Upgrades for Elden Ring contain information regarding upgrades for the player's arsenal. Players can upgrade their weapon and shields by finding and providing them with the required Upgrade Materials. By upgrading a piece of equipment, players can further strengthen the value and percentage output of the equipment that can increases the odds of survivability in combat and against formidable foes.

 

Elden Ring Upgrades Guide

Elden Ring Upgrades work somewhat different from previous games. Your weapon's numerical upgrade value (+1, etc) is independent of your selected Prefix. So you can upgrade one weapon to +10, and change its scaling and base damage later at the Site of Grace by using Ashes of War.

During the Network Test, Base upgrades are performed at the Smithing Table found at the Church of Elleh, just north from the player's starting point. You must gather Smithing Stone Shard items, that can be farmed from Troll enemies in Stormhill, or found in numerous locations, and mined from Limgrave Tunnels.

How to Use Ashes of War in Elden Ring

Visit a Site of Grace and select the "ashes of war" menu, that only becomes available after you have collected at least one. From here, you can preview the effect of the Ash on your weapon, and select to apply the skill or the skill and the effect.

Use Ashes of War to improve the damage and protection, as well as potential Scaling of your Weapons and Shields in Elden Ring. To successfully enhance your equipment's properties, you must collect Ashes of War and apply them to your weapon. This will provide a Skill as well as an optional Prefix, that determines the damage and scaling of your armament.

Prefixes are applied to weapons with Ashes of War, but only certain categories can get each benefit. These are the available Prefix Affinity available during the Network Test:

 

Standard Upgrades

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This path respects the weapon's original scaling and damage. No special properties will be applied, but Skills may still be selected.

Available for all Weapons and Shields

Keen Upgrades

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Increases Dexterity scaling, decreases Strength and Base damage

Available for: Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great Spears

Quality Upgrades

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Balances Strength and Dexterity Scaling, decreases Base damage

Available for: Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Curved Swords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great Spears, Hammers, Axes

 

 

Lightning Upgrades

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Adds Lightning Damage, decreases Base Damage and Strength Scaling

Available for: Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Curved Swords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great Spears, Hammers, Axes

Magic Upgrades

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Adds Magic Damage and Intelligence Scaling, Reduces Base Damage and Strength / Dexterity Scaling

Available for: Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Curved Swords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great Spears, Hammers, Axes

Sacred Upgrades

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Adds Holy Damage, decreases physical damage, most damage negation, and Strength Scaling

Available for Small Shields and Shields

 

 Please keep in mind this information pertains to the Network Test, and it's expected it will be expanded with the game's full release.

 

 




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