Weapons in Elden Ring are pieces of offensive equipment that are used by the player's character to inflict damage against Enemies and Bosses. Elden Ring features 308 Weapons from new categories as well as some returning ones from previous Souls games.  

Press and hold the interact button (triangle/Y) and the attack button (R1/RB) to two-hand your equipped weapon. 

Useful Links

  • See Remembrance Weapons for special equipment acquired from Remembrance Items
  • See Upgrades for information on empowering weapons through crafting. Mechanics are slightly different due to Ashes of War.
  • See Shields for a list of available shields.
  • See Armor for a list of all available armor sets.
  • See Skills for a list of all available skills and their effects.
  • See Weapons Comparison Table for a minimalistic view of all Weapons at max upgrade level
  • See Paired Weapons for special movesets associated with dual-wielding.
  • See External Weapon Calculator and All Weapon Stats [src]
  • See Player Trade for information about trading online.

What are Remembrance Weapons?

Remembrance or Boss Weapons, are special weapons used and dropped by Demi-gods and Bosses. These type of Weapons have the ability to hold additional powers and effects, providing extra perks and advantages during combat.

They can be obtained by redeeming a Remembrance to Finger Reader Enia and selecting one from the provided options. Each Remembrance provide a fixed set of different options that the player must choose from (The Remembrance will be lost after being redeemed).

These weapons are valuable rewards and usually have a superior set of stats compared to regular Weapons. They also have a unique Skill attached to them to complement their already heightened stats.

 

 

Elden Ring Weapons Types

 

 

 

 

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Reapers

 

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Whips

 

 
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Fists

 

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Claws

 

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Torches

 

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Tools

 

Weapon Requirements & Scaling

Just like previous From Software titles, all Weapons in Elden Ring have Stat requirements that must be met in order to wield the Weapon effectively. You cannot, for instance, use the Skill of a Weapon if you don't meet its requirements, so plan accordingly, and look for Weapons that you can use effectively.

Scaling is how much damage is added to a Weapon due to your investment in a specific Stat like Strength or Dexterity for example. Elden Ring also handles this in a similar manner to the Souls franchise with "S" being the best Scaling, followed by "A", "B", "C", "D", and "E".

In short, the better the letter, the more damage you will deal by investing into the specified scaling Stat. Some Weapons have more than one Scaling Stat, so pay attention to what these are and make sure to increase the ones that give you the most damage per Attribute Point invested.

You can change the Scaling on Weapons if you change the Ash of War depending on which Whetblades you have found. For example if you infuse the Weapon with the Heavy Infution it will remove every Scaling besides STR and upgrade the STR scaling on the weapon.

Weapon Damage Types

All Weapons in Elden Ring have one or more Damage Types. For instance the Longswords do both Standard and Pierce Damage. This is because its normal attacks are considered Standard Damage, while its (R2/RB) attack is a thrust, dealing Piercing Damage. Knowing what Damage Types your chosen Weapon does can benefit you, since many enemies are weak or resistant to certain types of damage.

Additionally, you can change the Damage Type of many Weapons in Elden Ring by slotting Ashes of War into them from the Ashes of War menu at a Site of Grace. Selecting your Weapon in this menu will show you which Ashes of War you can use on your Weapon from the ones you currently possess.

For instance if you use the Ash of War: Gravitas on your Longsword you will add Magic Damage to the Weapon, on top of the other Damage Types. Slotting this Ashes of War will also change the Scaling of the Longsword from STR D and DEX D Scaling  to STR D, DEX E, INT C allowing you to take better advantage of your Intelligence Attribute. This makes Magic Damage a good type for those using Sorceries, since these get stronger the more Intelligence you possess.

Weapon Upgrades

Weapon Upgrades in Elden Ring are done at the Smithing Table. Here you will be able to use Runes and Smithing Stones you've gathered to Upgrade regular Weapons and Somber Smithing Stones to upgrade unique Weapons.

