Elden Ring: BEST Thrusting Swords [Top 11]

Dive into the list of the best Elden Ring Thrusting Swords, offering unique abilities & shaping combat experiences for both PvP and PvE.

In the vast and intricate world of Elden Ring, blades such as the best Thrusting Swords stand out as versatile and lethal weapons, tailored for players who prioritize precision and unique combat techniques. These blades, ranging from the frost-inducing Frozen Needle to the formidable Bloody Helice, offer a spectrum of abilities, whether it’s harnessing the power of Ashes of War or delivering rapid, staggering attacks. Obtained through various means, these swords cater to diverse gameplay strategies across both PvP and PvE environments in Elden Ring.

Key Takeaways
  • Some of the best Thrusting Swords in Elden Ring come with unique abilities and can offer various advantages during gameplay.
  • Some of the swords have the ability to build up frost or cause Blood Loss Buildup on enemies.
  • Several of the Thrusting swords can be infused with Ashes of War for additional effects.
  • The range, damage output, and additional abilities of the Thrusting swords in Elden Ring vary, making some more suitable for early-game while others shine in the later stages.
  • Certain Thrusting Swords are optimal for PvP while some may not be recommended for PvE gameplay.

Best Thrusting Swords In Elden Ring

Here is an overview of the best Thrusting swords in Elden Ring showcased along with Attack physical, Critical stat, best feature, and the best usage of these weapons in the game:

Serial NumberWeapon NameAttack Phy StatAttack Crit StatBest Feature
11Frozen Needle99100Builds frost on vulnerable enemies
10Rapier96130High critical damage
9Rogier’s Rapier93110Has Glintblade Phalanax Ash of War
8Antspur Rapier98100Infuse with Ashes for additional effects
7Godskin Stitcher127100Customizable with Smithing Stones
6Estoc107100Has Impaling Thrust weapon art
5Noble’s Estoc104100Long reach but less damage
4Great Epee124100Launches strong heavy attack
3Cleanrot’s Knight Sword109100Longer than other Thrusting Swords
2Dragon King’s Cragblade92 + 59 Ligt100Transforms into a lightning cloud
1Bloody Helice121100Has Dynast's Finesse weapon art

11. Frozen Needle

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Frozen Needle [Image Credit: eXputer]
Phy: 99Phy: 40
Mag: 0Mag: 40
Fire: 0Fire: 28
Ligt: 0Ligt: 28
Holy: 0Holy: 28
Crit: 100Boost: 20

Frozen Needle is one of the best Thrusting Swords in Elden Ring. It offers standard strength and dexterity in addition to the unique ability to build up frost on Vulnerable enemies. The Frozen Needle has limited range, but it can be easily countered by launching a frosty projectile close to you.

The fact that it cannot be infused with Ashes of War makes it a little dull, but in order to overcome this limitation, you can obtain some Somber Smithing Stones to upgrade the weapon and even the odds.

The Frozen Needle can obtain this weapon from the chest of Kingsrealm Ruins after defeating the Royal Revenant Boss.

10. Rapier

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Rapier [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 96Phy 45
Mag 0Mag 30
Fire 0Fire 30
Ligt 0Ligt 30
Holy 0Holy 30
Crit 130Boost 20

Rapier is one of those weapons that can be used at the very early stages of the Elden Ring. Despite being the shortest of the Thrusting Swords, it’s highest critical damage that is near to some of the best daggers in Elden Ring making it a powerful weapon.

Rapier can make use of almost 130 headshots. Rapier can help you deal with the most damage if the opponent is trying to betray and dodge you. Furthermore, the low stamina consumption of the Rapier makes it a must-have weapon. It can be purchased from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold.

9. Rogier’s Rapier

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Rogier’s Rapier [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 93Phy 49
Mag 0Mag 33
Fire 0Fire 33
Ligt 0Ligt 33
Holy 0Holy 33
Crit 110Boost 22

The Rogier’s Rapier is a very decent choice for a Rapier in the early game as it comes with one of the most powerful Ashes of War, the Glintblade Phalanax that is fairly decent till the mid-game and can even stagger most of the enemies in just a few hits.

Rogier’s Rapier features a powerful heavy attack that hits twice in rapid succession. Furthermore, Rogier’s Rapier shares a critical rate similar to the regular rapier at 110, making it effective against all bosses.

Rogier’s Rapier Thrusting Sword is available at the Sorcerer Rogier at Roundtable Hold. Rogier’s Rapier has a +8 version by default, making it useful during the early game Mage Build in Elden Ring.

8. Antspur Rapier

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Antspur Rapier [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 98Phy 47
Mag 0Mag 31
Fire 0Fire 31
Ligt 0Ligt 31
Holy 0Holy 31
Crit 100Boost 21

Antspur Rapier is yet another Thrusting Sword, a highly regarded weapon in Elden Ring that can be infused with Ashes of War to gain additional effects such as poisonous mist ash, bleed affinity, and scarlet rot.

The Antspur Rapier may seem underwhelming at first due to its short length, but it requires 10 Strength and 20 Dexterity, making it stand out. You can only get Antspur Rapier once you defeat Maleigh Marais, the Shaded Castle Castellan.

7. Godskin Stitcher

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Godskin Stitcher [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 127Phy 55
Mag 0Mag 38
Fire 0Fire 38
Ligt 0Ligt 38
Holy 0Holy 38
Crit 100Boost 33

The Godskin Stitcher is also a heavily customizable Rapier in Elden Ring. It can be upgraded with the Normal Smithing Stones and possesses features of unique heavy attack and solid piercing damage against enemies.

