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.
  • 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.
  • It's the shortest greatsword, and it has almost nothing but vertical chops for the moveset when 2 handed. 
  • 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 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.

 

Moveset & Build Videos for Marais Executioner's Sword

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eochaid Executioner Written Guide

 

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't 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 E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 46 22
Standard +1 107 69 - - - 75 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 46 22
Standard +2 121 78 - - - 82 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 46 22
Standard +3 134 87 - - - 89 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 47 22
Standard +4 148 96 - - - 96 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 47 22
Standard +5 162 105 - - - 103 C E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 48 22
Standard +6 175 114 - - - 110 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 48 22
Standard +7 189 122 - - - 117 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 49 22
Standard +8 203 131 - - - 124 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 49 22
Standard +9 216 140 - - - 131 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 50 22
Standard +10 230 149 - - - 138 B E - - D - 68 49 36 36 36 50 22

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      In the Eochaid Executioner build he says use the strength crystal tear if you don't need stam recovery, but wouldn't be faith for using Golden Vow oder the +magic attack one better?

      • Anonymous

        If you have strength/mag build use magic shrouding cracked tear, thorn cracked tear, rotten wing insig, Godfrey icon, shard of Alexander & magic scorpion charm to melt boss health in new game +++ & higher

        • Anonymous

          This weapon kinda suffers from "YouTube Build" syndrome. You'd be hard pressed to find somebody using it who isn't spamming charged L2s hopelessly fishing for a oneshot.

          • Anonymous

            Isn't used by the best boss in the game and dosen't restore 8FP per kill and isn't in a Cathedral and isn't guarded by hollows - 0/10 useless

            • Anonymous

              “The story so far”
              (Plan)
              Use GS and shield
              Wear Briar armour for cosplay

              (Result)
              No poise

              (Turns to other arc scale weps)

              Turns to dual wield regalias


              Question own sanity for arc build when have high arc but no faith/ dex/str

              “End result”
              MR 125
              70 arc
              19dex
              10 Fai

              2x Regalis at 611 ar with 79 poise. Questions build for lack of flexibility



              • Anonymous

                When using MES and Regalia against bosses, it’s not a bad idea to use a sleep pot before you use the weapon skill. As an example, I used a sleep pot on the Godskin Apostle below Caelid Divine Tower to put him to sleep, then used the fully charged weapon skill and it did very well.

                • Anonymous

                  Lore question: Why does it scale with arcane? Faith requires the caster to believe in the incantation to work. Intelligence requires the understanding of the usage of the spell (I’m certain). But, what exactly is arcane? Some spells like the bubble spells require it. Especially the dragon breath incants requires it. Why though? What is arcane?

                  • Anonymous

                    Lore question: why does it scale with arcane? why does it affect the magic scaling? What exactly is arcane?

                    • Anonymous

                      Could someone please tell me how does scaling in this game work?
                      Its said up there that the weapon scales primary with Str and Dex while its scaling in Arcane is rank D and E in Dex so why wouldnt it be strength and arcane that the weapon scales best with.
                      I am aware of hidden scaling values that determine whether some weapons scale better than others despite having the same stat X scaling but what's the point of the whole S A B C D E stuff when in the end E is better than D ?
                      Most likely I dont get something but explanation would be really appreciated.

                      • Anonymous

                        really wish this had a unique charged R2 that levitated the sword in front of you before swinging just like the BBH

                        • Anonymous

                          dude this thing is crap against anything that has a brain and can move around

                          what the hell is the weapon art? you need Godfrey Icon + Shard of Alexander + Rotten Winged Sword Insignia + Millicent's Prosthesis to make weapon art viable and if the enemy moves away from the last 2 hits, well, you are so screwed

                          it is highly recommended that you use literally anything else if you wanna spam the weapon art, like I dunno Taker's Flames, Nebula, Regal Roar, The Queen's Black Flame, Corpse Piler, Wave of Destruction, anything else

                          • Anonymous

                            this weapon is meant for dual investment into str and arc yes, but don't let the miyazaki letters confuse you. even though the str coefficient is double the arc coefficient, it gets very nearly the same AR per level of either str or arc investment, because (as with mohg's spear) arc double dips and scales both the physical and elemental damage at the same time. let's be honest, you're just using for the cool L2 with more range than eochaid's, and arc builds are going to get 24 str for nihil spear anyway

                            • Anonymous

                              Requires mostly STR build with some ARC and there are not a whole lot (if any tbh) of other weapons that would have optimal damage with such build

                              • Anonymous

                                just saw somebody essentially 1 shot last boss with this sword he did several buffs and used the weapon art it melted him seconds dead and im on ng+7 lol anyone know anything about this?

