Best Strength Weapons In Elden Ring

The following Elden Ring Best Strength Weapons Tier List will go over the best strength weapons players can wield in the game.

Strength is one of the main stats in Elden Ring whose scaling allows you to deal the highest physical damage and wield the heaviest equipment in the game. It is also related to Physical Defense.

Strength is the only attribute that can be increased up to 150 in the game, with the others being increased to 99 max. Strength weapons contain a large variety of brutal melee weapons that mostly include Halberds, Crushers, and Greatswords.

In Elden Ring, players can select weapons from a variety of different categories based on their personal playstyles or preferences but not all of these weapons proved to be equally potent.

Before looking into the list of best Strength Weapons to wield throughout the game, players should know about the Strength stat itself and how to improve it for better effectiveness.

How Strength works in Elden Ring

Out of the 8 Character Stats in Elden Ring, Strength is the one that deals with the Physical Damage dealt, Equipment Load carried, and the Physical Defense a character has.  

A higher Strength stat value allows players to carry heavy weapons that cause massive Physical Damage and heavy shields that protect from the enemy’s heavy attacks without taking much of an impact.

Usually, heavy equipment such as Colossal weapons and Greatshields hinder players’ progress by slowing them down and compromising their agility. This can be avoided by investing in the Strength Stat and making it higher so that the players can wield heavy weapons and shields at the cost of a few Runes instead of the player’s speed.

Best Strength weapons to use in Elden Ring

9) Curved Great Club

In Elden Ring, the Curved Great Club (a Warhammer) is a solid B-tier Strength Weapon. There are better options for strength weapons available, no doubt, but the Curved Great Club will suffice early on in the game.

This weapon has D Scaling with both Strength and Dexterity. To further increase the Curved Great Club’s scaling with strength, you can infuse it with some Ashes of War or upgrade it using the Smithing Stones.

As for the perks, this weapon has abilities such as its special Weapon Skill, the Barbaric Roar which increases the Attack Power of this weapon hence increasing the damage dealt by it.

As for the Attack stats, this weapon has 145 Physical and 100 Critical ratings which make it a destructive weapon.

Stat requirement: 24 Strength, 10 Dexterity

How to get: Across the Liurnia of the Lakes around the Temple Quarter, you will find a lot of second-generation Albinauric enemies. You can easily loot this weapon from them.

8) Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword

Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword has a strong physical attack power and critical hitting ability. It also comes with the Magma Guillotine skill which provides this weapon the ability to cause Fire Damage due to the boiling magma it generates paired with a chopping attack. This skill allows you to launch a magma blast in an AOE followed by a chopping attack.

In addition to the Physical Damage, the Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword also deals Fire Damage. It has 114 Physical and 74 Fire ratings in the Attack Stats making it a good enough Strength weapon.

This weapon scales with Strength, Faith, and Dexterity with a C in Strength and D in the latter two.

Stat requirement: 24 Strength, 15 Dexterity, and 18 Faith

How to get: In the northern Liurnia of the Lakes, first of all, go to the Ruin-Strewn Precipice. There you will encounter Magma Wyrm Makar who drops this weapon upon defeat.

You have to invest more points into the stats like Strength and Dexterity to benefit from its scaling as it is a heavy-weight weapon to wield. For this purpose, you can upgrade it using the Somber Smithing Stones only.

7) Zweihander

Zweihander is your best early-game Strength weapon in Elden Ring. You do not have to progress much through the game to get your hands on this weapon as it can easily be purchased from a merchant, unlike other weapons that are obtained after defeating a boss or looting from a corpse.

It has 141 Physical and 100 Critical Stat which is pretty ample for an early-game strength weapon. The Zweihander is infused with the Stamp skill which helps you with stance and positioning. Its offensive and defensive stats are similar to the Curved Great Club. It can be used to perform heavy and rapid attacks on enemies, shattering them.

This weapon scales with Strength and Dexterity having D scaling for both these attributes. To further increase its attack power, you can boost its Strength scaling by either infusing it with an Ash of War or upgrading it using the Smithing Stone.

Stat requirement: 19 Strength, 11 Dexterity

How to get: It can be purchased from an Isolated Merchant on the Weeping Peninsula for 3500 runes.

6) Rusted Anchor

The Rusted Anchor (a Greataxe) is a weapon of A-tier. It can be used to absolutely wreck enemies, and because it is primarily based on strength, investing heavily in strength can significantly increase the potential of this brutal weapon.

Just like the Curved Great Club, it is also infused with the Barbaric Roar Skill which increases the attack power. This weapon can also be paired up with the Spear Talisman for better results in terms of physical damage.

This weapon scales with Strength and Dexterity. By default, it has C Strength Scaling and E Dexterity Scaling. To scale this weapon better with Strength you can go for an Ash of War that boosts the strength stat and the Smithing Stones that also increase the strength scaling.

