Death's Poker

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 123
Mag 36
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 60
Mag 39
Fire 33
Ligt 33
Holy 33
Boost 39
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
Int E
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 15
Dex 17
Int 11
Greatswords Standard/Pierce
Ghostflame Ignition FP 15
Wgt. 8.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive 
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Death's Poker is a Greatsword in Elden RingDeath's Poker scales primarily with strength, dexterity, and intelligence. It does piercing damage and causes frostbite.

 

Barbed rod carried by Deathbirds.

The birds are graveyard fire keepers; it is said they rake out the ashen remains of the dead from their kilns.

 

Where to Find Death's Poker in Elden Ring

The Death's Poker weapon can be found at the following location:

  • Southeast of the Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank Site of Grace. A Death Rite Bird boss can be encountered there at night time. See the exact location in the [Elden Ring Map Here]

 

Elden Ring Death's Poker Notes & Tips

  • Weapon SkillGhostflame Ignition
  • The Weapon Skill: Ghostflame Ignition purely scales with Intelligence
    • Scaling on the weapon art is considerably higher than the E/D value would suggest.  Granting significant scaling up to at least 50 INT
    • Ghostflame Ignition deals 100% Magic Damage and can be boosted by wearing the Spellblade Set
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables.
  • Death's Poker can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • This weapon has a unique R2 shared with Sword of Milos, an upward diagonal slash starting from the lower right side.  Charging the R2 attack will cause your character to take several steps forward before delivering the attack (similar to attacks empowered by the War Cry ash of war)
  • Causes Frost buildup: frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (65) 
    • Weapon art builds Frostbite at a significantly higher rate than this base value would suggest
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200
  • 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, speed, range, recovery time and guard counter speed of Greatswords weapons has increased. 

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Death's Poker

 

Builds in Elden Ring for Death's Poker

 

 

Death's Poker 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): 203.5/101.75/101.75/110
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 330/330
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 495/495
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 305.25
  • 1H R2 Jumping: 660

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3/4 Attacks): 264/132/132/143
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 363/363
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 577.5/577.5
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 396
  • 2H R2 Jumping: 726

 

Death's Poker 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 (%)
Death's Poker Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 123 36 - - - 58 D(35) D(50) E(20) - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 39 19
Standard +1 140 41 - - - 63 D D E - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 39.39 19
Standard +2 158 46 - - - 69 D D E - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 39.78 19
Standard +3 176 51 - - - 75 D C E - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 40.17 19
Standard +4 194 56 - - - 81 D C D - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 40.56 19
Standard +5 212 62 - - - 87 D C D - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 40.95 19
Standard +6 230 67 - - - 92 D C D - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 41.34 19
Standard +7 247 72 - - - 98 D C D - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 41.73 19
Standard +8 265 77 - - - 104 D C D - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 42.12 19
Standard +9 283 82 - - - 110 C C D - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 42.51 19
Standard +10 301 88 - - - 116 C(63) B(90) D(36) - - frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(65) 60 39 33 33 33 42.9 19

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      It's such a bizarre design contrivance to put a purely Int scaling weapon art on a weapon that doesn't actually scale with Int... There are so many weird little mix arounds everywhere in Fromsoft games.

      • Anonymous

        This weapon doesn't poke things with deathblight, or destined death. 0/10

        And this thing doesn't poke in general to cause death -5/10

        Should have been called ghost flame stick, ghost flame bird weapon, or anything else that would be more accurate.

        • Anonymous

          To get this weapon early game, you must do the following, aquire two fingers talisman, aquire sacred order ash of war, aquire golden epitaph, and lastly aquire holy water pots, drink the flask then two hand the golden epitaph to use its ash of war, then switch to the sacred order weapon and use the ash of war, then make sure to throw the holy water pot a the deathrite bird, the holy damage is boosted to 300% and since they are weak to holy, one pot is a guarantee one shot, I tried this on the latest patch

          • Anonymous

            I was poking around (no pun intended) with the interactions of the ash of war and got a revelation: this thing makes malenia's great rune work as we wanted it to do. Tested it on the three ulcerated tree spirits in ashen capital and they took away 80% of my hp bar from the holy explosions, but got all that hp back with the ghostflame trail.

            Finally, i've made the rally mechanic to work as it did in bloodborne, and with the fashion to match!

            • Is this thing's charged R2 any good? I looked it up and it only does half the stance damage and like 1/30th more damage than the normal greatsword one.

              • Anonymous

                I started using this yesterday, cuz I just wanted to use weapons I never used before and this one is very sick on my Mage (INT/DEX), the AoW is awesome, the damage is solid and its something different from the classic weapons, like the Moonveil. Really love this thing!

                • Anonymous

                  managed to get this on a RL1 randomizer run with enough boosting items to use it, i've never been so hard carried. One of my favorite souls weapons now.

