Halo Scythe

halo scythe reaper weapon elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 118
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 76
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 42
Mag 29
Fire 29
Ligt 29
Holy 42
Boost 31
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
Fai E
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 13
Dex 16
Fai 15
Reaper Slash
Miquella's Ring of Light FP 11
Wgt. 8.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive 
hemmorage (55)

Halo Scythe is a Reaper in Elden Ring. The Halo Scythe scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for Faith based fighters. 

 

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

This was the weapon of commanders in Malenia's army, and the half-halo blade deals holy damage.

 

Where to Find Halo Scythe in Elden Ring

The Halo Sycthe weapon can be found at the following location:

  • Drops from Scythe-wielding Lesser Cleanrot Knights just south of the Heart of Aeonia near Commander O'Neil. (rare drop)
  • there are two different types of Cleanrot Knights near the Heart of Aeonia. The ones already patrolling the area are wielding Halo Scythes and the ones that rise up from the waters are wielding Cleanrot Spears, each weapon only drops from its respective knight type, so only farm the ones you need.

 

Elden Ring Halo Scythe Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Miquella's Ring of Light
    • Your character swings the scythe from left to right, releasing a horizontal wheel or halo of light, which hovers in place for a moment before shooting forward.
    • The halo deals holy damage and scales only with faith.
    • You can chain cast the halos as long as you have FP and stamina. However, it should be noted that your weapon will not connect with enemies when using the weapon skill.
    • The halos will not track down moving enemies.
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War or Buffed. 
  • The Halo Scythe can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Due to the lengthy wind-up of the Ash of War, the delay of the projectile, the ability to be staggered out of the cast, and the fact that your weapon will not connect with enemies when casting, it's advised to use the Ash of War only from a safe distance and when an opponent cant close the distance.
  • Causes Blood loss Buildup: hemmorage (55).
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200
  • Anti-block: ignores 40% damage negation from blocks, heavy- and charge attacks ignores more
  • Base drop rate is 2% (at 100 Discovery)
  • Other notes and player tips go here

   

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Halo Scythe

 

 

  

Halo Scythe 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 (%)
Halo Scythe Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 118 - - - 76 57 D D - E - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 31 15
Standard +1 135 - - - 87 62 D D - E - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 31 15
Standard +2 152 - - - 98 68 D D - E - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 31 15
Standard +3 169 - - - 109 74 D D - E - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 31 15
Standard +4 186 - - - 120 79 D D - D - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 32 15
Standard +5 203 - - - 131 85 D D - D - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 32 15
Standard +6 220 - - - 142 91 D C - D - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 32 15
Standard +7 237 - - - 153 96 D C - D - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 33 15
Standard +8 254 - - - 164 102 D C - D - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 33 15
Standard +9 271 - - - 175 108 D C - D - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 33 15
Standard +10 289 - - - 186 114 D C - D - hemmorage (55) 42 29 29 29 42 34 15

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I have a level 404 character with 120+ hours on him with many different holy damage builds. Personally, I find THIS to be the best holy damage option in the game using the ring of light. It's spammable, has great range, and great damage. I find this easier to build for than the golden order incantations. While the wiki says the WA scales off faith, I found a much more noticeable impact from upgrading the weapon itself.

      I did some testing on the Albinaurics in Mohgwyn Palace using larval tears to change my faith. At 99 faith with the Shard of Alexander and Sacred Scorpion Charm with a +10 Halo Scythe, I did 1793 damage. Going down to 40 faith with the same build, I did 1618. The extra 59 levels in faith provided about an 11% increase in damage to my skill. Using a +0 Halo Scythe with 99 faith and the aforementioned talismans did 260 damage.

      When using this in PvE, it is important to have a decent amount of distance between yourself and the enemy before using this. It is difficult to use in cramped areas or hitting an enemy at different elevations. Otherwise, going through NG+4 I use this skill to kill every boss except the ones with crazy holy resist (Maliketh, Elden Beast, etc.)

