Top 10 Best Bleed Build-Up Weapons in Elden Ring 1.09
Are you looking to create a unique bleed build in Elden Ring 1.09 patches? With the recent changes to stat builds and the nerfing of some of the strongest status effects, it's important to find weapons that work for your playstyle. In this guide, we'll cover the 10 best unique bleed weapons for your Elder Ring build, from early-game weapons to end-game options.
- Top 10. Bloodhound's Fang
- Top 9. Bloody Helice
- Top 8. Morgott's Cursed Sword
- Top 7. Ghiza's Wheel
- Top 6. Rivers of Blood
- Top 5. Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear
- Top 4. Eleonora's Poleblade
- Top 3. Seppuku + Scavanger's Curved Swords
- Top 2. Powerstance Reduvia
- Top 1. Bloodflame + Chainsaw Style Ash of War
As you may already know, the recent update has reduced the stats build-up on weapons and toned down the power of the bleed status effect. Additionally, the White Mask and Lord of Blood's Exaltations are no longer as effective in boosting AR. With these changes in mind, we will be highlighting the unique bleed weapons and playstyles that are currently the best options.
Instead of just showcasing different weapons that do the same thing with Blood Flame or Seppuku and power stance attacks, we have chosen to focus on a variety of options to keep things interesting. While we do have some honourable mentions for that specific playstyle, our list predominantly features distinct and diverse choices. So, without further ado, let's dive into our top 10 picks.
↖ Top 10. Bloodhound's Fang
This curved greatsword is one of the best early-game weapons. It inflicts bleed damage, and players can buff it with Elden Ring items to increase the bleed build-up. The weapon is also versatile, as players can perform an uppercut jump-back move to avoid attacks and dash back in for a follow-up attack.
↖ Top 9. Bloody Helice
This heavy thrusting sword inflicts bleed damage and has a long reach. Although it has been nerfed in previous patches, it is still a powerful weapon that can deal big poke damage. Its finesse allows players to use the jump-back Ash of War to avoid attacks and jump back in, making it an effective weapon in both PVE and PVP.
↖ Top 8. Morgott's Cursed Sword
This curved greatsword inflicts curse and bleeds damage, making it a versatile weapon in both PVE and PVP. The projectile generation speed has been increased, leading to more consistent combos and staggers, which results in more DPS and more bleed.
↖ Top 7. Ghiza's Wheel
This weapon has been buffed in the latest patch and has been going under the radar. Its Ash of War is a corkscrew chainsaw-style attack that inflicts bleed damage. The increased attack generation speed and roll and heavy attack cancel timing to make it a great weapon in PVE, allowing players to chain attacks and deal damage while avoiding incoming attacks.
↖ Top 6. Rivers of Blood
This katana inflicts bleed damage, but it has fallen from grace in the latest patches. Its Ash of War has been nerfed, decreasing its effectiveness. Although katanas are better in 1.9, Rivers of Blood has reduced recovery time, making it a viable option for players looking for a katana that inflicts bleed damage.
↖ Top 5. Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear
Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear has been nerfed noticeably since its release, with its range being reduced. However, it is still a powerful bleed weapon that can burst enemies with bleed build-up. It's effective in both PVP and PVE and can even stagger enemies like Melania. While the hitbox size for various attacks has been reduced, it's still a very powerful weapon type.
↖ Top 4. Eleonora's Poleblade
Eleonora's Poleblade has its own unique Ash of War and a unique heavy attack when used in two hands. In the 1.8 and 1.09 patches, it received improvements in speed and recovery time, making it a lot more relevant and smooth to use. The two-handed version has also received specific buffs. The Ash of War can deal with a lot of bleed build-up if you can land it, making it a great option for DPS bursts.
↖ Top 3. Seppuku + Scavanger's Curved Swords
Curved swords are doing great right now, and the Scavenger's Curved Swords, in particular, are a fantastic option for running Seppuku or Blood Flame. The jump attack spam, while nerfed, is still an effective way to get many hits off and get a lot of bleed build-up quickly. Seppuku itself is still strong but ultimately costs a lot of health to get going, and the damage buff is worse.
↖ Top 2. Powerstance Reduvia
Reduvia's daggers are amazing when it comes to bleed builds. With the new power stance buffs, it has better attack speed, better range, and better recovery time, leading to effective combinations and getting out when you're stuck in a combo. It has a high base bleed build-up, and its consistency makes it a lot more powerful than other weapons on this list.
↖ Top 1. Bloodflame + Chainsaw Style Ash of War
Bloodflame builds the top pick for bleed build-up weapons. With the addition of a chainsaw-style Ash of War, it's possible to get some of the highest burst and DPS potential. While Bloodflame has been slightly nerfed in terms of not enhancing Ashes of War's range bleed build-up anymore, it's still a great weapon for DPS bursts.
Bleed weapons are a great way to inflict consistent damage over time, and they can be very effective against enemies that are vulnerable to bleed. Players should experiment with different weapons to find the one that best suits their playstyle. Each weapon has its strengths and weaknesses, and players should take these into account when choosing a weapon to use.
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