Elden Ring: how to get Ashes of War and what they do

Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s newest Soulsborne game and it’s finally here. There are several ways to upgrade your character and upgrade the weapons you’ll use to survive in this unforgiving open world. If you need more information on how some of the upgrade items work, we can help. Here’s how to get Ashes of War in Elden Ring and what they do.

How to get ashes of war in Elden Ring

Ashes of War are hidden items that can be found throughout the map, so keep your eyes peeled as you explore. They can also be obtained by defeating certain bosses or by killing Teardrop Scarabs, which are the Elden Ring version of Crystal Lizards from Dark Souls.

What Ashes of War Do

These items can be combined with equipment in the Sites of Grace to give weapons or shields the ability to perform special attacks or magic. Use these unique moves by pressing L2/LT while the enchanted item is equipped.

It is important to note that Ashes of War is not actually consumed when added to a weapon. They can be swapped in and out of any Site of Grace, allowing you to mix and match skills with new or different weapons and armor you find along the way.

Ashes of War also has another effect: they increase certain stats and decrease others. For example, some Ashes of War may increase Dexterity while lowering Base Strength and Damage, or vice versa.

That’s all you need to know about how to get Ashes of War in Elden Ring and what they do. Be sure to check out our wiki guide on the game for more tips, tricks, and other useful information as you venture through the Lands Between.

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