Elden Ring Hook Claws Build Guide

In this guide, we will tell you in detail about different Hook Claws builds for Elden Ring by outlining the ideal equipment and stats.

In this guide, we will tell you in detail about different Hook Claws builds for Elden Ring. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Elden Ring Hook Claws Wolverine Build

Hook claws are Wolverine-like claws that scale with Strength and Dexterity in Elden Ring and are a useful weapon for causing additional blood loss. It’s a little item that may be worn with both hands.

Hook Claws may be found on a corpse on the first floor of Stormveil Castle’s wine cellar on a corpse. The body may be found on the left side corner of the wall if you enter through the castle’s hidden rear door.

If you are looking to play with Hook Claws in Elden Ring, we have compiled a build for you.

Class: Wretch

Flask Spread: Majorly HP

Armor: Any armor of your own choice

Stats: Dexterity(primary), Strength (primary), Faith(secondary), Vigor and Endurance (secondary)

Skills: Ash of War – Beast Roar

Spells: Bestial Sling, Bestial Vitality

Best Stats for Wolverine Build

Hook Claws are quality weapons, and it scales well with both Strength and Dexterity. We will also be using some of the bestial incantations that you get from Gurranq in the game. For these, we will also invest in faith and mind.

  • Vigor: 16
  • Mind: 16
  • Endurance: 14
  • Strength: 16
  • Dexterity: 16
  • Intelligence: 14
  • Faith: 30
  • Arcane: 16

Best Weapons for Wolverine Build in Elden Ring

The only weapon we will be using is the Hook Claw. We won’t be needing any shield as well, as the Hook Claws will be dual wield when two handed, so you will be continuously two handing your Hook claws to get a much faster and ferocious moveset for your weapon.

The faster moveset allows you to capitalize on the bleed buildup and also land in multiple hits before you have to dodge the enemy attack. The single-handed moveset of the weapon is slow and dull, and since you do not have the range advantage, we need the aggressive moveset so we can make use of the weapon.

We are investing in both Strength and Dexterity to make sure that the Hook Claw’s damage scales up much better, rather than depending on a single stat.

Best Skills for Wolverine Build

We will be using the Beast Roar Ash of War on our Hook Claws. The ash of war allows you to unleash a powerful roar that travels as a projectile and hits the target.

The ash of war not only seems awesome when used with hook claws but also allows you to easily deal with dodging enemies. The roar has significant knockback, and will interrupt most of the enemy moves, allowing you to easily break enemy chains so you can continue your own chains.

Best Spells for Wolverine Build

For the Wolverine Build, we have selected only two incantations, and both of these can be acquired from Gurranq. You also get the Clawmark Seal for Gurranq, which we will recommend using as this Sacred Seal will boost all your bestial incantations

The first is the Bestial Sling. The incantation allows you to sling rocks in a wide area, providing you with a crowd control option.

At multiple points, you will come against multiple pesky annoying enemies, such as dogs, rats and even the early game mobs and using the Hook Claws to deal with them will be a nuisance as they have a very small attack area. The Bestial Sling is for all such situations.

The second is Bestial Vitality. The entire pressure of the Hook Claws is dependent on you continuously attacking the enemy. This means that sometimes you will be trading a lot of hits.

The Bestial Vitality allows you to heal over a period of time, allowing you to continue your onslaught without having to repeatedly stop in between to heal. The spell is mostly required for boss fights and is not really required in free roam.

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