Gargoyle's Black Blades

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 81
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 97
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 32
Mag 26
Fire 26
Ligt 26
Holy 59
Boost 32
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str C
Dex E
Fai D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 18
Dex 15
Fai 22
Twinblade Standard / Pierce
Spinning Slash FP 6 ( - 12)
Wgt. 8.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Gargoyle's Black Blades is a Twinblade in Elden Ring. The Gargoyle's Black Blades scales primarily with StrengthDexterity, and Faith and is a good Weapon for inflicting holy damage. 

 

Bronze twinblade wielded by Valiant Gargoyles, mended with blackened corpse wax.
Deals holy damage.

Such is the mark of those who serve Maliketh, the Black Blade.

 

Where to Find Gargoyle's Black Blades in Elden Ring

The Gargoyle's Black Blades weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Gargoyle's Black Blades Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Spinning Slash
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Gargoyle's Black Blades can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Cannot be buffed with magic or consumables.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 500
  • The weapon skill cannot be charged; heavy attacks (R2) do more damage without the FP usage, making it a preferable attack.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.08, the speed of some attacks has been increased and the recovery time has been reduced.
  • 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 Gargoyle's Black Blades

 

Gargoyle's Black Blades 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 (1/2/3/4/5 Attacks): 100/50/50/50/100
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 250/250
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 900/900
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 150
  • 1h R2 Jumping: 600

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3/4/5 Attacks): 110/55/65/66.5/110
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 275/275
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 990/990
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 165
  • 2h R2 Jumping: 600

 

Gargoyle's Black Blades 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 (%)
Gargoyle's Black Blades Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 81 - - - 97 50 C E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 32 16
Standard +1 92 - - - 111 55 C E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 32.32 16
Standard +2 104 - - - 125 60 C E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 32.64 16
Standard +3 116 - - - 139 65 C E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 32.96 16
Standard +4 127 - - - 153 70 C E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 33.28 16
Standard +5 139 - - - 167 75 B E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 33.6 16
Standard +6 151 - - - 181 80 B E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 33.92 16
Standard +7 163 - - - 195 85 B E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 34.24 16
Standard +8 174 - - - 209 90 B E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 34.56 16
Standard +9 186 - - - 223 95 B E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 34.88 16
Standard +10 198 - - - 237 100 B E - D - - 32 26 26 26 59 35.2 16

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      For those that do know and for some reason, twin blades with the spinning slash of war actually has Hyper armor while any other weapon with the ash of war does not.

      This kinda makes this weapon a little unique and helps win against a lot of trades from a weapon that type that isn’t meant to trade.

      Nothing is stopping you from infusing the same AoW on a different weapon but this is probably the best way for a str/faith user to effectively use it

      • Anonymous

        This weapon is the just the best perfect storm of bad. It has low range, a skill which has no unique properties but can’t be infused, deals Holy damage but scales poorly in it, and is found late into the game.

        It’s like From Soft looked at this weapon and said, “you will be our perfect little useless weapon”.

        • Anonymous

          Elden ring: the most amazing game weighed down by awful coop, reused bosses, excessive AOE, Malenia, and most importantly feeling outclassed in terms of cool moves and everything. After 1000 hours of Elden Ring I didnt learn anything. Mind you Dark souls 3 took 3 years to figure it out. It was only my second souls experience so I gave it a chance. But Elden Ring is too ****in big. As time passed the flaws only became more apparent whereas in DS3 it became more and more beautiful. Lastly. Malenia shouldnt heal if you block and we should be way more mobile and have way cooler weapon arts. Elden ring. 1000 hours of blue balling.

          • Anonymous

            this weapon looks so sick but NO destined death??? "such is the mark of those who serve Maliketh" my ass!! if I spend my life serving an iron clad dog i'd expect i can at least use his cool death powers!

