Elden Ring: How To Get The Bloodhound Claws

Elden Ring: How To Get The Bloodhound Claws

To get the bleed-inflicting Bloodhound Claws in Elden Ring, Tarnished players must defeat an elite enemy within the basement of the Volcano Manor.

The Bloodhound Claws is a lightweight armament in Elden Ring that effectively deals both physical and bleeding damage, including other imbued status effects if applied. Scaling with Strength and Dexterity, the Bloodhound Claws is infused with Bloodhound’s Step, but this weapon art can be replaced with another Ash of War, such as Royal Knight’s Resolve. This skill procs twice when the Bloodhound Claws in Elden Ring are dual-wielded since Claws count as a single weapon. Tarnished can further enhance this double-stacked damage output using the Claw Talisman.

To get the Bloodhound Claws in Elden Ring, adventurers must defeat the Bloodhound Knight of Volcano Manor. This elite enemy is the non-boss variant of the Bloodhound Knight found in the Lakeside Crystal Cave of Liurnia or the named Bloodhound Knight Darriwil of the Forlon Hound Evergaol in Limgrave. The manor’s Bloodhound Knight is somewhat easier to fight than a Black Knife Assassin, but the enclosed and compact space in which Tarnished must face this enemy can make the fight quite challenging. Furthermore, this elite foe is in a hidden location, meaning some players may miss the knight and its weapon drop entirely.

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To reach the Bloodhound Knight in Volcano Manor in Elden Ring, Tarnished travelers must first gain access to the mansion of Mt. Gelmir’s fiery summit. The Volcano Manor is located on the top of the mountain in West Atlus Plateau, and the fastest way to get to the estate is by completing Rya’s request in southern Liurnia. Once Tarnished retrieves her necklace, Rya will teleport the player to the residence after reaching the Lux Ruins or the Grand Lift of Dectus.

Bloodhound Claws’ Location In Elden Ring

Bloodhound Claws Location In Elden Ring

Starting from the Volcano Manor Site of Grace, speak with Tanith to acquire the Drawing-Room Key. Unlock and enter the first door on the right in the western corridor. An Elden Ring Illusory Wall covers a hidden passageway in the right corner of the room. Tarnished can use either the tip of a torch or dodge-roll to dispel the wall. Once inside, they must make their way through the narrow tunnels to the manor’s basement. Being mindful of the Crystal Snails guarding the halls, ceiling, and the first room, continue down the southwestern stairwell to the dimly lit cellar below.

The Bloodhound Knight will be lurking in the left corner of the dark room and will become hostile once it notices the player. Therefore, it’s recommended that Tarnished crouch-sneak towards the foe to land a critical strike on it to initiate the battle. Once defeated, the knight will drop the Bloodhound Claws weapon in Elden Ring.

Next: Elden Ring: Complete Walkthrough, Boss Strategies & Build Guides

Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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