Rivers of Blood

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 76
Mag 0
Fire 76
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 36
Mag 27
Fire 62
Ligt 40
Holy 33
Boost 31
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Dex D
Arc D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 12
Dex 18
Arc 20
Katana Slash / Pierce
Corpse Piler FP 17
Wgt. 6.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive 
hemmorage (50)

Rivers of Blood is a Katana in Elden Ring. The Rivers of Blood scales primarily with Strength, Dexterity, and Arcane and is a good Weapon for mid-range combat and it is capable of inflicting both Slash and Pierce attacks. The scaling was fixed in an update

 

 

Weapon of Okina, swordsman from the Land of Reeds.
A cursed weapon that has felled countless men.

When Mohg, the Lord of Blood, first felt Okina's sword, and madness,
upon his flesh, he had a proposal, to offer Okina the life of a demon, whose thirst would never go unsated.

 

Where to Find Rivers of Blood in Elden Ring

The Rivers of Blood weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Rivers of Blood Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Corpse Piler
  • Cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Cannot be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables.
  • Causes Blood loss Buildup: hemmorage (50)
  • Despite the D scaling in Arcane, the damage gain is comparable to Dex but splits more into Fire. In addition, more arcane increases bleed build up. In summary, this weapon is reasonably viable on a pure Dex or pure Arcane build.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 500
  • Corpse Piler has the same animation as Double Slash, but longer range and adds more Bleed Build Up than is listed on the weapon
  • Corpse Piler deals both Physical and Fire Damage
  • Rivers of Blood is most likely inspired by Muramasa, a swordsmith in Japan from the 16th century. Legend says that Muramasa's swords were cursed and demonic in power, causing bloodlust to those who wield it.

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Rivers of Blood

rob ash of war

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sanguine Samurai Written Guide

 

 

Rivers of Blood 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 (%)
Rivers of Blood Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 76 - 76 - - 45 E D - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 31 15
Standard +1 87 - 87 - - 49 E D - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 31 15
Standard +2 98 - 98 - - 54 E D - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 31 15
Standard +3 109 - 109 - - 58 E C - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 31 15
Standard +4 120 - 120 - - 63 E C - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 32 15
Standard +5 131 - 131 - - 67 E C - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 32 15
Standard +6 142 - 142 - - 72 E C - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 32 15
Standard +7 153 - 153 - - 76 E C - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 33 15
Standard +8 164 - 164 - - 81 E C - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 33 15
Standard +9 175 - 175 - - 85 E C - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 33 15
Standard +10 186 - 186 - - 90 E B - - D hemmorage (50) 36 26 52 26 26 34 15

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      i got metal gear rising on pc and it's going to give me carpal tunnel, just like spamming this weapons ash of war casul!

      jetstream sam doesn't spam his op move over and over again, he has skill!, be like sam, after all, the only thing i know for real is that there will be BLOOD..... LOSS!!!

      • Anonymous

        So I never used this weapon prior to 1.06, my first playthrough was an arcane build but the general community reaction to how broken and widely spammed the very powerful AoW was turned me off to it. Didn’t want to casually cut through every enemy in the game like melted butter on my first run, decided to use an occult nagakiba with double slash for a similar feeling of style and swagger, as well as great but not over-the-top bleed buildup. Got through most of the game with it.

        Now playing on 1.06, I’ve tried this weapon out and this may be a ‘casul git gud’ take, but I really do feel like the nerf was just a bit heavy. It absolutely needed a nerf from what I had seen it was capable of, but as it stands now, on my 55 arcane build, my occult nagakiba with double slash seems to perform almost identically as far as bleed buildup during the AoW goes, but gets a better move set with the R2 thrust, more range for all of its attacks with mildly less with the AoW, better bleed for its regular attacks, is more FP efficient, and has comparable AR but all physical. I dunno, I guess it just feels odd that a somber weapon locked into one AoW like this is now basically on par with a regular smithing stone weapon slotted with basically the same AoW when thrown on the same build. I would think that such a specialized weapon should get just a bit more of a noticeable edge over a similar customizable weapon specced to a similar build/play style, but maybe that’s just me.

        Don’t get me wrong, it’s still very strong, drippy as hell, and does get the benefit of fire damage so it’ll probably have higher overall AR on an arcane heavy build which can be increased easily with things that boost fire damage. For sure still a great tool in an arcane build’s arsenal, and looking forward to putting this to use here and there without feeling cheesy as hell when I venture into NG+

        • Anonymous

          Gotta love the PvP players still *****ing and complaining after this nerf. Yes RoB did deserve it, but where does it end? When every single weapon and spell hits like a damp noodle?

          • Anonymous

            I loved the RoB on my first playthrough, but np with the nerf, I will just use my 2 godskin peelers with seppuku on it - 1 jump attack = blood loss is here.

            • Anonymous

              This garbage got nerfed, hopefully Naginata and the L2R2 of moonveil is next. One by one all the clutches will be balanced, as all things should be

              • Anonymous

                This weapon barely works on Malenia now. They did not need to nerf it as much as they did. Before the nerf, I could easily take care of Malenia by giving this to the Mimic Tear and using it myself, but now it is essentially more viable to use an infusable weapon with bleed on it.

