Elden Ring has extensive combat mechanics involving several great builds for players to choose from depending on their playstyle. The game also introduces a variety of weapons best suited for specific builds, including Faith, Strength, Intelligence, Dexterity, and Arcane builds. Some of the best builds in Elden Ring require you to raise a particular stat, so your weapon damage can increase considerably depending on various character attributes. We have compiled a list of the best Arcane weapons in Elden Ring that can inflict severe damage to your opponents depending on your arcane attribute.
- Arcane is one of the eight main attributes in Elden Ring, and investing in this stat can unlock a whole new set of weapons.
- One of the Arcane weapon’s signature moves is to deal with the bleed ailment that can do massive damage to the enemy quite instantaneously.
- Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear, Rivers Of Blood, Bloody Helice, and Eleonora’s Poleblade are a few of the best close-range weapons Arcane weapons in Elden Ring.
- In terms of long-range, we’d consider the Serpent Bow and the Albinauric Staff to be superior to the rest.
- Most of the weapons do not require heavy investment in the Arcane stat, and players can start using them without wasting too many levels.
The Arcane builds can improve your discovery abilities to enhance your item drop rate. Moreover, these weapons are great if you want to make your enemies bleed. A high arcane attribute will also improve your holy defense. Additionally, this attribute will also enhance your character’s vitality.
Best Arcane Weapons in Elden Ring
If you’re tired of using some of the best dexterity weapons in Elden Ring, then these weapons are indeed the best if you have a high arcane attribute. Choose these weapons for your arcane build, and you will not be disappointed. On the subject of weapons, consider reading our Elden Ring Weapons Tier List.
The Ripple blade is an axe and one of the most potent melee weapons for your arcane Build. It’s one of the best arcane weapons because the damage scales immensely based on the arcane attribute of your character. Choosing the Ripple Blade is recommended, especially if your character has a high arcane, as that will decimate your opponents with tremendous power. You would need 11 strength,11 dexterity, and 20 arcane to wield and use and equip this weapon.
The weapon skill will allow you to deal continuous damage if you hold the attack button to keep swinging the Ripple Blade at that opponent. The continuous swinging attacks can be followed by a strong or normal attack. The continuous wild, violent strikes will destroy any opponent standing in your way. You can buy this weapon from Pidia; you can find him down the cliff southwest of the Three Sisters area.
Morgott’s Cursed Sword
The Morgott’s Greatsword is one of the strongest curved greatswords in Elden Ring. The weapon is excellent at inflicting tremendous physical damage and critical attacks. Moreover, the Morgott’s Cursed Sword can also inflict blood loss buildup in the enemies allowing you to take them down effortlessly. If you fancy greatsword playstyle, then you must read our Greatsword Build guide.
This weapon is a good choice for both your arcane and dexterity build as this weapon scales greatly based on the arcane and dexterity attribute. The weapon requires 14 strength, 35 dexterity, and 17 arcane for your character to equip and use efficiently.
Your character would dash forward during the weapon skill to make a Diagonal slice attack. The bleeding enemy is then attacked by a flame burst. This skill can inflict massive damage to the enemy that is your target. You can purchase the Morgott’s Cursed Sword from Enia in Roundtable hold after you exchange a Remembrance of The Omen King with her. On the subject of swords, why not read our Best Swords guide.
The Reduvia is a strong dagger that is one of the best arcane weapons as the weapon’s damage scales significantly on the arcane attribute of your character. This weapon is perfect if you want to backstab your enemies. Reduvia can inflict a large amount of physical damage and blood loss build-up in the enemies. The weapon has impressive speed, but its limited range can make it harder to utilize, especially in boss battles. You would need 5 strength, 13 dexterity, and 13 arcane to wield this weapon. While you’re at it, why not read our Bosses Tier List.
The weapon skill can cause enemies within its range to bleed, allowing you to take them down effortlessly. Reduvia would launch blood blades in the air that would cause the enemy to bleed upon contact. You can obtain Reduvia as an Item drop after defeating Bloody Finger Nerjius. You can find Nerjius left of the Murkwater cave on the map. While mentioning items, consider reading our Item Tier List.
Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear is a great spear that can inflict massive physical damage. The weapon requires a high arcane of 27 to be equipped, so make sure you invest enough in your arcane attribute, which would also increase the spear’s damage. Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear can also inflict tremendous fire damage on the enemies and can also build up blood loss immensely on the enemies, so its attack potential makes it one of the best Elden Ring arcane weapons. You would require 24 strength,14 dexterity, and 27 arcane to wield this weapon.