When you Upgrade a Weapon it goes from the base version to the "+1" version of the same Weapon, indicating that it has been Upgraded 1 time. This not only increases the damage of the Weapon, but in some cases it will also improve the overall Scaling of the Weapon. For instance, when you Upgrade the Longsword to Longsword +1 the Strength Scaling actually improves from D to C, improving the damage you gain from investing into Strength.

Unlike the Souls games, there are no "Gems" or other materials you use to change the damage type of Weapons, but instead you use Ashes of War and Whetblades you find through out the game. These can be removed from your Weapon as well, allowing you to try many different versions of your current Weapon, to see what you like best.

  • See the Upgrades page for more information about this topic

 

Weapon Parry Frames

Listed below are some equipment Parry Frame numbers still in preliminary testing. They are listed with the start of parry frame and number of parry frames. 
(Start of Parry Frame/Number of parry frames)

Weapon Skills & Ashes of War

Most Weapons in Elden Ring come with a Weapon Skill that can be used by pressing the L2 button. These Skills consume FP when used, which is the blue bar located below your HP bar, and each consume different amounts based on their relative power. Some Skills can even be "Charged" by holding L2, making them use more FP, but with increased damage or effectiveness.

Most Weapons in Elden Ring can have their Weapon Skill replaced by slotting an Ashes of War into it. This can be done at a Site of Grace in the Ashes of War menu. This allows you to mix and match Skills with the Weapon you prefer to use, though not all Ashes of War work on all Weapons. Some have specific types of Weapons they must be used on.

Using Ashes of War is not a permanent change, and can be undone at any time by revisiting a Site of Grace and "Un-enhancing" your Weapon. Or you can replace it with other Ashes of War if you like. Keep in mind many Ashes of War also allow you to change the Damage Type of the Weapon or just the Scaling, such as if you select "Keen" or "Quality". However, this is not mandatory and you are free to keep your "Standard" Scaling if you don't want to change this, and you can still use the Weapon Skill anyway.

Note that not all Weapons allow the use of Ashes of War, such as those that possess unique Weapon Skills like Reduvia.

 

 

Elden Ring All Weapons List

 Please visit Weapons Comparison Table for a minimalistic view of all Weapons at max upgrade level

Daggers

 

 


 

Straight Swords

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Greatswords

 

 

 

 


 

Colossal Swords

 

 


 

Thrusting Swords

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Heavy Thrusting Swords

 


 

Curved Swords

 


 

Curved Greatswords

 

 


 

Katanas

 

 


 

Twinblades

 


 

Axes

 

 


 

Greataxes

 

 


 

Hammers

 

 


 

Flails

 


 

Great Hammers

 

 

 

 


 

Colossal Weapons

 


 

Spears

 


 

Great Spears

 


 

Halberds

 

 


 

Reapers

 


 

Whips

 


 

Fists

 


 

Claws

 


 

Light Bows

 


 

Bows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Greatbows

 


 

Crossbows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ballistas

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

Glinstone Staves

 


 

Sacred Seals

 

 

 


 

Torches

 


 

Tools

 

 



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    • Anonymous

      There are so many weapons but always remember, think about all of your weapon attack options for any situation:
      Charge Attack. Jump Attack R1/R2 RA/RB. Couch Attack R1/R2 RA/RB.
      Running Attack R1/R2 RA/RB.
      Hyper-armor. Poise Damage. Guard Breaking.
      Stacking passive effects via Talismans/ off-hand Weapons.
      Weapon's range. Horizonal-swinging weapons. Vertical-swinging weapons.

      • Anonymous

        hot take: elden rings weapons kinda suck. only around 2-5 weapons per category actually matter. example: shortsword, longsword, broadsword, weathered straight sword, lordsworns straight sword, nobles straight sword, cane straight sword. their infusion ratings are VERY similar with only a few outliers due to differences in base damage. just whats the point?

