Shadow Of The Erdtree Backhand Blade
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Elden Ring SotE Backhand Blade guide: Location, Stats, and more

Attack your enemy's blind spot with the Backhand Blade.

The Backhand Blade is a new weapon in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, perfect for players looking for a fast-paced playstyle. This guide has everything you need to know about the Backhand Blade including where to find it, the weapon’s stats, and more.

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Where to find the Backhand Blade in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Backhand Blade Location In Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
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Players can find the Backhand Blade in the Gravesite Plain region, northeast of the Scorched Ruins Site of Grace. Check out the image attached above, showing the exact location of the Backhand Blade.

The Backhand Blade is located at a small landmark on your in-game map, head there and you’ll discover the weapon resting against the landmark surrounded by a group of enemies. Feel free to rush past the enemies and grab the Backhand Blade quickly if you don’t feel like fighting them.

Elden Ring Backhand Blade Location
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Backhand Blade stats and scaling

Backhand Blade stats and skill
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The Backhand Blade starts with a D Scaling in both Strength and Dexterity and has a requirement of 10 Str and 13 Dex to wield. It is considered a Slash/Pierce weapon in Elden Ring. As for the weapon’s base stats, we have them listed for you below.


  • Phy: 105
  • Mag: 0
  • Fire: 0
  • Ligt: 0
  • Holy: 0
  • Crit: 100


  • Phy: 40.0
  • Mag: 30.0
  • Fire: 30.0
  • Ligt: 30.0
  • Holy: 30.0
  • Boost: 15

Backhand Blade Weapon Skill: Blind Spot

The Backhand Blade comes equipped with the Blind Spot Weapon Skill. This useful weapon skill costs 9 FP and causes your character to leap into close quarters and deal damage to your enemy’s blind spot.

The great thing about the Blind Spot skill is that it slips below the opponent’s guard, allowing you to deal damage through shields. Once your enemy places their shield up, execute the Blind Spot skill to leap to the side and deal critical damage.

The last thing you need to know about the Backhand Blade is that it requires Smithing Stones to upgrade it, instead of Somber Smithing Stones. The best way to go about collecting Smithing Stones is finding Bell Bearings in the base game of Elden Ring, allowing you to purchase them from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold.

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