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Top 50 Best Weapons In Elden Ring [800+ Hours Experience]

Through my Elden Ring best weapons list, you'll be able to get your hands on some of the most powerful weapons in the game.

Elden Ring offers you the luxury to choose from a wide range of different weapons. While you can summon Ashen Remains in combat to assist you, using weapons is the primary way of taking down enemies. Each weapon offers a different set of stats and comes with a unique skill attached to it. Some are meant for close-range scenarios, while others are well suited for mid-range combat.

There are even some ranged weapons that can help you take down enemies from far away. To get your hands on the right type of weapons, I will create an Elden Ring best weapons list through which you can select some of the most powerful weapons in the game. You can also check my complete Elden Ring Weapons List as well.

Basic Tip
  • As you may know, there are a ton of weapons in Elden Ring, and each of these weapons can be further classified into different categories such as Twinblade, Greatswords, Katana’s, and many more.

Elden Ring Best Weapons & Comparison

Here are my Best Elden Ring Weapon picks, and all are compared to each other with relevant stats:

Weapons Best ForPhysical (ATK)Physical (Guard)CritBoost
Eleonora’s PolebladeThe Best Twinblade For Damage Efficiency72.033.0100.028.0
Twinned Knight SwordsThe Longest Twinblade In Elden Ring122.047.0100.031.0
Ruins GreatswordThe Best Str Scaling in Colossal Swords124.082.0100.056.0
Prelate’s Inferno CrozierThe Best Colossal Weapon For Fire Dmg156.082.0100.055.0
Blasphemous BladeThe Best Healing Greatsword In Elden Ring121.072.0100.050.0
Dark Moon GreatswordThe Best Greatsword For Frostbite Builds82.057.0100.044.0
Sacred Relic SwordThe Best Rune Farming Weapon In Elden Ring118.062.0110.042.0
Ghiza’s WheelThe Best Colossal Weapon For Stun-Lock156.073.0100.048.0
Maliketh’s Black BladeThe Best Colossal Sword For Holy Dmg127.068.0100.055.0
Giant-CrusherThe Best Colossal Weapon For Str Builds155.088.0100.058.0
TwinbladeThe Lowest Str Requirement In Twinblades119.045.0100.030.0
Great EpeeThe Lightest Heavy Thrusting Sword124.052.0100.031.0
GreataxeThe Highest Base Attack In Greataxes151.069.0100.045.0
Gargoyle’s BlackbladeThe Best Base Holy Dmg In Greatswords102.060.0100.046.0
Clayman’s HarpoonThe Lowest Int Requirement In Spears99.049.0100.033.0
Erdsteel DaggerThe Best Dagger For Quadruple Scaling67.036.0110.015.0
Eclipse ShotelThe Best Weapon For Death Blight Builds77.035.0100.025.0
Crystal KnifeThe Highest Int Scaling In Daggers82.032.0100.015.0
Cranial Vessel CandlestandThe Highest Base Fire Atk In Great Hammers98.071.0100.048.0
Fallingstar Beast JawThe Best Range In Colossal Weapons131.070.0100.050.0
Death Ritual SpearThe Best Spear For Int Builds99.054.0110.036.0
NagabikaThe Longest Katana In Elden Ring115.049.0100.033.0
TreespearThe Best Early Great Spear For Holy Dmg122.055.0100.045.0
Troll Knight’s SwordThe Best Troll's Sword For Int Builds124.070.0100.050.0
Sword of Night and FlameThe Best Straight Sword For Hybrid Builds87.036.0100.031.0
ClaymoreN/A138.065.0100.042.0
Rogier’s RapierThe Best Thrusting Sword For Stagger Dmg93.049.0110.022.0
Onyx Lord’s GreatswordThe Best Curved Greatsword For Int Builds118.057.0100.044.0
Horn BowN/A65.00.0100.00.0
Starscourge GreatswordThe Best Weapon Against Gravity-Type Enemies129.065.0100.052.0
Jar CannonThe Highest Base-Attack In Ballistas192.00.0100.00.0
Lusat’s Glintstone StaffThe Best Sor Scaling in Staffs24.025.0100.015.0
Winged ScytheThe Best Reaper For Faith Builds87.030.0100.030.0
Gargoyle’s Black HalberdThe Best Halberd For Holy Dmg103.054.0100.050.0
Giant Red BraidThe Best Whip For Fire Damage82.024.0100.015.0
Golden HalberdThe Best Halberd For Attack Buff134.065.0100.052.0
Carian Regal ScepterThe Best Staff For Full Moon Sorceries24.025.0100.015.0
ReduviaThe Best Bleed Dagger In Elden Ring79.038.0110.016.0
Grafted DragonThe Best Fist For Fire Dmg89.027.0100.022.0
Magma Whip CandlestickThe Highest Base Fire Atk In Whips72.021.0100.015.0
MoonvielThe Best Katana For Int Builds73.031.0100.031.0
Black KnifeThe Best Dagger For Destined Death66.026.0110.015.0
Grafted Blade GreatswordThe Best Colossal Sword For Stats Buff162.080.0100.053.0
Magma Wyrm’s ScaleswordThe Best Curved Greatsword For Str/Faith Builds114.066.0100.050.0
Meteoric Ore BladeThe Best Katana For Crowd-Control112.050.0100.033.0
Banished Knight’s HalberdThe Best Halberd For PvP Cheese125.055.0100.042.0
Beast-Repellent TorchThe Best Torch Against Beast-Type Foes58.023.0100.019.0
Rivers of BloodThe Best Weapon For Bleed Build-Up76.036.0100.031.0
Cipher PataThe Best Fists For Holy Dmg0.09.0100.019.0
Bloodhound’s FangThe Most Versatile Curved Greatsword141.068.0100.044.0

The following Elden Ring weapons list is based on my personal choice. You might find some other weapons in Elden Ring better than these, which is okay. This is because the choice varies from player to player. For each weapon, I will mention how it performs in combat and what its skill is. Furthermore, I will also talk about how you can acquire it. Some of these weapons can be infused with Ashes of War, while most can be upgraded using Smithing Stones by going to the Blacksmith

So, without any further due, let’s take a look at the best weapons in Elden Ring. 

1. Eleonora’s Poleblade

The Best Twinblade For Damage Efficiency.

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Eleonora’s Poleblade [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 72 33
Magic 0 23
Fire 72 47
Light 0 23
Holy 0 23
Critical/ Boost 100 28
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 12
Dexterity D 21
Arcane D 19

Eleonora’s Poleblade is a potent arcane weapon in Elden Ring that thrives on Dexterity and Arcane stats.

Completing Yura’s quest line yields rewards like the Nagakiba and Ronin armor set. However, acquiring Eleonora’s Poleblade is straightforward: defeat Eleonora at the Second Church of Marika, and you’ll receive the twinblade.

Eleonora’s Poleblade

  • Can build good bleed build-up with fast attacks.
  • Other than bleed, can also deal high HP and stagger dmg.

  • Despite dealing bleed dmg, scale low with Arcane (D).
  • Requires progression in an NPC questline, the invader won’t appear without it.