        • Anonymous

          There's not a single Faith/Arcane weapon in the game. Despite two incantations types uses them. You can use Erdsteel Dagger with blood or poison infusion, but as I've heard blood version is bugged.

          This means as a standard weapons there are 0 viable Faith/Arcane weapons outside of seals. Lets hope DLC brings more to the table.

          • Noticed that all the Colossal Swords are listed as Standard damage, but the four I have in-game list Standard/Pierce. Is there a reason they are only listed Standard on here, or perhaps an oversight?

            • "When you Upgrade a Weapon it goes from the base version to the "+1" version of the same Weapon, indicating that it has been Upgraded 1 time. This not only increases the damage of the Weapon, but in some cases it will also improve the overall Scaling of the Weapon. For instance, when you Upgrade the Longsword to Longsword +1 the Strength Scaling actually improves from D to C, improving the damage you gain from investing into Strength."

              No, wiki. That's wrong. EVERY upgrade level improves scaling, not just "some". The letter only changes when the hidden scaling number value hits a specific threshold.

              I wish they just showed us the number because some weapons may as well be S scaling as they have a higher number than some actual S weapons even though they are actually listed as A.

              • Anonymous

                there's should be reduced damage to piercing weapon or piercing attack when it only hit the tip of the weapon. i remember there is stuff like this on previous souls games.

                • Anonymous

                  For those of you who want to use two of your favorite weapons on each hand, try toggling them by holding Y/triangle and then pressing L1/R1.
                  Useful for gaining access to unique weapon skill(s) that you couldn't otherwise use, straight away.

                  • A few weapons on this page seem to be listed out of order. All of the weapons requiring somber smithing stones seem to be listed after all the ones requiring regular smithing stones except for a few:

                    Under Hatchets, Icerind and Ripple should switch places. Icerind is Somber, Ripple is not.

                    Under Halberds, Gargoyle's Black Halberd should be after the Ripple Crescent Halberd. Gargoyle's Black is Somber, Nightrider Glaive, Pest's Gliave, & Ripple Crescent are not.

                    Under Bows, Horn Bow should be before Black Bow. Horn Bow is not Somber, Black Bow & Pulley Bow are.

                    • Anonymous

                      I have almost 1000 hrs in elden ring but i dont even wanna think about how many i hours i have staring at this page of weapons and thinking about builds.

                      • This page states there are 309 Weapons, however I can count only 308:

                        16 Daggers
                        19 Straight Swords
                        21 Greatswords
                        11 Colossal Swords
                        7 Thrusting Swords
                        4 Heavy Thrusting Swords
                        15 Curved Swords
                        9 Curved Greatswords
                        8 Katanas
                        6 Twinblades
                        13 Axes
                        11 Greataxes
                        15 Hammers
                        5 Flails
                        14 Warhammers
                        15 Colossal Weapons
                        16 Spears
                        6 Great Spears
                        16 Halberds
                        4 Reapers
                        6 Whips
                        9 Fists
                        4 Claws
                        5 Light Bows
                        7 Bows
                        4 Greatbows
                        7 Crossbows
                        2 Ballistas
                        18 Glinstone Staffs
                        9 Sacred Seals
                        6 Torches

                        • Anonymous

                          Easy to get decent somber smithing weapons:
                          1. Bloodhounds fang: solid all around, get blaidd's summon sign to easily get this
                          2. Icerind hatchet: still a great weapon after the nerf, easy to get by reaching liurnia early
                          3. Meteoric ore blade: mid tier katana(still means a good weapon) with the best charged heavys for its class. Easily gotten, but you will most probably die after getting it
                          Honerable mention: sword of night and flame, easily obtained, still good after nerfs and great after getting things to boost its damage, but its too stat demanding to be a starter weapon.
                          Feel free to correct anything wrong below

                          • Anonymous

                            I miss weapon/catalyst combo weapons, and dual cast catalysts... I realize there's only sorcery and incantations, but if it scaled poorly, I'd still take it.

