Golden Halberd

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 134
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 87
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 65
Mag 41
Fire 41
Ligt 41
Holy 56
Boost 52
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex E
Fai D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 30
Dex 14
Fai 12
Halberd Standard/Pierce
Golden Vow FP 40
Wgt. 13.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Golden Halberd is a Halberd in Elden Ring. The Golden Halberd scales primarily with Strength, Faith and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for dealing Holy Damage in addition to Physical Damage during combat. It is complemented with the Golden Vow Skill that increases the attack power and defense stats of the user, as well as allies within range.

 

Weighty halberd forged of gold. Wielded by the Order of Tree Sentinels, heavily equipped knights. 
Deals holy damage.

A masterfully crafted weapon that lives up to its heft, but is difficult for one mere human strength to wield.

 

Where to Find Golden Halberd in Elden Ring

The Golden Halberd weapon can be found at the following location:

 

 

Elden Ring Golden Halberd Notes & Tips

 

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Golden Halberd

 

 

Golden Halberd Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones.

This upgrade can't be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Golden Halberd Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 134 - - - 87 76 D E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 52 18
Standard +1 153 - - - 99 83 D E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 52 18
Standard +2 172 - - - 112 91 D E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 53 18
Standard +3 192 - - - 124 98 C E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 53 18
Standard +4 211 - - - 137 106 C E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 54 18
Standard +5 231 - - - 150 114 C E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 54 18
Standard +6 250 - - - 162 121 C E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 55 18
Standard +7 270 - - - 175 129 C E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 55 18
Standard +8 289 - - - 187 136 C E - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 56 18
Standard +9 308 - - - 200 144 C D - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 56 18
Standard +10 328 - - - 213 152 B D - D - - 65 41 41 41 56 57 18

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Basically the Black Knight Halberd of this game. It has higher damage than it's counterparts and can be obtained from a very strong knight-enemy right at the beginning of the game. Plus the first R1 is an overhead slash.

      • Anonymous

        It's a powerful weapon, but the two handed move set is deceptively short. Coming from the Claymore's poke heavy fighting style to this has left me swinging at the air more times than I'm comfortable with. The running light attack does have a decent poke that I can work with, but man, I do miss having range in my attacks.

        • Although it's a pretty good weapon on account of pure AR (despite holy damage usually sucking in PvE, the physical damage alone makes it viable), I do feel like the golden vow it uses should be a bit stronger than typical since anyone can slap golden vow on an un-upgraded dagger and buff with it.

          • Anonymous

            The Ash of war on this weapons seems kinda useless once you reach the requirements to use the golden vow spell.

            • Anonymous

              The Holy damage is just a cherry on top. Its phy damage alone beats out most of the other Halberds. If the ash could be changed, every1 would run around with this weapon.

              • Anonymous

                Simply the best STR+FAI weapon. Has so much damage, more than almost all other weapons (I also tested the greatest hammers, even better than them) at +10, plus high Holy damage + Golden Vow = even more damage + more defense It's fast to use, faster than you would expect for such an giant weapon. Even enemies, which deal Holy damage themself, eats so much damage with this weapon. And the good thing is, there's another Holy halberd for your 2nd hand, the golden/black halberd from this one gargoyle outside the beast dude. ^^ Imagine two holy halberds with high damage. :D But the Golden Halberd has slightly more damage.

                • Anonymous

                  Use with base stats. 20 str is enough to dominate pvp. Even more so invasions where vigor is neglected. Malenia/Elden beast were the only boss fights where 20 str +9 golden halberd felt weak and I still pulled through. 99 vigor tree sentinel cosplay is viable at RL 125. You can also level fth instead for heavy regen which is arguably better. Oh and the guard boost on this basically makes it a great shield because of the two handed guard boost bonus. Guard counter will shut down crouch poke spam in duels and they lose the duel when theyve lost initiative.

                  • Anonymous

                    I’m convinced charging the two handed heavy will give hyper armor and even more if you charge a second followup. 60 poise and I’ve poised through other halberds and bosses.

                    • Anonymous

                      When you fight a really difficult boss as a challenge early game but you can’t use the weapon until like 20 lvls later.

                      • Anonymous

                        This was my go to weapon for all game, jumping swipe attack that can be followed up with another swipe that can easily break stance on most things. Since i was a heavy armor with tower shield didnt affect me it wasnt customizable since i had the art that allowed me to block without stamina loss. A beast of a weapon, glad that most people went with cookie cutter builds or they would have put this beauty under the nerf hammer. And since it has low stat cost you can pump on weight loss and then "moves like jagger" using tower shield and heavy armor :D.
                        The counter easily allows you execute most trash mobs when using a tower shield.

