There are a handful of weapons in Elden Ring that have passive effects that range from Blood Loss buildup and other damage types. You typically need an Ash of War to add some kind of effect if they aren’t special weapons. Straight sword users may want to get their hands on this specific weapon to diversify damage types in their arsenal. Here, we’ll go over where you can find the Rotten Crystal Sword in Elden Ring.
Where to Find the Rotten Crystal Sword in Elden Ring
The Rotten Crystal Sword can be obtained at Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. Specifically, you want to get to the Elphael Inner Wall Site of Grace. This is the closest location.
As you get closer to the main boss of the area, you’re going to come across a hallway where, to the left, there will be three Crystallians. They’re guarding the location where you can get the sword, so it’ll be a bit of a tough fight. You can essentially run in their group, grab the sword, and go back to the Site of Grace. Resting at the site will remove aggro and avoid a rather annoying fight.
Upon receiving the sword, you’ll be surprised that this doesn’t scale only on Strength and Dexterity. You’ll need at least 15 intelligence specced into your character so you can utilize its minimum damage potential. It’s the same as the Crystal Sword, but it scales better with Strength and Dexterity. This is basically the upgrade to the sword.
This sword is also extremely powerful because of its Scarlet Rot passive. Scarlet Rot is like a better version of Poison because the damage ticks happen a lot quicker. It allows you to play a lot more defensively once you inflict the status effect.
Elden Ring is out now for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S/X, and PC.