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Elden Ring: Best Weapon Type for Poise Damage

Mastering Poise in Elden Ring is just the beginning; you also need the right weapon to deal Poise damage!

Elden Ring’s combat has a ton of surprises. The game has plenty of different mechanics for both long-ranged and melee combat.

It does not matter what type of combat you prefer. The game will challenge you to master each of its intricate systems.

If you want to have an advantage in combat and deal critical damage, you will first need to learn about Poise and master it!

But there is much more than just understanding how Poise works. You also need the right weapon for your playstyle to deal considerable Poise damage!

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What Are the Best Weapons for Poise Damage in Elden Ring?

Weapons in Elden Ring have their own Poise Damage value depending on the weapon type and type of attack.

The Colossal weapons are the ones that cause the most Poise damage per light attack. However, this does not mean that it is the best solution for your playstyle!

Each weapon has its strong and weak points regarding Poise Damage. To determine which weapon is best for you, determine how you play.

Depending on what type of attack you use and what kind of build you have, you can choose a great weapon focused on Poise Damage that suits your playstyle.

To know what weapon suits you better, these are all the relevant Poise Damage stats for each weapon in Elden Ring:

Colossal or Heavy Weapons Poise Damage

  • Colossal Weapons (non-hammers)
    • Standing Light Attack: 15
    • Jumping Light Attack: 15
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 15
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 24
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 40
    • Guard Counter: 36
  • Colossal Hammers and Great Hammers
    • Standing Light Attack: 13
    • Jumping Light Attack: 13
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 13
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 26
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 39
    • Guard Counter: 39
  • Great (also Curved) Swords, Axes, Spears
    • Standing Light Attack: 11
    • Jumping Light Attack: 11
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 11
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 22
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 33
    • Guard Counter: 33
  • Halberds and Reapers
    • Standing Light Attack: 10
    • Jumping Light Attack: 10
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 10
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 20
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 30
    • Guard Counter: 30
  • Flails and Maces
    • Standing Light Attack: 6
    • Jumping Light Attack: 9
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 12
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 24
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 36
    • Guard Counter: 36
  • Heavy Thrusting Swords
    • Standing Light Attack: 6
    • Jumping Light Attack: 9
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 11
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 22
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 33
    • Guard Counter: 33

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Elden Ring Colossal Weapons Poise Damage
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Standard and Light Weapons Poise Damage

  • (Curved) Swords, Axes, Spears, Twinblades, Katana and Fists
    • Standing Light Attack: 5
    • Jumping Light Attack: 8
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 10
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 20
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 30
    • Guard Counter: 30
  • Thrusting Swords
    • Standing Light Attack: 4
    • Jumping Light Attack: 6
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 8
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 16
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 16
    • Guard Counter: 30
  • Whips
    • Standing Light Attack: 4
    • Jumping Light Attack: 6
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 8
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 16
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 16
    • Guard Counter: 30
  • Fists, Daggers & Claws
    • Standing Light Attack: 3
    • Jumping Light Attack: 5
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 6
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 12
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 18
    • Guard Counter: 18

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Shields Poise Damage

  • Small Shields
    • Standing Light Attack: 5
    • Jumping Light Attack: 8
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 10
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 20
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 30
    • Guard Counter: 30
  • Medium Shields
    • Standing Light Attack: 6
    • Jumping Light Attack: 9
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 11
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 22
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 33
    • Guard Counter: 33
  • Greatshields
    • Standing Light Attack: 12
    • Jumping Light Attack: 12
    • Standing Heavy Attack: 12
    • Jumping Heavy Attack: 24
    • Fully Charged Heavy Attack: 36
    • Guard Counter: 36

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How to Deal Poise Damage Effectively in Elden Ring?

You can use some tips to deal even more Poise Damage than the base one your weapon offers.

Here is how you can deal Poise Damage effectively in Elden Ring:

  • Attacking unaware enemies in Elden Ring adds 25% additional damage and Poise damage
  • Using heavy attacks is always the best way to deal massive Poise damage; these attacks usually deal twice the Poise damage of a light attack and almost triple if fully charged
  • Poise damage can be increased by 10% by wielding a weapon two-handed
  • Most regular Knights have 30 Poise Points, and bigger enemies like trolls have 65 Points; knowing this will help you estimate the required combos to break these enemies’ stance and deal critical damage

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Choosing the right weapon for your playstyle and mastering the tips above will make it a lot easier for you to master Poise in Elden Ring!

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