Its ability to change its Ash of War is what makes it a powerful weapon. The different Ash of War will help you overcome its slow attack animations. You can make use of the Godskin Stitcher by defeating the optional Godskin Noble Boss.

6. Estoc

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Estoc [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 107Phy 54
Mag 0Mag 36
Fire 0Fire 36
Ligt 0Ligt 36
Holy 0Holy 36
Crit 100Boost 24

Estoc is another Rapier that can be collected in the early game in Elden Ring. This particular Rapier possesses the weapon art of Impaling Thrust, which makes its attacks rapid and also negates enemies’ defense.

Additionally, Estoc can be paired with Bloodhound’s Step Ash of War to make it one of the most lethal weapons in Elden Ring. Estoc has great scaling with dexterity and Smithing Stones can be used to improve it.

Furthermore, Estoc is also one of the only Thrusting Swords that can be dual-wielded and inflict status-causing affinities like cold, poison, and blood. It costs 3000 runes to purchase from the Nomadic merchant in Liurnia of the Lakes.

5. Noble’s Estoc

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The Noble’s Estoc [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 104Phy 49
Mag 0Mag 33
Fire 0Fire 33
Ligt 0Ligt 33
Holy 0Holy 33
Crit 100Boost 22

Noble’s Estoc is a good Rapier in PVP but doesn’t fit in for PVE as you have to farm Wandering Noble enemies and kill specific enemies time and again to Noble’s Estoc. This Thrusting Sword has a longer reach but deals less damage as compared to regular Estoc.

However, since Noble’s Estoc is one of the most difficult weapons to obtain in Elden Ring and there are better rapiers available, choosing this weapon is not recommended.

4. Great Epee

The Great Epee In Elden Ring [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 124Phy 52
Mag 0Mag 36
Fire 0Fire 36
Ligt 0Ligt 36
Holy 0Holy 36
Crit 100Boost 31

Great Epee is a heavy-thrusting sword that can be obtained immediately after completing the tutorial and helps you get through most of the early game. This, like Estoc, can be improved by Smithing Stones, and its Ash of War is altered.

Great Epee does less damage than its counterparts in most situations, but it can launch a strong heavy attack that will stun the majority of opponents in Elden Ring. Great Epee can be found in an enemy camp near Agheel Lake.

3. Cleanrot’s Knight Sword

Cleanrot Knight’s Sword Elden Ring [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 109Phy 51
Mag 0Mag 34
Fire 0Fire 34
Ligt 0Ligt 34
Holy 0Holy 34
Crit 100Boost 23

The Cleanrot’s Knight Sword is comparatively longer than other Thrusting Swords available in the Elden Ring. It can be used to stab at far-off opponents while the player is behind the shield. Although it lacks some real noteworthy abilities like a unique heavy attack, its most powerful option of Heavy Affinity avoids limiting its moveset in most situations.

The Cleanrot’s Knight Sword can be boosted with Smithing Stones, and its Ash of War can also be altered. However, Cleanrot’s Knight Sword weapon will require you to farm the Lesser Cleanrot Knights to get the Rapier.

2. Dragon King’s Cragblade

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Dragon King’s Cragblade [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 92Phy 46
Mag 0Mag 32
Fire 0Fire 32
Ligt 59Ligt 46
Holy 0Holy 32
Crit 100Boost 34

This is another of the best Thrusting Swords in Elden Ring that has a decent range and wonderful performance than other Thrusting Swords due to its skill known as Thundercloud Form, which enables you to turn into a cloud of lightning and travel a far distance before smashing into an opponent.

You can acquire Dragon King’s Cragblade only at the end of Elden Ring which has an impressive damage uplift of 30% and 15% against the demonic creatures.

You must kill the hidden boss, Dragonlord Placidusax, found at Farum Azula, to get the weapon. After defeating the boss, then trade in his reminiscence to Enia at the Roundtable Hold to unlock Dragon King’s Cragblade.

1. Bloody Helice

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Bloody Helice Stats [Image Credit: eXputer]
Attack StatsGuard Stats
Phy 121Phy 57
Mag 0Mag 40
Fire 0Fire 40
Ligt 0Ligt 40
Holy 0Holy 40
Crit 100Boost 34

Bloody Helice is another massive Thrusting Sword you will come across in the Elden Ring. This sword has the special weapon art Dynast’s Finesse, which provides you with a great dodge that can be quickly followed by a series of unique heavy attacks. The higher scaling of this weapon and its ability to cause Blood Loss Buildup make it strong enough to warrant consideration. Bloody Helice is also the perfect weapon for the best blood build in Elden Ring.

To obtain the Bloody Helice, simply defeat the boss, Sanguine Noble, and obtain the sword from the chest as a reward.

In Elden Ring, Thrusting Swords are not just tools but extensions of a player’s strategy and style. From early game choices like the Rapier to endgame masterpieces like the Dragon King’s Cragblade, each sword offers its own flair and utility. Whether you’re infusing with Ashes of War, relying on unique combat moves, or seeking out the best damage output, these swords ensure every challenge can be met with confidence and skill. Remember, the right blade can shape your journey.

Now that you know about the Best Thrusting Swords in Elden Ring, I encourage you to also read BEST Fist Weapons & Talismans In Elden Ring, Best Spear, Best Medium Shield, and Elden Ring Bird Farm guides.


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