Elden Ring has been released for a few months now, and with its progress and updates, it has released several weapons, classes, talismans, and armor sets that players can pick and choose from to create their dream build. With weapons also comes a wide variety of katanas, on which the Elden Ring Dual Katana Build will be based.
In essence, the katanas offer an experience that no others can, with the ability of players to get up close and personal with the enemy to deal huge amounts of damage that will cause them to be ruined and help the player gain victory when they are busy fighting out opponents.
Dual Katana Build
|Royal Remains Set||Moonveil Katana|
Meteoric Ore Blade
|Terra Magica Spell||Carian Filigreed Crest|
Prosthesis Wearer Heirloom
Crimson Amber Medallion
Today’s guide covers the Dual Katana Build, including weapon options and basic armor sets. This build involves dual-wielding katanas for increased power, allowing players to engage enemies up close with both normal and heavy melee attacks for high damage output.
Stats For Dual Katana Build
To get the most out of the Dual Katana Build, players will typically have a few set stats that they will need to prioritize to get the highest damage output. This build will focus on Intelligence, Vigor, Strength as well as Dexterity.
For the first main stat, prioritize Intelligence in this build. Most mentioned weapons scale with Intelligence, and you’ll need special sorcery. Investing in Intelligence enhances your strength and resistance against certain enemy attacks.
Intelligence mainly governs your ability to cast potent sorceries and increases the damage output of those sorceries. It also boosts the attack power of sorceries scaling with Intelligence and enhances resistance against magic damage. The Astrologer Build provides insights into effectively using your arsenal in the game.
Invest in Vigor, as it’s crucial for the Dual Katana Build. Dual-wielding consumes HP, so maintaining a certain level of Health Points is vital for success in battles.
Vigor helps you effectively manage your Health Points, ensuring your ability to stay alive in challenging situations. Investing in Vigor also boosts your Fire Resistance and provides immunity from certain attacks. Check out the Dex Build for insights on properly distributing character stats and excelling in combat.
Consider investing in Strength, especially for challenging boss battles. Strength determines how effectively you can wield weapons that scale primarily with Strength, enhancing your damage output with such weapons. For higher damage output, allocate points into Strength.
Investing a few points in Dexterity can be helpful, but it’s not a crucial stat for this build, as only one of the mentioned weapons scales with Dexterity.
Dexterity boosts the attack power of weapons that scale with it. You can explore the Elden Ring Rivers of Blood build for additional combat strategies.
Weapons For Dual Katana Build
Let’s first compare the stats of the best weapons for the Dual Katana Build:
|Moonveil Katana||Attack: 73|
|Guard: 26||Guard: 26||Guard: 25||Attack: 100||Guard: 31|
|Guard: 30||Guard: 30||Guard: 30||Guard: 30||Attack: 100||Guard: 30|
|Meteoric Ore Blade||Attack: 112|
|Guard: 31||Guard: 31||Guard: 31||Attack: 100||Guard: 33|
If players want to dominate the Dual Katana Build, they will need to invest in at least two main weapons that they will be duel-wielding during their battles, and the weapons will help them with taking down all kinds of enemies.
The Moonveil Katana is one of the best katanas in Elden Ring, ideal for depleting the HP of tough foes. It scales with Intelligence and Dexterity, requiring investment in Dexterity to wield. This weapon allows players to pierce and slash through enemies effectively.
The weapon skill, “Transient Moonlight,” lets you charge the weapon for a magic ranged blade slash with normal or heavy attacks, dealing substantial damage and incapacitating enemies.
Stats: Strength E, Dexterity D, Intelligence C Requirements: 23 Intelligence, 18 Dexterity, 12 Strength Points
The Uchigatana is a versatile weapon useful for both PvE and PvP combat, offering decent Piercing and Slash Damage. It scales with Strength and Dexterity, so investing in these attributes will make it even more potent. This weapon inflicts severe blood loss buildup on enemies, causing them to die faster.
Its weapon skill, “Unsheathe,” is similar to the Moonveil Katana, allowing players to hold the weapon in a stance, charge into enemies with elegance, and execute charged attacks.
Meteoric Ore Blade
The Meteoric Ore Blade is a solid choice to complete your Elden Ring Dual Katana Build, offering the damage output needed for end-game content. With scaling in Intelligence D, Dexterity E, and Strength D, it pairs well with the Moonveil Katana or Uchigatana for dual-wielding, allowing players to slash through opponents, gradually depleting their HP until they are defeated.
Armor Sets to Look Into
In your Dual Katana Build, consider equipping light, medium-weight, or heavy-weight armor sets. Ensure that you maintain mobility and agility for rolling by mixing and matching pieces. Wear at least 3 pieces while leaving one behind to reduce the overall equip burden. This setup will enhance your combat effectiveness.
