Rivers of Blood

rivers of blood katana weapon elden ring wiki guide 200px
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.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.08Katanas poise damage has been reduced only on PVP.
  • Other notes and player tips go here.

 

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

      Anon 16 2023 4: 44…. It used to be one of the greatest pvp weapons, but now it’s the weakest pvp weapon… really dislike nerfs… once a nerf is made, the game becomes less fun, wish they never nerfed anything… OH BUT PLEASE CONTINUE NERFING INTELLIGENCE (sarcasm)… they nerfed INT before even officially releasing it

      • Anonymous

        The chip damage and bleed from the blood slashes can make a quick finisher for players at low hp, as well as a rollcatch them if you manage to hit the blade and they roll away from it.

        • Anonymous

          I agree that it needed a nerf but it is still a very good weapon I don't know what people are talking about

          • Anonymous

            To you who just started playing the game and complain about this weapon and how it should be stronger. It has been through a nerf, prior to that it was BY FAR the most OP weapon in the game, it broke PvP completely. So no it doesnt need a buff, trust me. It is still a great weapon

            • Anonymous

              The "Rivers of blood" will be the best weapon to try and get in the mountain tops of the Giants!!

              Trust me it is the best weapon in the Game.

              • Anonymous

                I love people who just spam the skill with no regard for spacing or any environmental awareness whatsoever, its cute.

                • Anonymous

                  Is it honest now? Best weapon in the game is a tie between estoc and cleanrot sword. Second place is moonveil and third is rivers of blood. The move set is really good and it has really long reach. The r2s are very powerful roll catches/trades and the two handed move set invalidates poise. FGMS makes the good damage better and it’s easy to pair this with dragon breaths when someone retreats to heal or bolus. People who think it got nerfed too hard only know L2 spam, and even that is still very strong.

                  • Anonymous

                    When I was using this and it was broken, I got attacked for being cheap. Now that they rebalanced it, I get attacked for being dumb enough to still use it. Is it really that hard to understand that some people genuinely like the edgy katana?

                    • Anonymous

                      If you think that just because rob is broken then all bleed/dex builds are trash, then you disserve a point down

                      • Anonymous

                        I only know one thing about this weapon, and that one thing I know is that there is a lot of bloodshed, the man in the mirror nods at me when I say say that, it also helps you ride on the back of the dragons head

                        • Anonymous

                          to all my blood dex build users, pls go touch some grass and get some maiden I beg.

                          PS. did you know you can attack without using the weapon arts (by Dhar Mann)

                          • Anonymous

                            This and mimic are intended for people having trouble with the game. Even in it's current state just ridiculously easy to use.

                            • Anonymous

                              So to my understanding, the nerf was mostly for weapon art and you pretty much get the same damage of the blade itself hit the target and ppl are calling it **** now ? Like i've see cases like this for SONAF as well but now I'm confident there are lots of ppl who just call anything that can one shot bosses trash

                              • Anonymous

                                When they say it does both Physical and Fire damage, does it mean that both fire and physical are applied over a single instance, or does it mean that it applies fire damage on top of physical damage?

                                • Anonymous

                                  rivers of tears, rivers of salt, rivers of casual, rivers of parry, rivers of skill issue, rivers of tryhard, rivers of spam, rivers of trolling, rivers of rage, there are so many meme names, any more ideas in the replies? hahahahaha

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Muramasas swords were Infamously used to cleave through P.O.Ws as a way to test their quality in popular myth.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I don't get the complaints. I have been using this weapon on my main character since launch and I think it's still great. While it isn't outrageously broken anymore, it still does insane damage up close. You just have to think more when trying to trigger blood lose and use blood incantations. Then you can go in for the kill with the added range of Corpse Piler. The only thing that's really changed is that you have to think more. Which I feel is great. That's exactly what you want to do.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        So, they apparantly nerfed this thing too much, patch 1.07 increases the damage of the Corpse Piler weapon art slightly if the patch notes are to be believed.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          what's all the crying about this weapon everywhere? there are a dozen different ways of parrying in this game and yall could not figure out ONE? sh!t, if anything, just use a buckler with Carian Retaliation or Golden Parry... but beware of flails, whips and colossal weapons infused with Frost, teehee.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Now I can finally use this on my Dex/Arcane build without feeling guilty. Weapon art is still busted with the right talismans though.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I love this weapon, people say its because I fell on my head as a kid and lack self esteem. Coincidence? I think he's.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I started playing elden ring recently, and was excited to pick up this weapon, everyone was talking about how good it is even after nerfs. But sadly it isnt even good anymore. My uchigatana +18 has 104 bleed (keep in mind increasing further level of uchi adds more bleed while rivers of blood bleed doesnt scale with weapon level) and my RoB+9 having only 76 bleed at 75 arcane dealing same damage and having almost identical attack range. i dont see much reasons to use RoB, especially as left handed dualwelding, when you can take uchi with better bleed and place seppuku skill on it , and having nagakiba as main weapon.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Trash damage after nerf just throw it to volcano manor pit, try use double slash nagakiba instead, and now we have people with poke double naginata with bhs.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Still an above average weapon after the nerf. The blood slash now does about a little more than half the damage comparing to hitting with the blade, so it would be better to use the skill in close range if you want the damage. Not able to deal heavy damage/bleed stun to bosses now, so if u want to cheese bosses with a ton of health like malenia using efficient bleed build-up, switching to trident or occult cross-naginata/scavenger curved sword is a good idea. If you want a spammy weapon as a replacement, so that you can easily stun lock and kill annoying mobs by using weapon skill, try fallen star beast jaw!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It's okay dudes, just find another weapon, maybe re-spec. It's really not the end of the world, try something new and move on, you don't need to be OP to have fun, sometimes a hard fought battle is more rewarding! (emotionally)

                                                      • 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.

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