Elden Ring – Nagakiba Lightning Slash Build Guide & Showcase / DEX

Nagakiba is a Katana that scale primarily with Strength and Dexterity. It’s phenomenal weapon, it fast, infusable and has bleed build up effect by default. The long reach capability, combined with Lightning Slash ash of war Makes this weapon one of the best weapons in the game for Dexterity builds to imbue my weapons with lighting and inject blood buildup into enemies at a safer distance.


  • It Fast, Infusable and It has Bleed Build up by default 
  • This is the longest katana in the game, making it… one of the favorite weapons for hitting enemies at a safe distance.
  • The Charge Attack can create good amount of poise damage.

Combine with Lightning Slash ash of war you can Summons a bolt of Lightning into the blade. This Thunder blast strikes the ground in front of you, dealing moderate Lightning damage to the enemy and imbue your weapon with lighting for 40 seconds.


  • Compare with other katana Nagakiba has High strength requirement at 18 in order to use it properly
  • and the second heaviest katana at 7 in weight
WeaponNagakibaMore info ‣
Ash of WarLightning SlashMore info ‣
Incantation 1Golden VowMore info ‣
Incantation 2Black Flame’s ProtectionMore info ‣
SealFinger sealMore info ‣
Talisman 1Dragoncrest GreatshieldMore info ‣
Talisman 2Shard of AlexanderMore info ‣
Talisman 3Lightning Scorpion CharmMore info ‣
Talisman 4Green Turtle TalismanMore info ‣
ArmorScaled SetMore info ‣
Crystal Tear 1Opaline HardtearMore info ‣
Crystal Tear 2Lightning-Shrouding Cracked TearMore info ‣
Status Level 150Vigor: 40
Mind: 16
Endurance: 30
Strength: 18
Dexterity: 75
Intelligence: 10
Faith: 30
Arcane: 10
Patch NotesNG+ / Version 1.10More info ‣