Elden Ring features a plethora of heavy weapons for Strength-based build. If you are using Colossal weapons, you might be interested in replacing their weapon skills and affinities. You can do so with a wide range of Ashes of War. As not every Ash of War is compatible with the Colossal weapons, the majority of players are quite confused about picking the right one. So, check out our guide to find out the best Ashes of War for Colossal weapons in Elden Ring.
Best Ashes of War for Colossal Weapons in Elden Ring
Here are the best Ashes of War to use for your equipped Colossal weapons:
- Bloodhound’s Step
- Lion’s Claw
- Waves of Darkness
- Royal Knight’s Resolve
So, let’s delve into each of these Ashes of War in more detail:
This is an Ash of War that offers Keen affinity and the Bloodhound’s Step skill. So, you will get increased Dexterity at expense of other stats. Upon using the Ash of War: Bloodhound’s Step, you are temporarily invisible while dodging your opponents at an incredibly high speed. While it is pretty defensive to use this Ash of War, you can use it for heavy jump attacks. Alternatively, you can also use it to evade your enemies. Having said that, it is more effective for PVE as compared to the PVP modes. You can use it to defeat or escape a plethora of Elden Ring bosses.
Where to Find: Drop reward for defeating the Night’s Cavalry at Lenne’s Rise tower located in Dragonbarrow. You will find this enemy on the bridge in front of the Tower.
Lion’s Claw – Best Ashes of War for Colossal Weapons
If you are looking for Heavy affinity, we suggest going for this Ash of War. The Ash of War: Lion’s Claw offers Heavy affinity and the Lion Claw skill. As you use this skill, you can somersault your enemies while causing them damage. In my opinion, it is best used with Colossal weapons to cause impeccable damage. This is pretty great to inflict posture damage on your enemies. You can check out our guide to find out the best builds with Lion’s Claw for more insight.
Where to Find: Drop reward for defeating the Lion Guardian inside Fort Gael located southwest of the Caelid.
Waves of Darkness
You can use the Ash of War: Waves of Darkness for massive AoE damage. It offers Magic affinity along with the Waves of Darkness skill. Upon using this skill, you can release three waves of darkness that damages your nearby enemies. This Ash of War is most suitable for crowd control and damaging groups of enemies at once. While Colossal weapons can slow down the combat, using the Ash of War can push your enemies away.
Royal Knight’s Resolve
Royal Knight’s Resolve is one of the most powerful or buffed Ashes of War for Strength-based builds. Using this Ash of war offers the Quality affinity and the resolve of the Knights that served Elden Lord. You can hold your Colossal weapon flat in front to pledge your resolve. This results in significantly powering up and increasing your next attack’s damage. Given the massive damage output from the Colossal weapons, using this Ash of War can further raise your damage.
Where to Find: Found near the Imp Statue near the fireplace at the Temple of Eiglay, Site of the Grace. Check out our guide on where to find the Royal Knight’s Resolve for a full walkthrough.
In addition to the above-mentioned, you can also try other Ashes of War like Earthshaker, Giant Hunt, Thunderbolt, Golden Land, or Storm Stomp. It all depends on your playstyle, experience, and the type of build. So, we leave the rest of the decision to you.
That’s everything covered about the best Ashes of War for Colossal weapons in Elden Ring. If you liked this guide, check out our more guides on the best talismans for Colossal weapons, which Ash of War works with Colossal swords, where to find all the Colossal weapons, and more Elden Ring Guides on our dedicated section right here on Gamer Tweak.