                            • Anonymous

                              Elden Ring, I am grateful to you for being the game to convince me that the Fromsoft games are not as bad as I thought they'd be, and for getting me into the souls series, but holy **** is the balancing in this game completely ****ed, I'd argue it's the worst soulsborne game in that particular regard.

                              • Anonymous

                                I'm not that bothered over weapons being bad, some are obviously lacking a niche or undertuned, but that's nothing new. And the patches we've gotten so far have been the best yet. The biggest issue for me is how... bland the selection of weapons is. Nothing sticks out to me as much as the weapons in DS2, DS3 or BB did. They sort of blend together in my mind in a way From's other games don't, and I've had no desire to go back and build a new character.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Why do so many weapons require non-physical attributes to wield? Uh oh, Im not intelligent enough to use this huge monsters jaw that i ripped off of its head with my bare hands ! It limits the fun and options in the game so much that it peeves me off to no end! Just one of many big issues crippling what could have been the one of the best games ever

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Dark Souls 2: a great hammer with halberd attacks, spears with twinblade attacks, a longsword with axe attacks, ultra greatswords with greataxe attacks, greataxes with ultra greatsword attacks, critical hits with whips, power stance mix and match

                                    ER: of the 300 weapons, there are twelve that do something different (but still bad) if you press R2

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Boring. High amount of weapons but many work the same. The old Dark Souls 2 problem (Bosses). Make too much of something and it sucks because you put a lot of effort in creating many, instead of good. What does variety achieve if it just is variety of visual perception?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It would be kinda handy to have a breakdown of what attacks bounce off shields for each weapon class. Everytime I start to try out a new weapon class one of the first things I have to do is go hit a greatshield wielding godrick soldier to see what bounces lol

                                        • Anonymous

                                          ¿Chavales que significa: 087 089 170 135 074 091 080 074 072 007 086 007 087 089 086 093 072 ? Muchas gracias

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Because I read that way to often, no weapon in the game is useless. Every single one of them has its purpose. Even if it is just filling a niche.
                                            If you still looking for the damage number only, you didn't understand the game. And you never will.
                                            Same goes for sorceries or incantations.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Dude, anything with diagonal or vertical swing will often doomed to get aimpunched when trading & miss your attack, especially great weapon & colossal weapon.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                "Weird" damage type weapons by class:

                                                Daggers: None. They all do slash/pierce.

                                                Straight Swords: None. They all do standard/pierce. (Warhawk's Talon doesn't even do slash!) Coded Sword, however, does pure Holy damage so it doesn't really do standard or pierce at all.

                                                Great Swords: None. They all do standard/pierce.

                                                Colossal Swords: None. They all do standard. Not even the slabs of stone that are Ruins and Watchdog Greatswords deal strike damage. Zweihander has a single pierce attack.

                                                Thrusting Swords: None. They all do standard/pierce.

                                                Heavy Thrusting Swords: None. They all do standard/pierce.

                                                Curved Swords: None. They all do slash.

                                                Curved Greatswords: None. They all do slash.

                                                Katana: None. They all do slash/pierce.

                                                Twinblades: None. They all do standard/pierce.

                                                Axes: Jawbone Axe! It does strike, while every other Axe does standard.

                                                Greataxes: Rusted Anchor! It does pierce, every other Greataxe does standard. (Butchering Knife doesn't do slash??)

                                                Hammers / Flails: Warpick and Scepter of the All-Knowing do pierce, always or with certain attacks, respectively.

                                                Great Hammers: Pickaxe does pierce (but is also kind of a greataxe, for powerstance purposes anyway.)

                                                Colossal Weapons: Pretty healthy array of strike and standard; Golem's Halberd and Fallingstar Beast Jaw can do pierce.

                                                Spears: Partisan and Cross Naginata can do slash, Spiked Spear can do strike.

                                                Great Spears: None. They all do pierce.

