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How to get Blade of Mercy in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree

The Blade of Mercy Talisman can be found very early in the Elden Ring DLC

An establishing shot of a castle in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree as seen from the Gravesite Plain. Superimposed over the screenshot is the icon for the Blade Of Mercy Talisman.
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Looking for the Blade Of Mercy in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree? The Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC adds over 30 new Talismans to Elden Ring, many of them with effects that are going to make veteran players quite excited. One of them is in fact the earliest Talisman you can receive in the DLC: the Blade Of Mercy.

The Blade Of Mercy can be found in the Gravesite Plain, the first region of Shadow Of The Erdtree, and it has a quite interesting and powerful effect which fits very nicely into a lot of Elden Ring builds both for group fights and bosses. Below, we'll walk you through how to get the Blade Of Mercy, its exact location in the DLC, and the effects it bestows upon its wearer.

Where to find the Blade Of Mercy

The Blade Of Mercy is located in the Scorched Ruins, the first area of the Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC. The Scorched Ruins are located only a short distance northeast of the Gravesite Plain Site Of Grace, which is where you spawn in the Land Of Shadow.

Part of the Gravesite Plain map in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree, with the location of the Blade Of Mercy Talisman highlighted and blown up.
Follow this map to find the exact location of the Blade Of Mercy Talisman inside the Scorched Ruins in the Gravesite Plain. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bandai Namco

To get the Blade Of Mercy, head into the centre of the Scorched Ruins from the Site Of Grace to the north, and then go up the steps on your right. After that, turn left, and head up the small slope directly in front of you. You should see a room with a staircase on your right.

The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree rides their horse through the centre of the Scorched Ruins.
The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree sits on horseback next to the Scorched Ruins Site Of Grace, looking towards the nearby ruins.
The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree rides their horse towards a dark indoor area in the Scorched Ruins.
The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree stands in a dimly lit room at the bottom of a flight of stairs in the Scorched Ruins.
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Go up the staircase and out onto the balcony, then use the roof in front of you to enter the next building through the broken wall. Kill the two Shadow Undead here, then go up the stairs and out onto another balcony.

The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree stands on a balcony and prepares to use the nearby rooftop to jump through a hole in the wall of a building.
The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree walks towards some stairs up to a balcony in some ruins.
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Turn right once you're on the second balcony, and then head straight over the rooftops in front of you. Turn left once you're at the end, and open the door at the top of the stone steps. Behind the door is a chest containing the Blade Of Mercy Talisman.

The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree stands on a balcony in the Scorched Ruins and looks towards a nearby rooftop.
The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree opens a set of double doors to reveal a chest in a small room.
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The player in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree opens a chest to find the Blade Of Mercy Talisman inside.
The Blade Of Mercy can be found inside a chest behind the double doors atop the tallest building of the Scorched Ruins. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bandai Namco

Blade Of Mercy effects

The Blade Of Mercy is a Talisman which you can equip via Elden Ring's equipment menu. While equipped, the Blade Of Mercy raises your attack power after each critical hit. Here's the full item description:

A thin, blood-stained dagger. No longer fit for use.

Raises attack power after each critical hit.

Hornsent employed this to honorably end the suffering of a compatriot. After claiming numerous lives, the dagger is now broken, but has acquired a spectral aura.

From our testing, it seems the Blade Of Mercy increases your attack power by 10% after dealing a critical hit, and the effect lasts 30 seconds. The effect doesn't stack, but you can refresh the duration by performing another critical hit.

By critical hit, we mean either a backstab attack or a critical attack dealt to an enemy that is staggered. For this reason, the Blade Of Mercy fits very well into Strength-heavy melee builds that deal tonnes of poise damage with each hit. If you're critting more than once every 30 seconds (which is quite a long time when you're fighting), then you basically just get a permanent +10% damage boost with the Blade Of Mercy.

That wraps up this guide on finding the Blade Of Mercy, and what effects it provides when equipped. To help round out your DLC build, you can also consult our guide on the best weapons in Shadow Of The Erdtree, along with our list of all 90+ weapons in the DLC. Don't forget also to stock up on Scadutree Fragments to increase your damage output while in the Land Of Shadow! And if you get stuck on any of the DLC's new quests, we've also got walkthroughs for the Leda, Ymir and Thiollier questlines that will come in handy.

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