Crystal Sword

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 106
Mag 68
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 44
Mag 44
Fire 30
Ligt 30
Holy 30
Boost 33
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex E
Int D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 13
Dex 10
Int 15
Straight Sword Standard/Pierce
Spinning Slash FP 6 ( -12)
Wgt. 4.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Crystal Sword is a Straight Sword in Elden Ring. The Crystal Sword scales primarily with IntelligenceStrength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for dealing additional Magic Damage complemented by the Spinning Slash Skill that allows the user to spin and deal a follow up attack.. 

 

Sword fashioned from pure crystal; a deed impossible for a human. Enwreathed with powerful magic, its attack scales with intelligence. The inscrutable Crystalians have but one clear purpose; to safeguard their crystals unto the end. One theory posits that they yearn for the return of their creator who will carve for them new brethren. 

 

Where to Find Crystal Sword in Elden Ring

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

 

Elden Ring Crystal Sword Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Spinning Slash.
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables.
  • Crystal Sword can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.08Straight Swords poise damage has been reduced only on 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. Additionally, the running attack speed, first attack speed and speed of guard counter of straight sword has increased. The attack recovery time has also decreased.
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Crystal Sword

One-handed moveset:

  • Light Attack is a 5-hit combo of diagonal and horizontal strikes ending in a diagonal downwards slash from right to left
  • Strong Attack is a thrust, followed by an uppercut slash on the second input
  • Charge Attack is identical to Strong Attack
  • Running Light Attack is a horizontal slash from left to right
  • Running Strong Attack is a downward slam
  • Backstep Light Attack is a diagonal slash from left to right
  • Rolling Attack is a thrust 
  • Jumping Light Attack is a horizontal slash from right to left
  • Jumping Strong Attack is a downward slam

Two-handed moveset:

  • Light Attack is a 5-hit combo of diagonal and vertical strikes ending in a diagonal downwards slash from right to left
  • Strong Attack is a horizontal slash from right to left, followed by a diagonal uppercut slash from left to right on the second input
  • Charge Attack is identical to Strong Attack
  • Running Light Attack is a downwards slash
  • Running Strong Attack is a slash from right to left
  • Backstep Light Attack is an uppercut slash
  • Rolling Attack is a thrust
  • Jumping Light Attack is a horizontal slash from right to left
  • Jumping Strong Attack is a downward slam

Left-handed and power-stance moveset:

  • Left-handed Light Attack is a 5-hit combo ending in a downwards slash
  • No rolling, backstep, running or jumping attacks exist in the left-handed moveset
  • Power-stance Light Attack is a cross slash with both weapons, followed by a dual horizontal slash, followed by two staggered thrusts, ending with a diagonal downward slash from left to right
  • Power-stance Running Attack is a thrust with the left weapon, followed by a slash with the right weapon
  • Power-stance Backstep Attack  is a thrust with both weapons
  • Power-stance Rolling Attack is a horizontal sweep from left to right with both weapons
  • Power-stance Jumping Attack  is a cross slash with both weapons

Mounted moveset:

  • Light Attack is a three-hit combo of up-and-down slashes
  • Strong Attack is a single uppercut slash
  • Charge Attack holds the sword close to the ground, dealing continuous damage, and ends with an uppercut slash

 

 

Crystal 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 can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Crystal Sword Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 106 68 - - - 49 D E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 33 16
Standard +1 121 77 - - - 53 D E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 33.33 16
Standard +2 136 87 - - - 58 D E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 33.66 16
Standard +3 152 97 - - - 63 D E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 33.99 16
Standard +4 167 107 - - - 68 D E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 34.32 16
Standard +5 182 117 - - - 73 C E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 34.65 16
Standard +6 198 127 - - - 78 C E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 34.98 16
Standard +7 213 137 - - - 83 C E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 35.31 16
Standard +8 228 146 - - - 88 C E D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 35.64 16
Standard +9 244 156 - - - 93 C D D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 35.97 16
Standard +10 259 166 - - - 98 C D D - - - 44 44 30 30 30 36.3 16

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      The crystal weapons were possibly intended for low-level PVP, but the game has evolved too fast that your well-off using throwing pots.

      • Anonymous

        these stupid crystal weapons would have been so good if they scaled physical damage to int, like how the erdsteel dagger does to faith.

        • Anonymous

          giving it access to ashes of war would just make it so much more fun to use, I feel like it's only fashion souls that I'd use it for right now over other swords

          • Anonymous

            They could at least have given weapons like this an ash of war the weapon class usually doesnt have access too.

            • Anonymous

              This thing has high base AR, split damage in a useful way (aka its high overall damage plus split damage means it’s strongly versatile vs both physically resistant and magic resistant targets), and half decent strength scaling. I think the Carian Knight Sword is the most standout “actually good” of the Somberstone magic swords (on a build with only about 20 int and more of a focus on Strength and also vit/end durability) but I think this is the best offhand to pair with it if you want something to dual wield. For reference, the Carian Knight Sword at +5 on a character that’s about level 55 (I forget exactly) is totally able to satisfactorily clobber both miners/imp/skeletons and Rennala. Not sure about Glintstone Miners specifically but it can’t be that bad given how good the overall AR of these magic somber weapons feels. On the character I’m messing with these weapons with I feel like I’ll be able to get to the endgame at a much lower RL than usual because of how potent the high base AR feels, and the convenient split damage works out favorably in really nice ways.

