Builds for Elden Ring focuses on various combinations that are created by a player which consists of a specified Stats, Weapons, Armor, and many more which can help the player achieve their goal through battle and exploration. Each Elden Ring Build listed is unique and has a different approach to a user's playstyle that can be used in both PvE and PvP situations. Listed below are the various Builds that we recommend for players to try and use. 

Elden Ring Builds can be changed via a Rebirth mechanic that allows you to Respec your character. You can unlock this function by defeating Rennala Queen of the Full Moon. Once defeated, you'll be able to trade Larval Tears for a Respec. Please visit the Rebirth Page for more information on how to respec your character if you'd like to try out further Builds that may be different from your own. Some Builds in Elden Ring will require very specific requirements, though most Builds are playable effectively by any Class.

 

Elden Ring Builds: Best Builds for all Playstyles

Beginner Build Level 50 Build Level 100 Build Level 150 Build
Paladin Templar Lightning Lancer TBD
Mage Sorcerer Crystal Mage TBD
Samurai Moonveil Samurai Moonveil Shinobielden ring news
Blazing Bushido
TBD
Bloodblade Blood Dragon Blood Dancer
Dragon Knight

Thundering Swordspearelden ring news
TBD
Spellblade Magus
Enchanted Knight
Sword Sage
Darkmoon Spellblade
Battlemage
Deathblade
Frost Knightelden ring news
TBD
Berserker Champion Hellfire Herald
Scorching Slayerelden ring news
Blasphemous Beastmasterelden ring news
TBD
Barbarian Colossal Knight Colossus Guardian
Scorching Slayerelden ring news
TBD
Dragon Priest Black Flame Apostle
Sword Sage
Dragon Knight
Blackflame Spellblade
Deathblade
Blasphemous Beastmasterelden ring news
TBD
Archer Magic Archer Goldeneye TBD

 

Elden Ring Beginner Builds

  1. Paladin: A tanky melee Build that can Block attacks with a Shield while buffing and healing allies.
  2. Mage: A pure caster Build that can range enemies down in any scenario.
  3. Samurai: Focus on melee with Katana while ranging enemies down with your Bow. Great mounted combat as well.
  4. Bloodblade: A dual-wielding Dex Build that uses Bleed to shred enemies
  5. Spellblade: A ranged/melee hybrid Build that uses magic and melee to destroy enemies 
  6. Berserker: A dual-wielding Greatsword Build that does insane damage per swings, allowing you to one shot most enemies
  7. Barbarian: A Colossus Weapon focused Build that uses Charge Attacks to run over enemies
  8. Dragon Priest: Powerful Faith Caster with Draconic Spells that dominates bosses.
  9. Archer: A pure ranged Build that can wield a Bow effectively at any range

Elden Ring Midgame Builds

  1. Sword Sage: A Build highlighting the use of the Sword of Night and Flame, while also making use of Death Sorceries.
  2. Moonveil Samurai: An Int/Dex hybrid Samurai that can use Magic and uses the Moonveil Katana to devastating results.
  3. Blood Dragon: An Arcane focused Build that dual wields two blades, making use of the Hemorrhage status effect and Dragon Incantations.
  4. Templar: A tanky Faith melee build that is sword and board focused, making liberal use of Block Counters to boost damage and stagger enemies.
  5. Sorcerer: A purely ranged spellcaster that flings spells with deadly precision while staying out of melee combat.
  6. Magus: A hybrid melee spellcaster that uses Glintblade Phalanx to its fullest while dealing Critical Damage on the regular.
  7. Black Flame Apostle: A hybrid spellcaster that buffs its weapon with Black Flame Blade, while chucking fire balls at its enemies.
  8. Champion: A dual wielding greatsword build that focuses on the use of Jump Attacks to shell out tons of damage in seconds.
  9. Colossal Knight: A Strength build that uses Colossal Weapons to get the maximum damage per swing, often killing enemies and Bosses before they've even attacked.
  10. Enchanted Knight: A melee build that uses Carian Sword Sorceries in one hand while using a Shield in the other.
  11. Magic Archer: A hybrid ranged melee build with a heavy focus on wielding a Bow and picking off enemies at range

Elden Ring Late Game Builds

  1. Moonveil Shinobi: elden ring newsA dual katana build using Moonveil to stagger and annihilate enemies with ease.
  2. Scorching Slayer: elden ring newsA Twinblade Build that uses Fire to stagger and decimate enemies while they are helpless.
  3. Dragon Knight: elden ring newsAn Arcane/Faith Build that focuses on the use of Dragon Spells to burn enemies to a crisp.
  4. Frost Knight: A melee Build that focuses on the use of Frostbite to take down enemies in an instant.
  5. Blasphemous Beastmaster: A Strength/Faith Build that uses Bestial Incantations at range and the Blasphemous Blade in melee combat
  6. Deathblade: An Intelligence/Faith Build that uses the Sword of Night and Flame to dispatch enemies at range or in melee combat
  7. Crystal Mage: elden ring newsAn Intelligence based Build that uses a mix of Glinstone and Crystal Sorceries to range down enemies with predjudice.
  8. Hellfire Herald: A dual wielding greatsword build that destroy enemies rapidly while with staining punishment
  9. Blood Dancer: A Bleed Build that focuses on the use of Twinblades and Dragon magic to erase enemies in seconds.
  10. Colossus Guardian: elden ring newsA Strength Build that pounds enemies to dust with a single Colossus Hammer.
  11. Darkmoon Spellblade: A melee mage build that uses the Dark Moon Greatsword to stagger enemies at range and get repeated Critical Attacks.
  12. Blazing Bushido: A Samurai Build that uses the Nagakiba and a Greatbow to take on enemies at range or in close combat.
  13. Lightning Lancer: A tanky build that uses a Greatshield and Spear to dispatch enemies while buffing itself and throwing Lightning around like Zeus
  14. Blackflame Spellblade: A Dex/Faith Build that focuses on the use of Black Flame Incantations and Bleeding.
  15. Battlemage: A melee focused mage that can deal incredible damage up close, while also ranging down enemies from afar, all while using Armor and a Shield.
  16. Golden Eye: A purely ranged Bow Build that focuses on dealing Holy Damage and Bleed, while casting some Incantations.

Elden Ring Endgame Builds

Coming Soon!

 

 

 

Elden Ring Builds by Stat

To make an OP build in Elden Ring, players usually invest stat points into a "main" stat that is the focus of the build based on the selected weapon scaling. In addition, players usually invest into Vigor, Endurance and Mind to cover basic HP, stamina and focus points management. Weapon and Magic scaling is an integral part of any build, so make sure to understand Upgrades and Status Effects as well as Damage Types (poison builds, bleed builds, fire builds, etc).