      • Anonymous

        I have a level 404 character with 120+ hours on him with many different holy damage builds. Personally, I find THIS to be the best holy damage option in the game using the ring of light. It's spammable, has great range, and great damage. I find this easier to build for than the golden order incantations. While the wiki says the WA scales off faith, I found a much more noticeable impact from upgrading the weapon itself.

        I did some testing on the Albinaurics in Mohgwyn Palace using larval tears to change my faith. At 99 faith with the Shard of Alexander and Sacred Scorpion Charm with a +10 Halo Scythe, I did 1793 damage. Going down to 40 faith with the same build, I did 1618. The extra 59 levels in faith provided about an 11% increase in damage to my skill. Using a +0 Halo Scythe with 99 faith and the aforementioned talismans did 260 damage.

        When using this in PvE, it is important to have a decent amount of distance between yourself and the enemy before using this. It is difficult to use in cramped areas or hitting an enemy at different elevations. Otherwise, going through NG+4 I use this skill to kill every boss except the ones with crazy holy resist (Maliketh, Elden Beast, etc.)

        • Anonymous

          what a pathetic excuse for a weapon... existing only for people to spam L2... WHY NOT USE VYKE'S WAR SPEAR TO INFLICT YOUR OPPONENTS WITH MADNESS AND USHER IN AN AGE CHAOS. BECOME A TRUE LORD WITH THE POWER OF VYKE, A SERVANT TO THE THREE FINGERS!

          MAY CHAOS TAKE THE WORLD! MAY CHAOS TAKE THE WORLD! MAY CHAOS TAKE THE WORLD! MAY CHAOS TAKE THE WORLD!

          • Anonymous

            Probably my favorite weapon it’s so fun to dual wield and can become a great spamming weapon on bosses or tough enemies and the bleed helps with holy resist mobs. Problem is late game it falls of hard due to the holy but man it very fun early to mid game.

            • Anonymous

              Started a pure faith build and have used this from beginning to end. The WA has good range, tracks, stuns, and you can spam it. The only bosses I have had issues with is the really big fat ones and the Butt-hole Skin duo at Crumbling Farm. Astel was "so-so." I killed Mohg with this. I have been using the Envoy Longhorn on end game dragons. As others have stated it tends to hit in front of mobs that are low to the ground so be aware (dogs, imps, blobs, small rats). It's worth getting and using just for the WA. One of the better weapons in the game for a ranged faith build. I used this constantly from Margit to the Capital bosses. It's very reliable and I highly recommend keeping it in your inventory.

              • Anonymous

                Overall decent Scythe , i'd say it comes to being the Best scythe in the game for the Bleed it has.... The added Holy damage does also great even if wielded by 1 hand. ( As for the Ashe of War skill its pretty situational but also comes to use when you can Free aim spam cast them without Locking-on Targets , this way the Ring can actually land as when it travels after the delay it goes pretty fast ). The range is not quite the best , but for Pure Dex/Faith builds this Scythe has the biggest AR combined with the Holy damage and Bleed Status.

                • Anonymous

                  Finally got it after 28 times of getting armor and even did a cool Zoro cut with my curved swords while I did it. (Also went to another one and got it again)

                  • Anonymous

                    This would be great if the weapon art didn't get stuck on terrain half the time, it's literally unusable anywhere other than perfectly flat open areas

                    • Anonymous

                      I just dual-wielded this thing and fought Radagon with them. Despite the weapon dealing holy damage and bleed, both of which don't really affect Radagon, this thing absolutely clapped, and second-tried him at Rune Level 130- very strong weapon, despite having worse scaling than the Cleanrot Spear it ironically does far more damage.

                      • Anonymous

                        70 faith and this weapon art dmg still sucks dookie in pve compared to many other (still underwhelming but better/faster/stronger) incantations. Can't compete with the hp sponges From decided to put everywhere lategame. You play full faith and put all the other points into mind because you will spam that weapon art all day long and have to chuck blues nonstop to kill 5 enemies. Spells are no problem since you can just bust your nut on an enemy all day long with sodasteam (comet azur spell).

