Astrologer is a starting Class in Elden Ring. The Astrologer has high Intelligence and Mind and some Dexterity. It starts the game level 6, with a Staff, a sword and small shield. The Classes only determine the starting Stats and Equipment of the player, but as the game progresses, players can freely change their build to their preferred playstyle. There are 10 Classes in Elden Ring that the player can begin the game with.


A scholar who reads fate in the stars. Heir to the school of glintstone sorcery


Astrologer Starting Equipment for Elden Ring

This class starts with the following equipment:



Starting items for Astrologer  in Elden Ring

This class starts with the following items:


Astrologer Builds in Elden Ring 






Elden Ring Astrologer Notes & Tips

  • A very good mage setup that's easy to upgrade quickly due to access to spells and a good Staff early on. Excellent for new players and veterans alike.
  • The best choice for pure Intelligence builds, Dexterity/Intelligence builds with low Strength, Strength/Intelligence hybrid builds, and ties with Confessor for a Sword of Night and Flame Intelligence/Faith hybrid build.
  • This class replaces the Network Test's "Enchanted Knight" as a starter mage choice
  • Has the lowest amount of Vigor out of the other 9 classes. Players who pick Astrologer must know when to pick their battles and use their ranged spells to their advantage.



Elden Ring Classes
Bandit  ♦  Confessor  ♦  Hero  ♦  Prisoner  ♦  Prophet  ♦  Samurai  ♦  Vagabond  ♦  Warrior  ♦  Wretch

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    • Anonymous

      many ppl say this class is the easy mode, but for me its a real struggle, cuz I always played melee classes with high VIG, STR and DEX + some FAI for buffs (I also played a Confessor and a Bleed-Build, but everytime I go into the close range combat and use more health than fp flasks). I start a new char with this class a few days ago and I'm still learning how to play with range combat (and I'm in NG+3 with my main DEX/FAI char for example). I understand what ppl mean with "easy class", cuz you can kill many enemies from range, but for someone who never played a ranged class (beside a Archer in an old MMO lol), its not that easy as it seems. xD

      • Anonymous

        Hey you may not develop the most skill if you pick mage as your first starter but it doesn’t matter it’s still fun!

        • Anonymous

          Did they do something to Mind Gain? Last Time i had to put 1 Point in Mind to cast 5 Rock Slings and now i start with 95 FP -_-

          • After finally doing a magic run (always done melee in From games), now I understand why people say "you didn't beat it". Good lord this is easy mode. The hardest part was actually forcing myself to use the magic because it was so boring. I don't know how you people find this fun but I'm happy that you're happy

            • Anonymous

              Best starting class for clerics apparently lol I guess it makes sense a cleric be more intelligent than most other builds and be happy to use sorceries if they’re not heretical. A lot of the sorceries synergize very well with golden order incantations and provide solid covering fire to cast elden stars or heals in pvp. Anyways pick astrologer if you need dex or prophet if you need no dex at all. If you need sword night/flame then go astrologer.

              • Anonymous

                the only reason people pick this class is so that they don't have to farm the shield. MF's drop rate is low af.

                • Anonymous

                  anyone know why i cannot select memorize glintstone pebble and the carian slicer at the same time? It seems to always keep arc memorized regardless.

                  • Anonymous

                    night sorcerer is overpowered imo. this build requires learning mid range attacks and bloodhound stepping. no dodging needed. this build is also a stamina hog and requires management. 1 spell spam. melted malenia, astel void, all capital of ash and elden throne. do not need spirit ash with malenia.

                    40 vigor. will have less than 1450hp due to primal glinestone blade
                    40 mind
                    30 endurance
                    81 intelligence
                    no points in anything else and didnt need to level more

                    night comet

                    staff of loss +25
                    starter weapon non upgraded with bloodhound step

                    carian filigreed crest
                    primal glinstone blade
                    graven-school talisman
                    graven-mass talisman

                    crystal tears:
                    cerulean hidden tear
                    magic shrouding cracked tear

                    raging wolf set adjusted
                    used starting armor until received raging wolf

                    spirit ash:
                    black knife tiche max
                    did not use spirit ash until recieved tiche
                    needs a serious nerf

                    • Anonymous

                      I feel like the community gives a lot of attention to feet while it sleeps on big noses.

                      Cus damn that Astro girl's nose is purely divine. Truly a fitting nose for a queen.

                      • Anonymous

                        Ok, after having tested both an Astrologer and a Prophet, Astrologer is miles ahead in the early game and I could see why it's recommended for beginners. For one, Glintstone Pebble and Arc are amazing skills to start out with compared to a long animation Heal, and while catch flame is quick and decent, you have to be in close range to use it. That's more useful for a Confessor but not so much the very frail Prophet. Both schools also have great spells you can find early game, but besides Lightning Spear (amazing incantation), I found the incantations have really long animations overall. It makes it so Black Flame and Flame Sling may have trouble hitting their target. I frequently just had it flying over an enemy that was charging at me and it missed.

                        So overall, I find Incantations a lot more fun to use, but Astrologers are just miles ahead of the Prophet in the early game. So any beginners to mages, Astrologer is the way to go.

                        • Only played From's Sekiro and finished it. I don't have experience with any prior soulsbornes but I too much want to play Elden Ring. Saw some videos and guides but am still confused about starting class. Want a built which will be good for both Magic and Melee. Should I start with this class or any different suggestions?

                          • Anonymous

                            The Astrologer starts with two great early game spells in Glintstone Pebble for ranged single target removal and Glintstone Arc for crowd control. These two spells are efficient FP wise and are better than some of the more advanced spells in the game.

                            • Anonymous

                              So if i want a hybrid build of dex/int, should i pick this over prisoner?
                              Moonlight greatsword is waiting lol

                              • Anonymous

                                > Surprisingly, the Astrologer is less stat-efficient than the Prisoner on pretty much any build that invests in Intelligence.

                                Literally false lmao. Unless you want the increased strength + dex from prisoner you are wasting way more stats PLUS a higher starting level. What idiot wrote this

                                • Anonymous

                                  I was not sure if i wanted a faith build or a intel build for my first playthrough but this class confirm that i want to play intel now ! :D

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