If you’re looking for a weapon to help you conquer every boss in Elden Ring, then these next 10 Faith and Intelligence weapons are a cut above the rest.
Elden Ring’s bosses take a step up once you begin to reach the end of the game. If you thought Margit, the Fell Omen was a challenge, wait until you meet Malenia, Blade of Miquella.
And if you’re going for a mage build, you might need more than spells to defeat certain enemies.
So it’s great to have weapons that you can rely on when things get a little too close for comfort.
But you can’t have just any weapons. You need weapons that will scale with Intelligence and Faith. So as your spells get more robust, so will your weapons.
These are the 10 best weapons in Elden Ring that scale with Faith and Intelligence.
Best FAI/INT Scaling Weapons in Elden Ring for Faith & Intelligence Builds
These 10 Elden Ring weapons are the absolute best for Intelligence and Faith builds.
These weapons are a fantastic addition to any Faith or Intelligence build. Some of them are better suited for close-quarters. Others can be used as a trump card for some more difficult bosses.
But all of them can be included in your inventory and be considered an improvement above most weapons.
10. Godslayer Greatsword
The Godslayer Greatsword is not only a fantastic greatsword with reach and power, but its special skill, The Queen’s Black Flame, is enough to melt even the strongest of enemies.
When players use The Queen’s Black Flame, it sets the Greatsword ablaze with the powerful black flame that players have seen on the Godskin enemies.
Once ignited, it launches the flame alongside a sweeping slash. As a bonus, black flames will continue to cut away at the enemy’s HP for a short while.
Black Flame is great against holy enemies, which happens to be almost all the final bosses in Elden Ring.
Players will be able to find it in the Divine Tower of Caelid: Basement. Defeat the Godskin Apostle, and there will be a chest in an area behind the boss room.
Requirements: STR 20, DEX 22, FAI 20
9. Winged Sycthe
The Winged Scythe is one of the best starter weapons you can use if you are going for a Faith build. You can find it relatively early on, and if you upgrade it to +10, then the Winged Scythe can take you until the end of the game.
Its special skill, Angel’s Wings, allows players to imbue the Scythe with light and delivery a slashing wave toward enemies.
This skill is incredibly potent against Invaders and Bloody Fingers because it blocks them from using their flask to heal.
Players will be able to find it in the Tombsward Ruins in the Weeping Peninsula. Make your way to the ruins and head down the stairs.
The Scythe will be inside a chest.
Requirements: STR 16, DEX 16, FAI 24
8. Maliketh’s Black Blade
Maliketh’s Black Blade requires quite a bit of strength to wield, but its skill, Destined Death, is one of the best in all of Elden Ring.
When players use Destined Death, they will summon blood slashes that will launch at their enemies. If these slashes land, they will continue to deplete your enemy’s health for a short period.
It has a phenomenal reach, and it is a powerful greatsword capable of staggering even the most armored of enemies.
But obtaining it will prove to be quite difficult. You’ll need to defeat Maliketh, the Black Blade. Maliketh is one of the final bosses in Elden Ring and resides in Crumbling Farum Azula.
You’ll need to be quick on your toes and dodge the Destined Death skill itself to defeat him. You will gain his remembrance once you manage to beat him in battle.
You can take this remembrance to Enia in the Roundtable Hold and trade it for Maliketh’s Black Blade weapon.
Requirements: STR 34, DEX 12, FAI 20
The Moonveil Katana is the perfect weapon if you’re looking for something light that can still do a great deal of damage to your enemies.
It’s perfect for mages that go for more of a glass cannon build. It’ll let you get attacks quickly and from a distance with its Transient Moonlight special skill.
This skill allows you to sheath your blade and unleash a wave of light attack. If you use a light attack, it’ll do a horizontal slash. If you do a heavy attack, it will use a more powerful vertical slash attack.
Players will be able to find it in the Gael Tunnel in Caelid. Make your way to the Magma Wyrm, and the Moonveil will drop after you defeat it.