                        • Pleasantly surprised with the damage output of this weapon. Basically just made an almost pure tank character and this weapon still does some decent damage on the minimum requirements.

                          • Anonymous

                            When I first got this halberd, for some reason I immediately assumed it would be mediocre at best. This thing is an absolute beast, for one simple reason: it hits HARD. Sure it's split damage, but by RL 150 it can reach an unbuffed AR of over 900 with the right build, which is absolutely insane for an halberd. Its ash of war is not customizable, but it will bump the AR even higher, while also granting some damage absorbtion. Also, this thing seems to deal higher poise damage than most other halberd, while being just as fast. If you're running a STR/FAI build, I definitely recommend checking this out.

                            • Anonymous

                              For some reason, when I first got this weapon i automatically assumed it would be mediocre at best. This thing is a monster, especially in early game it hits incredibly hard. Only downside is the fact that the ash of war cannot be customized, but golden vow is quite a good buff anyways.

                              • Anonymous

                                I absolutely adore this halberd. I initially made a memey cosplay build of the Tree Sentinel, primarily using it. I didn't expect much, but as time went on I found that it was rather powerful.

                                Here's why:

                                PROS

                                - One-handed running attack into one-handed L1 is (potentially) a true combo if the enemy panic rolls out of stagger.

                                - Take this with a grain of salt, as I'm not knowledgeable on the proper workings of the poise system, but the Golden Halberd seems to deal immense poise damage, especially at higher upgrade levels. In testing with a friend that had a poise of 73 I was able to consistently stagger him with every move in its set. Again, take this with a grain of salt, this is just some empirical evidence I've gathered.

                                - One and two-handed running attacks EXCEL at rollcatching, as the hit box on the head of the halberd lingers for a significant amount of time after the initial thrust. Excellent for players that prefer to rush down and pressure their enemies.

                                - Its moves are, at least on a relatively scale to other weapons of its size and/or class, very fast to come out and very quick to recover from. With the exception of heavy attacks, you can safely throw out moves with thing weapon and often still have time to evade a counterattack.

                                - Somewhat minor, but since its Ash of War is Golden Vow, it saves me a slot when equipping other buff incants for fights, slightly saving time on having to scroll through all of them.

                                - If building for Strength and Faith, this weapon is for you, and has the added bonus of working in a bestial incant build, since the clawmark seal scales well with both stats as well.

                                CONS

                                - Does not work well with low poise. While its moves are fast and non-committal, that speed it relative to halberds and larger weapons. Smaller weapons such as straight-swords, katanas, thrusting swords, etc. will still be able to punish your attacks. Thus, having high poise to compensate is recommended.

                                - No Ash of War customization, nor buffs/infusiions. While Golden Vow is an amazing buff to have constant access to, regardless of build provided the faith req is met, not being able to flesh out the weapon with other moves, is a definite dissapointment. That, and not being able to infuse it to adapt it into other builds.

                                -Take this with a grain of salt, but at least in the case of my rushdown-focused playstyle, this weapon utterly devours stamina. Pack a turtleneck or watch your stamina management more carefully when using this. It really could just be me, but if you do decide to use this weapon, be sure to feel it our for yourself, and act accordingly.

                                • Really overrated weapon, at +9 with 48 str and 25 faith it barely does damage in early/midgame areas. It looks cool at least tho...

                                  • Really overrated weapon, at +9 with 48 str and 25 faith it barely does damage in early/midgame areas. It looks cool at least tho...

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So much fun, pve/pvp. It’s not even really a halberd it’s practically a collosal weapon and you should be using it as such. I bully collosal users with this weapon. I believe charged r2s get hyper armor or at least reset poise. Super high base damage but terrible scaling: use with base stats and invest in fth/end instead of str

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Best weapon so far for dealing with Caria Manor hands. Long reach and high stagger on heavy attacks. Once you get the hang of it, you can unearth them with fully charged heavy attack safely, follow up with another while they recover and then just finish off with critical. My best run was full clear on 2 health pots.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          One of the outright best halbs. Don't worry too much about maxing out your stats to wield it, because this thing has such high base damage you almost wonder if it was an oversight; the thing hits harder than some Colossal weapons of the same kind, but with the better reach and speed of the halberd class. Arguably the new "Black Knight's Halberd" from DS1 used to do low-level playthroughs. The only downsides might be the lack of a high-damage weapon art (Golden Vow is good, but redundant with most Faith builds), and that it uses the halberd 'chop' moveset instead of the better 'thrust' moveset.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I’m almost sad this weapon is so good. It’s hard to use anything else now. Even though most bosses are resistant to holy it still does massive damage.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Strictly for PVE this kinda falls off hard late game. Most bosses are resistant to holy damage. The ash of war ****ing sucks. You can almost get the same AR by buffing with incants + choose your AOW + choose your affinity.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I kinda dislike that a weapon this consistently A-tier is available pretty much out of the gate... stifles exploration of weapons

