Elden Ring Dagger Build

A dagger might not have the reach of a spear or sword but it more than makes up for that limitation with its attack speed. In this guide, we will cover the best possible builds for daggers in Elden Ring and how to properly utilize them with maximum effectiveness

Elden Ring Dagger Builds

Dagger can be quite useful in every situation, whether you are playing as a mage or going full strength. The dagger speeds make up for its short-range, offering maximum damage at such a short distance.

Bleeding Dagger Build

For this build, you should follow this setup

Dagger Bleed/Rot Build

For this build, you should follow this setup

  • Flask Spread: HP
  • Weapon: Reduvia Dagger and Scorpion Stinger
  • Shield: None
  • Armor: Silver Tear Mask or White Mask, any armor
  • Stats: Arcane, Dexterity and Strength (Primary), Vigor, Endurance and Mind (Secondary)
  • Talisman: Twinblade Talisman, Rotten Winged Insignia, Lord of Blood’s Exultation, Kindred of Rot’s Exultation
  • Skills: Ash of War: Bloody Slash and Repeating Thrust

Best Stats for Dagger Builds in Elden Ring

For Bleed Build, you will be focusing most of your flasks on HP and couple on FP.

You will be investing most of your points on Arcane and Dexterity for high damage. For a bit of survivability, invest some of your points in Endurance and Vigor for tanking some damage and equipping the armor you want.

  • Vigor: 40
  • Mind: 20
  • Endurance: 20
  • Strength: 10
  • Dexterity: 50
  • Arcane: 52

For Daggers Bleed/Rot Build, you will be do same as before with your flasks for using the special attacks.

You will invest most of your points on Arcane, Dexterity and Strength for both of your weapons to deal damage. For survivability, you will invest a bit of your points in Endurance, Vigor and Mind to use special attacks and equip the armor you want.

  • Vigor: 40
  • Mind: 25
  • Endurance: 20
  • Strength: 25
  • Dexterity: 30
  • Arcane: 52

Best Weapons for Dagger builds

For the Bleed Build, you will dual wield 2 Reduvia Daggers. It is because of its high bloodloss build up which procs pretty quick compared to any other bleeding weapon in the game. Due to that, it is one of high damaging weapons in the game.

If you are having issue fighting in close range, you can always rely on your Ash of War: Bloody Slash which can deal with the range problems. The Bloody Slash can also proc bleed so it is ideal for this build.

For the Dagger Bleed/Rot Build, you will equip Reduvia Dagger and Scorpion’s Stinger. Scorpion Stinger has rot as a passive which performs really well for chipping away damage on an enemy. Apart from you can always rely on your Reduvia Dagger for high damage scaling.

Scorpion Stinger has Repeating Thrust as a special attack which attacks foes with multiple thrusting attack in short period of time. This is ideal for the Rot Buildup which will then high chipping damage for a short period of time.

For Reduvia, it can be used at both close and medium range, dealing tons of damage with bloodloss build with its slashes and its special attack Bloody Slash.

Best Armor for Dagger Builds

For both Bleed and Bleed/Rot Build, you can use whatever you like, there is no specifics to it. However, you will have to use either Silver Tear Mask or White Mask to gain some additional bonuses.

Silver Tear Mask increases your Arcane stats reducing your attack power and White Mask increases your attack power whenever there is bloodloss nearby.

Best Talismans for Dagger Builds

For the Dagger Bleed Build, you will use Radagon’s Soreseal, Twinblade Talisman, Rotten Winged Insignia and Lord of Blood’s Exultation.

Radagon’s Soreseal will increase couple of your base stats by 5 but you will take significantly higher damage. Since you will focus on attacks rather than defense, this is an ideal talisman for this build.

Twinblade Talisman will increase the attack power of your final chain attack. You can either use jump attacks or just do simple attacks which will proc this talisman quickly and easily due to the daggers speed.

Rotten Winged Insignia will increase your attack power with successive attacks. Daggers are really quick despite its range issues.

Lord of Blood’s Exultation will increase your attack power whenever there is bloodloss close to you. Since you will be relying mostly on bloodloss, this will increase your attack significantly.

For the Dagger Bleed/Rot Build, you will use the same setup as the previous one to deal damage.

If you want to switch out Radagon’s Soreseal, you can use Kindred of Rot’s Exultation. Your Scorpion Stinger will proc rot on your enemy which will then increase your attack power

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