Ornamental Straight Sword

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 101
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 110
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 42
Mag 28
Fire 28
Ligt 28
Holy 28
Boost 28
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Dex D
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Str 10
Dex 14
Straight Swords Standard / Pierce
Golden Tempering FP 24
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Ornamental Straight Sword is a Straight Sword in Elden Ring. The Ornamental Straight Sword scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for melee combat, especially when accompanied with the skill, Golden Tempering, which allows users to deal dual-wielding combo with a strong attack while in effect.  The Ornamental Straight Sword is one of a few non-Claw/Fist Paired Weapons.

 

Slender straight sword patterned after an antique ornament.
Superior swordsmen prefer to wield one in each hand.

After falling from grace, the dregs of the golden lineage sought power and purpose in the past.

 

Where to Find Ornamental Straight Sword in Elden Ring

The Ornamental Straight Sword weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Ornamental Straight Sword Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Golden Tempering
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Cannot be enchanted with Magic nor boosted with Consumables.
  • Ornamental Straight Sword can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • This is a paired weapon, and two-handing it allows you to dual wield two of the swords at once.  Two handing the weapon does NOT confer the typical 1.5x STR multiplier that would be typical of two handing weapons.
  • At +10 upgrade level, 80 Dex, 10 Str, this weapon has an AR of 482 (247+237)
  • The dual-wield of this weapon functions somewhat differently to most powerstanced weapons, and as a result, you have access to a complete set of dual weapon attacks, since most weapons only double attack with the L1 button.  
    • For Example: The jumping R1 attack is the thrusting sword powerstance jumping attack, comprised of a series of fast thrusts and slashes in an area directly in front of the user.  Useful for triggering multi-hitting talisman
  • One of the lightest physical weapons that equips a weapon in each hand, which is excellent when paired with the Blue Dancer Charm.  Only fist/claw weapons can compare for weight, but they lack the range that the OSS provides. That being said, the Blue Dancer Charm only buffs physical damage, so it has no effect on the 100 conferred Holy Damage from Golden tempering.
    • The minimum weapon weight would be 1.5, on the Caestus, so you only give up 1.5 weight for a massive range buff
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200
  • With consecutive attack buffs such as the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia/Millicent's Prosthesis combo and Thorny Cracked Tear, as well as charged R2 attack buffs like the Axe Talisman and Spiked Cracked Tear, you can get some insane numbers.
  • It is possible to perform the paired weapon charged R2 even when one-handing this weapn while Golden Tempering is active. Because of this, you can two-hand this weapon, apply Golden Tempering, then one-hand it and buff yourself with the Jellyfish Shield skill Contagious Fury. Performing the charged heavy attack will not cancel Contaigous Fury, which is normally cancelled as soon as the Jellyfish Shield is stowed away for two-handing another weapon.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.08Straight Swords poise damage has been reduced only on PVP.
  • 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, the running attack speed, first attack speed and speed of guard counter of straight sword has increased. The attack recovery time has also decreased.
  • When performing the Golden Tempering skill, the "Erdtree & Crucible" symbol will flash shortly. This symbol is otherwise only found in three places in the lands between (two, technically): On the ground in the Chapel of Anticipation, directly beneath where the Grafted Scion who drops this weapon lands to fight the player at the beginning of the game, and in the middle of the Roundtable in the Fortified Manor [Map Link] (and thus by extension the Roundtable Hold), mostly obscured by the gigantic axe and the numerous swords plunged into the symbol.
    • The description of this weapon reads: "After falling from grace, the dregs of the golden lineage sought power and purpose in the past." So the implication here is that 1: The Golden Lineage is connected to the Primordial Crucible very directly (further supported by the Crucible Knights who fought for Godfrey). And 2: the Primordial Crucible of the Erdtree was one of, if not the inspiration for Godrick's practice of grafting, as it too melds all forms of life together, and thus the Crucible represents the "past" in this weapons description. And 3: The Roundtable and Fortified Manor are connected to the Crucible and the Golden Lineage as they only other places with this symbol in the game.
  • Other notes and player tips go here.