2. Twinned Knight Swords

The Longest Twinblade In Elden Ring.

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Twinned Knight Sword [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 122 47
Magic 0 31
Fire 0 31
Light 0 31
Holy 0 31
Critical/ Boost 100 31
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 16
Dexterity E 18

The Twinned Knight Swords are another exceptional twinblade weapon in Elden Ring, well-suited for twinblade users and Dexterity-focused builds. What sets the Twinned Knight Swords apart is their impressive bleed buildup. With a blood Ashes of War infusion and max upgrades, they achieve a remarkable 100 Bleed buildup.

Acquiring the Twinned Knight Swords is relatively straightforward. Visit the East Windmill Pasture in the Altus Plateau, where you’ll find a pile of burning corpses containing the twinblades. Here’s an image for reference.

Twinned Knight Swords

  • Has the longest reach in Twinblades.
  • Can be infused for different status builds like bleed, etc.

  • The Dex scaling remains lower throughout.
  • Requires investment in both Str and Dex to properly wield.

3. Ruins Greatsword

The Best Str Scaling in Colossal Swords.

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Ruins Greatsword [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 124 82
Magic 37 56
Fire 0 50
Light 0 50
Holy 0 50
Critical/ Boost 100 56
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength B 50
Intelligence E 16

The Ruins Greatsword is one of the top-tier greatswords weapons in Elden Ring that deals massive physical damage and decent magic damage as well. The weapon comes with unique Ash of War; The Wave of Destruction, the Ruins Greatsword’s Weapon Art, deals massive gravity damage to nearby enemies and is basically an AoE attack instead of a direct one-to-one attack.

  • Pretty viable, as provides S scaling with Str.
  • The weapon’s skill is very useful in clearing hordes of enemies. 

  • The skill’s dmg only increases through weapon level.
  • Substantialy low Int scaling.

4. Prelate’s Inferno Crozier

The Best Colossal Weapon For Fire Dmg.

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Prelate’s Inferno Crozier [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 156 82
Magic 0 49
Fire 0 49
Light 0 49
Holy 0 49
Critical/ Boost 100 55
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength C 45
Dexterity E 8

The Prelate’s Inferno Crozier is one of the top-tier strength and dexterity weapons in Elden Ring, and it scales great with these two stats. I love using Prelate’s Inferno Crozier power stance with another colossal weapon in combination to deal the highest damage easily achieved by doing powerstancing jump attacks.

Prelate’s Inferno Crozier also comes with a unique Ash of War from the get-go. The Prelate’s Charge, unique Ashe of war for this weapon, allows the wielder to slam the weapon into the ground and make a short flame pool that can be further charged towards a target. If you press and hold L2/LT, your character will charge in with the weapon while leaving a flame trail in its wake.

If you are aiming particularly for this Ash, then I recommend you use any other Great Hammer, Greataxe, etc. which allow the change of Ash of war.

  • Gives great Str scaling and can deal alot of dmg with it’s skill.
  • Can be infused with Ashes of war and buffed.

  • Provides very low Dex scaling (E).
  • Requires substantial Str to equip (45).

5. Blasphemous Blade

The Best Healing Greatsword In Elden Ring.

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Prelate’s Inferno Crozier [Image Credt: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 121 72
Magic 0 39
Fire 78 54
Light 0 39
Holy 0 39
Critical/ Boost 100 50
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 22
Dexterity D 15
Faith D 21

Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring gained popularity after the Vampire build, which basically steals enemies’ health and replenishes your lost health. If you are running with a faith build and have decent character attributes for Strength and Dexterity, then you should definitely read my Elden Ring Vampire build guide and start sucking the enemy’s health for good.

Besides stealing HP on enemies, another aspect that makes Blasphemous Blade one of the best weapons in Elden Ring is its unique Ash of War. You cannot change the default Ashes of War that come with the Blasphemous Blade, and this greatsword also cannot be infused or enchanted by various incantations.

  • Provides healing with every kill.
  • The skill provides on-hit healing and deals ton of fire dmg.

  • Acquired from a secret boss.
  • Needs heavy investment in three stats to properly use.

6. Dark Moon Greatsword

The Best Greatsword For Frostbite Builds.

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Dark Moon Greatsword [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 82 57
Magic 98 63
Fire 0 31
Light 0 31
Holy 0 31
Critical/ Boost 100 44
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 16
Dexterity D 11
Intelligence C 38

The Dark Moon Greatsword is a recurring weapon that you can see in previous Dark Souls games and even in Bloodborne. In previous games, this intelligence-based magic greatsword has also been named Moonlight Greatsword, but in Elden Ring, the weapon is renamed to Dark Moon Greatsword. Also, the Ash of War on this greatsword is named Moonlight Greatsword.

However, if you upgrade this weapon via visiting the Blacksmith, you’d need Somber Smithing Stones, and at +10 level, the Dark Moon Greatsword gets B-scaling in Intelligence and D-scaling in Strength and Dexterity.

If you are having trouble in the questline and want to carry a Frostbite build, then I recommend the Death’s Poker to use in the meantime.

  • Can cause Frostbite from a distance effectively.
  • Provides great dmg output in Int builds due to it’s scaling.

  • Acquired after completing a long questline.
  • Requires great Int to even equip (38).

7. Sacred Relic Sword

The Best Rune Farming Weapon In Elden Ring.

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Sacred Relic Sword [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 118 62
Magic 0 33
Fire 0 33
Light 0 33
Holy 76 45
Critical/ Boost 110 42
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 14
Dexterity D 24
Faith D 22

The Sacred Relic Sword is a greatsword that is the last boss weapon in Elden Ring. If you had to pick a greatsword that scales with Dexterity and Faith character attributes, the Sacred Relic Sword is the best weapon in Elden Ring under the said category.

Even though the weapon has a higher dexterity requirement, if you level up your Faith scaling, you will do more damage from the weapon’s Ash of War; however, since this is a boss weapon, you will need the Somber Smithing Stones to upgrade it from Blacksmith.

  • Ideal for farming runes with its high dmg and range.
  • Scales pretty high with Fth as well as Dex.

  • Obtained at end-game, can only be used in NG+.
  • The skill dmg only increases through heavy investment in Fth.

8. Ghiza’s Wheel

The Best Colossal Weapon For Stun-Lock.

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Ghiza’s Wheel [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 156 73
Magic 0 43
Fire 0 43
Light 0 43
Holy 0 43
Critical/ Boost 100 48
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 28
Dexterity D 18

If you had to pick a melee build weapon that offers heavy blood loss and deals a tremendous amount of damage by consuming the FP, then Ghiza’s Wheel will be the best weapon in Elden Ring for that category.

Ghiza’s Wheel is a colossal weapon in the game and requires you to have at least 28 Strength and 18 Dexterity character attributes to wield the weapon in Elden Ring properly. The weapon also has a 70 bleed passive effect, which builds up blood loss much faster than most bleed weapons in the game.

  • Spinning Wheel skill can stunlock low-poise enemies and PvP opponents.
  • Provides exceptionaly high base bleed build-up of 70.

