How To Get The Sacred Relic Sword In Elden Ring

Believed to be forged from the remains of an ancient god, the Sacred Relic Sword is a great rune-farming weapon in Elden Ring.

The Sacred Relic Sword is an end-game weapon in Elden Ring that is known for two reasons. Firstly, the ancient Greatsword does high amounts of physical damage. Secondly, it is one of the best weapons to farm runes in the game.

While you may find weapons that do more damage than the Sacred Relic Sword, you will still need it to farm runes in the end-game if you are looking to clear all of the optional content in Elden Ring.

Where to find the Sacred Relic Sword in Elden Ring?

The only way to obtain the Sacred Relic Sword is by defeating the Elden Beast in Elden Ring. This is the final boss of the game, so you will face the Elden Beast regardless of what path you take.

You can find the Elden Beast by crossing the mist ahead of the Elden Throne. But before you reach the Elden Throne, you must first Light the Forge and set the Erdtree aflame.

Once you do that, you will gain access to the Crumbling Farum Azula, where you must face and defeat Maliketh for a Rune of Death. This item is going to give you access to the Elden Throne.

Take note that you will need to defeat Radagon of the Golden Order before facing the final boss, the Elden Beast.

Beating the Elden Beast will not drop the Sacred Relic Sword. What you will get is an Elden Remembrance. You have to trade this item for the sword by taking it to Enia the Finger Reader at the Roundtable Hold.

Once you go to trade the Remembrance, you will be presented with three options. You can either get The Sacred Relic Sword or Markia’s Hammer.

The third option is to trade the Elden Remembrance for 50,000 runes which is not recommended since the variety of weapons is of greater importance at this point in the game.

The Sacred Relic Sword will allow you to farm much more than 50,000 runes itself though, so picking that is the best option here. This is because of this sword’s Wave of Gold skill, which we will discuss later.

Do note that this isn’t the only weapon you can use to farm the runes though. We recommend using the Sacred Relic Sword to farm the runes because it is highly efficient in the process compared to other weapons – which usually take much longer for the same process.

Sacred Relic Sword rune farming tips

To start a rune farm with the help of the Sacred Relic Sword, the first step is to get your hands on two Rold Medallions – one from the Village of Albinaurics and the other from Castle Sol.

These two Medallions will help you activate the Grand Lift of Rold, which you will use to get to the Consecrated Snowfield. From there, you must travel to Mohg’s area through the portal on the western ledge.

Once you are in Mohg’s area, you must travel to the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace. This will be your main rune farming site. Right next to the sit of grace are some sleeping Albinaurics.

You can use the Wave of Gold skill of the Sacred Relic Sword to wipe out these sleeping Albinauric within an instant and reap the rewards dropped. You can continue this method by resting at the site of grace to make the Albinaurics respawn.

You can increase the number of runes you get even further with the use of Talismans. The Golden Scarab and the Gold-Pickled Fowl, for example, help you boost the number of runes you loot by a massive amount.

Sacred Relic Sword stats

The Sacred Relic Sword is one of the best weapons if your build revolves around faith and holy damage. It mainly scales with Strength, Faith, and Dexterity.

  • Strength: E
  • Dexterity: D
  • Faith: D

The minimum stats required to wield the Sacred Relic Sword are as follows.

  • Strength: 14
  • Dexterity: 24
  • Faith: 22

The damage stats for the Sacred Relic Sword are as follows:

  • Physical: 118
  • Holy: 76
  • Critical: 110

You can upgrade the Sacred Relic Sword with Somber Smithing Stones to make it even better and improve its stats.

  • Level: +10
  • Physical Damage: 289
  • Secondary  Damage: 186 holy damage
  • Strength Scaling: D
  • Dexterity Scaling: B
  • Faith Scaling: C
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