Elden Ring: 10 Best Dex Weapons [Expert Picks]

Our Elden Ring's Best Dex Weapons guide entails the top tier Dexterity weapons in the game you must have to dominate the PvP and PvE segment.

Dexterity is one of the 8 main attributes in Elden Ring and is considered one of the best scaling stat for weapons in the early game. The amount of dexterity you possess will affect your dexterity-based armaments and weapons. It will also affect the damage you deal by using the weapons. You can increase your dexterity by spending Runes and leveling up the Elden Ring. Today, I will look at the Best Dex Weapons you can use in your next build.

Key Takeaways
  • Dexterity is one of the eight main attributes in Elden Ring, and it allows you to wield dex-based armaments such as Katanas.
  • Uchigatana, Rivers Of Blood, Hands Of Malenia, and the Moonveil are a few of the best katanas in the Elden ring, and they can only be wielded by investing in the dexterity stat.
  • Aside from katanas, the Godskin Peeler, Morgott’s Cursed Sword, Parrying Dagger, and the Reduvia are considered superior to the rest.
  • Some of these weapons can be found in the early game, while some are reserved for the endgame.

Here is our video on Best Dex Weapons:

Weapon NamePhysicalMagicFireCritical
Uchigatana115.00.00.0100.0
Blood Hound's Fang141.00.00.0100.0
Hook Claws89.00.00.0110.0
Reduvia79.00.00.0110.0
Parrying Dagger75.00.00.0110.0
Morgott's Cursed Sword120.00.00.0110.0
Godskin Peeler121.00.00.0100.0
Hand Of Malenia117.00.00.0100.0
Moonveil Katana73.087.00.0100.0
Rivers Of Blood Katana76.00.076.0100.0

Best Dexterity Weapons 

Weapon NamePhysicalMagicFireCritical
Uchigatana115.00.00.0100.0
Blood Hound's Fang141.00.00.0100.0
Hook Claws89.00.00.0110.0
Reduvia79.00.00.0110.0
Parrying Dagger75.00.00.0110.0
Morgott's Cursed Sword120.00.00.0110.0
Godskin Peeler121.00.00.0100.0
Hand Of Malenia117.00.00.0100.0
Moonveil Katana73.087.00.0100.0
Rivers Of Blood Katana76.00.076.0100.0

Dex weapons are great for players who want a good blend of melee-focused with a slight hint of ranged weapon-type attacks. But what Dex weapons are best for is landing multiple strikes in a short period. Therefore, they’re great not just for a dex build but also for builds like the Samurai build and vampire build that utilize successive attacks.

Regardless, here are some of Elden Ring’s Best Dex weapons that you can get. Also, consider reading our Elden Ring Weapons Tier List.

Uchigatana

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Uchigatana (Image Captured by eXputer)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
11500100
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
453030303030

The Uchigatana in Elden Ring is a straightforward weapon available early but effective late-game. It resembles katanas from previous Soulsborne games and gives a Sekiro-like feel.

This katana is excellent for causing bleed damage, is upgradable with smithing stones, and can swap its weapon art with Ashes of War.

Location

There are two ways of acquiring the Uchigatana. The easiest method is to pick the Samurai as your starting class at the start of the game. You will get the Uchigatana as a starting weapon.

But if you are trying to use the Uchigatana with another class, then you can find it in the open world as well. The Uchigatana is found on a corpse hanging over the edge of a platform inside Deathtouched Catacombs. 

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Stats Of Uchigatana (Image by eXputer)

Bloodhound’s Fang

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Bloodhound’s Fang (Image Captured by Us)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
14100100
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
683636363644

Bloodhound’s Fang in Elden Ring is a speedy curved sword, offering various attacks, including wide sweeps and aerial strikes. It’s ideal for dexterity-focused characters.

The weapon facilitates closing gaps with thrust attacks and retreating swiftly to dodge incoming damage. It’s a high-damage option early in the game, and two-handing it unlocks its full potential. Similar to the Uchigatana, it inflicts blood loss build-up. For more sword options, check out our Best Swords guide.

Location

The Bloodhound Knight Darriwil drops the Bloodhound’s Blade. He is a field boss that can be found in Forlom Hound Evergaol in Limgrave near the Agheel Lake South Site of Grace.

Unfortunately, you cannot use any of your Ashen Remains during the battle, so it will be quite a challenge to get the blade, especially early on. However, if you have progressed in Kale’s questline, then you can get help from the Wolf Knight Blaidd.

