Elden ring has taken the gaming world by storm since day one. One of the many reasons why it has piqued the interest of gamers around the world is its versatility. It provides you the opportunity to create a build of your own choice, whether it be arcane, faith, strength, dexterity, and so on. In addition to that, it provides you the opportunity to choose from a variety of weapons ranging from greatswords, spears, axes, and much more. In this Elden ring best whips guide, we will be covering the best whips, their locations, and some vital tips.
Whips in Elden ring are melee weapons that have an amazing range, allowing you to engage the enemy and protect yourself at the same time. They are able to deal an adequate amount of damage to your enemy. However, with the right type of buffs, they can end up being pretty powerful.
The first whip on our list of best whips in Elden ring is the urumi, which can be used to deal slash and thrust damages to your foes. This unique and cool-looking weapon is made up of fine and flexible blades of metal.
A fun thing about the urumi is that even though it is a whip, it can also be used as a spear to impale your enemies. It has a scaling of E in strength and a scaling of C in dexterity. Before we get into any further details, you should know that you will be needing 10 strength and 19 dexterity to wield this weapon.
The weapon skill of the urumi, like many other whips, is ‘kick.’ It is not a powerful attack however, it can turn out to be pretty effective if used properly. For instance, you can use it to break your enemy’s stance and therefore provide yourself with an opportunity to deal some serious damage.
The urumi can be two-handed as well; however the difference between the damage you deal will not be much different than one-handing it. Something that we will suggest is dual-wielding the urumi. This will allow you to make some rapid high damage attacks. A really beneficial thing about this weapon is that you can ‘mold’ it to match your playstyle by upgrading it using ashes of war.
With that being said, let us move on to where you can find this weapon.
Location Of The Urumi
Getting this weapon is no hard feat. All you need to do is head to Cari Manor and then to the Manor Upper Level. Once there, you will have to use the lift to get to the bottom.
Head out from here and you will see that there is another building located at a lower elevation, as shown.
Jump down on its roof and look around for a body to loot the urumi off of. Once you find the body, the urumi is all yours.
The thorned whip is surely one of the best whips in Elden ring because of several reasons. The first one is, that it looks extremely savage because it is all red and covered in thorns.
The attributes required to wield the thorned whip are 8 strength and 16 dexterity. It has a scaling of C in dexterity and a scaling of E in strength.
Even though the special attack of the urumi and the thorned whip is the same, which is kick, a serious advantage that the thorned whip has over the urumi is that it causes blood loss buildup.
You do not have to worry about the special attack because like the urumi, the thorned whip can be infused with ashes of war as well. It has all the other benefits of being a whip such as the range and so on and that makes it a really effective weapon because you get the bleeding damage as the icing on the cake.
Location Of The Thorned Whip
There is not a specific location where you can get this weapon therefore, we will be using images to make things clearer for you on where you can get this weapon.
With that being said, make your way to the Mountaintops of the Giants. To be more specific, the Zamor Ruins. From there you need to go to the location marked on the map below, which will basically be a long narrow bridge.
There you will find the Fire Prelate, which is a humanoid enemy in Elden ring, wielding the thorned whip. The thorned whip will be all yours once you successfully decimate him.
Hoslow’s Petal Whip
The next weapon in our Elden ring best whips guide is the hoslow’s petal whip. This is probably the coolest looking whip in the game because it is made up of razor-sharp blades, that look like flower petals, chained together. You are going to need a strength of 10 and a dexterity of 20 to wield this weapon.
Hoslow’s petal whip has a scaling of D in strength and dexterity. Like the thorned whip, it also causes blood loss buildup and also shares its special attack. It can be upgraded using smithing stones, therefore you can forge it to be better suited to your playstyle. We strongly suggest dual-wielding the petal’s whip because this will allows you to inflict a lot of damage rapidly.
Now that the basics are out of the way, let us move on to how you can get this weapon.
Location Of The Hoslow’s Petal Whip
To acquire this weapon for yourself, head to the volcano manor, and there you will need to complete the letter missions. After you have completed two missions successfully, your third contract will be to kill Juno Hoslow.
To get to him you need to head to Mountaintops of the giants and from there to the Shack of the Lofty, which is located close to the Ancient Snow Valley Ruins site of grace. Once there, touch the red rune on the ground, and as a result, Hoslow will invade. All you need to do then is seal Hoslow’s fate, and Hoslow’s petal whip will be all yours to play around with.
Magma Whip Candlestick
The penultimate weapon on our list of best whips in Elden ring is the magma whip candlestick. As the name suggests, it has a lot to do with fire. The magma whip is an embodiment of what imagination can do and shows that the creators got really creative with it.
To use the magma whip candlestick, you are going to need 8 strength, 16 dexterity, and 18 faith. It has a scaling of E in strength and a scaling of D in faith and dexterity. Even though it does not have any passive effects like the previous two whips, it is monstrous, for a whip, when it comes to dealing fire damage.
The magma whip candlestick’s special attack is called the sea of magma. It is quite a powerful attack in which you basically swing the whip above your head, and as a result, a ‘sea of magma ‘is created around you.
This special attack is exactly what puts the magma in a league of its own. The only downside to this whip is that it cannot be upgraded using ashes of war.
Location Of The Magma Whip Candlestick
To obtain this weapon for yourself, you will need to assassinate someone for patches. The first thing you need to do is head to the Murkwater cave in the limgrave region. There you will fight patches and rather than killing him, you must spare him.
Once you come back here, there will be a chest that will transport you to the mist woods. Return to patches and talk to him. He will then move to Scenic Isle where you will talk to him again and exhaust his dialogue. Patches will then eventually move to the Volcano Manor.
Here, like many times before, you have to talk to patches again, and he will give you send you on a quest in which you will need to kill the Great Horned Tragoth.
If you complete this mission successfully, patches will eventually give you the magma whip candlestick as a reward. We know that getting this weapon is quite a journey, but it will all be worth it in the end.
Giant’s Red Braid
The last whip in our Elden ring best whips guide is the giant’s red braid, which can only be acquired very late in the game. It is made up of the hair of the Fire Giant, which is a non-optional boss in Elden ring.
You are going to need 18 strength, 12 dexterity, and 21 faith to wield this weapon. Giant’s red braid whip has a scaling of D in strength, faith, and dexterity. It cannot be upgraded using ashes of war, nor does it have any passive effect like some of the other whips on this list.
The giant’s red braid can be used to inflict a great deal of physical and fire damage. It has a lethal special attack called the flame dance. In it, you basically swing your whip around and as result deal a lot of damage.
The flame dance is really effective against a small group of enemies because you are able to hit several targets at the same time. To unleash its true power, you can dual-wield it as most whips work best while your dual-wielding them.
Location Of Giant’s Red Braid
To obtain this whip, head to the Flame Peak in the Mountaintops of the Giants. There you will need to defeat the Fire Giant. Upon defeating him, you will get his remembrance which you can take the trade with Enia at the Roundtable Hold.
Whips are amazing weapons that can be made viable enough with the right ashes of war, talismans, and so on. This brings us to the end of our Elden ring best whips guide. If you found this guide to be helpful at all then head over to our guide on Elden ring related to best builds, weapons, talismans, and much more.