Requirements: STR 12, INT 23, DEX 18
6. Ruins Greatsword
The Ruin Greatsword is a fantastic Intelligence weapon that packs a series amount of damage.
Its special skill, Waves of Destruction, allow players to send forth a wave of gravitational force that makes the ground quake and is difficult for enemies to dodge.
Its biggest drawback is that it requires 50 STR to wield, which means that most Intelligence builds will only be able to use it if they focus on a Strength/Intelligence build.
But seeing how much destruction it causes is definitely worth the journey.
It’s also one of the Legendary Armaments in Elden Ring.
The Ruins Greatsword will drop from the Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight duo boss in the Redmane Castle Plaza.
Requirements: STR 50, INT 16
5. Dark Moon Greatsword
The Dark Moon Greatsword is a powerful heavy-hitting weapon that surprisingly doesn’t require too much strength to wield. This is why it’s the best heavy weapon that Intelligence users will find in all of Elden Ring.
Its special skill, Moonlight Greatsword, allows players to imbue the sword with frost moon magic.
This also turns their heavy attack into a moon frost slash wave that damages enemies and instills frost damage.
It’s an instrumental part of the Frost Mage build, and if paired up with Adula’s Moonblade, it allows players to quickly dispose of enemies by using frost damage.
Requirements: STR 16, INT 38, DEX 11
4. Black Knife
The Black Knife is a smaller version of Maliketh’s Black Blade. It has similar abilities despite only being a dagger.
This means that players focusing on a Faith build will be able to wield it without spending too many points elsewhere.
Its special skill, Blade of Death, unleashes a blade-like projective that continuously damages your enemies.
The Spirit Ash Black Knife Tiche, sports the same weapon, which means if you both use Blade of Death on an enemy, you’ll make quick work of it.
Requirements: STR 8, DEX 12, FAI 18
3. Wing of Astel
These following three weapons all have incredible unique skills that can change the tide of any battle and are suited for lighter builds that mages typically have.
The Wing of Astel is the lightest of the three, but its skill allows players to get distance between themselves and enemies while dealing damage quickly.
The special skill is called Nebula, and it allows players to jump back and create a cosmic smoke cloud that slowly explodes.
Players will be able to find the Wing of Astel in the Uhl Palace Ruins.
Requirements: STR 7, INT 20, DEX 17
2. Sword of Night & Flame
The Sword of Night and Flame is one of the most simple weapons on this list, but its special skill makes it one of the absolute best no matter which point of the game you’re in.
The special skill, Night-and-Flame Stance, has two different attacks. When you hold the skill button, your character will enter a specific stance. You can charge up either a light attack or a heavy attack from here.
A light attack will use a night comet bolt, and a heavy attack will send out a wave of fire.
Both attacks are capable of doing damage in the thousands. Even after its nerf, it has still proved to be an asset to any Intelligence and Faith builds.
Players will be able to find it at Caria Manor in Liurnia of the Lakes.
Requirements: STR 12, DEX 12, FAI 24, INT 24
1. Sacred Relic Sword
The Sacred Relic Sword is perfect for Intelligence/Faith builds because it does a massive amount of holy damage and has an excellent area of effect special skill.
The special skill, Wave of Gold, shoots a wave of gold through the ground, which means that it can’t be stopped by a random rock or wall like most sorcery and incantations.
It just travels freely and inflicts damage on whatever it hits.
The Sacred Relic Sword does significant damage on its own, and if fully upgraded, it’s possible to use only the Sacred Relic Sword to fight most of your battles.
It is the most brutal weapon on this list to obtain since you need to defeat the Elden Beast, which is the final boss in Elden Ring.
To get to the Elden Beast, you’ll need first to defeat Godfrey, the First Elden Lord on the Elden Throne.
From here, you can make your way into the Erdtree, where your final battle awaits. Once you defeat the Elden Beast, you can take the Elden Remembrance to Enia and exchange it for the Sacred Relic Sword.
And that’s it. Those are the ten best weapons to have in your inventory if you’re looking to do an Intelligence of Faith-focused build.
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