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Elden Ring guide: Best Sword of Night and Flame build and how to get it

All the stats you need for the Sword of Night and Flame

An Elden Ring player using the Sword of Night and Flame Image: From Software via Polygon
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Elden Ring is full of extraordinarily strong weapons, but few are as impressive as the Sword of Night and Flame. This straight sword’s regular slashes aren’t particularly powerful, but both of its special abilities hit like an absolute truck — even after the nerf.

One of its abilities is a massive wave that kills smaller enemies in the blink of an eye, while the light attack hits bosses for thousands of damage points in a single combo. This combination makes it one of the best swords, and one of the best builds, for any type of encounter. Even better: The Sword of Night and Flame isn’t terribly hard to get.

How to get the Sword of Night and Flame

The Sword of Night and Flame is located in a treasure chest on the western side of Caria Manor in Liurnia. Unfortunately, it’s behind a locked door, so you’ll need to get there from a completely different path. You’ll need to start at the Manor Lower Level site of grace, which is in the southwest side of the manor. From there, follow the castle walkways until you reach a final platform that seems like a dead end. Find the area with the crumbled wall, and jump down to the rooftop below.

From this new roof, continue in the same direction and jump down to yet another rooftop. This one should have a hole in it with a ladder. Descend the ladder, and you’ll find yourself inside a small room with a chest, in which you’ll be able to find the Sword of Night and Flame.

Sword of Night and Flame build

To get the most out of this weapon, you’ll need to pour a few upgrade points into Strength, Intelligence, Faith, and Dexterity. Though most of your damage will come from the weapon’s Ash of War, you’ll want to upgrade Intelligence because that’s its best scaling damage stat.

The most important aspect of the Sword and Night and Flame is its weapon level, because that’s what controls how much damage its Ash of War ability does. The Sword of Night and Flame can be upgraded using Somber Smithing Stones.

Sword of Night and Flame Talismans

There are a few Talismans that are very helpful for the Sword of Night and Flame build, especially because you’ll often be spamming the weapon’s Ash of War. Here are all the Talismans that pair well with the Sword of Night and Flame.

  • Carian Filigreed Crest — Lowers FP consumed by skills
  • Cerulean Amber Medallion — Raises maximum FP
  • Ancestral Spirit’s Horn — Restores FP upon defeating enemies