Marais Executioner's Sword

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 94
Mag 61
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 68
Mag 49
Fire 36
Ligt 36
Holy 36
Boost 46
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str C
Dex E
Arc D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 24
Dex 14
Arc 23
Greatswords Standard / Pierce
Eochaid's Dancing Blade FP 15
Wgt. 11.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Marais Executioner's Sword is a Greatsword in Elden Ring. The Marais Executioner's Sword scales primarily with Strength and Arcane and is a good Weapon for melee users who want to perform a corkscrew attack. 

Infuse the sword with energy, then fling it forwards in a corkscrew attack. The sword continuously deals damage while violently spinning. Charge the attack to increase reach and duration of the spin. 

 

Storied sword of House Marais, the family of executioners who presided over the Shaded Castle. One of the legendary armaments.
Elemer of the Briar, the Bell Bearing Hunter, snatched the sword from the site of his looming execution, and furnished it with battle skills from his home of Eochaid..

 

Where to Find Marais Executioner's Sword

The Marais Executioner's Sword weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Marais Executioner's Sword Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Eochaid's Dancing Blade
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted with Consumables.
  • Marais Executioner's Sword can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • As of update 1.03 scaling with this weapon has been fixed
  • This weapon has a unique slam R2.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 1000
  • Eochaid's Dancing Blade's damage is based on total Attack Rating, so using things that boost your AR will increase its damage significantly.
  • Winged Sword InsigniaRotten Winged Sword Insignia, and Millicent's Prosthesis all boost the damage of this Skill since each strike of the corkscrew is considered an attack.
  • Thorny Cracked Tear boosts the damage of the Skill.
  • Regalia of Eochaid has the same Skill, but that Weapon does less damage since it has lower Attack Rating. It also scales with Dexterity, instead of Strength, but has worse scaling in general even though it has C in Arcane Scaling.
  • Eochaid's Dancing Blade does predominantly Physical Damage, with some Magic Damage, but not a lot.
  • Although this weapon's skill does considerable damage, it is often risky to use it against larger enemies such as bosses, due to their resistance to stuns and knockdowns. Against lighter enemies and NPC-type enemies, the skill can effectively stunlock them, dealing the full damage and knocking them down with the final hit of the spin (not the swing performed after the spin). Some larger enemies such as Banished Knights will not be stunned by the skill, but if hit by the final hit of the spin will still be knocked down, so using the skill early before they enter melee range can help to achieve this.
  • One of the 9 Legendary Armaments.
  • 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 & Build Videos for Marais Executioner's Sword

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eochaid Executioner Written Guide

 

 

Marais Executioner's Sword 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): 990/990
  • 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): 1089/1089
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 396
  • 2H R2 Jumping: 726

 

Marais Executioner's 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 (%)
Marais Executioner's Sword Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 94 61 - - - 69 C (63) E (7) - - D (30) - 68 49 36 36 36 46 22
Standard +1 107 69 - - - 75 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 46.46 22
Standard +2 121 78 - - - 82 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 46.92 22
Standard +3 134 87 - - - 89 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 47.38 22
Standard +4 148 96 - - - 96 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 47.84 22
Standard +5 162 105 - - - 103 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 48.3 22
Standard +6 175 114 - - - 110 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 48.76 22
Standard +7 189 122 - - - 117 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 49.22 22
Standard +8 203 131 - - - 124 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 49.68 22
Standard +9 216 140 - - - 131 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 50.14 22
Standard +10 230 149 - - - 138 B (113) E (12) - - D (54) - 68 49 36 36 36 50.6 22

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Idk why you're making Revengence references. This is clearly referencing Sol Badguy from the hit fighting game Guilty Gear -Strive-.

      • Anonymous

        the D scaling in arcane is actually better than it looks. on the level up screen im getting a lot of AR when pumping arcane because im pretty sure it increases the magic and physical damage rather than just the physical damage. strength on the other hand just increases the physical damage. so its pretty close to its strength scaling, and you definitely want to level arcane once you get a decent amount of strength.

        • Anonymous

          Just saying, I would be using this weapon far more than any other if it's Unique Skill was a stance where using regular attacks swung the sword from ranged at whatever enemy you're locked onto and the heavy attack was the famous drill attack.

          • Anonymous

            This is the most broken weapon in the game, and it is very underappreciated, can't wait to get millicent's prosthesis in new game +1 to stack even more buffs on this!

