We have done a few lists of weapons in Elden Ring already, but by far the most fun weapons you can use in the game are ones with Bleed. These are great if you want to drain the health of pretty much any boss or enemy very quickly. These weapons either have a skill that deals Blood damage or the weapon just deals Bleed when you straight up use it normally.
These are 10 of the best Bleed weapons you can get in the game, although there are a ton of other ones to use. These are some of our favorite Bleed weapons to use so if we don’t have your favorite Bleed weapon on this list, then we are sorry. When it comes to weapons, it is mostly opinion-based.
There are hundreds of weapons in the game, and Bleed weapons are by far the most fun to use. They look very cool and unique, plus they are insanely good at draining the health of anything you use them against. After the most recent patch of the game, they buffed Arcane weapons so that you can use them a lot more now.
Why are Bleed Weapons good?
Hemorrhage (also known as Bleed) is a status effect that builds up through the repeated application of the effect. Hemorrhage is inflicted via various means including Weapons, Skills, and Spells. Once the Hemorrhage meter is filled, the effect is triggered and the target takes damage equal to a percentage of their Max HP.
It is insanely powerful, especially if you have a weapon that has far reach with your Bleed skill. Obviously, the lower you get on this list, the better the weapon is. If you don’t see your favorite Bleed weapon on this list, there are a ton of them and we guarantee we have probably missed a bunch of really great weapons.
Here are the 10 best Bleed Weapons you can get in Elden Ring:
10. Nightrider Flail
A flail with two additional bludgeoning heads. Weapon of the Night’s Cavalry who ride funeral steeds. The large spikes make it highly effective at inducing blood loss, but also demand higher dexterity to wield.
Location: Dropped by Night’s Cavalry at Weeping Peninsula.
This is a weapon you can get pretty early on in your playthrough. You need to defeat the Night’s Calvary in the Weeping Peninsula, so it is not super easy to get, but if you can defeat it, you can get an insanely good weapon. It starts with 50 passive Bleed damage and goes up with your scaling on the weapon. It is a flail, so the range isn’t that broad though.
It is a great weapon, especially if you pair it with another flail on the other hand. One cool mechanic that FromSoft added was the weapon arts for dual-wielding. If you dual-wield 2 of the same weapon, you will get some pretty sick moves to use, but you do lose the ability to block.
9. Bloody Helice
Ominous piercing sword with a winding blade. Carried by the noble servants of the Lord of Blood. Designed to bore into flesh, causing severe blood loss at the wound. The extracted blood trickles gracefully down the length of the blade.
Location: In the Writheblood Ruins, found in a chest after the boss.
If you enjoy thrusting weapons, this one might be one of your best choices if you want Bleed thrusting weapons. It is not a very fast weapon, but it has some serious kick to it. Keep in mind that the developers have released patches for the game so not all these weapons might be super good as they once were. This weapon starts with 55 passive Bleed damage and obviously scales with the weapon itself.
It is a very good weapon, but the downside is, you can’t get to it right away. If you want to do a Bleed build with this weapon, just make sure you have the stats for it when you finally get it later down the line.
8. Morgott’s Cursed Sword
Warped blade of shifting hue used by Morgott, the Omen King. The accused blood that Morgott recanted and sealed away reformed into this blade.
Location: Can be purchased from Finger Reader Enia with the Remembrance of the Omen King.
This weapon is also another weapon you need to get for Bleed, but you won’t be able to get it until you get to the halfway point of the story. This weapon starts with 60 passive Bleed damage, so it is a great weapon for scaling.
For Spoiler reasons, this blade is only acquired once you beat a pretty simple boss when you get to the foot of the Erdtree. You probably won’t get here for a while if you explore a lot so in the meantime, try to find something else to use until you get it. It is a great weapon, so it is worth waiting for.
A katana with a long single-edged curved blade. A unique weapon wielded by the samurai from the Land of Reeds. The blade, with its undulating design, boasts extraordinary sharpness, and ts slash attacks cause blood loss.
Location: Starting Equipment for the Samurai Class. It can be found inside the Deathtouched Catacombs. You need to turn the lever down in order to unlock the door of one of the previous halls. You will find the Uchigatana on a dead body hanging over the edge of the platform.
Obviously, we needed to put this epic weapon on the list. It is in pretty much every Dark Souls game, and it is a very good weapon, even for late game. It starts with 45 passive Bleed damage, which is lower than the others, but it scales extremely well later on.
If you have never tried a Katana in these types of games, this is a great weapon to start with. Your best bet is to just start a Dexterity build with the Samurai class. You definitely won’t regret it because it is extremely fun to do.