                                • Anonymous

                                  To be clear; this is not for ARC builds. This is for STR builds that dabble in ARC.

                                  The ARC-build version is https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Regalia+of+Eochaid

                                  I happen to like the straight-sword version with the Briar Shield and the Briar Armor set, for the full EoCHAD experience.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Sword is meh compared to rivers of blood use that instead if you're gonna be any sort of serious player

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I find it a bit odd that the Marais, despite having less arcane scaling than the Regalia, requires more arcane than the Regalia to use.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I think this weapon would be better if it has some bleed build up on it. Maybe start off at 55, and at 10+ cap it at 99.

                                        • This absolutely ROCKS NPC enemies. They get fully stunlocked and receive the full amount of damage and are knocked down just before the final swing of the skill - you can optimise that by rolling just as they're knocked down to follow up more quickly.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This is cool but I would have vastly preferred the telekinetic cleaving sweeps Elemer does in his fight. Feels like they could have made the skill a stance with the light attack input being ranged sweep attacks and the heavy input being the corkscrew. Feels even weirder because they just copy/pasted the same corkscrew attack on two separate swords instead of giving one the other moves. At least we get more cool executioner swords tho

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I REALLY wish that this power-stanced with Regalia of Eochaid the way the wakizashi does with katanas or the pickax

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Red magic is so cool compared to the glintstone blue we get. We get purple (gravity) blue (glintstone and stars) black (death) and the red magic from this weapon skill.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Very good against melinia when properly used with good talismans and buffs. Play offensive until her health drops to 75% then play defensive as the waterfowl can appear while casting its skill and you won't have time to blood hounds step or dodge. Don't be afraid to use the non charged attack if you know you can't get a full charge in. That stagger is straight up horrendous against her and she can't even waterfowl or attack until the sword is done. Try not to miss and don't get too greedy and she will become your *****

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I love this weapon. It's one of the legendary armaments, but really it's just the heirloom sword of a family of executioners. Nothing terribly unique about it, it didn't fall from the sky and it isn't imbued with the power of some outer god, and yet it was a storied sword before Elemer was even condemned. Elemer's personal use of the weapon fated to kill him parallels other more prominent characters, like Ranni and Radahn, in their grapples with destiny: defying it and making it their own.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      bell bearing hunter kicked my ass so good with one of the first days after release at warmaster's shack that all i could think was "damn, i need me one of those"

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Man, I love this weapon so much. Friend wanted me to make an arc character but instead of going str/arc he wanted me to use RoB and dex/arc. He's obsessed with OP stuff which is pretty sad considering how many good weapons that aren't considered "OP" but still amazing exist.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Theres no good reason this and the carian regal scepter don't have the extended weapon arts used by their respective bosses with more imputs for additional FP cost. The animations were literally right there ready to used its honestly just so mean.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Really wanted to like this sword but outside of it's skill it's overall a very lackluster weapon.

                                                            It's the shortest greatsword, and it has almost nothing but vertical chops for the moveset when 2 handed, which gets boring and stale really quickly.

                                                            Building for it with stuff like Shard of Alexander, rotten sword insignia, Milicent prosthesis can result in the skill doing insane damage, buts that's about the only saving grace.

                                                            The skill itself, even with the buff to give it a roll window, is rather slow and telegraphed still, and rather fp heavy too. You can get knocked out of it in pve, and because it's so telegraphed it's rather hard to land in pvp.

