Best Bleed Build Elden Ring
In the world of Elden Ring, the Bleed Damage status effect is extremely powerful, where over time, as you hit your enemies, you will build up blood loss, dealing damage as a percentage of max HP. Though this status effect does not happen automatically, it requires weapons that have Bleed Damage. This best bleed build Elden Ring guide will help players figure out the most powerful ways to take advantage of this status-effect.
With the correct equipment, bleed can kill enemies as fast as possible, with quick slashes between enemy openings becoming more effective as this status effect drains enemy HP (Health Points). In this guild guide, we will take note of the Weapons, Talismans, Crystal Tears, and Armor equipment that will focus on getting you the best bleed build and where they are located.
Bleed Weapons in Elden Ring
There are 31 weapons in Elden Ring, and for Bleed weapons, we will look into the four best bleed weapons, which are; Uchigatana, Godskin Peeler, Eleanora’s Pole blade, and Rivers of Blood.
Description: The starting weapon for the Samurai class, Uchigatana, can be used from start to finish thanks to its unique ability to PROC (Programmed Random Occurrence) bleed. Although it is not the best katana in the game, as Rivers of Blood and Moonveil are overpowered, the sword has much lower requirements to use, especially when dual-wielding Uchigatana makes early bosses much more manageable. In general, katanas are great weapons in Elden Ring as most have passive bleeding effects.
Location: The katana will be with a corpse on a platform in Deathtouched Catacombs in Stormhill, Limgrave.
Description: God-skin Peeler is a twin blade in Elden Ring that focuses on Strength and Dexterity attributes. The sickle-like design jabs into the enemy’s flesh with its bleed build and works hand-in-hand with other twin blades and katanas. You can get a bleed effect over 120 with a +25 blood affinity and 40 arcane.
Location: that can be unlocked after the Great Lift of Dectus to the Altus Plateau. You can find this at the Windmill village from the Iniquity site of grace. It is at the very top of the village. The drop would be from the Godskin Apostle.
Description: Eleanora’s Poleblade is an Elden Ring twin blade focusing on Dexterity and Arcane attributes. Quick and faster weapon than the rest of the list; its bleed build works hand-in-hand with other twin blades and katanas. You can get a bleed build-up over 55. The weapon’s unique skill, Bloodblade Dance, deals heavy damage and buff effects from other weapons such as Winged Sword Insignia and Thorny Cracked Tear.
Location: You can get this weapon after defeating Eleanora, the Violet Bloody Finger, at the Church of Marika.
Rivers Of Blood
Description: Rivers of Blood was the katana mentioned earlier; being more potent than the Uchigatana, it inflicts Pierce and Slash attacks while its bleed build causes an HP drain. With the Corpse Piler skill, the katana spewed cursed blood with each attack and physical and fire damage per hit.
Location: You can get this weapon after defeating Bloody Finger Okina, the Church of Reporse, at the Mountaintops of the Giants.
These talismans are accessories that have a variety of special effects; these can be found from boss or enemy drops, opening chests, pilfered from corpses, or purchased from Merchants. Take note that these cannot be upgraded, but you can always get a more powerful version of some talismans.
Description: This item increases jump attack damage by 15%, which is helpful to destroy enemies with faster and fewer jump attacks for critical hits.
Location: Stormveil Castle, atop a body on a watchtower.
Winged Sword Insignia
Description: Winged Sword Insignia increases player attack power with every successful hit. Using twin blades would be perfect for this Talisman since dual blades are on either side.
Location: Stillwater Cave, dropped by defeating Cleanrot Knight
Shard of Alexander
Description: The Shard of Alexender can increase player attack power by 15%, a Talisman that is helpful for players who prefer to use Eleanora’s Blade or the Rivers of Blood, as these weapons enhance their weapon skills.
Location: Defeat Iron First Alexander to get the drop from finishing his questline.
Description: Increases player’s Stamina, HP, and Equip Load. There are three variations of Erdtree’s Favor, the base version, and a +1 and +2. This Talisman is more effective for utilities than the others.
Location: The Erdtree’s Favor is located at Fringefolk Hero’s Grave, while the +1 is at the Subterranean Shunning Grounds, and the +2 is in Leyndell, Ashen Capital.
Lord of Blood’s Exultation
Description: Erdtree’s Favor Talisman increases player attack power by 20% for 20 seconds whenever the Blood Loss effect is activated. The best Talisman for bleed builds as it focuses on Blood Loss. To use this, the player must use Seppuku or have the blood loss effect themselves.
Location: Dropped by Esgar, the Priest of Blood, at the Leyndell Catacombs.
Crystal Tears are essential items to be mixed in the Flash of Wonderous Physick for special effects.
Description: Leaden Hardtear increases a player’s poise to the max after being mixed in with the Flash of Wonderous Physick. It allows players to endure devastating attacks in Elden Ring. It acts like armor that blocks stuns and damage levels for 10 seconds.
Location: Ulcerated Tree Spirit drops it in Mt. Gelmir.
Description: Dexterity-Know Tear increases dexterity for a short time when mixed with the Flash of Wonderous Physick. After using it, players will have a +10 dexterity buff for 3 minutes.
Location: Find this item on a little island at Liurnia of the Lakes, southwest of Boilprawn Shack.
Description: This armor is the most effective for bleed builds. A lightweight helm with a Magical and Physical defense balance increases attack power by 10% for 20 seconds after inflicting blood loss on an enemy while wearing the White Mask. To increase bleed, equip the White Mask.
Location: Find this piece of armor after killing one of the Nameless White Mask NPC invaders that lurk within the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum, northwest of Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace.