Where to Find Rotten Breath in Elden Ring

Want to know where you can find Rotten Breath in Elden Ring?

Rotten Breath is one of the many Dragon Incantations that you can get in Elden Ring. All these spells can be unlocked through the Ritual of Dragon Communion which is accessible in two different locations. 

The Rotten Breath (Scarlet Rot) is considered to be one of the most broken Incantations that you can get early in the game. 

Before Radahn was nerfed by updates, Rotten Breath was one of the few ways to takedown the mega boss. 

Like any other Dragon Incantation in Elden Ring, Rotten Breath can be unlocked with Dragon hearts. As the name suggests, these items are dropped by Dragons once defeated but don’t just go around killing ancient Dragons in the Lands Between.

After all, you only need just one Dragon Heart to obtain the Rotten Breath. 

In this guide, we will show you how to find Rotten Breath in The Lands Between.

Let’s get started!

Rotten Breath Overview

Rotten Breath is essentially a Scarlet Rot version of a normal Fire attack in Elden Ring. Dragons throughout Soulsborne games don’t necessarily breathe fire like in any other fantasy game with dragons. 

rotten breath in Elden Ring

In Elden Ring, Dragons come in all forms. Some are easy to kill like the Dragonbarrow, while others require some time and planning to take down. 

Rotten Breath can be charged to increase its duration over an area. It doesn’t cost that much FP, but frequent usage can also drain your FP quite fast. Some enemies are also immune to Scarlet Rot, though most bosses in the game are weak against it. 

When dealing with difficult bosses, blasting them with Rotten Breath is a good strategy to chip away their HP fast. 

Getting Rotten Breath in Elden Ring 

Rotten Breath in Elden Ring can be unlocked along with other Dragon Incantations at the Chapel of Dragon Communion or the Cathedral of Dragon Communion. 

The Chapel of Dragon Communion can be found on an island accessible through Limgrave’s Coastal Cave. On the other hand, the Cathedral of Dragon Communion is found in the southwest portion of Caelid. 

rotten breath in Elden Ring

Inside the Chapel, there will be an in-game message that informs you of the location of the Cathedral. 

Once you get to the Chapel or Cathedral of Dragon Communion, you’ll see a blazing red sconce in front of a dead Dragon. Walk up to this sconce while holding at least one Dragon Heart and scroll through the options to find Rotten Breath. 

If you want to use this Incantation, be sure that you have leveled both your Faith and Arcane stats. 

That ends our guide on where to find Rotten Breath. For your questions and other concerns, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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