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Backhand Blade
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How to Get the Backhand Blade in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

Perfect for PvP!

There are close to a hundred new weapons in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, and there’s something new for everyone. These weapons have new unique skills, which can often dramatically change the pace of combat. If you’re looking for a fast weapon, with a really neat unique skill, here is how you can get the Backhand Blade in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.

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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Backhand Blade

The Backhand Blade can be found next to a stone coffin in Gravesite Plain near the Scorched Ruins.

It’s pretty close to the first site of grace and takes less than a minute to reach. There are a few enemies to fight there, but they’re weak, and don’t pose that much of a challenge.

Backhand Blade Stas

The Backhand Blade is a curved sword that uses the Blind Spot skill. Here are the complete stats:

AttributeInitial Scaling
Starting Attribute Scaling when first obtained
AttributeMinimum Required
Required Attributes to equip the Backhand Blade

This is an excellent weapon for players who prefer Dex weapons. The Blind Spot skill is a lot of fun to play around with, and this weapon is practically broken in PvP.

It’s also viable in PvE as the skill offers i-frames during the dodge animation, which you can then follow up with combos because the individual attacks don’t costume a lot of stamina. It also gets an S scaling when you fully upgrade it. With the right build, it can absolutely crush bosses as well, but you’ll have to rely on its skill quite a bit.

If dex weapons aren’t your thing, maybe take a look at the Greatsword of Solitude or the Pata. For more on Shadow of the Erdtree, make sure to follow our dedicated section.

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Ali Hashmi
Ali has been writing about video games for the past six years and is always on the lookout for the next indie game to obsess over and recommend to everyone in sight. When he isn't spending an unhealthy amount of time in Slay the Spire, he's probably trying out yet another retro-shooter or playing Dark Souls for the 50th time.