Katana forged of Glintstone. A masterpiece of a Sellian wordsmith. Light enwreathes the blade when sheathed, explaining its Moonveil moniker.
Location: Drop from Magma Wyrm found in Gael Tunnel.
This is another Katana. Basically, all the Katanas in the game are great for dealing Bleed damage. What makes this one shine though is its skill. It sheathes the Katana and then you do a very powerful attack that used your FP. It starts with 50 passive Bleed damage and it is one of the best scaling Katanas in the game.
It is a great alternative to the Uchigatana and it is extremely useful if you can try and get it pretty early on. There is a Katana later that is one of the best in the game, and this one comes close to second when it comes to Katanas and which ones are better.
5. Ghiza’s Wheel
Great iron wheel lined with flesh-flaying blades. The device of torture used by Inquisitor Ghiza. As the wheel spins it causes severe pain and blood loss. The design was adopted for use as the iconic weapon wielded by Iron Virgins.
Location: Reward for killing phantom Inquisitor Ghiza in Volcano Manor.
This is by far one of the most unique weapons in the game. It is literally a giant spinning blade of death. The moveset on this weapon is insane and very fun to use if you can get good with it. It has one of the highest passive Bleed damages in the game starting at 70.
It is one of the best Bleed weapons in the game if you are good with larger weapons, and it also looks insanely cool as well. The only downside to it is that you need a ton of strength to wield it. It is not an easy weapon to use so if you are going to use it, make sure you know what you are doing.
4. Winged Scythe
Sacred scythe resembling a pair of white wings. Deals Holy damage. According to pagan belief, white-winged maidens are said to be Death’s gentle envoys.
Location: In the center of the Tombsward Ruins, there is a set of stairs leading underground into a dark hall with a door to a small room at the end. The scythe is inside a chest in the small room.
This is a weapon that most people probably have seen other people use before but never tried out themselves. It takes a bunch of Faith attribute points to use, but believe me, it is worth trying out at least once. It starts with 55 passive Bleed damage and it is very good at reaching longer ranges.
Its skill is pretty cool because you jump in the air and slash down on the enemy you are targeting. The Bleed damage comes from your regular attacks so you don’t have to worry about using up FP or even putting too many points into Mind.
3. Bloodhound’s Fang
Curved greatsword with a gently undulating blade wielded by
Bloodhound Knights. A fearsome blade capable of brutal airborne attacks.
Location: Dropped by the Bloodhound Knight Darriwil, in Limgrave.
This is a weapon that most melee users will be after in early game. It is an insanely good sword that has great skill attached to it. You can get this sword very early on and it will take you to the end of the game. If you didn’t know how to find it, you need to defeat the Bloodhound Knight in an Evergaolin Limgrave.
This weapon starts with 55 passive Bleed damage and it is one of the best Bleed weapons in the entire game. It is also very good at staggering bosses and enemies so make sure you take advantage of all the moves that it allows you to do.
2. Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
Trident of Mohg, Lord of Blood. A sacred spear that will come to symbolize his dynasty. As well as serving as a weapon, it is an instrument of communion with an outer god who bestows power upon accursed blood. The mother of truth desires a wound.
Location: Can be purchased from Finger Reader Enia with the Remembrance of the Blood Lord.
This spear is one of the coolest spears in the game. The skill that is on this weapon is really unique and very cool looking. It basically covers the tip of the spear in blood and fire. You do need some good stats to wield this so keep that in mind if you do get it.
It starts with 73 passive Bleed damage which is by far one of the highest starting Bleed stats in the game. It is an insanely good weapon and a must-have if you are a weapon collector in Elden Ring. Make sure not to use the Boss’s Remembrances without checking what they give you first.
1. River’s of Blood
Weapon of Okina, swordsman from the Land of Reeds. A cursed weapon that has felled countless men. When Mohg, the Lord of Blood, first felt Okina’s sword, and madness, upon his flesh, he had a proposal, to offer Okina the life of a demon, whose thirst would never go unsated.
Location: Dropped by Bloody Finger Okina, who invades you near the Church of Repose, found in the Eastern region of Mountaintops of the Giants.
This is by far our favorite Blood weapon in the game. When we beat the game multiple times, we actually dual-wielded 2 of them and it was the best duo you could think of. The weapon art is absolutely incredible, especially if you use the Mimic Tear Ashes as well. It makes the game extremely fun to use these.
It starts with 66 passive Bleed damage and it deserves to be in this number 1 spot. It was absolutely broken in PVP before the newest patch, but it still does a ton of damage and it is extremely viable for pretty much anywhere in the game.