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This weapon was crazy useful during the Fire Giant battle. Once upgraded to +9, it absolutely shredded the Giant's HP, and i whittled down its health gradually with Rot Breath.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Didn't finish the game yet but this and Magma greatsword are easily my favorite weapons and thanks to them they allow me to progress in the game. I'm lvl 99 and have 46 str 15 dex 18 fai.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Incredibly op weapon. I think getting such a good weapon this early on kinda makes things unfun. I never thought about switching to another weapon because all of them paled in comparison to this beauty. This thing hits as hard as colossal weapons (if not more as i have found it to be still better than many colossal weapons with the exception of Giant Crusher) but weigh much less and has a built-in golden vow incantation, literally busted.

                                                      • If you are liike me and care more about Elden Bling, this weapon looks dope af with alot of armor sets. Been using the GH with the golden greatshield the starting grafted scion drops, tree sentiel head and chest Then to stay med roll dragon knight gauntlets (only the right hand shows), and leyendell knight greaves. Around 32 end, great pot arsenal, and erdtree favor keeps me going at night.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I love using this in pvp. Crazy damage(which will probably be nerfed) and a good but not broken move set. Love roll catching noobs. A good R1 delayed running R1 followed by jumping R1 gets them every time.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I played through the game using the vagabonds starting halberd, eventually graduating to the golden halberd. On a 55 str 30 faith build this is pretty much the highest damage big weapon I could find. I have a staff of the avatar at +8, and idk if it is the upgrade discrepancy, or simply being outclassed, but the halberd hits so much harder. My only two gripes with the halberd are the weapon art being boring and unmodifiable, and that it uses the choppy halberd moveset instead of the pokey halberd moveset, which i vastly prefer the latter. Overall solid weapon though.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              If you're a Strength build that's really stingy about those Faith points you need to invest, you can equip Godrick's Great Rune which gives a +5 boost in all stats and still use the Halberd. I invested those points in Faith anyway so I could still use this for CO-OP.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This weapon also boosts rune acquisition on critical kills by 20%. Base on ng+ at the ledge road rune farm is 4905 and with critical kills using the golden halberd is 5887

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Using the weapon mostly for pvp, the moveset is really fun and fast for a halberd, without investing too many points u can actually melt enemies.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm yet to find a better weapon for my paladin build.

                                                                    The guard counter is really fast for a heavy weapon and has an awesome range

                                                                    I can just hide behind my greatshield with barricade and spam guard counters until the boss is dead

                                                                    • This is most definitely getting a range nerf. If not that, then they are going to make the windup on the attacks longer, or make it heavier. This weapon is basically SN&F 2.0

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        70 hours in, this is still the best weapon I could find.
                                                                        Very good damage, the range is catches you off guard, seriously, good AoW, easy to upgrade since somber stones are quite common. With a build centred around strength and some good stats in faith, I’m rolling. And that running R1 is GOD tier.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Damage is completely cracked, running R1 is also cracked just like all other spears/halberds. With the golden vow WA, howl of Shabriri and Spear talisman, I can easily kill most players in 2 hit. Had an idiot who used rivers of blood near me, backstepped and pressed R1 for a running thrust. Immediately deleted most of his health, and then roll catch him when he tried to roll away with the running R1. It's not a mindless weapon and requires skill and timing, but damn if it doesn't feel rewarding to use.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Damage is completely cracked, running R1 is also cracked just like all other spears/halberds. With the golden vow WA, howl of Shabriri and Spear talisman, I can easily kill most players in 2 hit. Had an idiot who used rivers of blood near me, backstepped and pressed R1 for a running thrust. Immediately deleted most of his health, and then roll catch him when he tried to roll away with the running R1. It's not a mindless weapon and requires skill and timing, but damn if it doesn't feel rewarding to use.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Not 100% sure if they're referring to the same thing, haven't really used this weapon yet let alone played today to test it, but I'm pretty positive there's a mistake under the upgrades section. The notes and tips section says it can't be buffed with magic or consumables, as is per usual on weapons with some sort of damage scaling besides physical, except it then contradicts this by saying you can under the upgrade section. As I said fairly certain the notes and tips section is correct and it can't be

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Seems to scale slightly better with FTH than DEX and STR when you have like 50+ STR and min required FTH/DEX.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Don't know why people like this so much. Weighs a ton, the damage is fine but for the stats you can get other high damage options, moveset is pretty ass, locked weapon art is slow and doesn't last long - since you're on a FTH build, just use the spell version. Or you could use commander nial's which has a better buff that can transfer to other weapons. What am I missing?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Can someone please explain to me how the Holy Damage on it works? It's like, lets say it has 500 Physical damage ( 300 + 200 Scalling ) and 400 Holly Damage ( 200 + 200 Scalling)...