                        • Anonymous

                          Quick farming route I used - 3 kills in a minute or so. (I have no idea how to format on this site, so I imagine this is going to be hideous)

                          Don't forget your Discovery/Arcane gear: Silver Tear Mask, Silver Scarab, Silver Fowl Feet: https://i.imgur.com/dJvJWb5.jpeg

                          From the Heart of Aeonia Grace, face directly west and exit through the small gap, first knight will be right there: https://i.imgur.com/KL4S3hY.jpeg

                          From the first knight, face southish and pop over the root. You'll see the second knight there: https://i.imgur.com/PAH4Wsd.jpeg
                          *(WARNING: TWO Spear Cleanrot knights are very close to this one and will very likely aggro you)

                          From the second knight, face east and #3 will be patrolling in the distance: https://i.imgur.com/aFW1mdD.jpeg

                          After the 3rd knight, face northish, run up the root, and you'll be back at the site of grace: https://i.imgur.com/zhqE1lK.jpeg

                          • Anonymous

                            This weapon has the best range and tracking weapon art of anything I have used with the MRoL. You can just spam it over and over again for good damage. Only thing I don't like is that you lunge forward when you use the WA, but that's really minor. At low to mid levels it obliterates anything. I tried it against Alecto for giggles, and it kept her away and in retreat the whole fight. Again, the tracking is pretty insane. Well worth it to go farm this and get one. Don't let the scaling turn you away.

                            • Anonymous

                              Farmed the 2 knights in shaded castle for an hour never got a scythe finally got a Spear after getting 4 Swords and 3 sets of the armor, went to heart of aeonia and got 2 scythe of 2 mobs back to back.

                              • Anonymous

                                absolutely destroys in open areas where the rings dont get caught on walls. the range and damage output is nutty

                                • Anonymous

                                  Probably the worst scythe in the game. Has bad scaling, especially in the stat that increases the damage for the AoW. The AoW is also shared with an already-usable AoW on other weapons, which get the benefit of better scaling and movesets. Idk what From thinks when they make weapons like this, because they’re just outright worse than more basic weaponry.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Whenever I see people trying to use this on an end game boss I feel bad for them. I still donno why they choose to give holy damage a massive short end for the end game for reasons other than lore accuracy.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Pure speculation, but I think the ash scales off fth primarily. My opponent at RL125 had enough fth to cast elden stars while wearing the clean rot set and all that. His rings were doing ABSURD damage through my tree sentinel armor/shield. So betting it scales off fth rather than str/dex.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Does anyone have the problem wit this weapon's weapon art just firing in random directions(even straight up or down) and not hitting the enemy?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          very nice and fun weapon, however one annoying thing is if there's uneven ground or a tiny branch the ash of war will not hit.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Very underated. Got it from heart of Aeonia. Can run alongside the special attack. Good moveset. Bleed buildup. I use it on my pure faith/base golden order greatsword build. Special is very good against enemies due to low FP cost. Replaces ranged spells that cost way too much FP.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I'm at the 2 hour mark farming this weapon as I write this comment, yet to see a scythe or spear drop. Their armour set and sword, on the other hand, if I wanted to throw a Cleanrot Knight cosplay party, I would have enough to fully dress dozens of people.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                i spend 3 hour tryina get it
                                                i have like 11 sword, 2 helmet, 5 chestplate, 4 leggings, and 4 boots (and 1 spear) And i only got 1 halo sythe
                                                Feels like the game is trolling me at this point

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Running an Arc Faith build (45/25)- I thought this would be nice for duels, I've never seen a single person use it. I farmed this - played around with it - and figured Id give it my last +10. Go to the academy gates and it's halarious - Every single person dodges this Ash of war like they've seen it a thousand times before xD.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    The weapon skill is very fast and chains into itself presumably till you're out of stamina. It being pure holy means it does alot of damaged if blocked by most enemies.