                I can understand a slight reduction in damage, but this amount of reduction was an overreaction to the pvp players. Why is so little thought given to pve players like me?

                • Anonymous

                  I used rivers of blood in its prime, was confused why did they nerf it, then realized I always used it in my off hand. Needless to say its a beast even after that nerf XD

                  • Anonymous

                    Both RoB and Eleonora's Poleblade seem like they're part of a Land of Reeds bleed blades set. Same investment path, damage and general look. The same DEX/ARC build works for both. I just think they're neat. Screw the meta goblins, I want my blood lightsabers! (but only for PvE)

                    • Anonymous

                      I can't wrap my head around scaling with multi attribute weapons on this game. Using this weapn at 40 dex and 20 arc I'm already seeing harsh diminishing returns when leveling dex further despite the stat having much better scaling. Leveling arc already yields better damage scaling than dex, and yet the wiki suggests pumping deep into either dex or arc. Wouldn't it be best to invest into both instead?

                      • Anonymous

                        Of all the Rob users, let me solo her was the only one i could respect. First he didn't just mindlessly spam the weapon art without a care in the world, he also wasn't salty about its nerf. Besides, he used his cold uchigatana more than it. Props to him.

                        • Anonymous

                          why the hell is there mortal blade in here bruh and some skills does look like it came from sekiro quite nice

                          • I'd rather play against pre-nerf Rivers than double bleed Nagi/Pike any day. From definitely nerfed the wrong thing and should have just nerfed bleed as a whole. This was just one of the many weapons that took advantage of how broken bleed is in this game and now Rivers is going to be garbage when bleed is inevitably nerfed

                            • Anonymous

                              honestly thought people were talking about a weapon art that summons an actual river of blood like magma that damages anyone caught in it, but its a protagonist katana, kinda disappointed tbh

                              • Anonymous

                                Well, it's not that OP now, but still pretty good. Skill deals pretty decent damage and bleed buildup. Of course it's just a shadow of previous RoB, but this is how this weapon should be look like from the beginning

                                • bro i haven't seen this much salt since they nerfed the carthus curved sword, you all really need to grow up and pick a better weapon, I think it was a horrible idea to make this game more inclusive to other fandoms, now this **** happens

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Tested against Malenia on NG16+ i notice not only blood slash damage got nerfed, they also nerfed it's stunlock, I have more easier time using double slash cold nagakiba than ROB now against Malenia.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I love how they nerfed rivers bleed build up but none of the other overpowered builds which utilize status build up to bleed in 1 or 2 hits.

                                      Realistically speaking, rivers was only one symptom of a greater disease. But, personally, I'm it getting nerfed shows a step in the right direction.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I swear to god ever since the nerf everyone is posting like it was the only good weapon in the game and it is quite pitiful.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Sadly I never got to experience this or moon veil before nerfed. Missed out by about a week with both. Couldn’t they just have nerfed it against other players like they do with the talismans being less effective against other players?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            gotta love the people acting like the game is completely ruined just because a weapon skill got reigned in, as if it wasn't inevitable.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Man so glad we got this nerfed we have so much variety now like vykes spear or cross nagitana soils community is the best!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The way you guys are posting makes it sound like Rivers is the only weapon in the game and it seems kinda pitiful really.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  People saying "its not fun anymore" - thats just ridiculous, same meltdown was after adula moonblade or hoarfrost stomp nerf (i was using adula's a lot, but it 100% deserved nerf). Describe fun. The weapon has the same moveset, looks the same, it literally has reduced damage on one out of many attacks and mostly on that very long bleed slash effect, from up close its as deadly as ever. So in your opinion the only fun things ar those that do insane amount of dmg without any drawback? You might as well open cheat engine and add yourself 1000 extra dmg on any hit plus it will ban you from multiplayer so you won't cry about pvp this pvp that.

                                                  Be honest guys, you just want to win without any effort, danger, or a window to be punished and your "fun" was mindless single button press.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This weapon is crap now. Better off with any Katana and double slash. Fromsoft is catering to the whining pvp players. Like pvp is even merit in this game. They ruined one of the most enjoyable and entertaining weapon in souls history. I stopped playing due to Fromsoft being unable to leave the game alone and listen to the pvp players that are pointless in this game. Fromsoft had a great game, another few months and it will be destroyed. Instead of improving performance accross all platforms and a solid dlc, they are wasting time and ultimately ruined the game.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      lmao people celebrating the nerf when there's way more op **** than this in the game like Blasphemous Blade, dragon frost and scarlet breath, madness dual spear builds, bull goat babbies, colossal weapon crouch poking, the list goes on.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Old bleed in DS3 was still worse. You saw a shadow jumping at you with Onikiri and dead. And then they felt like kings for pressing L2, these excrements.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          as a proud rob scrub, i can say that the weapon is just as strong as it used to be, it just no longer has a go go gadget extendo blade that does full damage and bleeds out like crazy. if you treat it like double slash, its virtually the same

