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Top 9 Broken Builds in Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree

By Shirley Huang
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There are some most powerful and fun builds that you can use to dominate the new content and challenges in the upcoming DLC expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree. These builds take advantage of some of the best weapons, runes, abilities, and talents in the game, as well as some glitches and exploits that the developers might not intend. Here are the details of each build:

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Game IconFire's Deadly Sin Glitched Warrior Build

This build uses the Fire's Deadly Sin ability to set yourself on fire and deal massive fire and bleed damage to anything that gets near you. The glitch is that you can transfer the bleed effect from the Bloodflame Blade incantation to the Fire's Deadly Sin effect, making it even more deadly. You can also use the Seppuku Ash of War and the Eclipse Shotel to increase the bleed damage and apply the instant-kill "Death" effect to your enemies. This build is suitable for both PvE and PvP, as you can melt bosses and players alike with your fiery aura.

 

Game IconSword of Night and Flame Build

This build uses the Sword of Night and Flame, a unique weapon that scales with strength and intelligence and can cast a powerful fire spell on hit. It also uses the Fire's Deadly Sin ability and other fire-based spells and Elden Ring runes to deal incredible fire damage and synergize with the sword. This build is great for PvE, as you can deal high burst damage and stun enemies with your fire spells.

 

Rivers of Blood Build

This build uses the Rivers of Blood ability, which allows you to create blood pools that heal you and damage enemies. It also uses Mutilate and Envenom abilities, as well as other bleed-based runes and weapons, to deal with high sustained damage and create more blood pools. This build is ideal for PvP, as you can outlast and out-damage your opponents with your blood pools and bleeding effects.

 

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Utilizing weapons that inflict bleeding damage can be devastating. Players often combine this with Elden Ring items and spells that enhance bleed build-up to quickly overwhelm enemies.

 

Sacred Relic Sword Build

This build uses the Sacred Relic Sword, a unique weapon that scales with both dexterity and faith, and has a chance to cast a powerful holy spell on hit. This build also uses the Holy Light ability, as well as other holy-based spells and runes, to deal incredible holy damage and synergize with the sword. This build is excellent for PvE, as you can deal high burst damage and heal yourself and allies with your holy spells.

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Dark Moon Greatsword Build

This build uses the Dark Moon Greatsword, a unique weapon that scales with both intelligence and dexterity and has a chance to cast a powerful dark spell on hit. It also uses the Dark Moon ability and other dark-based spells and runes to deal incredible dark damage and synergize with the sword. This build is amazing for PvP, as you can deal high burst damage and debuff your enemies with your dark spells.

 

Magic Glass Cannon Build

The Glass Cannon Mage deals more damage than any other class in the game, but you will be extremely fragile.

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This build often uses spells like Comet Azur to deal massive damage, focused on maximizing magic damage at the cost of defense. It's risky but can be incredibly rewarding.

 

Faith Paladin Build

Combining heavy armor with faith-based spells allows for a mix of durability and powerful offensive and healing miracles. This build is great for both solo and cooperative play.

 

Dual Wield Samurai Build

This build focuses on quick, successive strikes, leveraging the speed and agility of katanas or similar weapons. It's excellent for players who prefer a fast-paced, aggressive playstyle.

 

Strength Colossus Build

This build revolves around heavy weapons and armor, maximizing physical damage and defense. It's less about finesse and more about raw power, suitable for players who like to take hits and deal with even bigger ones in return.

 

Remember, the effectiveness of these builds will depend on the final content of the DLC and any accompanying balance updates. Adapting and experimenting with different strategies is always a good idea to find what works best for you.

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