Elden Ring DLC: How to get Ash Of War: Swift Slash  (Shadow of The Erdtree Light)

This article will guide you on where to find Ash of War: Swift Slash for the game Elden Ring (Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC), released on 21st June 2024.

Step 1: Talk to Hornsent

Continue in the main story quest until you reach Shadow Keep and get a notification that the Great Rune has been broken. Then go and talk to Hornsent near the Highroad Cross Grace Site as shown in the picture below.

Step 2: Talk to Leda

Talk to Leda standing next to the Highroad Cross Grace Site. Exhaust all the dialogues and suggest Hornsent’s name when you get the option as shown in the picture below.

Step 3: Rest and Talk to Leda Again

Rest at the Site of Grace. Hornsent would be gone, leaving a map behind. Talk to Leda and exhaust all the dialogues. She will say that Hornsent would have gone to Sir Messmer.

Step 4: Assist Hornsent against Leda

Go to reach Shadow Keep Main Gate Plaza Grace Site as shown in the picture below. Then go out through the door on the west side as shown in the second picture below. Climb up the wooden stairs outside as shown in the third picture below to reach the upper floor. Then climb up another wooden stair to reach the dining hall.

Enter the Dining Hall and come out from the other side to reach the roof. You will see several boats on the roof. Go to the eastern edge of the roof. There you will find red and golden symbols as shown in the picture below. The red symbol is to assist Leda against Hornsent. Here the player needs to choose the golden (yellow) symbol to assist Hornsent against Leda. This will progress the questline further.

In the fight help, Hornsent kills Leda. After the fight player should receive Ash Of War: Swift Slash.

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