Stat requirement: 26 Strength, 9 Dexterity

How to get: You can get this weapon in the mid or end part of the game. Like many other weapons, the Rusted Anchor is also acquired after fighting a boss and then defeating it.

The boss in this case is the Scaly Misbegotten, a humanoid creature found in the Weeping Peninsula. You will encounter this boss in Morne Tunnel.

5) Dragon Greatclaw

Dragon Greatclaw is a Colossal A-tier Strength Weapon found in Elden Ring. This is an outstanding offensive weapon due to its high physical and lightning damage.

Infused with the Endure Skill, this Colossal Weapon has 120 Physical, 78 Lightning, and 100 Critical stats. This strength weapon is especially effective against Dragon and Ancient Dragon-type enemies.

This weapon scales with Strength and Dexterity having D Scaling in both these attributes that can be upgraded by using the Somber Smithing Stones.

Stat requirement: 30 Strength, 14 Dexterity

How to get: Dragon Greatclaw is a solid mid-game weapon in Elden Ring that can be found in the Capital Outskirts. It is obtained after taking down the Draconic Tree Sentinel, a knight-like overworld boss found in the Altus Plateau.

4) Golden Halberd

Golden Halberd is regarded as the best early- and mid-game Strength weapon in Elden Ring because of its consistent offensive and defensive stats. It inflicts significant damage related to the Attack Stats, Phy, and Holy. It has 134 Physical, 87 Holy, and 100 Critical stats.

Golden Vow is an active skill on this weapon. This skill enhances a player’s defense and offense, and it can come in handy against difficult bosses.

This weapon scales with Strength, Faith, and Dexterity with D Scaling for the first two attributes and E for the last one. The Attribute Scaling for the Golden Halberd can be improved by using the Somber Smithing Stones.

Stat requirement: 30 Strength, 14 Dexterity, and 12 Faith

How to get: It is dropped by the Tree Sentinel enemies just outside the Stranded Graveyard in West Limgrave.

3) Fallingstar Beast Jaw

The Fallingstar Beast Jaw is a Strength weapon that has a special skill known as the Gravity Bolt that can be used to summon lightning onto the enemy. Besides this special skill, the Fallingstar Beast Jaw has exceptional speed making it one of the top-ranked Strength weapons in Elden Ring.

It comes with the following Attack Stats

  • Physical 131
  • Magic 85
  • Critical 100

This weapon primarily scales with Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence with the main focus on Strength. It has D Scaling for Strength, E Scaling for Intelligence, and D scaling for Dexterity. It cannot be infused with Ashes of War but its scaling can be improved using the Somber Smithing Stones.

Stat requirement: 34 Strength, 12 Dexterity, and 20 Intelligence

How to get: The Fallingstar Beast Jaw is acquired after defeating a four-legged field boss known as Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast found in the Mt. Gelmir region, north of the Liurnia of the Lakes.

2) Grafted Blade Greatsword

Grafted Blade Greatsword is a terrific weapon that can be used throughout the game to deal insanely high damage to enemies, whether they are regular enemies or bosses. It has 162 Physical and 100 Critical Attack Stats.

Just like other Strength weapons, the Grafted Blade Greatsword also has its special skill known as the Oath of Vengeance. This skill is quite unique as it increases all the stats of the weapon.

It has a high critical hit rate and a decent amount of physical attack damage. On the other hand, its defensive stats are also adequate, making it one of the most reliable strength weapons in the game.

The Grafted Blade Greatsword has C Strength and E Dexterity Scaling. This weapon primarily scales with Strength, so you have to increase it using the Somber Smithing Stones as Ashes of War, Magic, and Consumables cannot be used for this purpose.

Stat requirement: 40 Strength, 14 Dexterity

How to get: The Grafted Blade Greatsword is acquired from a Great Enemy Boss of the Weeping Peninsula. You have to fight Leonine Misbegotten in Castle Morne who will give off the Grafted Blade Greatsword and some Runes upon defeat.

1) Starscourge Greatsword

Starscourge Greatsword is a Colossal Sword infused with the Starcaller Cry Skill and works best as a mid-game weapon.

It is a paired weapon and its special skill allows it to summon a gravitational wave that deals great damage, especially against the Gravity type enemies making it an exceptional Strength-based weapon.

This weapon scales with the stats like Strength, Intelligence, and Dexterity.

It has good defensive stats and can deal a lot of physical and magical damage. It comes with the following Attack stats:

  • Physical 129
  • Magic 83
  • Critical 100

Stat requirement: 38 Strength, 12 Dexterity, and 15 Intelligence

How to get: The Starscourge Greatsword is acquired after trading it in exchange for another consumable item known as the Remembrance of the Starscourge which is obtained after defeating Starscourge Radahn.

Once you get to the Roundtable Hold, look for Finger Reader Enia, an NPC, who will provide you with this weapon in exchange for the above-mentioned item.  

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