Elden Ring Seppuku Location: Definitive Guide

With my Seppuku Location guide, I'll show you how to find and use one of the best Ashes of War in the game.

The Seppuku Ash of War is one of many different unique skills in Elden Ring that the player can use to enhance the power of their melee weapons beyond their normal capabilities. These skills can either be applied to armaments in their standard form or alongside a variety of different affinities in order to change the stat that the weapon scales with.

Key Takeaways
  • Seppuku is a valuable skill in Elden Ring, applicable to polearms and thrusting swords, excluding Small and Colossal Weapons.
  • Unlock the region by progressing through the series and explore until you find the Frozen Lake Site of Grace in the northeast.
  • Locate a Teardrop Scarab track near a group of trees, memorize them, and strike the invisible Scarab to receive the Seppuku Ash of War.
  • Seppuku is a Blood-Oriented Ash of War that sacrifices health for armament buffs, lasting 60 seconds and requiring reactivation.
  • Recommended weapons for Seppuku include Uchigatana, Flamberge, Cross-Naginata, and more.

Seppuku Location 

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Ash of War: Seppuku.

In order to find the Seppuku Ash of War’s location in Elden Ring, players will have to play through around 40 to 50 hours of the game on average, depending on how fast they’re breezing through the content, and progress the experience far enough to gain access to the Mountaintops of the Giants region. This is the snowy section of the world that you get to explore near the end game.

For reference, if you’re going with the natural flow of the adventure, you’ll probably have completed each of the following locations first. The order is not set in stone, though.

Freezing Lake.

But whenever you do finally arrive at the Mountaintops of the Giants, explore a bit and look for the ‘Freezing Lake’ Site of Grace in the northeastern corner of the map. There are a bunch of enemies and other hazards on the path to get here, but you can also sprint through them all if you choose.

From this point, look directly East towards a frozen body of water as it spreads out before you. Then mount your Horse, and keep riding across the lake until you reach the group of trees seen in the image below. 

Look For These Trees.

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Now dismount your Horse and look around the base of these trees for a set of glowing tracks that vanish after a couple of steps. Players will recognize these as the footsteps of certain creatures known as Teardrop Scarabs, which drop Ashes of Wars and even replenish your Flasks when killed, depending on the type you encounter.

This particular Teardrop Scarab is invisible, and players will have to memorize its path by following the glowing tracks that appear as it moves. You’ll probably hear the creature before you ever see its tracks, so keep that in mind when searching for it.

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Invisible Scarab Tracks.

You’ll also have to learn to strike where it will be, as opposed to where it is, to be able to hit it. It’s not a challenging thing to do, but it’s more annoying and time-consuming than it is difficult.

And when the Scarab dies, it will finally reward you with the Seppuku Ash of War.

How Seppuku Works

Elden Ring Seppuku Location
Sacrifice Health For A Buff.

So now that you’ve found the Seppuku Location, what exactly does the skill actually do? Well, this is a Blood-oriented Ash of War that allows players to sacrifice a bit of their health in order to buff the armament they are using with a glowing red effect. And before anyone wonders, no, this does not work on Ranged Weapons.

The whole animation plays out with the characters stabbing themselves in the stomach and the ‘Blood Loss’ status effect showing up on the screen. The damage received seems to be considerably less than what you might take if an enemy inflicts Hemmorage on you with their own weapons.

Recommended Weapons For Seppuku Ash of War

Recommended Weapons.

Since the Elden Ring Seppuku skill enhances the ability of a weapon to inflict Blood Loss, it only makes sense to apply it to armaments that already have the Bleed effect on them. There are a number of different items in the game that have this property, and the Katanas are among the best of them all. 

It also goes without saying, but you cannot apply this Ash of War to a lot of unique weapons like the Moonveil Katana or the Moonlight Greatsword. Because these have their own unique skills, the game doesn’t allow you to overwrite them.

Weapon

Location

Uchigatana

You begin with this weapon as part of the Samurai Starting class, or you can find it in the Deathtouched Catacombs in the starting area of Limgrave.

Flamberge

This absolutely devastating Curved Greatsword can be acquired by defeating Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in the Forlon Hound Evergaol in southern Limgrave.

Cross-Naginata

The Polearm can be found on a body in the Gael Tunnel in the region of Caelid.

Bloodhound Claws

Defeat a Bloodhound Knight in the bowels of the Volcano Manor, and he will drop the Bloodhound Claws

Bloodhound’s Fang

 Can be found on one of the ramparts in Redmane Castle in Caelid.

There are dozens of more weapons that this Skill can work with, it all depends on what suits your preferences.

How To Duplicate Seppuku Skill In Elden Ring

Elden Ring Seppuku Location
Find The Blacksmith.

You first have to find items in the game called the Lost Ashes of War. These are rare consumables that can only be found in a handful of areas or purchased in limited quantities from certain merchants in the game. 

When you have one of these in your possession, go ahead and visit the Blacksmith in the Roundtable Hold. Talk to him, and you should see an option that says ‘Ash of War Duplication,’ where you can pick and choose the skill you want to replicate from those you already have a copy of. For the purposes of this article, we’re obviously going to go with Seppuku.

Duplication Menu.

Now, rest at any Site of Grace in the world and choose to imbue any two weapons with the Seppuku skill. And when it comes time to choose the affinity, go with ‘Blood’ in order to maximize the Bleed output. This will also help if you’re playing a Dex build, as it increases the scaling of the weapon to a C rank.

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Applying The Ash of War.

Be warned, though, if you manage to swap either of the weapons with anything else, the buff disappears. So keep this in mind when using the skill. The entire process is a bit tricky to get the hang of, but at the end of it all, you’ll have some incredibly powerful Boss killers on your hands.

My Thoughts On The Seppuku Ash Of War

This concludes my guide on the Seppuku ash of war and its location in Elden Ring. Bleed is one of the most broken builds in Elden Ring, and I try to avoid using the Seppuku Ash of War as it’s still broken but extremely fun to use. I personally do not consider it viable for “fair” builds because Bleed is already extremely broken, but if you add another buff to it, then it’s just overpowered.

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My Elden Ring hours (Steam ID: WaterJuice)

Though there have been certain nerfs, Bleed is broken as it is, so Seppuku is still a very noticeable addition to inflict damage. However, I do use Seppuku sometimes because it’s fun to burn through bosses’ health bars without trying if they’re not resistant to hemorrhage.

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