Elden Ring BEST Dragon Build [Attributes, Weapons, & Armor]

This Elden Ring Dragon Build will prepare you for every type of boss in Elden Ring and come out victorious!

Elden Ring has now been out for a few weeks, and with it comes a lot of builds that players can experiment with, some of the best weapons, incantations, and spells, armor sets that adventurers can take advantage of to decimate the enemies with ease and achieve victory when they are in the battlefield. The Elden Ring Dragon Build will primarily focus on incantations to obliterate enemies. All of the builds listed in Builds guide will assist you with all sorts of future builds!

Key Takeaways
  1. Attributes for Dragon Build:
    • Prioritize Faith, Arcane, and Vigor.
  2. Recommended Weapons:
    • Choose from River of Blood, Eleonora’s Pole Blade, Magma Blade, and Dragon Communion Seal.
  3. Armor Sets:
    • Opt for a full Veteran’s Set and a complete Bull-goat Set.
  4. Incantations to Master:
    • Use “Flame, Grant Me Strength!”, Agheel’s Flame, Ekzykes’s Decay, Borealis’ Mist, Greyoll’s Roar, and Dragonclaw.
  5. Essential Talismans:
    • Equip Fire Scorpion, Flock’s Canvas, Great Jar’s Arsenal, Dragoncrest Greatshield, and Ritual Sword.
  6. Crystal Tears:
  7. Dragon Build Strategy:
    • Focus on dragon communion incantations to effectively eliminate enemies with powerful spells.

Dragon Build

Here’s a quick summary of the Best Dragon Build in Elden Ring:

AttributesWeaponsArmor SetsIncantationsTalismansCrystal Tears
Faith
Arcane
Vigor
Mind
River of Blood
Eleonora's Pole Blade
Magma Blade
Dragon Communicaion Seal
Veteran’s Armor Set
Bull-goat Armor Set
Flame, Grant Me Strength!
Agheel’s Flame
Ekzykes’s Decay
Borealis’ Mist
Greyoll’s Roar
Dragonclaw
Fire Scorpion
Flock’s Canvas
Great Jar’s Arsenal
Dragoncrest Greatshield
Ritual Sword
Flame Shrouding Cracked Tear
Opaline Bubbletear

Attributes

Elden Ring Dragon Build Attributes
Character Attributes

For the Elden Ring Dragon Build, players should invest in three primary attributes and one main secondary attribute. 

  • Faith
  • Arcane
  • Vigor
  • Mind

Weapons

I can recommend a few options if players want to become invincible in Elden Ring. 

Here are the stats for Dragon’s Build: 

WeaponsPhysical DamagePhysical GuardFire DamageFire GuardLight GuardHoly GuardBoost Guard
River of Blood76367652262631
Eleonora’s Pole Blade72337247232328
Magma Blade96446244303027
Dragon Communion Seal2525015151515

River of Blood 

Elden Rivers of Blood
Rivers of Blood Weapon

Perhaps the best weapon I can recommend as a player for the Dragon Build is the Rivers of Blood. It is a weapon that players can wield in one hand, make their way over to the enemies, and slash their way through them. It is perfect for mid-range combat with enemies, making it incredibly viable for this build. Check out another build for the Elden Ring Rivers of Blood Build guide. 

  Attack 
Physical Damage 76
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 76
Light Damage 0
Holy Damage 0
Crit Damage 100
  Guard 
Physical Guard 36
Magic Guard 26
Fire Guard 52
Light Guard 26
Holy Guard 26
Boost Guard 31

Eleonora’s Pole Blade 

Elden Eleonora's Poleblade
Eleonora‘s Poleblade Weapon

The weapon is capable of doing physical damage while outputting Fire damage towards enemies. With the weapon scaling off of Arcane D, Dexterity D, and Strength E, adventurers need to have at least 19 Arcane, 21 Dexterity, and 12 Strength Points to wield this weapon. 

