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Elden Ring: Where To Find The Dragonscale Blade Katana

"Elden Ring" continues to surprise people with its many secrets, letting players across most platforms (sorry Nintendo Switch users) discover its hidden secrets. One of the best rewards for solving a puzzle or beating a dungeon are weapons, which give you more options for your build. There are tons of ways to create a character in "Elden Ring," including an absurd "mech suit" build, but for players looking for some assistance taking down dragons, there is one blade in particular you want. The Dragonscale Blade katana scales with both Strength and Dexterity, offering strong slash and pierce damage. This special blade also does additional damage to dragons and ancient dragons, making it a valuable weapon to have.

Acquiring the Dragonscale Blade katana requires players to reach an optional area and defeat an optional boss. While that might sound like most weapons in "Elden Ring," the secret area in question is far off the beaten path.

Where to find the Dragonscale Blade katana

The Dragonscale Blade katana can be found in the Lake of Rot, located in the underground of "Elden Ring." This area can be found at the far end of the Ansel River section, past Nokstella, the Eternal City. As the name suggests, the Lake of Rot is full of water that inflicts Scarlet Rot if you stand in it, so you will want strong immunity and to bring some anti-Scarlet Rot items. The boss you are looking for is the Dragonkin Soldier, who is located in the center of the Lake of Rot.

The Dragonkin Soldier looks more like a very large lizard than a dragon, standing on its back legs and swinging a massive sword. The Soldier hits fairly hard and moves quickly, but the most difficult part about this boss fight is the limited space you have. There is a button to raise four platforms around the Dragonkin Soldier, but you will likely still spend more time than you would like in the Scarlet Rot infected water. Defeating the Dragonkin Soldier awards the Dragonscale Blade katana, which can be imbued with frost lighting using its weapon skill.