The Elden Ring Builds on this page cover different playstyles focusing on Status Effects and damage output , and can be categorized based on their main stat:

  • Intelligence Builds: Battlemage, Enchanted Knight, Mage, Magus, Moonveil Samurai, Sorcerer, Spellblade, Sword Sage
  • Faith Builds: Blackflame Apostle, Dragon Priest, Golden Eye, Hellfire Herald, Lightning Lancer, Paladin, Sword Sage, Templar
  • Arcane Builds: Blood Dragon Dragon Knight
  • Strength Builds: Barbarian, Berserker, Champion, Colossal Knight, Magic Archer, Blazing Bushido
  • Dexterity Builds: Blood Blade, Moonveil Samurai, Samurai, Blazing Bushido,

Elden Ring Builds by Game Point

Builds will evolve with the player in Elden Ring. Your Classes choice is important for the beginning of the game, but you can adapt and evolve as you allocate your stats and develop your build. For this reason, we have created groupings of builds to help you on each stage of the game.

Beginner builds focus on easy to access items for the starting areas and simplicity in execution. These builds are a starting point and can evolve into any of our later builds that match the main stats, or you can opt to use Rebirth and change your build entirely: Archer, Barbarian, Berserker, Blood Blade, Dragon Priest, Mage, Paladin, Samurai, Spellblade

Midgame builds are aimed at level 50+, exploring around Liurnia of the Lakes, and experimenting more with hybrids and specialty weapons: Blackflame Apostle, Blood Dragon, Champion, Colossal Knight, Enchanted Knight, Magic Archer, Magus, Moonveil Samurai, Sorcerer, Sword Sage, Templar

Lategame builds are for players 100+ who are around or past Leyndell and have access to a great variety of min-max equipment, and need versatility to destroy any boss: Battlemage, Blazing Bushido, Golden Eye, Lightning Lancer, Hellfire Herald, more added EVERY day!

Endgame and NG+ builds are optimized and min-max ready builds to ensure your success on any encounter: Coming Soon!

 

Elden Ring Builds: Newly Added

 

Elden Ring Blasphemous Beastmaster (Level 100)

A Strength/Faith hybrid build that uses Bestial Incantations and the Blasphemous Blade to destroy enemies at range or in melee combat.

The way this Build works is that you'll focus on using Stone of Gurranq to range down enemies when you can, using the Blasphemous Blade as back up for instances where it is just easier to melee enemies or use Taker's Flames.

You'll carry the Blasphemous Blade and Clawmark Seal in your right hand and Cinquedea in your left, two-handing the Seal when you cast spells to gain extra damage from Strength Scaling, and bonus damage to Bestial Incantations from Cinquedea.

You'll buff with Golden Vow constantly to maintain this buff whenever you are in combat, using Flame, Grant Me Strength for tougher enemies and boss fights. Beast Claw is used for AoE if you need any, and Bestial Sling can be used to take down big targets from close range if you need it.

 

Elden Ring Thundering Swordspear (Level 100)

A melee focused build that uses Lighting to strike enemies at range, and to boost damage in melee.

The way this Build works is that you'll buff with Golden Vow as you make your way around the game, one shotting most easy enemies with Thunderbolt from range, or even tough enemies as necessary. Thunderbolt scales off of base weapon damage and Dexterity scaling, and this is why we chose the Guardian's Swordspear. It has very high base damage and A scaling in Dexterity, and doesn't require much Strength investment.

You can dispatch any in melee if they approach you due to your high Attack Rating, and you can Block with your Shield as necessary. I do advise against Block Countering with this Weapon though as it is slow and will likely get you hit.

Cast Flame, Grant Me Strength when you need extra damage like in a Boss fight or before a tough enemy, and the same with Electrify Armament. Both will boost your melee damage, but not Thunderbolt.

Blessing's Boon can help keep your HP topped off, which is good, especially if you decide to use the Ritual Sword Talisman for extra Thunderbolt Damage, since you need to be at max HP for this to work.

 

 

Elden Ring Scorching Slayer Build (Level 100).

A melee focused build that uses Flames of the Redmanes to stagger enemies and bring them to their knees.

The way this Build works is that you'll buff with Bloodflame Blade to increase your damage and to help set Hemorrhage on enemies. Despite the fact this weapon has no native Bleed Buildup, it can still do so somewhat effectively due to the speed at which it attacks. Additionally, when Flames of the Redmanes is cast while Bloodflame Blade is active, you will also apply this to enemies as well.

Cast Flames of the Redmanes often to stagger enemies and move in for Critical Hits in order to regain FP via Assassin's Cerulean Dagger. It usually only takes one or two casts at most, even for some bosses.

Once Bosses go down you can spam R1 attacks to proc Hemorrhage, and to deal massive damage. Flame, Grant Me Strength should be reserved for Boss fights and tough enemies. Electrify Armament is there for when Fire Damage is not called for, and you need another damage type.

 

Elden Ring Moonveil Shinobi Build (Level 100)

A melee-mage Build that uses Transient Moonlight and Glintstone Phalanx to stagger enemies and to set both Hemorrhage and Frostbite on them.

The way this Build works is that you will swap to your Cold Uchigatana and throw up Glinstone Phalanx before swapping back to dual wield. You'll move to melee range using L2 and R2 to use Transient Moonlight, staggering enemies with the combination of both the Phalanx and Moonveil as they hit at roughly the same time. You may not need both, but this is the play for tougher enemies and bosses. Once downed, spam L1 to set Hemorrhage and Frostbite on the target to finish them off  quickly.

Use Loretta's Greatbow to take out difficult enemies at range, and use Great Glinstone Shard to do the same when they aren't quite as far away, as it has been patched since 1.03 to be much better.

Make sure to Critically Strike enemies you stagger to regain FP if they are not Bosses, since you likely won't need to spam dual wield attacks to finish them off.

 

Elden Ring Intelligence Builds

 

Elden Ring Mage Build (Beginner)

A pure ranged Build that focuses on ranging enemies down from afar, without the need to ever engage in melee combat.

Glintstone Pebble is your bread and butter and has longer range than Great Glintstone Shard, but less damage. Good for thinning out enemies.

Glintstone Arc is good for packs, but is very situational, and shouldn't be used much.

Loretta's Greatbow is your long range high damage ability that can be charged for even more damage. Use this to hit enemies very far away that are dangerous.

Carian Slicer is great for fights where you can't stay at range because it's too dangerous or when enemies are very aggressive.

Carian Piercer is great for invaders and NPC invaders, and can keep you safe.

Ash of War: Glintstone Phalanx does incredible damage if you upgrade your melee weapon. It also staggers enemies easily, allowing critical attacks. Use it on aggressive enemies.

 

Elden Ring Sorcerer Build (Mage Level 50)

An advancement of the Mage Build showcasing what to use next and where to go in terms of a caster only type of Build around level 50 or so.

How this Build works is that you'll hold your staff in your left hand and dagger in the right, and buff yourself with Determination pressing L2 as necessary. This will provide you a ten second buff that increases all spell damage by 60% unless you hit something with your Dagger, which you don't want to do. This is very situational and may not be needed but is great when facing tough enemies or when you need to spam spells.

Glintstone Pebble will be your bread and butter to pick off enemies through out levels, and even works well against some Bosses because of its long range. Glintstone Arc is an AoE spell used when enemies are grouped up, and is very situational.