            • Anonymous

              This and Mohwyn's spear are pretty much the only somber str/arc weapons. Considering that the game loosely hints at Marais and Elemer being related to the DLC setting, and arcane stuff potentially playing important role in it, I hope str/arc builds will get some love

              • Anonymous

                Incorrect way to use this weapon: Complain about it not having a special boosted execution crit. Correct way to use this weapon: Use the special execution-chop R2s to poise break, and then jam the drill WA down their throat to execute. Looks extra badass with Elemer's set.

                • Anonymous

                  i love those weapons with a skill that counts as successive attacks. Im not a fan of normal successive attacks but the talismans around this are so nice :D

                  • Anonymous

                    >steals a blunt-tipped execution sword

                    >infuses it with drill ash of war

                    Why would Elmo do this? Is he stupid?

                    • Wa comboes if you hit the 1st hit, is a oneshot like 50% of the time and if not leaves them with sliver of hp. Busted in high level pvp now

                      • Anonymous

                        My only complaint about this weapon is the backstab and critical. Would have been cool if they made it unique. For example, a horizontal slice to the abdomen, and a vertical slice attempting to behead the enemy :) small complaint to a otherwise awesome weapon

                        • Anonymous

                          You get Valkyries prosthesis and this at the same location? Its almost as if miyazaki wants me to kill Millicent for the prosthesis

                          • Anonymous

                            My guess is if they put the telekenic slashes on this it just would be way too OP. I was pretty excited when I saw this, especially after getting wiped out with its slash , but was disappointed with just the spinner special effect only. But then thought just how powerful the slashes effectwould be in pvp play. Would not surprise me if they intended to have telekinetic slashes on it but removed on game release . It's still cool weapon but not something I use much.

                            • Anonymous

                              with a few buffs i got an AR of 3143, used the physic potion for the charged attack + consecutive attack, godfrey icon, milicent prosthetic, rotten wing sword insignia and shard of alexander and it did very nice damage, you could totally buff it more but i had no int or faith so had no good buffs except maybe the exalted flesh but it is already overkill.

                              • Anonymous

                                Is there any similar swords that ARENT this one or the Regalia? I used the Executionr sword in DS3 and want something similar, but not based around Arcane.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Favorite weapon in the game, can get amazing HA trades in PVP with the AOW, praying for more Eochaid themed weapons in the DLC

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Wish it had a 110-115 crit modifier, on account of being an executioner's weapon. (Executioner's greataxe, for example, has a 115 crit modifier)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Since I accidentally deleted my account and I had build (that I got off YouTube) is there a weapon that I can use till I get one

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Just my opinion so please share yours as well.

                                        This thing is cool as hell but I wish this weapon had a Stance AoW like Unsheathe or Night and Flame Stance that lets you choose between two inputs: light attack for a telekinetic sweeping attack, possibly chainable with multiple button presses, and heavy attack for the drill. Like this is one of the 9 legendary armaments in the game, they totally could have made that happen. It could've been a really fun midrange option, and it prob wouldn't have even been overpowered 'cause its damage isn't anything insanely mindblowing, plus you'd be chugging through FP, and the swings would be pretty slow.

                                        When a player picks up the weapon of an enemy, especially an enemy with cool attacks like Elemer, and even MORE especially for an enemy that's been a thorn in the player's side for their entire playthrough, we want to be able to use their moves and truly feel like we beat them. Yes, Elemer's most iconic move is probably the drill, but he uses the drill sparingly compared to his wide telekinetic slashes. I just feel like FromSoft missed an opportunity to create a community favorite weapon, and instead made what I can only describe as a mild disappointment.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Y’know, as boring as this weapon is, the lore is pretty cool. Eochaid warriors can actually only use their unique battle skills on weapons made of copper, as stated in the regalia of Eochaid description. So it would make sense that Elemer would be able to snatch his executioner’s own sword, despite the Marai’s sword not being made of copper in any way. After years of executions, the blood would likely have stained the blade, making it the perfect escape route for one such as Elemer.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This is literally one of, if not, the BEST legendary armament in the game. Soft cap your Arcane & Strength. Equip Rotten Winged Sword Insignia, Godfrey Icon, Shard of Alexander and Millicent's Prosthesis. Drink the Spiked and Thorny Cracked Tears. Pop Golden Vow, drink a Bloodboil Aromatic and you're DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN THE GAME! If you can cast Terra Magica and get Eochaid's Dancing Blade off while inside of the Aura, you're even MORE OP! Such an amazing weapon!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This weapon is wasted potential. Could have been one of the best weapon in the game. The range is so bad. Not being able to cancel after the spinning/drilling moveset leaves you exposed for far too long making it easy to punish. The bosses move sets are so much better.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Only Moonveil spammers and sweats hate this beauty, not every damn endgame weapon has to one shot malenia.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  remove magic damage or add int requirement or add bleeding while it requires 23 fcknig arcane. could be one of the best looking sword with reasonable moveset but sadly unusable unless you dedicate whole build to that sword.. I wouldn't mind if corksrew aow didn't do bleed but instead reasonable dmg. and why we have two different UNIQUE swords with IDENTICAL aows is completely beyond me..

