The Winged Scythe is available relatively early on, and it's a great option for players looking to build Dexterity and Faith. It deals slashing and holy damage in addition to causing Blood Loss on enemies, making it a versatile damage dealer that will put in work against many of the enemies in the game. Here's how to find it and add it to your arsenal.
Tombsward Ruins and the Winged Scythe Location
The Winged Scythe is described in-game as a "sacred scythe resembling a pair of white wings." The weapon's design refers to the belief of in-universe pagans that said "white-winged maidens are said to be Death's gentle envoys." That background explains the scythe's design and Holy damage.
To get the Winged Scythe head over to the Tombsward Ruins on the Weeping Peninsula. You'll find it along the east coast of the peninsula, with the closest Site of Grace being either Tombsward Cave to the southeast or Church of Pilgrimage to the northwest.
Explore the ruins until you find a set of stairs leading into the tombs themselves. You'll find two human enemies in the dark, each wielding a rapier and toss firebombs. Kill them both, then proceed to the far side of the tomb and open the door. Inside will be a chest holding the Winged Scythe.