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Ornamental Straight Sword

One-handed moveset:

  • Light Attack is a 4-hit combo of diagonal and horizontal strikes ending in a diagonal downwards slash from right to left
  • Strong Attack is a thrust, followed by an uppercut slash on the second input
    • When buffed with its unique weapon skill, Strong Attack is an upward thrust with both swords 
  • Charge Attack is identical to Strong Attack
    • When buffed with its unique weapon skill, Charge Attack is a combo of 8 thrusts, ending with an upward thrust with both swords
  • Running Light Attack is a horizontal slash from left to right
  • Running Strong Attack is a downward slam
  • Backstep Light Attack is a diagonal slash from left to right
  • Rolling Attack is a thrust 
  • Jumping Light Attack is a horizontal slash from right to left
  • Jumping Strong Attack is a downward slam

Two-handed moveset:

  • Light Attack is a cross slash with both weapons, followed by a dual horizontal slash, followed by two staggered thrusts, ending with a diagonal downward slash from left to right
  • Strong Attack is a thrust, followed by an uppercut slash on the second input
    • When buffed with its unique weapon skill, Strong Attack is an upward thrust with both swords
  • Charge Attack is identical to Strong Attack
    • When buffed with its unique weapon skill, Charge Attack is a combo of 8 thrusts, ending with an upward thrust with both swords
  • Running Light Attack is a is a thrust with the left sword, followed by a slash with the right sword
  • Running Strong Attack is a thrust with both swords
  • Backstep Light Attack is a thrust with both swords
  • Rolling Attack is a a horizontal sweep from left to right with both swords
  • Jumping Light Attack is a quick 3-hit combo of two thrusts and a slash
  • Jumping Strong Attack is a cross slash with both weapons

Left-handed and power-stance moveset:

  • Left-handed Light Attack is a 5-hit combo ending in a downwards slash
  • No rolling, backstep, running or jumping attacks exist in the left-handed moveset
  • Power-stance Light Attack is a cross slash with both weapons, followed by a dual horizontal slash, followed by two staggered thrusts, ending with a diagonal downward slash from left to right
  • Power-stance Running Attack is a thrust with the left weapon, followed by a slash with the right weapon
  • Power-stance Backstep Attack  is a thrust with both weapons
  • Power-stance Rolling Attack is a horizontal sweep from left to right with both weapons
  • Power-stance Jumping Attack  is a cross slash with both weapons

Mounted moveset:

  • Light Attack is a three-hit combo of up-and-down slashes
  • Strong Attack is a single uppercut slash
  • Charge Attack holds the sword close to the ground, dealing continuous damage, and ends with an uppercut slash

 

 

Ornamental Straight Sword PvP Poise Damage in Elden Ring

Patch 1.10 adjusted PVP Poise Damage of all Weapons including some Spells and Incantations. Please take note that these adjustments are exclusive to PVP.

One-Handed Attacks

  • 1H R1 (1/2/3/4/5 Attacks): 5/5/5/5/10
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 10/10
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 30/30
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 7.5
  • 1H R2 Jumping: 20

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3/4/5 Attacks): 3+3/3+3/3+3/6+6/13
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 11/11
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 33/33
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 7.5+7.5+5
  • 2h R2 Jumping: 7.5+7.5

 

Ornamental Straight 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 (%)
Ornamental Straight Sword Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 101 - - - - 42 E D - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 28 14
Standard +1 115 - - - - 46 E D - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 28.28 14
Standard +2 130 - - - - 50 E C - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 28.56 14
Standard +3 144 - - - - 54 E C - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 28.84 14
Standard +4 159 - - - - 58 D C - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 29.12 14
Standard +5 174 - - - - 63 D C - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 29.4 14
Standard +6 188 - - - - 67 D C - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 29.68 14
Standard +7 203 - - - - 71 D C - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 29.96 14
Standard +8 218 - - - - 75 D B - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 30.24 14
Standard +9 232 - - - - 79 D B - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 30.52 14
Standard +10 247 - - - - 84 D B - - - - 42 28 28 28 28 30.8 14

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Something interesting I noticed while playing around with these, there's 3 cancel points for a charged heavy. If you just tap it, you get the cross stab. If you hold it a bit, you get 1 flurry, and can either cancel it for the stab or go for another flurry. If you go for the second flurry, the stab afterwards can also be charged, it comes out just a small bit faster if you stop holding it during the second flurry and let the attack finish on its own, compared to holding the button down the entire way though.

