Wing of Astel

wing of astel curved sword weapon elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 65
Mag 78
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 28
Mag 52
Fire 23
Ligt 23
Holy 23
Boost 23
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Dex D
Int D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 7
Dex 17
Int 20
Curved Sword Slash
Nebula FP 20
Wgt. 2.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Wing of Astel is a Curved Sword in Elden Ring. The Wing of Astel scales primarily with StrengthDexterity and Intelligence. It is a good Weapon for builds that specialize in Intelligence and Dexterity.

 

Sword fashioned from a delicate wing, suffused with the magic of
the stars.
Strong attack unleashes a wave of enchanted light.

Crafted from a relic of the Naturalborn of the Void who is said to
have assailed the Eternal City.

 

Where to Find Wing of Astel in Elden Ring

The Wing of Astel weapon can be found at the following location:

  • Found in a small chest at the top of the ruins in southern Uhl Palace Ruins. Can only be reached if you have access to the northern section of Ainsel River, by following the river east from northern Uhl Palace Ruins. From the Nokstella, Eternal City Site of Grace, look east at the waterfall and go forward, climbing up the ladder you see on your right. Go through the door and up the watery path, hugging the right wall, you'll encounter an ant enemy along the way and through the tunnel you'll see a T-Posing enemy with a scythe at the cliff. Continue hugging the right wall, and drop down safely down the ledges and up the path where the chest is located on the walkway behind the Malformed Star enemy. Be careful of the spells it fires at you, so you don't get knocked off the walkway. [Elden Ring Map here]
  • Video Location

 

Elden Ring Wing of Astel Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Nebula
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Can't be enchanted with Magic or boosted by Consumables
  • Wing of Astel can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Deals +20% damage to gravity icon 40px Gravity type enemies
  • Strong attack creates a magical ranged attack for zero FP
  • Charging the strong attack performs the magical ranged attack twice
  • The Weapon Art, Nebula, creates an arc of exploding magic in front of the caster.
    • If there is insufficient room for the magic arc to spread out, it will bunch up, making this incredibly deadly in tight areas or against walls as even more explosions will hit.
    • The weapon art deals exceptionally high damage to poise.
    • The damage of the weapon art is boosted by the Spellblade Set.

Player-related tips (may be subjective):

  • The heavy attack on Wing of Astel creates a magic projectile, allowing you to attack many enemies from a slightly safer distance than you may otherwise be able to.
  • The heavy attack can be charged, as well as chained for multiple projectiles in quick succession.
  • Like other similar attacks, the projectile has a separate hitbox from the actual blade, meaning both can hit the enemy at the same time.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Wing of Astel

  • As a curved sword, you have access to unique heavy charge cancel dodge move. Simply start charging your heavy attack and while you are still holding the button for heavy attack, press the dodge button, you will do a special dodge available only to curved swords

 

Wing of Astel 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 (%)
Wing of Astel Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 65 78 - - - 42 E D D - - - 28 52 23 23 23 23 9
Standard +1 74 89 - - - 46 E D D - - - 28 52 23 23 23 23 9
Standard +2 83 100 - - - 50 E D C - - - 28 52 23 23 23 23 9
Standard +3 93 111 - - - 54 E D C - - - 28 52 23 23 23 23 9
Standard +4 102 123 - - - 58 E D C - - - 28 52 23 23 23 23 9
Standard +5 112 134 - - - 63 E C C - - - 28 52 23 23 23 24 9
Standard +6 121 145 - - - 67 E C C - - - 28 52 23 23 23 24 9
Standard +7 130 157 - - - 71 E C C - - - 28 52 23 23 23 24 9
Standard +8 140 168 - - - 75 E C B - - - 28 52 23 23 23 24 9
Standard +9 149 179 - - - 79 E C B - - - 28 52 23 23 23 25 9
Standard +10 159 191 - - - 84 E C B - - - 28 52 23 23 23 25 9

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Strangely, while the ash-of-war-effect „golden vow“ is active, „nebula“ doesn‘t do any damage, but it still has a hitbox and staggers enemies.

