Elden Ring: How To Use Ashes of War

In Elden Ring, the Ashes of War are the special moves that help you to win the boss battles without getting much damage.

There is a total of 64 ashes of war available that you can obtain in the game. However, not all Spirit Ashes are helpful here is our list of some of the best ashes of war that come in handy for you in the game.

Here in this guide, we cover some of the best ashes of war including how to use spirit ashes and how to duplicate them and more.

How To Use Ashes of War in Elden Ring?

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In Elden Ring to use the Ashes of War below we explained the controls of the different devices.

  • PC: To use the Ashes of War on PC, Press or Hold the SHIFT button and Press the Right-Click with the mouse.
  • PlayStation: Press or Hold the L2 button on the PlayStation Controller.
  • Xbox: Press or Hold the LT button on Xbox Controller.

Note: The Ashes of War used the Focus Point (FT) so make sure to use the blue bar more carefully else you end up wasting the spirit ashes.

More importantly, some of the Ashes of War has boosted skill set means you can increase the damage with a powerful attack for you need to press the R2 or RT button to enable the Ashes of War special attack.

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You can only use a single weapon with ashes of war at a time, which means if you’re using the sword on your right hand then your left must be empty. In case if ashes of war not working then try to remove the shield and try again.

Does knowing how to use two hand weapons in the game can come in handy if you run out of Ashes of War in the middle of the boss fight?

In order to use the Ashes of War, firstly you need to enable it from any Site of Grace the option is available on the menu. More importantly, you cannot use any ashes of war with any weapon in the game. Make sure to try different weapons with different ashes of war to maximize the damage output.

For instance, if you using the Ashes of War: Determination for this you need to use a weapon like Axes or Hammer to get full potential damage output. If you’re using the sword with this spirit’s ashes then it will not work at its full potential.

In order to use the Ashes of War in Elden Ring, firstly you need to get your hands on Whetstone Knife after that you can use the Ashes of War with it.

Where to find Whetstone Knife in Elden Ring

In the early stage of the Elden Ring, you can obtain the Whetstone Knife you can find it on the Gatefront Ruins in Limgrave you will find it in the chest as shown in the below image. In the chest, you will find the Knife with Ash of War: Storm Stomp.

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After obtaining it make sure need to activate it on the Site of Grace you can head in the north direction where you find it.

How To Find the Ashes of War in Elden Ring

In Elden Ring, there are lots of ashes of war the total number is 64 and you can get them in the same way. Some ashes of war can be obtained by defeating the boss such as a bloody slash to get it you need to defeat the Godrick Knight.

Some ashes of war can be found while exploring the different areas of the Elden Ring and some are sold by the NPC merchants.

Duplicate the Ashes of War

In Elden Ring, you can also duplicate the Ashes of War that you prefer to use mostly in the game means you can use it with multiple weapons.

The duplication process can be done by the blacksmith but before that, you need to get the Lost Ashes of War because it’s needed for the duplicating the ashes of war.

You can find the Lost Ashes of War in the Lands Between in the Elden Ring. You can get it from the serval merchant in that area for heavy cost. Following are the merchant that sold the Lost Ashes of War.

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Isolated Merchant (Weeping Peninsula’s): You can find this NPC merchant in the Weeping Peninsula’s and you can purchase the Lost Ashes of War from it for 3000 Runes.

Isolated Merchant (Liurnia’s): You can find this Isloated Merchant at Main Academy Gate near Raya Lucaria Academy. You can get Lost Ashes of War from it for 4000 Runes.

Nomadic Merchant (Ainsel River’s): You find this merchant at Ainsel River and it sell the Lost Ashes of War for 3000 Runes.

Final Words

In Summary, to use the Ashes of War on PC press the SHIFT button with Right Click. On PS press the L2 and on Xbox press the LT button more importantly in order to get Ashes of War to work you need to get the Whetstone Knife and activate it on any Site of Grace after that you can use in the game.

This is all for the how to use Ashes of War in Elden Ring for more helpful guides do check our Elden Rings guides few of them are given below.

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