                  • Anonymous

                    -deaths POKER
                    >no poking attack, yet pierce damage

                    -Greatsword
                    >no sharpened edge or blade

                    -lowest scaling in int
                    >most impactful attribute

                    Nothing about this glorified casting stick makes sense and I love it

                    • Wanna this on your lvl 20 mage? Spam Rocksling from the large stone head over the deathbirb (go up there from church of the plague or gowry shack through winged-dame-infested columns)

                      • Anonymous

                        I like to think that for the first part of the L2, the caster shoves the stick into a pocket dimension, rips it out, while imbued with Ghostflame, and just uses the "Twinbird's Fire" to ignite it.

                        (TB Fire is my canon of the Ignition)

                        • Anonymous

                          While the weapon art is admittedly a bit overtuned, i really like the frostbite setup playstyle the crowbar has going on. You apply frostbite and then use charged R2s that now hit nicely despite the low base damage thanks to frost. If only the L2 damage didn't completely overshadow anything you could do with the charged heavy, especially if you can apply fire damage to reapply frost lol

                          • Anonymous

                            This is very trash as a main weapon because the magic damage is pethetic and what the aow scales with entirely. Going from 11 to 99 int gives an extra 25 damage so you end up with either straight sword level damage or with a weak aow.

                            • Anonymous

                              Fun weapon, since I only use it for the skill, it has 3 ways to use it. It maintains variety. Plus the effects are rlly cool. You need to earn it tho, the boss is not ez if u go at it low lvl. 9.5/10 weapon

                              • Anonymous

                                I've seen a comment down below that needs to be addressed, a person said that this weapon is meant to be used as a quality weapon and not an INT weapon which is simply not true.

                                He said that after some testing he was able to figure out that the AoW damage doesn't only scale with INT but also with DEX/STR, the difference is that his build (20/80/11) only gets a 20% AoW damage increase off its base requirements instead of the 40% damage increase from a dedicated INT build (15/17/80).
                                He also said that the 40% increased damage is "not very significant" and that's the reason why this weapon should be used as a quality weapon.
                                That's not a very fair argument because the same thing can be said about the weapon AR, a build of (15/80/11) only gains 157 AR in exchange of the extra 20% you'd get from the the 80 INT build (+40% total), even less if you use a quality build and remove points from DEX in favour of STR, yes I did remove the extra 5 STR points from his build because he didn't add those 5 points to the INT version and that inflated the weapon's stats when calculating the AR.

                                TL:DR: Both builds are very much comparable and viable and playstyle dependant, you can use this weapon AoW and R1's on both builds but it's up to you to decide where the extra damage goes.

                                • Anonymous

                                  very strong and serves best as a quality int / int fth tool to stomp bosses. personally not my preference though bc i prefer faster options

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Can anyone tell me a good build to set uo with this weapon, I can’t find the good stats and talisman for this

                                    • Anonymous

                                      1) Roll out the ghost flame carpet
                                      2) Fire's deadly sin on yourself
                                      3) stand next to enemies.
                                      4) watch them pop/proc frost every second or so.

                                      Alternatively: Ghostflame carpet + Bloodboon for constant frost, frost reset and bleed ticks. :O

                                      • Anonymous

                                        As of 1.10 the forstbite build up of the weapon art got buffed massively and synergizes extremely well with Flame of the Fell God.
                                        The lingering flames of the weapon art procs Frostbite really quickly and the lingering flames of FotFG reset it instantly, causing Frostbite every second up to 5 times in a row. And you can recast the whole combo while they're being stunlocked by frostbite procs.

                                        Cast FotFG first and then Death Poker's WA that leaves a fire trail, so that both flames cross each other hitting the enemy at the same time.

                                        Not sure if it'll be nerfed in the next patch but right now it's really busted.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          My favourite moveset in the game, but the scaling makes it really hard for an int build to benefit from it. It's either you go quality build with low int to have good physical ap, or go high int to spam ash of war and have spells, but very low dmg from normal swings.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The Angel that presided 'oer my birth
                                            Said, "Little creature, form'd of Joy and Mirth,
                                            "Go love without the help of any Thing on Earth."

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This is my stop gap weapon on magic greatsword builds until I get Helephens if I'm not going for the MLGS or Blaidds'.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The AoW doesn't exclusively scale with Intelligence, actually. I tested it on Snow Troll near Giants' Gravepost site of grace, who has enough resistance not to get a frostbite proc from a single ghostflame trail. With 20 str/80 dex/11 int, it deals roughly 20% more damage than when your stats just match minimum requirements. Though Intelligence still boosts the AoW to a greater extent, with 15 str/17 dex/80 int it deals 40% more damage (which is not very significant to be honest). Death's Poker is a decent quality weapon, not meant to be used only by INT builds with the purpose of spamming its weapon art. I think the same goes for other "deathrite" weapons that have low INT scaling like Death Ritual Spear, Rosus Axe and Family Heads.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I just tried this for my INT/FTH build. And it ****ing surprised me. I have INT maxed and STR/DEX at minimum and hell yes, it works. Not only works,
                                                  it´s fun to use and highly effective as well.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I am astounded how easily I obliterated Malenia on NG+7 with this, though I was fighting her with a random summon

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      A dex/quality weapon with a Int AoW that you can super charge by pumping Int.

