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Elden Ring: 15 BEST Builds [700+ Hours Experience]

I have listed the best builds that are too good for the PvE or PvP, and also mid to early game featuring all details.

Players in Elden Ring get to make unique builds by using some of the best weapons, talismans, spells, and incantations and leveling up the character attributes accordingly. You can create a build-in early game and take it all the way to end-game or respec your existing character attributes by consuming larva tear at a specific location. Whatever you decide to go with, I have curated the best Elden Ring builds for the early, mid, and late games for the lowly tarnished ones. These include Dexterity Build, Faith Build, Sorcery, Bandit, Strength, and other builds.

Key Takeaways
  • Elden Ring provides a wide array of armor, weapons, talismans, and stats for character customization.
  • The game offers numerous build types, including Battlemage, Samurai, Blackflame, Berserker, and Death Knight.
  • Builds are categorized based on attributes such as strength, dexterity, intelligence, arcane, and faith.
  • Choosing the best build depends on player preferences and playstyle.
  • Notable Elden Ring builds include the Death Maul build, a hybrid Strength and Faith build, Vampire build, Guts build, and Night and Flame build.

Elden Ring Best Builds Summary

BUILDRECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES ARMOR SETWEAPONTALISMANSINCANTATIONS/ SPELLS
Dexterity And Intelligence -Dexterity to 20 levels
-Intelligence to 50-60 levels
-Endurance at 15-20 levels
-Vigor at 25-30 Levels
-Raging of WolfMoonveil Katana, Moonlight GreatswordAssassin‘s Crimson Dagger, Stargazer Heirloom, and Ancestral Spirit’s Horn-
Faith And Strength-Vigor to 25-30 Levels
-Endurance to Levels 15-20
-Dexterity at Level 20
-Black KnifeUchigatana, Coded Sword, Cipher Pata, Blasphemous Blade, Sword of Night and Sword of FlameTwo Fingers Heirloom, Radagon Icon and Ancesteral Spirit’s HornLightning Spear, Electrify Armament, Beast Claw, Black Flame, and Bloodflame Blade
Pure Sorcery-Intelligence at 60 levels -Mind to Level 30-35
-Vigor at 30 Level
-Stamina at Level 15
-Dexterity to Level 20
-Raya Lucarian
-Karolos Glintstone Crown -Carian Knight
-Azur’s Glintstone
-Lusat’s
Lusat’s Glintstone, Azur’s Glintstone, Meteorite, Meteoric Ore BladePrimal Glintstone Blade, Graven School, Cerulean Amber MedallionComet Azur, Carian Slicer, Glintblade Phalanx, and Glintsone Comet
Pure Faith Or Lightning -Faith to Level 60
-Mind to Level 30-35
-Vigor at 30 Level
-Endurance and Dexterity to 15-20 levels.
-Twinned ArmorUchigatana, Rivers of BloodStarscourage Heirloom, Faithful’s Canvas, Marika’s Scarseal, and Two Fnger’s HeirloomLightning Spear, Electrify Armament, Ancient Dragon’s Lightening Spear, Blessing of the Erdtree, Flame, and Grant Me Strength
Darth Maul--Black Knife TwinbladeRadagon’s Soreseal, Green Turtle Talisman, and Erdtree FavorBloodflame
Ultimate Strength --Banished Knight
-Beast Champion
-Blaidd
-Bull-Goat
-Fire Prelate
-General Radahn
-Lionel
Starscourage Greatsword, Axe of Godrick, Grafted Blade Greatsword, Ordovis’ Greatsword and Prelate’s Inferno CrozierStarscourage Heirloom, Ragadon’s Sorseal, and Arsenal Charm,-
