Carthus Rouge is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Carthus Rouge


Highly viscous scarlet plant secretions.

Temporarily applies bleeding effect to right-hand weapon.

Associated with the warriors of Carthus, whose blades take on the scarlet hues of both this sanguine substance and the spatters of their victim's blood.


Carthus Rouge Usage

  • Applies +20 bleed status effect to right-hand weapon for 60 seconds.
    Does not increase bleed damage, but reduces the hits required to reach the bleed threshold. See Notes



Carthus Rouge Locations




  • Causes any weapon infused with it to deal 20 bleed build up with each attack.
  • If you use Carthus Rouge to buff the Warden Twinblades or Onikiri and Ubadachi, each hit of the dual wielded L1s/L2s adds 20 bleed. This is contrary to the fact that the bleed damage without Carthus Rouge only deals 0.75x the bleed auxillary value on the weapon with each hit, for a total of 1.5x the bleed auxillary with both attacks. The Carthus Rouge bleed damage is not affected by this modifier. 




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    • Anonymous

      09 Dec 2017 23:24  

      with this on a 40 luck hollow build corvian scythe i bleed people in heavy armor ( like exiles ) in 5 hits

      • Anonymous

        01 Nov 2017 23:51  

        People crying about the nerf on this make me laugh.. acting like theres no good bleed weapon that has high damage.... your prayers were answered long ago, blood astora gs does good damage and has higher bleed then hollow weapons ever had to begin with. poison is also extremely high on that infusion for it, pair them together and wreck face.

        • Anonymous

          25 Aug 2017 18:42  

          so this was nerfed pretty hard then. guess my flamberge is just a particularly sexy greatsword now, with the old stuff it was still insanely difficult to bleed without any multihit combos on that thing. rip bleed greatsword, though i'm fairly certain it was never really 'alive'

          • Anonymous

            17 Aug 2017 08:19  

            Rouge only adds 20? That's practically useless, even innate bleed weapons have at least 32, man that sucks. So rouge is poinltess, unless you use hollow warden twinblades with rouge I suppose. I do quite a bit of damage with those, but it's hard to argue with Anri's doing 404 AR at SL 87

            • Anonymous

              02 Aug 2017 02:17  

              All they had to do was tweak it so Onikiri and Ubadachi didn't instant proc with the weapon art and now they can't even follow the same train

              • Anonymous

                05 Jun 2017 18:32  

                The nerf has hit this buff so hard... Right now, a hollow build NEEDS to use Blood infusion in order to bleed someone, instead of relying in a Hollow infusion+Carthus Rouge, which was the main point of using Hollow infusion. Greatshields are basically cancer right now, to such point where I'm always keeping handy any SS or GS with the guard break WA. So sad.

                • Anonymous

                  25 May 2017 11:21  

                  So what exactly did they do to carthus rouge to nerf it? I would like to know if anyone has details that would be great.

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Apr 2017 21:09  

                    Seriously From can't get anything right it's there you to OP, or nerfed into utter uselessness my bleed build is *****ed now, oh well back to quality.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Apr 2017 17:56  

                      Think it's useless in PVP now.
                      I got Crow Talons buff with carthus land a full weapon art on me and I'm not bloodlost it's around 60-70% to get proc.
                      So now bleed build is suck not only this buff but Bleed is suck now that very fkin hard to bloodlost player if they smart enough to care about bloodlost.

                      • Anonymous

                        Chaos Blade02 Oct 2016 02:25  

                        I haven't played in a while, and I thought you could apply carthus rouge to the chaos blade. Is that not the case anymore?

                        • Anonymous

                          Claws06 Aug 2016 18:23  

                          "If you use Carthus Rouge to buff the Warden Twinblades or Onikiri and Ubadachi, each hit of the dual wielded L1s/L2s adds 35 bleed" what about claws and manikin claws?

                          • Anonymous

                            THIS10 May 2016 10:22  

                            Apply to Kirks Sword. Melt bosses. A refined kirks sword +8 plus carthus rogue can annihalite the crystal sage in the archives with less than 10 hits. Stacking over 3000 dmg on ng before he could teleport

                            • Anonymous

                              Storage05 May 2016 02:21  

                              I can't buy more than 5 at a time if I do it won't go into my storage and disappears. Anyone else have this problem?

                              • Anonymous

                                Carthus rouge and how it works02 May 2016 16:52  

                                During some testing on how bleeding works, I've also done a few tests with the carthus rouge. Here is how it works:On a normal weapon it is rather simple. It adds a bleed value to the weapon, allowing you to build-up bleed and do bleeding damage. I haven't fully tested it with none-bleed weapons yet, but I asume this value will also be affected by luck, but my best guess is that the base value is 33 bleed.On a weapon that already has bleeding it will increase the build-up speed, but bleed damage won't be increased. It'll take the bleed value of the weapon the determine the damage.Thus, I believe that the carthus rouge does add both build-up and damage. However, the build-up is allowed to stack, while the damage only takes into account the highest source of bleeding. Bleed damage is always determined by which weapon you use to proc the bleed on the target, all strikes that happened to build the bleeding up don't mather when it comes to the damage your bleed will do. So far example, you hit 3x with bandit's knife. Your next strike will bleed. You can now do a final attack with the knife for 297 dmg, or you can swap to another weapon with higher bleed like the Corvian Scythe to deal 340 bleed dmg. (numbers used based on tests with +0 normal weapons).You cannot add Carthus Rouge to a weapon that already is infused, however, one might find merit in using a fast weapon to build-up bleed stacks with the use of carthus rouge (perhaps even proc 1 time) and then finish off their opponent with a final strike of a slower, but higher bleed weapon infused with blood.Simply put. Blood vs Carthus Rouge comes down to this:Blood: More damage, less build-upCarthus rouge: More build-up, less damage. Can add standard build-up to none-bleeding weapons.

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