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Top 7 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. Here are the best weapons list through which you can select some of the most powerful weapons in the game.

You can also check out the complete Elden Ring Weapons Tier List as well.

Basic Tip
  • There are a total of 308 weapons in Elden Ring.
  • As you may know, each of these weapons can be further classified into different categories such as Twinblade, Greatswords, Katana’s, and many more.
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Elden Ring Best Weapons & Comparison

Here are the best 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

The following Elden Ring weapons list is based on my personal choice. 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.

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.

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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 with 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.

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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
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The Ruins Greatsword is one of the top-tier greatswords weapons that deals massive physical damage and decent magic damage as well. The weapon comes with a 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.
  • Substantially 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.

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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 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 read my Elden Ring Vampire build guide and start sucking the enemy’s health for good.

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Besides stealing HP on enemies, another aspect that makes Blasphemous Blade one of the best weapons 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 a 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.

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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 quest line and want to carry a Frostbite build, then I recommend 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 to go for.

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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 Faith as well as Dex.

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

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Similar Weapons To Consider

I excluded several other excellent choices for the Best Weapons In Elden Ring from my top 7 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.

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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Simaritan

Great top-tier picks

Morison

Not seeing Godslayer\'s Greatsword breaks my heart.

BloodhoundSlayer

Early in the game, I fell in love with the Bloodhound’s Fang and it remains solid till the end

FaithfulWarrior

The Blasphemous Blade is my holy grail. Perfect for Strength/Faith builds, its Ash of War deals massive damage and even heals me when enemies fall!

Lost

FINALLY someone favors the Poleblade over RoB

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