Elden Ring has introduced countless builds that experienced and newer players can experiment with and see what fits them best to conquer every battle they step into. With the Paladin Build in hand, players can expect to take over tougher foes in no time.
Elden Ring Paladin Build Overview
Our Paladin build combines the aspect of a melee build with healing capabilities provided to adventurers that try out this build, all the while being able to decimate enemies with the deadly block counters with the Best weapons supplied alongside personal offensive and defensive buffs being included. For other melee-based builds, take notes from the Melee Build!
Summary of Paladin Build:
|ATTRIBUTES||WEAPONS||ARMOR SETS||TALISMANS||SPELLS AND ASHES|
|-Noble’s Slender Sword|
-Lordsworn’s Straight Sword
-Serpent God’s Curved Sword
|Knight Armor Set (Helmet, Armor, Gauntlets, and Greaves) and Mausoleum Knight Set (Chest Armor, Greaves, and Gauntlet)||-Green Turtle|
-Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger
-Aspect of the Crucible: Tail
Attributes To Invest Into
Players are highly advised to invest in three main attributes to get the greatest damage out of the Elden Ring Paladin Build to get the greatest damage out of the Elden Ring Paladin Build. Like these attributes, the Elden Ring Strength Build might help you in the future with other builds.
Consider investing in Faith, Vigor, and Endurance for this build.
Weapons To Equip
|Noble’s Slender Sword||Attack: 101|
|Guard: 29||Guard: 29||Guard: 29||Guard: 29||Attack: 110||Guard: 29|
|Lordsworn’s Straight Sword||Attack: 115|
|Guard: 30||Guard: 30||Guard: 30||Guard: 30||Attack: 110||Guard: 30|
|Serpent God’s Curved Sword||Attack: 113|
|Guard: 33||Guard: 33||Guard: 33||Guard: 33||Attack: 100||Guard: 27|
There are three solid options that mid-game players can expect to use in the Paladin Build, as it will greatly aid them during their battles and allow them to conquer the arena and always achieve victory.
Noble’s Slender Sword
To get the best out of the paladin build, the Noble’s Slender Sword is an excellent contender, as it can provide just the right amount of physical damage, which can deal melee attacks to the opponents and slash and thrust through them with little to no effort. Still, with that, the sword itself is excellent for long-reach attacks.
The weapon itself scales off of Dexterity and Strength, and the high crit of 110 allows it to be an excellent weapon for this build—the weapon skill. “Square Off” allows the players to take a solid stance and continue charging toward enemies with normal attacks and thrust down on them and decimate them.
Lordsworn’s Straight Sword
Consider the Lordsworn’s Straight Sword as a versatile alternative if the previous weapon doesn’t suit your playstyle. It offers similar melee damage output, slightly higher physical damage, and the same crit damage potential. Scaling with both strength and dexterity, it boasts the “Square Off” skill, akin to the Noble’s Slender Sword, providing excellent reach and versatile attack combos.
Serpent God’s Curved Sword
The curved sword is an unconventional but viable choice for the Paladin Build. It scales with Dexterity E and Strength D. Its “Spinning Slash” skill lets players rotate and strike foes with spinning attacks, finishing with a charged attack. Requires 9 Dexterity Points and 13 Strength Points.
Armor Sets To Use
|Knight Armor Set||Knight Helmet||4.4||4.2||4.8||4.8||3.8||3.8||3.4||3.1|
|Mausoleum Knight Set||Mausoleum Knight Armor||13.5||11.4||14.6||12.9||10.9||11.4||10.2||11.4|
Let’s keep going with the Paladin Build; we have some options for armor sets that players can use and tank hits that will help them gain victory faster and take over enemies that seemingly seem impossible to beat otherwise.
Knight Armor Set
The Knight Armor Set is the first option that adventurers can benefit from. It is typically a heavy-armor set that will allow players to gain considerable personal protection. The armor set will naturally come with its Chest Armor, Helmets, Gauntlets, and Greaves.
Kicking things off with the Knight Helmet greatly helps the player survive during the battle by being adorned on the head and helping them be saved from all kinds of headshots aimed at them by the toughest of foes. With the guard of the knight helmet, players can easily retaliate with heavy blows to enemies.
The Knight chest armor is crucial for the Paladin Build, offering robust protection while maintaining versatility. It’s classified as heavy armor but allows easy talisman use. It excels at physical and strike damage negation and provides elemental resistance and immunity.
The Knight’s Gauntlets, part of a medium-weight armor set, offer excellent mobility for melee combat. They don’t significantly affect the Equip Load Limit, allowing agile movement. These gauntlets provide solid resistance and damage negation.
Packing the knights set, we have the Knights Greaves, which can protect players from attacks aimed at the legs and allow them adequate mobility to move while they are in combat and hit enemies with ease. There is ample personal protection and defense provided while players are under the guard of these greaves.
