Director Hidetaka Miyazaki’s latest entry, Elden Ring, was released to mass critical acclaim. The game takes everything fans had come to love about the studio’s iconic Dark Souls series and builds upon it in every way. Taking the core gameplay loop or Dark Souls and putting it into a giant open-world sandbox was a risky move that played out. This departure results in a game full of variety, from weapons to armor, Elden Ring is bustling with everything.
Talking of variety, like Dark Souls in the past, Elden Ring comes with multiple kinds of weapons, each with different combis, movesets, uses, and damage. One such weapon type is bleed weapons. Bleed weapons in Elden Ring are weapons that inflict bleed damage. Here we will rank the best bleed weapons in Elden Ring. We hope you find this guide useful, for more Elden Ring, check out Elden Ring: How To Parry With Tips and Elden Ring Moonveil Location.
The Best Bleed Weapons In Elden Ring
The iconic weapon from the Souls series is one of the best bleed weapons in Elden Ring. While not directly a bleed weapon, the Uchigatana has the blood counter damage that eventually leads to blood loss. It can be equipped with the bloody slash to be converted into a full bleed weapon. With the bleed affinity equipped, the Uchigatana scaled with Dexterity and Arcane primarily.
The Uchigatana has a very sick and fast moveset that does insane amounts of damage when sufficiently equipped. Similarly, the bleed uchigatana does insane physical damage. While the damage is less than that of a normal Uchigatana, the bleed Uchigatana builds up the blood loss bar of your foes way quicker leading to insane outputs of damage. You can start the samurai to get the uchigatana. All in all, the Uchigatana is one of the best bleed weapons in Elden Ring, viable for all kinds of scenarios, from PvE bosses to PvP invasions.
The Reduvia dagger is one of the coolest-looking weapons in Elden Ring. Resembling a bloody bone shaped to look like a knife, this dagger certainly ticks the fashion souls mark. The Reduvia dagger deals decent physical damage quickly and builds the blood loss bar up really quickly. Since it is a dagger, its moveset is not the best. It does, however, shoot bloody projectiles with each attack and it has a very cool weapon art. It primarily scaled with dexterity and arcane.
You can acquire this dagger by beating the NPC bloody finger Nerijus, who invades you near the Agheel lake in Limgrave. Due to its quickness, projectiles and bleed damage, the Reduvia Dagger is one of the best bleed weapons in Elden Ring. Its quickness and long-range attacks mean it will do the job just fine in both PvE and PvP.
Rivers Of Blood
Rivers of blood is another excellent Katana. Unlike the Uchigatana, Rivers of blood comes equipped with bleed damage. In fact, staying true to its name, it is coated red. While rivers of Blood’s basic moveset is similar to that of other Katanas like the uchigatana and the moonveil, it inflicts the most bleed damage among any katana, making enemies get blood loss within seconds. It also has a very cool special arte that resembles the bloody slash but has a combo.
You can acquire the rivers of blood later in the game by beating an Invader, Okina. Rivers of blood has a D scaling in arcane and strength and is upgraded using Somber smithing stones. All in all, due to its cool moveset, high bleed damage and unique weapon arte, rivers of blood is one of the best bleed weapons in Elden Ring, from PvP to PvE, Rivers of blood shines everywhere.
Morgott’s Cursed Sword
Morgott’s cursed sword is one of the coolest weapons in Elden Ring, reminiscent of boss weapons in previous games that have insane moves. Morgott’s cursed sword is a curved greatsword that prioritizes dexterity and arcane. It looks unique and has some very original moves.
Morgott’s cursed sword is one of the very few heavier weapons fit for dex builds. It has a cool moveset that covers a lot of range. Its weapon arte does a few bloody slashes but backs them with fire. Morgott’s cursed sword is easily one of the best bleed weapons in Elden Ring, excelling in Elden Ring;s PvE. We do not recommend Morgott’s Cursed Sword for PvP due to its very slow and choreographed moves. You can acquire this sword after beating Mrogott in Lyndell.
When coupled with a bleed affinity, hookclaws become one of the most powerful bleed weapons in the game. Hoojclaws are very confrontational and have a great moveset that make you look like wolverine. You can acquire the hookclaws in Stormveil castle. They scale primarily with dex and bleed after applying bleed affinity. You can level them up using smithing stones. All in all, hookclaws can act as one of the best bleed weapons in Elden Ring, fit for both PvE and PvP.