How To Get Rotten Winged Sword Insignia In Elden Ring?

In this guide, we will be showing how to get the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia Talisman in Elden Ring and what kind of buffs it provides.

The Rotten Winged Sword Insignia is one of the best and most coveted talismans in Elden Ring. This talisman enhances offensive powers and boosts physical damage. It rewards aggressive playstyles by increasing attack damage with successful consecutive hits. It’s a dream come true for players who focus more on the physical builds and warriors wielding fast-hitting weapons, like katanas or daggers, with a 13% increase in rapid strikes.

As powerful as this talisman sounds, it is no easy feat. To acquire it you must follow a questline of a particular NPC, Millicent, who suffers from debilitating Scarlet Rot. This guide will tell you how to obtain the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia in Elden Ring.

Complete Millicent’s Questline

To acquire the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia, you need to travel to different locations from Caelid to Haligtree to complete Millicent’s questline. The important part of the quest line comes when you meet Millicent in the Prayer Room Grace in the Elphael Brace of the Haligtree, as marked in the map below, to get this talisman.

Before getting to Prayer Room Grace, you will encounter Loretta Knight of the Haligtree. Make sure to defeat her outside before entering the Prayer Room as it might put Millicent in danger.

Go To Elphael Inner Wall Site Of Grace

Leave the Prayer Room and go past the enemies toward the Elphael Inner Wall Site of Grace. Go past the corridor and drop to the lowest floor. Note that there are many enemies on your way, taking them down would be time-consuming and difficult if you’re on a lower level, the right decision should be simply running past them.

Go To Drainage Channel Site of Grace

From the Site of Grace, you must head down the stairs through some scarlet rot to reach the Drainage Channel Site of Grace. Once you’re down, start running toward the right and make the first left while climbing on the Haligtree branch. Drop down to the scarlet rot and run past it to get to the door on the other side. Drop down the ladder, and you’ll be at the Drainage Channel Site of Grace.

From there head back out the west side and climb the ladder. Make your way past the tree branches toward the Haligtree Roots, this is where you will encounter the Ulcerated Tree Spirit.

Defeat The Ulcerated Tree Spirit

The fight will be tricky as your enemy can one-shot you, so you must rely on dodging and attacking the enemy from afar.

Once you defeat the tree spirit, two summoning signs will appear toward the end of the Haligtree Roots area. You must select the Gold Summoning sign to assist Millicent against her four sisters.

Defeat Millicent’s Sisters

All her sisters use different weapons and styles, so come prepared for the fight. The eldest sister, Mary, uses a Halo Scythe and performs sweeping attacks. The second sister, Maureen, uses a Treespear to deliver powerful jabs. The third sister, Amy, has a pair of Flowing Curved Swords and uses fast, aggressive attacks. Lastly, Polyanna does close-range attacks with a Blade of Calling.

The trick to defeating all the sisters is to keep the battle away from the pool of Scarlet Rot, as you will lose your health automatically due to the rot effect. Keep one or two sisters engaged and away from Millicent. This will ensure the defeat of the sisters due to your teamwork.

At the end of the fight, you need to find Millicent by going toward the edge of the Scarlet Rot pool and interacting with her. After the end of your conversation, she will reward you with Rotten Winged Sword Insignia in Elden Ring.

How to Use the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia in Elden Ring?

The Rotten Winged Sword Insignia Talisman is perfect with Millicent’s Prosthesis. These items stack up perfectly, helping you deal maximum damage while on the offense. The Rotten Winged Sword Insignia in Elden Ring boosts your attack power.

The boost has three tiers, starting from 6%, going to 8, and finally ending at 13%. However, you need to attack fast to shift from one level to another, and the talismans’ effect becomes active right after your third hit.

Hence, it all comes down to having a fast attack speed to take advantage of the talisman’s buff in Elden Ring. Additionally, the increase in your attack power improves the damage output for several spells. Therefore, going through all the trouble for this Talisman is worth it.

If you like dual-twin blades, the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia can be an excellent choice since you’ll deal more damage when you use the jump attack. Alternatively, you can pair this Talisman with dual-wield bloodloss builds for maximum results.

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