Elden Ring Blood Build: Weapons, Armor, & Talisman

Ever wanted to become the bleed master in Elden Ring? Look no further as I have the ultimate Elden Ring Blood Build for you.

Elden Ring Blood Build
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My hours in Elden Ring have far exceeded 800+ hours. As a gamer, I am fond of uncovering the secrets of every game, including Elden Ring. Thus, you can trust my information as I bring first-hand experience to the table!

In this guide, I will be explaining the Elden Ring blood build and why you should be using 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.

Key Takeaways

  • Elden Ring’s Blood Build focuses on increasing blood loss and is effective in both PvP and PvE scenarios.
  • As evident from the name, the Rivers of Blood weapon suits this build the best. A Dagger is a good secondary weapon to go along with the blood build.
  • In the case of Armor, White Mask is suitable as it enhances bleed loss, magic, and damage resistance. The Veteran’s Armor Set has similar qualities.
  • The Shard of Alexander talisman increases bleed damage by 15%. Ritual Sword enhances damage dealt when HP is full.
  • The Lord of Blood’s exultation is a must-have in this build, giving 20% more damage. Rotten Winged Sword Insignia can be used to increase damage on consistent attacks.

For your convenience, here is a Comparison table for the Blood Build:

1Rivers of BloodWeapon--7607600100
3White MaskArmor--
4Veteran’s Armor SetArmor--18.713.514.112.813.3-
5Banished KnightArmor--18.713.513.51313.3-
6Shard Of AlexanderTalismans0.91000------
7Ritual SwordTalismans0.9500------
8Lord of Blood’s ExultationTalismans0.9500------
9Rotten Winged Sword InsigniaTalismans1.4500------

Elden Ring Blood Build

Weapons For Blood Build

Rivers of Blood

Elden Ring Blood Build
Rivers of Blood | Courtesy: Fextralife

The Rivers of Blood sword, notorious for its history steeped in countless battles, is a formidable weapon. Renowned for its overpowered nature, it excels in both PvE and PvP. With considerable range and a powerful bleeding effect, it swiftly inflicts bleeding on enemies.

Rivers of Blood Stats
[Attack Power]
Value Rivers of Blood Stats
[Guarded Damage Negation]
Physical 76 Physical 36
Magic 0 Magic 26
Fire 76 Fire 52
Light 0 Light 26
Holy 0 Holy 26
Critical 100 Critical 31
Weapos For Blood Build:

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Dagger | Courtesy: Fextralife

The Dagger is one of the most common weapons and nothing quite special. Then why do I 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 ordinary, I can equip any Ashes of War onto it. I would recommend you use the Bloodhound Step. It is the best movement skill in Elden Ring, allowing you to reposition in any situation and get out while putting considerable distance between you and your enemy. You also have a lot of invincibility frames when using this Ashes of War.

Dagger Stats
[Attack Power]
Value Dagger Stats
[Guarded Damage Negation]
Physical 74 Physical 35
Magic 0 Magic 20
Fire 0 Fire 20
Light 0 Light 20
Holy 0 Holy 20
Critical 130 Critical 15

Armor For Blood Build

White Mask

Elden Ring Blood Build
White Mask | Courtesy: Fextralife

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 resistance 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.

White Mask
Damage Negation
Value White Mask
Physical 2.7 Immunity 23
VS Strike 3 Robustness 18
VS Slash 3.3 Focus
VS Pierce 2.7 Vitality 22
Magic 3.5 Poise
Fire 3.7    
Light 3.9    
Holy 3.7    

Veteran’s Armor Set

The set in itself provides excellent damage and magic resistances with a light-equipped 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.

Veteran’s Armor Set
Damage Negation
Value Veteran’s Armor Set
Physical 18.7 Immunity 63
VS Strike 17 Robustness 90
VS Slash 18.7 Focus 46
VS Pierce 17.5 Vitality 46
Magic 13.5 Poise 37
Fire 14.1    
Lightning 12.8    
Holy 13.3    

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Banished Knight/Radahn Greaves

It doesn’t really matter what set of greaves you go. I recommend you go with any type of greaves you think would work well with this style and aesthetic. If the Banished Knight’s greaves aren’t to your liking, then I 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.

Banished Knight
Damage Negation
Value Banished Knight
Physical 18.7 Immunity 60
VS Strike 15 Robustness 83
VS Slash 19.2 Focus 38
VS Pierce 17.5 Vitality 42
Magic 13.5 Poise 28
Fire 13.5    
Lightning 13    
Holy 13.3    

Talismans For Elden Ring Blood Build

Shard of Alexander

Elden Ring Blood Build
Shard of Alexander | Courtesy: Fextralife

For an Elden Ring blood build, this talisman boosts damage by a flat 15%, enhancing bleed effects and normal attacks that trigger bleed. Obtain it upon finishing Iron Fist Alexander’s questline.

Type Weight Price
Talisman 0.9 1,000

Ritual Sword

Ritual Sword | Courtesy: Fextralife

The talisman signifies a hardcore gamer unafraid of tough enemies and bosses, rewarding those who evade damage and excel in rolling. Gameplay-wise, it grants a 10% damage boost against all enemies when at full HP, obtainable after defeating the boss, Queen Gilika, in the Lux Ruins.

Type Weight Price
Talisman 0.9 500

Lord of Blood’s Exultation

Elden Ring Blood Build
Lord of Blood’s Exultation | Courtesy: Fextralife

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.

Type Weight Price
Talisman 0.9 500

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Rotten Winged Sword Insignia

Rotten Winged Sword Insignia | Courtesy: Fextralife

The recognizable hand insignia in Elden Ring triggers horror-induced flashbacks for players. In this fast-paced game, speed matters, enabling more attacks within a shorter timeframe and accelerating bleed procs based on hits rather than a set time. The talisman grants increased damage for consistent attacks, scaling from 6% to 22%. Obtain this talisman by aiding Millicent and defeating her sisters.

Type Weight Price
Talisman 1.4 500
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