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Top 8 Best Builds in Elden Ring - The Best Weapon Builds

By Shirley Huang2022-04-08

Are you looking for the best Elden Ring builds? Well, you've come to the right place. Today will share the top 8 best Elden Ring weapon builds with gamers. These powerful weapon builds will make adventuring and fighting through the world of Elden Ring feel like a walk at the local park. Let's get started.


Greatsword Build

This is a very strong build. The Greatsword is a Colossal Sword in Elden Ring. For anyone looking to deal raw damage that quickly staggers foes, this is a great choice, but for those who prefer to use magic or stay quick on their feet, it is probably not very useful.  


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If your opponent just decides to attack you back, using the spear talisman will grant you a massive counterattack and damage, so once you get the feel and the flow going with the build and the move set, it's actually fun to play, especially invasions when you are outnumbered by numerous enemies.


The best way to get the Greatsword is to unlock the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace, then simply follow the main road. Your main challenge here will be the large dog enemies waiting right next to the carriage. The chest on the carriage is facing away from the main road, so you'll need to be fast or sneaky to avoid the high-level enemies and run away with your own Greatsword.


Rivers of Blood Build

This build's ideal starting class is Samurai. This weapon can inflict the bleed effect at incredible speed to kill most enemies and invade players in just a few seconds. Bleed is the most powerful status effect in Elden Ring, making the Rivers of Blood one of the best builds.


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What makes this weapon so strong? It features weapon art: Corpse Piler. It is a unique skill and is exclusively found on the Rivers of Blood Weapon. If your build is scaled with Arcane and you catch someone with it, you're going to deal some damage and bleed; if your opponent has no armor or a low amount of HP, then you can potentially finish this fight in just a few slashes; If you come up against an experienced player who knows how to deal with it, you may not find as much success and could even find yourself getting parrot quite easily; If you'd like to try this build, you should meet the stats requirements: 12 Strength, 18 Dexterity and 20 Arcane. Then go on investing in Arcane and Dexterity for increased melee damage. You can put some Elden Ring Runes into Vigor and Mind at high levels to increase your Health and FP, or you can also play around with different kinds of talismans.


Dark Moon Greatsword Build

The Dark Moon Greatsword is the harder-hitting older brother of the Moonveil Katana. When its Moon Greatsword skill is used, it infuses itself with moon energy that inflicts frost damage. It also increases the range of this weapon by adding a ranged slash to its heavy attack. If you want to create a Frost Mage build, you should own it.


If you want to try this build, you should meet the stats requirements: 38 Intelligence, 16 Strength, and 11 Dexterity. You can acquire this weapon by completing the entirety of Ranni's questline. You'll have to face some challenging bosses, but you will get full of great rewards and Elden Ring Items.


Sword of Night and Flame Build

This build's ideal starting class is Astrologer. The weapon Sword of Night and Flame's unique skill, Night-and-Flame Stance, allows players to cast two different sorceries.


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If you want to try this build, you should meet the stats requirements: 24 Intelligence, 12 Strength, 12 Dexterity, and 24 Faith. You’ll be able to find this weapon at the Caria Manor in the northwestern area of Liurnia of the Lakes.


Some Talismans are very helpful for the Sword of Night and Flame build:

Carian Filigreed Crest - Lowers FP consumed by skills

Cerulean Amber Medallion - Raises maximum FP

Ancestral Spirit’s Horn - Restores FP upon defeating enemies


Moonveil Build

This build's ideal starting class is Prisoner. Everyone knows how annoying the Moonveil is, but it's even more annoying when stacked with poise and the Dragonbolt Blessing Spell, becoming one of the best trading Elden Ring Weapons in the game. The main thing is that you are basically going to trade with most builds you come across.


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If you want to copy this build, you should meet the weapon requirements of strength & decks, and then stack a lot of points into Intelligence. You will need to have 16 faith for the spell and enough endurance, but the spell that we're using Dragonbolt requires 21 faith.


At the beginning of the fight, you should cast your Dragonbolt Blessing Spell, stand there, charge your weapon and watch your opponent's attack bounce off you, and then immediately hit them with a light or a heavy weapon. At the same time, you can use the Two Fingers Heirloom talisman, which will add the five points you need to be able to use the spell, so once you've buffed yourself, you can switch out that talisman to whatever else you want, and the rest of the tally is required will be equipment load and poise.


Black Knife Build

Black Knife is a Dagger that scales primarily with Faith & Dexterity. It is a good weapon for dealing with additional Holy Damage and for its unique skills. It is in the form of Slash, Pierce Attacks with the ability to use the unique skill. Black Knife requires Strength 8, Dexterity 12, and Faith 18.


Magma Blade Build

Magma Blade is an extremely-powerful curved sword in Elden Ring that primarily scales with dexterity, faith, and strength. It is a good weapon for high dexterity characters who like additional fire damage. To get the lava-spewing Magma Blade, Tarnished warriors must farm a specific mob within the Volcano Manor of Gelmir Mountain.


Nagakiba Build

Nagakiba (Katana) scales primarily with Strength & Dexterity and deals with an extra blood loss effect except for the initial physical damage.


Some enemies are an absolute nightmare to fight against with their range and insane damage when upgraded correctly. Now I have a Blood Nagakiba on the left hand and use it to buff myself right at the start of the fight, and I have a refined Nagakiba on the right hand, with the weapon art - Royal Knight's Resolve that is buffed.


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The same as the ultra Greatsword build, the spears talisman is important for this one because you will get the frost counter damage when trades occur, and these things have the ability to meet your opponent in seconds, the running is extremely strong and does some serious damage on a rolling catch, so if you want to try this build, I would pump some stats into Arcane much like the Rivers of Blood build and talismans.


The space talisman and the other ones are good for equipping load and poise, so have fun absolutely obliterating the majority of your opponents.


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All in all, don't miss any of these best Elden Ring builds. Try several of them and see which one best suits your style!



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