  Attack 
Physical Damage 72
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 72
Light Damage 0
Holy Damage 0
Crit Damage 100
  Guard 
Physical Guard 33
Magic Guard 23
Fire Guard 47
Light Guard 23
Holy Guard 23
Boost Guard 28

Magma Blade 

Elden Magma Blade
Magma Blade Weapon

The weapon itself scales off of Faith, Strength, and Dexterity, which is perfect since the dragon builds itself mainly focuses on Faith investment, and it can output a high amount of physical damage too. While wielding the weapon, the “Magma Shower” skill can support the player by twirling around enemies and throwing magma around them, burning them, and killing them off. 

  Attack 
Physical Damage 96
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 62
Light Damage 0
Holy Damage 0
Crit Damage 100
  Guard 
Physical Guard 44
Magic Guard 30
Fire Guard 44
Light Guard 30
Holy Guard 30
Boost Guard 27

Dragon Communion Seal 

Elden Dragon Communion Seal
Dragon Communion Seal Weapon

The seal itself scales off Arcane C and Faith D and requires 10 Arcane Points and 10 Faith Points from the player to cast deadly incantations. The higher the upgrade of the seal, the better the incantation power will be, so players are recommended to buff it as much as possible. 

  Attack 
Physical Damage 25
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 0
Light Damage 0
Incantation Damage 60
Crit Damage 100
  Guard 
Physical Guard 25
Magic Guard 15
Fire Guard 15
Light Guard 15
Holy Guard 15
Boost Guard 15

Armor Sets

To get the most out of the Dragon Build, players will need to wear heavier armor to take in more serious hits without worrying about their health. These are the sets I recommend. Also, read our Elden Ring Armor Sets article.

Check out the Armor Sets stats for Dragon’s Build: 

Armor SetsPhysical NegationStrike NegationSlash NegationLight NegationImmunity ResistanceRobustness ResistancePoise Resistance
Veteran’s Armor Set4137.24127.915021579
Bull-goat Armor Set4554.440.231170197100
Incantations

For players to get the most out of the Elden Ring Dragon Build, they should consider equipping these incantations, which upon casting, will allow them to become stronger and gain victory faster when they are in the arena. 

Flame, Grant Me Strength! 

Elden Flame, Grant Me Strength!
Flame, Grant Me Strength! Incantation

I have the Flame, Grant Me Strength incantation, which is extremely useful when using the dragon build. It mainly aims to enhance the player’s overall physical attack power while also boosting fire affinity. Players will experience that they can launch deadly attacks aimed at their opponents with this spell. 

It requires around 16 stamina, which is quite adequate, and the duration of the Flame, Grant Me Strength incantation is 30 seconds, just about enough to sweep in and decimate enemies with it. For PvE battles, players get a 20% physical boost in attack power and 15% while they are in PvP. 

Agheel’s Flame 

Elden Agheel's Flame
Agheel’s Flame Incantation

The Agheel’s Flame spell is one from the dragon communion selection. It is tailor-made for dragon builds, with its main aim being to launch a flame breath at enemies that will burn them and deplete their HP. If the cast button is held for a while, the duration of the incantation will increase, allowing players to cast even deadlier flames. 

The incantation itself uses up 1 Memory Slot and costs about 60 stamina, requiring 15 Arcane Points and 23 Faith Points. Players can take advantage of the incantation as they can jump while using it and breathe flames unto their foes. 

Ekzykes’s Decay 

Elden Ekzyke's Decay
Ekzyke’s Decay Incantation

With the Ekzykes’ Decay incantation in hand, adventurers will be able to charge forward towards their enemies and cast down deadly rotten breath that will kill off enemies faster than any other method. The player that casts the incantation is transformed into a dragon, and it looks cool. 

Upon holding the cast, it will enhance the overall duration of the spell, allowing players to launch even more rot breath in the general direction of enemies. The attack requires 15 Arcane Points and 23 Faith Points to be cast. 

