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Best Weapons Tier List (Ver. 1.04)

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Check out this Best Weapons Tier List for Elden Ring. This includes the list of best weapons, recommended weapons per skill type, weapon tier list, explanations, and more!

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Best Weapons After The Update

This section is still being verified and updated as needed! If you have any post-update weapon recommendations, share them in the comments!

Best Weapons For Blood Loss

WeaponDescription
Rivers of BloodRivers of Blood[Arcane]
・ Right scaling has been applied with the update
・ Skill is quick, has a wide range, and seamless
・ Arcane specialization and higher Hemorrhage buildup is amazing
・ There's rumors that it will be the next nerfed weapon
Grave ScytheGrave Scythe [Arcane]
・ Great for easily destroying the Poise of enemies.
・ Very strong when used in a combo with Sword Dance
・ Occult Affinity + Arcane Specialization gives high damage.
Godskin PeelerGodskin Peeler [Arcane]
・ Inflicts Blood Loss buildup & damage
・ Powerful jump attacks when dual wielding

Recommended Weapons That Can Replace Hoarfrost Stomp

WeaponDescription
Bolt of GransaxBolt of Gransax [Dexterity]
・ Weapon skill can be used from a safe distance
・ Increases power tactics with weapon skill
・Benefits from Sacred Scorpion Charm
Improved motion speed from the latest patch
Wing of Astel</td><td>Wing of Astel [Intelligence]
・ B Intelligence at maximum upgrades
・ Wide range, multi-swing attacks with its Skill is very strong
・ As a Curved Sword, it makes it easy to land multiple attacks
Fallingstar Beast JawFallingstar Beast Jaw [Critical Strike + Skill]
・ Works well in staggering or downing enemies
・ Intelligence D scaling which is low
・ Recommended for Strength build
EnvoyEnvoy's Long Horn [Critical Strike + Skill]
・ After upgrading, scaling is Strength C & Faith B
・ Weapon skill is effective against large enemies

Best Weapons By Stats

Best Weapons - Strength

WeaponDescription
GreatswordGreatsword [Replaceable Ash of War]
Strength A scaling with Heavy Upgrade but provides high attack power
・ Easy to obtain and use
・ Cool aesthetics similar to Guts Dragonslayer Sword from Berserk
・ Recommended with Ash of War: Bloodhound's Step
Giant-CrusherGiant-Crusher [Replaceable Ash of War]
・ When Heavy, S Strength scaling at maximum upgrades
・ Only requirement to use is Strength
・ Can easily destroy the Poise of enemies
・ Recommended with Ash of War: Bloodhound's Step
Nightrider GlaiveNightrider Glaive [Replaceable Ash of War]
・When Heavy, S Strength scaling at maximum upgrades
・Easy to use with long reach
・High attack power while riding horse
・ More powerful when combined with Ash of War: Giant Hunt
Ruins GreatswordRuins Greatsword [Spammable Skill]
S Strength scaling at maximum upgrades
・ Requires Intelligence to use
・ Skill deals damage in a wide area in front of it
Starscourge GreatswordStarscourge Greatsword [Spammable Skill]
・ Reaches B Strength scaling at maximum upgrades
・ Since it needs a bit of Intelligence to use, it's better for a Magic/Melee hybrid build
The weapon skill is strong and has a wide range

Best Weapons - Dexterity

WeaponDescription
Bolt of GransaxBolt of Gransax [Unique Skill]
・ Weapon skill can be used from a safe distance
・ Increases power tactics with weapon skill
・Benefits from Sacred Scorpion Charm
Improved motion speed from the latest patch
NagakibaNagakiba [Replaceable Ash of War]
・ Reaches Dexterity Scaling A at maximum upgrade
・ Long reach gives advantage when in battle
・ While it's weaker than the Hand of Malenia, it is easy to use for DEX-focused builds
UchigatanaUchigatana [Replaceable Ash of War]
・ Biggest advantage is that you can add an Ash of War to it
・ Recommended Ashe of War, includes Hoarfrost Stomp and Blood Blade
・ Excellent when used as a sub-weapon
Hand of MaleniaHand of Malenia [Unique Skill]
・ Skill has wide reach, strong and continuous execution
・ Long reach makes it easier to hit enemies
Inflicts Blood Loss buildup & damage
Rivers of BloodRivers of Blood [Unique Skill]
・ Improved scaling after the latest patch
Weapon skill has wide reach and fast execution
・ Inflicts Blood Loss buildup & damage
BloodhoundBloodhound's Fang [Unique Skill]
・ Dexterity Scaling B at maximum upgrades
・ Can be obtained at early game
Skill is both offensive and defensive

Best Weapons - Intelligence (Staff)

WeaponDescription
LusatLusat's Glintstone StaffIncrease the power of all sorceries
└ No. 1 weapon when it comes to Magic Power after the update
・ Increase FP Consumption by 1.5x
・ Important in builds that seek instant high damage
・ Once upgraded to +5, it gets better stats than Meteorite Staff
AzurAzur's Glintstone Staff・ Increases casting speed for all sorceries
・ It's strong, but it has drawback since it increases FP use by 1.5x
・ Once upgraded to +7, it gets better stats than Meteorite Staff
Crystal StaffCrystal Staff・ Boosts Crystallian Sorceries
・ Once upgrade to +6, it gets better stats than Meteorite Staff
Meteorite StaffMeteorite Staff・ Boosts Gravity Sorceries
・ Intelligence scaling reaches S right at the beginning
Strongest Glintstone staff if you don't care about upgrade level
Carian Regal ScepterCarian Regal Scepter ・ Increases the damage of Full Moon Sorceries
・ Once upgrade to +7, it gets better stats than Meteorite Staff
Prince of DeathPrince of Death's Staff ・ Scales with Intelligence & Faith
Strongest Glintstone staff if you don't care about upgrade level