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Stats Of Bloodhound’s Fang (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Hookclaws

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Hookclaws (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
8900110
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
352020202020

Hookclaws in Elden Ring offer a fun early-game experience, as they come in pairs, allowing for dual-wielding. This setup feels akin to wielding Wolverine’s claws and is effective for landing successive attacks on enemies. However, dodging becomes crucial when using them. The Hookclaws can also cause blood loss, although it’s not as fast as the Uchigatana.

Location

The Hookclaws can be found early on in the game in Stormveil Castle. The Gatekeeper Gostec mentions a secret back entrance that you can take. Doing so will let you reach the first level of the wine cellar. There will be a corpse at the side corner of a wall. It has Hookclaws, and you can take them with ease.

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Stats Of Hookclaws (Image credit: eXputer)

Reduvia

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Reduiva (Image Captured by Us)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
7900110
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
382222222216

Daggers are a must when discussing the Elden Ring’s best Dex weapons. Reduvia is a great weapon for all dagger lovers. It is great for close-range combat and will allow you to destroy any enemy that happens to get way too close. It also works great with backstabbing and stealthy kills.

You can also turn the weapon into a ranged weapon using Reduvia’s special skill. Not only that, but Reduvia is perhaps one of the most unique-looking weapons of all the best weapons in the game. Its blood build-up makes it great for taking away a good chunk of an enemy’s health.

Location

The Reduvia is dropped by an NPC Phantom Invader, Bloody Finger Nerijuss. You can find him in the ravine that leads northeast of Agheel Lake. This is the same pathway that leads to Murkwater Catacombs where Patches can be found. The fight with Bloody Finger Nerijuss is not too difficult. You will actually get assisted by the Bloody Finger Hunter Yura. He will spawn as you approach the invader.

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Stats Of Reduvia (Image Captured by eXputer)

Parrying Dagger

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Parrying Dagger (Image by eXputer)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
7500110
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
352020202018

The Parrying Dagger is a returning weapon to the Soulsborne game. In Dark Souls 3, players used it as it was one of the best items that allowed one to parry enemies. Following that tradition, Elden Ring also has its own version of the dagger. On the subject of the best items, why not read our Elden Ring Item Tier List and learn about the best and worst items in the game. 

Knowing how to parry can be hard. And if you’re using the best Dex weapons or a Dex build in general, parrying or dodging are your main line of defense. Therefore, if you use the parrying dagger with its additional parry frames, you can have quite the edge in battle.

Alas, the Parrying Dagger is perhaps not the strongest weapon when compared to some of the best strength weapons out there; therefore, you might not be able to take it too far into the game. However, it is still good for early and mid-game fights.

Location

Getting the Parrying Dagger is quite simple. Alongside Stonesword keys and many other items, you can purchase the dagger from Patches at the Murkwater Cave. Be careful as Patches initially tries to fight you when you go to him the first time. But after you spare him, he sets up shop, and you can trade with him.

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Stats Of Parrying Dagger (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Morgott’s Cursed Sword

elden ring best dex weapons
Morgott’s Cursed Sword (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
12000110
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
552929292935

Morgott’s Cursed Sword is a blade worthy of a king. As the name suggests, the Cursed Sword belongs to and is, in fact, crafted by Margott the Omen King himself. It is yet another curved sword that simply bleeds power and makes the player feel like a menace as they wield it.

Like many Dex weapons on the list, Morgott’s Cursed Sword causes the bleed effect, which ties nicely with the Dex playstyle. Despite being a Dex weapon, the sheer strength of the blade can sometimes even make up for the lack of strength that many Dex builds have.

Location

To obtain the Morgott Cursed Sword in Elden Ring, you must defeat Margott the Omen King, one of the game’s toughest bosses. You’ll find Margott in Leyndell, Royal Capitol, as he’s a story-related boss, so you’ll encounter him eventually, ensuring you won’t miss the blade.

After defeating Margott, visit Finger Reader Enia in the Roundtable Hold to purchase the Morgott Cursed Sword in exchange for the Remembrance of the Omen King.

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Stats Of Morgott’s Cursed Sword (Image credit: eXputer)

Godskin Peeler

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Godskin Peeler (Image Captured by Us)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
12100100
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
473131313131

Twinblades have seen improvements in Elden Ring, offering unique and interesting combat opportunities. The Godskin Peeler, in particular, is a Twinblade that suits Dex builds. It features a unique design, with one end for stabbing and thrust attacks and the other end resembling a sickle. While it lacks blood build-up, its versatility compensates for it. Twinblades can lead to fun and powerful builds in the game.