                                                Halberds: All do standard/pierce except Glaive, Pest's Glaive, Nightrider's Glaive, and Loretta's War Sickle, which do slash/pierce.

                                                Reapers: None. They all do slash.

                                                Whips: Urumi does Slash while the others do slash, even Hoslow's Petal Whip, somehow.

                                                Fists: Katar and Veteran's Prosthesis deal slash/pierce, Clinging Bone does standard/pierce, Cipher Pata does pure Holy. All others do strike.

                                                Claws: None. They all do slash/pierce.

                                                Torches: Sentry's Torch and Ghostflame Torch do Holy and Magic, respectively, in place of fire, but all torches still do physical strike damage exclusively.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  It would take 14 runs to get every weapon to +25 and 17 runs to get every weapon to +10, provided you get all 13 Ancient and 8 Somber smithing stones.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I liked DS3 having weapon variety by giving them different scalings. For example, Astora greatsword had uncommonly high Dex scaling for an ultra greatsword and got A or S scaling with elemental infusion. Most katana were awful with any infusion besides Sharp, but Black Blade had enough Str scaling to work with Refined or even Heavy. Astora straight sword and Greataxe had weirdly good luck scaling for hollow, blood, and poison. Not the case at all in ER. Just pick the highest AR weapon in class and put your preferred ash on it. Go to an AR calculator and look at how little difference there is between a 2H Heavy Uchigatana and a Quality or Keen Uchigatana at 99/99. You're looking at the difference 84(!!) levels make. I don't know how they so capably gave weapons unique identities in past games and walked it all back in this one.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I feel like i've noticed a trend in regards to what the best weapons in each class are. The heaviest weapons tend to be the strongest. The heaviest greatsword is the Blasphemous Blade, which has long since been known as an amazing weapon that can carry you. The heaviest colossal sword is the guts sword. The heaviest thrusting sword is the estoc. The heaviest great thrusting sword is the Bloody Helice, which if you dont know can be used to one shot bosses at RL1. The bandit's curved sword is widely considered the best curved sword and is the heaviest. The warped axe does substantially more damage than the rest and is the heaviest. The executioners great axe is probably the best and again is the heaviest. The stone club and hammer for hammers, the giant crusher for colossol weapons, the bolt of gransax for spears, the serpant hunter for great spears, the godlen halabardo (any asmongold viewers?) for halberds, the grave scythe, etc... Need i go on? While there might be some exceptions. I think the trend is clear. Heavier weapons are just better

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        FROM Patch 1.07

                                                        1. added feces to dung eaters room for lore accuracy

                                                        2. added extra phase to random npc quest line where your rewarded with like a flower

                                                        3. buff katanas

                                                        4. nerf (insert weapon) for countering katanas

                                                        5. ban people for using freecam

                                                        6. release actually helpful update 6 months from now

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I like how powerstancing gives double damage and status buildup with no downside and in some cases even a direct upgrade to the weapons moveset

                                                          because that's fair and balanced

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Would be so awesome if you guys could make a list of Somber/Unique weapons. Would be very useful, can't find a list anywhere.

                                                            • I just had an idea for a build, seriously it's gonna blow your mind. Ok so, first off you need flame of the redmanes, flame gran- wait where are you going? Man please don't leave bro this build is so good bro please hear me out man please...

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                What's your favorite weapon in Elden Ring right now? I'd love to listen to what makes them great in your eyes and try them out as well!

