Golden Halberd as a heavy weapon allows you to inflict a tremendous amount of damage if you have the right build for it. The following guide will explain the best Golden Halberd builds in Elden Ring
Elden Ring Golden Halberd Builds
Golden Halberd is one of the earliest quality weapons that you can use throughout the game. The weapon can be obtained by killing the first major enemy in Elden Ring which is Tree Sentinel.
He’s a huge golden guy mounted on a horse and is encountered at the beginning of the game. Assuming that you’ve got the weapon, let’s get started with the best builds for the Golden Halberd.
Golden Halberd and Shield Build
Stats: Intelligence (Primary), Mind (Primary), Dexterity (Secondary)
Weapon: Golden Halberd, Rivers of Blood
Armor: Malformed Dragon Armor Set
Talisman: Lord of Blood’s Exultation
Spells: Corpse Piler
Skills: Ash of War: Golden Vow
Dual Halberd Heavy-Hitting Build
Stats: Intelligence (Primary), Arcane (Primary), Faith (Secondary)
Weapon: Golden Halberd, Commander’s Standard Halberd or Dragon Halberd
Armor: Maliketh’s Armor Set
Talisman: Dagger Talisman, Claw Talisman, Crismon Amber Medallion, Axe Talisman
Skills: Ash of War: Golden Vow
Best Class for Golden Halberd Build
The Golden Halberd and Shield build is actually not for aggressive gameplay. It settles for a balance where you focus on both attacking and defending at the same time. The weapon and shield are both heavy, making your movements sluggish and your attacks slower. The best classes for these builds are Warrior and Hero.
The Dual Halberd Heavy-Hitting build is designed to deal heavy damage while jumping and swinging both the halberds simultaneously. The strength of the build lies in the technique required to swing both the halberds simultaneously to deal dual damage.
Best Stats for Golden Halberd Build
The build is extremely good for the early game, and also you can take it further with your enhanced stats. In the early and middle game, you can single-shot most of the enemies by Golden Halberd with your shield as a strong defense.
For Golden Halberd and Shield Build, the stats are:
- Vigor: 31
- Mind: 33
- Endurance: 31
- Strength: 31
- Dexterity: 32
- Intelligence: 60
- Faith: 31
- Arcane: 31
For Dual Halberd Heavy-Hitting Build, since we are using other Halberds as well, focusing on Dexterity will allow you to utilize Dragon Halberd with very little investment in Faith. The stats are for the Dual Golden Halberd build are:
- Vigor: 33
- Mind: 31
- Endurance: 29
- Strength: 35
- Dexterity: 31
- Intelligence: 65
- Faith: 32
- Arcane: 35
Best Weapons For Golden Halberd Builds
The problem comes when playing with Golden Halberd on the main hand and not using anything on the other hand. The Erdtree Greatshield here is a problem solver which enables you to block incoming attacks.
The golden vow combined with Golden Halberd deals an exclusive amount of damage while the other halberd deals the surplus damage. The secondary weapon may be Commander’s Standard Halberd or Dragon Halberd.
Best Armor For Golden Halberd Builds
Malformed Dragon Set is a golden set of armor used for the all-rounder Dragon build. The Draconic Tree Sentinel drops this set in Crumbling Farum Azula, and its pieces include Malformed Dragon Helm, Malformed Dragon Armor, Malformed Dragon Gauntlets, and Malformed Dragon Greaves.
The Maliketh’s Armor Set is a beast’s armor composed of Maliketh’s Helm, Maliketh’s Armor, Maliketh’s Gauntlets, and Maliketh’s Greaves. This armor set increases your defense and resistance abilities and can also alter its looks when equipped.
Best Talismans For Golden Halberd Builds in Elden Ring
The Lord of Blood’s Exultation is probably the best Talisman for the Golden Halberd and Shield Build. Dropped by Esgar, Priest of Blood in Leyndell Catacombs, this Talisman helps increase your overall attack power upon the shred of blood nearby.
The best Talismans for Dual Golden Halberd build are Dagger Talisman, Claw Talisman, Crismon Amber Medallion, and Axe Talisman. Out of these, you’ll mainly be focusing on using the likes of Dagger Talisman and Claw Talisman, as Dagger Talisman increases 17% critical hits while Claw Talisman increases your jump attacks.
Best Spells For Golden Halberd Builds
Rivers of Blood is another good option for Golden Halberd and Shield build, and since this build is focused on using Corpse Piler as its primary spell, which is exclusively used on River of Blood, it would be suitable to use them together as an alternate. When used, Corpse Piler itself will create a blade of cursed blood dealing successive attacks.
Best Items For Golden Halberd Builds
Lastly, we have consumable items such as the Flask of Wondrous Physick. This consumable item is found at the Third Church of Marika Site of Grace and can be altered using Crystal Tears.
While playing PVP, be cautious if the other player is using the same build as a maximum of three swings are enough to kill you.