Warrior is a starting Class in Elden Ring. The Warrior has High Dex and medium physical stats. It starts the game level 8, with two scimitars and a light shield. The Classes only determine the starting Stats and Equipment of the player, but as the game progresses, players can freely change their build to their preferred playstyle.

 

A twinblade wielding warrior from a nomadic tribe. An origin of exceptional technique

 

Warrior Starting Equipment for Elden Ring

This class starts with the following equipment:

Armor: 

 

Starting items for Warrior in Elden Ring

This class starts with the following items:

 

Warrior Builds in Elden Ring

 

 

 

Elden Ring Warrior Notes & Tips

  • Despite the class' stats suggesting a dexterity build, it is outclassed by the Samurai in terms of build optimization, unless you intend to use either glintstone pebble or bestial constitution which the Warrior can access without further investment.
    • I tried figuring out what this "build optimization" was trying to optimize (it wasn't mentioned), and contrary to what was suggested, it's not dexterity. At the same Soul Level, Warrior can have 2 more dex than Samurai, and at minimum level, Warrior still has 1 more dex and 1 less Soul Level (more optimized/minmaxed).
  • The Warrior starts with two Scimitars. When holding both in either hand, press L1 to attack with both. These L1 attacks deal more damage than R1 and applies status effects (Poison, Bleed, Cold) at a faster rate.
  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia go here

 

 

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



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    • Anonymous

      been a while since the last deep lore comment and i'm up here reading fextra comments instead of school work at 3am but nevertheless - due to the overtones of blue in 3 of the 4 pieces of this set and its use of 2 curved swords, this class is a perfect example of occam's razor: they're either, a direct student of, or a follower of the teachings of the blind swordsman in blue who taught malenia and sealed away the god of rot, possibly constantly searching for him to learn all that he knew yet only ever getting a glimpse of his legend through his curved sword

      • Anonymous

        This class specializes in a wide variety of flashy swords and flails with just dex within its range of 10 (or 11 if you don't want to use magic) str, with minimaxed heater shields providing an easy excuse for otherwise wasted str. If you want to use magic, this class is like a Wretch but better specialized at int+fth+arc. They're not very meta, but this gives you access to weapons like the crystal spears and the eclipse shotel. I've seen people make deathblight builds with the eclipse shotel and fia's mist. You can even throw in death lightning. The dex adds to the int+fth by boosting casting speed. There are a lot of good early int+fth sorceries and incantations like rancorcall, order's blade, and litany of proper death. Unlike classes like the confessor, astrologer, and wretch, this class can dump into int+fth relatively freely. You can even minimax its dex with stuff like the warhawk's talon; or the flail, which has impressive sacred scaling

        • Anonymous

          Coolest threads in the game. But of course they can be purchased from the merchant outside Raya Lucaria so...

          • Anonymous

            am I the only one that took the curved swords and ditched them for weapons that poke?
            140, 130 and 110 crit damaging weapons.

            I just hate the power stance thrusting weapon moveset, Im just hoping that with any one of them the backstab is going to wreck.
            Then I pumped the crap out of faith for lightning with max stone and erdtree seals.

            Its a weaker version of my confessor but I have an i win situation with my spells and swords to just poke around with.

            • Anonymous

              Ah the Warrior! :D
              Less Wario and more Waluigi to be fair tho. Leave the smashing to the hero, the status builds to the bandit and the katanas to the samurai.

              We gonna be pure dex today!
              Starting off the Hornbow is begging to be picked up by you as an early game ranged weapon and tool.
              2 levels in dex and you got your twinblade right from the get go! Weeeeeeeeeee!
              Then we got Rogiers rapier for some magic dmg and awesome ash of war! Just need a single point in dex for that one.

              Over all we love using curved blades and thrusting blades, spears, strait swords, whips and flails. A little bit of claws. And a ton of bows :D
              If you wanna do cool things with less heavy clumsy ****, this is the way to go! :D
              Do be aware tho that our arcane stat is lacing so if you feel the need to do status builds then the bandit will probably do you better. Here status is just a happy side effect, rather then the win condition. Focus on dmg, dex scaling and the liberal use of grease :D

              Always remember that to a warrior there are only 3 stats. Dexterity, Endurance and Vigor. Of which the most important one is always DEX!
              On your weapon there is scaling. The dex one is the one that matters. Make sure the weapon you invest in have a scaling of atleast A, OR IS REALLY FUN! :D
              Happy dexting! :D

              • Anonymous

                People in the comments acting like this class is horrible because it's like 1 or 2 stat points less efficient than another class. As if 2 stat points are going to ruin your build lmao

                • Anonymous

                  peeps arguing about the min/max potential of other classes. the others going about lore 'n stuff.
                  I just think the armor's cool, 10/10 class.

                  • For those of you who say Warrior is useless for the purpose of min/ max your mistaken.

                    If your min/ maxing a build that uses a weapon that has higher than 10 Strength requirements you are better off picking Vagabond or Samurai.

                    If your min/ maxing a Dex build that plans to go poise heavy, you are better off picking Samurai.

                    Warrior is optimal for light mobility build (Which is a lot better after patch 1.06). For this sort of build you would be using a Dex weapon that doesn't require more than 10 strength, good example would be Ornamental Straight Sword.

                    Since your going to be using Light Load, points in Endurance that Samurai has over Warrior are wasted, since you will be going for minimal weight to take advantage of Blue Dancers Charm.

                    At RL 120, Min/ maxed Warrior build can have 60 Vigor, 80 Dexterity ( With Miliscents Prosthesis giving extra +5), 12 Faith (For some minor buffs like Bestial Vitality, Flame Cleanse and the Level 1 Barrier incantations, as well as 12 Mind.

