The BEST Elden Ring Giant Crusher Build

My Elden Ring Giant Crusher Build entails some of the best weapons, armor, talismans, and spells to use in battle and crush your enemies.

The Giant Crusher is an excellent weapon combined with certain talismans and some of the best ashes of war to decimate any enemies that dare step foot towards the player. With a combination of melee damage connected with the main spell, players can easily defeat enemies without worrying about health depletion. I will cover all there is to know about this build, so let’s get started! If you want another class like Bandit, then take inspiration from our Elden Ring Bandit Build guide.  

Key Takeaways
  • Giant Crusher Build focuses on strength and basic spells.
  • Recommended weapons: Prelate’s Inferno Crozier, Giant Crusher, Commander’s Standard (60, 45, and 24 Strength).
  • Use the Clawmark Seal for spellcasting.
  • Opt for the lightweight Raptor armor set.
  • Talismans: Great-Jar’s Arsenal, Radagaon’s Sorseal, Ritual Sword talisman, Claw Talisman.
  • Enhance attack power with Royal Knight’s Resolve.
  • Boost damage with the “Flame, Grant me Strength!” incantation.
  • Author’s Note: I created this build after getting first-hand experience in Elden Ring, backed by my 500+ hours of game time!

Giant Crusher Strength Build 

Below is a detailed guide on how to make the perfect Giant Crusher Build.


Elden Ring Build Characters Stats
Characters Stats

Since players want to master the Giant Crusher Build, they should get into three main stats that are primary stats that will offer them the basis for the gameplay and overall playstyle to be the best out there. 

Consider investing in Strength, Vigor, Endurance, and Dexterity.


Players will mostly focus on duel-wielding one weapon, keeping the Giant Crusher Build going. Still, I have provided another weapon option that can help you when you are facing your worst opponents in combat. 

Giant Crusher 

Elden Ring Giant Crusher Weapon
Giant Crusher Weapon

Starting with the first weapon option, the star of the build itself, the Giant Crusher is an excellent weapon that will greatly assist the player when going out on the battlefield to take over their enemies. The way that the weapon outshines other colossal weapons is excellent for melee damage output. 

The weapon can also be infused with different ashes of war to further strengthen it and upgrade it. When using for this build, players will typically go for +25, which greatly increases the overall damage output, but some people also use it at +24. For a more flexible build, take a look at our Quality Build!

Physical Damage 155
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 0
Light Damage 0
Holy Damage 0
Crit Damage 100
Physical Guard 70
Magic Guard 52
Fire Guard 52
Light Guard 52
Holy Guard 52
Boost Guard 47

Prelate’s Inferno Crozier

Elden Ring Prelate's Inferno Crozier
Prelate’s Inferno Crozier Weapon

Alternative Weapon: Offers excellent physical damage and can send opponents airborne.

The weapon itself is laden with great physical damage, which is perfect for melee attacks which the players can do by running and coming face-to-face with them.

Physical Damage 156
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 0
Light Damage 0
Holy Damage 0
Crit Damage 100
Physical Guard 66
Magic Guard 49
Fire Guard 49
Light Guard 49
Holy Guard 49
Boost Guard 44

Commander’s Standard 

Elden Ring Commander's Standard
Commander’s Standard Weapon

The next weapon that I will look into is not necessarily a replacement for the hammers but rather a secondary weapon option. The Commander’s Standard is excellent as a secondary piece, as it is tailor-made for strength-based builds such as the Giant Crusher Build. 

Physical Damage 138
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 0
Light Damage 0
Holy Damage 0
Crit Damage 100
Physical Guard 58
Magic Guard 41
Fire Guard 41
Light Guard 41
Holy Guard 41
Boost Guard 41

Clawmark Seal 

Elden Ring Clawmark Seal
Clawmark Seal Weapon

Ending it all with the last “weapon” that players will need is the Clawmark Seal, which is not used as a weapon itself. Rather it is simply there in the build to allow the player to cast incantations such as the one I will be using in this build. Without a sacred seal, a player can not cast incantations or spells. 

The Clawmark Scale primarily scales with Faith D and Strength D, and players need to have at least 10 Faith, and 4 Strength Points to use in combat/battles. 