      • Anonymous

        Wanted to do a pure dex run but wasn’t sure what starting weapon to invest in.
        Didn’t feel like using a katana or the Cross Naginata at the moment.
        Nobel Slender Sword would be a pain to farm.
        Want to get the Petal Whip but that will take time and I don’t want to kill Diallos.

        Decided to give these swords a try and I surprisingly like it.

        • Anonymous

          You wouldn't guess at first, but these babies are best left in the hands of a Quality or Dexterity Build. The benefit of Golden Epitaph on the offhand makes
          Golden Tempering even more satisfying. You know what Talisman(s) you want to use with these: Axe Talisman and... *sorry Millicent*.

          • Anonymous

            Excellent option for those who want to sword and board but are worried about dps.
            You can activate the special heavy one handed and can devastating given the way counter attacks work, if you catch someone off guard.

            I was messing around with these with a parry shield and it was really fun,
            people just mindlessly mash into you sometimes and then you can follow up with the modified CRIT from this, plus the extra buff dmg so you don't really NEED to switch to a dagger (unless you like almost/straight-up one-tapping people, but to each their own I guess).
            Then you can pressure with the r2.
            And I guess if all else fails you can use it paired if you need an edge against a try hard, or someone running away on low health.

            • Anonymous

              I love weapons that have various moves and give you options for mixups. This is one of the holy grails of that category.

              2-handed after AoW you have a special R2 that is really powerful. You also have a thrusting R2 when unbuffed. You have a block (for daggers or throw ables mostly). The special R2 chain is not great but as a mixup it can surprise people.

              The damage is solid as well. If you use last rites on the golden epitaph then switch to this and use the AoW you're looking at 125 holy damage + your physical damage and BOTH OF THOSE are boosted 10% (5%pvp). Throw in some multiattack talismans and the damage is insane

              • Anonymous

                It's insane that if you start as a Samurai and shot Grafted Scion with fire arrows dead during tutorial fight, you can use this swords at the very start of the game. This is your easy difficulty lol :D

                • Anonymous

                  I just wanna say a couple things

                  1.) In PVP, if you stagger with the special r2 you can immediately start charging the flurry which often roll catches people unless they roll behind you (sometimes it still does) and 50% of the time you hit them with the whole flurry minus the last double strike

                  2.) Also in PVP you can use the special flurry as bait and then release the r2 and it will often out-trade things a few weapon classes bigger with the spear talisman

                  3.) This thing feels amazing when used correctly with its very versatile move-set that can handle almost any situation, and I suggest everybody gives this weapon a try who hasn't already

                  • Anonymous

                    I'm a huge fan of this weapon's strong attack, and not for the reason that most people like it. Yes, the super fast thrusts are really cool, but to pull off the full combo you'll need heavy armor (I'm talking full Banished Knight set or more) a piss ton of stamina, and a lot of health. No, instead I like it's strong attack uncharged- just the crouching upward thrust. The crouch seems to take your hurtbox much lower than one might expect, allowing you to duck under the windups of a lot of chunky strikes, land a hard counter damage thrust, and evade the followup easily, since the endlag is very short. Not to mention even the uncharged stab seems to deal a LOT of damage to stances- it can stagger even large enemies out of their windups. This weapon is great, just don't expect TOO much out of it. It is the first dropped weapon you can get, after all.

                    • Anonymous

                      Use this with the Golden Epitaph. The “Last Rites” skill will give you an extra +25 flat holy damage, and a 10% (5% in PVP) buff on top. The Ornamental Straight Sword becomes highly usable with 125 holy damage (except the high holy resist bosses ofc).

                      • Anonymous

                        This weapon is just hilarious. I've been looking for some unique pure dex weapons, and I'm so glad I tried this one. The buffed+charged Scion spam combo is a lot of fun. It has quite a bit of forward momentum and decent tracking, so you can just continue spamming down the boss even if they move a little bit. And the charged attack consumes very surprisingly little stamina.

                        I used it a bit as a co-operator against the Fire Giant today. Fire Giant stops moving for a second, I start spamming. When most weapons would run out of stamina, I can just continue spamming. When the Giant Moves his leg a little and I must close the gap, I just continue spamming.

