A fan of Dexterity weapons in Elden Ring? Here are the best DEX-scaling weapons and where to find them in the Lands Between.

If you prefer your combat to be more dextrous than Strength-oriented, you’re not the only one. In a game as difficult as Elden Ring, it often helps to use a weapon known for speed over a heavy-but-slow hitting armament.

Putting points into Dexterity will not only raise the damage of weapons that scale with DEX but it has a variety of other effects too! For example, did you know that Dexterity makes it harder for you to get knocked off your horse?

See a full breakdown of Dexterity and every other attribute in Elden Ring here! Now that you know what your points will achieve, it’s time to level up your stats and grab the best DEX-scaling weapons in the game.

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What Does Dexterity Do in Elden Ring?

Dexterity is one of the eight Attributes that govern your character in Elden Ring. Dexterity directly affects what type of weapons you can wield in the game.

The more DEX you have, the more advanced weapons you will be able to wield.

Each weapon has a particular requirement for Dexterity, and some even have scaling attributes that boost attack based on your Dexterity.

Aside from this, Dexterity also affects the speed for casting Sorceries and Incantations. Adding more points to this Attribute decreases the time required to cast sorceries.

Lastly, this Attribute makes it harder for you to be knocked off your horse and softens fall damage.

Elden Ring Dexterity

Good DEX Weapon Options in Elden Ring

If you’re running a Dexterity build, look no further than these DEX weapon options in Elden Ring.


Simple yet effective, the Uchigatana is a starting weapon for the Samurai class in Elden Ring. However, the slashing and piecing blade is also available to find in-game, should you know where to look.

Elden Ring Uchigatana

With a bleed effect and some pretty respectable damage, the Uchigatana is strong from the early to late game. But you’ll need to know how to upgrade your weapon fast in Elden Ring to keep it viable.

Elden Ring Uchigatana Location

The Uchigatana is located in the Deathtouched Catacombs, hanging out on a corpse in the dungeon.

Bloodhound’s Fang

One of the weapons you really don’t want to miss in the early game is Bloodhound’s Fang. This huge, curved blade might be the ultimate Dexterity weapon in Elden Ring, especially early on in your adventure.

Elden Ring Bloodhound's Fang

Not only does the weapon have a C in Dexterity-scaling right off the bat, but it even comes with an extremely fast (and stylish) unique skill, Bloodhound Finesse.

You’ll need to travel to Forlorn Hound Evergaol, just south of the starting area, for this blade.

Bloodhound's Fang Elden Ring Location

But since you’ll be taking this sword as a reward for beating a boss, here’s a guide to defeating Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in Elden Ring!

Dual-Wielding Reduvia

Elden Ring Reduvia

The Reduvia dagger is one of the most powerful early game weapons in Elden Ring, especially when dual-wielding. Even by itself, the knife is wildly good, thanks to its insanely high bleed build.

In just a few hits from the weapon, enemies will lose a huge chunk of health as their bleed bars fill up. What’s more, the Reduvia can also fire its unique Weapon Skill: Blood Blade for just 6 FP.

To get your hands on just one Reduvia, you’ll need to face off against Bloody Finger Nerijus at this location close to the starting area. However, you’ll have some backup from Bloody Finger Hunter Yura, making this an easy fight.

Elden Ring Reduvia Location

To get a second Reduvia, you’ll need to use Multiplayer to summon a friend who can drop you a second weapon. Alternatively, stick a second bleed-inducing Ash of War on another dagger and you’ll have a build that’s just as good as two Reduvia.

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Elden Ring Hookclaws

If you, like many gamers, are excited about the upcoming Wolverine PS5 exclusive game, why not grab the Hookclaw in Elden Ring. These bleed-inducing tools look stylish, deal some real damage, and even come with their own Skill.

Using Quickstep, players can zip around enemies with ease, faster than they can even roll. What’s more, the Hookclaws even do more bleed buildup than the Reduvia above!

To get your hands on the Hookclaws, first you’ll need to beat Margit the Fell Omen at Stormveil Castle. Then, progress in the castle until you get to the Stormveil Cliffside Site of Grace.

Hookclaws Elden Ring Location

From here, head up the stairs, back into the keep, and then before you head up the indoor stairs, check out the storage room below the staircase. Be careful as there is a powerful enemy patrolling the area, but the Hookclaws can be found at the back of the room.

Once you’ve got the Dexterity weapon you’ve been searching for in Elden Ring, why not learn where to find all Great Runes and what they do?

Plus, with this new Elden Ring easy Rune farm, you’ll never need to worry about leveling up again!

Fancy pairing your new DEX weapon with the best early Sorcery staff in Elden Ring? With both in hand, you’ll have the best magic and might in the game.

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