  • Spinning wheel has low bleed build-up than normal combos.
  • Requires End investment due to high weight (19.0).

9. Maliketh’s Black Blade

The Best Colossal Sword For Holy Dmg.

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Maliketh’s Black Blade [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 127 68
Magic 0 36
Fire 0 36
Light 0 36
Holy 82 49
Critical/ Boost 100 55
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 34
Dexterity E 12
Faith D 20

The Maliketh’s Black Blade is an excellent Strength and Faith hybrid build weapon that scales mainly with Strength and Faith character attributes. If you are running with a Paladin build in Elden Ring, then using this best weapon in Elden Ring during late game would probably be a great idea for your hybrid build.

Since Maliketh’s Black Blade is a boss weapon, you will need the Somber Smithing Stones to upgrade the weapon from Blacksmith. Taking this weapon’s level up to +10 will give you B-scaling on Strength and Faith and D-scaling on Dexterity, entailing that this is a decent weapon for STR/FTH hybrid builds in Elden Ring.

  • Deals heavy percentage-based HP damage.
  • Is the only weapon in its class to deal Holy dmg.

  • Obtained by defeating a brutal and essentaily an end-game boss.
  • Requires great investment in both Str and Faith.

10. Giant-Crusher

The Best Colossal Weapon For Str Builds.

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The Giant Crusher [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 155 88
Magic 0 52
Fire 0 52
Light 0 52
Holy 0 52
Critical/ Boost 100 58
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength C 60

The Giant-Crusher is a colossal weapon in the game, and if you were to look for the best weapon in Elden Ring with hammers in particular, then this is the perfect armament for you.

Additionally, the best part about wielding this colossal weapon is infusing it with various Ashes of War and buffing the overall damage. So, if you’re a magic user of decent Faith and Arcane leveling, you can use various incantations to increase the base damage.

Essentially, if you infuse some buffs on the Giant-Crusher, you will not only be dealing physical damage but also magic, fire, bleed, poison, lightning, holy, and more, depending on the buff type you apply.

  • The weapon can deals insane dmg in Str builds.
  • Can be used to block atks due to its dmg negation and guard boost.

  • Needs substantial Str to properly wield (60).
  • The innate skill of the weapon is pretty bad.

11. Twinblade

The Lowest Str Requirement In Twinblades.

Stats Attack Guard
Physical 119 45
Magic 0 30
Fire 0 30
Light 0 30
Holy 0 30
Critical/Boost 100 30
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 10
Dexterity D 18

The first weapon on my list is the Twinblade. This is a deadly sword (Read Elden Ring Best Swords) with blades on both sides. The best part about the Twinblade is that it is an early-game weapon, meaning you won’t have to worry about progressing through the story to get it.

Elden Ring Best Weapons
Twinblade

The Twinblade can deal 119 Physical damage. It has a skill called Spinning Slash, which allows the user to spin two times and attack its targets in the process. This skill can prove useful when fighting against a group of enemies or when you’re pushed to a corner. 

  • Can be acquired fairly early and provides great dmg output.
  • Pretty lightweight and scales good with Dex.

  • Relatively low Str scaling and overall dmg.
  • There are better options available like Twinned Knight Swords.

12. Great Epee

The Lightest Heavy Thrusting Sword.

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Great Epee [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 124 52
Magic 0 36
Fire 0 36
Light 0 36
Holy 0 36
Critical/ Boost 100 31
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 15
Dexterity D 16

Next, I have the Great Epee. This is a Heavy Thrusting Sword that hits hard. Because of this, it can deal a lot of damage with its attacks. Even though it is a heavy weapon, you can still use it with a shield. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about defense while using this weapon.

The skill offered by this weapon is called Implaing Thrust. You can use this skill to charge forward at your target and perform a powerful attack that can pierce through their armor.

If you want a more stronger Thrusting sword with better scalings and dmg output, then I suggest the Godskin Stitcher. It weighs only 0.5 more but provides more dmg.

  • Slottable in a variety of builds because of its lightweight.
  • Its charge attack has more stagger dmg than other rapiers.

  • Shortest range in heavy thrusting swords.
  • Low dmg output due to less scalings.

13. Greataxe

The Highest Base Attack In Greataxes.

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The Great Axe [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 151 69
Magic 0 37
Fire 0 37
Light 0 37
Holy 0 37
Critical/ Boost 100 45
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 30
Dexterity D 8

The Greataxe is yet another powerful weapon in my best weapons list that you should get. It packs a great punch and can deliver powerful blows to the enemy.

The Greataxe’s skill is called Barbaric Roar, through which you can perform a mighty shout that will increase your overall attack power. Furthermore, it will also transform regular attacks into savage attacks, thus allowing you to become a beast in combat. 

To get the Greataxe, you must first go to Limgrave near Waypoint Ruins and look around for a carriage escorted by two giant Trolls. You will need to take down the Trolls and other enemies nearby. Then, go to the carriage and open the chest inside it to get the weapon.

  • Has the highest AR in greataxes.
  • Can be acquired early-game, and provides great dmg output.

  • The Dex scaling of the weapon is pretty low.
  • Requires great amount of Str for an early-game weapon.

14. Gargoyle’s Blackblade

The Best Base Holy Dmg In Greatswords.

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Gargoyle’s Blackblade [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 102 60
Magic 0 33
Fire 0 33
Light 0 33
Holy 122 66
Critical/ Boost 100 46
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 18
Dexterity E 10
Faith D 22

Greatswords are one of my favorite weapons, and the Gargoyle’s Blackblade is easily one of the best in Elden Ring. It can deal a decent amount of damage with each hit, and you can use it against multiple types of enemies. If you want to boost the overall stats of this weapon, then you will need to focus on increasing your character’s Faith, Strength, and Dexterity. 

Its skill, Corpse Wax Cutter, is pretty impressive as it lets you launch a red wave towards the target, therefore, it can also act as a ranged weapon.

  • Deals tons of Holy dmg and can be used at a range.
  • The skill can deal percentage-based dmg.

  • Obtained after defeating a relatively difficult boss.
  • There is no improve in Fth scaling of the weapon.

15. Clayman’s Harpoon

The Lowest Int Requirement In Spears.

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Clayman’s Harpoon [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 99 49
Magic 64 38
Fire 0 25
Light 0 25
Holy 0 25
Critical/ Boost 100 33
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 12
Dexterity E 10
Intelligence D 12

The Clayman’s Harpoon is the first Spear in my best weapons list. For those who don’t know, Spears are meant to help you engage in melee combat while keeping you at a safe distance. This makes them one of the best melee weapons in Elden Ring.

Just like the Great Epee, this weapon also offers the Implaing Thrust. Thanks to it, you can launch an attack that can pierce through the enemy’s armor. Furthermore, it can also break their defense so that you can perform more attacks on them.

For more Int focused spear and better physical dmg, you can use the Crystal spear Instead. It has better scalings but requires more stats to wield and weighs the same but can not be buffed.

  • Is a good choice for magic dmg in low Int builds.
  • Comes with Impaling thrust and can be infused with other Ashes.