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Any explanation as to why certain items don't show up in my game? The uchigatana doesn't exist in my game anywhere in deathtouched catacombs and the merchant in Weeping Peninsula doesn't have several of the items that he's supposed to have.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    there seems to be a bug on pc in regards to the legendary armament achievement.
                                                                    I collected all legendary weapons in my 1st playthrough bc i tried finding everything by myself, which mostly worked, but i didn't get the achievement. I just checked to see what weapon i was missing but found that i missed none of the legendary weapons.
                                                                    dropping one and picking it back up didn't help, but putting most of my weapons, including some legendaries, in the grace's bottomless chest gave me the achievement.
                                                                    nothing too important but the wiki-admins and some ppl trying to get this achievement might want to know, though i doubt anybody else will encounter this problem.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Here's the thing I don't get about multiple scaling weapons: for example cleanrot spear, 3 scaling options, str and dex scale the same amount, faith scales a bit less, at 60/60 str/dex they deal great damage, but you still have one more stat to invest in. So does this make the weapon really good late game, or weaker in the early game, how does it compare to weapons that scale with str/dex if you have let's say 80 points in every stat?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Can they make it possible to pair weapons? I mean like how Ornamental Straight Swords is just one armaments slot. That way we can buff magic on both weapons.

                                                                        This would allow:

                                                                        + More armaments slots for additional weapons.
                                                                        + Magic/greases being able to be put on both weapons at the same time
                                                                        + Higher build variety allowing endurance to be more broadly used
                                                                        + Seals/Staves can be paired allowing for a true pure caster build without having to swap between them all the time
                                                                        + Paired Crossbow will be possible but the time to reload is doubled. It can be rolled if one crossbow has loaded, but then only one crossbow is loaded meaning you can only shoot with one.

                                                                        - Combined weapons weigh the combined amount in one slot. For example, if you combined two Greatswords (Which weigh 23.0) you would have 56 weight. So choose wisely what weapons to
                                                                        pair.
                                                                        - Can't two hand the weapon like you used when they were seperated in two different slots to but instead will one hand one of your paired weapons.
                                                                        - Will be harder to deal with shields with certain weapons such as curved swords.
                                                                        - Only one ash of war on a paired weapon.
                                                                        - This would mean Ornamental Straight Sword would probably need to be buffed, but it already needs to be buffed since it bounces off every damn shield/miner meaning you have no reliable way
                                                                        to deal with them.
                                                                        - Paired Crossbow would be less ammo efficent and would reward aiming instead.

                                                                        The reason why I thought of this is because a lot of people dual wield anyway, so making those weapons paired would almost make no difference to them. I've seen people dual wield two Crossbows to be able to do rapid fire and it struck me why has no one ever made it paired? Or how people have two staves/seals to improve their damage, but yet we can't make two seals into one seal but they are in different hands.

                                                                        Alright that's one part of my thought process and if you liked my idea or generally just hated it put a comment why so I know. Because I see no reason why this wouldn't be possible as of right now.

                                                                        Anyways have a good day guys :)



                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          We've got 21 Greatswords, 19 Straight swords, 18 STAVES, 16 Halberds, 16 Daggers, 16 Spears, 15 Colossal weapons, 15 Curved swords, 15 Hammers, 14 Greathammers, 13 Axes, 11 Colossal swords, 11 Greataxes, 9 Great curved swords, 9 Fist weapons, 9 Sacred seals, 8 Katanas, 7 Thrusting swords, 7 Bows, 7 Crossbows, 6 Twinblades, 6 Greatspears, 6 Whips, 6 TORCHES, 5 Light bows, 5 Flails, 4 Greatbows, 4 Claws, 4 Reapers, 4 Heavy thrusting swords and 2 Ballistas.
                                                                          Anyone notice anything?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Why is it that polearms with unique movesets (Cross Naginata, Guardian Swordspear, Loretta's War Sickle) seem to be unable to stagger armored enemies like Godrick-Knights or Banished knights?
                                                                            Is it because of the animation?
                                                                            Upgrade level?
                                                                            Why? I don't understand anyone please explain.

