Coded Sword

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 0
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 85
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 13
Mag 22
Fire 22
Ligt 22
Holy 58
Boost 27
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Fai B
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Fai 20
Straight Sword Standard / Pierce
Unblockable Blade FP 25
Wgt. 2.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Coded Sword is a Straight Sword in Elden Ring. The Coded Sword scales exclusively with Faith and is a potent Weapon for dealing Holy damage.

 

Hidden sword once granted to the Tarnished of the Roundtable
by the Two Fingers. A formless cipher comprises its blade, which
deals holy damage no shield can repel. Champions would gather
at the Roundtable Hold in days long past, when the Two Fingers
were masters of oration, their flesh yet full of vigor.

 

Where to Find Coded Sword in Elden Ring

The Coded Sword weapon can be found at the following location:

  • Found in upstairs throne room of Fortified Manor, Leyndell Royal Capital. From Fortified Manor, 1st Floor site of grace, head outside the building, turn right, climb the stable roofs to the right and re-enter the second floor of the Fortified Manor. Head towards the Round Table room, and the Coded Sword is on the throne of the Throne Room southwest of the Round Table. [Elden Ring Map LinkVideo Location

 

Elden Ring Coded Sword Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Unblockable Blade
  • Cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Cannot be enchanted with Magic nor boosted with Consumables.
  • The Coded Sword is resilient to "weapon bounce" commonly experienced by other small armaments when attacking into shields, or certain enemies (eg. Miners). This allows the weapon to excel with one-handed use in situations where other armaments would demand a two-handed approach. The ability to attack uninterrupted into an enemy's block plays into the weapon's overall "unblockable" theme, with its unblockable weapon skill, and pure Holy damage.
  • Due to its damage being purely Holy, the Coded Sword benefits greatly from the Sacred Scorpion Charm.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 1000.
  • The sword's shape, appearance, and purely Holy damage, as well as the effect that it "turns off" when sheathed, might be a reference to the Sunblade, a magical weapon from the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG.
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Coded Sword

 

Coded Sword Upgrades in Elden Ring

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

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones.

This upgrade cannnot be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Coded Sword Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard - - - - 85 38 - - - B - - 13 22 22 22 58 27 13
Standard +1 - - - - 97 41 - - - B - - 13 22 22 22 58 27 13
Standard +2 - - - - 109 45 - - - B - - 13 22 22 22 58 27 13
Standard +3 - - - - 121 49 - - - B - - 13 22 22 22 58 27 13
Standard +4 - - - - 134 53 - - - B - - 13 22 22 22 58 28 13
Standard +5 - - - - 146 57 - - - B - - 13 22 22 22 58 28 13
Standard +6 - - - - 158 60 - - - A - - 13 22 22 22 58 28 13
Standard +7 - - - - 171 64 - - - A - - 13 22 22 22 58 28 13
Standard +8 - - - - 183 68 - - - A - - 13 22 22 22 58 29 13
Standard +9 - - - - 195 72 - - - A - - 13 22 22 22 58 29 13
Standard +10 - - - - 208 76 - - - A - - 13 22 22 22 58 29 13

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I was wondering why I liked this weapons art so much and I realized its cause it is literally the holy version of Sekiro's Mortal Draw, thats ****ing awesome

      • Anonymous

        Why the F this weapon does NOT have S scaling on faith at +9/+10 is beyond me. Literally the only stat it scales with is S and it SHOULD have S scaling.. so sad.. i love this sword nonetheless

        • Anonymous

          2 of these with holy cracked tear, holy scorpion charm, and golden vow is an absolute blender in PVP. You can also carry a cipher pata in your second weapon slot so you get that running poke to chase people down. A very very strong weapon for pure faith builds

          • Fun fact: If you use the weapon art "Lion's Claw" with your main weapon while holding the Coded Sword on your offhand, you will perform the skill while holding both weapon. PS.: This doesn't add any extra damage, just a cool little visual bug that i really hope they don't patch.