                                                      Plays nice with multiple builds, can be gotten early if you wish to cheese the Death bird, and is a decent greatsword

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Ghostflame = INT and magic damage.

                                                        Blackflame = FTH and fire damage.

                                                        Looks like peiple are confusing these two things. Hope that cleared up somr confusion.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          One trick weapon. Damage with attacks is abyssman for a GS, only aow usefull. Well if you into spamming one thing its your weapon. I like to mix things. If i wanted spam one thing i'd went full on sorceries. Basically this gives you "spell" thats all its good for.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            everyone saying this should scale with faith, id rather it scaled with int and did fire damage instead of magic. that would make fgms really good with the poker, i mean ffs every other type of "flame" weapon and attack does fire damage except ghostflame... why fromsoft?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I was having a very difficult time with the Haligtree Putrid Tree Spirit as part of Millicent's quest. High level melee-only build, I couldn't get off an attack. Fell to my death a few dozen times.
                                                              A quick jaunt to Caelid secured this oddball "greatsword".
                                                              It is the perfect weapon to use in that situation. Standing on the closest tree branch, I fired off the frost trail. It didn't seem like it would reach him, but it did. And the damage just kept piling up until he was dead. I took zero damage.
                                                              Thank you, death's poker.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                To you people saying it should scale to faith: Just let us int guys have this. You faith dudes have regular flame, Giantsflame, Black Flame, Destined Death Flame, Frensied Flame, and Goldflame. I think you can let the int guys have Ghostflame.

                                                                • Checked out 50str/57dex/11int vs 15str/53dex/50int 2Handed and you basically trade 18% physical AR(& +19 magic ar lol) in exchange for about 18% AoW damage.

                                                                  Personally i treat this as a dex>str weapon with base int but if you love to spam the AoW then go for dex>int!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    >>The Death's poker

                                                                    >>the bird use it like a scraper or rake

                                                                    >>also it can go kaboom for some reason

                                                                    Dont you hate it when ur just tryna scraping out some burned corpses or a just cooked pizza and just randomly got an explosion on face?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Basically Elden Ring's Boom Hammer in terms of functionality. Luring a bunch of enemies into a group then Killer Queening their asses never gets old.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Why in marikas name does this thing not scale with int+faith? It’s themed after the death sorceries even, it makes no sense. I would love to use this on a death build but the scaling makes it impossible. Thank you, Miyazaki. Thank you so much

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Awkwardly this is like the best death staff, you got like 3 spells built nto the weapon art the ball you can roll away from then the stretching flame that can stack insane damage and an aoe explosion that clears a sizable area at 80 int the hit ridiculously hard plus frostbite

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This thing trivialized my fight against Astel the Natural-born, even with his being immune to frostbite. The skill just hits so damn hard

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I love this weapon because of its high risk / high reward quality for PvE.
                                                                              There are other weapons that are mainly just high reward (falling beast jaw, ruins greatsword) that turn the game into a boring "spam that special" paint by numbers.

                                                                              But this weapon forces you to get up-close and personal, and time the ignition to pull off the big boom.

                                                                              Plus you essentially have 3 different weapon skills, depending on how you follow through on it.

                                                                              Just far more enjoyable in my opinion. (I say this as someone who, after acquiring the blasphemous blade on a STR/FTH build, found the second half of the game pretty easy and boring)

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                For anyone wondering.. the W/A is still very strong on a dex build because with all ashes upgrade level is the dominating factor, then type of infusion, then scaling.. minus a few exceptions, this isn't one of those exceptions. Though the scaling is still pretty good

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Absolutely destroyed NG+ Radagon and Elden Beast with just 11 INT despite the disclaimer that the skill only scales with INT.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    You're better off treating this as a dex leaning quality weapon. Tested at 20 Int vs 50 Int, the increase in AoW damage was only 12.5%.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      the sticks got ghostflame ignition
                                                                                      and its weapons arts *****in
                                                                                      justa meltin the bad guys
                                                                                      don't need no graces of vision

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Other than the weird scaling (int barely touched the base damage but *catapults* the weapon art into insanity), it's an a amazing weapon against anything that doesn't stick an adrenaline shot straight up it's bunghole--ala black knives, red wolves, and Malekith part 2

                                                                                        The trail of ghost flame (l2 --> pop with r1) will cold roast anything that doesn't hustle out of the aoe

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          "The birds are graveyard fire keepers; it is said they rake out the ashen remains of the dead from their kilns." Yeah. It's a big Dark Souls 3 reference.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Such a great feeling weapon. There is multiple ways to deliver the ash of war (L2. L2 R2. L2 R1) the unique R2 is an excellent gap closer which looks stylish and is perfect for charging into an enemy knocked down by your L2 R2, and the fact that this weapon can be used effectively on a dedicated int build with minimal investment in melee stats (radagons +5 seal means u only need +2 in dex) is glorious!!

                                                                                            The only stat it's lacking in is fashion... 9/10 would bonk again

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Weird bug with 1.06 if you have this weapon equipped while in the level up menu it shows the incorrect AP value and it won't change when adding stats

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