  • Has very low Dex scaling (E).
  • Needs to be farmed with very low drop rate.

16. Erdsteel Dagger

The Best Dagger For Quadruple Scaling.

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Erdsteel Dagger [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 67 36
Magic 0 21
Fire 0 21
Light 0 21
Holy 0 21
Critical/ Boost 110 15
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 7
Dexterity D 12
Faith D 14

Daggers in Elden Ring are something that you should use when you’re up close and personal with an enemy. They have the shortest range among all weapons in the game. However, their short range can be overlooked with their attack speed, as they let you stab your enemies quickly. Furthermore, their Critical strikes are also deadly. As for the Erdsteel Dagger, it is one of the best Daggers in Elden Ring

This weapon goes well with the Vagabond class in Elden Ring, as it scales with Strength and Dexterity. As for its skill, it’s called Quickstep. You can quickly reposition yourself and avoid getting attacked by the enemy.

  • Comes with tripple scaling, which can be upgraded to quadruple.
  • Charged heavy attacks deals considerable dmg with consecutive slashes.

  • Only suitable for close-range as does not provide ranged attacks.
  • Gives complete output only in high Faith builds.

17. Eclipse Shotel

The Best Weapon For Death Blight Builds.

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Eclipse Shotel [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 77 35
Magic 0 25
Fire 0 25
Light 0 25
Holy 77 50
Critical/ Boost 100 25
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 10
Dexterity D 25
Faith D 30

The Eclipse Shotel is a curved sword that can help you quickly land attacks on your target. Curved swords are faster than most of the other weapon types, and they can deal a good amount of damage within a short period. Its skill is called Death Flare, and thanks to it, you can inflict death ailment on your targets. Furthermore, you can also create an explosion by using this skill. 

To get your hands on this Curved Sword, you must visit Castle Sol. There, you’ll be able to find the weapon at the church’s altar. This area can be found in the southeast part of Castle Sol. Remember that you’ll encounter many formidable enemies in this castle, so ensure you’re prepared.

  • Is the only curved-sword for Holy dmg in the game.
  • Works great in PvP due to death blight build-up.

  • Acquired in essentially the end-game area.
  • The death blight only works in PvP and not in PvE.

18. Crystal Knife

The Highest Int Scaling In Daggers.

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Crystal Knife [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 82 32
Magic 53 31
Fire 0 18
Light 0 18
Holy 0 18
Critical/ Boost 100 15
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 8
Dexterity D 12
Intelligence D 9

The Crystal Knife is another Dagger in Elden Ring that you can trust in close-range combat. It can perform quick attacks and can prove to be a lethal weapon.

It also uses the same skill as the previous Dagger I mentioned, Quickstep. Thanks to it, you can reposition yourself quickly in combat and find a better position to attack your target. Or, you can use it to rapidly move out of the way of incoming attacks.

You must visit the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel for the Crystal Knife in Elden Ring. From there, you will have to go three levels down and defeat all the Marionettes you’ll face there. Then, look around for a chest, and you’ll find the Crystal Knife inside it.

  • The skill Quicksteps can be very usefull.
  • Considerable Magic and Physical dmg.

  • Low Crit stats as compared to other daggers.
  • Cannot be dmg boosted or buffed in any way.

19. Cranial Vessel Candlestand

The Highest Base Fire Atk In Great Hammers.

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Cranial Vessel Candlestand [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 98 71
Magic 0 37
Fire 98 51
Light 0 37
Holy 0 37
Critical/ Boost 100 48
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 26
Dexterity E 8
Faith D 22

What makes the Carnial Vessel Candlestand one of the best weapons in Elden Ring is its ability to deal a good amount of Fire damage and physical damage. If not enough, you can use its Surge of Faith skill to rain down fireballs on your targets.

The fireballs can deal a lot of damage and help you weaken your enemies before you start attacking them with your weapon.

To get this weapon, you must visit the Mountaintops of the Giants and make your way to the Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave again. From there, look around for an Imp Statue in a large hall. The weapon will be on a corpse who is locked behind this statue.

  • Is the best great hammer for fire dmg.
  • Has great scalings with both Str and Fth.

  • Acquired in the End-game area.
  • Requires investment in Str and Fth and has low Dex scaling.

20. Fallingstar Beast Jaw

The Best Range In Colossal Weapons.

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Fallingstar Beast Jaw [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 131 70
Magic 85 55
Fire 0 43
Light 0 43
Holy 0 43
Critical/ Boost 100 50
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 34
Dexterity D 12
Intelligence E 20

It’s effective against tough enemies. Its skill, Gravity Bolt, calls down lightning for good damage. You can obtain it at Mt. Gelmir by defeating the Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast boss.

  • Has a dmg boost against gravity-type enemies (20%).
  • The skill deals alot of dmg and is spammable.

  • Acquired after defeating a relatively tough boss.
  • Has low Int scaling despite a magic dmg weapon.

21. Death Ritual Spear

The Best Spear For Int Builds.

Death Ritual Spear is yet another weapon that can help you attack your enemy while staying at a safe distance. This Spear pairs well with Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence. You’ll need to increase these if you want to make the Death Ritual Spear more powerful.

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Death Ritual Spear
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 99 54
Magic 64 42
Fire 0 27
Light 0 27
Holy 0 27 
Critical/ Boost 110 36
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 14
Dexterity D 20
Intelligence D 18

Its skill is called Spearcall Ritual, and it can help you rain down spectral spears on your targets. This skill is ideal for times when you’re fighting against a group of enemies. 

You must find and take down the Death Rite Bird to get your hands on the Death Ritual Spear. This boss can be found in multiple locations, but you should try looking for him in the Mountaintops of the Giants first. After you take him down, you can pick up the Death Ritual Spear from its corpse.

  • Provides good Dex scaling so, is good in Dex/Int builds.
  • Spearcall Ritual (skill) deals exceptional dmg especially on big targets.

  • The skill lacks poise, can be easily interrupted.
  • Obtained by defeating a boss in end-game area.

22. Nagakiba

The Longest Katana In Elden Ring.

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Nagakiba [Image Credt: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 115 49
Magic 0 33
Fire 0 33
Light 0 33
Holy 0 33
Critical/ Boost 100 33
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 18
Dexterity C 22

The Nagakiba is a powerful Katana in Elden Ring that can deal great damage with each attack. The weapon can be improved by leveling up Dexterity and Strength stats. The Nagakiba can be used in mid-range combat and perform both Thrust and Slash attacks.

Its skill, Piercing Fang, allows you to perform a powerful thrust attack that the enemy can not block. No matter how good the enemy’s defense is, the skill will make sure to break it. You must complete the Bloody Finger Hunter Yura’s questline to get your hands on this Katana.

If you are facing difficulty in getting Nagakiba, you can always go for Uchigatana, which is best early-game katana and deals better damage.

  • Beneficial in cold/bleed builds due to possibility of affinity changes.
  • Has exceptional attack range for a speedy moveset.

  • Uchigatana is a slightly better option in terms of dmg.
  • Requires completion of an NPC questline.

