Elden Ring BEST Curved Swords [Locations, Pros, Cons]

After spending over 200 hours, here are the rankings for the best curved swords with affinities like bleed.

Curved Swords are the types of weapons in Elden Ring that do amazing slash attacks. These slash attacks greatly injure the enemy greatly and are amazing physical attacks. There are many different attributes that make a weapon one of the best-curved swords. These attributes may be the best bleed or frost affinities for the curved swords in Elden Ring or the fact that you can get them pretty early on. 

Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of 15 Curved Swords in Elden Ring.
  • Curved Swords are amazing for quick slash attacks and are extremely fast.
  • Despite amazing damage, Curved Swords are unable to do pierce damage.
  • Scavenger’s Curved Sword is the best of all because of its versatility and blood buildup. 
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Best Curved Swords With Comparison Table

Here is the summary of the Best Curved Swords you can find in Elden Ring:

Curved Sword NamePhysicalMagicFireLightHolyCritical/Boost
Beastman’s Curved SwordATK: 113
Guard: 44
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 100
Guard: 27
Serpent-God’s Curved SwordATK: 113
Guard: 48
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 100
Guard: 27
Magma BladeATK: 96
Guard: 44
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 32
Guard: 44
ATK: 0
Guard: 30
ATK: 0
Guard: 30
ATK: 100
Guard: 27
Wing Of AstelATK: 65
Guard: 28
ATK: 78
Guard: 52
ATK: 0
Guard: 23
ATK: 0
Guard: 23
ATK: 0
Guard: 23
ATK: 110
Guard: 23
Scavenger’s Curved SwordATK: 105
Guard: 40
ATK: 0
Guard: 30
ATK: 0
Guard: 30
ATK: 0
Guard: 30
ATK: 0
Guard: 30
ATK: 100
Guard: 25

5. Beastman’s Curved Sword

Most balanced Curved Sword
Beastman’s Curved Sword In ER
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Physical Magic Fire Light Holy Critical/Boost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Arcane Weight
113 0 0 0 0 100 C E 4
44 33 33 33 33 27 13 11 4

The Developers have really outdone themselves with the design of the Beastman’s Curved Sword. You can see the wilderness vibe of it. Made up of a dull iron, this weapon is amazingly balanced and can perform those zinger buzz attacks you so want your curved weapon too. The main aspect of the weapon is the Strength that comes along with it.

  • Why I Chose It: It has a balanced design, a wilderness vibe, and its exceptional strength attribute that complements my playstyle and preferences for curved weapons.
  • The heavy attack delivers a multi-slash attack.
  • Recent patches have improved the sword’s mobility.
  • You can perform dodge attacks by rolling back.
  • Dual-wielding and applying buffs can make it more powerful.
  • Add Bleed Affinity for more damage.
  • It excels as the primary weapon in bleed or strength-based builds.
  • Jump attacks deliver significant damage.
  • Frost and flame damage can’t synergize well.
  • The attacks have a slow and awkward transition.
  • The low drop rate can result in hours of grinding.

Location

  1. There are about 7 Azula Beastman across the map of Elden Ring.
  2. These Beastman can be located in the Crumbling Farum Azula.
  3. Any one of them can drop this magnificent weapon, so it is your luck whether you find it in the first 15 minutes or the last 4 hours. 

4. Serpent-God’s Curved Sword

Highest Physical Damage
Serpent’s God Curved In ER
Serpent’s God Curved – Image Captured by eXputer
Physical Magic Fire Light Holy Critical/Boost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Arcane Weight
113 0 0 0 0 100 D E 4
48 33 33 33 33 27 13 9 4

There are many weapons in Elden Ring that focus on just pure killing and destroying Hordes of enemies with a  sword, but none really help you defend yourself better. The Serpent-God’s Curved Sword is literally a life-saving curved sword in-game. The Sword actually has healing attributes to make you recover health during battles. Not only that, it has a good amount of base physical damage as well. 

  • Why I Chose It: It has a life-saving attribute of healing during battles, providing both offensive capability and defensive sustainability, making it a crucial choice for survivability in combat.
  • Beautiful serpent god design.
  • Great for healing and challenging battles.
  • Provides a 2.5% health increase per kill.
  • Effective even when kept in the off-hand.
  • Dual-wielded with Blasphemous Blade for stacked health effects.
  • Talismans like Taker’s Cameo also stack, ensuring health in battles.
  • Low Statistic Requirements.
  • Can be further improved with Blood Ashes of War.
  • Power stancing is not possible for double effects.
  • This weapon is mainly used for its effects.
  • Makes boss fights significantly easier.

Location

  1. Reach the Ruin-Strewn Precipice Location on the map.
  2. Once you reach there, head down the level via an elevator.
  3. Start moving forward, and you will end up meeting a Land Octopus once you climb up the ladder.
  4. The Sword will be behind the Octopus.

