Get your Tarnished performing at their peak with these Elden Ring build ideas.

The best Elden Ring builds

How to create a build for your Elden Ring character

One of the best things about Elden Ring is that you can respec far more easily than in the Souls games. There are so many sorcery and incantation variants, your best bet is to experiment and discover your favorite magical lore. Let's jump into some specific Elden Ring builds...


Ideal starting class: Prophet
Viable weapons: Eclipse Shotel, Erdtree Greatshield
Talismans: Taker's Cameo, Blessed Dew Talisman, Sacred Scorpion Charm
Minimum stats: 10 Strength 💪 / 25 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️ / 30 Faith 👼
Stat priorities: 55 Strength 💪 / 55 Faith 👼 / 50 Endurance 🐢
Spells: Fire's Deadly Sin

Dark Moon Spellblade

Ideal starting class: Astrologer
Viable weapons: Dark Moon Greatsword, Carian Glintblade Staff
Talismans: Godfrey Icon, Stargazer Heirloom, Green Turtle Talisman
Minimum stats: 16 Strength 💪 / 11 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️ / 38 Intelligence 🧠
Stat priorities: 60 Intelligence 🧠 / 55 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️ / 55 Mind 👩‍🏫 / 55 Strength 💪 / 50 Endurance 🐢
Spells: Glinstone Pebble, Magic Glintblade,  Loretta's Great Bow

Rivers of Blood

Ideal starting class: Samurai
Viable weapons: Uchigatana, Nagakiba, Serpentbone Blade, Rivers of Blood
Talismans: Winged Sword Insignia, Lord of Blood's Exultation
Minimum stats: 12 Strength 💪/ 18 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️/ 20 Arcane 🔮
Stat priorities: 55 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️/ 50+ Arcane 🔮
Ashes of War: Corpse Piler, Seppuku, Bloody Slash

Sword of Night and Flame

Ideal starting class: Astrologer
Viable weapons: Sword of Night and Flame, Meteorite staff
Talismans: Carian Filigreed Crest, Marika's Scarseal,Two Fingers Heirloom
Minimum stats: 12 Strength 💪/ 12 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️/ 24 Intelligence 🧠/ 24 Faith 👼
Stat priorities: 60 Intelligence 🧠/ 60 Faith 👼/ Mind 👩‍🏫
Spells: Rancorcall, Ancient Death of Rancor, Explosive Deaeth of Ghostflame, Flame Grant Me Strength


Ideal starting class: Prisoner
Viable weapons: Moonveil, Magic/Cold Uchigatana, Academy Glintstone Staff,
Talismans: Green Turtle Talisman, Assassin's Cerulean Dagger
Minimum stats: 12 Strength 💪/ 18 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️/ 23 Intelligence 🧠
Stat priorities: 60 Dexterity 🏃‍♂️ / 60 Intelligence 🧠
Spells: Glintblade Phalanx, Glintstone Pebble, Great Glinstone Shard

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