            • Anonymous

              The fact that undead don't stay dead when killed with this is nonsense.

              It's either a bug or an awful design choice.

              • Anonymous

                If it wasn't for the shoddy Holy element, this would've been the best basic attack weapon in the game. The DPS is insane when paired with Jellyfish Shield but it's useless against many enemies that are immune to Holy damage. :(

                • Anonymous

                  After a couple hundred hours of testing and cross-referencing my data with ancient bilingual experts, I’ve managed to “de-code” the coded sword.

                  The most basic translation reads;
                  “Low level powerstance go brrrrrrr”

                  • Easily one of top 3 straight swords. Why?
                    It's the longest straight sword along with Noble's and the damage is decent. Additionally, it goes through shields and not many people stack buffs against holy damage (contrary to physical damage).

                    • Anonymous

                      Does this really not have any anti-block percentage? Odd design choice for an "unblockable"-themed weapon.

                      • Anonymous

                        "The sword's shape, appearance, and purely Holy damage, as well as the effect that it "turns off" when sheathed is a direct reference to the Sunblade, a magical weapon from the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG." yes i'm sure that was everyone's first thought, not that it's a lightsaber. everyone thought "this is the famous sunblade from the dungeons & dragons tabletop rpg, of course!"

                        • Anonymous

                          I was surprised how strong this was when I played someone wielding two in pvp and let them get a hit on me

                          • Anonymous

                            when it says can not be boosted with consumables does that include exalted flesh? I thought exalted flesh buffed the players attack power not the individual weapon being used at the time it is eaten? or am I wrong?

                            • Anonymous

                              Viable on a FTH/INT build since it gets full benefit from Sacred Scorpion which also buffs your Golden Order incants. FTH softcaps at 50 for AR and you don't gain much past that. Some numbers at 10+ :

                              FTH 50 AR: 493
                              FTH 80 AR: 546
                              FTH 50 AR/ w Sacred Scorpion: 552

                              Currently powerstancing this with Sword of Night and Flame in my offhand and two-handing SoNaF when I want to use its weapons arts. Been a fun playthrough and about to do ashen capital.

                              • Anonymous

                                I remember picking this up and thinking, "well it knockoff Thermic Lance but at least it with the ball park of the idea". Then i used it "wow this isn't even lazy Thermic Lance, wtf would i ever bother using this except in pvp against the theatrical player not running insta nuke builds"

                                • Anonymous

                                  oof, flame art/sacred erdsteel dagger does nearly the same damage as this at 99 faith, 12 dex and 9 str for both weapons max upgrade levels.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I don't understand why so many people are saying this weapon is weak? In pvp at least, when compared to all the other contenders for a faith scaling straight sword, this one simply has the best AR after defenses, along with almost the best range out of any straight sword, only being beat by Noble's Slender Sword. To prove the damage, I tested a handful of different +10/25 sacred straight swords at 80 faith, base strength/dexterity on a sweaty tryhard build (White Mask, Veteran's Gear, 60 arcane, no soreseals) and this was the best in sheer damage. Here are the results:

