Elden Ring Arcane builds are among the strongest in the game, especially for PVP, but you need the best arcane weapons to get the most out of them.
After the most recent patch update, weapons are once again scaling correctly with the Arcane attribute. This means there has never been a better time for bleed build users.
But this also means that having the right weapon has never been so important.
Sure, finding the White Mask Helm is an excellent start since it raises your attack with blood loss nearby.
But when you finally get one of the best arcane scaling weapons in Elden Ring, the game changes completely.
These are weapons worth respecing your build for and even carrying with you through the ending into NG + territory.
And here are the 10 best weapons that scale with arcane that you’ll find in all of Elden Ring.
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Best ARC Scaling Weapons in Elden Ring for Arcane & Bleed Builds
These 10 weapons in Elden Ring are the top of the line for any Arcane or Bleed build.
When it comes to Arcane, you want to focus on how quickly and frequently you can inflict blood loss on your opponents. This is why every weapon in this list centers around that.
Every weapon we have listed here will ensure that you quickly dispose of your enemies with relentless blood loss strikes.
Most of them can be used with the overpowered Vampire Build that saps away enemies’ health while restoring yours.
These are the 10 best Arcane scaling weapons in Elden Ring.
The Reduvia is a blood-drenched dagger that players can get pretty early in the game. It’s located in Limgrave, which is the starting area of Elden Ring.
So players that get it early and upgrade it can find themselves using Reduvia for the entirety of their playthrough.
It’s a small dagger that lacks reach but makes up for it with its special skill, Reduvia Blood Blade, which launches a blood blade at enemies.
This blood blade will cause blood loss to build up, which means you can cause massive damage without even being near your enemies.
It’s a great weapon, and it would be much higher on the list if it weren’t for its lack of reach.
Players will be able to find the Reduvia in the northern part of Limgrave. Just follow the lake when it branches off north. You’ll encounter Bloody Finger Nerjus. Defeat them, and Reduvia will be yours.
Requirements: STR 5, DEX 13, ARC 13
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9. Bloody Helice
The Bloody Helice is a total switch from Reduvia. It’s got some of the greatest range in the game. It’s a heavy thrusting sword which means it was made to impale enemies from a distance.
It passively does 55 blood loss, which means you can maintain your distance while staggering and bleeding out enemies.
Its special skill, Dynast’s Finesse, allows you to nimbly dodge and attack and follow up with a piercing and swiping attack.
This means you can be up close and personal with someone, and when they try to strike, you can dodge and punish them for it.
Players will be able to see the Bloody Helice in the Writheblood Ruins located south of The Shaded Castle in Altus Plateau. Make your way to the cellar, where you will find the Sanguine Noble boss. Defeat them, and the Bloody Helice will be yours.
Requirements: STR 16, DEX 19, ARC 17
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8. Dual Hoslows’ Petal Whip
Hoslows’ Petal Whip is already a pretty interesting weapon. It’s a whip made up of iron thorns that can inflict blood loss on your enemies.
Its special skill is, by default, a kick that you can use to break down shields and stagger enemies. It’s a quick weapon so you can unleash attacks before your opponent can realize what’s happening.
Players will be able to find it in the Mountaintop of the Giants while completing the Volcano Manor questline. Eventually, they will send you to defeat Juno Hoslow.
Defeat him, and the first Hoslows’ Petal Whip will be yours. Unfortunately, you’ll need to pick up a second during an NG+ to dual wield.
If you can’t wait that long the Urumi will be enough to keep the build.
Requirements: STR 10, DEX 20
7. Uchigatana + Bloody Slash
If there were any weapon that could don the name of Ol’ Reliable, it would be the Uchigatana.
It does significant damage, creates blood loss, and is a force to be reckoned with deep into the end game when fully upgraded.
What makes the Uchigatana stand out from other weapons on this list is that you can exchange its Ash of War for something that will suit your build better.
If you’re looking for Arcane, then using the Bloody Slash will allow you to attack from a distance while still doing blood loss.
If you use the Black Whetstone to turn the Uchigatana into the Blood Uchigatana, it will scale with Arcane.
Players will be able to find the Uchigatana in the Deathtouched Catacombs or as the starting weapon for the Samurai build.
Requirements: STR 11, DEX 15
6. Morgott’s Cursed Sword
Morgott’s Cursed Sword does a pretty impressive blood loss of 60 which means that enemies will be inflicted with bleeding pretty quickly.
Not only that, but it’s a long curved sword, so it has enough range to frighten any foe in Elden Ring.
Cursed-Blood Slice’s special skill allows players to quickly close the distance with their enemies and deliver a charged slash.
