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By Anonymous
#16421278
Is frost the better bleed then?
By Anonymous
#16431139
Bleed can be instantly retriggered. Frost has to run out first.
By Anonymous
#16438870
Frost doesn't deal as much damage as bleed. But since it provides a damage resist debuff, it's useful in most cases because most sources of Frost also deals decent damage by their selves.
By Anonymous
#16440099
in pve bleed is better
By Anonymous
#16441556
Dual katana: both have passive bleed, add poison to one and add frost build-up on the other + summon jellyfish - Let it riiiip
By Anonymous
#16441813
I need to try it out but a little fire from something like firesurge or a fire weapon would reset the frost bar instantly in ds3, it might be the same here in elden ring.
By Anonymous
#16444916
no way, bleed is ridiculously overpowered. was messing around with +0 hookclaws on an INT/FAI build and managed to kill the godskin apostle in caelid in under 2 minutes on bleed alone
By Anonymous
#16454522
Bleed is an instant effect with more immediate damage, frostbite does less damage but lowers target's defenses. Just like in DS3, it can be reset with a fire attack of one sort or another.
I've found that frost build-up is a lot easier to raise then bleed, myself. I just keep a few fire pots handy if I want the initial burst damage per proc instead of exploiting the debuff otherwise.
By Anonymous
#16475551
Since Bleed can be retriggered, I think it's better for weapons, while Frost is something that's better to be triggered with spells, before you switch to weapon. Frost mist and Adula's Blade are fantastic for proccing frost before you go in and start your attack.
By Anonymous
#16478306
Again, why not both? Open with frostbite to lower their resistance, then switch to a bleed weapon to stack bleed even faster. Frostbite comes off the target? Reapply it. It gets pretty nutty on bosses.
By Anonymous
#16430737
I need to know where to get the spell that causes Frostbite like Alberich uses
By Anonymous
#16436506
spells that cause frostbite can be bought from seluvis by either completing his questline to open his shop or completing ranni's questline then looting his body for his bell bearing and giving it to the twin husk in the roundtable you can also get adulas moonblade after ranni's questline that also i believe does frostbite.
By Anonymous
#16487474
There is an ash of war that gives cold damage to a weapon and does that move alberich does with the cloud. You can find it from a scarab around ranni's area.
By Anonymous
#16435265
So, im pretty sure its like ds3 where it does flat damage + a % of hp, but I believe the flat damage is extremely high. The buildup can one shot people at 500 and under hp.
By Anonymous
#16486871
Running magic affinity lordsworn's straight sword with hoarfrost stomp. I am able do hit 500-700 proc consistently. This feels... busted. Will do more testing.
By Anonymous
#16436039
Soooo…does arcane increase the buildup, int, or neither and it’s fixed? Anyone know? I know arcane effects bleed build up, was wondering about other status effects
By Anonymous
#16440489
Arcane is the stat you want to increase for any status effect��� bleed, madness, frostbite, etc.
By Anonymous
#16444994
Do we even know arcane affects bleed build up. I feel like everywhere I've heard that has been an unreliable source. Maybe I missed it, but I've yet to hear someone actually test it.
By Anonymous
#16449164
If the weapon has arcane scaling, arcane will ALSO scale all status effects. Adding arcane through whetstone or ash of war use counts. No arcane scaling = no status effect scaling.
By Anonymous
#16437417
The slower the weapon the more frostbite per hit is added.
By Anonymous
#16490923
Generally true for Bleed and poison as well, tho fast weapons like claws feel like they actually proc faster. Putting frostbite on Venomous Fang lets you apply both frostbite and poison almost immediately lol
By Anonymous
#16439060
Does Bleed do more damage on enemies afflicted by frostbite?
By Anonymous
#16461984
If you are a faith caster the ice breath incantation will proc frostbite super quick on most foes.
By Anonymous
#16442560
Icerind Axe is great for accumulating frostbite on foes with the Hoarfrost Stomp. I'd say it's better than bleed because it does percentage damage when built up as well as weakens their stamina recovery.
By Anonymous
#16464732
Iv been pairing the dragonscale katana with the meteor katana so it builds up frost and bleed at the same time and its been pretty great
By Anonymous
#16465288
Why not both? :D
By Anonymous
#16479618

If you give a weapon with intrinsic bleed the frost attribute or a frost ash of war it will build both bleed and frostbite with a small hit to bleed buildup. I am using dual cold grave scythes with hoarfrost stomp and the damage is insane. You proc frostbite and then 2-3 hits later you proc bleed for plus 20% damage. The ash of was also does tons of damage and seems to build frost extremely fast, sometimes procing frost bite on weaker enemies in one hit.
By Anonymous
#16443193
last updated nov 2021? how are these not populated yet...
By Anonymous
#16469584
Because you didn't do the research to figure it out and let us know
By Anonymous
#16475488
too busy playing the game
By Anonymous
#16452915
How much does it lower enemy absorption?
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