Bandit Archery Or Bleed-Strength at Level 45 -Dexterity to Level 35-45 -Royal RemainsUchigatana, Reduvia, Horn Bow, and Golem Great BowArrow’s Reach, Arrow’s Sting, Lord of Blood’s Exultation, and Kindred of Rot’s Exultation-
Vampire-Starting
-Mix of Gear Pieces
Rivers of Blood, Blasphemous BladeTaker’s Cameo, Millicent‘s Prosthesis, Godskin Swaddling Cloth, and Lord of Blood’s Exultation-
Night And Flame-Intelligence to 40-45 Level -Faith at Level 40-Royal RemainsSword of Night And FlameCarian Filigreed, Radagon’s Soreseal-
Death Blight--Eclipse Shortel, Erdtree Seal, and Serpent-God’s Sacred Curved SwordCarian Filigreed Crest, Two Finger’s Heirloom, Fire Scorpion Charm, and Marika’s SoresealFire’s Deadly Sin
Pure Dexterity-Endurance to 20-30 Levels
-Strength to 20-30 Levels
-Bloodhound Knight
-Briar
-Drake-Knight
-Elden Lord
-Raging Wolf
-Royal Remains
-White Reed
Uchigatana, Bloodhound’s Fang, The Hand of Malenia, Twinblades, and The Godskin PeelerRadagon’s Scarseal, Radagon’s Sorseal, Prothesis wearer Heirloom, and Millicent’s Prothesis-
Guts-Vigor to 30-35 levels
-Endurance at 35-40 levels.
-Strength to 60-80 levels
-Blaidd
-Bloodhound Knight
-Elden Lord
-Exile
-Haligtree soldier
-Kaiden
-Night’s Cavalry
-Vagabond Knight
-Fingerprint
Greatsword, Blaidd’s Royal GreatswordRadagon’s Scarseal, Radagon’s Soreseal, and Starscourage Radahn-
Arcane-Mind to 35-40 Levels
-Vigor at 40 Level
-Faith at 30-35 Levels
-Dexterity at 18-25 Levels
-Lands of Reeds
-Black Knife
Scavenger’s Curved Sword, Uchigatana, and Rivers of Blood
Dragon Crest Greatshield, Erdtree’s Favor, Green Turtle’s, Lord of Blood’s Exultation and Ritual Shield
Swarm of Flies, Flame of Frenzy, and Rot Breath
Pure Holy-Faith to Level 60
-Mind to Level 30-35
-Vigor at 30 Level
-Endurance to Level 30
-Dexterity to Level 15-20
-Carian Knight
-Crucible Axe
-Crucible Tree
-Godrick Knight
-Haligtree Knight
-Malformed Dragon
-Royale Knight
Cipher Pata, Coded Sword, Winged Scythe, Gargoyle’s Blackblade, Golden order greatsword, and Sacred Relic SwordMarika’s Scarseal, Marika’s Soreseal, Faithful’s Canvas, and Two Finger’s HeirloomBlessing of Erdtree, Discus of Light, Elden Stars, Wrath of Gold, Golden Vow, Law of Regression, Litany of Proper Death, and the go to Order’s Blade
Pyromancy -Faith to Level 30-35
-Arcane to Level 40-45
-Mind at 35-40 Levels
-Vigor at Level 35
-Black flame Monk
-Blue Cloth
-Champion Depraved Perfumer
-Drake-Knight
-Fire Prelate
-Fire Monk
Serpent God’s Curved Sword and Blasphemous BladeFire Scorpion Charm, Flock’s Canvas, Godfrey Icon, Marika’s Scarseal, and Ritual SwordFlame Sling and Catch Flame

Dexterity And Intelligence Build

Elden Ring Best Builds
Dexterity And Intelligence Build/Moonveil Katana Build Elden Ring
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman
Dexterity And Intelligence Raging of Wolf
  • Moonveil Katana
  • Moonlight Greatsword
  • Assassin‘s Crimson Dagger
  • Stargazer Heirloom
  • Ancestral Spirit’s Horn

For a Dexterity and Intelligence build in Elden Ring, focus on the following character attributes:

  • Increase Dexterity to 20 levels for improved weapon damage.
  • Raise Intelligence to 50-60 levels to enhance spell effectiveness.

Secondary attributes:

  • Invest around 30 levels in Mind for faster spell casting.
  • Allocate 25-30 levels to Vigor for increased health.
  • Put 15-20 levels into Endurance for better stamina.

