Elden Ring: Best Warrior Builds

In this guide, we have covered early-game and stronger late-game warrior builds for the Warrior Class in Elden Ring

If you’ve chosen the Warrior class at the start of Elden Ring and are looking to build a decent character around this class, you are in luck. We will be looking at some of the best Warrior builds in today’s guide. We have covered both a decent early-game build and a stronger late-game build for the Warrior class.

The Warrior Build in Elden Ring is more flexible and useful if you have a relatively aggressive playstyle. However, this build is slightly difficult to use and will have a higher learning curve than the other classes.

Early-Game Warrior Build

  • Class: Wretch
  • Flask Spread:  HP
  • Weapon: Morning Star, Claymore, Warpick
  • Shield: Great Turtle Shell
  • Armor: Iron Helmet, Scaled Armor, Iron Gauntlet, Leather Trousers
  • Stats: Strength and, Dexterity (Primary), Vigor and Endurance (Secondary)
  • Talismans: Dragoncrest Shield Talisman, Crimson Amber Medallion
  • Skill: Lion’s Claw, Lone Wolf Ashes

End Game Warrior Build

  • Flask Usage: HP
  • Weapon: Beastmen’s Curved Sword
  • Shield: Dragonclaw Shield
  • Armor: Radahn’s Armor
  • Stats: Strength, Endurance (Primary), and Dexterity (Secondary)
  • Talisman: Green Turtle Tailsman, Great-Jar’s Arsenal, Claw Talisman
  • Flask of Wondrous Physick: Crimson-Burst Crystal Tear, Strength-Knot Crystal Tear
  • Skills: Shield Bash

Best Stats For Warrior Build

If you’re in the early stages of Elden Ring and are rocking an Early-Game Warrior build, Strength and Dexterity are your bet as far as Stats are concerned.

Following is the stat distribution that should be followed with the Early-Game Warrior Build:

  • Vigor: 45
  • Mind: 40
  • Endurance: 39
  • Strength: 17
  • Dexterity: 45
  • Intelligence: 87
  • Faith: 13
  • Arcane: 14

However, if you progress through the game, you’ll eventually be facing tougher bosses.

When this happens or when you are in the Endgame of Elden Ring, switch to Strength and Endurance, as later on in the game, your Warrior build will primarily scale with those.

Following is the stat distribution that should be followed with the End Game Warrior Build

  • Vigor: 60
  • Mind: 12
  • Endurance: 50
  • Strength: 15
  • Dexterity: 80
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Faith: 25
  • Arcane: 34

Here, your primary focus should be Dexterity and Vigor, and your secondary focus should be on Endurance and Arcane if you want the best out of your Warrior build.

Best Weapons For Warrior Build in Elden Ring

Early on, you should use The Morning Star, and it has a bloodloss buildup of 50. The secondary hammer that you can run with this build is Warpick. However, Morning Star has a shorter range.

Later on, switch to the Beastmen’s Curved Sword; it allows you to do a double slash if you do a jump attack. Jump and attack exactly when you are the closest to the ground, which will almost guarantee that both of these slashes will hit the enemy.

Using the Claw Talisman will further enhance the damage.

Best Armor For Warrior Build

For the Early-Game Warrior Build, we suggest a mix and match of different armor sets. You can use the Iron Helmet, Scaled Armor, Iron Gauntlets and Leather Trousers. These armor pieces will ensure that your Warrior is rough and tough enough to deal with early game bosses without any hassles.

With sufficient Dexterity, the Radahn’s Armor set is by far the preferable option for the End-game Warrior build in Elden Ring, as its damage negation and defenses are among the highest of any armor set in the game.

You can also use the Dragonclaw Shield with this build.

Best Talisman for Warrior Build

Early on, Crimsom Amber Medallion Talisman is your best bet as it raises your maximum HP. Your HP is very close to you because you will be up close most of the time in combat, which increases your chances of survivability.

Green Turtle Talisman is the best talisman for Warrior build in Endgame of Elden Ring because this build is extremely stamina hungry, and you need to recover your stamina with this. With a dual wield build like this, you will eat your stamina like crazy just after three or four attacks.

Best Skills for Warrior Build

The Lion’s Claw grants affinities and skills and therefore is best suited for the Warrior build early on.

However, Shield Bash should be your preferred skill on the End-Game warrior build in the later stages. It lets you use your bodyweight to push back enemies and even helps to stagger them in combat.

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