            • Anonymous

              why did fromsoftware to decide to make this weapon absolutely sh!t. who thought it was a good idea to make a somber weapon with 0 SPECIAL THINGS ABOUT IT. it doesn’t do black flame, it doesn’t do DD, it’s ash of war is a normal one. AND you can’t even buff it. this is such a cool looking weapon dropped from of the hardest world bosses and they absolutely ruined it.

              • Anonymous

                Wow look at this boss and his moveset. This is gonna be a hard one. But damn look at that weapon art. Its like a Spinning Slash of Destined Death and Sorrow and Destruction.

                Spinning Slash of Destined Death and Sorrow and Destruction at home:

                • Anonymous

                  This really should've had a destined death version of Queen's Black Flame to mirror the actual attack these guys use. As it stands, the only conceivable reason that this can't be infused despite its dollar store weapon art is that From hates fun

                  • Anonymous

                    I’d REALLY love a buff for this weapon… allow players to either use buffs on it OR infuse with ashes. I get that it has a high AR but it’s split damage and still doesn’t make up for the useless ash of war imo. I really don’t see why the black versions of the gargoyle weapons are so strange and limited, it’d be different if they were unique in any way or the ash of war shared the properties of the black blade with the maximum health reduction. Please From, change the black gargoyle weapons.

                    • Anonymous

                      i think the point of this is to be used with Clawmark Seal for Bestial Incantations. the other Gargoyle Twinblade doesnt scale from Faith unless you infuse and when you do that, the Strenght Scaling is lower than the Faith Scaling. But the Clawmark Seal has really good scaling for Incants from Strenght, like you can have most of your points in Strenght and abit in Faith and still have them be strong cuz you can two-hand the seal. Which is also why all beast incants require incredibly Low faith. So this twinblade has scaling from Str and Fth but the Str scaling is Higher. Gargoyles are servants of Maliketh who is Beast Clergyman so it makes sense this weapon is related to that playstyle.

                      • Anonymous

                        Fun fact, all the black gargoyle weapons give off a black red flame on impact similar to the Black Knife and the Maliketh’s Blackblade. Shame it doesn’t seem to actually do anything.

                        • Anonymous

                          Duel wielding this with the other gargoyle twinblade with an 80 str build freaking rules, I don’t know what everyone here is talking about.

                          • Anonymous

                            One of the worst weapons across all the games. There's worse stuff but this is just weak af compared to its competition

                            • Anonymous

                              This weapon is nonsensical.
                              -It's really late into the game where holy starts falling off hard.
                              -It has a 22 FTH requirement but D scaling.
                              -It's not infusible.
                              -The weapon art is generic and can't be changed.
                              -Uses sombers.
                              -Gargoyle's Twinblade with holy infusion is superior in every way.

                              • Anonymous

                                After looking at stats 'n moves, I don't see any point in properly using it. for twinblades, the gargoyle twinblades seem like a better option, and if you want a FAI/STR type weapon, there are many more options to choose. am I missing something here?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Requires 22 Faith and yet only gets D scaling, while it requires 18 Strength yet scales to B.

                                  Gotta love From Soft and their weird requirements.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Im convinced that most of these holy weapons u get late game are for people who plan on doing a ng+ so they can ACTUALLY USE these on enemies that they’re made for.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Like the gargoyle axes they’re seemingly worse than the normal counterpart

                                      Generic ash of war that can’t be changed and forced holy damage which is bad late game

                                      From made a lot of really odd choices in Elden ring, more than usual I’d say

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Makes no sense to use this. It doesn't have a unique corpse wax attack like the greatsword version and you can just scared infuse the normal gargoyles Twinblade for similar stats and a better ash of war.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I do not see any use for this unless you use it as off hand weapon where it only exists to do power stance with the main hand and nothing more.

                                          However the fth requirement kills it too because the only reason to power stance twinblades is to get some sh*t stacking be it poison, blood, frost whatever. Not all arcane builds use fth as you know. And even if do use faith, the this is still useless as off hand because not all fth builds go for holy damage stuff either...