23. Treespear

The Best Early Great Spear For Holy Dmg.

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Treespear [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 122 55
Magic 0 35
Fire 0 35
Light 0 35
Holy 79 48
Critical/ Boost 100 45
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 15
Dexterity D 22
Faith D 18

I prefer Great Spears over regular ones because they’re heavy, hit hard, and have an extended range. The Treespear, in particular, stands out as one of the best in Elden Ring. This weapon works well for Vagabond and Confessor classes, thanks to its synergy with Strength, Faith, and Dexterity. It deals 122 Physical damage and 79 Holy damage, featuring the skill “Sacred Order.”

To obtain the Treespear, go to Luirnia of the Lakes and head northeast from the Lake Facing Cliffs grace site. Defeat the guarding giant to claim the Treespear from a chest.

  • Can be recieved pretty early and provides good dmg output.
  • Can be buffed with magic so very versatile in many builds.

  • Requires investment in three stats for maximum output.
  • Lower Str and Faith scalings throughout.

24. Troll Knight’s Sword

The Best Troll's Sword For Int Builds.

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Troll Knight’s Sword [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 124 70
Magic 80 55
Fire 0 43
Light 0 43
Holy 0 43
Critical/ Boost 100 50
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 20
Dexterity D 14
Intelligence D 18

The Troll Knight’s Sword, a Colossal Sword, packs a heavy punch with each strike, similar to Ultra Greatswords from previous Souls games. Its weight makes it slow but hard-hitting.

This sword benefits from Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence upgrades, making it ideal for Vagabond, Astrologer, or Prisoner classes. Vagabond excels in Strength and Dexterity, while Astrologers and Prisoners focus on Intelligence. Its “Troll’s Roar” skill lets you unleash a powerful shockwave, pushing back enemies, which is particularly useful when surrounded in dire situations.

To obtain the Troll Knight’s Sword in Elden Ring, hunt down Troll Knights at Caria Manor, where they are numerous. Defeat them until one drops the sword.

  • The weapon scales mainly with Str and has good dmg potential.
  • This can also be utilized in Int builds due to Int scaling.

  • The weapon’s Ash of war is not that good and can’t be changed.
  • The Int scaling is not improved even at +10 level.

25. Sword of Night and Flame

The Best Straight Sword For Hybrid Builds.

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Sword of Night and Flame [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 87 36
Magic 56 42
Fire 56 42
Light 0 26
Holy 0 26
Critical/ Boost 100 31
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 12
Dexterity E 12
Intelligence D 24
Faith D 24

The Sword of Night and Flame is a Straight Sword that can perform multiple types of attacks and can deal a decent amount of damage with each one.

The Sword of Night and Flame scales well with Strength, Dexterity, Faith, and Intelligence, thus making it a weapon that can go well with multiple classes.

As for its skill, it’s called the Night and Flame stance. Through it, you can hold the sword to cast a sorcery. After that, you can either perform a powerful sweep flame attack or cast the Night Comet Azur sorcery.  

  • The weapon scales with four stats, so very powerful in end-game builds.
  • Can be acquired early-game and mage classes can use this weapon right-away.

  • Has been nerfed considerably over the patches.
  • Is more viable in Int/Fth builds than in Str/Dex builds.

26. Claymore

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Claymore [Image Credt: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 138 65
Magic 0 35
Fire 0 35
Light 0 35
Holy 0 35
Critical/ Boost 100 42
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 16
Dexterity D 13

The Claymore is one of the best Greatswords in Elden Ring that can help you in multiple situations. You can trust this weapon against numerous types of enemies as it can deal a lot of damage with each hit. It scales with Strength and Dexterity. Its skill is called Lion’s Claw, which allows you to somersault towards your targets and deal damage to them. 

  • Is the only greatsword with Lion’s Claw as an innate skill.
  • Great for early-game and deals good dmg in Str builds.

  • The Dex scaling doesn’t increase and remains the same (D).
  • Requires great investment in Str/Dex for full dmg output.

27. Rogier’s Rapier

The Best Thrusting Sword For Stagger Dmg.

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Rogiers Rapier [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 93 49
Magic 0 33
Fire 0 33
Light 0 33
Holy 0 33
Critical/ Boost 110 22
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 8
Dexterity C 17

You should get the Rogier’s Rapier if you’re looking for a weapon that can balance decent damage, good range, and a fast attack speed. This Thrusting Sword can take down your opponent quickly and brutally. Because of its range, it can help you stay at a safe distance while attacking your enemy. 

Its Critical attacks are also capable of dealing 110 damage. Furthermore, its “Repeating Thrust” skill can help you quickly perform a series of thrusts.

To get the Rogier’s Rapier in Elden Ring, you must first defeat Godrick the Grafted. Afterward, you’ll receive the weapon from Rogier as a reward when you visit him at the Roundtable Hold.

  • More hit-count enables status buildup.
  • Can be obtained pre-upgraded by doing a quest.

  • Has the lowest base attack among the thrusting swords.
  • The Glintblade Phalanx is acquired late game if not obtained with the weapon.

28. Onyx Lord’s Greatsword

The Best Curved Greatsword For Int Builds.

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Onyx Lord’s Greatsword [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 118 57
Magic 76 42
Fire 0 29
Light 0 29
Holy 0 29
Critical/ Boost 100 44
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 20
Dexterity E 16
Intelligence D 16

The Onyx Lord’s Greatsword is a powerful weapon that can be used against multiple types of enemies. Being a Curved Greatsword, the weapon can perform powerful attacks at the cost of slow speed.

It has a skill called Onyx Lord’s Repulsion. Through it, you can create a gravity well on the ground that not only damages the enemies but also sends them flying away. This skill can be used when enemies surround you, but you cannot fight all of them at once. You can then use the Onyx Lord’s Repulsion to send some of them away.

To get this powerful Curved Greatsword, you must defeat the Onyx Lord, a boss in Elden Ring. To fight him, you must visit the Sealed Tunnel and make your way through it to enter the arena where you’ll find the Onyx Lord.

If you can afford more Str and End, then I recommend the Starscourge Greatsword for more damage, similar skill but lower range.

  • The skill is pretty helpful in crowd-control.
  • Delivers 20% increased dmg to gravity-type enemies.

  • Has poor Dex scaling, not suitable for dex builds.
  • The skill is relatively slower and can be interupted.

29. Horn Bow

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Horn Bow [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 65
Magic 30
Fire 0
Light 0
Holy 0
Critical/ Boost 100
Range 50
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 10
Dexterity D 14
Intelligence E 12

The Horn Bow is the first ranged weapon in my Elden Ring weapons guide. Ranged weapons can help you remove enemies that are far away, providing you the luxury of staying at a safe distance. The Bow can scale well with Strength and Dexterity.

It has a skill called Mighty Shot, in which you can fire a powerful shot at your target, piercing through the enemy’s armor or breaking their guard if they have any.

To get the Horn Bow in Elden Ring, you must go to the stairs leading to Hallowhorn Grounds in Siofra River. The Bow will be beside a corpse. 