                                                    It does not seem to do much posture damage as the "test troll" in Stormveil will die before he crumples.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      hell yeah got this on my 6th try. I farmed the three knights in front of O’Neil’s area using the silver tear masking giving me 117 discovery and 17 arcane

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Winged Scythe isn't better in *every* way. - It doesn't have a spammable ranged attack - It's *slightly* shorter, but that's negligible - It does significantly less physical damage Doing more holy damage is nice, but a faith build probably isn't lacking holy damage to begin with, and the Halo has its ranged ability for raw holy damage if that's what you want. They're both good weapons. I wouldn't call either strictly better than the other.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The drop rate for this weapon is weird. others saying they've spent hours farming but i was able to get two of these, 4 swords, 2 spears and a full set of the armor all within 15 minutes as a brand new spell user just chucking rocks at the knights. no pickled fowl feet or scarab and base arcane from astrologer. So... Good luck and hope you have the luck i did!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This weapon is so strong. It's melee damage is ok, but the WA is really where this weapon goes from OK to bordeline broken. Fallen Star Beast? Fall for me.
                                                            Godskin Duo? Godskin dead'o.
                                                            Never mind how long it takes to farm it, if you get it, you're already Elden Lord.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Did the drop rate get buffed or something recently? I finally decided to farm for it and it only took me about 4-5 runs in Caelid for it to drop with minimum Arcane investment (but with Discover rate boosting gear on ofc) and when I returned to the Haligtree to progress the game another one dropped for me as well randomly. I suppose it's probably luck but what are the chances?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I respeced my character with an 80 discovery and farmed aeonian swamp for about five minutes and I got the halo, I kept farming just to not waste the larval and got another halo along with 6 sets of cleanrot armour 6 swords but only one spear.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Picked up this thing after struggling with the Draconic Tree Sentinel and have been melting bosses ever since

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I spent 2 hours farming, and finally got it after rescaling to 99 arcane, then my game decided to send me back to the title menu and I lost it:(

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I was having a rough time finding a weapon I liked and was regretting my Faith build but then a Cleanrot Knight strolled past me while I was waiting out a rot build up to deplete, so I decided to pick a fight, first time I saw a Cleanrot Knight…and it dropped. It has completely reinvigorated my game and I’ve been having a blast since getting it.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Took hours to farm but it is pretty damn good, the weapon art has insane DPS, the scythe move set is quite good and it has solid damage at 35 Dex / 50 Faith.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I just farmed 267 cleanrot knights with the scythe to finally get one.... this is with 11 silver foot and an arcane of 45.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This thing is amazing for faith builds
                                                                            Got mine in like 15 minutes of farming with a silver pickled foul foot

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              i think the fastest way to farm cleanrot stuff isnt to kill all the knights but to pop a silver foot from the commander boss' grace, head straight towards the mid and a cleanrot knight strolls right past you. kill him go back to the grace and repeat

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                9 Helm
                                                                                15 swords
                                                                                11 gauntlets
                                                                                16 greaves

                                                                                2 halo <3

                                                                                In caelid, heart grace theres 3 of em rotation is key. also, silver scarab + silver tear mask

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Start at Heart of Aeonia, 1 knight prowling in front of you between the trees.
                                                                                  Run left to the other side of the Heart of Aeonia circle, one knight doing circuit there.
                                                                                  Turn around, one knight in the distance on its patrol, run towards it and ignore lance knight that's coming up. While you kill the scythe knight you were going for, another will pop out from the swamp right next to you.

                                                                                  4 knights, 2 minutes. Got full armor set, sword and scythe in 40 mins with 111 discovery.

                                                                                  To kill invader just lure her into the ONeill arena so the knights wont bother you, fight becomes much easier once you dont have to worry about mobs and rot.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This is probably obvious to most people, but keep in mind that there are two different types of Cleanrot Knights near the Heart of Aeonia. The ones already patrolling the area are wielding Halo Scythes and the ones that rise up from the waters are wielding Cleanrot Spears, each weapon only drops from its respective knight type, so only farm the ones you need

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Took me around 35min to get 2 spear and 1 scythe. It was nothing compared to farming envoy's greathorn in my experience.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        203 Discovery.

                                                                                        223,500ish runes.
                                                                                        22 cleanrot swords
                                                                                        5 cleanrot helms
                                                                                        21 cleanrot armor
                                                                                        13 cleanrot gauntlet
                                                                                        11 cleanrot greaves....

