Cleanrot Spear

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 102
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 66
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 49
Mag 25
Fire 25
Ligt 25
Holy 38
Boost 33
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
Fai D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 16
Dex 16
Fai 14
Spear Pierce
Sacred Phalanx FP 12
Wgt. 5.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive Raises Immunity by 50

Cleanrot Spear is a Spear in Elden Ring. The Cleanrot Spear scales primarily with Strength, Dexterity, and Faith and is a good Weapon for Faith based fighters. 

 

Spear of the Cleanrot Knights who fought alongside Malenia, Blade of Miquella.

The winged golden blade deals holy damage. The diminutive shield is blessed with an incantation that wards off rot.

 

Where to Find Cleanrot Spear in Elden Ring

The Cleanrot Spear weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Cleanrot Spear Notes & Tips

          cleanrot spear knights locations aeonian swamp

  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200
  • Base drop rate is 1% (at 100 Discovery)
  • This weapon has a special R2, shared by the Short Spear.
  • Note: As of Patch 1.08, poise damage of all Spears has been reduced for PVP
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.09, the scaling values of this weapon were changed. Please refer to the Upgrades Table of this weapon below.
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Cleanrot Spear

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lightning Dragoon Written Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spears Breakdown

 

Cleanrot Spear PvP Poise Damage Values in Elden Ring

Patch 1.10 adjusted PVP Poise Damage of all Weapons including some Spells and Incantations. Please take note that these adjustments are exclusive to PVP.

One-Handed Attacks

  • 1H R1 (1/2/3/4 Attacks): 125/62.5/62.5/125
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 250/250
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 750/750
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 187.5
  • 1h R2 Jumping: 500

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3/4 Attacks): 162.5/81.25/81.25/162.5
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 275/275
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 762.5/825
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 243.75
  • 2h R2 Jumping: 550

 

Cleanrot Spear 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 (%)
Cleanrot Spear Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 102 - - - 66 40 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 33 16
Standard +1 116 - - - 75 44 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 33.33 16
Standard +2 131 - - - 85 48 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 33.66 16
Standard +3 146 - - - 94 52 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 33.99 16
Standard +4 161 - - - 104 56 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 34.32 16
Standard +5 175 - - - 113 60 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 34.65 16
Standard +6 190 - - - 123 64 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 34.98 16
Standard +7 205 - - - 132 68 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 35.31 16
Standard +8 220 - - - 142 72 D D - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 35.64 16
Standard +9 235 - - - 152 76 C C - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 35.97 16
Standard +10 249 - - - 161 80 C C - D - - 49 25 25 25 38 36.3 16

 

Elden Ring Spears
Bolt of Gransax  ♦  Celebrant's Rib-Rake  ♦  Clayman's Harpoon  ♦  Cross-Naginata  ♦  Crystal Spear  ♦  Death Ritual Spear  ♦  Inquisitor's Girandole  ♦  Partisan  ♦  Pike  ♦  Rotten Crystal Spear  ♦  Short Spear  ♦  Spear  ♦  Spiked Spear  ♦  Winged Spear

 




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    • Anonymous

      If you're farming for cleanrot items (armor, thrusting sword, spear, scythe) don't farm the haligtree. Farm the Swamp of Aeonia, just outside the boss area. There's at least 8 of them and no other enemies. Takes a few mins to kill all of them on horseback, very easy too. I got a full set and all 3 weapons (6 of the swords) in less than 1.5 hours

      • I really want to love this weapon but it's just so mediocre.

        For comparison, the Inquisitor's Girandole has the exact same base damage, only swapping holy for the better fire damage type. Oh and the Girandole also offers bleed and much stronger faith scaling. The Cleanrot Spear does get a multi-poke R2 and a unique (and mediocre) skill but it's still inferior in most situations.

        • Anonymous

          some weapon wiki pages talk about how good a weapon is, some talk about how long it took to farm one, and that tells you all you need to know, I think.

          • Anonymous

            Having silver scarab and 16 arcane, before I got the spear I got: 10 (ten) cleanrot swords, 5 helmets, 7 body, 5 gloves and 5 boots - farming only the one outside prayer room in haligtree.

            • Anonymous

              If someone were to tell me that they've patched it out of the game, I'd be inclined to believe them at this point.