                        • Anonymous

                          UNDERRATED WEAPON im mad no one gives it credit for what it is, the perfect early game invasion weapon, the amount of hosts that send me hatemail for defeating their gank saying im a twink for having "op weapon" makes me laugh, is nice to finally feel rewarded for killing the tutorial boss this is the only souls game where is worth it, i defeated the scion with a lv1 and after that i just had to level up 4 dex and thats it, the rest i put it on vigor and keep myself below level 20, this weapon is powerstanced straight swords not only thats good enough but buffed you get some nice extra damage that is very important early game when nothing has good scaling, you get a r2 that is way better than any straight sword r2 and a r2 double poke running attack, in other words this is much better than normal powerstanced swords where all you do is L1 and sometimes jump attack, this weapon gives you a better moveset and expands your timings to rollcatch and since patch 1.10 removed poise this got buffed and is possible to deal with overleveled phantoms, and you can even have a shield on the left hand, use the aow of the sword and return to hold the shield to have the the option to parry and the unique r2 at the same time even tho you are not powerstancing the swords

                          • These weapons particularly shine early on and get weaker as you progress into the game. In short, these are really strong at low levels, but I never see anyone actually using these to melt people at low levels, whether they be hosts, phantoms, or invaders.

                            • Anonymous

                              I feel like these weapons would fit much better as heavy thrusting swords. The dual-wielded moveset of hts looks much closer to how the boss uses them, and that category is lacking weapons anyways.

                              • Anonymous

                                What is the point of Golden Tempering giving the weapon holy essence, if it doesn't do anything? Skeletons don't stay dead when killed while GT is active, which is what holy essence does, in fact it's the only thing it ever does in any weapon. It's very misleading. It's like getting the visuals of essence without the actual effect for no apparent reason. You only get the flat damage bonus and the moveset, essence is there in name only.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This weapon got heavily needed couse u used to be able to hold in in your secondary hand activate the special and switch your main hand 2 a different weapon and you stil would be able to use it special double sword R2. While also giving you your normal special it whas like having 2 specials but i just saw now you just do a normal heavy

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Anyone know why the Golden Tempering charged heavy doesn't benefit from the Axe Talisman or the Spiked Tear?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If the special non charged Heavy Atk of this weapon had better tracking and a little bit of hyperarmor, I think it would be viable in PVP

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Saw a few people asking this, so I tested it, the axe talisman does NOT work on golden tempering. A full golden tempering combo without the axe talisman did 754 damage, with the axe talisman equipped still 754 damage. Tested 10 times, 5 with talisman 5 without, the Elleh Godrick soldier, NG+3, non-upgraded ornamental straight sword. The axe talisman works normally non-tempered OSS heavy attacks but at that point why are you using the OSS?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          It's like a mix of straight swords and rapiers. It may not has much damage and long reach, but the moveset is very good for PVP. For PVE, I suggest to use other powerstancing straight swords as they are definitely better in all terms.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Much better as a secondary weapon if you are on first playthrough lol. Use it with a stronger straight sword as see it mash bosses with l1 spams

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Sometimes I think it might not be doing holy damage just increasing base dmg. Every other holy buff will kill skeletons this needs the extra ground hit. Would not be first time something was appling diff dmg type to what is listed in fromsoft game.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                In NG+ is it possible when you get a second one of these to dual wield both of these swords together? As in have 4 of them at the same time?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  "Cannot be enchanted with Magic nor boosted with Consumables."
                                                  "This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables."
                                                  I'm getting mixed messages here. Is this weapon like the Bloodhound's Fang, where you can buff it?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    excellent pve weapon, but for pvp dont even bother with the full combo unless the person your fighting has goldfish brain syndrome

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Can confirm, axe talisman and spiked cracked tear have no effect on golden tempering's unique heavy attack.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Please correct this article. The axe talisman has been verified to have NO effect on damage output of this weapon, irrespective of what you might think.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Okay, the below comment was mine. It turns out scaling on the OSS is very poor so at max level it drastically underperforms a regular sword. Okay sword early, but garbage late.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Landing the full r2 combo is kind of living the dream so I wouldn't hang my hat on that. The straight r2 is okay but the buff from the l2 isn't much to write home about.