The trail you leave behind from this charge bursts into flames, damaging anything caught in its path.
Players will be able to obtain Morgott’s Cursed Sword after defeating Morgott, the Omen King himself.
Once defeated, players can take his remembrance to Enia and exchange it for Morgott’s Cursed Sword.
Requirements: STR 14, DEX 35, ARC 17
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5. Elenora’s Poleblade
Often, you’ll find yourself finding some unfortunate ends to the quests you’re sent to in Elden Ring. But most of the time, they also bring great rewards.
One of those is Elenora’s Poleblade. Players will only be able to obtain it if they follow Yura Bloody Finger Hunter’s questline.
But it’s worth every step of the way. Elenora’s Poleblade is a twin blade with a passive 55 bleed. This means that it’s capable of inflicting enemies with blood loss swiftly.
Its special skill, Bloodblade Dance, allows players to deliver a flurry of blood-trenched attacks that can be lethal and, if followed up, will make a final attack before propelling the player backward.
This allows players to get quick strikes in and quickly make their way out of danger.
Requirements: STR 12, DEX 21, ARC 19
4. Marias Executioner’s Sword
Marias Executioner’s Sword is one of the most fun weapons in Elden Ring.
Its special skill, Eochaid’s Dancing Blade, allows players to launch the Executioner’s Sword in a drill-like manner toward their enemies.
If you charge the weapon, you will damage your enemies continuously.
Players will be able to obtain Marias Executioner’s Sword after defeating Elemer of the Briar at the Shaded Castle in the northern area of Altus Plateau.
Requirements: STR 24, DEX 14, ARC 23
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3. Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear has one of the most intense abilities in Elden Ring.
While wielding Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear, players can use Bloodboon Ritual, which makes a stabbing motion upwards and unleashes three explosions of Blood. Each one inflicts more bleed onto your enemies.
After the ability is over, it leaves the Sacred Spear coated in blood flame.
It’s passive already does a build-up of 73 bleed, so with the blood flame, it almost seems unfair.
It truly is a weapon fit for a Blood Lord.
Players will be able to obtain Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear after defeating Mohg, the Omen in Mohgwyn’s Palace. First, you’ll need to learn how to get there by helping a familiar face, Varre.
Requirements: STR 24, DEX 14, ARC 27.
2. Dragon Communion Seal
The Dragon Communion Seal is the only weapon on this list that does not do damage directly. It’s used as a catalyst for Incantations. But because of its dragon origins, it scales with Faith and Arcane.
This makes having the Dragon Communion Seal an asset to any build because you can still use your primary weapon’s special skill while also using Incantations.
These three Incantations themselves will be enough if you’re mainly focused on the Arcane part of the Dragon Communion Seal.
- Swarm of Flies
- Ekzyke’s Decay
The Swarm of Flies is an incredibly overpowered Incantation that sends out a group of flies to inflict bleed damage to your enemies.
You can find the Dragon Communion Seal in the Fringefolk Hero’s Grave, which is located in the first cave where you begin your Elden Ring adventure. Two Stonesword Keys are required to unlock this location.
Requirements: FAI 10, ARC 10
1. Rivers of Blood Katana
The Rivers of Blood katana is the most potent weapon in Elden Ring, no matter your build.
It only causes 30 bleed passively, but its special skill, Corpse Piler, is one of the best.
Corpse Piler allows players to send a flurry of bloody slashes to their enemies, which inflicts massive blood loss and staggers them. Most enemies won’t be able to respond to the barrage of attacks.
You can follow up the initial attack with a few more successive attacks.
Players will be able to find the Rivers of Blood in the Mountaintops of the Giants after defeating Bloody Finger Okina, an invader near the Church of Repose. Travel south from the Giant’s Gravepost Grace, and you will find this church on the west.
Requirements: STR 12, DEX 18, ARC 20
These are the best weapons in Elden Ring for any players looking to create an Arcane build that maximizes bleed damage.
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Thursday 31st of March 2022
The thing about arcane is that its cool,. but it's very limited. As far as I am aware there is not a single arcane scaling weapon in the game that can equip ash of war, you *have* to use them at default or not at all, which is fine, but the ashes of war are a nice way to liven up the dull fromsoft gameplay.
This isnt exclusive to arcane by the way, there are no arcane scaling weapons that can use differnt skills but elements are also largely useless, 90 hours in at the moment I have only found a single weapon that does lightning damage, it is a terrible weapon and again cant use ashes of war.
It seems like they didnt want the ash of war mechanic to be part of the game, they have done everything in their power to diminish it