Elden Ring Arcane Builds Guide

This guide covers some of the best Arcane Builds in Elden Ring. These builds will mainly focus on having a high Arcane stat, which boosts your discovery rate, improving rewards from enemies.

Elden Ring Arcane Builds

In Elden Ring, Arcane is a stat that helps you kill enemies and finds new items as rewards. It is an excellent stat in terms of unlocking rare items. Arcane also modifies weapons that scale with the Arcane stat, further increasing their efficiency and spell damage.

Here are our best recommendations to form the ideal Arcane build that’ll give you a definite guarantee of damage against enemies and increase your discovery rate!

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Arcane PVE Build

This Arcane build is a Level 50 build hence why you can opt for whichever class satisfies your playstyle. Following is the stat distribution you should be following.

  • Vigor: 40
  • Mind: 38
  • Endurance: 25
  • Strength: 17
  • Dexterity: 22
  • Intelligence: 9
  • Faith: 36
  • Arcane: 45

For the rest of the build, you should follow this setup.

  • Flask Usage:  Mostly HP
  • Best Weapon for Arcane PVE Build: Occult Godskin Peeler, Reduvia, Rivers of Blood, Dragon Communion Seal
  • Best Talismans for Arcane PVE Build: Radagon Icon, Lord of Blood’s Exultation, Godfrey Icon
  • Best Shield for Arcane PVE Build: Man-Serpent’s Shield
  • Best Armor for Arcane PVE Build: Royal Remains Set, Mask of Confidence
  • Primary Stats: Arcane and Vigor
  • Secondary Stats:  Mind and Faith
  • Best Spells for Arcane PVE Build: Swarm of Flies, Bloodboon, Ekzyke’s Decay, Theodorix’s Magma, Placidusax’s Ruin, Agheel’s Flame

How to Play the Arcane PVE Build

This is a hands-down killer build with a ton of guaranteed damage for all enemy types while allowing you to maintain a safe distance during spellcasting.

If you have got a high dexterity character or are looking to focus on melee attacks, Godskin Peeler is an excellent choice as it deals massive damage and scales with strength and dexterity.

Rivers of Blood on the other hand is also an excellent choice as it causes huge blood loss damage. It scales with Arcane, Dexterity, and Strength. Mid-ranged fighters will benefit from it the most by using its stabbing and slashing damage. Both weapons perfectly align with the build with most of the focus on Arcane and Vigor.

For magic players, Radagon Icon is a great tool. This talisman reduces the incantations time and increases the speed of casting.

If you opt for the Rivers of Blood Katana, Lord of Blood’s Exultation will take the build to a next level. This increases the attack power by 20% when there’s blood loss damage nearby.

Godfrey Icon is a talisman that makes incantations, sorceries, and skills more powerful. This again is a perfect talisman for magic wielders. The talisman can be combined with Ashes of Wars and can take the damage to high peaks.

The armor in the build, Royal Remains Set provides great affinity against physical damage and provides good robustness resistance. It also comes useful in tight situations where each point of HP counts. Besides defending, it increases your HP at a rate of 2 HP per second.

We recommend you use one spell after another to increase the damage more. For example, using Swarm of Flies and Theodorix’s Magma can become your deadly combo. As your primary weapon, try using the Occult Godskin Peeler to slash your enemies as much as you can.

Bloodboon can set the arena in front of casters on fire, causing Hemorrhage buildup on the enemies while Ekzyke’s Decay enables you to throw a rot cloud at enemies.

Placidusax’s Ruin is a special skill that transforms the players into Drangonlord and spews Golden Breath from a height. A similar spell to the previous one is Agheel’s Flame that launches fire from above.

Royal Remains Set has decent resistances and will do well to thwart attacks from advancing enemies.

Arcane Blood Dragon Build

This Arcane build is also a Level 50 build hence why you have the flexibility to opt for whichever class satisfies your playstyle. Following is the stat distribution you should be following.

  • Vigor: 20
  • Mind: 15
  • Endurance: 17
  • Strength: 10
  • Dexterity: 16
  • Intelligence: 13
  • Faith: 17
  • Arcane: 33

For the rest of the build, you should follow this setup.

  • Flask Usage: Mostly HP
  • Best Weapon for Arcane Blood Dragon Build: Ash of War: Bloody Slash, Dragon Communion Seal
  • Best Gear for Arcane Blood Dragon Build: Blessed Dew, Wing Sword Insignia, Marika’s Scarseal
  • Best Shield for Arcane Blood Dragon Build: Man-Serpent’s Shield, Coil Shield
  • Best Armor for Arcane Blood Dragon Build: Black Knife Set
  • Primary Stats: Arcane and Vigor
  • Secondary Stats:  Endurance and Dexterity
  • Best Spells for Arcane Blood Dragon Build: Rotten Breath, Dragon Claw

How to Play the Arcane Blood Dragon Build

This build focuses on offensive measures by quickly building bleed damage against enemies. In addition, you can instantly drain the life out of vulnerable foes to immediately clear the battlefield.

Dragon Communion Seal is a great weapon for casters. It comes in handy for players looking to invest in Dragon Communion Incantations. The weapon scales with Arcane and Dexterity.

You also possess Bloody Slash through this build which does an insane amount of damage, and you get a weapon upgrade with each damage buildup.

As for the talismans, Blessed Dew Talisman will increase your HP after taking some damage so that you don’t need to worry about HP very much.

Wing Sword Insignia is something that is very handy for aggressive gameplays. It increases the attack power with each successive attack you throw at the enemy.

The last talisman Marika’s Scarseal increases the attributes including mind, intelligence, vigor, and faith that gives the magic players an upper hand. This also increases the damage being taken so also has a definite disadvantage.

The armor used here is an absolute master blaster. This provides great resistance to physical damage and carries a minimal amount of damage. The special ability of the Black Knife Set is that it absolutely silences your footsteps and you can easily attack enemies from behind without being noticed.

Apart from these attacks, the spell with this build compliments your motive to absolutely devastate bigger bosses.  Enemies with bigger shields or bodies can be very hard to tackle; however, the Dragon Claw spell will tank through absolutely anything. Although it is expensive, it’s worth it.

We also recommend you use Rotten Breath as your lead spell. It will clear out mobs of enemies for you. It’s an absolute killer when it comes to wiping out enemy groups. Also, using this spell on tough bosses will drain half of their health bar, making the rest of the fight fairly easy.

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