While playing Elden Ring, you probably asked yourself many times, what are the best weapons in this game, or what type of weapons should I use? Actually, there isn't a straightforward answer to these questions.
Elden Ring features a wide variety of weapons, each with unique advantages and disadvantages, all depending on your playstyle, build, character development, skills, and many more things.
You will also notice that this game deviates from other classic Souls series and is more fantasy-oriented, focusing on spells and sorceries. But that doesn't mean that FromSoftware ignored players that enjoy using "rapid" weapons, so they added a variety of dexterity weapons. This article will list the Best Dexterity Weapons in Elden Ring you just need to try.
These weapons are swift, flexible, and can do a ton of damage. Your ability to use Dexterity-based armaments and weapons will depend on how much Dexterity you have.
It will also impact the overall damage you cause when employing these weapons. As in many parts of this game, runes can be very beneficial because you can increase your Dexterity with some Elden Ring runes. This is a common strategy that many players use to improve their stats. Now, let's jump into the list.
The Godskin Peeler is one of the strongest twin blade weapons in Elden Ring. Despite being more than just a pretty weapon, it has a unique asymmetrical design. The Twinblade is ideal for Dexterity Builds because it has an E Strength scaling and a C Dexterity scaling. It requires 17 Strength and 22 Dex.
This skill does a ton of damage in an area of effect, and on top of that, it really looks cool. It creates like a tornado of Black Flame that swirls around you, which deals physical and Black Flame damage to nearby enemies.
You can obtain the Godskin Peeler after you beat Godskin Apostle at Windmill Village in Altus Plateau.
One of the best dexterity melee weapons in Elden Ring is the Bloodhound's Fang. It is a curved Greatsword, and for some players, it is the best option for high Dexterity scaling. The Bloodhound's Fang becomes an extraordinarily powerful weapon after upgrading. It requires 18 Strengths and 17 Dexterity. Therefore, you will need to level up past your beginning class's stats to be able to use it.
To obtain it, you will need to beat a pretty tough mini-boss early in the game, but it is worth it. Speaking of tough bosses, here you can find a guide on how to beat the toughest bosses.
So, to get this weapon, you must kill the Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in Limgrave. This mini-boss is also using this weapon, so you will also feel on your skin how good the Bloodhound's Fang actually is.
The Bloodhound's Finesse is such a cool-looking skill. You attack upwards, but the energy causes you to perform an aerial backflip away from your opponent. After that, you perform another deadly strike, the Bloodhound's Step.
This Katana is one of the best early-game weapons, with tremendous value in terms of DPS and agility. Furthermore, you will not need to make much effort to obtain it. Uchigatana's initial attack deals 115 Physical Damage, so maybe it is not "attractive" for the late game, but it is incredibly lethal versus bosses in the early game. It requires 11 Str and 15 Dex, and it is definitely a weapon worth upgrading.
This skill is sometimes really underestimated, especially early in the game or even in mid-game combat. The Light attack deals 15 Poise Damage, whilst the Strong attack deals 30.
As I mentioned above, you can find this Katana early in the game in Deathtouched Catacombs. This is a dungeon that is located east of Stormveill Castle. The Uchigatana will be on a dead body that is hanging over the platform's edge.
The Hand of Malenia Katana is unquestionably the Katana that the Samurais would want most. Any Elden Ring player would want to choose this weapon to add to their collection because of its weapon skill, the Waterfowl Dance. Of course, getting the Hand of Malenia Katana is no easy task, as you'll have to put in a lot of effort. You will face off against Elden Ring's toughest optional boss that can easily demolish even the most experienced players.
You must finish two steps to unlock this weapon. Here you can find the complete guide on how to unlock the Hand of Malenia.
The Waterfowl Dance is a special weapon skill that does numerous combo slashes in one motion. Additionally, it costs 12 FP to use. It cannot have any Ash of War equipped to it, but you can enhance it by using the Somber Smithing Stones. This badass skill can quickly eliminate even a group of enemies. If you have the ability to obtain it, you will definitely not regret it.
Moonveil is an excellent katana that requires 12 Strengths, 18 Dexterity, and 23 Intelligence. The Moonveil Katana has many of the typical advantages of other katanas, including swift swing speed and good bleed stats, plus the powerful Ash of War ability, which deals enormous damage, particularly against bosses. The Moonveil Katana primarily rewards Dexterity and Intelligence-based playstyles. Speaking of intelligent builds, here you can find some tips for the best Intelligence builds.
To get this Katana, you will have to defeat the boss of the dungeon Gael Tunnel, the Magma Wyrm. This dungeon is located in Eastern Limgrave, just outside of Caelid. As we know, every dungeon in Elden Ring has some incredible rewards, and you can find the most valuable dungeons and all the rewards.
Killing the Magma Wyrm can be tricky, and if you're a beginner, you'll need to learn how to avoid or block a large enemy in a constrained space. But if you succeed in killing it, you'll be awarded the Moonveil Katana.
This skill is something that makes this Katana so deadly. Players sheath the Moonveil Katana before unleashing a lightning-quick strike. It is based on the weapon technique known as Unsheathe, in which you draw your weapon before either releasing a quick slash or a more lethal overhead slash.
Additionally, the Moonveil, as opposed to the standard Uchigatana, releases a wave of light that can reach distant enemies. This makes it especially helpful if your opponent isn't ready.
Eleonora's Poleblade is a gorgeous and strong twin-blade weapon with quick attacks and the ability to cause blood loss buildup, which together may remove significant amounts of health from most enemies. This weapon is a must-have for any players who prioritize improving their Dexterity and Arcane stats because of these two qualities. Fortunately, this weapon is also not very difficult to obtain, even though it is connected to a side quest. It requires 12 Strength, 21 Dexterity, and 19 Arcane.
As I mentioned above, it's not at all difficult to get to Eleonora's Poleblade. This is one of the reasons why having this Twinblade in Elden Ring is so desirable. All you have to do is find Violet Bloody Finger or, should I say, hunt her down - kill her, and then take her primary weapon for yourself. Bear in mind that you don't have to complete Bloody Finger Hunter Yura's quest line to get this weapon.
There is something genuinely frightening about the Bloodblade Dance. When you use this special ability, your character launches a barrage of spinning tornado-style strikes, dancing to the tune of this unique Twinblade. Not only does it look cool, but it also deals large amounts of damage if the timing is right.
There are plenty of other amazing Dexterity weapons that I couldn't include, so here are some honorable mentions.
Guardian's Swordspear (you can obtain it by defeating the Erdtree Guardians)
Hookclaws (You can find it in the Stormveil Castle)
The bolt of Gransax (you can obtain it after killing Godfrey, First Elden Lord - Golden Shade)
Morgott's Cursed Sword (you can purchase it from Finger Reader Enia with the Remembrance of the Omen King)
Deaths Poker (dropped by the Death Rite Bird in Caelid)
Godslayer's Greatsword (you will find it in a chest after you beat the Godskin Apostle in the Divine Tower of Caelid)