      • Anonymous

        I don't have the stats for this but I was messing around earlier and I tried it out with the stargazer heirloom and imp cat head. I really like it a lot, the weapon art seems to be on a par with flame of the redmanes for poise damage. This is the first weapon that has INT requirements and scaling that I've liked enough to think it might be worth doing a respec with Rennala so I can use it. What kind of INT investment would I need to see good damage from the sword and weapon art?

        • Anonymous

          Seems that when you are near an Astel and use this weapon's heavy attack, it makes whooshy lightning SFX, which is very interesting. Tested with the Astel next to the chest where you get this weapon.

          • Anonymous

            If you hold R2 and B at the same time then you can do a backflip attack. I haven’t found any other weapon that has a similar response.

            • Anonymous

              Great dueling weapon for INT builds. Nebula is great for area denial , obscuring casting animations and punishing jump attack spam.

              • Anonymous

                Just wanna say that this thing slaps. Landing the heavy attack at melee hand deals bonkers damage and the attack isn't even slow. Landing a fully charged heavy attack hit the pests on the Grand Cloister for 1.4k dmg at 68 int with the magic tear and magic scorpion charm

                • Anonymous

                  Fantastic alternative to moonveil for Int players. Arguably as good because no one ever expects it, and really fun to use with a diverse moveset.

                  • Anonymous

                    Incredibly useful weapon art for PvE, you can cast it around corners and change angle mid cast, making it very flexible as an AoE. Enemies also will typically react to the cast, and not the actual detonations, meaning they can be kited through and take 2-3 explosions (e.g., Malenia!).

                    Got my first kill of Malenia today using Nebula predominantly, no summons or bloodhound or bleed (I’m a noob to FS games so this was a big achievement for me!!!)

                    • Anonymous

                      Can anyone give me a good setup for a build around this weapon? I was thinking mixing this with some gravity/meteorite spells but I am open to suggestions

                      • Anonymous

                        Saw so many people complain about how bad it looks, found the weapon myself and it literally looks like what you'd expect, the wing of a spaceborn creature. Seriously, it looks cool for a curved sword and actually unique, I can't fathom what all these people are so disappointed about. If you really don't like it, then just use moonveil and stop complaining?

                        • Anonymous

                          Biggest gripe in the game, favourite weapon art, stylish weapon class, light weight and it ****ing looks like this.

                          • Anonymous

                            not a fan of fit visually but its a very fun mage weapon in pve. more interesting than moonveil thats for sure...so for mage weapons, unless you really love moonveil i would give this a try or darkmoon greatsword if looking for unique entertaining weapons

                            • Anonymous

                              In this pic here it looks like a badass cosmic solid sword.

                              In game it looks like a butterfly wing. It looks like I’m slapping enemies with a dang butterfly wing LOL.

                              • Anonymous

                                I have much more fun playing with it compared to Moonveil, which except for the awesome WA has a basic katana moveset. I believe the compromise is to use both weapons, as Astels Wing WA absolutely melts bosses. One adventage Moonveil has is bleed damage, but Astels has a ranged R2 that has no cost.

                                • Anonymous

                                  The WA stopped doing actual damage - just does poise damage now. Any idea what could cause this and how to fix it?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I found the weapon art very useful against the Elden Beast. My guess is it does physical damage and Elden Beast has pretty low phys defence.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      No one seems to mention how well the charged R2 puts enemies in critical state in melee range. Like, 2 hander or Square Off tier. Better than the weapon art if you can't land all the hits of the art (small enemies).

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Wing of astel in your right hand; another curved sword you like, with a cold ash of war infused, in your left end.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I main this weapon, and I'm saying the R2 projectiles need a nerf, they just hit too damn hard for an attack that takes nothing from you. With the usual mage-buffing Talismans/Physik, they can average like 500-600 damage. Realistically, they should hit for half that.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Absolutely slept on in pvp. Strong projectile comes out fast uncharged and can be charged for mixups, nebula deters approaches and can create frame-traps if the enemy decides to rush through and attack and you used proper spacing, and the regular attacks are very fast and deal a lot of damage. With my sorcerer I can trade with a lot of katana regular hits and even some heavy weapons.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Weapon is absolutely amazing and a wonderful alternative to moonveil. Moonveil off the bat is easier to use but this has far better synergies with your spells than Moonveil. The moonveil hate is pretty annoying as one weapon can be cool without hating on another. Maybe people are mad that there are new ways to play pvp idk but this weapon is by far the best light int weapon replacement you can get and hands down an all around sick weapon.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Hot damn, this weapon's got it all. Fast attacks, powerful attacks, ranged attacks, double ranged attacks, ranged attacks with melee hitboxes (potential 4-hit attack) large aoe attacks, R2-dodgecancel-R1 styling, varied mixups to boot with all that.

