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Elden Ring: Ashes Of War

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Elden Ring: Ashes Of War

Ashes of War in Elden Ring are special items found throughout the sport which enable the player to change the Weapon Skills and Affinities of your equipment. Players can use Ashes of War on their weapons and their shields which help them to change their affinities and obtain new skills. they’ll even be used to unlock new abilities and powers together with stats changes and perks to scaling.

Purpose of Ashes of War

Ashes of war are very useful for players throughout the game. They allow the players to adapt each type of equipment to their respective Build and playstyle. Broadly categorizing they perform the following functions:

  • increase certain stats and scaling.
  • Decrease other stats and scaling.
  • Replacing a skill with another one.

How to use Ashes of War

Ashes of war are very simple to use in Elden Ring. To use them go to any site of grace in the game and rest next to it. After that select Ashes of war menu which will allow you to use your ashes of war to modify your equipment. However, The item will be available after you get the Whetstone knife. Whetstone knife will be found in an underground tunnel in Gatefront Ruins on the West Limgrave map. You can go to options to select and remove the Ashes of War from a compatible weapon. You can also use it on a weapon that was previously without the Ashes of War.

How to use Ashes of War

How to get Ashes of War

Players can get ashes of war in multiple ways throughout the gameplay helping them in tougher battles. A play can obtain them in the following way:

  • By killing enemies and bosses
  • Looting from the corpses lying around
  • Purchasing them from NPCs.

Types of Ashes of War

There are a lot of types of Ashes of War found in Elden Ring. Each of them has a different role in modifying and upgrading the equipment throughout the game. The following kinds of Ashes of War are found in the game:

Standard Ashes of War

  • Don’t change the official damage of weapons
  • Can be used to alter skills.
  • Available for shields and weapons

Subtypes

  • Mighty Shot
  • Parry
  • No Skill
  • Storm Wall
  • Barrage

Keen Ashes of War

  • Decreases strength and base damage
  • Increases Dexterity scaling.
  • Can be used for Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great

Subtypes

  • Repeating Thrust
  • Unsheathe
  • Quickstep
  • Impaling Thrust
  • Spinning Slash
  • Sword Dance
  • Beast’s Roar

Quality Ashes of War

  • Decreases base damage
  • However, provides a balance between strength and dexterity scaling.
  • Can be used for Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Curved Swords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great Spears, Hammers, Axes.

Subtypes

  • Storm Blade
  • Storm Stomp
  • Determination
  • Charge Forth
  • Square Off
  • Giant Hunt

Lightning Ashes of War

  • Decreases strength and base damage.
  • Increases Dexterity Scaling.
  • Adds lightning damage
  • Can be used for Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Curved Swords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great Spears, Hammers, Axes.

Subtypes

  • Lightning Slash
  • Lightning Ram

Magic Ashes of War

  • Decreases Strength and Base Damage.
  • Provides Magic Damage and Intelligence Scaling.
  • Can be used with Swords, Katanas, Greatswords, Curved Swords, Double-Edged Swords, Spears, Great Spears, Hammers, Axes.

Subtypes

  • Gravitas
  • Glintstone Pebble
  • Carian Greatsword
  • Spinning Weapon
  • Carian Grandeur
  • Loretta’s Slash
  • Thops’s Barrier
  • Glintblade Phalanx

Sacred Ashes of War

  • Decreases physical damage and damage negation.
  • Provides with Damage and Faith scaling.
  • Can be used with Shields and Small Shields.

Subtypes

  • Golden Vow
  • Sacred Blade
  • Sacred Order
  • Prayerful Strike
  • Vow of the Indomitable

Heavy Ashes of War

  • Decreases all scaling types except for Strength scaling.
  • Can be used with Swords, Axes, and Hammers.

Subtypes

  • Stamp (Sweep)
  • Stamp (Upward Cut)
  • Kick
  • Endure
  • War Cry
  • Wild Strikes
  • Ground Slam
  • Lion’s Claw

Fire Ashes of War

  • Decreases default scaling.
  • Provides Fire Damage.

