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How to Get the Carian Retaliation Ash of War

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Nathan Garvin

Information about the Ash of War: Carian Retaliation in Elden Ring, including how to find and obtain the Ash of War: Carian Retaliation.

You can buy the Ash of War: Caria Retaliation from Pidia, Carian Servant, in the Caria Manor.

The Ash of War: Carian Retaliation (not to be confused with the sorcery of the same name) can be purchased from Pidia, Carian Servant for 3,000 Runes. Pidia resides in Caria Manor, along the northern end of Liurnia. Reaching him, however, is easier said than done, as you have to venture through Caria Manor, defeat the Royal Knight Loretta boss, then exit Caria Manor via a gate to the northwest to reach the Three Sisters region, where you can find Renna’s Rise, Ranni’s Rise and Seluvis’s Rise.

How to Get Through Caria Manor

From the Main Caria Manor Gate Site of Grace, enter the manor and immediately turn left; follow the wall here northwest and either avoid or defeat the Spider Hands that emerge from the ground to distract you. The Lesser Spider Hands aren’t strong foes, but they can be nuisances in numbers. You also need to be wary of the buried Spider Hands (their fingers stick out of the ground, making them fairly easy to spot), as if you get too close they’ll ambush you.

Go under an arch to the northeast and continue hugging the wall to the left, ultimately making your way northwest into a building guarded by Spider Hands, both large and small. Once inside you’re relatively safe for the moment, just head upstairs and you’ll find the Manor Lower Level Site of Grace.

Rest up and when you’re ready for the next phase go through the doorway to the southeast to reach some elevated walkways. While the walkways look clear now, as you traverse them some Phantom Raya Lucaria Soldiers will spawn, who fight very similarly to their corporeal counterparts. There are also invisible magical traps scattered about, but their activation delay means simply walking over them will allow you to avoid them.

Fight or run across the walkway to the southeast and when you reach a fork at a tower, continue southeast. When you reach a second tower, turn left (northeast) and head upstairs to find another tower, inside of which is a lift which will take you up to the Manor Upper Level Site of Grace.

Exit through a doorway to the northwest and be wary of some Direwolves. They may look like normal Wolves, but these specimens are much hardier. Fortunately you can just run past them; head northeast down some stairs and continue northeast until you spot some stairs leading up to a doorway to the northwest.

Things get rough through this doorway, as you’ll need to ascend some stairs guarded by Page enemies, along with a Troll Knight, who is a much, much more dangerous version of the Trolls you may have encountered elsewhere. Fighting them is dangerous, but you can, with some nerve, run past them and through a gate atop the stairs.

You must best Royal Knight Loretta to reach the Three Sisters beyond Caria Manor.

Make it past and you’ll find yourself in a large courtyard dominated by a shallow pool surrounded by chairs. Approach the pool and Royal Knight Loretta will appear. You’ll have to defeat this boss to continue, but fortunately there’s a Stake of Marika just outside the gate leading to the courtyard.

How to Find Pidia, Carian Servant

Defeat Royal Knight Loretta and you’ll be able to exit Caria Manor via a gate to the northwest. Once through, turn left and follow the wall southwest and south, and when the wall is no longer there to guide you, follow the cliffs southwest until you spot some ledges leading down to a square stone building.

Drop down the ledges to the top of this building, then turn southwest and drop off the edge of the building into a wooden platform. Repeat the process by dropping down onto another wooden platform to the southeast, then onto a stone battlement below. Drop down southeast again to a lower roof to find an open trapdoor, which you can descend into via a ladder. You’re now in the upper balcony of the room containing the Manor Lower Level Site of Grace.

You’ll find Pidia, Carian Servant scrubbing the floor in the western corner of the room. Talk to him twice and he’ll offer to show you his wares, including the Ashe of War: Carian Retaliation.

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  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Guide Release
    24 February 2022
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2022
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