                                                I decided to pair it up with Night Maiden Mist, Eternal Darkness and Cannon of Haima for a less orthodox spellsword build and it's so damn fun to play, both PvE and PvP. If all int builds you know are turret-mages, try this weapon and enjoy a new experience.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  As someone who just full cleared, and platinumed the game while trying every weapon and build I could possibly try, this is my favorite weapon in the entire game. It works with 2h, sheilds, and 1h with staff. It has distinct and interesting move sets for all types. Its art direction and feel are exceptional and finally vs anything with any relevant size the weapon art is flat out S+ tier. Killing massive enemies faster than anything else and not having to worry about resistances/immunities which sometimes are the bane of bleed builds. The frequent staggers aren't as OP as with other weapons which can use the time to apply status effects, but its a nice opening to pot or rebuff and it does so much damage you rarely care. Remember EACH explosion from the ability does separate damage.

                                                  While I eventually ran 2 of them for aesthetics its not necessary at all and you might be better off running a cold infused scavengers curved sword with something like Seppuku or the blades over your head for infrequent use. Giving you status and the 2h move set.

                                                  As someone who has tried EVERYTHING (Greatstars and Long Enboys horn are VASTLY underrated S teir weapons) I think every player should take about 3 hours with this weapon

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Neither Axe Talisman, nor Godfrey Icon boost its R2(Heavy attack) damage, but things like Magic Scorpion Charm does.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Neither Axe Talisman, nor Godfrey Icon boost its R2(Heavy attack) damage, but things like Magic Scorpion Charm does.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This weapon is incredibly good, and the WA is very very powerful. It staggers a ton, can destroy groups, gets around shield and corners and does lots of damage with a high int investment. Against Plasidusax I actually skipped phase 2 of the fight. Staggered at the end of phase 1 and then spamming Nebula, the dragon got staggered a second time and then finished it off with Nebula. Excellent to power stance with a second curved sword that's cold infused (I like scavenger for the extra bleed)

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Wish they can increase int scailing(and decrease others if balance is needed)currently this is more like a frost infusion(need a lot of points in both int and dex to make ar good) weapon rather than magic infusion, so ar is a bit low for pure int build. Other than that this weapon is good.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            There is a REALLY weird bug with this weapon. If you try and buff it using the Commander's Standard halberd… it's attacks and charged R2 get the buff, but its weapon skill Nebula will completely stop dealing ANY direct damage. It still deals POISE Damage, so you can stagger opponents with it but for 30 seconds it will essentially make this weapon art totally harmless.

                                                            The same issue doesn't seem to happen with the Bastard's Stars version of that ability, but it's a bit harder to multi-hit since that starts with a physical attack. Just a little precaution if you're trying to buff and pour damage into an enemy that you'll do the opposite with this particular combo.

                                                            I'm not sure what buff precisely is triggering that issue, but it's never happened to any other weapon skill or other sorcery I've used thus far.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Interestingly enough, if you use this weapon r2 or weapon art near a malformed star it makes a loud sparking sound effect, and the sparking sound effect disappear when you killed the malformed star. Tested in altus tunnel.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Any recs on what other Curved Sword to dual weild with this? its the only one that scales with INT unfortunately

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This weapon is just insane

                                                                  Fantastic base moveset, the weapon skill deals ridiculous poise damage to small enemies and large enemies will get absolutely chunked by it multiple times for massive damage. You can basically use it as a trap where you cast it and the casting animation baits the enemy to run at you and attack, then they get ****ed lol. Not only that, you get a heavy attack that enchants the sword and does extra magic damage AND fires a projectile for NO FP COST.