Avoid leveling stamina, faith, and arcane. If you need more runes, why not read the Best Elden Ring Rune Farming Spots guide?

  • Allows you to be agile and deadly in the short range.
  • While allowing you to be a powerhouse in the long-range as well.
  • Viable for every section of Elden Ring.
  • Can only be realized to its full potential in the mid-late game.

Faith And Strength Build

Faith And Strength Build
FTH/STR Build Also Known As Paladin Build
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman Incantation
Faith And Strength Black Knife Set
  • Two Fingers Heirloom
  • Radagon Icon Ancestral Spirits Horn
  • Lightning Spear
  • Electrify Armament
  • Beast Claw
  • Black Flame
  • Bloodflame Blade

Creating a Faith and Strength build in Elden Ring is challenging, ideal for Soulsborne veterans. However, it’s tough in the early game, requiring grinding to acquire the best lightning and holy spells.

You’ll need to defeat dragons for a Dragon Heart item and buy dragon spells, which demand at least 20 Arcane levels.

  • With this Faith and Arcane build, you’ll excel at ranged damage, prioritizing ranged playstyle over melee.
  • Aim for Faith at 50, Arcane at 30-40, and Mind at 30 levels.
  • Stock up on Golden Seeds and Sacred Tears for your flasks.

For secondary attributes, I invested in Vigor (25-30), Endurance (15-20), and Dexterity (20) to reduce casting time.

  • Homage to an iconic and fan favorite From Software character.
  • Offers devastating damage in most sections of Elden Ring.
  • Can only be realized to its full potential in the mid-late game.
  • Not viable when fighting “God bosses” if you are depending on Holy damage.

Pure Sorcery Build

Elden Ring Best Builds
Pure Sorcery or Intelligence Magic Build Elden Ring
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman Incantation
Pure Sorcery
  • Raya Lucarian
  • Karolos Glintstone Crown
  • Carian Knight
  • Azur’s Glintstone
  • Lusat’s
  • Lusat’s Glintstone
  • Azur’s Glintstone
  • Meteorite
  • Meteoric Ore Blade
  • Primal Glintstone Blade
  • Graven School
  • Cerulean Amber Medallion
  • Comet Azur, Carian Slicer
  • Glintblade Phalanx
  • Glintstone Comet

My next favorite Elden Ring build is the pure sorcery or pure intelligence build. The Comet Azur build is a prime example of this approach, capitalizing on magic’s effectiveness against nearly 80% of the game’s bosses.

  • Invest heavily in intelligence, aiming for at least 60 levels, and bolster Mind to 30-35 levels. This maximizes your sorcery’s potential.
  • Focus on secondary attributes such as Vigor (30), Stamina (15), and Dexterity (20) to reduce spell-casting times.
  • Ignore Faith and Arcane for this sorcery-focused build.

Utilize a staff as your primary weapon, with the option to wield a secondary weapon for lesser foes, although it becomes less necessary in the mid to late game.

  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Allows you to take on bosses with much more ease.
  • Can do heavy damage at a distance.
  • You have difficulty in taking on enemies who are strong against intelligence-based attacks.
  • You have to sacrifice more of your Crimson Tear flask slots for Cerulean Tears.  

Pure Faith Or Lightning Build

Lightning Holy Build Elden Ring
Pure Lightning Caster Build Elden Ring
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman Incantation
Pure Faith Or Lightning Twinned Armor
  • Starscourage Heirloom
  • Faithful’s Canvas
  • Marika’s Scarseal
  • and Two Fnger’s Heirloom
  • Lightning Spear
  • Electrify Armament
  • Ancient Dragon’s Lightning Spear
  • Blessing of the Erdtree
  • Flame
  • Grant Me Strength

The pure lightning attacks caster build in Elden Ring offers versatility and powerful ranged and AoE damage. You can use lightning incantations, thunderbolts, and lightning spells to deal with enemies and bosses effectively.