Subtypes

  • Flaming Strike

Occult Ashes of War

  • Decreases all scaling types except for Arcane Scaling.

Subtypes

  • Spectral Lance
  • Lifesteal Fist

Blood Ashes of War

  • Decreases all scaling types except for Arcane Scaling.
  • Provides with Bleed buildup attacks.

Subtypes

  • Hoarfrost Stomp
  • Chilling Mist

Cold Ashes of War

  • Decreases all scaling types except for Intelligence Scaling.
  • Provides with Frostbite buildup.

Subtypes

  • Hoarfrost Stomp.
  • Chilling Mist.

Poison Ashes of War

  • Increases Strength, Dexterity, and Arcane scaling.
  • Provides with Poison buildup.

Subtypes

  • Poison Moth Flight.

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: Best Early Great Sword Build

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: Best Early Great Sword Build

The Great Swords are the massive blades that deal overwhelming damage to the monsters with their strikes. Great Swords can also be used to guard against some of the opponent’s attacks. The switch skill attack of this weapon allows you to unleash a stream of powerful slashes. Its silkbind attack lets you reinforce both of your arms and weapon to fend off the attacks.

In this guide, we have created the best early Great Sword build to take out the monsters.

Best Early Great Sword Build

In the build we’ll be going through the Great Sword you want to use for this build, Gear that you want to wear, Decorations, and Skills.

Weapon

The Great Sword that you want to use is Kamura Warrior Great Sword. It has a sharpness of Level Blue. It has an attack power of 250 on each hit. The attacks of this weapon will get you through Master Rank 1 & 2.

Gear

The Armor that you want to wear with this weapon is the Hunter X Armor set.

For the Head, wear the Hunter’s Helm X armor. You can create this armor with Prized Pelt x1 and Eltalite Ore x2

For the Torso, wear the Hunter’s Mail X armor. You can create this armor with Velociprey Thickhide x2 and Carbalite Ore x2.

For the Arm, wear the Hunter’s Vambraces X armor. You can create this armor with Jagras Shard x2 and Eltalite Ore x1.

For the Waist, wear the Hunter’s Coil X armor. You can create this armor with Velociprey Shard x2 and Jagras Shard x1.

For the Leg, wear the Hunter’s Greaves X armor. You can create this armor with Prized Pelt x1 and Twisted Stiffbone x2.

Decorations

You need to put the following jewels on the armor pieces.

  • Charger Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Helm X.
  • Steadfast Jewel Level 1 on Hunter’s Mail X.
  • Charger Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Vambraces X.
  • Steadfast Jewel x2 Level 1 on Hunter’s Coil X.
  • Sheath Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Greaves X.

Skills

You need to equip the following skills for this build.

  • Attack Boost Level 5
  • Item Prolonger Level 3
  • Handicraft Level 3
  • Quick Sheath Level 3
  • Stun Resistance Level 3
  • Focus Level 3
  • Ammo up Level 1

After equipping the skills and putting jewels on the armor, Great Sword’s defense will go up to 410 and you can easily tank some of the hits.

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: Best Early Long Sword Build

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Long Swords are the best weapons for preying on and counterattacking your enemies. These weapons are sharp weapons that can unleash a powerful spirit attack on the enemies. The switch skill of this weapon allows you to unleash a follow-up slash and the power of the slash increases according to the level of the spirit gauge. It also has an attack named Harvest Moon that let you cast out an Ironsilk ring and the counterattacks within this ring will deal extra damage to enemies.

In this guide, we have created the best early build of the Long Sword to take out the monsters.

Best Early Long Sword Build

In the build we’ll be going through the Long Sword you want to use for this build, Gear that you want to wear, Decorations, and Skills.

Weapon

The Long Sword that you want to use is Kamura Warrior Rapier. It has a sharpness of Level Blue. It has an attack power of 240 on each hit. The attacks of this weapon will get you through Master Rank 1 & 2.