                                                                                    -Is it correct that the AR will be around 900?
                                                                                    -HOw does the Holy Damage work?
                                                                                    -Will it always deal 500 physical and holy damage on every hit?
                                                                                    -If i have a weapon with higher physical damage but no holy damage or any other kind of damage, will it do more damage than this weapon?

                                                                                    I'm sorry but i really want to understand this and i'm really noob on these matters...

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This weapon is really so, so OP...
                                                                                      I'm thinking to change it because is making my run to easily for my tastes, and i'm neither using the weapon buff
                                                                                      If you want to enjoy your first run, don't use this weapon, is really to strong

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I can confirm this weapon still slaps post 1.03. I'm level 80, rocking this at 40 STR/ 15 Faith, base Dex. It's +8. The moveset is great, backstep to R1 is a great poke, R1 Overhead chop, Jump R2 is a huge sweep. Roll R1 is a short low chop. It's just a good weapon.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Just started a STR/FAI character and actually doing weeping peninsula and limgrave this time. This weapon’s jumping R2 just trivialized castle Morne, one shotting groups of enemies in a fast sweep with good range, but I feel bad for my now-outclassed Morningstar.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Is there a table key somewhere to explain the column headings on the upgrade table (footnotes please or at least a tooltip)? Specifically, what does the Sta stat mean (to the right of Hol)?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Comments seem to be all over the place...how does this thing scale the best? Tempted to put a few points into faith to use it on my pure str build for looks alone (I really like the Leyndell knight armor and this looks perfect with it) but I don't want to waste my time if that's a bad idea.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                In my game version this weapon doesn't scale with faith and the ability is different...mine just do a special attack...launch edition ps4, I think is a 70€ beta
                                                                                                Thank you Konami?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  That thing is simply insane. Pretty low stat requirement for melee builds, 12 points in faith not wasted since you can have some pretty useful spells. Good range. Not worst moveset, but first light attack goes vertical, so you will miss quite often. Nice self buff for bossing. Easy to get, around lvl 15-20. Absurdly high damage, some enemies have high phys resist and that thing just don't give a ****. 30 hours in game and i'm yet to find a weapon to compete this. Sadly i just don't like halberd weapons, but this weapon is a beast.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Is there anything better than this weapon for a str/faith build? I like it, but I have been using it for quite some time now and I'd like something new.
                                                                                                    I tried the godslayer greatsword, but it doesn't compare. And this thing also gets B scaling in strength at +10

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I’ve literally killed everything with this thing so far. I want a cooler great sword later on but this thing at +5 does insane damage.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I really love this thing so much I steamrolled through the game with it like the enemies were butter... BUT WHY ON EARTH DO UNDEAD RISE AGAIN AFTER KILLING THEM WITH THIS >>HOLY<< WEAPON!??
                                                                                                        Holy is supposed to be the hard counter and the holy weapon enchantment you get as an incantation even gives you THIS exact effect. Why doesn't this weapon has it? BUG?

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Powerstancing this with the black gargoyle halberd which has similar str faith requirements and also has phys/holy damage on it. The jump L1, L1 6hit combo as well as the running L1 are brutal.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Has an effect that increases runes gained from killing enemies, but only from stealth kills. Tested it on Vulgar Militiamen, rune gain went from 1094 -> 1313 (~20% increase).

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I have not seen this mentioned anywhere, but it seems to have a special move while mounted. If you hold down heavy attack, it does a second attack which deals MASSIVE dmg.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Woah wait can you power stance the Golden Halberd with the Commander's Standard? And use both of their rally skills?

                                                                                                                If only the harp bow did something, so close to a bard build...

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  How long does the buff last? 30 seconds? Weapon only seems worth it for the sheer stats by the looks of it

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    I'm new to the Dark Souls series, does the weapon deal holy + physical damage at the same time ?
                                                                                                                    Because both damage combined seems like very op, better than any weapon I've seen in the game yet.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Is the Faith scaling significant enough to make this a weapon that requires Faith investment or will I do find with a standard quality build

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