Physical Damage 31
Magic Damage 0
Fire Damage 0
Light Damage 0
Holy Damage 0
Incantation Damage 60
Physical Guard 25
Magic Guard 15
Fire Guard 15
Light Guard 15
Holy Guard 15
Boost Guard 15

Raptor’s Set 

To get the most out of the Giant Crusher Build, players would want to get their hands on armors that are not too heavy, as it would require a lot of Equip Load Limit space. To combat that, the Raptor’s Set is a solid option, as it can offer protection while also being lightweight. 

  Damage Negation 
Physical Negation  16.0
Strike Negation 17.7
Slash Negation 19.3
Pierce Negation 19.3
Magic Negation 20.9
Fire Negation 20.9
Light Negation 22.4
Holy Negation 19.3
Immunity Resistance 129
Robustness Resistance 77
Focus Resistance 136
Vitality Resistance 136
Poise Resistance 8

Skeletal Mask 

Elden Ring Raptor's Mask
Raptor’s Mask

Starting with the first armor piece, I have the Skeletal Mask with me, as it is adorned on the player’s head; it aims to protect the player from any kinds of headshots that are aimed at them and rather allows the players to get in and attack the enemy and render them ultimately useless.

The main focus of the mask is placed on the physical, slash, and pierce damage negation that it provides, alongside also providing a solid amount of elemental dissolution. Players can also experience increased personal protection while being protected by the skeletal mask. Below are the listed stats. 

  Damage Negation 
Physical Negation  2.5
Strike Negation 2.8
Slash Negation 3.1
Pierce Negation 3.1
Magic Negation 3.4
Fire Negation 3.4
Light Negation 3.6
Holy Negation 3.1
Immunity Resistance 23
Robustness Resistance 14
Focus Resistance 24
Vitality Resistance 24
Poise Resistance 1

Raptor’s Black Feathers 

Elden Ring Raptor's Armor
Raptor’s Armor

Keeping it going with the build, the next piece that I would like to mention is the Raptor’s Robe, which works perfectly when it is adorned over the torso, as it will protect the player when they are in the middle of a battle and need to be protected until the end of combat. 

Being adorned on the torso can greatly enhance the player’s elemental negation while also focusing on slash and pierce damage negation. The player will also get increased vitality and focus resistance. See below for stats. 

  Damage Negation 
Physical Negation  8.0
Strike Negation 8.8
Slash Negation 9.5
Pierce Negation 9.5
Magic Negation 10.2
Fire Negation 10.2
Light Negation 10.9
Holy Negation 9.5
Immunity Resistance 57
Robustness Resistance 35
Focus Resistance 60
Vitality Resistance 60
Poise Resistance 5

Bandit Manchettes 

Elden Ring Raptor's Gauntlets
Raptor’s Gauntlets

The Bandit Manchettes are the equivalent of the “gauntlets” that other armor sets would describe. They are supposed to go along the arms and are pretty lightweight, meaning they will not add much to the player’s overall Equip Load Limit nor reduce mobility. 

While the main focus is placed on elemental damage negation, it is not to be said that the physical protection is ignored, as it will be offered. The main aim of the manchettes is also to increase vitality, focus, and immunity resistance. Players can choose to play as samurais, for which they can take help from the Elden Ring Samurai Build.

  Damage Negation 
Physical Negation  1.5
Strike Negation 1.6
Slash Negation 1.7
Pierce Negation 1.7
Magic Negation 1.9
Fire Negation 1.9
Light Negation 2.1
Holy Negation 1.7
Immunity Resistance 15
Robustness Resistance 8
Focus Resistance 17
Vitality Resistance 17
Poise Resistance 0

Bandit Boots 

Elden Ring Raptor's Greaves
Raptor’s Greaves

Ending it all with the Bandit Boots, they mainly aim to be worn while players are going for heavy combat, and with the boots themselves being on the lighter end, it makes it easier for the player to swiftly move across the battlefield, and easily take out the worst of enemies. 

  Damage Negation 
Physical Negation  4.0
Strike Negation 4.5
Slash Negation 5.0
Pierce Negation 5.4
Magic Negation 5.4
Fire Negation 5.4
Light Negation 5.8
Holy Negation 5.0
Immunity Resistance 34
Robustness Resistance 20
Focus Resistance 35
Vitality Resistance 35
Poise Resistance 2


Another crucial part of the build is the talismans that are specifically listed. They all work together to provide the player with the needed buffs for winning every combat session against foes. 