                                                            Land it point blank, and you'll ofc likely one shot someone, but Glintstone pebble AoW can get you the same result with better range and better consistency.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              From what I have tested, if you want to get the most AR out of this weapon going split STR/ARC is the way to go. Even if it does scale better with STR... an 80 STR build does not beat a 55/50 STR/ARC build.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Lore speculation: the Regalia of Eochaid description says its orange color is not to be mistaken for rust, it is a conduit for the Eochaid Dancing Blade magic. No such engraving is on this sword, but it is wound with some of Elemer's briars, which his armor description states are "rusted". So perhaps he is able to whirl it through the air like a Sith lord because he wrapped some barbed wire from home around the grip.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Missed opportunity not giving this a powerstance like sword of night and flame. Could have utilized it to perform a ranged slash attack like the bell bearing hunters.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    this weapon is great after the patches. but you really need to watch when you use the weapon art because you can get punished hard during its long animation. my only qualm is that i feel incredibly silly stabbing someone with this weapon after a parry. it should probably have parry animations like colossal weapons where you bash them instead. thats just a small thing though

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I tried this weapon and had a lot of fun. It's awesome against bosses which don't move around much.

                                                                      Against agile bosses though, it got me killed a lot. So had to be careful when I use the WA because it draws agro and you can get killed before the WA completes, or shortly after.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Okay but does the skill work with godskin swaddling cloth? Since it works with Rotten Winged Sword Insignia and all?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          this thing is downright deadly, it shreds boss hp and it shreds players like they where tissue paper, and even if they do survive there is still that last swing when the ash of war ends meaning this can very easily one shot player. However it does struggle against spell casters who stay at range meaning you might want to find something to deal with that

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            i wish this weapon had a stance with its L2 and then you can either use that ranged slashing that Elemer does or the corkscrew move i feel like that would be awesome

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Absolutely slaughters in pvp. Dance around till they let their guard down, then drill them to death--it's very satisfying.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Only greatsword that doesn't feel stupid with that horrid smash moveset, seeing as it's a sword primarily used for decapitating. Coolest weapon art as well, telekinetic drill > horizontal laser slashes.
                                                                                Only problem is those awful thorns, get yourself the mod that removes those things and you also get the sexiest greatsword.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This weapon is awesome and so fun to use. I'm powerstancing this with Blasphemous Blade in left. I have Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon, Millicents Prosthesis, and Rotten Winged Sword Insignia and absolutely wrecking ****, in pvp and pve. Land a powerstance jump attack and combo it into the WA followed by a right hand light attack. In pve only bosses and super-tough enemies aren't outright killed by this. In pvp most of the time the whole combo isn't needed. Plus it's really, really fun to use. Try it before it gets nerfed.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This **** is 100% luck based on Malenia. She just moves too much for it to be consistent and if you miss once or twice your buffs are done and it's **** again.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      tbh i wish they lowed the damage of the weapon art but gave it bleed to compensate. it has arcane for almost no reason.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        tbh i wish they lowed the damage of the weapon art but gave it bleed to compensate. it has arcane for almost no reason.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Kinda reminds me of one of Sundowner's swords. I'm guessing that to be able to dual wield it I'll need to go to NG+...









                                                                                          BTW I'M ****ING INVINCIBLE

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Miyazaki: hey, let's give this weapon unique R2s!

                                                                                            Dev: oh, great idea! Should we use the long range sweeps, or that close range triple slash, or maybe even that "get off me" stab that he does here and there? If we did the psychic sweeps, we could make the first R2 a double slash, and the second R2 the one where he tugs the sword back to him, or maybe-

                                                                                            Miyazaki: no

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              im really glad they buffed it and made it so you can roll out of the last swing, but they should've just had the second swing tied to a second L2 press. it's kind of annoying to have to dodge since it can mess up alignment when you're trying to get as much damage in as possible, like when you shackle mohg and have a large window to attack. still a really fun weapon regardless.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                As of 1.04, this has gone from a low B tier to a solid A tier (as long as you are using the proper talismans of course). The AoW now has a similar range to moonveil's horizontal attack, and the charged version now has range similar to the infamous Corpse Piler. This coupled with the fact that you can now roll before you ever do the slash part of the AoW (roll when your hand tries to bring the sword back to you) makes it a lot safer to pull off than ever before which was its biggest downside pre-buff.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Update 1.04: Eochaid's Dancing Blade - Increased travel distance, added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.
                                                                                                  Longer range and cancelable is a game changing buff to this weapon