3. Magma Blade

Highest Fire Damage Curved Sword
Magma Blade In Game
Magma Blade – Screenshot Grab: eXputer
Physical Magic Fire Light Holy Critical/Boost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Arcane Weight
96 0 62 0 0 100 D D D 4
44 33 44 30 30 27 9 15 16 4

The Magma blade is an extremely well-designed and useful curved sword. It is extremely powerful when it comes to its fire damage and can surprise you with how much damage it can deal when you test it out yourself. This weapon deserves its spot in the Top 3 Curved Swords in the Elden Ring. 

  • Why I Chose It: It has exceptional fire damage, complemented by its versatile use for strength-based builds and its unique Magma Shower skill.
  • Dual-wield for maximum fire and strength damage.
  • Scales well with Strength and Faith.
  • Magma Shower’s skill combines offense and defense.
  • Prioritizing Faith boosts its potential.
  • Great for NG+ with its three statistics.
  • Getting two is extremely challenging.
  • Low drop rate
  • Somewhat heavy, affecting speed.
  • Average reach.

Location

  1. It can only be farmed from the Volcano Manor by the man-serpent beings that wield this weapon.
  2. There are very few of them, and they are hard to kill as well, so good luck. 

2. Wing Of Astel

Best Magical Damage Curved Sword
Wing Of Astel In Game
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Physical Magic Fire Light Holy Critical/Boost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Arcane Weight
65 78 0 0 0 100 E D D 2.5
28 52 23 23 23 23 7 17 20 2.5

Wing Of Astel would be your second pick for the best-curved swords because of how incredibly powerful it is. Some might look at it as physical base damage and judge it from that. But the amazing magic damage it does it phenomenal and definitely makes it worth wielding.

  • Why I Chose It: It has a remarkable balance between physical and magical damage and offers phenomenal power that surpasses its appearance solely based on physical base damage.
  • Grants 20% extra damage against Gravity Type foes.
  • Heavy attack releases a long-ranged energy wave.
  • A charged heavy attack produces multiple energy waves.
  • Close-range enemies take physical damage from the blade and wave.
  • Weapon skill creates a large starry black cloud with three explosive bursts.
  • Lightweight and fast.
  • The heavy attack doesn’t consume FP.
  • Low-base physical damage requires reliance on heavy attacks.
  • Cannot be infused with any Ashes Of War.

Location

  1. You have to go to the top of the ruins at the Southern Uhl Palace Ruins.
  2. There, you will find a small chest containing the Wing Of Astel. 

1. Scavenger’s Curved Sword

Best Curved Sword fo Bleed-build
Scavenger’s Curved Sword In Game
Scavenger’s Curved Sword – Screenshot Grab: eXputer
Physical Magic Fire Light Holy Critical/Boost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Arcane Weight
105 0 0 0 0 100 D D 3.5
40 30 30 30 30 25 9 14 3.5

So people have argued over whether the Scavenger Curved Sword is still one of the best bleed-build curved swords in the Elden Ring. Due to the recent nerfs to the curved sword, people have started to not use It, but it has come back.

  • Why I Chose It: It has exceptional blood buildup, versatility in powerstancing for NG+ effectiveness with a frost and fire combo, and remarkable speed, despite the recent nerfs impacting its bleed capacity.
  • Insane blood buildup.
  • Powerstancing with one frost and one fire for NG+ effectiveness.
  • Incredible speed.
  • A recent nerf affected the bleed.
  • NG+ for two Scavenger Blades.

Location

  1. You have to go to the North of Mount Gelmir.
  2. Across the stone bridge, you will find a laying corpse beside the ladder and a Grafted Scion.
  3. It will have the Scavenger’s Curved Sword. 

Why We Didn’t Go For Others

Below are the weapons which we didn’t pick in this guide and their reasons.

  • Scimitar: It lacks any kind of elemental damage.
  • Shamshir: You must be skilled in order to use it competitively.
  • Nox Flowing Sword: Its dexterity requirement is more than others.

My Take On The Best Curved Swords

I have primarily played Elden Ring using the Curved Swords, and over time, I have been able to determine the best swords comparatively. These 10 curved swords are really unique and powerful in their own way, but my personal favorites are the Scavenger’s Curved Sword and Magma Blade. The Scavenger’s Blade has the best blood buildup even after the nerf it got, and the Magma Blade is just wonderful to use, especially with that Blades of Chaos aesthetic and Magma Shower skill. 

So, these were the rankings for the curved swords in the game. Each one of the weapons has a distinct attribute to them, setting them apart. So, which one will you choose to be a part of your build? Also, make sure to check out our article on the location and statistics of the weapons Nagakiba, Tree Spear, and Poison Mist. Do check out our guide to the best Elden Ring Rivers Of Blood Build written by our guide writer, Sameer Noman

Moreover, get more in-depth info by reading the review about Elden Ring by Abdul Haddi 

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Cody Huffman

Not really a fan of Curved swords playstyle but the Scavenger\'s curved sword helped me a lot with my temporary Bleed build for ng+

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