Great Glintstone Shard is great against aggressive enemies or large enemies that don't dodge, dealing about 80% more damage than Pebble, but with a higher cost and shorter range. Use this when you need to burst something charging at you down in a hurry.

Loretta's Longbow is used when you need extreme range to take out a dangerous foe and can be used to cheese many enemies in the game by staying just outside their aggro range and casting it. Buff with Determination for best results.

Lastly Rock Sling is used against enemies that are resistant to Magic Damage, because it deals Physical Damage, so it's great in the Liurnia of the Lakes area. It's further boosted by Meteorite Staff since it's a Gravity Sorcery as well.

 

 

Elden Ring Spellblade Build

A melee-focused Mage Build that uses magic to enhance and deal damage up close to enemies.

The way this Build works is that you'll buff your Rapier or Estoc with Scholar's Armament to double your melee damage or so early on, allowing you to one or two shot most enemies. Make sure that you have both your Staff and Weapon out at the same time or you won't be able to buff it. You can use Glintstone Pebble to thin enemies when their are many to prevent yourself from being swarmed, and also to hit enemies that you can't get to physically.

Carian Slicer is your money maker and makes short work of Bosses and challenging enemies. You'll spam this repeatedly when you get openings to melt Boss HP. It's absolutely devastating. Just know that you deal almost no Stagger with this Spell so you will have to read enemy ques and dodge when they begin to retaliate.

You can use a Shield in some scenarios where Blocking is beneficial, but it rarely is since it drains your Stamina when Blocking and you need it to attack rapidly with Carian Slicer.

 

Elden Ring Magus Build (Level 50)

A melee-mage Build that uses Scholar's Armament and Glintstone Phalanx to deal Critical Damage to enemies.

The way this Build works is that you'll buff your Rapier with Scholar's Armament and then hit L2 to use Glintstone Phalanx. Make sure you use the Keen version of this Ash of War or you won't be able to buff it!

Glintstone Phalanx usually staggers enemies in one or two bursts, so be ready to deal Critical Damage with your Rapier which has a Critical Rating of 130 which is pretty damn good. This allows you to kill tough enemies easily.

Use Glintstone Pebble to thin out enemies or to reach enemies you cannot get with melee attacks, or on horseback as necessary.

Use  Carian Greatsword when outnumbered or when on horseback in order to dispatch enemies easily.

 

 

Elden Ring Enchanted Knight Build (Level 50)

A medium-armor melee-based sorcerer Build that allows you to Block with a Shield while attacking with Carian Sword Sorceries in your right hand.

You need to have a well rounded stat spread for this Build since you are playing it like a melee character that uses a Shield, so good Vigor and Endurance helps with Blocking and taking damage. Make sure you have enough Intelligence to deal damage, but don't go crazy and leave your character vulnerable. You will be in melee range so you will get hit.

When facing tough enemies buff with Barricade Shield to reduce the Stamina consumption of Blocking so that you have more Stamina to use Carian Slicer or Carian Greatsword.

Spam Carian Slicer to melt bosses and tough enemies and use Carian Greatsword when mounted or when getting too close to some enemies is risky. Use Carian Piercer against NPC Invaders, and use Glintstone Pebble to tackle flying enemies or enemies you cannot reach with melee attacks.

 

Elden Ring Moonveil Samurai Build (Level 50)

A melee-mage Build that uses Transient Moonlight to stagger enemies and deal critical damage.

The way this Build works is that you use Transient Moonlight with R2 instead of R1 to stagger enemies and then critically strike them. Using the Assassin's Cerulean Dagger and Carian Filigreed Crest recovers the cost of using Transient Moonlight so that you never run out of FP.

Use Loretta's Greatbow to take out difficult enemies at range, and use Glintstone Pebble to do the same when they aren't quite as far away.

Carian Greatsword is used to AoE enemies that are grouped up, and is benefited by Radagon Icon.

 

 

Elden Ring Sword Sage Build (Level 50)

The Sword Sage is a combination of Intelligence and Faith, using the Sword of Night and Flame and Death Sorceries.

The way this Build works is that you increase your Intelligence and Faith high enough to use Sword of Night and Flame and Ancient Death Rancor, which requires 34 Int and 24 Faith.

Sword of Night and Flame has an amazing Weapon Art that allows you to do a Comet-like beam with L2 and R1 that does insane damage and has great range. L2 and R2 is a flame strike in an AoE in front of you that can wipe out packs of enemies.

Rancorcall and Ancient Death Rancor require Intelligence and Faith to use, so are a natural fit here. Meteorite Staff is not the ideal staff to use here, and you'll want to swap this out for Prince of Death's Staff once you get it, as it scales off both Int and Faith. It also boosts the damage of Death Sorceries, which both of these are.

Ancient Death Rancor does incredible stagger damage to enemies, allowing you to pin them down if you spam this, which is fantastic solo and in co op play. It's particularly good against fast moving enemies and bosses that are hard to hit with Sword of Night and Flame's Weapon arts

 

Elden Ring Darkmoon Spellblade Build (Level 100)

A melee mage build that focuses on the use of the Dark Moon Greatsword and other Glintblade Sorceries to destroy its enemies.

Generally how this Build works is that you'll sent up your combo of either Magic Glintblade & Moonlight Greatsword or Greatblade Phalanx & Moonlight Greatsword against enemies depending on what you are facing (Magic Glintblade for weaker ones, Greatblade Phalanx for tougher ones).

It generally goes something like this, buff your Greatsword with L2, cast Magic Glintblade or Greatblade Phalanx and then either hold R2 or charge forward into range and then hold R2 and then hit R2 again. You're trying to time it so that the wave from the Greatsword connects with the enemy around the same time as the spell, or just before, so that the spell staggers after the wave, allowing you an opening for a second wave.

You can use Unseen Form to help you navigate levels, avoiding ranged enemies that might hit you unsuspectingly, allowing you to range them down with Glintstone Pebble or Magic Glintblade.

Loretta's Greatbow is there for very long range when the situation calls for it. Sometimes you just need a bit of range, and this spell single handedly takes care of that.

 

 

Elden Ring Battlemage Build (Level 100)

I melee mage Build that uses Sorceries as their only means of damage while wielding a Shield in their off-hand to protect themselves and buff their damage.

The way this Build works is that you use the Jellyfish Shield in your left hand and the Carian Glintstone Staff and Dagger in your right, and use Carian Slicer as your melee attack. It's cheaper than Glintstone Pebble, allowing you to use it nearly twice as much, helping to preserve FP.

You can use your Jellyfish Shield to Block effectively, and also use its Skill: Contagious Fury to boost your damage by 20% for 30 seconds, including your Spell Damage. This lets you defeat enemies more easily, and sometimes gives you just enough damage to one shot enemies with Glintstone Pebble, where Royal Knights Resolve would be too much damage and a waste of FP.

Carian Greatsword is there for AoE when needed, and Loretta's Greatbow is there for long range damage as necessary. Having these options makes you much more flexible, which a Battlemage should be in my opinion.

