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Elden Ring: Best Early Game Weapons & Where to Find Them

There are a few early-game weapons that can be found early in the Elden Ring that are incredibly powerful.

Elden Ring is an incredibly vast game with plenty to see and lots to do. It doesn’t offer much in terms of guidance either.

When you first walk into the Lands Between, you’ll meet an NPC that will tell you to follow the guiding light from the different Sites of Grace scattered. But even these will only point in a general direction and not really say what they’re pointing towards.

The starting area, Limgrave, has plenty of Golden Seeds and Sacred Tears here to upgrade your flasks, and plenty of ways to level up your characters. But it also has some great weapons. You just need to find them.

Thankfully, we know exactly where you need to look.

Here are a few of the best early game weapons and where to find them. And if you’re a magic user, don’t miss out on the Meteorite Staff location for an insane early boost!

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Best Early Game Weapons Locations

These early game weapons are powerful tools that players will be able to find in the first are of Elden Ring, Limgrave.

And you’re going to need to strengthen yourself if you hope to stand a chance against Margrit the Fell Omen and Godrick the Grafted. Sure, you can always skip the first legacy dungeon, Stormveil Castle, but we recommend you fully explore the first area, Limgrave, before doing so.

Doing so might help you find some pretty cool items, including these awesome weapons.


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Elden Ring Uchigatana Location

Players looking to find this katana will need to make their way to the Deathtouched Catacombs in the northeastern part of Limgrave. Passing the Stormhill Shack.

Enter the Catacombs, and you’ll want to enter the chamber on your left. Drop down the platform and turn around. You’ll see another walkway to the left of this room.

Run through it, and then in the next room, you’ll want to make another left, and you’ll find the Uchigatana on the first corpse hang off the ledge to your right.

This katana is an excellent weapon with range and also has a passive effect that will cause blood loss buildup.

Not to mention that it comes with a skill called Unsheathe that allows players to sheath their sword and make an arcing attack that deals massive damage. Excellent sword for beginners.

Stats Required:

  • Str: 11
  • Dex: 15

Bloodhound’s Fang

Elden Ring Bloodhound Blade

The Bloodhound’s Fang is dropped by defeating Bloodhound Knight Dariwil in the southeastern area of Limgrave.

This is an Evergaol boss, which means that players will need to activate a sort of boss area where they will be unable to use summons.

For this specific fight, if players have done the Blaaid storyline, he’ll appear to help with the fight. Once defeated, the Bloodhound Knight Dariwil will drop the Bloodhound’s Fang.

This curved greatsword is fantastic for players that like to get up close and personal. It has a passive that causes blood loss buildup.

Bloodhound’s Fang also has an ability called Slash which will lunge the player forward to do a double slash attack and then launch them back to get out of the way of an attack. It’s an excellent attack for when players want to get one last hit in before the enemy attacks.

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Stats Required:

  • Str: 18
  • Dex: 17

Grafted Blade Greatsword

Elden Ring Grafted Blade

The Grafted Blade Greatsword is dropped by Leonine Misbegotten in Castle Morne at the Weeping Peninsula and has one of the best weapon designs in the Elden Ring’s early areas.

It looks like the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones but if it was a sword. Players will find it in Castle Morne. Make you’re way to the Behind the Castle Site of Grace.

From here, drop down to the area with the deformed enemies. You don’t need to attack anyone. Just run towards the thin bridge up ahead and look left.

You should be able to jump onto the roof below. From here, it’s just a series of platforming where you head lower and lower until you reach the side of the beach.

Here you will find a pathway with some mist signaling the boss fight up ahead. The Grafted Blade Greatsword is a colossal sword that does incredible amounts of damage.

It has a unique skill called Oath of Vengeance that will temporarily boost all your stats. It is going to take a bit of grinding to wield, though.

Stats Required:

  • Str: 40
  • Dex: 14

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Golden Halberd

Elden Ring Golden Halberd

The Golden Haldberd drops from the Tree Sentinel that patrols the area near The First Step Site of Grace. If you’re a curious player then chances are you’ve already tried your hand against this boss, seeing as it is the first enemy you will encounter in Limgrave.

It’s hard to miss and hard to battle. Make sure you’re ready for a tough fight when you do decide to challenge it.

The Golden Halberd is a halberd that is excellent for long-range combat. It also has the Golden Vow unique skill that will increase the attack and defense of yourself and your nearby allies.

Stats Required:

  • Str: 30
  • Dex: 14
  • Fai: 12


Elden Ring Reduvia

Reduvia is dropped by the Bloody Finger Nerijus near the Murkwater Cave. Just head up the ravine a little longer, and he will appear in your game as an invader.

During this fight, Bloody Finger Hunter Yura will be automatically summoned to help you fight, which helps this encounter tremendously. Once defeated, Bloody Finger Nerijus will drop Reduvia.

Reduvia is a special dagger that causes blood loss buildup with great efficacy. It also has a unique skill that will launch blood blades that cause hemorrhaging. This ability can be used in rapid succession but it will require players to have some points in Arcane.

Stats Required:

  • Str: 5
  • Dex: 13
  • Arc: 13

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Heavy Hookclaws


You can find the Hookclaws on a corpse in Stormveil Castle. Just make your way to Stormveil Cliffside and start heading towards the side of the castle.

You’ll encounter some enemies waiting on the walkway. Defeat them and head into the castle. You’ll see two enemies sitting down which you can easily dispose of them. From here, do not walk up the stairs. Keep going towards the edge of the room and you’ll see the corpse there.

The Heavy Hookclaws are quick weapons that you can wear on both hands. This means you can land rapid blows on your enemies.

It also causes blood loss buildup. If you pair it up with the Lifesteal Fist it will allow you to steal hp from your enemies while you quickly slash them.

Stats Required:

  • Str: 8
  • Dex: 14


Elden Ring Isolated Merchant Location

You will find the Zweihander at the Isolated Merchant’s Shack being sold by the NPC there. To buy it you will need 3500 Runes. You can find the shack in the northwestern part of the Weeping Peninsula.

The Zweihander is a two-handed colossal sword that can deal massive damage for players looking to use a Strength build. Its unique ability Stamp allows players to lower their stance and brace for stronger enemy attacks and retaliate with an upward strike.

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With these weapons, you will be well on your way to defeating even some of the toughest bosses in Elden Ring.

But if spells are what you’re looking for then you might want to check out Comet Azur sorcery and the Bloodflame Blade incantation.

Source: Arekkz Gaming

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