The world of Elden Ring, known as the Lands Between, is home to many dangerous enemies that fiercely protect their territory. As such, you must arm yourself with strong weapons, like the powerful Rivers of Blood katana, to survive it. This highly sought-after weapon can significantly damage even the most formidable foes.
That being said, many players might wonder how to get the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring. But fear not because we have the answer you need to add it to your arsenal. So, whether you're a seasoned player or a newcomer, get ready to discover the best way to acquire this katana in Elden Ring and prepare yourself for any battle that comes your way.
What Is The Best Katana In Elden Ring?
We're not beating around the bush when we say that the Rivers of Blood in Elden Ring is one of the most popular and powerful katanas to wield. Despite multiple updates and hotfixes nerfing the weapon, it's still one of the most overpowered weapons in Elden Ring.
This weapon primarily scales with Strength, Dexterity, and Arcane and is one of the best close-to-mid-ranged weapons with exceptional damage. It inflicts both Slash and Pierce attacks and causes Blood loss buildup through its standard attacks and Weapon Skill, Corpse Piler.
This Weapon Skill generates a blade of accursed blood for consecutive, interweaving slashes, which can be followed up with more successive attacks. These slashes are more long-ranged; however, their animation closely resembles the double slash attack.
Along with Blood loss buildup, the Rivers of Blood katana attacks can also deal Physical and Fire damage, making this the best weapon for Blood, Fire, and Physical builds. Likewise, the weapon is ideal for pure Dexterity, and Arcane builds, especially as the Bleed buildup increases with the Arcane scaling.
You must have 12 Strength, 18 Dexterity, and 20 Arcane to wield this weapon, while the Corpse Piler Weapon Skill needs 17 FP to perform it. Additionally, this weapon cannot be enhanced with any Magic, boosted using consumable items, or imbued with the Ashes of War.
How To Get The Rivers Of Blood In Elden Ring?
Tarnished seeking out the Rivers of Blood in Elden Ring, will have to face off with one of the most powerful swordsmen in The Lands Between: Bloody Finger Okina. This phantom NPC can be located at Flame Peak at the Mountaintops of the Giants, which can be accessed by fast traveling to the Church of Repose Site of Grace.
Another traveling method is using Torrent and beginning your journey to the location from the Grant Lift of Rold, west of the Church of Repose, by going through Zamor Ruins. Defeating Bloody Finger Okina will require some strategy like blocking, dodging, and plenty of healing as Okina can inflict the Hemorrhage buildup.
To mitigate this, consuming Stanching Boluses or using the Incantations of Bestial Constitution and Lord's Aid can remove this status effect. With Okina defeated, you can be rewarded with 734 Runes (11,155 Runes for New Game +), the Furlcurling Finger Remedy, and the Okina Mask, but the Rivers of Blood katana.
And that completes this guide on the best katana in Elden Ring. We want to thank the YouTube channel Gamer Guru for the complete walkthrough on achieving this in-game. Please consider subscribing to their channel and watching the video below for more details.