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This is an article for Best Build & Stats For Each Class in Elden Ring. Includes best builds & recommend stats, best builds by playstyle, game tips, raising stats & effect, & more!

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Best Early Game Weapons & Armor For Beginners

Best Build List

Specialization Build Details
Arcane Rivers of Blood Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat using Rivers of Blood's skill that can inflict the fastest Blood Loss buildup & damage.
Arcane Godskin Peeler Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat with dual wielding Godskin Peeler that can inflict fast Blood Loss buildup & damage.
Arcane Grave Scythe Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat using Grave Scythe, a reaper that has a long reach and can stagger & break the enemies' poise while inflicting Blood Loss buildup & damage.
Arcane Dragon Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat with dragon incantations.
Dexterity Bolt of Gransax Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat with Bolt of Gransax's skill, a powerful single projectile, from a safe distance.
Faith &
Strength
Maliketh's Black Blade Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat with support incantations and using Maliketh's Black Blade's skill that reduces the enemies' maximum HP & deals continuous damage.
Strength & Intelligence Dark Moon Greatsword Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat using Dark Moon Greatsword, a greatsword that scales its attack power with Intelligence.
Strength & Intelligence Fallingstar Beast Jaw Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat with Fallingstar Beast Jaw, a colossal weapon can easily break the enemy's poise.
Strength Giant-Crusher Build
A build with playstyle that involves combat with dual wielding Giant-Crusher that can deal massive physical attack damage.

Recommended Build By Stats

Navigation Overview
▼Str Build ▼Dex Build ▼Dex/Int Build
▼Int Build ▼Fai Build ▼Arc Build
▼Str/Fai Build ▼Quality Build -

Strength Build

Strength Build
Recommended Classes
Vagabond Hero
Stats
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^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build focuses more on Strength and the use of heavy weapon such as Greatsword. The playstyle is to fight with high attack power and defense. It's safest to raise Vigor to increase HP, Endurance to increase stamina and maximum weight limit, and of course Strength to increase attack power.

Dexterity Build

Dexterity Build
Recommended Classes
Samurai Warrior
Stats
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× ×

^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build focuses more on Dexterity and the use of katana for combat. The playstyle involves fighting with technical attacks and agility. It'll be good to raise Vigor to increase HP, Endurance to increase stamina and maximum weight limit, and of course Dexterity to increase attack power.

Dexterity / Intelligence Build

prisoner
Recommended Class
Prisoner
Stats
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× ×

^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build balances both Dexterity & Intelligence. The playstyle involves fighting with either melee or range using spells, swords, and katana like a Magic Warrior. Also, it is necessary to improve the durability by raising Vigor or Endurance to increase HP.

Intelligence Build

astrologer
Recommended Class
Astrologer
Stats
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× × × ×

^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build focuses more on Intelligence and the playstyle involves fighting from long distance using staff & sorcery spells. While you should focus on Intelligence as your main highest stat, it is also ideal to improve your durability by raising Vigor to increase HP and Mind to increase FP for casting more and powerful sorcery spells.

Faith Build

prophet
Recommended Class
Prophet
Stats
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× ×

^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build focuses more on Faith & Mind to increase FP for casting more and powerful incantation spells. The playstyle involves fighting with offensive & support incantation. Since Heal is available, it is a wise choice to raise Vigor to increase HP to improve durability.

Arcane Build

bandit
Recommended Class
Bandit
Stats
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× ×

^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build focuses more on Arcane that utilizes Dexterity weapons. The playstyle involves fighting with Hemorrhage status effects and quick movements. Raising both Arcane & Dexterity is a need but you can also raise Vigor to increase HP to improve durability, Endurance to increase stamina and maximum weight limit, and Strength to meet weapon requirements and increase physical defense.

Strength / Faith Build

faith warrior
Recommended Classes
Vagabond Prophet
Stats
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× ×

^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build focuses more on Strength and a bit of Faith to be able to use incantations. It is also ideal to raise Vigor to increase HP to improve durability and Endurance to increase stamina and maximum weight limit. The playstyle of this build involves fighting by strengthening the weapon by imbuing it with an enchantment using seal and incantation spells.

Confessor Exempted

In this build, although the Confessor is a Faith Warrior, its inital Intelligence & Arcane stats are relatively high which are unnecessary thus wasted. If you want to make the Strength / Faith build, it is ideal for Vagabond or Prophet as they both have low initial Intelligence & Arcane stats.

Quality Build

samurai
Recommended Class
Samurai
Stats
Vi Mi En St De In Fa Ar
× × ×

^ ✓: Preferential | △: Optional | ×: Unnecessary

Selling Point

This build balances both Strength & Dexterity evenly to meet the requirements of various weapons like colossal weapons & katana. You can also raise Vigor to increase HP to improve durability and Endurance to increase stamina and maximum weight limit. The playstyle involves fighting with multiple weapons and different stances.

Increase Stats & Tips

Strengthen Stats That Bring Out Attack Power

It is recommended to raise the stats that is necessary for your chosen build for higher damage output and effective combat experience. You can check the weapon if it scales with Strength and Dexterity and select the recommended class that has the closest initial stats to meet the weapon requirements. If you are into magic, you should raise either Intelligence (Sorcery) or Faith (Incantation).

Raising Vigor & Endurance Is Important Too

You can increase HP by raising Vigor. Also, increase stamina and maximum weight limit by raising Endurance. These stats enhances your durability & survivability thus raising these stats are recommended for any build.

Stat Respec Is Available

After defeating Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon boss inside the Raya Lucaria Academy in Liurnia of the Lakes, you can use the dedicated item named Larval Tear to perform a rebirth. You can respec your stats anywhere in your game progress as long as you met the requirements mentioned, making it flexible to some extent.

Raising Stats & Effect

Stats Summary Table

Vigor Increases HP
・Slightly increases Fire Defense & Immunity Resistance
Mind Increases FP
・Slightly increases Focus Resistance
Endurance Increases Stamina
Increases Equip Load & Max Weight Limit
・Slightly increases Robustness Resistance
Strength Requirement to use heavy weapons
・Increases the Attack Power of Strength-scaling weapons
・Slightly increases Physical Defense
Dexterity Requirement to use advanced weapons
・Increases the Attack Power of Dexterity-scaling weapons
・Increases casting speed for sorcery spells and incantations
・Reduces fall damage & mitigates horse impact
Intelligence Requirement to use magic weapons & sorcery spells
・Increases the Attack Power of Intelligence-scaling weapons & spells
・Slightly increases Magic Defense
Faith Requirement to use holy weapons & incantation spells
・Increases the Attack Power of Faith-scaling weapons & spells
Arcane Increases Discovery for items
・Slightly increases Holy Defense & Vitality Resistance
・Related to specific sorcery & incantation spells
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