How To Get Reduvia Dagger In Elden Ring

This guide will explain how to get Reduvia Dagger in Elden Ring and defeat Bloody Finger Nerijus in the process.

Elden Ring is already a masterpiece with a huge open space and an assortment of classic weapons. One of these weapons is the Reduvia Dagger, an early-game dagger that inflicts bleed damage on enemies.

This dagger is the most compatible with players of the Bandit class that scale primarily with Arcane and Dexterity. It is one of the best early-game weapons and Bandit class builds can get their hands on this sharp weapon straight out of the tutorial. For the rest of the classes, this dagger can be acquired as early as just 60 minutes into the game.

This ancient dagger is said to have been used by people who served the Lord of the Blood hence the dagger always being covered in blood and causes blood loss buildup. Apart from its efficacy in combat, this dagger is also a treat to the eyes with its curved blade and unique design.

Due to its several pros, this dagger does not come easy and you have to take down an invading NPC Phantom if you wish to add this cool weapon to your inventory. But there is no need to worry as this guide will explain how to get Reduvia Dagger in Elden Ring.

Reduvia Dagger location in Elden Ring

Reduvia Dagger, carried by servants of Lord of Blood, is a blood-coated weapon found in Limgrave. The specific curved shape of the dagger makes it a very useful weapon for stabbing.

To find Reduvia Dagger, head to Murkwater Cave in Limgrave. There’s no need to worry about finding the cave by yourself because we’ve got you covered. Below is the spot on the map where the cave is located.

Reduvia Dagger map location in Elden Ring

To reach this spot, the first thing you need to make sure of is that you have unlocked Torrent the Spirit Steed who will serve as your ride during this journey. After acquiring Torrent, you need to make your way to the Church of Elleh Site of Grace in Limgrave.

Activate the Site of Grace and head east till you reach the Agheel Lake North Site of Grace at the Agheel River. Follow down this river till you reach a mist wall. This will be the entrance to the Murkwater Catacombs where Bloody Finger Nerijus is waiting for you with the coveted dagger.

You’ll need Torrent to travel such a wide landscape but he will disappear as you reach the mist wall. When you’ve reached the cave, you will be blocked by a mist wall at the entrance, and upon passing it you will encounter Bloody Finger Nerijus.

Now, defeating Nerijus may be difficult for you, especially if you attempt to get this dagger early on. So here’s how to tackle Bloody Finger Nerijus.

How to defeat Bloody Finger Nerijus

During the early moments of the fight, you need to be careful. First, make sure that you don’t give him the opportunity of bombarding projectile fire on you. The fire is lethal and can cause bleed damage if bombarded three times.

To avoid fire, you need to stay close to Nerijus and fight a close encounter. If you give him some room, he’ll surely make use of his fire and can destroy your HP.

Make sure that you have the Flask of Crimson Tears lying around in your inventory as it can restore your HP that depletes pretty quickly while fighting Bloody Finger Nerijus.

After a few seconds, Bloody Finger Hunter Yura will join Fray and assist you. Yura being on your side is a huge advantage, and you can easily dodge and will be able to kill Nerijus.

Once, Nerijus is dead, you will get Reduvia Dagger and can utilize it during the battles. However, you can use its blood projectiles, and its normal hit will also cause bleed buildup.

This is a rare item and cannot be jinxed with magic and items. It can be upgraded using Somber Smithing Stones and not the regular variants

The dagger can blow damage swiftly and has a handsome range to carry a non-stab attack. Here are the stats for the Reduvia Dagger:

  • Attack Type: Slash/Pierce
  • Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Damage: Cause bleed buildup
Physical Attack79
Physical Absorption38
Magic Defense22
Fire Defense22
Lightning Defense22
Holy Defense22
Guard Boost16
Attribute ScalingE STR, D DEX, D ARC
Attributes Required5 STR, 13 DEX, 13 ARC

This dagger is infused with its special skill called Reduvia Blood Blade which allows you to shoot blood streams in the air with every attack and that too multiple times in a row. This comes at a surprisingly low cost of 6 FP only.

How to upgrade the Reduvia Dagger

Reduvia Dagger is already a formidable weapon in Elden Ring but upgrading it with the help of Somber Smithing Stones will allow you to land even more damage.

Simply talk to the blacksmith in Roundtable Hold and you will know how many stones are required for each upgrade.

It can be upgraded from its Standard state all the way up to Standard +10 which causes the Physical Attack stat to reach 193.

How to use the Reduvia Dagger

The Reduvia Dagger is suited for those who prefer quick strikes and blood weapons. It’s certainly one of the strongest daggers to obtain in the early game, and Reduvia Dagger-based builds can help in overcoming some of the more difficult opponents encountered at the start of the Elden Ring.

This weapon can also cause blood loss, which does considerable damage provided that you have enough ticks on an enemy. This, along with its strike speed, makes it an excellent bleed weapon for various builds.

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