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this sword, the only problem is how much potential they missed for designing one of few Legendary weapons.
                                                                                                    In the game there's literraly a random special sword, that produce unick strong atack (Astel wing or something simular), but what we get is standart pretty clunky greatsword moveset with screwdriver on one and a half button weapon art, that share same with Eocaid blade. And yes, Elemer technically stole it from Eocaid, but the problem is, that Elemer got 10 different just sword moves with also telekenezis grab and sheild aoe (btw sheild didn't get anything)
                                                                                                    So that's why people keep asking just for two button type weaponart (some horizontal sweeps on light atack and corckscrew on the strong) which was a thing in ds3 where is no "legendaries"

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I'm powerstancing with this and blasphemous blade in the left hand. Destroying ****, bosses included. AOW is amazing. Hit them with powerstance jump attack and immediately use AOW followed with one handed light attack. Ends up with 6000+ dmg.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        10k+ with a single AOW. Doesn’t rely on bleed or any affinity, so works on everything.
                                                                                                        Pair with flame of the redmanes. Stun and drill.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I personally love this weapon for pvp. WA has great damage and for whatever reason most of the people I fight have chronic difficulty dodging it.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            arcane with 0 bleed instant trash tier but I guess it is lore base.

                                                                                                            His entire family simp for Melania, which you can see picture of her in boss area, and since Melania is weak to bleed...His weapon is pure simp.

                                                                                                            • to everyone i would like to point out that it can indeed do the long range swings that the boss does (not nearly as long range, about as far as the drill) i am currently trying too find out how i did it, but so you all know. i was testing dmg on the large poison eggs and taking tick dmg from being in the poison they do, i partaly charged the r2 and did something eles (idk what) and instead of doing the drill i did the swings. hope we can find out how to use this other aspect as i love this sword, btw i can get it do do around 4500dmg.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                its either a cosmic coincidence, or this thing and Mohgwyn's Spear, both being str/arc builds and benefitting from milicents prosthesis and the other winged sword talismans, were purpose built around starting with the hero, picking up milicents prosthetists for the 5 dex giving enough to wield both weapons without investing any points to dex. plus the synergy it has with their attacks and weapon arts.
                                                                                                                i see u fromsoft, i see u.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  The weapon art should have the horizontal swings on the L2+R1 and the Thrust on L2+R2. And then let it have a finish like the slam he does with another L2 follow-up. God that sword would be so cool that way

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Fun if underwhelming, but much like its smaller counterpart, it serves as a decent sidearm for an Arcane build that runs into bosses with exceptionally high status resistances.

                                                                                                                    • The boss(es) swing this thing around in like 15 different ways. The LEAST they could have done was given this thing two different attacks depending on if you did a light attack or strong attack input after the weapon art.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        If this had bleed maybe I would consider running it, but really...a weapon art that locks you in place, follow up swing doesnt usually connect, does way less damage than Rivers is not a good weapon. Blasphemous is another good example of a usable weapon art compared to this. A throw instead of the charged drill would have been much cooler.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Pretty sure the scaling is better on this than the straight sword because the stat scaling is unintuitive for many builds. Magic damage and strength with no INT and low ARC. Not too many spells you can build around that unless you want slow casting on bigger spells.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Incredibly disappointing weapon art. The range is horrible, and the mandatory follow up slash leaves you open to attacks. The bosses movesets are so much better.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Bro this is a legendary armament why would you make it be just a greatsword/str version of a differnt weapon

                                                                                                                              I'd get it if it wasn't a legendary armament, but nah

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                I get that this thing is primarily a STR scaling weapon, but how does this thing scale with ARC? I'm considering it for my ARC build as a sub for Elenora's Poleblade if magic damage or a Greatsword in particular would be good. This thing still pump out decent damage at the minimum of 24 STR with day 40 or 50 ARC? Don't play PvP at all, don't care about getting optimised damage, mostly interested in the utility of it :)

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  The skill name makes me think their initial intention was to use the sith saber throw move rather than drill but was scrapped due to not finishing in time/balance issues/etc.

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