Spinning Strikes

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Polearm skill that performs continuous spinning attacks. Hold to continue the attack. Can be followed up with a normal or strong attack. Nullifies projectiles such as arrows while spinning.

Spinning Strikes is a Skill in Elden Ring. Spinning Strikes is a is a regular skill that can be found in Ashes of War, it can be used on Polearms (Great Spears excepted). Updated to Patch 1.07.


How to get Spinning Strikes in Elden Ring


Elden Ring Spinning Strikes Guide, Notes & Tips

  • This is an Ash of War Skill, associated with the Ash of War: Spinning Strikes.
  • FP Cost: 2
  • Stance damage: 6 (spin loop) 12 (Light attack finish) 16 (Heavy attack finish)
  • Light Attack FP Cost: 10 
  • Heavy Attack FP Cost: 15 
  • This Skill is not Chargeable
  • Functions similarly to Wild Strikes, but useable on Polearms.
    • Wild Strikes has higher poise, while Spinning Strikes has greater range and can attack in all directions
  • NOTE: This Skill was changed with Patch 1.07 as follows:
    • Time between various actions and activation of skills have been shortened.
    • Attack Power has been slightly increased.



Spinning Strikes Demonstration





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    • Anonymous

      Overlooked AoW! Seriously, consider giving it a try.

      People don't seem to like it due to the animation lock, and low mobility, but it does a LOT of damage in pve even for non-status builds.

      Even in pvp, it's decent, and I'd recommend giving it a shot. A single hit of the startup spin will out-damage a 2-handed R1, and it comes out only a few frames slower than an R1 from a poke halberd, so it's actually a decent trade tool. This AoW is also fantastic against people who like to roll in, or reverse quick-step you.

      Don't get me wrong, it's not a top-tier AoW for pvp, but if you master it, it's very strong! I keep it on one of my hard-swap weapons in pvp, and get a lot of use out of it against rapier/fist weapon players. Don't use it against a parry king, this AoW is very easy to parry.

      • Anonymous

        this ting on the grave scythe go brrrrr. Only tings better on that weapon is phantom slash/Black Flame Potato. Dem tings go SKRAAAHH

        • Anonymous

          Take off auto lock. Practice with rotating the left stick (on Xbox or PS; on pc, i mean spin your character around counterclockwise for as long as you hold the LT/L2/Ashe of War key. Done properly, this turns every usual spin in two attacks. You can test this on enemies by just pressing and not holding LT/L2/AoW key once, and spinning your character around. You’ll two hits, and it’ll do a slightly better job keeping you from being hit in the windup, versus doing the same thing and facing the same or general direction, which only gets you one hit and is more easily punishable. It takes practice. Also, while practicing his, I discovered this AoW deflects arrows as long as you keep holding it (tilt the camera down a bit to alter the angle of the spinning blade so that incoming arrows hit it).

          • Anonymous

            excellent against people with shorter weapons like curved swords, but falls short against thrusting weapons

            • Anonymous

              PLEASE FIX SPINNING STRIKES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, more poise, more stagger damage, faster wind up or recovery - ANYTHING. Just make it not completely horrendously useless

              • Anonymous

                If you kill Irina and give Edgar the letter he'll go over to where Irina normally would be and fight you and you can get the weapon that way. (I believe the Misbegotten at the bottom of Castle Morne must be killed first for him to leave.)

                • Anonymous

                  I believe you get a Banished knight halberd with this skill after killing an invader on the revengers shack

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