Elden Ring Carian Greatsword Location & Tips

Here's everything you need to know about the Carian Greatsword in Elden Ring, and how it allows weak sorcerers to wield a greatsword!

Elden Ring Carian Greatsword
Elden Ring Carian Greatsword

Carian Greatsword Location

In Elden Ring the Carian Greatsword can be obtained quite early, though it would require you to beat one boss, Margit the Fell Omen. He is the first non-optional boss you encounter in Elden Ring, and he is what stands between you and the entrance to the Legacy Dungeon, that is Stormveil Castle, where you obtain the Carian Greatsword.

How To Get The Carian Greatsword In Simpler Steps:

  1. Start at “The First Step” site of grace.
  2. Optionally defeat the Tree Sentinel.
  3. Find the Church Of Elleh site of grace.
  4. Head to Gatefront Ruins and obtain the Torrent.
  5. Defeat the giant Troll in Stormgate.
  6. Rest at Stormhill site of grace.
  7. Go through Castleward Tunnel.
  8. Defeat Margit The Fell Omen and reach Stormveil Castle.
  9. Rest at the Cliffside site of grace.
  10. Eliminate Bladed Talon Eagles and obtain Rusty Key.
  11. Unlock a door in the left wing of the Castle.
  12. Access Rampart’s site of grace.
  13. Ascend the Bell tower, jump into a hole.
  14. Purchase the Carian Greatsword from Rogier Sorcerer for 2500 runes.

Step By Step Guide To Get Carian Greatsword Detailed

  1. Character Creation: Consider choosing the Astrologer class for a sorcerer build or the Prisoner class for a melee-sorcery hybrid.

  2. Leveling Up: Prioritize leveling up Intelligence alongside vigor, endurance, and some strength and dexterity.

  3. Melee Weapon: Always keep a melee weapon handy, preferably one with a strong affinity for magic.

  4. Infusing Weapons: Non-magical weapons can be infused with Ashes of War to imbue magic, such as the Carian Greatsword.

  5. Progression: Progress through the game until you reach the Gatefront Ruins.

  6. Rest at Site of Grace: Rest at the third Site of Grace near Gatefront Ruins for a cutscene with Melina, where you’ll receive your horse, Torrent, and the ability to level up.Elden Ring Rampart TowerThat moment when you’re one HP but then you find a Site of Grace.

  7. Obtain the Map Fragment: Grab the West Limgrave map fragment from the pillar.

  8. Enter Stormveil Castle: Proceed towards Stormveil Castle and face the challenges within.

  9. Unlock Rampart Tower: Ascend through Stormveil Castle until you reach Rampart Tower.Elden Ring Stormveil CliffsideThe Stormveil Cliffside Site of Grace – it really is next to a cliff…

  10. Bypass Bladed Talon Eagles: Avoid or evade the dangerous Bladed Talon Eagles on your way to Sorcerer Rogier.Elden Ring Bell TowerMake sure none of the aggro’d Bladed Talon Eagles have followed you up to this point!

  11. Meet Sorcerer Rogier: Locate Sorcerer Rogier inside the chapel under the bell tower.Elden Ring ChapelSorcerer Rogier at the Chapel under the Bell Tower.

  12. Purchase Carian Greatsword: Speak to Sorcerer Rogier and purchase the Carian Greatsword for 2,500 runes.Elden Ring Roundtable HoldSorcerer Rogier at Roundtable Hold, albeit in bad shape…

An Overview on The Carian Greatsword

Now that you’ve gotten your hands on the Carian Greatsword in Elden Ring, here’s everything you need to know about it and what makes it so good. Being one of the skills passed down the Carian royal bloodline, using this weapon art allows you to materialize an energy-driven, spectral greatsword that strikes down your enemies much like your physical greatsword.

Name Spell Type Damage Type FP Cost Slots Faith Int Arc
Carian Greatsword Sorcery Magic 14 1 24 0 0
Carian Greatsword

As sorcerers primarily invest their attribute points into Intelligence, Vigor, and Endurance, leaving a few for Strength and Dexterity, it becomes complicated for them to have the Strength and Dexterity needed to wield a viable greatsword without completely butchering their build.

Therefore, it is essential to have a light melee weapon sheathed on you to use such weapon arts to make it do what it usually wouldn’t be able to.

Elden Ring Carian Greatsword
The Carian Greatsword in all its glory!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the Carian Greatsword sorcery and ash of war?

Both are, in action, very much similar but are utilized differently. First, the Carian Greatsword sorcery is much more expensive than its ash of war counterpart, sold for 10,00 Runes by Miriel, Pastor of Vows at the Church of Vows. Additionally, unlike its ash of war counterpart, which can be infused onto most swords, the sorcery requires you to have a staff catalyst as well as 24 Intelligence.

How do I infuse multiple weapons with the Carian Greatsword?

While the Carian Greatsword can only be infused with a single sword at any given time, it is possible to duplicate it so that you can use it on multiple swords. This can be achieved by providing the Blacksmith with the Lost Ashes of War and exchanging it to duplicate an already existing Ash of War in your inventory. Lost Ashes of War can be found in various locations and can be purchased from several Isolated Merchants located across the Lands Between.

Is the Carian Greatsword a chargeable weapon art?

Yes! The Carian Greatsword is a chargeable weapon art. Chargeable weapon arts are those whose potency can be increased the more you hold down L2/LT, causing a delayed but more powerful execution. In the case of the Carian Greatsword, holding down L2/LT causes the spectral greatsword to get bigger and bigger, delivering a very damaging blow at longer ranges.

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