For the people who always had the fantasy of becoming a samurai, Elden Ring present them with the perfect opportunity. Players can experience what it feels to live like one as this guide brings you some of the best Samurai Builds in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Samurai Builds
Samurai is also one of the easier classes to begin with in the game. Hence, with a bit of help and the right choices, players can build a good enough Samurai character to beat all bosses in Elden Ring.
Samurai Class Bleed Build
Flask Spread: 5 HP and 1 FP
Stats: Dexterity (Primary), Endurance (Primary), Vigor (Secondary), Strength (Secondary)
Weapon: Uchigatana, Longbow
Skills: Ash of War (Unsheathe, Mighty Shot)
Samurai Moonveil Katana Build
Flask Spread: 4 HP and 2 FP
Stats: Dexterity (Primary), Intelligence (Primary), Vigor (Secondary), Endurance (Secondary)
Weapon: Moonveil Katana, Uchigatana, Rivers of Blood
Skills: Transient Moonlight, Thunderbolt, Hoarfrost Stomp
Best Stats for Samurai Builds
For Samurai Class Bleed Build, your focus will be on raising your Dexterity and Endurance since they are your primary stats, and Vigor and Strength will follow them as your secondary stats.
Dexterity will help you with Uchigatana and Longbow as well, while Endurance will provide you with some bonus stamina. Vigor can also play an important role as a backup for health to counter the damage well.
Following are the recommended stats for this build.
- Vigor: 24
- Mind: 12
- Endurance: 16
- Strength: 21
- Dexterity: 20
- Faith: 22
Your flasks will be mostly HP since you will be engaging in a lot of close combats and won’t be using any FP-heavy spells.
For Samurai, Moonveil Katana Build, Dexterity, and Intelligence will be your primary stats, while Vigor and Endurance will become your secondary.
Dexterity and Intelligence will help you increase the damage dealt and improve the ability to cast spells and equip weapons.
Also, Vigor and Endurance will help you to maintain health and stamina during the fight. You can follow the stats given below as well.
- Vigor: 12
- Endurance: 11
- Dexterity: 15
- Intelligence: 13
Again, for this build, HP flasks will take precedence over FP flasks because of more hand-to-hand combat, and fewer ranged magical fights.
Best Weapons for Samurai Builds in Elden Ring
For Samurai Class Bleed Build, you should start up with both Longbow and Uchigatana at the same time. Players can use Mighty Shot Ash of War along with Longbow to target the enemies from a distance. This will inflict a heavy amount of damage to the enemies.
When the enemies get closer, you can then use Uchigatana to attack. Players will need a constant supply of arrows for this build to get them from the bones of animals scattered all around. Moreover, players can buy the arrows from vendors as well.
So, this build will work perfectly considering Uchigatana providing a lot of bleed damage and Longbow targeting the enemies and luring them at a longer range.
For Samurai Moonveil Katana Build, the first and main weapon used in this build is the Moonveil katana, along with the Transient Moonlight skill to cast some damaging magic spells at the enemies. Moonveil katana is such a fast-moving weapon that it can kill the enemies quicker than other PvP and PvE weapons.
Moonveil katana offers two-weapon art attacks for PvE and PvP. The first one is Horizontal Slash, and the other one is Vertical Slash.
The players should never prefer to use Horizontal Slash for PvP, as the range gets too smaller, and you will always miss with it.
So, always go for Right Trigger which is a version of Vertical Slash. However, the players should prefer to use Horizontal Slash for PvE to deal more damage and clear a greater number of enemies.
The last weapon to use is the Rivers of Blood katana and Hoarfrost Stomp to deal damage to the enemies resistant to both magic and lightning. So, you will not get stuck in any case with this build and can tackle all sorts of enemies.
Best Skills for Samurai Builds
For Samurai Bleed Build, when an enemy comes close, you can use the combination of Uchigatana and Unsheathe Ash of War to attack them. This will deal a huge amount of bleed damage to the enemy, thus weakening them a lot.
Players can use Mighty Shot Ash of War along with Longbow to target the enemies from a distance. This will inflict a heavy amount of damage to the enemies.
For Samurai Moonveil Katana Build, the star of the show will be the Transient Moonlight Skill which will cast some heavy damaging spells at the enemies.
You can combine the Thunderbolt skill with the Uchigatana to take down enemies resistant to magic.
Thunderbolt acts a lot quicker and damages the enemy as soon as you attack them. Players can easily scale this with the stats and use it to cause damage to those enemies who are resistant to magic.