GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

Elden Ring: How To Get The Rivers Of Blood Katana

You're going to want this blade for any blood loss build.


Elden Ring is teeming with incredible weapons, but the Rivers of Blood katana ranks among the most sought-after and powerful options you can wield. With its tremendous bleeding potential, it can be used to inflict massive damage on enemies and invaders, especially when making proper use of the weapon's special skill. On top of its amazing power, it's also a visually-striking armament that can do wonders for your aesthetic. In this guide, we'll tell you how to snag this katana for yourself, but be prepared for a fight, because its owner won't give it up easily.

Rivers of Blood explained

Rivers of Blood is a katana that can rapidly cause blood buildup, and it requires 12 Strength, 18, Dexterity, and 20 Arcane to wield. Its weapon skill Corpse Piler is unique to the weapon, and it unleashes a flurry of bloody attacks that can devastate your foes.

River of Blood's item description reads:

Weapon of Okina, swordsman from the Land of Reeds. A cursed weapon that has felled countless men. When Mohg, the Lord of Blood, first felt Okina's sword, and madness, upon his flesh, he had a proposal, to offer Okina the life of a demon, whose thirst would never go unsated.

Where to find Rivers of Blood

Rivers of Blood is found in the late-game area Mountaintops of the Giants. Once you've gained access to this biome through the main quest chain, you'll find the Church of Repose in the southeast of the map. As you approach the church, you'll be invaded by an NPC named Bloody Finger Okina, who so happens to be wielding the Rivers of Blood katana--so it's your job to take it from him.

Head here to fight Okina and obtain Rivers of Blood.
Head here to fight Okina and obtain Rivers of Blood.

Okina is a relatively challenging fight, as he's very aggressive and can inflict blood loss for some pretty substantial damage. Punish him when he attempts to heal and stay on top of him with equal aggression, however, and he'll soon fall. When he does, you'll receive the Okina Mask alongside your real prize--the Rivers of Blood katana for which you've been searching.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story