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            lmao people mocking RoB users after nerf
                                                            Personally, I have never used it for PvP
                                                            But I used dual Bandit's Curved Sword for PvP a lot and like 4 out of 5 people didn't know you can parry with curved swords and got one shot by jump attack right after parry, then I realized how bad people actually are in PvP, complaining because they don't even bother themselves to check weapons information
                                                            Like chill dude as far I can see you cant play PvP either way, wanted to be against RoB or anything else

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Jesus you can literally download cracked version of game and use any patch you want if your main focus is not on PvP

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                lmao people mocking RoB users after nerf
                                                                Personally, I have never used it for PvP
                                                                But I used dual Bandit's Curved Sword for PvP a lot and like 4 out of 5 people didn't know you can parry with curved swords and got one shot by jump attack right after parry, then I realized how bad people actually are in PvP, complaining because they don't even bother themselves to check weapons information
                                                                Like chill dude as far I can see you cant play PvP either way, wanted to be against RoB or anything else

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  its still incredible, why is everyone complaining? it still does the same damage if you're point blank with it, it just doesn't have insane reach anymore.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Nerfing ROB wasn’t the right thing to do. Bleed should have been nerfed in general. Maybe making it not scale as well with arcane, and especially on things like twinblades and curved swords if dual wielding.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      What does it matter, this game is so easy to hack that easy anti cheat is a benefit to the hackers. Saw someone using the serpent killer with the rykard fight form the other day.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Used it before the arcane patch because I wanted to invade as Okina; Stopped using it after the arcane patch because it was too easy to win with; Started using it again after the nerf, feels actually reasonable and fun to play with now all the PVE cry-babies are just gonna have to get used to it and accept that even fromsoft realised how overpowered this weapon was hence !NERFED!.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Kinda feel bad for the RoB users. They used to have a cool move to spam but now the only viable thing on this is running R1 spam LOL. Might as well get a poke meta weapon

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Rivers of Blood is still a pretty good weapon guys, it's just that the weapon skill isn't an instant win button now.

                                                                            Besides, there's at least like 10 other options that are way more broken than Rivers of Blood lol.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Toxic pvp community got this weapon nerfed in 1.06 after so much unnecessary complaining. Ruined it for pve players who play by themselves. I can't think of any more of a selfish act.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Now that this crutch has been nerfed more people will use the even more broken dual naginatas with bleed and seppuku.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  If anyone wonders if it's still good for PVE, I just destroyed malenia with a mimic tear in NG+. Can't even imagine how broken it was before if it's currently nerfed.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    lol so i played as a faith build all the way up until i decide to finally try the bleed build and it is nerfed..

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Thank goodness that there are still companies that still listen to their consumers I made a post here asking for them to do something about this weapon. To all those that do not believe that being vocal about our concerns hurts take this as proof. This is a win for those against cyber bullying. Consumer rights should never be stepped on.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        That's what you l2 spammers get!!! This is all on you. Couldn't stop yourself from spamming it Couldn't you? Well to late for that now. Becease now you finaly face the consequences. And we the non spammers pay you back with how you where threatening us. Get dunked

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Memories broken the truth goes unspoken i've even forgotten my naAame.
                                                                                          The only thing I know for real there will be blood shed!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            bruh, you thinkin that the nerf is the end? RoB users will switch dual curve sword or dual naginatas, more of them, and some of them will also use bleed nagakiba with the double slash ash of war!

                                                                                            Thanks to all of ur whining and crying, you just made PvP more cancerous, I myself, am a Dual Naginata user, but i dont like fight those who use the same build, dual curve swords and dual naginatas is more cancerous than RoB!!, You are all gonna regret this nerf

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I'm actually a littled relieved they nerfed this. I'm finally playing an arcane character (Arc/Int), but I was worried that ROB would be a little too strong, that I would have to force myself to not abuse it. Not that anyone else would care, since I exclusively play PvE, but still...

                                                                                              • I have Rivers of Blood and Elenora's Pole Blade both 10+.
                                                                                                I don't PvP.
                                                                                                Before the patch River's of Blood did more dmg (PvE) with a charged attack and WA.
                                                                                                Now Elenora's Pole Blade seems slightly better with bleed build up as it strikes more especially if using the Twin Blade Talisman
                                                                                                It's probably not but they are much closer to being equal now after patch 1.06.
                                                                                                I don't number crunch either.
                                                                                                Does anyone have it figured out yet?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  ...Welp fromsoft nerfed the only weapon I found fun, it was a good run, doubt ill touch this game again or even buy the dlc if it even exists, lol.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Now that this garbage is done for and my beloved lucerne is buffed, time to have some actual fun in this godforsaken game

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I notice very little difference post nerf, but I’m sure there will be people howling at the sky regardless.

                                                                                                      “OHHHHHHH THE WEAPON NO LONGER WORKS! THOSE BOTTOM FEEDING NOOBS WOULD RATHER REMOVE WEAPONS THEN GET GOOD AT COUNTERING THEM!!”

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