                                                            But it is the strongest dex sword and it's working exceptionally well off hand in a dual wield straight sword dex build.

                                                            I'm using a nobles slender sword With bloodhound step as the primary but it would be objectively better with Thunderbolt. I'm just doing a pure melee run.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Referring to AR.
                                                              Tested on giants by war masters shack and full combo, once sequential attack buffs were activated was doing close to 5k damage. Granted most bosses won’t give you time to execute the combo. I’d be interested to see if you can catch malenia with it since she has such little poise.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Messing around with buffs with this, jellyfish great shield, fgms, golden vow, rotten winged sword insignia (talisman), got at from 386 (at +9) to 880, with holy scorpion charm, Millicents prosthesis got it to 1023… granted fgms/jellyfish buff wears off in 30 seconds - and it’s probably be worth having some defensive talismans like godskin swaddling. I swear with thorny cracked tear I saw at hit 1500 something for a split sec due to all the consecutive hit buffs, pretty nuts

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Just found a bug that if you do an uncharged heavy after buffing and throw a throwing knife right after then immediately follow with another uncharged heavy it does a barbaric roar like final swing holding both blades together

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    To the comment after the one below me, it literally adds holy damage dude. Holy damage generally doesn’t insta kill undead enemies it just does more damage against them. Few things in this game can insta kill skeletons, sacred blade or holy pots are one of them.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Very, very good weapon, but it has a few quirks to keep in mind. AoW gives it flat 100 holy damage which is not affected by the weapon level, so its more noticeable in early game, but still nice late game. Not sure if scorpion charm buffs it, it should, but 12 holy damage is nothing. Changed heavy attack has pretty good tracking, so dont worry about your opponent just stepping aside, unless they roll behind you it will hit. But charged changed heavy attack (damn thats a mouthful) kinda plays out in three parts - bunch of stabs - more stabs - crest slash and keep in mind - time between more stabs and crest slash is enormous, most if not all weapons can hit you in that time so be mindful about trading with it. It also deals pathetic damage to poise in pve, so dont even try to use it on sturdier enemies unless they are staggered. Alternatevly - give a chanse to uncharged changed heavy attack - it just crest slash, but it has nice damage, pretty fast and staggers enemies good. It stunlocks omens and onyx lords, but isnt that good at breaking their stance

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        The description of golden tempering implies the damage it does is holy. it is not as it doesnt insta kill skeletons.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Axe Talisman + Spear talisman + Winged/Millicent Talisman + Spiked Tear + Thorny Tear
                                                                          Hold down R2 and enjoy killing everything that doesnt wear 3 layers of armour and block. Alternatiely, use the stonebreaker tear and demolish even the toughest enemies with crits.
                                                                          If you're already going for DEX with a side of FAI, consider taking golden vow and rejection into your repertoire. Become the true scion of the golden lineage!

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Just soloed Crucible Knight Duo with this beast. Granted, I'm on NG+, but for someone who completed the entirety of endgame on NG relying on Blasphemous Blade as a crutch it's something of an accomplishment. Uncharged buffed heavies use two swords without you having to switch from 1H to 2H, which pairs amazingly with guard couter-centric strategy I utilized. They come out very quickly, just to fill in the tight window knights leave to you. Probably would've been easier with Golden Parry but newly buffed Barricade Shield worked well for me.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I wish the block animation would make the character cross the swords
                                                                              Not that blocking with it would be of any use but the style points! Damn id love it

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Could be a result of a buff in 1.07. Fresh character - just put a couple points into dex to equip, no upgrades/talismans/etc. Just the AoW buff. A fully charged R2 nearly 1 combo'd Patches during the first encounter. Over 500 damage. Needs further testing but easily an early game monster now.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Can we put other buffs like Bloodflame blade or one of the greases on it? I don’t think it’d be particularly useful, but it’d be cool as like a theme build.

                                                                                  • I have to say this has to be one of the most underrated pure Dex weapons.

                                                                                    I played with this weapon for quite a while, and I feel like out of all the straight swords it has by far the most interesting/ varied moveset.