The weapon skill of Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear is violent and lethal to the enemies as it can stab the enemies up to three times while also triggering blood explosions, causing your opponents to bleed profusely. The skill would also infuse the weapon with Bloodflame for a duration. You can obtain Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear from Enia at the roundtable hold after exchanging Remembrance of the Blood Lord with her. If you find it a challenging task to beat Mohg, then consider reading our Mohg cheese method guide.
Ripple Crescent is an excellent arcane halberd weapon in Elden Ring. It’s a long weapon that can allow a player to pierce through enemies from a range. Ripple Crescent is one of the best weapons for an arcane build as damage scales immensely depending on your arcane attribute. The weapon can destroy various opponents with its high physical damage dealing capabilities.
Apply the Ashes of War for one of the weapon skills, “Spinning Slash,” on the Ripple Crescent. This skill would make your character attack with spinning versatile movements and would finish the attack with a heavy blow. You can find this weapon in the Academy Gate Town. The Ripple Crescent might drop if you beat Albinaurics.
Rivers of Blood
The Rivers of Blood is an intimidating-looking weapon that can slash the enemies away with its tremendous power. The weapon has high physical and fire damage-dealing capabilities and can inflict blood loss buildup in the enemies. The Rivers of Blood is also excellent at dealing with mid-ranged attacks. You need 12 strength, 12 dexterity, and 20 arcane to equip the Rivers of Blood. If you’ve not got to location of Rivers of Blood yet, then consider reading our Rivers of Blood location guide.
With the weapon skill, you can decimate your opponents with the repeated attacks made by Rivers of Blood. The continuous attacks would be helpful in combat combined with the weapon’s ability to make the enemies bleed. After defeating the Bloody Finger Okina, you can get this weapon in Church of Repose.
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The Eleonora’s Poleblade is one of the best arcane weapons in Elden ring because of its excellent damage capabilities. This twin-blade can deal tremendous physical and fire damage while also causing your enemies to bleed. The damage dealt by Eleonora’s Poleblade increases significantly depending on your arcane attribute, so this weapon is recommended for your arcane builds. You would need 12 strength, 21 dexterity, and 19 arcane to wield the Eleonora’s Poleblade.
You can continually deal with multiple furious attacks on the enemies during the weapon skill, followed by a strong attack.
The severe fierce attacks can deplete a lot of hp of your opponents. You can find this weapon at the Church of Marika after defeating Eleonora.
The Varre’s Bouquet is an Aesthetic hammer shaped like a rose bouquet, but this weapon’s sweet look packs immense power. This hammer is a fantastic choice for your Arcane builds due to the high damage scaling by your character’s arcane attribute.
Moreover, Varre’s Bouquet is fabulous at dealing with significant physical damage while also shedding enemies’ blood. You would need 8 strength, 16 dexterity, and 20 arcane to equip this weapon.
“Blood Tax” weapon skill can be applied as an Ashes of War on this weapon. The skill would give the blood affinity to the Varre’s Bouquet and would allow you to deplete both the enemies’ blood and Hp. You can find the Varre’s Bouquet near the Dynasty mausoleum site of grace located in the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum. You would have to invade and defeat White Faced Varre to obtain this weapon.
Dragon Communion Seal
One of the best Sacred Seals, the Dragon Communion Seal, is an excellent choice for your arcane builds. It’s a great seal that you can utilize to cast a lot of incantations and deal significant damage through some of the best spells in Elden Ring.
Moreover, the seal can significantly boost all Dragon Communion Incantations, improving their potential. The damage dealt by this seal would dramatically increase depending on the strength attribute, so this weapon is an excellent choice for your arcane builds involving magic. You would need 10 faith and dexterity to equip this seal.
Sacred Seals are technically weapons but not melee ones per se. However, it improves the effect of status effects on the enemies and gives various Dragon Communion Incantations an attack boost.
Some of them include potent Incantations like Dragonfire, Dragonice, Dragonmaw, Borealis’s Mist, Agheel’s Flame, and Ekzyke’s Decay. You can obtain this seal in the Fringefolk Hero’s Grave; the location is unlocked with stonesword keys that you can buy from various merchants.
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The Serpent Bow is an excellent arcane bow if you are prefer ranged attacks. This bow can inflict significant physical damage and its ability to poison enemies. The damage of the Serpent bow increases significantly depending on the arcane attribute making this bow one of the best arcane weapons in Elden Ring. You need 8 strength, 15 dexterity, and 11 arcane to wield this weapon.
The weapon skill “ Mighty Shot” is an Ashes of War that can be used on bow builds. This weapon skill shoots a powerful attack towards an enemy that can break its guard. You can find the Serpent Bow in the abandoned cave in the pool of rot.
