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Elden Ring Bastard Sword: How To Get, Upgrade, And Stats

Here, we will go over everything you need to know about the Bastard Sword in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Bastard Sword: How To Get, Upgrade, And Stats

Your Elden Ring experience can end up being very different from another player's experience. There are a couple of reasons for this. One of the first and foremost reasons is that the game is open-world. Players can get to exploring almost immediately and, due to that, see different sights than you do via horseback.

The other reason is because of the different weapons that are in Elden Ring. Each weapon is unique, and there are multiple different playstyles that go with each weapon. Here, we are going to talk about the Bastard Sword. We will teach you how to get the Bastard Sword and the various ways you can upgrade it, and the stats of this weapon.

How To Get The Bastard Sword In Elden Ring

Elden Ring Bastard Sword
The Bastard Sword is a great early-game weapon to get in Elden Ring. (Picture: FromSoftware)

In The Lands Between, there are a lot of different areas that you can go to to discover new weapons. So without knowing where the Bastard Sword is in Elden Ring, you could easily miss it. Luckily for you, it is not too difficult to get the Bastard Sword in Elden Ring. Players must first make it to the Weeping Peninsula.

From there, you will need to reach the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace. Once you are there, you should see a Nomadic Merchant. Speak to the merchant, and they will have the Bastard Sword for sale. Luckily, it is not too expensive to get this weapon. Make sure you have 3000 Runes, and you are good to go.

Bastard Sword Stats And Upgrades In Elden Ring

Elden Ring Bastard Sword
Make sure you level up the right stats to make the most out of the Bastard Sword. (Picture: FromSoftware)

Now that you have the Bastard Sword let us take a deeper look at it. The Bastard Sword requires players to have 16 points in strength and 10 points in dexterity to use it. It scales with both strength and dexterity. It is a greatsword that has 138 physical in the attack stat at its base and 100 points in crit. When guarding, the Bastard sword has 50 points for physical defense and 35 for all magic types except light, which only has 15 defensive points for.

Although the Bastard Sword scales with both strength and dexterity, the scaling will get better with strength as you upgrade it. At level 25, the Bastard Sword will have 338 physical damage with a C-rating in strength and a D-scaling in dexterity. The Bastard is very versatile as well. You can give it a lot of different affinities to suit your play style, and the Bastard Sword will do well with nearly any affinity. On top of that, you can embed the Bastard Sword with a lot of different skills as well.

Check out this Bastard Sword Movset video from Zombie Headz on YouTube to learn more about this weapon.