Elden Ring may appear to be a horror game at times, but it is still a power fantasy game at heart. What’s the proof? Elden Ring’s weapons are amazing and badass.
Elden Ring contains a number of fantastic and badass weapons within reach of all Souls gamers, which will come as no surprise. While not all of these weapons are widely found, they are nonetheless incredibly useful. Occasionally, you’ll obtain one of these weapons just to discover that you lack the necessary stats to use it. So, spoiler warning, we’ll tell you how to earn these fantastic and badass weapons, as well as what stats you’ll need to do so. You can hunt for these weapons and level up your talents to fulfill the requirements in this fashion, allowing you to utilize them straight after grabbing them from a deadly boss’s hands. The information on these artifacts is courtesy of the Elden Ring wiki authors.
In no particular order: Elden Ring’s Coolest, Most Badass Weapons – Their Required Stats and Where to Find Them
Elden Ring’s Coolest, Most Badass Weapons – Their Required Stats and Where to Find Them
The Godskin Peeler is a simple weapon to obtain and use, but it looks spectacular. The boss isn’t particularly difficult to defeat when riding a horse, so you can simply cheese him to death to obtain this weapon. It’s a twinblade weapon with the deadly Black Flame Tornado talent, which is not only fun to see but also essential for getting out of tight situations. It’s a superb weapon for players who prefer rapid fighting techniques, because to its strong DEX scaling.
How to Get It: Found on a corpse in the Siofra River beneath the Hallowhorn Grounds’ stairwell.
10 STR 14 DEX 12 INT are required stats.
STR E DEX D STR E DEX D STR E DEX D STR E DEX D
The Horn Bow is one of the easiest weapons to obtain, as it does not require defeating any bosses. While most bows are primarily designed to draw adversaries’ attention and pull them into a 1v1 battle with you, the Horn Bow allows you to fight from a distance. Because the weapon imbues magic on the arrows it launches, it requires INT, and arrows that are already imbued with magic get a higher bonus.
How to Get It: Tree Sentinel dropped it in Limgrave.
30 STR 14 DEX 12 FAI are required stats.
STR D DEX E FAI D STR D DEX E FAI D STR D DEX E FAI D STR D DE
The Golden Halberd, while not one of the most powerful weapons in the game, is still a good pick-up, especially in the early game. Its high stat requirements make it nearly impossible to use when you first beat the monster, yet being able to use this weapon is a show of both triumph and development. Leveling up to the point where you can successfully use the weapon demonstrates your progress, and displaying the weapon in front of friends and adversaries signals that you’ve finally defeated the game’s first overworld boss.
Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
How to Get: Trade the Blood Lord’s Remembrance item with Enia at the Roundtable. 24 STR 27 ARC 14 DEX are required stats to hold.
STR D ARC D DEX E STR D ARC D DEX E STR D ARC D DEX E STR D
Getting this weapon is worth it even if you only want to see how ridiculously powerful it is. You’ll truly spear an invisible god with it, causing the Sacred Spear to bleed bloodflame and imbue it with arcane damage. When you add in the spear’s ghastly appearance, you have a weapon that is both deadly and terrifying.
St. Trina’s Torch
How to Get It: Looted from a treasure box in the caravan wagon in Consecrated Ground’s southern section.
10 STR 10 DEX 14 FAI are required stats.
STR E DEX D FAI D STR E DEX D FAI D STR E DEX D FAI D STR E DE
Those who say torches aren’t worth the trouble of equipping haven’t yet discovered St. Trina’s Torch. This one-of-a-kind torch weapon can employ the Fires of Slumber talent to put enemies to sleep, allowing you to change weapons and stab them with a critical strike while they’re sleeping.
Magma Whip Candlestick
Great Horned Tragoth Required Stats: Given to the Tarnished by Patches at Volcano Manor after finishing his assassination quest, 16 DEX 18 FAI 8 STR 16 DEX
STR E DEX D FAI D STR E DEX D FAI D STR E DEX D FAI D STR E DE
The Magma Whip Candlestick is one of Elden Ring’s most intimidating weapons. Its ability is just as badass: Sea of Magma allows you to swing the whip and surround yourself with shaping magma, making approaching opponents extremely hazardous.
Giant’s Red Braid
How to get it: Trade the Remembrance of the Fire Giant with Enia at Roundtable Hold.
STR D DEX D FAI D STR D DEX D FAI D STR D DEX D FAI D STR D DE
The Giant’s Red Braid is your reward for defeating the Fire Giant, a Legend-type boss in the game. Using the talent on this weapon imbues it with the Giant’s Flame, making it even more dangerous than it already is. It’s odd, though, because it requires a lot of FAI to use, but once you get beyond that, you’ve got yourself a cool and badass weapon.
How to get it: The Magma Wyrm Boss drops it in Caelid’s Gael Tunnel.
12 STR 18 DEX 23 INT are required stats.
STR E DEX D IND C STR E DEX D IND C STR E DEX D IND C STR E DE
The Moonveil, arguably the greatest katana in the game, allows you to unleash light beams that deliver Light damage. Imagine Link’s Master Sword attacks and you’ll get a good idea of what I’m talking about. The Moonveil’s high INT requirement may take Samurai players off guard, but DEX INT players are considerably more suited to the Moonveil than natural Samurai.
Hand of Malenia
How to get it: Trade the Rot Goddess’s Remembrance to Enia.
16 STR 48 DEX STR E DEX B STR E DEX B STR E DEX B STR E DEX B STR E DEX B STR E DEX B STR E
But how about a katana that a Samurai could actually use? The Hand of Malenia katana in the late game is the apex of DEX gaming. It’s Malenia’s prosthetic arm – remember the lady general with the red hair from the trailers? The weapon deals a lot of blood loss and has a really cool talent called Waterfowl Dance that is so much fun to see when it’s done correctly.
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STR D (Scaling)
Elden Ring’s coolest and badass weapons aren’t always made of blades, magic, or whips; they can also be shields. The Visage Shield is a badass defensive item, even if it isn’t really effective. It has a high block rate, so you may put it through a lot of punishment. You can also employ the Shield’s Tongues of Fire skill, which lets you to wield the shield as a flamethrower. Of course, the shield provides you with significant fire resistance, as it should.
That concludes our top ten list of Elden Ring’s coolest and badass weapons. While these weapons will make your adventure through the Land Between much easier, keep in mind that you’ll need more than just weapons to survive. Look for armor as well, and appear for the strange-looking “crowns” that look like Aristotlean stone masks and provide passive stat bonuses — they could be the key to equipping some of the weapons listed above. Finally, remember that talent is just as important as equipment, so practice your dodge rolls and trigger discipline.