Lastly, when you want to go full on Carian Slicer, like before a Boss, you'll swap your Staff to your left hand and buff with Royal Knight's Resolve with your Dagger before spamming L1 to melt tough enemies or Bosses.

 

Elden Ring Deathblade Build (Level 100)

An Intelligence/Faith Build thas uses the Sword of Night and Flame to full effect, while also using both Sorceries and Incantations to dispatch enemies.

The way this Build works is that you'll prioritize using the magic attack of Sword of Night and Flame, by using things that boost its damage, as well as the damage of your regular weapon attacks. Magic Scorpion Charm, Golden Vow, Spellblade Set and Terra Magica all boost this damage, making it much more deadly. You can still use the Flame attack when you want as well, but you'll buff with Flame, Grant Me Strength instead of Terra Magica when using it to boost Fire Damage instead of magic.

You also deal incredible damage just with regular melee attacks, as the Sword of Night and Flame has one of the highest Attack Ratings in Elden Ring. If you can get someone to drop you a second one, consider dual wielding them for even more deadly melee attacks.

You'll supplement your melee attacks and weapon skills with magic, most notably Black Flame when you need some mid range Fire Damage, or Magic Glintblade when you need mid range Magic Damage. You'll use Loretta's Greatbow to take out things from really long range, and Ancient Death Rancor is there to stagger enemies and Bosses (particularly those that you can target the head), giving you an opening to use Sword of Night and Flame's Skills.

 

 

Elden Ring Crystal Mage Build (Level 100)

The Crystal Mage Build is an Intelligence focused Build that uses Crystal and Glintstone Sorceries to dispatch enemies at range.

This Build uses the Crystal Staff to boost the damage of both Crystal Torrent and Shattering Crystal. Lusat's Glintstone Staff costs too much FP to use consistently, and we don't meet the requirements to use Carian Regal Staff yet, so this is the next best one when it comes to scaling.

You'll use Contagious Fury by keeping your Shield in your left hand, buffing your spell damage by 20% for 30 seconds when you use it. This helps range things down more easily, and it has a short animation, allowing you to use it rather easily in boss encounters.

Use Shattering Crystal to AoE and against big enemies, as they get hit by the most Crystals. Crystal Torrent is there to melt bosses and enemies at good range, and when combined with Terra Magica, it can kill most enemies and some Bosses in a single cast.

Glintstone Pebble and Great Glinstone Shard are there for trash enemies, while Comet can be used on the more difficult ones, where using Crystal Torrent is not possible due to its long animation. It can be held down for even longer range, allowing you to hit distant enemies effectively.

Bestial Vitality is there for a small heal over time to restore health to reactive Ritual Sword Talisman when you reach full HP, increasing your damage by 10% once again.

 

Elden Ring Frost Knight Build (Level 100)

The Frost Knight Build is a melee focused Build that uses the Ice Spear Ash of War to deal Magic Damage at range, and to set the Frostbite Status Effect reliably on enemies.

This Build uses Ice Spear to add even more Magic Damage to the Clayman's Harpoon, and to range down enemies from a distance. It also sets the Frostbite Status Effect with enough hits, wiping out a chunk of enemy HP, increasing the damage they take, and reducing their Stamina recovery.

Additionally, Ice Spear does tons of Stance damage at range, allowing you to break enemy stances easily, allowing for frequent critical attacks. When combined with Block Counters, that also do very high stance damage, you can soften enemies up as they approach and then finish them with Block Counters or stagger them and then finish them.

Scholar's Shield will make the Carian Knight Shield nearly 100% Magic Resistant, allowing you to block magic attacks with ease. And on top of that it, boosts your Guard Boost by 25%, allowing you to block attacks more easily. It's not a bad replacement for Barricade Shield (post 1.03 patch) if you can get your Guard Boost high enough, which is why we use the Greatshield Talisman.

Terra Magica is there to buff your damage in fights where you can setup beforehand, just make sure to remain in its area to gain increased damage. You can use Scholar's Armament if you went Standard or Heavy on your weapon instead of Cold or Frost to further buff your damage.

Magic Glintblade is there for a longer range option, and Greatblade Phalanx is useful for stagger damage.

 

 

Elden Ring Moonveil Shinobi Build (Level 100)

A melee-mage Build that uses Transient Moonlight and Glintstone Phalanx to stagger enemies and to set both Hemorrhage and Frostbite on them.

The way this Build works is that you will swap to your Cold Uchigatana and throw up Glinstone Phalanx before swapping back to dual wield. You'll move to melee range using L2 and R2 to use Transient Moonlight, staggering enemies with the combination of both the Phalanx and Moonveil as they hit at roughly the same time. You may not need both, but this is the play for tougher enemies and bosses. Once downed, spam L1 to set Hemorrhage and Frostbite on the target to finish them off  quickly.

Use Loretta's Greatbow to take out difficult enemies at range, and use Great Glinstone Shard to do the same when they aren't quite as far away, as it has been patched since 1.03 to be much better.

Make sure to Critically Strike enemies you stagger to regain FP if they are not Bosses, since you likely won't need to spam dual wield attacks to finish them off.

 

Elden Ring Faith Builds

 

Elden Ring Paladin Build (Beginner)

A tanky healer who can buff and defend allies, allowing them to take the brunt of blows while their teams burns things down.

Before engaging in combat you'll summon your Spirit Ashes and then buff you and them with Golden Vow to increase damage and defenses. Use Barricade Shield when facing Bosses or tough enemies to be able to tank while your summons or companions burn enemies down. 

Boosting Faith will also increase your damage and healing/buffs so prioritize this over Strength, and only use Strength to meet weapon and shield requirements.

Once you gain Heal you'll be able to heal yourself and allies around you, prolonging the life of your summons.

 

Elden Ring Templar Build (Level 50 Paladin)

A tanky melee focused build that can heal itself and allies, as well as deal decent damage with Block Counters and Holy Weapon buffs.

The way this Build works is that you Block Counter off of attacks into your Shield by pressing R2. This often staggers enemies allowing you a Critical Attack, dealing devastating damage, but if not the Block Counter itself does substantial damage on its own.

You'll use Barricade Shield to reduce the Stamina consumption used to Block, allowing for more Block Counters, since these consume considerable Stamina.

Golden Vow is used when Cooperating to buff your group, or your Spirit Summons if you are using a group of them. Sacred Blade is much better when playing solo, as it gives you a ranged option, and buffs your damage considerably for a short while, though it has a long wind up making it hard to use mid boss fight.

Blessing's Boon is good for Coop and solo alike as it adds to the healing over time you are already getting from the Blessed Dew Talisman, and lasts a pretty good amount of time.

Aspects of the Crucible: Tail is your AoE clear spell, and can be replaced with any other AoE when you get one, but it does substantial stagger damage as well, and can drop Trolls and other large enemies with 2 casts. Remember you can hold the cast button when using it to do 2 tail swipes.

 

 

Elden Ring Dragon Priest Build (Beginner)

A Faith-based Build that focuses dealing Fire-Damage and using Dragon Spells to maximum effect.

