Elden Ring features plenty of different weapons that you can try and use. These include swords, flails, bows, lances, and more. In this Elden Ring guide, we are going to go over some of the best weapons in the game and how you can get them.
How To Get The Best Weapons In Elden Ring
The following are some of the best weapons in Elden Ring and how you can get them:
Greatsword (Colossal Sword)
While this heavy sword requires a lot of strength and uses up a great deal of stamina, it comes in handy when you need to stagger enemies and deal high amounts of damage.
While it is not ideal for a magic build, it does pair well with a shield. You can find it in the Caelid region east of Limgrave. Head over to the Warmaster’s Shack and take the road leading west. The atmosphere around you should start turning red, indicating that you are headed in the right direction.
You will come across a ruined caravan that is guarded by some dogs. You can sneak past them and get to the back of a wagon that has a chest. You will find the greatsword inside.
While this is a dangerous area to explore early on. You can head over there once you have your stead. You will need 31 Strength and 12 Dexterity in order to use the weapon.
Bolt of Gransax (Spear)
This is one of the 10 Legendary Armaments that you can get in the game but progressing too far can make it inaccessible. So it is worth getting once it is available.
You can get it in Leyndell, Royal Capital legacy dungeon on the Altus Plateau. Once you are at the Avenue Balcony site of grace at the city center, you need to climb up the giant dragon statue wing.
At the top, you will find a balcony with a ladder. You need to drop down and climb the ladder. Proceed forward and you will get to the West Capital Rampart site of grace.
Near this, you will see roots coming down from the mountain into the city. You can climb these similar to the dragon statue. Ignore the Erdtree Guardians that you encounter on the way.
At the top, you will find a side entrance into the Erdtree Sanctuary Cathedral. Here you will fight against the first Elden Lord. Once you beat Godfrey, you need to head through the west exit and take the elevator down.
You will find a replica of the Bolt of Gransax hinting that this is where you want to head to. Take the stairs down from the elevator and look for a crack in the balcony on the left. Look down and you will find a spear in a platform.
You need to jump down and walk up the replica and claim the real weapon at the top. You will need 40 Dexterity and 20 Strength in order to use the weapon. It also uses a lot of FP so invest in your stats accordingly.
While daggers are fast weapons, they lack range. The Reduvia fixes that problem. It can also inflict blood loss which gives you bonus damage.
You can get the weapon pretty early on in the game from the red phantom Bloody Hunter Nerijus, located just outside of Murkwater Cave north of the lake in Limgrave. Defeat the invader in order to get the weapon.
The weapon deals a lot of damage when you backstab an enemy or land critical blows. You will need 5 Strength, 13 Dexterity, and 13 Arcane to use the weapon.
Twinblade (Double-Sided Sword)
This is one of the more unique weapons that you can get in Elden Ring. You can find this weapon early on in the game and it is pretty easy to miss. It is ideal for Strength and Dexterity builds.
The weapon strikes quickly, allowing you to hit multiple times even in small windows. To find it head over to the Dragon Burnt Ruins in the southern part of the lake in Limgrave. In the southern part of the ruins, you will find a destroyed building that has to entryway.
You need to head over to the rocks nearby to get some height. Use your steed to sprint and double-jump into the ruined building. Head down the stairs to find a chest that has the Twinblade inside.
Once you have the weapon, you can get the Bloodflame Blade to give it a red glow and make it look like Darth Maul’s lightsaber.
The Moonveil is one of the best weapons in the game and its Ash of War is one of the strongest as well. Transient Moonlight shoots lightning and a heavy attack with the weapon can break enemy poise as well.
This allows you to stun enemies in one or two attacks and then deal a critical hit. You can get the weapon from the Magma Wyrm, found in Caelid at the Gael Tunnel.
Erdtree Bow (Bow)
The Erdtree Bow is great for dealing holy damage. It scales with Strength, Dexterity, and Faith. You can find it in a chest on the second floor of the building containing the Erdtree Sanctuary site in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
It has the Mighty Shot skill and cannot be infused with Ashes of War. You can upgrade the weapon by using Somber Smithing Stones.
Cipher Pata (Fist)
This is another unique weapon that latches onto your wrist. It allows you to slash enemies and deal a lot of damage. You will need 30 Faith in order to use it which is very high, especially for your first playthrough.
It does make a great new game plus weapon. You can get the weapon by killing Mad Tongue Alberich below the main chamber of Roundtable Hold. Once you have done that, proceed to the last room and find the weapon inside.
These are some of the best weapons in Elden Ring and how you can get them. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on the best build for bleed damage.