Elden Ring: How to Get the Bloodhound’s Fang

The Tarnished wielding the Bloodhound's Fang in Elden Ring.

Key Takeaway

You get the Bloodhound's Fang after defeating Bloodhound Knight Darriwil. You can find this enemy in the Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Limgrave.

The Bloodhound’s Fang in Elden Ring is one of the best and most powerful weapons you can obtain early in the game. If you want to be effective during the early game, wielding this weapon is an excellent choice.

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    Finding Bloodhound Knight Darriwil

    The owner of the Bloodhound’s Fang Curved Greatsword is Bloodhound Knight Darriwil. If you want the weapon, you’ll have to defeat him first.

    You can find Darriwil at the Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Limgrave.

    The location of Forlorn Hound Evergaol marked on the map.

    Fighting Darriwil with Blaidd

    If you want to make this fight easier, you have the option to summon Blaidd to fight alongside you. Blaidd is very effective here. In fact, you can sit back and allow him to fight and defeat Darriwil on his own.

    To summon Blaidd, you must first hear him howling while exploring Mistwood. Then, head to the Church of Elleh and speak to Merchant Kale. He’ll teach you a new Gesture that you can use around Blaidd to make him come to you.

    With that, head to the northeastern edge of Mistwood Ruins and use the Finger Snap Gesture. Blaidd will then jump down to you.

    Blaidd's first location in Elden Ring.

    Speak with him and he’ll tell you about Darriwil. His summon sign will then appear when you step inside the Forlorn Hound Evergaol.

    Defeating Darriwil

    The Tarnished facing Darriwil in Elden Ring.

    If you wish to fight Darriwil alone, be very careful as he is both fast and strong. His slashes also inflict blood loss build-up, which will chip away 15% of your overall health once filled.

    You can avoid most of his slashes by dodging into him. Only land a hit of your own once he finishes his combos, as he has a tendency to string attacks together.

    If you’re used to parrying, you can also parry all of his attacks, except for his jumping slam move.

    Darriwil will also dash swiftly around the arena, similar to how the Bloodhound Step Ash of War works.

    Once defeated, you can finally acquire the Bloodhound’s Fang Curved Greatsword.

    Bloodhound’s Fang Stats

    At base level, the Bloodhound’s Fang has a physical damage rating of 141. It also has a 55 blood loss build-up rating.

    At max level, its physical damage rating will rise to 345.

    Its Ash of War, the Bloodhound’s Finesse, will have you backflip while slashing at the enemy. Follow this up with a heavy attack and you’ll teleport towards the targeted enemy as you slash at them once more.