Elden Ring Backhand Blade Location and Skill Guide

In Short
  • Backhand Blade is one of the early game weapons in the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.
  • This weapon can be found East of the Three Path Cross Site of Grace on a Sarcophagus.
  • Backhand Blade comes with the Blind Spot Ash of War, but it can be changed to any supported Ashes of War.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree adds eight new weapon types and one of them is the reverse grip blades. Among the brand-new reverse grip blades, the Backhand Blade is one of the best early-game weapons in Elden Ring. This weapon is strong and has a versatile move set. Here is a complete guide on where to find the Backhand Blade in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree, along with its skills and move sets.

Backhand Blade Location in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree


The Backhand Blade is located right around the starting area of the DLC. Here is how you can find this weapon early on in the game:

  • Start from the Three Path Cross Site of Grace and head West.
  • Soon you will see a Sarcophagus inside a stone gravesite with an item on it.
  • Go close to it and pick the item to obtain the Backhand Blade.

Backhand Blade Requirements and Description

Backhand Blade is a versatile weapon with very less Attribute requirements. Here is the Backhand Blade item description – “Curved blade wielded with a backhand grip. A type of weapon long used within the tower. The style of combat associated with this weapon is marked by spinning slashes and gouging thrust attacks:

Here are the attribute requirements for the Backhand Blade:

  • Strength: 10
  • Dexterity: 13

The Backhand Blade doesn’t have any additional effects, like bleed, poison, or rot build-up. But you can change the weapon’s Ashes of War, which allows adding any desired effect on the weapon. This weapon can be dual wielded when two handing it.

Backhand Blade Ash of War and Move Set


The Backhand Blade is a quick and versatile weapon with a good range of move set. Here is a quick look at all its attack patterns:

  • Single Hand Normal Attack Combo: The attack combo with two slashing attacks and one piercing attack.
  • Dual Hand Normal Attack Combo: Six attack combo, with multiple slashing attacks, ending with a cross slash.
  • Single Hand Heavy Attack: Lunges forward and does a half spin slash.
  • Dual Hand Heavy Attack: Luges forward and cross slashes.
  • Crouch Attack: Upward cross slash.
  • Jumping Attack: Upward cross slash.
  • Ash of War Blind Spot: Evades to the left of the enemy and strikes the enemy with a backhand piercing attack.

So, that’s it. Now you know where to find the Backhand Blade in the Realm of Shadows in Elden Ring. If you have any questions, ask us in the comment section below, and we will try our best to answer them.

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