                                                                                        Got bored. Thought of things that could mix it up.
                                                                                        Figured I'd wait until night.
                                                                                        Passed time until night, sat at the grace again, got the Halo off the first one I killed back in the rot waters.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          This weapon is absolutely insane, to the point where I have to stop myself from using it because it makes it easy to cheese so many bosses. That being said, it can be used to make ridiculous bosses like Godskin Duo much easier, especially if you're an idiot like me who refuses to even try summons. :)

                                                                                          Worst part about it is actually getting it - the drop rates are not so great.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Managed to get this in my hands at only lvl 24 by repeatedly staggering the swamp bastards with a flail on horseback. I will now proceed to use it for the remaining 97% of the game

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The Art of War on this sucks at hitting small enemies as the projectile will usually hit the ground instead.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I don't typically provide recommendations but for this I will.

                                                                                                To start I highly recommend dual wielding this with the winged scythe. The move set for power stancing scythes is extremely versatile and the damage output is exceptional with anything that can be inflicted with bleed.

                                                                                                In regards to why you want to dual wield with the winged scythe is the versatility of the weapon arts. You can use the winged scythe weapon art for melee combat and can stagger or poise break 70% of the enemies in game with 2 or 3 weapon art. It also is fantastic against invaders since they wont be able to flask.

                                                                                                The halo scythe is exceptional for ranger combat and bosses that cannot easily be staggered. The range and damage of the weapon art is fantastic. You can spam the weapon art and easily land in 4 hits before needing to dodge.

                                                                                                Lastly, due to the low requirements of both weapons you can get 50 faith for incantation buff and fire spells for anything that resist holy damage.

                                                                                                Hope this review helps.

                                                                                                • 259 discovery, ng+5, started at 0 runes on the one near hearth of the swamp in caelid, got to 230k runes from him, then moved to the one outside the prayer room in halig tree. Currently sitting on 698k runes. Looks like this is gonna take a couple of days, better prepare the piss bottle.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Contrary to what others have posted, the weapon skill doesn't inflict bleed buildup. Tested with a friend in PvP and myself in PvE. Maybe it used to, but it certainly doesn't now. Still very strong weapon skill and highly recommend.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Strangely Miquella's Ring of Light appears to do lightning damage, not holy. They shock those silver tear slimes, causing them to detonate.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I've seen multiple comments mention that the weapon skill causes bleed buildup. From my own testing, this cannot be true. I have been using the weapon extensively in PvE and have yet to bleed a single enemy. Additionally, I have summoned a friend for a PvP duel and confirmed with him that the skill was not inflicting bleed buildup on his character. The skill is still strong though, it does a good amount of damage especially considering how fast you can use it and its cost.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          That ol' R+G... It took me 30 minutes to farm the Scythe and a full set of armor, at 107 discovery. The biggest headache was killing Millicent so she wouldn't screw with the circuit. Winning.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Im using combo with winged scythe and its shredding enemies, no need of incantations :) with its ranged damage

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Does faith increase the weapon art damage? Because I have 80 faith and this does more damage than most low FP cost incantations.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I couldnt find the answer, so I did my own testings :
                                                                                                                Tested on the leg of a troll on stormhill with a +10, so take the dmg values with a grain of salt.
                                                                                                                [DMG] with [str]/[dex]/[faith]
                                                                                                                686 with 20/20/20 (also tested with 99 int/arc, same damage)
                                                                                                                686 with 99/20/20
                                                                                                                686 with 20/99/20
                                                                                                                831 with 20/20/99
                                                                                                                784 with 20/20/50
                                                                                                                796 with 20/20/60
                                                                                                                819 with 20/20/80
                                                                                                                Conclusion : scales with faith. Considering how little it scales past 50, I would probably go for 50 and the rest be used for base weapon scaling (aka probably dex)

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  This weapon carried me through the game once I got it. Upgraded it to +10 and it absolutely melts bosses. Took down Fire Giant on like my 3rd try with it lol

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