                                                                                    Not only does Ornamental straight sword, inherit basically all the same moves that every other straight sword has when power stanced (Aside from ashes of war), but it also has:

                                                                                    Unique power stanced Jumping Light attack that hits 3 times.
                                                                                    Unique power stanced Heavy attack (Two versions of it, since it changes while Golden Tampering is active)
                                                                                    Unique power stanced charged Heavy attack (Two versions of it, since it changes while Golden Tampering is active)
                                                                                    Unique power stanced running heavy attack.

                                                                                    All the other straight swords are honestly boring as hell to me, compared to this weapon. It's varied moveset makes this weapon especially good and underrated in pvp, since you have so many additional different attack patterns that other straight swords do not.

                                                                                    One thing I would recommend if building around this weapon is using both Miliscents Prosthesis, and Rotten Winged Sword Insignia talismans. This weapon stacks the buff really quickly, since jumping R1 is 3 attacks, and R2 during Golden Tampering is like 10 attacks. I feel like non bleed swords can really use that extra damage oomph that you get from those talismans.

                                                                                    You could also add Thorny Cracked Tear for even more damage, since all 3 consecutive attack buffs stack, but I personally prefer 2 defensive physick buffs, especially for pvp, where you won't always be able to trigger the buff reliably. Basically a good mix of offense and defense is the way to go when building around this weapon.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      One of the best things about this weapon, once buffed, is that you can hold a shield in your offhand and using the heavy attack will bring out the other sword. It’s good for mix ups, and also if you prefer to normally use just one of the swords.

                                                                                      • Really cool and underrated thing about this weapon is that it's AOW is basically carried over to it's charged R2, and you can still use the dual wielding combo attack, while single handling the weapon.

                                                                                        This means that it pairs nicely with shields. If you put Skill on your Shield, like let's say a parry it overwrites the skill of your weapon. But since this weapon's AOW is in it's R2, you can have Shield AOW, and still have access to your weapons AOW.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Great weapon. Really wish they would give it’s AoW hyper armor. Or make it like the Regalia of Eochiad AoW where you can opt out the last hit by rolling. It’ll make it more versatile and give you more opportunities to use the AoW since you won’t be completely at the mercy of it’s telegraph.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I Made a whole build for this weapon and it IS actually pretty strong. With the special charged R2 and buffs i die about 3K damage on a boss. The only downside is on the weapon is the missing hyper armor on the charged R2s. All in all i think its an underestimated weapon.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The unique charged heavy attack combo that you get with Golden Tempering active does not seem to be affected by the Axe Talisman. Tested against an NG+2 Godrick Soldier with unupgraded Ornamental Straight Swords, the full combo did 448 damage both with and without Axe Talisman

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Probably the most underrated weapon in the game. First weapon you can get is also the best. With Blue Dancer, 2x Millicent talismans and Claw Talisman you melt all. No need for AoW either, plain blades are fire. AoW is just gravy. Charged heavy is like another AoW. Ludicrous weapon.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  For the first time after months of playing this game, i managed to beat the scion on a new char (Vagabond). Turns out the sword was his greatest weapon after all! I'm so proud of myself! This will definetly come in handy on my dex char.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Bad for PVE, but good for PVP. It has a nice moveset and decent damage. Overall it's a good weapon for me.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      The only thing keeping this thing balanced is the low stagger. For talismans like the winged insignia, each blade hit counts as an individual hit, so 2-handing it makes you ramp up the buff crazy fast. Each hit is also its own damage instance, which means that 2-handing it effectively doubles its AR. Even doing ordinary R1 attacks still racks up insane numbers on a garden-variety dex build

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        "The sword's shape, as well as part of its description, may be a reference to the Runescape RPG."

                                                                                                        Perfect example of fextralife fake lore. Nothing about these swords show a reference to Runescape.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Wow. I didn't know it was THIS good. I'm using it with successive attacks talismans and it activates it in 2 light hits. This weapon got unique moveset.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            This weapon will out damage most things in the later stages of the game with the right setup. Although, the full animation is rather lengthy and hard to pull off against most aggressive enemies.