                                                                  • I'll echo the pretty exhaustive praise for this weapon; personally, this took the place of Moonveil and Clayman's Harpoon for my preferred melee-INT weapon. It feels very flexible, like for most combat scenarios I can make some use of the sword without having to resort to sorceries if I don't want to. It inherits many advantages of curved swords - fast light attacks and guard counters (if you're running with a shield) along with a sweeping attack motion does well chopping up groups of weaker enemies. Its ranged R2s let you space against tougher enemies, and because it's partially magic damage, it'll still chip through shields. Its weapon art serves double duty of either obliterating big packs of smaller enemies, or devastating larger enemies (e.g., runebears) who get hit by several of the explosions at once. It's also very light for all of these advantages, which can either save you a couple points on endurance or let you wear heavier armor elsewhere. Great weapon in my experience.



                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      As a int caster, using moonveil I was constantly out of stamina. Wing of astel only requires chugging FP drinks, which I have a lot. So wing of astel wins.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I skip parse 2 of Mogott and Mogh with this +10 (and mimic) with 60 int, almost 1shot them
                                                                        This weapon is so broken

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Fun fact : the WA goes through walls/corners ...
                                                                          I use it a lot to punish ambushes, and the poise damage is absolutely insane against non-boss enemies (except maybe the ones with insane poise). Against 99% of the enemies in the game, you can lock them into interruption by spamming it, even those holy knights in Haligtree.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Fabulous weapon. Pair with another strong curved sword with an Int affinity and strong ability and you’re quite the versatile magic duelist. Nebula and fully charged R2’s are a great trap combination.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Just finished a playthrough with this weapon, it's actually amazing. Especially the weapon art, pretty much demolishes every boss. Even worked very well against Malenia despite her mobility

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                This has to be my favorite weapon in the game. The WA is just so strong. Every time I help a friend with bosses, they can't believe the damage I can put out in such a short time. This thing absolutely shreds, and Shard of Alexander pushes it even further. Can't wait to pick up a second one on NG+, not because I think powerstancing them would be the best combo (it would probably be stronger to have an offhand weapon with bleed/cold like the Scavenger's Curved Sword) but just for the sheer joy of having two because they just look so ridiculous.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This has to be my favorite weapon in the game. The WA is just so strong. Every time I help a friend with bosses, they can't believe the damage I can put out in such a short time. This thing absolutely shreds, and Shard of Alexander pushes it even further. Can't wait to pick up a second one on NG+, not because I think powerstancing them would be the best combo (it would probably be stronger to have an offhand weapon with bleed/cold like the Scavenger's Curved Sword) but just for the sheer joy of having two because they just look so ridiculous.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Honestly a really excellent versatile weapon. It's got the curved sword moveset great for single target duels, range extending sword beam with no FP cost, AND a mutli-hit AOE with high damage excellent for crowds and big enemies. Moonveil spammers are really sleeping on this weapon. Also makes a charming ringing sound when swung and I cannot get over the purple space explosion. The iridescent partially transparent blade is a nice touch too!

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      quite literally destroyed the elden beast with this weapon at +9. Worth it for sorcery build even if you need to respec for the dex required

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        lvl 120, primarily sorcery. Nebula is probably tied with Moonblade and Great Glintstone as my most used "spell". It's so good.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Sometimes R2 makes a crackling electric noise in the cave in consecrated snowfields. It's more powerful. What's going on?

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            This is hands-down the best weapon for a pure sorcerer (if you spare points for the Dex req, granted), period. It has everything you could possibly ask for: it scales so well with Int, is extremely light, has fast R1s to punish aggression, produces FREE projectiles off the heavy R2s, and has a weapon art that acts as the ultimate spacer (you can use it when you think they're coming at you, forcing them to back off or eat a lot of damage, allowing you to get away or follow up with a harder hitting spell from behind the veil of stars). Even better is that this weapon COMPLIMENTS your spells, rather than making them feel redundant (respectfully, Moonveil does just that, it replaces quite a lot of spells, keeping maybe a handful that can snipe at long range, but otherwise Transient Moonlight is just so strong in close-quarters and midrange).

