How to get the Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring

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The wave of attention and hype that Elden Ring has been receiving as of late is absolutely unprecedented. If you’re a gamer, then the uber difficult action RPG has definitely graced your mind at least a few times in the past month, especially if you’re one of the people playing it! From Software have hit it out of the park with the game, and the gaming community has reciprocated in kind.

For many players, collecting weapons and armor to create a powerful build is the crux of the gameplay. It allows for endless replayability, especially considering the sheer number of options available to players. But the one weapon that everyone agrees is a cut above the rest is the Blasphemous Blade, found in Mt. Gelmir.

Considering how powerful of a weapon it is, many players consider it essential for a good playthrough.  It has some demanding minimum stats to even use, requiring level 22 Strength, level 15 Dexterity, and level 21 Faith. If you do manage to hit that though, it becomes a fantastic weapon to have. So, today we’ve prepared a little guide to help you get the Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring.

Getting the Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring

Now, keep in mind that the Blasphemous Blade is a fairly late game weapon. To get it, you need to first reach the Volcano Manor in Mt. Gelmir. At the very end  of the Volcano Manor, you’ll encounter Rykard, the Lord of Blasphemy. There are several ways to get to this point, but the game pretty organically points you in the right direction.

One of the ways you can get there is simply by trudging through Mt. Gelmir yourself, though it’s a bit of an ordeal. Another way is by having the NPC Rya take you there from the Altus Plateau. You can only do this if you returned her Pendant to her in Liurnia of the Lakes, but it makes things a lot easier on the player. Regardless of which way you choose, you’ll eventually get to reach the Volcano Manor.

Getting through the entirety of the Volcano Manor in of itself poses a fair bit of challenge. This entails getting past all the obstacles and beating the Godskin Noble boss encounter, all of which are difficult in their own right. It will take a fair bit of skill and careful planning, but after a while you should be able to tough it out to the end.

Alternatively, one could beat the Volcano Manor questline instead. Doing this sends the player straight to face Rykard. Finishing the quest line on the other hand is a completely different story, and it’s not particularly easy. That’s why we’ve made a small guide to beating the Volcano Manor questline. If you follow it, it’ll make getting the Blasphemous Blade much easier.

How to beat the Volcano Manor questline

First thing’s first, you need to head into the Volcano Manor and find the first Letter. It’ll show you the location of your first target, Old Knight Istvan. Following the directions should bring players over to the trail north of the Warmaster’s Shack in Limgrave. Fighting Old Knight Istvan isn’t too difficult, though you’ll still want to take care.

Once you’ve defeated the Tarnished, you will receive the Magma Short Sorcery and Istvan’s armor as rewards. Next, pick up the second letter on the table in the dining room. This oine will then direct you towards assassinating Rileigh the Idle, over in Altus Plateau. His summoning sign can be discovered by riding up the elevator situated near the Old Atlus Tunnel Site of Grace.

Finding Rileigh the Idle over in the north of the Erdtree-Gazing Hill will trigger his fight. As before, be careful and take your time, and you should be able to defeat him just fine. For your troubles, you’ll be rewarded with the Serpentbone Blade and progress, getting the Red Letter. This marks your final target of the questline for the player.

The final target for the questline is Juno Hoslow, who can be found in the Mountaintops of the Giants near the Shack of the Lofty. Once again, kill the target, and you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with the Taker’s Cameo Talisman. You’ll also be invited to face Rykard in battle, which is essential to getting the Blasphemous Blade within your playthrough.

Now, you’re finally face to face with Rykard, so it’s time to kill him. It’s a difficult fight, but persevere and you’ll finally get Rykard’s drops, the Remembrance of Blasphemous and Rykard’s Great Rune. You’ll need to take the Remembrance of Blasphemous and bring it to Enia, where you can have it exchanged for the Blasphemous Blade.

Using the Blasphemous Blade effectively

Now, do remember, to get your stats up to the minimum required to use the Blasphemous Blade. Unless you have 22 in Strength, 15 in Dexterity, and 21 in Faith, you won’t be able to use the weapon. Even then, it’s much better to invest more than that for maximum effectiveness.

One of the best Talisman’s you can use is the Taker’s Cameo you get from defeating Juno Hoslow during the Volcano Manor Questline. The Taker’s Cameo was basically designed to be used with the Blasphemous Blade as it restores HP upon slaying an enemy. It’s exactly the same as the Blasphemous Blade’s passive, allowing both effects to stack with the weapon’s exact same passive effect.

Going for a New Game Plus and getting a second Blasphemous Blade also makes for one of the most broken dual wielding combinations in the game. As for incantations, it’s best to pair the Blasphemous Blade with more defensive incantations. If not, then the second best option is either a 100% block shield or an accompanying Faith-based weapon for dual wielding.

We hope this guide has helped you make your Elden Ring experience a bit more enjoyable. Soon enough, you’ll be swinging your Blasphemous Blade around, regenerating your HP and doing a whole bunch of damage with it.

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