                    It's not by much , but for this specific build it ends up beating Vagabond and Samurai each by 1 point, due to having an extra point in mind, which comes in handy for casting minor buffs and using certain consumables such as Uplifting Aromatic.

                    • I was thinking the 10 intelligence could make them decent for a dex/int build but Astrologer and Prisoner are both better suited for that. Even Samurai has better stats for that if you need a minimum of 12 strength or more for your weapons. This guy really has no place in terms of optimized builds.

                      • Both the Prisoner and Astrologer have better stat distribution for dex/int builds even when you level up their strength to match warrior. For pure dex builds putting everything in Vigor, Endurance, and Dexterity, the Samurai has them beat. Bandit is better for dex/arc. I'm really not sure why this class has such poor stat distribution.

                        • Anonymous

                          "The Warrior is the only starting class other than Vagabond, Samurai, Astrologer, Confessor, Prophet, Bandit, and Prisoner that begins with two weapons."

                          Why is this here? Most of the classes start with two weapons, why write this and make it sound like having two weapons is some special piece of trivia?

                          • Anonymous

                            I have no clue what fromsoft was thinking with this stat distribution.
                            If they just dropped the int by 2 and increased vigor and endurance by 1 each it'd be fine but it's currently worse than samurai at pure physical dex, and worse than prisoner at dex/int. Warrior serves no purpose.

                            • Anonymous

                              Both in design and lore this armor is literal DRIP. As an aside, at 60 Vigor 30 Endurance 80 Dex and 20 Str (Basically a Dex build, which you most likely would choose this class for), you're at Rune Level 150, which is one of the "meta" level caps. This is a shame because almost all the other "physical" orientated classes perform better when min-maxxing as with the aforementioned stat investments the Hero ends up at RL146, Vagabond RL146, and Samurai RL147. The only other stat of relevance for a pure dex build might be mind, so that you can perform more weapoin arts. If you take into consideration that the Warrior has 12 mind, and if you wanted the other aforementioned starting classes to match that, they each have at least 1 bonus level over the Warrior ( In the case of the Hero 1RL, Samurai and Vagabond, 2RL.) TL:DR Other Physical-damage orientated classes are probably better for min-maxing for a pure dex build, but only by 1 or 2 levels, and also don't start with (in my opinion) the coolest armor/lore in the game.

                              • Anonymous

                                This is one of the most iconic starting classes in a Fromsoft game ever. The armor still remains S Tier in looks even until the end of the game, and the Lore behind it is just makes it ascend to the pinnacle. The armor is based off a Legendary Blind Swordsmen whos fighting was akin to flowing water. His feats are legendary as he was responsible for sealing away the God of Rot before it could consume the Lands Between. The Blind Swordsmen is the same one who taught Malenia and gifted her such a grace and technique with a blade. In a tragic twist of irony, she would eventually use it against him as she was cursed by the Rot got due to her homogenous birth from Marika / Radagon. He fought her to correct his mistake in giving such strength to one who would misuse it' but we can assume lost as his sword is found in one of the Troll hearses in the Consecrated Snowfield. Absolute legend. I like to think their battle is what made her bloom the first time.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This is one of the most iconic starting classes in a Fromsoft game ever. The armor still remains S Tier in looks even until the end of the game, and the Lore behind it is just makes it ascend to the pinnacle. The armor is based off a Legendary Blind Swordsmen whos fighting was akin to flowing water. His feats are legendary as he was responsible for sealing away the God of Rot before it could consume the Lands Between. The Blind Swordsmen is the same one who taught Malenia and gifted her such a grace and technique with a blade. In a tragic twist of irony, she would eventually use it against him as she was cursed by the Rot got due to her homogenous birth from Marika / Radagon. He fought her to correct his mistake in giving such strength to one who would misuse it' but we can assume lost as his sword is found in one of the Troll hearses in the Consecrated Snowfield. Absolute legend. I like to think their battle is what made her bloom the first time.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Too much mind and too much intelligence in my opinion. Lower mind to 11/10, set intelligence to 8 and raise faith to 11/12. Now we have a decent faith/dex class.

                                    Confessor should / could be more faith / strength (maybe remove 3 dex and put them into vig and/or strength, or lower the level accordingly)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      unfortunate on how bad the stat spread is for min maxxing, im doing a run of every class and different builds (5 done rn) and im dreading this class build wise, if you're gonna do pure dex, samurai is better even if you try not to push past 10 strength, and if you want to do an int hybrid then prisoner/astrologer better, my second favorite looking class behind confessor but even then confessor can atleast min max int/faith moderately well, still drippy nonetheless

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Only need two levels from base to use the twinblade with this build, or another class plus getting the Radagon Scarseal early.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I picked this class when the game first came out thinking that Ill give myself a bit of a challenge with dex since I'm so used to one shotting everything with a massive UGS and pure strength builds in the previous games..

                                          My god I didn't realize how broken dex is in this game..

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Weird that a class named 'warrior' has the most dex out of all classes. As well as specializing in dual wields and faster attacks.
                                            Maybe I'm used to seeing them as a rogue, thief etc in other games.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I picked this class because I love the armor design and the duel blades but ended up dual speccing dex and int for a spellsword build

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Is there any reason to pick this class with the Samurai available? Even if you're only leveling Vit, End, and Dex, the Samurai class saves you one (1) point when min-maxing. I suppose Warrior makes sense if you really want to dual wield from the get-go or you dig the fashion.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  There's a contradiction here.
                                                  It says it starts with a Buckler, but also says :
                                                  ''it has no way to Block or Parry without acquiring a Shield'' .

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