Elden Ring has a ton of weapons to choose from, and by far Bleed is one of the most fun weapons to choose. Most enemies are weak to it and it drains the health of pretty much everything that you are fighting. One question that a lot of people ask is if Bleed scales with Arcane in Elden Ring?
Yes, Bleed does scale with Arcane, depending on the weapon stats. Weapons that have a lot of passive blood attacks do definitely scale with Arcane, so if you do have one, make sure you take advantage of that.
There are many Bleed weapons to choose from so have fun finding one that you really enjoy using. We recently started a Wretch playthrough and got our hands on the Morning Star. It does insane damage, especially if you pair it with the Jump Talisman. Stuff with Passive Bleed does really well against pretty much anything.
Does Bleed scale with Arcane?
Bleed does scale with Arcane, depending on what weapon requires it. If it is a weapon like the Morning Star Mace, it won’t scale with Arcane unless you have an Ash of War that gives it Arcane scaling. You really need to look at what each weapon uses and place the correct attributes in the right places. If you don’t you will have attributes in places that won’t help you at all.
Bleed is a status effect that builds up through repeatedly hitting the target. Once the Hemorrhage meter is filled, the effect is triggered and the target takes damage equal to a percentage of their Max HP. There are a lot of weapons with Bleed stats, but you always want to look out for the passive Bleed weapons. It is nice to have a weapon with a Bleed skill, but if it does passive Bleed damage, those are the best.
Is Arcane worth upgrading?
If you are upgrading Arcane for armor, then it is a bad idea. Your Attributes don’t really affect your armor at all. If your weapon has some sort of Arcane scaling, it is a great option to level up. If the scaling in other sections is better, make sure to put more into other attributes. Arcane is also a great attribute to upgrade if you want higher Item Discovery.
It also helps against Holy damage. Vitality is also increased when you upgrade it as well so you won’t easily get staggered by random enemies. This means that you can get your attacks in without them being canceled out by the enemies’ attacks. If you think that Arcane is not for your build, then don’t upgrade it. Arcane is definitely one of those attributes that isn’t necessary, but it is an important one for specific builds.
There are plenty of builds in the game and maybe Bleed builds aren’t for you. That is perfectly fine. If you do end up getting into Arcane builds, you definitely won’t regret it, especially after Patch 1.03.2. FromSoft is constantly making updates and fixing stuff so that is really good to see.