              • Anonymous

                This along with the other crystal weapons should have gotten the unique heavy of the Carian Knight sword and Lazuli Sword along with high guard boost and defense. Makes sense considering they're based off of the enemies with the highest resistance to damage in the game.

                • Anonymous

                  I would love this swords look if it didn’t glow. Like that solid Carian Blue in the item depiction looks great.

                  • Anonymous

                    The best weapon of all time, it even killed morgott (i didnt even kill a demigod) when i first equipped the weapon which shows how op this weapon is

                    • Anonymous

                      In pvp this is good for overcoming barrier of gold on a pure mage, but in general pvp, it will fail to overcome the resistances of str builds. For this reason I actually recommend the rotten version since the ash applies rot very quickly and every bit matters when fighting a str build or any build with barrier of gold.

                      • Anonymous

                        Would have been cool if the crystal weapons were pure physical that scaled with intelligence so int builds could do a damage type besides magic

                        • Anonymous

                          was happy when I first got this sword for my then strength/intelligence build at the time, then completely disappointed at how useless it is

                          • Anonymous

                            I wish the spin slash added range similar to the pkcs spin slash where it had a magic blade extend out of the slash

                            • Anonymous

                              I wish crystal weapons were more unique. Like maybe crystal weapons could ignore some of enemies' defense and negation, which would make it useful against strength builds and heavy armor

                              • Anonymous

                                They could have just given it square off and it would have been perfect. No one would even want to change it.

                                • Anonymous

                                  perfect early game weapon for my steve playthrough, upgrading to the rotten one as it looks like it's enchanted

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Oddly enough this is probably the 2nd best straight sword for Str Builds. I did some math with 50 Str and bare minimum stats for wielding (aka: if sword needs 16 Dex, I have 16 Dex) with all S.Swords and this and the Broadsword were the ones that came out top. There are others that work ''fine'' but in general: Broadsword for pure physical, Crystal Sword for Str/Int. Again, for Strenght builds.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Only reason you'd want to wield this weapon is for dual-wielding with the Carian Knight's sword. Otherwise it might as well not exist.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Finally got my intelligence to 15 to use this cause it looked so cool...only for it to not even be able to use ashes of war. I could've used the straight sword I started with and even then could've used strong ashes with it and it would've been better

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you like this weapon, it is best used powerstanced in the offhand with Carian Knight's Sword. As they share the same scaling but this has higher damage. you also get the good ash of war from the carian sword

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Shame how none of these magic swords scale better with dex than strength, given that you want dex to boost casting speed.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I'm so confused as to why so many weapons with innate magic infusions have such poor Intelligence scaling.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If only its weapon skill was Spell-Casting instead of a generic Spinning-Slash. Would've rose this cool looking sword to the top. Equipped for a Battlemage that'd make Master Hughes proud.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Could this be effective against hardened enemies?

                                                  Trying to find a reason to use it, besides looking pretty cool.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    50str 50int and this sword goes nuts with over 650 AR - best used as off hand dual wield with a main hand straight sword that has a good weapon skill like the lazuli (which is also strong af tho)

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Works best if you dual wield it with any other straight sword (atleast for mid to late game bosses) Decent reach, nice damage and attacks are super fast so bosses will rarely punish you while attacking.

                                                      • Cool sword with decent damage output, but it's shame it isn't a pure magic damage sword like how the coded sword is pure Holy. Let's just hope they add pure magic or fire weapons in a DLC.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I use this in my left hand alongside the carian sword. Don't really care that the scaling isn't great, still looks cool

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            good weapon better than the rotten variant (lower dps but scralet rot build up) not as good as carian sword

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Worse version of the carian Knight Sword, the base damage is lower by 5 AR lol
                                                              Pretty sure it also has worse range. the rotten version of it might be better tho

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                IDC about the scaling. The sword looks too cool to not look. It sucks that the worst looking weapons have the bst scaling whereas the best looking ones have rly bad stats.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Keep an eye out for Carian Knight's sword as an alternative to this, better damage/scaling and lower str requirement.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Cool as it may look, this sword scales very poorly with Dex and not particularly great with Int, personally i wouldnt upgrade it past 2 (you can buy unlimited sombering shards 1 and 2 pretty early on so its inconsequential to use those)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      There's also a rotten version of this sword that applies scarlet rot. Where to get it? I have no idea, can't remember, but I got it so I know it exists!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        decided to use this as my backup weapon for my sorcery build and it has become one of the best weapons i have. it has saved me more times than i can count. you will not be remiss if you use this

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          is this not parryable? did the mimic tear bossfight and neither me or the mimic parried a single attack despite going for many. bad timing, bug or op weapon?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            ...why is this the best straight sword ? Just got it and I don't see anything that special about it. It's very pretty, but the reach is fairly short, the weapon art has nothing unique either outside of being a curved sword WA but on a straight sword... does it has some insane strength and intelligence scaling or something ?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If you play Astrologer this sword slaps early, especially considering you can go straight to it from the start.

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