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How to Use the Blasphemous Claw in Elden Ring

How to Use the Blasphemous Claw in Elden Ring

The Blasphemous Claw is a unique Tool in Elden Ring, serving as a reusable item that aids players in deflecting the power of the Black Blade when fighting Maliketh.

Here’s where to find the Blasphemous Claw and how to effectively utilize this tool against Maliketh.

How to Get Blasphemous Claw

Blasphemous Claw Location Elden Ring

The Blasphemous Claw is obtained as a drop from Recusant Bernahl, who is located at Crumbling Farum Azula.

However, before triggering his invasion, you have to complete the entire Volcano Manor questline and defeat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy.

Only then will Bernahl invade you in the Crumbling Farum Azula.

To reach Recusant Bernahl, follow these steps:

  1. First, start from the Great Bridge Site of Grace
  2. Ascend from the broken stairs and head north
  3. Next, drop down from the right side of the balcony to the bridge structure
  4. At this point, Recusant Bernahl will invade you
  5. Defeat him to obtain the Blasphemous Claw

How to Use Blasphemous Claw

Blasphemous Claw in battle

It isn’t immediately obvious how to use the Blasphemous Claw. Firstly, like any item, you’ll need to equip it.

Then, during the second phase of the boss fight against Maliketh, the Black Blade, you can exclusively use Blasphemous Claw for parrying a specific melee attack from him.

Watch for a yellow glow on Maliketh’s sword, indicating the upcoming parryable strike.

Once he attempts this attack, activate the Blasphemous Claw at the exact moment the attack is about to hit you.

After successfully parrying with the Blasphemous Claw, it will inflict damage and briefly stun Maliketh.

Take advantage of this moment to easily land hits while he is briefly vulnerable.