  • To excel in this build, prioritize Faith at 60 and Mind at 30-35.
  • Vigor should be raised to 30, and Endurance and Dexterity can be kept at 15-20 levels.
  • Avoid investing in Strength and Arcane, except for keeping Strength at a minimum of 15.
  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Offers high damage.
  • Not viable for “God bosses” and is the worst build to have when taking on Elden Beast.

Darth Maul Build

Darth Maul Build
Elden Ring Darth Maul Build
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman Incantation
Darth Maul Black Knife Twinblade
  • Radagon’s Soreseal
  • Green Turtle Talisman Erdtree Favor
Bloodflame

Strength and Faith are primary attributes if making a Darth Maul build is your focus in the game.

One of the writers here at eXputer has already curated an Elden Ring Darth Maul build guide, which lists how to collect gear, weapons, incantation, and other necessary items required to make Darth Maul build in the game. This is one of my personal favorite Elden Ring builds, thanks to it having no downsides.

  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Can drain away the health of your enemies with the help of Bleed.
  • Can be realized to its full potential well early in Elden Ring.
  • None.

Ultimate Strength Build

STR heavy weapon and shields
Best STR Build
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman
Ultimate Strength
  • Starscourage Heirloom
  • Ragadon’s Sorseal
  • Arsenal Charm

The best strength build should be the one that can give you high survivability in Elden Ring by rocking the heaviest armor pieces, shields, and weapons. Using a strength build has less to do with dealing with the highest DPS and more with making the boss feel worthless and challenging to kill you. After all, any tarnished one who equips heavy armor, shield, and weapon will be a menace to look at.

The Elden Ring Greatsword build is the closest and most accurate description of the ultimate Strength build in the game. You can get a decent armor set and an amazing greatsword at the very start of the game. 

  • Easy and simple to create.
  • One of the highest damaging builds in Elden Ring.
  • High survivability.
  • Limited variety.
  • Some players may consider it a bit slow.
  • Playstyle can start to feel a bit repetitive when the same build in used throughout Elden Ring.

Bandit Archery Or Bleed Build

Ranged and melee builds
Bandit Best Elden Ring Build
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman
Bandit Archery Or Bleed Royal Remains
  • Uchigatana
  • Reduvia
  • Horn Bow
  • Golem Great Bow
  • Arrow’s Reach
  • Arrow’s Sting
  • Lord of Blood’s Exultation
  • Kindred of Rot’s Exultation

Bandit build in Elden Ring can be easily made further into archery or bleed build as well. This starting class mainly focuses on dexterity and strength and that is why has the perfect balance between approaching enemies from range using arrows or up close and personal using melee weapons.

The primary character attributes for this playstyle or build are Dex and STR, because the ranged damage from bows, and crossbows scale excellent as you level up Dexterity and strength levels. You may check Elden Ring Bow Build as well.

  • The Bandit starting class is the perfect character you should start Elden Ring if you want to create an archery-focused build from early on.
  • You should keep Strength up to 45 and Dexterity to 35-45 for an effective archery build in the game.
  • Allows you to be agile and deadly.
  • Can drain away the health of your enemies thanks to Bleed.
  • None.

Armor Set

You can pick any armor set you want while rocking the archery build. However, for the Bleed build in Elden Ring, I’d recommend picking the Royal Remains armor set as it looks cool while rocking the bleed build in the game.

Other than that, if you’re going for the archery bandit build in Elden Ring then I’d recommend going with the White Reed Set with Okina Mask as a headpiece. 

Vampire Build

Elden Ring Best Builds
Vampire Build Elden Ring
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman
Vampire
  • Starting
  • A mix of Gear Pieces
  • Rivers of Blood
  • Blasphemous Blade
  • Taker’s Cameo
  • Millicent‘s Prosthesis
  • Godskin Swaddling Cloth
  • Lord of Blood’s Exultation

The vampire build has a heavy focus on draining the enemy’s health upon killing them hence the term vampire.

This is not an official build as no item or weapon you equip while rocking this build comes with the term “vampire”. However, the name just fits right since your lowly tarnished character can suck enemies’ health after killing them.

