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Elden Ring: Ten Best Weapon Guides

ELDEN Ring is FromSoftware’s most accessible game to date, giving you multiple options for the build to create.

Many have opted for builds that rely on magic or summons so they can stay away from the bosses while they attack.

Find the best weapons to defeat FromSoftware's most challenging bosses.

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Find the best weapons to defeat FromSoftware’s most challenging bosses.Credit: FromSoftware

Then there are the hardcore Soulsborne fans, for whom nothing beats memorizing a boss’s attack pattern and diving in with sharp melee attacks.

Whatever describes you, take a look at our list of the top ten weapons in Elden Ring.

Best Magic Builds

meteorite staff

While its usefulness wanes later in the game, this is a great wand for those just investing a few points in INT.

It only requires 18 INT to use and has S-Rank INT scaling by default. The only disadvantage? It cannot be updated.

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It’s a great early game weapon.

Lusat’s shimmer staff

Once you’ve passed the point where the Meteorite Staff wears off, it’s time to move on to Lusat’s Glintstone Staff.

It has strong INT scaling but needs to be upgraded to catch up with Meteor Staff.

However, once it’s upgraded, it increases the power of all your sorcery in exchange for a little extra FP.

If you are planning a late game mage build then this is the weapon of choice.

Frenzied Flame Sigil

For summoning users, the Frenzied Flame Seal is a good choice.

It scales with FAI, but also with STR, DEX, and INT, so you don’t have to go all out on the summon build.

As the name suggests, it enhances Frenzied Flame summons, which can be very intimidating in online play.

If you have a mixed build but want some summons that hit really hard, this is a perfect choice.

Best melee builds

Ax of Godrick

Godrick’s Heavy Ax scales with STR and DEX and is a great choice for those looking to get started.

It’s a fast and powerful weapon for those who don’t want to think too much about their attacks.

It has the skill “I command you, kneel down!” that’s a line from the man himself.

If you use it, you’ll slam the ax into the ground, disrupting everyone around you.

This is great for shaking off swarms of smaller enemies.

Reduvia

Daggers can mean you have to get up close and personal, but Reduvia offers a ton of other perks.

It scales with DEX and ARC. The Reduvia Bloodblade skill only costs stamina instead of your health.

You can use this to deal huge damage to your opponent without sacrificing your own health, unlike some similar weapons.

Starcourge greatsword

The best thing about the Starscourge Greatsword is its Starcall Cry weapon skill.

It pulls nearby enemies in, making them within easy reach of this greatsword’s range.

If you’re a fan of hand-to-hand combat and used to using greatswords in other FromSoftware games, this is the right choice.

Darkmoon Greatsword

While you must complete Ranni’s quest to unlock it, the Dark Moon Greatsword can also be transformed into the classic Moonlight Greatsword using the weapon skill.

It mainly scales with INT, but also some DEX and STR.

Once transformed, it can unleash a series of heavy damage hits with its heavy attack.

A good choice for those who want to hit hard.

Best Mixed Builds

moon veil

It is easily one of the best katana in the game as it scales with both INT and DEX.

If you’re a melee build but also dabble in magic on the side, this is the perfect setup.

Moonveil also has the Transient Moonlight weapon skill, which works the same as the Sheathe skill on Uchigatana.

When this weapon is drawn, it unleashes a magic blade, the heavy version of which flies quite a distance.

Good for a mixed build character.

rivers of blood

This was widely considered to be one of the most powerful weapons in the game, which is why FromSoftware keeps nerfing it.

Despite all the downgrades, it’s still a powerful weapon that scales with both ARC and DEX, meaning it can be paired with some powerful summons.

The Corpse Piler weapon skill sends out a barrage of blows, making it a powerful katana.

Night Sword and Flame

Like Rivers of Blood, when you see a weapon being constantly nerfed in patches, then you know it must be good.

Although it would clear out hordes of monsters before the nerfs, it is still very good indeed.

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It scales with INT and FAI, but also with STR and DEX.

The Night and Flame Stance weapon skill really improves your game by giving you access to Comet Azure Sorcery.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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