Elden Ring‘s Blasphemous Blade is among the best weapons available in this popular Soulsborne RPG. This impressive greatsword comes with the most lethal weapon skill known as “Taker’s Flame.” It’s an ability that allows you to extract health from your enemies with each strike, making it a formidable weapon force – it serves as a versatile option for both attacking and defending in the fights.
To get the powerful Blasphemous Blade in the Elden Ring, you must defeat Praetor Rykard on Mt. Gelmir, who is one of the most challenging Elden Ring bosses. Praetor Rykard is known for his strong fighting skills and mastery over dark magic, making him a difficult enemy to take down for even the most skilled players. To beat him without much difficulty and claim the Blasphemous Blade, you should have precise timing, strategic planning, and a deep understanding of the game’s mechanics.
Elden Ring Blasphemous Blade Sword
In the hands of a good player, the Blasphemous Blade can be an unstoppable killing weapon. Its exclusive weapon skill Taker’s Flames deals damage in the form of pure fire and it can only scale with Faith. You can’t put Ashes of War into it or use Incantations to enchant it.
The healing effect of this blade is truly remarkable, as it offers both a percentage and a flat amount of HP restoration. This makes it an invaluable pick for any Lands Between adventurer, especially in challenging battles where every bit of health matters. Additionally, on every enemy’s death, no matter if you strike with Blasphemous Blade or not, until you have this weapon with you, it restores 4% of the wielder’s max HP and 40 flat HP. Moreover, the ability to combine it with other items like the Greathorn Hammer, Serpent-God’s Curved Sword, Rykard’s Great Rune, and Taker’s Cameo makes it even more versatile and powerful.
When you hit an enemy with this sword, the healing effect of Taker’s Flame restores 10% of your maximum health + an additional 150 health points. This healing effect is incredibly useful in battles where the wielder is taking damage and needs to restore their stamina quickly. Additionally, the Taker’s Flames has a unique ability to heal the Mimic Tear Ashes when wielded by the Spirit Ashes.
If you want to upgrade your Blasphemous Blade, you can only do that using Somber Smithing Stones. In terms of Blasphemous Blade build with another weapon, it can be perfect to combine it with the Sword of Milos as this not only adds Bleed damage to attacks but also debuffs enemy defense, making it easier to take down tough opponents. The Sword of Milos also restores FP when used in combat, which means it will provide you enough strength to continue the fight.
How to Get Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring
To obtain the Blasphemous Blade weapon in Elden Ring, you need to follow these steps:
Go to Volcano Manor
There are two main paths to Rykard, and both call for you to get to Volcano Manor’s main entrance. By completing Ryan’s quest in Liurnia of the Lakes or by just locating the entrance in the northwest corner of the Altus Plateau, you can get there.
First Route to Volcano Manor:
Go to the Manor to visit Tanith and talk with her. If you finish all of Tanith’s invasion objectives, she will teleport you to a Site of Grace which is close to Rykard’s fog door, and that’s your first route to go to Rykard’s boss chamber. If you’re aiming to complete the final assassination, you must first complete the Leyndell, Royal Capital Legacy Dungeon and finally make your way to the Mountaintops of the Giants. While the clashes take place there may not pose too much of a challenge, the journey to get there will require a lot of effort and dedication on your part.
Second Route to Volcano Manor:
If you’re looking for an alternate route, consider taking on the Volcano Manor Legacy Dungeon. It’s not required to complete the other Legacy Dungeons in Leyndell, the Royal Capital, but it does have its own rewards and sights to see. However, if you’re dead set on getting your hands on the Blasphemous Blade, you can skip all the challenges and reach directly to the weapon’s part.
Access the Volcano Manor dungeon by entering the first door on the right after leaving Tanith’s room and walking down the corridor. After entering there, make your way to the back of the room, where you’ll find a forged wall. Entering it will lead you to the beginning of the dungeon via a hidden route.
Once you find the hidden entrance to Volcano Manor, you’ll have to overcome some challenges to reach the intended location. The Legacy Dungeon begins at the Prison Town Church Site of Grace, where you will face many strange big creatures and a Bloodhound Knight. As you navigate through the various branching paths of Volcano Manor, one of the main difficulties of this dungeon is the Godskin Noble boss fight, which will require you to perfectly use your combat skills and strategies to defeat him.
While the path through the dungeon may seem straightforward, it’s still a significant task that will push you to your limits. As you make your way through the treacherous terrain of Manor, you’ll eventually stumble upon the Temple of Eiglay Site of Grace. Here, you’ll come across a portal to transport you to the pre-boss checkpoint – it’s a similar place where you arrived when completing Tanith’s quests.
Beat Rykard Boss
On your way to acquiring the Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring, it’s the toughest part of the quest where you must fight and defeat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (one of the hardest bosses as compared to Margit or Starscourge Radahn). To have a challenging dual with him, you need to head towards the Audience Pathway of Manor. This battle occurs in two parts – you will not see the main boss until you kill the God-Devouring Serpent.
Once you manage to eliminate him, he’ll leave behind Rykard’s Great Rune and Remembrance of the Blasphemous. After collecting these rewards, head over to the Roundtable Hold to talk with Enia. Here, you can trade the Remembrance of the Blasphemous for either Blasphemous Blade or Rykard’s Rancor.
Elden Ring Blasphemous Blade: Stats and Abilities
The following are the Blasphemous Blade’s base stats:
- Ability: Taker’s Flame (FP cost — 30)
- Damage type: Standard/Pierce
- Weight: 13.5
- Lightning: 0
- Holy: 0
- Physical: 121
- Magic: 0
- Fire: 78
- Critical: 100
Guarded Damage Negation
- Physical: 72
- Magic: 39
- Holy: 39
- Boost: 50
- Fire: 54
- Lightning: 39
- STR: D
- DEX: D
- FAITH: D
- Strength: 22
- Dexterity: 15
- Faith: 21
Blasphemous Blade Passive Effects and Abilities
When using the Elden Ring Blasphemous Blade, be sure to take advantage of its special R2/RT attack. A powerful wave of fire and rock releases when you raise the sword over your head and crash it down, it deals massive damage. Taker’s Flames does a lot of stagger damage in addition to its outstanding base powers. Even if you are fighting against the strongest and toughest bosses, they can still be brought to their knees by the strength of the Blasphemous Blade.
Using this powerful weapon will allow you to recover 6.5% of your health after each successful kill. Keep in mind that it’s not necessary to kill your enemy by hitting with this blade to get this stamina, even if you take him down with any other weapon while holding the blade will give the rewards. Moreover, if you land a blow while using the Taker’s Flames, you’ll recover about 20% health back. It’s suggested that you should completely upgrade this Greatsword with Smithing Stones to reap the benefits to their fullest extent.