Best Early Weapons in Elden Ring

Are you looking for the best early weapons in Elden Ring?

Players all over the world are rushing to jump into the world of Elden Ring. Like many other games from FromSoftware, Elden Ring can be quite a challenge, especially for newcomers. But this doesn’t mean that veteran Souls players will have smooth sailing. 

If you’ve been playing FromSoftware games for some time, you probably remember how the first boss in their titles beats you down to oblivion. 

Like the original Souls series, Elden Ring has a learning curve, and if you refuse to learn the mechanics, you’ll be in for very long gameplay that mostly involves dying. 

Thankfully, Elden Ring has systems in place to inform the Tarnished if they are not ready to take on certain battles and areas of the game. Since the game involves powerful beasts, you should take the time to strengthen your character and seek better gear. 

Starting with a decent weapon in Elden Ring is one of the crucial elements to survive the game and be successful. 

To help out, we’ve listed down some of the best early weapons that you can pick up in Elden Ring. 

Let’s get right into it!

Grafted Blade Greatsword

Grafted Blade Greatsword

Scaling: Strength B, Dexterity D

Location: Castle Morne

Weapon Skill: Oath of Vengeance

This massive weapon in Elden Ring can be obtained in the Castle Morne region in Southern Limgrave. It is one of the best early weapons you can get in Elden Ring. 

You can find Castle Morne in the middle of a siege, falling to the hands of Misbegotten enemies. Together with an NPC side quest and an interesting castle to explore, players will eventually encounter the boss in this area, Leonine Misbegotten. 

This boss gives you a chance to learn the basics of the game since it doesn’t do much damage. However, it can still punish you if you get too aggressive. 

Build:

  • Rune Level:150
  • Starting Class: Hero
  • Vigor: 60
  • Mind: 9
  • Endurance: 50
  • Strength: 60
  • Dexterity: 24
  • Intelligence: 7
  • Faith: 8
  • Arcane: 11

Axe of Godrick

Axe of Godrick

Scaling: Strenght C, Dexterity C

Location: Trade with Enia at Roundtable Hold

Weapon Skill: I Command Thee, Kneel

The Axe of Godrick is one of the best weapons of its class in Elden Ring and can be obtained very early in the Stormveil Castle. This weapon has a C scaling in both STR and DEX. This means that it is an excellent weapon for players who want to invest in a “Quality” build. 

This weapon can be obtained after slaying the Demigod of Stormveil Castle, Godrick the Grafted. 

After the encounter, players will get the “Remembrance of the Grafted”, which they need to trade with Enia at the Roundtable Hold to obtain the Axe of Godrick weapon. 

Build: 

  • Rune Level: 150
  • Starting Class: Samurai
  • Vigor: 53
  • Mind: 11
  • Endurance: 40
  • Strength: 50
  • Dexterity: 50
  • Intelligence: 9
  • Faith: 8
  • Arcane: 8

Bloodhound’s Fang

best early weapons in elden ring

Scaling: Strength C, Dexterity B

Location: Kill Bloodhound Knight Darriwil

Weapon Skill: Bloodhound’s Finesse

The Bloodhound’s Fang did not gain attention from Elden Ring fans for no reason. This weapon is a curved greatsword that players can obtain after beating the Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in Limgrave. 

It has amazing scaling for “Quality” builds and can deal insane amounts of damage to any mob or boss. 

Normally, bigger weapons have a drawback of slower speed. However, the Bloodhound’s Fang and its Ash of War, Bloodhound’s Finesse, allow players to perform a swing and a quick step back that makes it a safe getaway attack. 

Since this weapon doesn’t have any flaws makes it one of the deadliest starting weapons in Elden Ring. 

Builds:

  • Rune Level: 150
  • Starting Class: Warrior
  • Vigor: 50
  • Mind: 12
  • Endurance: 40
  • Strength: 40
  • Dexterity: 60
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Faith: 8
  • Arcane: 9

Golden Halberd

best early weapons in elden ring

Scaling: Strength B, Dexterity D, Faith D

Location: Kill the Tree Sentinel in Limgrave

Weapon Skill: Golden Vow

The Golden Halberd is probably the weapon with the most Tarnished kill count in Elden Ring. The Tree Sentinel that wields this weapon has been cruel to new players since the game was released. 

After slaying this boss, the Tarnished can acquire the Golden Halberd, which is an amazing weapon with great reach. 

In Elden Ring, players get penalized for extending too much or getting too aggressive. However, the person with the bigger stick usually laughs last. The Golden Halberd also has an amazing Ash of War called Golden Vow, which increases attack and defensive power. 

Build:

  • Rune Level: 150
  • Starting Class: Prophet
  • Vigor: 50
  • Mind: 14
  • Endurance: 40
  • Strength: 60
  • Dexterity: 25
  • Intelligence: 7
  • Faith: 23
  • Arcane: 10

Dragon Communion Seal

best early weapons in elden ring

Scaling: Faith B, Arcane S

Location: Fringegolk Hero’s Grave

Weapon Skill: None

Players who want a more zany build in Elden Ring might want to try the Dragon Communion Seal. This is a Sacred Seal weapon that allows its caster to use Incantations, most of which are spells that host healing or restorative properties. 

Dragon Communion Incantations are a type of spells that call on the power of slain dragons. The Dragon Communion Seal, which can be obtained by slaying the boss in Fringefolk Hero’s Grave, boosts these incantations. 

Build:

  • Rune Level:150
  • Starting Class: Prophet
  • Vigor: 40
  • Mind: 26
  • Endurance: 25
  • Strength: 11
  • Dexterity: 10
  • Intelligence: 7
  • Faith: 50
  • Arcane: 60

That ends our list of the best early weapons you can pick up in Elden Ring. If you have questions, please drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to help. 

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