The way this Build works is that you'll use Catch Flame to one shot most enemies and two or three shot tough enemies. Dragonfire is there to take out big groups of enemies, as it has a huge AoE cone that can keep dealing damage if you hold down R1. 

Spamming Catch Flame and Dragonfire absolutely wrecks enemies and Bosses but tears through your FP quickly, which is why we increase Mind to 20 first. You will also need 2 points into Arcane in order to meet the requirement for Dragonfire if you took the Prophet Class. Faith should then be increased to further boost damage, increasing Arcane as needed to meet the requirements for future Dragon Spells.

Make sure to get Golden Seeds and Sacred Tears as often as you can, and upgrade your Flasks at a Site of Grace as soon as you get them. You need the best and most Flasks you can get for this Build because of its high FP consumption.

 

Elden Ring Blackflame Apostle Build (Level 50)

A Faith-Dex Build that focuses on the use of Black Flame to boost damage and give multiple options to every scenario.

The way this Build works is that you'll carry your Seal in your left hand and weapon in your right, buffing it with either Black Flame Blade or Bloodflame Blade depending on the circumstance. Bloodflame Blade will boost your Bleed build up on your weapon, so if it already has Bleed on it, it will be even higher. It also boosts damage a bit.

Black Flame Blade has a very short cast time but very short duration. It does extra damage, and it's damage over time is based on the Max HP of the enemy, so it's more effective against high HP targets like Bosses and tough enemies, and is fantastic in Co Op where Bosses and enemies have even more HP. It also is good against enemies that can't Bleed.

Black Flame is your ranged spell that does solid damage, and a bit of damage over time as well based on the Max HP of the target, so just like Black Flame Blade is good against high HP enemies. However, you'll use this on many enemies just to clear some out before engaging in melee combat.

Catch Flame is great for enemies that are physical damage resistant, and is slightly cheaper than Black Flame. Use when you need fire damage up close.

 

 

Elden Ring Lightning Lancer Build (Level 100)

A tanky Faith Build that allow for the use of offensive and defensive Incantations while playing in melee.

How this Build works is that you focus on doing Block Counters with your Shield after buffing it with Barricade Shield. With this setup you will take ZERO Stamina damage when Blocking, allowing you to Block even the most deadly of attacks. This conserves Stamina for Block Counters and Attacks.

You'll use Golden Vow, Electrify Armament and Blessing's Boon to buff before tough fights, like boss encounters. Golden Vow boosts your overall damage (including spells), as well as defenses. Electrify Armament buffs your Lighting Damage on your melee attacks by a lot, and Blessing's Boon heals you over time. All 3 of these buffs last 90 seconds, which is quite long.

Lightning Spear is your ranged option for flying enemies, or instances when you just need range. It can be used effectively on horseback as well, and since you can buff with Golden Vow while on horseback you can deal even more damage while riding and casting. You actually two-hand your Seal when riding to use it, so you have even more damage since it scales with Strength.

 

Elden Ring Sword Sage Build (Level 50)

The Sword Sage is a combination of Intelligence and Faith, using the Sword of Night and Flame and Death Sorceries.

The way this Build works is that you increase your Intelligence and Faith high enough to use Sword of Night and Flame and Ancient Death Rancor, which requires 34 Int and 24 Faith.

Sword of Night and Flame has an amazing Weapon Art that allows you to do a Comet-like beam with L2 and R1 that does insane damage and has great range. L2 and R2 is a flame strike in an AoE in front of you that can wipe out packs of enemies.

Rancorcall and Ancient Death Rancor require Intelligence and Faith to use, so are a natural fit here. Meteorite Staff is not the ideal staff to use here, and you'll want to swap this out for Prince of Death's Staff once you get it, as it scales off both Int and Faith. It also boosts the damage of Death Sorceries, which both of these are.

Ancient Death Rancor does incredible stagger damage to enemies, allowing you to pin them down if you spam this, which is fantastic solo and in co op play. It's particularly good against fast moving enemies and bosses that are hard to hit with Sword of Night and Flame's Weapon arts

 

 

Elden Ring Black Flame Spellblade Build (Level 100)

A Dexterity/Faith Build that uses Black Flame and Bleeding to destroy enemies.

The way this Build works is that you'll choose one of the weapons listed above because they come with Bleed on them natively, they call be buffed with Bloodflame Blade, and they can use the Ashes of War listed above.

You'll buff with Bloodflame Blade and Golden Vow as you make your way through Dungeons to increase your damage and Bleeding, and also your protection.

You'll use your Ash of War, whichever one you chose to help set Hemorrhage or Black Flame, depending on what you're facing. Black Flame Blade is more useful when enemies cannot Bleed, when cooperating, or when you cannot hit an enemy often enough to set Hemorrhage because they are so aggressive.

You'll use Black Flame when you need range, and Scouring Black Flame when you need AoE.

 

Elden Ring Hellfire Herald Build (Level 100)

A Dual-Wielding Greatsword Build that flattens enemies with Jump Attacks while using both Fire and Holy Damage.

The way this Build works is that you'll use two Royal Knight's Resolves on two Iron Greatswords either setting them both Flame Art or both Sacred depending on the enemies you are facing.

You'll use Jump Attacks to pancake enemies, which are further boosted by Raptor's Black Feathers, Claw Talisman and Royal Knight's Resolve. You can even buff both weapons if you have enough time for it.

Golden Vow increases your overall damage and defenses, allowing you to deal even more damage while becoming even tankier. Flame, Grant Me Strength allows you buff both your Fire and Physical Damage, and when you have two Flame Art infused Iron Greatswords that's a huge damage boost. 

Buff, Jump Attack, rinse and repeat as necessary.

 

 

Elden Ring Deathblade Build (Level 100)

An Intelligence/Faith Build thas uses the Sword of Night and Flame to full effect, while also using both Sorceries and Incantations to dispatch enemies.

The way this Build works is that you'll prioritize using the magic attack of Sword of Night and Flame, by using things that boost its damage, as well as the damage of your regular weapon attacks. Magic Scorpion Charm, Golden Vow, Spellblade Set and Terra Magica all boost this damage, making it much more deadly. You can still use the Flame attack when you want as well, but you'll buff with Flame, Grant Me Strength instead of Terra Magica when using it to boost Fire Damage instead of magic.

You also deal incredible damage just with regular melee attacks, as the Sword of Night and Flame has one of the highest Attack Ratings in Elden Ring. If you can get someone to drop you a second one, consider dual wielding them for even more deadly melee attacks.

You'll supplement your melee attacks and weapon skills with magic, most notably Black Flame when you need some mid range Fire Damage, or Magic Glintblade when you need mid range Magic Damage. You'll use Loretta's Greatbow to take out things from really long range, and Ancient Death Rancor is there to stagger enemies and Bosses (particularly those that you can target the head), giving you an opening to use Sword of Night and Flame's Skills.

 

Elden Ring Goldeneye Bow Build (Level 100)

A purely ranged Bow Build that focuses on dealing Holy Damage and Bleed, while casting some Incantations.

The way this Build works is that you'll buff with Golden Vow and you'll use Golden Arrows to take down targets from a distance with your Erdtree Bow using Mighty Shot. Some fights you won't be able to stay far away and that's when you'll swap to your Black Bow.