One of my fellow writers has also curated a mid-to-late game Elden Ring Vampire build that entails the best weapons, talismans, and armor sets. It also focuses on how to get each of the items to make the perfect vampire build in the game.

To make this build you’d need to reach and access mid-to-late game content. Killing the Rykard boss would be the start since you need that great rune to get a weapon that drains the enemy’s health. 

  • Allows you to regenerate health.
  • Melts away the health of your enemies with Bleed.
  • Can only be created in the late game.
  • Generally, a pretty complex build.

Night And Flame Build

Night And Flame playstyle
Elden Ring Night And Flame Build
Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman
Night And Flame Royal Remains
  • Sword of Night
  • Flame

The Night and Flame build in Elden Ring is centered around Intelligence and Faith.

  • Focus on raising your Intelligence to 40-45 and Faith to 40 to maximize the effectiveness of the Night And Flame weapon, which combines magic and fire elements.
  • Secondary attributes should include Vigor at 30, Mind at 30, and Stamina at 20-25.
  • Keep Dexterity and Strength at a minimum of 15, as the weapon doesn’t require higher values.
  • You’ll need 12 STR and DEX to effectively wield the Sword of Night and Flame.
  • Ensure your Faith and Intelligence are at least 24.

Obtaining the weapon early in the game is challenging, as you’ll need to reach Carian Manor, which involves defeating several bosses. Consider the Night and Flame build for mid-to-late game progression in Elden Ring.

  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Offers devastating damage.
  • Build can only be fully realized in the late game.

Armor Set

Royal Remains armor set is the recommended armor set while using the Night and Flame build in Elden Ring. It is because this armor set also gives you back the lost health points. However, triggering the health regeneration process is not straight-up easy as your character will need to drop health below 18%.

After that, the armor offers health points regeneration but that too back to 18% only. In any case, I personally fancy the Royal Remains item for the Night and Flame build playstyle.

Death Blight Build

Elden Ring Best PvP Build
Elden Ring Death Blight Best PvP Build
Build Weapon Talisman Incantation
Death Blight
  • Eclipse Shortel
  • Erdtree Seal
  • Serpent-God’s Sacred Curved Sword
  • Carian Filigreed Crest
  • Two Finger’s Heirloom
  • Fire Scorpion Charm Marika’s Soreseal
Fire’s Deadly Sin

Death Blight is essentially a PvP-oriented build in Elden Ring as this status effect occurs only on tarnished ones. My take on this build is that currently it is broken and may later be fixed. That being said, it is extremely fun to try and kill other tarnished players online.

  • To do that you have to have a certain weapon that causes the death blight status effect.
  • After acquiring that, you need to have a fire or pyromancy-oriented incantation.
  • Once you have both, just use the fire incantation and get close to other PvP invaders or players if you’re the invader and they’d simply die in less than five seconds.

Fire’s Deadly Sin incantation basically not only produces the Death Blight status effect but also works with Blood Grease, Freezing Grease, Rot Grease, and Sleep Grease.

  • Turns you into a deadly force in PvP.
  • Allows you to easily defeat any NPC in Elden Ring.
  • Not viable for fighting in-game bosses.

Pure Dexterity Build

Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman
Pure Dexterity
  • Bloodhound Knight
  • Briar, Drake-Knight
  • Elden Lord
  • Raging Wolf
  • Royal Remains
  • White Reed
  • Uchigatana
  • Bloodhound’s Fang
  • The Hand of Malenia
  • Twinblades
  • The Godskin Peeler
  • Radagon’s Scarseal
  • Radagon’s Sorseal
  • Prosthesis wearer Heirloom
  • Millicent’s Prosthesis

Dex weapons have made a comeback in Elden Ring, and this time around, there is no shortage of small-to-mid-sized Dex weapons. On top of that, you can always dual-wield most Dexterity weapons and still manage not to overload your equipment, which is a blessing. Dual-wielding weapons are a challenging task to pull off in strength builds but running pure Dexterity builds has its advantages.

