Best Bleed build in Elden Ring: Stats, weapons, Talismans, more

Souhardya Choudhury
Elden Ring tarnished with katanas

Looking for a high DPS Bleed build in Elden Rin? Then you are at the right place, as here’s the best Bleed build in Elden Ring.

Bleed in Elden Ring is still one of the best status effects, even after a bunch of nerfs since version 1.0 of the game. This is why, you can never go wrong with running a Bleed build in Elden Ring as maximum bosses are extremely susceptible to it.

On that note. here’s the best Bleed build in Elden Ring for both PvE and PvP.

Best Elden Ring Bleed build

Here’s everything you need to be using in Elden Ring in order to make the best bleed build:

Stats to focus onArmorWeaponsAshes of WarTalismansIncantations


Varre’s Mask

Raptor Talons (optional)
Rivers of Blood


Bandit’s Curved Sword

Eleonora’s Poleblade

Moghwyn’s Scared Spear (optional for Strength)

Bloody Slash

Blood Tax

Blood Blade
Lord of Blood’s Exultation

Radagon’s Soreseal

Rotten-Winged Insignia

Shard of Alexander
Bloodflame Blade
Bleed build Elden Ring
Here’s everything you need in a perfect Bleed build.

Elden Ring Bleed build main stats

Arcane and Dexterity are by far the main stats to focus on in Elden Ring. In most Bleed weapons like Rivers of Blood and Uchigatana, Arcane will massively boost the overall Bleed buildup in enemies when you attack them.

On the other hand, Dexterity will be crucial in inflicting heavy physical damage on enemies as most katanas, swords, and polearms are directly scaled with it. Keeping a steady balance among both these stats is crucial.

Don’t neglect Vigor in a difficult game like Elden Ring, no matter how overpowered your build is. Late-game bosses can one-shot you if you have not leveled your Vigor up so keep that in mind as well.

Here are the minimum late-game stat levels that you should aim to hit while making this build in Elden Ring:

  • Vigor: 50
  • Dexterity: 40
  • Arcane: 50

Best Bleed weapons & armor in Elden Ring

Here are the best Bleed weapons in Elden Ring:

  • Rivers of Blood: Even after a bunch of nerfs, still the best Bleed weapon in the game. With its massive Bleed buildup and an extremely potent Unique Skill, RoB is a must-have in this build.
  • Uchigatana: You can either have the Keen or Blood affinity, but Uchigatana’s blood loss buildup with high Arcane is massive.
  • Bandit’s Curved Sword: One of the most underrated Bleed weapons in Elden Ring. Pair it up with another of its kind and have the fastest blood loss combo in the game.
  • Eleonora’s Poleblade: Although a bit underwhelming compared to the Rivers of Blood, it can be a great substitute until you reach the Mountaintops.
Uchigatana Elden Ring
The Uchigatana is a great option with dual-wield with the Rivers of Blood.

For armor, there isn’t much to choose from as it entirely depends on your aesthetic, however, there is one exception — Varre’s Mask. This is a necessary piece of equipment for this build as it increases overall damage whenever there is blood loss in your vicinity, your attacks included.

Best Talismans for Bleed build in Elden Ring

Here are the best Elden Ring Talismans to equip for a Bleed build:

  • Lord of Blood’s Exultation: Raises attack power by 20% for 20 seconds when Blood Loss occurs in the vicinity (effect reduced to 12% in PvP).
  • Radagon’s Soreseal: Raises Vigor, Endurance, Strength, and Dexterity by 5 each, but increases damage taken by 15%
  • Rotten-Winged Sword Insignia: Raises your attack power with successive attacks up to three tiers (6%, 8%, and 13% boost)
  • Shard of Alexander: Greatly boosts the attack power of Unique Skills by 15%.

You can top it all off by including a Dragon Communion Seal on the left hand for casting the Bloodflame Blade incantation. This will allow you to deal more damage and increase the blood loss build-up significantly in Elden Ring.

And there you have it! That was everything you needed to know about building the perfect Bleed build in Elden Ring.

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About The Author

Souhardya is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel, currently covering Diablo 4, EA FC 24, Baldur's Gate 3, and Elden Ring. He has a degree in Media Science & Journalism and has previously worked at Spiel Times and Sportskeeda. You can reach him at [email protected].