Location

The Godskin Apostle drops the Godskin Peeler at the Dominula, Windmill Village in Altus Plateau. You may remember the Apostle from the Godskin Duo fight. But worry not as you will not have as much trouble with him as you did in the previous fight. While you’re in this area, you will also be able to get an additional Golden Seed, so it is a win-win situation.

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Stats Of Godskin Peeler (Image Captured by eXputer)

Godskin Peeler does have a heavy strength and dex requirement, with it being 17 and 22, respectively. Its initial scaling is E for strength and C for Dex. You can upgrade it using the Smithing Stones and also infuse it with Ashes of War. You’ll be able to push Dex to A with Keen and Strength to B with Quality Ashes of war.

Asides from using Ashes of War, the weapon does come with its own skill, Black Flame Tornado. The skill is not unique to the blade, so you can apply it to other weapons using the Crumbling Farum Azula dropped by the Godskin Duo.

Hand of Malenia

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Hand Of Malenia (Image by eXputer)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
11700100
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
493333333333

Katanas always work great with Dex builds. Hand of Malenia is one of the best katanas in the game that can be acquired in the late game.

The hand of Malenia also causes blood build-up and has the ability to stagger enemies with ease. However, with its heavy requirements, Hand of Malenia is a blade suited for those that have dedicated themselves to the Dex build.

Location

To acquire the Hand of Malenia in Elden Ring, defeat Malenia, Blade of Miquella, a formidable Demi-God boss found in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, in the far north of Consecrated Snowfield. The boss fight is challenging, so ensure your equipment is upgraded, and your flasks are enhanced with Sacred Tears.

After defeating Malenia, visit Enia in the Roundtable Hold and exchange the Remembrance of the Rot Goddess to obtain the Hand of Malenia.

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Stats Of Hand Of Malenia (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Moonveil Katana

elden ring best dex weapons
Moonveil (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
73870100
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
315726262631

Perhaps one of the Best Dex weapons in Elden Ring and overall best katanas in the game is the Moonveil katana. It is an overall great weapon with its quick slash and pierces damage in combat. It is not fancy on the looks with a typical katana appearance. Still, its variety in its damage makes up for it.

Like many of the dex weapons, the Moonveil Katana also causes blood build-up. But what makes it stand out is the magic damage that it causes. Also, read our Moonveil Katana Build guide if you want to make a proper DEX/INT build around this armament in the game.

Location

You can acquire the weapon slightly later in the game. You will need to make your way over to Caelid and face Magma Wyrm in the Gael Tunnel. For more details, consider reading our Moonveil Katana Location guide.

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Stats Of Moonveil (Image credit: eXputer)

Rivers of Blood Katana

best elden ring dex weapons
Rivers Of Blood (Image Captured by Us)
Attack Power
PhysicalMagicFireCritical 
76076100
Guarded Damage Negations
PhysicalMagicFireLightningHolyGuard Boost
362652262626

Before patch 1.03, the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring had issues with scaling, but it has since been fixed. Now, it can be considered one of the top Dex weapons in the game.

The weapon has a standard move set but offers excellent mid-range combat capabilities due to its range. Its speed and bleed build-up potential make it formidable.

The weapon is already strong on its own, but you can maximize what you get out of it by utilizing a build surrounding the Rivers of Blood katana.

Location

You will need to go to the Mountaintops of the Giants to acquire the Rivers of Blood blade. Just a bit before the Fire Giant fight, you can run across the Church of Repose. Over there, you will encounter an NPC invader, Bloody Finger Onika. Upon defeating him, you will be awarded the Rivers of Blood weapon. If you want an exact step-by-step guide as to the location, consider reading: Rivers Of Blood Katana Location Walkthrough.

Also, read our Church of Inhibition Location guide if you’ve not found this key location in the game yet. 

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Stats Of Rivers Of Blood (Image Captured by eXputer)

My Tips On Dexterity Weapon

I’ve concluded that Dexterity Weapons are my favorite ones as they mostly consist of Katanas, and I love them. Hand of Malenia is also a Dex-based Katana weapon, but getting it can be a little trouble as you would need to defeat the most troublesome boss in Elden Ring. However, I do recommend getting it, as the Ash of War does a lot of damage, and it is visually stunning, too.

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If you are going for a magic and dex build, I recommend you get Moonveil Katana, and you will also be able to try out the Dark Moon Greatsword, the most beautiful sword in the Elden Ring. If you are going for a Bleed Build, then I think Uchigatana with Seppukku Ash of War or Rivers of Blood is the best choice. However, if you want to destroy the end-game bosses completely, just go with the Godskin Peeler.

Knowing which items are the best or which weapons are the best can be hard. Especially if you are trying to specialize in creating some of the best builds like a melee or an astrologer build.

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