Mausoleum Knight Set
Taking the Paladin Build forward, we have the Mausoleum Knight Set, it is quite an unconventional set, as it is only comprised of three main pieces, namely the Chest Armor, Greaves, and Gauntlet.
Mausoleum Knight Armor
Kicking the set off with the Mausoleum Knight Armor is meant to be worn around the adventurer’s stomach while aiming to protect the prayer when they are in PvP or PvE combat with the worst of bosses. Without feeling scared, players can confidently charge forward with utmost confidence and launch deadly attacks.
The armor itself offers great mobility to the players while keeping them safe and guarded. The main focus is on physical, strike, slash and pierce damage negation while immunity, robustness, and focus resistance are buffed to the player. See below for stats and numbers. Take a look at the Elden Ring Arcane Build that will assist you in future battles!
The Mausoleum Gauntlets prioritize personal defense and offer protection against all damage types. They have a moderate weight and don’t burden the Equip Load Limit, ensuring easy movement. Wearing them grants HP preservation and agility in battle.
Ending it off with the Mausoleum Greaves, they offer the same amount of protection for the player as all the other sets, and they are considered heavy armor. Players can pair it with the Knights set for a cooler look to replace the mask.
Talismans To Equip
Moving on with the Paladin Build, these few talismans will make your overall build even more potent and break down the guard of enemies with ease. Amongst classes like Confessors, Bandits, there is also an Astrologer class, which you can take inspiration from the Elden Ring Astrologer Build.
Green Turtle Talisman
The Green Turtle Talisman aids in stamina recovery during combat, ensuring players can execute heavier attacks and maintain their stamina in both PvP and PvE battles.
Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger
We have the Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger, which will greatly help players by giving back a certain amount of their Focus Points whenever they launch an attack on enemies and land a critical hit.
For every critical hit that a player lands, around 15 Focus Points will be restored. These points are calculated independently and not collectively, meaning the more crits an adventurer lands, the higher their FP restoration will be.
Curved Sword Talisman
The Curved Sword Talisman is yet another viable option for talisman equipment for players aiming to take advantage of the Paladin build. When the players have this talisman on hand, their guard counters will be increased and buffed, meaning that every time they parry an attack, it will counter with a lot more effectiveness.
The overall effectiveness of the guard counter is increased by 20%, which can greatly help the players who want to decimate enemies while they are in combat.
Blessed Dew Talisman
Since the paladin build also focuses on the healing aspect of the battle, players can take help from the Blessed Dew Talisman, which can slowly but surely heals the player when they are in the middle of the fight. Players are bound to lose a bit of HP when they are being hit with normal or charged attacks by enemies; thus, a talisman that can restore it is crucial.
While the overall restoration is quite small, it can still pack up over time and help the player if they are on the verge of dying.
Lastly, the Erdtree’s Favor is yet another healing and personal health talisman, as it mainly aims to support the player by enhancing their overall HP, which can help them when players are on the battlefield, and the extra HP can help prevent them from dying and instead of gaining victory against their foes.
Spells To Invest In
As far as the spells go, for the Paladin Build, players can typically choose one or two solid spells that will be able to carry them throughout their battel and have them gain victory by the end of their combat.
The Blessing’s Boon spell gradually increases HP for players and party members, providing much-needed sustainability during battles. It costs 30 stamina and occupies one memory slot, healing 8 HP per tick over 90 seconds.
Aspect of the Crucible: Tail
The Aspect of the Crucible: Tail spell summons a deadly tail to attack enemies, allowing players to dominate the battlefield. It requires 27 Faith points and consumes 42 stamina.
Ashes of War To Try Out
Ashes of war can provide the players with countless buffs that can help them dominate the battlefield and murder enemies in their wake. We suggest that you use these ashes of war for the Paladin Build.
Golden Vow Ash of War enhances personal defense, Sacred affinity, and holy damage output but slightly reduces physical damage. Its effects last for 45 seconds.
The Sacred Blade Ash of War enhances Holy damage and allows players to launch a projectile at their opponents after a melee attack.
Melee weapons that do not scale off of Faith will get enhanced holy damage, allowing for even more increased damage.
Lastly, the Barricade Shield provides the player with the skill that allows adventurers to improve their shield strength by making it stronger and allowing for increased protection against any attacks that the enemies launch. The ash of war can come in handy when players are low on health.
Paladin Build Tips
- The Paladin Build in Elden Ring combines melee combat with healing and high damage output through block counters.
- The Noble’s Slender Sword provides a long-reaching melee attack.
- Blessing’s Boon spell allows slow healing over time.
- Aspects of the Crucible help sweep enemies aside.
- Talismans like the Green Turtles Talisman boost stamina, Curved Sword Talisman enhances guard counters, and Erdtrees Favor increases maximum HP.
- The Golden Vow improves personal defense.
- Wearing the Knight Set for added protection and durability in battles.
With that, this is the Paladin Build all wrapped up! Let us know what you think in the comments below! You can check out our other builds such as the Elden Ring Best Builds!
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