Royal Remains Set
|Royal Remains Set||Royal Remains Helm||4.2||4.0||4.6||4.2||3.4||3.6||2.8||3.1|
|Royal Remains Armor||11.9||11.4||12.9||11.9||9.5||10.2||8.0||8.8|
|Royal Remains Gauntlets||2.9||2.8||3.2||2.9||2.3||2.5||1.9||2.1|
|Royal Remains Greaves||6.8||6.5||7.4||6.8||5.4||5.8||4.5||5.0|
Starting with my first armor set option, the Royal Remains Set remains one of the most viable options for both mid-game and end-game players, as it provides the perfect amount of protection, and although it is considered more on the heavier side when one of the pieces such as the helm is removed, it can work perfectly for battles.
Royal Remains Helm
The Royal Remains Helm offers exceptional protection for both PvP and PvE combat. It excels in negating Physical, Slash, and Pierce damage while providing immunity and robustness resistance. Here are the stats
Royal Remains Armor
The Royal Remains Armor provides excellent protection for the player’s torso, allowing them to withstand various types of attacks from opponents. It excels in negating Slash Damage, followed by Physical, Pierce, and Strike. While it offers good elemental damage negation, here are the detailed stats and numbers:
Royal Remains Gauntlets
The Royal Remains Gauntlets are an essential part of the set for players using the Dual Katana Build. They offer protection for the hands and arms, allowing the player to focus on slashing and piercing through foes. The gauntlets excel in physical damage negation and significantly enhance elemental resistance against elemental damage. Here are the stats
Royal Remains Greaves
The Royal Remains Greaves complete the set, and they offer excellent protection for the player. When equipped with the greaves, players can confidently engage with their foes, feeling invincible. Furthermore, these greaves have the unique ability to slowly regenerate lost HP during combat, adding to their overall effectiveness. Here are the stats:
Talismans To Use With Dual Katana Build
Going through with the Elden Ring Dual Katana Build, I have some of the best talismans recommendations to buff up their damage output while also being able to get through tougher enemies to win the battle.
Carian Filigreed Crest
To effectively manage FP while wielding a Katana Build, consider using the Carian Filigreed Crest. This talisman reduces FP consumption, allowing you to use skills more efficiently during combat. This can be a valuable asset in both PvE and PvP situations.
Prosthesis Wearer Heirloom
Boost your Dexterity with the Prosthesis Wearer Heirloom talisman. Since this Katana Build may not heavily invest in Dexterity, this talisman’s +5 Dexterity bonus can be valuable for enhancing your combat abilities and achieving victory more efficiently.
Recover lost Health Points after defeating foes with the Taker’s Cameo talisman, ensuring your survival on the battlefield as you engage in combat with enemies.
Enhance your Dexterity and weapon scaling with Millicent’s Prosthesis talisman, making your build more potent and your attacks even deadlier.
Erdtree’s Favor talisman enhances your maximum Health Points, stamina, and Equip Load Limit, making your Dual Katana build even more formidable in combat.
Crimson Amber Medallion
The Crimson Amber Medallion talisman enhances your Health Points, with the +2 variant providing the highest HP boost of 8%.
Terra Magica Spell
Terra Magica is a spell that enhances magic damage and magic strength while the player is inside its radius, boosting overall combat effectiveness.
The Elden Ring Dual Katana Build focuses on wielding either the Uchigatana or the Moonveil Katana for high damage output. It requires high HP and FP, supported by talismans and spells like Terra Magica. The Royal Remains Armor Set provides protection for the player.
My Tips On Using Dual-Wielding Katanas
If you want to look cool and do a lot of damage in Elden Ring, you should definitely dual-wield a Katana. With over months of experience, I have two recommendations for you: dual-wielding Uchigatanas and dual-wielding a Uchigatana with Moonveil Katana. Dual-wielding Uchigatana can be great with both having the Senpukku Ash of War. The bleed build-up of enemies will be insane with the build, and you will shred many bosses.
The other build contains one move, which can inflict the Bleed Status Effect on enemies. However, the bleed won’t be as good as the previous build. That being said, you will also be doing magic damage with Moonveil, so make sure you have it in the right hand. With these builds, you won’t have to go for an NG+ tactic to dual-wield a weapon. If you want to dual-wield your favorite Katana that can’t be obtained twice in a single run, you can, of course, go for NG+.
With that, I wrap up my Elden Ring Dual Katana Build guide; let me know your opinion down below! If you want more build inspiration, make sure to check out our Elden Ring Best Builds Guide!
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