                                                                            • Personal gripe. It's annoying that I have to 2-hand my off-hand weapon in order to use its weapon art. I mean, No Skill already exists, but it can't be put on anything other than shields and torches. I want my set up to be a solid straight sword, rapier, or curved sword for dishing out the bread and butter attacks, then put some utility or ranged AoW on my off-hand weapons, like Storm Blade or quickstep, but I can't do that. I can't wield my Shamshir on the right and Blade of Calling on the left, and then use the wicked AF Blade of Gold as if it's coming from the Shamshir. And it won't work as well as it would if I just flipped the set up and I used the CS on the left and Blade of Calling on the right, because I wouldn't be able to use the CS heavy attacks and feint attacks on the left hand.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Some of y'all are literally like: doesn't do bleed IT SUCKS,not supersonic fast LITERALLY USELESS, can't R1/L2 spam everything to death DOG****, like is whining just a hobby for some of you or something, cos holy **** you love to whine about literally everything.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Not enough Reapers. You would think that with arcane being a thing we would get a bloody reaper at least but na, you see, we need like 2x as many torches instead and 5x as many glintstone staffs of which only 6 or so will be used.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Wish there was a weapon like the Crucifix of the Mad King, A cool gimmicky weapon that is fun to play with.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      One of the biggest reasons why I still play Dark Souls 3 is because Reapers in Elden Ring feel just as slow as Curved Greatswords pre-buff, and after having things such as the Burial Blade or Friede’s Scythes, or hell, even the regular Great Scythe feels damn good. I am actually very upset that they’re not like this.
                                                                                      While I can understand that Elden Ring is meant to have a more methodical and calculative style of play, I really don’t commend this change.
                                                                                      They feel so weak. Not only that, but their new moveset feels so monotonous and uninteresting.
                                                                                      I would definitely prefer them sacrificing damage for the sake of speed and range.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        the weapons still need a lot of work, hopefully we don't have to wait 2 months for the next balance patch

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          'I have defeated the game using only x weapon"
                                                                                          no, you have defeated the game by spamming ashes of war or jump attack and relying on stat effects

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            'I have defeated the game using only x weapon"
                                                                                            no, you have defeated the game by spamming ashes of war or jump attack and relying on stat effects

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              idk why the farthest reaching weapons also consistently do the most damage. seems kinda backwards from a balanced perspective

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I’m surprised that the Black Knife isn’t needed for the legendary weapons achievement.
                                                                                                I’m pretty sure it’s called legendary in the game.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  there a ghostflame version of the torchpole spear used by the necromancers in the black knife catacombs but it doesn't exist along with a ton of other weapons held by other enemies that you can't get for some reason

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Though the Ash of War system was a great innovation that expanded upon build variety, the buff to Weapon Arts/AoW was not a great idea.

                                                                                                    Elden Ring is a different game than DS3, but even then, the amount of damage lots of these AoW do completely eliminates any reason to use any other attacks. Glintstone Pebble, Corpse Piler, Unsheathe (both normal and Moonveil’s), Lion’s Claw, Flame of the Redmanes, I could go on for at least another 20ish. There’s so many choices and yet the best option is to just spam L2 most of the time, and it’s just sad.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      As much as I love the variety and versatility of different weapons available in the game, I still see some weapons in the game used by different enemies that aren't able to be dropped or looted or found anywhere (Solider "Lordsworn" Spear, thorned longswords from the exiles, etc)

                                                                                                      Another issue that I'm seeing kinda is the lack of droppable weapons from specific categories which really limit versatility with ashes of war, movesets, different scaling, and more. There are no droppable great spears, no other droppable sacred seals, etc. I know we have potential DLC coming up which might expand the weapons a little more but considering how I've still been seeing enemies wielding weapons that I know that aren't droppable or obtained is beyond me.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        genuinely miserable over the fact that your offhand slot weapons STILL don't show up sheathed on your back when not actively held. It would be totally worth it to use all 6 slots simultaneously just to look like a walking arsenal

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Kinda wish there were more options for int/faith builds, literally just Night and Flame, Golden Order Seal and Prince of Death Staff

