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 bleed status effect to right-hand weapon for 60 seconds.
  • Bleed buildup Scales with luck, but varies by weapon and infusion
    • Raw Mail Breaker
      • 7 luck = 20 Bleed
      • 99 = 20 
    • Hollow Astora Greatsword
      • 7 luck = 20 Bleed
      • 47 = 27
      • 76 = 28
      • 99 = 28



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  • 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

      11 Jul 2021 17:08  

      With ~40 luck it increases to ~26 on hollow weapons. So from gutter tier to gutter tier+. Well worth the 40 stat points.

      • Anonymous

        04 Jan 2021 07:32  

        hollow affects the bleed aux exactly like shriving stone does so basicly it doesnt nerf the bleed aux like other infusions but not to say that it buffs it in any sense. though it is better than keeping it normal since a hollow infusion can still be buffed with carthus rouge and the higher the luck the more effective rouge so luck will end up buffing your dmg, your natural bleed aux and the carthus rouge buff.

        • Anonymous

          26 Aug 2020 22:10  

          speaking of strike weapons person below this comment, i put some of this one a strike weapon and NOTHING bled, yes it was enemies who could bleed, but like, are strike weapons incapable of bleeding enemies with rouge or something?

          • Anonymous

            09 Dec 2018 02:15  

            I wanted to do a holes build but I’m not sure which is better. Heavy flamberge with Carthus or hollow flamberge with Carthus. In SL 200 if that has any impact

            • 11 May 2018 16:33  

              The only reason why I use this is because I envy those filthy clerics spamming lighting blades. Doesn't really matter, though. Buffed or not I still rip em apart like kfc mcnuggets. What the ***** did I wrote?

              • Anonymous

                13 Apr 2018 17:26  

                Hollow carthus curved great sword with 60 luck str and dex plus carthus rogue buff does 600+ damage not including damage from insanely high bleed build up.. probably one of my favorite weapons for bleed build

                • Anonymous

                  09 Dec 2017 17:24  

                  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 18:51  

                    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 12:42  

                      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 02:19  

                        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

                          01 Aug 2017 20:17  

                          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 12:32  

                            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 05:21  

                              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.

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