Elden Ring Blood Build: Weapons, Armor, & Talisman
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Elden Ring comes to players straight out of the oven, baked to perfection by FromSoftware. It comes to us from the creative minds behind the Dark Souls series, in collaboration with world-famous author George R. R. Martin. Elden Rin is a departure from the traditional souls game with a more heavy fantasy setting. As such along with this fantasy setting comes more creative freedom to diversify enemies and character builds. In this guide, we will be explaining the Elden Ring blood build and why you should be using and abusing it to your advantage. After all, a winner gets ahead but a true winner gets even further ahead. This blood build is very broken in the game right now and it is viable in both PvE and PvP.
Weapons For Blood Build
Rivers of Blood
The blade that has taken countless lives, a sword drenched in the blood of those it has hacked, slashed, stabbed, and sliced. A blade named after the result of using it in a battle against another, hence earning it the title of the Rivers of Blood. All jokes aside though this blade is probably one you have seen in countless builds that label it as overpowered, and they would be right.
This sword can be used for PvE or PvP, and it shines brightly in both categories. The multiple slashes of blood from the blade have some nice range. We also have the most broken status effect in the game applied to this weapon; bleed. This weapon will trigger bleeding on your enemies faster than you can say “Rivers of Blood is OP.”
Now we all know the dagger, it is one of the most common weapons and nothing quite special. Then why do we have it in this build? Well, that’s simple.
The dagger is a weapon with the Ashes of War: Quickstep. But since the weapon is an ordinary weapon we can equip any Ashes of War onto it. We would recommend you use the Bloodhound Step, it is the best movement skill in the entire game allowing you to reposition in any situation and get out while putting considerable distance between you and your enemy. Something handy to note is that you also have a lot of invincibility frames when using this Ashes of War.
Armor For Blood Build
The white mask is reminiscent of the weeping angel’s faces in gothic architecture. It has a distinct ceramic look to it which plays into the whole unfeeling atmosphere of the Elden Ring blood build.
The mask has relatively high magic and damage resistances while also adding additional damage to the bleed applied onto enemies. The mask is a core component of this build and would be incomplete without it.
You can find the white mask in the vicinity of Palace Approach Ledge Road grace.
Veteran’s Armor Set
Ah yes, this armor piece and the gauntlets are quite traditional medieval fantasy. The beast hide cape with the armor flowing with the wind as you fight unspeakable eldritch horrors. The armor reassembles Viking armor with the patterns on the gauntlets and chest pieces.
The set in itself provides excellent damage and magic resistances with a light equip load meaning you can bring along more weapons for your hack and slash journey.
To get this armor set you have to defeat Commander Niall and then you can purchase this from Roundtable Hold.
Now it doesn’t really matter what set of greaves you go. We recommend you go with any type of greaves you think would work well with this style and aesthetic. If the banished knight’s greaves arent to your liking then we would also recommend Radahn’s Greaves as they also gel with this kind of style. On a side note, these greaves are also quite decent for damage nullification and magic resistance.
Talismans For Elden Ring Blood Build
Shard of Alexander
Since we are going an Elden Ring blood build we want damage upon damage upon damage so we will need this talisman which increases our damage by a flat 15%, this makes bleed hit harder, and normal attacks which proc bleed hit harder. Can be found after completing the questline of Iron Fist Alexander.
This talisman is the sign of a true hardcore gamer who knows no fear in the face of menacing enemies and bosses. It rewards the players who take no damage and are masters in the art of rolling. From a more gameplay-focused perspective, when you have full HP you do 10% more damage to all enemies. After defeating the boss Queen Gilika in the Lux Ruins.
Lord of Blood’s Exultation
Now you wouldn’t be playing a real blood build without the talisman of the lord of blood himself. The gameplay effect of the talisman is that the damage of all your attacks is increased by 20% when you proc bleed onto the enemy, this also applies when any enemies nearby are afflicted with bleed. Without this talisman, an Elden Ring bleed build would be quite ineffective due to the damage reduction. Obtained after defeating the priest of blood, Esger in Lyndell Catacombs.
Giving horror-induced flashbacks to any player who recognizes the hand on the insignia. Elden Ring is a fast-paced game for sure and being faster not only helps to land more attacks in a shorter time frame but also procs bleed faster. This is because bleed procs off of times hit rather than a certain time. By using this talisman you get increased damage for every consistent attack you land at a scaling rate starting from 6% to a 22%. Gotten after agreeing to assist Millicent and defeating her sisters.