You'll use Barrage and quick shots with the Black Bow to set Hemorrhage on targets that are too hard to kill at range, or range is simply not an option using Blood Arrows. You can also pop on the Silver Tear Mask and use the Swarm of Flies spell to assist you here.

Blessing of the Erdtree is used to keep your HP at full so you gain extra damage and should be used before boss fights, or when you need to heal but aren't in immediate danger. It heals for 50% more HP per second than Blessing's Boon, which is a lot.

Protection of the Erdtree can be used before bosses that deal fire, magic, holy or lightning damage that's hard to dodge. And Elden Stars can be used in cooperative play to pressure bosses from a distance.

 

 

Elden Ring Blasphemous Beastmaster (Level 100)

A Strength/Faith hybrid build that uses Bestial Incantations and the Blasphemous Blade to destroy enemies at range or in melee combat.

The way this Build works is that you'll focus on using Stone of Gurranq to range down enemies when you can, using the Blasphemous Blade as back up for instances where it is just easier to melee enemies or use Taker's Flames.

You'll carry the Blasphemous Blade and Clawmark Seal in your right hand and Cinquedea in your left, two-handing the Seal when you cast spells to gain extra damage from Strength Scaling, and bonus damage to Bestial Incantations from Cinquedea.

You'll buff with Golden Vow constantly to maintain this buff whenever you are in combat, using Flame, Grant Me Strength for tougher enemies and boss fights. Beast Claw is used for AoE if you need any, and Bestial Sling can be used to take down big targets from close range if you need it.

 

Elden Ring Strength Builds

 

Elden Ring Berserker Build (Beginner)

A Strength-based Bulid that focuses on deal high damage per swing and via Jump Attacks.

The way this Build works is that you'll grab the two Greatswords as quick as you can and dual wield them from that point forward, attacking with L1 mostly or jumping and L1. Jumping with L1 is absolutely devastating and one shots most enemies, and staggers those it doesn't allowing you to roll away or Quickstep away easily.

You can use Quickstep to dodge attacks and position yourself behind or on the side of enemies easily for follow up attacks as well after landing a Jump Attack. 

Heavy Armor and high Endurance allows you good Physical protection while allowing you to still med roll, which is a must. You need to be able to roll well, even if you do have Quickstep. Eventually you can wear the heaviest armor you find and stop worrying about med roll and just use Quickstep once you get the hang of it.

 

Elden Ring Champion Build (Level 50)

A dual-wielding Build that focuses on the use of Greatsword and Heavy Armor to tank hits while dealing devastating damage via Jump Attacks.

The way this build works is that you'll try to get Jump Attacks with your two Greatswords, which are boosted by the Claw Talisman. Besides this, you'll buff yourself with Golden Vow on your left weapon, and Determination on your right.

Golden Vow lasts 45 seconds when used on an Ash of War, and increases your Attack Rating by about 10%, while also improving your Resistance by 5%. This adds to your already high defenses, making you even harder to kill.

Determination is used in combat to boost the damage of both weapons, but the catch is that you need to to connect with them at the same instant or you only get the increased damage on the first hit. This is another reason we use Jump Attacks, because both weapons connect at the same time.

 

 

Elden Ring Barbarian Build (Beginner)

A Strength-based Build that uses Colossus Weapons to devastating effect, by using buffed Charge Attacks.

The way this Build works is that you'll use the Ash of War: War Cry to buff your damage, and to turn your Charge R2 attacks into actual "Charging" attacks, as in charging forward. These deal increased damage, and are further buffed by the Axe Talisman which increases Charge Attacks by 10%.

You'll begin fights with War Cry, then hit R2 to Charge Attack and follow up with R1 until you're out of Stamina. This should stagger or kill most enemies allowing a Critical Strike if they are still alive. R2 again as they get up if they lived and repeat backing away when you need to regain Stamina.

You'll exhaust your Stamina often so Endurance is important to allow more actions, like rolling and attacking. Additionally the Green Turtle Talisman and the Erdtree's Favor both help with Stamina management, so be sure to get them when you can.

 

Elden Ring Colossal Knight Build (Level 50)

A Strength focused Build that uses the Greatsword to pound enemies into the dirt using Charge Attacks.

Much like the Berserker Build we take advantage of War Cry's change to R2 attacks, allowing you to deal devastating damage. Not only is this increased via War Cry, but also through both the Axe Talisman and Roar Medallion. Both of these Talismans buff your R2, allowing you to deal substantial damage.

Learning when to use War Cry and how to use it is important because you don't have a ton of FP and you don't want to waste it needlessly. But be sure when using it to lead enemies with R2, and attack with it before they do so that you stagger them and they cannot get an attack off.

If you can chain two R2s together you will send enemies flying into the air, giving you a great opportunity to retreat and regenerate Stamina using the Green Turtle Talisman, and then return for more.

 

 

Elden Ring Archer Build (Beginner)

A pure ranged Build that focuses on only archery. No melee whatsoever.

You'll use your Long Bow and Mighty Shot to pick off enemies at range before they close to melee range. Once close you'll use your Shortbow to evade and fire and use Barrage. Remember that you can jump away and fire in the same motion.

Having high Dexterity will allow you to increase your damage, but make sure to craft or purchase better Arrows and upgrade your Bows as often as you can. This makes a HUGE difference in damage, and might be the main reason Archer Builds fail in general. Not all Arrows are equal, choose the right ones for the situation.

Learn when to use Barrage during Boss fights, and learn how much spacing you need to get it off without taking damage.

 

Elden Ring Magic Archer Build (Level 50)

A bow-based build that focuses on ranged combat, but has the tools to melee in a pinch as well.

This Build focuses primarily on the use of the Horn Bow and Magic Arrows to deal solid damage at long distances with the Mighty Shot skill. Not only does the Horn Bow deal Magic Damage natively, but it also increases the damage you deal with Magic Arrows, making them the go to choice for this Build.

You can use Rain of Arrows on your Shortbow in order to set status effects like Poison or Bleed on tough enemies, and it conserves more arrows than Barrage, but has a pretty high FP cost at 20.

Lazuli Glintstone Swords are your back up in case you need to save some arrows or if you get surrounded somehow and have decent damage and attack very quickly when dual wielded.

 

 

Elden Ring Build: Blazing Bushido (Level 100)

A Samurai Build that uses the Nagakiba and a Greatbow to take on enemies at range or in close combat.

The way this Build works is that you'll put Unsheathe on your Nagakiba and select the Quality Affinity to get B/B Scaling out of both Strength and Dexterity. The Greatbow has D/D Scaling with these so it makes sense to pump both for max damage with the Nagakiba and Greatbow. Additionally, keeping the Nagakiba only Physical Damage, will allow you to buff it with Bloodflame Blade.

You'll use Flame, Grant Me Strength to buff your Physical and Fire Damage by 20%, which applies to your Bow attacks as well as your Bloodflame Blade, which is excellent. It has short duration so you'll likely use it far more outside of combat than once it has begun.