Great Jar’s Arsenal

Elden Ring Build Great Jar's Arsenal
Great Jar’s Arsenal

Starting things off with the first talisman on my list, Great Jar‘s Arsenal offers the kind of support needed for every build. In essence, the way the talisman itself works is that it will increase the overall Equip Load Limit for the player, which is crucial when you are going to be on the battlefield and wielding heavy weapons. 

The talisman will buff the load limit by 16 to 19%, which can greatly help the player, and payers won’t have to worry about heavy armor. 

Radagon’s Soreseal 

Elden Ring Radagon's Soreseal
Radagon’s Soreseal

Another excellent option for a talisman is the Radagon’s Soreseal, which can work with the other amulets to buff up the player. This talisman, however, focuses on the player’s overall attributes, especially Strength, Endurance, Dexterity, and Vigor, which are all crucial for this build. While you’re at it, why not read our Radagon Icon Location guide and get this best talisman in the game?

The minor side effect is that players will take in slightly increased damage when this talisman is equipped and used on the battlefield. 

Claw Talisman

Elden Ring Build Claw Talisman
Claw Talisman

Another talisman that players can look into is Claw Talisman, which works to enhance the player’s overall attack power while in combat and takes an airborne stance to strike down on enemies from above. The greater damage can improve the chances of winning against enemies. 

Jump attacks are enhanced by 15%, which allows for an easier victory, 

Ritual Sword Talisman 

Elden Ring Ritual Sword Talisman
Ritual Sword Talisman

Following through with the Elden Ring Giant Crusher Build, another viable talisman is the Ritual Sword Talisman, as it relies on the player ensuring that they need to keep their HP at full at times. When the player has the max HP and the talisman is triggered, it will enhance the overall attack power. 

The attack power increase can allow the player to move forward, attack the enemy and decimate them while players achieve victory. 

Kindred of Rot Exultation 

Last but not least, Kindred of Rot’s Exultation is yet another option. Though it does not exactly fit in with the build, players should check out the talisman if they want to experiment with different versions of this build. 

The main aim of the talisman is to increase the overall attack power of the player by detecting any poisoning that occurs, either to other players in PvP or enemies in PvE. On the subject of poison, consider reading our The BEST Poison Build guide.

Ash of War

Moving right along with the Giant Crusher Build, there is only one solid ash of war that players can take advantage of since it is a really specific build. 

Royal Knight’s Resolve 

Elden Ring Royal Knight's Resolve Ash of War
Royal Knight’s Resolve

The Royal Knight’s Resolve is an excellent ash of war to equip, as it presents the player with the Royal Knights Resolve skill, which can allow the player to position their weapon in a way where they are holding it flat and then make an oath of their resolve, which will cast a magic spell that will boost up the attack power of the player’s next attack. 


As for enchantments, even those are limited to one for this specific build, as the Giant Crusher is a weapon that is comparatively difficult to build upon and requires tons of experience in excellent gameplay to play properly. 

Flame, Grant Me Strength! 

Elden Ring Flame Grant Me Strength
Flame Grant Me Strength

The only spell that players are recommended to use for the Giant Crusher Build is Flame Grant Me Strength, which can be used by the player when they are in the middle of combat and want a sudden boost. 

The way the spell itself functions is that it will enhance the player’s overall physical and fire damage output, which will allow for easier victory. 

Giant Crusher Build Playstyle In Elden Ring 

For the Elden Ring Giant Crusher Build, the playstyle is straightforward. Dual-wielding Giant Crushers, get close to enemies and unleash powerful melee attacks to defeat them.

Incorporate talismans like the Claw Talisman for aerial assaults or the Ritual Sword Talisman to enhance your attacks. Utilize Great Jar’s Arsenal to manage your equipment weight for the Raptor’s Armor Set, offering protection in battles.

If you liked this build, check out our Elden Ring Best Builds for a full overview! 

Using the Great Jar’s Arsenal will allow for easier wearability of the armor set, such as the Raptor’s Armor Set, which will be able to provide the necessary protection for battles.

As of the newest patch, please take note that the damage has been nerfed, but the build is still viable! 

Image Source & Build Inspiration: Angbata 11

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