              • Anonymous

                This spear is so cool. Buuut it would be sick if the ash worked similarly to the Death's Poker spear so you could choose between the wide or long range phalanx similar to how the Cleanrot Knights do.

                • The shield is stuck to the side of the spear, it looks oxidized and crusty, and isn't part of the moveset. The moveset is the same as the Short Spear. The spear pole is an ugly mustard yellow. The skill screws you over by slowing down your recovery frames if you're not holding the movement keys while you're not able to ******* move. Incredibly slow to farm, and farming it in War-Dead Catacombs is hell and will make you wish you were playing a turn-based game even if you like hack and slash games because at times it suddenly throws 5 formidable enemies on you, sometimes from off-screen, when the player character can generally at best fight two at the same time because of sheer animation limitations and not having incredibly OP attacks like the enemies do. I recommend not bothering farming this.

                  • Anonymous

                    Not sure if I should be disappointed this doesn't have unique blocking r2s like the knights use it or glad that we don't have to put up with a spear version of the fume ultra greatsword in pvp

                    • Anonymous

                      Tested this at Secluded Cell grace on the troll outside, to see if the ash of war deals pierce damage and it did 821 damage with the spear talisman on, and it does the same damage without it. What I also noticed is you can get the ash of war to hit the troll twice if you time it right with him drawing his sword, bringing the damage from 821 to 1642. This was done without hitting the troll with the weapon itself, it was purely the sacred phalanx dealing damage. Hitting with the weapon does 621 damage + the 821 (x2 if you're lucky). PS; your damage numbers may vary depending on stats/upgrades/gear of course.

                      • Anonymous

                        Cleanrot Knights are the Black Knights of this game - that is to say they are deeply loyal knights who willingly accepted a ruinous fate for the sake of their master. They also look sick as hell and are particularly difficult enemies. However, Black Knight weaponry faithfully recreates some of the attacks that the Black Knights themselves do. The same can't be said of Cleanrots. It's a shame. I would have accepted even if this spear had a noticeable above-average guard boost and blocking stats, but it doesn't; even with the little built-in shield it has *less* guard ability than the Partisan.

                        • Anonymous

                          Should've made it a unique weapon that, when two-handed, uses a Cleanrot Knight Thrusting Sword in your off-hand, similar to the few unique weapons in DS3. Maybe in the DLC we'll get "Finlay's Spear" that has that moveset, although I'm pretty sure he had a scythe...

                          • Anonymous

                            Good lord my luck’s a roller coaster ride. Somehow managed to get this in Aeonia Swamp in my second sweep of the area without even trying to farm for it. I swear the less I care about an item for a certain build, the more likely it is to drop.

                            • Anonymous

                              Super neat spear but really bummed this spear doesn't get better scaling with faith. It would be so good on a faith caster build since that Ash is pretty good as putting a wall between you and aggression.

                              • Anonymous

                                As a main weapon, it's nuts. The r2 poisebreaks with ease and the ash of war is just excellent for overly-aggressive enemies like dogs.

                                • Anonymous

                                  am i the only one seriously bothered by the fact that the tiny shield is facing the wrong way when you off-hand it?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    A little tip of the swamp of aeonia farm: use the dragonfire incantation to search and kill the cleanrot knights. It either leaves them with 80 ish hp or kills them right away, and can be used on horseback so you can simply forget about the scarlet rot.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Honestly this weapon would be so much cooler if it had a 90% guard. I would love being able to two hand this instead of the usual shield (no skill) combo.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Im surprised no one talks about this weapon. The ash of war is super cool and while the weapon isn't amazing, it still does enough damage to be viable.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          "The diminutive shield" is also blessed against Kick skill. Really, Cleanrot Knights wielding these spears are THE ONLY guarding enemies in the entire game whose guard cannot be broken with a single kick (not sure about the ones in the swamp, but it's definitely true for the ones in Haligtree). It's kinda ironic, since all knights with tower shields can be easily riposted after just one successful kick.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            should have higher than normal guard boost since the cleanrot knights will literally block a nuke with it

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Not an amazing weapon but the ash of war does have some fun combo potential in pvp thanks to the delay on the spears. Urumi R2 true combos into it as well as a lot of spells.

