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Elden Ring how to equip Ashes of War

Early in Elden Ring you can pickup the Whetstone Knife, which will allow you to equip Ashes of War on all your weapons in your arsenal

Elden Ring How To Equip Ashes Of War: An image of one of the Ashes of War can be seen

Elden Ring has many, many different types of items to collect, from cookbooks, to weapons, to spirits, and more. One of the most important tools for combat are the Ashes of War, which are unique and powerful weapon arts in Elden Ring that can be equipped on your gear.

These Ashes of War can be found scattered all over the open world, can be bought from some merchants, and can also be given to you as rewards for killing white Scarabs which are littered through The Lands Between. But, you won’t be able to actually equip these onto weapons if you don’t have another item which can easily be missed in Limgrave.

Read on to find out how to equip Ashes of War in Elden Ring, so you can begin to specialise and find the best weapons for you to use and the best weapon arts to imbue them with.

Elden Ring how to equip Ashes of War

In Elden Ring Ashes of War can be equipped once you have found a Whetstone Knife, which is located at the Gatefront Ruins in Limgrave.

Elden Ring How To Equip Ashes Of War: The Gatefront Ruins are shown on the map

Within the ruins, you will find a path leading down. Down in the room underground you can find the Whetstone Knife. From there you can then rest at any Site of Grace and equip your Ashes of War.

Elden Ring How To Equip Ashes Of War: The path leading down to the Whetstone Knife is shown

Once you have unlocked Roundtable Hold, the blacksmith will also be able to equip Ashes of War onto your weapons for you. Ashes of War can only be assigned to one weapon at a time and will need to be unequipped to use on a different weapon.

If the weapon you are using also comes with a weapon art, the Ash of War you equip will replace whatever the skill was.

So there you have it! That is how to equip Ashes of War in Elden Ring. For more tips and guides and explanations of mechanics, check out our Elden Ring walkthrough which is home to everything you need to know about the game.