Elden Ring Scythe Builds Guide

Scythes have always been fancied by players in From Software games but using them is tricky as builds to use them are not easy to understand. This guide will help you make some excellent builds from Scythes in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Scythe Builds

Scythes in Elden Ring are specifically Dexterity oriented but some of them have requirements like strength and even Faith to wield.

Below we’ve highlighted some Elden Ring Scythe builds that focus on utilizing the scythe as your core main hand weapon and all the necessary equipment you need with it!

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Bleed Scythe Build

  • Class: Vagabond
  • Weapon: Grave Scythe
  • Talisman: Carian Filigreed Crest
  • Shield: Any shield with 100% Physical defense and No Skill
  • Armor: Thief/Shadow gear
  • Skills: Spinning Slash
  • Stats: Strength and Dexterity (Primary

Death Reaper Scythe Build

  • Class: Confessor
  • WeaponWinged Scythe
  • TalismanRadagon’s Soreseal, Cerulean Amber Medallion and Faithful’s Canvas Talisman
  • Shield: Any shield with 100% Physical defense and No Skill
  • Armor: Ruler’s Mask/Sage set
  • Skills: Shield Bash, Angel’s Wing
  • Stats: Faith and Strength (Primary), Vigor and Dexterity (secondary

Best Stats for Scythe Builds in Elden Ring

For the Bleed Scythe build, the stats we are going for are 40 Vigor, 26 Mind, 20 Endurance, 45 Strength, 45 Dexterity, 30 Intelligence, 55 Faith and 50 Arcane. The primary stats of this build are strength and dexterity so the enemies with larger health pools will fall prey to your bleed as bleed deals percentage damage rather than any fixed value.

Since you won’t be investing in multiple attributes, you can get your Vigor, Endurance, Strength, and Dexterity relatively high. So, your survival rate increases and this gives you more options to be aggressive without the fear of getting killed in two hits

For the Death Reaper Scythe build, the stats that we are going for are 33 Vigor, 21 Mind, 24 Endurance, 18 Strength, 16 Dexterity, 9 Intelligence, 25 Faith and 9 Arcane.

The primary stats are faith and strength. This means, with this build, you will be able to confront your foes in closed as well as long-ranged battles. Black Flame will be your upper hand in battles.

This build, though a heavy investment, covers almost every damage type and allows you to deal effective damage to every enemy type in the game quickly.

Best Weapons for Scythe Builds in Elden Ring

The Best Weapon for the Bleed Scythe build is the Grave Scythe as it scales with Strength and Dexterity at the same time. Grave Scythe comprises of a large blade fixed to a crooked stick.

This weapon is said to have served as a charm against evil spirits in times of old. You can level up your scythe and play through the entire game easily. As far as the shield goes, you can use any shield with 100% Physical defense and No Skill

For the Death Reaper Scythe build, you will be using Winged Scythe. As far as the shield is concerned, you can use any shield with 100% Physical defense and No Skill

Best Armor for Scythe Builds in Elden Ring

For the Bleed Scythe build, you will be using Thief/Shadow gear.

For the Death Reaper Scythe build, we recommend either Ruler’s Mask or Sage set with this build. Ruler’s Mask is a Lightweight head armor that enhances Faith. It will protect the player’s head by applying various defensive properties. Sage set is quite similar to the Ruler’s mask. That is why you can opt for any of these with this build.

Best Talismans for Scythe Builds in Elden Ring

For the Bleed Scythe build, you can use any talisman but definitely include the Carian Filigreed Crest.

For the Death Reaper Scythe build, you will be using Radagon’s Soreseal, Cerulean Amber Medallion and Faithful’s Canvas Talisman.

Radagon’s Soreseal is mostly used in combination with this build. Since the major stats of this build are strength and faith, Radagon’s Soreseal is mostly used to increase strength of your character. It also boosts your dexterity, vigor and endurance. It also increases the damages being dealt.

You can also go for Cerulean Amber Medallion. This talisman increases the potency of incantations. So, any of these talismans can be chosen according to one’s liking and preferences.

Best Spells for Scythe Builds in Elden Ring

For the Bleed Scythe build, you can use any spell according to your style of play.

For the Death Reaper Scythe Build, we will be using Black Flame. If getting close is not an option, the Black Flame is a good alternative. It also sets enemies on fire, resulting in a status ailment that deals small ticks of damage over a period of time. This also adds to your damage, along with the bleed buildup with the scythe. Black Flame will be your upper hand in battles.

Best Skills for Scythe Builds in Elden Ring

For the Bleed Scythe Build, you will be using Spinning Slash. Spinning slash is the major skill for this skill. It is mostly found in curved weapons. You slice into enemies with a large spinning motion and follow with stronger attack for a spinning vertical slash.

You can continue spinning to transition into a stronger attack. It eventually deals with a very high damage and increase your chance to stand out.

For the Death Reaper Scythe Build, we will be using Shield Bash and Angel’s Wings. The Winged Scythe’s skill, Angel Wings is a two-hit attack that deals massive poise damage.

It can easily stagger enemies and even stunt them for riposte or backstabs. It also functions as a gap closer and the forward movement on the hit allows you to get close to enemies during their attack animations.

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