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    At bare minimum stats to wield this and at +0, a Cold Claymore will do more physical AND more magical damage (despite the 23 arcane contributing to this sword and not at all to the Claymore), be lighter, have a better moveset, whatever ash of war you want, and of course inflict frostbite buildup. Do not use this sword at low levels. All of its damage is in scaling.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This is my overall favorite weapon in the game, which is why I can say with certainty that it is bad. It does not at all capture the essence of Elemer's swordplay in the player's hands; compare to Black Knight weaponry in Dark Souls. It is reliant on upgrades and scaling; I set out to make a low-as-possible invader using the Briar set and this sword, and without leveling up or upgrading any weapons killed every Elemer encounter including the one in the Dragonbarrow just for fun. But a +0 MES has barely more attack power than a +0 Banished Knight GS, and MES is split, so it will net less damage in virtually all cases. BKGS boasts a superior base moveset and Ashes of War. Eochaid's Dancing Blade is better now than it was, but is still predictable and slow. This sword is a PVE lategame buffstacking stick, and incredibly unimpressive besides. Now you can still get by just fine with it, it's a greatsword, but I do hope to see some kind of improvement for it in the future, it deserves it on coolness alone.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The Arcane scaling increases the magic damage the same way it does for the fire damage on rivers of blood for everybody complaining.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Hands down most disappointing weapon for me. Would have built an entire character around it because the concept rocks. Pick it up all excited and it's just... same boring greatsword moveset. I get it's part of the theme of souls games but why are we always so uncool compared to every enemy in the game

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I'm a melee user who was thinking: "damn, if only there was a greatsword with a corkscrew attack". Luckily, Elden RIng came in clutch with this thing

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Ah yes, give the spinny drill move to the sword that specifically DOES NOT HAVE A TIP instead of the wide sweeping slashes the boss does 90% of the time. Brilliant.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Does a number on Malenia, the uncharged art staggers her hardcore, and the uncharged heavy has enough range and stagger to get in hits without her trading back most of the time. Phase 2’s a bigger problem though, since stunning her is more difficult and she has more ranged punish.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Kinda confused as to how a flat sword can do damage by spinning, but it looks cool as hell so i wont complain.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    So when the animation shows a red, flame like substance spirialing like a screw… That’s your pierce damage. It’s not the blade itself

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Honestly I dont know why this weapon has arcane scaling. It doesnt proc bleed. Maybe it has something to do with the red visual effects on using the skill?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Kinda wish that the ash of war was a long telekinetic side swing that briar does in his boss fight bc I think using telekinesis to wield weapons is such a cool concept

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This weapon is called the executioner greatsword. This is a subtle reference to the fact that I will be executed tomorrow.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Look if elemer can clap cheeks with a thrust attack on this and look swaggy as hell doing it I want to be able to as well

                                                                            Claymore is lonely anyways, bro could use a friend in the Cool R2 Club

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              when the air blows through with a brisk attack the reptile tail ripped from it's back when the sun sets we will not forget the red sun over paradise -Sundowner

                                                                              • Just played through NG+ using this sword exclusively with a 50/50 arc/str build at RL150. Wrecked every single boss in the game nearly effortlessly, only required a couple retries on Maliketh and Radabeast. Takes a little practice to get the timing down, but it's a really, really great weapon. A couple things not mentioned here:

                                                                                You can dodge directly after the sword returns from the corkscrew, before the extra slash - this is important when speed is necessary.

                                                                                You can change the direction of the ending slash by 360 degrees - during the corkscrew, use directional input or change target lock.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This weapon is the greatest. I played arpund 350 hrs (2 complete NG playthroughs) as pure casters, first int then faith, and I wanted to use this sword so badly from the second I first got it but never could. Respected faith caster on NG+ to str/arc just for this sword, and it is AMAZING. Night cavalry armor w/ eclipse greatshield and this looks BADASS and it practically unstoppable.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    "perfect for someone who wants to use a corkscrew attack" reeks of "I have a format for these and I'm sticking to it"
                                                                                    Inb4 deleted by communist leaning mod

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      "perfect for someone who wants to use a corkscrew attack" reeks of "I have a format for these and I'm sticking to it"
                                                                                      Inb4 deleted by communist leaning mod

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        buff arc scaling pls, this could have been such a good str/arc weapon but the arc scaling is just not worth investing into until much higher level (especially considering how much arc it takes to wield the damn thing)

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Damage is a little bit lackluster, luckily you can use the skill to buff up your damage for a couple seconds with the winged insignia

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I want to like this sword so badly but the damage just feels so off, could be the horrid state of pvp but it’s hard to like this when getting two shot by most weapons with 50 vigor and dealing what feels like 200 damage at +10 and the recommended stats

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I gravitated towards a Dragon Communion build during my first playthrough of this game, which made me eager to pick up and swing nay new weapons I found that scaled with Arcane.