  • The bow can increase the dmg of magical arrows.
  • Has been given Int scaling and thus increasing it’s dmg output.

  •  No cosiderable improvement in scalings.
  • Acquired after progressing a certain questline.

30. Starscourge Greatsword

The Best Weapon Against Gravity-Type Enemies.

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Starscourge Greatsword [Image Credt: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 129 65
Magic 83 47
Fire 0 34
Light 0 34
Holy 0 34
Critical/ Boost 100 52
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 38
Dexterity D 12
Intelligence E 15

If you’re looking for a weapon to help you get up close and personal with your enemies, you need to get the Starscourage Greatsword. It has a fantastic skill and can deal much damage with each attack.

Its skill is called Starcaller Cry, and it helps the user pull enemies in. Thanks to this, you can get the chance to attack your enemies from close range. To get your hands on this weapon, you will need to get it from Enia at the Roundtable Hold in exchange for the Remembrance of the Starcourge. 

  • 30% dmg against gravity-type enemies.
  • Dual-handing the weapon results in two swords.

  • Pretty low Int scaling despite being an Int weapon.
  • Acquired after defeating a rather brutal boss.

31. Jar Cannon

The Highest Base-Attack In Ballistas.

Like the Horn Bow, the Jar Cannon is another fantastic ranged weapon in Elden Ring. It is a Ballista that is capable of dealing a lot of damage with each hit. The only downside about this weapon is its slow reload speed, because of why you’ll need to be extremely careful with each shot as you can’t afford to miss any. The Jar Cannon can not be scaled with any stats, unlike the weapons mentioned above. 

Jar Cannon
Jar Cannon
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 192 0
Magic 0 0
Fire 0 0
Light 0 0
Holy 0 0
Critical/ Boost 100 0
Range 50 0
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength 34
Dexterity 12

The Jar Cannon can deal a massive 192 Physical damage with each attack. This makes it a perfect weapon to use against powerful enemies, as you’ll be able to deal a lot of damage while staying at a safe distance. It has a skill called Kick, which can push back enemies. 

The Jar Cannon can be acquired by defeating the Demi-Human Queen Margot, a boss in Elden Ring. This boss can be found in Mt. Gelmir, at the end of the Volcano Cave. 

  • No investment needed in any stat to wield properly.
  • Can only be fired dual-handed, so requires half the Str to use.

  • Does not scale on any stat other than weapon level.
  • Very long reload time.

32. Lusat’s Glintstone Staff

The Best Sor Scaling in Staffs.

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Lusat’s Glintstone Staff [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 24 25
Magic 0 15
Fire 0 15
Light 0 15
Holy 0 15
Critical/ Boost 100 15
Sorcery 179
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 10
Intelligence B 52

The Lusat’s Glintstone Staff is the first Glintstone Staff on my list. This is a special type of weapon that is different from others. Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring can not deal a lot of damage, but they can be used to cast Sorceries. Therefore, it is perfect for you if you want to use Magic Spells in combat. 

The Lusat’s Glintstone Staff can deal 24 Physical damage. Unlike most of the other weapons in Elden Ring, this one has no skill attached to it.

  • Provides S scaling in Int at +3 upgrade.
  • Due to high Sor Scaling, can provide more dmg than Carian Regal Scepter.

  • FP cost is increased by 50%.
  • Requires substantial amount of Int to properly wield.

33. Winged Scythe

The Best Reaper For Faith Builds.

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Winged Scythe [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 87 30
Magic 0 25
Fire 0 25
Light 0 25
Holy 104 55
Critical/ Boost 100 30
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 16
Dexterity D 16
Faith D 24

The Winged Scythe is the type of weapon ideal for those looking for something that can deal a massive amount of Holy damage. The Winged Scythe is a Reaper, meaning that it offers a great range and comes with special sweep attacks.

The Winged Scythe scales well with Dexterity, Strength, and Faith. Its skill is called Angel’s Wings, which lets you deliver a powerful slash attack on the enemy, dealing a good amount of damage in the process.

  • It’s attack ignore 40% guard dmg negation.
  • Has bleed build-up in addition to Holy dmg.

  • Lowest base physical dmg in reapers.
  • Has the shortest range among reapers.

34. Gargoyle’s Black Halberd

The Best Halberd For Holy Dmg.

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Gargoyle’s Black Halberd [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 103 54
Magic 0 36
Fire 0 36
Light 0 36
Holy 123 72
Critical/ Boost 100 50
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 26
Dexterity E 10
Faith D 22

Halberds in Elden Ring provide long-range and substantial damage per hit, making them versatile for various foes. The Gargoyle’s Black Halberd stands out as a potent choice. Its “Spinning Slash” skill allows you to target multiple enemies with a spinning attack, ending with a powerful heavy strike.

To acquire the Gargoyle’s Black Halberd, defeat the boss Black Blade Kindred in the Beastial Sanctum, just like the Gargoyle’s Blackblade.

  • Deals heavy Holy dmg.
  • Scales primarily with Str and Faith.

  • Requires high investment in Str and Fth to properly utilize.
  • Low scaling with Dex.

35. Giant Red Braid

The Best Whip For Fire Damage.

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Giant Red Braid [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 82 24
Magic 0 12
Fire 53 26
Light 0 12
Holy 0 12
Critical/ Boost 100 15
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 18 
Dexterity D 12
Faith D 21

The Giant Red Braid is a Whip that can help you attack enemies from a great distance. This weapon is not suitable against armored enemies as it won’t affect them. However, you can trust this weapon to take them down for regular enemies.

  • Can easily dispatch enemies from a safe distance.
  • Is rather light and provides good scaling with Str and Fth.

  • Only efficient in pure Faith builds.
  • Obtained after defeating an end-game boss.

36. Golden Halberd 

The Best Halberd For Attack Buff.

The Golden Halberd is easily one of the best weapons because of its massive power. The range it offers can also prevent you from quickly attacking the enemy. 

Elden Ring Best Weapons
Golden Halberd
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 134 65
Magic 0 41
Fire 0 41
Light 0 41
Holy 87 56
Critical/ Boost 100 52
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 30
Dexterity E 14
Faith D 12

The Golden Halberd’s Golden Vow skill is one of the best skills in Elden Ring as it can increase your attack power and defense. If you have allies nearby, their attack power and defense will also boost. Therefore, if you’re looking for a weapon to enhance your combat stats, you should get the Golden Halberd. 

You must go to Limgrave and take down the Tree Sentinel to acquire this weapon.

  • Best effective in Faith builds, provides exceptional dmg.
  • Overall defenses are increased by skill Golden vow.

  • The skill has high FP cost.
  • Requires substantial strength for early-game weapon.

37. Carian Regal Scepter

The Best Staff For Full Moon Sorceries.

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Carian Regal Scepter [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 24 25
Magic 0 15
Fire 0 15
Light 0 15
Holy 0 15
Critical/ Boost 100 15
Sorcery  162
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 8
Dexterity E 10
Intelligence B 60

The Carian Regal Scepter is an excellent Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring that you should use with the highest intelligence level characters. It is one of the best staff for Intelligence builds. It goes pretty well with Sorcerers. It scales with Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence. It has a defensive skill called Spinning Weapon. This makes the weapon spin in mid-air and attacks everyone near it.

