One of the best action role-playing games that you can play right now is Elden Ring. Published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, it’s an interactive open world where the gameplay focuses more on exploration and combat. Since this game puts a big emphasis on combat, having good builds is a key factor to do well. But what constitutes good Elden Ring builds? What kind of builds should you go for?
Fortunately, that question will be answered in this article. We’ll discuss the Elden Ring builds that are worth trying out. This will help you see what constitutes a good build and potentially find good builds you can use to help you progress in the game.
What Makes A Good Build?
Builds are combinations that players create for their character and it usually consists of specific stats, armor, class, skills, and spells. The builds play a big role in helping players explore and battle. The type of build that you should have will depend on several factors but mainly more on your playstyle. When you say a good build, it’s the one that works for your character and your playstyle. It’s also the one that can help you progress in the game and do well in battles. Finding this out, though, can take time since there are many different weapons, armor, and spells available.
It will take you a lot of time to try them all out. This is where this article can help you since we’ll provide you with a list of good builds that you can try. This will help narrow down the kind of Elden Ring builds you’d like to use as you progress in the game.
The Best Elden Ring Builds To Try Out
As mentioned earlier, there are many available builds for you to try in the game. Each build, though, is classified under 5 main stats Strength, Faith, Intelligence, Dexterity, and Arcane. There are also other main build categories like Sorcery build, Magic build, and so on, but the strong ones are usually part of the stats. In this section, we’ll provide 4 of the best builds that are worth trying out.
Colossal Knight Strength Build
As the name of this build suggests, it will concentrate more on strength. It’s a great build to have, especially in the early-to-mid game part of Elden Rings. This is because of this build’s damage potential. In terms of stats, the focus should be on strength, but also include vigor and endurance.
A big weapon and the Warcry Ashes of War are also needed, as well as several talismans. You can use any great sword or colossal weapon for this build and for the talisman you need the Axe Talisman and Roar Medallion. For the starting character class, go for the Barbarian.
The downside of this build is its lengthy windup. This means you’ll be slow to attack, but once it hits it deals massive damage. Another issue here is that this build scales down once you’re at the end stage. As the opponent gets tougher, you tend to need more swings just to defeat them. The slow windup can be problematic here. Nevertheless, it’s a good starting build that can get you by without any problems.
Glass Cannon Mage Build
If you prefer using magic attacks and fighting at a distance, then this build is good for you. This build is the build that can deal more damage than any other class. However, you will be extremely fragile here, hence the glass cannon name. With this build, expect that you will die a bit, especially during boss battles. But also expect battles to be over quickly because of your massive damage.
The starting class for this build is Astrologer and the stats you need to focus on more is intelligence. You will also need a bit of dexterity and strength, but the focus should be on intelligence. For the weapons, you can go for the Moonveil Katana or the Lusat’s Glinstone Staff. The staff enhances all sorcerers’ power while the sword scales well with intelligence-focused stats. You will also need the Cerulean Tear. For spells, your main one is the Comet Azur but you will also need to have the Terra Magicus.
Samurai Bleed Dex Build
Bleed damage is good since enemies inflicted with this effect will constantly lose their health. One of the best bleed builds available is the Samurai Bleed Dex build. It’s a build that concentrates more on dexterity and strength, with more emphasis on dexterity. You will also need vigor early on for more health. This build is more balanced compared to the two mentioned above it. It deals a good amount of damage and provides decent defense. But it doesn’t stand out in one area, at least until you get towards the mid and end game when your dexterity is high already.
For the starting class, you will need the Samurai. You will also need two Uchigatanas (one is already included with the Samurai class). The Seppuku Ashes of War also needed to be equipped with weapons. The Lord of Blood’s Exultation and Rotten Winged Sword are talismans that you need, as well as the White Mask.
Fire’s Deadly Sin Faith Build
This is another strong build that many even consider broken before the nerf. This build allows you to set an area, including yourself on fire, which can be hard to deal with during battle. Of course, one weakness here is that it uses fire which can make it weak against certain enemies. Nevertheless, the weakness is not that hard to deal with using this build. For this build, your starting class should be the Prophet and you should focus your stats on faith and some strength.
For the items, the most important ones are the Fire’s Deadly Sin Incantation and the Edtree Greatshield. The combination of these two is what makes this build powerful. You don’t need any weapon here since the great shield acts as the weapon. When you set yourself ablaze with the incantation, the shield’s skill is activated, turning it into a machine gun. Completing this build is the Old Lord’s Talisman to increase the duration of the incantation.
There are many more builds available but the 4 ones mentioned above are some of the best and strong builds you can try. With these Elden Ring builds, you will have an easier time progressing in the game.