Here are the top 10 Strength and Dexterity weapons to use in Elden Ring if you are going for a STR or DEX build!
Elden Ring has plenty of stats to level up. However, if you’re going for a melee build, you’re most likely going to focus on either Strength or Dexterity. Alternatively, you could have a mix of both.
Luckily, there are plenty of great weapons for players to choose which scale with both STR and DEX. These range from colossal hammers that do strike damage to more elegant katanas which slice apart your enemies.
Here are our top 10 picks for the best Strength and Dexterity weapons in Elden Ring. As always, this isn’t a definitive list – everyone will have their own personal favorites!
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Best STR/DEX Weapons in Elden Ring for Strength & Dexterity Builds
First on our list is the Giant Crusher, a massive stone hammer that can do a huge amount of damage.
This is certainly one of the biggest weapons in Elden Ring, and it also hits the hardest. It’s worth trying out if you like colossal weapons and have the 60 Strength required to wield it.
You can find the Giant-Crusher in a chest south of the Outer Wall Phantom Tree Site of Grace in Altus Plateau.
The Uchigatana is part of the Samurai class’ starting equipment. Despite this, it is still powerful all the way until the endgame if you upgrade it enough.
Blood loss buildup and the potential for good Strength and Dexterity scaling makes this a must-have for anyone focusing on either STR or DEX.
If you don’t pick Samurai at the beginning of the game, you can also pick up an Uchigatana in Deathtouched Catacombs in Limgrave.
If you’re going for a Samurai build, make sure to read our list of best Katanas in Elden Ring!
8. Ruins Greatsword
Another colossal weapon, the Ruins Greatsword is perfect for Elden Ring players who have high Strength and a bit of Intelligence to go along with it.
Its unique weapon skill, Wave of Destruction, makes a wave of gravitation force that does some huge damage to enemies.
You can get the Ruins Greatsword by defeating the Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight bosses in Redmane Castle Plaza after defeating General Radahn.
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The Urumi is our only whip on the list and is extremely powerful for Dexterity builds in Elden Ring. This is because if you infuse it with the ‘Keen’ Ash of War and upgrade it, you can get it up to an S rating for DEX scaling.
Plus, you can equip any Ash of War to it, such as the insanely powerful Bloody Slash, which also helps with the Urumi’s Blood Loss buildup.
Here’s a detailed guide on how to get the Urumi in Elden Ring if you want to get this weapon.
6. Starscourge Greatsword
The Starscourge Greatsword is a very interesting, unique weapon for Strength builds. This is because it has a great unique ability that is perfect for crowd control.
Starcaller Cry lets you pull enemies in with a gravitational wave where you can then easily hit them all with a downward smash of your swords.
You can get the Starscourge Greatsword by beating the boss General Radahn and then trading his Remembrance with Enia at Roundtable Hold.
Don’t forget to duplicate your Remembrances in Elden Ring before you cash them in though.
5. Godskin Peeler
A twinblade that starts with C-level DEX scaling, the Godskin Peeler is great for anyone running a Dexterity build. This is thanks to some insane bleed potential.
Giving it the Blood affinity and using the powerful Seppuku Ash of War on it will make the blood loss buildup extremely fast and deal a load of damage!
To get it, you’ll first need to know how to get to Altus Plateau in Elden Ring. Then, head to Windmill Village in the north and defeat the Godskin boss there.
In fourth place on our list of best Strength and Dexterity weapon in Elden Ring is the Greatsword. It may look simple, but it packs a punch.
It has some great damage potential, thanks to its Strength scaling, plus you can use any Ash of War on the Greatsword too! This makes it more versatile than some of the unique weapons on the list.
You can find the Greatsword in a chest in the back of a guarded caravan. This particular one is located in Caelid, to the northwest of the Caelem Ruins Site of Grace.
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3. Hand of Malenia
The Hand of Malenia is one of the very last weapons you can get, so it makes sense that it is so powerful.
An extremely high DEX requirement of 48 means you might have to re-spec your stats in Elden Ring to use it. However, it has some insane damage potential, blood loss buildup, and a great weapon skill – Waterfowl Dance.
To get this weapon you need to know how to get to Miquella’s Haligtree and then beat Malenia, one of the toughest bosses in the game.
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2. Prelate’s Inferno Crozier
Our favorite Strength weapon in Elden Ring is Prelate’s Inferno Crozier. This is a huge hammer that lets you fling enemies into the air with its heavy attacks.
Plus, the weapon has a great unique skill, Prelate’s Charge, that lets you rush towards enemies in a surge of flames! Then, when you stop rushing you do an uppercut that deals huge damage.
You can get Prelate’s Inferno Crozier by climbing Mt. Gelmir and defeating a large enemy wielding it in Fort Laiedd.
1. Rivers of Blood
Of course, the Rivers of Blood Katana places first on our list of best Dexterity and Strength weapons in Elden Ring.
Some players may prefer the insanely powerful Moonveil Katana, but that requires a reasonably big investment in Intelligence and actually has better INT scaling than DEX.
Rivers of Blood is so effective thanks to its insanely powerful weapon skill, Corpse Piler. This forms a blade of cursed blood and attacks for a load of damage.
You can make this weapon even more effective by equipping the bleed-boosting White Mask and using it as part of the best Vampire build in Elden Ring.
Once you know how to get to Mountaintops of the Giants in Elden Ring, you can get it by beating the NPC invader at the Church of Repose.
For more info, be sure to check our detailed guide on how to get the Rivers of Blood Katana in Elden Ring.
And those are our top 10 best Strength and Dexterity weapons in Elden Ring! Be sure to try these out when you get the chance.
Also, remember to use whatever weapon you like the most. It may not deal the most damage or have the best skill, but if it suits you, you’re more likely to do well with it!
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Wednesday 30th of March 2022
Not sure why the Great Epee is always overlooked when it comes to these types of articles. It's definitely in the top five based on its moveset and versatility. It's the perfect for tanking as you can poke with it from behind a shield. Plus, it can be found very early and can granta "B" in strength.