Do you want to get the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring?
FromSoftware became popular for its eccentric and eye-popping weapon designs and terrifying creatures, be that massive greatsword or skull-crushing hammers. In Elden Ring, players have all the freedom to experiment with various equipment.
One of the weapons you can get in Elden Ring is the Rivers of Blood. This is an arcane-based katana that is becoming more and more popular in solo and multiplayer modes.
Although it is only available in the late game, the crimson sword is perfect for any arcane, dexterity, or bleed-based build.
If you are interested in wielding this weapon, you’ve come to the right place.
In this guide, we will show you where to find and how to get the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring.
Let’s get right into it!
Locating the Rivers of Blood Katana
The Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring can be found in the Mountaintops of the Giants area of The Lands Between. To reach this location, you will have to travel to Leyndell Capital and ride the Grand Lift of Rold.
However, the Grand Lift of Rold only becomes available after you have slain Morgott, the Omen King, at the foot of the Erdtree.
Once you have reached the Mountaintops of the Giants, you will need to locate the Church of Repose at the pin location shown below.
This location can easily be accessed from the Giant’s Gravepost Site of Grace. Head forward while avoiding the giant enemies along your way and stick to the right-hand side of the cliff. Continue traveling until you see the ruins of a church in the distance.
While approaching the church, you will be notified that a player is about to invade your game.
This NPC, named Bloody Finger Okina, is who you must defeat to obtain the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring.
Defeating Bloody Finger Okina
Bloody Finger Okina can be tricky due to the high amount of bleed damage he can deal. However, if you roll into his attacks, you can utilize Elden Ring’s invincibility frames. Okina also has a number of openings that gives you enough opportunity to deal damage.
Since he is an invading player, Okina has one use of Flask of Crimson Tears, so keep this in mind during the fight.
Once you’ve defeated the other Tarnished, you’ll be awarded the Katana and Okina’s Helm.
Rivers of Blood Overview
To wield the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring, you will need to have 12 Strength, 18 Dexterity, and 20 Arcane. The weapon scales well with each of these stats, which means the more points you put into each one, the more damage your katana will gain.
However, the main benefit of this blood-soaked katana is its rapid and impressively powerful Bleed buildup.
The more you hit an enemy, the more its blood loss meter fills up. Once full, a massive chunk of your enemy’s health will disappear. This encourages an aggressive playstyle, and most bosses succumb to blood loss quickly.
The Rivers of Blood katana also has a unique weapon art called Corpse Piler. This causes your character to let out a flurry of blood-soaked swings that deal massive damage to enemies.
To upgrade this excellent weapon in Elden Ring, you will need Somber Smithing Stones, which are slightly harder to find than standard Smithing Stones.
That brings us to the end of our guide on how to get the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring. If you have questions or other concerns, please drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them.