Lightning Slash

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Call down a bolt of lightning into armament, then swing it down to create an explosive shock. The armament retains the lightning enchantment for a while.

Lightning Slash is a Skill in Elden Ring. Lightning Slash is a regular skill that can be found in Ashes of War and applied to compatible weapons. Using this skill grants Lightning damage to the weapon and allows it to do an explosive attack. Updated to Patch 1.07


How to get Lightning Slash


Elden Ring Lightning Slash Guide

  • This is an Ash of War Skill, associated with the Ash of War: Lightning Slash.
  • FP Cost: 10
  • Duration: 40 seconds
  • This Skill is not Chargeable
  • Adds 85 lightning damage to the weapon. This is a flat bonus and does not scale with anything.


NOTE: This Skill was changed with Patch 1.07 as follows:

  • Duration has been increased from 20 to 40 Seconds.
  • Attack power that grants the weapon a lightning attribute have been increased.
  • Delay between the end of various actions (like using items or attack animations) and being able to perform the skill has been reduced.
  • Delay between using the skill and being able to attack has been reduced.

Lightning Slash Demonstration




Elden Ring Lightning Slash Notes & Tips

  • Updated to patch 1.07. See Patch Notes for details.
  • Other notes and player tips go here. 
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    • Anonymous

      really unfortunate that, as you’d expect based on the animation, you stab through your own legs when using this on a twinblade. Really wish they’d given it a special animation with some thought put into it.

      • Anonymous

        I don't think it would hurt to add some very mild scaling on this, Flaming Strike, and Sacred Blade. Nothing crazy of course, just enough to boost the early-game bonus of 80-90 damage to around 110-120 by endgame, based on high levels (80) of STR/DEX/FAI. You could even boost the scaling on Scholar's Armament/Electrify Armament to make them more viable, or add the same or slightly lower mild scaling to the various greases. Poison and rot grease scale with ARC, couldn't fire grease scale with STR?

        • Anonymous

          The buff is ridiculously op for early game and midgame imo. Especially for pvp. I slapped this on lordsworn straight sword with lightning affinity and it kills people in 3-4 light attacks with only like 20 dex lol. But in the late game and beyond it really starts lacking because the buff is flat damage and doesn’t scale up. Same for pvp. The slash itself hits pretty hard but lacks decent hyperarmor if it even has any. The slash and lightning strike scale up with dex Im pretty sure. It’s really hard to connect in pvp though. Also In my experience it started to feel really weak in the late game. But tbf dex was basically a secondary stat for me because I was too busy focusing on faith. But I’d say it’s a C or B tier ash. Not bad but definitely not that great imo.

          • Anonymous

            Desperately needs some kind of hyper armor so that you won't be easily staggered out of the swing, especially with the new changes to poise making anything bigger than a Halberd unpoisable. A one-handed R1 from a Claymore will interrupt you, even when you are wearing Full Bullgoat's + Bullgoat's Talisman, meaning you can't even trade with this because of how slow it is.

            • Anonymous

              Just found my next build:

              Lordsworn straight sword + this and SONAF

              Lightning, holy, magic, fire, and phys damage in a single L1

              • Anonymous

                Disappointed with this weapon art; from the description, I thought this was gonna be the Dragonslayer Greataxe's Falling Bolt Weapon art, but it's more like the Falling Bolt we have at home

                • Anonymous

                  Disappointed with this weapon art; from the description, I thought this was gonna be the Dragonslayer Greataxe's Falling Bolt Weapon art, but it's more like the Falling Bolt we have at home

                  • Anonymous

                    I have a 60 faith build with 25 Dex and this with lighting scaling makes weapons have 10+ ar more than sacred scaling

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