Borealis’ Mist 

Elden Borealis' Mist
Borealis’ Mist Incantation

The next incantation is the Borealis’ Mist, which instantly contradicts the other fire-based incantations that I have mentioned before. It mainly aids the player by converting the player into a deadly dragon that will cause a mist that will be extremely cold towards foes that will frost them. 

The incantation only requires 15 Arcane and 23 Faith Points and takes up 60 stamina from the player. It is an excellent choice to have by your side to defeat enemies. 

Greyoll’s Roar 

Elden Ring Dragon Build
Greyoll’s Roar Incantation

The Greyoll’s Roar is an excellent spell to have for the Dragon Build. While players have it in their arsenal, they should be able to conquer any enemy or boss in the game. Upon casting, it will cause a debuff to apply to enemies based on the AoE range, reducing the overall attack power of all enemies. 

Compared to other incantations, Greyoll’s Roar uses up 2 Memory Slots and requires 17 Arcane Points and 28 Faith Points, which is a bit heavy on the attribute investment. It also requires 80 stamina, so ensure that you use it on your own accord. 

Dragonclaw 

Elden Ring Dragon Build
Dragonclaw Incantation

Lastly, I have the Dragonclaw, which will cause the caster to take in the claws of a dragon that has the ability to absolutely tear apart enemies and leave them to shreds and dead on the battlefield. It costs 42 Focus Points and uses up one Memory Slot. 

While being a little lighter on the Arcane investment, it still needs 13 Arcane Points while also needing 17 Faith Points. 

Talismans

Following through with the Dragon Build, we have some of the best talisman suggestions that will provide many buffs for the adventurers looking to conquer their worst enemies! 

Fire Scorpion 

Elden Ring Dragon Build
Fire Scorpion Charm Talisman

The first talisman is the Fire Scorpion, which will easily take the cake as one of the most viable talismans for this build. It mainly enhances the overall Fire damage output and attack power for the adventurer, allowing you to charge toward your opponents and hit them with fiery hits. 

The overall damage enhancement that players will experience is around 12%, but the main side effect is that players will intake enhanced physical damage. 

Flock’s Canvas 

Elden Ring Dragon Build
Flock’s Canvas Talisman

Flock’s Canvas is another impeccable talisman to have in a player’s arsenal, as it can massively boost their overall incantation potency so that players can launch deadly spells at opponents and render them useless when in PvE or PvP. The general buff will be around 7.5%, which can greatly assist players in the arena. 

Great Jar’s Arsenal 

Elden Ring Dragon Build
Great Jar‘s Arsenal Talisman

The Great Jar’s Arsenal is not a dragon build centric talisman. However, it is still good to have nonetheless, as its main focus is to increase the overall Equip Load Limit of adventurers to wear heavier and tankier armor to be more secure when they are in combat. 

The overall buff to the Equip Load Limit will be around 19%, allowing players to be more guarded in their battles. 

Dragoncrest Greatshield 

Elden Ring Dragon Build
Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman

Continuing the Build with the Dragoncrest Greatshield talisman is essential for players who want to protect themselves from physical attacks aimed at them by enemies, as the talisman mainly boosts the overall physical damage negation by around 20%. If you are biased towards melee weapons, then make sure to get help from our Elden Ring Melee Build

Ritual Sword 

Elden Ring Dragon Build
Ritual Sword Talisman

Ending the talismans with the Ritual Sword Talisman will boost the adventurer’s attack power if their Health Points are at their max, allowing for increased damage towards the enemies, decimating them and leaving them dead. The overall boost is by 10%. 

Crystal Tears

Now, there are two main Crystal Tears that players would want to have with them at all times because they are running this build.

Flame Shrouding Cracked Tear 

The Flame Shrouding Cracked Tear is an excellent item to equip for the dragon build. It will give the players an overall enhancement of overall fire damage, which can cause enemies to intake excessive damage and render them useless. 

Opaline Bubbletear

When the Opaline Bubbletear is placed in the Wondrous Physick Flask, it will cause players to experience increased damage negation, allowing them to stay alive for longer while also obliterating enemies. 

Build and Images Courtesy: iSeraph

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