Bloodflame Blade applies 40% of your Incantation Scaling to your Weapon as Fire Damage for 60 seconds, and also makes Bleed Build Up last a second or so after you stop swinging, allowing you to set Bleeding more easily on enemies, as their Bleed Bar doesn't deplete as quickly. It has a faster cast time, and you can pull it off in combat with some practice if you need to reapply it.

 

Elden Ring Colossus Guardian Build (Level 100)

The Colossus Guardian Build is a pure Strength Build that focuses on one-handing a single Colossus Weapon to devastating results.

 

The way this Build works is that you slot the Ash of War: Barbaric Roar onto the Prelate's Inferno Crozier with the Blood Affinity so that you set Hemorrhage on enemies, dealing massive damage and triggering Lord of Blood's Exultation, increasing your damage. Barbaric Roar will overwrite any weapon buff you use, so it's best to choose one with a status effect if you can, and Blood still leaves B scaling in Strength.

Using Barbaric Roar will change your R2 attack into a three hit combo that's boosted by Roar Talisman, and Axe Talisman if you hold it all the way down, though it fires off slower if you do this. However, it deals more damage and stagger damage when doing so. You use a high Poise Armor Set like Lionel's Set so that you can successfully pull off your full R2 chain without interruption.

You can buff with Flame, Grant Me Strength before tough fights and Bosses, and use Bestial Vitality to heal up small damage you might take over the course of a level or dungeon. You will take damage with this Build as you exchange blows with enemies and Bosses.

 

 

Elden Ring Scorching Slayer Build (Level 100).

A melee focused build that uses Flames of the Redmanes to stagger enemies and bring them to their knees.

The way this Build works is that you'll buff with Bloodflame Blade to increase your damage and to help set Hemorrhage on enemies. Despite the fact this weapon has no native Bleed Buildup, it can still do so somewhat effectively due to the speed at which it attacks. Additionally, when Flames of the Redmanes is cast while Bloodflame Blade is active, you will also apply this to enemies as well.

Cast Flames of the Redmanes often to stagger enemies and move in for Critical Hits in order to regain FP via Assassin's Cerulean Dagger. It usually only takes one or two casts at most, even for some bosses.

Once Bosses go down you can spam R1 attacks to proc Hemorrhage, and to deal massive damage. Flame, Grant Me Strength should be reserved for Boss fights and tough enemies. Electrify Armament is there for when Fire Damage is not called for, and you need another damage type.

 

Elden Ring Blasphemous Beastmaster (Level 100)

A Strength/Faith hybrid build that uses Bestial Incantations and the Blasphemous Blade to destroy enemies at range or in melee combat.

The way this Build works is that you'll focus on using Stone of Gurranq to range down enemies when you can, using the Blasphemous Blade as back up for instances where it is just easier to melee enemies or use Taker's Flames.

You'll carry the Blasphemous Blade and Clawmark Seal in your right hand and Cinquedea in your left, two-handing the Seal when you cast spells to gain extra damage from Strength Scaling, and bonus damage to Bestial Incantations from Cinquedea.

You'll buff with Golden Vow constantly to maintain this buff whenever you are in combat, using Flame, Grant Me Strength for tougher enemies and boss fights. Beast Claw is used for AoE if you need any, and Bestial Sling can be used to take down big targets from close range if you need it.

 

Elden Ring Dexterity Builds

 

Elden Ring Samurai Build (Beginner)

A mix of ranged and melee combat, as well as mounted that makes you feel like a proper Samurai while playing Elden Ring, and is wickedly effective.

This Build plays just like a Samurai by picking off targets with your Long Bow, using Mighty Shot to deal increased damage when needed. Swapping to Uchigatana when enemies close the distance to you, using Unsheathe to deal incredible damage. Unsheathe is not only fast, it deals high damage, and gap closes all in one rapid motion for minimal FP cost. Learn to roll back and then use Unsheathe in one movement.

 

Elden Ring Moonveil Samurai Build (Level 50)

A melee-mage Build that uses Transient Moonlight to stagger enemies and deal critical damage.

The way this Build works is that you use Transient Moonlight with R2 instead of R1 to stagger enemies and then critically strike them. Using the Assassin's Cerulean Dagger and Carian Filigreed Crest recovers the cost of using Transient Moonlight so that you never run out of FP.

Use Loretta's Greatbow to take out difficult enemies at range, and use Glintstone Pebble to do the same when they aren't quite as far away.

Carian Greatsword is used to AoE enemies that are grouped up, and is benefited by Radagon Icon.

 

 

Elden Ring Bloodblade Build (Beginner)

A Bleed-focused Build that uses the Bleed Status Effect to continuously rip off huge chunks of enemy health via dual blades.

The way this Build works is that you slot the Ash of War: Bloody Slash on to both Scimitars so that when you strike with both weapons via L1 you build up Bleed faster. To do this you will need a Lost Ashes of War and you'll need to Duplicate it at Blacksmith Hewg.

Focus on using running and jumping L1 attacks as these do 4 hits very quickly, as opposed to just L1 by itself which does 2 or rolling L1 which does 3. 

Keep in mind enemy Bleed bars are not visible, but they drain just like players, meaning you must strike repeatedly and often or you won't rip off chunks of HP via Bleed. Enemies also seem to have increased resistance with each subsequent Bleed, so it will take more and more strikes the more you set this Status.

Play aggressively, but make sure not to get yourself killed going for the Bleed proc. Wear the heaviest Armor you can and still mid roll, so that if you do get hit, it deals the least amount of damage possible.

Use Bloody Slash when necessary, but it's situational. It's long cast time makes it hard to use, even if it's damage is incredibly high.

 

Elden Ring Build: Blazing Bushido (Level 100)

A Samurai Build that uses the Nagakiba and a Greatbow to take on enemies at range or in close combat.

The way this Build works is that you'll put Unsheathe on your Nagakiba and select the Quality Affinity to get B/B Scaling out of both Strength and Dexterity. The Greatbow has D/D Scaling with these so it makes sense to pump both for max damage with the Nagakiba and Greatbow. Additionally, keeping the Nagakiba only Physical Damage, will allow you to buff it with Bloodflame Blade.

You'll use Flame, Grant Me Strength to buff your Physical and Fire Damage by 20%, which applies to your Bow attacks as well as your Bloodflame Blade, which is excellent. It has short duration so you'll likely use it far more outside of combat than once it has begun.

Bloodflame Blade applies 40% of your Incantation Scaling to your Weapon as Fire Damage for 60 seconds, and also makes Bleed Build Up last a second or so after you stop swinging, allowing you to set Bleeding more easily on enemies, as their Bleed Bar doesn't deplete as quickly. It has a faster cast time, and you can pull it off in combat with some practice if you need to reapply it.

Elden Ring Arcane Builds

 

Elden Ring Blood Dragon Build (Level 50)

A dual-wielding Arcane Build that uses Bleeding and Dragon Spells to obliterate enemies.