                                    Coded Sword: 298

                                    Broadsword: 293

                                    Longsword: 251

                                    Noble's Slender Sword: 248

                                    Golden Epitaph (No Buff): 272

                                    Golden Epitaph (With Buff): 290

                                    While some people may say that the weapon art holds it back, and that may be true for some people, the sword itself does more damage than the rest. I was surprised that broadsword didn't take the cake since it almost always out damages all other swords. The main takeaway is that just because another weapon may have a higher AR doesn't mean anything if it is split damage. This weapon dealing pure holy, even if it is listed less, will always do better than it's split damage counterparts, and this was against an arcane build with 187 natural holy defense, with another 25% holy reduction to top it off. It does NOT need S scaling to be good, because it is already really good.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Y'know I do see the irony in trying to fight God with a sword powered by loving Jesus but man, the revelation of healing Elden Beast with this hurt.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Blade is currently bugged. It turns off and become a bladeless stone hilt if you twohand your other weapon but if you use a weapon art light night and flame stance the blade stays fails to turn off and hovers from your off hand even though the hilt is at your side.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          So many bosses are resistant to holy attacks, im not sure why anyone should upgrade this weapon unless you go for pvp, but even then the aow is so slow that it can be dodged and punished frequently.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This should absolutely be S scaling in FTH from LVL 7. No reason not to. With a pure faith build sacred longsword is objectively better than this and can have ashes of war. Needs a serious AR boost.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              You can only get this in Royal Capital and not Ashen Capital. Just putting it out there for anyone who missed it.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The AoW needs to come out a fair bit faster, period. As it stands, I literally have opponents triple panic rolling away from my face while still in range and still not roll catching.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  One of the best main-hands for a pure faith build even if you focus Lightning or Fire ever since Fire infusions were part of a shared custody agreement with STR and Lightning infusions completely moved out to Dexterity's apartment. Now, if we could only get INT to stop texting our Holy spells...

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I don't understand why the hell it doesn't go up to S scaling, holy damage isn't even really good against a lot of things. Even the base damage is kinda meh

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Makes no sense for the guard boost to decrease from 29 to 27 at max level. Hopefully this bug (and similar for other weapons) is fixed

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        IMPORTANT NOTE:

                                                        ONLY the weapon art is unblockable; the R1, R2 and L1 (if duel wielding 2 of them).

                                                        Shields and greatshields will reduce incoming damage for everything but the weapon art — it is dependent on the affinity they have on the shield.

                                                        Tested on banished knight and the godrick knight enemies — did roughly 20% of damage I would’ve dealt without the enemies blocking.

                                                        So if enemy blocking: 0.2 x R1 or R2 damage output.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Woulda loved if this had the Dark Souls 3 ringed knight straight sword type deal where you could hold it to activate its elongated attacks but ah, a single swipe still does the job if a little slow

                                                          • With pure a pure FTH build (10dex/10str/50fth), the Longsword (flame or sacred) is still better, unfortunately. 575AR vs 493 with Coded Sword. At 80 FTH it's 604 vs 456 AR.
                                                            So this sword is just.. worse? That's really sad, since this and Cipher Pata are pretty much the only pure FTH weapons in the game.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              WA hits like a truck but be aware than 90% of your opponents will know this move very well and you won't be able to hit them with it. This weapon is still very with proper spells and talismans to boost its damage but don't rely on WA too much.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Bug with this weapon (Pve)
                                                                Either this doesnt deal Holy Damage, or it is Bugged, Undead in Caelid rise after being slain with this Sword.
                                                                The golden Order Sword kills them like a proper holy sword!

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The weapon art will cut straight through Fingerprint Shields and deal like 900 damage. Seeing that troll fatroll away in terror was a sight to behold.

                                                                  • This is the second longest straight sword but not by much less vs noble's slender sword. Has 493 holy attack at 50 faith +10. A 50 str heavy broadsword one handed is 492 physical attack with much shorter reach and no stabs. Power stanced broadswords will outscale it damage wise on very high level characters since it is the highest damage straight sword.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      A Holy PvP stick, perfect for getting around pesky shields and keeping up aggression. Will highly recommend not using in PvE though: Holiness is a bit of a theme in Elden Ring and anything that's not a skelly boy is likely resistant, and sometimes near immune, to Holy damage.

                                                                      Do keep a backup weapon that deals some form of Phys. damage if you intend on using this.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Really good backup weapon. Very light and it doesn't bonce off the miners when 1 handing (still bounces off walls).