  • The secondary stats would be investing in endurance and strength, typically both should be somewhere in 20-30 levels.
  • Doing so will also allow you to create a quality build that relies mostly on ranged and melee weapons instead of spells.

Next, the beauty of a Dex build in Elden Ring is that you can make a melee or ranged build out of it. For example, dual-wielding katanas or using crossbows both are excellent weapon opportunities for a Dexterity build in the game.

  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Allows you to be quick and agile.
  • Offers high damage.
  • Grants bonus Bleed damage with specific Dexterity-based weapons.
  • None.

Guts Build

Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman
Guts
  • Blaidd the Half Wolf
  • Bloodhound Knight
  • Elden Lord
  • Exile
  • Haligtree soldier
  • Kaiden
  • Night’s Cavalry
  • Vagabond Knight
  • Fingerprint
  • Greatsword
  • Blaidd’s Royal Greatsword
  • Radagon’s Scarseal
  • Radagon’s Soreseal
  • Starscourage Radahn

A Guts build in Elden Ring draws inspiration from the character Guts from Berserk and focuses on strength-based gameplay with heavy greatswords and distinctive armor sets. There are three main variants of the Guts build:

  1. Classic Guts Build: This variant features a single greatsword wielded alongside a medium-weight armor set. It captures the essence of Guts’ iconic appearance.
  2. Dual-Wielding Guts Build: In this variant, you dual-wield greatswords and wear silver or dark-toned medium-sized armor for a formidable and stylish combat style.
  3. Blaidd’s Armor Set: The Blaidd’s armor set, minus the wolf mask, combined with the Royal Greatsword, is considered the perfect combination of power and aesthetics for a Guts build in Elden Ring.

When creating a Guts build, focus on leveling up primary attributes like Vigor, Endurance, and Stamina. Aim to reach 30-35 levels in Vigor and 35-40 levels in Endurance. To wield greatswords effectively, invest heavily in Strength, reaching levels between 60-80 for a satisfying Guts-style playthrough of Elden Ring.

  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Homage to an iconic character.
  • Offers devastating damage.
  • High survivability.
  • Players need to be ready for a lot of work to make this build.
  • Slow playstyle.

Arcane Build

Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman Incantation
Arcane
  • Lands of Reeds
  • Black Knife
  • Scavenger’s Curved Sword
  • Uchigatana
  • Rivers of Blood
  • Dragon Crest Greatshield
  • Erdtree’s Favor
  • Green Turtle’s
  • Lord of Blood’s Exultation
  • Ritual Shield
  • Swarm of Flies
  • Flame of Frenzy
  • Rot Breath

Arcane builds in Elden Ring offer a unique playstyle, different from traditional magic and spells. These builds heavily rely on dragon-oriented spells and weapons that cause rapid bleed build-up. To create an effective Arcane build, follow these guidelines:

  1. Primary Attributes: Focus on leveling up Arcane, Mind, and Vigor in the early game. Aim for Arcane at 40-50 levels, Mind at 35-40 levels, and Vigor at 40 to maximize your spellcasting and combat abilities.
  2. Secondary Stats: Invest in Faith and Dexterity. Many spells require moderate to high Faith levels, and higher Dexterity improves spell-casting speed. Ideally, level up Faith to 30-35 and Dexterity to 18-25.
  3. Discovery Benefits: Increasing your Arcane stat also boosts your discovery, making it easier to obtain armor set pieces and useful items from slain enemies.
  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Melts away the health of your enemies with the help of Bleed.
  • Allows you to be quick and agile.
  • One of Elden Ring’s most overpowered builds.
  • None.

