How to get and build for the Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring

By Kenneth Williams


Mar 11, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

The Blasphemous Blade is one of the best pure faith weapons in all of Elden Ring.

Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy is a tough fight, but the rewards are more than worth it. In addition to a massive chunk of souls, players get access to one of the best Remembrances in the game. One quick trip to Roundtable Hold grants access to an amazing faith greatsword with a unique weapon skill.

Here’s everything there is to know about the Blasphemous Blade and how to build around it in Elden Ring.

How to get the Blasphemous Blade in Elden RIng

Players can get the Blasphemous Blade by trading in their Remembrance from Rykard in Roundtable Hold.

The Blasphemous Blade is a boss weapon in Elden Ring. This means that the only way to get it is to slay the respective boss and use the Remembrance to craft it at Roundtable Hold. Transposing a boss soul into a weapon is entirely free and is done in the room with the Two Fingers.

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The Blasphemous Blade greatsword has a very special appearance in Elden Ring. The sword is covered in disgusting, living flesh. If players look closely, they’ll notice that the “accessories” actually writhe around whenever it’s equipped.

It also comes with a unique weapon skill, Taker’s Flames. This ability creates a giant wave of fire in front of the player. In addition to dealing heavy fire damage, this unique Ash of War steals life from its victims and heals the user. This makes the weapon well-suited to clearing out Elden Ring’s massive hordes.

The best build for Blasphemous Blade

The Blasphemous Blade is a greatsword with strength, dexterity, and faith scaling, so players ought to heavily invest in those stats.

Faith has the strongest scaling of those stats, which means a build heavily favoring incantations can make good use of Rykard’s boss weapon. The strength and dexterity scaling only go up to C even at +10, so keeping those stats at the minimums will free up more levels for mind. As good as Taker’s Flames is, it costs a whopping 30 FP per cast. Add in some offensive miracles and it becomes easy to run out of FP in the middle of a fight.

While not particularly useful in player-versus-player battles, Taker’s Flames is extremely strong in the normal game content. The Taker’s Flame is great for dealing with large groups of enemies, and the solid faith scaling means that dedicated Prophet players don’t have to sacrifice much of their build for good melee damage. As with any Elden Ring boss weapon, the Blasphemous Blade needs Somber Smithing Stones for upgrades.


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