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 309 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.
- 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.
All Legendary Weapons in Elden Ring
To unlock the Legendary Armaments Trophy and Achievement, you will need to acquire the following weapons:
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.
- For more information see the Damage Types page
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)
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