                                                                                              This sword was far and away the mightiest armament I picked up in my travels. Any arcanist who feels pigeonholed into Bleed weaponry should definitely give this sword a (literal) whirl.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I am tried it with commander standard buff and it does work in 1.9. Not sure if it supposed to or it is a bug.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I’ve noticed that there are a few attacks that used a fixed animation. Such as when the hunter spins the sword around his head twice then slams. So it’s not like the drill was the only option for them to chose.

                                                                                                  I am hoping that they’ll give this sword the floating attacks down the road. Because as of right now it is one of many gimmick weapons. Sure it can one shot a geriatric boss, but I’d rather use the sword like the hunter than have a “oNe ShOt BuILd”

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    It's a steep Arcane investment, but this weapon is really good for (non-Int) Strength builds that want a way to deal good magic damage.

                                                                                                    Despite almost all the damage being scaled with Strength, you get about 40% of that as Magic damage, plus EDB is basically an all-Magic nuke.

                                                                                                    There aren't many weapons that fill this niche. Really good against Gargoyles and Golems, and even has Standard damage (slightly less effective than Strike damage here).

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I wish the arcane requirement was lower since the scaling remains at a D forever, doesn't help that there isn't a dedicated arcane increasing talisman like other stats except for Marika's soreseal which also makes you take increased damage.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        If you have the right talismans and etc the skill does insane damage but it's a gimmick that works for NG-NG+ wouldn't recommend for Higher NG+ Cycles.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Might be one of the strongest weapons in the game, if your tarnished is built correctly. Not sure how it is for pvp, but the skill does collosal damage and stunlocks most smaller enemies in PVE. It's quicker than most skills when uncharged and has really decent range when charged. With adequate poise (52) you'll be able to use the skill pretty much every time no problem, and you're able to roll out of the animation as soon as the sword stops spinning.

                                                                                                          For talismans use Rotten Winged Sword Insignia and Godfrey Icon (and/or Millicent's Prosthesis in NG+), Shard of Alexander, and one of your choice. Mix a thorny cracked tear in your physick for the bosses, and you'll be set.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            When I first tried it, I was kinda disapointed. Not because numbers where bad, but because I was really excited to see it fly around and cut enemies. However, all I got is a slow as hell spinning trust attack. Yes, maybe numbers are good, but I want to fight with style and, to be honest, two shotting your opponent with stacking buffs and one weapon art is boring

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              This thing is kind of cool but needs modifications to be viable in pve, and perhaps adjustments for pvp

                                                                                                              The range is absurdly small compared to the weapon animation which makes no sense

                                                                                                              In pvp the stagger is very good, perhaps too good, so I wouldn't mind a stagger nerf if it meant greater range

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                rotten winged sword insignia, millicent prosthesis, godfrey icon, and the two cracked white tears that increase charged and successive damage make this ash of war on this weapon very good. Used it to kill Malenia easily

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Unfortunately this is not the most viable weapon for a pure ARC / "occult" build, as it scales strongly with both STR and ARC; this is best used on a dedicated build for it, although the stats do also lend themselves decently to the Mohgwyn Sacred Spear.

                                                                                                                  To understand why this isn't a pure STR weapon with a B in STR but only a D in ARC, both the physical and magical damage scale with ARC. An online AR calculator states that at +10 the scaling coefficients are 113.4 for STR and 54 for ARC, so your scaling calculation is something along the lines of (230 x STR modifier x 113.4) phsyical + (230 x ARC modifier x 54) physical + (149 x ARC modifier x 54) magic.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    And Gael cosplay builds all cried out in unison: "FROM PLEASE GIVE US A PURE PHYSICAL VERSION / NON ARCANE VERSION!"

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      despite being a D, this actually scales pretty decently with arcane, at least according to eip.gg's calculator

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        very, very weak in pvp… it can’t even break poise most of the time, and has zero range…. Oh it deals magic damage, that’s why it’s weak, it’s ‘cause FROM extremely dislikes magic type damage

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