Best Weapons - Intelligence (Melee)

WeaponDescription
MoonveilMoonveil [Unique Skill]
・ B Intelligence Scaling at maximum upgrades
・ Very good as a sub-weapon for Intelligence & Dexterity Builds
・ Skill has a high stun chance and can be used to stun bosses
Wing of AstelWing of Astel [Unique Skill]
・ B Intelligence Scaling at maximum upgrades
・ Strong Skill has a wide range, multiple attacks
・ Curved Sword makes it easy to handle the weapon
Fallingstar Beast JawFallingstar Beast Jaw [Unique Skill]
・ Works well in staggering or downing enemies
・ Intelligence D scaling which is low
・ Recommended for Strength build
Dark Moon GreatswordDark Moon Greatsword [Unique Skill]
・ Intelligence B scaling with max upgrade
・ Weapon skill enchants the weapon that releases strong icy wave when striking for the duration
Improved motion speed from the latest patch
Sword of Night and FlameSword of Night and Flame [Unique Skill]
・ B Intelligence Scaling at maximum upgrades
・ Has a Skill that can be used in a variety of wars
・ Drawback includes needing to have Faith to be able to use
・ Weakened after the upgrade, but it's still practical to use

Best Weapons - Faith (Melee)

WeaponDescription
Blasphemous BladeBlasphemous Blade [Unique Skill]
・ B Faith Scaling at maximum upgrade
・ Strength Scaling is also added, making it ideal for STR & FAI Hybrid Builds
・ The range of its skill is wide enough to deal good damage
GodslayerGodslayer's Greatsword [Unique Skill]
・ When upgraded, it has Strength D / Dexterity B / Faith C scaling
・ High physical damage & holy attribute attacks
・ It is recommended to use it together with incantation
MalikethMaliketh's Black Blade [Unique Skill]
・ When upgraded, it has Strength / Faith B scaling
・ Inflicts continuous damage and reduces maximum HP
Sacred Relic SwordSacred Relic Sword [Unique Skill]
・ Faith Scaling reaches C at maximum upgrades
・ Weapon has strong Physical and Holy Damage, making it a great as a DEX/FAI Hybrid weapon
・ Skill has High Strength and Holy Attribute
・ Skill has a wide range and works well against bosses and other enemies
Black KnifeBlack Knife [Unique Skill]
・ Reaches C Faith Scaling at maximum upgrades
・ The continuous damage from the weapon skill is strong. This makes it a great DEX/FAI hybrid weapon
・ Since its easy to use even against Bosses, this is an SS-level Sub-weapon for Faith builds
EnvoyEnvoy's Long Horn [Unique Skill]
・ After upgrading, scaling is Strength C & Faith B
・ Weapon skill is effective against large enemies

Best Weapons - Faith (Sacred Seal)

WeaponDescription
Erdtree SealErdtree Seal ・ Reaches Faith Scaling S at maximum upgrade
・ Since Faith Scaling is very high, it's good for builds that mainly focus on Incantations
・ Can be used with two-hand wield
GodslayerGodslayer's Seal ・ S Faith Scaling at maximum upgrade
・ Enhances the Incantation for God Hunting
・ Powerful Sacred Seal that can be obtained early in the game
Dragon Communion SealDragon Communion Seal ・ Optimal for Arcane build incantations
> Rivers of Blood Build
> Grave Scythe Build
・ Compatible with Swarm of Flies
・ Weight is 0 so it doesn't add to equip load
Golden Order SealGolden Order Seal ・ Scales to both Intelligence and Faith
Strongest sacred seal if you don't care about upgrade level

Best Weapons - Arcane

Antspur RapierAntspur Rapier [Replaceable Ash of War]
・ Arcane Scaling will not be available
・ Since it already has its corruption debuff, with affinity another one can be placed to be able to deal two types of debuffs at a time
Rivers of BloodRivers of Blood [Unique Skill]
・ Scaling is now reflected after the update
・ Skill is fast and seamless with a wide range
・ Arcane specialization and increases Hemorrhage accumulation
Bloody HeliceBloody Helice [Unique Skill]
・ B Arcane Scaling at maximum upgrades
・ The Hemorrhage value is low, but the Skill is very good since it can easily connect to counterattacks. It offers both offense and defense
EleonoraEleonora's Poleblade [Unique Skill]
・ Scaling is now reflected after the update
・ High-speed attacks help build Hemorrhage
・ Excellent at jump attacks
Godskin PeelerGodskin Peeler [Replaceable Ash of War]
・ Inflicts Blood Loss buildup & damage
・ Powerful jump attacks when dual wielding
ScavengerScavenger's Curved Sword [Replaceable Ash of War]
・ Blood Loss affinity is enhanced by Arcane
・ Powerful dash attack with dual wielding katanas
Grave ScytheGrave Scythe [Replaceable Ash of War]
・ Great for easily destroying the Poise of enemies.
・ Very strong when used in a combo with Sword Dance
・ Occult Affinity + Arcane Specialization gives high damage

Best Weapons - Overview

Consider Your Stats & Build

Best Weapons - Overview

Because of how stats & build work in Elden Ring, the definition of Best Weapon varies. If you're leaning towards Strength build, an Intelligence weapon, even if it's the best in that category, will not work for you.

Strengthen Your Armament

Players must also upgrade their weapons to achieve the maximum stats it can offer. It's recommended to focus on upgrading one weapon at a time to save on resources.

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