Elden Ring Spellblade Builds Guide

In this guide, we will briefly explain several Spellblade builds in Elden Ring that utilize the Spellblade armor set as their primary armor

When it comes to wielding both spells and swords, Elden Ring offers lots of build variety via specialized armor, equipment, and spells. In this guide, we will briefly explain several Spellblade builds in Elden Ring that utilize the Spellblade armor set as their primary armor. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Elden Ring Spellblade Builds

The Spellblade Armor Set is an incredible set that not only increases the Glintstone magic damage but also has great magical damage negation across the board.

The Spellblade Armor set is dropped by Sorcerer Rogier after you complete his questline or kill him (we recommend completing the questline).

We have compiled a couple of builds to tell you how you can utilize the Spellblade Armor Set to its fullest potential in Elden Ring.

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Early-Game Spellblade Build

Flask Spread: High FP

Weapons: Rapier or Demi-Human Queen’s Staff

Shield: Any lightweight shield

Stats: Intelligence and Dexterity (primary), Mind and Vigor (secondary)

Spells: Glintstone Pebble, Carian Greatsword, Carian Slicer

High FP/Mid-Game Prisoner Spellblade Build

Flask Spread: High FP

Weapons: Moonveil Katana +10 or Meteoric Ore Blade +10, Meteorite Staff

Shield: Dragoncrest Shield

Stats: Intelligence and Dexterity (primary), Mind and Endurance (secondary)

Skills: Transient Moonlight (Moonveil) or Gravitas (Meteoric Ore)

Talismans: Erdtree’s Favor, Clarifying Horn Charm, Godfrey Icon

High HP/Mid-Game Prisoner Spellblade Build

Flask Spread: High HP

Weapons: Meteorite Staff, Moonveil Katana +10

Shield: Blue-White Wooden Shield

Stats: Intelligence and Dexterity (primary), Mind and Vigor (secondary)

Spells: Carian Slicer, Glintstone Pebble, Rock Sling

Talismans: Erdtree’s Favor

Best Stats for Spellblade Builds

For the early game build, your desired Spellblade playstyle will basically only be relying on the minimum stats required to use the weapons and gear for this build

  • Dexterity: 14
  • Intelligence: 14
  • Mind: 12
  • Vigor: 11
  • Endurance: 11
  • Faith: 6

For the High FP/Mid-game build, we will focus on Mind and Intelligence, allowing you to be more dependent on your weapon skill, whilst increasing the damage of both your weapon and spells.

  • Dexterity: 25
  • Intelligence: 27
  • Mind: 20
  • Vigor: 18
  • Endurance: 18
  • Faith: 6

For the High HP/Mid-game build, we will focus more on your melee weapons, as you won’t have enough quality spells up till now, and you also need to focus on your Vigor so you can actually survive a few hits from your enemies.

  • Dexterity: 25
  • Intelligence: 20
  • Mind: 15
  • Vigor: 30
  • Endurance: 18
  • Faith: 6

Best Weapons for Spellblade Builds in Elden Ring

For Early Game Build, we recommend sticking with the Rapier that prisoner starts with in the game. For players who are having a hard time using the Rapier, we recommend using any of the swords, or any dexterity weapon of your choice that you can find, considering the spear that can be found just northeast of Church of Elleh.

If you are following Rogier’s Questline, you can kill him yourself to get his Rapier, which is already at +8 when you get it, making it a valuable weapon in the start.

For both the Mid-game builds, we purely recommend using the Moonveil katana. The sword has excellent scaling with both Dexterity and Intelligence, allowing you to level any of your stats without having to worry about the damage values of your melee attacks.

Alternatively, we recommend using the Meteorite Ore Blade, for the same reasons as for the Moonveil Katana. Meteorite ore Katana is more viable for High HP/Mid-game builds, as it has lower Intelligence requirement and the Weapon Skill is not dependent on Intelligence.

Best Armor for Spellblade Builds

The only armor we recommend for all variations of this build is the Spellblade Armor Set. The armor is a medium armor, but the main reason we are using the Spellblade Armor Set is because it provides a damage buff to all Magic and Cold based weapon skills.

Though it sounds useless, the buff is extremely useful when using both the Meteorite Ore Katana and Moonveil Katana as their weapon arts do deal magic-based damage. This provides you a free bonus without compromising on your defense.

Best Skills for Spellblade Builds

For Early game Spellblade Build, the best skill that you can use is the Carian Greatsword. The Ash of War is bought from Rogier in Stormveil castle, making it quick and easy to access, and allows you to reap the benefits of a Greatsword without having to either invest in Strength or compromising damage.

For both the High FP/Mid-game build and High HP/Mid-game build, you will be using either the Moonveil or Meteorite Ore Katana. The skill on both of these cannot be changed, and you probably won’t need to change them as they are very useful on their own. Therefore, no special mentions for other skills or ashes of wars are needed or given.

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