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          WOOO! I teamed with a player on Xbox using this weapon. Took out 3 iPlayer in 1v1 with this sword. Found out from observing that, while this weapon isn't high tier damage dealing, the fact this weapon can NOT be blocked or Parried, The Special attack has good range, staggers every 3-4 hits. Every weapon in this game can be parried, EXCEPT this one. Bloodhound Step + this weapon equals Hax.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            A more descriptive location would be: Found in upstairs throne room of Fortified Manor, Leyndell. From Fortified Manor, 1st Floor site of grace, head outside the building, turn right, climb the stable roofs to the right and re-enter the second floor of the Fortified Manor. Head towards the Round Table room, and the Coded Sword is on the throne of the Throne Room southwest of the Round Table.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              80 faith: 195+304 (+9), 208+338 (+10).

                                                                              85 faith: 195+308 (+9), 208+342 (+10).

                                                                              90 faith: 195+312 (+9), 208+347 (+10).

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                “Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.”

                                                                                Revelation 2:16

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  “Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.”

                                                                                  Revelation 2:16

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Sometimes leaves the blade lit while sheathed in the off-hand, most noticeable while riding Torrent or using another weapon's right-handed weapon art while powerstanced (as of ver. 1.03, PC). Fun little visual bug for dual wielders.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This weapon is MISSABLE if you advance the story too far before getting it, hold off on killing the boss in Farum Azula before you get this weapon.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        In doubt about my main weapon…
                                                                                        Coded vs Golden epitaph
                                                                                        I use shield…

                                                                                        Coded has only holy damage and doesn’t get rid of skeletons while epitaph destroys skeletons and has 3 different status (faith / dex / str) and does physical dmg… I wonder if fully upgraded, the coded sword can do more dmg than epitaph….

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Good: damage is nuts on pure faith builds. Almost on par with Moonlight GS for equivalent amount of points in faith instead of int. Not to mention the great (although slow) skill. Bad: it's holy damage. Un PvE a lot of enemies are resistant to it, in PvP people can just use holy resistance items or incantation to counter it.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Note, this weapon barely does any more damage when two handed. Its a pitiful 1.033 damage multiplier. My guess as to why is that It only outputs Holy damage and two handing a weapon boosts physical damage.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I found this in the round table itself. I have never been to the capital. I jumped off the balcony, fought the invading spirit and the door to the left was open and the sword was there.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                "The Word of the Lord is a double-edged sword." -the Bible somewhere

                                                                                                Guess this passage is literal in the religion of the game lol

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The fact that this thing does all Holy damage and no physical lets it tear through enemy shields. I'm not sure if it's part of a hidden weapon feature, but i noticed that my swings don't recoil off of enemy shields either.

                                                                                                  • Easily a top contender for best sword, pure holy damage, incredibly strong on pure faith builds, it's WA is unblock-able, has good reach, and can hit multiple foes in one swing.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Lmao at 85 faith this thing still gets +2 ap every level up. Does about 800 a swing and fast af boi. Hard to switch off of. Great for pure faith build since requires no str or dex and has A faith scaling

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        at +10 with 60 faith, with Sacred scorpion talisman + flask of wonders holy damage increase + Golden vow, This weapon has over 800 holy damage, Dual wielding these bad boys are the best choice of weapons i have used for PvP ! it even hurts people using shields pretty bad because of the pure holy damage and if you happen to hit someone with your weapon art , The unblockable blade (unlikely to hit) it hits upwards of 1.4k and as its name states, goes easily through shields !

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          +9 stats are as follows
                                                                                                          Holy damage -> 195 (A scaling)
                                                                                                          Guard Boos -> 29 (which is the same for +8 btw)
                                                                                                          all other stats are the same

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            so my city is in ashes and i didnt get this sword, now i cant get to the door that leads to the sword..anyone know if i can still get it?

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Seems bugged for me. It does holy damage, but doesn't stop skelly respawning. Tested vs same enemies using golden epitaph and that worked as expected, so specific to the coded blade.

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