Elden Ring | How to Get Rivers of Blood Katana (Fast & Easy)

Mar 9, 2023 | 0 comments

We have the ideal weapon for you if you wish to utilize Elden Ring’s potent “bleed” status effect. Here’s where to look in Elden Ring to find the Rivers of Blood Katana.

Elden Ring features a vast array of superior weaponry. Whichever build you use in the game, you may experiment and have fun with something new. We’ve already discussed several incredible weapons like the Icerind Hatchet, and the Moonveil Katana for dexterity builds. But those weapons also need brains in addition to agility. The Rivers of Blood Katana are the ideal weapon if you decided against becoming a wizard and concentrated on the new arcane stat.

Spoiler warning: One of the final significant places in Elden Ring has a late-game weapon called The Rivers of Blood Katana. This article will contain area and boss battle spoilers, so heed the warning if you still need to finish Leyndell, the Capital City.

Where in Elden Ring Can You Locate The Rivers of Blood Katana?

Where in Elden Ring Can You Locate The Rivers of Blood Katana?

The Chapel of Repose is where you may find the Rivers of Blood Katana in the Mountaintop of the Giants region. Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how to get there. We’ve also provided a screenshot showing you where the weapon is located.

  • Open the Giants’ Mountaintop Area
  • Go to the Place of Grace, “Giants’ Gravepost.”
  • Visit the Cathedral of Remembrance.
  • Combat Okina
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Open the Giants’ Mountaintop Area

One of the game’s final significant locales, Mountaintop of the Giants, is guarded by plot development and the crucial road via Elden Ring. Morgott, the Omen King in Leyndell, must be defeated for the area to be unlocked. Following the battle, a locked passageway will become accessible, allowing you to reach the Mountaintop of the Giants.

Go to the Place of Grace, “Giants’ Gravepost.”

Just stick to the route which leads to the “Giant’s Gravepost” Site of Grace, as it is one of Elden Ring’s most linear areas. It can be found to the east of the region across a massive chain that must be crossed to go over a sizable abyss.

Visit the Cathedral of Remembrance.

Follow the road south until you reach the Church of Repose from the “Giant’s Gravepost” Site of Grace. You have two pathways after you get the grace, one branch off to the right and one run directly from your spawn location. Instead of turning right, keep going straight until you come to the church.

Combat Okina

Combat Okina in eldon Ring

You won’t be able to utilize Torrent at the chapel since an NPC named Bloody Finger Okina is about to encroach on your space. And the Rivers of Blood katana we’re hunting has this charming man! Hence, it would help if you defeated him. Don’t underestimate Okina; while not very difficult, the fight may be brutal because of the bleeding effect he can inflict on you, which can do significant damage. He is also quite aggressive, but if you react quickly to his aggression and match it (without going overboard), you should be able to defeat him. The Rivers of Blood Katana, one of Elden Ring’s greatest weapons, is at last at your disposal.

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Why are the Blood Rivers so mighty?

One of the game’s strongest katanas, the Rivers of Blood Katana, also produces bleed accumulation and has an incredible talent, “Corpse Piler,” linked to it. One of our favorite game talents, Corpse Piler, has the following official description:

Creates a sword of cursed blood for recurrent, interspersed assaults. Add another input afterward to launch subsequent attacks.

Statistics for Rivers of Blood Katana

  • 12 Strength, 19 Dexterity, and 20 Arcane are necessary.
  • Kind of damage: Slash/Pierce
  • Scale: Arcane D, dexterity D, and strength E
  • Possibility: Corpse Piler
  • The buildup of blood loss is passive (50)

The Rivers of Blood Katana is a potent weapon; thus, if you use a Dex-build, you should check it out. One of the most potent weapons for arcane-builders, it also only takes a little arcane to utilize well. For this reason, it has been one of the meta weapons ever since the Elden Ring 1.03 patch.


You have Rivers of Blood Katana, I see. What’s next? What accessories go best with this crimson blade? Here is a simple construct to increase your bleed damage.

  • Nagakiba (another katana to increase bleeding), Dragon Communion Seal, off-hand weapon (for enchantments, but scales well with Arcane)
  • White Mask (shortly increases attack damage by 10% following the induction of blood loss)
  • Talismans: Winged Sword Insignia, Lord of Blood’s Exultation (shortly increases attack damage by 20% after causing blood loss) (briefly increases attack damage with successive attacks)

As Elden Ring is a versatile game, you may combine Rivers of Blood Katana with arcane magic or concentrate more on skill and less on the bleed proc. Thus, this is not the only application for Rivers of Blood Katana. If you liked this article, read our blog on the top 10 Greatswords in Eldon ring. You’ll find it quite informative.  

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