                                              • After setting up my route from one grace to another, marking all their locations as well as the halo scythe enemies, on the first round, the forth one dropped me this spear. On my way to the grace, well there was one in my way, why not kill it? And so he dropped me another one. Two in a row. Good luck to you guys, my tip would be:
                                                -Find every item you want to get (the % drop items) and respec everything into arcane, farm some Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot and get Silver Scarab medallion.
                                                -Start farming
                                                -???
                                                -Profit

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Will someone trade me this? I will give you cleanrot scythe at +9 and sword at + 25. Also, three cleanrot sets. If so, meet me at Haligtree roots sight of grace.

                                                  • At +10, with maxed faith, strength and dexterity, having the Alexander Shard + Holy Scorpion talisman, you will only be granted a total of 2300~dmg.
                                                    As most enemies and bosses in the game are holy resistant, the weapon actually only deal between 700 to 1400 dmg depending on your journey.

                                                    This weapon is not worth the trouble pve wise, you can either use it to fight undead (even then, there are better options available) or just farm it for the sake of having it.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      -Mom can we have spear of the church's divine spear fragment?

                                                      -we have divine spear fragment at home

                                                      *Divine spear fragment at home:*

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        It'd be cool if pairing it with the cleanrot knight's sword allowed you to block the same way the cleanrot knights did, hell, maybe even something like timing a "perfect block" could give you the same retaliatory pulse that the cleanrot knights do when you attack them while they're guarding, like an Erdtree Greatshield effect but for melee.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The skill is really cool, just wish it had a longer range to make it better. It's just far too short for my liking.

                                                          • The double stab R2 has got to be one of the worst R2’s in this game. Can’t poise break for ****, it’s slow, and has terrible tracking. A cool weapon art wasted on a terrible moveset

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I just spent a couple of hours farming this for my new character. No silver fowl foot or scarab. I used the Grace site just south of the bottom right night shown on the map picture on this page. I would just run from that grace site to where that knight spawned, burst him down with Catch Flame (you start with it as prophet) as he climbed out of the water and he was dead by the time he could stand. Fast travel to the grace site and repeat.

                                                              I don't like the spawn/Grace site shown on this page because following the route outlined here brings you in the path of Millicent and if you want the armor in the early game you have to either avoid that entire area or deal with her in a lake of rot which is annoying.

                                                              After my farm I had a bunch of the swords and about two and a half sets of the armor, and two spears.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                It’s simply not worth farming for. I cannot emphasize that enough. It’s a good offhand weapon (exactly how the cleanrots use it) and the L2 is situationally useful for buffing/healing mid combat. But it gets old fast and you’ll be out performed by anyone with a thrust sword and be suffocated by meta slaves spamming heavy thrust swords. You are slower, do less damage, have less range and do less poise damage than the all too popular epee. And stitcher is even longer than epee. And bloody helice is longer still. I really believe heavy thrust swords should have identical damage/stagger as spears for obvious reasons.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Reading all these comments, I was dreading having to farm this. But I kid you not, I got the spear from the very first Cleanrot Knight I encountered. I feel so blessed, but I have a feeling farming for the Cleanrot set will be awful.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    6 cleanrot swords, 12 cleanrot helmets, 2 cleanrot chestplates, 6 cleanrot gloves (aor whatever they are called), and 4 cleanrot greaves before dropping it. I spent hours killing the knights, but I got it.
                                                                    It's cool, such a shame holy damage is bad in this game.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Here’s a good way to farm for the spear at the Heart of Aeonia grace, doing it quickly is important since the knights patrol the area:

                                                                      - Right after standing up from grace, hop on torrent, use a silver pickled fowl foot, and head directly west. Right when you pass the first tree branch there’ll be the first knight.

                                                                      - After that one, ride torrent southwest where knight #2 is. While you take care of them, #3 will rise from the swamp directly next to you.

                                                                      - Ride torrent east now to find knight #4, this will be the only knight to see you coming so be alert if you’re squishy. Take it out and head a short ways southeast between the two circular land(?) masses where knight #5 will slowly rise from.

                                                                      - Hop on torrent again and head northeast, knight #6 will rise from the middle of the clearing. Then ride torrent northwest, hop up the branches to get right back to the site of grace to rest and start again.