Pure Holy Build

Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman Incantation
Pure Holy
  • Carian Knight
  • Crucible Axe
  • Crucible Tree
  • Godrick Knight
  • Haligtree Knight
  • Malformed Dragon
  • Royale Knight
  • Marika’s Scarseal
  • Marika’s Soreseal
  • Faithful’s Canvas
  • Two Finger’s Heirloom
  • Blessing of Erdtree
  • Discus of Light
  • Elden Stars
  • Wrath of Gold
  • Golden Vow
  • Law of Regression
  • Litany of Proper Death
  • Order’s Blade

Creating a Pure Holy Build in Elden Ring provides a diverse playstyle with a focus on Holy Incantations. To effectively build this character, follow these guidelines:

  1. Primary Attributes: Concentrate on Faith, Mind, and Vigor. Aim for Faith at level 60, Mind at 30-35, and Vigor at level 30. This setup allows you to make the most of Holy spells and enhances your character’s durability.
  2. Secondary Stats: Consider Endurance and Dexterity. Keeping them in the 15-20 level range should suffice. However, if you opt for heavy armor sets, raise Endurance to level 30 for better equip load management.

This Pure Holy Build excels in using Holy Incantations for various purposes, including buffing your character, dealing AoE damage, and enhancing primary weapons. For a comprehensive guide on the best armor sets, weapons, talismans, and spells for your Pure Holy Build.

  • Easy and simple to create.
  • Offers high damage.
  • Can only be fully realized in the late game.
  • Not viable for “God bosses” and is the worst build to have when taking on Elden Beast.

Pyromancy Build

Build Armor Set Weapon Talisman Incantation
Pyromancy
  • Black flame Monk
  • Blue Cloth
  • Champion Depraved Perfumer
  • Drake-Knight
  • Fire Prelate
  • Fire Monk
  • Serpent God’s Curved Sword
  • Blasphemous Blade
  • Fire Scorpion Charm
  • Flock’s Canvas
  • Godfrey Icon
  • Marika’s Scarseal
  • Ritual Sword

Creating the best Pyromancy build in Elden Ring involves focusing on the Faith and Arcane character attributes. These attributes enhance the power of your fire spells, making your Pyromancy character more potent. To effectively build this character, follow these guidelines:

  1. Primary Attributes: Prioritize Faith, Arcane, and Mind. Aim to level up Faith to 30-35, Arcane to 40-45, and Mind to 35-40 during early, mid, and late-game stages. These attributes significantly boost the offensive capabilities of your Pyromancy spells in Elden Ring.
  2. Secondary Stats: Concentrate on Vigor and Endurance. Maintaining Vigor at level 35 or higher and Endurance at level 40 or above provides better survivability, allowing you to withstand more hits and cast FP-hungry Pyromancy spells without quickly depleting your mana bar.

By following this character attribute distribution, you’ll be able to maximize the effectiveness of your Pyromancy build in Elden Ring. It will enhance your offense while also ensuring you can endure more damage during battles.

  • Allows you to dominate battles with enemies that are weak to fire.
  • Overall, a viable build for crowd control.
  • Can only be fully realized in the late game.
  • Not viable against enemies strong against fire.

My Thoughts On The Best Build After Playing Elden Ring For More Than 750 Hours

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My Steam Profile showcasing my playtime in Elden Ring

I’ve tried hundreds of niche and meta-focused builds throughout the updates, and currently, my go-to is a reliable Strength and Faith build. If you asked me in 2022, I would’ve easily recommended some top-tier Bleed builds, but after the nerfs and changes, I’ve seen that Faith and Strength hybrids have either gotten constant buffs or stayed consistent in the meta.

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My in-game save slots, each focusing on unique builds

For your weapons here, I’d recommend going for the Blasphemous Blade if you need versatility or the Erdsteel Dagger if you prefer customization. And for the incantations, my current experience on Madness incantations, specifically Frenzied Burst and Unendurable Frenzy, has been extremely satisfying thus far in both PvP and PvE.

That is pretty much everything I had to list in my Elden Ring best builds guide. What has been your go-to build so far in the game? Have you tried replacing your existing character attributes using a Larval Tear? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below.

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Daniyal is a Guides Writer and Editor at eXputer with over 1 year of content writing experience. He's had a passion for tech and gaming for more than 15 years. Ever since his first console, the PS2, he's constantly branching off to different genres, and his go-to at the moment is the Souls experience pioneered by FromSoftware, which is evident by his 1,500+ hours of game time on Elden Ring. You can learn some more about Daniyal's gaming journey on his Steam & Xbox profiles.

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