Elden Ring Sacred Relic Sword Build Guide

The Sacred Relic Sword is one of the last boss weapons you can acquire in Elden Ring. It boasts a...

The Sacred Relic Sword is one of the last boss weapons you can acquire in Elden Ring. It boasts a sleek gold design and a devastating Ash of War; Wave of Gold which casts a devastating attack capable of wiping out multiple enemies at once.

In this guide, we’ll go over the best build for the Relic Sword in Elden Ring including the best armor to pair the sword with, the best talisman, spells, and more. Additionally, we’ll also be looking at a Rune farming build for this weapon. 

Elden Ring Sacred Relic Sword Build

The Sacred Relic Sword can be acquired after defeating the game’s final boss. After you best the Elden Beast, you’ll acquire the Elden Remembrance which you can then give to Finger Reader Enia in exchange for either the Sword or Marika’s Hammer. The latter isn’t quite as impressive as the former so we recommend going with the sword.

The Sacred Relic Sword scales primarily with Strength, Faith, and Dexterity. To equip it effectively, you must have the following stats; 14 Strength 24 Dexterity, and 22 Strength. The Sacred Relic Sword is one of the best weapons to farm runes with. It is also a great offensive weapon as it can dispel large crowds quickly. This guide will cover all general aspects of the Sacred Relic Sword build.

Weapons: Sacred Relic Sword, Golden Order Seal

Armor: Hoslow’s Armor Set

Talismans: Marika’s Soreseal, Shard of Alexander, Sacred Scorpion Charm, Flock’s Canvas Talisman

Flask of Wondrous Physick: Holy Shrouding Cracked Tear

Spells: Golden Vow, Wrath of God, Flame Grant Me Strength, Erdtree Heal

Skills: Wave of Gold

Best Stats for Sacred Relic Sword Build

You will be scaling this build primarily with stats like Dexterity and Arcane. These will help you in increasing attack power and reducing spell casting time.

  • Vigor: 45
  • Mind: 26
  • Endurance: 30
  • Strength: 24
  • Dexterity: 55
  • Intelligence: 9
  • Faith: 25
  • Arcane: 51

Best Weapons for Sacred Relic Sword Build

As the name suggests, your first choice of weapons should be the Sacred Relic Sword, as it primarily focuses on Strength, Faith, and Dexterity. This weapon is best used for its holy damage.

Another great weapon to wield for this build is the Golden Order Seal. This weapon primarily focuses on Intelligence and Faith, making it capable of increasing Golden Order Fundamentalist incantations.

Best Spells for Sacred Relic Sword Build in Elden Ring

For the Sacred Relic Sword Builds, If we use Golden Vow with Flame Grant Me Strength and pop the Flask of Wondrous Physick, the damage goes to 3750. So that will be an extra 1000 extra damage just by popping the flask.

If you are using the Wrath of God spell, the preferred combination would be Golden Order Seal. The Erdtree Heal has better faith scaling. With this weapon, you need to double up the armor because the sword swing is slow, and you will be vulnerable after initiating swings from the enemy.

In terms of Incantation, using nothing, the base damage was 1963. Using Golden Vow, the damage went up to 2258. Then, the combination of Flame Grant Me Strength and Golden Vow showed no difference in damage. Added the flask, and damage went up to 2750.

Using the above combination, the enemies less resistant to Holy Damage will do even more damage. During the fight, your flask will last three minutes and, Flame Grant me Strength will last thirty seconds, Golden Wow will last ninety seconds.

Best Skills for Sacred Relic Sword Build in Elden Ring

For the Sacred Relic Sword Builds, you’ll be using a flashy, unique skill called Wave of Gold that will throw golden fire toward the enemy and damage all the enemies along its path.

When you use Wave of Gold alone, the first enemy will take 2750 damage. That will be our baseline without any additional help from any spells.

Best Armor for Sacred Relic Sword Build

You’ll be using Hoslow’s armor set for the Sacred Relic Sword Builds. Hoslow’s helm is the part of Hoslow’s armor set that will give extra protection to your head.

This will work as a shield for your head and protect you from dangerous attacks. We’ve also used the rest of Hoslow’s Armor for its incredible resistance and great fashion.

Best Talisman for Sacred Relic Sword Builds

For the Sacred Relic Sword Builds we’ve chosen, Shard of Alexander and Sacred Scorpion Charm is the most important. They will greatly boost Wave of Gold’s overall damage.

We’ve also chosen Marika’s Soreseal to boost your stats for negligible damage received penalty and Flock Canvas Talisman to boost your incantation damage.

Best Sacred Relic Sword Rune Farm Build

If you’re looking to use the Relic Sword just for the sake of farming runes in Elden Ring, you can make use of the following build.

Weapon: Sacred Relic Sword +10 (the higher the reinforcement the better)

Talisman: Gold Scarab and Two Finger Heirloom (in conjunction)

Consumable: Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot

Armor, spells and skill point distribution do not matter so pick them at your leisure. Your goal with Rune farming with the Relic Sword is to clear out areas as quickly as possible with as many runes as possible.

Sacred Relic Sword or Blasphemous Blade 

Both the Blasphemous Blade and Sacred Relic Sword are extremely viable NG+ weapons in Elden Ring. Hence, choosing between either will probably be a choice you’ll have to face.

The Sacred Relic Sword is better at dispelling normal enemies and large crowds of foes due to its Wave of Gold ability while the Blasphemous Blade is better at taking down bosses.

The Relic Sword has the added benefit of being an extremely good Rune farming tool. The best choice boils down to your personal preference. If taking down bosses is something you struggle with focus on upgrading the Blasphemous Sword and building your character around that weapon. If you want to maximize your Rune acquisition then the Sacred Sword is the way to go.

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