                                                                      If you can kill knights in 1-2 attacks, the cycle of 6 knights three times will roughly last the duration of your discovery buff, at around 18 knights per silver foot.

                                                                      Happy hunting!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Took me about 50 kills to get. The easiest one to farm at lower levels is the sleeping one, directly north and slightly west of southern aeonia swamp bank site of grace. You can fight it solo and stand on the tree trunk to avoid rot, if you approach from the east and don't aggro the other wandering ones - then it's an easy fast travel back to the grace to reset. Took a while, but slap an album on and zone out. It's worth it for this rare and drippy faith spear. A nice direct upgrade from the prophets starting spear, combined with the same unique R2 and a fun ash of war. I farmed this at level 35 with no upgrades, and yoinked the 1h sword along the way. Happy poking!

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          After 15 mins of farming i got the Sword, helm, gauntlets and spear at the same time..is this normal or.. lol

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            It's very much worth getting the silver scarab talisman before attempting to farm for this. I spent hours trying with high arcane, pickled feet and no luck. After getting the scarab, it only took about 20 minutes. I tried to leave a message of joy and encouragement for others but got scarlet rot while choosing my words and died. But I died happy, clutching my spear!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Almost 2 hours in... Still nothing, 324 discovery, 20+ of each armor piece yet still no spear

                                                                              I guess I used up my luck when I got the Noble's sword in 20 minutes lol

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I thought I would have to farm for 10 years but I got it on my first drop, hahah. I feel the pain of all of you farmers out there

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Finally! After 1,5 hours, 15 swords, 14 helms, 10 armors, 14 gauntlets, 8 greaves and a bunch of flowers. I got it at the prayer room. Thank you all for supporting me.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Someone dropped one of these randomly for me.

                                                                                    I had to restart on a brand new account because my old one got permabanned . I'd platinumed the game & was level 300ish

                                                                                    Now I'm a stank newbie , with nothing again. I had so many stacks of souls I'd give to people I was helping on my old account

                                                                                    How good is this spear now? Post update? I was a str/faith build predominantly using lightning before

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      A dropped ball for This weapon, it’s unique appearance and that mob that drops it would indicate that it should have a block strong attack like the Carian Knight Sword has. Really bummed it doesn’t

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I know you gonna hate me for this, but i have around 20 of these because the farming dude is my test dummy for new builds and waiting for online content via far grace system. Embrace the farming

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Just got it on MY SECOND TRY at Prayer Room, good luck to everyone else, I’m out, have fun with your conniptions

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Everyone talking about the lack of powerstance. I'm wondering why the AoW doesn't work the same way the Death Poker's AoW does, one input for long ranged line, another for short range AoE. Feels like FS really dropped the ball on some of these weapons.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I can confirm that the fella outside the prayer room does drop the Cleanrot Spear, but the chance appears to be much lower than for the other drops. I pillaged literally three full armor sets and five swords before I got the spear.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                193 discovery, got the clearot spear on my first try in Prayer Room... it felt like I won the lottery O_O
                                                                                                (Before that, I was farming the Celebran's Rib Rake in Windmill Village for about 2 hours before it dropped...)

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I sound like a bad person but I've had amazing drop rates with Cleanrot Knights in the past. I've used their armor for 3 different playthroughs and weapons for 2 different playthroughs, and to get the full Cleanrot Knight build, it took me less than 20 minutes each time. Swamp of Aeonia has a ton of these buggers, and once you learn the maximal efficiency path to kill as many in as little time as possible, it's amazing.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Been looking for this for a lighting build I have in mind using all the different lighting spells. Just need this and the black lighting spells and I got it done

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I just grinded by the swamp for a hour nd got everything wasn’t to bad got the sycthe in my left hand and the spear in my right looks cool as heck I’m the amor setbto

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Yeah sure the last 3 times I farmed for the spear it took at least 1 hour for one to drop, now I farm for the rapier and the spear drops on my second try. I'm still using it though because it's ****ing gorgeous.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          aow shouldve been the forward attack that the knights do rather than the defensive side to side wave, along with d faith scaling and no special interactions with the cleanrot sword, this weapon is really sadly disappointing

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