                                                                                                            With consecutive attack buffs such as the Rotten Wing Sword Insignia/Millicent Prosthesis combo and Thorny Cracked Tear, as well as charged R2 attack buffs like the Axe Talisman and Spiked Cracked Tear, you can get some insane numbers. And lesser known to most people is that you can 1hand this weapon and still do the powerstanced paired weapon charged R2. Because of this, you can do something rather cheeky: 2hand this, apply the weapon buff, then 1hand it and use the Jellyfish Shield buff. When you use the R2 while 1handing, you'll pull out the second sword and do the flurry attack, and the jellyshield will still glow red on your back giving you the 20% damage buff. No other weapon can do this, as the jellyshield will take the slot of your offhand weapon as well as your ash of war weapon art. Nor can you buff with the shield then 2hand something, because it'll lose the buff if its on your back.

                                                                                                            A unique R2 that acts like a charged attack, hits extremely fast multiple times for consecutive buffs, and can be 1handed with the jellyshield without it preventing you from using the ash of war? Now that's a lotta damage.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Something extremely cool about this weapon I haven't ever seen mentioned - you can apply the ash while one-handing it, and if you press R2 while one-handing it, you bust out the second sword with no delay at all and immediately launch into the same animation.

                                                                                                              This is actually... REALLY good. Swapping between a shield and a second weapon while powerstancing can be clumsy - this lets you immediately bust out a big heavy r2 or launch into your crazy combo while still being able to parry or cast spells.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Something extremely cool about this weapon I haven't ever seen mentioned - you can apply the ash while one-handing it, and if you press R2 while one-handing it, you bust out the second sword with no delay at all and immediately launch into the same animation.

                                                                                                                This is actually... REALLY good. Swapping between a shield and a second weapon while powerstancing can be clumsy - this lets you immediately bust out a big heavy r2 or launch into your crazy combo while still being able to parry or cast spells.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  There are two things that would greatly benefit the buffed charged strong attack: hyper-armour and the ability to cancel it via a roll.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    wish there was a pair of swords that didn't look like a weenie roast. only other ones are a colossal which is too slow or fist weapons with no range. it's the only medium-size paired weapon in the game and that crossguard hurts my soul it would send a blade right into your wrist, ouch

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Paired weapons count as 2 1Handed weapons and not 1 2Handed weapon when "2 Handed" right? (I hope that question made sense)

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        This weapon is actually pretty good, the art of war is fine for some extra damage (but the special R2 attacks take too long to execute).
                                                                                                                        The power stance sword moveset is pretty good, I never have issues with birds or anything like that since the hitbox is pretty generous.
                                                                                                                        Definitely my go-to for a Dex build, at least early game, it's fine against the final bosses, Malenia, etc.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I don't know why people say this weapon is weak. It's REALLY good. I have one at +10 and with the Sword's one minute weapon buff on plus Contagious Fury from Jellyfish Shield paired with successive attack Talismans this thing wrecks with it's R1 and R2 attack when in the dual sword mode.

                                                                                                                          Similar to fists/claws yhe advantage of this sword is you can get all the advantages of powerstancing two straight swords while only equipping one weapon. You just tap R1 to rapid chain attack instead of L1. Also the R2 attack is very unique and makes you grapple and machine gun rapidly stab things to death for amazing damage and poise break. Add in the holy damage and this sword is monstrous in a lot of situations. I kill people with it frequently in PvP. Love it.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            What a weak weapon. Hope the DLC provides some real weapons. All the stuff that's in ER now is just incredible weak and underpowered.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Wait a second... ¿Don't you think that this sword looks awfully similar to the sword of Runescape's logo?

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                I feel like this weapon would pair really well with the successive hits talismans, like rotten sword Insignia, godskin swaddle cloth, millicents Prosthesis etc. I know this swords combo is really fast, so it probably pair's well, but I need to give it a try

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Entirely too short to be effective beyond early game. The paired moveset is nice, but the inability to give it an Ash of War and it's only buff being its current Ash really sucks, even more so because so many things resist Holy damage.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Honestly this weapon needs a buff, for being a challenge at the start the fact that is paired is huge, but it just falls flat far too quickly.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      Confirmed I can equip Serpent-God's Curved Sword in my left hand, then when I two-hand this to go into it's dual wield mode, I get the heal on kill from Serpent.

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        Not that impressed really. Even though it can do a lot of damage with the skill active, the cost of the skill is quite high and the duration is quite short, so it really doesn't seem that worth it mostly.

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          tested with Two Fingers Heirloom; can confirm that Faith will not make the weapon art's damage buff scale.

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