The Carian Retaliation Ash of War is currently completely broken in Elden Ring and you can use it to do massive amounts of damage once it is paired with Glitstone Scrap. In this Elden Ring guide, we are going to go over a Carian Retaliation build that will help you maximize damage and take out any enemy.
It is worth mentioning that you can only carry 10 Glintstone Scrap and getting more can be very costly. To save up on runes you can get the Wraith Calling Bell which can be used to create the same effect. You can get this for free and use it as many times as you like.
Best Carian Retaliation Build In Elden Ring
If you do not have the Carian Retaliation Ash of War then you can check out our guide on how you can get it. It is also worth mentioning that in order to deal high amounts of damage with this build, you will need significant points invited in Intelligence or Intellect.
The following is our recommended Carian Retaliation build and how you can get the different weapons, talismans, and spells.
Carian Retaliation is an Ash of War that can be applied to shields. We recommend using the Carian Knight’s Shield as it scales with intelligence or intellect. It also scales with strength. You will need 10 strength, 10 dexterity, and 15 intelligence in order to use it.
You can get the shield from Moongrum, the Carian Knight once you have defeated the enemy in Raya Lucaria Academy. By default, Carian Knight’s Shield has no skill on it so you can apply Carian Retaliation on it.
In order to deal the most damage possible, you will need to upgrade the shield. In order to do that you will need smithing stones. You can check out our guides on how you can get infinite smithing stones and somber smithing stones if you are having trouble upgrading your gear.
Recommended Talismans And Spells
In order to increase your damage even further with this Carian Retaliation build, you can use a couple of talismans and spells. We recommend getting the Shard of Alexander talisman which greatly increases the attack power of skills. You can get it from Iron Fist Alexander after you have completed his questline.
Magic Scorpion Charm is another great talisman that we can recommend. This increases magic attack but does lower damage negation. You can get this talisman by giving Preceptor Seluvis the Amber Starlight once he has told you about his plan.
Furthermore, Terra Magica is a sorcery that you can use to increase magic damage. You do need to stay in the highlighted zone in order to get the buff but it can be worth it in certain situations.
To get this, you will need to complete the Academy Crystal Cave dungeon. Take the elevator behind the Crystalian bosses to go to one of the towers inside the academy. On the top, you will find a chest that has the Terra Magica spell inside.
Golden Vow is another spell that we can recommend as it increases attack and defense for 80 seconds. You can get this from the Corpse-Stench Shack, in Mt Gelmir.
This is the Carian Retaliation build that we recommend you use in Elden Ring. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our Elden Ring guides hub.