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              What kind of enemies are Void actually? I don't get it. Here you say that it deals 20% more damage against them, but which ones particularly

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                In certain places like caves and underground locations the sound effects of the charged attacks change to very loud electricity sound, this doesn't happen all the time but I think it's in caves mostly.
                                                                                                This is most likely a bug, still my favorite weapon though.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The wa works well on big bosses, killed rot tree spirit above malenia arena by spaming wa n broken its poise twice, took 3 tries, 2 times got pushed off the cliff :P

                                                                                                  Can land the wa on bosses riding horse if baiting the hoof stomp n placing carefully

                                                                                                  Not well against death burbs or royal rapenant cus they r too active (I know u should use holy dmg n heals but dnt hav the stat)

                                                                                                  Giving it's close range nature heavy armors r a must have, some poise n defense will help alot
                                                                                                  A off hand curve sword is nice for the l1s

                                                                                                  Equip Shad of Alexander to fight bosses, Carian filigreed crest for regular fights if u dnt hav much fp or flasks
                                                                                                  U should hav it if ur a int melee player, it's wa make ur life easier

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Very fun PVE weapon, you can so some silly damage powerstancing it with a cold infused curved sword. Feels a bit clunky in PVP due to the weapon art basically slapping a billboard above you telegraphing that you're about to use it, as well as the heavy attack beams being extremely readable. Still gonna use it anyway though, this thing is 100% style.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      When stabbing an enemy in the back, use the weapon art and it will activate when they stand up. can anyone explain this?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Broken, absolutely broken (especially if you use mimic). This and the Bastard's Stars weapon art are fantastic too, this one's being great for close encounters and the other's for a longer reach. If you're having trouble getting this weapon, scarlet rot will eat away at the giant Astel clone thing, making it safer to snag this (rotten breath in particular working great)

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          With Moonveil you basically want to ignore the dex scaling and go full int, if I remember correclty.
                                                                                                          Would Wing of Astel also be the best at 7/17/60?

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Easily my Favourite weapon in Elden ring. It has everything I want: range with heavy attacks, nice attack chains, incredible poise break with nebula, and the best thing about this Sword: it is not moonveil.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Guys nobody talk about the special move to avoid enemy attack. If u press botton to roll when u press charged attack botton you can do a special dodge.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Two of these in dual wield is absolutely fantastic. The sprint dual attack is excellent - both swords swing twice like a butterfly wing and it hits a wider range then normal, sometimes two enemies at once.

                                                                                                                I find myself not using moonvail much at all anymore, and using my staff much less, they are just so much fun. I have them both @ +7, they deal less dmg than my moonvail @ +9, but not much less.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Weapon Art is awesome VS bosses, and for 9 STR the best poise damage you can do as a low STR mage at close range(?). I figure it's supposed to be a deterrent for closing space on a caster in PVP? The only issue I have with this weapon is the appearance is pretty silly.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Incredibly versatile moveset with its strong attack projectiles and AoE weapon art. The nebulas can hit big enemies multiple times, so it's crazy damage vs anything big. Takes some time to get used to how the weapon art spreads, there is a dead zone directly in front of the user.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Fun honest weapon. Damage is on the weakside but if youre up to the challenge, really good moveset and the art just styles on them

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        interesting to note that dex doesn't affect the magic beam's damage at all, only int does (which probably is obvious to most but could be useful to know).
                                                                                                                        Although if you are close enough to the enemy to hit it with both the beam and the sword, the damage will add up.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I'll always keep this sword with me as a sorcerer if for nothing else its weapon art. Cheap fp cost and powerful close range effect that can hit foes directly on the other side of walls if done properly.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            i love this weapon. it has good damage, shoots a magic beam on a power attack, and its weapon art looks sick

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Not sure if intentional or a bug, but I haven't seen anyone else mention this piece of trivia.

                                                                                                                              When you are in a cave or dungeon w/ an Astel enemy or boss, the ranged heavy attacks produce a very loud zapping noise, almost like the weapon is overcharged. I have not thoroughly tested this phenomena.

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