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Elden Ring: Best Fire Damage Weapons Ranked

Fire weapons are some of the more fun options in Elden Ring, and this guide lists the 10 best in the game.

Of the hundreds of Elden Ring weapons, only a handful of them have Fire damage by default. The catch is you can use Enhancements to give non-Somber weapons that elemental damage type. Despite this, there are eight choices that come stocked with the ability to burn. And they’re still some of the better options in the game, especially if you build into this type of elemental path. Here are the best Fire damage weapons in Eldenr Ring, ranked in order of effectiveness.

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The Top Fire Damage Weapons in Elden Ring

To be clear, we won’t be talking about weapons that can be upgraded to deal Fire damage. Only weapons that come with it by default are fair game. That does, unfortunately, rule out many of the absolute best weapons in Elden Ring, but fret not. These are still great options.

Best Elden Ring Fire Damage Weapons at a Glance

  • 10: Eleonora’s Poleblade
  • 9: Sword of Night and Flame
  • 8: Inquisitor’s Girandole
  • 7: Giant’s Red Blade
  • 6: Magma Blade
  • 5: Blasphemous Blade
  • 4: Vyke’s Spear
  • 3: Godslayer’s Greatsword
  • 2: Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
  • 1: Rivers of Blood

Elden Ring Fire Damage Weapons Ranked Analysis

10. Eleonora’s Poleblade
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As cool as Eleonora’s Ash of War is, its damage and moveset are completely outdone by the Godskin Peeler, especially if it’s Bleed infused. However, if you need a Fire Twinblade that can cause continuous Bleed, looks awesome, and is perfectly usable on its own or with another Twinblade in the offhand, Eleonora’s is yours to use.

9. Sword of Night and Flame
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The Sword of Night and Flame was once the terror of both PvE and PvP, as the version that released with Elden Ring was massively overturned, capable of trivializing even the game’s toughest challenges and melting enemy invaders at a stretch. It was summarily nerfed by FromSoftware shortly after the game’s launch (much to the community’s chagrin), and brought more in line with other strong options. These days, it’s an average Straight Sword with a powerful Ash of War, but no more so than almost any other.

8. Inquisitor’s Girandole
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Spears should get an award among Fire-damage weapons, as there are three of them worth their salt. The Inquisitor’s Girandole not only deals solid damage, but comes with free Bleed buildup, as well. Its main problem is its range — it’s rather short for a spear. If I’m using a spear, I don’t want to be anywhere close to my opponent when they take damage, and with the Girandole, everything is a little too close for comfort.

7. Giant’s Red Braid
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Like the Poleblade, the Giant’s Red Braid is outclassed by the likes of Hoslow’s Petal Whips and the Urumi, but I’ve personally been downright bullied by a pair of Red Braids. Whips are some of the most frustrating weapons to fight against — and most satisfying to use — in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing. The Braid’s biggest downfall is its lower damage potential thanks to its inability to apply statuses and its relatively lower range compared to other Whips.

6. Magma Blade
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Continuing the trend of weapons that would be better if they could apply status effects, the Magma Blade is the only Fire-by-default Curved Sword. Unlike the Giant’s Red Braid, if you play your cards right with this weapon (or preferably two of them), it can be one of the more powerful Curved Swords in the game. Can it match Bleed-infused Scavenger’s Swords? Not usually, but on a rare occasion.

5. Blasphemous Blade
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If it weren’t a greatsword, the Blasphemous Blade would be one of the better weapons in all of Elden Ring. Sadly, it’s a greatsword and one that deals split damage at that. It is, however, saved by its unique Ash of War — Taker’s Flames. Taker’s Flames is fantastic not only because of its massive damage or effectiveness when free-aimed but because every time you hit an enemy with it, you regain a solid chunk of health. The Blade itself is also fairly strong for a greatsword, but the entire weapon class needs more love.

4. Vyke’s Spear
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I would rank Vyke’s higher if Madness buildup were possible on bosses and other non-human enemies, but alas, it doesn’t. Vyke’s Spear, therefore, is mostly a PvP weapon, though that doesn’t mean it’s bad. As a spear, Vyke’s has one of the best movesets in the Elding Ring for any activity, incredible damage even without causing Madness, and looks amazing.

3. Godslayer’s Greatsword
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I’ve knocked the Godslayer’s Greatsword down a peg because, as cool as its Ash of War is, it has very situational use in PvP. Almost every other Colossal Sword in the game is straight-up better in terms of damage, versatility, and range. Aesthetics are all the Godslayer’s can claim, but if you want an incredibly fun way to burn bosses into ash or catch a cocky enemy player off guard, accept no substitute.

2. Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
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Mohg’s personal spear is in second place for one reason: its Ash of War. While powerful, it doesn’t have universal utility. You’ll be bleeding out almost any boss in the game with the ability, and greedy players will quickly regret being anywhere close to you when it goes off. Add in the additional Bleed buildup with the buff provided by the Ash of War, and Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear is hard to beat for range and damage output.

1. Rivers of Blood
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There can be only one, and despite a massive nerf, Rivers of Blood is still a very, very powerful weapon. Its Ash of War, Corpse Piler, also beats out the Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear for sheer utility. If an enemy bleeds (and most do), one use of Corpse Piler will bleed them. And while it isn’t the “I win” button it used to be, if you do any sort of build-crafting around Bleed activations, you can make Rivers of Blood approach the monstrous status it held at the beginning of the game’s lifecycle.

And those are the best Fire damage weapons in Elden Ring. Few of them are truly top-tier choices, and most take a bit of buildcrafting to make truly competitive with best-in-slot weapons of the same type, but with a bit of investment, any one of them can be the cornerstone of a fantastic setup. For more coverage of FromSoftware’s latest masterpiece, check out our guides to the best Ashes of War, where to find smithing Bell Bearings, and more in our Elden Ring guides hub.


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