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Early Game Weapons, Shield, & Talismans For Beginner

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This article is Early Game Weapons, Shield, & Talismans For Beginner for Elden Ring. See guides on how to get the early game weapons, armor, & talismans that are good for beginner.

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Best Weapon Tier List

Best Weapons For Early Game

Weapon
Requirements
Detail
How To Get
Claymore▼Claymore
Attack: 138
Str: 16
Dex: 13
Detail
- Great for Strength & Dexterity battle style.
- Can be obtained without battling Bosses.
How To Get
Treasure Box at Castle Morne
Uchigatana▼Uchigatana
Attack: 115
Str: 11
Dex: 15
Detail
- Great for Strength & Dexterity battle style.
- Can be obtained without battling Bosses.
How To Get
Second Floor of Deathtouched Catacombs
Bloodhound▼Bloodhound's Fang
Attack: 141
Str: 18
Dex: 17
Detail
- Great for Strength & Dexterity battle style.
- Powerful weapon worth defeating a boss for.
How To Get
Defeat Bloodhound Knight Darriwil at Forlorn Hound Evergaol
Reduvia ▼Reduvia
Attack: 79
Str: 5
Dex: 13
Arc: 13
Detail
- Great for Arcane & Dexterity focused.
- Hemorrhage effect makes it a great weapon.
How To Get
Defeat Bloody Finger Nejirus located near Murkwater Cave.
Meteorite Staff▼Meteorite Staff
Sorcery Scaling: 262
Str: 6
Int: 18
Detail
- Great for boosting intelligence.
- Can be obtained without fighting bosses.
How To Get
Obtained at Caelid in the corpse at Street Of Sages Ruins
Icerind Hatchet▼Icerind Hatchet
Attack: 111
Str: 11
Dex: 16
Detail
- Special Skill it gives, Hoarfrost Stomp, is very powerful.
- Can be obtained without fighting bosses.
How To Get
Obtained at the church located at Liurnia.

How To Get Claymore

Location of Claymore
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Claymore can be obtained inside a treasure chest at Castle Morne. If you are finding it difficult to obtain, follow the guide below:

How To Get Claymore?Claymore - How To Get & Stats

How To Get Uchigatana

Uchigatana is Samurai's starting weapon. It has a long reach and hemorrhage effect so it is convenient to use. You can get it at the lower floor of Deathtouched Catacombs.

Uchigatana - How To Get & Stats

How To Get Bloodhound's Fang

Bloodhound Location
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You can get Bloodhound's Fang by defeating Bloodhound Knight Darriwil at Forlorn Hound Evergaol. The boss will be easier to defeat if you use shield that reduces Physical Damage such as the Beast Crest Heater Shield.

Bloodhound's Fang - How To Get & Stats

How To Get Reduvia

reduvia
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When you arrived at the area, an enemy NPC named Bloody Finger Nerijus will appear and attack you. Run around and stall time until an ally NPC named Bloody Finger Hunter Yura appears and he will help you kill Nerijus. You will get Reduvia when Nerijus has been slain.

Reduvia - How To Get & Stats

How To Get Meteorite Staff

meteorite wand
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A glinstone staff that has INT Scaling stat at S even without upgrade. It is very strong when paired with a spell, Rock Sling, that can be acquired in an underground cellar nearby.

Meteorite Staff - How To Get & Stats

How To Get Icerind Hatchet

icerind hatchet
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▲ It is near the Site of Grace (Temple Quarter)

You can use the skill Hoarfrost Stomp, a wide-range skill that deals powerful damage overtime. It is very effective against enemies and bosses.

Icerind Hatchet - How To Get & Stats

Ash of War: Hoarfrost Stomp Is Also Available at Liurnia

ash of war hoarfrost stomp
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Default weapon skills can also be freely replaced by using Ash of War. Ash of War: Hoarfrost Stomp can be obtained in Liurnia. Find the invisible Teardrop Scarab in a small body of muddy water. You will notice a trail of footprints roaming in the area.

Best Shield For Early Game

※ In update 1.03, the Great Turtle Shell has been nerfed and has been removed from the recommendations.

Shield
Requirements
Detail
How To Get
beast crest heater shield▼ Beast Crest Heater Shield
Str: 10
Detail
- Useful even when handed to Int & Fai builds that does not require Str.
- Physical damage negation by 100
How To Get
Obtained from treasure chest on the field

How To Get Beast Crest Heater Shield

beast crest heater shield
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Head northeast from Site of Grace (Warmaster's Shack) until you see a soldiers camp. Beast Crest Heater Shield is available from the treasure chest in the camp.

Best Talismans For Early Game

TalismanDetail
How To Get
erdtree▼ Erdtree's Favor Detail
- Slightly increases maximum HP, stamina, and equip load
How To Get?
Using Stonesword Keys in Fringefolk Hero's Grave
graven-school talisman▼ Graven-School Talisman Detail
- Increases potency of Sorceries
How To Get?
In Raya Lucaria Academy's Site of Grace (Debate Parlor) nearby is a bookshelf without books. It is an illusory door. There is a hidden path behind it.
blessed dew talisman▼ Blessed Dew Talisman Detail
- Gradually restores HP
How To Get?
A treasure chest from Leyndell, Royal Capital where you have to climb the Tower of Return

How To Get Erdtree's Favor

Erdtree's Favor location
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▲ Use Stonesword key at the entrance

Erdtree's Favor is the most useful talisman from early until endgame. Obtaining it may be difficult but it is recommended to do so.

How To Get Graven-School Talisman

Graven-School Talisman location
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Graven-School Talisman available at Raya Lucaria Academy in Liurnia. Obtaining it will take time as you need to traverse the path behind the illusory wall near the Site of Grace (Debate Parlor). This talisman is recommended if you play a mage class as it boosts potency of sorceries.

How To Get Blessed Dew Talisman

Open the teleportation chest Treasure chest on the right side
tower of no return teleport chest
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blessed dew treasure chest location
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Blessed Dew Talisman is obtained by teleporting using the treasure chest at the top of Tower of Return. You will be teleported to Leyndell, Royal Capital. Progress and head to the right past the giant and open a treasure chest.

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