Elden Ring: 5 Best Dex Weapons [Expert Picks]

With spending over 500 hours in Elden Ring the following is my take on the best Dexterity Weapons in Elden Ring.

The amount of dexterity you possess will affect your dexterity-based weapons. It will also affect the damage you deal by using the weapons. There are many Dex Weapons in Elden Ring, so it could be really hard for players to choose the best one. 

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, Hand 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.

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Best Dexterity Weapons 

Weapon NamePhysicalMagicFireCriticalBest For
Morgott's Cursed Sword120.00.00.0110.0The Best Curved Sword For Blood Loss
Godskin Peeler121.00.00.0100.0The Best Damage Dealing Dex Weapon
Hand Of Malenia117.00.00.0100.0Dex Weapon With Best Ash Of War
Moonveil Katana73.087.00.0100.0The Best Katana In Elden Ring
Rivers Of Blood Katana76.00.076.0100.0The Best Bleed Katana In Elden Ring

Dex weapons are great for players who want a good blend of melee-focused with a slight hint of ranged weapon-type attacks. 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 Best Dex weapons according to my experience in Elden Ring:

Morgott’s Cursed Sword

The Best Curved Sword For Blood Loss.
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Morgott’s Cursed Sword (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: Morgott’s Cursed Sword can be obtained after defeating Morgott, and it has a pretty high range and can inflict bleed.
Attack Power
Physical Magic Fire Critical 
120 0 0 110
Guarded Damage Negations
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Holy Guard Boost
55 29 29 29 29 35

As the name suggests, one of the best Dex Weapons, the Cursed Sword, belongs to and is, in fact, crafted by Morgott, 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. 

It is the best-curved sword for blood loss as the Ash of War deals with the status effect and has a follow-up. While it is not the best weapon for blood loss, it is surely one of the best weapons.

  • The reach is pretty good.
  • Can inflict a good amount of blood loss. 
  • There are better options to cause blood loss.

Godskin Peeler

The Best Damage Dealing Dex Weapon.
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Godskin Peeler (Image Captured by Me)
  • Why I Chose This: I chose Godskin Peeler to be on the list as it can destroy the bosses in Elden Ring with its Ash of War.
Attack Power
Physical Magic Fire Critical 
121 0 0 100
Guarded Damage Negations
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Holy Guard Boost
47 31 31 31 31 31

The Godskin Peeler, in particular, is a Twinblade that suits Dex builds. While it lacks blood build-up, its versatility compensates for it. Twinblades can lead to fun and powerful builds in the game. Furthermore, I decided to give it the best damage-dealing dex weapon award as it melts bosses with its Ash of War.

  • Melts bosses with the Ash of War.
  • The reach and follow-ups are pretty good.
  • Not available in the early game.
  • Needs perfect timing to pull off the Ash of War. 

Hand of Malenia

Dex Weapon With Best Ash Of War.
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Hand Of Malenia (Image by eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: Hand of Malenia is an end-game item, and this weapon has a unique Ash of War that can kill several enemies at once.
Attack Power
Physical Magic Fire Critical 
117 0 0 100
Guarded Damage Negations
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Holy Guard Boost
49 33 33 33 33 33

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. Malenia has one of the coolest attacks in Elden Ring, so I have given Hand of Malenia the Dex weapon with the best Ash of War award.

  • The damage output is good.
  • Ash of War of the weapon is visually stunning.
  • The stat requirements are pretty high.
  • Ash of War can be interrupted easily. 

Moonveil Katana

The Best Katana In Elden Ring.
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Moonveil (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: I chose the Moonveil Katana as I used it in my first playthrough, and it made my experience pretty memorable.
Attack Power
Physical Magic Fire Critical 
73 87 0 100
Guarded Damage Negations
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Holy Guard Boost
31 57 26 26 26 31

One of the Best Dex weapons in Elden Ring and the overall best katanas in the game is the Moonveil katana. In addition to that, it is a great weapon overall, with its quick slash and piercing damage in combat. I consider Moonveil the best katana in Elden Ring based on my experience, so if I am looking a little biased here, I don’t mind. 

  • Deals magic and normal damage along with blood loss.
  • The Ash of War also deals magic damage.
  • I don’t believe there are any downfalls of Moonveil Katana.

Rivers of Blood Katana

The Best Bleed Katana In Elden Ring.
best elden ring dex weapons
Rivers Of Blood (Image Captured by Huzaifa)
  • Why I Chose This: The Rivers of Blood Katana can not only deal fire damage, but its Ash of War can inflict a great amount of bleeding on the enemies.
Attack Power
Physical Magic Fire Critical 
76 0 76 100
Guarded Damage Negations
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Holy Guard Boost
36 26 52 26 26 26

Rivers of Blood is one of the best, if not the best, Dex weapons in Elden Ring. The weapon has a standard move set but offers excellent mid-range combat capabilities due to its range. I consider it the best Bleed Katana as it scales with Arcane, too, and its Ash of War quickly inflicts Blood Loss.

  • The Ash of War has great follow-ups.
  • Pretty good for humanoid bosses.
  • Can overpower bosses like Malenia.
  • It is not as good as it was in the early patches. 

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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My Elden Ring Save Slot

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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