                                                                                                          • Would be great if there was a page that lists out all the missable weapons and armor pieces in order. Now that I'm ready for NG+, it's a chore to have to go thru every section to see which weapon you can get only 1 per NG cycle and then hop around everywhere. I'd rather have a list open and pick them naturally as play thru areas.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Just use thrusting weapons or bleed weapons or thrusting weapons with bleed. Literally all you need. Pretty much every streamer just uses dual spears now. Game had the potential for the best build variety of any soulslike but Miyazaki killed it.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I only have 2 gripes with this games weapon selection:
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                                                                                                                1. the fact that most of the legendary armaments are greatswords, like there are so many cool weapon types like claws or fists or scythes, even whips but most of the legendary roster is greatswords which in my opinion really muddles the pool :/

                                                                                                                And 2. They have so many cool weapon types but there are some which only have like 4 or 5 weapons in those types which really feels... cheap? Like instead of having 20 weapons in one type and only 4 in another i feel they could have put more work into the other types??? Then again I am aware of the whole situation of overworked workers so i don't blame the people who truly created the game, i more just feel disappointed that the concepts weren't fleshed out :(

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  What's a good weapon for a str/dex build? I wanna experiment, but I still want a backup weapon if things get too rough.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    I wish we had the Twin Prince's Greatsword in Elden Ring. Would give quality builds a decent-ish option to work with, though I won't deny quality builds need way more than one cool weapon to make them a viable choice

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      I'm making a pure faith crusader build that casts incants and uses an erdtree seal. I don't know what weapon to have. My requirements: good faith scaling, and paladin/crusader style. If it deals holy damage, I'd also want another weapon infusible with any ashes of war cause a lot of late game bosses have strong holy resistance.

                                                                                                                      • >wants to go for strength build, coolest weapons i find are all dex
                                                                                                                        >wants to go for dex build, coolest weapons i find are all strength

                                                                                                                        what is life

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Okay, I know what the least balanced weapons are. But are there actually any examples of weapons where you have to use every single move in your repertoire (R1s, R2s, two-handed attacks, jumping attacks etc.) that can keep up with weapons where you only have to press L2?

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            A personal gripe I have is that some of the movesets of the weapons don't really reflect to how the enemy/boss uses that same weapon

                                                                                                                            The Cleanrot Knights and the Nobles can swipe with their thrusting swords, but the Tarnished only knows how to poke with it with the exception of the Estoc and Noble's Estoc (also Ashes of War, but why would you put a slashing Ash of War on a thrusting sword). However, even then it would be nice for the thrusting swords to have a sweeping attack somewhere in the R1s

                                                                                                                            SEVERAL enemies that wield a greatsword (Crucible Knights, Elemer/Bell-Bearing Hunter, Banished Knights, regular Knights, Alabaster Lords, etc.) are capable of utilizing thrusting attacks, yet the Tarnished can only poke with the Claymore R2, powerstanced backstep (people rarely do that), and Ashes of War. A staggering majority of greatswords have a overhead slamming one-handed R2, and the few that don't have that specific attack do a sweep (Flamberge), or an uppercut (Sword of Milos & Death's Poker)

                                                                                                                            I'm also sad that we don't have a hybrid weapon in this game, where you can both cast spells and attack with the weapon. Loretta's War Sickle felt like the perfect candidate for a hybrid weapon, considering Loretta herself casts spells with it, but instead it's just a good weapon overshadowed by a few severely overtuned weapons

                                                                                                                            There's also the problem where some boss weapons are pretty okayish on their own and are entirely dependent on their weapon art to even stand a chance in the current Elden Ring PvP meta, let alone even be at least decent in PvE (unless you're rocking them for fashion purposes, then more power to you lol)

                                                                                                                            TLDR; I think Elden Ring weapons overall are decent, but I feel like there's a lot more to be desired when it comes to their movesets

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Kinda pissed that FromSoft didn't carry over the rolling shortcut to the last R2 attack of a weapon and the R1 L1 flow of dual weapons.

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