The Bloody Helice is currently somewhat underrated but still qualifies as one of the best arcane weapons in Elden Ring. It is essentially a heavy thrusting sword, which means that it delivers damage slower but in larger quantities as compared to a quick thrusting sword.
The weapon is based on Dexterity rather than Strength and scales very nicely with Arcane. Not only does it deliver good piercing damage, but also possesses the Blood Loss Buildup passive since it bores into the enemy’s flesh to induce bleeding.
The Bloody Helice has a unique Ash of War, known as the Dynast’s Finesse, which executes a dodge with a backstep and then follows up with a strong thrust attack which can close the gap very quickly. This move is very effective in PvP but also boss fights. Another useful method is to use this weapon in conjunction with a katana that has War Cry equipped.
This lends the Bloody Helice a damage buff and changes the R2 attack to deliver multiple hits dealing ridiculous amounts of damage that can stagger a lot of enemies. Hence, it is a very strong and effective arcane weapon with great utility and moveset that makes good use of bleed and can easily dominate enemies.
This sword requires 16 Strength, 19 Dexterity, and 17 Arcane to use, with 50 Arcane and 55 Dexterity being ideal values due to the scaling. Players can find it in the Writheblood Ruins close to the Bridge of Iniquity.
Once there, proceed underground and beat the generic Sanguine Noble. Finally, go into the next room through the door and you will find the Bloody Helice in a chest.
Marais Executioner’s Sword
This is a Greatsword that has seen recent improvements and fixes. It feels good to use thanks to its wide horizontal combos and corkscrew attacks. Moreover, it weighs 11.5, which is quite light as far as heavy swords go. The crowning jewel of the Marais Executioner’s Sword, however, is its Ash of War known as The Dancing Blade. This lets you channel red energy and attack a target repeatedly at medium range, finishing with a follow-up strike. Although this move is not as reliable in PvP, players can pull it off easily against bosses. It delivers plenty of strikes with considerable damage. The Dancing Blade can also be used in a build with some spells to make a formidable combo. Therefore, this is a very fun weapon to use in Elden Ring.
The Marais Executioner’s Sword requires 24 Strenght, 14 Dexterity, and 23 Arcane to use, with good scaling for all three attributes.
Improving the Arcane attribute notably improves the Ash of War. The weapon can be acquired from Elemer of the Briar who is located at The Shaded Castle.
Regalia of Eochaid
The Regalia of Eochaid is a Straight Sword. It hits much quicker than a lot of the other best arcane weapons, such as the Greatsword. Additionally, it pairs well with talismans which increase skill damage and damage from successive hits. It is also great against specific bosses, human characters, and enemies resistant to bleed. The weapon has the skill of Eochaid’s Dancing Blade, which infuses the weapon with energy before thrusting it forward to deliver a corkscrew attack. Moreover, the weapon art is also pretty brutal at close range. This makes it useful against enemies who like to close the distance.
This weapon requires 12 Strength, 18 Dexterity, and 15 Arcane to wield, with decent scaling for Arcane and Dexterity as well. Overall, this is a fun and easy-to-use weapon. Players can acquire it by going through the Gaol Cave, or can do so sooner through some specific parkour on the cliffs near the Third Church of Marika.
This weapon is a Glinstone Staff which is arguably more powerful than the Lusat’s Glintstone Staff. Also, it scales significantly with Arcane, which is a big plus. Using the Glitstone Pebble with the Albinauric Staff delivers an initial damage of 540, which is considerably more than the Lusat’s.
The Albinauric Staff requires 6 Strength, 10 Intelligence, and 12 Arcane to use. Moreover, to make the most of the damage scaling, we recommend keeping your Intelligence and Arcane levels equal. All in all, this is a great Mage staff for Arcane builds and can be obtained from the Volcano Manor near the Guest Hall grace.
The Clinging Bone is a Fist that excels in melee attacks to counter shielded enemies. It is probably the weakest weapon in our best arcane weapons list but is still a viable option. The weapon works well at lower levels, especially against humanoid enemies.
It also possesses the Lifesteal Fist skill, which delivers a slow punch infused with energy that can incapacitate enemies and acquires some HP from them as well. Despite being one of the slower weapons in Elden Ring, the Clinging Bone can be mastered to good effect.
It requires 8 Strength, 22 Dexterity, and 16 Arcane to use, and scales well with Dexterity and Arcane. The weapon is dropped by Ensha of the Royal Remains at the Roundtable Hold.
These weapons listed in our guide are the best arcane weapons; they can inflict immense damage on the enemies, while a few weapons also have the capability to make your enemies bleed, contributing significantly during combat. Choosing a few is recommended for your arcane build.
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New Arcane Weapons have been added to the guide on April 18th, 2022.
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