  • Gives substantial buff to full moon sorceries by 10%
  • Pretty effective weapon for mage builds.

  • Requires termendious Int requirement of 60.
  • Overshadowed by Lusat’s Glintstone Staff in dmg per spell.

38. Reduvia

The Best Bleed Dagger In Elden Ring.

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Reduvia [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 79 38
Magic 0 22
Fire 0 22
Light 0 22
Holy 0 22
Critical/ Boost 110 16
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 5
Dexterity D 13
Arcane D 13

The Reduvia is a powerful Dagger in Elden Ring that can stab enemies quickly and destroy them in close-range combat. If an enemy gets close and you have the Reduiva equipped, you can take them down instantly.

However, what makes it one of the best weapons in Elden Ring is its skill, Blood Blade. Through it, you can transform the bloodstains on your Dagger into projectiles that you can shoot at your enemy, which deal a lot of damage.

  • The dagger can be used righaway if you select the Bandit class.
  • For ranged bleed build-up, the skill is very effective.

  • Raw dmg other than bleed is very low.
  • Attack range excluding skill is pretty limited.

Read my Elden Ring Reduvia Build guide if you want this playstyle.

39. Grafted Dragon

The Best Fist For Fire Dmg.

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Grafted Dragon [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 89 27
Magic 0 18
Fire 57 44
Light 0 18
Holy 0 18
Critical/ Boost 100 22
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 20
Dexterity D 14
Faith D 16

Fists in Elden Ring are unique and meant for highly close-range fights. It has a skill called Bear Witness that can send a powerful flame toward your target. The flame will deal a lot of damage and help weaken your enemy before you start landing powerful punches on them. 

The Grafted Dragon is another item you can obtain by going to Enia at the Roundtable Hold and exchanging it for the Remembrance of the Grafted item.

  • Effective against Dragon-type enemies.
  • The only fist weapon to deal good fire dmg

  • Cannot be paired despite being a fist weapon.
  • Requires great investment in different stats.

40. Magma Whip Candlestick 

The Highest Base Fire Atk In Whips.

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Magma Whip Candlestick [Image Credit: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 72 21
Magic 0 10
Fire 72 36
Light 0 20
Holy 0 10
Critical/ Boost 100 15
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 8
Dexterity D 16
Faith D 18

The second Whip I would like to mention is the Magma Whip Candlestick. It is another weapon that can help you perform attacks from a safe distance. The Magma Whip Candlestick can scale with Strength, Dexterity, and Faith. 

The Magma Whip Candlestick can deal 72 Physical damage and 72 Fire damage. It has a skill called Sea of Magma, through which you can transform this into a Molten whip that deals a lot of damage to the enemies. 

  • Provides good fire dmg at a shorter distance.
  • Very viable for Dex/Fth builds due to high scalings.

  • Has the shortest range in whips.
  • Only obtained by a missable quest.

41. Moonveil

The Best Katana For Int Builds.

 Moonveil Katana is easily one of the best Katanas in Elden Ring. It is a powerful weapon that can scale with Strength, Intelligence, and Dexterity.

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Moonveil
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 73 31
Magic 87 57
Fire 0 26
Light 0 26
Holy 0 26
Critical/ Boost 100 31
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 12
Dexterity D 18
Intelligence  C 23

It comes with a powerful skill called Transient Moonlight. Using it, you can perform an Instant Slash Attack, and a wave of light will follow. The slash attack is potent and quick.

  • Can attack from a range, and has high poise dmg.
  • Transient Moonlight can kill many opponents effortlessly.

  • To spam skills, you need to invest in Mind.
  • More suitable for Int build, rather than bleed build.

Read my Elden Ring Moonveil Katana Build guide.

42. Black Knife

The Best Dagger For Destined Death.

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Black Knife [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 66 26
Magic 0 15
Fire 0 15
Light 0 15
Holy 65 42
Critical/ Boost 110 15
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 8
Dexterity D 12
Faith D 18

The Black Knife is easily one of the best Daggers available in Elden Ring. It is something that can destroy your enemy in close-range combat. Using it, you can land attacks on your target quickly and eliminate them within seconds.

It has a skill called Blade of Death, which is extremely powerful. Using the skill, you can fire a projectile toward your target, which will damage and reduce your enemy’s maximum HP. Furthermore, they will keep on receiving damage over time for a while.

  • The burning effect of skill ignores i-frames.
  • The skill animation has substantial hyperarmor.

  • Relatively low Str scaling.
  • The skill dmg scales with Fth only.

43. Grafted Blade Greatsword

The Best Colossal Sword For Stats Buff.

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Grafted Blade Greatsword [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 162 80
Magic 0 48
Fire 0 48
Light 0 48
Holy 0 48
Critical/ Boost 100 53
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength C 40
Dexterity E 14

The Grafted Blade Greatsword is easily one of the most badass-looking weapons in Elden Ring. However, this isn’t the reason why it’s mentioned on my list. The Grafted Blade Greatsword has one of the greatest base damage among all weapons in the game, making it perfect for use against Bosses.

The weapon is heavy, and attacks slowly, but it hits hard. With each hit, you’ll drain a lot of your enemy’s health. It has a skill called Oath of Vengeance, which increases your attributes by 5 for 60 (after Patch 1.07) seconds.

  • Deals exeptional dmg in pure Str builds.
  • Can be acquired pretty early in the game.

  • Requires great Str to wield despite bieng an early-game weapon.
  • Has pretty low Dex scaling.

44. Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword

The Best Curved Greatsword For Str/Faith Builds.

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Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword [Image Credt: eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 114 66
Magic 0 33
Fire 74 48
Light 0 33
Holy 0 33
Critical/ Boost 100 50
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength C 24
Dexterity D 15
Faith D 18

The Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword is another badass-looking weapon on my list that can deliver powerful attacks. It is a heavy-weight sword that can prove to be deadly in combat.

It has a skill called Magma Guillotine. This skill allows you to hold the sword with both hands to smash it into the ground, creating a blast of magma. This blast deals a decent amount of damage to every enemy that gets caught inside its radius.

  • Magma Guillotine allows you to pour long-lasting lava in a small radius.
  • Very effective in Str/Faith builds.

  • For damage potential, needs great investment in Str and Faith.
  • The weapons range is deminished when dual-handed.

45. Meteoric Ore Blade

The Best Katana For Crowd-Control.

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Meteoric Ore Blade [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 112 50
Magic 72 45
Fire 0 31
Light 0 31
Holy 0 31
Critical/ Boost 100 33
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 15
Dexterity E 14
Intelligence D 18

The Meteoric Ore Blade is easily one of the top weapons in Elden Ring. The best part about it is that it’s an early-game Elden Ring weapon. It can deal both Slash and Pierce damage in combat. 

It has a skill called Gravitas, which allows the user to create a gravity well on the ground. This gravity pulls in enemies and damages them in the process. It also allows you to get up close and personal with the enemies. 