Gear

The Armor that you want to wear with this weapon is the Hunter X Armor set.

For the Head, wear the Hunter’s Helm X armor. You can create this armor with Prized Pelt x1 and Eltalite Ore x2

For the Torso, wear the Hunter’s Mail X armor. You can create this armor with Velociprey Thickhide x2 and Carbalite Ore x2.

For the Arm, wear the Hunter’s Vambraces X armor. You can create this armor with Jagras Shard x2 and Eltalite Ore x1.

For the Waist, wear the Hunter’s Coil X armor. You can create this armor with Velociprey Shard x2 and Jagras Shard x1.

For the Leg, wear the Hunter’s Greaves X armor. You can create this armor with Prized Pelt x1 and Twisted Stiffbone x2.

Decorations

You need to put the following jewels on the armor pieces.

  • Sheath Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Helm X.
  • Grinder Jewel Level 1 on Hunter’s Mail X.
  • Attack Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Vambraces X.
  • Grinder Jewel x2 Level 1 on Hunter’s Coil X.
  • Attack Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Greaves X.

Skills

You need to equip the following skills for this build.

  • Attack Boost Level 7
  • Item Prolonger Level 3
  • Handicraft Level 3
  • Quick Sheath Level 3
  • Stun Resistance Level 3
  • Speed Sharpening Level 3
  • Ammo up Level 1

After equipping the skills and putting jewels on the armor, Long Sword’s defense will go up to 410 and you can easily tank some of the hits.

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: Best Early Game Sword & Shield Build

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: Best Early Game Sword & Shield Build

Sword and shield are the weapons that allow you to strike and block some attacks of the monsters. Swords are weapons from which you can strike quickly and swiftly. You can come up close to enemies and hit them with the Twin Blade Combo and Destroyer Oil. Destroyer Oil attack lets you use a wirebug to cover the blade with a special ointment and its effects are triggered when ignited with friction with the shield.

In this guide, we have created the best early build of Sword & Shield to take down the monsters.

Best Early Game Sword & Shield Build

In the build we’ll be going through the Sword & Shield you want to use for this build, Gear that you want to wear, Decorations, and Skills.

Weapon

The Sword & Shield that you want to use is Kamura Warrior Sword. It has a sharpness of Level Blue. It has an attack power of 250 on each hit. The attacks of this weapon will get you through Master Rank 1 & 2.

Gear

The Armor that you want to wear with this weapon is the Hunter X Armor set.

For the Head, wear the Hunter’s Helm X armor. You can create this armor with Prized Pelt x1 and Eltalite Ore x2

For the Torso, wear the Hunter’s Mail X armor. You can create this armor with Velociprey Thickhide x2 and Carbalite Ore x2.

For the Arm, wear the Hunter’s Vambraces X armor. You can create this armor with Jagras Shard x2 and Eltalite Ore x1.

For the Waist, wear the Hunter’s Coil X armor. You can create this armor with Velociprey Shard x2 and Jagras Shard x1.

For the Leg, wear the Hunter’s Greaves X armor. You can create this armor with Prized Pelt x1 and Twisted Stiffbone x2.

Decorations

You need to put the following jewels on the armor pieces.

  • Sheath Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Helm X.
  • Grinder Jewel Level 1 on Hunter’s Mail X.
  • Attack Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Vambraces X.
  • Grinder Jewel x2 Level 1 on Hunter’s Coil X.
  • Attack Jewel Level 2 on Hunter’s Greaves X.

Skills

You need to equip the following skills for this build.

  • Attack Boost Level 7
  • Item Prolonger Level 3
  • Handicraft Level 3
  • Quick Sheath Level 3
  • Stun Resistance Level 3
  • Speed Sharpening Level 3
  • Ammo up Level 1

After equipping the skills and putting jewels on the armor, Sword & Shield’s defense will go up to 410 and you can easily tank some of the hits.

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