The way this Build works is that you will Duplicate the Ashes of War: Bloody Slash to put it on both your Scimitars (or other curved swords), and select the Bleed Affinity so that they both apply Bleed build up when they hit an enemy. This will also allow them to scale with Arcane, which both increases their outright damage, and also increases the amount of Bleed build up they apply when hitting an enemy, making enemies Hemorrhage more quickly, ripping off huge chunks of HP.

You can use Bloody Slash against more difficult enemies and Bosses, and its damage increases with weapon upgrades and Arcane, so the more you increase Arcane the more damage this Skill will do.

Dragonclaw is your Spell for tough enemies that turtle behind Shields, making it hard for you to get to them with your Swords. If you have 84 FP you can cast this again much more quickly than the first cast, allowing for a "two-hit" combo that should kill almost anything. It also has hyper armor, allowing you to pull it off through even the heaviest of attacks. You need 15 Mind for 84 FP.

Rotten Breath wipes out packs of enemies easily, and can be used from Horseback. Use this on hard to kill Bosses and enemies as it does incredible damage over time if you can build up their Scarlet Rot bar enough. It's easy mode with this Spell.

 

Elden Ring Blood Dancer Build (Level 100)

An Bleed Build focused on Arcane and the use of Eleonora's Poleblade to deal incredible damage very quickly and set the Hemorrhage status effect.

The way this Build works is that you'll buff with Flame, Grant Me Strength for tough fights to boost both your Physical and Fire Damage, and Eleonora's Poleblade does both.

You can use Dragonice to wipe out packs of enemies or to set Frostbite on Bosses, though you'll want to lead with Rotten Breath first if they can be effected by Scarlet Rot.

Lightning Spear can be used to pick off lone enemies at range, or to range down a single target, and Dragonclaw is used situationally when you need burst Physical Damage.

Most of the time you'll be leading with Bloodblade Dance to stagger enemies and to Hemorrhage them as quickly as you can. You can swing over and over with L2 to keep building up this Status and to keep staggering enemies.

 

 

Elden Ring Dragon Knight Build (Level 100)

An Arcane/Faith Build that focuses on the use of Dragon Spells, as well as boosting general Incantation and melee damage.

The way this Build works is that you'll increase your Arcane to make your Spells hit hard, and to boost the damage of your Weapon. You should use an Occult Affinity Weapon, with the Bloody Slash Skill, which scales with Arcane for maximum Bloody Slash damage, but you can use any Skill you want.

You need at least 25 Faith to use Golden Vow, and 23 to use certain Dragon Spells, so you can't have less than this. You'll use your Jellyfish Shield's ability: Contagious Fury to boost your Spell Damage and Weapon Damage, and Golden Vow to do the same. You can then chuck Lightning Spears or Black Flame balls at enemies or use Bloody Slash.

You'll use Agheel's Flame or Smarag's Glintstone Breath to take out enemies with larger health pools or Bosses, holding down R1 to cast the spell fully twice. This absolutely melts Bosses, especially when you are buffed with Contagious Fury and Golden Vow. Make sure to equip the Scorpion Charm that best suits the breath you intend to use.

 

 

Elden Ring Builds by the Community

Elden Ring Status Blademaster (Level 100)

A master of incantations and arcane weaponry that combines both to apply several status effects to boost his overall damage and decimate any foe.

The way this build work is to apply different status effects to your enemies, and in doing so you're not only taking their HP away faster but, thanks to Kindred of rot's exultation and Lord of blood's exultation talismans, you are boosting your own damage as well. You can achieve these by giving bleed or poison to your weapons through ashes of war, and using weapons with scarlet rot on them like the Antspur Rapier or the Scorpion's stinger. The build itself is pretty flexible because you have several options in the game to help you out with status effects. The dragon communion seal is the best choice cause of his Arc/Faith scaling, the Black knife is a good choice in any build to start a fight cause of the debuff you can apply with it. The bloodhound's step is a great choice for fast combat, but any ash will do as long as you choose poison or bleed damage for your weapon.

If you use Mimic tear as your spirit ash, summon it with Dragon communion seal + Black Knife as this is the best option to help you out with applying different status effects with your incantations while also applying the weapon's debuff. Alternatively you can use the Black knife tiche who also uses this weapon and will apply the dagger's debuff.

I always recommend to try to apply the Scarlet rot debuff first, opening with 1 or 2 Rotten breath's or the use of Antspur rapier are your best choices, while Scarlet Aeonia is a good late game choice in some situations. You can also pair Antspur rapier with Rogier's rapier to have a great dual wielding status machine. Swarm of flies is a great bleed buildup incantation for more big and stationary targets, but can also work effectively if you lure more agile targets to a stationary position, same principle applies for the Poison mist incantation. The Uchigatana with bleed/poison is an amazing choice here (as any with base bleed damage that can be infused with ashes of war), for a late game alternative i recommend the Hand of Malenia which has an amazing skill, bleed damage and a little more of poise damage. Black flame and Black flame ritual are here as personal choice, as i think they are flexible and great incantations overall. Lastly i have to mention Flame, grant me strenght and Golden vow which are good damage boosters as well.

As an alternative for status buildup you can choose to use coating incantations as well as consumables, with that in mind i recommend switching Scarlet Aeonia for Black flame blade, Bloodflame blade and Poison armament, and also to make room for Vyke's dragonbolt which is a great damage booster overall. But bare in mind that going this route will prevent you from applying ashes of war to provide bleed/poison and arcane scaling on your weapons.

Elden Ring Build: Robin Hood The Mad (level 50 and higher) 

Description Bow and Spear archetype with madness spells/weapon. For lore background Robin Hood aquires a spear and he begins to succumb to temptation craving more and more maddening power.

  • Class: Bandit
  • Flask Spread: More FP the higher levels you get but anything you are comfortable with.
  • Weapon: Vyke's War Spear, Finger Seal or Erdtree Seal (ideally Frenzied Flame Seal but this item linked to a quest line so up to you) and any bow or light bow you want
  • Shield: None but you can use one if u want
  • Armor: Surprisingly I cannot find anything for lore/fashion style maybe Gaurdian Set (no helm) so feel free to experiment with armor try  and find gear with decent Focus value.
  • Primary Stats: Faith, Mind, 
  • Secondary Stats: Dex (at least 20) Strength (at least 16)
  • Skills: Barrage and Mighty Shot depending if you use Light Bow or Bow. No ashes of war for melee as Vyke's War Spear has unique skill.
  • Spells: Up to you try all 5 of the Frenzied Flame spells and go with what you enjoy!

Play this class any way you like it has alot of versatility with crafting different arrow effects. For solo play using bow only can be resource consuming so have a good balance for range and melee, when in CO-OP it is alot of fun using the bow only  but that just preference. I think madness is a interesting mechanic so wanted to build a class around it which had both melee and range, it is viable in PVP to I know the spear gets some hate but it is really fun to use and the skill looks awesome one last lore nod if u use spirit summons try and use ones that summon more than one person then u can have your Merry Men while you get your bow out and attack from the back.

Talisman tips, Increasing resistance to madness can help as you are just as likely to become as mad as your target also reducing FP is helpful but really find a combo you like and go with it.

 

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