrill ladder, crossed the whole Anor Londo with swamps of Miyazaki juice just to preserve Malenia for us

                    • Anonymous

                      soemthing that would set fin apart from the others would be a spear and scythe move set, replacing the rapier entirely, and it would give them all of the best parts of a cleanrot knights moves

                      • Anonymous

                        soemthing that would set fin apart from the others would be a spear and scythe move set, replacing the rapier entirely, and it would give them all of the best parts of a cleanrot knights moves

                        • Anonymous

                          i know the scythe is more iconic but i kinda wish Finaly was a spear variant cleanrot knight. Their guard stance + counter move would help her greatly, and the grab, and the sacred phalanx...

                          • Anonymous

                            Needs to be tuned up to be useful. Attacks are very slow, is staggered easily, doesn't have much survivability.

                            The rot and the buff skill are nice. But in actual combat this one disappoints.

                            • Anonymous

                              I guess Miyazaki usually doesn't write love stories, but when he does, they manage to touch you with only two sentences.

                              • Anonymous

                                What I don’t get is how the lore can state so plainly that “Malenia fought Radahn to a standstill” ie a stalemate and yet apparently Radahn and Leonard laid such a beatdown that Malenia’s waifu had to carry her knocked tf out body all the way from one end of the open world to the other and she didn’t wake up the whole way back? That sounds like a clear L for her (although imo it’s exceeded by the W of having such a gangster lady friend)

                                Unrelated: would’ve been cool if summoning Finlay for Malenia had special dialogue or something, like summoning Aurelia near the other jellyfish. Or even have Finlay’s Spirit turn around and gank you with Malenia, that would be hilarious)

                                • Anonymous

                                  Pretty funny how modern mentalities are unable to understand that profound and real love outside of a purely sexual relationship is possible.

                                  Loyalty and fortitude were fundamentals of the the medieval societies Elden Ring and the souls games as a whole are based off.

                                  That Finlay loved Malenia so much as to traverse a whole continent and ocean to take her back home, to safety, isn't a particularly strange or remarkable feat in a medieval setting. It is what is excepted and is not surprising. Malenia was her lord, comrad in arms and would-be Godess. It's already quite enough to explain Finlay's bravery, there is really no need to make her a sexual partner on top of that.

                                  Yes she was her lover, but in a feudal way, not a sexual way.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Wait, why does she have a totally different description for me? It says that she challenged radhan multiple times and died after countless defeats

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This game manages to do the "badass female character" thing much better than almost all the sh*t we see in media, and it does so with just a single item description

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I like how she brought Malenia all the way back to the Haligtree, and they just put her ashes in a random chest.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Realistically, Finlay probably respected Malenia to the point of worship. She probably would have been far too intimidated to actually have a relationship with her beyond seeing her as her beloved military leader/religious icon.

                                          ...But uh.... I'm not sure I care. I definitely don't care on certain parts of the internet!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            i tested it today, the buff she casts provides a heal over time (7hp/tick) and a big fire damage reduction, i went from 32.817% to 73.127%.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Malenia is straight, because in one room (i think its Malenias) there ist a painting in the background with a male knight - her lover? i think so, because a player wrote it in a message on the floor.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Whst does her buff give? Googling it people are saying she gives Golden Vow but the aura is different. I know for sure it gives heal over time, but has anyone confirmed what else her buff gives?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Whst does her buff give? Googling it people are saying she gives Golden Vow but the aura is different. I know for sure it gives heal over time, but has anyone confirmed what else her buff gives?

                                                  • When she's summoned and then periodically afterwards, she applies an AoE heal over time. Someone else said it was a fire damage reduction, I haven't tested that, but it definitely regens you

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      She doesn't do much damage beyond scarlet rot, but boy can she tank. Unironically has a tendency to last longer than the greatshield soldiers, and unlike them, she can eat elemental damages and keep on going.

                                                      "I didn't hear no bell, Radahn"

                                                      • Would be nice if the Descriptions included their move set. Not basic attacks but if they use Skills and Ashes of War. Finlay will use Golden order and Miquella's Ring of Light. Will also try to perform a grab attack.

                                                        • Would be nice if the Descriptions included their move set. Not basic attacks but if they use Skills and Ashes of War. Finlay will use Golden order and Miquella's Ring of Light. Will also try to perform a grab attack.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            i hope some spirit ashes act differently due to their lore like Finlay will refuse to fight Melania, mimic refuse to fight silver tear species etc. Currently only saw Latenna can ride wolf. More things to experience and explore, also more hints to the story between each other. So when player's summon didn't act they can found out reason from the description, also encourage player to try out other spirit ashes.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Can she inflict rot on bosses? I know the spear grab can infect us, but grabs typically don’t behave the same on non humanoid/larger enemies, so is scarlet rot even possible?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                "Does anything happen if you summon her during Malenia fight? "

                                                                Oh i'd love if she instantly switched sides and penetrated the host dead right there on spot.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  -Takes part in the Battle of Aeonia
                                                                  -Survives the Scarlet Bloom
                                                                  -Drags her unconcious leader out from the forsaken wasteland of battle and carries her across the Lands Between
                                                                  -Presumably didn't have the Haligtree medallion so she had to carry them both down from the Mountaintops of the Giants
                                                                  -Perseveres through the Consecrated Snowfield Blizzard
                                                                  -Safely returns Malenia to the Haligtree
                                                                  -Dies and becomes a spirit ash
                                                                  -Refuses to elaborate further

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This is a horrible summon. Don't get me wrong, great lore. But man +10'ed she cant take on hardly anything.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      The portuguese (BR) description of the item states that "Finlay was one among the few Cleanrot Knights who survived the Battle of Aeonia. Even though, she continued to challenge the rotten Radhan. Suferring constant setbacks e being completely subjugated, she died as a hero."

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        She saved Malenia the same way he now saves us every time we summon her Ashes.

                                                                        She deserves the best of honors.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          She saved Malenia the same way he now saves us every time we summon her Ashes.

                                                                          She deserves the best of honors.

                                                                          • "...carried the slumbering demigod Malenia all the way back to the Haligtree." That's from Aeonia. I couldn't even begin to fathom the required strength, perseverance, dedication, and fortitude it took from her, in order to do that. Not to mention, she did it by herself after the other remaining troops probably fled, and she faced countless enemy's on the way back. There's love for one's lord/ god, and then there's FInlay's level of love. Simply amazing. Automatic S-tier lore

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This guy might just be THE best ashe summon.

                                                                              -He's both ranged and melee - breaks stances of lesser foes
                                                                              -First thing he'll do is throw up a group buff**
                                                                              -He's a tank with DPS equivalent to Poison or Rot

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The spirit ashes should’ve used the Spear she used in the cinematic. I wish we could get the black armor aswell

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This is what I would consider a "balanced" spirit. Pretty strong, can take hits, does a bit of everything from buffing (sacred vow when they get summoned), shoots holy discs at range, melees things, scarlet rot breath... Wish she had the golden spear stuff you see other cleanrot knights do

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    That is cool lore
                                                                                    Honestly i wish for a huge dlc that takes place during the demigod war, where you can choose a side and all. After you fight malenia and revisite the side she should be a optional mini boss

                                                                                    • A more detailed path to the ashes: From the Prayer Room site of grace, continue straight, slowly descending down a few sets of stairs. At some pol you will hit a wall with some white stuff and a torch on it (the stair start cutting back in the other direction.) Jump onto the angled bridge to your right, and then to the platform with a gazebo. The ashes will be through the door on the wall. As a side note, after you collect the ashes, make sure you jump to the next angled bridge and go up, as there is some loot there you won't want to miss.

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