  • Provides good split-magic dmg and good for crowd-control.
  • Deals increased dmg to gravty-type enemies.

  • Relatively lower Dex scaling for a Katana.
  • Has the shortest range in Katanas.

46. Banished Knight’s Halberd 

The Best Halberd For PvP Cheese.

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Banished Knight’s Halberd [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 125 55
Magic 0 35
Fire 0 35
Light 0 35
Holy 0 35
Critical/ Boost 100 42
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 14
Dexterity D 12

The Banished Knight‘s Halberd is one of the best weapons to use in Elden Ring because of its power and skill. Its skill is called Charge Forth, thanks to which you can instantly charge forward and cover a great distance. 

With lower stats and dmg but easy to obtain, you can use the Halberd with lower overall dmg but is obtained early and doesn’t require farming.

  • Weapon’s elemental type can be changed.
  • Can deal good dmg at a safe distance.

  • Tedious to obtain as requires farming enemies.
  • This weapon is very disliked in PvP due to its moveset.

47. Beast-Repellent Torch

The Best Torch Against Beast-Type Foes.

Stats Attack Guard
Physical 58 23
Magic 0 17
Fire 104 38
Light 0 17
Holy 0 17
Critical/ Boost 100 19
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength C 12
Dexterity E 8

While every other weapon in Elden Ring focuses on attacking the enemies, there is one that can keep some of them away as well. The Beast-Repellent is a Torch that you can use to keep a couple of beasts away, such as hounds, bears, and rats. When the Torch is lit, it will keep all of them away and prevent them from attacking you unless you attack them first.

To get your hands on the Beast-Repellent Torch in Elden Ring, you must visit the Isolated Merchant in Dragonbarrow and purchase it from him for 1,200 Runes.

If you are equiping torches simply for lighting, then I suggest use the simple Torch for that purpose. 

  • Can deal decent fire dmg against Phy resistant enemies.
  • The beast-repelling passive is always active.

  • Acquired in a rather difficult area.
  • Torches are not suitable as proper weapons.

48. Rivers of Blood

The Best Weapon For Bleed Build-Up.

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Rivers of Blood [Image Taken by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 76 36
Magic 0 27
Fire 76 62
Light 0 40
Holy 0 33
Critical/ Boost 100 31
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 12
Dexterity D 18
Arcane D 20

The Rivers of Blood is a Katana in Elden Ring that is extremely deadly. Its name is enough to tell you how lethal it is. The Rivers of Blood is ideal for mid-range combat, and its attack speed is decent. It can deal a lot of damage with each hit.

Its skill is called Corpse Piler, an extremely powerful skill that can help you perform a series of powerful attacks. This makes the Rivers of Blood an ideal weapon to use against a powerful group of enemies. Even if you’re fighting a single enemy, the skill will let you take them down instantly. 

The Rivers of Blood is a late-game weapon as it can be acquired by defeating Bloody Finger Okina. He can be found near the Church of Repose, an area you will visit later in the game. Remember that Bloody Finger Okina is not an easy invader to defeat, so ensure you’re prepared for a good fight. Also, read my Elden Ring Rivers of Blood Build guide.

  • Can enable the use of all katanas by powerstancing.
  • Quick-working and most effective bleed weapon of the game.

  • High poise enemies can interrupt the Corpse Piler cast.
  • Cannot be used in NG, as is a very end-game weapon.

49. Cipher Pata 

The Best Fists For Holy Dmg.

Stats Attack Guard
Physical 0 9
Magic 0 14
Fire 0 14
Light 0 14
Holy 85 61
Critical/ Boost 100 19
Stats Scaling Requirements
Faith C 30

If you’re looking for a weapon that can only deal Holy damage, then you should get the Cipher Pata. This is a Fist which you can equip on your hands.

It has an extremely powerful skill called Unblockable Blade. Thanks to it, you can perform a powerful piercing attack by lunging forward. The best part about this attack is that it can not be blocked.

To get the Cipher Pata in Elden Ring, you must look for it inside a room in the Roundtable Hold. The room is located on the left side of the area that Mage Tongue Alberich invaded.

  • Has absolutely no weight.
  • The skill deals decent stagger dmg.

  • Deals no physical damage.
  • Strictly for Faith builds only.

50. Bloodhound’s Fang

The Most Versatile Curved Greatsword.

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Bloodhound’s Fang [Image Captured by eXputer]
Stats Attack Guard
Physical 141 68
Magic 0 36
Fire 0 36
Light 0 36
Holy 0 36
Critical/ Boost 100 44
Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 18
Dexterity C 17

Finally, I have the Bloodhound’s Fang. This excellent weapon can perform powerful melee attacks but simultaneously lets you quickly get a safe distance away from the enemies. It can deal a lot of damage with each attack.

Its skill is called Bloodound’s Finesse, and thanks to it, you can perform a quick backward somersault and get away from your enemies, followed by a powerful Step attack. This can help you deliver powerful attacks to your target but avoid getting damaged in the process. 

To get the Bloodhound’s Fang in Elden Ring, you will need to visit Limgrave and defeat the boss called Bloodhound Knight Darriwil.

  • To improve effectiveness, you can buff it with various spells.
  • Bloodhound’s Finesse skill is effective in dodging and striking back.

  • Moveset is slower than other fast bleed weapons.
  • The skill can be countered easily in PvP.

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Similar Weapons To Consider

I excluded several other excellent choices for the Best Weapons In Elden Ring from my top 50 list due to some individual factors:

  • Uchigatana: A versatile weapon with high Dexterity scaling, bleed buildup, and infusion options with Ashes of War.
  • Brick Hammer: Despite its high damage, the clunky moveset and steep strength requirement limit its effectiveness.
  • Broadsword: A good option, but it has a slightly shorter range than the other weapons I selected above.
  • Godskin Peeler: Although it is a solid pick, its base damage is relatively low compared to other Twinblades.
  • Hand Of Malenia: Undoubtedly one of the strongest dexterity weapons in the game, but obtaining it can be challenging.

My Tips

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I’ve constantly seen the meta for PvP and PvE shift since release until the latest patch, 1.10. For PvE in this patch, I’d personally recommend using Faith-based boss weapons, specifically the Maliketh’s Black Blade or the Blasphemous Blade, since their Ashes of War are unmatched.

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Maliketh’s Black Blade favors pure aggression thanks to its damage-heavy Ash of War, while the Blasphemous Blade has incredible range and damage and can greatly recover your HP. For PvE, I’d recommend going for Powerstancing Great Spears, specifically Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear and Vyke’s War Spear, because of their potent individual stats and Ashes of War.

That wraps up my extensive guide on the best weapons in Elden Ring and my personal recommendations according to the meta. It’s worth mentioning that each new update brings substantial weapon changes, where some weapons receive noteworthy buffs or nerfs. As such, keep yourself updated with the patch notes to see which weapons Elden Ring is currently favoring.

For specific niches within the weapons category, check out the best whips and best halberds in Elden Ring and see if they match your taste.

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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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