Elden Ring: How To Create The Best Dexterity Bleed Build? - Bloodfire Ronin

Welcome to my Bloodfire Ronin build guide. It’s an agile build that utilizes Nagakiba’s ultra-long reach, Double Slash Ash of War’s quick lethal strikes, and Bloodflame Blade to wreak havoc on your enemies. And carve out your Samurai with unstoppable power.

You can start this adventure right from the beginning of the game, as these basic items are available early on. I’ll give you in-depth advice on early and late Talismans, gear options, and character development.

Elden Ring: Bloodfire Ronin Build Guide


The weapon we’re using in this build is Nagakiba. Originally, I was thinking of using Uchigatana for this build because of its better scaling and fewer stat requirements. But Nagakiba’s incredible range makes all the difference. It is the longest Katanas in the game. This extended range allows us to strike enemies from a safe distance without risking getting too close.

I especially like Nagakiba’s running R2, which is a thrusting attack with super long range, allowing us to attack enemies before they have a chance to fight back. It has the same attack speed as Uchigatana despite its great range.

Overall, this is an incredible Katanas, perfect for any status effect build, especially Bleed. Because it comes with a passive Hemorrhage buildup like most Katanas. You can get Nagakiba after you complete Bloody Finger Hunter Yura Questline.

Elden Ring: Nagakiba Weapon Guide

Double Slash

Ash of War we used for this build was Double Slash. When activated, it will perform 2 Slashes left and right, then activating the weapon skill again will perform 3 quick Slashes. And the final activation will perform a final overhead Slash.

Its initial attack is fast, allowing you to catch enemies that are about to attack you. Of course, Nagakiba’s high reach also contributes to this advantage. Finally, thanks to its quick succession of attacks, you can apply almost any status effect, like Bleed or Frost, with a single use of this Ash of War.

While it consumes almost no FP, it has a relatively high stamina drain compared to other Katanas abilities. This means that managing your Stamina is crucial when using this Ash of War.

Elden Ring: Ash of War Double Slash

Bloodflame Blade

Blood Incantations are a powerful weapon buff. Not only does it increase Fire damage proportional to Faith, it also gives your weapon a unique Blood loss build-up effect.

As you use Bleed weapon, Bleed build-up starts decreasing immediately after each attack. This means you’ll need to hit your enemy repeatedly to successfully trigger Blood loss effect.

However, with Bloodflame Blade, things are different. After attacking with a Bloodflame Blade, not only do you deal weapon damage and passive Bleed as usual, but you also apply Bloodflame debuff to your target, causing blood loss to continue to rise.

Elden Ring: How to Get Bloodflame Blade?


To apply Bloodflame buff to your weapon, you need a Seal. It doesn’t matter which Seal you use, as only Fire damage increases with Faith, and we don’t have high levels of Faith.

Additionally, Bleed build-up provided by this buff does not increase with Arcane or Seal upgrades. This means you can use an unupgraded Seal to buff your weapon and you won’t notice any difference to a fully upgraded Seal.

Elden Ring: The Best Sacred Seals Guide

Keen Affinity

For Uchigatana Affinity, you can choose Bleed or Cold. I chose Cold because this is a Dexterity building with very little Arcane investment.

Triggering Frostbite causes the target to take 7% to 10% of their maximum health in damage and increases damage taken from all sources by 20% for 20 seconds. During this time, the target is immune to any further Frost.

However, if the target suffers any Fire damage, this effect will expire immediately. Since we’re using Bloodflame Blade, which adds Fire damage to our primary weapon, you can apply and remove Frostbite consistently to maximize the percentage damage when Frostbite is triggered.


An important piece of Talisman in our arsenal is Rotten Winged Sword Insignia. It will increase our attack power according to the number of times we attack in a row. The faster we hit the enemy, the higher the damage. However, if we slow down the attack speed, the bonus gradually decreases.

Millicent’s Prosthesis does exactly the same thing as Rotten Winged Sword Insignia, but it increases our Dexterity by +5.

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There are two reasons for choosing Millicent’s Prosthesis as your Talisman. First, you can get Millicent’s Prosthesis early in the game by completing Father Gowry’s quest. Unlike Rotten Winged Sword Insignia, you have to complete Millicent’s entire quest chain to get it.

The second reason is that you can pair Millicent’s Prosthesis with Winged Sword Insignia, which is a lesser version of Rotten Winged Sword Insignia.

Elden Ring: Millicent’s Prosthesis Talismans

We’re also using Lord of Blood’s Exultation Talisman, which increases attack damage by 20% for 20 seconds when you trigger a Blood loss.

There is also Shard of Alexander, which increases the damage of weapon skills such as Double Slash and Storm Blade by 15%. There are other viable options, but these are the ones I consider essential for this build.

Final Thoughts

The above is the detailed process of my creation of Bloodfire Ronin build. I hope these can help you understand this build better. If you want to try this build too, you might as well take advantage of Elden Ring Runes to get these suitable gear above. In addition, you can use the code “CSCCA” to get 5% discount in IGGM.com, hurry up and try it out!

Cornell Otto

I'm always keen to share what happens when I play games and a little bit of my humble opinion on games of all kinds. I am super happy to discuss the gameplay and mechanics of related games and more with you.

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