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The only way to really use this one is to have it in the left hand while dual wielding the non-infused one in the right

                                            • Anonymous

                                              If they can’t be infusable, I guess that’s fair. But at least make them unique weapons with their own skills. So cool when the Gargoyles use it, but we can’t?

                                              • This and the rest of the weapons in this suite should all be infusable. I have put many hours into Elden Ring, tested many builds, and the conclusion I'm drawing is that From released the game with many oversights in weapon mechanic design or the developers possess a fundamental hatred for weapons with natural scaling in almost anything being infusable. Why Miyazaki?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Can't swap spinning slash again so many great animations its too bad to see this one reused& locked on multiple weapons

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    STR/FTH build here. I normally powerstance Winged Scythe (L) and Heavy Grave Scythe (R), but when I need close quarters combat, I swap this bad boy into L and a Heavy Gargoyle's Twinblade in R and just absolutely shred. The set-ups mirror so well because R weapon remains ash-able/enchantable/greaseable. And the scaling affinities line up fairly well.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      What’s most disappointing about this weapon is that it has a generic weapon art which CAN’T be changed. Un-charged R2’s do more damage than the weapon art and does the same exact thing, so basically it’s like not naving any weapon art at all.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        how are people complaining about this weapon? when maxed it has like 140+ higher base damage than all twinblades except Eleonora's (still nearly 100 more than that). with a twinblade moveset that's crazy because they hit fast. 440 damage per hit. before scaling.

                                                        • Why do all the black blade weapons have terrible weapon arts, the gargoyles literally use the life drain destined death moves with them, that's whole idea. Give us those moves on the damn weapons

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            this really is one of those the boss when you fight it and the boss when you get it as a playable character, these looks so much more cooler when the kindreds uses them

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Can someone help me figure out what the deal is with this thing? And the other Gargoyle Black Weapons?

                                                              They seem to primarily be geared towards a Strength/Faith build, which I am using. But on all of them, either the scaling or the base damage is pretty rough, so neither the Physical nor the Holy damage ever really takes off. Despite having a higher AR of ~100 than their regular Gargoyle counterparts for me, they still do less damage per-hit, unless the enemy is weak to Holy damage, as is expected of a split-damage weapon with such a small AR difference.

                                                              To make matters worse, the regular variants can get a different ash of war, vastly expanding their utility. And on top of that, Faith builds can buff the weapon with Electrify Armament or something to completely close the AR gap.

                                                              Even after putting like 25 or so levels into Dex (I'm 66/34/55 or something rn, STR/DEX/FTH), to take advantage of the D or E scaling on these Black weapons to get a leg up on the Heavy infused ones, they still seem to suck in comparison. Just like they did at every other allotment I've tried with these weapons.

                                                              Is there something I'm missing or do these things really just blow?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Really lame that it's considered legendary, honestly if you can change godskin peeler then this feels like it should two. At the very least it's a waste, no different move set, no unique ash of war effect.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The Black Blade Kindred is at the Forbidden Lands area (right before Grand Lift of Rold) and not at the Mountaintop of Giants

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Pretty neat, didn't know that these guys served Maliketh, and given the location of the Black Blade Kindred boss...

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Ok so it seems (atleast what I’m seeing here) there are two black blade drops from the kindreds. One drops greatsword and halberd (in from of the beast deathroot guy) other drops twinblade and axe (mountaintop)…maybe?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        It's actually dropped by the one in the very top-right of Caelid iirc, the one directly in front of the Beast Shrine.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Can anecdotally confirm that this weapon drops from the Black Blade Kindred located in the Mountaintops of the Giants. The drops may be randomised or there may need to be a clearer distinction between the two minibosses on the main page for Black Blade Kindred.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            note that there are two versions of the black blade kindred boss, the one you get the twinblade from is the one right before the great lift to get to the mountaintops of the giants

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              How to get the weapon is inaccurate. Black Blade Kindred only drops the sword version of the weapon, not the Twinblade version here. How do we get the twin blade version??

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